Early EarthBound Box Art Again
Archive for 2011
If you frequent this site, then you probably know Onion, one of the awesome and serious collectors who manages to find all kinds of cool stuff. Well, he’s looking to lighten his collection a little bit to get some money, so if you’re into EarthBound/MOTHER merch, he’s got some stuff you might be interested in! Big PVC Mr. Saturn Figure This was available at the Japanese crane ga...Read More »
Visitante sent in these scans from a Spanish-language version of NGamer. It looks like it’s an article about the history of the MOTHER series. I don’t have a translation handy (used to know Spanish but it got pushed out when I learned Japanese, doh) so hopefully some language-knowers here can help translate. It seems like EarthBound stuff is in NGamer magazines a lot: EarthBound in ...Read More »
The other day I posted about an EarthBound poster that was listed on eBay. Well, the auction ended not too long ago, and the final price was staggering, even by EarthBound merch standards: $1225 Holy Giygas that’s a lot of money. Quick, everyone! Search all old warehouses, garbage dumps, and underground Stonehenge bases for any remaining posters! ...Read More »
Today we’ll take a look at stuff available exclusively on Japanese auctions – some real cool stuff’s popped up recently! MOTHER 1+2 Event Flyers and Such Here we have the Saturn Valley Express flyer handed out at the MOTHER 1+2 Event back in 2003, along with an even rarer flyer for the MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2 novel reprints that happened after MOTHER 1+2 was released. MOTHER 1+2 S...Read More »
Most fans know by now that in the Japanese versions of the MOTHER games, the special techniques are called “PK”, like PK Fire, PK Freeze, etc. while in EarthBound, these were changed to “PSI”, as in PSI Fire, PSI Freeze, and so on. More info here. Every once in a while I’m asked what they both stand for. “PK” stands for psychokinesis, and “PSI”...Read More »
Juanito says: You have to listen to this! It’s an excellent, polished jazz rendition of the EarthBound theme and Fourside. It was made by a professional jazz musician and it shows. It’s leagues above the usual fan-made stuff. It’s from the album Retro Remix Revue. Despite its excellence, it’s incredibly obscure. So here you go: Indeed, it’s some very excellent stuff!...Read More »
I got a bunch of e-mails from people over the night that an EarthBound poster showed up on eBay recently. Here’s the description: OK GET READY-HERE IT IS! AN ORIGINAL EARTHBOUND POSTER FROM 1995 ADVERTISING THE RELEASE OF THE SNES GAME ” EARTHBOUND.” WE HAD A COUPLE VIDEO STORES IN THE 90′s AND WE RECEIVED THIS POSTER THAT WAS NEVER USED. IT HAS BEEN ROLLED UP ( THEY WERE...Read More »
Juanito sent me a couple videos taken back in 2001. I had forgotten about these, they’re pretty cool. First, here’s the opening video being shown to the public for the first time. You can hear people getting especially excited about Ness: Next is this other video that has a drastically different version of Bein’ Friends during the Onett stage: I gotta say, I think I like this o...Read More »
When EarthBound was released, everyone thought that the ultra-rare Gutsy Bat weapon could only be obtained by defeating a Kraken enemy in the Sea of Eden. Given that there are like only three of them in there and they’re permanently gone after you defeat them, many kids were frustrated when trying to win the bat. The thing is, though, that the Gutsy Bat ISN’T dropped by Krakens. They...Read More »
- BenjaminSmith: I went to school for game art because of this game and Graduate in September!! I always have been an artist but no other game made...
- megamegaman247: Wess has competition for the big booty contest
- EarthBounder13: @BusterTheFox He records it with a JCM-2000 amp and then he acts it out, I guess. Yeah, I don’t play the guitar but I did...
- A-wel Cruiz: Are those eyes? I guess Mr. Saturn has great hindsight.
- Vince: Oh, whoops! Just realized that I got it backwards. Disregard my last message.