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Arn's Winter Quest: Gway Edition

Hack of EarthBound


In the words of its creator, “Arn’s Winter Quest has been a labor of love for me for two months, and rivals those hacks such as Hat Quest and EarthBound 2.5: Electric Boogaloo Joint Jive. It has a lot of fun inside jokes, an incoherent story, and all new battle graphics. This hack is basically linear Dragon Warrior with a bunch of humor thrown in, so if you like fighting and you like funny and you like very hard viewtiful fun time hacks, then don’t play this hack because it’ll satisfy your cravings and your head will probably explode.”

There are also lots of bugs. Reset everytime you save in a new place. Actually save. If you die without save-reset, then you’ll end up the first place you saved. If you haven’t saved throughout the game, you’ll be dropped in a death ocean.

NOTE: YOU MUST EXPAND THE ROM TO 48Mbits *BEFORE* YOU APPLY THIS PATCH. It’s suggested you use Lunar Expand(found on this site) to do it.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Earthbound (U) [!].smc - GOODSNES 2.04
  • CRC32: B0FF3B35
  • MD5: 644617EACDFC9E4FD5C39F39A206671E
  • SHA-1: 697764088DF9BC0264A5F61E4BBB0BA7BD46E0ED
  • SHA-256: E6B1B92D578F9A7587E38E39CA010DAFADC7647648BF8DF29A16958A65408608




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Toby "Radiation" FoxOriginal Hacking

User Review Information

Calling This One Bizarre is an Understatement

Reviewed By: Klaviaturist on 31 Mar 2012

Wow. First I will say that this hack of Earthbound is one of the better hacks around. It is an entire hack of the game. Unlike many of the Earthbound hacks that are script hacks and some minor graphics hacks, this is an entire overhaul. The first release of the hack was in 2006 and it was filled with bugs, making the game experience very hard. The hack was re-released in 2008 with many of the bugs addressed. I had played a little bit of the first release and was very disappointed. Playing the newer release was much more rewarding.

As far as story goes I wish I could describe it. The script is inane. The plot is illogical. Nothing seems to make any sense. If I had to take a guess, someone misplaced their medication for this hack. Of course, with the Earthbound universe, it fits very well.

If you like Earthbound and are looking for something very different and very challenging, I highly suggest this hack. The difficulty can be over-the-top, but the hack is so innovative and original, even if the storyline is outside of space somewhere, it is very much worth taking a look at.

Last note, the patch on this page is the re-release of the patch. Unfortunately, the “readme” file on this is useless. Expand the rom 6 mb before playing this game.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Calling This One Bizarre is an UnderstatementKlaviaturist31 Mar 2012N/AYes
Fun and Challengingocarinayoshi10 Oct 2011N/AYes