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Earthbound

by Nintendo
Nintendo Super NES
Teen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000035Y63
  • Item Weight: 0.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,157 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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This role-playing game is set in the modern world and is filled with irreverent humor. You play as a teenage boy who must save the world from a malevolent alien.

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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i still remember the first time i played this game. it was given to me by and old neighbor of mine as a gift back in 1995. ever since then i think ive beaten and restarted this game over a hundred times. to me this game never gets old. the only reason i still have my snes is just for this game. i highly recomend this game to anyone that likes RPGs. it is so simple that anyone can pick it up but the storyline is so deep that it actually makes you care deeply about these 16-bit sprites on the screen.

the music is so catchy, each city has its own theme and almost each enemy has his own music. the music for this is perfect for the tone of the game.

the graphix are sufficient. sprite detail is great. the only complaint anyone has (not me) is the battle graphics are just a box with your name on it fighting a picture of the enemy. very simple but youlle actually be suprised how well it works.

replayability is by far the best aspect of the game. there is so much to do and its so fun to complete all the tasks.

it is a little bit hard to figure out what to do next though, even the original game came with the players guide. if you dont have a guide you can easily download a guide online for free.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great RPG from the SNES days. July 28, 2001
By Ben
It's about time I found a listing for this on Amazon! I've been looking all over for this game. This is one of the best ones I played on the SNES, and I still like it today.
In terms of graphics, it's very cartoony, and the battles are done in Dragon Warrior style with some weird swirling color patterns in the background. The music in this game is pretty cool, though it gets weird at times. But, well, this game IS weird... that's the whole point of it.
The gameplay is much like the old Dragon Warrior style, and a few old features like limited inventories have come into play. I personally don't like that, but it certainly does add some challenge.
One of the best and most unique features of this game, also, is the battle system. First, there are no random battles. You must run into an enemy in order to fight it. If the enemy is stronger than or equal to you, it will come after you. If you're far stronger than they are, or you have already beaten their area, they will usually run away. Also, when you come into contact with an enemy, the beginning of the battle is determined by HOW you met them. If they caught up with you from behind, they get the first strike. If you caught them from behind, you get the first strike. And, if you met face to face, it's an equal start. One other feature of the battle system, which I truly like, is the ability to skip pointless battles. If you are far stronger than the enemy and they run into you, you will automatically win without even going into a battle screen. That is an excellent feature, and I don't know why it hasn't been implemented in other games. Final Fantasy certainly could use something like that.
This game is placed in modern times, which is another thing that makes it unique.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to know that Nintendo DESTROYED this game June 11, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Earthbound... This is a game that I remember enjoying immensely back in the day. Unfortunately, it has now been plunged into obscurity and receives very little respect from new age gamers that happen to come across it. Despite that, though, you might be a bit surprised to learn that this game was the source of a considerable amount of hype prior to its release. I remember Nintendo Power Magazine, which was one of the leading authorities of video games back then, did a pretty big promotion for this game. Sadly, this promotion probably did more to hurt the game's image than anything else. What NP tried to do was, they tried to play off the game's humorous and quirky nature. They ended up having these scratch and sniff cards that had stuff like dirty sock scent and things like that which came out in a special pull out section of the magazine. It was done with good intentions, but needless to say, I don't think it did very much to boost the game's image. NP's coverage of the game also did its part to hurt the game's stock. I remember that the coverage they did on it was really weird. It wasn't a normal walkthrough like they did with virtually every other game they've ever featured. There were no strategies, no hints or tips, no maps, nothing like that. There was never any kind of coverage like that. Basically what they did was, they had in-depth journalism type feature about this odd unconventional RPG that was wrecking the standards for RPGs everywhere. If you read through it really carefully and you have a bit of background knowledge about the game, then you can kind of tell that it was just meant to be a big joke, but if you didn't know much about it (which at the time, most people didn't, since it had just been released) then it really looks like NP was just slamming this game. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Game Behind The Cult July 1, 2006
By Kazuo
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Earthbound for the Super Nintendo may very well epitomize the term "cult classic" more than any other game ever made. It fits all the criteria: Oddball game design that most mainstream gamers will find too strange for their liking, lacking sales and critical disapproval at the time of it's release, a small-but-devoted following, hefty price tag, constant rumors about incredibly rare beta versions, sequels, etc., and most importantly, a really interesting game underneath.

Earthbound is a traditional 16-bit RPG dragged through an insane LSD and pop culture gutter. The swords and staves are replaced with frying pans and yo-yo's. The fantasy worlds of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger are replaced with a modern-day world with a zany sense of humor. You fight against hippies, businessman, ants, mushrooms, and abstract art. You order "zombie paper" from a pizzeria to save a zombie infested town. And you recieve your opening mission statement from a...bee. Not only do these ideas keep the game fresh, they also are used to satirize many of the more overly serious aspects of RPGs.

The battle system is pretty basic, but it works well, with character-unique abilities, PSI powers, and a "roll-back" H.P. system that rewards players with fast fingers. The lack of random battles is also a welcome surprise. Be warned, though: the game is unusually tough, and is very unforgiving towards unprepared or impatient players. With a little practice, however, you'll be able to tackle the more threatening battles without getting too banged up.

There are a few flaws: Mainly, the items don't stack, meaning you're oftentimes running out of room to place things. Also, the diffuclty could be adjusted so that the normal enemies are easier and the bosses are harder, but it's not too much of a problem.

Anyone who is tired of "normal" video games should check this one out, but be prepared to search abit, or pay upwards of $75.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Buy! Thanks!
pefect game old of course had to keep trying it over and over but works as expected and would buy more!!
Published 22 days ago by Smitty8421
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
This is probably Super Nintendo's best RPG, and still today stands as one of the best of all time.

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1. The game is refreshingly unique. Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition
The game works perfectly and was a great gift. Condition was exactly as described and so far we have had no problems playing it.
Published 3 months ago by MandiCat
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Best rpg of all time and well worth the price . Why cant they make games like this anymore :(
Published 4 months ago by joey hall
1.0 out of 5 stars way too expensive
I really want to buy this game for a dear friend of mine who loves the series and has emulated it, I just don't understand why everyone's selling these cartridges for an arm and a... Read more
Published 5 months ago by ****
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously.. Mr. Itoi make more games please
This game is massively underrated EarthBound (or Mother 2) is a simple masterpiece and ill tell you why without talking you to death. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dylan clark
5.0 out of 5 stars A Blast From the Past That Still Impresses Today
Earthbound - Nintendo Super NES is a must-play title, whether you are familiar with Nintendo's 16bit masterpiece or not. Read more
Published 6 months ago by astrotriforce
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaming's Single Greatest Narrative
****WARNING, SPOILERS INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW****

I feel as though I should offer something of an explanation as to my decision to wax philosophical on a title that is... Read more
Published 7 months ago by T. G. Wier
4.0 out of 5 stars Earthbound
Just a Fantastic nostalgic video game that holds its value higher and better than any other video game i have played. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David Woodward
2.0 out of 5 stars Quirky Masking Mediocrity
I played the first few hours of this game in utter agony. Don't get me wrong, it started out promising: the music is AMAZINGLY atmospheric (it gave me the creeps! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sean R. Filkins
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