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The Original Mother Game Has Finally Made It to the United States

A miracle has happened: Nintendo has finally brought the original Mother game to the U.S.A. This comes in the form of Earthbound Beginnings, a downloadable title for the Wii U on Nintendo’s eShop available right freaking now. The news is pretty incredible, because even though the game came out in Japan way back in 1989, it’s never had an official English language release until now. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if enough people pick this one up, we might actually see the third entry in the series, Mother 3 — which is widely regarded as one of the best video games of all time — come Stateside eventually. It’s worth crossing our fingers for, anyway.…
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The Flying Man Song From EarthBound Might Be My Favorite Piece of Video Game Music

Video game music is what I listen to when I want to get pumped. There’s a long list of songs that have moved me to tears, and a longer list of tunes that put a smile on my face. But there’s only one piece of game music that really makes me think. That song is Louis Philippe’s “Flying Man,” a tune that’s technically never appeared in a video game. It was recorded for Mother, but it never plays in the game itself. If that catchy melody sounds familiar, it’s because it shows up in EarthBound — twice. One version is every bit as happy as the song above, albeit lyric-less. The other rendition is slightly more somber. To understand the significance of “Flying Man,” you have to understand the Flying Men themselves.…
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