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February 7th, 2015 | EarthBound | 21 Comments

A couple weeks ago, a new game called Citizens of Earth was released on Steam and possibly elsewhere. Since the very beginning it was touted as being heavily-inspired by EarthBound. I haven’t played it but just from random screenshots I can kind of see it. There are apparently even EarthBound references in the game that fans will pick up on: I have yet to play the game, but lots of people...Read More »

 

July 2nd, 2014 | EarthBound, Events, MOTHER 3 | 17 Comments

(Marcus holds Pokey one last time before bashing him into pieces) Good ol’ Marcus Lindblom is still up to his gaming antics – it’s been like almost 20 years since he worked on EarthBound’s localization but he’s still in the industry! He has his own game company now, Carried Away Games, and he’s just put up a Kickstarter for his latest creation, The Robot Apocaly...Read More »

 

November 5th, 2013 | EarthBound | 6 Comments

Gabriel sent me this e-mail a while back: Hey mato, I don’t know if this really counts as a reference. There’s an enemy on Dragon Quest X called “Giigu Hammer” Could just be a weird way to spell “Giga Hammer”, but I believe the word “ギーグ” is unusual, weird and I think most japanese players will innevitably think about Gyiyg when reading that n...Read More »

 

October 2nd, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 8 Comments

I usually don’t post “this random thing looks like an EarthBound character” stuff as much as I used to, but a few readers recently sent in news about a character in Natsume’s “Hometown Story” that seems kind of noteworthy. This is a character named Anna: She looks a lot like Paula to people, and I can see it too. In fact, if I hadn’t known this was for so...Read More »

 

June 15th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 49 Comments

The new Animal Crossing game came out the other day and it sounds like people are having a blast with it. I haven’t checked it out yet, but Tyler B. sent me this recently: Looks like Nintendo threw in a nice homage to EarthBound in Animal Crossing New Leaf! He also mentioned Bobbery of Rogueport from Paper Mario, too, but this one did a better job catching my attention! Is this new game ful...Read More »

 

February 28th, 2013 | Audio Stuff, MOTHER 3 | 13 Comments

Somehow or other I stumbled upon what seems to be a rendition of the Natural Killer Cyborg battle music from MOTHER 3 as used in a Super Mario World hack. It’s got a slightly different feel to it since it uses different instrument samples, but I really like it a lot: I wonder what the response would’ve been if this song had actually been in Super Mario World or some other Super NES ga...Read More »

 

October 7th, 2012 | Audio Stuff, MOTHER 1, Videos | 3 Comments

A good while back, pk_stan sent me this tidbit of info: Hey Mato, a weird thing happened today. I was browsing the app store on my iPhone and downloading random stupid things. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Wrong! I ended up downloading a free app called “8bitDrum” and I was excited to try it out. As I was fiddling around with it, I noticed that you could play the drums to var...Read More »

 

September 22nd, 2012 | EarthBound, Images | 10 Comments

Over on Reddit, arlaton posted a version of Dungeon Man made in Minecraft. Unlike the sprites that a lot of people make, this is an actual re-creation of Dungeon Man – you can even go inside him and navigate the dungeon inside him! Check out more pics here and download it here! ...Read More »

 

September 15th, 2012 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 12 Comments

After posting yesterday’s update about Game Center CX and MOTHER, I was reminded that a lot of the sounds in Kirby’s Dream Course comes straight from EarthBound/MOTHER 2. Then I remembered that I made this video many years back, showing some Kirby and MOTHER 2 connections: Of course, there’s also the Kirby sprite in EarthBound. Are there any other connections I’ve missed? ...Read More »

 

June 29th, 2012 | EarthBound, Videos | 10 Comments

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a couple small clips of EarthBound-themed Team Fortress 2 stuff. At long last, it looks like it’s finally reached fruition! Some of the stuff might seem familiar if you’ve been around for a while. Even so, I’m continually amazed by it! Great work! ...Read More »

 

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