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September 5th, 2014 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1+2, Videos | 30 Comments

A few years ago I released a ROM patch that translates the MOTHER 1 part of the GBA MOTHER 1+2 release – you can check it out here. After releasing it, I got a lot of questions about translating the MOTHER 2 side too, but I explained that it would take a LOT of time and work and that I’d prefer to let someone else take on the challenge. For the past few years since that post, an EarthB...Read More »


July 9th, 2014 | MOTHER 3 | 33 Comments

At long last, version 1.2 of the MOTHER 3 fan translation is out! You can download it from the fan translation site here. Here’s what’s new: A number of minor, rare bugs have been fixed A few rare typos and other text issues have been fixed Some bugs present in the original Japanese game have been fixed Script text encoding has been undone Duster’s sound battle sounds play prop...Read More »


June 15th, 2014 | MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 30 Comments

For years Jeffman and I have worked on-and-off putting together the next version of the MOTHER 3 translation patch – mostly fixing existing bugs, glitches, typos, and such. Before releasing the new version 1.2 patch, though, we need to test it out all the way through to make sure stuff hasn’t broken… and I had an almost spur-of-the-moment idea to stream it live while testing it....Read More »


February 14th, 2014 | MOTHER 3, Videos | 16 Comments

Hilbert sent in an audio clip from a podcast called All Gen Gamers. In one episode the topic of MOTHER 3 comes up, including the question of who translated it. And it sounds like somehow Reid and I merged into one being! I had a good enough laugh that I decided to make a video out of it! I’m actually really flattered that I’m that memorable/noteworthy to fans out there – in fact...Read More »


January 21st, 2014 | EarthBound 64, Uncommon Knowledge | 8 Comments

Many years back, before MOTHER 3 for the GBA was released, I went and translated every screenshot of the Nintendo 64 version that I could find and posted all the information here. I didn’t realize I missed a line until a reader named Angela recently sent an e-mail to me: So, in the Earthbound 64 preview trailer, the first line the woman Flints talking to say’s “I have one thing t...Read More »


December 2nd, 2013 | Images, MOTHER 3 | 28 Comments

The EarthBound Bash is finally over! I’m still recuperating so I won’t have an update about it until later (and if anyone has screencaps of Day 3, please send ’em my way!) but I HAVE to share this off-stream photo from Day 2: That’s right – EarthBound’s localizer is playing MY translation of MOTHER 3! I’ve said this before elsewhere, but it really feels l...Read More »


November 1st, 2013 | EarthBound | 14 Comments

A fan named Baptiste recently sent me a long e-mail which explains things better than I could, so I’ll just paste it right here: Greetings, Mr. Mandelin (or Mr.Tomato, I don’t know what is the more polite)! My name is Baptiste Faussat, and I am a french fan of the Mother series. I contact you because I think you could talk on your site about an interesting event implicating the Mother ...Read More »


October 24th, 2013 | MOTHER 1 | 5 Comments

A pretty common question I get is something like this one, which Josh B. sent in a while back: You’re probably really confused by the title, but I just need to ask this. Has there ever been a translation of the famicom version of Mother 1 but that keeps the same menu, dungeon, and world layouts? As in, excluding the look option and the longer Magicant exit? To the best of my knowledge, there...Read More »


September 1st, 2013 | MOTHER 3 | 22 Comments

It’s been quite a while, but at last I’ve updated my MOTHER 3 translation notes with a new section! This time, we take a look at the search for Hinawa and everything leading up to the famous Flint freakout scene! Besides actual translation notes, you’ll also find tidbits that connect with the Nintendo 64 version of the game, little-known text in the game, a connection with offic...Read More »


June 4th, 2013 | MOTHER 3 | 36 Comments

The Brazilian Portuguese translation of MOTHER 3 has been in the works for many years, and at last it’s been released! Check it out here! Congratulations to TragicManner and everyone on the translation team, and thanks to Jeffman and sblur for organizing everything and making the patcher program. And double-extra thanks to Jeffman for also doing so much extra hacking work for this ...Read More »


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