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September 24th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 20 Comments

A reader recently sent this in from across the Atlantic Ocean: Hi Mato! So in the UK we have a magazine called ONM which is basically Nintendo Power, just British. Anyway, the newest issue has a review of the Wii U Earthbound release! (I apologize for the bad quality of the image; I don’t have a scanner.) And here’s a look at it: (Update: I’ve put up a new, better scan courtesy o...Read More »


August 29th, 2013 | EarthBound, Images | 12 Comments

EarthBound fan Jorge sent me an e-mail recently: Hello EBC, there’s an Earthbound article at “Club Nintendo” magazine this month (September 2013 ed.), so, if someone can provide better scans, it will be fantastic, if not, I’ll send some this weekend. Bye bye 🙂 P.D.: I´m sorry if I have some grammar errors in this text (English isn’t my native language, I’m f...Read More »


July 3rd, 2013 | MOTHER 1, Videos | 25 Comments

Will sent this in: Hello EB Central, I recently finished work on the first part of my Mother Retrospective, and I feel that it could be a nice thing to feature, it shows the history of the game’s development. You can check out the video here: It looks like more videos for the other MOTHER games are on their way, so I look forward to them! This video also reminds me of how I felt back when ...Read More »


April 12th, 2013 | EarthBound | 26 Comments

While browsing around on my Japanese Wii U I noticed there was a section that listed how players rated MOTHER 2 in different ways. So here’s a look! First is just the five-star rating system for the game. As you can see, players have given MOTHER 2 a score of 4.5 stars: Next are some poll questions: Who do you think this title appeals to? 77%: Everyone 23%: Gamers What kind of play style...Read More »


March 14th, 2013 | EarthBound | 17 Comments

I’ve slowly been on a quest to find newspaper and non-gaming magazine reviews of EarthBound from 1995. Here’s one that I’ve known about for a long time, from a publication called the Youngstown Vindicator: _Nintendo_ Earth Bound is child’s play in the best sense *Light-hearted graphics present the adventure and the enemies faced in a non-threatening manner. By Joel Easley S...Read More »


December 10th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images | 20 Comments

Roushi’s been sending in lots of high-resolution scans of old EarthBound reviews – I’ll post them in a future update, but for now I wanted to share the Game Fan review of EarthBound: #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid ...Read More »


November 26th, 2012 | EarthBound | 14 Comments

There’s been a lot of EarthBound articles being posted around the Internet lately – and here’s a new one on The Escapist! One of the interesting things is how reviews of EarthBound started out as this in 1995: And now, in more contemporary reviews like this Escapist one, the game is seen in this light: This is the odd little cubbyhole that EarthBound occupies. An “America...Read More »


November 7th, 2012 | MOTHER 1, Videos | 7 Comments

Earlier today I realized that while there are lots of video reviews of EarthBound and MOTHER 3, the first game doesn’t enjoy the same level of reviewership. So I did a quick search and came upon this video review I thought I’d share: If you guys know of any good reviews that focus specifically on MOTHER 1/EarthBound Zero, let me know! ...Read More »


October 28th, 2012 | EarthBound, Videos | 19 Comments

Sometimes it’s tough to explain why EarthBound stands out so much from other games of the 16-bit era. “It doesn’t have magic and dragons!” is sort of the cliche, unimpressive way, but if you sit down to point out what happens throughout the story it quickly becomes clear how weird the game is. Here’s a good example, courtesy of The Offender: When presented in this ra...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-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3 .gallery-caption { marg...Read More »


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