EarthBound

Made by HAL Laboratories/APE, released in 1995

...Brick Road



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




What an odd name for a drug store.

I think it starts playing around here (or possibly after you rest or something), but here's the main Winters theme! Catchy stuff.
The Bound Together remix Winters & Morse which takes a little bit to get started but is still pretty nice
There was this project once someone did called Trancebound ages ago, which was alright I guess. I didn't put up a lot of it because like I said, it isn't really amazing or anything, but if you're interested I'll put up some of the others. Here's Winters though.
Another take on the Winters theme from the Bound Together project, Santa is Dead! Kind of garage sounding if that makes sense?
And hey, a live version of Santa is Dead! Heh, Santa is Dead (Live).

I THINK that's all the Winters remixes I have...

And oh wow, I totally forgot! There's a version of Snowman (the Snow Wood Dorm theme) at OC, called Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Scientist Boy! which is kind of trippy but nice.

Hahaha there's just a monkey in the store and no one cares.

Who knows the motivation behind such a deal but the devil

A buck for a monkey, cool!

HMM, SHOULD I COME BACK HERE LATER?

Actually, I found out that you can, if you want, work up enough money to get a T-Rex Bat by selling everything Jeff is carrying (including the cookies and big bottle rocket) and then going out and farming bread rolls (6$ I think?) and cookies (3$?) off the enemies around here. Takes about an hour or so, I've heard. This did not even occur to me so I did not do it. :O

HI MAXWELL

I picture Maxwell with the phone balanced on one shoulder, writing into a little notepad with one hand while fending off sparks from some malfunctioning machine with the other.

"So...I've walked outside to the drugstore. And...that's pretty much it."

"Drugstore, right, got it. AGH! THE PAPER'S ON FIRE!"

Jeff just takes naps during class, doesn't care.

Maxwell furiously trying to beat out the flames while he's talking.

That is some bubble.

Alright, so I'm not totally doing this alone!

That's not very auspicious, Jeff.

OH GIYGAS, WHAT WON'T YOU DO.

If you are going for the T-Rex bat, these little pitstops become invaluable because you can't go back to Snow Wood, and there are no hotels. Also good for when you're leveling Jeff up a bit.

These guys are kind of annoying, a bit tougher than the Spiteful Crows and Runaway Dogs you also see here. I know the dogs show up here. I'm pretty sure the Spiteful Crows do. IT'S ALL VAGUE NOW.

Oh, I forgot I had this! BEST GAME EVER! from the Dwelling of Duels match in February 2006, scroll down to the ZZ bonus tracks. A goofy rap kind of thing, but it's worth it just for the part with Paula. I can't tell you how hard I laughed at that, for serious.

Ouch!

Sometimes Bubble Monkey does help you out, but other times he'll just do nothing in battle. In the field he doesn't exactly follow you, he kind of dawdles then runs to catch up with you. Hehe.

Oh yeah, here's what Jeff's screen looks like. Shoot because Jeff uses beams and guns generally, and his special ability like Paula's is Spy.

Which is very, very useful as you can see. If the enemy is carrying an item, Jeff can see that too, and steal it as well! Also very useful, and can help save time if you're going for the 1/128 items.

Who do we have here

Tessie watchers!

YOU LIVE THE DREAM, MAN.

Search those trees with all your strength.

I like how this tent has a phone and nothing else.

Are you the kind of person that goes around offering gum to monkeys?

And they'll be here aaaaaaaaall night.

WINDS RANGING UP TO 20 MPH

Mmm, Tessie stew.

What the was that valium soup or what what is this

I'M WORKING ON IT.

Jeff: I DON'T NEED TO SLEEP WHAT'S THIS SLEEP I NEED MORE COFFEE ABFSGAHYASG

You can also sell these for money if you're going for the T-Rex Bat.

This is only a one-shot thing so it's not really that useful.

Windy weather! Now where's Tessie?

A wind is blowing...

