EarthBound (1994)
"Mother 2: Gîgu no gyakushuu" (original title)

Video Game  -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  1 June 1995 (USA)
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One night a large meteor crashes to the earth. A young boy named Ness goes out to investigate, and discovers that he and three other kids are destined to save the earth from an alien leader... See full summary »



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One night a large meteor crashes to the earth. A young boy named Ness goes out to investigate, and discovers that he and three other kids are destined to save the earth from an alien leader called Giygas, who is going to destroy the world. Written by Anonymous

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A sequel was slated for release on the Nintendo 64, but never completed and the project was ultimately canceled. See more »


The guide packaged with the game makes several errors. For instance, Slimy Little Pile is listed as Slimy Little Pig, Thirsty Coil Snake is listed as Desert Coil Snake, the way to get the Gutsy Bat is wrong, and it mentions using the Pencil Eraser where you need the Eraser Eraser. See more »


Text Narration: [When using the bag of dragonite in battle] Yoikes! Ness turned into a gigantic, fire-breathing dragon!
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At one point in the game a character asks you (the player) to enter your name. Whatever name you enter appears at the end of the credits, as "Player: [Name here]", after the staff credits. See more »


Referenced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) See more »

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18 March 2002 | by (Somewhere in another Dimension) – See all my reviews

Awsome Awsome GREAT Game. Too great for words. The best part is the story line and the way it moves along smoothly, giving suspense, mystery, comedy, and action all at once. All those so-called gamers that HAVEN'T played it and say it's stupid have no right to call themselves game players. Not violent and graphic, yet not supporting child like graphics, it keeps the flow. I don't know why this didn't become so popular. It was a major hit in Japan. Probably because they are more open minded and don't judge things before they see or get to know them like we have a tendancy to do. (No offense to all who are reading)

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