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March 13th, 2014 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 14 Comments

GreatGonzalez88 sent this e-mail a while back: I was playing EarthBound recently and I had a weird thing happen with Escargo Express. I just used the Eraser Eraser and wanted to get rid of it right away so I called Escargo Express from the lab and then called Dad to save my game. After that I forgot about it and proceeded to the Stonehenge base. I made it considerably far and suddenly the delivery...Read More »


March 8th, 2014 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 6 Comments

A while back, an EarthBound fan from Chile e-mailed me about a video project: Dear Tomato: My name is Tomi and I’m from Chile. Sorry if my english is not the best, but you know, spanish is my main language, haha. Well. Me and some friends, we have a project, a youtube channel called Low Definition. Our last project inside this channel is “Creadores” (Creators), and is about game...Read More »


March 1st, 2014 | EarthBound, Itoi, MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 16 Comments

A new Did You Know Gaming video was just released, and this episode is about EarthBound! This episode also features chuggaaconroy, who has helped introduce so many people to the MOTHER/EarthBound games that it still boggles my mind There’s a part 2 to this video too! See it here! So much of the info here is scattered across my hundreds (thousands?) of EarthBound Central posts, so I’...Read More »


February 6th, 2014 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 7 Comments

The other day, EarthBound hacking master H.S posted some info about Magnet Hill that I never really knew about until now! First, to get the Carrot Key, you’re first forced to get the Magnet Hill melody… Or so everyone thought! Apparently, though, the designers made an oversight – it seems you can still get the Carrot Key if you avoid the melody hotspot, go under the building, and...Read More »


February 4th, 2014 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 11 Comments

KingMike sent this e-mail in about the boat captain in EarthBound: I always did it in order, so I’m not certain: is Magnet Hill one of the Your Sanctuaries you’re required to visit during a specific point in the game? (the only ones I’m sure on are Giant Step, Rainy Circle, Lumaine Hall and Fire Spring) I was watching this EB Let’s Play. This guy got the Carrot key but forg...Read More »


January 21st, 2014 | EarthBound 64, Uncommon Knowledge | 8 Comments

Many years back, before MOTHER 3 for the GBA was released, I went and translated every screenshot of the Nintendo 64 version that I could find and posted all the information here. I didn’t realize I missed a line until a reader named Angela recently sent an e-mail to me: So, in the Earthbound 64 preview trailer, the first line the woman Flints talking to say’s “I have one thing t...Read More »


January 16th, 2014 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 48 Comments

Gooieooie sent in a somewhat common question among EarthBound/EarthBound Zero fans: Hey, Mato! This time, I have a question. In your old EarthBound Zero remake hack, Ninten is wearing a handkerchief. This handkerchief is also shown on and around the internet. However, while looking at his official clay model, he didn’t have one! His in-game sprite doesn’t either, though tha...Read More »


December 8th, 2013 | EarthBound 64, Smash Bros., Uncommon Knowledge | 8 Comments

renstimpy1 sent this a little while back and it somehow wound up in my spam folder. I’m glad I found it, though! Hey Mato! Today I was browsing the Cutting Room Floor and went to a article on Super Smash Bros Melee. When I got down to the “reflections” section of the article I saw that a old screenshot of Osohe Castle from EB64 Is being used as a reflection for several trophies in-game....Read More »


October 31st, 2013 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 6 Comments

I recently read on a really nice, thorough, well-researched Japanese MOTHER 2 site that it’s possible to cause a bug in the game that I’ve never heard of before. Basically, it supposedly goes like this – you use the For Sale Sign, then, while waiting for the customer to show up, you learn Teleport Alpha from the monkey. If timed right, the customer will show up as soon as the ...Read More »


October 27th, 2013 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 5 Comments

A good while back I posted about map differences between the Famicom version of MOTHER and the NES English version. For example, the Magicant cave was redone and the path leading to Holy Loly Mountain/Mt. Itoi was simplified. Those weren’t the only changes though! Here are a few more! First, Halloween/Spookane had the town layout slightly altered, and things were streamlined a little more to...Read More »


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