I HEAR SOMETHING...

Jeff: what

Jeff: ...what

TESSIE IS EMERGING OH WOW

Truly a magnificent beast.

Tessie Ride! I really like the Tessie music. It's just...kind of a lone trumpet and a strangely...what's the word...triumphant? Simple but addictive melody. Something like that.

Tessie!
The Bound Together Remix, Tessie & the Bubblegum Monkey
And a nice remix I found long ago on vgmix by Cromkayer with a nice trumpet. It's so simple, but I have a soft spot for this one.
Brainshock, a recent OC Remix of it. Really does stuff with the theme.

THANKS FOR THE RIDE BUDDY

Anyway, moving on.

:O

Brick Road, eh?

I love Brick Road.

Just kind of a simple maze made of stones.

NO NOT A MAD DUCK NO

OW

WHAT ARE YOU SPINNING

Cmon Jeff you can do better than that.

I think this guy's name in Japanese was something like "Me, anyway" or something like that. How odd.

Actually this guy was a little tougher than the others for me, but I only fought one at this point so hmm.

Ow!

:O

Wait for it...

Aha!

Jeff: WHO ARE YOU

And that's what that attack does, if you're curious! But what are they spinning? :O WHAT ARE YOU SPINNING??

Ooooo

Thank you, Brick Road! Weird, I could have sworn there were more signs in his little dungeon. Ah well.

YES LET'S

Bye Brick Roooooad

Ah, much better!

The Caves of Winters is kind of creepy sounding

A different type! :O This one is easier than the Ramblin Evil Mushroom though, and doesn't spread spores around. Or at least, I don't think it does.

Why thank you, Bubble Monkey!

:O

Courting death, I decided to talk to it but as you can see, I lucked out! Have to come back here later with the others at some point.

I decided to level a bit while I was here, SO

Look at the bow on her!

Ah, monkey love.

I am hiding behind Stonehenge here for some reason

Go down that little hole aaaand woo this place sure loves its neon

HMM.

AAAA CAVEMEN

There's only one of me, buddy.

So wait, does this mean that Jeff lives in the equivalent of England? I know Eagleland is kind of supposed to be America...

And here we are! There's your dad, Jeff! Dr. Andonut's Lab!

And from the extra Bound Together tracks, an unfinished demo remix of the theme!

We're like this. x

I have a son???

And Jeff is like, what...ten right now? Last saw him as a baby I guess.

Darn it this game makes me want donuts

WHO WOULDN'T

Technically I did so...

I just imagine this being the most awkward exchange ever. Hehehehe.

...Yeah, let's go with that!

Least I can do, being your dad and all.

Isn't that a wormhole? Don't quote me on that I know nothing.

Originally called Sky Walker in Japanese but they put a stop to that.

This was fun let's do this again sometime glad to see you guys let's take the scenic route back

An amazing technical marvel. Now I want a little animated icon of the Sky Runner going through the sky. I'm going to have to see if I can do that.

BUT YOU'RE STILL HUNGRY

Alright let's get going

There we go!

The Sky Runner has its own theme and man do I love this theme guys. It's one of my favorite themes from the game and I'm not even sure why, really. It's just so happy and catchy and I dunno. IT'S GREAT I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Sky Runner!
I found this version ages ago and it's incomplete because I got it off Napster. I'd really like to find the full version of it someday, whatever it's from. It's not directly from the game, because you can hear the difference. Hmm.
BTP Remix! I can't help it, I love this one. I've had it for so long.
And the Bound Together remix!

We've made it!

I THINK WE'VE FOUND IT

I'M COMING IN

Jeff all burned to a crisp

JUST A TAD, I'M SURE IT'S FINE

<3 <3 <3

I've never said no because I don't have the heart to do it. I have no idea what happens if you say no.

Yaaaaaaay

HMM

HURRAY you can go home now jeff

Freeeeeeeee

Now to get to the bottom of this Zombie mess!

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