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Mother 1

Mother 1
Mother (マザー Mazā?) is a role-playing video game developed by Nintendo Tokyo Research and Development Products in cooperation with Ape. The game was published for the Family Computer (Famicom) video game console. It was designed and directed by Shigesato Itoi and produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, with music by Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka. It is the first game in the Mother video game series (otherwise known as the EarthBound series), and was never released outside of Japan. In 2003, the game was re-released in Japan as a compilation with its sequel EarthBound as Mother 1+2, containing the changes found in the unreleased English prototype. The game’s taglines are "No crying until the ending" and "Guaranteed Masterpiece".

Mother tells the story of a psychic boy from Mother’s Day (Podunk in the English Prototype), a fictional town. The boy, whose default name is Ninten, sets out on a journey to discover the cause of the mysterious phenomenon that occurred in his home one day. As the story develops, he meets friends along the way, and they fight their way to the source of all their troubles. At the time, most role-playing games took place in similar overall settings; worlds modeled after the Middle Ages and focusing on swords and magic, with very few exceptions (among them Square’s Tom Sawyer). Mother takes place during a more modern time (1980s) in the United States and has equipment like baseball bats instead of swords and psychic powers (PK/PSI) instead of magic.

Mother was scheduled to be released in North America as Earth Bound in the fall of 1991, but marketing delayed and eventually removed the game from the release schedule, putting it on indefinite hold. The game was again considered for release in 1994 shortly before the release of its sequel, Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū. However, it was decided to pass on the release of Earth Bound and to localize Mother 2 under the title EarthBound. An official localization prototype of this "Earth Bound" made its way to the internet via a fan-translation group, Demiforce. The ROM binary data from the prototype was extracted and circulated under the original title and as "EarthBound Zero" on January 15th, 1998.

Mother begins by telling the story of a young married couple from rural United States who mysteriously vanished after a dark shadow covered their small country town. Two years later, the husband, George, returned as mysteriously as he vanished, and began a strange study in complete seclusion. His wife, Maria, was never heard from again.

The story then forwards to a year in the 1980s (1988 specifically in the Japanese original), focusing on a 12 year old American boy, referred to as Ninten, whose home is attacked in a paranormal event. His father calls him and explains how Ninten’s great-grandfather studied PSI, and asks him to investigate a crisis occurring across the world. After rescuing and befriending a 7 year old girl named Pippi from the local cemetery in his hometown of Mother’s Day (Podunk in the English prototype), Ninten discovers the worldwide phenomenon is the work of an invading alien race. Ninten is then warped to the world of Magicant, where the land’s ruler, Queen Mary, asks Ninten to find her song, the Eight Melodies, and play them to her. After returning to the real world, Ninten visits an elementary school in Thanksgiving (Merrysville) and meets an 11 year old boy who is constantly teased for being a weakling, referred to as Lloyd (Loid). Ninten befriends Lloyd, and joins Ninten on his adventure to find the Eight Melodies. The two then travel to the town of Snowman to deliver a lost hat to a girl with PSI power, referred to as 11 year old Ana, who tells Ninten she saw him in a dream, and joins the party in hopes of finding her missing mother.

After finding most of the Melodies, the party travels to the city of Valentine (Ellay in the English prototype), and the trio do karaoke at the Live House. Ninten is then harassed by the boss of the local Black Blood (Bla-Bla) Gang, referred to as Teddy, for attacking his gang members, and challenges him to a duel. After realizing Ninten is a formidable opponent, Teddy surrenders and joins Ninten’s party in hopes of avenging his parents, who were killed at Holy Loly Mountain. Teddy replaces Lloyd in the party, who rests at the Live House. The party reaches a cottage at the base of Holy Loly Mountain (Mt. Itoi), where Teddy goes to make phone calls. Ana pulls Ninten into another room and asks him to be with her always. The two dance and confess their love to each other. Teddy enters the room, and the party begins to leave, when they’re attacked by a powerful robot called R7038, a robot similar of what they encountered before in Advent Desert. The robot knocks out the entire party, but Lloyd arrives with a tank from a man they have met in Advent Desert during their travels and destroys the robot, but accidentally attacks the party as well. Teddy is criticall

Great Falls

Great Falls
The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 ft high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson New Jersey. One of the United States’ largest waterfalls, it played a significant role in the early industrial development of New Jersey starting in the earliest days of the nation.

In 1778, Alexander Hamilton visited the falls and was impressed by its potential for industry. Later when Hamilton was the nation’s Secretary of Treasury, he selected the site of the nation’s first planned industrial city, which he called a "national manufactory." In 1791, Hamilton helped found the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.), state-chartered private corporation to fulfill this vision. As a result the falls became the nucleus for a burgeoning mill industry, with construction of numerous canals known as raceways. In 1793, two years after the society’s foundation, the falls was the site of the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in New Jersey. In 1812, it was the site of the state’s first continuous roll paper mill. Other products whose construction used the falls as a power source include the Rogers Locomotive Works (1832), the Colt revolver (1837), and the USS Holland (SS-1) (1898).

The area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District since 1976. The Great Falls’ raceway and power systems were designated an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1977.

During floods the Great Falls becomes a spectacular sight, with tremendous amounts of water cascading over the falls.

About this photo:

At the time this photo was taken, the Passaic River was at flood stage following a day on which an average of 3.5 inches of rain fell in the area. The Passaic River drains a large basin in Northern NJ, whose tributaries come from southern NY State, and north and west NJ.

The building on the left is the 1914 S.U.M. Great Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station. Refurbished in the 1980s, it continues to generate electricity for the area.

Explore! #339, March 8, 2011

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