EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Pink Cloud



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




I always thought these two sanctuaries were awfully close together.

Why here? Don't you recall seeing something odd here with Poo? No?

Shoom!

Ah, our faithful companion.

Poo: Who is this?

Jeff: Just...wait until he leaves.

Ness: :D

Poo: Ness seems happy for some reason.

Paula: Ignore him.

AGUYGFUAYF WHAT'D I DO

OH OKAY it turns out I brushed against like...the 1 key or something while taking screencaps and turned off one of the layers in the game. That was upsetting.

Something echoes in the halls

Poo: He appeared right in my palace! What sorcery.

Jeff: You don't even know, man.

Ness: :D SMILE GUYS

Be careful got it

Hmm, that's no good. Poo's probably not happy about that either.

HMM.

Hahaha

I really shouldn't laugh as hard at this as I do.

Hurray!

Poo: >|

HE'S BUSY

I just climbed up here for the heck of it, nothing happens.

Hahaha, did you remember about those bunny statues? IN WE GO

A naga!

Wouldn't breathing in through your flute make a weird whooshing noise? Alright, sure.

Heh, that's kind of cute. These things are annoying though. Actually everything in Pink Cloud Cave is annoying because they use Flash or Electrical attacks, and only one person can hold the Franklin Badge. I think I had Paula holding it here.

Hahaha it's not as dark as it looks here, I just attacked something.

There we go, a shot of the cave! Not terribly interesting, but man does this place have some strange music.

And PK on a Pink Cloud, a remix I found at starmen.net ages ago. Has some SSBM samples of Ness.

I HATE these guys, with their flash and Psi Thunder, arjwiahuiahg

Hmm, that could be interesting.

I think somewhere in here, I realized that Paula was still carrying around that Insignificant Item from Threed. You remember? That guy who wanted that thing out of his hospital room in Threed, but couldn't go because of zombies? I totally forgot to bring it back to him, so I decided to do that now.

Oh yay, I was wondering about you guys!

I LIKE TALKING TO PEOPLE

Nah that's okay

STOP COUGHING ON ME HERE'S YOUR THING

Whatever it is.

Oh AWESOME Magic Truffles give you back 80 pp!

Finally, one of the enemies we didn't see in Twoson! The New Age Retro Hippie! Sadly I was WAY too strong for it at this point

so it ran away from me. I wish I could show you a battle with it, but I'm too strong now. Ah well. They use toothbrushes in battle, if I remember right.

Back to Pink Cloud Cave

Is Poo just really subsceptible to flute music or what

Tangoos carry snakes with them constantly.

Pink Cloud Cave isn't that confusing...it's basically a few holes that you have to fall down in such an order, but it's not really a maze and it's pretty short. The enemies are pretty nasty though.

Hey, a butterfly! And a present.

Neat!

Surprisingly useful, if you know what to use it on. You should really be using Jeff's Spy ability to find out, if you're playing this on your own. Sometimes exploiting an enemy's weakness makes the battle go much much faster than just bashing it until it goes down.

:O

OW NO KIDDING

That's the other thing they can do, poison you.

Magic butterflies were really useful here, mostly because almost all the enemies require you to throw up a shield first thing if you don't want to deal with Psi Thunder or Flash.

There's actually a glitch you can exploit with Rock Candies. Remember condiments? Sugar packets go well with rock candies, and therefore increase a random stat by two. That's a lot. For example, when Ness gets plus two to vitality, his Hp goes up by like...30 or some ridiculous amount.

Now, the way to exploit this is to fill up someone's entire inventory with sugar packets (except the equipped items), leave the rock candy last, and go into battle. Have that kid use the rock candy in battle. Sugar automatically sprinkles on, but for some reason, maybe the inventory or being in a battle or something, the rock candy will stay in your inventory, even when your sugar packet is gone. Therefore, you can use the rock candy as many times as you want! Using this, you can get MASSIVE stat gains. Of course, you only get the HP or PP bonus when you go up a level, but you can use this glitch to REALLY pump your characters up.

While exploiting the Criminal Caterpillar and such just feels kind of lazy, this is definitely cheating, so I didn't do it. If you don't want to have any trouble with bosses or are just curious though, you can try it out.

Hmm...I got here, but I think I missed something in the dungeon. I'm going to go look.

FRICK

Frigging frick argh

Well that was kind of lame.

Arrrrrgrh

Yes, alright! Poo can only wear very specific armor, the ones that are of Kings (since he's a prince and all). So there's the Bracer of Kings, Cloak of Kings...some...weird word of Kings I can't remember, and the Sword of Kings. Other than that, Poo can't equip anything. His stats are pretty buff though, so normally he can handle himself alright.

Amazing! :O

Now THAT's an awesome increase! This'll definitely come in handy for the sanctuary guardian.

Didn't Poo already learn this? I can't remember.

Alright, let's do this.

Interesting.

BAM

Hahaha, remember how Carpainter used this attack?

I think Ness and Poo got hit with it, thus not letting Paula reflect it back. Too bad.

Take it hard!

Thunder and Storm charge up for a really nasty attack, if I remember right. I don't think I got hit with it here though, because...

I took him out rather handily. HAHAHAHA, I LAUGH AT YOUR PITIFUL ATTEMPTS TO STOP ME

So fluffy and swirly and pink. :O Pink Cloud's piece of the puzzle

Da da da da, da da da, da

Heh, I fixed this one if you were wondering about that. I snipped a note off originally. It matches now though.

daaa...da da da

da, da da da, da da

daaaaaaaaa....da

daaaaa, da daa daaaaa

daaaaaaaaaa da da da, da

Closer and closer! Only two sanctuaries left to complete the melody!

GAH

I wanted to see the newspaper.

YES ALRIGHT

Poo: Jeff, why aren't you asleep?

Jeff: IMPORTANT WORK VERY IMPORTANT WORK AJGIAHGIUASHGHAHG

Ness: He always does that, just leave him alone. He won't sleep no matter how hard you try.

Jeff: ::coffee jitters across the table some more::

Poo: :\

That is a nice view though.

I ended up totally using this all the time after this point, mostly because of its area effect. Very useful.

I'm assuming that's their only headline, and there's no DRUGGED CHILD FOUND ON THE SAND, MAGIC CAKE TO BLAME???

Not without more money I'm not

Woah why'd I go back to Fourside? Okay self whatever.

THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR TRUSTING THE DEVIL

So now with those two Sanctuaries out of the way, it's time to set sail for Scaraba! What adventures await Ness and company on the high seas, and even if I'm this overpowered, will the Kraken still completely own me? FIND OUT IN A MONTH OR SO!

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