Farewell, Earthbound

Posted by on April 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

Why am I saying my goodbyes to this awesome RPG? After munching some numbers, selling it was a necessity towards my goal of financial freedom. That’s right, I sold my physical copy of the Super Nintendo classic. Forgive me.

I’m ashamed to admit that when SNES was at it’s prime, I never even knew about Earthbound. Disgusting, right? Years later, I decided to see what the who-ha was all about and downloaded the ROM. Needless to say, I was blown away. Right then and there I was determined to find a copy to play while on my comfy couch.

For a game so rare, there sure are a lot of them on eBay.

My jaw dropped to the keyboard while searching eBay. But without any hesitation, I bought a copy and fulfilled my grubby little paws. Totally worth it. I slammed the masterpiece of gaming into my retro console and played till my eyes began to bleed. Then I stopped.

At least there wasn’t a ghost of Star Man in this battle. Still died though.

I got stuck beyond a saved game. I eventually threw in the towel. No more. It’s done. I hate this game. Time passed like it usually does and as I was moving back home from Chicago, the gem fell into my hands again. I wish I could say I plugged it back in and beat the game in one sitting, but that would be a fairy tale. After farting around with the other saved games, I began to do some research. How can I sell this game in the midst of thousands doing the same?

For some stupid reason, I thought including something personal about myself would help give me that extra zing. So, under my listing I mentioned that whoever won this bid would not only receive the game but a page from my personal journal. Five minutes after posting, someone purchased it. There are some sick people out there.

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