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フォーサイド Fōsaido

Fourside as seen in EarthBound.

Connected areas
Dusty Dunes Desert
Topolla Theater
Monotoli Building
Grand Department Store
Jackie's Cafe
Dinosaur Museum
Magnet Hill
Held in the Skyscraper

Fourside (フォーサイド Fourside) is a location in EarthBound. It is the largest city in Eagleland, being the metropolis of the region, and the location of the fifth Sanctuary, Magnet Hill.

Fourside is based on New York City, as the EarthBound Player's Guide states while mentioning the skyscrapers, bustling streets, and shady politicians. The city's layout is similar as it consists of large skyscrapers and a park in the center, possibly based on Centeral Park. The bridge that connects to the city is based on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Topolla Theater (Named Topollo Theater in Japan) is based on the Apollo Theater. Additionally, New York City's nickname is "The Big Apple" and the EarthBound Player's Guide parodies this by mentioning Fourside's nickname is "The Big Banana".

In EarthBound

Fourside is the fourth town Ness and his friends visit. Being a large city, it features many things to do. There is a dinosaur museum here, a cafe, along with a theater and a very large department store. The Monotoli Building is also located here.

There is an illusion of Fourside created by the Mani-Mani Statue called Moonside. It is accessible through a door in the cafe, and mimics typical night life in the city, featuring many bright lights. People speak in a very backwards manner there, with "yes" and "no"'s meanings being swapped, and overall is very abstract.

When Ness, Jeff and Paula have defeated the five Guardian Diggers in the Gold Mine, and then go to Fourside, they are given a diamond by George Montague on the way there. When they arrive in the city, they find the Runaway Five again. The band has once again been put in debt. To pay off this debt, Ness gives the diamond he was given earlier to the owner of the theater, which once again frees the band. Later, the trio explores the department store. During their visit there however, the lights go out. Paula is kidnapped by a suspicious being during the phenomenon, and the creature then calls on Ness. Ness and Jeff go to the top of the store, and find the creature, revealed to be a Dept. Store Spook. A battle is engaged with it, and after it has been defeated, it briefly mentions someone named Monotoli, before disappearing, without any traces of Paula. When Ness and Jeff exit the store, they find a familiar face. The duo then enters the Monotoli Building, but still don't find Paula. They then enter Jackie's Cafe, but find that Mr. Monotoli doesn't come there. When they exit, they meet Everdred, whom they met earlier in Twoson, and he is badly injured. A crowd is gathered around him and he tells Ness about how he stole an item from Mr. Carpainter. He decided to sell it in the city, but got tricked by Mr. Monotoli. However, he then tells Ness Mr. Monotoli is being controlled by the Mani-Mani Statue. His last request is for Ness to check behind the counter in the cafe. However, when he does that, he and Jeff are sent to Moonside. At various points of the city, there are persons who sends the duo to the Monotoli Building. However, a man blocks the path, who will only let Ness and Jeff go past him if they bring someone whose eyebrows are connected and has a gold tooth. Ness and Jeff then meet a person, who teleports them to a building. Here, they meet an invisible man, who goes with them when they're teleported from the building. He follows them around, and when they meet the man blocking the path, he sees the invisible man as the person with connected eyebrows and a gold tooth. They leave, and the duo face the Mani-Mani statue. They defeat it, and then Ness and Jeff are returned to Fourside. However, they are in an unknown room. They exit it, and go back to the cafe. The Apple Kid then calls Ness, and sends his latest invention to him, which allows Ness to enter the Monotoli Building, where Paula is held captive. Ness rescues Paula from Monotoli, who explains he was under the influence of the Mani-Mani Statue.

When Ness returns later, he and his friends travel through the sewers to defeat the Plague Rat of Doom and earn the power of the fifth Sanctuary.


Grand Department Store

Main article: Grand Department Store

Fourside Bakery

Name Price Effect
Cookie $7
Bread roll $12
Croissant $18
Skip sandwich $38
Skip sandwich DX $98
Lucky sandwich $128

Northern alley

Name Price Effect
Broken gadget $109
Broken iron $149
Defense spray $500
Rust promoter $89

Monotoli Grand Hotel

The hotel in Fourside charges $75 per person for a one-night stay.


Reviving an unconscious party member is $150. The healer at the hospital charges $100 for softening diamondization, $90 for healing paralysis, and $80 for exorcising ghosts. A checkup for other status effects by the doctor is $60.


Sprite Enemy name Notes
AnnoyingOldPartyManOverworld.png Annoying Reveler 8/128 chance of dropping a Protein drink
CrazedSignOverworld.png Crazed Sign 2/128 chance of dropping a Big bottle rocket
CrankyLadyOverworld.png Extra Cranky Lady 16/128 chance of dropping a Handbag strap
MadTaxiOverworld.png Mad Taxi 1/128 chance of dropping an Xterminator spray

In the Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

Ness on the Fourside stage in Melee.

Fourside appears as an unlockable stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is a large stage where fighters fight on top of rooftops, one of which is the Monotoli Building. The U.F.O. from the intro to Earthbound appears here. It strangely has a slippery surface. When the UFO appears, the soundbite from the "The war against Giygas" screen plays. Despite being set in the day in EarthBound, Fourside is set at night. This may be a reference to Moonside, As Moonside's dark palette gives it the nighttime appearance.


Fourside has many events here. An event called Gargantuans has a Giant Bowser fighting a Giant Donkey Kong, a Tiny Mario and a Tiny Peach in a homage to King Kong and Godzilla films. An event called Space Travelers has Ness defeating Samus, Kirby, Fox, Captain Falcon, and Falco, who are many playable characters from "space". The first 3 fighters start at Fourside while the last 2 fight at Battlefield

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fourside returns as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time it's available from the start. The stage recived a major graphic overhaul, although layout wise, it is unchanged from Melee. Several more EarthBound references appear on this stage: the roof of the building on the right is painted blue as a reference to the Happy Happyists, and the same building has clothsline with an orange Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses, the same clothes worn by Everdred.


  • Fourside's name comes from the number four, ending the pattern three other towns follow.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Fourside -
French Fourside -
German Fourside -
Italian Fourside -
Korean 포사이드
Russian Форсайд
Spanish Fourside -

Locations in EarthBound
OnettTwosonThreedFourside (Moonside) • Saturn ValleyPeaceful Rest ValleyHappy Happy VillageGrapefruit FallsDusty Dunes DesertMonkey Cave
FoggyLand / Chommo
WintersBrick Road MazeStonehengeSummersTotoDalaamScarabaPyramidDungeon Man
Deep DarknessTenda VillageLost UnderworldMagicantSea of EdenCave of the Past
Giant StepLilliput StepsMilky WellRainy CircleMagnet HillPink CloudLumine HallFire Spring

Super Smash Bros.
OnettFoursideNew Pork CityMagicant
Mr. SaturnFranklin BadgeRamblin' Evil Mushroom
Assist Trophies