Tips for Buying EarthBound

November 15th, 2011 | EarthBound, Images

meleemario submitted this a while ago:

Hey Tomato!

I dug up an old issue of Tips & Tricks (R.I.P.) magazine the other day when I was digging through my N64 collection, looking for a game to play. In any case, I spotted Ness on the cover of of T&T (Only took me 8 years to notice!), and I thought that despite this being relatively minor, it’s still important nonetheless to see Earthbound get acknowledged in some way!

Quick, find Ness! If you find him in under five seconds, you win! Take longer than three seconds and you don’t get dessert for the rest of the decade!

Also, how many other characters can you name?

 

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80 Comments to Find Ness!


Satsy said on Nov. 15, 2011

Ooh–oh. Found him the moment I enlarged the image. 🙁 I don’t feel right for that…

As for everyone else, there’s only a few characters I don’t recognise, one or two of which I should probably be ashamed of. But that’s quite the host!

kevinchai said on Nov. 15, 2011

Woo, I get to keep eating dessert.

Phi said on Nov. 15, 2011

Found him in 3 seconds!

Poe said on Nov. 15, 2011

Hmm, I don’t know about half of the characters featured on that cover. Better work on that D:

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

Found him in less than 6 seconds.

V-King said on Nov. 15, 2011

I’m not kidding, it took me 1.2 seconds.
Yes, I timed it with a stop watch.
Go me!

Dave said on Nov. 15, 2011

Who is that character in between Midnight Club II and InuYasha? Looks a lot like some kind of blurry Ness… with a clown nose.

Mark said on Nov. 15, 2011

Looks like Rayman and Battletoads.

uy said on Nov. 15, 2011

In one second!

Dave said on Nov. 15, 2011

No, I mean…. down at the very bottom. There’s something that looks very similar to Ness. It even has the same color pants and striped shirt, and the hair/hat area looks kinda reddish too, although that’s not the same. Even the eyes seem to match, but then there’s a giant red nose looking thing.

Dave said on Nov. 15, 2011
Poe said on Nov. 15, 2011

Huh, that’s weird.

Jason said on Nov. 15, 2011

Looks like a really generic fantasy RPG character to me. I think the stripes are actually gold edging on a jacket.

I found Ness really quick but I know less than half of the other characters… 🙁

Mato said on Nov. 15, 2011

My first instinct was Secret of Mana, but I’m fairly certain that’s not the case now.

conner3326 said on Nov. 15, 2011

i found him straight away, cookie please?

Bread said on Nov. 15, 2011

I need a “That Was Easy” button.

LakituAl said on Nov. 15, 2011

We have Ristar and the Bubble Bobble dragon in there! Thus, I officially declare: AWW YEAAAAH~!

desu said on Nov. 15, 2011

Earthworm Jim, Pit, Goemon, Pikachu, Pikachu, Ness, Ristar, Aero the Acro-bat, Pacman, Bomberman, Joe, Luigi, Klonoa, Bonk, Megaman, Gold(?), Sonic, DK, Mario, Little Mac, Kirby, The Boogey Man, Rayman, Battletoad, Bub, either Ken or Axel.

Close enough Bl

Nathalie said on Nov. 15, 2011

Not to brag or anything, but Ness was pretty much the first thing I saw as I began to scroll down, haha!

Someone Else said on Nov. 15, 2011

I can’t believe I recognise Croc from the Game Boy Color version of Croc…

Paxton said on Nov. 15, 2011

First one i saw

FlyingManCourage said on Nov. 15, 2011

Don’t forget about Bubsy, dudes! Far left next to Donkey Kong. I love seeing all these old characters. If you guys like the guessing-game, there is a nice little SNES-character quiz right here:
http://www.sporcle.com/games/gs43619/snes-game-by-character

As for the pseudo-Ness. My first instince was that it was Kid Clown from Crazy Chase, but after re-evaluating it is certainly not Kid Clown. However, I can’t help but fee like I’ve seen that sprite before, despite having no recollection of the game or name of the character.

