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August 7th, 2013 | EarthBound
The other day I happened upon a really cool post on the EarthBound Miiverse – how to get to Magicant with Ness at level 9!
This tip comes from a user named Adam (Azure30):
Get anywhere from 110 to 122 exp before fighting Frank in Onett. Any less wont make your level any lower in the end, any more and you’ll be level 10 or more in the end.
109 exp gets you to level 5 for Frank, he should be a piece of cake at that level. Beating him and his robot gets you just 1 exp short of level 6, so thats why I recommended 110 as a minimum.
Now get to Titanic Ant, don’t kill anything else. If you’re thinking ‘gee this will be pretty hard without Psi Rockin Alpha’ you are absolutely correct. It’s brutal.
Abuse the Wii U’s restore point A LOT here. You will want to save between every turn in battle until you get a turn that is favourable to you.
Wiggling the menu cursor, opening menu options and closing them, pressing B – these things manipulate the RNG, and will change the outcome of the battle. This is the key to eventually winning.
Oh and don’t forget you have Hypnosis Alpha here, and it DOES work on TA.
After that, go and beat up the cops. Again, don’t kill anything, you can’t afford to get any extra exp now. The cops aren’t nearly as hard and you’ll have Psi Rockin Alpha for Strong. No sweat.
This is the video to skip Twoson. Again, abuse that restore point to keep reloading until you get it right.
I recommend buying as many skip sandwiches as you can, and using them to cross over every cliff line, it makes it a lot easier.
Once you’re in Threed, avoid all fights because now the enemies here will murder Ness, and trigger the event at the hotel to start Jeff’s part.
When Jeff comes to Threed, Paula will already be in your party automatically, so technically they BOTH join at the same time. This is a rather neat glitch eh?
Now you can continue the game normally. Even when you backtrack to Twoson, nobody will notice Paula is already in the party. You still have to rescue her, remember?
And nothing screws up at all… you can still rescue Paula and she still joins as normally but nothing will change about the Paula that is already in your party. The game handles it just fine.
And how do you keep Ness at level 9, you ask? Well thats easy, he doesn’t get exp if he’s dead. You will have to revive him before you fight any sanctuary boss, though.
Just make sure he is dead at the end of every battle from here on out. You will basically be playing the game without Ness, and it’s a bit hard until you get Poo since Ness is your healer.
You need to get at least 3 Bags of Dragonite before Magicant, and then get the one bag that is IN Magicant. You want 4 bags because 3 MIGHT not be enough to kill your Nightmare.
It’s tough, but you CAN avoid the Krakens in the Sea of Eden if you’re careful enough… and Skip Sandwiches do not make you any faster here so you just gotta be patient and try to get them stuck.
As always, abuse that restore point until you get favourable turns against your nightmare. You don’t have enough health to beat the rolling HP counter under most circumstances.
Phew, well that was fun. If anyone can ‘break’ Onett and skip it somehow, I would LOVE to come back and try a level 1 run of this (because you CAN skip the Starman Jr fight if you wanted).
Of course, this is a lot easier if you use the Wii U’s save point functionality, but if you want to really go hardcore you can just use regular saves and reset each time things don’t go as you hope. It’s neat that an official release on the Wii U Virtual Console like this means that there’s a new way to approach the game, though.
Anyway, if you’ve played EarthBound to death, this might be a neat new challenge to try out sometime! I think I’ll give it a shot someday myself 😀
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24 Comments to Reach Magicant at Level 9 on the Wii U EarthBound!
- Chivi-chivik: Didn’t expect Splatoon to go first, honestly (>ヮ<)
- Leeaux: This is cool. Man it must have taken forever for him to do all these though. Geez! Bless you Tomato! This is all I have while I wait on...
- KingOfSwords: The Memories civer looks beautiful ;.;
- BoaTransistor: I got the Memories cover this year. In my factual opinion, it is the best-looking EarthBound cover they’ve released yet.
- Globulous: I picked up the Memories cover and planner while I was in Japan, it should be interesting to note that the pocket on the back of the...