Opening Up EarthBound Zero
A little while ago, The Completionist and pals went through the MOTHER 3 translation for the first time and then made a thorough video about the game and their experience. Check it out! After the video went up, my wife Poe and I had an hour-long chat with them about the translation project, EarthBound 64, and more. You can check that out here: It was a lot of fun and I hope we’ll get to co...Read More »
PiggyColonel recently created a Porky-themed LEGO set and posted it on the official LEGO site for fans to vote on: I have some news relating to MOTHER 3 fan stuff…Sorta. Waaaaay back in the day of almost 2 years ago, I posted some stuff about MOTHER 3 LEGO creations. Almost 2 years later, I finally finished the LEGO version of Porky. Now that this is done, I have an idea that I’d lik...Read More »
KamiWasa posted this video the other day – it’s a 3D version of the old hot spring guy from MOTHER 3! I’m always amazed at how well MOTHER series stuff looks in 3D like this. I guess the simple art style lends itself to it or something. ...Read More »
Last year I uploaded some custom-made tools that would let fans translate MOTHER 3 into other languages. Around the same time, I also suggested that fans could try their hand at rewriting the existing English translation if they felt up to it. Immediately, crabbyRhys took up this task and worked hard at it for many months. At last, the rewritten script is complete and available as a patch –...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 »
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 »
A few months back, we released the translation tools for MOTHER 3 so that other translators could translate the game into their native language. The tools could also allow fans to create script hacks or the like… and almost immediately after the tools were uploaded, CrabbyRhys began a quest to polish and rewrite the English script! The rewrite project isn’t finished yet, but it recentl...Read More »
Some new official MOTHER/Mr. Saturn merchandise has been announced – a Mr. Saturn Hot Water Bottle! It looks like it also comes with a tag that has both the MOTHER 2 and MOTHER 3 logos on it. So if you’ve been lamenting the lack of official MOTHER 3 merchandise lately, here you go! Price-wise, if you buy the hot water bottle cover and the actual bottle, it’ll cost 5400 yen. If ...Read More »
To celebrate Nintendo’s 125th anniversary, IGN recently played a bunch of games and posted videos of them on YouTube. Here’s a look at their short MOTHER 3 video! Since they’re a big player in the industry they don’t use the translation patch, but they do discuss the fan translation and a number of other things. Also, holy crap, MOTHER 3 is already over 8 years old now ...Read More »
A while back I posted about a podcast titled, “Gentlemen Discussing Mother 3“. It was well-received, so I thought I’d mention that two more parts have been released! Part 2 Part 3 Actually, I’m not sure why, but for some reason the podcasts aren’t playing on Chrome for me, but they work fine in Firefox. So if you have trouble getting them to play, try a different b...Read More »
- breeman: AH why did I see this too late to get the Red Vinyl!? Pledged for the White Vinyl. I recently started collecting and listening to Vinyl...
- Thisislame: I love mother/earthbound and always will support their projects. This album is not supposed to be on vinyl. It’s gonna sound...
- J: I actually really liked this game. The look and style are very earthbound inspired, and there are a ton of references, but the game stands up...
- DarklingDragon: That’s pretty cool. I’d get one if I had a vinyl player.
- LucasTizma: I got the money and I got the desire. So why not?