spooky shit in earthbound

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everyone should read this.


i'ma go play earthbound on my ds now.

Creeztophair, Thursday, 3 April 2008 00:40 (eleven years ago) link

The music that plays in the cliff only lasts about two octaves before repeating but it extremely memorable and haunting.

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 3 April 2008 00:42 (eleven years ago) link

god i need to play through that game :/

Will M., Thursday, 3 April 2008 14:43 (eleven years ago) link

earthbound is on ds???

Jordan, Thursday, 3 April 2008 15:03 (eleven years ago) link

there are SNES emulators. and if you can do japanese, there's earthbound on the GBA (mother 1+2 was released on one cart around the same time mother 3 came out iirc)

Will M., Thursday, 3 April 2008 15:36 (eleven years ago) link

ah, ok. i've never played earthbound, and i really want to!

Jordan, Thursday, 3 April 2008 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

i wish i could just play on snes, 'cause i hate playing games on my pc, but shit is expensive on ebay.

Jordan, Thursday, 3 April 2008 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

earthbound runs really well on the snes emulator for DS; I stayed up till 3am one morning playing it, but haven't gone back since

: /

czn, Thursday, 3 April 2008 16:43 (eleven years ago) link

ds homebrew looks complicated!

Jordan, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

it... is. a wee bit. you just need the right kit, some time, concentration, and a heart that's true.

czn, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:34 (eleven years ago) link

it's actually extremely easy once you learn how to patch things with dldi.

there's also a translated nes rom of mother floating around called earthbound zero.

Creeztophair, Friday, 4 April 2008 01:58 (eleven years ago) link

Living things will be destroyed in the time traveling process, thus making it impossible to send a person back in time. There is a way around this though. He can take Ness’ and his friend’s souls and transfer them into robots, however they may never be able to return to their bodies of things go poorly.

Z S, Friday, 4 April 2008 04:58 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

i bet this isn't going to happen, and there will be even more online petitions.


(i don't know what that has to do with the topic. i just really like that gif.)

Creeztophair, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

I started playing the translated Mother 3 ROM mentioned in the other thread, and enjoyed the first hour so much that I decided it would be better to first go back and play Earthbound first. Somehow I've never played it. I'm only 3 hours in but I'm having a grand ol' time!

z "R" s (Z S), Wednesday, 29 October 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

Earthbound finally getting a WiiU VC release in both US & EU later this year
funny that an Earthbound cart almost costs the same as a WiiU these days - maybe the cart costs will start falling finally?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:14 (six years ago) link

is that the first EU release?

the bitcoin comic (thomp), Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:52 (six years ago) link

yes, it is. i don't know why i asked, i don't actually care v much

the bitcoin comic (thomp), Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:53 (six years ago) link

This is maybe the most delightful video game of all time.

hoda nkotb (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:07 (six years ago) link

I've spent a lot of time trying to find other games that have this sort of quirky wacky cheeky legit-funny tone/vibe/whatever and have found nothing else.

hoda nkotb (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:07 (six years ago) link

Mother 3!!

I wish every slot machine had EAT THE RICH printed on it (Crabbits), Thursday, 18 April 2013 02:31 (six years ago) link

"Psychonauts" comes close at times.

one way street, Thursday, 18 April 2013 04:41 (six years ago) link

Mother 3 gets really intense toward the end.

crüt, Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:07 (six years ago) link

It was delayed because it contains music samples that weren't cleared.


abanana, Thursday, 18 April 2013 06:56 (six years ago) link

one year passes...
three years pass...


Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 23:04 (one year ago) link

this game = my life right now

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

nearly completed it. it's weird how easy this game is at points. like sometimes it's TOO easy. it just keeps giving you loads of items, more than you can carry, with places to rest and tool-up every few minutes. then next minute it'll become stupidly difficult. i imagine this is all very deliberate. i'm getting fed up of the photographer rocking up all the time.

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link

I’m stuck. :(

I have the Wad of Bills but the band disappeared. SOMEONE TAKE MY MONEY.

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link

give it to the manager of the theater (talk to him behind his desk)

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:49 (one year ago) link

it just keeps giving you loads of items, more than you can carry, with places to rest and tool-up every few minutes. then next minute it'll become stupidly difficult.

Tbf Magicant / Sea of Eden is about a nightmare, so of course that part would be nightmarishly difficult.

