Back then, very few people outside of Japan know that Earthbound is a sequel to MOTHER. And this game is a huge improvement over its predecessor. This time, you can see enemies, you can heal yourself while you take damage, and you have 4 fighters at a time rather than 3. You are also no longer limited to the series' equivalent of America (called Eagleland here), as you can also go to Foggyland (parallel to Europe) and Chommo (parallel to Asia). There's also condiments to use for HP-restoring food, such as hamburgers and ketchup. Once you play this game, you'll never want to put down your SNES controller.
My rating: 8/10