True fan dedication

Nintendo's Mother series might not be all that well known here in the West, but the name Earthbound certainly is.

You see, Earthbound is actually the English-language version of the Japanese Super Famicom game Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū. Its sequel - which took 11 years to produce and was published in 2006 on the GBA - was never released in the West, but that hasn't stopped a group of hardcore fans from producing a Mother 3 Guide.

The guide is shipping now and we've heard reports that it's quite literally stunning, with production values that put Prima's or BradyGames's output to shame.

If you're interested then you can pick up a copy for $20 from

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