Itoi’s Blog, October 7, 2010
A Japanese game music fan by the name of keN Matsu recently hooked up a MIDI keyboard to a Super Famicom and showed off what it can do. He uses it to play a bunch of different music samples from Super Famicom/Super NES games, including Super Mario World, Final Fantasy IV, MOTHER 2, and more: After showing off the samples, he then re-creates actual songs from the game by playing multiple recording...Read More »
A lot of music from EarthBound gets remade by fans, but one that I rarely hear is the spooky music from Happy Happy Village. But Steven Morris recently took a stab at it, with amazing results! I shared this on EarthBound Central Live the other day, but it was just too good not to share here too. Check it out if you get a chance, and be sure to give the rest of his EarthBound covers a listen here!...Read More »
A while back MrTenda sent me this e-mail: Check this out, I stumbled upon a 2014 video interview with Hip Tanaka where he talked about a lot of various subjects, including a short portion about composing MOTHER 2’s music: Hip Tanaka discusses some of the ideas and challenges behind making 16-bit music. He also discusses a lot of other subjects, including his connection with Pokemon, so you ...Read More »
A while back, a fan named Ellie sent me an e-mail out of the blue: Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I’ve recently made a transcription of Earthbound Beginnings’ entire soundtrack for sheet music! Attached was a fancy 88-page PDF file with a ton of sheet music! You can download the full PDF here! ...Read More »
Editing/hacking EarthBound’s music has always been a tough, tedious chore. Usually it involves plugging in lots of numbers, data, and other complicated stuff that takes beyond the grasp of most people. But the situation has improved and now EarthBound music hacking is a little easier thanks to a bunch of new updates from EarthBound hacker BlueStone, including support for MIDI instruments! F...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 »
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 »
For the past year or so I’ve heard a number of different rumors and stories that someone has acquired a prototype of the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3. I’ve never put much faith in it because it’s never accompanied with pictures or other evidence. Here’s an interesting e-mail from a reader, though: Hello, I was looking at earthbound 64 info because.. eh why not? anyways, ...Read More »
Ship to Shore is releasing the officially-licensed MOTHER 2 soundtrack outside of Japan soon! You can pre-order an LP of the soundtrack here… and you can get it in one of four different designs! Giygas Red & Black Ness Yellow & Blue Mr. Saturn Hot Spring Pink Classic Black They all look really great, I don’t know which one to pick myself 😛 In an interesting twist of ir...Read More »
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- 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...