#thisisEarthBound

Share what EarthBound means to you.

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Twigster @twigster413
Earthbound means a community of fun-loving, spirited, and friendly people who are able to connect and communicate through a heart-wrenching game, one that was able to pull me through the last few weeks of sophomore year of high school, giving me the courage to make it through. The humor and dark themes of the game creates a connection between others that's seems impossible to sever.
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Phxrebirth @Phxrebirth5
Earthbound is a game that is such a beautiful game. Even though I was only introduced to the MOTHER series very recently. I feel like I've had it in my life forever and I cannot express all my feeling towards MOTHER, but it makes you feel all sorts of unknown happiness. MOTHER is truly a wonderful game.
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Earthbound was what brought my distant family together on Sunday game night; we'd all gather round the tv and my mom would pull up the snes and we would takes turns to just go at it for however long it takes to finish a city. It truly is the only game we've all played together and finished.
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PK Saph! @Saphxtail
Being able to fully describe what Earthbound is to me has always been a struggle, I just love to many aspects of the game. I've never been able to connect to another game on such a spiritual and emotional level as I did with Earthbound, and I've never been able to love a series so much to the point it moves me to tears other than the Mother series. Earthbound has always felt like my ideal game: colorful, innocent, humorous and, most of all, emotional and heart rendering. There's always a part of me that wants to relive the adventure of Ness, Paula, Jeff and Poo, time after time. Watching all four of them grow and take on their destined journey always warms my heart - it's amazing to see friends, especially young children, band together and make special impacts on their world, and each other lives. The game's enemies are quiet appealing as well as they come in a large variety - from stray dogs, to sentient cups of coffee, to hippies, to piles of barf, and to adorable, harmless orange creatures that you wouldn't even consider enemies. I also like the inclusion of character Tony, Jeff's friend, since I had no other character to relate to when I discovered that I also admired others of the same gender. Since this getting extremely personal, I'll wrap it up with saying that Earthbound's visuals impacted my life as a artist, Earthbound's character helped me discover who I was in this world as a child, and that I to could make a difference as long I had love in my heart, and Earthbound as a game has shaped my life more so than any other game has. Thank you Mr. Ioti, and Mr. Iwata as well, without Earthbound, I know I wouldn't be the person I am today.
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Claus

EarthBound is a truly special game. Few video games have connected to so many individuals on such a personal level, and in turn inspired so many new connections made between said individuals. Indeed, the game has impacted me personally; its quirky world filled with stories, individuals, the experiences of life, tragedy, comedy, hope, and ultimately, love has inspired me to recognize, appreciate, and live out these themes in real life.

I greatly appreciated Nintendo of America releasing EarthBound Beginnings on the eShop: it too is a special, heartfelt game with some of the most positive, touching themes in gaming.

I would be a dream come true if the final game in the franchise, Mother 3, were brought West as well, so that the beautiful themes presented through these games and through the video game medium might be spread even further. Thank you Nintendo, and thank you Itoi-san, for creating these wonderful games that mean so much to us!

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Nobody @PKMNTrainerSkye
EarthBound is... I dunno! I sat here for a few hours and couldn't figure out how to put it into words. Maybe I'm just bad with words... but EarthBound is a wonderful thing! The entire MOTHER series has somehow become a really important part of my life. I'm not sure what it is that makes me love it so much, but it's a very familiar feeling. It's something I cherish even if I'm not entirely sure what it is. I'd love to be able to share it with everyone!
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Matt Espiritu aka CapnCocoCharms

EarthBound means a lot to me to a personal and creative level. From it's witty humor and wonderful messages about friends and family, it makes me appreciate the special people and skills that I have in my life. This game helps me appreciate who I am as a person. I can't wait to one day share this special game with my future family.

If Nintendo were to release MOTHER 3 to the states, this would complete the final piece of the EarthBound puzzle and I would buy it in an instant. This would make me that happiest man in the world.

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Mesokari @Mesokari
Earthbound is about making friends, having good times with them, struggling through bad times with them, having their backs, and trusting them to have your back, too. With its charming characters and quirky humor, Earthbound taught me that even when the world is threatened with certain destruction, as long as you have good friends by your side there will always be reason to laugh, smile, and look forward to tomorrow.

What is this?

A publicity campaign created by EarthBound fans.

Why?

We want to get the word out in hopes that Nintendo will consider releasing EarthBound’s sequel (MOTHER 3) in English.

Facebook/Twitter only?

Don’t worry — we’re just using their login systems to prevent duplicates. You don’t have to post anything to your wall or timeline.

You can sign anonymously if you prefer, but the more social media visibility the campaign generates, the better.

What’s MOTHER?

The MOTHER games are a series of RPGs directed by Shigesato Itoi, a Japanese writer / entrepreneur.

MOTHER (NES, 1989)

Recently released outside Japan on the Wii U as EarthBound Beginnings, it surpassed Splatoon to become the most- downloaded eShop title in June 2015.

MOTHER 2 (SNES, 1994)

Released in America as EarthBound in 1995. It sold poorly but became a cult classic.

MOTHER 3 (GBA, 2006)

Never formally localized, so the fans created their own version. Next year is the game’s 10 year anniversary.

Who are you?

We’re a group of EarthBound fans who have been rooting for the game since 1998.