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MaternalBound Redux

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

MaternalBound Redux is a full revamp hack of the original EarthBound with tons of Quality of Life improvements. This project is also a fully fledged continuation hack from the original MaternalBound project.

  • What does this mean?

That everything you found in the original MaternalBound can also be found here, but with a much more polished detail and also with a ton of Quality of Life improvements made to it. The whole source code for the project is available as well! Be sure to check out the GitHub page for the project, alongside its release page for the patches, and more detailed info about the hack:

So… What changes can you expect out of MaternalBound Redux in addition to the ones found in the original MaternalBound?

The changelog for this project is REALLY extensive, so it is suggested to go over the GitHub page for the project to read the main list of changes, since there are a ton of them, even under the hood.

  • Instructions

Grab the .zip file and use either the IPS or BPS patches into your clean EarthBound ROM with either Lunar IPS, FLIPS or by using Romhacking’s Online ROM Patcher. Additionally, the hack can be patched by using the EarthBound Patcher to patch the EBP file into a clean EarthBound ROM.

If you want to use the hack with MSU-1, grab the PCM pack released alongside this hack from the Zeldix page at the beginning of this page, or from the following link: https://archive.org/details/earthbound-msu-1-pack (with a mirror link from Zeldix.net here: https://app.box.com/s/fkmjx61w4m7xom1kmir5zk7xv6jx9u8f )

Simply rename your ROM to “eb_msu1.smc” and place it in the same folder as all the .pcm/.msu files. You need to use Snes9x v1.54 or above in order for the MSU-1 hack to work.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: EarthBound (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File SHA-1: E44B6A73359694C25DD4ECC768128D40EC9B6DD1
  • File CRC32: AF607132
  • ROM SHA-1: D67A8EF36EF616BC39306AA1B486E1BD3047815A
  • ROM CRC32: DC9BB451

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Screenshots:


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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
ShadowOne333HackingMain Hacker
D-ManHackingASM work
tragicmannerScript Editing/RevisionHelp with script rewrite
PhoenixBoundHackingBeta testing, feedback, ASM and graphics
DarkSamus993HackingKirby sprite assembly and palette issue in the Debug menus fixes
HerringwayOriginal HackingEB's New Controls Hack
HowisthisanameOriginal HackingEarthBound Enhanced Hack
ConnOriginal HackingEarthBound MSU-1 Hack
jamsilvaGraphicsNew overworld sprites
CravOriginal WorkMother: Cognitive Dissonance project (Graphics)
KarmageddonProductionBeta testing

User Review Information

An amazing way for modern gamers to experience the original

Reviewed By: Sellitus on 21 Jan 2023

Great way to experience Mother 2 again! I played the original when I was a kid and always wanted to replay it, but I’d always drop it. With this mod, played through a flash cart on a real SNES, I made it all the way to the end! The ‘run’ mechanic is probably the best thing they could have added. I really enjoyed a lot of the changed dialog. Great news too, I experienced 0 bugs in the game as I played through.

The only negative I have to say is I wish they would have made the drop rates for Poo’s sword and the other rare drops have a better chance at dropping. I became incredibly powerful towards the end of the game because I was grinding to get those items, and my will broke before I got any of them. Thing is, it doesn’t matter, my characters are crazy powerful! NBD but worth mentioning lol

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
An amazing way for modern gamers to experience the originalSellitus21 Jan 20231.0Yes
Excellent way to play EarthboundSpongeRants18 Oct 20211.1Yes
thank you for your effortLv12. Slime27 Feb 20201.0Yes