September 12, 2017 @ 1:19 am
Mother 3 Nintendo Gameboy Advance
Way back in 1995, Earthbound was released by Nintendo for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). It took a different approach on the classic RPG. Rather than using witches, monks, and dragons, it wielded modern characters and designs. You were a teenager all-American boy with a girl, a nerd and a martial artist tagging along. Instead of swords and shields, you could grab a baseball bat, a yo-yo, psychic powers or a frying pan and whack aliens upside their sorry heads. It did conform somewhat to the classic RPG, using objects to regain health as you traveled. However, instead of potions, you got cookies, pizza, and hamburgers. The game, while sold in America, did horribly in sales, possibly due to the bad campaigning system that they tried to use (such as horrifying smells and the catchphrase "This game stinks!") It slid into obsolescence, but left a "cult-like devotion of a...