Well, I recently caved and bought a few more Famicom carts. (What a shocker, right?) Which games did I pick up? I think I'll reveal one of them now, and the other tomorrow.
Today's reveal is none other than a complete-in-box copy of Shigesato Itoi's Mother (aka EarthBound Zero). I've been eyeing up this game for some time, so when I saw a cheap-ish copy show up on eBay a few weeks back I pounced on it.
While waiting for it to arrive, I began playing through the unreleased prototype of the North American version of the game (the aforementioned EarthBound Zero).
Although its graphics can't compare to its slick-as-snot sequel, Mother/EarthBound Zero holds its own in pretty much every other department. For starters, it's hilarious--with my favorite line thus far being, "Rat uttered dirty words." Also, it has a great soundtrack. (I'm especially impressed with the varying battle themes.) Most importantly, though, it's just plain fun.
I'm sure I'll have more to say about this wonderful game soon, but in the meantime why don't you check out (here) the rest of the photos I took of the Mother box and cartridge? (If you're at all interested in either, of course.)