Corbie Dillard writes:
Earthbound succeeds at not only being one of the most unique and refreshing RPG experiences ever created, but also one of the most epic and entertaining as well. Combining classic RPG gameplay elements with a heart-warming modern spin, the game somehow feels familiar yet strange all at the same time. With a peerless visual style, soundtrack and storyline, playing Earthbound is like revisiting a vivid childhood memory of fun and adventure. You can’t repeat the past, but you can certainly revisit it.