Gooey-Goos Need Love Too
The new Animal Crossing game came out the other day and it sounds like people are having a blast with it. I haven’t checked it out yet, but Tyler B. sent me this recently: Looks like Nintendo threw in a nice homage to EarthBound in Animal Crossing New Leaf! He also mentioned Bobbery of Rogueport from Paper Mario, too, but this one did a better job catching my attention! Is this new game ful...Read More »
DSuser posted a scan of an old Nintendo Power issue in which readers asked for what dream games they’d like to see get made. Two of the responses that were printed were about EarthBound: EarthBound for Game Boy… Man, that would’ve been wild. I’d love to see how that would’ve looked – I imagine it would be something like this. Here’s a proof of concept tha...Read More »
Every day, Itoi’s company posts about all the stuff that’s happening around the office. Most of it is about books and other merchandise the company’s working on, but Chewy caught a recent post that was MOTHER-related and let me know about it: Basically, from what I can gather, the company is working on a big book project that’s mostly unrelated to MOTHER stuff, but there I...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 »
Last year I bought a copy of MOTHER 1 for the Famicom but never really sat down to took a good look at it. So I did that just now! One of the things that immediately stands out is its manual – it isn’t a little booklet like most games. Instead, it’s one giant unfold-y thing with the world map on one side and all the info on the other. Here’s a look at some of the info parts...Read More »
I saw this image on a YouTube thumbnail earlier today but didn’t know where the image actually came from: It appears to be an actual ad for MOTHER 2 on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console, but it seems kind of like overkill to advertise something like that. Does anyone know if this is real, and if so, where it was located? I’d love to know more! ...Read More »
The other day we saw Satoru Iwata tweet about his special MOTHER 2 staff jacket that he found – see here. Today, Shigesato Itoi retweeted Iwata’s message and added, “I found mine.” and posted a photo of his own MOTHER 2 jacket: I wonder just how many were made… ...Read More »
In a recent Tweet, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said: Hello, this is Iwata of Nintendo. A Wii U Virtual Console version of MOTHER 2 will be released on the 20th. It’s a game I personally worked on as a programmer and is full of memories. I found something at my house that really takes me back, so I’m posting a photo of it here. The photo is of a boxed copy of MOTHER 2 that basicall...Read More »
A while back someone (I forget who, sorry!) sent me a picture of a book that mentioned the MOTHER 3 fan translation. The translation happened so long ago that it feels like another lifetime to me, and it makes it even stranger whenever I see it mentioned in print media: It’s not without its mistakes, though – I did a huge portion of the reprogramming too, for example, not just the tra...Read More »
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- Elise: This whole thing does remind me of a certain Pokemon episode. Thing is, Earthbound was released prior to that episode and from what I heard,...
- Sandata: Just to cover the basic fact, yes its comeing out on the Wii U.
- Benji: The Cover Makes a great wallpaper!
- Shannon Carr: I agree with Apple Kid. I’d love to have a Mother guide, even if it is in Japanese.
- Fjord: Animal crossing has a lot of cute references here and there of other nintendo franchises in all installments. New leaf just happens to feel...