Mysterious MOTHER Labelage
Nintendo is holding a sale on a lot of Wii U games, including EarthBound for the Virtual Console! For the next few days it’s reduced to $6.99 from its usual price of $9.99. I don’t play my Wii U very much so I don’t know if it’s possible to gift games to friends. But if you can, this could be a good time to do it. If not, then it’s still a good time to buy the game ...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, TragicManner sent me this e-mail about a new translation patch for EarthBound: So, ShadowOne333 just finished his translation of EarthBound in LatAm Spanish the other day. MrMontolio helped a little with translation, and the active community at PKHack has REALLY put in a lot of work on helping several completed and ongoing translations, especially MrTenda, H.S, and TheKirby. Otherwis...Read More »
A few months back, CineFix posted a video that remakes the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” entirely in EarthBound-style graphics. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out: They’ve posted many more movies like this in game form – you can see them all here! ...Read More »
Last Monday we held another EarthBound Central Live, but if you missed it, don’t worry! The archive is up on YouTube now: We covered a ton of different topics and then played four different games. Here’s a basic list of the highlights, but check out the whole thing for lots more! News Recap EarthBound for Sale Interview MOTHER Action Figures Big MOTHER 3 Campaign + Look at MOTHER 3 M...Read More »
EarthBound is filled with a number of different, iconic fonts, and many of them have been converted into formats that modern computers can use. But the battle font has always been quietly forgotten… until now! TragicManner has put together a font file that mimics EarthBound’s battle font as closely as possible. If you’re not sure which font the “battle font” is, here&...Read More »
Yesterday was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! This time we shared some more recent EarthBound news, took a look at some memories from the old days, shared a lot of reader e-mails, and then played a Pokey-filled hack while doing Q&A with everyone: Thanks to everyone who came by and chatted with us, it was a lot of fun! If you missed it, here are just some of the ...Read More »
There are multiple debug menus hidden in EarthBound, and the big one that lets you do all sorts of cool stuff has always been full of gibberish: In actuality, this gibberish is just Japanese text, written phonetically in English, with most vowels removed. My interest in this weird menu is actually what led me to join the EarthBound community back in 1998, so it’s always been something I enj...Read More »
After a very long break, we held another EarthBound Central Live stream the other day on Twitch! If you missed it, you can see the archive here: We covered a bunch of news that happened in the last month or two, then took a look at a dozen or so e-mails from readers. Then we played some more EarthBound while we did some Q&A and did research for my upcoming EarthBound Legends of Localization ...Read More »
- Moonside: I won’t believe M3 in US til I see it myself. And if they continue with the trend of putting it on the Wii U (or making it N3DS...
- swifter43: hey, anonymous, I already said this earlier
- Anonymous: Mayo, IGN is reporting that Mother 3 is “rumored” for Wii U Virtual Console release in North America. What say you?
- swifter43: Schlupi,I was thinking the same thing! I hope it’s that he’s been contacted by Nintendo, even though I’ve played...
- Schlupi: Swifter stole the words out of my mouth. I am in disbelief but I want to believe that it’s happening. The fact that I haven’t...