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MaternalBound

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

MaternalBound: An EarthBound & Mother 2 Bond!

NOTE: THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY MATERNALBOUND REDUX.

This is an Earthbound hack which takes as ultimate goal to make it as close to Mother 2 as possible, taking care of most of the uncensoring that NOA made during the localization of Mother 2, including even the Gas and Title Screen modified to match that of Mother 2, and also a modified Credits sequence.

Mainly, create the best experience possible of Mother 2/Earthbound, combining an uncensored version of Earthbound made from scratch (graphical and text-wise), and also adequate a Mother 2 title screen and references, this ROM will no longer be named EarthBound, but rather a proper Mother 2 american version of the game, like it was supposed to be and leaving the main game intact (without modifying any core-gameplay mechanics).

The changelog and modifications done to this hack is QUITE extensive, so head over to Starmen.net’s Forums for full details on what has been changed and also instructions on how to apply the patch properly:

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Earthbound (U)[!].smc : 3,073 kB (with Header).
  • MD5: ABE493B665F7467000BCF8C373B323FD
  • SHA-1: E44B6A73359694C25DD4ECC768128D40EC9B6DD1
  • SHA-256: D3D73EE3FB5AB9F69F4B0C852323C53D65AB9EE1EFB7B4180AA045063F888503
  • --------------------------------------------------
  • EarthBound (U)[!].smc : 3,072 kB (Without Header / Header removed)
  • MD5: A864B2E5C141D2DEC1C4CBED75A42A85
  • SHA-1: D67A8EF36EF616BC39306AA1B486E1BD3047815A
  • SHA-256: A8FE2226728002786D68C27DDDDF0B90A894DB52E4DFE268FDF72A68CAE5F02E

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
ShadowOne333Hacking

User Review Information

Give MaternalBound a speech next election!

Reviewed By: Chronosplit on 11 Dec 2015

Uncensored hacks of Earthbound have been quite the popular subject in it’s hacking scene. Many didn’t get quite so far, and others had their own problems (like the title screen bug that MaternalBound only recently fixed).

This one, as opposed to a full retooling to the original lines (because EB’s localization initially was great among SNES games) aims to do a compromise at times with vanilla Earthbound while providing us with the most complete restoration of what as intended all those years ago. There are also grammar fixes, a couple of bugfixes like restoration of NPCs that should’ve been there, and an optional run button. So those on the fence should still take a look as this hack isn’t a text-only affair. And above all, oh my goodness does that animated title screen look amazing.

I feel safe in calling this the definitive version of Earthbound/Mother 2. Definitely playable by those for their first time and those who want to give it another spin.

Another note: for those who feel this effort is a little kid-friendly or tampers with original intent too much, the link in the description goes to a “rated M for Mother” version and 1:1 translation of Mother 2. Everyone wins!

Version Omega (r18 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
True dedicationrainponcho15 Apr 2017OmegaYes
Give MaternalBound a speech next election!Chronosplit11 Dec 2015Omega (r18Yes