EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Fire Spring



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




Lost Underworld! What's goin on with that Lost Underworld. AND THE FINAL SANCTUARY!!!11

I didn't do it before since we just hit it, but UNDERWORLD MUSIC NOW

Weird...I thought I had more remixes of this theme than I can find at the moment. Odd. Ah well.

The Earth's Love Song (the original song)

Tendakraut Rhythms, from a Rock Candy CD

You move pretty slow in the Lost Underground, since you're so tiny, but it's a good place to explore cause there is some neat stuff down here.

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I bet.

DINOSAUR :O

Heh, so silly looking. The dinosaurs are annoying though since they've got a ton of HP and can do some good damage if they hit you. I generally tried to avoid them.

I HAVE FAITH IN THE MONKEY

HAHAHA IT WORKED AWESOME

Little ittybitty Tendas. :O

Nice.

TINY BIRD PHONE

Where does he get all this money?

Mmm, brains.

AAAA GIANT BEACHBALL

You know, even though I was wandering all over this area, I didn't find one of the presents that had a certain Pendant in it that's totally awesome. The Rain Pendant, was it? I had to backtrack later and get it. >(

TINY TENDA VILLAGE

hahahahahahahaha well, we all know that Pokey will say things that cut you like a knife if you refuse him

Red hotspring!

Inside?

EY

I wonder if anyone comments on that? I should've checked. OH WELL.

JEEZ I'M GOING TO OKAY GET OFF MY BACK

Eh.

I'm picturing that mammoth burger being like, the size of a man.

Oooooh.

AM I GOING TO FIX THIS? WHAT DO YOU THINK, AUDIENCE?

I don't get this pun. I KNOW IT IS ONE, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S REFERRING TO. D:

YOU'RE IN LEAGUE WITH THAT GUY IN THE DEEP DARKNESS AREN'T YOU

Probably because I don't get money from you guys.

Hahahaha in the cage. I LOVE THIS GAME.

NOT ANYMORE

robe and wizard hat

aaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha

Okay let's talk to the talking rock. OR MOUNTAIN. THAT SEEMS A BIT MORE APPROPRIATE GIVEN ITS SIZE.

OKAY OKAY I GOTCHA I GOT IT OKAY GO

Oh pff.

AND THOSE THREE LOSERS YOU MANAGED TO TRICK INTO COMING WITH YOU. PSYCHE! HAHAHAHAHAHA

what

SURE I DO frigging Titanic Ant.

Your Sanctuaries? Eh.

Yes, yes I did.

wait a minute no one mentioned this before

YOU REMEMBER, RIGHT?

Shockingly easy to skip by accident, which can screw you over if you're not paying attention

NOT THAT HE COULD DO MUCH WITH IT AT THE TIME, BUT YOU KNOW, HE DID FIND IT

At the edge what it was right in the middle of the city

So fluffy looking. Hee.

Is that how they do marquees these days

OOO OOO WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT

Fire Spring, eh.

Go to Fire Spring got it.

IT SURE IS WE'RE GETTING CLOSE NOW GUYS ALMOST GOT ALL EIGHT MELODIES

thank goodness.

oh dang

These guys have a 1/128 item too...but I can't remember whether it was a Ribbon for Paula or her ultimate weapon. IT WAS SOMETHING FOR PAULA, THAT'S ALL I CAN REMEMBER.

OW SCREW YOU

HAHA YES THIS IS WHY YOU EXPLORE EVERYWHERE

Ah, if only I found his sword. Eh, what can ya do.

WHEEEE

Catch-22. :O

YEAH LET'S DO THIS

Fire Spring has a weird layout. :O It looks more complicated than it is, really. It's just annoying though.

Fire Spring music! Vaguely Underworld-esque.

Not that big a problem, except for this fireball they throw out every now and again that can do some nasty damage.

The Major Psychic Psycho (haha that name) has the 1/128 item Star Pendant, which protects you against like, all status ailments like PSI Flash and Fire and stuff. It's awesome but very very hard to get. I've never gotten it myself. :B It's really useful. Thing is, if you REALLY want to deck out your team, you'll need to get THREE of them. Three 1/128 items. Gah.

Lesser version.

Ooo, nice.

OW SCREW YOU

A counterpoint to the Cup of Lifenoodles I guess. :O

Hey that guy looks kinda familiar

DARN IT. Although haha wow this hasn't happened in a long time.

As you can see I just left the ghost cause it really didn't matter at this point, and found out that when it's with you, it gets shields and everything else just like your team mates. Haha weird.

