Recently found out about these games a year ago after playing smash bros, I then decided to play Earthbound and the Mother 3 fan translation. They are the best videogames I've ever played in my life, and I'm not exaggerating. Mother 3's story, dialogue, pacing, combat, audio, visuals are all top notch. The game was fun the entire time, from start to finish. That's something I have never experienced before in a videogame. I enjoyed the game so much that I went and bought Lucas and Ness replica shirts, and wear them all the time.
I also bought a DS lite just to play the games on the go, but I would love if they released Earthbound and Mother 3 for the 3DS, so I can play them on a bigger screen on the go. Heck I would buy a Wii U if Mother 3 was released on it.
It's not an exaggeration to say these games are very important to me now, and touched me like they have many others.