Weekly Round-Up #39
I’m quite behind on keeping up with the update queue, so from time to time I’ll do a batch of these updates all in one big update. So without further ado, here is EarthBound Central Mini-Update Megathon #1!
MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound Quiz
Submitted by: Crono Breaker
Just to tell you that I found a japanese quiz or something like that about de diferences between Mother 2 and EartBound.
I dont undestand a word of japanese but I belive is pretty neat =D
here’s de link to the video:
(you need to register to watch it thoug…)
Well thats it!
(by the way, sorry for my poor english, I’m mexican x.x)
Submitted by: Jeffman
My friend was listening to Unfounded Revenge and immediately recognized it from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCKUnQEYVI (around 0:34). I thought it was pretty neat.
Brawl in the Family
Submitted by: IWontGetOverTheDam
This is a webcomic that I think is overlooked a lot by the Starmen.net community, but often contains references to Mother and Earthbound. It’s a video game comic with a Smash Bros/Kirby focus, and has Earthbound references semi-regularly. Not to mention it’s totally hilarious. http://brawlinthefamily.com/
Theme of Love Played on the Ocarina
Submitted by: DragonKazooie89
Here is a video of mightyicereacm on YouTube playing “We Miss You ~Theme of Love~ from Mother 3. I requested the song myself and the video deserves more views that it has gotten because he played it so well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ASydepMxQ
More Earthbound Sound Matching
Submitted by: sg_06
My Dad decided to share his musical tastes with me one day, playing some Pink Floyd: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1447901706634101739&hl=en If you don’t recognize anything after about 1 second in, maybe this will help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqRETb7ZHJ0#t=4m16s For anybody feigning deaf, the sound of Giygus’s counter-attack is from Pink Floyd’s “Echoes”. Neat.
Submitted by: Z.M.
I’m not sure if people noticed this anywhere before, but I thought it would be a nice story, especially for fanart nuts like myself. At this youtube site i a short video compilation with the Melodies from Mother 1 and the ending song for Mother 2. That’s not what the big deal is though. The artwork in the video is just astounding, and the video description gives a link to rapidshare where you can download all the artwork at once. Granted the last two are kind of suckish, but the rest are really awesome! I’ve attached the rar file with the pictures in it, and at the bottom of the message is the link to the youtube site where I found the link in the first place.s He also states that he originally found them on a Japanese blogger site, but can no longer find the original link. Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RrXM0JW_eY&feature=channel_page Rapidshare Link of Pictures: http://rapidshare.com/files/146936396/Earthbound.rar.html Thanks!
MOTHER Music by Low-Tech Son
Submitted by: Alex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8lyWIPJ-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPv5QSNh1C8 Those two are MOTHER pieces by a Japanese band called “Low-tech son” that plays video game music; the first is a MOTHER 1+2 medley of sorts, and the second is a rendition of Pollyanna. I thought they were pretty cool, so I think it’d be great to show ’em to the community.
Submitted by: NessNomar
I found a SNES remodel that’s going for $50 at this link: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b76e/ It also plays NES games as well. So Mother 1 + Earthbound can both be played on this system.
Tiny Mother 3 Animations
Submitted by: Spitball Sparky
I’m not sure if these would be anything worthy of putting up here, but I’ve had these lying around for quite some time and finally uploaded them with some fitting music. I found them on a Japanese website. They’re both very short, but fluently animated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN63zBTxOw0 The Masked Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpuZnIR4OnA Claus Running —
Some Neat EB Wallpapers
Submitted by: Poe
Haven’t seen that before, maybe they could be added to links.http://www.fantasyanime.com/legacy/earthb_papers.htm
EarthBound on Frasier (better quality)
Submitted by: sixtyfps
I uploaded a much-improved clip of EarthBound boxes on Frasier. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvqRyHj0nPs Your page is at http://earthboundcentral.com/2009/01/earthbound-on-frasier/
Duster and Capoeira
Submitted by: Michael
Hi! I’m not sure how related this is to Mother 3 and if it warrants attention, but you might find it interesting.
