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| [[Image:Floppy_little_animal.PNG|150px|Blank 5.25 Inch Disk]] || [[little animal]], [[superhero name]], [[do over]] (in the do over of [[sisters]]), [[candy product]] and [[isp]] || '''5.25 inch disks''' were the standard computer media format until the introduction of the 3.5 inch floppies. 5.25 inch disks are what gave both kinds of disks the title 'floppy', as one could easily bend the disks enough to nearly fold them over without breaking them. They were replaced by 3.5 inch floppies in the early 1990s, which themselves have been mostly replaced by compact discs and USB flash drives. The first floppy-less personal computers were made by NeXT, and many modern computers replace the floppy drive with an 8-in-one memory card reader. The 5.25 floppy disk was also featured in [[technology]], outside of the Floppy Disk Container. || [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk Wiki] [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive1.htm Here] [http://www.accurite.com/FloppyPrimer.html Here] [http://www.douglasmedia.com/prod8.html Here]
| [[Image:Floppy_little_animal.PNG|150px|Blank 5.25 Inch Disk]] || [[little animal]], [[superhero name]], [[do over]] (in the do over of [[sisters]]), [[candy product]] and [[isp]] || '''[[Wikipedia:Floppy_disk|Floppy disks]]''' were the first commercially viable digital storage system in disk form for use in small business computers and personal computers, beginning in the 1970s, but extending throughout the 1980s and '90s. The term "floppy disk" refers to the thin flexible magnetic disk that the data is recorded on. The first two versions of the floppy (the 8-inch and the 5.25-inch formats) had a protective rectangular sleeve surrounding the disk which was also flexible and one could easily bend the disks enough to nearly fold them over. However, folding one like Strong Bad does in the [[Strong Bad Email]] ''[[technology]]'' would no doubt render it unreadable.
When the 3.5-inch floppy format was introduced, the flexible sleeve was replaced by a hard shell, thus providing the context for Strong Bad's funny business about "hard disks" in ''[[technology]]''.
One interesting facet of the evolution of floppy disks is that each smaller format achieved the ability to store more data than its physically larger predecessors (again, see ''[[technology]]'').
When [[Wikipedia:hard disk|hard disks]] for PCs became common in the early-to-mid-1990s, floppy disks (including [[Wikipedia:Zip_drive|Zip disks]]) were still important for installing software, and sharing and backing up data. Now, tape drives, CDs, DVDs, broadband networking, and portable RAM devices have effectively replaced them.
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk Wiki] [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive1.htm Here] [http://www.accurite.com/FloppyPrimer.html Here] [http://www.douglasmedia.com/prod8.html Here]
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| [[Image:Floppy_ghosts.PNG|150px|Tongue Of The Fatman]] || [[ghosts]], [[50 emails]] || '''''Tongue of The Fatman''''' was a 1989 fighting game for DOS and Commodore 64 that was later ported to the Sega Genesis as ''Slaughter Sport''. Different alien races (including Human) could be chosen to use, who all had different abilities and fighting styles. The player could purchase weapons and devices and fight his way through multiple opponents to face the Fatman, Mondu. Some of the more innovative features include being able to place wagers on the outcome of the fight and the phenomenon of a special move becoming less powerful the more it's used to balance gameplay. || [http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId,1067/ Moby] [http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?name=Tongue+of+The+Fatman Udogs] [http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/data/31897.html Faqs]
| [[Image:Floppy_ghosts.PNG|150px|Tongue Of The Fatman]] || [[ghosts]], [[50 emails]] || '''''Tongue of The Fatman''''' was a 1989 fighting game for DOS and Commodore 64 that was later ported to the Sega Genesis as ''Slaughter Sport''. Different alien races (including Human) could be chosen to use, who all had different abilities and fighting styles. The player could purchase weapons and devices and fight his way through multiple opponents to face the Fatman, Mondu. Some of the more innovative features include being able to place wagers on the outcome of the fight and the phenomenon of a special move becoming less powerful the more it's used to balance gameplay. || [http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId,1067/ Moby] [http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?name=Tongue+of+The+Fatman Udogs] [http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/data/31897.html Faqs]

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The Floppy Disk Container sits to the right of Strong Bad's computer and shows the latest game that he has been playing. The Brothers Chaps often comment on the featured game in their DVD commentaries. This page catalogs the appearances of the Floppy Disk Container. Each section has a screenshot, the name of the toon(s) or email(s) in which it appeared, a brief explanation of the game mentioned on the floppy disk, and sources of supplementary material about said game. The majority of the labels are names of computer games (although several Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari 2600 titles also appear) and most are obscure titles from the '80s. Strong Bad also mumbles SNES games in his sleep, but these are generally newer and less obscure. This has become a running joke, and although the first Floppy Disk Container appeared in the email little animal, the disks were not labeled until ghosts. They are usually labeled in red marker, though in some of the early appearances they were labeled in blue.

