Prof. Sakamoto MOTHER Medley
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 »
The other day Marcotto sent me this e-mail: Hey Tomato, Marcotto from Starmen.net here. I was reading the latest Batman Incorporated issue, when I saw a quite familiar kid… I’m not sure if this is a reference or not, but the bat and the fashion choice, leads to that. Lemme know if it’s decent/legit. Keep EBC strong Mato! The image in question is here: Honestly, I don’t kn...Read More »
One of the neat things the Starmen.Net community does is something called “Fantography”. It’s basically just taking photos of EarthBound stuff or EarthBound-inspired stuff. You can check out the entire Fantography section here. I was curious to see if this was something Japanese fans do too… and I quickly stumbled upon this gallery of MOTHER 2-related food photos sent in by...Read More »
8BitWalugi recently sent me this: Firstly, hello from the lost island at the bottom of the earth! I just wanted to say a few things before I get to the point. Thank you for all your efforts in the Mother Community! I’d guess you’d hear it a lot, but it can’t hurt to say it again right? Anyway, cut to the chase. I was browsing a news agency in the gaming magazine section where I p...Read More »
Before EarthBound’s title screen is a picture of some sort of small town being invaded by flying saucers. A question that comes up sometimes – and that’s currently being pondered on the Starmen.Net forums – is where, if anywhere, this image originates. Is it taken from somewhere, drawn by hand based on something, or is it all just an original creation? For reference, here&...Read More »
- LucasPSI: In my homeland we just call this A bad attempt at trying to get A laugh. xD
- megamegaman247: I know this is really really old article but when I put this on my computer it made it blue screen.
- ejruss25: ^In my homeland, they call this lack of tolerance for any humorous whatsoever as “butthurt”. It is an interesting phenomenon.
- Fan of Mitch's work: Dang what’s with all the hate? I personally like Mitch’s EarthBound comics. Maybe this joke upset some people or...
- refat17: Nooo, it’s been taken down!