#thisisEarthBound

Share what EarthBound means to you.

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Logan @DarkNintendoo

Earthbound is an emotional experience under the guise of a quirky JRPG. It has infinite personality, love, thought, and humor jammed into every line of dialogue and pixel. There isn't another game in existence that can quite match it (except maybe Earthbound Beginnings or Mother 3).

To me, Earthbound represents the carefree, happy experiences of hanging out with friends on a sunny day, but also the difficult struggles of growing up and dealing with life's evils. Earthbound brings back fond memories of playing it for the first time, the countless hours spent sharing my experiences with others (like right now!) and reading about others', and the meaningful moments spent crying with a smile on my face.

The Earthbound community is absolutely the greatest fanbase ever, and embodies everything that Earthbound stands for. Thanks to everyone at Starmen.net, and everyone else in the community for making me proud to be a Mother fan, and making me never feel alone.

Happy 20th Anniversary Earthbound!

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Dalton Kimball
Put simply, EarthBound was there for me when I became who I am now, and helped shape me as that happened. When I first started the Earthbound series, it was just because I was looking for a good RPG, and what I got was more than I could ever have imagined. I kind of played the games a little bit at a time, but finished the games in order of Earthbound, then Earthbound Beginnings (Mato's 1+2 Translation), and then Mother 3. While I love Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings with the entirety of my being, Mother 3 was what truly changed me. The largest portion of Mother 3, I completed at a time when everything just seemed to get worse and worse. First came the death of my close, sister-like cousins' father, which tore them apart, then the death of my grandfather who never had the ability to make up for being a horrid father to my father, then the end of a longtime relationship, and then the death of a great aunt, who was also my family's financial stability. While all of this was going on, not only did the mother series bring much needed joy to my life, but I could relate many messages in it to my current situation. When playing Mother 3, I related especially well with Lucas, who like myself, was a pampered crybaby as a child. As I watched Lucas change from that pampered crybaby, I felt I was doing the same. For all of this, I must thank Clyde Mandelin (also in turn poe and the others that worked on the translation) and Shigisato Itoi. I doubt Itoi will ever realize I exist, but to Mato, I want you to know that your giving me the ability to play a Life Changing game has changed my life. Thank you, everyone at starmen.net, and anyone involved in the Mother series at all.
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Joel AKA Pyroar
EarthBound has to be the game that brings the most people together. It's a game built on friendship. Earthbound is a life changing game that is played by thousands still today!
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otherhand @otherhand42
It's a wonderful game. I played it as a young kid - rented from Blockbuster and took it home a bunch of times. From that point it joined my list of great RPGs, but it didn't truly sneak its way into my mind until a few years later when I replayed it during a very troubling time in my life. EarthBound was a major part of what pulled me out of that and set me on a more hopeful path again. Along with the rest of the series, it inspired me to create an enormous fangame tribute, and has always remained as a foundation of my world.
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Jibi J @chibialchemist7
To me, EarthBound means the power of love and friendship. The emotions I felt playing EarthBound weren't like anything else. This beautiful work of art is also a realization that even little things matter and your friends are always there to keep you on your feet!
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Justin @MeatyTheBurrito
Earthbound is an amazing game filled with so much heart. I played it with my girlfriend the day that we met and it's just such a great game to bring people together whether it be one on one or an entire community.
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J. N. Butler @chairomy_
I appreciate every emotion I feel as a person who feels empty most of the time. EarthBound made me feel so many things and for the first time in a while I felt very alive. It helped me look at the world so differently, and for that I am so thankful. It really has changed my life by bringing me Smiles and Tears. (hah, get it?)
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[\\b] Cody Wilson @belthesar
Earthbound was one of my very first RPGs, and silly little idioms like "Fuzzy Pickles!" and "Kay-O" are in my casual vocabulary. The game has left a lasting impression on me, from the quirky humor to the fantastic music with throwbacks and samples to great times. It's been an honor to associate myself as one of these weird folks that loves this game, had it shape part of their childhood, but also their entire life. Thanks to all of the folks that have made the EarthBound/Mother series happen.
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Lucklight @LucklightPlays
Earthbound is about making friends and facing the hardships of life with them, and seriously, what can't you do when you team up with your friends?

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.