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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 »

 

December 12th, 2017 | EarthBound, Merchandise, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 13 Comments

Brian Connor (aka level 1 chef) and friends have been planning the ultimate MOTHER series cookbook for some time, and now it’s about to become a reality! They posted a Kickstarter for the project yesterday, and it’s already about to hit its initial goal. Here are some sample pics: The project has some stretch goals too: I’m particularly looking forward to the Moonside reci...Read More »

 

September 22nd, 2017 | EarthBound, Itoi, Merchandise | 12 Comments

Each year, there seems to be more and more EarthBound (well, MOTHER 2) merchandise in the Hobonichi Planner shop. This year there are four new covers for the original A6 planner, a new Weeks cover, and a Mr. Saturn card case: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img...Read More »

 

June 26th, 2017 | EarthBound, Hacking, Merchandise, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 7 Comments

I’ve been meaning to post several updates for a while now, so let’s just tackle them all at once! EarthBound on Super NES Classic Mini The rumors came true – Nintendo is releasing a Super NES counterpart to the NES Classic Mini. It’s going to have a bunch of classic SNES games… including EarthBound! It’s also going to feature Starfox 2, which should be really in...Read More »

 

May 19th, 2017 | EarthBound, Videos | 3 Comments

Jared Claybrooks recently posted a new animation – this one features Ness locked in battle with the Titanic Ant: I really like the fast-paced, over-the-top style of the video, and in many ways it reminds me of an old EarthBound fan comic series, EBZ. In any case, it’s clear a ton of time and dedication went into the animation! If you’ve missed them, Jared has made a few other MO...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-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align...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 »

 

October 10th, 2016 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound | 11 Comments

Back in January, a fan named Ellie transcribed EarthBound Beginnings’ full soundtrack (see here). Ellie’s been working hard since then, though, and has done a transcription of EarthBound’s soundtrack too, which is no easy feat – it’s nearly 200 pieces of music! Here’s a list of the transcribed music: You can download the sheet music PDF and other related files ...Read More »

 

September 27th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 6 Comments

Quite a while ago, Shigesato Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, released a lot of new MOTHER series merchandise related to the Hobonichi Planner. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s new:   MOTHER 2 Cover & Mr. Saturn Sticker This cover features the game’s iconic logo and deep red color. As a bonus, the cover comes with a giant Mr. Saturn sticker!   “Memories...Read More »

 

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