Finding the Plot: EarthBound
A group of passionate EarthBound fans has come together to produce a documentary about EarthBound Beginnings, its history, the prototype cartridges, the eventual official release, and more. The title is “Mother to Earth” and the project looks genuinely impressive. The team has even lined up interviews with key individuals including the game’s head localizer and the people involve...Read More »
A while back I stumbled upon the old Famitsu review of MOTHER 1. The game scored a 31/40 at the time – in comparison, MOTHER 2 scored a 34/40 and MOTHER 3 scored a 35/40. Here’s a look at the review for MOTHER 1: And here’s a quick translation of the reviewers’ comments about MOTHER 1: I’m sure there are many things you could criticize, from the game’s balance...Read More »
kenisu recently posted some translations from the Mother 1 manual, and it includes the name of the main character’s mom: Carol. MY HOME I’ve got four people and one pet in my household: There’s me, my mom Carol, and my little sisters Minnie and Mimmie (they’re twins), as well as our dog Mick. I guess Dad’s out somewhere far away. Whenever I return home, Mom fixes me my favorite food...Read More »
Yesterday was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! This time we shared some more recent EarthBound news, took a look at some memories from the old days, shared a lot of reader e-mails, and then played a Pokey-filled hack while doing Q&A with everyone: Thanks to everyone who came by and chatted with us, it was a lot of fun! If you missed it, here are just some of the ...Read More »
A while back, a fan named Ellie sent me an e-mail out of the blue: Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I’ve recently made a transcription of Earthbound Beginnings’ entire soundtrack for sheet music! Attached was a fancy 88-page PDF file with a ton of sheet music! You can download the full PDF here! ...Read More »
H.S recently shared some new screenshots from the Mother 1 remake hack that uses the EarthBound ROM as its base: There have actually been lots of other developments since the last time I posted about the project, so check the big project thread here for anything you might’ve missed! ...Read More »
A while back I posted about new MOTHER 1/EarthBound Beginnings straps that were planned to be released in Japan. Well, it’s getting pretty close to release time – it sounds like they’ll become available in Japanese capsule machines sometime this week or next week. If you’re not in Japan, though, don’t worry! I’m sure they’ll be all over eBay and elsewher...Read More »
Last night was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! We did a lot last night, we talked about recent EarthBound news -including Satoru Iwata’s passing, we shared e-mails and submissions from EarthBound Central viewers, and we played more of my new creation: Twitch vs. EarthBound! We also held a Q&A session during Twitch vs. EarthBound, but there were so many que...Read More »
A fellow named RandomAnon sent me an interesting e-mail recently – probably the earliest-known English review or mention of MOTHER 1 has been unearthed! So, this might not be worthy of being featured on EBC, but I thought it was really cool nonetheless. So there was a thread on 4chan’s retro games board about old-video game related Usenet (now Google Groups) posts and one anon found th...Read More »
Last night we held another EarthBound Central Live stream, and it was a fun one! We talked about so many different things and laughed at a lot of silly moments, it was great. If you missed it, don’t worry – you can check out the archive on YouTube here! As always, the Q&A session covered so many topics that it would be too much for me to list them all, but here are all the other ...Read More »
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