Weekly Round-Up #49
The folks at Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are up to something amazing – they’ve gotten the rights to publish the MOTHER arranged soundtrack album outside of Japan! They intend to release the soundtrack in interesting ways and with some cool new bonus stuff – see here for more info! This is really exciting and might even be one of the first EarthBound Zero things to ever get an offici...Read More »
EBfan sent this quick message to me: I don’t know if this was already posted but while surfing on the web, I came across a youtuber called Biddy Diddle (Feathery-Wings on deviantart) who made a really awesome Ninten plush doll last year. The amount of work put into it is amazing and it even sings! Whoa, it even sings??? Here’s a look at the doll: And here’s a video about it and...Read More »
After a few weeks away I’m back and have a huge pile of things I need to update about First, though, is a set of videos published on Double Fine’s YouTube account about each of the games in the MOTHER series: “Programmer on Costume Quest 2 and Mother superfan Ben Burbank shows off selected scenes from the entire trilogy and explains the complicated history of this beloved cult s...Read More »
H.S and friends have been working hard on the EarthBound ROM hack that remakes the first game in the series. Here’s a look at the current title screen: And here’s a short video showing off stuff in the first town in the game: There’s still a lot to be done, and if you want to keep up with all the itty-bitty, nitty-gritty details, you can follow the project’s progress here...Read More »
Tyler sent this in a while back: Hello Tomato, I work at the children’s library in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Awhile back I sent you a message about a toy theatre adaptation I’m putting together of Mother 1 and though I’ve still got a lot of work to do, it’s coming along well. Toy theatre is basically a small table-top puppet show usually done with paper cutouts. Once up...Read More »
DragonDePlatino has released a new ROM hack for EarthBound Zero that changes the game in many neat, interesting ways! Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition aims to make Mother much more enjoyable for both Earthbound fans and those playing it for the first time. All enemy graphics, NPC sprites and tiles are be redrawn from scratch to be more faithful to the clay models. The goofy enemies are goofier a...Read More »
Miles V. has been working on an EarthBound fan music album called “Moonsidian” for a while now – in fact, I briefly covered it back in 2010. It’s nearing a release now, so here’s a quick preview of a few of the tracks! And here’s a preview of one of the tracks, called “Instinct of the West”. Try to guess what song it’s based off of within the ...Read More »
The other day, Nintendo posted a video that showcases a bunch of the content that’ll be in the upcoming Wii U Super Smash Bros game – if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s here. Anyway, there were a few things related to EarthBound in there – the biggest one that wowed a lot of people was when it was revealed that you could take in-game screenshots and draw on them. One of...Read More »
A couple years ago I released a program that randomizes and jumbles up the content in EarthBound so fans can play the game in entirely new ways (see here.) People find it so much fun that now there’s a content randomizer for EarthBound Zero too, courtesy of BBGangZombie! This program can randomly change a bunch of stuff in the NES EarthBound Zero ROM. For example, it will change enemies arou...Read More »
- DJMankiewitz: Always good stuff. I hope this was translated from the original Japanese instead of the English translation. I have a pretty strong...
- PKGaming: “Settle for Ness”???? Maaaaan, Ness is amazing! He’s higher on the tier list in Smash 4 than he’s ever been....
- MotherFan: Which will cause many musical notes to go around the arena and cause damage by contact to an enemy
- MotherFan: I would like Ninten’s final smash to be him,Ana,and Loid singing the Eight Melodies
- DJMankiewitz: Esper, I agree fully. The wording of Nintendo’s takedown notice could have been better, but it doesn’t change anything....