EarthBound is a Japanese RPG released in 1994 by HAL, Ape, and Nintendo for the SNES. It is known as Mother 2 in Japan, and is part of the Mother series, though the stories of the trilogy are unrelated. It introduces and stars Ness, a boy from Onett with psychic abilities, who acquires the help of three friends, in his journey collecting sounds from natural wonder/sanctuary locations in order to defeat the evil Giygas. It is known for its quirky style, cult following, and "rolling counter" hit points system.

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