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September 8th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Videos | 9 Comments

A video game collector recently found a complete, like-new copy of EarthBound at a swap meet. The discovery was a nice surprise – it wasn’t immediately visible and was in a box of a bunch of unrelated junk. In the end, he only paid $10 for what sometimes sells for $1000 or more on eBay. (For more EarthBound price info see here) Also of particular interest to me is the Best Buy sticker...Read More »

 

August 7th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 13 Comments

For the last two years, Hobonichi has released MOTHER-themed planner covers and related merchandise, including an Onett cover and a Saturn Valley cover. It looks like another set is planned for 2017, based on this teaser announcement. The announcement includes three small, cropped images: [spoiler][/spoiler] So it seems like there’ll be at least a Winters cover and a Magicant cover. Of cou...Read More »

 

June 17th, 2016 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, Videos | 4 Comments

A Japanese game music fan by the name of keN Matsu recently hooked up a MIDI keyboard to a Super Famicom and showed off what it can do. He uses it to play a bunch of different music samples from Super Famicom/Super NES games, including Super Mario World, Final Fantasy IV, MOTHER 2, and more: After showing off the samples, he then re-creates actual songs from the game by playing multiple recording...Read More »

 

June 9th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 7 Comments

A possible EarthBound prototype sold on eBay UK yesterday for £200, which is about $350 in US dollars at the moment. And here are the photos that were included: This isn’t the first time something like this has popped up – another one also sold on eBay UK in 2009 for $584. I’m not sure if this is the same one or not, but the one in 2009 had EEPROM stickers while yesterday...Read More »

 

May 10th, 2016 | EarthBound, Itoi, Videos | 8 Comments

The guys behind “Gaming Show [In My Parents’ Garage]” recently posted a video that involves EarthBound’s creator, Shigesato Itoi: This is pretty cool, and I especially like how Itoi played along with the silliness of it all. ...Read More »

 

March 24th, 2016 | EarthBound | 32 Comments

EarthBound has just been released on the New 3DS Virtual Console in North America! If you happen to have a New 3DS you can get the game for $9.99. EarthBound on the Wii U cost a few dollars more than other Super NES games on the Wii U Virtual Console, so I was curious to see if the New 3DS version of EarthBound would have a price difference too. It does – other Super NES games on the New 3D...Read More »

 

March 20th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 3 Comments

I think I might’ve reported on this a few months ago but I can’t remember. In any case, a new set of MOTHER 2 figure straps is available in Japan starting this month! You can get them for 200 yen apiece at special capsule toy machines. There are seven types in all: Ness Paula Jeff Poo Dr. Saturn Pokey Starman DX If it’s anything like previous times, you’ll be able to imp...Read More »

 

March 4th, 2016 | EarthBound, Videos | 26 Comments

There was a Nintendo Direct yesterday, and it was announced that Super NES Virtual Console titles would soon be made available for the New 3DS. And later this month, EarthBound will be one of the first titles available in North America! The game has already been made available in other regions, though – you can get it on your New 3DS if you live in Europe for example. MOTHER 2 is also now a...Read More »

 

March 2nd, 2016 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 31 Comments

A couple months ago I released my very first Legends of Localization book – in it, I explore the localization for the original Zelda game, as well as related merchandise, marketing differences, and more. If you’re a Zelda fan, a retro gaming fan, or even just someone interested in obscure game trivia, it’s right up your alley. (BTW, if you request it in the order comments Poe and...Read More »

 

February 11th, 2016 | EarthBound, Hacking | 10 Comments

TragicManner recently sent me this: CRefice and his team have made a very impressive translation of EarthBound. Team Members: CRefice (Translation, Hacking, Grafics) Frarese (Translation) Francy3100 (Translation, Beta testing) Leomeme2401 (Beta testing) CRefice has accomplished quite a bit of really cool stuff with this translation patch. He was the first to start using EB++ to facilitate a trans...Read More »

 

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