POLLYANNA: An Animated Earthbound Tribute

This video is an exquisitely detailed homage to the cult Super Nintendo RPG Earthbound, Mr. Saturns and all.

Earthbound is in what some would consider the holy trinity of the 16-bit generation's roleplaying games, along with Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Much less serious and much, much weirder than its brethren, it used cartoonish graphics and idiosyncratic humor to tell the story of four kids on quest to defeat an existential alien conqueror named Giygas, and the jazz bands, hippies, and living barf piles they encounter along the way. It's traditional Americana filtered through a sardonic Japanese viewpoint, and it's one of the best damn games ever made. It's currently available on the Wii U's Virtual Console.


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