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Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Region: NTSC

Country: United States of America

Developer(s): Ape Studios | Nintendo | Pax Softnica

Publishers(s): Nintendo

ReleaseDate: 2015-06-14

Players: 1

Co-op: No

Earthbound Beginnings

Also know as: Mother

EarthBound Beginnings is the first installment in the Mother series. It was developed by Ape Inc., Nintendo Tokyo R&D Products, and Pax Softnica, and was published by Nintendo for the Famicom on July 27, 1989. For its Japanese release, the game was known by the title, "Mother". It was designed and directed by Shigesato Itoi and produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, with music by Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka. In 1990, EarthBound Beginnings was fully translated by Nintendo of America and slated for a 1991 release outside of Japan as "EARTH BOUND". However, due to marketing issues, financial issues, and the approaching release of the SNES, the game was not released in other territories. It took many more years for the game to be but was eventually released on the Wii U Virtual Console and later the Nintendo Switch Online service.

ESRB Rating: T - Teen

Genre(s): Role-Playing

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