EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

It's Never Morning in Moonside



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




Where's Paula?! WHERE COULD SHE BE?!?!

TAXI ATTACK

BEEP BEEP

OW

Well, the Spook said Monotoli, so let's investigate!

What ominous music. :O

Wait, solitaire tournament?

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SOLITAIRE TOURNAMENT well I guess you can time people and see who can do it fastest.

Cheerfully hanging out in the lobby.

ARE YOU GETTING HIM ICE OR SOMETHING WHY ARE YOU DOWN HERE

:O

Woo elevator wooo

TAKE ME UP ANYWAY

So sensitive.

WHAT KIND OF BUILDING IS THIS

Fine upstanding bodyguards.

JUAISHDGUASHGH

Yeah I'm fine thank you for asking

YOU GUYS SHOULD MAKE UP YOUR MINDS

I hate you so much, Pokey.

YOU'RE A PIG'S BUTT

If I hadn't needed to give up my huge diamond to bail out the Runaway Five why BOY HOWDY I WOULD BE RICHER THAN YOU THEN I TELL YOU WHAT

The sack of garbage with legs, that's right!

That you're a joke? Yes.

FROM A TEN YEAR OLD?

I have reason to believe he kidnapped my girlfriend yes

UNLESS IT WAS YOU, WHICH WOULD MAKE THIS POKEY 2, PAULA 0

FINE, I DIDN'T WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR UGLY FACE ANYWAY

pff whatever.

Hey, isn't that...

Yeah, that's right. Aloysius, there's a name you don't see very often. So it's Pokey and Picky Minch then.

JUST WAIT UNTIL MY DAD STEALS YOUR MONEY TO GIVE TO ME AGAIN

HMMM

I didn't even do it this time!

Well, that was a bust. Time to look around town a bit more.

Arrrgh

Hmm!

Nice, but 40 PP? Ouch.

HMM, PERHAPS THIS SEEDY LOCALE WILL YIELD MORE HINTS.

Oh woops, I totally forgot to put this up before, but here's the music for the cafe. It's...really strange. Borhess' Cocktail, what an odd name.

SURE, ALRIGHT.

Hey it's that guy what's his face

BECAUSE SOMEONE DYING DEFINITELY SOUNDS LIKE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE CHEERING AT A BASEBALL STADIUM

You have to give him like...a cookie or something.

That's me :B

Yeah that's it, you jumped off your roof and attacked me. You nut.

Haha, he did get me that cool one thou no questions asked.

Aha!

More of a statue really but okay.

The very nerve of the guy!

His evil, girlnapping powers.

What happened to you anyway, Everdred?

Hahahaha force poor Everdred to retell the story again and again. Nah.

Well that was a bit anticlimatic. Heh.

GO HOME? YES I THINK SO.

YES I AM

After you made me give you a cookie you jerk

LYING IN THE STREET LIKE THAT, THE NERVE OF SOME PEOPLE.

So, behind the counter, eh?

??????????????????

That ball of fire was an enemy, by the way.

These guys are no problem, cause they spend three turns counting down before they attack you, which is more than enough time to take them out.

WTF WHERE AM I

Okay there we go.

And here we are! With the Moonside Swing!

I love Moonside because it's incredibly, incredibly strange. It's also kind of annoying though, because the enemies are everywhere and can be tough, and it can be annoying to find places to rest and such. BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAY BECAUSE MOONSIDE IS JUST SO WEIRD

And from the Bound Together project, Moonside Meditation! It can be a bit hard to identify the original melody in this one...it's still pretty neat though.

I hate these guys.

BECAUSE OF THIS. SCREW YOU.

These are the teleport guys, they randomly shift you all over Moonside's map, which is kind of based on Fourside except that there are random invisible walls all over the place, thus the need for the teleport guys.

hey a painting

Ha wuss

So many warp guys!

Ness: ARGH I HATE PRETENTIOUS ART >O

WHERE AM I AT THIS POINT I DON'T EVEN KNOW

Must get all responses

Yeaaah

Renegade spaces

Hahaha I managed to not get a good shot of the Dali's Clock through the whole battle. GO ME.

I BELIEVE IT

It's hard to really show you guys what these look like when you use them, but here's a bit of Gamma.

Philosophy students: so true.

I love this place.

AGH NO

Heh, sleep period.

Hotel guy's got a friend!

Hmmm, double burger.

I actually had to go through this conversation a few times because I kept saying yes when it meant no. DURR. :B

Everything's so neon-colored. It's Never Morning in Moonside does things to the original Hotel wakeup music. Heh.

The neon shows up better that way.

So the Mani Mani statue is behind this insanity!

OH YEAH I don't know if you noticed this, cause the screencaps can be kind of small and the phone is black and the background is black too, but the phone through this whole thing is ringing, like it did way back in the first installment when your dad first called you. But when you pick it up...nothing.

Frick I have no idea where I'm going.

QUICK JEFF INVENT A DISGUISE

Hey, the dinosaur museum is still here!

::backs away::

::backs away further::

What a short skeleton.

:O

THE BONES WANT TO KNOW

Bone bone bone bone

Which is precisely what he did, literally. No battle tho, hurray!

DIE ART

Hahaha, I like how the Healer and Doctor have switched places. THE HEALER'S MOVIN UP

Mindpuzzlers.

You're a parking meter.

Alright, I don't have to buy one!

THAT'S FASCINATING

YES AND I RARELY GET TO INDULGE IT OKAY

Thank you.

THERE that's a good shot of it

Another continuous attack!

How can you hate pasta? D:

Darn it now I'm hungry

I'm looking at a SIGN if you're curious :O

I'M BUSY OKAY

Ooo! These are good, if I remember right this protects you against PSI Flash, which can do all sorts of nasty status effects on you, including killing you instantly.

I SEE YOU MANI MANI STATUE curse you invisible wall

Huh, okay

Woo one of them asked for once

Well this is new. Hey Mr. T is in Moonside!

Can YOU see him?

"You're not welcoming me to Moonside for one."

But I already have a hat AJFUAH ::POW::

OH YEAH I tried to use the For Sale sign here to free up an inventory slot, but...

YOU'RE the one that's chasing me buddy

PFF THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE LIKE YOU!

Yeah pretty much

Well hey that worked out pretty well

Sure invisible guy, go for it.

yes i thought we already established this

I SEE. YOU'RE GOING TO BE USEFUL.

I keep saying yes by accident. :<

Man for an invisible guy you sure are chatty

YES THE FINAL KEY TO THE PUZZLE

Alright, now I can get past him to...

The Mani Mani Statue! You are so going down.

I guess not since people don't normally just disappear when you talk to them.

IT SURE IS

I remember hating this battle.

EAT SUPER BOMB, MANI MANI

Wait, I think I missed something in here.

WOO JEFF WOO

HAHAHA SUCK IT MANI MANI STATUE, SUCK IT HARD

:O

So it gave Carpainter visions of blue?

Who knows. :O

And yet, after that acid trip, we're still no closer to finding Paula! OR ARE WE? Find out next edition!

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