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*The ESRB, the American rating system for video games, rated EarthBound for the Wii Virtual Console. This rating, however, was a mistake.<ref>[http://www.infendo.com/no-earthbound-for-vc-esrb-rating-a-mistake/ Article of the Wii's VC's Earthbound ESRB rating]</ref> The game was later confirmed for a Wii U Virtual Console release, scheduled for late 2013.<ref>[http://earthboundcentral.com/2013/04/earthbound-on-virtual-console-coming/ EarthBound Central's Article on the Wii U's VC's EarthBound release]</ref>
is somewhat infamous because of Nintendo's odd marketing campaign, which included the tagline "This game stinks!" (a reference to the included scratch-and-sniff cards).*All of the game's areas are connected to each other. Using a glitch to walk through otherwise impassable objects and off the map, players can literally walk to Giygas' lair in the [[Cave of the Past]].*EarthBound takes place in a fictional land called [[Eagleland]]. Many fans think this is a parody of America, but Shigesato Itoi stated that EarthBound is not necessarily set in America. This is why party members like [[Poo]] seem to come from different cultures.
*Mother 2 was available as a downloadable game for the [[Nintendo Power (cartridge)|Nintendo Power]], a Japan-only flash-memory cartridge that allowed owners to purchase Super Famicom games at a lowered price.