I first played this when I was a kid, but I don't think I ever progressed further than Onett, because I only have vague memories of fighting snakes, crows, and dogs. After hearing about it for years, I recently decided that I'd finally play EarthBound for real. Playing through this for the first time and using the Player's Guide was the closest thing I've had to an ethereal video game experience in years. This game deserves every ounce of praise it's ever gotten. I get it now.