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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 »


When the Runaway Five talk to you or are in their backstage room, there are (appropriately) five members of the band. When they perform, there are SIX men on stage. See more »


Tenda Villager: We're shy.
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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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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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