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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 city of Fourside is based on New York City. The Dept. Store and Monotoli buildings resemble the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, and Monotoli himself is most likely a parody of then major Rudy Giuliani. 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 »


Buzz Buzz: A bee I am... not.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Spoofs Gojira tai Hedorâ (1971) 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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