So I've been playing EarthBound Zero...

#1snilbogPosted 5/25/2010 5:17:42 PM
...and I can't say I love it. There are WAY too many battles, and I'm constantly grinding just so I can survive the next quest. Is this game as monotonous as its predecessor?
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#2EcchagePosted 5/25/2010 5:30:46 PM
Predecessor? That is it. It's the hardest of 'em all.
#3MethidManTMAPosted 5/25/2010 5:42:52 PM
Yeah, the fact that the battles happen at random with almost no way to avoid them means you're stuck having to battle when the game decides it. Of course, opening the menu every so often resets the amount of steps to your next encounter.

Earthbound on the other hand is a little more adventurous and less battle-heavy with the enemy encounters being avoidable and being fun while at it.

If you'd like to make EB0 a little more fun/easy, Game Genie codes do exist for it and I'm assuming you're using an emulator with a built-in cheat plugin. Here are all the ones I've found with a little bit of googling (some of these might not work as I haven't tested them all):


OUUXUPOP - Infinite PP

PKOSNXZK - x 257 Experience

AEOTEOAP - Walk through walls

AAOISUZP - Always get item drop

UPSPTSXA - Disable enemy encounters

AEUIXGEG - Learn PSI upon reaching the required level

ATSZEYPT - Extra ATM cash withdrawal (disable before depositing)

GTOLETAA - Start a new game with $100 cash

XYOLETAE - Start a new game with $250 cash

GAOLOTAA - Start a new game with about $1000 cash

YZOLOTAA - Start a new game with about $10,000 cash

LTKLUVTP + LTSLKVTP - Main character starts with 99 HP

XYKLUVTO + XYSLKVTO - Main character starts with 250 HP

ZLKLSVAA + ZLSLVVAA - Main character starts with 50 PP

LTKLSVAA + LTSLVVAA - Main character starts with 99 PP

#4snilbog(Topic Creator)Posted 5/25/2010 5:56:47 PM
Thanks, I still really like the game, but the battles were driving me crazy. Glad to know that EarthBound isn't as battle-heavy.
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#5MethidManTMAPosted 5/25/2010 6:01:56 PM
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#6snilbog(Topic Creator)Posted 5/25/2010 7:16:38 PM
Thanks, it really helped.
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#7chocobowzPosted 5/26/2010 1:53:26 AM
I didn't think it was too bad, I think there was a patch for it to make randoms easier and less encounters.(but kinda too late now think it would ruin your saves)

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#8Meltdown1988Posted 5/26/2010 3:44:14 AM
EarthBound is a much more polished game than Mother (EB Zero), and with no random battles around to pester you after every five steps and more overall balance, I don't think you'll quickly run into the same aggravating problems.

Mother is still a classic though, given that you're already playing I suggest you try to finish it before moving on to this game. It also provides some of the background to Giygas that EarthBound itself lacks.
#9EcchagePosted 5/26/2010 8:53:09 PM
It lacks that and beef. Please get the Fawful quote.
#10snilbog(Topic Creator)Posted 5/27/2010 4:48:54 PM
"Beef? Fawful is lacking in beef. Fawful is beefless."
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