Best Wii U Virtual Console Games

Earthbound

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Original release date: 1994
Price: £6.99

Like Super Mario RPG, EarthBound never saw an official release in the UK, which makes this Wii U offering all the more interesting.

Based on the Japanese title Mother 2, EarthBound is an RPG with a difference. Instead of tackling dragons in a fantasy realm, you’re a kid stuck in small-town America trying to hold off an alien invasion.

Packed with humour and some excellent writing, EarthBound is another of those titles which is prohibitively expensive to acquire in its original cartridge format, so this digital re-release is very welcome indeed.

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