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May 30th, 2015 | EarthBound, Images

I like finding old magazine articles about EarthBound, and even though I’ve been doing this for years I still run across new old articles!

Today’s is from Total! magazine, a UK publication that lasted from 1992 to 1996. In the March 95 issue was a little blurb about EarthBound, mixed in with a lot of other games from the time:


And here’s the EarthBound piece specifically:



This huge 24Mbit cart takes role-playing to new heights. it’s still pretty much in the cutesy manga-esque style made so popular by the Japanese RPGs but promises heaps of exciting (and hilarious apparently) sci-fi action. It’s due for release in April in the US so look out for a review in just a couple of months.

RPG in a cutesy Sci-fi world. Role-playing fans will love this massive 24Mbit adventure. It’s superb.

If Total! magazine sounds familiar, that might be because I’ve already posted two other articles from it in the past:

Thanks to KingDarian and others for letting me know about this new article scan! If you guys run across any EarthBound articles I haven’t posted about before, be sure to let me know here or on Twitter!


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4 Comments to An Early Look at EarthBound in Total! Magazine

Anonymous said on May. 30, 2015

Nintendo predicted that 20% of its profit would be from virtual boy… Uh just a bit off there…

The World Is Square said on May. 31, 2015

Huge 24MBit cart! Massive 24MBit adventure!

AwelCruiz said on May. 31, 2015

Correct me if I’m wrong, but EarthBound never came out in Europe. Funny it received as much attention as it did in a UK magazine.

DJMankiewitz said on Jun. 1, 2015

I love how the article describes it as “apparently hilarious”. Basically, no one back then had any clue how to do real reporting on the artistic nature of a game’s design. What savage times those were.


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