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Tips for Buying EarthBound

January 9th, 2010 | Images, Merchandise, MOTHER 1

It’s no secret that there are like a zillion MOTHER 1, 2, and 3 strategy guides in Japan. Hell, I even started putting together a list of them all here. But they’re usually so rare or just a little too pricey that most fans never get to see them.

Lucky for us, crazy collector LucasTizma has been acquiring a lot of this neat stuff and has been scanning some of it. You can check out a full Japanese guide here, in fact.

On top of that, good ol’ kenisu is thinking of translating these scans into English, and you can see a few of them here.

The MOTHER 1 and 2 guides are really cool and full of charm and humor. They’re a lot like the EB Player’s Guide in that sense, except unlike the EBPG, there’s a ton of ’em. So if you happen to come across one and it’s not too expensive, snatch that sucker up!


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15 Comments to MOTHER Strategy Guide Scanned

userofdoom said on Jan. 9, 2010

Awesome! I’m gonna check these out later. Thanks LucasTizma!

NeonSquid said on Jan. 9, 2010

Is it Loid or Lloyd? The name Loid looks weird compared to Lloyd >_>

Yoshimad123 said on Jan. 9, 2010

Heh, I saw these a while back.
They’re really cool.

Poe said on Jan. 9, 2010

NeonSquid – at this point I think it’s down to personal preference since I’ve seen either be used about the same amount and some people are very particular about which one they use. I personally like Loid better because it’s weird and different.

Ninji said on Jan. 9, 2010

Wow, I must give my utter respect to LucasTizma and Kenisu. Why don’t we translate these things and sell them on fangamer? I’m sure that the MOTHER Encyclopedia would sell like hot-cakes considering they’re pocket-sized,rare,and probably the best MOTHER guide out there! 😀

WhatsHerFace said on Jan. 9, 2010

Oh, awesome! That translated scan almost looks like it was originally in English! And I’m loving these illustrations…

@Ninji: But wouldn’t translating and selling them be illegal?

santiagoff said on Jan. 9, 2010

@WhatsHerFace: It’d be totally illegal XD

Ninji said on Jan. 9, 2010

@santiagoff and WhatsHerFace, nothing’s illegal if you get the right permission! 😉

no name given said on Jan. 9, 2010

this has nothing to do with the pic,hey mato I tybed in earthbound snes all catercories and a little down the page,I found earthbound on the nes,aslo,the nes catergidge looks wierd,please tell me whats going on!

no name given said on Jan. 9, 2010

oh I forgot to tell you I found this on ebay

Portal-Kombat said on Jan. 10, 2010

This reminds me of the times I’d stay up late at night and play MOTHER.

Godaigamer said on Jan. 10, 2010

There are a ridiculous amount of strategy guides for Mother. I can’t imagine how many guides a game from the Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy series would have…

LucasTizma said on Jan. 10, 2010

LOL @ Crazy Collector LucasTizma. Guess that’s me from now on: CCLT. Can’t wait to get more guides/magazines/books scanned and up for everyone to enjoy. 🙂 It’s been fun looking through ’em.

death said on Feb. 27, 2010

@ no name given that is mother 1’s prototype
earth bound not earthbound thats why it had a wierd cartridge art

Benji said on Jun. 19, 2013

The Cover Makes a great wallpaper!


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