EarthBound Wiki


1,505pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0
MOTHER 3- Fate01:00

MOTHER 3- Fate

Sound Player number 75
Code number 1957
Heartbeat code number 1757
Looping rhythm At ~280 BPM, has a scheme similar to: X_X_XXX_XXXX_XX_
Enemies Mecha-Mole!, Reconstructed Mole, Zombie Dog

Fate is the somber song used in Mother 3. This sad battle song is first heard when battling the Dog Zombie, a monster encountered in the Sunset Cemetery. Perhaps this song was used to represent those who have died, or perhaps for miserable times and memories.

The rhythm for this song is rather easy, but very hard to pull off. Some even consider it the hardest song in Mother 3 to combo to (in conjunction with Serious). It's the regular football chanting rhythm that goes something like: "X_X_XXX_XXXX_XX_". Even when the player knows how the rhythm goes, it's still very hard to pull it off, because this song is very fast.


MOTHER 3- Serious01:01

MOTHER 3- Serious

Sound Player number 87
Code number 1157
Heartbeat code number 1857
Looping rhythm Same as Fate
Enemies Carpet Monster, Einswine, Putrid Moldyman, Rock Lobster, Short Circuit Zap!

Serious is the alternate version of Fate. At first glance, this is just a duplicate of Fate, but the truth is that, while it has the same rhythm, the second half of the song has a layer of harmony added to the guitar. This difference is very minimal and it does not affect gameplay.


  • Fate is the only battle theme in Mother 3 in which the "alternate" version, Serious, is exactly the same in terms of rhythm.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki