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December 5th, 2009 | MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge

Brownie Brown, the developer for MOTHER 3, has a new DSiWare game in Japan called “Kappa Road”. And it looks like Ocho the octopus from MOTHER 3 makes a cameo in the title screen:

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Except for the hat, it looks like it’s the same sprite with some possible small graphical touch-ups. If you look closely, you can also see a Pigmask helmet next to him:

You can see it all in this video, at about the 1:00 mark:

Thanks to Kyven and edward for the info and Portal-Kombat for spotting the mask!


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24 Comments to MOTHER 3’s Ocho Makes a Cameo

Portal-Kombat said on Dec. 5, 2009

The REAL question here is what is the Pig Mask doing in the bottom left corner of the screen?!

Mato said on Dec. 5, 2009

Holy crap you’re right, I thought that was just a shell because of bluriness 😯

Spitball Sparky said on Dec. 5, 2009

Actually, this looks like a lot of fun! Most of the DSi stuff is pretty lame, but I’d download this if it comes sateside.

SuperBlooper057 said on Dec. 5, 2009

I smell a conspiracy.

Megalosaro said on Dec. 5, 2009

Interesting indeed.

santiagoff said on Dec. 5, 2009

This looks like fun. Where are the kappas, though?

Poe said on Dec. 5, 2009

The kappa is that little green guy that you lead around everywhere.

JoeWuzHere said on Dec. 5, 2009

Oh look, an enjoyable looking DSiware game. Guess what’s not being released in the US?

Phones said on Dec. 5, 2009

That most certainly is the exact same sprite. Here’s a bit of a sharper image:

TypeZer0h said on Dec. 5, 2009

I love how they tease us with the same graphical style even!

JudgeDeadd said on Dec. 5, 2009


Seriously though, this looks interesting.

sticktendo said on Dec. 5, 2009

Also, in the bottom middle section, there’s a Spineless Lobster!

santiagoff said on Dec. 5, 2009

@Poe: OH lol, I didn’t notice.

Axl-fox said on Dec. 6, 2009

they just love to tease us, do they?

roido said on Dec. 9, 2009

WTF there is a spineless lobster too!!!!

A Name? ummmmmmmmmmmmm lemme think......howbout: said on Jan. 9, 2010

To Portal-Kombat:

Pigmask:I will NEVER kiss those stupid oxygen machines! NEVAR!!!!!!!!!

A Name? ummmmmmmmmmmmm lemme think......howbout: said on Jan. 9, 2010

Smartasses. Now everyone will download this game for sure. If they release it in the US. (and hopefuly Europe cuz I WANT IT TOO!’

PK Mudkip said on Jan. 10, 2010

Pigmask:*squeal*a sign*squeal*

ShadowleeSP said on Apr. 27, 2010


its made by brownie brown and everything!
Is called Kappa’s Trail and is due for 6/14/10

Ness said on Jun. 8, 2010


Hyperstar96 said on Jun. 14, 2010

It’s out today, people! It’s a really good game for $5.

TGP said on Jun. 15, 2010

Wow, I’m on my DSi right now, so I can’t see the video but I’d buy it just because of the EB cameos. maybeifbrowniebrowngotmoremoneyfromnorthamericatheyllreleasemother3 But that’s incredibly unlikely.
At leastwe got something though.

J-dog said on Jul. 4, 2011

I bought it for the cameos.


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