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[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES EarthBound (USA) "in bounds" in 3:26:09.18 by Halamantariel & Nitrodon.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2006-07-23)
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Submission #1130 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (34.5 votes)
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Earthbound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.

It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.

Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact, making this movie very entertaining to watch even as a TAS.
Details about each scene and decision in this movie can be read in the authors' comments.

This movie does not use a death as a shortcut. Although that was a conscious decision by the authors, what it actually means was bent to the extreme.

  • The main protagonist, Ness, suffers a mortal blow once. Due to how the game works, he did not die.
  • A teddy bear was disintegrated in a battle. Although a party member, it was an inanimate object, and cannot be counted as "death".
  • Near the end of the movie, a death-like event is part of the game plot.

NapstrPSX made an audio commentary for this TAS.
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