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Would have been funny if Boyd turned and said \"IT\'S DUSTIN!\" but I don\'t think he even noticed.

Earthbound might never be released on Virtual Console

at 9:56 - 17th, February 2009

earthbound town

from Kotaku

Earthbound Central last week threw up a post outlining how many of the game's tunes are catchy little homages to actual, real-world tracks by artists like The Who, Chuck Berry & The Beatles. Not exactly news, since Mother fans will already know of the existence of most, if not all of the midi tributes, but in light of Starmen's rumours it's worth pointing them out.

And remember, those are just the tip of the iceberg; there are renditions of TV show theme songs and even the US national anthem hidden in the game. But it gives you a good idea of why Nintendo may be hesitant over the whole thing. From their point of view, satiating a few thousand Mother fans with a re-release isn't worth the potential broadside of lawsuits from overbearing law firms such a release would invite.

it's sad because it is a fantastic rpg. story wise there are better but i love the fact that the game is place in a modern era with cars and buildings, no futuristic or ancient stuff in here. such a nice change from the jrpg stereotype.

Christophe Christophe
News comment 1 | User comment 766 | 12:56 - 17th, Feb 2009

oh well... :P

Alex Alex
News comment 2 | User comment 4902 | 13:05 - 17th, Feb 2009

we must all be depressed by this news!

it's one of the few snes games i'd be willing to buy.

never beat it, made it pretty far though, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Cliff Cliff
News comment 3 | User comment 176 | 15:14 - 17th, Feb 2009

My Mom beat that game. it was really well done, even looking back now, i still say it looks damn good.

Alex Alex
News comment 4 | User comment 4902 | 16:20 - 17th, Feb 2009

things were almost to scale. for 16bit, that's a feat for sure

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