Anatomy of a Mr. Saturn
A while back, Nintendo Power started running polls in the magazine asking for the most wanted Virtual Console games. Every time it was applicable, EarthBound was always #1, with MOTHER/EarthBound Zero usually #2.
Until now, we never had an actual listing of these polls, so I’ve put them all together in this post. I didn’t realize that EarthBound had dominated that many polls. That’s pretty cool!
|Nintendo Power Issue||Poll Type||Rankings|
|Volume 229 – June 2008||Most Wanted||#1 EarthBound
|Volume 230 – July 2008||Most Wanted|| #1 EarthBound
|Volume 231 – August 2008||Most Wanted|| #1 EarthBound
|Volume 232 – September 2008||Most Wanted|| #1 EarthBound
|Volume 233 – October 2008||Most Wanted|| #1 EarthBound
|Volume 236 – Holiday 2008||Most Wanted SNES||Readers: #1 EarthBound
Staff: #4 EarthBound
|Volume 238 – February 2009||Most Wanted NES||#1 MOTHER||Pic|
As you can see, because EarthBound and EarthBound Zero kept dominating the polls, the Nintendo Power folks decided to switch to other kinds of polls, usually console-specific. What’s most interesting about this is that Starmen.Net only really made efforts for the very first poll – EarthBound and MOTHER got so high on the other polls by themselves.
Anyway, I should actually make a static page about this rather than an update in the event future polls involving EarthBound get printed. But for now, I wanted to get this data organized and out for all to see.
Many thanks to KingDarian for the info and for the scans 😀
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