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January 11th, 2016 | EarthBound, Hacking

There are multiple debug menus hidden in EarthBound, and the big one that lets you do all sorts of cool stuff has always been full of gibberish:

In actuality, this gibberish is just Japanese text, written phonetically in English, with most vowels removed. My interest in this weird menu is actually what led me to join the EarthBound community back in 1998, so it’s always been something I enjoy messing around with. And now you can too, even if you don’t know a lick of Japanese!

Thanks to vince94, there’s now a translation patch for this debug menu, which you can get here!

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If you want to access this debug menu, I made a code a few years back that turns the ATM card into a debug menu item. Check it out here!

 

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2 Comments to EarthBound’s Main Debug Menu Finally Translated


BusterTheFox said on Jan. 11, 2016

Whaaat! This is pretty cool! I’ve never really cared much to mess with debug menus and stuff, except when I’m screwing around with things like the infamous tent glitch, because I love it when I can make games glitch out of their poor little minds without any kind of hacking device. xDDD The original Pokemon games are GREAT for that…

EBisumaru said on Jan. 12, 2016

I recall someone making a similar patch a few years ago.


 

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