The ‘Mother trilogy’ is revered as the most satisfyingly absurd approach to RPGs. But when it was time for a fourth entry, its creator Shigesato Itoi repeatedly expressed zero desire to do so. However, it turns out that a fourth game was in the works at one point. Not much is known about this elusive ‘EarthBound’ project except that it was the weirdest one yet as it featured a claymation art style. Unfortunately, the creator passed on the project as he felt it was too strange even for him.