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The following should serve as the guideline for English nomenclature from the Mother series:

  • The first game in the series is to be referred to as "Mother" for all purposes except for distinguishing among the original Japanese version ("Mother"), the American prototype's ROM ("Earth Bound" or "EarthBound Zero"), said ROM's Wii U Virtual Console release ("EarthBound Beginnings"), and the Japanese GBA re-release ("Mother 1+2").
    • English nomenclature is to follow that of the EarthBound Zero American protoype ROM (and its Wii U VC release), as translated by Phil Sandhop.
  • The second game in the series is to be referred to as "EarthBound" for all purposes except for distinguishing among the original Japanese version ("Mother 2"), the American release ("EarthBound"), and the Japanese re-release ("Mother 1+2").
    • Again, English nomenclature is to follow that of the commercially available EarthBound release.
  • The third game in the series (GBA) is to be referred to as "Mother 3" for all purposes.
    • English nomenclature is to follow that of the most up-to-date version of the Mother 3 fan translation (at the time of this being written, version 1.2).
  • The planned third game in the series (N64) is to be referred to as "EarthBound 64" for all purposes except for distinguishing from the planned Japanese title ("Mother 3").
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