dark        
 
 

#EarthBound

FRONT PAGE


 
 
 from  our Community Blogs
 
 photo

Long-awaited Mother 4 fan game transformed into Oddity

Mother 4 is no longer Mother 4. The project has adopted a new name – it's going by Oddity now – and it has severed its fan-game ties. While it might not be an on-brand sequel to Mother 3 as previously planned, Oddity is still a ...

 
 
 
 photo

What games are you glad you played, but didn't enjoy?

You'd have to be terribly boring or adverse to trying new things to have never played a game you didn't enjoy. That’s just the way things are, and it’s not always the game’s fault. Sometimes the situation you’re in s...

 
 
 photo

The worst moms in video games

Moms don't often take the spotlight in the world of video games. They're usually killed early on, take on some sort of villainous role, or sit quietly in the background while their children go off to save the world.  With Mot...

 
 
 photo

Getting weird with Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Sandwich is a surreal RPG in the vein of EarthBound, but there’s so much more to it than that. Andrew Brophy, the creator of the game, uploaded a cryptic trailer last week announcing that there would be an “announcement&...

 
 
 photo

Undertale will 'eventually' be on Switch

Undertale made a quick appearance during today's Nintendo Direct. Details were pretty scarce, but the game will be coming "eventually" to the Switch. Here is the quick trailer to get you hyped.

 
 
 photo

Shigesato Itoi interview comic explores the origins of MOTHER

Shigesato Itoi is not what you would call a video game superstar. He broke into the game industry as a copywriter with a question: "What RPG would Steven Spielberg create?" From that question, coupled with his perseverance to bring his visi...

 
 
 photo

EarthBound cookery book smashes crowdfunding targets

A cookery book, full of recipes inspired by beloved SNES RPG EarthBound, has annihilated its Kickstarter goal, and is expected to go into production for release this year.Mother's Cookbook is the brainchild of New York chef and EarthBound d...

 
 
 photo

Reverie bound for Vita early next year, PS4 soon after

I've only very recently heard of Reverie, a top down 2D action game very much in the style of old school Legend of Zelda with a visual style very closely resembling EarthBound. A bigger surprise with this title is that it was...

 
 
 photo

What's your most-played SNES Classic game so far?

There are 21 games included on the SNES Classic -- which one are you most into right now? My playing habits have been all over the place since the mini console launched. I beat Mega Man X's iconic intro after booting up the system. (Ahh, it...

 
 
 photo

Review: Undertale (PS4)

I’m going to have to be a bit controversial when it comes to Undertale. Maybe it was all the hype for years leading up to me playing it, but I guess you could say that the game just didn’t capture me in the same way as everyone ...

 
 
 photo

Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...

 
 
 
 
NINTENDO photo

Mother 3 hasn't come west for 10 years now

On this day in 2006, Mother 3 was released for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Or in other words, the third entry in Shigesato Itoi's beloved role-playing game series has existed for ten whole years now and Nintendo still...

 
 
 
Mother 3 photo

Is Nintendo preparing a Mother 3 localization?

Mother 3 has been a long-awaited localization -- perhaps one of the most requested in the history of gaming. Gamers have been assuaged by fan translation efforts, but a real, actual release would get this classic into the hands of more peop...

 
 
 
Mother photo

Itoi has a good reason for not doing Mother 4

Mother 4? Not going to happen. Not with Shigesato Itoi, anyway. "Totally impossible." Speaking to Game Watch Impress, as translated by Kotaku, he said, "Among big-time pop stars, if they, you know, put out ten albums, around the fourth albu...

 
 
Mother 3... in Japan photo

Such a tease! Mother 3 is headed to Wii U in Japan

There was at least one noticeable difference between today's Nintendo Direct in North America and Japan, and of course it involved Mother 3. The latter region is getting the treasured role-playing game on the Wii U Virtual Console next mont...

 
 
Onett lullaby photo

Gentle Love does EarthBound as a tribute to Iwata

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano previously worked for Destructoid. He is now representing Gentle Love.] You know Gentle Love, right? It's the Japanese duo responsible for the soothing Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums. "Sna...

 
 
Mother 3 highlights photo

Experience Points .23: Mother 3

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Everhood"Death creeps in slow ‘til you feel safe in his arms"

 

The Climb 2"Climb harder"

 

Taxi Chaos"You should probably take a Lyft"

 

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection"Duck, throw, dip, dive, and dodge"

 

Capcom Arcade Stadium"Continue...?"

 

Bravely Default II"Get brave again"

 

Persona 5 Strikers"Beat 'em up, Phantom Thieves"

 

Little Nightmares II"A fitting next step for the horror-adventure series"

 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury"A modern classic reborn"

 

Destruction AllStars"Worth a week with PlayStation Plus, but not much more"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

triggerpigking

Wah are we still here?, just to

 
Parismio

When 3:14 hits

 
TheLimoMaker

Ive conquered a fear, played hide and seek, fought the literal Earth, beaten a pair of muscular arms, and had two jump scare Im 7 hours Theres far more to do than I thought there would Omori got the

 
cockaroach

Happy Friday Looking forward to my big, empty weekend ahead of me, playing games, smashing my wife, and listening to tunes and or playing my Im sure theres important shit to do but I cant remember it so it dont exist

 
taterchimp

Im bored and want something I can just slam time into, so Im going to try this FF14 nonsense I hear so much

 
Slimybear245

Silksong

 
Trevlyn

I don’t normally like these, but enjoyed this play through for Breath of the Here is DeeBee Geeks playthough Happy Anniversary Zelda!

 
Robo Panda Z

Im not normally one for dark visual novels (Im more of a Dream Daddy, Monster Prom type?), but The Life & Suffering of Sir Brantes first two chapters (available free) left a very good The world-building is top-notch - it really drew me

 
Seymour

Heres the beginning of my Persona 5 Strikers LP! I had a lot of fun editing the last third of the video,

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT