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December 6th, 2012 | EarthBound, Videos | 10 Comments

CB recently sent me this: I was just watching Xplay’s ultimate buyer’s guide and they showed a full Earthbound set and mentioned that it was one of the rarest full sets there is, along with being one of the most desirable virtual console game releases. They also mentioned however, that it was unlikely to get a virtual console release. So I checked around online and managed to find the ...Read More »


December 5th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images | 14 Comments

A few people have written in to let me know that some EarthBound-based stuff was recently on Comedy Central as part of a show called “Mash Up”. Here’s how snoopthedrew describes it: Hi there! I was on comedy central tonight watching a show called mashup which is a sketch show that’s very heavily influenced by video games and pop culture and this interesting character named ...Read More »


September 27th, 2012 | Images, MOTHER 3 | 23 Comments

joe the worlds largest nerd sent this in: okay, so when my mom got me this months issue of ONM, i got a magazine called “retro gamer”. and there was a section named “20 nintendo games you never played”, and mother 3 was in it! it mentions the fan translation as well! and it also shows the writers dont have their nicknames well, because they called earthbound zero just eart...Read More »


September 14th, 2012 | MOTHER 1, Videos | 11 Comments

There’s a small group of awesome people on the Something Awful forums that’s been translating Game Center CX episodes for the past year or two. If you’ve never heard of it, Game Center CX is a Japanese show about retro video games and was what the DS game Retro Game Challenge was based on. In the most recent SAGCCX release is a small side-segment featuring a scene from MOTHER: W...Read More »


July 27th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images, MOTHER 3 | 28 Comments

There’s a book called “1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die“, and it sounds like EarthBound and MOTHER 3 are included. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { marg...Read More »


June 19th, 2012 | Images, MOTHER 1 | 15 Comments

biehlza sent this in the other day, it’s apparently taken from the EGM buyer’s guide in 1991, before EarthBound Zero was cancelled. For some reason I want to say I’ve posted this before, or at least it seems really familiar. In any case, I find their phrasing of “designed for the very young” to be particular interest. It looks like even in the NES days the series cou...Read More »


June 7th, 2012 | Images, MOTHER 1 | 24 Comments

ChrisHighwind sent this in recently: So I’m flipping through my latest issue of Game Informer, and then come to their top 10, which is about babies. Suddenly I see #8, which is the Garrickson Baby from Earthbound Zero (though the magazine just calls it “Earthbound”) It talks about how if you use Telepathy on the baby, he’ll teach you the PSI move Teleport. I thought this wa...Read More »


April 23rd, 2012 | Images, MOTHER 1+2, MOTHER 3 | 13 Comments

The other day girl034 sent this to me: Dear Mato, Yesterday I found an article about “Mother 1+2″‘s release in a german magazine called “Gamepro”. (the magazine is from 2003) It also claims that Mother3 will soon be coming out. I hope you haven’t gotten any messages about that yet. Greetings. I’m not sure what it says, but it looks short enough that it...Read More »


January 12th, 2012 | MOTHER 1 | 12 Comments

Ultra translator Chewy has come through again – this time she’s translated a review of MOTHER 1 by Satoshi Tajiri, who went on to create Pokemon in the 90s. This review actually predates Pokemon, so I wonder how much influence MOTHER 1 (and maybe MOTHER 2) had on his inspiration for Pokemon’s game design. At any rate, it’s a long and interesting read – I like how he d...Read More »


January 4th, 2012 | MOTHER 3 | 65 Comments

Famitsu recently held an online survey asking readers for the games that most moved them to tears. Of the zillions of games submitted, MOTHER 3 managed to break into the top ten at #8! Incidentally, the top ten list was: #1: Final Fantasy X #2: Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII #3: Okami #4: Clannad #5: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater #6: Steins;Gate #7: Air #8: Final Fantasy VII #8: MOTHER 3 #10: Fi...Read More »


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