Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.
EarthBound, also known as Mother 2: Gyiyg Strikes Back in Japan, was developed by APE & Hal Laboratory for the Super Nintendo. It was released in the US in 1995 as a standalone title.
Although it didn’t sell that well, EarthBound is considered a classic RPG by many (including our writer Amir). It’s noted for it’s classic rock style music and comedic references to pop culture. In Japan, EarthBound is part of a series of games called “Mother” most of which have never seen US soil.