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Blank 5.25 Inch Disk little animal, superhero name, do over (in the do over of sisters), candy product and isp Floppy disks were the first commercially viable digital storage system in disk form for use in small business computers and personal computers, beginning in the 1970s, but extending throughout the 1980s and '90s. The term "floppy disk" refers to the thin flexible magnetic disk that the data is recorded on. The first two versions of the floppy (the 8-inch and the 5.25-inch formats) had a protective rectangular sleeve surrounding the disk which was also flexible and one could easily bend the disks enough to nearly fold them over. However, folding one like Strong Bad does in the Strong Bad Email technology would no doubt render it unreadable.

When the 3.5-inch floppy format was introduced, the flexible sleeve was replaced by a hard shell, thus providing the context for Strong Bad's funny business about "hard disks" in technology.

One interesting facet of the evolution of floppy disks is that each smaller format achieved the ability to store more data than its physically larger predecessors (again, see technology).

When hard disks for PCs became common in the early-to-mid-1990s, floppy disks (including Zip disks) were still important for installing software, and sharing and backing up data. Now, tape drives, CDs, DVDs, broadband networking, and portable RAM devices have effectively replaced them.

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Tongue Of The Fatman ghosts, 50 emails Tongue of The Fatman was a 1989 fighting game for DOS and Commodore 64 that was later ported to the Sega Genesis as Slaughter Sport. Different alien races (including Human) could be chosen to use, who all had different abilities and fighting styles. The player could purchase weapons and devices and fight his way through multiple opponents to face the Fatman, Mondu. Some of the more innovative features include being able to place wagers on the outcome of the fight and the phenomenon of a special move becoming less powerful the more it's used to balance gameplay. Moby Udogs Faqs
Lode Runner morning routine, cheat talk Lode Runner was a strategy type game for DOS, Apple, and Commodore 64, originally created in 1983. It was originally an ASCII game, where Jake Peril, the main character, was simply a $ sign (The enemies were ¶'s). The object of the game was to win back treasures stolen by the Evil Empire. Eventually re-released on the Apple II as Miner with much more advanced graphics. Miner was submitted to Brøderbund and was finally published, under the name 'Lode Runner'. Countless versions of this game have been made and circulated over the Internet. Moby Udogs Faqs Wiki
Loom (Disk 1 of 24) current status Loom was an adventure game for the PC, released in 1989. It was one of a variety of games created by LucasFilms Games (now LucasArts). Bobbin Threadbare, the mysterious "Loom child" and member of the Weaver Guild, must embark on a perilous journey to follow his guild members, who were turned into geese and flew away from the Loom island. All puzzles are solved using a variety of spells cast from a magical staff, with no traditional inventory. There weren't actually 24 disks, at least not for the original version. There was the option of six 5.25" Double Density (360KB) disks, or three 3.5" Double Density (720KB) floppies. Loom was also later released on CD-ROM with a bonus soundtrack disc bundled with Creative brand sound cards. Loom was also released for the Macintosh platform on three 3.5" discs. Moby Udogs Faqs Wiki Here
Star Flight huttah! Starflight was a ship game created by Electronic Arts for the PC and Sega Genesis, released in 1986 and 1991, respectively. Mankind has left earth due to an exhaustion of resources and needs to colonize another planet. The player travels around the galaxy mining, gathering crew, fighting aliens, and trying to figure out why star systems are being blown up, without getting blown up along with them. Moby Udogs Faqs Wiki
Rise Of The Dragon interview Rise Of The Dragon was a puzzle game for DOS, Amiga, and Sega CD, released in 1990. It was presented in a Blade Runner-like environment and story. Ex-cop William “Blade” Hunter is contracted to root out the source of a deadly new drug, MTZ, that ships in patch form and has a tendency to turn users into lizard creatures before killing them. A few arcade sequences come up and can be skipped if the player dies a certain number of times. Moby Udogs Faqs


