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1:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...

Darren Nakamura


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8:15 PM on 12.18.2013

Fan recreates Earthbound with HD visuals

To say that Earthbound, or Mother as it's referred to in Japan, is a much loved and admired game, is an understatement. From fans creating charity drives, to organized campaigns to get the game on Nintendo's virtual console -...

Alessandro Fillari

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

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

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



+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang photo
+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wii is on it's way out. Sure, with an install base of over 80 million, chances are that smaller developers will be making Wii games for a while, but when it comes to being Nintendo's primary home console, the little white demon's days are numbered.

Sadly, the console's last year in the marquee spotlight is looking pretty weak for exclusives and must-have titles. We've got Kirby Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bit.Trip Complete, La-Mulana, and Rhythm Heaven to look forward to, and... that's pretty much it.

Nintendo of America could easily change that. There are over ten Wii games already released in other territories that could quickly fill out the console's final year before retirement, some of which fans are already begging for. Are all of these games are sure to make Nintendo buckets of money? No, but at this point, it's not just going to be about making money for Nintendo. With the Wii U, Nintendo has pledged to re-prioritize "hardcore" gamers, though with a name like the "Wii U", there is already reason for those gamers to doubt how serious Nintendo is about that pledge. By releasing these games prior to the Wii U's launch, Nintendo could get a head start on convincing "hardcore" gamers that they're serious about doing everything they can to include them. More importantly, these games look like a lot of fun. Releasing games that look like fun is a good thing, no?

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6:00 PM on 01.15.2011

Mother 3 Adventure Time mash up gets me giddy

I'm currently planning an episode of Constructoid about constructive criticism for gaming's famous female protagonists. The idea is to talk about how they can be more effective and positive role models without alienating game...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 12.27.2010

Tomopop toy roundup: Sonic, Ezio, Mother, ZEKE and more

Did you know that on top of all this videogame goodness served to you on a regular basis, the ModernMethod Network also brings you Japanese/anime culture, movies and toys? Videogames are an ever growing medium and more than a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 07.27.2010

Game SERIES Debate to the Death! EarthBound (Mother)

EarthBound, which has always been known as Mother overseas, started out as one of the most beloved RPG series of its time, remained one of the most cherished series all throughout the 1990s, and has since then proven that it ...

Tom Fronczak

6:30 AM on 07.20.2010

Banpresto selling glut of Mother toys in next six months

If you need another, physical reminder that the Mother series gets no love outside of Japan, this story is for you. Banpresto has announced a new line of statues featuring characters from Mother and EarthBound. The first...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 06.17.2010

E3 10: Exploring the office of Dr. Andonuts

EarthBound/Mother fans know who Dr. Andonuts is. The rest of you don't. If you're one of those in "the rest," I can tell you in brief that Dr. Andonuts is a major character in one of Nintendo's most beloved and maltreated se...

Jonathan Holmes





1:00 PM on 12.06.2009

Mother 3 figurines will make you weep tears of joy

You know that list of top 50 games of the decade that one site did? You know, the one. The one where we had Mother 3 as the third greatest game of this decade. I bet you thought there wasn't a way we could honor the game any ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 12.04.2009

Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3's rope snake

So I guess the Mother/Earthbound community has been talking about this for a while, but I didn't see the connection until this morning as I was cruising around the Game Watch Impress looking for news. LoZ: Spirit Tracks has b...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 11.19.2009

The Memory Card .76: Brotherly love

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. We all have experienced our fair share of sad moments in videoga...

Chad Concelmo

12:00 PM on 10.18.2009

Giygas: A psychoanalysis of evil Itself

[Editor's note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...



4:00 PM on 04.02.2009

The Memory Card .60: Flint's rage

This is it, kids: the Season 3 finale of The Memory Card. Like always, though, this feature will be back before you know it for a hopefully star-studded Season 4. My love of classic 16-bit era sprite graphics is so strong tha...

Chad Concelmo