Known as Mother 2 in Japan, This is far from your ordinary kids game. A lot of underlying themes and characters that have ulterior motives is just the beginning. This is a game 5 years in the making. Sporting the traditional turn based fighting systems of the day. That is the only thing "traditional" about the game. There is a shroud of mystery around this title. I highly recommend you give this game a good long chance and judge for yourself. This article will give you a small taste of the world inside this particular adventure. Let's get to it!
It seems some aspects of EarthBound for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System are some what of an enigma. What makes this game different from the hundreds of other game titles released for the SNES? Are there Ku Klux Klansmen in this game? Why would it be marketed with headlines like "because this game stinks"? Included with the game were scratch and sniff cards instructing you to "Dig this buck-toothed funky smellin' varmint" and another card with a mystery smell that you could answer for a prize from Nintendo. This game is clearly insane, but what makes it the King of all SNES Games?
EarthBound is the most highly desired SNES game of all time because it was the first Japanese RPG made with American kids in mind. It's a role playing game, it's an adventure game, it's an action game, and it has a clever, American themed hilarious story that was never seen before. Instead of the typical swords and magic Japanese RPG, Earthbound was Modern times in an "almost-America" setting with recognizable kids and settings. To top it off enemies are bizarre. There are funny people, creatures and aliens, inanimate
objects, possessed guitars depraved hippies and insane cult members that closely resemble the KKK. Are you seeing why this game is out of the ordinary? To add allure to the
The marketing was solid. The game was great and ahead of it's time. It was one of the most under-appreciated titles of that console's generation. So, next time you wonder what the allure is to a silly game like EarthBound. Remember, somethings must be experienced before they can be judged.
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