Duster’s fighting style (and if you ask me, his general attitude and overall style) is very similar to a Capoeirista. Capoeira is an afro-brazilian dance/fight/game marked by large, sweeping kicks and beautiful acrobatic movements, mixed in with subterfuge and trickery. A lot of the movements are very low to the ground, and it is often described by the uninitiated as “breakdance fighting.”
When I first played Mother 3, the more I got to know Duster, the more he reminded me of an “angoleiro”, or a practitioner of the old, “mother” (hah hah) style of Capoeira: Capoeira Angola. The ginga, the fighting stance for Capoeira, has a very broken, loose and almost “drunken” look to it in Capoeira Angola. The player drags his feet, as if he were stumbling, his body loose and ready to move wherever it needs to. Given Duster’s lame leg, and his heavy reliance on kicks, I feel that this syncs up with him almost perfectly! Not only that, but Capoeiristas of old were often outlaws or bandits, sometimes forming gangs in the days after slavery. They carried with them the reputation of being thieves, whether or not the person actually was! They were known for being deceptively dangerous, able to attack and surprise their opponent with great agility from seemingly impossible positions.
I could describe the similarities to you forever, but here’s a video instead. Linked here is a particularly beautiful game of Capoeira Angola, with plenty of trickery and interesting movements. Can you imagine Duster doing any of this? 😉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJd3CHncxo
MOTHER 3 Photoshopped Clay Art
Submitted by: Pikmingirl
http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200606/19/54/b0032554_22563189.jpg I don’t know exactly if sort of things you are looking for, but I found this and found it pretty interesting. |D Sorry if it’s a mistake or if it’s already known. I swear, I’ll do better next time! D: (Or try.) I found it on this pretty blog: http://nintendofanatics.blog50.fc2.com/blog-entry-439.html ~Bye-bye!
Submitted by: Derek Dalton
Hey Tomato! I have to say I’m a huge fan of your site and I’ve been a fan of Starmen.net since it was Earthbound.net. Anyway to the point, I don’t really expect this to appear on your site in any form but I just wanted to show it to you and anyone else that is a fellow EarthBound lover! I got this tattoo 3 days ago and I’m so proud of it. I’ve been an EB fan ever since I was 8 years old, and now I’m 21 and I still love EB as much as I always have. I’m planning on getting an entire EB and Mother 3 themed sleeve done. It’ll take a few years though but I’ll finish it. In conclusion thank you for taking the time to read this, keep up the good work on the site and I hope you enjoy the picture!
Funny Flash Animation
Submitted by: Bobbyjkl
I was surfing the net, found a funny MOTHER related flash animation. There’s a lot of swearing though, but it is still funny. http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/lucasmagypsy
Mother 3 Handbook Video
Submitted by: Derrick Tusang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCiZIZOz54Y It’s a parody of Master Card commercials except with Mother 3. PLEASE put this on EB central 😀
Something Cool on Itoi’s Site
Submitted by: santiagoff
First of all: Excuse my horrible level of english , please.
I’m sending this to your e-mail because it’s not exactly EB-related so you can’t post it in the blog. Even so , have you ever seen this section of Itoi’s site? : http://www.1101.com/nintendo/index.html
I don’t exactly understand most of the stuff , but there seem to be some pretty cool photos of Itoi playing games together with some people. I don’t know , it looks interesting , and maybe you hadn’t seen it.
Good luck on the blog :3
Mother 1 and 3 Videos
Submitted by: Cody
Hey Mato, wasnt sure if youve seen these, but theyre neat little gems that came off NicoNico that someone posted on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-A23EkKlSQ This ones Eight Melodies from Mother 1 with words, sung by each of the characters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H9PsRBlQDM This ones Mother 3, kind of a neat walkthrough of the story through the duration of the Theme of Love. Hope you enjoy em if you havent seen em! If you have… sorry :<
Battle Background Lookalike
Submitted by: Dan
I use this for a few things, and some of the patterns just remind me of EarthBound/Mother 3 battle backgrounds. The pictures don’t do it much justice, but thought you might like to see it.
Another Ness Lookalike!
Submitted by: Callan
Hey there Tomato, or whom it may concern.
The post about Ozzie Boy made me remember another Ness lookalike I found while looking around the Wii section of gaming shops down here in Australia.
