The song of the birds, the sweet smell of flowers…


Spring is finally here, and to celebrate, Starmen.Net welcomes you to the Mother 3 17th Anniversary Funfest!

Mother 3 17th Anniversary Funfest

April will mark 17 years since Nintendo released the third installment to our favorite series, and so of course we must celebrate this important anniversary. Some of the festivities include the typical fan submission categories (AudioViz, CompArt, HandArt, and Writing), as well as a community playthrough of Mother 3 across nineteen GPPs!

What’s a GPP, you ask? It stands for Game Play Point, a term harkening back to the early days of the EarthBound Funktastic Gameplay Summer! It's time to Get Back in the Game! While we encourage you to play the game for yourself along the way, we've brought in some of Starmen.Net's greatest streaming heroes to play through each portion of the game over the course of the Funfest! All streams will be hosted on the official Starmen.Net Twitch channel, and you can find a schedule in this forum thread.

For any questions or to learn more, check out the Mother 3 17th Anniversary Funfest board!

EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (13) 2023.03.21 @ 2:36 CDT by vid

Do YOU have what it takes to….stream video games???


Attention all gamers, theatre nerds, and audioviz wizards,

I am pleased to announce that we are opening up applications for becoming a FEATURED STREAMER for In this role, you would serve as an ambassador to the community by volunteering your time to stream games during funfests, FGPs, GPPs, uncategorized fiestas and more! There has never before been a formal process for becoming a streamer for the site, and this application pool will help us create a talent inventory of vetted creative-types who could bring their talents to a mid-sized audience of earthbound fans. If you think you have what it takes or are even the slightest bit interested, please read on and follow the link to the initial screening survey below!

EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (2) 2023.03.05 @ 21:59 CST by Rhyselinn

Aerial Rich Cheddar Cheese Corn Chips Snack

It’s the middle of the week and what would be better to help us through it than an update? Fanart time! Oh, and this Cool Likable Ultimate Elegant cat gif! Let's goooo!

To submit fanart, do so here or submit on the forums.
FANART | READ COMMENTS (2) 2023.01.11 @ 17:35 CST by CerealQueen

New EarthBound Merch from My Nintendo!

Merchandise Outside of Japan, there has always been a dearth of EarthBound/Mother related merchandise. Sure, there are the rare old promo items, but in terms of stuff that you could get without being a journalist or games store employee?
Well, my friends, the wait is over!

Available NOW from My Nintendo, you can redeem 400 Platinum Coins for a Phase Distorter luggage tag or an EarthBound Beginnings notebook! Platinum Coins are gained by completing missions such as exploring corporate advertising nightmares websites for recent and upcoming Nintendo titles, logging into the Wii U or 3DS eShop, or clearing objectives in a handful of mobile titles.

While this may sound tedious, if you haven't previously completed these missions, it's pretty easy to amass 800 Platinum Coins for both items just by doing the website related tasks. If you're a Mother merch collector, it's easily worth the effort for some of the few official and non-Smash related pieces of swag released in the US and Canada!

...actually, is this the first official EarthBound Beginnings thing to release outside of Japan? Wowza!
MERCHANDISE | READ COMMENTS (1) 2023.01.10 @ 4:36 CST by vid


This year, to save me from tears, I'll give it to s o m e o n e s p e c i a l.

We are once again on the precipice of the world's greatest survival game, WHAMAGEDDON.

It is the morning of December 1st, and this year I have decided to be a grinch and provide no immunity. Good luck, have fun, and familiarize yourselves with the rules.
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (180) 2022.12.01 @ 3:57 CST by vid

Home Sweet Home


Surprise! Lookie here, a front page update! Those are pretty rare these days, but after lurking and spotting this nostalgia topic on the forums, it got me feeling all sorts of homesick, so kindly take this fanart update as a token of my feelings.


To submit fanart, do so here or submit on the forums.

Also, our Halloween Funfest is going on right now, so f you would like to win yourself a badge, rank, or avatar, consider submitting! There's less than a week left, so do not doddle! You can find the Funfest topic here.
FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2022.10.25 @ 13:14 CDT by CerealQueen

Holiday Funfest 2021: You Gave Us the Content and We Deliver the Results!


Hello and welcome to a front page update! It's been awhile, eh?

I am here today to announce the results of the 2021 Holiday Funfest! I know you have all been waiting eagerly and the staff thanks you for your patience! Before scrolling down, I just want to thank all of our wonderful staff and volunteers who assisted with bringing this event together via judging, hosting, streaming, etc. We definitely appreciate all the work you have done to keep this tradition alive. Please consider leaving them a kind word or two as this is not easy to put together, as you can imagine!

Thank you for your time and without further ado, let us announce the winners!


In Third Place:

  • Winters

    Here is my entry, thanks for the extra time for getting stuff together!

In Second Place:

In First Place:


In Third Place:

In Second Place:

In First Place:


In Third Place:

In Second Place:

In First Place:


In Third Place:

  • Christmas Hometown

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In Second Place:

In First Place:

Thank you so much to all of those who submitted something for this Funfest! You all are the sole reason these events continue to happen and will in the future! Everyone deserves a big ol' pat on the back for your efforts! You made judging hard!

Badges will be handed out in the very near future! I do believe that judges have comments at the ready for the winners, so please be on the lookout for those as well!

Once again, thank you to everyone who help put the Funfest together and all the participants! Thank you for a lovely end to 2021 and let us have a wonderful 2022!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2022.02.10 @ 16:23 CST by CerealQueen


...but the very next day you gave it away.

Welcome back to the ultimate survival game, WHAMAGEDDON.

Once again, I am posting this on the morning of December 1st, and as such am granting all players immunity for the first forty-eight hours, just to make sure folks have time to reveal themselves and familiarize themselves with the rules.
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (240) 2021.12.01 @ 3:34 CST by vid

An Egg a Day Won't Keep the Beats Away

Fan Music

Howdy and hey! April showers have come to an end, so let's celebrate the upcoming month of flowers with some fine tunes!

  • Mother - Battle With a Flippant...

    Cover / remake of “Battle With a Flippant Foe”...

  • winters (metal version)

    • by octobot
    • youtube

    happy holidays!

  • Pokey’s Revenge

    • by PSI Grant Ω
    • .mp3

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    Pokey’s Revenge: A Tribute to Greatest Video Game Villain of All Time. Time taken: 1.5 to 2 hours

  • Pokey Means Business!

    • by PSI Grant Ω
    • .mp3

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    Pokey Means Business! remix

Have anything to submit? Remixes, covers, sheet music, and inspired music is all acceptable! Just leave us a link to your piece and we'll feature it in the upcoming weeks! Got a question or concern? Drop us a line!

Fan Music will update on Fridays, submissions depending. Submit your fan music today!
FAN MUSIC | READ COMMENTS (2) 2021.04.30 @ 16:19 CDT by CerealQueen

Theory of the Week: Father of a Hero


Hello there, friends! It's been quite a while since we last had a theories update on the front page, but the forum-goers have yet to stop posting them, so of course I want to share! Let's take a look at the most recent Theory of the Week topics!

If you recall, the last theory prompt was: What does Ness’ Dad do as a job? There were very interesting responses this week, which you can see below!

This week's winner is Dershka!

You can now check your participation progress here. If you participate, you will be able to proudly wear this Giygas badge!

Check after the jump to read Dershka's awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (0) 2021.02.24 @ 13:08 CST by CerealQueen

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