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Mt. Itoi

Mt. Itoi
ホーリー•ローリー•マウンテン Holy Loly Mountain

Mt Itoi.png
Mt. Itoi as it appears in Mother.

Region
America
Connected areas
Ellay

Mt. Itoi (also written as Mount Itoi or HOLY LOLY MOUNTAIN in the Japanese Version) is one of the final areas in Mother. It is notorious for being an extremely difficult area, and when Shigesato Itoi was asked of this, he said that the game was so close to completion he rushed everything and didn't have time to test the difficulty.[1] The seventh and eighth melodies are both located here. The Japanese Manuel states that it is considered a sacred place, and that few people ever travel up it.

Overview

The mountain consists of a large cave at its base, with a plateau at the end of the cave which contains a small rest house. Higher up on the mountain is a large lake with a central whirlpool. Eve is found in the central lake, in a lab located underneath the whirlpool. Lloyd is required to fix a boat on the eastern dock in order to navigate the lake. Higher up on the mountain, Eve dies at the hands of R7038XX, bearing the seventh melody. In the English prototype and Mother 1+2 versions of the game, the XX Stone at the mountain's peak bears the 8th melody, while in the original Japanese version, Queen Mary instead remembers the final melody on her own. Nearing the peak, Ninten's party is required to climb an increasing number of vines, as the mountain transitions from a mostly-flat section to a rocky outcropping.

Enemies

Base

  Enemy name Notes
  Buffalo None
  EnergyRobot None
  OmegaSaucer None
  Seagull None
  Starman May drop a PSI Stone
  UltraBarbot May drop a Plasma Beam

Cave

  Enemy name Notes
  BlueStarman None
  Cerebrum None

Plateau

  Enemy name Notes
  Cerebrum None
  Gargoyle None
  GrizzlyBear None
  Megaborg None
  Rockoyle None
  SuperEnergy None
  Titanian None
  R7038 Boss - can't be defeated

Lake

  Enemy name Notes
  Oh-Mook None

Peak

  Enemy name Notes
  Giga Borg May drop a Laser Beam
  Juana May drop a PSI Stone
  LastStarman May drop a PSI Stone
  Omega Borg None
  Star Miner May drop a Super Bomb
  SuperEnergy None
  R7038XX Boss - will result in the party losing Eve

Gallery

Gallery
 
Mt. Itoi, as it appeared in the commercial for Mother.

References

  1. "What I get most is, “I’m at Mt. Itoi now, help!” That place is just crazy. When we got to fine-tuning there, I was like, “Whatever!”" --Shigesato Itoi (footage)


Locations in Mother
America
Ninten's housePodunkSouth CemeteryCanary VillageChoucream ZooMerrysvilleTwinkle Elementary SchoolSweet's Little FactoryDuncan's FactoryUnion StationReindeerMislay TriangleSnowmanSnowman ChateauSpookaneRosemary's houseYucca DesertRuins of DesertYoungtownSwampEllayLive HouseLook-Out TowerHarborMt. Itoi
Unknown
MagicantQueen Mary's CastleMagicant Underground