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:
Not sure if this is well known yet, I had to really dig for it, but Nintendo is offering the original Nintendo Player's Guide for EarthBound for free if you scan this code! I found it buried in the Nintendo Switch Online button on the home screen! pic.twitter.com/XkWxZP11N2
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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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