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    A handful of interesting videos have appeared on a YouTube channel, thanks to a user by the name of kunkun kun, who has uploaded footage from Nintendo's SpaceWorld 1996 event. Shown within the video are pre-release demos of noteworthy Nintendo 64 titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, and perhaps most shockingly, the canceled Mother 3, or how it would have been known as in the west: Earthbound 64. At 10:30 into the video, we can see an incredibly early version of Mother 3 being displayed. The game would later return to further SpaceWorld events, even being playable for the public in 1999, where it was claimed to be "60% complete", though development would come to a halt during Nintendo's shift towards the GameCube, and Mother 3 would eventually find its footing as the game we know today, which released exclusively in Japan for the Game Boy Advance.
     
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    damn
    just damn
    i dont know thats amazing
     
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    here's where the footage starts
     
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    So they removed driving for the GBA game, no wonder since the game was almost at the size limit on how big a GBA gane could be. That's part of the reason why Mother 3 is so linear.
     
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    like all of us WHY COULDN'T THEY TRANSLATE (offically) and localize the gba game? it would probably be up there with Pokemon in sales a good last hurrah for the gba missed :(
     
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    Earthbound sold like shit outside Japan actually, in no small part due to a shitty marketing campaign. Also there's tons of...weird pg-13 stuff in mother 3 that Nintendo wouldn't have allowed at any cost in that era
     
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    Dang, that looks so awesome. I hope one day we can get ahold of a demo or some source code. :sigh: pipe dream.
     
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    I notice the 3 rock guardians that were guarding the needle, the band cafe pace, the pork hovercars.. wow!
     
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    They still had driving in GBA Mother 3, you get to manually drive the Pork Bean around the new highways
    [​IMG]
     
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    A lot of those other games looked really fun too; wish I could have played them.
     
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    Lol I love her reaction
     
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    Holy mother of shit

    I am happy at even only 15 seconds of new footage
     
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    Ah yes I had forgotten about that. But you do not get as many driving as you can get in the Snes and Nes games. Although I think the more driving you get with the bicycle in the Snes game. The tank is still fun.
     
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    I've been trying to forget Earthbound 64. Thinking about what it could've been makes me sad. Mother 3 GBA was great, but presumably some of the chronological jumps wouldn't've happened in EB64.
     
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    As exciting mother 64 fotage is I'm more bummed out we didn't get to see those UI in the official release of starfox 64. They look better in my opinion
     
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    With the small amount of space they were working with, and all the technical difficulties, I personally believe it would have happened on the N64 version as well. Could also be a choice by design versus anything else.
     
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    If Nintendo really wanted to make a lot of money they would release a N64 Mini with a fully finished Mother 3 on it. Now that would be the biggest thing they ever did in the last few years
     
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    I am just glad that mother 3 was released on GBA as 2d graphic is timeless compared 3d
     
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    On a side note...Interesting channel with videos of old Japanese gaming-related TV shows back in the day!
     
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