Archive for 2018

August 14th, 2018 | EarthBound, Smash Bros. | 1 Comment

The SSB Ultimate Direct last week surprised everyone with new characters from the Castlevania, Metroid, and Donkey Kong series, along with a deluge of other news. Did you miss it? Watch it all here: In EarthBound news, the Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom is an item now! And it does exactly what you’d expect — it reverses people’s controls >:) I’m looking forward to using ...Read More »

 

August 8th, 2018 | EarthBound, Videos | 5 Comments

EarthBound? More like NOT bound… to Earth. 14-year-old Ronnie Doyle and a group of high school kids from Earth to Sky Calculus recently launched a copy of EarthBound from California to the edge of space with a helium balloon. You can watch the game’s amazing journey in this video: This was thanks to Ronnie’s grandfather, who made a donation to the Earth to Sky Calculus group and...Read More »

 

July 31st, 2018 | EarthBound, Hacking, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 9 Comments

A YouTuber named Chaz recently conducted a full-scale investigation to figure out why the Mole Playing Rough in Dusty Dunes Desert appears where it does 100% of the time. He dove deep into EarthBound’s complicated code and explained everything in this easy-to-understand video: The video also contains information on the Shattered Man and Invisible Man glitches, random vs scripted battles, an...Read More »

 

July 2nd, 2018 | Audio Stuff, Hacking, MOTHER 3 | 14 Comments

Back when we worked on the MOTHER 3 fan translation 10 years ago, we had reidman and Meeellla record themselves saying “Ready, set, go!” for an audio clip that plays in Chapter 4. If you don’t recall, it plays when Lucas and a character named OJ are about to do a rock-paper-scissors sort of game. Original: Recently, a fan named Karmageddon asked the official English voice actres...Read More »

 

June 27th, 2018 | EarthBound, MOTHER 3, Smash Bros. | 5 Comments

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate got a big feature during Nintendo’s E3 Direct. ALL Smash fighters, from all the games, are in Smash Ultimate. Ness and Lucas’ final smashes also got an upgrade: Wowowow! Paula and Poo in Smash! Now the whole Chosen Four is there (with Jeff as an assist trophy). And the bigger surprise is Kumatora and Boney joining Lucas in his final smash. It’s the fi...Read More »

 

May 23rd, 2018 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 4 Comments

The Super Soul Bros. band has done a lot of great game music covers over the years, and if you’ve been to any conventions or seen any Fangamer events, you’ve probably seen them in action. They’re a lot of fun and put lots of energy into their music. They recently released an album dedicated to EarthBound/MOTHER series music that I absolutely love, so I wanted to make sure I share...Read More »

 

April 26th, 2018 | Videos | 12 Comments

The Angry Video Game Nerd recently posted an episode about EarthBound – and it’s his longest episode yet at over 40 minutes. It’s got a nice mix of insightful commentary and valid criticism, along with a look at various series details and fan theories. But more than anything, it’s offers a neat view at how EarthBound looks to retro gamers who missed out on it 23 years ago: ...Read More »

 

March 31st, 2018 | EarthBound, Images, Merchandise | 4 Comments

A longtime EarthBound fan and fan artist named Shane Hunt recently launched a Kickstarter for a book focused on his art creations: Things are looking good for the book too: it’s already 200% funded and Shane reports that the hard work on the book has already been completed. Here are some samples it’ll feature: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { ...Read More »

 

March 14th, 2018 | EarthBound, Videos | 13 Comments

A couple months back, Nintendo released a miniature Super NES box with a whole bunch of games on it, including EarthBound. I forget how many times EarthBound has been re-released by this point, but it’s actually quite common for re-released games to get minor changes that most people never notice. Part of my job involves hunting for these changes though, so I was eager to see what might̵...Read More »

 

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  • JeffShotFirst: YESSSSSS!
  • Leeaux: Is that a Poe I spy sneaking in a post? I’m pumped for the Ramblin Evil Mushroom! I’m always excited when they add anything...
  • Arturo: Somebody needs to add the Skyrunner theme to the video. Or the Mother title theme when it is in space.
  • game4brains: Looks like the scrapped “Space Bound” name was onto something after all!
  • Leeaux: When the balloon popped and all that stuff was in space, I was like “What the heck was that!?” Naturally I was thinking,...
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