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June 14th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Alright! It’s the 22nd week since EarthBound Central opened! Amazing that there’s been enough to keep it going for so long 😀
I always have tons of ideas to add cool stuff to this site, but I lack the time. Anybody willing to part with a few million dollars so I can focus on this fun stuff? 😛
Anyway, let’s have a look-see at what’s transpired this past week!
- Jeff and I have been working on version 1.1 of the MOTHER 3 translation patch. It’s mostly done, I just need to make a patch and then have it tested. It should be out in a week or two. I’ll give details later.
- Because I spent time working on the above, the MOTHER 1+2 stuff hasn’t progressed this past week. Ideally, I’d like to have SOMETHING ready for MOTHER 1’s 20th year anniversary in July, but I’m definitely not making any promises. I’ve been slacking on this project a lot 🙁
- I updated the EarthBound merchandise listings a tiny bit, now it’ll also display the little mini-description for an item if a seller has included one. Nothing much, but it’s a neat addition at least. I really don’t like how those pages are laid out though, I gotta figure a better way to present them someday.
- Europe gets Super Smash Bros. on the Virtual Console!
- A neat little glitch in EarthBound found
- This EarthBound poll surprised me, the results are all about even 😯
- A very awesome parody of the EarthBound video promo, but for MOTHER 3
- Some neat handmade EarthBound merchandise
- Really cool MOTHER 3 piano arrangements
- Some more fan auctions
- Is there a Chinese version of EarthBound out there?
- Fangamer releases a literal MOTHER 3 patch 😀
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
This week had an explosion of EarthBound merchandise – for a short time it even rose above the 200 mark, which it had never done since this site started. In fact, it used to average about 130 a day earlier this year, now it’s much higher. Has something happened to cause this?
Anyway, tons of EarthBound carts, a few Mr. Saturn plushies, and a bunch of other neat things showed up this week, here are just a few below.
Rremember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!
- Set of EarthBound magnets
- Another reasonably-priced giant Mr. Saturn plushie!
- Very rare video game manga featuring MOTHER series stuff
- A whole bunch of MOTHER series guides in one bundle!
- EarthBound + Player’s Guide combo for a pretty decent price
- EarthBound + box, with vintage smell – ????
- MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box + Fangamer MOTHER 3 Handbook! – that price is kind of iffy though…
- Another MOTHER 2 cart for only $8.99!
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- Very rare MOTHER 1+2 poster, unused!!
- MOTHER 1+2, MOTHER 3, and very rare MOTHER 1+2 mini-guides!
- A rare card game Itoi and Nintendo made together – more details here
Here’s some Amazon-related stuff
- I noticed that the lowest price for EarthBound on Amazon has increased a lot. It often hung around the $80 mark until recently.
- Make your own Apple of Enlightenment 😛
- Fake Ness likes Dubble Bubble. But holy crap that’s an authentic Eagleland price 😯
- The Ten Funniest Games Ever Made
- Underrated Games: EarthBound
- A Rant on Innovation in Games
- Dingoo – another way to play EarthBound on the go!
- Giygas + Mr. Game and Watch 😯
- Rufus created a program to help convert MIDI files to a format you can insert into the EB ROM
- Pigmask Quest forum game
- Of Pigs and Masks comic series updated
I really am a real tomato, so I can’t seriously keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community, 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
- I’m lame and didn’t keep notes this week. Nothing of real importance happened or was mentioned. I’d remember at least something if there was something especially interesting. I’ll make sure to take notes this next week though.
Got some more neat handmade stuff to show off this next week, plus some kind of video contest, some more ROID/The Another World stuff (the recent EarthBound lookalike game), some desktop/app customization stuff, and more. Looks like this next week will be plentiful 😀
Geez, this past week zoomed right by, dakota. Speaking of which, I remember when “Dakota” was a mystery to most fans, and they had no idea why Mr. Saturn said it in the MOTHER 1+2 commercials. But now it’s almost like an overused meme. Oh well. Welcome to the world of Dakota 3.
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19 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #22
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.
- NecrosaroIII: Itoi setting up his retirement
- Kamrom: My Recipe For Earthbound Rock Candy: 1. Get rock candy 2. Pour sugar on it 3. Watch as the sugar falls off 4. Eat the rock candy, clean up...