Earthbound Review | Gaming Nexus

The Earthbound series is probably the one real anomaly in the stable of Nintendo franchises. The series began with Mother in Japan on the Famicom and only came to American with the SNES sequel, Earthbound. It’s really Nintendo’s only pure turn-based JRPG (Fire Emblem falls more along the lines of a tactical strategy RPG), and even for a JRPG, Earthbound is pretty weird. Like Fire Emblem, most Americans probably would’ve never heard of it if its characters and iconography didn’t show up in the Super Smash Brothers series.

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