EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

...Dungeon Man.



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




This part is one of my favorite parts in EarthBound, right up there with Saturn Valley. :D

I can't believe Poo ditched us. COME BACK, POO! Ah well.

Oh cool.

FRICK my compulsive hoarding comes to haunt me. Well, no biggy, I just have to drop something.

Unless I get ATTACKED BY SOMETHING

FOR SURE

MULTI BOTTLE ROCKETS! YES! THIS IS GOLD!

Multi bottle rockets are the key to success in almost every boss battle. I can't emphasize how much I depend on these things. Only Jeff can use them though, AND THAT'S WHY JEFF IS AWESOME.

I love this thing. When I got it I just didn't use anything else for Jeff. EVERY TURN, BAZOOKA. WOOO

There we go.

UFOS IN THE DESERT

And the area damage is a nice sideeffect.

Frigging UFOs. YOU AND YOUR...BEING HARD TO HIT.

That is indeed a strange looking tower.

THANK YOU, ANONYMOUS VOICE

HEY IT'S BRICK ROAD! :D FROM WINTERS! Remember? He finally achieved his dream! :D

Dungeon Man's music is...amazing. You really have to hear it to appreciate it. Download it and listen, then imagine that playing nonstop while you're wandering around in here. IT'S AWESOME I TELL YOU.

OKAY, I WILL GO RIGHT THEN

HMM.

BUT I WANT IT NOOOOOOOWWWW

I'll get right on that.

Ooo, soup.

I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THAT

:(

Remember these guys from the Fourside Mall? They are much, much easier now.

Is this some kind of zen thing what

All the signs say the same thing, if you're wondering.

Hee hee hee.

Oh cool!

This may be the only recorded instance of a dungeon with a bathroom.

HURRY UP SARTRE THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING

This is so convenient. WHY CAN'T MORE DUNGEONS BE THIS CONVENIENT?

SOMEtimes.

When you're in a dungeon made by Dungeon Man, MOST of the time! :D

I'm not sure why, but I apparently backtracked and went left at the entrance just to see. TURNS OUT I MISSED A WHOLE REST STOP AREA WITH EVERYTHING I COULD WANT darn it. Ah well, I didn't really need it.

ARE YOU LISTENING, OTHER DUNGEON DESIGNERS?

And there they are! And the healer too! What, does the healer sleep in their trunk or something?

YOU ARE SO ANNOYING

aihgiahgsaghsag

Nooooooooo well that didn't last long.

Wait, why am I even out here?

I just wanted to see what it would do.

The unfortunate sideeffect. D:

Hurray!

Not a bad increase.

Okay, NOW we go up the ropes. Man what was I doing here.

OH OW, PLEASE STOP

Oddly phrased.

HEY FOURTH WALL, HOW'S IT GOING?

I love you Brick Road and your weird fascination with dungeons

I really, really expected the photoguy to come down at this point, but he shockingly did not. I was almost disappointed. I guess Dungeon Man kicked up his security.

...huh.

IT IS BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, GOOD SIR.

I hate these guys. They're just annoying.

SCREW YOU

That's okay Brick Road we're cool

And it even smells nice! Why can't more dungeons be like this?

om nom nom

SOMEtimes. Most of the time it's just annoying.

I like, never use these. Same thing with the X Accuracy and stuff in Pokémon.

HAHAHAHA

This is another item I hoard and never use. DARN IT.

:O

I'll take your word for it.

HURRAY

NEVAR

Depends, would I have to deal with the monsters?

Onwards and upwards!

BRICK ROAD, THE MAD ZOOKEEPER

Thus the name I suppose.

I love that you fight these guys in Winters too, where you first meet Brick Road. They're from his home! :D I just like that detail, don't mind me.

This guy not so much BUT STILL

WELL IF YOU INSIST

Useful for the desert. IF YOU'D STOP GETTING HEAT STROKE JEFF THIS WOULD GO MUCH FASTER

So we're close then!

BRICK ROAD DON LIE

It?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

BUT BEFORE WE DO, I MUST MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING you never know when you might get ushered out of a place without getting anything and then end up getting screwed for a puzzle later cough sierra games

SOMEDAY.

Okay, here we go.

Heh, Mr. Jeff.

"He's like...your dad or something, isn't he? I dunno. He didn't mention you at all."

OH COOL

Alright!

Jeff always gets these, no question about it.

Aha, that's why! You land near it. :D

I hear ya.

WOOOO

WOOOOOOO it plays this great music while Dungeon Man is with you too. :D

THERE YOU ARE!

Dungeon Man: IS SOMETHING GOING ON OUT THERE? I HEARD A STRANGE FANFARE.

Paula: Just don't even bother.

Ness: :D

Dungeon Man is my homie

Darn it, I want to see how much damage you do. COME ON.

DARN IT

DUNGEON MAN, GET SERIOUS HERE.

There we go. That's pretty impressive. :O

hahahaha. HUGGED BY DUNGEON MAN. THE BONES ARE CRUSHED TO DUST.

BAM

BWAHAHAHAHA

Yeah I'd say that's a good trade

Wooooooo

D:

YOU COULD PUSH THEM OVER, COME ON!

Oh well. Farewell Dungeon Man. I loved you. :(

Oh great.

LOOKS LIKE I GOT NO CHOICE

A submarine, eh?

HURRAY

SOMEDAY I'LL COME BACK, DUNGEON MAN

SOMEDAY

HAHA FINALLY YOU ARE MINE

Ooo.

MUSHROOMS I'm not sure why I took this shot

Are there special dungeon surcharges if you accept a longdistance call from a dungeon?

An odd one, definitely BUT YOU LIVE THE DREAM, DUNGEON MAN

Can't argue with that!

IT WILL NOT STOP THE HUNGER

So you would say that the man who told us of his life was not involved here? HMM.

You're so awesome, Jeff.

WHEEEEE

It plays the Skyrunner theme, but with some background noises. I love the Skyrunner music though, SO YOU CAN HAVE THIS ONE TOO EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT THAT DIFFERENT

YELLOW SUBMARINE!

BIRDPHONE! God I love this game.

At this point I realized I'd been playing nonstop for some hours, and decided to take a break for a while. God I can't believe how long it's been since I started this. :O

NEXT UP, THE DEEP DARKNESS! WHAT SECRETS LIE HIDDEN WITHIN?

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