The Completionist: EarthBound
Multiple people sent this my way – apparently someone was holding up a “LOCALIZE MOTHER 3” sign during a recent WWE SmackDown wrestling event: I don’t know any details beyond that, so if anyone has any more info or pics/videos lemme know! ...Read More »
A couple weeks back I posted on Twitter about how an unusual copy of MOTHER 2 was uncovered. The details of where it came from are unknown – in fact, the only reason it was posted online was so that the owner could try to learn more about it. It looks like it’s the same sort of unusual cartridge used in competitions like Nintendo PowerFest 94 and in other similar situations: #g...Read More »
Many readers have sent me e-mails about a new theory that popped up on Reddit recently – the moles in the gold mine in EarthBound all think they’re the 3rd strongest for a reason: I had never stopped to consider why they all claimed to be the 3rd strongest (aside from just pure silliness), so this is a pretty nifty theory! ...Read More »
The upcoming Mario Maker game has a bunch of extra characters included that you can unlock – we’ve already seen Ness, but now we have some pics of Lucas too! Nintendo’s been trying to keep a tight lid on these things, making it hard to find videos of them in action. So for right now, the screenshots above are the only thing I can seem to find on social media sites. I assume y...Read More »
If you couldn’t attend or couldn’t watch live, here’s the archive of today’s main event at Camp Fangamer! Tip: Start around 4 minutes 50 seconds in, that’s when the amazingness begins! Camp Fangamer EarthBound Bash, Day 1 There was a lot of stuff going on during the previous day too, it was great. It’s archived on Fangamer’s Twitch channel too, so check...Read More »
A couple readers let me know yesterday that the Too Many Games convention being held this weekend has a very strong EarthBound theme to it! In fact, the website itself is EarthBound themed right now: And here are some photos from the event itself that people have sent my way: Cool stuff! It’s a fun time to be a fan – EarthBound stuff seems to be going on everywhere lately! ...Read More »
Over on the Pixel Paint Miiverse, StarmanAlx posted three renditions of what EarthBound Beginnings might’ve looked like as a Game Boy game: I’m always amazed at how Miiverse artists can draw with such fine detail! Is there some sort of special way to draw pixel art like this, or is it all just using a steady hand? In any case, great work StarmanAlx! …Now I wonder if any Game B...Read More »
A couple years back I posted about how Shigesato Itoi and MOTHER 1 were referenced in the Gintama manga. Well, the anime has since caught up to that point – meaning those drawings and references are now in moving color! Here are two quick screenshots for reference: There are actually a lot more – you can find them here courtesy of Eraserstatue, but some of it might not be considered ...Read More »
I like finding old magazine articles about EarthBound, and even though I’ve been doing this for years I still run across new old articles! Today’s is from Total! magazine, a UK publication that lasted from 1992 to 1996. In the March 95 issue was a little blurb about EarthBound, mixed in with a lot of other games from the time: And here’s the EarthBound piece specifically: EARTH...Read More »
A few months ago I posted about an official MOTHER 2 New Year’s Card that a few staff members received back in 1995. I had never heard of the card before then, and all we had was a sort of blurry photo: A few fans were like, “Hey, maybe we should try to remake that ourselves!” And then MightyYT went and did just that: And here it is translated into English based on my translati...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...