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Guilherme Vinícius
Earthbound is a fantastic is a fantastic experience not for the player,but for the person. It makes everyone think on how a simple game can be special with a funny and also complex history.A game doesn't need graphics or anything,it just need to be this special and no one can describe this experience,just playing you will know what this game mean
ElderLolz @ElderLolz
EarthBound is hard to describe to people that are unfamiliar with it. Usually when people I know see it they react with "What is this?" or "This is boring". Little do they know that the game has much more meaning to it than just running around an overworld with enemies and NPCs on it. You don't play EarthBound, you experience it. EarthBound reminds you that you can't do things on your own and how important friendship is.
Lopuii @lopuii

Earthbound isn't just an RPG with simple design characters.
Earthbound... No, I should say, MOTHER3 is something very special to me since 2008 and was my first MOTHER game I ever played. This game helped me to become who I wanted to be. The story... The feeling... The love from this game, it was a part to achieve my goal and become who I am right now.
No, it was not only reason to be artist. It was the reason to become a nurse. Seeing how 13 years old boys saved the whole world was something big and great to me! I can't save world of course haha... But, I can save people... as a nurse.


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Lex Hamlet

Earthbound is a fun, quirky, light hearted RPG that I decided to pick up on the eshop last year.
Needless to say I loved it.

Earthbound is pretty much the definitive answer to the question "can video games be art?", which is yes, if anyone asks that question, just say "Earthbound".

I probably would not have gotten so into it if I didn't see it on the eshop last year. thanks.

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Moogrim J.

Earthbound is hope. Joy. Love. Smiles. Tears. Memories. Earthbound proves that life can be about more than just pain and sadness. Those things still exist, but you push them out of the way to make room for what matters to you. To keep going. To make the most of your journey, and to celebrate with friends when you finally arrive and rest your weary soul.

Earthbound embodies the best that's in all of us. It's a story of triumph and friendship, of progress and heroism, of overcoming adversity and seeking challenge.

Earthbound is a game that defies description, logic, and expectation. It does all of this in such a powerfully unique and uniquely powerful way that it can't be replicated by anything that follows in its footsteps, and no matter how many times you say, "I miss you," you'll never capture that feeling of playing it again for the first time. You can just create new memories. #thisisearthbound

Abbra Larson @twilicat24
Given my late start into video games, I had no idea what EarthBound even was until about a year ago. Due to several influences on YouTube and other sources, the internet seemed to be leading me to it. It was like destiny, in a totally non-destined and entirely coincidental kind of way. Maybe it is because I've grown more empathetic over the years, but this game definitely hit me harder than anything has before. As an aspiring writer, as well as an avid reader and gamer, I find myself easily attached and relating to characters, and Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, the Runaway Five, and even the Mr. Saturns are no different. I always think of myself as a distant friend to the characters I attach myself to, but EarthBound acknowledges that. This makes EarthBound different. That most beautiful moment, (uhhh, spoiler alert?) when an entity unknown to our heroes starts and continues to pray for them, hits me hard in the heart because of how absolutely true it is. I was praying for them. Every step of the way.
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Chase Lay
I started playing earthbound to see what all the praise was and I was very suprised to actually see what it was I feel as if it isn't a game as more of an emotional story and work of art but mother 3 has stood it up much more we have mother 1 and 2 so COME ON NOA BRING US MOTHER 3
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John-Charles Holmes @Sonic9jct

Earthbound doesn't mean as much to me as it does Mother 3. I missed the SNES and Earthbound growing up, but I played through Mother 3 a few years ago. I got through it by playing on my 1-2 hour long bus-ride to and from highschool (it was a magnet school my stop was one of the first and last).

If it weren't for those huge swaths of time, I would've never finished that game... and it wouldn't have made me feel, made me laugh, made me think, made me understand, or made me cry. After I finished the game I sat there and just thought for an hour straight or so. I began to understand what it was people loved about Earthbound-- that world, those characters, and most importantly, the way Shigesato Itoi's voice oozed through every digital stitch holding the game together.

As I read up more about Itoi and his work, I began to love the game more and more. Eventually I returned to try Earthbound again and loved it even more understanding what exactly the nuance loved that everyone was going nuts about.

So I guess with that long story, what does Earthbound me to me? It means making a world and experience where everyone is welcome and those without voices are given a voice. A world where the little guy isn't the most important person in the world, but instead is show how they fit into the greater scheme of the world, regardless of size, and add a part to what makes our planet Earth so unique-- from the tiny mice, frogs, and bees, to the powerful policemen, shop owners, and musicians, all the way up to giant scary titans, chimeras, and crazy taxicabs-- everyone has a place in this world and a role to play, and the mere existence of such things make the experience of living all the sweeter.

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Dan Walton

I used to take the PLayer's Guide with me EVERYWHERE as a 7 year old kid - to baseball games, restaurants, on vacation without my SNES even with me. That's what Earthbound means to me. A video game of almost near perfection that still provides that sense of amazement and wonder every time I play it. I pick it up and do a full run through the game at least once a year.

When Mother 3 came out, I ordered it from PlayAsia and played through the entire game with a crude translation guide printed off, so I could make sense of what was happening. I had no idea how reliable the guide was as a translation tool, but even the visual style and music were so reminiscent of EB. Second favourite game of all time, and not even officially released in English!

I just played through Mother 1 (EarthBound Beginnings) recently, and what a hidden gem - the style, while somewhat rough around the edges, really stands out on the NES and sets the stage for the first game. Quality gameplay.

I will throw so much money to you, Nintendo, if you release Mother 3 in English. The entire series holds such a special place in my heart, and it would mean the world to the thousands and tens of thousands who feel the same about the series as I do. I sincerely hope this helps you to realize the love that we have for this series in territories other than Japan - not to mention that the sales of EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound on Wii U must be a strong indication of how well it'll do!

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Matthew Fudge

Earthbound to me is more than just a game; it's something that's brought me closer to people I care about. A game that has made me meet fantastic people. It's something like no other; something that's changed my life ever since I started playing. I've met people because of this game, and those people have become invaluable friends that I am still in touch with to this day. I really don't know where I'd be in my life if it wasn't for those people, and it all ties back to the MOTHER series.

It seems like just yesterday when I was roaming around Onett getting destroyed by the Sharks. No matter how many times I'd get wiped out, I just shook it off and kept trying because of how charming the game was. I played for hours on end and never got bored. I would play when I was feeling down or just needed some alone time and it always put me in a good mood. It still does. I owe so much to the game, the community, and the creators. Earthbound's more than just a game to me; it's something that's put my life in a better direction. Because of that, it'll be a something that stays in my life forever.

What is this?

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We want to get the word out in hopes that Nintendo will consider releasing EarthBound’s sequel (MOTHER 3) in English.

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What’s MOTHER?

The MOTHER games are a series of RPGs directed by Shigesato Itoi, a Japanese writer / entrepreneur.

MOTHER (NES, 1989)

Recently released outside Japan on the Wii U as EarthBound Beginnings, it surpassed Splatoon to become the most- downloaded eShop title in June 2015.

MOTHER 2 (SNES, 1994)

Released in America as EarthBound in 1995. It sold poorly but became a cult classic.

MOTHER 3 (GBA, 2006)

Never formally localized, so the fans created their own version. Next year is the game’s 10 year anniversary.

Who are you?

We’re a group of EarthBound fans who have been rooting for the game since 1998.