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

Unrelated and sorry to bother you Mato, but why can’t I create an account on the site? I see no option to do so.

RadicOmega said on Nov. 15, 2011

@Zoom! So you don’t have to bug the nice guy, In the forum you can creat a password and uaername. I’m not sure if it logs you onto the site though.

RadicOmega said on Nov. 15, 2011

@Zoom! It’s a instant logon sorry I’m wrong 🙁

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

So that means I can’t create a site account?

RadicOmega said on Nov. 15, 2011

@Zoom! I know you can. I remember stumbling across it I dont remember where though. Want me to find it for you?

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

Yes please.. sorry for filling the comments with this

RadicOmega said on Nov. 15, 2011

@Zoom! I might remember something about you needing a Starmen.net account or something like that. I think this is a question for Mato I can’t find it sorry. 🙁 he must have deleted it or something. It’s night time for me I live in Michigan. Maybe if your queation still isn’t answered I’ll such in the morning.

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

Okay, thanks for trying to help. I guess this can all be deleted.

RadicOmega said on Nov. 15, 2011

Your welome and sorry I can’t find and yes it probably will be deleted 🙂

Zoom! said on Nov. 15, 2011

The Register button appeared! It’s a Mato Miracle! 🙂

GrizzlyCanon said on Nov. 16, 2011

Man, this takes me back. I can remember reading this very issue on the bus to school. Sigh, I remember the old days of print game magazines…

The Great Morgil said on Nov. 16, 2011

Hey, I had that issue! And i do remember spotting Ness before.

RadicOmega said on Nov. 16, 2011

@Zoom! Hooray!

BlizzardMidbus said on Nov. 17, 2011

Too easy 😛

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 17, 2011

awesome!

TomServo said on Nov. 17, 2011

Yeah it is!

Gooptek said on Nov. 17, 2011

Yeah, to me happenned the same stuff that happened to Nathalie. In fact, Ness was the first thing I saw in the cover. Also, to RadicOmega and Zoom!, I was also wanting to register, just didn’t found the button to do it. BUT OMG THANKS FOR POINTING IT OUT TO ME GOTTA GO REGISTER BYE!

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 18, 2011

c(^=)

Gooptek said on Nov. 18, 2011

@OH BABY!!: What does that c(^=) means! (Sorry to not to place a question mark there, my keyboard just isn’t typing it, even when I try to type it.)

Matteomax said on Nov. 20, 2011

I found him as soon as I looked at the image!! (0.5 seconds?)

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 21, 2011

@pooptek: its a Mr.saturn! c(^=)

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 21, 2011

(dancing kirby) <('.'<)

RadicOmega said on Nov. 21, 2011

@OH BABY!! Holy crap that’s good typing art!

Gooptek said on Nov. 21, 2011

@OH BABY!!: I got your trick! Here I go:
c: Mr. Saturn nose
(: Frontal part of Mr. Saturn head
^: Mr. Saturn eye (yay, it’s a happy eye!)
=: Mr. Saturn whiskers
): Back part of Mr. Saturn head.
And it all together makes a happy Mr. Saturn face: c(^=)
Also, I really agree with RadicOmega. Good typing art!
Oh, and one more thing: I hope that “Pooptek” was an accidental typing mistake…
I’m watching you, N e s s…

Gooptek said on Nov. 21, 2011

Complete Mr. Saturn (the legs are a little weird, but that should do):
>|<
c(^=)
o o

Gooptek said on Nov. 21, 2011

OMG WHAT THEY DID TO MR. SATURN JUST OMG THEY SCRAMBLED IT ALL C(`=).

TomServo said on Nov. 21, 2011

<(^o^)< Excited Kirby
(-' o '-) kirby

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 22, 2011

pooptek LOL yay for bow and feet!

TomServo said on Nov. 22, 2011

What?

