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Box artwork for EarthBound.
EarthBound
Developer(s)HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s)Nintendo
System(s)SNES, Nintendo Power (SNES), Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS
Preceded byMother
Followed byMother 3
SeriesMother
Japanese titleMother 2
Release date(s)
SNES icon.png SNES
Wii U icon.png Wii U
New Nintendo 3DS icon.png New Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s)RPG
Players1
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)
SNES icon.png SNES
ESRB Kids to Adults
Wii U icon.png Wii U
ESRB TeenPEGI Ages 12+MatureCERO All ages
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EarthBound is an RPG for the SNES. It had good success in Japan as Mother 2 and Nintendo ported it to the US with a big advertising campaign, but failed to sell as well as in Japan. Later, in Japan, it was re-released on the Game Boy Advance along with Mother (the first game) as Mother 1+2. On April 20, 2006 Mother 3 was released in Japan on GBA.

The game is often dubbed a "sequel" to the original Mother, an NES title released only in Japan. In practice, however, the games largely exist as "stand alone" titles, with similar themes and storylines, but little plot or character continuity.


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