The second installment of the series known in Japan as Mother, Earthbound is an RPG about a group of American kids trying to stop an alien bent on dominating the universe.

It feels like it was made with only a passing idea of US culture and what it's like to be a child there, which somehow only adds to the charm.

We never got the first and third Mother games but Earthbound's great music and fun combat makes us wish we had.

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