Friendly Ware unused emails Friendly Ware was a software package for the PC, released in 1987. It was released by Friendlysoft, written in BASIC, and rendered in text mode via clever use of ASCII characters. The games included Master Mind, Nevada Dice, Killer Maze (navigate 3D mazes), Sea Battle (find a submarine with depth charges), Boggy Marsh (find monsters in a marsh), Hangman, Tic-Tac-Toe (unbeatable against computer), Wildcatter (an oil drilling simulation), Othello, Peg Leap (basic remove pegs game), Blackjack, Dominoes, Golf, Head Coach (a football simulation), Match (a Memory-style game) and Towers of Atlantis (a Towers of Hanoi game). Other software included a number of financial programs, eye and ear tests, an ASCII drawing program, a biorhythm charter (which suffers from the Y2K bug), sports prediction software, and a computing tutorial. Here
Manhunter New York Arcade Game, caper Manhunter New York was an adventure game for DOS, Atari ST, and Amiga, released in 1988. It was made about a year into Sierra On-Line, by Dave, Barry, and Dee Dee Murray. It is set 16 years into the 'future', which is the year 2004. In 2002, the Orbs, an alien race composed of enormous eyeballs, invaded the planet Earth, mainly New York. Two years later, in 2004, the player assumes the role of a Manhunter whose only job is to track down human criminals and bring them to justice using first-person point-and-click mechanics. Moby Udogs Faqs Wiki
World Games big white face World Games was a sports game for DOS, Commodore 64, and NES, made in 1987. It was made by Epyx, a company that made mainly sports games. World Games was a collection of sports games from around the globe. It not only had good gameplay, but was also educational, as each event started with an informative introduction screen that gave both the background of the sport and the basic rules. Some of the more enjoyable games included the Scottish Caber Toss and Spanish Bull Riding. Udogs Faqs
Space Shipper privileges Space Shipper is a fictitious game made by Videlectrix, and looks to be a Gradius/1943-esque shooter. Fiendish lasers threaten to destroy the solar system! Explosions are taking over the galaxy!! It's Memorial Day and YOU were the only Spaceshipper who didn't have plans. Pilot your StarZoom to freedom! And time and a half!! Vidx
Odell Lake funny Odell Lake was an "educational" arcade game for the Apple II, released in 1986. It was created by MECC, a company known for making many educational games. It was a simulation game in which the player takes the role of a fish in Odell Lake, Oregon. The fish meets various forms of animal and plant life, including other types of fish. Each time the fish meets another animal or a plant, he must decide what to do. His decisions determine whether or not he survives! Faqs Wiki
50K Race Walk sibbie 50K Racewalker is a game made by Videlectrix, programmed by Jonathan Howe. The aim of the game is to alternate pressing left and right for nearly a full day in order to finish. If the player presses buttons too fast or out of sequence, he or she will be overwhelmed with an annoying "FAULT" message. According to Videlectrix, "you take a few (million) steps in the game, and you won't (will) be disappointed. Left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, right, OOPS! You lose." Vidx Vidx
7th Guest anything The 7th Guest was a puzzle game for DOS, Windows, and Macintosh, released in 1993 by the creators of Shogun, Virgin Interactive Entertainment. It's set in the Stauf mansion, Stauf being a maker of cursed toys. He has invited 6 guests to his house to unravel the mysteries of the building, then he invites the 7th guest, who is the main character. Once there, the player has to solve a variety of puzzles. The majority of the game is a puzzle collection, tied together by clips of actors, well-rendered 3D animations, and MIDI sound effects and music on two CD-ROMs. The only instruction to the puzzles is a hint book that will provide two hints and mark the puzzle complete so that the player can continue. The 7th Guest was one of the first games to only be available on CD-ROM, causing many people to buy CD-ROM drives just to play the game. Moby Faqs Wiki
Tass Times In Tonetown the process Tass Times in Tonetown was an adventure game for PC, Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64, and was released in 1986. It's a quirky, underrated game made by Activision. The player visits Tonetown, a psychedelic punk rock alternate reality, to save Grandpa from a hideous crocodile creature named Franklin J. Snarl. The player also has the aid of his dog, who not only talks, but becomes a star reporter. The puzzles are numerous, but most are relatively easy. With a world of floating phones, triangular moons, and wacky puzzles all created through Grandpa's dreams thanks to the "dream hoop" he invented, Tass Times in Tonetown is an extremely original game enjoyed by many adventure game fans. Moby Udogs Faqs
