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April 1st, 2013 | EarthBound, Hacking

Master EarthBound hacker H.S posted this today:

Finally, after a year in the making, the first part of EarthBound 2: The Re-Boundening is complete! The patch is available at the bottom of this post.

This hack takes place 6 years after the end of EarthBound, and follows Ness as he returns to Onett, only to find that things are much different than when he left. It seems new trouble is afoot.

I currently only have Onett complete, so I’ve made a demo of that part. As usual, use Lunar IPS to patch the .ips file onto a clean EarthBound rom.

And here are some screenshots!

I’ve only played a few minutes of it myself but it’s already pretty interesting. You can download it here:


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22 Comments to Fan Hack: EarthBound 2: The Re-Boundening

Permafry_42 said on Apr. 1, 2013

Happy April Fools day!

AwelCruiz said on Apr. 1, 2013

Well played. Now is there anyway to unpatch? And if not, will this affect my saved games?

HpBoost said on Apr. 1, 2013

@AwelCruiz Generally there is no way to unpatch, just obtain another ROM legally. The .sav file should be setup separate.

HpBoost said on Apr. 1, 2013

Best practice is to always back things up.

Anonymous said on Apr. 1, 2013

The made you cry part got me. xD

Clowzero said on Apr. 1, 2013


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TyBlood13 said on Apr. 1, 2013

If this is similar to the Chrono Trigger in Earthbound hack from way back, I will not be pleased.

Kyle said on Apr. 1, 2013

Bah! Should have known! Make the level sometime anyhow or put out a 4th Of July one to tide us over 😉

Al said on Apr. 1, 2013

Gah, I got rickrolled!
Well played. Well played

EpicJackman said on Apr. 1, 2013

Seems pretty “trouty”. I’ll wait a bit and have some yogurt to hold me over. See what I did there? Huh, HUH?!

ness said on Apr. 1, 2013

best. hack. ever

TyBlood13 said on Apr. 1, 2013

Better than expected: BAD ROM
I know my EB rom worked fine b4, btw

Vukadin said on Apr. 1, 2013

Well played good sir.

It’s good that I always read comments first.

Kim said on Apr. 1, 2013

It’s not working. :/

Gabe said on Apr. 1, 2013

Awesome hack!

MaximTheArchmage said on Apr. 1, 2013

Haha! I’m totally keeping this, it’s even better than the Chrono Trigger one!

Tatsu_Ace said on Apr. 1, 2013

Wait, i didn’t use it yet, what happens? Now I’m scared D:

TyBlood13 said on Apr. 1, 2013

@Tatsu Ace
Nothing, it’s a fake patch

Co-Wink-Key-Dink inc said on Apr. 1, 2013

Does anyone know of a ips patch for mac 10.5.8?
Don’t worry about me too much, I’l be getting a PC soon.

Darien said on Apr. 1, 2013

Anybody keen to Youtube it for the benefit of those of us who are really, really lazy? 😉

I HATE YOU said on Apr. 2, 2013

Will this ever actually be made?


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