EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

Peaceful Rest ValACHOO



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




This is a short one, cause I think like, 400-500 screencaps a shot is kind of ridiculous. For you guys I mean, I don't care either way. I DUNNO, WHAT DO YOU THINK? DO YOU WANT MORE IN ONE SHOT, OR DO YOU WANT IT SPREAD OUT MORE? I DO IT ALL FOR YOU, BATMAN.

So this one's only 200 or so! WHEEHA. I kind of want to see if I can get us to Dalaam before I have to leave for India, because heh. I dunno though, we'll have to see.

I always remember feeling vaguely annoyed with Peaceful Rest Valley and I always forget exactly why when I play the game again. Basically, the enemies are annoying as all get out. SO THERE YOU GO.

Mobile Sprouts are as annoying as HECK. They take forever to go down and arrrgh.

Oh by the way, this is in a tunnel here, and the tunnel has this music!

ANOTHER FUN ABILITY

I never got more than two or three sprouts at once, but if you do you're in trouble.

HEY

Awesome.

My egg hatched :O

Thank you for that information.

I always worried that this girl would get eaten by the valley monsters.

And also, music for the valley! Kind of ominous stuff, I guess.

And the Bound Together remix, Peaceful Bean! I like how the shop music randomly comes in here

And here's the layout of the valley if you're curious. We're starting at the bottom left there and moving up and to the right to the other cave entrance.

This has happened to me but I never rely on it because that would be dumb. Unless you've got the Gutsy Bat or something.

Hehe

Why is he telling me this now? WE'LL SEE.

Well frick. Although that is some lovely purple water there.

LONG WAY AROUND THEN

hey a pencil

Hahaha the game is as mystified as we are.

Well hey

IT'S DELICIOUS

They come for you pretty fast.

That's a what...98 dollar profit? Count me in.

Oh magic butterflies, you are my constant savior.

Hey a ufo

God I hate these things.

Nooooo

CURSE YOU

YOU FOUGHT BRAVELY AND WELL, NOBLE TEDDY BEAR.

By the way those stupid UFOs are really hard to hit. HURRAY.

Ness: :<

Fix that right up!

Ooo, nice.

PFF, LAME.

What the he's just got a cold what the heck

I guess just cause his HP was so low.

brring brring

y halo thar orange kid

Well I suppose he's right!

Yup, there he is.

NOOO MY LIVELIHOOD YOU'VE RUINED EVERYTHING YOU REDCAPPED BOY

I love these terribly silly items.

It wasn't THAT long.

Ness: D:

Oh why did I succumb to temptation and buy a slingshot aaa

Sleeping at the hotel aaaaand

HI PAULA

Hehehehehe

Alright alright I'm working on it

THAT DIRTY RAT

Sometimes you get different customers. :D

Eh, PSI Flash balances the meager stat gains there I guess.

Very useful, but only against certain bosses.

Here's where I realized that I couldn't hit those frigging UFOs with my slingshot and decided to go back to the bat.

HURRAY!

I love how the bus driver's head just pokes out of the window like that.

NAAAAH

:O

GHOSTS

HMMMMM have you put the pieces together yet?

Threed was apparently Threek in Japanese heh. ACTUALLY IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A THREEK, TEEHEE.

OW

I should hope so.

I love the "for some weird reason" bit. Hee.

DANDANANANANANA DAAAAN DAAAAAAAAAN DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

GET WITH THE PROGRAM, TEDDY BEAR

I'll see you again sometime, cameraman!

That tree is following me

I frigging hate these things.

THIS IS WHY

But since you win right afterwards, you don't die. It just wastes some 20 30 HP. ARGH.

Also, ALWAYS KILL THEM LAST. ALWAYS.

Triangle?

These guys are wusses.

SCREW YOU

THIS IS NOT VERY HAPPY HAPPY I HAVE TO SAY

Can you spot the evil tree? Frick I want that present though.

Ah well.

For certain attacks like Brainshock and some other ones, the screen wobbles around all crazylike.

Eeeeewww

EEEEEWWW

Well I'm not complaining

Ooo

I hate you frigging trees

>O

HATE YOU SO MUCH

Why hey, that looks promising!

And so Ness enters the tunnel that will take him to Happy Happy Village. What's the deal with the Happy Happy Cultists? Why do they want to kidnap and kill Paula? Who could that chubby kid be? SO MANY MYSTERIES, ALL ANSWERED NEXT TIME!

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