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Any US EarthBound fan will tell you the Official Nintendo Player’s Guide originally released with the game is an essential part of the experience, to the point where you could access a digital version of the guide on the Wii U when the game released on Virtual Console. Now that the game has come to Switch, Nintendo has once again offered a way to view the guide, albeit a bit buried:



Simply scan the QR code to download the entire Player’s Guide onto your phone. Besides providing a lot of advice and tips, it’s chock-full of production value and colorful collages cataloging the journey. Even if you know the game by heart, flipping through the guide is a joy in and unto itself.

EarthBound is out now on Switch.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.