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7:00 PM on 04.20.2013

Mother 3 fan translators offer their patch to Nintendo

Nintendo recently announced that they're releasing EarthBound on the Wii U virtual console in the U.S. and Europe. Then they debunked the theories that it hadn't been previously re-released because the music sounded too ...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 04.19.2013

EarthBound's music wasn't what held back VC release

There has long been speculation about the reason(s) why Nintendo chose not to re-release EarthBound outside of Japan. Given the passionate nature of series fans, the theories are, in short, fascinating to read about. One theo...

Jordan Devore

9:28 AM on 04.17.2013

EarthBound coming to North America and Europe!!!

EarthBound is returning to North America and Europe! Announced today as a part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that years of clamoring has not fallen on deaf ears, as the platform holder is finally preparing to release a downloadable version of the beloved RPG. Look out for it on Wii U Virtual Console sometime later this year.

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 AM on 02.25.2013

HAWP: Anthony Burch is a big mama's boy

Anthony tried to be a big boy -- get married, get a job, move to a new house. But the real world was just too tough for him. With a little prodding from Ash, he realizes that he misses his mommy. But does his mommy miss him ...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 01.23.2013

Japan finally gets EarthBound on VC, rest of us don't

As we learned earlier today, the Wii U will finally be getting a proper Virtual Console this spring, and part of the grand opening is a "Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign" in which select titles will be available for a red...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 01.06.2013

MAGFest: Bad Dudes to tackle EarthBound for next album

Despite numerous scheduling conflicts yesterday at MAGFest, we did get the chance to pop in on the Bad Dudes panel where they announced that their next project will be a physical remix album dedicated to EarthBound. We've bee...

Jayson Napolitano





3:00 AM on 12.21.2012

Shigesato Itoi hints at something related to Mother

The folks at EarthBound Central have been following Mother designer Shigesato Itoi's Twitter like they presumably always do, and apparently something is a brewing. The outlet translated two recent tweets: "Since it's now okay...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 12.02.2012

Duane & BrandO are... the Runaway Five!

Duane and BrandO, of the recently reformed The Adventures of DnB, are doing their best Jake and Elwood impersonations as they take to the stage as EarthBound's famous jazz band Runaway Five. Duane is Gorgeous, BrandO is Luck...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 11.11.2012

The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!

The first "game music with lyrics" group I remember falling in love with was The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the white boy nerdcore tag team of Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey. Their curse-laden rhymes were loads of fu...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 08.18.2012

Time-lapse painting captures an EarthBound coffee break

When you look at a piece of art, whether in a live gallery or online, how long do you spend appreciating each it? I bet you usually take one quick glance, pass judgment, then move on to the next momentary distraction. It's e...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 04.19.2012

Boot Hill Heroes is an EarthBound-inspired Old West RPG

We live in a wonderful age where, if a specific game doesn't exist, an inspired individual will just up and say, "It shall be done!" The tools of creation have never been more easily accessible, and it has resulted in both o...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 03.31.2012

Getting emotional with Zac Gorman and Magical Game Time

Zac Gorman is a beast. His website, Magical Game Time, is a collection of standalone art pieces and one-shot comic strips that explore the more thought-provoking, introspective side of videogames. His art stirs up all these o...

Tony Ponce



Today is a fine day for a FREE EarthBound tribute album photo
Today is a fine day for a FREE EarthBound tribute album
by Tony Ponce

Any day is a fine day for free music of any kind, but EarthBound is a game that strikes a particularly harmonious chord whenever it is mentioned. Maybe if fans believe in the power of friendship and magic enough, Nintendo of America will finally acknowledge that the Mother series is a thing that exists.

Back in January, a collective of web musicians, spearheaded by one sleepytimejesse, produced I Miss You - EarthBound 2012. The artists took sound samples directly from the SNES game to create something new yet still nostalgic and inviting. The album went up on Bandcamp where it can be purchased for a buck.

This past week, Ubiktune decided to host the album as well. To celebrate, the siteis offering it for free. After the jump, give the sample track by Joshua Morse a listen, then head on over to one of the links below for the full release. Maybe you'll wanna pay, maybe not. Your choice!

Various Artists - I Miss You - EarthBound 2012 [Ubiktune]
I Miss You - EarthBound 2012 [Bandcamp] (Thanks for the tip, Paul!)

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11:30 AM on 01.31.2012

Fan-made Mother HD intro will mess you up

YouTuber rickonami, who made the HD Mega Man 2 video from earlier this month, has worked his CG magic once again to recreate the intro to Mother for the Famicom, a.k.a. EarthBound Zero. The original opening wasn't much to lo...

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 12.22.2011

Christmas lights synched to Mother 3 credits music

Time for some more holiday cheer! Check out this lighting display that has been set in time with the beautiful "16 Melodies" from the Mother 3 soundtrack. AwesomeHouseLights has been taking requests for songs to get the ligh...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 10.09.2011

Custom EarthBound sprites are sex for the soul

Remember that collage of hundreds of videogame stars made to look like Mega Man sprites? Wasn't that neato keen? What would you say to the same kind of treatment, only in the style of EarthBound / Mother? Would you also appro...

Tony Ponce