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December 14th, 2009 | Images, MOTHER 1 | 31 Comments

If EarthBound Zero were real, this is what fighting a crow from Ninten’s vantage point would look like. It’s actually kind of creepy somehow. Thanks to Ness Hero for the pic! You know what would be cool? If someone made an enemy guide for EarthBound or EarthBound Zero and used real-life pics for as much stuff as they could. Some of the robots and stuff might be hard to find but people...Read More »


December 13th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up | 12 Comments

Kind of a slow week this week while I fought the busy monster, but let’s see what EarthBound-ish stuff happened around the net during the past seven days. Community News Project Antivent – Day Thirteen Galaxy Express in a nutshell EarthBound Saga – Chapter 2 Coolest Video Game Inspired Christmas Ornaments Earthbound GameSetBaiyon: ‘An Audience with Hirokazu Hip Tanaka̵...Read More »


December 12th, 2009 | Misc., Uncommon Knowledge | 27 Comments

I’m quite behind on keeping up with the update queue, so from time to time I’ll do a batch of these updates all in one big update. So without further ado, here is EarthBound Central Mini-Update Megathon #1! (more…) ...Read More »


December 11th, 2009 | Audio Stuff, Videos | 27 Comments

Hirokazu Tanaka, one of the main composers for the EarthBound/MOTHER series recently released a single called the “Hirokazu Tanaka Song”. Basically, he gathered ten other people named Hirokazu Tanaka and had them all sing a song about how they’re named Hirokazu Tanaka and how they didn’t pick the name themselves. You can check it out here: The official description also inc...Read More »


December 10th, 2009 | Events, Images | 39 Comments

A while ago I posted about an event put together by Japanese MOTHER fans called 321 MOTHER. You can read about the 2006 event here. A couple weeks ago the 2009 event took place, and this time three regular visitors here attended, Kyosuke, Chewy, and Izumi. Chewy was kind enough to write up a report about the 2009 event, which you can read here. She also took some pics of the swag she procured whi...Read More »


December 9th, 2009 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 38 Comments

This topic came up in the last post about the sample/prototype EarthBound board currently on eBay, so I thought I’d make a post about it here. Here is what EarthBound looks like if you strip it down and take the case off: And here’s an EarthBound cartridge we currently believe is counterfeit: (Pics and info courtesy of blehlza, see here for more details) It’d be nice to dump th...Read More »


December 7th, 2009 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge | 34 Comments

A sample cart/possible prototype cart of EarthBound is up for sale on eBay right now. From the auction page: The time has come for me to sell some of the gems in my collection, and this is probably the biggest of them. For sale i have a prototype version of the great Earthbound, an RPG never released in Europe. It’s the NTSC version. It comes in a official EPROM board, it was tested recently...Read More »


December 7th, 2009 | MOTHER 3, Videos | 31 Comments

I’m usually pretty slow when it comes to keeping up with stuff like this, I don’t even know what to call them! But here’s a cool MOTHER 3 video set to a vocaloid singing “Romeo and Cinderella”. If someone more well-versed in this stuff could help explain it, that would be swell 😀 ...Read More »


December 6th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up | 35 Comments

This week was surprisingly active on EB Central, lots of cameo-related stuff especially. Now let’s see what other EarthBound stuff has gone on around the internet this week, shall we? Community News Mother 3 – A superb game, but it fails to match Earthbound Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3’s rope snake OILD – Winters You Could Be The Proud Owner Of Earthbound Zero ...Read More »


December 5th, 2009 | MOTHER 3 | 31 Comments

Over at Destructoid they’ve been posting a list of the top 50 games of the past decade, and MOTHER 3 got a mighty high spot at #3. Check it out here. There are two things of interest about this: one, I think had this been a magazine or any other site, MOTHER 3 wouldn’t have even been considered, and two, unlike some of the other “best game” magazine lists that have showed ...Read More »


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