Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth battling Giygas for]] here:

These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'', all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.

[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[ Two Skies,One Color]]'' by ''[[ TheNefariousNerd]]''
* Recommended by dompeace23
* ''Synopsis'': Cave Story/Earthbound crossover in which Ness and Co. are warped to the Cave Story universe during the final battle with Giygas due to a mistake on Pokey's part. Now they must work together to save both universes.
* ''Comments'': Interesting concept. Above average writing and neatly utilizes the original game dialog. Features plenty of quality action. A great read.

''FobbiesAreBorange'' by Stephen Georg (xfisjmg1), Martin Tovar (matilda_caboose), Benjamin Carignan (Katon), Lewahi, and Chaz Estell ([=BlackLeader=])
* Recommended by {{Shaon}}
* ''Synopsis'': Technically a fan ''radio play'', but still. Retells the story of ''Earthbound'' by adding some rather demented CharacterDevelopment (or undevelopment, in the case of Jeff) to the otherwise HeroicMime characters and some bizarre subplots involving sweet tea.
* ''Comments'': Considered by many to be the most epic undertaking by the fandom; formerly preformed live over [[ Radio PSI]].

''TheChosenFour'' [[ by Darrow]]
* Recommended by SparkyLurkdragon
* ''Synopsis'' - A fanmade comic adaptation of ''Earthbound''.
* ''Comments:'' Absolutely ''phenominal'' execution. It's every bit as funny, strange, and at times scary as the game, with tons of AdaptationExpansion and pretty much no AdaptationDecay. As of this writing still in progress - you can follow the forum thread and get some very interesting author's notes [[ here]].

''[[ Existing and Exiting]]'' by ''[[ The Exile]]''
* Recommended by [[Tropers/LadyBealzabub Lady B]]
* ''Synopsis'': Giygas is defeated but Poo does not return to his body and nobody knows how to bring him back. Poo had never really understood the purpose of his Mu training until now.
* ''Comments'': A really interesting idea. Expands a little bit on the universe without turning GrimDark, like some of the fanwork tends to turn. I personally don't care for how Poo is characterized, but the idea makes up for it. [[spoiler: Also, an interesting take on the origin of the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]]

[[ Harmony]]
* Recommended by Yaridovich23.
* ''Synopsis'' A series of comics with two main stories showing Porky returning to Ness' time, and a view of the White Ship on its launch day.
* ''Comments:'' It's good for a few laughs and really has an accurate MOTHER tone to it, and it has interesting ideas on how some of the characters and events of MOTHER 3 came to be.

[[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

None yet.

[[WMG:[[GameMod Game Hacks]]]]
Stories told by altering the game itself. A friendly reminder to anyone wanting to add examples here: '''while linking to ROM patches isn't against Wiki policy, ''linking to pre-patched [=ROMs=] and places where you can download untouched [=ROMs=] is'''''. Keep this in mind before adding an example here.

''[[ The Rat Race]]'' by
''The Author''
* Recommended by Inyarear,kt-low
* ''Synopsis'': This is mostly the same story as the original, but now with Paula ("Jenny") heading up the party and Ness ("Jimmy") as her second. (Also, the Dalaamese Prince from Videogame/EarthBound has been swapped out for a Dalaamese Princess and shipped with the geek, Tony is now Jewish, and Pokey/Porky's replacement looks [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed suspiciously similar]] to Michael Moore.)
* ''Comments'': The Author himself serves as a kind of MartyStu narrator in a few areas, but never makes any physical appearance in the game; it also portrays The Player (you) as a kind of MarySue and itself as a kind of SelfInsertFic (which arguably applies to almost ''any'' RPG). Play for a bit of ego-stroking, stay for some rather interesting insights on {{God}}, destiny, free will, religion, and how to pronounce Giygas' name. [[spoiler: That would be "Gee-eye-gus" if this game is to be believed.]]
** kt-low: I second that; thanks for the tip; halfway through the game and I'm quite impressed. Despite being labeled as a game "for girls" it doesn't feel girly at all, aside from the [=NPCs=] referring to you as a lady. They are still funny, a lot of trivial text is changed, and it retains the Videogame/Earthbound atmosphere: sometimes breaking the fourth wall, other times making fun of the game itself (Like the library receptionist who's just giving maps for anyone for "no reason") and the signs. Oh, the signs. They are more fun to read than before. "Onett: The flower of Eagleland" becomes "Onett: Malaria free since 1965." Overall, it's almost the same game but it's still a fresh, nice, and humorous Earthbound experience.

''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'' by ''Radiation''.
* Recommended by: Troper/TokoWH
* ''Synposis'': Starting off several months after the events of Videogame/EarthBound, Bounty Hunter Varik is hired by ex-mayor B. H. Prikle to track down a monster that recently killed two townsfolk. Though things start out light-hearted enough, things take a ''much'' darker tone as Varik begins to delve deeper into the mind of one very disturbed old man...
* ''Comments'': Probably one of the more well-known Videogame/EarthBound hacks, the Halloween hack is a very interesting take on the events that happened after Videogame/EarthBound, and what would happen if [[spoiler: the choosen four didn't return.]] Be warned though, once you leave Twoson, the game takes a ''much'' [[DarkerandEdgier darker]] (and [[NintendoHard harder]]) turn. Definitely not for the faint of heart. It also changes up the game mechanics quite a bit in that the normally {{Useless Useful Spell}}s are pretty much needed if you want to have any hope of surviving early game, and stay useful throughout the late game. Be warned though, it can get a bit [[LevelGrinding grindy]] at points, but other than that it's a pretty interesting and challenging hack for experienced Videogame/EarthBound players. Oh! And also, [[spoiler: ''remember to press that B button!'']]

''VideoGame/HallowsEnd'' by ''H.S.''
* Recommended by: Troper/TokoWH
* ''Synposis'': Following the trio of Sally, Clyde, and Craig, what started out as a Halloween like many others quickly becomes an adventure no one expects, as they're attempt to get some candy from the OldDarkHouse ends up with Halloween apparently never existing, and their neighbors forgetting they exist. Determined to figure out exactly what's going on, the group soon begins to find out there may be more going on than what appears.
* ''Comments'': Generally a LighterAndSofter Halloween rom hack alternative to ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', though not without its dark moments, Hallow's End is an exceptionally well put together mod that not only completely reconstructs the game from the ground up, but manages to tell a rather interesting and darker story without losing the original spirit of VideoGame/EarthBound. With completely new areas, enemies, and attacks, it's something that could be considered a game in it's own right, and is almost as long as VideoGame/EarthBound. Even if it isn't Halloween time, it's a mod that should be checked out by any VideoGame/EarthBound fan.