A Tweet from Itoi
I just recently learned that there’s a neat YouTube channel dedicated to showing off things that you can’t normally see in video games, and the most recent video is about EarthBound! Check it out here: The video covers all sorts of things using the walk through walls code, as well as some unused content and some battle stuff. I especially like how it shows how the game’s maps we...Read More »
While H.S and other fans have been working on an EarthBound ROM hack that remakes the first MOTHER game, vince94 has been composing a lot of music for the project. vince94 recently uploaded a sample video of the current title screen music: This project keeps looking and sounding better every time I take a peek at it! ...Read More »
MOTHER 3 was released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console last year but no one really knew if it had undergone any changes from its original Game Boy Advance release. That changed last month, when some of the EarthBound hacker guys and I finally got to dig into the new game’s data! In all, it appears that three small changes were made. The programming code that makes these changes work wer...Read More »
A Japanese game music fan by the name of keN Matsu recently hooked up a MIDI keyboard to a Super Famicom and showed off what it can do. He uses it to play a bunch of different music samples from Super Famicom/Super NES games, including Super Mario World, Final Fantasy IV, MOTHER 2, and more: After showing off the samples, he then re-creates actual songs from the game by playing multiple recording...Read More »
A gamer by the name of Ryan has been working on modifying Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door by replacing art of different characters and objects into EarthBound-related content: It looks like the project is making strong progress, so check out more info and pics here if you’re interested! ...Read More »
TragicManner recently sent me this: CRefice and his team have made a very impressive translation of EarthBound. Team Members: CRefice (Translation, Hacking, Grafics) Frarese (Translation) Francy3100 (Translation, Beta testing) Leomeme2401 (Beta testing) CRefice has accomplished quite a bit of really cool stuff with this translation patch. He was the first to start using EB++ to facilitate a trans...Read More »
A while back, TragicManner sent me this e-mail about a new translation patch for EarthBound: So, ShadowOne333 just finished his translation of EarthBound in LatAm Spanish the other day. MrMontolio helped a little with translation, and the active community at PKHack has REALLY put in a lot of work on helping several completed and ongoing translations, especially MrTenda, H.S, and TheKirby. Otherwis...Read More »
Last Monday we held another EarthBound Central Live, but if you missed it, don’t worry! The archive is up on YouTube now: We covered a ton of different topics and then played four different games. Here’s a basic list of the highlights, but check out the whole thing for lots more! News Recap EarthBound for Sale Interview MOTHER Action Figures Big MOTHER 3 Campaign + Look at MOTHER 3 M...Read More »
There are multiple debug menus hidden in EarthBound, and the big one that lets you do all sorts of cool stuff has always been full of gibberish: In actuality, this gibberish is just Japanese text, written phonetically in English, with most vowels removed. My interest in this weird menu is actually what led me to join the EarthBound community back in 1998, so it’s always been something I enj...Read More »
H.S recently shared some new screenshots from the Mother 1 remake hack that uses the EarthBound ROM as its base: There have actually been lots of other developments since the last time I posted about the project, so check the big project thread here for anything you might’ve missed! ...Read More »
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