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This is what I hope will be the first of a semi-regular series of articles relating to the site, EarthBound/Mother stuff, and me being in Japan.

Yesterday started out with a bang. Literally. At 6:30 in the morning, an earthquake rocked the outer-Tokyo area. It was my first earthquake ever, and it was pretty fun! But later in the day I was to be surprised even more.

First, thanks to countless people, including Giovanni, Yesman, and reidman, I bought a Nintendo 64 yesterday. Clear blue. I also bought a used copy of Smash Bros. But, as I picked up a copy of SSB to take to the counter, I glanced past something that I thought couldn't be real. What was it?

I'll tell you. Starting yesterday, the game store near my university has started taking pre-orders for Mother 3. As I spend about 30 minutes to an hour in that store everyday, I wondered if I was to be the first one to reserve a copy there. And when I asked, the clerk said that indeed I was.

The cool thing is this. By pre-ordering, I'll save $10-$15. What's more, I don't pay until I pick up a copy.

Now, for the weird part. On the in-store advertisement, it said the game was to released in May. But, on the little reserve slip thing I got, it says December. However, the URL of the store's homepage that they have printed on there is wrong, so I wouldn't think it impossible that their release date is wrong as well. Also, next to December they have the equivalent of "To Be Announced", so I don't know exactly what to think anymore.

(Sorry for such a bad scan!)

But the main thing is, Mother 3 is real! People are able to pre-order them!

And when I got home, I was happy to find that I got a free memory pak with my N64 - the store forgot to take it out! Cool!

I'd like to get a scan of that adverstisement for you all, but I gotta work up my confidence. Having some goofy foreigner ask to borrow a store ad isn't an everyday thing, you know.

Other Submissions by Tomato

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Tomato Mother 1+2 / EarthBound Stuff
All of my EB/Mother/Mother 2 stuff.
11/14/06 10.00
Tomato Close-Up on Mother 3 Stuff
Mother 3 deluxe box (game, M3 GBA micro, Franklin Badge), Mother 3 box and cartridge, four different Mother 3 game guides, Mother 3+ CD, Ninja Saturn Strap, and the Nintendo Dream with Mr. Saturn on the cover.
11/14/06 10.00
Tomato It's Not Bokista!
7/31/06 10.00
Tomato EarthBound Zero Update Hack
This is an old hack (circa 2001). It was meant to make all the game text more palatable, which it succeeds in. It was also meant to double the experience you get from enemies, but it turns out this feature doesn't work right. There are other little changes here and there as well. It's also a little buggy in places, so only try this hack if you're bored and have nothing better to do. I was planning to do more work on this hack, but it's pretty much a dead project at this point.

If you want a patch that DOES make the game easier, see
6/28/07 10.00
Tomato The Truth of It All
7/31/06 9.22


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