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'''America''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|アメリカ|Amerika}}''' ''America'') is the setting of ''[[EarthBound Beginnings]]'', which is based on the real-life [[wikipedia:United States|United States of America]]. Specifically, the game most likely takes place in Nevada or another southwestern state, considering the geographical features such as [[Yucca Desert]], [[Mt. Itoi]], a [[swamp]] and [[Snowman]]. [[Eagleland]], the setting of ''[[EarthBound]]'', is understood to be a parody of America. The Map provided in the manual is intentionally inaccurate.
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'''America''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|アメリカ|Amerika}}''' ''America'') is the setting of ''[[EarthBound Beginnings]]'', and is where Ninten and the rest of his friends live. America is the first region featured in the ''{{se|EarthBound}}'' series The Map provided in the manual is intentionally inaccurate.
  
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==Geography==
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America features several different geographical features. The majority of the region features grasslands and forests, and also many rivers and lakes. The central parts feature mountains, and to the east is a swamp. The north and south, however, have more distinct features compared to most of America: The northmost part is warm and features a large desert, which is along the coast. In the south, however, it gets colder and snow constantly falls in the southmost parts. Because of these features, the climate varies depending on the area, however most of America's climate is temperate. Compared to [[Eagleland]] in ''[[EarthBound]]'', America appears to be wetter and features more trees and bodies of water. There are many towns and cities, large and small, throughout the region of America, with most of them featured in the west and south.
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America is based on and named after the real-life [[wikipedia:United States|United States of America]]. Specifically, the game most likely takes place in Nevada or another southwestern state, considering the geographical features such as [[Yucca Desert]], [[Mt. Itoi]], a [[swamp]] and [[Snowman]]. Similarly, [[Eagleland]], the setting of ''[[EarthBound]]'', is understood to be based off of America as well.
 
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Latest revision as of 00:16, 26 February 2021

The portion of America used as the setting of Mother.

America (Japanese: アメリカ America) is the setting of EarthBound Beginnings, and is where Ninten and the rest of his friends live. America is the first region featured in the EarthBound series The Map provided in the manual is intentionally inaccurate.

Geography

America features several different geographical features. The majority of the region features grasslands and forests, and also many rivers and lakes. The central parts feature mountains, and to the east is a swamp. The north and south, however, have more distinct features compared to most of America: The northmost part is warm and features a large desert, which is along the coast. In the south, however, it gets colder and snow constantly falls in the southmost parts. Because of these features, the climate varies depending on the area, however most of America's climate is temperate. Compared to Eagleland in EarthBound, America appears to be wetter and features more trees and bodies of water. There are many towns and cities, large and small, throughout the region of America, with most of them featured in the west and south.

America is based on and named after the real-life United States of America. Specifically, the game most likely takes place in Nevada or another southwestern state, considering the geographical features such as Yucca Desert, Mt. Itoi, a swamp and Snowman. Similarly, Eagleland, the setting of EarthBound, is understood to be based off of America as well.

Locations

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America features 7 towns; Podunk, Merrysville, Spookane, Snowman, Reindeer, Youngtown, and Ellay. A desert, a swamp, a cemetery, a zoo, a nature reserve, and a large mountain are also located on the outer edges of the towns. In addition to these areas, Magicant can be freely accessed via cave passageways. It also has a large train station.

