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May 26th, 2013 | Polls | 42 Comments

EarthBound/MOTHER fans can now play all of the games in English and other languages, thanks to fan translations and the one official translation. I recently got to wondering though – how many fans have ever played any of the original Japanese versions, whether for fun or to try to learn the language? So this calls for a poll! ...Read More »

 

July 20th, 2012 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 20 Comments

I learned something new today about the Black Antoid’s name in Japanese, so I thought I’d share! Japanese name First, the Black Antoid is called the アリアリブラック in Japanese, or “Ari-Ari Black”. “Ari” can mean many things, including “ant”. So on the surface, that’s where the translation “Black Antoid” comes from. Someth...Read More »

 

March 31st, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 12 Comments

MOTHER 2 was in lots of Weekly Famitsu issues before and after the game’s release in 1994. Here is one of the earliest looks, courtesy of King Darian. As you might expect, this comes from the April 22, 1994 issue. Caution! Big files! There are some interesting differences between what’s shown here and what was in the final version of the game. Check out Apple Kid’s house. Eve...Read More »

 

January 24th, 2008 | EarthBound, Misc. | 15 Comments

Been tossing an idea around in my head the past few days. I’ve always wanted to do this on Starmen.Net since probably months after I started the site in 1999, but setting up a whole section for it would be hellish. But I think if I did it via a blog or something, maybe once week or so, in small doses, it could be pretty cool. Part 1 of my idea would be to teach a row of kana (both hiragana a...Read More »

 

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