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May 9th, 2013 | EarthBound, Misc. | 10 Comments

Josh recently sent me this e-mail about visiting Japan: Hello, Mato! I am a long-time fan and reader of your work (over a decade now), and my friend and I will be taking a trip to Japan this summer. We are both big Earthbound fans. I know that you have some experience with Japan and Earthbound, so I was wondering if you might recommend anything Earthbound-related for us to see while we’re ...Read More »


March 18th, 2013 | EarthBound, Misc. | 19 Comments

Back when MOTHER 1+2 was released ten years ago, by sheer luck Reid came by to visit me the day my copy of the game arrived. We played it for a bit, chatted about the future of Starmen.Net, and stuff like that. It was a lot of fun, so now that MOTHER 2 is being released again (and since I have a Japanese Wii U), Reid and I are planning another simple get-together, except this time we’ll be s...Read More »


January 28th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images, Misc. | 33 Comments

Regular readers might remember that I made a big cross-country move to Tucson a couple months ago. A neat thing about this is that it puts me in close proximity of Fangamer and a bunch of other EarthBound super-fans. So it’s been really refreshing being able to talk about EarthBound stuff or just games in general with people in real life and not get looks of confusion One of the perks of be...Read More »


December 26th, 2012 | Misc. | 36 Comments

I just realized yesterday that I first bought/opened the EarthBound Central domain on Christmas of 2008, which makes the site four years old. I can’t believe it’s already been four years I want to thank all the readers and all the people who send in stuff to update about, EB Central would be nothing without you. For reference, there have been 1,545 updates – holy crap! Anyway, ...Read More »


November 12th, 2012 | EarthBound, Misc., MOTHER 3, Q&A | 33 Comments

Okay! It’s time for the latest Q&A update, hurray! MrSaturn03 asks: You said that you maybe see Mother 3 being released in the next 10 years or so. Why? Wouldn’t the likeliness of it being released be smaller as time goes on? At this point it’s very, very clear a GBA version of MOTHER 3 isn’t going to be released. But I can see a re-release or a port happening many ye...Read More »


November 10th, 2012 | Misc., MOTHER 1+2, Q&A, Smash Bros. | 27 Comments

Currently my main computer and 99% of all my possessions are now being moved across the country, which makes it a bit harder to do EB Central updates. So, for the next week or so I thought I might do some question and answer-type updates to tide us over for a while. Basically, if you have any questions about EarthBound, MOTHER 3, MOTHER 1, EB Central, or whatever else, let me know in the comments ...Read More »


November 5th, 2012 | EarthBound, Misc., MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 47 Comments

Many years ago I put together a big section that compared EarthBound and MOTHER 2 (see here) and showed how things were changed in the localization, why they were changed, and how it improved (or not) over the original. More recently, I started comparing other games this way, which you can see here. I was thinking recently how it’d be neat to make these into actual books too – for exam...Read More »


October 15th, 2012 | Hacking, Misc., MOTHER 3 | 28 Comments

As mentioned before, I’m prepping to move so I’ve been clearing things out and throwing away stuff that I don’t need anymore. Yesterday I stumbled upon some old notebooks and thought I’d share some pics. Here’s some stuff from my MOTHER 3 translation hacking notes. I literally have a notebook or two filled with stuff like this. I don’t need it anymore so I deci...Read More »


June 12th, 2012 | EarthBound, Misc. | 16 Comments

The other day on Reddit someone posted about how they started up an arcade of their own called “O-nett Gaming”. It looks like it’s an arcade that also lets you play/buy lots and lots of old console games too, so if you’re in Ottawa, IL anytime soon, maybe drop by Check out the arcade’s Facebook page here and see a bunch of pics here! ...Read More »


May 11th, 2012 | EarthBound, Misc. | 54 Comments

I often get e-mails from people who’ve e-mailed Nintendo asking about EarthBound/MOTHER stuff, so I figure it’s about time to post something about it Alexander e-mailed me the other day with this: Hi EarthBound Central! I just recently asked the Nintendo Support team if Mother or Earthbound was going to be released at VC, and I pointed out that no other company has been sued for using...Read More »


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