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EarthBound: MSU-1 Hip Hop Journey

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

EarthBound: MSU-1 Hip Hop Journey

This rom hack adds CD-quality audio and some other features to the 1995 game “EarthBound” for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. When used with the custom-made PCM music pack (downloaded separately) the original soundtrack is replaced with all-new music sourced from (mostly) rap and hip hop beats.

These aren’t covers of the original soundtrack, but is instead curated music that is meant to “match” the spirit of the game.

The end result is over 170 tracks replaced with an all-new soundtrack. Since these PCM files are uncompressed audio, they take up quite a bit of space and will have to be downloaded separately. You can find them available here:

That’s obviously the meat and potatoes of this rom hack, but there are other features as well, including being able to press Y to run, typo corrections, and bug fixes. See the readme file for more details.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: EarthBound (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: D67A8EF36EF616BC39306AA1B486E1BD3047815A
  • File/ROM CRC32: DC9BB451
  • File/ROM MD5: A864B2E5C141D2DEC1C4CBED75A42A85

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
BallzHackingProject lead, PCM creation, script editing, typo/bug fixes
ConnOriginal HackingOriginal MSU-1 patch
ShadowOne333Original HackingPress Y to run hack, font improvements, MSU-1 conversion in Coilsnake

User Review Information

Great addition

Reviewed By: blaznblak on 18 Aug 2019

Ive beaten Earthbound once over a decade ago, but couldn’t bring myself to do it again before this mod. The Hip-Hop Journey is a great hack to an ok game. I love most of the music choices so far (not including the title screen), but i’ve only just got the Pencil Eraser. The music does fit the tone of the game. I got a chuckle out of certain themes tho, knowing the source music. I got this running on my SNES Classic and hooked to a big screen with a sound setup. I would definitely recommend, especially if you are a passing music fan.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great additionblaznblak18 Aug 20191.0Yes
Nice Spin on a classic, needs a boombox!Polargames16 Aug 20191.0Yes