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Mother 2 Deluxe

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

A completely revamped Earthbound experience. The hack features the following:

  • Increased difficulty via different enemy attacks
  • Redrawn, repaletted, and brand new sprites
  • Repaletted tilesets
  • All new PSI and mechanics to many abilities
  • Translated more faithfully to the Japanese text
  • New items
  • Revamped items and stats, including new menu windows
  • New overworld enemy sprites

and much more.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Hack requires EBP (Earthbound Patcher) in order to patch. Uses a headered Earthbound base ROM.
  • CRC32: DC9BB451
  • Original ROM size of this hack is 4MB

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MessianicDesignDid all sprite, palette, redesign, text translations, difficulty, main design work.
The KirbyHackingTook care of the very complicated ASM hacking for various things, some help in overall design.

User Review Information

The Good and the Bad

Reviewed By: magictrufflez on 21 Oct 2015

I’ve played Earthbound so many times that I could give you a very detailed walkthrough from memory. As such, you can imagine my joy when I saw this rebalancing hack pop up in the RHDN queue.

That part of this hack is amazingly well done–it is difficult, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome with a bit ingenuity (or leveling). There were parts that were much more difficult than the original, but in a good way.

However, I won’t lie, I thought a lot of the restored Japanese version material wasn’t nearly as good as the US version. I know the hack creator wanted to give us a definitive experience, but I think after playing this hack, I really liked almost all of the US changes more than the original Japanese versions. Not the fault of the hacker certainly, but just something to keep in mind while you’re playing the game.

My final verdict is that you should play the hack anyways. The rebalancing is easily worth the price of admission, and if you like some of the original stuff from the Japanese version more than me, you might not even have any complaints! An absolute must for Earthbound vets replaying for their 100th time or so.

Version 1.31 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The Good and the Badmagictrufflez21 Oct 20151.31Yes