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April 26th, 2018 | Videos | 12 Comments

The Angry Video Game Nerd recently posted an episode about EarthBound – and it’s his longest episode yet at over 40 minutes. It’s got a nice mix of insightful commentary and valid criticism, along with a look at various series details and fan theories. But more than anything, it’s offers a neat view at how EarthBound looks to retro gamers who missed out on it 23 years ago: ...Read More »


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 »


February 23rd, 2016 | MOTHER 1 | 11 Comments

A while back I stumbled upon the old Famitsu review of MOTHER 1. The game scored a 31/40 at the time – in comparison, MOTHER 2 scored a 34/40 and MOTHER 3 scored a 35/40. Here’s a look at the review for MOTHER 1: And here’s a quick translation of the reviewers’ comments about MOTHER 1: I’m sure there are many things you could criticize, from the game’s balance...Read More »


July 9th, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 14 Comments

A fellow named RandomAnon sent me an interesting e-mail recently – probably the earliest-known English review or mention of MOTHER 1 has been unearthed! So, this might not be worthy of being featured on EBC, but I thought it was really cool nonetheless. So there was a thread on 4chan’s retro games board about old-video game related Usenet (now Google Groups) posts and one anon found th...Read More »


March 4th, 2015 | MOTHER 3, Videos | 4 Comments

A little while ago, The Completionist and pals went through the MOTHER 3 translation for the first time and then made a thorough video about the game and their experience. Check it out! After the video went up, my wife Poe and I had an hour-long chat with them about the translation project, EarthBound 64, and more. You can check that out here: It was a lot of fun and I hope we’ll get to co...Read More »


July 26th, 2014 | EarthBound, Videos | 18 Comments

Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation is known for his love of EarthBound, and after all this time he’s finally made a video about the game! You can see it here: The Escapist : Zero Punctuation : ...Read More »


May 13th, 2014 | EarthBound, Videos | 9 Comments

There’s a recent new YouTube series that looks at old games… but it’s a little different from the usual Adjective Game Reviewer style. One of the latest games to get reviewed is EarthBound – give it a look! Man, I love all that sprite work – nice job! ...Read More »


November 7th, 2013 | MOTHER 3, Videos | 5 Comments

A while back we looked at an EarthBound Zero review video done by the Slime TV YouTube guys. They posted a MOTHER 3 video a few weeks back, and here’s what they have to say! Hi, we previously reviewed Earthbound Zero on our show and it ended up being featured on the site and I’m sending this message to let you know we recently posted a review on Mother 3. Of course we love the series a...Read More »


October 7th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 7 Comments

Sebastian has sent in another scan of a recent magazine review of EarthBound! This one is from GamesMaster, which I’d actually never heard of before. Here’s a look it: The review seems very enthusiastic about the game and gives it a 91% score. Man, it’s still so awesome to see all these magazines raving about it now 😀 You know how a few American magazine reviews back in the m...Read More »


September 27th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 9 Comments

The other day we took a look at ONM’s review of EarthBound on the Wii U Virtual Console. Now let’s take a look at another review from Retro Gamer magazine! This scan comes courtesy of Sebastian, who also writes: Dear Tomato, Retro Gamer magazine reviewed Earthbound around the same time ONM did, so I scanned their review in as well. That Ness sprite in the top corner clearly isn’...Read More »


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