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

Video Game  -  Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  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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When sold in America, the game was packaged with a Players' Guide. 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 »


Man in Onett: OK, pop quiz! A Beatles song, XXXterday. Can you fill in the blanks?
[the man gives you a choice between "yes" or "no"]
Man in Onett: [if you answer "yes"] That's correct! I'm impressed.
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Throughout the game, a photographer takes your characters' pictures in various locales. These pictures are shown during the credits roll. See more »


Spoofs The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Mostly good.
3 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

All in all, Earthbound is a high-quality game. Okay, so the graphics weren't mindblowing. I didn't find a problem with them in the numerous times I played it. Some of the enemies are done pretty well. The game storyline is also quite extensive, traveling all over the "world" to 8 important sites. Good characters and some interesting tangents (Moonside, Ness's Mind. . .) make the game even more interesting. My main two gripes: The item storage is extremely limiting, compared to other RPG's, and going through the pyramind/the desert/dungeon man is tiresome. But that doesn't make it uplayable, so I'm going to get up, erase some erasers, and kick some alien butt.

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