Towns

Map Town name Description
PodunkMap.png Podunk Podunk is located in the north west of America and is the first town in the game, as well as the home of the player Ninten. The town features a downtown, a cemetery, the Canary Village, and a zoo. Many strange occurings happen at the start of the game, such as poltergeists attacking houses, artificial zombies threatening people, and zoo animals becoming hostile. Going east is a road to Merrysville and to the north is a cave containing an entrance to Magicant.
MerrysvilleMap.png Merrysville Merrysville is Podunk's neighboring city located to the east of it. The town features the Twinkle Elementary School of which one of Ninten's traveling companions, Lloyd, attends to. Two factories are present in the town, the Sweet's Little Factory to the south, and the Duncan's Factory To the north. At the north of the town is the Union Station, the tunnel to the south leads to Reindeer. It's English name may be a pun on the real-world Marysville.
ReindeerMap.png Reindeer Reindeer is the largest city in America. The northeast of the town features farmlands, the northwest is the residential area, and the south is the downtown. The city is completely optional, of which the only story-based event being receiving Ana's lost hat from the old woman in the train station. Going west leads to the Mislay Triangle and east leads to Spookane.
SpookaneMap.png Spookane Spookane is located between Reindeer and Snowman. The once thriving city has been abandoned due to being overrun by hostile creatures, forcing citizens to evacuate into a small residential area in the mountains. The abandoned downtown is in the east of the town and is now unpopulated. The west is the new residential area where the citizens now reside. The main place of interest is the Rosemary's house in the northern outskirts of the residential area, which is rumored to be haunted. The town's English name is a pun on the real-life city named Spokane.
SnowmanMap.png Snowman Snowman is the smallest town in America and is located in the southern-eastmost area in America. It is known for its cold climate allowing it to constantly have snow for most of the year. Due to its cold climate, colds are more common here and often spread when talking to certain residents. A young girl and one of Ninten's traveling companions, Ana, lives in the chateau (church in the Japanese version) east of the town.
YoungtownMap.png Youngtown Youngtown is a small town in a forest in the central east of America. All of the adults have been captured by aliens leaving the town to only be inhabited by children. The north exit leads to Yucca Desert and the east exit leads to the Swamp.
EllayMap.png Ellay Ellay is the third largest city and is located in the northeast of America. The town is rather messy with trash commonly seen on the ground throughout the city. The town has also become dangerous due to the Bla-Bla Gang causing trouble throughout the town led by Teddy, who eventually reformed and joined Ninten. The city features the Live House which features music shows. North of the town is a harbor and west is a lookout town. Heading south leads to the Swamp and east leads to Mt. Itoi. It's English name is a pun on L.A., the abbreviation for Los Angeles.

