EarthBound Preview in NP #70
Archive for 2015
Cap from the Nerdy Show recently posted an in-depth article on the horror elements in the MOTHER series and what their inspirations were. Check out the article here! Some of the topics include the inspiration for the Happy Happy cult, info about the movie that inspired aspects of the Giygas battle (with nary a mention of fetuses!), H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and more. Also, on a similar & ...Read More »
A couple weeks back I posted on Twitter about how an unusual copy of MOTHER 2 was uncovered. The details of where it came from are unknown – in fact, the only reason it was posted online was so that the owner could try to learn more about it. It looks like it’s the same sort of unusual cartridge used in competitions like Nintendo PowerFest 94 and in other similar situations: #g...Read More »
Many readers have sent me e-mails about a new theory that popped up on Reddit recently – the moles in the gold mine in EarthBound all think they’re the 3rd strongest for a reason: I had never stopped to consider why they all claimed to be the 3rd strongest (aside from just pure silliness), so this is a pretty nifty theory! ...Read More »
Wukeywukey recently shared a helpful resource on Reddit for EarthBound fans who’ve finished the MOTHER series and are looking for something new to play. You can check out the chart here: (click for full size) This got me wondering what I might personally recommend… and then THAT got me wondering what other fans might recommend too. So if you have any similar suggestions or flowchart id...Read More »
Stephen Georg, who EarthBound fans might also know as xfis, has been a professional vlogger on YouTube for years. He attended Camp Fangamer back in July 2015 hoping to get some footage for his channel… but so much happened at the event that he was left with too MUCH footage! Anyway, he recently shared this via e-mail: I’ve finally gotten around to editing the vlogs I shot during Camp F...Read More »
Cap from the Nerdy Show recently posted a nice article about what happened during the Camp Fangamer a few months ago. It’s got some great, detailed info and some awesome photos – check it out here! It’s still unclear if there’ll ever be another Camp Fangamer in the future. But if you’d like there to be more, let Fangamer know! Tell them on Twitter or leave a special ...Read More »
Nelward Music has done some cool MOTHER 3 tunes lately – what’s so unique is that they sound like they’re from EarthBound at first! Anyway, here are some of the latest musicial creations: There’s a lot more to see and hear, too, not just EarthBound stuff! Go here to check them out! ...Read More »
Super Mario Maker was released a few days ago, and although I have yet to play it, I’ve seen a lot of people making Metroid-themed levels, Zelda-themed levels, and even EarthBound-themed levels. By Texas Knuckle, code: 2A77-0000-002F-71E8 If you’ve created an EarthBound-themed level, share your code in the comments so others can try it out! ...Read More »
Ryan Stevens sent this in the other day: Hey! My name is Ryan Stevens and I made a podcast called Game is a 4 Letter Word, it’s not a typical “Whatcha playing/talk about the news” roundtable, it’s a documentary show, like This American Life, that uses a 4 letter word each week for inspiration. For episode 3, CULT, my producer Matt went to Fangamer 2015 and produced a bunch...Read More »
A few years back I wanted to learn the C# language and how to make Windows programs. So I taught myself by making a program that randomizes a lot of the elements in EarthBound to create the EarthBound Reshuffler! Since then, many other programmers have wanted to know how the reshuffler works. I’ve received many requests for the source code, but I could never find the latest version. Until no...Read More »
- Fred bounder: You missed the pk album from fangamer!!
- KingOfSwords: For those who don’t know, the Lasagna Cat video is a reference to “Colin’s Bear Animation”:...
- neonix: Dang, somehow I didn’t catch wind of that ruler auction. I would have been in the bidding for it. Oh well, guess I’ll keep...
- Leeaux: And I just posted wondering where you went! Great stuff.
- Leeaux: Mato! We miss you! Come back to us!