Oooo.

Hahahahahahaha god I love this game so much.

GETTIN THERE

This is when I found out that area attacks like this will ALSO hit the little ghost, and it died. :O I have no idea how much HP it has but probably like...none. Haha.

There we go, FINALLY. LET'S DO THIS.

Carbon Dog is ANNOYING. VERY ANNOYING. And also very hard, especially if you don't level and you don't know what it's going to do.

Whee! :D

I don't know why I did this. COMPLETELY BLANKED ON CARBON DOG BEING FIRE BASED I GUESS. ADUUUUH.

Cool, free turn.

YEAH TAKE THAT

OW

OW JESUS

Once you do enough damage, this happens.

Carbon Dog turns into dun dun dun DIAMOND DOG. COMPLETE WITH POWER SHIELD which can really, REALLY mess you up if you didn't see this coming. Imagine reflecting back a Multibottle Rocket and you see what I mean.

Darn it.

Why was I having Paula attack here? Whatever, self.

HAHA TAKE THAT

This was after I took its shield down with one of Jeff's items, I'm sure. I'm not that dumb.

HAHAHA IN YOUR FACE

TAKE THAT YOU PAIN IN THE BUTT

Just checking my supplies. No reason. Dum de dum.

That's a volcano.

How would you classify that? Deja vu?

Which goes like this! I really wouldn't call that a melody though.

BUT HERE WE GO, IT'S BEEN AROUND SIX MONTHS SINCE WE HEARD THE FIRST PART OF THE EIGHT MELODIES, AND NOW FINALLY, FINALLY, WE WILL HEAR THE WHOLE THING.

Giant Step

Lilliput Steps

Milky Well

Rainy Circle

Magnet Hill

Pink Cloud

Lumine Hall

AND FIRE SPRING, FINALLY.

And now, the complete melody!

Eight Melodies (Sung by the Earth)

Eight Melodies (Soundstone)

Now there are A LOT of Eight Melodies remixes, since it's one of the pivotal musical themes in the entire game. I love the Eight Melodies theme...to me, it just evokes all the memories I have of Earthbound so perfectly. It's so recognizable and it's so pretty, and it just...in a way it just captures everything about Earthbound that I love. All the wonder and humor and love I feel when I play, it all comes back whenever I hear this little melody.

I'll try and see if I can gather all the remixes I have up here, but there are A LOT like I said, and their names are sometimes kind of odd.

I linked to it before, but Red Blue Sanctuary is an awesome remix that mixes that Sanctuary Guardian battle theme with the Eight Melodies, and you can hear them individually for once, like you do in the game. Good stuff.
Soundstone C Major was one of the very first EarthBound songs I downloaded way way back on Napster, when I remembered how much I liked the game's soundtrack and went to go find it. Just a pretty piano version of it.
Eight Melodies from the Mother 1+2 Rearranged CD. Simple and pretty.
Soundstone remix I found on Starmen.net
Eight Melodies on piano I found on Starmen.net
Eight Melodies (Ei Mix) for a techno version wheee
Ambient Soundstone from Rock Candy 1 is very echoy.
Gum's 8 Melodies from Rock Candy 1
Sound Strung Stone is just a nice acoustic version from Rock Candy 2
My Soundstone with some crazy synths from Rock Candy 3
16 Melodies (Beginning) from the Mother 3+ album has both the 8 melodies from Mother 1 and 2 and aaaa so pretty.

That's all I can find so far...dang, I coulda sworn I had more, but I can't find em at the moment. Ah well. I'll keep looking. Heh, I think I mighta put some twice if they changed their name from being on starmen.net to being a part of a Rock Candy CD. OH WELL, YOU SORT THEM OUT. I'M TIRED.

AND PSSSHOOM THE GLOWING DOTS FLY OFF THE SCREEN

uh oh

And the music changes to Eight Melodies (In Your Deepest Memories)

HEY THIS IS NOT (where) MY BEAUTIFUL HOUSE (was)

awwwwww little king puppy awwwwwww

A FINE NAME FOR ANY HERO.

Awwww, that's an adorable mental image.

CLEO? NAAAH.

YEAH THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE ANYTHING speaking of which I need to go get some butter at the store, I think we're out.

AND HE'LL NEVER COME HOME AND JUST CALL AND THROW MONEY AT YOU

Oh Ness's parents. <3

HMMMM.

what

AS YOU CAN TELL OUR NEXT INSTALLMENT IS GOING TO BE FUN SO TUNE IN NEXT TIME

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