Meditation with Talah Rama
A while back I posted about a live speed run of EarthBound that was being held for charity. The final time for the full run ending up being only 5 hours and 23 minutes You can see the entire thing here: I’ve always wanted to try to do a good speed run of the game someday. I don’t think I’ll ever get as good as these Speed Gamer folks though! Also, I think it’s an unwritt...Read More »
Paolo sent me this recently: Speed Demos Archive is holding a speedrun marathon with members of Speed Runs Live on Twitch.tv from Jan 6th to Saturday Jan 12th to raise money for Cancer prevention, and on Wednesday Jan 9th at 09:10:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) they will be performing an EarthBound speedrun of the full game. The estimated time for the run is 6:15 by Mickey_Mage and skateman22...Read More »
pirohiko has been constantly trying to improve the TAS record for EarthBound – this time we see the game being completed in 9 minutes and 1 second! I kinda want to see someone try this on a real console – it’d require an absolute ton of luck but I think it’d be awesome to see some crazy kid with a Power Glove on (or maybe someone wearing the MOTHER 2 jacket) pull off this ...Read More »
Over the past few years we’ve seen fans figure out how to play the EarthBound/MOTHER games as quickly as possible, sometimes via live runs or via tool-assisted runs. This latest run of MOTHER 2 finishes the entire game in half an hour! How is it possible to beat a huge game like that in 30 minutes? By tying a bunch of glitches and tricks together, of course. In this case, the key glitch is t...Read More »
For those of you who’ve never heard of it, there’s an organization called Twin Galaxies that keeps a catalog of video game world records – you can read some more about it here. If you’ve seen King of Kong, for example, you’re probably familiar with Twin Galaxies. Anyway, a new EarthBound world record was made a few days ago: a verified, real-life run of the game was c...Read More »
Ross sent this in a little while back. We’ve seen some speed runs of MOTHER 3 before, but I think this is the fastest one so far. Just in case it’s not obvious, this is a tool-assisted speedrun, so it’s more like how the game would be played by a superhuman or someone who’s really, really, really good at games. This is currently the longest gaming or tool assisted video on ...Read More »
For a long time I hoped someone would try a speed run of MOTHER 3 of some sort, whether it’s a real playthrough or a tool-assisted one. It looks like someone has finally started working on a TAS of the game, here’s part 1: I guess most people wouldn’t consider this a legit TAS since it’s using a modified ROM. But I personally don’t care, it’s cool to see someon...Read More »
There’s a glitch in MOTHER 1 with the Bread Crumbs item that can help you skip huge parts of the game. I think the glitch was fixed in EarthBound Zero and MOTHER 1+2, though. For details, see here and here. Anyway, pirohiko, who you might remember also finished EarthBound in an hour, made a TAS video for MOTHER 1 that’s only 25 minutes Click here to see MOTHER 1 completed in 25 minut...Read More »
The Speed Gamer’s EarthBound / MOTHER series marathon for charity the other day ended with $10,451 in donations, which is apparently the most that any of their charity marathons have brought in. If you helped out, you deserve a donut today! If you missed it, they played 72 hours of MOTHER 1, EarthBound, and MOTHER 3, and because they had so much time left over, they went back and played thro...Read More »
Starting tomorrow TheSpeedGamers will be having a 72-hour marathon of all the games in the MOTHER / EarthBound series. If you haven’t heard of these folks before, they basically play a bunch of games in a short amount of time and have a live video feed and chat room going on, and it’s usually for a charity of some sort. The charity this time is the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundat...Read More »
- Brandon: This looks better than the NES version in so many ways! They should try Earthbound using Mother 3′s graphics. It would be so cool....
- Mato: I think it’s 1+2 only, as it uses my translation tools to insert the text.
- NANASHI89: Will this be for the Famicom version, or for both 1 & 2 on the GBA?
- Tente: Mato, please, please, please, if you ever have any free time (I’m not sure if you really do, sorry…) could you do us a favor and...
- EpicJackman: @johnr754 More appropriately, AAH! Giegue!