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 series. Ness and Lucas from Super Smash Bros. Brawl are from EarthBound/Mother. Yeah, those games.

While wandering around the Nintendo booth today, looking for cat-scraps, I noticed that there was an office with the name “Dr. Andonuts” on it. As a huge EarthBound/Mother fan, I appropriately freaked out and demanded an explanation. Luckily, the always prepared Conrad Zimmerman was there to capture the event with his digital camera. He didn’t get me accosting the courteous and lovely Nintendo reps about the whole thing, but he did capture my annoying attempts to get answers out of this guy.

What do you make of this whole Andonuts mystery? Is Nintendo up to something, or are they just getting our hopes up for the f*ck of it?

 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes