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October 25th, 2018 | MOTHER 2, Uncommon Knowledge, 日本語 | 11 Comments

There’s a show about video games in Japan called Yusha AAAA. A few weeks ago, Mato & I happened to catch an episode centered around MOTHER 2. There were five people invited to the show, three of which were real MOTHER 2 fans. The other two were lying. Could the hosts figure out who was who based on their answers? I gave them numbers to make it easier. Question 1: What’s your favori...Read More »

 

October 17th, 2018 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 3, Rumors, Uncommon Knowledge | 6 Comments

Today is the 10th anniversary of the MOTHER 3 fan translation. To commemorate, Mato wrote a huge article documenting the cycle of hope, hype, and disappointment that surrounds the demand for an official MOTHER 3 translation from Nintendo. Some fans have been on this rollercoaster ride for 23 years and counting. For older fans, this article is a strange, funny, and heartrending trip down memory la...Read More »

 

July 31st, 2018 | EarthBound, Hacking, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 10 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 »

 

November 28th, 2017 | Images, MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 16 Comments

A reader sent in an e-mail a few weeks back about something I’d never heard of before – there’s possibly a secret message near the end of the game, spelled out using a cave’s layout! do want to make it clear that I did not make this discovery, but I know the person that did (KonekoFire) and they deserve full credit. I’m doing this as a favor for them. Anywho, KonekoF...Read More »

 

February 21st, 2017 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 5 Comments

I just recently learned that there’s a neat YouTube channel dedicated to showing off things that you can’t normally see in video games, and the most recent video is about EarthBound! Check it out here: The video covers all sorts of things using the walk through walls code, as well as some unused content and some battle stuff. I especially like how it shows how the game’s maps we...Read More »

 

December 21st, 2016 | EarthBound, EarthBound 64, Images, MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 7 Comments

A reader named Ed sent me some scans of MOTHER series articles from a Korean gaming magazine called “Game Champ”. I don’t speak or read Korean, but it’s still cool to see all of this. It looks like they even gave MOTHER 2 a pretty good review score! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align...Read More »

 

November 24th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 22 Comments

The crazy idea I had for years is finally real: I wrote a book about EarthBound’s localization, and it released yesterday! If you’ve visited my old MOTHER 2/EarthBound comparison site in the past, you know a lot of work into it. Even so, I threw almost everything out and started from scratch this time, researching new topics, discovering new things, and interviewing key people. The re...Read More »

 

November 14th, 2016 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 10 Comments

I’ve been going through lots of old game magazines lately for my Legends of Localization work, and there’s a lot of old MOTHER 2 info in there. I cover a lot of it in my EarthBound book but here’s something that I found in a magazine I got last week: (Click for larger pic) This was from April 1994, about four months before MOTHER 2 was on store shelves. Almost every screenshot h...Read More »

 

July 15th, 2016 | MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 11 Comments

MOTHER 3 was released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console last year but no one really knew if it had undergone any changes from its original Game Boy Advance release. That changed last month, when some of the EarthBound hacker guys and I finally got to dig into the new game’s data! In all, it appears that three small changes were made. The programming code that makes these changes work wer...Read More »

 

June 24th, 2016 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 6 Comments

A new Kirby game was recently released, and one of Kirby’s powers involves ESP. Kirby’s appearance and the ability’s description clearly refer to Ness: This isn’t the first time Kirby and EarthBound have teamed up, here’s an old video I made years ago: Thanks to everyone who sent in info about this new connection! ...Read More »

 

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