One On One mile One on One was a pioneering sports game for the Commodore 64 and Atari 400/800, released in 1984. It was one of Electronic Arts' first games, a company known best for their quality sports games. This basketball game is a faithful translation of the real thing, with fouls and traveling calls, free throws, a three-point line, and even a shot clock. There are a number of gameplay options — play for a certain amount of time or first to a set score, winner's or loser's outs, etc. Players have a fatigue bar that decreases when running around and replenishes when holding still; fatigued players don't move as quickly. It had decent graphics for its time period, but substandard sound effects. Faqs
Cheat Style Floppy mile These are blank floppy disks animated by The Cheat. The titles are unseen until clicked on, revealing the titles of the disks in Easter eggs. Wiki Here Here Here
Out Of This World mile (Easter Egg) Out of This World was an Action Adventure game for DOS, Windows 3.X, SNES, Atari ST, Amiga, Genesis, Apple Macintosh, and 3DO, originally released in 1991. Lester, the main character, is a young physics professor who suddenly finds himself on a strange alien world after lightning strikes his particle experiment. It's a cinematic game featuring realistic vector graphics and animation. It has plenty of animated cutscenes and ambient sound effects, despite fitting on one 5.25 disk. The original, possibly French, name for this game is Another World; Out Of This World was its US release name. Moby Faqs Wiki
Nitemare 3-D mile (Easter Egg) Nitemare 3D was an action game, obviously 3D, relased for DOS and Windows 3.X in 1994. It was made by Gray Design Associates, a company not known for much else than this game. It's linked to the Hugo House of Horror series in that the main character is Hugo and he attempts to save a girl, Penelope. He wanders through a three-dimensional house of horrors defeating all sorts of evil things in a first-person environment. Moby Faqs Wiki
Old Game couch patch The title "Old game" could either simply be a generic title for an old 80's or 90's game, or It's a Funny Old Game, the only game name remotely close to the floppy disk label. It was a sports game released for Windows in 1996. It's a light-hearted, amusing soccer game, with cartoon drawings to depict players, and an animated soccer ball that bounces on the pitch to signify each team's advances in the match. It also has features including player drafting, training schedule, sponsor and finances, and formation selections. Fatigue even plays a big role in the matches' outcome. A major drawback is the short time limit for the player as manager of the team, which limits team building and championships. Udogs
Nobunaga's Ambition kind of cool Nobunaga's Ambition was a turn-based strategy game for DOS, NES, SNES, Amiga, Game Boy, and Genesis that was released in 1988. It was set in Japan's "Warring States" period in the 16th century. The player takes on the role of a daimyo such as Nobunaga Oda, a merciless ruler and great strategist, to try to conquer Japan. Through turns, the player manages his armies (recruiting new soldiers, training army, buying weapons etc.), keeps his subjects happy, forms alliances, or plays dirty and hires ninjas to bribe & assassinate. Daimyos die of old age or sickness, giving this game a time limit. Moby Udogs Faqs
Seicross (Suckcross) army Seicross, Aka "Suckcross", was a Sports Action game for DOS and the NES and was released in 1988. It was made by FCI, another little-known game making company. The planet Colura and its peaceful inhabitants, the Petras, have been attacked by another badly-named and much more hostile tribe known as the Basrah. While most of the Petras have hidden underground, there are still a few left out in the open. It is the player's job to cruise on a bike through numerous terrains, scooping Petras up to safety. The graphics are simplistic, the music poor and repetitive, the controls are touchy, the game is basically the same thing over and over, and it doesn't really have much of an ending. Moby Faqs
Bio Menace video games Bio Menace is a classic sidescrolling adventure shooter game for DOS released in 1993. It was created by Apogee, a company known for creating many adventure sidescrollers during that era. When an evil scientist releases a pile of mutants and holds the world hostage, it's up to Snake Logan to save the day. Recently, Bio Menace has been released as freeware by 3D Realms (then Apogee), and can be downloaded from their web site. Moby Udogs
