EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Lumine Hall



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




YEAH I'M GONNA USE THE HECK OUTTA THIS

IS IT OBVIOUS? IT'S OBVIOUS ISN'T IT. OH GOD.

AND EVERYONE WAS PAYING ATTENTION. YES YOU ROB, IN THE BACK, STOP WHISPERING BACK THERE.

Slightly related, but I've never liked saurkraut. I have absolutely no idea how to spell that. Even more unrelated, THEY BROUGHT VANILLA COKE BACK CAN YOU BELIEVE IT I AM TOTALLY MORE EXCITED ABOUT THAT THAN I SHOULD BE I'M DRINKING SOME RIGHT NOW AND IT'S DELICIOUS

HEY GUYS DO YOU HEAR SOMETHING

Paula: Ness, what's going on? Ness, I can't see! Get out of the way!

Poo: |<

oh boy oh boy

Gah! It's always a little odd to have a game say that out of the blue.

LOOK I GOT IT OKAY, I GOT IT STOP HELPING

YES YES I AM OKAY WHAT

OH MY GOD

we were going to burn you to a crisp if you asked us to the spring social but that's not a problem anymore

I put on my robe and wizard hat

OH BOY TEA WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME WE HAD TEA RIGHT

WOOOOOO TRIPOUT

MONTHS HAVE GONE BY, AND YET I HAVE PERSERVERED TO THIS POINT TO BRING YOU QUALITY SCREENSHOTS FROM OLD GAMES AT BARGAIN PRICES!

What level am I now? 80, 85?

Haha I COULD BREATH ON THEM AND THEY WILL CRUMBLE TO ASHES

So he kidnapped the doughy kid with the apple hat, the fiend.

YOU ARE BOTH EQUALLY SCREWED, TAKE HEART IN THAT FACT!

HOPEFULLY HE DIED IN A FIRE SOMEWHERE.

AS MUCH LUCK AS SOMEONE NAMED KILME CAN HAVE

Mmmm, refreshing. And strangely shorter than the Saturn tea. Ah well.

do not blow into a trumpet too hard or you may get unexpected results

I liked this item, it can be useful in long drawn out battles to let your guys beef up.

TO THIS FAR WHAT?

I'LL TRY JUST FOR YOU TENDA

Basically, buy a Horn of Life, come back, give it to the Tenda, get an item on the list, and work your way down. It took too long so i didn't do it. :B LAZY.

GASP

Like the Clairconctlar! Except, you know...interesting.

Aww. ADOPT AN AWKWARD SOCIAL HABIT, THAT WILL LET YOU STAND OUT

clap clap

that rock is looking at me

I don't know why, but I always end up laughing so hard at this. Just these two lines. IT'S SO EARTHBOUND. I'm easily amused.

Poo why are you looking at me like that

talk to the big rock got it

Anyway, into our next dungeon! A close relative to the Foppy, and just as good for exp.

This place always looked so spartan and...strange. This one always gave me a weird feel whenever I walked around in it. I dunno, maybe how well it was lit, or how it was laid out...something about it always felt very strange.

Interesting.

what the where did it get that

ANYTIME ROCK OL CHUM

I hate these guys. Actually everything in this whole dungeon is really irritating. >( Even if you're overleveled like I am. Mostly because of some enemies that EXPLODE AFTER YOU KILL THEM SCREW YOU SPHERES AJRUWAHIGHAHG

That's it, the Uncontrollable Sphere. Annoying as all get out, and it explodes after you kill it. Everything in the dungeon looks like those floating zigzagging triangles too, so you can't tell if you're gonna get into battle with one.

Another tidbit of info? The Uncontrollable Sphere has a 1/128 chance of carrying the Broken Antennae, the thing that Jeff needs to fix to get his ultimate weapon. Even though I know this, I've never tried for it because I HATE THIS DUNGEON AND I HATE THESE SPHERES SO MUCH. Even all my love for Jeff can't make me deal with this stupid dungeon.

Also, I was worried about being too powerful for a part coming up, so I wasn't leveling very much or trying to level around this point.

SCREW YOU

Alawys good.

Shining Spot! But I haven't explored the area fully yet, and if Sierra games taught me anything it's ALWAYS CHECK EVERYTHING AND EVERYWHERE BEFORE YOU MOVE ON TO A NEW AREA BECAUSE YOU MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO COME BACK

Aha! Totally worth it.

Oooo, Paula's getting this. Need those shields.

Not so bad, if I remember right. It HAS been a while since I actually played through this part though.

Mmmmmmm.

ROCKS KNOW THESE KIND OF THINGS

Can't go wrong with some Lifenoodles! I still love that that's an item.

Dum de dum

Ooo, Jeff's getting this.

YES HAHA BACKTRACKING WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT

Totally worth it. Another of Poo's rare equippable items, although I personally have no idea what a diadem is. I should look that up at some point.

Maybe you should talk to the Tendas.

kay let's go.

hee hee. not threatening at all. This guy can be annoying though.

JAIODGOAHGHDAHUGUS

Heck, why not use it.

Hey, it's got one of these too!

Sudden Guts Pill, for the heck of it.

HAHAHAHA TAKE IT HARD

ow ow frick ow

BAM

You are the most awesome tank, Ness.

Blah blah blah.

i am jumping in this hole

dark :O

Pretty glowy lights. 8D

I can't really capture it here, but the words scroll on the screen like a marquee.

marqueeeeee

:O

Awww.

Which goes somethin like this.

Keep putting it together! Da da da da, da da da, da da

daaa... da da da

da, da da da, da da

daaaaaaaaa...da

daaaaa, da daa daaaaa

daaaaaaaaaa da da da, da

daaaaaa da daaaa, da da

We're only one Sanctuary away from finishing the melody! What could the final product sound like? :O

Also man it feels like ages since we hit a Sanctuary. Wooo.

Another hole. LET'S PULL A JAMES AND JUMP DOWN.

Woo, Lost Underground! That thiny little speck there is me.

GIVING A SENSE OF SCALE AS TO THE PROPORTIONS OF THIS PLACE

But more on that in our next edition. :D We're getting closer to the end...

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