We’ve already linked you to a lovely collection of Super Nintendo game But it’s important to highlight that EarthBound’s strategy guide is. EarthBound was originally released in for Super Famicom, with the title Mother 2. In the game, a boy named Ness and his friends must put. Updated 8/13/ Return to Top; EarthBound Walkthrough – Onett 1 Prayer Guide – Game Maps HELP US FINISH THE EARTHBOUND WALKTHROUGH!

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EarthBound is an incredible game, but it’s also become a very expensive one. Use the info on this page to make sure you’re earthbounr getting ripped off – you can save hundreds of dollars if you know what you’re doing! I update these by hand monthly by checking all the successful listings on eBay over the past 30 days in other words, only the copies that actually sold and then averaging their prices. If you know of any other places, let me know!

If you just want to see the sness for reference, the fine folks at Retromags scanned it for preservation purposes a few years ago. Check the scans out here! Nintendo has also put up a digital copy of the guide for free here! There are a few things you should know when looking for a copy of EarthBound – keep these tips in mind during your search.

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If you’re just wanting to play the game but don’t necessarily care about owning the original Super NES version, save earhbound money! It offers a much more affordable way to play the game, but watch out for scalpers trying to sell it ugide hundreds of dollars. If you’re looking for a copy of EarthBound, I wish you luck! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at tomato starmen.

Right Now on eBay: You can also get EarthBound carts here: Amazon listing 1 Amazon listing 2 Half. You can also get sne guide here: Complete sets are harder to find, but you can check here too: Tips for Buying EarthBound There are a few things you should know when looking for a copy of EarthBound – keep these tips in mind during your search.


Buy-it-now copies of EarthBound on eBay are usually overpriced. If you have the patience, bid on one up for auction. Snipe if you really have to have a copy.

If you’re lucky, gude can get your cart for a lot less this way! Pay attention to how auction copies are listed. The way an Vuide cart is listed will affect how high the final price gets: If the title has the word “rare” in it, forget about it — eadthbound final price will almost ALWAYS be higher than the average Similarly, words like “mint” will usually result in a final price higher than the average If the title uses the stock title of something like “EarthBoundSuper NES “, then the final price is slightly more likely to be below average If the thumbnail image used is the stock image, then the final price is slightly more likely to be below average If words like “used” or “only” or “just” as in “cart only” or “just cart” are used, the final price is more likely to be below average EarthBound is not rare.

People act like it is and sellers will even claim sobut EarthBound is not rare at all – at any time throughout the year there’s an average of 20 or 30 copies on eBay alone.

So don’t get caught up in the “rare” hype! EarthBound prices increase dramatically around the holiday season and then drop to their lowest in the middle of the year. This is a regular trend I’ve noticed over many years of running EarthBound sites. The price never seems to drop back to what it was before the holidays though.

Basically, don’t buy during the holidays if you want a deal! When buying a complete copy of EarthBound, know that there are different definitions of “complete”. Some people define complete as “game, guide, and box” while others consider complete to mean the game, guide, box, and all the extra little unrelated inserts and ads for Nintendo Power.


Nintendo Player’s Guide (SNES) Earthbound (1995)

EarthBound boxes were never sealed or shrink-wrapped when the game was released. Sellers sometimes shrink wrap EarthBound boxes hoping to trick buyers into paying more, so watch out. EarthBound was only sold with an oversized box.

Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing though – the display boxes are a very nice addition to any collection. Just know that you’re not getting a truly complete set. Some fake EarthBound carts have already started showing up, so be sure you’re guiide from a reputable seller! If you’re not careful, you might unknowingly end up buying a copy of the Japanese versionor a bootleg copy that might trigger some of EarthBound’s anti-piracy functionality at any random point in the game.

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Why is EarthBound so Expensive? EarthBound is expensive because it didn’t sell well in the 90s but gained an ever-growing cult following years later. Because supply isn’t increasing while demand is, the natural result is that the price will continue to rise over time. The fact that Nintendo ignored re-release opportunities such as the GBA compilation and a Wii Virtual Console release placed the game on an unusual pedastal for about 15 years.

There’s now a collision of sorts between three different buying groups: EarthBound prices mostly seem to go up because a seller will see another seller’s Buy-it-Now price on eBay, guied list their copy of EarthBound for higher. And then other sellers will show up and do the same. Because it sounds like EarthBound was a financial flop for Nintendo, it’s possible they manufactured many more copies than they sold.

Where are these eartybound copies now? Are they in a warehouse somewhere? If so, they might help lower the average price if they ever hit the market. Contact If you’re looking for a copy of EarthBound, I wish you luck!