Wednesday, May 13, 2015

EXP Podcast #328: Earthbound Debrief Part 4

Why so angry Poo?
It's time once again to join Ness and friends on their journey through the wild and wacky world of Earthbound. This week on the podcast, Scott and I find all eight of the melodies, find similarities between Earthbound and Bloodborne, and venture through Fire Spring. We invite you all to play alone and of course you can listen to Part One, Part Two, and Part Three to catch up.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by left-clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 66 mins  52 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks


  1. I'm really enjoying your coverage of this game, it's recalling a lot of nostalgia for me from the third grade when I first discovered and fell in love with this game.

    Are you planning to play Mother 3 after this?

  2. Glad you're enjoying it! We've been chatting about what we should do next. I've actually read a lot of Mother 3 stuff, especially Dan Bruno's write-ups. The music stuff seems really cool.

  3. Thanks for letting me know about Dan Bruno, I hadn't heard of him before, and his articles are really interesting! I especially liked the one about how the Ocarina tunes use their very limited number of notes to express references to many different kinds of music.

    Mother 3's music integration with the battle system is pretty cool, definitely. I also think you'd both be into the themes of the game; where Earthbound is about childhood and the power of friendship, Mother 3 is about family and the power of social movements. It also resolves some of the plot threads from the end of Earthbound.

  4. Holy crap; there's a unified story? I always assumed those games were kind of self-contained plots and only thematically connected. Cool!

  5. I have no idea about Mother 1, never did play it. But yeah, Mother 3 is a follow up to Earthbound, though it seems like at least a hundred years passed in the interim.