Join Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo in a sci-fi turn-based JRPG adventure as they fight a mysterious alien force named Giygas in a quirky land based off of the real world.
EarthBound (known as MOTHER2 in Japan) is a distant sequel to the original EarthBound Beginnings, with many characters, themes, and tunes borrowed from its predecessor. Many of the characters and settings are very similar, but the only explicitly returning character is Giygas, who swears revenge at the end of the first game.
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A charming little 90s JRPG with a penchant for fourth-wall breaks and absurdist humor. It's fun to see a distinctly Japanese take on a world seeping with Americana. I played through the game via Snes9x on a Wii with the Maternalbound Redux patch applied. The patch uncensors some aspects of the localization and adds some QoL features. Overall I don't think it had a huge impact on my experience. Recommend playing on a CRT for those nostalgic vibes.