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March 31st, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge

MOTHER 2 was in lots of Weekly Famitsu issues before and after the game’s release in 1994. Here is one of the earliest looks, courtesy of King Darian. As you might expect, this comes from the April 22, 1994 issue.

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There are some interesting differences between what’s shown here and what was in the final version of the game. Check out Apple Kid’s house. Even the Onett pic is slightly off – the garbage can is in a different spot. Winters’ map layout is very different, and the trees are completely different graphics. Dalaam is significantly different, and then of course there’s that Threed pic, which was actually used in later advertisements for the game, even though it’s a dark city in the final version.

See what else you can find! Someday I’ll maybe translate all this stuff, but it’s not very important at the moment. Of course, if you like this, then BE SURE to check out this 😀


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12 Comments to MOTHER 2 in Apr. 22, 1994 Famitsu

The retard of epic proportions said on Mar. 31, 2009

This is just like that other issue of that one magazine with all the beta shots.

Xi said on Mar. 31, 2009

Poor Apple Kid. He really let himself go before the game was released…

rayefrenzy said on Mar. 31, 2009

And next on E! True Hollywood Story: Apple Kid and his addiction to hallucinogenic mushrooms which cost him his home, his dignity, and his inspiration as an inventor… until a boy named Ness came into his life.

Wyon said on Mar. 31, 2009

Why are the labels for the cup of coffee and the record the wrong way round?

GarysLaptop said on Mar. 31, 2009

That’s pretty cool. In the second pic in the top left corner, they’re in Fourside. I’m pretty sure that’s the Hospital in Earthbound, but it says Apartment. Interesting. Of course it could be Department too…

PF said on Mar. 31, 2009

Man am I glad they mussed up Apple Kid’s house before finishing everything up.

Spitball Sparky said on Mar. 31, 2009

I wonder what Apple Kid’s text was before he decided to become a slob…?

Also, Black Rabbit > Random Asian 😛

KingDarian said on Mar. 31, 2009

The zombies used to be a lot meaner, even coming out in the middle of the day!

Viewtiful_Justin said on Mar. 31, 2009

Off topic question: How do I get an avatar?

Viewtiful_Justin said on Mar. 31, 2009

Oh…there it is. Nevermind.

Leirin said on Apr. 7, 2009

Haha. “Koitsu ga Frank!!”. Did you see all those exclamation points at the end? Man, I love how exclamatory Japanese magazines are, especially ones intended for kids. ‘Cause if you try translating it directly into English, you sound crazy.

Koyuki said on Jul. 1, 2009

Wow… Apple Kid really screwed up his house. What happened to those chairs in the house? Did he destroy them or something? wow…


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