Tips for Buying EarthBound

July 13th, 2012 | Images, MOTHER 1

In the past we’ve looked at a few mentions in old Nintendo Powers of the NES “Earth Bound” game, but there were other less-obvious mentions of the game in the magazine at the time:

I think one of the known EB Zero prototype cartridges actually originated from one of Nintendo Power’s game play counselors (none of the ones above, though). For more info on that, see here.

These little mentions are interesting though – they show just how close Nintendo probably was to releasing the game 😯

Thanks to Bryce for the scans!

EDIT: I forgot to include Bryce’s note:

I know this is obscure, but I thought these three references to Earthbound in old Nintendo Powers were interesting. The first two scans are from May 1991 with Vice: Project Doom on the cover (the second image is from a Player’s Poll Survey Card); the third scan is from February 1991 with Star Tropics on the cover. Surprising, how it seemed like a sure thing that it was on its way to the States, considering it was never released.

 

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5 Comments to Old EarthBound Zero Mentions


Carl said on Jul. 13, 2012

This appears to be Shawn McGoldrick’s facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/ShawnMcGoldrick

KingMike said on Jul. 13, 2012

Right below it is the also unreleased NES Final Fantasy II. 😀

Poe said on Jul. 13, 2012

I want to ask Jeff Norton if he really did complete Earth Bound, because I’m finding that hard to believe!

Zinco said on Jul. 13, 2012

lmao at Shawn

tintinophile691 said on Jul. 13, 2012

@Poe: On the other hand, the other accomplishment, beating Maniac Mansion without saving, is something practically every gamer can do. It only takes two or three hours.


 

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