* DoingItForTheArt: Oh, yes. There is an absolutely ludicrous amount of detail in these games, especially the later two.
* NewbieBoom: The ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' fandom got a sudden surge of new members when the game ''[[KeepCirculatingTheTapes finally]]'' got rereleased on the Wii U. At one point it was ''the'' most downloaded VirtualConsole game on the Wii U, which resulted in many new comers to the series, with some being people who likely never heard of the game at that point. This has notably caused some friction between [[OldGuardVersusNewBlood those who were in the cult fandom before it gained a wider audience]], as not only are the newbies more willing to point out ''VideoGame/EarthBound''s flaws, they've even started to criticize ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'''s flaws upon finding out about it, which considering the game was considered a SacredCow by those who were in the cult fandom...
* NoExportForYou: Only ''MOTHER 2'' was released in America, under the name ''[=EarthBound=]''. Europe got it even worse, as ''none of the three games'' were ever released there.
** The rerelease of ''[=EarthBound=]'' on the Wii U finally averts this for Europe.
** As of June 14, 2015, the first game is getting an international release under the name ''Earthbound Beginnings.''
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