Mother's Day - History

For those who want to play on their TVs, not their computers. 

Mother's Day




Mother XP





Mother to Earth Bound and Back Again 

Mother Translation Guide







Three years ago, on Christmas, my parents got me the number one item on my Christmas list- Mother for the Famicom. It costed $60.00 on eBay (NOT including shipping + handling), and it came with the box, the game, a cool map/item/enemy/character guide, and some other thing fully in Japanese that I have no idea what it is. I am still mad at myself, however, because when I first opened it I ripped the bottom-middle part of the map/item/enemy/character guide and map. In fact, I'm still very mad at myself for that. However, my Famicom power cord broke so I couldn't play it, and when I tried an American plug my Famicom started smoking. Not good.

Then I got a bootlegged controller from the mall that played Famicom games, but unfortunately I lost the game by then. It had been lost for two years. Until June of 2006...

I found it after a LONG SEARCH for it because I got a Generation NEX (thing that plays old NES and Famicom games) and felt like playing it. Both the cartridge and the box were hiding behind a picture. I was so happy.

... However, I was having a huge problem translating the items and PSI spells.  I don't know Japanese at all, as my school doesn't offer it, nor am I willing to learn a third language on my own.  So I looked all over the internet for a translation guide for Mother, but... there was none, likely because of the translated "Earth Bound Zero."  But because I wanted to play the game...

On June 26, 2006, I created this site, not only to have a translation guide for other people, but for one I can reference back to if I need help.  I am posting things I learn on my own in the game, and help from other people.  If you have anything you would like to submit to the site, please send me an e-mail with any information you have on Mother in English.  Thanks for reading and submitting, and I hope I get many visitors to this site in the future.

Note:  A majority of the first part is taken from this forum post from, which is why it rambles on so much.