…I miss you…

In EarthBound, Shigesato Itoi captures for all time what it feels like to be young and save the world. 

There are several versions of this course on the MOTHER / EarthBound games, some completed, some in progress–just as there are many versions of these games and the pieces that make them up. Let us know what you think, OK desu ka?

No persecution of tomatoes here!


Bookwarm Games

On youtube and wherever you listen to podcasts; written up as illustrated essays on The Pixels 

3rdStrongest MOTHER and MOTHER 3 Discussions

Hosted on youtube and on the podcast archives; M3 Review

Middle-earth to EarthBound

Hosted by Signum Academy on Twitch, slowly converting over to youtube; streaming first and third Mondays at 7:30 Eastern

Suggested Reading:

“What EarthBound means to me,” by Itoi

Legends of Localization: EarthBound, and MOTHER 3 Fan Translation, by Clyde Mandelin

starmen.net – including scripts for EarthBound, EB Beginnings, and MOTHER 3 (though if you can read Japanese and can afford to buy them, the official scripts look much nicer)

Translations of the official novelizations, by Saori Kumi, tr. Nyaasu

Official EarthBound Player’s Guide and As-good-as-official MOTHER 3 Handbook. If only there were an extant Great-Grandfather’s Diary guide for EarthBound Beginnings. Translating the MOTHER instruction booklet is about the best we can do for now.

“The MOTHER manifesto,” by Pitchfork

“The Literature of the Moment,” on EarthBound, and “Billy HP 108,” on MOTHER 3, by Tim Rogers (a favorite also of the Critical Distance Compilation)

EarthBound, by Ken Baumann (review)

“MOTHER 3, a Literary Video Game,” by Isaac Yuen

My piece, in progress, on asking questions in and with the series. In shorter form at the-pixels.