EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Milky Well and the Dusty Dunes Desert



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




Why both? Well, Milky Well would have just been about 150, and why not go for the Desert too? WHY NOT HAVE THE WORLD, HAVE IT ALL IN A MARTINI GLASS? frick I think I'm getting a cold

Although I can smell someone is making popcorn. Mmm.

Anyway, what is the Milky Well? LET'S FIND OUT!

Into the cave! What the heck is that

Tee hee hee

Out in a clearing! Continuing on...

Just annoying, really.

Nice.

And as usual, all good defense items go to Paula, since she needs them so badly.

There you are, finally.

Hahahaha that's not exactly intimidating.

Frick.

AGH OH GOD NO NESS FOCUS I NEED YOU OH FRICK AAAAGH

Eh, not that bad really.

WOOO actually that wasn't that hard.

Woo!

There it is!

The melody of Milky Well!

And the soundstone version

I think Ness pretty much did that because MAN he is strong.

Da na na na, da na na, da na

na...da na na

da, da na na, da na

WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN THE WHOLE SONG?

I want to go the Saturn Valley hot springs. But it's time to head back to Threed!

I think this makes you freeze for a turn. Annoying stuff.

These guys just take a while to kill cause of their obscene defense.

WHAT ARE YOU SPINNING

A relative of the Black Antoid, but still fairly wussy. Weirdly enough, the first time I went through the Grapefruit falls I didn't run into ANYthing, but I guess they all came out now. SURE OKAY.

Threed's not dark anymore! :D And its music has changed! Threed's theme is kind of mellow but...I dunno, strangely addictive. It's not really upbeat, but it's just kind of...sort of happy? GOD I AM SO BAD AT THIS. Threed is one of my favorite town themes, and Mom liked it too when it played in the car (yes I've made several EarthBound specific CDs that I've been listening to lately what). :D It's just a nice melody. If you downloaded the BTP remix I put up when we first got here, you heard it at the very end of that.

One Day, Surely...
From the Mother 1+2 CD, a nice rendition of it
Threed and the Great Bobsled from that adorable bobsled flash I still can't stop watching
The Third String, a Bound Together remix of it. Very nice acoustic version.
The Trancebound version

I can't help it, I always feel happy when I finally help someone in a game that's been suffering. Like in ActRaiser, I was always glad whenever I finally cleaned up an area and they were like THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US PEACE and it's like yaaay.

I'm like, right here buddy.

Hurray, we can continue onwards!

I will, random woman!

Hehe.

TAKE A BUS

OH NESS, YOU'RE SUCH A HIT WITH THE LADIES!

Heh, did you think that guy was a biker when we heard from him last?

MY CIVIC DUTY, MA'AM.

Remember her? I think she was in the Hospital at Twoson. I think.

:O

How will this soap opera resolve? WHO KNOWS

Something...in the distance...

HELLO AGAIN!

Jeff: Does this happen a lot?

Paula: You'd be surprised.

Ness: :D C'mon, guys!

I DON'T KNOW, I CAN'T IMAGINE

This guy have binoculars or what

I said yes because I HAVE FAITH IN YOU JEFF but I'm not sure what he says otherwise.

"We?"

SECRETELY A MONSTER SYMPATHIZER? CALL OUR 900 NUMBER AND VOTE!

Two bucks, I think?

LET'S CONTINUE ON OUR JOURNEY, BRINGING JOY TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN ALBERTA

SCREEEEE

SURE, WHY NOT.

Bye, bus man! The music that plays for the Dusty Dunes Desert is kind of strange...it sounds like it's coming out of an old-timey radio. Super Dry Dance!

YOU PEOPLE ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROBLEM

I like how happy this guy seems about it.

There's always a drug store somewhere.

Simple enough.

Eh, nothing that interesting.

Now we're talking.

Prices just keep getting higher and higher as we go along...

LET'S WALK AROUND IN THE DESERT

Sunstroke hits if you spend too much time in the desert, costs you about 4 or 5 HP a turn, I think. You'd think that Jeff, having come from Winters, would get hit with sunstroke most often, but actually he and Paula tie for it.

That's a monkey I'm talking to, in case you can't tell.

Which I will explore at some point, but not right now!

I hate these things. They explode on you. Arrrrgh.

AHA! That my friends is the Criminal Caterpillar. It's fairly rare, but if you just go up and down from where I'm standing it usually appears pretty reliably. It always runs away from you, so you almost always get a green swirl...

And THAT'S why you hunt them down. As you can imagine, I ended up powerleveling off these for a while, since I know what comes up next. I think I decided to get everyone to level 40 before leaving.

You'd be surprised at what the higher levels of Flash can instakill.

Skelpion: :)

These guys aren't really that hard, they just poison you which is kind of annoying.

Just look at that little bow! Aww. But Cute Lil UFOs are really irritating because they're hell to hit, so don't let that fool you.

Hey! Neat!

Ouch!

Nice, Ness.

Very valuable later on when HP gets to the ridiculous levels.

JEFF

At least Paula has PSI Fire Gamma to back her up.

Ness: JUST TRY TO TAKE ME DOWN, I'VE GOT ENOUGH HP TO LAST ME FOREVER

HAHAHAHAHA, YOU PUSSES MAKE ME LAUGH

These guys are real easy, not even a problem. So goofy looking though, hehehe.

A Magic Butterfly flew by at one point and I chased after it AND IT LED ME INTO AN AMBUSH, WTF

Frick what happened here...ah, I remember! I got frustrated and just did some big attack on everyone, and I ended up killing the Sphere before I killed the Skelpion, meaning that everyone took that massive amount of damage that Spheres do when they explode. Jeff and Ness pulled through, but Paula got hit too hard by it and I couldn't kill the Skelpion fast enough to stop the counter. Ah well.

Paula!angel. :O

Who's still smiling!

Frick I forgot that the Dusty Dunes Desert doesn't have a hospital. Back to Threed with me!

still dead I MEAN, UNCONSCIOUS, STILL UNCONSCIOUS.

Dang. WELL I'M KIND OF RICH SO I DON'T CARE BUT STILL

Alright, back to the desert then!

Weird moment - this Mole Playing Rough usually runs away when you come near, but this time it went right for me. wtf mole playing rough.

Current Zar Note: there is an absolutely fascinating reason why this Mole Playing Rough is here and you'll never guess what it is

Bookahs and Monkeys oh my

AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE

AND THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS KEEP THE FRANKLIN BADGE

Hey, neat!

Not bad!

Can be useful! I always forget to use it though.

CLOSER

FRICK

I think that was a Ness SMAAAAAAAAAAASH proving that he now laughs at his enemies as they crumble at his feet in the face of his mighty power.

HURRAY WE'RE DONE I promise I won't powerlevel like this again for a while.

Jeff can do some amazing things with a BROKEN PIPE.

Can be good until you get the Neutralizer later on.

NOW THAT THAT'S DONE, WHAT'S IN THOSE MONKEY CAVES? WILL THIS TRAFFIC JAM EVER CLEAR? FIND OUT NEXT TIME!

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