EarthBound on ESRB Site
Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and to commemorate it Shigesato Itoi tweeted something MOTHER-related: The first town in MOTHER 2 is “Onet”, but the first town in MOTHER is called, yes, “Mothersday”. It’s nothing much, but I thought I’d share it anyway. I’m more surprised at his misspellings than anything, but it’s somewhat common for Japanese crea...Read More »
Skotein sent me this e-mail a while back and it sounds like a pretty neat project! Hi, Tomato! I’m a big fan of both Pokémon and MOTHER and have been running the Pokémon Reorchestrated project on YouTube and Facebook. Basically, I orchestrate and arrange music from the Pokémon games with emphasis on weaving a game’s story/narrative into the music itself. I’ve also enjoyed the ...Read More »
One of my favorite gaming sites is called Hardcore Gaming 101. It’s full of really detailed and interesting information, and I sometimes find myself spending too much time on there reading through all the articles they have. Well, a series of articles about the MOTHER series recently went up – it covers each of the three games in the series in great detail, plus some background inform...Read More »
You know that version of “Bein’ Friends” that’s on the official MOTHER 1 soundtrack? If not, here it is: Well, folks are starting to work on the music for the MOTHER remake hack, and the latest one by vince94 is based on this vocal version of Bein’ Friends, and it turned out really cool! Bein’ Friends Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is requi...Read More »
A fan by the name of G reminded me that a bunch of the MOTHER series soundtracks are still available on Japanese iTunes: Mother 1 soundtrack Mother 2 soundtrack Mother 3+ soundtrack Mother 3i soundtrack Even if you don’t live in Japan, you can still buy from Japanese iTunes if you jump through a few hoops. You’ll probably need to create a new account just for Japanese iTunes. You mi...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 recently came across this video that was originally on Nico Nico. If you like anime aesthetics, you might like it! That reminds me, whatever happened to that anime that had a bunch of characters based on video game characters? Did it ever air? Was it any good? Did anything EarthBound/MOTHER-related stuff happen? ...Read More »
You may not know it, but trust is at the heart of translation – whenever you’re reading or playing a translation, you’re trusting that the text you’re reading was properly translated by the translator. Otherwise, how would you know, unless you could see the original text AND understand the original text yourself? As a translator myself, this comes up a lot. I often see comm...Read More »
- EarthBounder13: @BusterTheFox He records it with a JCM-2000 amp and then he acts it out, I guess. Yeah, I don’t play the guitar but I did...
- A-wel Cruiz: Are those eyes? I guess Mr. Saturn has great hindsight.
- Vince: Oh, whoops! Just realized that I got it backwards. Disregard my last message.
- Vince: Maybe they sped it up on the GBA version because it’s a portable console?
- Jason: Are those speakers?