EB0 Remake: North Reindeer Map
Back in 2011, Shigesato Itoi tweeted that a professional tennis player by the name of Kei Nishikori carried around a Mr. Saturn plush for good luck. I had missed that tweet, but Jack W. posted on the EarthBound Central Facebook page about it showing up on the Tennis Channel recently, so I did a quick search and found it here! I guess he doesn’t know it’s called a Mr. Saturn in English...Read More »
A couple readers sent in a link to a new video about EarthBound and how its “personality” plays a big part of its game design. The video is described with: Earthbound’s greatest strength is its personality, something most modern games seem to lack. But, from a game design perspective, “personality” isn’t something often considered. How does Earthbound use its ch...Read More »
Back when the Starmen.net/Fangamer guys and I did the live Wii U MOTHER 2 stream, we noticed that some bright, flashy animations were “fuzzier” on the Wii U version than in the original Super Famicom/Super NES releases. I’ve recorded a couple samples for comparison – it’s hard to see in this video but maybe you can tell: Only a few of the PSI animations have this ani...Read More »
One of my absolute favorite things is seeing fans of anything just having a lot of fun. This (I assume unfinished) set of EarthBound music videos by Go:Eskimo fits that bill perfectly: (There is some strong language in here, if that’s something that bothers you) Even if the style of music isn’t your thing, give a few different videos in the playlist a shot – it’s cool seei...Read More »
Next month marks the, what, 18th anniversary of EarthBound’s release? Oh, man. Anyway, the “You Gotta Play This” webshow is going to be celebrating EarthBound Month with a month-long event: We plan to have special guests from the Earthbound community and show off some gameplay, accept tips and tricks, and we are even giving away a copy of Earthbound with an SNES to play it on. An...Read More »
I sometimes wondered if different versions of MOTHER 2 might play faster or slower than other versions – and then I stumbled upon this Japanese video that compares the walking speed of the GBA MOTHER 2 and the Wii U Virtual Console MOTHER 2. (GBA on top, Wii U on bottom) As you can see, the GBA version has slower walking. I don’t know if that’s because the Wii U’s Super Fam...Read More »
Good ol’ Fangamer made some EarthBound-related videos recently, so I thought I’d share them. First up is a video for their Awesomeness combo, which features all the stuff you’ll need to save the world: Next is a video for their Franklin pin and Courage badge: I see the folks from Fangamer on a regular basis (they’re just a few miles from where I live), so if you do order ...Read More »
Last week was MOTHER 3′s 7th anniversary, so gBev made a cool video to celebrate! Hey Tomato, I recently recorded a cover of the song “Happy Town?” from Mother 3 for the game’s seventh birthday, and I thought EBC might enjoy it I really like this rendition – when I become rich and famous and have a giant skyscraper of my own I’ll have this play in the lobby or ...Read More »
- Elise: This whole thing does remind me of a certain Pokemon episode. Thing is, Earthbound was released prior to that episode and from what I heard,...
- Sandata: Just to cover the basic fact, yes its comeing out on the Wii U.
- Benji: The Cover Makes a great wallpaper!
- Shannon Carr: I agree with Apple Kid. I’d love to have a Mother guide, even if it is in Japanese.
- Fjord: Animal crossing has a lot of cute references here and there of other nintendo franchises in all installments. New leaf just happens to feel...