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March 26th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 19 Comments

Omnomnominous sent this in, it’s from issue 69 of Nintendo Power. It briefly talks about how Nintendo handled the translation of MOTHER 2 into EarthBound: For some reason, people always assumed Dan Owsen did the translation for EarthBound. I don’t know why, from what I recall it was two Japanese women who translated it (and were listed in the credits), all Dan did was some editing wor...Read More »


March 15th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images, Merchandise | 17 Comments

A little while back a set of EarthBound pogs showed up on eBay. I mentioned that it would be cool to see the old Nintendo Power catalog that listed them, and so “Flit” sent in a scan of said catalog. Here’s the stuff about the EarthBound Pogs: Man, I should’ve gotten some, they were only $5 😯 The most recent set on eBay sold for $255! I’m still confused though; th...Read More »


March 12th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 40 Comments

Yesterday we took a look at the big EarthBound preview Nintendo Power had in issue #70. Today we check out issue #73, which has the REAL EarthBound article. I’m hesitant to call it a review since it’s like a lot of Nintendo Power stuff was back then – mostly meant to showcase stuff to consumers. Like I mentioned before, the preview in issue #70 is what convinced me to buy the gam...Read More »


March 11th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 46 Comments

All this really old and rare merchandise lately has me reminiscing about when EarthBound was first announced. While the actual advertising for the game was dumb, the articles for it in Nintendo Power were awesome and completely the reason I bought the game. So I thought it’d be neat to take a look back at some of that early Nintendo Power stuff. Here’s a big preview for the game they p...Read More »


February 27th, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise | 35 Comments

Okay, I think an EarthBound merchandise miracle is underway or something. All this cool, really rare stuff showing up every few days for weeks in a row 😯 The latest rare EarthBound merchandise to hit the auction block is a set of EarthBound pogs! I never understood the appeal of pogs, even back in the day, but when they were popular Nintendo Power made several sets that you could order through...Read More »


January 23rd, 2010 | EarthBound 64, Interviews | 16 Comments

Many years ago, Nintendo Power sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and asked him about Ocarina of Time and a few other games, including EarthBound 64. I forget the issue number, if anyone has it handy lemme know. How is EarthBound 64 coming along? Miyamoto: I think we can release EarthBound 64 by the end of the year. Even though the game is canceled, I still kind of wish they’d show us more from...Read More »


December 17th, 2009 | EarthBound, Images | 49 Comments

The 250th issue of Nintendo Power is starting to show up in people’s mailboxes, and as part of the celebration there is a “250 reasons to love Nintendo” list in the magazine. EarthBound was part of the list: (click for big) Thanks to The Great Morgil and Eric for sending in news so quickly and providing pics! We now return you to your regularly-scheduled cult activities, already...Read More »


August 4th, 2009 | Images, MOTHER 3 | 71 Comments

I saw a while back that someone said that MOTHER 3 was never mentioned in Nintendo Power. So here’s an article from a recent-ish issue of Nintendo Power that does mention MOTHER 3 and why it would never come out in English 😛 click to enlarge “Unfortunately, the dialogue would take ages to translate into English, making the game’s chances of one day releasing here even more sl...Read More »


April 14th, 2009 | EarthBound | 41 Comments

The new issue of Nintendo Power is out, and this month’s Virtual Console poll was again dominated by EarthBound and EarthBound Zero/MOTHER 1. Here’s a scan of the full poll, courtesy of KingDarian. It looks like the next poll is going to be about the most wanted RPGs on the Virtual Console. Will EarthBound prevail? Or will Tecmo’s Secret of the Stars come out of nowhere to win in...Read More »


April 9th, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 37 Comments

A while back, Nintendo Power started running polls in the magazine asking for the most wanted Virtual Console games. Every time it was applicable, EarthBound was always #1, with MOTHER/EarthBound Zero usually #2. Until now, we never had an actual listing of these polls, so I’ve put them all together in this post. I didn’t realize that EarthBound had dominated that many polls. That̵...Read More »


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