Earthbound

4.7 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews
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The Earth is under attack by a strange group of aliens known as Giygas, and only a young boy and his friends have the power to save the planet. Unlike more traditional RPGs, EARTHBOUND actually takes place in a modern-day suburb featuring all kinds of wacky twists and turns. You're Ness, and along with your pals Paula, Jeff, and Poo you've got to hunt down the aliens sending them back to where they came. Armed with a baseball bat and psychic powers, your party must hit the road in search of the extraterrestrial scum. Along the way, you'll encounter all kinds of weird characters who will give you high-tech gadgets, time machines, and other items you'll need to prevail. The fate of the world is in your hands!

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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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ASIN B000035Y63
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4.7 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,087 in videogames
#119 in Video Games > More Systems > Super Nintendo > Games
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Product Dimensions 8 x 4 x 10 inches
Media: Video Game

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By L. Garabet on April 11, 2006
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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I am not surprised by the cost of this game on Amazon. My copy was stolen many years ago and due to no chance of a re-make, it would be nice to have this game again. Out of countless hours of gameplay over 20+ years using various platforms, this is still my favorite game of all time.
Certainly one of the highlighting features of this game is the active sprites in the main overworld. Meaning, the enemies actively chase you through the map, and you can avoid having to fight them if you can run away fast enough or use the in game terrain to stay away. I've read that game developers can use something called the Yanfly chase script, to implement similar functionality into their games. The enemy sprites on the screen actually wander randomly, but when you get within range, they chase you. This is a feature that I think make this game more fun because I have a serious problem with RPG games that use an invincible/random/timed event to occur that calls a battle scene/event. Its rather annoying in other games, because you may be focused on getting somewhere, only to randomly invoke a battle scene, often wasting time. I love the Final Fantasy series, especially FF7, but even in that game, it uses a hidden/randomly triggered battle events, Final Fantasy 11 Online uses an active moving 3d enemy system, where they chase you around the map, which was refreshing.
Earthbound is more fun, letting you 'see' what is coming, and better yet, if your skills/level is much greater than your enemy, the screen just flashes and you 'WIN' the battle. No wasted time, no wasted effort in fighting something that is worthless to fight. Brilliant idea in my opinion, and something that more RPG's should implement in their game design.
Overall, my favorite game of all time.
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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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This is perhaps one of the most legendary RPG games to ever grace a system and one of the rarest games to buy or possess. You have to try this game atleast once if you are an RPG fan or even if you are a fan of games in general. It's storyline is very unique and at times is never afraid to make fun of itself as an RPG in dialogue. What also is a special treat above all else is the battle system in it's time redifined most games, instead of walking 5 steps and you are in a battle(like Final Fantasy etc etc) the enemy tries to run and touch you to initiate battle, once battle is commenced the background is different and morphs itself every 3 seconds which i can safely say has not been done in most games and sometimes during attacks can be funny due to the fact that some enemies either are afraid to attack, or just grin instead of attacking which creates witty dialogue.

In my personal opinion Earthbound is a timeless game, that has slipped into obscurity and has gathered a huge fanbase in America along with the United Kingdom in recent years due to this fact. There is an Earthbound 2 over in Japan, but sadly the release appears to be doubtful overseas in America or United Kingdom, as for a re-release on VC or SNES it has been doubted that there will not be a re-release due to copyright claims that Nintendo would receive in the U.S. or overseas. I truly hope that Nintendo can find a way just even if it was for one day only, to get the whole Earthbound series out around the world. For the fans like me, or others who are just playing this game for the first time with awe, this is more than a game, it is everything an RPG fan dreams of at night.
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