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Mother 3 is shaping up to be Nintendo's first real role-playing game for the Nintendo 64.. "Mother 3 is going to be for 64DD, and it will make maximum use of the writable feature of this accessory. Many things that the player does will be written to the disk and this will affect the future course of the game. This will make everyone's course different."
Although it's difficult for him to reveal too many details about what the development team is planning, Mr. Itoh gave us a few simple examples of how the writable features of the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive might be used. "For example, your character might drop some of their food somewhere. This food might attract a hungry monster to that location. Your game would have a monster in that place, while another player's game wouldn't. You might also plant a seed somewhere, and it would grow into a tree. Something like this might help you get up a cliff..." He went on to explain how the real-time clock in the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive might be used to determine how much time passed in the game world, even while you were not playing.
Mr. Itoh relates that the team has epic goals for the Mother 3. For example, Mr. Iwata of HAL Labs (who is one of Mother 3's project leaders), wants to make every player's game a different experience. "In the case of Final Fantasy VII, there are a million people playing exactly the same game. If we sell a million copies of Mother 3, Mr. Iwata wants there to be a million different games out there!" says Mr. Itoh. "I'm not sure if we will be able to make everyone's game that different, but Mother 3 will surely be a step in this direction."
Another goal of the Mother 3 team is to create a truly epic 3-D computer graphics game. Mr. Itoh relates that he and Mr. Miyamoto once watched Disney's Toy Story together. Afterward, they discussed the impact of this movie together. "Toy Story is an epic movie with 3-D graphics," Mr. Itoh said. "This movie established a style for creating feature animation using computer graphics to tell a
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