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EarthBound Beginnings

Nintendo
Jun 14, 2015 - Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS
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8 / 10
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Welcome to EarthBound - Nintendo Switch Online

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Nintendo eShop - Earthbound Beginnings for the Wii U Virtual Console


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Critic Reviews for EarthBound Beginnings

It feels like parts of this review might read more like a documentary, but much of the significance of EarthBound Beginnings - of Mother - lies in its spirit and the influence of such on subsequent games. EarthBound is absolutely the overall better title available to folks right now, and those who have yet to play either should definitely start with that. If you do enjoy EarthBound, however, then Beginnings is well worth investigating, especially given mod-cons such as save states and rewinding which help take the rough edges off a formative but less refined game. Sticking through its older style of play, with its difficulty and occasional fluctuations in balance, will yield a fine story and a strangely transcendental sense of nostalgia, like a letter of love written to a child who hadn't even been born yet.

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