EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Turn the Desert to Glass



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




I was looking through some of the doujinshi I have for this one Metroid book I got, and it turns out that I own the book in front here. I don't really remember how I got it or when, but there it is! Hahaha. It's pretty awesome though. A lot of the little comics in it are already scanned and translated on the site, but there's a ton that aren't. But it's like 100 pages long. :O :O I'd have to do the other little shorter doujin first before I tackled this sucker.

Although I couldn't resist scanning these two pages because that gun? Adorable. I want one.

Also HEY have you ever wondered what Vincent might look like as a little Earthbound sprite? NO? RIDICULOUS!

Actually kind of Del's fault since we were talking about characters that would like never fit in in Earthbound. Heh. EARTHBOUND IS NOT A GAME MADE FOR ANGST.

I wonder if this is the longest screencap adventure to date? :O Starcon2 was pretty long, but I dunno. HMM.

Anyway, last we checked on our Chosen Four, they'd just found Pink Cloud! Now to cross the sea where the Kraken lurks. :O I am still scared of the Kraken. SHH.

Man there are a lot of Scaraba remixes out there. :O

I DON'T OBSESSIVELY GO TO SATURN VALLEY TO REST WHAT

HEY YEAH REMEMBER THIS GUY and how it is really easy to do this without going to either Pink Cloud or Magnet Hill? WELL NOW'S WHEN YOU'RE REALLY SUPPOSED TO TALK TO HIM

D:

HI

Ness: Why don't you guys ever smile? :D

Paula: ...you really have no idea, do you?

Language! :O

What a great line.

YOU'VE SOLD ME BUDDY

Bon Voyage indeed! Here's the catchy little tune that plays as you sail away.

And a Bound Together remix of the same!

WE ARE IN CAPABLE HANDS

Psychic powers. Nothing unusual.

Poo doesn't even look up from the magazine he's reading.

ENOUGH SMALL TALK

Uh oh.

OH GOD THERE IT IS OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD

Even though I am stupidly overleveled I am still scared of the Kraken. D: I got stuck here SO BAD when I played through it when I was younger. SO BAD. FOR SERIOUS. And more recently when I forgot about Pink Cloud and Magnet Hill once and the Kraken just TORE MY TEAM APART OH GOD

However, the Kraken has some awesome music.

And a remix! This was on OCR a long time ago but got pulled, apparently. Huh.

QUICK DISABLE IT QUICK QUICK

God I love you and your bottle rockets Jeff.

Dang. Well that's something at least.

OW OW OH GOD OH GOD

wtf jeff I must have some fire-resistant pendant on him or something. Although the image of Jeff standing their mildly singed while everyone else is all black and smoking around him is great.

"HA HA! It'll take more than that to- Guys?"

I think Poo had enough to live through this one, but ouch for Paula. :O

Nooooo

WTF

HURRAY JEFF

oh DARN IT now Paula won't get any experience! >O

That was easier than I thought it would be but again, I overleveled like a crazy person so there you go. THE KRAKEN STILL FREAKS ME OUT OKAY SHH

You WOULD go up a level, Ness. One time I went through this and the ONLY one who survived was Ness, who was already like ten levels above everyone else, which only pushed him up further so the others would never catch up to him. Ness you tank.

Heh, I've seen a pretty silly little 4koma comic for this somewhere. I can't remember where at the moment though. Maybe my little book? Hmm.

Sailing the Safer Seas

And here we are, in Scaraba! Poor Paula's a little angel. I'll get you fixed up in a bit.

Scaraba's music is pretty awesome, I must say. :D
Da Black Market is a great rendition of the Scaraba music with some rather amusing lyrics put to it. HARDCORE EARTHBOUND RAP YO
Or if you don't care for the rap, a wordless version!
Funky Bookas is an awesome version of it
BTP remix has a great beat
And Scars takes a while to get going, but is good stuff.

THERE'S NO SHAME IN RUNNING AWAY

Heh, I like the buildings in Scaraba.

Yeah I bet you are. Were more glad I had some cold hard CASH is more like it.

Heh, wherever the doctor goes, the healer goes!

Alright alright I'm going

but these are such fine mummy bandages ma'am please have a look

If I could sit on top of a rope I'd probably do it.

YES

Could it be...Brick Road?! We haven't seen him since Winters with Jeff! :O

OF COURSE

Well THANKS FOR NOTHING

Eeewww

The universal currency!

Heh, check out the marketplace. I like the :D guy.

HEY DO YOU SELL DRAIN CLEANER?

Ach?

MY BODY IS BREAKING DOWN INTO ITS COMPONENT COMPOUNDS

Eh.

WE ALL GOT PROBLEMS BUDDY OKAY

It's just, I don't know, things are weird in my life right now.

Badum ching!

I love how these two sentences are like barely related.

MUST HAVE MORE ARMPIT HAIR, THE EMBASSY BALL IS TONIGHT!!!

Wow that lady wasn't kidding when she said it was more expensive.

I like the dialogue in Scaraba, just a kind of vaguely off English. It reminds me of India a bit.

Did I come back here? Now I can't remember. Dang.

I'm picturing this guy jumping up and down, shouting and shoving the bag in Ness's face. AGAIN, I AM REMINDED OF INDIA.

Don't really need any snakebags right now

I could go for a kabob. Although the molokheiya soup sounds intriguing.

Hey, piggy nose! Totally getting one of those.

These guys are everywhere.

The Pyramid is nasty. At least, that's what I remember about it.

Ooo, Resort Hotel. That must explain the price.

That's an...odd way to put it. WHAT, DID YOU BRING HOOKERS AND BLOW WITH YOU AND THE TENDAS WERE TOO HORRIFIED AND LEFT?

No they're all dead

Chill out random granny it's cool it's cool

Sure, whatever.

WOW THIS ROOM IS AMAZING

Nothing really new, but hey, bottle rockets! Always worthwhile to stock up on those.

YEAH WOO

ABOUT WHAT?

Maybe I didn't cap it? Huh.

HI PHOTO MAN :D

Poo: Is something going on? I can't see past this tree.

Paula: The usual, don't worry.

Ness: FUZZY PICKLES! :D

Poo: Oh.

And into the desert, no doubt to find that Pyramid someone mentioned! Yeah, that's the ticket!

In other news WOO I GOT MY CAPTAIN N DVDS. Now I can immerse myself in the show that brought you images such as this:

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