EarthBound Text Help


If you want to submit your masterpiece, after you generate your Text, save it to your computer and head on over to Submissions are screened for quality and suitability. Please add descriptions of what your text is from in the caption if it's not canon from EarthBound/Mother!

Input Text

This is the input text, where you put in what you want to have show up in an EarthBound text box.

Text Speed

This changes the text speed. Your options are Fast, Medium, and Slow. These settings have been rigorously tested to match the pacing of the original game as closely as possible.


This will change the text flavor to one of the flavors available in the game.

Control Codes

EarthBound Text easy. Control codes are interpreted inline and delimited by square brackets ([]). Unknown or irrelevant control codes are dropped automatically. This is meant to provide an easy mechanism to import text from the EarthBound Text Dump very easily.

This adds a newline.
[DELAY {0x}]
This adds a delay in hex form. 01 = short, 0F = longer, FF = you'll be waiting a while.
This adds a pause. The arrow will flash for a moment, then will continue. Meant to emulate a point in the text when you need to press <A>.
This adds a · to the start of a line.


EarthBound Text written by Bill Eager. Uses gif.js technology by Johan Nordberg.

This project is not affiliated with Shigesato Itoi, Nintendo, HAL Laboratories, or anyone.

Source code

Source code is available on GitHub, contributions welcome.