EarthBound Interviews, Part 1
Rob Welch recently let me know about a MOTHER 3 podcast series he’s doing called “Gentlemen Discussing EarthBound”: Gentlemen Discussing Mother 3 is the first in a series of 3 podcasts dedicated to analysis, opinions and trivia on the video game Mother 3. Warning: may contain facts, lies and coarse language. So if you want some more MOTHER 3 in your ears, check out Part 1 here!...Read More »
At long last, version 1.2 of the MOTHER 3 fan translation is out! You can download it from the fan translation site here. Here’s what’s new: A number of minor, rare bugs have been fixed A few rare typos and other text issues have been fixed Some bugs present in the original Japanese game have been fixed Script text encoding has been undone Duster’s sound battle sounds play prop...Read More »
(Marcus holds Pokey one last time before bashing him into pieces) Good ol’ Marcus Lindblom is still up to his gaming antics – it’s been like almost 20 years since he worked on EarthBound’s localization but he’s still in the industry! He has his own game company now, Carried Away Games, and he’s just put up a Kickstarter for his latest creation, The Robot Apocaly...Read More »
A follower on Twitter showed me this really-long MOTHER 3 Medley on YouTube very recently, check it out! Man, it’s over 50 minutes? That must’ve taken a long time to put together! It’s nice and easy to listen to, though, so thanks to Mr. Orchestra for making it! If you’d like to get an MP3 version, you can download it from here! ...Read More »
For years Jeffman and I have worked on-and-off putting together the next version of the MOTHER 3 translation patch – mostly fixing existing bugs, glitches, typos, and such. Before releasing the new version 1.2 patch, though, we need to test it out all the way through to make sure stuff hasn’t broken… and I had an almost spur-of-the-moment idea to stream it live while testing it....Read More »
Nintendo’s digital E3 event is today, and it kicked off with a joke about Reggie and fans wanting a MOTHER 3 translation: The joke’s gotten a lot of mixed reactions from fans, it’s fascinating to watch! I’m still just amazed that the game was mentioned in any way ...Read More »
Besides the Hobonichi Techo planners, Shigesato Itoi’s company also makes a popular brand of Japanese “belly warmers” in Japan. In fact, it sounds like his company is largely responsible for its renewed popularity in Japan. Anyway, I don’t know much about Japanese belly warmers, except that they’re supposedly really good at regulating body temperature, so they’...Read More »
A reader named David sent this in: Hey mato! I’ve been playing my Mother 3 repro English cart lately (Yes I got 1 from ebay…) Anyways, besides that topic I noticed that one of the zombies you have to fight in Chapter 2 looks like Ness! Here’s a picture of Ness And here’s a picture of the zombie (The 1 in the middle) It might be a coincidence or a reference. But I noticed ...Read More »
Way back during the MOTHER 3 fan translation, I was always coming across lines of text that I never recognized or map locations that I never saw in the actual game. I’ve showcased some of these in past updates, and here’s a small bit to add to that list: Thanks to birby100 for documenting these! If you ever get bored and want to peek at MOTHER 3′s script, I posted the text block...Read More »
- snesdude7: You can buy them again now! I just ordered one!
- Chase: There is a note now on the web page for it that says “we are expecting a restock on this item soon, check back to this page for more...
- Corbin: Will they get more? I hope so…
- chase: wow, 3 hours in, sold out already. Laaaaame
- Corbin: I’m trying to buy one but I don’t know how to add it to my cart or whatever!