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EarthBound (1994)

Mother 2: Gîgu no gyakushuu (original title)
Ness, a boy from Onett, Eagleland, teams up with new friends to defeat an Evil Destroyer named Giygas. During the epic pursuits, Ness and his allies attempt to find the sacred Eight Melodies. This is Nintendo's RPG pool at its finest.





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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1 June 1995 (USA)  »

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The game's crude humor was one of its major selling points, which prompted Nintendo to marker the game with scratch and sniff cards, along with the tagline "this game stinks." See more »


If you play the game for a long time, the character's dad calls to suggest you take a break, even *before* you get the Receiver Phone. See more »


Bus Driver: Hey sidewalk, get out of my way.
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After defeating the final boss it is possible to continue traveling the world, talking to people. However, you can not save after defeating the final boss. See more »


Referenced in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010) See more »

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Awesome game!
8 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Earthbound, AKA Mother 2, proves that you don't need great graphics to have a great game. (Although the backgrounds in the fight scenes look pretty cool...) The game is very fun, and has a lot of ORIGINAL humor, which is definitely a plus in my book. And in the English version, they even kept the characters' original names. Well, King the dog was originally "Chibi," but oh well. In Earthbound, you'll face off against lots of goofy bosses, like a pile of barf named Master Belch, and a giant mushroom called... well, "Shrooom!" There are also characters like the chubby inventor, Apple Kid, or the blues band called the Runaway Five. Or how about enemies like evil hippies or demonic petunias?

This game didn't sell well when it first came out, because people cared more about graphics, and avoided the game because of how it LOOKED. If you can find this game on EBay or your local pawn shop, get it. You'll be glad you did. Oh, and be sure to get the Player's Guide, which was packaged with Earthbound, because it's very helpful, and has a lot of funny reading material in it, plus Earthbound scratch-n-sniff cards!

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