Mother 2 - Gyiyg no Gyakushuu [Model SHVC-MB]

The Super Famicom Game by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Mother 2 - Gyiyg no Gyakushuu [Model SHVC-MB] screenshot



Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Super Famicom Game

Mother 2 ギーグ のノ逆襲 © 1994 Nintendo Company, Limited.

(Mother 2 - Gyiyg no Gyakushuu)

Mother 2, aka Earthbound, is a role playing game by Nintendo and sequel of Mother originally released in Japan for the Famicom system. In the years 199X, a weird meteor crashes in the hills behind Ness's Home in the middle of the night. The young boy, always eager for adventure, sneaks out that night and goes off to investigate the situation. Later on, helped by his neighbor Pokey, he meets Buzz-Buzz on the crash site - this talking bee from the future reveals him that the evil Gigu is planning to take over the world. A prophecy predicted that three boys and a girls will stop Gigu's terrific plans and he knows that Ness, with his psychic powers (called PSI in the game), is one of them... The boy and his friends embark on a journey to save the world and find the eight sanctuaries to reunite the power of the Earth and defeat G?gu. The game follows the same rules laid down by other role playing games of the time - it is however an unique mix of titles such as Final Fantasy and Zelda. The world map is always at the same scale and enemies freely wonder around it - no random battles. However, fights are turn-based and follow a more traditional approach with a brilliant twist - the game automatically skips fights against weak enemies (they may even run away from the player !). Characters have their own set of skills, special abilities and they all complete one another. Ness is the strongest and defends himself with a baseball bat, Jeff is the geek of the group and can repair anything, Paula has super-psy abilities and Poo seems to be good at anything, thanks to his Mu training. Interestingly, the game's progress can be saved by calling Ness's dad on the phone.


Cartridge ID: SHVC-MB


Released on August 27, 1994 in Japan for 9800 Yen.

The voice that says 'Ok desu ka' (Ok isn't it ?) when the players enters his name is supposed to be Shigesato Itoi, creator of the game.

Export releases:
usa "EarthBound [Model SNS-MB-USA]"


Faster music:
Repeatedly tap Select for faster music.

Unlimited magic butterflies:
Go to the cave in Onett and find the location where you can see the giant step but cannot get to it. Keep entering and exiting this location, heal yourself, then get more butterflies as needed.


Produced and Directed By: Shigesato Itoi
Written By: Shigesato Itoi
Music By: Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazy Tanaka
Game Designer: Akihiki Miura
Art Director: Kouichi Ooyama
Sound Director: Hirokazu Tanaka
Program Director: Satoru Iwata
Programmers: Satoru Iwata, Satoshi Mitsuhara, Yoshimi Takahashi, Seiji Otoguro, Bou Nakajima, Seika Abe, Yoshiki Suzuki, Jun Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Ueno, Takashi Sasaki, Takashi Sakuma, Kazuo Sato, Kouji Malta
Sound Programmer: Hirokazu Tanaka
System Engineering: Makoto Kanai, Takashi Sakuma
Graphic Artists: Kouichi Ooyama, Hiroyuki Sakiyama, Kouichi Yamada, Makio Kataoka, Tetsuya Notoya, Yasunori Yanagisawa
Special Effects Artist: Tsunekaz Ishihara
Font Designers: Akihiko Miura, Kouichi Ooyama
Concept Of Saturn Font By: Shigesato Itoi
Graphics Data Manager: Yasunori Yanagisawa
Message Data Managers: Masayuki Miura, Hitoshi Matsui
Additional Music Composed By: Hiroshi Kanazu, Toshiyuki Ueno
Sound Staff: Toshiyuki Ueno, Kozue Ishikawa
Assistant Programmers: Ikuho Hagiya, Katsuyoshi Irie
Assistant Game Designers: Kouichi Ooyama, Takehiko Masuda, Chiaki Yoshizawa, Masayuki Miura, Akihito Toda, Hitoshi Marsui, Katsuyoshi Irie
Assistant Scenario Writers: Masayuki Miura, Akihito Toda, Hiroyuki Jinnai
Chief Debuggers: Takumi Akabane, Hitoshi Matsui
Ape Debugging Team: Takahiro Nagai, Junichi Akama, Akira Matsumoto
Nintendo Debug Coordinators: Tohru Mashimoto, Tatsuya Hishida
Nintendo Debugging Team: Kazuhude Ohgoe, Atsushi Miyake, Hajime Nakamura, Mao Hamamoto, Mayumi Tada, Makoto Kedouin, Kimiko Tsuchida, Sayaka Komura
Map Checkers: Mapper Kojima, Katsuyoshi Irie
Sampling Voices: Shigesato Itoi, Yukari Whistle Saito, Hirokazu Belch Koyano, Etsuko Venus Kawano, Takashi Mu Watanabe
Opening Rock Guitar: M.D. Seeger
Hardware Support: Hironobu Kakui, Shigeki Yamashiro
Production Managers: Takashi Kawaguchi, Keizo Kato, Ikuo Hyakuta, Yukari Saito
Coordinators: Takashi Watanabe, Ryo Kagawa, Hiroyuki Jinnai, Etsuko Kawano, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Atsuko Kawahara
Sound Producers: Akio Ohmori, Ritsuo Kamimura
Special thanks To: Kenji Ando, Miyuki Kure, Takayuki Onodera, Fukashi Omorita, Yukio Takahashi, Kazuhiko Amemiya, Yasuhiro Kumagai, Yoshio Hongo, Naoko Kanazawa, Benimaru Itoh, Motohiro Ishii, Hirokazu Koyano, Masao Tottori, Nobuyasu Makino, Hiromi Tamagawa, Nancy Yoshitake
The Producers Wish To Thank: Ishel Artvision, Moonriders Office, Sedic Inc., Seta Co. Ltd., Lucky Nice: Okubo Design Studio, On Associates, Sai Koubou, Ashura Office, Shogakukan, Shincho Sha
Chief Coordinator: Marcus Lindblom, Line Producer, Tsunekaz Ishihara
Coproducer: Satoru Iwata
Noa Producer: Mike Fukuda
Supervisor: Shigeru Miyamoto
Executive Producers: Hiroshi Yamauchi, Minoru Arakawa

Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel;

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