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October 25th, 2018 | MOTHER 2, Uncommon Knowledge, 日本語

There’s a show about video games in Japan called Yusha AAAA. A few weeks ago, Mato & I happened to catch an episode centered around MOTHER 2. There were five people invited to the show, three of which were real MOTHER 2 fans. The other two were lying. Could the hosts figure out who was who based on their answers?

I gave them numbers to make it easier.

Question 1: What’s your favorite MOTHER food?

1 – (I couldn’t quite make out what he said)
2 – (said a line from the game)
3 – “Corn pizza”
4 – “Ramen”
5 – *excitedly pulls all sorts of MOTHER 2 merchandise out of her bag and starts showing everything off*

She even has a boxed copy of EarthBound!

I asked Mato, “Do you think she’s tricking them?” He replied, “That’s a really expensive trick.”

Question 2: What’s your favorite scene from the game?

1 – “Grapefruit Falls” (He liked that you can go there with Paula at the end of the game.)
2 – “The five moles underground. They’re all the third strongest.”
3 – “Magicant and the Flying Men. If one dies, there’s a grave. If another dies, there’s a grave. The last grave just says ‘grave’.”
4 – “Mr. Saturn. The coffee break is very soothing.”
5 – (She’d been giving trivia to go along with people’s answers the whole time. She said her first favorite scene is how the hotel newspaper changes after every event. She kept talking for 10 minutes but they cut the rest of her answers out. Boooo!)

At this point, the hosts had concluded that #5 was a true fan, so they focused on trying to see which of the remaining four were just pretending to be fans.

Question 3: What’s your favorite food item in the game?

1 – (He liked the condiments and how they change food stats based on how well they go with the food you’re carrying.)
2 – “You start throwing away cookies after a while.”
3 – “Hamburger”
4 – “Grilled butter porridge”

Mato, myself, and the hosts became very suspicious of contestants 3 and 4.

Question 4: Hum your favorite song.

3 – (He hummed something, said it’s the Magicant theme. It doesn’t sound like Magicant.)
4 – (She hummed something that doesn’t sound like anything. Said it’s the “taking a bath” song in Saturn Valley.)

Question 5: What’s the town you want to visit the most? Name the 3 best towns.

4 – (She couldn’t think of an answer, so #2 started helping her. They teased #2 about having a crush on #4.)
3 – “Onett, Twoson, Threed”

Me: “He just knows that the towns are numbered!”

It’s obvious now that numbers 3 and 4 are the fakes, so the hosts asked #3 what he did to prepare for today. He said he looked at a few YouTube videos before coming in. And #4 said her real hobby is shopping, not video games.

The hosts were so impressed with #5’s passion that they invited her back to talk about MOTHER 3 on a future episode.

– Poe


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13 Comments to JP Game Show: Who’s NOT a MOTHER 2 Fan?

nya said on Oct. 25, 2018

and in that moment we were all contestant #5

Parz said on Oct. 29, 2018

I would so be on that show.

BlueStone said on Oct. 29, 2018

Aaah, I want to watch!

BlueStone said on Oct. 29, 2018

Although I’m confused why she has a boxed copy of EarthBound and not Mother 2?

Anita said on Oct. 30, 2018

Her passion is so much, she imported an American copy just so she can say she has one.

Jeff Shot First said on Nov. 1, 2018

Contestant #5 is now my new crush.

Anonymous said on Nov. 9, 2018

hey guys vsauce here

Esper said on Nov. 10, 2018

Can’t wait for that Mother 3 part!

Smaaaaaash said on Nov. 12, 2018

Cool! Contestant #5 is really cool.

Hi Mato! said on Nov. 20, 2018

I have no idea where to post cool new stuff or msg you directly but thought you’d appreciate this awesome cover of Scaraba Trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roP8zpDVXnY

PPF is awesome.

You are too! Thanks so much for EarthboundCentral so much and all of the translation work you’ve done! All the best!

gob said on Nov. 25, 2018

If you’re looking to submit that video to Mato or Poe, you’re looking for the ‘Contact’ button in the upper right corner. Just follow this link and it will take you there! https://earthboundcentral.com/submit-news-info/

Mato will probably see it here, too, but it’s just not the right place to show him!


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tactlesstherobot said on Feb. 7, 2019

woo, sounds fun. i’d better find a way to watch the episode if i can-

[hey, it’s been a while i guess, i wonder if they’ve made the mother 3 episode yet..]


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