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Mother 2.1: Slightly Less Terrible Edition

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

Once upon a time, there was someone who was stupid enough to not like EarthBound and make a sarcastic hack of the game. He became so hated for his hack that some people even actively attempted to end his life because of his clearly unforgivable sin of having an opinion about a video game. Not having learned his lesson, the dumb sap went and did it all over again and this is the result.

Mother 2.1: Slightly Less Terrible Edition is just that. A slightly less terrible version of the Mother 2.1 hack previously posted by FractiousLemon. There are some new adjustments to the dialogue as well as graphical and gameplay alterations as well here. If you want to play a completely pointless hack of EarthBound that exists for no particularly good reason, featuring equally pointless changes to dialogue in random locations, mildly less pointless changes to a few character and enemy sprites, and one or two extremely pointless inside jokes that only one person in the world will get, go for it. Be my guest. If you become offended when someone doesn’t like a video game and swear violent revenge when that person makes a ridiculous and insincere slight against a Japanese celebrity he’s never heard about, then don’t play this game. You’ll only end up wanting to murder me and that’s really a lot more trouble than either you or I want over something as stupid as a completely irrelevant video game hack.

TL:DR Version: This hack exists and it sucks, so play it if you want, but don’t get mad if it turns out to be exactly as stupid as I told you it was.

Hack Features:

  • A run button and more streamlined menus thanks to the EarthReBound hack.
  • Tenda tribe renamed to Gummi like in the original Japanese, for no good reason.
  • A few enemy sprites edited because I could, also for no good reason.
  • Attempts to manipulate your opinion of Porky and everyone in Happy-Happy Village now dressed in blue, for a little bit of a reason, but not a particularly good one.
  • Snarky jokes about Shigesato Itoi watered down to two little stupid jokes in hopes that nobody will actually try to kill me, but it’s probably better if you just don’t play this hack at all if you like EarthBound in any way.
  • I don’t know, I think I made a joke about Tony’s creepy stalker obsession with Jeff.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: EarthBound (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130701-030720)
  • File SHA-1: E44B6A73359694C25DD4ECC768128D40EC9B6DD1
  • ROM SHA-1: D67A8EF36EF616BC39306AA1B486E1BD3047815A

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User Review Information

Well, FractiousLemon, you must be amused

Reviewed By: vivify93 on 18 Aug 2018

When I saw how pretentious the author’s description of this mod was, I knew it was going to basically be a parody mod made by someone who had a personal vendetta against the EarthBound series. So I tried to make the playthrough as painless as possible, turning on cheats galore and trying to grit through the pain.

Look, I’ll tell it to you straight: I didn’t even grow up with this game. This isn’t even my favorite EarthBound title. And I still have to admit this attempt at a “better localization” is just… objectively bad. The jokes are hamfisted and sound like something out of a Reddit post. This is just one big “eff you” to Itoi and EarthBound in general. And like, I get it–not every game is for everyone. But clearly, the author has too much time on their hands. Creating a total text conversion just because they found the game unenjoyable? I mean, I guess.

I’m still not sure how EarthBound could possibly be “pretentious” in their eyes, since it’s just your basic “power of kids’ good hearts triumphs over evil Space Flea” anime plot, but with a bunch of weird child humor. But to each their own.

Don’t bother playing this. Try MaternalBound by ShadowOne333 if you want a “re-localized” EarthBound. And if nothing else, the retail game has a pretty good script on its own.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Improvement for those that didn't like the retail release.lexluthermiester12 Sep 20181.1Yes
A re-localization outdoing the original? Noearthboundfan1521 Aug 20181.0No
Not What it ClaimsMikeTheGamerGuy18 Aug 20181.0No
Well, FractiousLemon, you must be amusedvivify9318 Aug 20181.0No
If you hate Jokes, this is for youdaJoschi17 Aug 20181.0No
Play Nintendo's Translation Insteadvermilionzephyr16 Aug 20181.0No