Originally released in 1989 in Japan only, Earthbound Beginnings, originally called Earthbound Zero by fans, is finally available on the Wii U Virtual Console! The Earthbound series is known as Mother in Japan.
You know Ness from Super Smash Bros.? Well this is his first game although he is called Ninten is this original outing. Fans have been asking for a full English translation for years and Nintendo finally listened to those cries.
Now if we can just get a translated port of Earthbound 2, aka Mother 3, then the entire Earthbound trilogy will be available to North American gamers. Earthbound 2 was originally released on GBA in Japan only.