MOTHER 1+2 Translation Status
March 8th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
This week marks the site’s second month since it opened. Hard to believe it’s already been that long.
Things were a little more laid-back this week, but there was still some cool stuff that happened. Amazing how there’s still so much news and misc. stuff to look at and explore even after all this time. That’s the power of obsession!
Anyway, let’s get this round-up started!
- I set up a Twitter account for EarthBound Central stuff
- I’m planning to have short but regular videos at some point. They’ll be interesting of course 😛 It’s all still in the early stages, but I might need to get someone to do some intro/outro music that I can stick to the start and end of each video. If you’ve got the time and skills, lemme know.
- A small status update on the MOTHER 1+2 translation
- We took a quick look at the little-known MOTHER3i online booklet
- I updated my MOTHER 2 and EarthBound comparison site some more
- We looked at video of the actual Katsuman restaurant mentioned in MOTHER 2
- Giant Mr. Saturn plushies sold through the roof 😯
- The Blue Disk Saga ends, no EarthBound 64 beta to be found 🙁
- A quick clarification about unofficial EarthBound music titles
- We saw some of the funny/strange glitches from the MOTHER 3 translation
- The MOTHER 3 Handbook has been completed and been sent to the printers. reid’s expecting them to ship later in the month.
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Here’s just a few things on eBay right now. You can always check the latest listings in one easy spot here if you’re looking for deals on something!
- Mach Pizza Air Freshener + Certificate! – super-rare AND it’s not $800!!
- Rare Mr. Saturn cell phone screen cleaner
- EarthBound + Strategy Guide – decent price + free shipping
- Rare standard-sized EarthBound box for in-store displays
- Nicely-priced MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box
- MOTHER 2 cartridge (boxed) + rare MOTHER 2 strategy guide
- MOTHER 1+2 and MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box – man, that pic just looks so majestic
- MOTHER 2 Super Challenge Book – very rare strategy guide!
- A nice-looking MOTHER 3 doujinshi manga
- MOTHER3+ Soundtrack CD
Here’s some cool stuff from Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- The motherload of MOTHER 2 manga 😯
- People are already auctioning those giant Mr. Saturns
- MOTHER 1 / EarthBound Zero doujinshi
And some stuff I recently dug up on Amazon.com:
- The Notebook, The Proof, and The Third Lie – this inspired parts of MOTHER 3
- Penguinism – a CD by Shigesato Itoi
- On Earthbound: A Precursor to a Developer’s Diary
- Porky, the Mani Mani Statue, and the Hieroglyphics
- Sexy Grandpa Porky updated
- EarthBound: The Movie – an actual full-length thing
- Tree From My Youth updated
- Community Art Interpretation: Fierce Pork Trooper Unmasked
- Birdy & Chimera updated – with kickass shroom effects!
- Mani-Mani Tales updated!
I can’t keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community (I’m not fully robotic yet), so if you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool that belongs here, let me know!
What’s Up With Itoi
This week I didn’t really follow Itoi’s exploits very closely, though I did save a post or two he made for possible future translation. I guess he got sick right after he returned from his company-wide vacation to Bali. He found that MOS Burger sells croquette rolls or something like them now, so he was really happy about that and gives them his thumbs up. If you don’t remember, croquette rolls were his new favorite food during MOTHER 3’s development, enough to the point that they were one of the default favorite food names and even got mentioned in the game in a place or two. I guess he’s still crazy for them. I’ll go into more detail about his croquette roll obsession in a future update.
I didn’t get around to the import-related update that I was planning for last week, but I think I’ll instead make that its own big article at some point rather than some small update. I think we’ll have another M2EB update this week, possibly a look at GamePro’s 1995 review of EarthBound, and some unknown factoids about EarthBound. And then all the other regular stuff and all that, of course 😀
These weeks are going by so fast now. Almost feels like the site is starting to grow up before my very eyes 😛 Anyway, as always, if you have any news or suggestions of cool stuff that might be worth an update, let me know!
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