A Visit to Winters in 3D
By now, most EarthBound fans know of the many instances of references, samples, and inspirations that EarthBound’s musicians used to create the game’s music. I still receive a lot of new findings from fans, and here’s a recent one from Andy D.: Hi Tomato, Recently I came across an old Our Gang short on TV and found what I’m pretty confident is the origin of the EB store the...Read More »
I shared this during the last EarthBound Central live stream, but it’s awesome enough that I want to share it here on the site too! Basically, the EarthBound Zero / MOTHER 1 remake hack for the EarthBound ROM is making significant progress, and vince94 recently did a custom version of Pollyanna for the hack, using EarthBound’s music engine. It turned out amazing: Audio clip: Adobe Flas...Read More »
The folks at Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are up to something amazing – they’ve gotten the rights to publish the MOTHER arranged soundtrack album outside of Japan! They intend to release the soundtrack in interesting ways and with some cool new bonus stuff – see here for more info! This is really exciting and might even be one of the first EarthBound Zero things to ever get an offici...Read More »
A while back, yui sent me an e-mail about a set of neat EarthBound remixes made by Cory Johnson: I was feeling down today so I searched for EarthBound music arrangements and stumbled upon this cool post-rock album that lifted my spirits. Think Sigur Ròs meets EarthBound, it’s incredible! And here’s the description for the album: This is a sometimes post-rock, sometimes psychedelic-roc...Read More »
The New Japan BGM Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra that specifically does video game music, recently published this video on YouTube – it’s the song that plays when you’re walking around in Winters! Man, this sounds so nice! And guess what? There’s a lot more! Bein’ Friends Twinkle Elementary School Twoson Snowman Humoresque of a Little Dog Threed Eight Melodies...Read More »
Miles V. has been working on an EarthBound fan music album called “Moonsidian” for a while now – in fact, I briefly covered it back in 2010. It’s nearing a release now, so here’s a quick preview of a few of the tracks! And here’s a preview of one of the tracks, called “Instinct of the West”. Try to guess what song it’s based off of within the ...Read More »
Over on the EarthBound Reddit, TJourney noticed that this educational (and/or religious?) video series called “Active Learning” features a sudden, short bit of music from EarthBound: Man, this video is so cheesy. I thought it was from the late 80s at first, what with those sweaters and all, but the EarthBound music definitely places it in the mid-90s. I guess maybe lame educational vi...Read More »
A while back I posted about a podcast titled, “Gentlemen Discussing Mother 3“. It was well-received, so I thought I’d mention that two more parts have been released! Part 2 Part 3 Actually, I’m not sure why, but for some reason the podcasts aren’t playing on Chrome for me, but they work fine in Firefox. So if you have trouble getting them to play, try a different b...Read More »
- Boomhauer: I dang-‘ol loved sending that e-mail.
- Noodle: There’s also typos in the final boss fight. “Paula prayed from bottom of your heart” is missing an extra...
- Baptiste Faussat: I was going to start a Let’s Play series of EarthBound (with the subtitle “The exact opposite of Starbound”...
- adex: you can already pre-order them from ebay.
- Chivi-chivik: Red was supposed to be named ‘Ninten’, but they changed that in the end, so it’s not something hidden, it’s...