"There’s still no sign of an official release for Mother 3, so will this Kickstarter-inspired homage to EarthBound help to fill the gap?
Considering how many characters it has now there are probably plenty of fighters in Super Smash Bros. who the average gamer, and even the avid Nintendo fan, don’t recognise. But even back when the game only had 12 fighters the most obscure, especially to British players, was always Ness. That’s for the very obvious reason that none of his games were released in Europe until 2013. For that reason we’re not sure how a homage to EarthBound is going to go down here, although that’s not necessarily its biggest problem."