User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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GamezGeneration (Jul 26, 2013)
Tja, was soll ich noch sagen. Earthbound ist eines der besten Rollenspiele aller Zeiten, eines der besten SNES-Spiele und eines der besten Videospiele überhaupt. Insbesondere da es hierzulande eine Erstveröffentlichungen ist, sollte sich jeder Wii-U-Besitzer dieses Spiel zulegen. Den großartigen Spieleberater gibt es als digitale Fassung dazu. Zehn Euro mögen eventuell viel erscheinen, sind es aber auf jeden Fall wert. Und möglicherweise musste der Preis aus Lizenzgründen angehoben werden, davon sollte sich jedoch keiner abschrecken lassen. Er würde sich sonst um eine großartige Erfahrung bringen. Und ehrlich gesagt beneide ich Jeden, der das Spiel zum ersten Mal für sich entdeckt.
NintendoWorldReport (Jul 27, 2013)
I’ve tried to delve into the game many times over the years, but the combination of having it up on my big screen with the guide freely available and the addition of restore points have exposed me to, what I consider, a true “EarthBound Experience.” And, trust me, it’s an experience worth having.
Digital Chumps (Jul 26, 2013)
EarthBound thrives in the unexpected, fusing a sense of carefree childhood mischief with apocalyptic and eerie overtones. It’s a game of imagination and humor, familiarity and surprise. With the exception of a few pacing hang-ups here and there, it still holds up incredibly well. If you have yet to experience it, there’s never been a better excuse.
Nintendo Master (Aug 19, 2013)
Earthbound n'est pas un titre à prendre à la légère. Son design épuré à la limite de l'enfantin dissimule en vérité une merveilleuse aventure qui vous fera rire autant qu'elle vous fera pleurer. En plus d'être un excellent RPG, le jeu s'octroie même une ambiance unique qui près de vingt ans plus tard fait toujours effet. Une formidable expérience qui aurait donc mérité plus de succès à sa sortie en 1995. Le meilleur titre de la Console Virtuelle Wii U, assurément.
Nintendo Life (Jul 19, 2013)
EarthBound succeeds at not only being one of the most unique and refreshing RPG experiences ever created, but also one of the most epic and entertaining as well. Combining classic RPG gameplay elements with a heart-warming modern spin, the game somehow feels familiar yet strange all at the same time. With a peerless visual style, soundtrack and storyline, playing EarthBound is like revisiting a vivid childhood memory of fun and adventure. You can’t repeat the past, but you can certainly revisit it.
IGN (Jul 24, 2013)
EarthBound is one of the most bizarre and memorable RPGs I've ever played. It balances its dark undertones with a sharp wit that is still mostly unrivaled today, and is full of ingenious ideas that buck genre trends. Though its punishing difficulty in its early stages might be tough to get past, EarthBound still remains one of the best, most unique RPGs to date.
FNintendo (Aug 14, 2013)
Na sua essência, EarthBound é um bom jogo com algumas boas ideias e sem grandes problemas e erros, mas longe dos supra-sumos do género na mesma consola. No entanto, os diálogos, os acontecimentos, as personagens e a banda sonora transpiram personalidade e tornam este num jogo único, sem qualquer comparação. Enquanto uns gostarão mais do carisma exotérico e caricato, para outros este será indiferente. Sem dúvida que se trata de um jogo de culto que todos devem experimentar.
Games Finder (Mar 19, 2016)
Earthbound Beginnings lets you get your hands on one of the classic titles that has since inspired many other games. For those that appreciate older games this experience is an easy purchase decision.