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EARTHBOUND: In the Year 199X +1...
(a fangame, title pending)
WHAT IS EARTHBOUND?
a game for the Super Nintendo (SNES) that was released in North
America in 1995. It was a "lite" roleplaying
game (as those released for
consoles tend to be) that deviated from the norm of being a typical fantasy
or typical science-fiction genre/ setting.
EarthBound took place in a modern setting, with the lead character
being a young boy. This was a game where you would eat cookies to
regain hit points, use medication to aleviate ailments, and have to
head back home when you missed your mother. The game had many more
quirks and a delightful sense of humour, that in the opinion of
many, has been unmatched to this day.
Its general uniqueness has had
many players coming back for more over the years, and even petitionning relentlessly for
a sequel to be released.
EarthBound was ever released in North America, it counterpart,
Mother 2, was released in Japan. Mother 2 was, of course, the sequel
to Mother, which had been released for the Famicom (the Japanese
equivalent to the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES). Mother was
never brought to North America, however... At least not officially.
In a story legendary to the fans of the series, a mysterious,
translated prototype cartridge was somehow leaked from Nintendo
(Nintendo had been considering bringing the game to North America
before they gave up on the idea) and transformed into a ROM,
playable on a personal computer (no, I have no idea where you can
find it, so look for yourself and don't ask me where to find
under the title "EarthBound Zero".
EarthBound community wanted more, however. After a near-release of
"Mother 3" for the Nintendo 64 (it never was released or completed),
things looked grim (this, despite the fact that the game's lead
character, "Ness" appeared in both of Nintendo's Smash Bros. Games).
Still, EarthBound fans pettitioned for another EarthBound game.
Their hopes may have been answered in 2003, when it was announced
that Mother 1+2 would be released for the Game Boy Advance, and that
a Mother 3 game was in the works. Whether any of these games
will eventually be ported to
English versions, though, is anyone's guess, as Nintendo has not confirmed any North American
releases for these games yet.
now, the EarthBound story continues...
But how does
my EarthBound Fangame fit into the picture? Click
here to find out
And for more
information about the EarthBound/ Mother series, head on over to Starmen.net, probably the primary
English-language resource for all that is EarthBound. You'll find a
wealth of information there, including news, the history of the games, walkthroughs, screenshots,
and perhaps most importantly, a dedicated
For more information, click on the links on
the left side of the page.
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