EarthBound 3DS
Developer(s) Aples Industries
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) 3DS
Genre(s) RPG
EarthBound (also known as EarthBound 3DS) is an action role-playing game developed by Aples Industries for the Nintendo 3DS. It reboots the EarthBound/Mother franchise, and features many of the same elements from the original EarthBound, including the characters.


EarthBound is a remake of the original EarthBound on the SNES, and it includes the same characters. There is, however, a fifth party member that only appears for a couple of fights named Fred. Fred is a green glob of gunk that Ness meets in the toilet at his school. He'll appear out of manholes or sewer pipes occasionally throughout Ness's adventure and will help him a bit on his way.

To battle, you bring up a party character on your touch screen and then use the buttons to confirm a command. Most of the enemies return from EarthBound, including Pokey and Giygas as main villains.