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January 2nd, 2013 | EarthBound, Hacking

Two of the most insanely skilled EarthBound hackers have teamed up to create a short holiday-themed hack, released just yesterday! It’s called Holiday Hex and features all-new content, including new music by Reg!

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On the PK Hack forums, the hack is described as so:

Which one is better, Christmas or Easter? Are Christmas trees disgusting? Why is it Christmas Eve today, I thought that was yesterday? Holiday Hex answers all these questions in an action-packed knock-your-socks-off I-need-to-sit-down kind of way.

You take the roles of Tina and Kyle, two best friends who love Christmas. And now it’s up to them to save Christmas. I wonder what will happen next.

What we have here is an EarthBound ROM hack, meaning it’s an entirely new game being played in EarthBound’s original engine! Brought to you by H.S and Mr. Tenda, two of the self-proclaimed greatest names in PK Hack, this hack delivers all-new characters, all-new text, all-new maps, and even some all-new music by Reg! Cool, huh?

For instructions on how to play the game, be sure to read the readme.txt inside the zip. If you can’t figure it out, ask me or H.S for help and we will help you!

Here is the relevant link:

I haven’t had time yet to play this hack myself, but these guys have serious skills and are responsible for some of the amazing new EarthBound hacking tools/hacks released in the last few years. It’s almost like a dream time of EarthBound hacking, I guess you could say!


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9 Comments to New EarthBound Hack: Holiday Hex

HpBoost said on Jan. 2, 2013

Hmm… Perhaps I’ll do a Let’s Play of this soon ~

H.S said on Jan. 2, 2013

It might be best to use Lunar IPS to patch this hack. The Easy EarthBound Patcher sometimes has issues with hacks made in CoilSnake. There’s a copy of Lunar IPS included in the zip with the patch.

Mato said on Jan. 2, 2013

Thanks, I’ve updated the post. It’s a shame it doesn’t work, the easy patcher is so nice and simple.

Dennis said on Jan. 2, 2013

Wow, can’t wait to play it, i think i should play more EB hacks,

but off-topic time, does anyone think the cheering in this video /watch?v=texPBYt-MTc is similar to the cheering in Mother 3?

Kyle said on Jan. 2, 2013

I’m feeling pretty stupid – still in the beginning of the game, wandering around near Silver Lake, but nothing is happening – is there a walk-through without major spoilers anywhere?

H.S said on Jan. 2, 2013

It sounds like you’ve already seen the cutscene in the drugstore. You need to find a purple tree northwest of the lake, and check behind it for a hidden ladder.

Frisky Freddie said on Jan. 2, 2013

I’m a massive moron. I read the title as “holiday sex” and literally sat there for 2 minutes, just pondering why someone would use such a title in their EB-hack. :<

GriffinBound said on Jan. 3, 2013

Looks like a really cool EB Hack! 🙂
I think I might try it out!

Tyson said on Jan. 20, 2013

Gave this a try today. It’s nicely put together with just the right amount of difficulty. The world we’re given is pretty nice and exploring is fun. I really appreciate the atmosphere of the game, too. Quite a fine EB hack overall.


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