Tips for Buying EarthBound

June 13th, 2009 | Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 was just released on the Wii Virtual Console in Europe. This might be the only VC game that’ll ever have Ness in it, so if you happen to live there, check it out and unlock Ness to earn awesome EarthBound fan cred points 😛

Thanks to Someone Else for the tip!

 

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72 Comments to Super Smash Bros. in Europe


Matt Engarde said on Jun. 13, 2009

Upsetting much?

Poe said on Jun. 13, 2009

I borrowed SSB from a friend once and Ness was the only character he hadn’t unlocked. When I asked him who that final guy was, he said, “Oh just some kid from an old SNES game. He sucks.” Heh.

Alxprit said on Jun. 13, 2009

And JUST when Majora’s Mask came out…

Deiphobus said on Jun. 13, 2009

has it been released in america and japan?

Joshua Johnson said on Jun. 13, 2009

Totally not fair. I hope we get it on our american virtual console soon.

sticktendo said on Jun. 13, 2009

To Deiphobus:
It was released in Japan already. Odds are, like SMRPG, it will come to America next.

I hope.

Someone Else said on Jun. 13, 2009

I downloaded it as soon as I saw it on the new games list, since I was such a fan of the other two Smash games. It’s more basic, but I wasn’t excpecting anything totally amazing. I unlocked Ness today, and he’s kind of more awkward to control than in Melee or Brawl. And his voice is different. =)

superneku said on Jun. 13, 2009

I just used a nintendo points card and all. Dammit I need more money!

Gamey said on Jun. 13, 2009

Finally!!! It’s totally fair that Europe gets this one before NA. You guys always get everything before Europe with some exceptions… like Majora’s Mask and SMRPG. I think that’s because Nintendo is making it up to us. Still, I gotta unlock Ness!!!

IWontGetOvertheDam said on Jun. 13, 2009

@JoshuaJohnson:

“Totally not fair. I hope we get it on our american virtual console soon.”

The irony is palpable to cut with a knife.

Callin said on Jun. 13, 2009

Nice. I just downloaded Majora’s Mask here in the U.S. I guess I’ll be saving the other 1000 points for when this one comes here.

Sir Ilpalazzo said on Jun. 13, 2009

I wonder why Europe is getting these highly-requested VC games first.

I’m not complaining – I have the cartridges for the three I can think of – but I wonder what the reasoning is.

Xi said on Jun. 13, 2009

Yeah… it’s not fair that Europe gets Super Smash Bros. before us. I mean, Earthbound never being released in Europe was fair. But them getting a 10 year old game that has Ness as an unlockable character on Virtual console? Outrage!

Gamey said on Jun. 13, 2009

Well most of the time Europe gets tossed aside when it comes to games, like with EarthBound and SMRPG. And look at Brawl! We didn’t get that ’til June! Perhaps Nintendo is trying to make it up to us. It’s about time is all I can say…

Sir Ilpalazzo said on Jun. 13, 2009

But I seriously doubt that a company would make business decisions based on something like that. Recently Nintendo has been shafting Europe a little less (Rosy Rupeeland, Disaster), so I wonder if this “VC kindness” is connected to NoE having a better localization record.

JamesBond007 said on Jun. 13, 2009

How to unlock Ness in Smash:
Finish 1P Mode (Classic Mode in later games) with 3 lives on Normal difficulty (no continues). Defeat Ness at the end.

Gamey said on Jun. 14, 2009

I just unlocked him and he’s awesome!!! Now with a buddy we can have an EarthBound battle!!!

santiagoff said on Jun. 14, 2009

I lol’d.

MR. Jupiter said on Jun. 14, 2009

Needs more north america… Lest I be forced to give them a nice FALCON PUNCH!!!

Gamey said on Jun. 14, 2009

Well you all can play Brawl at least, we had to make due for 5 months! With only Ness and no Lucas T-T

sticktendo said on Jun. 14, 2009

Look, I’m 99.9% positive SSB WILL come to American VC in a month or so. The chain is always like this for good VC games:

Japan->Europe/Australia->America

It always starts in Japan and slowly moves west to America.

Gamey said on Jun. 14, 2009

Exactly, you all gotta be patient… Europe has been and still is *cough*Kirby’sDreamLand3*cough* *cough*EarthBound*cough* *cough*Zoda’sRevenge:StarTropicsII*cough*

adam said on Jun. 15, 2009

#### you Gamey :E WE WON THE WAR ! IM GOING TO SEND NENTINDO A BIG UK SUCKS LETER !

Leirin said on Jun. 15, 2009

Don’t worry guys, it’ll come to America soon.

I remember having a good time with this game, even if Melee and Brawl surpass it. =]

Gamey said on Jun. 15, 2009

What war exactly and the UK doesn’t suck! And what war? besides, this is getting off subject. Too bad this is the only game where Ness is considered “Top Tier”

Claus said on Jun. 15, 2009

Too bad Europe didn’t get EarthBound.

Gamey said on Jun. 16, 2009

Yeah, hopefully it will either:
a)Make it on the VC (Least Likely) or
b) Get a DS/Wii Remake.

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 17, 2009

They deserve to get this game first. Besides, we’ll get it before too long. In the meantime we can quench our thirst for Smash Bros. by playing Brawl or Melee or something.

