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Earthbound aka Mother 2 is an RPG by Ape and HAL Laboratory for the Wii U (originally NES).

Follow Ness and his friends as they travel the world to collect melodies while defeating the evil alien Giygas.

Why you should play

Earthbound has a Lovecraftian theme that is both dark and fun. There are unique elements to this classic game that I found delightful such as the the numbered health wheel and never combating an enemy beyond your limit. It doesn't punish you but still allows you to gain the XP. Give it try.

Published Aug. 16th 2015

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