EarthBound Run Patch
News about the whole EarthBound available for preorder on Amazon UK thing spread across gaming sites like crazy yesterday for some reason, and this prompted good ol’ Mitch to make a new comic! You can check out some of Mitch’s past EarthBound comics here and check out his other stuff here! ...Read More »
A few years ago there were some gigantic Mr. Saturn things at certain Japanese arcades – if you don’t remember them, see here. Anyway, until today I never realized I’d never seen how one looks from behind. So here’s a pic! …I don’t remember seeing THAT on the Mr. Saturn anatomy diagram ...Read More »
I sometimes wondered if different versions of MOTHER 2 might play faster or slower than other versions – and then I stumbled upon this Japanese video that compares the walking speed of the GBA MOTHER 2 and the Wii U Virtual Console MOTHER 2. (GBA on top, Wii U on bottom) As you can see, the GBA version has slower walking. I don’t know if that’s because the Wii U’s Super Fam...Read More »
For years and years, maybe even as far back as the late 90s, I always wanted to make a Game Genie code that would make enemies drop items 100% of the time. I always pushed it off for another day… until yesterday, when I was like, “You know, I think I’ll come up with that code today.” It took a few hours since I didn’t know what I was doing, but in the end I got it! ...Read More »
A fan by the name of Chris sent me an e-mail about a video game-themed restaurant/bar in Canada called “EXP”. It has Triforce Burgers, Super Smash Nachos, and all sorts of other stuff. It even has “Mach Pizza Fries”: If you’re in Vancouver, check it out and let me know how it is! The website and restaurant info is here. ...Read More »
A little while back Chris Saturn sent me this about a podcast episode centered around EarthBound: So, I’m a long-time lurker in the EB community… been following this site since its inception (thanks to the links in the Mother 3 translation page), and Starmen.net for what feels like my entire adult life and some of my adolescence, but I never really gave anything back… mostly beca...Read More »
Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and to commemorate it Shigesato Itoi tweeted something MOTHER-related: The first town in MOTHER 2 is “Onet”, but the first town in MOTHER is called, yes, “Mothersday”. It’s nothing much, but I thought I’d share it anyway. I’m more surprised at his misspellings than anything, but it’s somewhat common for Japanese crea...Read More »
Josh recently sent me this e-mail about visiting Japan: Hello, Mato! I am a long-time fan and reader of your work (over a decade now), and my friend and I will be taking a trip to Japan this summer. We are both big Earthbound fans. I know that you have some experience with Japan and Earthbound, so I was wondering if you might recommend anything Earthbound-related for us to see while we’re ...Read More »
By now it’s pretty old news that EarthBound had been rated by the ESRB back in 2007 for the Wii. What I never knew was that it had also been rated by Germany’s ratings board: To see it for yourself go here and enter “earth bound” where it says “titel”. As you can see, it, too, was classified as a Wii release. It got a rating of “6+” and received thi...Read More »
- EpicJackman: Pretty bad, pret-ty bad.
- Giggleface: In my opinion these comics really aren’t all that funny.
- Arekou: It’s not funny at all…
- David B.: That’s a terrible joke…
- Irock: In speedrunning, emulated versions of games are considered the same game, but modified versions are considered separate. For example,...