Game Rating : 5/5 (3)
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Publisher: Nintendo
Game Type : RPG
Release Date : 27 August 1994
Modes : Single

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Earthbound (SNES) Review

Earthbound on the snes is a RPG like you have never seen before.  Earthbound is a very popular game on the SNES but it did not become popular until roughly 20 years after it was released.  Earthbound is also known as Mother 2 in japan and has become a cult classic world wide.  If you want to purchase a legit copy of the game expect to pay around $1000, Earthbound is currently one of the most expensive games to buy for the super nintendo.

In the game you play a small boy who has special psychokinetic powers who lives in a small boring town called Onett.  One day a meteor falls in Onett and animals and people start to act strange.  It is now up to you, your dog and friends to investigate what is happening.  You soon find out that you are set on a quest to save the world.

This is a very funny game with pushy cops, strange minor characters and talking monkeys.  As for the enemies you can expect to come up against Hippies, Slugs, UFO’s, Trees, Zombies and puke :) If you want to play this game be prepared that it will take a long time to complete.

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Earthbound (SNES) Controls and Manual / Instructions

Question : What Are The Game Controls For Earthbound?
Answer : Here are the controls for this game.
L : Talking
R : Rings Bike Bell
A : Command Window
B : Status Menu
X : Open Map
Y : Nothing
Start : Pause
Select : Nothing

If you plan to play this game it might help to learn the game controls first. If any of these controls for Earthbound are incorrect please let us know by posting a comment below

Question : I have Lost The Manual / Instructions For Earthbound For The SNES, What Can I do?
Answer : I have found this website called Games Database which has super nintendo manuals / instructions (and art work) in .pdf format that you can download and use. For the manual and instructions for Earthbound click here In these earthbound snes instructions it should include all you need to know on how to play earthbound and FAQ, If you get stuck with anything post in our SNES forum

Earthbound (SNES) Reviews

SNES GAME REVIEWSQuestion : Is Earthbound On The SNES Any Good?
Answer : Below is how Earthbound Super Nintendo game rated on popular gaming review sites on the internet. This should give you a good idea if the game is worth playing or not.  You can also get an idea if the game is any good reading our review above.  If you have an opinion about this game please let us know about it in the comment section below.

  • IGN = 9 / 10
  • Gamespot = 9 / 10
  • IMDB = 9.1 / 10
  • Gamefaqs = 4.5 / 5

Question : How Long Does It Take To Complete Earthbound On The SNES?
Answer : If you plan to play this game you will be interested to know how long this game will take to complete and how hard people rate this game. You can check the stats for the game here

If you have played this game please post a comment below and let us know what you thought of the game, How long it took you to complete and how hard do you think the game was?

Earthbound (SNES) Walkthroughs

Question : Are you stuck on this game or want to find and unlock everything?
Answer : Good news, There is a website that has thousands of walkthrough for snes games which were created and submitted by SNES fans just like me and you.  Best of all there are some cheats and also save states you can also download. You can find a Earthbound snes walkthrough by clicking here

Earthbound (SNES) ROM Download

Question : Is It Illegal To Download and Play a ROM of Earthbound ?
Answer : Yes it is illegal. We will not supply any links to download the Earthbound rom file as we want to keep this site legal.  Nintendo have posted the following on there website “whether you have possession of a Nintendo ROM for a limited amount of time, i.e. 24 hours, it is illegal to download and play a Nintendo ROM from the Internet”  which makes it clear that downloading ROMS is completely illegal.

A lot of people say this is a grey area, Some say as long as you own the game on the SNES you can download and play the ROM as a backup to the physical media, this is not true.  Nintendo see ROMS as a threat to date to the intellectual property rights of video game developers.

Earthbound (SNES) Replacement Box Art

Earthbound Replacement BoxQuestion : I have The Earthbound SNES Cartridge But Not The Box?

Answer : I have found this website called nintandbox where you can download the box art for this game. It has most of the game boxes for super nintendo games.

You then simply need to print out the picture you download, then cut out the box then fold and glue the box and you will have a great looking replacement box which will look similar to the box to the right.  To download the box artwork for this game click here  If you do try to make your own box let us know how you get on by posting a comment below.

Earthbound (SNES) Price Trend

Game Price TrendQuestion : How Much Does This Game Cost To Buy? Where Can I buy It From?
Answer : I have found this great site that will tell you how much this game is worth now and how much the price has gone up or down over the last ten years.  You can also see what the price is for lose carts in good and bad condition as well as a fully boxed game and a new unopened game.  This site also lists where you can buy the game like ebay / amazon / gamestop and also lists how much they are selling the game for.

To check out the price for this game click here

Earthbound (SNES) Q and A

Question : This Game Is Hard, Do You Have Any Cheats For This Game?
Answer : For a full list of all the SNES cheats we have Click Here If the cheat you are after is not listed keep checking back as we are updating our cheat sections frequently.

Question : Do You Have Any Videos Of Earthbound On The SNES?
Answer : If you want to see videos of this game take a look here for longplays, reviews, cheats and more.

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Question : How Can I Submit My Rating For This Game?
Answer : If you have played this game please help us out by submitting your rating below.  We would also love it if you could post a comment below to let us know what you thought of the game.

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Justin Mermack

Justin is a gaming enthusiast that relishes replaying and reminiscing with fellow gamers about the retro video games we all grew up loving. Using his spare time, he writes on all things Nintendo, but you'll be hard-pressed not to find a controller in his hand.

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