Maniac Mansion lackey The title of this floppy is obscured by the Flash border, but decompiling the Flash file reveals the title as Maniac Mansion. This was an adventure game for DOS, Apple II, NES, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64, released in 1987 by LucasFilms Games (Now LucasArts). It featured multiple characters to choose from, four possible endings, multiple solutions to the puzzles, and a very non-linear structure in general, giving the player a wide range of methods to win. The plot is to save the girlfriend of one of your characters. The only hurdle is the residents of the Maniac Mansion, as well as the mansion itself. It's made to be a spoof on every cheesy action/horror/sci-fi movie of the 80's, making this game a purposeful joke. Moby Udogs Faqs Wiki
Hypou Blade stupid stuff Hypou Blade is likely referring to HyperBlade, said with a Homestar speech impediment. HyperBlade was a hockey game released for Windows in 1996. Made by Activision, HyperBlade introduces the 3D battlesport of the future. Players engage in a futuristic street-hockey style game with a very different twist. Body-checks (weapons are included) go for blood in this game as players can be gruesomely eliminated from it. Power-ups, speed boosts, ramps, and simple team management (for substitutions) are all part of the experience. Some strategy is required for play, but it's mostly pure action. It was also one of the first titles ever to make use of the 3DFX graphics card. Moby Udogs Faqs
BAAL different town BAAL was a little known Action game for the Atari ST and Commodore 64 and was released in 1989. The player is a member of the Time Warriors, an elite commando unit sent into an alien lair to defeat Baal, a crazy demon who is bent on conquering Earth. Featuring grotesque looking aliens, BAAL has a reputation as being a mildly disturbing action game. Overall, besides the creepy look of it, there is little surprise or challenge to keep anyone playing to the end. A rather lackluster shooter. Moby Udogs Faqs
Puppet Time Floppy Puppet Time It was revealed on the DVD commentary for Puppet Time that this was The Brothers Chaps' real disk caddy from growing up. Included in the contents are King's Quest II, Police Quest II, and save disks. King's Quest 2 was an adventure game for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, and PC Booster, released by Sierra in 1987. King Graham searches the land for three keys to unlock the door that will lead to his future queen. Police Quest II was also an adventure game for DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST, released by Sierra in 1988. Jessie Bains, aka The Death Angel, escapes from prison and kidnaps Sonny Bond's girlfriend. Determined to get revenge, he flees the city, leaving a trail of dead bodies as he goes. Bonds must chase after him, leading to a deadly confrontation later on. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki Moby Faqs Wiki
Cave Quest And Cave Quest flashback, strongbad_email.exe Disc One Cave Quest was an adventure game that The Brothers Chaps made when they were younger, likely in the late 1980's or 1990's. They made it on the Apple II, and it supposedly had "gorgeous low-res Apple II C+ graphics." Here
Shogun Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon Shogun was an adventure game for DOS, released in 1988. It was made by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, the same people that brought you The 7th Guest. The player wanders around as one of a number of characters, trying to build up his rapport with the people. If that fails, the player can also battle and plunder, working his way up to the status of Shogun. Items are collectible during the adventure, including weapons and armour. The game doesn't end until the character dies or becomes Shogun. Moby Udogs Faqs
Ugh-lympics car Caveman Ugh-lympics was a sports game for DOS, Commodore 64, and NES (where it was entitled Caveman Games), released in 1988. It was made by Electronic Arts, a company well known for making quality sports games. In this early game of theirs, the player assumes the roles of various cavemen while competing in prehistoric sports, namely Saber Race, Mate Toss, Clubbing, Firemaking, Dino Race and Dino Vault. The controls are somewhat awkward, but with up to a 4-player option (as many as 6 players on the NES), and fun events, Caveman Ugh-lympics makes for a short, quirky game. Moby Udogs Faqs
Tengen Classix haircut Tengen Classix was likely a collection of the best classic games made by Tengen. Tengen was the name given to Atari so they could make and trade games for the NES after Atari was refused a license by Nintendo. It made games from 1985 through 1993 for a wide array of platforms, from Amiga to ZX Spectrum, and everything in between. Over 40 games were credited to them, with titles such as Paperboy 1&2, Tetris, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ms. Pac-Man, Hydra, and many, many more. Moby Udogs Wiki
