EarthBound: the game cartridge for SNES in orbit [VIDEO]


Published on Aug 13, 2018


In many ways, the video game for super nes, 1995, EarthBound was ahead of its time, coming to the United States several years before the genre RPG conquered the mainstream popularity.

Two decades later, however, EarthBound is considered a milestone in the world of video games is pushing up the value of the old copies.

Earth to Sky Calculus club is an independent scientific composed by the students of the high school and university. With headquarters in Bishop, California, a city with less than 4,000 people at the margins of the mountain chain of the Sierra Nevada, Earth to Sky regularly launches balloons of research up to a height of 100,000 feet (30.480 metres), collecting data used for purposes such as monitoring and development of sensors of radiation. However, the club does not have any support from the government and relies instead on crowdfunding, with the sponsors that you earn the right to bring on the balloons a subject of their choice and record your journey.

A sponsor recent is the grandfather of the 14-year-old Ronnie Doyle, who left it to his nephew the choice of what to send into the stratosphere as a birthday gift. “Being a collector of video games, why not bring EarthBound?” thought Doyle. The video starts at take-off and, when the cartridge reaches its maximum altitude, it is high enough to be able to easily see the curvature of the Earth. The sound of the impact to the return is enough to break the hearts of fans of the games, but then Doyle reveals that the cartridge still works!


Even more surprising is that, as pointed out in the comments of the video, the protagonist of EarthBound, Ness, appears on the left side of the screen in the form of a cloud with his typical baseball hat, and it indicates the cartridge during its descent, at 5:14.

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