EarthBound Sound Sample Hunt
Cap from the Nerdy Show recently posted an in-depth article on the horror elements in the MOTHER series and what their inspirations were. Check out the article here! Some of the topics include the inspiration for the Happy Happy cult, info about the movie that inspired aspects of the Giygas battle (with nary a mention of fetuses!), H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and more. Also, on a similar & ...Read More »
A couple weeks back I posted on Twitter about how an unusual copy of MOTHER 2 was uncovered. The details of where it came from are unknown – in fact, the only reason it was posted online was so that the owner could try to learn more about it. It looks like it’s the same sort of unusual cartridge used in competitions like Nintendo PowerFest 94 and in other similar situations: #g...Read More »
This year’s Summer Games Done Quick event was amazing, and EarthBound was one of the games played! EarthBound speedrunner Aurilliux managed to reach the end of the game in 1 hour and 27 minutes as hundreds of thousands of people watched from around the world! Here’s a look at the live run, which features some crazy random number manipulation that almost feels like card-counting in a c...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 »
EarthBound Beginnings was released a few days ago on Wii Us outside of Japan, and it appears to be the exact same as the NES ROM that leaked years and years ago, with no known changes. The Japanese version was also released on Japanese Wii Us… but it HAS had some changes. There isn’t a full list of what changes exist in the Japanese version so far, but they seem to be in line with some...Read More »
A few weeks ago, JWitzz posted a video showcasing similarities between EarthBound/MOTHER games and Pokemon: There’s info in there about “NINTEN” being a hidden default name in a Pokemon game – if true, that’s news to me, especially with “SONY” being the antagonist’s hidden default name too. I’m sure the NINTEN name is just a coincidence (simil...Read More »
I’ve pointed out a number of typos and such in the official release of EarthBound, such as the infamous unverse. But there was a much harder-to-find typo in the game all this time that I never knew about until recently. If you visit Milky Well with a party member who’s diamondized (and/or possibly just dead), the following message will pop up: The power of Milkey Well flowed into ____...Read More »
On YouTube, Beta64 recently posted a 20-minute video showing off a number of beta and unused elements in EarthBound / MOTHER 2: A lot of the stuff might be common knowledge if you hang around EB Central often, but maybe there’s stuff in there that’s new to you! I don’t agree with all of the assumptions and claims the video makes (butterflies as enemies, for example), but I’...Read More »
A while back, Buck Fever sent me this: So I was looking at images of Giygas from the final battle of EarthBound and I noticed that the main image of the screaming skull thing looked odd, so I rotated it 180 degrees and I noticed a similarity between the image and Giygas/Giegue’s sprite in MOTHER: My friend Dan, SgtTyrefell on twitter, went in and tinkered with the image, removing excess ...Read More »
EarthBound’s head localizer, Marcus Lindblom has begun to share some of his thoughts and experiences working on EarthBound! He has two posts up in the “updates” section of his game’s Kickstarter: A quick introduction His brush with the dangerous and partial real-life inspiration for the Happy Happyists Marcus has more articles planned for the coming days and weeks, so kee...Read More »
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