Earthbound is an emotional experience under the guise of a quirky JRPG. It has infinite personality, love, thought, and humor jammed into every line of dialogue and pixel. There isn't another game in existence that can quite match it (except maybe Earthbound Beginnings or Mother 3).
To me, Earthbound represents the carefree, happy experiences of hanging out with friends on a sunny day, but also the difficult struggles of growing up and dealing with life's evils. Earthbound brings back fond memories of playing it for the first time, the countless hours spent sharing my experiences with others (like right now!) and reading about others', and the meaningful moments spent crying with a smile on my face.
The Earthbound community is absolutely the greatest fanbase ever, and embodies everything that Earthbound stands for. Thanks to everyone at Starmen.net, and everyone else in the community for making me proud to be a Mother fan, and making me never feel alone.
Happy 20th Anniversary Earthbound!