PREPARE THE FEEDING TUBES, ALFRED! Wake me up in 2015. Link for source. A'IGHT. If you're sitting there thinking, "What in the world is Mother 4?" Prepare to be edumacated. Mother is a Japanese franchise of RPG style games, more commonly known to North America as EarthBound. Mother 1 was released in 1989 for the famicom and later in 2003 on the game boy advance.. In Japan.. Mother 2 was released in 1994 for the super famicom.. But wait.. It was also released in NA in 1995 on the SNES. Later re-released in Japan in 2003 for the game boy advance on the same cartridge as Mother 1. Almost 20 years later EarthBound was released on the Wii U virtual console in 2013, worrrrld wide. Mother 3 was released in 2006 for the game boy advance. In Japan. Zzz.. Regardless, there were fan translations for 1 and 3 so they're all available in English. Mother 4 is a fan game and not made by Nintendo. If you're interested you should get it when they release it incase there's a cease and desist.