Alone In The Dark replacement Alone in the Dark was an Action Adventure game for DOS and 3DO, released in 1992. Marketed by Interplay as a horror game, it was a 3D adventure game with some action thrown in, loosely based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The main character is driven to investigate a "suicide" in an old Louisiana mansion. Little does he know, however, of the lurking horrors that await him. This game features many enemies, few weapons, and one goal: Escape alive. It is the forerunner to many modern day horror games. Resident Evil 1 in particular owes a lot to it in gameplay mechanics, player-view and setting. Moby Faqs Wiki
Bushido cheatday Bushido was an Action game for DOS, released in 1983. It was made by Ebenel Enterprises, a company whose best and only credit was Bushido. It was a martial arts fighting game set in feudal Japan with a simple premise: fight a multitude of enemies in a multitude of settings. Very repetitive, but a pioneer of the martial arts fighting genre. In Japanese, bushido means "way of the warrior". Moby Udogs Faqs
Thexder the facts Thexder was an Action game for DOS, Apple II, and Amiga, released in 1987. It was a platform shooter from Japan, with many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. The player pilots a Robotech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time, complete with auto-aim, rechargable energy, and a short-term shield that can be activated to protect from harm. It didn't have a save option, however, so long-term play could easily get frustrating. Moby Udogs Faqs
Lunar Lander time capsule Lunar Lander was an ASCII graphic game originally played on mainframe consoles. Atari released an arcade game of the same name using vector graphics in 1979. It was later ported to the Atari 400/800 home computers line. The goal of the game was to correctly land a lunar module on the surface of the moon. If the player miscalculates the module's landing, the module will either fly off into space or crash hard against the moon's surface. Due to the simplicity of the design, it has spawned countless Flash copies on the Internet. Udogs Faqs Wiki
Death Track extra plug Deathtrack was a racing game for DOS, released in 1989. It was made by Dynamix and had a simple premise. In the future, races are held across America where the drivers race for money, and their lives. The main character is a rookie. The player starts the game with a meager sum, but can choose from one of three cars; either speedy, powerful, or armored. The winnings can be used to upgrade the car's armour, weapons and parts to eventually make it nearly invincible — which comes in handy, since this game doesn't really have an ending. Moby Udogs Faqs
WOTR Level 2 strongbad_email.exe Disc Two WOTR Level 2 is likely short for War of the Ring, a Lord of the Rings real-time strategy game for Windows, released in 2003 by Sierra. In this game, the player can choose to lead the forces of Good or Evil as each struggle to control the One Ring. The game is split into two 10-mission campaigns, and follow storylines not focused on in the books or movies. In the Good campaign, the story follows Legolas, Gimli and Boromir as they manage to show up in Rivendell just in time to join the Fellowship of the Ring. In the Evil campaign, the player must lead the forces of Sauron, break out of Mordor and besiege the city of Minas Ithil. This is the newest featured game to date, being at least 10 years later than the next latest release, and was never actually released on floppy disk. The significance of the game being on Level 2 is currently unknown. Moby Faqs Here
Kid Speedy strongbad_email.exe Disc Three, strongbad_email.exe Disc Four Kid Speedy is an arcade-style game by Videlectrix, advertised in 2004 and later released in 2006. According to the product description, everybody is faster than Kid Speedy. In addition, this little fatso is the slowest poke in the bunch. The object of the game is to avoid getting sweets and insults and preventing Kid Speedy from coming in dead last in the race. Since on the third email disc the label was mostly obscured and unreadable, it was re-featured on the fourth disc. Vidx
