History YMMV / EarthBound

21st May '16 3:21:59 PM whateveryousay21
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Chaos Theater's music's bass line and melody sound almost the same as the bass line and guitar portion from Music/TheDoors' song "Cars Hiss by My Window" while the Runaway Five, who first appear there, play a song resembling the song "The Changeling," also by the same band. In a similar manner, the song that plays during battles with Frank Fly and New Age Retro Hippies is very, very similar to Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode." Many Beatles influences as well. The rest theme upon waking the party playing the first few chords of Good Morning from Sargent Pepper. The trumpet of All You Need is Love is distorted with reverb and acts as late-game dungeon music. And back to Sargent Pepper, the percussion used for Dungeon Man while he walks is the same drum sample in the album's reprise. Lastly, one lesser known example is the Cave of the Past. You know, the desolate, haunting bgm? that comes from a Beach Boys song Of all things; Deirdre. The theme is a sample of the first four seconds of dense vocal harmony, merely pitch-shifted and slowed down until it's hard to identify unless you've heard the song. In short, the composers must have a thing for 50s and 60s American hit singles, [[FridgeBrilliance makes sense, given the setting.]]

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Chaos Theater's music's bass line and melody sound almost the same as the bass line and guitar portion from Music/TheDoors' song "Cars Hiss by My Window" while the Runaway Five, who first appear there, play a song resembling the song "The Changeling," also by the same band. In a similar manner, the song that plays during battles with Frank Fly and New Age Retro Hippies is very, very similar to Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode." Many Beatles influences as well. The rest theme upon waking the party playing the first few chords of Good Morning from Sargent Pepper. The trumpet of All You Need is Love is distorted with reverb and acts as late-game dungeon music. And back to Sargent Pepper, the percussion used for Dungeon Man while he walks is the same drum sample in the album's reprise. Lastly, one lesser known example is the Cave of the Past. You know, the desolate, haunting bgm? that comes from a Beach Boys song Of all things; Deirdre. The theme is a sample of the first four seconds of dense vocal harmony, merely pitch-shifted and slowed down until it's hard to identify unless you've heard the song. In short, the composers must have a thing for 50s and 60s American hit singles, [[FridgeBrilliance makes sense, given the setting.]] Not that even the above is a fully comprehensive list, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_oc9Ypcb2Q here are a few more.]]
28th Apr '16 2:48:57 PM Ninplanet123
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* {{Fanon}}: For some reason or another, Ness ia almost always drawn with PurpleEyes in fanart.

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For some reason or another, Ness ia almost always drawn with PurpleEyes in fanart.fanart.
** In-game, [[spoiler:when the party is turned into robots in order to survive time travel]] Ness is the only one with a distinguishable characteristic (his red cap); fanartists almost always give [[spoiler:the robot versions of]] Paula, Jeff, and Poo a ribbon, glasses, and wire emulating his hair, respectively.
11th Apr '16 7:56:35 AM Ninplanet123
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* {{Fanon}}: For some reason or another, Ness ia almost always drawn with PurpleEyes in fanart.
7th Apr '16 5:16:52 PM MJTrooper
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** The Slimy Little Piles in Belch's Factory can immobilize a character for one turn, summon more of themselves, or inflict crying on the entire party, which severely reduces the accuracy of regular attacks. While crying does wear off after battle, curing it in the middle of battle is a waste of resources because they can just cause it again. Their attacks are too weak to make them a threat by themselves, but they often show up around enemies that ''can'' inflict more damage, making them an annoying enemy that makes other enemies more dangerous.

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** The Slimy Little Piles in Belch's Factory can immobilize a character for one turn, summon more of themselves, or inflict crying on the entire party, which severely reduces the accuracy of regular attacks. While crying does wear off after battle, curing it in the middle of battle is a waste of resources because they can just cause it again. Their attacks are too weak to make them They attack so rarely that they aren't much of a threat by themselves, but they often show up around enemies that ''can'' inflict do attack more damage, frequently, making them an annoying enemy that makes other enemies more dangerous.
7th Apr '16 5:06:30 PM MJTrooper
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** The Slimy Little Piles in Belch's Factory can immobilize a character for one turn, summon more of themselves, or inflict crying on the entire party, which severely reduces the accuracy of regular attacks. While crying does wear off after battle, curing it in the middle of battle is a waste of resources because they can just cause it again. Their attacks are too weak to make them a threat by themselves, but they often show up around enemies that ''can'' inflict more damage, making them an annoying enemy that makes other enemies more dangerous.
16th Feb '16 9:40:56 PM dmeagher13
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** The Happy Happyist religion dictates that everything must be painted blue. Twenty years later, Nintendo releases ''VideoGame/Splatoon'' a game where the primary objective is to cover the map with as much of your team's paint color as you can...which can sometimes be blue!
6th Feb '16 10:50:27 AM technickal
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* EpilepticTrees: The long running Giygas/Fetus/Abortion "theory", albeit with a single grain of truth involved.[[note]]That being the inspiration for Giygas ''was'' the sick, disgusting feelings that Itoi felt upon accidentally seeing a certain scene in a movie. Most believe he remembered it as a rape scene, but the interview where he mentioned this didn't specifically say, and the movie believed to be one he saw didn't actually contain any rape.[[/note]] However, the final battle likely takes place between ''MOTHER'', where Giygas was a full-grown alien, and the start of ''[=EarthBound=]'' (as while Giygas is attacking from an unspecified point in the past, there is no evidence that he travelled in time).

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* EpilepticTrees: The long running Giygas/Fetus/Abortion "theory", albeit with a single grain of truth involved.[[note]]That being the inspiration for Giygas ''was'' the sick, disgusting feelings that Itoi felt upon accidentally seeing a certain scene in a movie. Most believe he remembered it as a rape scene, but the interview where he mentioned this didn't specifically say, and the movie believed to be the one he saw didn't actually contain any rape.[[/note]] However, the final battle likely takes place between ''MOTHER'', where Giygas was a full-grown alien, and the start of ''[=EarthBound=]'' (as while Giygas is attacking from an unspecified point in the past, there is no evidence that he travelled in time).
6th Feb '16 10:50:27 AM technickal
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29th Jan '16 11:42:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** It's not uncommon for Ness to become homesick and miss turns during battle. The only way to cure that is to speak to his mother. Good thing this doesn't happen to Lucas in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
** Also, see the first HilariousInHindsight example below.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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FunnyAneurysmMoment: It's not uncommon for Ness to become homesick and miss turns during battle. The only way to cure that is to speak to his mother. Good thing this doesn't happen to Lucas in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
** Also, see the first HilariousInHindsight example below.
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* MagnumOpus: It's either this game or ''MOTHER 3'' for the best game in the trilogy. There's also plenty of fans who love both games equally, too.
* MemeticBadass: Jeff Andonuts.

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* MagnumOpus: It's either this game or ''MOTHER 3'' for the best game in the trilogy. There's also plenty of fans who love both games equally, too.
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%%* MemeticBadass: Jeff Andonuts.
27th Jan '16 12:09:09 AM NedZeppelin
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** Master Belch was popular enough to make an appearance as a costume in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker''.
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