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January 23rd, 2009 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound

“I am the Will” recently posted on the Starmen.Net forums about a little music project he’s been working on. He’s been making NSF renditions of EarthBound music – in other words, he’s been recreating EB’s music using the same limitations and instruments that an old NES game would use.

So far he’s got about eight different songs up, and they’re all really cool. If I knew how, a downport of EB to the NES would be kind of fun, and trying to get this music to work with it would be cool too. Someone with major skill should try this someday!

Anyway, below are a couple of the songs for convenient listening. You can find these and all of the current ones here too, so check it out!

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34 Comments to -NESBound- 8-Bit EarthBound Music

rayefrenzy said on Jan. 23, 2009

You said 8 different songs, but I only see 7. AM I BLIND?


Mato said on Jan. 23, 2009

I said “about 8” 😉 I was too lazy to count because they weren’t all in one spot.

Smash Bass said on Jan. 23, 2009

Well, there are 8 now.

I just heard all the songs, and they’re fantastic.

I am the Will may be a bit modest, but he can’t deny that he made something awesome.

Leirin said on Jan. 23, 2009

This is awesome! Didn’t they use a few 8-bit-ified Earthbound tunes in Loids are not Christmas? I dunno if those were these, however. Still, it would be cool if someone NES-ified Earthbound 😛 Or even Mother 3!

Those sprites are awesome.

Rufus said on Jan. 23, 2009

Definitely good NES music.

somaticdefilement said on Jan. 23, 2009

I love It SO MUCH!

satsy said on Jan. 23, 2009

I’ll listen to the music a little later. I just wanted to shout out “Dagnabbit Tomato!!” as you whimsically mention downporting the EB game. Annoyingly enough it’s probably very possible, and I bet I’ll be thinking about that all night now!

But first, Starmen Central…

MW said on Jan. 23, 2009

This is simply the sort of thing I ca listen to all day.

Unlimited Lumpia said on Jan. 24, 2009

Sweet! I am definitely in favor of seeing someone taking Earthbound and recreating it for the NES.

Millhouse said on Jan. 24, 2009

These are so awesome. I need more! MORE MORE MORE!!!
Must upload these to iPod!!

Pimpshi said on Jan. 24, 2009

Wow, I came into this one expecting something with the quality of poorly-made midis. This stuff is amazing! The Kraken Theme, Onett, and Twoson are especially great — I am floored at this awesome work!

Nin10dude said on Jan. 24, 2009

Dang, this shows how huge the gap of technical capabilities between the NES and the SNES really is.

viniciuskps said on Jan. 24, 2009

Will’s works are full of WIN as always. It wins like Captain Falcon does.

satsy said on Jan. 24, 2009

… Okay I’m listening them out now. 😉 They’re really very nicely done. Skyrunner didn’t impress me much, but it still very much captured the NES feel, if nothing else. 😛 The music quality’s done nicely considering it’s all NES style.

Also, I blame you, tomato, for the half-finished NES style Onett on my computer. >x< And I’m not allowed to think “I should do it with their OWN tiles!!” because it’s bad enough! I’m already going to have to come up with the other direction for the dirt paths (since they only wind one way in EB0) and big trees, and I need to see if the houses are going to match up or if I have to make Onett’s roads bigger, and other junk like that. All you, ‘Mato, all you!

GoldenEevee said on Jan. 25, 2009

Great, there is just one problem, Ive been locked out of the forums because I ban evaded, all i get is a message saying “HTTP 403 forbidden” when I try to even LOOK at the forums, I sent over a dozen apology emails to SimonBob, asking me to be unbanned, most were sent before Christmas, yet, I never got an answer to ANY of them, I really wish to be unbanned form the forums, so I can get the latest PK hacking tools, but now I never will and will probably have to go back to my crappy Pokemon Ruby hack (god, Pokemon Ruby is so dang HARD to hack)

When I was still a member of the forums, I was obbsessed with furries, im not obbsessed with them anymore, I just like them. So, can you contact SimonBob to ask him to have me unbanned, I’m really sorry, I just wanted to make friends and enjoy the mother series. but it seems that everyone hates me to death, I just wanted to make friends *sniff*…. so please starmen.netters, stop making fun of me and stop picking on me so I can just enjoy the mother series with others who like it, yet, no one cares cause they think I’m gay and stupid, I’M NOT GAY!!!!!!!


I am the Will said on Jan. 25, 2009

First of all, thanks to everyone who liked my NES songs. I feel kinda… I dunno, I’m posting on a topic someone made about my stuff. Crazy, huh? I’ll get more MP3s/NSFs on my topic eventually, so don’t think I’m over yet!

About GoldenEevee… Well, I don’t really know what happened to you and what caused you to be banned. You may have sent apologies for SimonBob, but… maybe he didn’t read the e-mails or is ignoring you (Yeah, this stuff is harsh, but rules are rules); it may not be true, though, since I’m just guessing. Also, it’s good to know you’ve redeemed of yourself and wishes to be better. But, using topics of others to complain about something off-topic isn’t really cool. Use PMs or mail someone for help instead.

wyhupn said on Jan. 25, 2009

Awesome songs

me. why are u asking my name!? said on Feb. 16, 2009

onett’s song was probably my second favorite song in the game. hearing it all NESiffied, i think i spellededed that right, is awesome.

BSX said on Feb. 21, 2009


Specially the Skyrunner theme, which is epix in the first place but still.

Roido said on May. 8, 2009

with no offense but the song hears more like a game boy game

Mr. Saturn said on Apr. 10, 2010

WHERES THE 8-BIT HIPPIE THEME?????????????????????????

Staarf said on Apr. 14, 2010

@ Mr. Saturn


We’ve had one since the 80’s.

motherman said on Jul. 1, 2010

8-bit onnet sounds like an alien song

arjuna said on Oct. 8, 2010

hey tomato could you make a 8-bit earthboubnd remake?

Mato said on Oct. 8, 2010

Sure, but only if you pay me $100,000.

massing ness said on Apr. 18, 2011

did i just die

massing ness said on Apr. 29, 2011

of awsomeness

BigDream said on Aug. 29, 2011

Sounds like from a Pirate game…

RadicOmega said on Sep. 15, 2011

They should make a fan game of Earthbound on the NES!

Ace of Technology said on Mar. 16, 2012

Someone needs to hack into a earthbound zero rom and turn it into earthbound! That would be epic!

Anonymous said on May. 12, 2012

Paula Shirt/Skirt look like a Japaniese Dress

Clockwork64 said on May. 12, 2012

I love it

awsomegamerguy said on Sep. 26, 2012

this sounds like a pokemon game

pk_lovin said on Aug. 6, 2013

Lovin it


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