Peasant's Quest/Where's An Egg? strongbad_email.exe Disc Three Peasant's Quest and Where's an Egg? are both games made by Videlectrix. Peasant's Quest was actually made, and released on August 2nd, 2004. It is a text-based game where the player assumes the role of a peasant on a quest to defeat Trogdor. Where's an Egg? is currently a fictitious game proposed by Videlectrix. According to the website, "In this hardboiled adventure game, you must help the Boise police force find a missing egg. Not in Mancuso's garage? Try Brodermaker's gymbag. Everyone's a suspect when "Where's an Egg?" is the game that you are playing. And that's this game!!" Vidx
Spy Vs Spy virus Spy Vs Spy was a strategy game for Apple II, NES, Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum, released in 1984. It was first published by First Star Software and based on the MAD magazine comic about the slapstick antics of two spies trying to kill each other with improbably complex and elaborate traps and weapons. A fun two-player game, enjoyed with a friend or against the computer. The first player assumes the role of either the black spy or the white spy, and tries to beat the second player before the time bell rings. Find the needed objects hidden throughout the embassy, and set creative booby traps for your foe. This game has also been released on XBox and Game Boy Color. Moby Faqs
Future Wars animal Future Wars was an adventure game for DOS, Atari ST, and Amiga released in 1990. It was Delphine Software's debut and first attempt at a graphic adventure game with a point-and-click interface. A right click brings up the verb menu. After choosing one of the six commands, point the mouse over the desired target and execute with a left click. The main character is a common window cleaner who finds a time machine in his chief's back office. Thus begins the adventure in both the past and the future. Evil aliens, beautiful girls, and sometimes very frustrating puzzles make up the bulk of this game. Moby Udogs Faqs
Oregon Trail Main Page 22 The Oregon Trail was an educational game for DOS, Windows, and Apple II, first released in 1985. It was made by MECC, a company known for making educational games, with The Oregon Trail being its most notable accomplishment. As a covered wagon party of pioneers, the player heads out west from Independence, MO to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. The first goal is to stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. It incorporated strategy and planning ahead along with discovery and adventure as well as action (hunting and floating down the Columbia River). It also spawned several remakes and sequels. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Oregon Trail 2 Main Page 22 The Oregon Trail II was an educational game for Windows and Apple Macintosh, released in 1996. It was also made by MECC, the second in a line of several remakes of the classic game. This sequel to The Oregon Trail has much content than its predecessor. Choices of where to travel include Salt Lake City, Sacramento or Oregon City, and starting point are different as well. Many problems arise along the way including starvation, broken appendages, diseases, etc. Party members can be lost because of one of these, but only the player is required to survive to complete the game successfully. Moby Faqs Wiki
Miner 2049er dreamail Miner 2049er was an Arcade game created by Big Five Software for PC, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 400/800, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, and ColecoVision, released in 1982. Bounty Bob, the main character, is traveling through a mine in search of treasure in a format similar to the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. In this game, however, clearing a level requires walking over all the platforms, which changes their color. To reach all of the floor sections, Bob will need to enlist the help of ladders, elevators, slides, springboards, and even cannons. Collecting artifacts will render him temporarily invincible against the radioactive creatures wandering the mine. Beat all 10 levels to complete the game. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki Big5
Battle Chess secret recipes Battle Chess was a very popular chess program for DOS, Amiga, 3DO, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and the NES, released by Interplay in 1988. Instead of the traditional representations of chess pieces, the game featured lifelike representations of the medieval classes the pieces are based on. For example, the pawns are depicted as armored soldiers, the rooks are depicted as monsters made of stone, and the queen is depicted as a sultry sorceress. Whenever one piece captures another, the game depicts the two pieces engaging in battle. The captured piece meets a gruesome and occasionally hilarious end. The player can play against a friend or against the computer, which offers ten levels of difficulty, the highest of which can give even seasoned chess players a challenge.

