Colorwind Reviews Earthbound – A Friend Who We’ve Never Met

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When you talk about underappreciated video games, Earthbound is sure to be in the conversation. Earthbound is actually called Mother 2 in Japan, as it’s the second game in the Mother series, and is the only title from the series to see an official releases in the US. Initially, Earthbound was a commercial and critical failure in America, but over time has gained a loyal following. This fan base has created art, music, translations of Mother 1 and 3, petitions to get the games official re-releases in America, and more. They have lifted the game from failure to one of the biggest cult classics in video game history. It’s an infamous game, one that even today feels a little off-kilter when compared to other titles in its genre. However, Earthbound is not an game that should be missed, especially if you’re looking for something different and ahead of its time.

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Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 10 “Pedophiles”

Part 10 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I clear World 2-5 but not before coming to the dark and sadistic realization that Baby Bowser may employ pedophiles to kidnap Baby Mario. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 10 “Pedophiles””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 9 “It’s Like a MAZE!”

Part 9 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I go crazy trying to find a way to 100% World 2-4. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 9 “It’s Like a MAZE!””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 8 “Bonus Fail”

Part 8 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I try to complete my newly acquired bonus stage in World 1. That doesn’t go well so I continue with World 2-3. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 8 “Bonus Fail””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 7 “Touch Fuzzy, Get 100%”

Part 7 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. We go off the beaten path and try to get 100% in World 1-7. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 7 “Touch Fuzzy, Get 100%””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 6 “Wrecked”

Part 6 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. This game continues to crush my spirit as I stumble through World 2-2. Please excuse the sound in this video. Audacity is a cruel mistress. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 6 “Wrecked””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 5 “Pwned”

Part 5 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I begin the second world…badly, but it all works out in the end and I finish level 2-1. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 5 “Pwned””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 4 “Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy”

Part 4 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I make my way through the infamous Fuzzy level and complete World 1. Alas, I do not manage 100% on all the levels. But don’t you worry, I will. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 4 “Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 3 “Awesome Egg Skills”

Part 3 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. Levels 1-5 and 1-6 get dominated and although I die for the first time, I redeem myself by showing off my awesome egg skills. By that I mean throwing them. You just gotta have eggs. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 3 “Awesome Egg Skills””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 2 “Stat Singing”

Part 2 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. My playthrough of Yoshi’s Island continues as we go through 1-3 and face our first boss fight in 1-4. Also, I keep singing the final score music at the end of each level and become keenly aware of my fondness of it. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 2 “Stat Singing””