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EarthBound (Nintendo SNES) discussion [game]
 
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EarthBound Review (Nintendo SNES) (10.0)  by  

Because EarthBound is an amazing RPG that I love above all others, I thought I'd start up the game thread and throw in some of my favorite reviews of it.







Man I love this game. Just beat it again a week or so back for the 2nd time this year and somewhere in the range of 20+ in total since '96.


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Posted: 09/30/12, 03:06:27  - Edited by 
 on: 05/12/14, 16:55:39
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It was released on the VC today. Why haven't you bought it? Do you have so much hate in your heart?
Posted: 07/18/13, 22:14:42
Played the emulated version and loved it (still can't beat the final boss though). I'm about to buy this for my Wii U and not finish it like the rest of my games, lol.
Posted: 07/18/13, 23:09:10
Woo! Finally, everyone here who hasn't played EB can experience it at last.

My Wii U is now EarthBound-equipped, and I am happy. Happy happy...
Posted: 07/18/13, 23:23:01  - Edited by 
 on: 07/18/13, 23:23:12
@chrisbg99

Haha! I'll download it tonight, SHEESH!

--Is it available on Wii?
Posted: 07/19/13, 00:04:08
TriforceBun said:


My Wii U is now EarthBound-equipped, and I am happy. Happy happy...

Hehe...

My heart is beating incredibly fast. I must be experiencing absolute t̶e̶r̶r̶o̶r̶ joy that Earthbound has finally come to the masses! I'll shortly be equipping my Wii U as well.
Posted: 07/19/13, 00:26:00  - Edited by 
 on: 07/19/13, 00:26:51
@Mr_Mustache

Unfortunately no. But since I have a SNES copy already that isn't a big problem for me. If it was I'd most likely buy it when I get paid next week.

@ploot

I so get what reference you are making there.
Posted: 07/19/13, 00:40:19  - Edited by 
 on: 07/19/13, 00:40:58
So how's everyone doing so far? I carelessly got my head handed to me by Frankystein Mark II, of all things, because I didn't heal in time and was perhaps a little under leveled. But so far, enjoying it as always. I'm sure I'll take on Titanic Ant later tonight.

Sorry for those who highlighted the blacked-out text on accident. I did ant mean to spoil it for you.
Posted: 07/19/13, 01:07:11
Yeah if there is a part I regularly die on early it is that fight. Especially if Ness is missing all the time.
Posted: 07/19/13, 01:27:11
I actually feel the beginning is the most difficult part, since you just have Ness, and he doesn't yet have enough HP to take advantage of the rolling HP meter. So for any new people who have trouble at the outset, I advise that you stick with it, it gets easier.
Posted: 07/19/13, 01:36:51
@Mop it up I feel this way about a lot of RPGs, actually. And Zelda games, for that matter.
Posted: 07/19/13, 02:09:30
So far it's been pretty fun. I died quite a bit in the beginning thanks to ants and skateboarders, but grinding went by really quickly thanks to the somewhat fast paced nature of the fights and being able to kill enemies in the overworld once you're strong enough. I really like the visual design and humor. The music is good but can get a little repetitive after a while. I also enjoy the tone of the game. Overall, I'm very pleased with Earthbound and can't wait to play it more.

Has anyone else noticed that the graphics on the gamepad look off? It's kind of hard to describe, but the size and color of the sprites seems off on the gamepad and don't look as shard or clear. Do other Wii U VC games have this problem? It's not a big deal because the game looks great on the TV and I don't plan to use the Gamepad's screen often.
Posted: 07/19/13, 04:15:52  - Edited by 
 on: 07/19/13, 04:17:07
@Hero_Of_Hyrule
Really? And I was thinking I'd do off-TV play with this. I noticed that when looking at the screens for Pikmin 3, but thought it was just because the game is HD. I'll have to check out Earthbound tonight.
Posted: 07/19/13, 19:16:50
Well, this came out of nowhere. Will download when I get the chance; I've never played it and I want to see what all the hubbub is about.
Posted: 07/19/13, 23:41:10
I played for about an hour today and love it already. Hard to put into words what I like about it so much.
Posted: 07/20/13, 10:03:49
@Secret_Tunnel

Welcome aboard brother. Your robe and cult membership ID will come in the mail.
Posted: 07/20/13, 10:07:57
I've never played it, but I'll probaby still wait a bit before I buy. RPG's are more 'bad weather' games for me. I tend to get super hooked and have long play sessions. I feel guilty if I do that while the weather is nice.
Posted: 07/20/13, 10:33:59
I bought it (again), but am saving my playthrough until the Epic Center in September.

My only question: I've played through this game a half-dozen times and there's one present box that eludes me. It's behind the wall at Magnet Hill (not the Carrot Key). Clearly visible, but I've never once gotten it nor do I know what's inside. How on earth does one get it?
Posted: 07/23/13, 16:50:46
@ludist210

I have no idea what you are talking about. Got a screen shot or something so I can take a look?



If you talking about that I don't see any other presents in there.
Posted: 07/24/13, 04:47:02  - Edited by 
 on: 07/24/13, 04:51:05
The very small inventory size annoys me. I assume I'll get more room once I get more party members? I have so much stuff that I HAVE to carry around that I don't seem to have enough room for healing items and quest items.
Posted: 07/24/13, 09:43:41
@Secret_Tunnel

Call Mom and she'll set you up with Escargo Express. As long as you have $18 you can pick up or have delivered up to 3 items. Also early on you might want to buy the For sale sign which might help you remove some unnecessary items for quick cash.
Posted: 07/24/13, 11:14:54
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