Anonymous said on Nov. 22, 2011

Pocky, kirby, boogerman, rayman, ebisumaro, Megaman, joe, luigi, bubsy, DK, EARTHWORM JIM, Bubble bobble, Goemon, Pikachu, Ness, Ristar, Aero the Acro-bat, Pacman, Bomberman, Klonoa, battletoads, and bonk.

Anonymous said on Nov. 24, 2011

And mario

RadicOmega said on Nov. 24, 2011

@Anonymous Nice touch! And you names em all!

Cre'lus said on Nov. 24, 2011

Ness is right behind the “th” in “100th”
That’s just cool 😀

Cre'lus said on Nov. 24, 2011

Ness is right behind the “th” in “100th”
That’s just cool 😀

Cre'lus said on Nov. 24, 2011

c(^=)

Cre'lus said on Nov. 25, 2011

C(o=)

Cre'lus said on Nov. 25, 2011

c(O=)

Phase Distorter :3

C(^=) said on Nov. 28, 2011

I love the c(^=) it’s so LOL I love you OH BABY!!!

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 28, 2011

i have fans… thats really awesome
c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)cc(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=)c(^=) its a army yay!!!

c(^=) said on Nov. 28, 2011

can i join the army (P.S. I LOVE YOU OH BABY!!)

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 28, 2011

your awesome to i gess… @Cre’lus yay phase disorter!!!

RadicOmega said on Nov. 28, 2011

@OH BABY!!, Dang it man, what’s with you and typing art

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 29, 2011

sorry ill stop

RadicOmega said on Nov. 29, 2011

@OH BABY!!! No no, I don’t care, I actually like it! I’m just saying, your good!

OH BABY!! said on Nov. 29, 2011

oh thank you c(^=)

Poe said on Nov. 29, 2011

Please don’t play with ASCII art in the comments anymore – it’s completely off topic. If you REALLY want to share your ASCII art, you can start a topic for it in the general discussion part of the EB Central forum: http://earthboundcentral.com/forum/

Cre'lus said on Nov. 29, 2011

okay, srry.

I forgive, kay-o?

RadicOmega said on Nov. 30, 2011

Thank You

PSI Rockin' said on Dec. 3, 2011

I WIN!

EarthBoundKid said on Dec. 3, 2011

found him in 2 seconds

Fortenium said on Dec. 4, 2011

Found him about as soon as I opened it. Guess I get my dessert for the rest of the decade. Hooray!

RadicOmega said on Dec. 6, 2011

@OH BABY!! You can take it over to the forum and make a topic on it. You ARE pretty good.

SMAAAASH!! said on Dec. 7, 2011

OH. MY. GOSH. Couldn’t find it for the life of me, switch to a different tab on my browser, switch back, and BOOOOM!! I see him, like that. Can I have mah desert, PLEEEEAAAASE????

Earthboundishere said on Apr. 16, 2012

Found Ness really fast. Among other characters I see:
Ristar,bubble bobble,Ken Masters,Kirby,battletoad,DK,Mario,Sonic,Rayman,Luigi,megaman,Pikachu,earthworm jim, ryu from ninja gaiden, simon belmont, I see someone that LOOKS just like the main character from the Shinobi series,wonder boy, pacman, little mac, I think I see Guilius from GoldenAxe,the knight from Ghosts n Goblins, bomberman, a caveman from Trogg! Yep I believe thats all I could find. My deserts are kept for sure. And if this earns me any bragging rights, I didnt cheat on any of these, seriously.

Mikeja78 said on May. 11, 2012

It took me one second, and then I noticed him. I thought it would take me 6 seconds or so.

Buster The Fox said on Jun. 20, 2012

Heh, he’s kinda hiding in the corner there. So is Pikachu and Pit. Although that’s no Pikachu sprite I’ve ever seen, unless it’s supposed to be from the opening of Yellow version…

EB912 said on Nov. 15, 2012

found him fast

MOTHERBOUND said on Nov. 27, 2012

Found him in 1 second


 
 

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