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 EarthBound title
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C. V. Reynolds @ 2010-01-31 02:24:52

I think the title should be EarthBound with a capital B, to match it with the SNES EarthBound. Most of the Internet seems to refer to the game as EarthBound or EarthBound Zero with a capital B anyway, and I think the title screen (there is no box, of course) kind of encourages the capitalization of the B, for what it's worth.
kazumi213 @ 2010-02-04 11:47:29

Actually it is "Earth Bound", as shown on both NES Proto and SNES titlescreens, plus "Earth Bound" is used on NES proto cartridge label: (scroll down a bit, a tiny white background picture on the right).

"Earth Bound" was the NES announced title:

I will change the title for the NES proto, and leave SNES untouched, but I think SNES should use "Earth Bound" too (SNES back cover uses "Earthbound, so I don't see why this "EarthBound" title seems to be "set to stone").
C. V. Reynolds @ 2010-02-05 02:23:03

I didn't know there was a proto cartridge label. That trumps everything I've said, but I'm definitely glad that you looked into it. I don't get why some games can't stay consistent between the fronts of their boxes and the backs.

Nice Website you linked to, by the way. It's going in the bookmarks.