EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Hi Hi Hi!



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2007! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




What was up that ladder? Will we ever find this Belch guy? What's he up to anyway? Does this have anything to do with that weird-fonted fellow back in Happy Happy Village who said that his friends were behind Threed? Is Giygas really a chick, and is she hot? FIND OUT IN THIS EXCITING EDITION

You said it buddy.

Eh, nothing really interesting.

:D :D :D

AUIFHAUIFHGAGFYUAG YAAAAAAAAAAY sorry

I'LL FIND IT

Heh, this area is called the Grapefruit Falls. I actually programmed this area into Someone's MUD before the whole thing imploded and such, which was lots of fun. The Falls, not the imploding. I added in caves so it could be connected other places, and the water was kind of faintly sweet, and there were random yams, and good times. Good times.

Here's where I added a cave that wasn't in the game. I think it split off twice...I had a name for it but I can't remember now.

Oh neat, alright.

THERE'S THE ENTRANCE AJFUAYHGUIAHGH

WE'RE SO CLOSE GUYS EEEE What's that in the distance?

YES WE'RE HERE HURRAY SATURN VALLEY HURRAY HURRAY I love this place SO MUCH because of

MR. SATURN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I love Mr. Saturn SO MUCH GUYS, SO VERY MUCH. FOR YEARS AND YEARS, I'VE ADORED THEM.

Saturn Valley's theme is all quirky and weird, hee hee. Strangely catchy though.
An alright techno version of it
The Mother 1+2 version of it! Hee, kazoos!
The Bound Together remix, Valley Gremlins!
And an OCRemix, Rings of Saturn Valley
And from that Trancebound thing I mentioned, Bus Ride vs. Saturn Valley! I like this one more than some of the others, just cause I think it's an interestin combination of themes. :D

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Some of you may recognize that font from screencaps of my computer. Yes, I've set every single font on my computer to the Mr. Saturn font, except for I think one or two. I am so used to it that I can read it without even trying, although other people who use my computer usually get stuck for a little bit. I DON'T SEE WHY, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME. I LOVE THEIR CRAZY FONT.

So you can get a good look at them. GOD I LOVE THEM SO MUCH

Saturn houses have little bows ♥

I love how the phone is on top of a ladder. Mr. Saturns love ladders.

And you can stay here for FREE! As many times as you want! :D

This actually isn't as useful as it may appear because it misses a lot.

The Mr. Saturn's short attention span exceeded, BOING!

I made a Saturn Valley to go with Grapefruit Falls on the MUD too. :D I had to expand on it though, so I added a bunch of houses and streets, all of them named Mr. Saturny things like Kay-O LAYNE or ZOOOooOOooOooOooOOOOm STREET or BoInG!!!! AVYNEYU and stuff like that, where like the names were written on walls in crayon, and GOD I LOVED THAT PLACE SO MUCH. I also had to add some tutor Mr. Saturns, so there was an old Mr. Saturn in the caves near the Hot Springs (you'll see in a second) that had a single grey hair and was all wrinkled, and a weapon selling Mr. Saturn that was all scarred from holding swords and such with its feet, and I love Mr. Saturn I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM AAA

I love how there are trees growing in the house. :D

WHO LIVES IN A TRASHCAN :D

And it's FREE! :D

♥♥♥

Present on a ladder! :O

Hee, cave of trash cans. Had I think...a Protractor in one of them too. :O

In Japanese, they're called Doseisan, which I think means something like...all the same, or the same name. I can't remember. SOMETHING LIKE THAT THOUGH.

:O What could it beeee?

Buh why did I screencap this

Haha, there's a password that'd be hard to guess. And yes you do have to wait three minutes realtime.

Horn of Lifes are really pretty useful. They're kind of like Cup of Lifenoodles. God I love the fact there's an item called Cup of Lifenoodles. Hee.

The Mr. Saturn is too distressed to finish his thought and La La La's instead. :O

Hahahaha CAVE OUT TO NOWHERE ALRIGHT

Mr. Saturn store!

You know what that is? THAT'S THE ATM. I LOVE THIS PLACE AND THIS GAME.

I just hear "Hi Hi Hi!" in the cheeriest voice ever and heee

This little message has been ingrained in my memory. Just the whole intro to their store, I heard it so many times. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME HERE, IF YOU CAN'T TELL

I could never say no to a Mr. Saturn.

FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, A NORMAL ATM EXCEPT

Heh, burden. One of the things the Mr. Saturns in the MUD sold were slices of MAGIC cake that poisoned you (closest thing to a trip out I could do) that you could also wear on your feet as clothing. Because that made me laugh.

MR. SATURN ON A LADDER

YOU ARE SO RIGHT

Ladder to nowhere. :O

Another ladder! This one will eventually lead somewhere though.

I imagine them saying this in the most distraught voice ever, then just adding BOING at the end uncontrollably. IF MR. SATURNS HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED, IT IS MY DUTY TO SAVE THEM ALL

Can be useful, although I never really used it though.

:O

There's our goal, men.

bum ba baba bum bum BUM BUM BUM BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Paula: Do you know anything about this

Jeff: Look I just got here

Ness: :D

SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY

And true enough, I waited for three minutes. I went and got a sandwich I think in the meantime, if I remember right.

A factory. :O Belch's Factory, to be precise!

