History Videogame / Earthbound

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}}'').
15th Jun '15 11:58:55 AM 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]]'', [=EarthBound=]'s'' Japanese title) serves as a loose sequel to ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to 1950s America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' has received an official release in North America (as Nintendo has [[NoExportForYou no plans for a North American release]] for ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

[[WhatCouldHaveBeen Nintendo initially planned to release]] the first ''MOTHER'' in North America as ''Earth Bound'', but Nintendo of America scrapped release plans after finishing work on its translation (the SuperNintendo had already launched, making it Nintendo's major focus). A prototype of the translation surfaced years later in the hands of a collector. The ROM of this translation eventually became known as ''[[FanNickname Earthbound Zero]]''.

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).

As a side note: Ness and Lucas (the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'') [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros are probably best known to Western audiences via their appearances]] in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games.[[note]]Until this game's release on the Virtual Console, Ness was only known this way to European audiences.[[/note]]

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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]]'', [=EarthBound=]'s'' Japanese title) as it's called in Japanese) serves as a loose sequel to ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'', ''[[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings MOTHER]]'', since the two games share the same essential setting ([[{{Eagleland}} an affectionate homage]] to 1950s idealized America). Of the three games in the ''MOTHER'' series, only ''[=EarthBound=]'' has ever received an official a physical release in North America (as Nintendo has [[NoExportForYou no plans for a North American an official English release]] for of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'').

[[WhatCouldHaveBeen Nintendo initially planned to release]] the first ''MOTHER'' in North America as ''Earth Bound'', but Nintendo of America scrapped release plans after finishing work on its translation (the SuperNintendo had already launched, making it Nintendo's major focus). A prototype of the translation surfaced years later in the hands of a collector. The ROM of this translation eventually became known as ''[[FanNickname Earthbound Zero]]''.

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).

[=GamePad=]).

As a side note: Ness and Lucas (the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'') [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros are probably best known to Western audiences via their appearances]] in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games.[[note]]Until this game's release on the Virtual Console, Ness was only known this way to European audiences.outside Japan and North America.[[/note]]
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