Paula, the Sole Survivor
EarthBound has just been released on the New 3DS Virtual Console in North America! If you happen to have a New 3DS you can get the game for $9.99. EarthBound on the Wii U cost a few dollars more than other Super NES games on the Wii U Virtual Console, so I was curious to see if the New 3DS version of EarthBound would have a price difference too. It does – other Super NES games on the New 3D...Read More »
I think I might’ve reported on this a few months ago but I can’t remember. In any case, a new set of MOTHER 2 figure straps is available in Japan starting this month! You can get them for 200 yen apiece at special capsule toy machines. There are seven types in all: Ness Paula Jeff Poo Dr. Saturn Pokey Starman DX If it’s anything like previous times, you’ll be able to imp...Read More »
A gamer by the name of Ryan has been working on modifying Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door by replacing art of different characters and objects into EarthBound-related content: It looks like the project is making strong progress, so check out more info and pics here if you’re interested! ...Read More »
There was a Nintendo Direct yesterday, and it was announced that Super NES Virtual Console titles would soon be made available for the New 3DS. And later this month, EarthBound will be one of the first titles available in North America! The game has already been made available in other regions, though – you can get it on your New 3DS if you live in Europe for example. MOTHER 2 is also now a...Read More »
A couple months ago I released my very first Legends of Localization book – in it, I explore the localization for the original Zelda game, as well as related merchandise, marketing differences, and more. If you’re a Zelda fan, a retro gaming fan, or even just someone interested in obscure game trivia, it’s right up your alley. (BTW, if you request it in the order comments Poe and...Read More »
TragicManner recently sent me this: CRefice and his team have made a very impressive translation of EarthBound. Team Members: CRefice (Translation, Hacking, Grafics) Frarese (Translation) Francy3100 (Translation, Beta testing) Leomeme2401 (Beta testing) CRefice has accomplished quite a bit of really cool stuff with this translation patch. He was the first to start using EB++ to facilitate a trans...Read More »
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 »
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- TBird: The grinding, the prayers, the vita capsules! WHAT’S you gonna do, brother, when Mothermania runs wild on YOU!
- Scotty: “…And his name is Lucas from nowhere!”
- Kacey: Kotaku has a clip of video.
- vince94: OMG wut
- SuperGamingBro64: Im surprised this makes the news but Smashified Masked Man (as well as Mother Month) and SomeCallMEJohnny’s Mother Marathon...