Developer: Ape, Hal
Platforms: SNES, Wii U, 3DS, NS, SNES Classic
Version Played: NS
Twitter trends and wrestling signs might give you the impression that EarthBound is an incredibly popular game which sold millions of copies, but that’s just how loud and passionate its fans are. The game is really more of a cult classic. It didn't sell anywhere near as much as the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games coming out at the time. I remember seeing brand new copies of it going for $10 while shopping for PS1 games. There's something special about the game, though. Something about it sticks with people. Its art style, music, and presentation all feel fresh and unique, even among today's RPGs, but it's the setting, characters, and story that make it such a fun experience for me.