Wes Brodicus, Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

fucking gutsy bat

clouds, Friday, 12 January 2018 04:42 (one year ago) link

Dungeon Man cracked me up! The dungeon is stupidly easy - you can't really go wrong. My only regret is walking straight to the palm trees as soon as he joined my team so I didn't get a chance to use him in a fight

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 10:02 (one year ago) link

The good news is, you're only about 2/3rds through the game.
The bad news is, you have the Stongehenge base full of teleporting, backstabbing Starmen ahead of you.

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 12 January 2018 10:46 (one year ago) link


Wes Brodicus, Friday, 12 January 2018 10:47 (one year ago) link

yeah I'm on the Starmen bit right now and it's proving incredibly difficult. Even though I feel like I'm HP-d and PP-d up to the gills, they're total assholes. I got in a right f--ing up with a Starman/Robot combo who just kept reviving themselves just as I was about to kill them off.

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 12:09 (one year ago) link

so now apparently I took a trip inside my own mind and now i'm a robotic replicant of myself. this game...

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 15 January 2018 15:12 (one year ago) link

got a feeling Giygas is nearby. I'm looking forward to getting my life back soon

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 15 January 2018 15:13 (one year ago) link

When all else fails, pray.

Wes Brodicus, Monday, 15 January 2018 15:28 (one year ago) link

I completed it! Little bit annoyed I didn't explore a bit more of the 'completed world' before going home and finishing the game off properly, but hey never mind

Badgers (dog latin), Thursday, 18 January 2018 16:26 (one year ago) link

the first time i beat giygas i went back and talked to every npc just to see if they said something new

clouds, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:57 (one year ago) link

You can buy the empty house in Onett, to no effect.

Wes Brodicus, Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

Yeah I did that. I was basically a billionaire by the time I completed it.

Badgers (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2018 02:27 (one year ago) link

If you're interested, dog latin, Mother 3 (a translated rom of which can be found fairly easily) is possibly even better, although it's a much sadder and darker game.

one way street, Friday, 19 January 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

100% agreed on that

Nhex, Friday, 19 January 2018 07:10 (one year ago) link

Oooh, I didn't know there was a translation. I might look into cracking my SNES mini and loading it on. So is Mother 3 an indie / open source translation then?

Badgers (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2018 08:53 (one year ago) link

I also take it, it's not a SNES game?

Badgers (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2018 08:54 (one year ago) link

'twas for GBA but that might be emulatable
back when i played it though, it was an endless source of frustration that the hardware couldn't be emulated perfectly enough on PC to make the rhythm combat work right - that said I still loved the game so that should tell you something

Nhex, Friday, 19 January 2018 09:05 (one year ago) link

The combat system works fine on a tablet with the My Boy emulator and an 8bitdo SNES controller.

My only gripe is that the music in Mother 3 is nowhere as good/iconic as Earthbound's; do not play if you hate saxophones.

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 19 January 2018 09:17 (one year ago) link

Mother 3! The sequel to Earthbound!

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 19 January 2018 09:18 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I finally received the SNES Classic and stumbled upon Earthbound which I didn't know about until 36 hours ago. It got addicting very quickly.

billstevejim, Saturday, 14 July 2018 06:42 (one year ago) link

you won't want to do much else for a couple of weeks

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:09 (one year ago) link

oh wow read as little as possible and just experience it with new eyes and update us itt frequently plz

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 16 July 2018 14:03 (one year ago) link

yeah. I only completed it a few months ago but there's so much I'd happily relive

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:10 (one year ago) link

four months pass...


crüt, Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00 (eleven months ago) link

pretty affordable!

Nhex, Friday, 16 November 2018 19:00 (eleven months ago) link

I miss earthbound.

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Friday, 16 November 2018 19:52 (eleven months ago) link

Have you tried the other mothers or any of the popular hacks?

Evan, Friday, 16 November 2018 20:11 (eleven months ago) link

not yet. I should see if I can get mother 3 to play on the Nintendo mini

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Saturday, 17 November 2018 19:54 (ten months ago) link

can they do GBA emulation?

Nhex, Saturday, 17 November 2018 23:14 (ten months ago) link

ah... i take it no one's done a SNES ROM..

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Sunday, 18 November 2018 10:31 (ten months ago) link

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