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  • azureguy - February 10, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    I'm sorry that I don't say anything about Earthbound, but everything has already been said really. Instead I have a question for the next "Ask GR Anything" article: Whtat exactly is the difference of Producer and Director in video game development? What exactly does people in these two positions do and who has more impact and/or importance on the development process?
  • jmcgrotty - February 10, 2012 2:41 a.m.

    First, let me say I like this game, and in fact was playing it a few days ago. Having said that... This has always bugged me as to why everyone loves the game. It's a decent change of pace (A RPG taking place in modern-day Earth), but it isn't a mind-blowing experience, at all. And one part of the intial article is a bit misleading: "Despite the game's bizarrely large and devout fan-following, Nintendo has never announced further plans for the series." Not quite true. At first, a sequel was in the works for the 64DD. After that whole debacle, it was moved over to the N64. From there, it died. It's one biggest claim to fame these days is that it is notoriously difficult to find for sale. Prices can often approach $500 (If it's complete in box) and are (almost) never below $100.
  • andresrodriguez - February 9, 2012 8:56 p.m.

    I would like to point out that Ness and Ninten are two separate characters, they inhabit the same universe and have the same villain but from the timeline of the games, Ninten is old enough, and possibly is, Ness's dad.
  • gopikmin - February 9, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    I wonder whats wrong with the licensing and such that they can't at least bring back earthbound to US? Anyhow my question is how would you classify game species (like elves, drawves, aliens, zombies)?
  • andresrodriguez - February 9, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    It used a lot of licensed music like The Beatles when it first came out that would be a pain to get the rights of again.
  • superduper93 - February 9, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    in my opinion, this is the greatest game ever. <- completely biased btw. This game became a great part of my childhood. i was terrible at reading and this game got me better. I can not find any flaw in this game other than the fact that it has been screwed by copyright laws. the story in this game is unlike any other that i have played, and the music is soo amazingly memorable. This game has greatly shaped the man i am today and i would like to thank GamesRadar. Seeing this post today completely cheered me up. thank you for giving this game the recognition it deserves.
  • xarab4lyfex - February 9, 2012 2:06 p.m.

    It has that charm that made it so great. It had the most heart of any game, which is the opposite today of most games.
  • alexandre-bret - February 9, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    Medoicre RPG
  • BackwaterRifle - February 9, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    Mediocre user.
  • Andrew Groen - February 9, 2012 12:28 p.m.

  • codystovall - February 9, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    Manticore scuffle
  • superduper93 - February 9, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    NOW KISS!!!!
  • Pruman - February 9, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    I still have my SNES cart, box, and guide proudly displayed in my home office, and I wouldn't sell them for 1,000 times what they're going on eBay, because EarthBound is one of my favorite SNES games and sits high on my list of favorite games EVAR. Nintendo Power and the legendarily bad "this game stinks!" marketing convinced me to fork over the $70 for that ginormous box. Once I fired up my SNES, I fell in love with Eagleland and its quirky inhabitants. It's a damn shame that it's never been rereleased and that Mothers 1 and 3 never got to the US of A (although you can play both in English with emulators).
  • HumorTumor - February 9, 2012 6:55 a.m.

    A friend of mine found a beat up, cartridge of this at a local thrift store for a few dollars. In the condition it is in, it has no value. But sill, it was a good find. I knew a kid way back in I think 1994 who had the strategy guide, I would read through and wonder what the game was like. Sadly I'll never know unless I spend the big money or borrow my friends copy.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - February 9, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    yeah how has it Not been released on Virtual Console, 3ds, Dsi etc ... be purrfect for it!
  • PhantomDave - February 9, 2012 5:45 a.m.

    One of my all time favorite old school games that I had way back on the SNES. I so wished it would have spawned more like the crap-tastic Final Fantasy line did, but what ya gonna do...?
  • DirkSteele1 - February 9, 2012 2:52 a.m.

    I won a heavily fought battle on eBay for a mint condition, big box copy with unused scratch and sniff cards for just over £400 last year. The prices are crazy but it is a great game and it has the attention of both passionate fans and retro collectors (like me).
  • NearShartExperience69 - February 9, 2012 2:28 a.m.

    I am already familiar with the series, but this article was still a great read. It really reminded me of what I enjoyed so much in Earthbound; I guess that's another game I'll have to replay one of these days. Keep up the great work, GR!
  • XanderGC - February 8, 2012 9:33 p.m.

    Why I like Earthbound: * Because I got to name; the characters, fave food item, dog and my favorite thing which at the time was gaming. PK Gaming! and mom always made Tacos. * The music. * The graphics. * The zany. * The way if you got hit for a critical hit in battle but finished the fight while the hp meter rolled you could actually end up surviving. * The modern status effects such as; homesick, cold, sunstroke and nausea. * How once you outleveled enemies they would run away fom you in the over world. * Just how the story plays out. * and so much more.
  • jmcgrotty - February 10, 2012 2:43 a.m.

    With all due respect, Earthbound didn't pioneer the ability to personally name your characters. It had been around for years.

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