The graphical style might look innocent and childish, but once you get a whiff of the musical stuff they did, fight a couple of fights with absolutely weird foes in front of wobbly psychedelic pixel art and get a grip on what ATMs do for you, you might already be hooked on the unique excellent experience that is Earthbound.
In a way, this one game impressed me more than a fistful of Final Fantasies.
It's no Secret of Mana. It's no Chrono Trigger. But for me, it's right up there with them, even though it's so brutally odd and completely different in its humour and style.