Retro Forum

Topic: The canceled Earthbound 64

Showing 1 to 15 of 15

AuthorMessage
Avatar

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

1. Posted:

http://ign64.ign.com/objects/001/001968.html

Friend code: 5370-0444-3461
Animal Crossing City Folk Code: 3053-5977-0373

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Aenaida

2. Posted:

What about it?

I feel my mind dissolving around...
-
A Backloggery in progress.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

3. Posted:

Well, I think that, if I'd had an N64 at the time, had I gotten it, it would've been a better introduction to the series than the originals, especially after the monotony of Pokemon.

Friend code: 5370-0444-3461
Animal Crossing City Folk Code: 3053-5977-0373

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

4. Posted:

Aenaida wrote:

What about it?

Seriously.

It looked really neat, but I think anyone who's played Mother 3 will agree that it looks better in 2D.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Ricardo91

5. Posted:

Were you bored today and just decided to look up EB64 on IGN search?

Earthbound 64 was never really cancelled anyway. It became Mother 3 for GBA.

Just Because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand!- Homer Simpson
Nintendolife Chat. I'm never in it, but it's good to ptomote these things.
VC-Forums. We're desperate. Please join.
My Backloggery

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

6. Posted:

Yea, it was canceled, actually. It stayed canceled for years. One day sharing a cab Iwata brought it up to Itoi and said he really didn't want to see it go to waste, why not start over on GBA? Itoi liked the idea of being able to work with 2D again, as the team's struggles with the third dimension were largely blamed for the constant delays of EB64, and he liked the idea of being able to play on the go in quick sessions (hence the overabundance of save frogs). So if you are a Mother fan and ever find yourself scoffing at Iwata for something stupid like wasting our precious E3 time with the Vitality Sensor, remember that he is the reason Mother 3 finally did get made. ...but that's no reason to stop hating Reggie for not trying harder to get the game localized. ;)

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Ninten

7. Posted:

That Mother 3 was much different than what we got on the GBA.

Dragons are cool~ Wii FC: 8902 4871 6029 9319
http://backloggery.com/ninten

[19:48] Ninten: lz, your avatar is weird.
[19:48] Ninten: Reggie is like..."Duh, no Mother series for you Americans!"
[19:49] lz2010: That was the point Ninten ;)

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

8. Posted:

All the information we have lines up surprisingly close with Mother 3, actually. The only thing I don't remember from M3 is the mine cart chase. What are you thinking of that's so different? The same basic plot is there. Porky and the pigmasks. Flint, Hinawa, and the twins. Dragos. The band. Chimeras. Lots of the same locations shown for the most part.

Kumatora was a bit skankier though.

Untitled

(My goodness that is one of the worst screenshots of the game, which otherwise doesn't look quite so bad.)

Edited on by Adam

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Ninten

9. Posted:

Flint had a much bigger role in the cancelled version. I wish we could have used him more in the GBA version.

Dragons are cool~ Wii FC: 8902 4871 6029 9319
http://backloggery.com/ninten

[19:48] Ninten: lz, your avatar is weird.
[19:48] Ninten: Reggie is like..."Duh, no Mother series for you Americans!"
[19:49] lz2010: That was the point Ninten ;)

AuthorMessage
Avatar

grenworthshero

10. Posted:

I was never a big fan of Earthbound, but I think, had this made it to N64, I would have tried it, and maybe it would have changed my opinion

PSN ID: grenworthshero
Steam: grenworthshero
WiiU: grenworthshero
3DS Code: 3823-8687-7682
***
YouTube--backloggery--tumblr--Facebook--last.fm

Nintendo Network ID: grenworthshero

AuthorMessage
Avatar

That_Guy_from_Faxana

11. Posted:

It´s a real pity the game never was finished for N64, that console needed RPG:s badly. Still, I doubt we would have gotten it in EU anyway.

That_Guy_from_Faxana

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

12. Posted:

I never heard anything about Flint having a bigger role in the 64 version. That is indeed a shame. I, obviously, quite liked his character. His role in the story for Mother 3 is really touching though, so I think it worked out. The only real regrettable part of EB64's eventual conversion into M3 is that we would have gotten Earthbound 64 in the US, if not all the west. :'-(

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

JayArr

13. Posted:

Why did I think Flint was some dude you made up and had adventures in your head, Adam?

[insert 25 Cents here to play]

AuthorMessage
Avatar

astarisborn94

14. Posted:

Had it been released, the series wouldn't have been ignored by Nintendo outside of Japan.

astarisborn94

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Odnetnin

15. Posted:

JayArr wrote:

Why did I think Flint was some dude you made up and had adventures in your head, Adam?

I don't blame you for thinking that, JayArr. ;)

Six word TV reviews
The Worst Firework Displays of all Time

3DS Friend Code: 3093-7077-1059 | Twitter: Odnetnin