History Videogame / Earthbound

14th May '16 8:26:14 AM MissConception
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''[=EarthBound: The War Against Giygas!=]'' is a {{SNES}} RPG that follows the story of Ness, a seemingly normal boy who lives in {{Eagleland}}. Late one night, a meteorite landing outside town awakens Ness. The meteorite brings with it a bee ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) from the future, who tells Ness of [[ApocalypseHow its devastation]] at the hands of an indestructible being called [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]] -- a being Ness is destined to defeat. Ness's journey to stop Giygas will take him through time and space to meet the remainder of the [[TheChosenMany Chosen Four]] (Paula, Jeff, and Poo) and collect the Eight Melodies for his SoundStone to unite the power of the Earth as his own.

''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or ''[[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has only released the first game digitally and has [[NoExportForYou no plans for an official English release]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL handheld systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.

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''[=EarthBound: The War Against Giygas!=]'' ''[=EarthBound=]'' is a {{SNES}} RPG that follows the story of Ness, a seemingly normal boy who lives in {{Eagleland}}. Late one night, a meteorite landing outside town awakens Ness. The meteorite brings with it a bee ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) from the future, who tells Ness of [[ApocalypseHow its devastation]] at the hands of an indestructible being called [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]] -- a being Ness is destined to defeat. Ness's journey to stop Giygas will take him through time and space to meet the remainder of the [[TheChosenMany Chosen Four]] (Paula, Jeff, and Poo) and collect the Eight Melodies for his SoundStone to unite the power of the Earth as his own.

''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or ''[[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has only eventually digitally released the unproduced localization of the first game digitally and has [[NoExportForYou no plans for not currently released an official English release]] translation]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game on the NEW New Nintendo 3DS and the NEW New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.
2016 [[note]]this excludes the original Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS[[/note]].
10th Mar '16 5:09:39 AM warner14
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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.

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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL handheld systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.
4th Mar '16 5:41:00 AM warner14
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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game exclusively on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.

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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game exclusively on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.
4th Mar '16 5:39:46 AM warner14
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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]).

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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]).
[=GamePad=]). Nintendo also re-released the game exclusively on the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL systems [[note]]Not on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL though[[/note]] as a part of their Super Nintendo Virtual Console in early March 2016.
15th Oct '15 11:47:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-> ''"Listen Ness. I'm going to tell you something very important. You may want to take notes. Ready? ......You're the chosen one."''
->--'''Talking Rock'''

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-> ''"Listen ->''"Listen Ness. I'm going to tell you something very important. You may want to take notes. Ready? ......You're the chosen one."''
->--'''Talking -->-- '''Talking Rock'''
21st Jul '15 2:22:11 PM Usagi1992
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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 18th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]).

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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 18th 19th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the [=GamePad=]).
24th Jun '15 3:33:21 PM Anorgil
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''[=EarthBound=]'' is a {{SNES}} RPG that follows the story of Ness, a seemingly normal boy who lives in {{Eagleland}}. Late one night, a meteorite landing outside town awakens Ness. The meteorite brings with it a bee ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) from the future, who tells Ness of [[ApocalypseHow its devastation]] at the hands of an indestructible being called [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]] -- a being Ness is destined to defeat. Ness's journey to stop Giygas will take him through time and space to meet the remainder of the [[TheChosenMany Chosen Four]] (Paula, Jeff, and Poo) and collect the Eight Melodies for his SoundStone to unite the power of the Earth as his own.

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''[=EarthBound=]'' ''[=EarthBound: The War Against Giygas!=]'' is a {{SNES}} RPG that follows the story of Ness, a seemingly normal boy who lives in {{Eagleland}}. Late one night, a meteorite landing outside town awakens Ness. The meteorite brings with it a bee ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) from the future, who tells Ness of [[ApocalypseHow its devastation]] at the hands of an indestructible being called [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]] -- a being Ness is destined to defeat. Ness's journey to stop Giygas will take him through time and space to meet the remainder of the [[TheChosenMany Chosen Four]] (Paula, Jeff, and Poo) and collect the Eight Melodies for his SoundStone to unite the power of the Earth as his own.
22nd Jun '15 11:29:25 AM GastonRabbit
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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 18th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide on the Wii U [=GamePad=]).

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On the 17th of April 2013, Nintendo confirmed that it would release ''[=EarthBound=]'' for the WiiU Virtual Console in North America. It also announced a similar release for the game in Europe, marking the first release of ''[=EarthBound=]'' in that region. While fans waited for the Virtual Console release, they had to content themselves with a [=ROM=] of the game '''or''' track down an original cartridge -- which, due to intense demand and limited supply, usually didn't (and still don't) go for less than $200 outside of garage sales and such. (That price usually means '''the cartridge itself''', too.) On the 18th of July 2013, Nintendo finally re-released the game via Virtual Console (in both Europe and the US) at the far-lower-than-[=eBay=]-auctions price point of $9.99; to round out the package, it also [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/ digitized the original Player's Guide]] that it bundled with the SNES release and offered it up for free (so that gamers could read the guide in a browser, including using the Wii U's browser on the Wii U [=GamePad=]).
22nd Jun '15 11:25:39 AM GastonRabbit
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''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or ''[[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has [[NoExportForYou no plans for an official English release]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

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''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or ''[[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has only released the first game digitally and has [[NoExportForYou no plans for an official English release]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').
15th Jun '15 12:02:13 PM MissConception
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''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or [[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has [[NoExportForYou no plans for an official English release]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

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''[=EarthBound=]'' is the second of a series of Japanese role playing games known as ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', an experiment in storytelling in a different medium by Japanese essayist Creator/ShigesatoItoi. ''MOTHER 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū'' (or [[RevengeOfTheSequel ''[[RevengeOfTheSequel Gyiyg Strikes Back]]'', as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' ever received a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has [[NoExportForYou no plans for an official English release]] of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').
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