You can make some of your own jokes by creatively selecting the info you enter at the beginning Ty....or in my case by entering immature and inappropriate sexual references for "Favorite Food." (works in Mother 3 also!
The rolling HP counter is the standout for me. It makes EB battles very different from other RPG's I have played.
The sound effects are huge for me as well. The sound effect for bashing an enemy is pure joy to my ears.
But overwhelmingly, the thing that always gives me that "WOW, THIS GAME IS SO FRIGGIN AWESOME AND I MISS IT SO MUCH" whenever I go back and play is the Runaway 5
. Something about watching their shows is just the epitome of enjoyment for me and really represents EarthBound profoundly in my memories. Every time I make it to Chaos Theater and catch that first show, I just get to that place, that place you only get from playing a certain few games. Love the Runaway 5.
I was really happy to see them bring back this "game element" in Mother 3.