Could Earth Bound (Mother) have been rated?

First off, let me explain some EarthBound lingo:

The series is called Mother in Japan. The Mother 1 in America was developed under the name Earth Bound (with a space). It was ultimately never marketed, but Nintendo auctioned off the prototype cartridge.

Later, Mother 2 was released as Earthbound in America. It did not sell well, but gained an enormous cult following.

After some reading on the Starmen.net forums, I came across a topic showing that Mother 3 (known to many Americans as EarthBound 2) is officially recognized as EarthBound 3 by Nintendo of America.

In light of the recent ESRB rating for EarthBound, something struck me. What if Earth Bound (aka, EarthBound Zero, Mother) was actually rated instead of EarthBound (aka Mother 2)?

Discuss in the comments section!

(Here is my thread on Starmen.Net)

(Here is proof that Nintendo of America refers to Mother 3 as EarthBound 2. It’s on the final page.)

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  • http://www.videogamedc.com Potatoman

    so you are saying the ratings may have been switched? Is there any thing wrong with the rating on the game? If not then it is a neat idea but might not have anything to do with anything. (Sorry If I sound like a jerk)

  • http://forums.wiinintendo.net/ SirVenom

    No, that is not what I said. I said that Mother 2 may have never been rated for Wii, and that it might have been Mother 1 being rated and we didn’t realize it in the first place.

  • http://www.videogamedc.com Potatoman

    oh…

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