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NES EarthBound Beginnings

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: EBB
  • Display name: EarthBound Beginnings
  • Goodtools name: Earthbound
  • In group: Mother
EarthBound Beginnings is the first game in the Mother/EarthBound series, known simply as Mother in Japan. It was localized for a 1990 US release, but wasn't released outside Japan until 2015. During that time, the original localized title, "EarthBound", was used for the English release of Mother 2.

Long referred to as "EarthBound Zero" by fans, the game was finally given an official title for its Wii U eShop release.

The US prototype includes numerous changes from the original Mother. The most obvious in a TAS are the addition of a "run" button and the removal of the "bread crumbs" glitch.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) in 47:56.08 by Nitrodon.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-06-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 35.62 MB, length: 54:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 73.05 MB, length: 54:31)
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Submission #2252 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (21 votes)
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound Beginnings is the first game in the Mother/EarthBound series, known simply as Mother in Japan. It was localized for a 1990 US release, but wasn't released outside Japan until 2015. During that time, the original localized title, "EarthBound", was used for the English release of Mother 2.

Long referred to as "EarthBound Zero" by fans, the game was finally given an official title for its Wii U eShop release.

This movie is done on the US prototype, which does not have the "bread crumbs" glitch used in our other movie of the game. It does, however, have a run button, which means this movie may seem faster at times, even though it's a lot longer.


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 23:07.85 by chatterbox.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2018-05-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 26.34 MB, length: 27:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 44.79 MB, length: 27:50)
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Submission #5968 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1621 (23:09.56)
Rating: 6.4 (3 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the JPN version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother (マザー) ). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches; this run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair under a second faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 23:09.56 by pirohiko.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-09-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 44.32 MB, length: 23:50)
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Submission #2827 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1303 (25:41.67)
Rating: 6.2 (17 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is the JPN version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother (マザー) ). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches; this run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair two and a half minutes faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 25:41.67 by pirohiko.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-06-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 16.23 MB, length: 26:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 34.08 MB, length: 26:18)
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Submission #2248 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (13 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is the JPN version of EarthBound Zero (also known as Mother (マザー) ). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches; this run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.

#47153835947412647 -
warpglitchv2.fm2 (1.19MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-05-16 13:39:20 by chatterbox (2 files)
For NES EarthBound Beginnings (2 files)
In 23:07.85 [83408 frames], 4759 rerecords)
469 views, 62 downloads
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#46372967639844552 - EB Beginnings - reverse melody order
reverse melody order.fm2 (2.85MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-04-11 09:39:22 by chatterbox (2 files)
For NES EarthBound Beginnings (2 files)
In 55:18.12 [199415 frames], 13928 rerecords)
845 views, 93 downloads
Based on the "reverse boss order" of Super Metroid, this TAS demonstrates how to collect seven melodies in descending order. The eighth melody can't be included in "reverse melody order" because it is forcibly learns from Queen Mary when the rest of the melody is collected. In other words, it is impossible to learn the eighth melody first (limited to Japanese version only).

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