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Mother 1+2

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Title Screen

Mother 1+2

Developer: Pax Softnica
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: June 20, 2003

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

Mother 1+2 is a port of Mother and Mother 2 to the Game Boy Advance. While 2 got a few bug fixes (as well as inferior audio, which is inevitable with any SNES-to-GBA port), 1 had a whole slew of improvements, many of which came from its then-unreleased English version.

To do:
  • Since the two games seem to be near-direct ports of their console counterparts, some of their other unused content could be lurking around as well.
  • There's other unused jingles.
  • Document the debug menu.

Unused Graphics

To do:
Assemble these and post comparison with used graphics.

Mother 1+2 English SelectionGFX.png

0x6F57B4 contains a version of the game selection screen with English text for the prompts.

Unused Music

Mother 2

The remixed Mother cave theme is still present and still unused.

Mother 2 Debug Mode

Please elaborate.
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically: What do the options do?

The easiest way to access the debug menu is by changing the the data at ROM offset 0x1F0-0x1F3 from A5 37 01 08 to 55 7A 00 08. Doing this will auto-boot the game to the debug menu. Press Up/Down to select an option, A to go into that option, and B to go back to the previous option. Here's a list of the menu options translated:

1. MAPセレクト1 = MAP SELECT 1

オネット = ONETT
ツーソン = TWOSON
DG谷 = DG VALLEY (Grateful Dead Valley, or Peaceful Rest Valley)
ハッピー = HAPPY (Happy Happy Village)
スリーク = THREEK (or Threed)
ウィンターズ = WINTERS
グレープ = GRAPE (Grapefruit Falls)

2. MAPセレクト2 = MAP SELECT 2

フォーサイド = FOURSIDE
FO地下倉庫から = FO[urside?] Underground Warehouse (the back room of Jackie's Café in Fourside)
サマーズ = SUMMERS
サマーズ海上 = SUMMERS SEA (when you're going to Scaraba)
ランマ = DALAAM
スカラビ = SCARABA
ダンジョン男 = DUNGEON MAN