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MOTHER / EarthBound Articles

The Military Policeman and the Dismembered Beauty

A detailed look at the movie that scarred Itoi as a young child and served as inspiration for Giygas.

Women Love MOTHER 2

There's a chapter in a certain Japanese novel about three women who happen to play MOTHER 2 and then quickly become addicted to it. I wrote a summary of what happens here.

Info on MOTHER 4

Even before MOTHER 3 was released, people were already asking if there would be a fourth game in the series. I tried to compile all the info I could about the subject here.

MOTHER 1 Novel Summary

I do a one-sentence-per-page English summary of the Japanese novel that was based on MOTHER 1.

The History of EarthBound Zero

Lost Levels takes a very cool and detailed look at the history of EarthBound Zero, with interviews and plenty of behind-the-scenes info. A must-read!

EarthBound and Potential Legal Issues

EarthBound is apparently being withheld from the Wii Virtual Console to avoid legal problems. We take a guess at what some of these might be.

EarthBound's Ad Campaign

People often cite EarthBound's strange marketing campaign as one reason why the game didn't financially perform as well as Nintendo had hoped. Here, we take a look at the promotional materials used to sell the game.

MOTHER / EarthBound Series Sales Figures

Just how well did the MOTHER games sell in Japan? Just how poorly did EarthBound sell in North America? We take a look at the numbers.

EarthBound and Nintendo Power Virtual Console Polls

For a while, Nintendo Power has been running polls to see what games are most wanted on the Wii Virtual Console. EarthBound and EarthBound Zero reign supreme, of course!

EarthBound Zero Prototypes in Detail

There are a number of legitimate EarthBound Zero prototype cartridges out there, and this page lists the history and info behind each one.

 
 

Recent Comments

  • Mother2fan: I can’t even fathom why they would make such a minute change to that battle background.
  • DJMankiewicz: Very interesting. I had suspected that Earthbound’s “dulled” battle effects were done in emulator rather than as a...
  • Chivi-chivik: I think that the lightning change in the ‘PK Flash get’ animation was put so you can see better how the lightning strikes...
  • joe411: Perhaps some changes were made since the Wii U’s GBA emukator adds a darker color filter?
  • Mato: DIO: We checked those too, Mother 2 has so many versions that I dunno what to call the Wii U version, but it and the New 3DS ones are the...
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