I really thought this one would attack me, but I guess not. :O

Sorry, FoPPys. FoBBys come later. Foppys are really convenient because they're very easy and also give good exp, and they attack you in groups so it builds up. What does this mean? It means I spent an hour or two leveling in here off of Foppys, that's what it means. AND YOU'LL SEE EVERY MINUTE OF IT or at least each level I gained. I CHANGED MY MIND AND YOU WILL BE SPARED... THIS TIME

AGH ZOMBIE ATTACK

That's a lot of zombies. :O If I recall, Urban Zombies and Farm Zombies are exactly the same, except for palette and such. EQUALITY OR SOMETHING I DUNNO I'M TIRED

Huh :O

FOPPYS EVERYWHERE

So THAT'S why the Mr. Saturns are missing! Belch has been kidnapping them and forcing them to work in his fly honey factory! D: I will not stand for this.

I like how eloquent these piles of barf are.

These guys are annoying to fight, I'll tell you. Argh. They just have a lot of HP and arrrgh

A close relative of the No Good Fly. :O

pfff SCREW YOU

This is invaluable later on.

IF THEY DIDN'T LIKE ZOMBIE PAPER SO MUCH IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED

LAME

Kind of useful, but later on it doesn't give you enough HP to really make it that great.

Frigging why do I keep praying what is wrong with me

I'm pretty sure that's the equivalent of PSI Flash but I dunno, don't quote me on that.

Jeff's getting this.

And this too!

JESUS NESS

Does pretty much what you think it does to one enemy.

I think it was around this point that I decided I wasn't leaving the factory until everyone was at least level 30. WOO RANDOM GOALS.

This is where I was farming Foppys for experience for a bit. You check here for Foppys...

Go up the ladder and clear out this area...

Go back down, and more Foppys! I was able to level pretty easily and quick this way.

You can also go down this way if both above and below that ladder aren't giving you anything, then go through the door and back out again, which resets the Foppys for sure.

Heh, I'm getting to the point of instakilling Foppys. Ooo, Shield.

It's very annoying when enemies have this shield up, let me tell you.

Ooo, alright.

Dang. Alright that's enough of that, let's rescue some Mr. Saturns!

Aaaand it attacked me! Ah well. I again prayed here because I felt cocky and/or stupid I suppose.

Oh just the defense down one again, eh.

THAT LOOKS OMINOUS

Belch actually has a specific sound effect where it really does sound like someone belching. Heh.

HEY THERE ARE THREE OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED

Odd logic.

I can only imagine how bad he smells. Battle against Belch!

Being nauseous is annoying, since it does do some good damage a turn as compared to having a cold.

After this point, Master Belch won't attack you, he'll just yammer on about Fly Honey if I remember right. I can't say for sure because...

I killed him like the following turn. :O I don't think I was supposed to have Freeze Gamma at this point. BUT WHO KNOWS. I'M OVERPOWERED I GUESS.

I wonder if I could've taken him without using the Fly Honey? Hmm.

Woo!

Enemies in this game have the weirdest taunts, hehehehe. But the Mani Mani statue in Fourside! :O What could this mean? WILL FOURSIDE BE BLUE WHEN WE GO THERE?

Poor Mr. Saturn trying to be excited while still feeling sick from the smell. :< I RESCUED YOU ALL GO HOME QUICK

And I think the Mr. Saturn healed me here, I can't remember. :O

Ness and his friends must smell unholy at this point, oh man.

Yaaaaay we made it!

Eeewwww

And the ladder's fixed!

Hurraaay

Which heal every status ailment, I think. FOR FREE. :D

:D

:D :D :D

Awww :D

WOO that's what you get for expfarming Foppys for an hour I guess :O

I'D WAIT THREE MINUTES FOR YOU ANYDAY MR. SATURN

Awwww

Woo!

Woo!

:O

Holy frick awesome

Hehehehe.

PONDER, SATURNS, PONDER

It always pays to help people! AND HELP ME YOU WILL, MR. SATURNS :D

Alright!

Hee.

Happy to be home!

If you say no the Mr. Saturn goes "Why you say no to me?" and that breaks my heart so much and I have to drink the coffee again. :< I AM WEAK WHAT CAN I SAY.

Anyway let's go for it!

NESS IS TRIPPING OUT

The Coffee sequence has this special music...it's kind of mellow, thoughtful, but it's still got some energy and it's just so catchy and awesome. I love the coffee music.

You've come far...
The Bound Together remix, Dialima tu Kafe! Complete with Cappucino machine noises. I love this one, but I love the coffee music.
From that Trancebound thing I mentioned before, Saturn Valley Coffee! Not bad, I don't think

These words come up as a very slow crawl up the screen.

I sure have.

Hahahaha worst person in the neighborhood I BELIEVE IT

The one thing consistent about Ness = courage. GO FOR IT.

Heh I may be a little too strong at the moment but a little cautious leveling never hurt anyone.

Even pretty? wtf. Heh, Jeff is timid. EVEN THOUGH HE'S KIND OF A WUSS, HE CAME ALL THIS WAY SO I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANY COMPLAINING.

Yes yes Giygas yes I know

Who's narrating this? I have no idea. Buzz Buzz?

IN VIDEO GAMES, OF COURSE!

That's a good philosophy.

BUT DON'T MISS THE SANCTUARY NEARBY, AS WE MAKE IT PRETTY EASY TO DO

And voila! The Mr. Saturn just BOINGs at you happily when you wake up, wondering what hit you.

I hear something...

HI

Jeff: Is there a string attached to him or what

Paula: Look don't ask me I have no idea

Ness: :D

SEE YOU AGAIN SOON

Hee. DING. DING. What could it be? WE'LL FIND OUT NEXT TIME!

Man I still can't stop watching the little bobsled flash it's just so cute and happy and ahghayghah

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