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October 18th, 2009 | EarthBound 64, Merchandise

Jack recently sent this in:

eBay has a subsidiary company called half.com where you can search for and pick up a lot of things (video games) for cheap. One of the first games I searched for of course was EarthBound, and… the attached picture might evoke some of the same thoughts it did in me.

I added it to my wishlist!


It’s true! You can see for yourself here.

The “EarthBound Expansion Disk” that’s on there is also referring to the old so-called “MOTHER 3.5”. When EarthBound 64 was moved from the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive to just a regular cart, the developers decided that they’d also have an expansion disk that you could use if you had the 64 Disk Drive. There weren’t many details given about what it would actually do, but the idea quickly vanished from people’s memories. So it’s interesting to see it here after all these years 😛


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24 Comments to EarthBound 64 Is Not in Stock

Chimera said on Oct. 18, 2009

If only it was in stock

Enjoy Everything said on Oct. 18, 2009

I’m going to write letters to Shigesato Itoi and the staff members who worked at HAL asking if they have access to any copies of the incomplete 64 version I might be allowed to look at if I came to visit.

I’m sure there are at least half a dozen forgotten copies nestled away somewhere, so why not?

Enjoy Everything said on Oct. 18, 2009

Since, if I remember right, someone also got into contact with the translator for Mother… it can’t be too hard. The world is a small place, and while it’s probably hard to reach people like Itoi, just being a developer for a famous game doesn’t make you an unreachable celebrity.

Enjoy Everything said on Oct. 18, 2009

I could also frame it along the lines of “I work for a… popular videogame reporting site… and would be very interested in writing an article on the history of this game” implying they’ll get some publicity – good if the only publicity they’ve had to that point is their name in some credits. If they don’t have to do anything other than respond with “yes” and let me visit them, why, who’d refuse!

Someone Else said on Oct. 18, 2009

Some day, I hope the ROM of the prototype finds its way to the Internet… It would be really interesting.

Mr. Crosser said on Oct. 18, 2009

Oh dear god…
That’s like putting an option for EB 0, except EB0 would just have cheap reproduction carts

Sisto said on Oct. 18, 2009

That is pretty awesome. Too bad they never have it in stock. I guess everyone who has a copy doesn’t want to give it up. 😉

PK Mt. Fuji said on Oct. 18, 2009

I’m so pre-ordering it.

TheJorsh said on Oct. 18, 2009

I pre-ordered it too. lol

SamWibatt said on Oct. 18, 2009

Do they have Duke Nukem Forever?

blahmoomoo said on Oct. 18, 2009
Ice Sage said on Oct. 18, 2009

I can’t even imagine the excitement it would cause if an EB64 test cart DID manage to find its way onto the internet. Of course, I would be contributing to that excitement. 😉

curiouspasserby said on Oct. 18, 2009

I think ebay is messing with our heads. It’s like they’ve decided to anticipate a leak of the cart of something. Maybe they have a psyhic?

Steve! said on Oct. 18, 2009

I saw this a while ago when I was looking for snes games in particular earthbound, funny how they can have a game listed that doesn’t even exist.

Cylinderworm said on Oct. 19, 2009

Times like this I wish I had a nintendo 64 :C

FireStar said on Oct. 19, 2009

So EB64 was gonna have an expansion disk like F-zero? Interesting.

hotelmariofan said on Nov. 13, 2009

man would it be cool to have that, i wish i could some how contact itoi but i just dont know how. so awesome…

Ryan9-1 said on Dec. 24, 2009

I would so like to play Earthbound 64 one day, but Earthbound is $80?! thats just insane!

Brian said on Aug. 9, 2010

Lol Ryan, don’t.

BigDream said on Jul. 17, 2011

I heard that someone bought those beta disks of M3, but they were for other games…

Zoom! said on Aug. 20, 2011

1.E64 is still there XD 2.The price of Earthbound bumped up…not again!

Zoom! said on Sep. 17, 2011

I like to call the expansion pack “EarthBound 65” 😀

DusterRox190 said on Feb. 4, 2012

Something seems fishy… it may not be the UNRELEASED game Earthbound 64


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