Anyway, here’s the picture:
As far as I know, this game’s only been released in Europe and Australia, dunno about the rest of the world. Probably a good thing, looks like Wii Shovelware title #123325345 😛
Also, completely seperate from the lookalike, I’d like to thank you so much for translating what was probably the best game I’ve played in a long time. I could write pages and pages thanking you, but you’ve probably got better things to do 😛
Oh, and sorry if this has already been submitted!
-Callan, probably Australia’s only Earthbound/Mother fan XD
There will be Brawl ( Lucas and Ness )
Submitted by: m-a-s-o
There will be brawl is a real movie base on the game.
Lucas and Ness are in this episode. They haven’t a big role , but they have a big impact on the main protagonist of this movie( I do not want to spoil too much). This is also the fourth episodes of the series. Lucas and Ness appear at the end of the movie.
The link for the movie
The link for the website
Enjoy the show
Onett arcade Sharks
Submitted by: kenisu3000
Hey Mato, it’s kenisu3000. I’ve been playing through MOTHER 2 for about the bazillionth time, and found something that I missed before; and I thought maybe you’d like to add it to the Onett section of MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound.
You know that Shark in the arcade who says “Spit spit saliva spit, do you want some gum? Get your own, twit.” Well, in the Japanese game he says more or less the same thing, but there’s a note in parenthesis mentioning he’s singing it to the tune of “Hatopoppo,” the nursery rhyme-type song about pigeons.
I figure the localization team tried to make sure that the joke wasn’t *entirely* lost, by ending it with “twit,” which rhymes with “spit.”
Also, if it’s of any significance, the Shark who greets you automatically after beating Frank says a polite English “Hello!” in MOTHER 2, and a somewhat tougher “Yeah?” in EarthBound. Just wanted to mention that.
Anyway, Mato, I’m loving EB Central more and more each day. I’ve followed MOTHER 2 to EarthBound and Back Again since the turn of the century, and I’m thrilled you’re determined to finish it. 🙂 Thanks for all you do, and keep up the super-awesome work!
Cave Story and Mother 3
Submitted by: (Kumatora)
For a long time the developer of cave story had absolutely no new consoles. Until last year.
The dev was given a DS With Mother 3 and a couple other things.
Mato Note: I actually remember this somehow, someone consulted me about this briefly but I forget who it was. Cool to see it happened 😀
Agota Kristof novels that inspired M3
Submitted by: Sean Clark
I learned about these books from a post you did a while back and thought I’d read and for my reviews website. The books are really good, and Mother 3 really did borrow heavily from it, mostly thematically (so sad) and especially with the characters (twins Lucas and Claus–who defects– a dead mother they cannot let go, a quiet but strong cripple). The post-war changes that take place in the hometown are definitely similar to Tazmily’s transformation. It’s probably not something for your site, but I thought you might personally be interested in my review and I definitely recommend you give the collection a read if you can find the time (I burned through it in a couple days). Later, -Sean
Submitted by: HossTehMaster
You know how people say they hear “lucas” in the unused Lucas’ Nightmare track? Well they’re hearing something alright and it’s the DCMC intro slowed down. Heres a video with Lucas’ nightmare with the pitch increased.
It’s so odd that a happy concert intro was slowed down into a creepy unused song. This is similar to Mario64 were bowser’s laugh is simply the boo’s laugh slowed down but why the DCMC? Some people have guessed that it might be because Porky used the DCMC’s music to brainwash people but still. I’m not sure if this is old news to people or not but I find it very interesting.
Submitted by: Alex
Hi! I’ve occasionally posted on the comment thread on the Mother 3 Translation Blog (Awesome Job BTW). I just wanted to share this: http://www.last.fm/music/iamerror/Trout+Yogurt with you. It is a band IAMERROR that has released an album called “Trout Yogurt”. They are a techno band but I guess many would call it “8-bit” techno, though there are elements of grindcore. All the songs on the album are free to download as well! Anyways, I thought you would be interested!
P.S. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE finish the Earthbound hack you’re working on (The Earthbound Zero one).
P.S.S. I want to have your babies.
Well, that’s all for this time! I still have about 100-150 more to post sometime, so expect more down the line 😀
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