Gamey said on Jun. 18, 2009

“#### you Gamey :E WE WON THE WAR ! IM GOING TO SEND NENTINDO A BIG UK SUCKS LETER !”

What are you even on about? What war? Do you mean WWII? If so that’s only because “he” was going to attack you guys next!

Claus said on Jun. 18, 2009

Gamey: If they do release it in any of those two ways, then NoA HAS to do it here too.

Bouvre said on Jun. 19, 2009

Well if that’s the trend then I wish Earthbound would land in Europe soon!! You guys deserve to have it first anyway since it was never released there.

i trol u said on Jun. 19, 2009

OMG YYYYY??????? THE EUROPES IS BAD COUNTRY!!! djdjdjqkhgefaztdzafdafas

Gamey said on Jun. 19, 2009

Europe isn’t a bad continent. We’re just as good a demographic as NA.

motherfan mark 2 said on Jun. 22, 2009

Hey adam, UK does not suck and what war? PS.You spelled letter wrong.

JoeWuzHere said on Jun. 28, 2009

Ive always prefered this one more than Melee

bluedude3 said on Jul. 2, 2009

@ Joshua Johnson
Europe never even got earthbound! and we usualy have to wait for games to come out after japan and the USA so its compleatly fair!

??? said on Jul. 3, 2009

I’m Lucky because i don’t need the virtual console, I have an N64 and the first SSB

Count Bleck said on Jul. 8, 2009

Mmm, I already have the cart, and Ness was a pain to unlock the first time anyway. =P

adam said on Jul. 8, 2009

crap you ….tard im only 10 ;E

motherfan mark 2 said on Jul. 9, 2009

Hmmm… so why did you say all that stuff? It made no sense and besides when I was your age I won’t have said crap and suck!

Anonymous said on Jul. 11, 2009

O YA BIG ******* 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Anonymous said on Jul. 11, 2009

ps i am sorry

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Anonymous said on Jul. 13, 2009

because i have bein being such a ass we shold KILL REGIES LAYERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thay never let guns in kids games mother 3 for dsi alin faver say i

Lukas said on Jul. 21, 2009

It may be good news,but all the Wii Points cards have disappered over here. 🙁

MOTHERMoondance-- said on Jul. 23, 2009

Ohh, no!
*gives Lukas a Wii Points Card*
😀

Lukas said on Jul. 31, 2009

YAAYYZZ THANK YOUZZ!!!

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

sorry erupe
well you forgive me 🙁

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

thanks pigy ice creame enyone ps my dad is a lawer

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

mother fan mark 2 is so asome

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

honny pie

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

my name is spara

motherfan mark 2 said on Aug. 14, 2009

Hey adam, before I stop writing comments on this I need to tell you I’m only 11.

PSI Poker € said on Aug. 19, 2009

Europe needs moar Earthbound 😀

adam said on Aug. 29, 2009

i will end this now by singing revolution 9

PKSTARMAN said on Dec. 3, 2009

You right, Someone Else. I unlocked it when I downloaded the SSB from a ROM and then traslated to my Wii. If you want the methods then search it on Internet. Its easy.

PKSTARMAN said on Dec. 3, 2009

Wow motherfan mark 2… I thing you are the youngest in the community! Well, who knows.

PKSTARMAN said on Dec. 3, 2009

I agree with the Anonymus comentor. Dont worry… Im preparing kinda the same plan.

PKSTARMAN said on Dec. 3, 2009

Well! Im 12.

PKSTARMAN said on Dec. 3, 2009

Damn, Kirby Dream Land 3?!

adam said on Jan. 1, 2010

Yesterday,
All my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly,
I’m not half the man I used to be,
There’s a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she
Had to go I don’t know, she wouldn’t say.
I said,
Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday,
Love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Why she
Had to go I don’t know, she wouldn’t say.
I said,
Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday,
Love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm

adam said on Jan. 1, 2010

motherfan mark 2 did you ever play earthbound

adam said on Jan. 1, 2010

and all so i am acsuley 23

abdul said on Apr. 17, 2010

You’re a good singer, adam

Mr. Saturn said on Apr. 18, 2010

I’m 11 as well and I’ve beaten EarthBound and I’m halfway through Mother 3.

adam said on May. 15, 2010

ike a rolling stone
A like a rolling stone
Like the FBI and the CIA
And the BBC–BB King
And Doris Day
Matt Busby
Dig it, dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it

[That was ‘Can You Dig It’ by Jeff Andouhnuts. And now we’d like to do ‘Hark The Angels Come’.]

adam said on May. 15, 2010

i hate you :0

EarthboundNerd said on May. 28, 2010

Yay

Ness said on May. 28, 2010

Has anyone seen my Yo-yo?

Mr.Saturn said on May. 28, 2010

tHiS pLaCe aLl aRe mR.s@TuRn

no name given said on Dec. 30, 2010

hello people! If you remember me, I was motherfan mark 2, but I changed my name. it is vey nice to see stuff I wrote when I was 11. I’ve played earthbound and I am 13 now. see yah!

Zoom! said on Jul. 11, 2011

a 9 year old Earthbound fan…looks like the community is reaching out to extended heights. always good to see a young EB fan,or EB fan in general

gg said on Jul. 12, 2011

I’m the guy Zoom! is talking about, guys.


 
 

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