• 1 Books
    There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. Frank Serafini
  • 2 Music
    If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. Charles Darwin
  • 3 Films
    Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. Don DeLillo
  • 4 Technology
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. Albert Einstein
  • 5 Hobbies
    Each of our souls has a deep urge to confess something about its nature. It sits still within us, until we come across a certain song, book, movie or person. Then everything changes. Ilwaad Isa

History of Earthbound, part 1

In 1989 a famous Japanese copywriter Shigesato Itoi with the help of Shigeru Miyamoto, released a game on Nintendo Famicom, called Mother.  There was even this epic commercial https://youtu.be/yQUN7QAnMp0.

Although the game was sold in just 400000 copies, it was one of the most highly rated game on the platform. Nintendo of America wanted to localize the game and change the title to “Earth Bound”. Actually the game was fully translated. But the brand new console, called Super Nintendo, was coming. Because of that, “Earth Bound” didn’t make its way to America.

A few years later, in 1994, Mother 2 was released in Japan. This time, Nintendo published the game in the USA, under the name “Earthbound” (without space in the middle). The amount of commercials to promote the game in the USA, was insane. But… the game didn’t sell well. Why? For some reason, the marketing was focused on things that don’t smell good.  For example: the advertising slogan was “This game stinks!”. And the TV commercial. Ohhhhh, it was terrible: https://youtu.be/60_WWLq3srE

So, Earthbound didn’t sell well (but only in the US), Nintendo didn’t even try to bring it to Europe. Is this an end? NO! In 1999 Nintendo released a game on Nintendo 64, called Super Smash Bros. The game featured most known Nintendo characters fighting each other. Actually, I’m waiting for the newest game in the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! But, let’s return to the original. One of the characters in the game, was Ness, the main protagonist of Mother 2.  And people were like “Where did this guy come from?”.

They did some research and this is when Mother series began to grow its insanely big fan base. This was also the period when the site, for fans of Earthbound, starmen.net was born. Now it’s time for a time travel! One year before Smash release, a video game collector bought original “Earth Bound” prototype cartridge. A Video Game translator known as Tomato got interested in it. He took a rom of the prototype, added “Zero” in the title screen, and shared it on the Internet as “Earthbound Zero”. It was the very first time fans met the original Mother. However, if they wanted to get the game from Big N’s hands, then they needed to wait until 2015! (EB0 has been released on Wii U Virtual Console as “Earthbound Beginnings”.) So we know the origin of first two games, how was the fandom born, and why the second title in the series failed in the US. But what with the third Mother? And its development? You will see next time!

Oskar V.

Top 5 Phone Games

If you are on this page, you propably like gaming. Yes, I like it too! But what to do on the bus in the morning? Hmmm... why not playing some BEST GAMES EVER!
5. Rise Up!
Google Play Rating- 4,2 (4/5 stars)
This game looks quite easy, but believe me- it’s not! Only thing you have to do is moving your finger to protect your baloon. It’s difficult, because you have to react very fast. You have to be a PRO to throw the obstacles away from your baloon’s way. The thing that I like is the low memory usage and no lags.
4. Bed Wars
Google Play Rating- 4,5 (4,5/5 stars)
Do you know Minecraft Bed Wars, but you don’t have any money to buy the mobile version of the game? Why not playing Bed Wars for free! It’s really simillar to Minecraft multiplayer game.
You have to protect your bed and destroy others to win. It’s not so easy, but it’s worth downloading.
In my opinion 5/5!
3. Minecraft (29,61zł)
Google Play Rating- 4,5 (4,5/5 stars)
Do you enjoy Minecraft? Nice, here’s the mobile version of the full game. It’s cheaper than PC version (100zł), but it contains all Minecraft 1.13.1 features. You can play with your friends, but only on XBOX platform. It’s still better than MC Realms on Minecraft Java Edition. The problem is, that your phone needs at least 100 MB ROM memory. So download it now!
2. HayDay

Google Play Rating- 4,5 (4,5/5 stars)
Like farming? So, there’s a game for you! It’s called HayDay. All you have to do is to keep your farm the best! You can buy some products from other players. You can level-up fast, but it’s a bit hard later. I have level 75, and levelling-up takes me 1 month.
1. Janusz Simulator
Google Play Rating-4,4 (4/5 stars)
Do you want to play some Polish games? Here it is! Janusz Simulator is for people, who wants to feel like a real Polaczek-Cebulaczek. It contains Biedronka shop. Chytra baba z Radomia will pick 3 bottles of Zbyszko 3-Cytryny again! You have to be the richest Janusz in Poland! Graphics are really funny. That contains Photoshop edits and lots more!
Kacper K.
5. Rise Up!
4. Bed Wars
3. Minecraft
2. HayDay
 -HayDay Tricks
1. Janusz Simulator