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December 21st, 2016 | EarthBound, EarthBound 64, Images, MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 7 Comments

A reader named Ed sent me some scans of MOTHER series articles from a Korean gaming magazine called “Game Champ”. I don’t speak or read Korean, but it’s still cool to see all of this. It looks like they even gave MOTHER 2 a pretty good review score! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align...Read More »


November 14th, 2016 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 10 Comments

I’ve been going through lots of old game magazines lately for my Legends of Localization work, and there’s a lot of old MOTHER 2 info in there. I cover a lot of it in my EarthBound book but here’s something that I found in a magazine I got last week: (Click for larger pic) This was from April 1994, about four months before MOTHER 2 was on store shelves. Almost every screenshot h...Read More »


May 30th, 2015 | EarthBound, Images | 4 Comments

I like finding old magazine articles about EarthBound, and even though I’ve been doing this for years I still run across new old articles! Today’s is from Total! magazine, a UK publication that lasted from 1992 to 1996. In the March 95 issue was a little blurb about EarthBound, mixed in with a lot of other games from the time: And here’s the EarthBound piece specifically: EARTH...Read More »


April 19th, 2015 | EarthBound, Images | 13 Comments

I always enjoy seeing how magazines covered EarthBound back in 1994/1995, but I thought I had covered them all by now. I was wrong! Retromags had this neat scan from Nintendo Magazine System, an Australian gaming magazine: Here’s what it has to say about EarthBound / MOTHER 2: One of the strangest Japanese RPGs is the bizarre Mother 2, which was mentioned a few months ago in these very page...Read More »


June 9th, 2014 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 5 Comments

A while back on Twitter, ChronoMoogle shared this scan of an old MOTHER 2 preview in an early 1993 issue of Hippon Super: And here’s a quick translation of what it says: Is Nintendo’s Eagerly-Awaited New Game Nearing a Release Date? SFC MOTHER 2: Gyiyg’s Counterattack *Nintendo *Release Date TBA *Price TBA It’s been half a year since screenshots of MOTHER 2 were released. ...Read More »


July 17th, 2013 | EarthBound 64, Images | 32 Comments

ChocoZuri sent me this a little while back: Hey, Mato! I have here scans from an old MOTHER 3 post-Spaceworld preview that I believe has not made it to this site. It’s not big on any new screenshots (Despite a clearer shot of Osohe Castle), but it seems to be a little more in-depth on the storyline & battle system than anything, along with some side-notes from the publishers as well. N...Read More »


December 11th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 13 Comments

A few weeks ago I spotted an issue of Family Computer magazine up for auction, except it was quite a bit of money. But jrronimo on Twitter was like, “Hey, I’ll totally get it for you and send it to you for free!” And then I was like, “Whoa, you rock!” Yesterday the magazine finally arrived at my lair and what I found was really interesting. This is the June 3, 1994 is...Read More »


September 24th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 11 Comments

Over on my personal site I’ve been doing a lot of Final Fantasy IV-related stuff lately. Part of this quest recently led me to buy a rare Japanese gaming magazine from 1993 (Dengeki Super Famicom, Issue #6). By sheer luck, it happened to have some MOTHER 2 coverage – take a look! The game wasn’t released for another year and a half after this, so there’s still some early ...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 »


May 3rd, 2012 | Auctions, EarthBound, Videos | 13 Comments

OKeijiDragon pointed out to me that a Laserdisc version of a Super Famicom preview collection is currently for sale on eBay here. (click for more info/pics) What’s interesting about this is that it has the MOTHER 2 preview video on it – I subbed it a while back: That was taken from a VHS version, but with the above Laserdisc version, it’d be possible to get a much cleaner-looki...Read More »


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