Areas of interest

Map Area name Description
SouthCemetery.png South Cemetery South Cemetery is located, as the name implies, in the southern section of Podunk. During the events of the game, the cemetery is overrun by artificial zombies that have reportedly been terrorizing the citizens. A priest in the church located here is trying to turn them from their evil ways but failed to do so. Somewhere in the cemetery is where the little girl Pippi had wandered into, and so Ninten rescues her from here.
CanaryVillageMap.png Canary Village Canary Village is west of Podunk and is where the canaries live. A canary named Laura is missing her chick, and so Ninten finds and returns the Canary Chick causing Laura to sing a special song of joy.
ChoucreamZooMap.png Choucream Zoo Choucream Zoo is located in the north-most part of Podunk. This is a fairly new attraction that opened, Ninten is said to have visited frequently due to the penguin exhibit and Ninten's love for penguins. In the game's events, a strange noise was driving the animals insane causing them to attack people, the noise was caused by a Starman Jr. in the Superintendent's Office. After defeating it, the noise stopped and the animals returned to normal.
TwinkleElementary.png Twinkle Elementary School The Twinkle Elementary School is located in Merrysville and is where Lloyd attends school. Lloyd is hiding from bullies in a trash can on the roof, once Ninten gives him a Bottle Rocket he joins Ninten.
Sweet's Little Factory.png Sweet's Little Factory Sweet's Little Factory is one of two factories near Merrysville and is located south of it, and us the smaller of the two. It is where bottle rockets are produced according to Lloyd. In the game, Ninten is tasked to retrieve a bottle rocket to give to Lloyd.
Sweet's Little Factory.png Duncan's Factory The Duncan's Factory is the larger of the two factories near Merrysville, it is located to the north. This factory also produces bottle rockets. Ninten and Lloyd traverse through the large factory in order to remove a pile of rocks blocking the train tracks using a bottle rocket. An NPC in Merrysville also mentions Duncan Enterprises, which is planning to build a night club which the townspeople are protesting against.
Union Station.png Union Station Union Station is a train station north of Merrysvile. Previously the station was innaccessable from Merrysville due to a landslide which blocked the road to it, once the rocks are removed the station resumed survice.
MislayTriangle.png Mislay Triangle The Mislay Triangle is located to the west of Reindeer. Here Ninten will find the lost dentures of a person who lives here, once returning it he will be given mouthwash. The location is optional and serves no purpose in the story.
Rosemary Manor.png Rosemary's house The Rosemary's house is an old mansion in Spookane and the former residence of the Rosemarys. The inside is a giant maze with many paths leading to dead ends. One room at the end of the mansion contains a piano which mysteriously plays a song by itself.
Yucca Desert.png Yucca Desert Yucca Desert is a vast desert in north-central America. In the desert is a singing cactus who sings one of the melodies. An old man can be found who gives Ninten and his friends a plane ride while giving them ticket stubs, which eventually let's them ride a tank. To the east are the ruins, and going south leads to Youngtown.
MonkeyCaves.png Ruins of Desert The Ruins of Desert is accessable after acquiring the tank to beat the R7037 which is guarding the entrance. Inside is a cave inhabited by monkeys, many of which tell lies. At the far end of the cave is an entrance to Magicant.
Harbor.png Harbor The Harbor is located in Ellay towards the north of the town. It consists of one platform extending out to the ocean and another alongside the coastline. A fisherman can be found here, who tells Ninten one of his stories allowing Ninten and his friends to be fully healed, this is its only in-game purpose.
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Look-Out Tower The Look-Out Tower is located in Ellay towards the west. The top of the tower features pairs of binoculars to view the surrounding areas. In the game, Ninten can look through one pair when suddenly a rocket lands beside him, allowing him and his friends to ride it to a nearby island.
Live House.png Live House The Live House is a concert hall in Ellay which requires a ticket to enter. Here Ninten and his friends can sing a song which catches the attention of Teddy, and initiates a battle. Afterwards Teddy will join Ninten on his journey to Mt. Itoi.
Mt Itoi.png Mt. Itoi Mt. Itoi is the final location in the game, it is located directly in the middle of America and is the tallest location in the region. Mt. Itoi has a large cave, a lake with a secret underwater lab, and the summit. During the events of the game, the mountain is surrounded by black clouds on the summit, this is where Giegue, the main villian, is located.

Special locations

Map Special location Description
Magicant M1.png Magicant Magicant is a special location which can be accessed by special passageways in caves in certain parts of America. It is ruled and was created by Queen Mary. Magicant is a location which will be frequently visited throughout the game which disappears in the end once all Eight Melodies are found and sung to Queen Mary. Magicant is also featured as a stage in the Super Smash Bros. series.
MagicantUndergroundMap.png Magicant Underground Magicant Underground is a small maze underneath Magicant, and serves as the only exit from Magicant to the real world. There are to bosses here, The Fish guards the Onyx Hook which allows Ninten to visit Magicant anywhere, and the sleeping Dragon guards the one of the Melodies. And the end is the Forgotten Man who blocks the exit until his questions are answered correctly. Magicant Underground is one of few maps which were shortened in the English release and Mother 1+2 port.
Magicant M1.png Queen Mary's Castle Queen Mary's Castle is where the ruler of Magicant, Queen Mary lives. There are many rooms here, most being empty or having Presents containing items. One room is where Queen Mary can be found, who begs Ninten to find the Eight Melodies and sing them to her.

Artwork

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Artwork from Mother's instruction manual
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Artwork from Encyclopedia Mother
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Artwork from Mother 1+2


Locations in EarthBound Beginnings
America
Ninten's housePodunkSouth CemeteryCanary VillageChoucream ZooMerrysvilleTwinkle Elementary SchoolSweet's Little FactoryDuncan's FactoryUnion StationReindeerMislay TriangleSnowmanSnowman ChateauSpookaneRosemary's houseYucca DesertRuins of DesertYoungtownSwampEllayLive HouseLook-Out TowerHarborMt. Itoi
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MagicantQueen Mary's CastleMagicant Underground
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