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you JERK! secret recipes You JERK! is thus far the only floppy disk label not to be game related. It was labeled and then thrown by The Cheat at Strong Bad, in response to Strong Bad offering a recipe on how to cook "The C H E _ T."
Colorado rock opera Colorado was a historical adventure game for DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST, released by Silmarilis in 1990. The second survival game after Le Fetiche Maya, Colorado casts the player as a fearless adventurer who must deal with the Indians and wildlife while in search of the legendary Cheyenne goldmine. In addition to standard weapons, special objects such as a ship's horn lend an extra level of atmosphere and complexity to the already novel game. Moby UDogs
Fiendish Freddys long pants Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun was a circus activity game for DOS, made by Mindscape in 1989. The game had the player in a circus performing in various acts, such as trapeze swinging and tightrope walking. All the while, he has an evil clown/property developer named Fiendish Freddy trying to obstruct his completion of the event, such as throwing smoke bombs during the knife throw. He does this because with each completion of the event, the player raises money, but if he doesn't raise enough money after all the events, Freddy will demolish the circus to make way for a new office building. Udogs Faqs Here
Hunt the Wumpus HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS! Hunt the Wumpus was an early computer adventure game based on a simple hide-and-seek format, originally created as a simple text-based game by Gregory Yob in BASIC, in 1972. Due to its simplicity it has been reincarnated countless times in many different internet sites, palm pilots, mobile phones, and even calculators! A mythical creature called a Wumpus is sleeping somewhere in a series of maze-like caves, and the goal is to hunt it down. The cave is hazardous, with bottomless pits, cave bats, and of course, the Wumpus. If the Wumpus is touched, it will wake up and eat the player. Deduce from clues the location of the Wumpus, and when it seems clear, let fly an arrow! If it's a hit, the game is won, but if it misses, the player is eaten. Moby Wiki
Typing Tutor Jr garage sale Typing Tutor Jr was a children's educational game for Windows and Mac, made by Selectsoft in 2001 or earlier. Similar to the fictitious game Typing Tutor by Videlectrix, this game features short and quick lessons developed for kids in order to teach them how to type. It comes complete with a variety of games, and even a poorly named host, "Floater", a spaceman of sorts, to guide through each lesson. Here
Marble Craze do over Marble Craze is a homebrew game for the Atari 2600 designed by Paul Slocum, the same person who was planning on making the Homestar Runner RPG. The concept for Marble Craze arose from the wooden games that have two knobs used to tilt a board, rolling a marble through a maze in an attempt to avoid the holes. To properly simulate one of these games, both paddle controllers are utilized, one to control the vertical movement and the other to control horizontal movement. A simultaneous two-player mode is also available. Here Here
Karateka boring (really) Karateka was a side scrolling fighting game for DOS, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, NES, and ZX Spectrum, released in 1986. It was one of the first fighting games ever made. It was programmed by Jordan Mechner, who would later create Prince of Persia. It was published by Brøderbund. The player is a trained master Karateka and has to rescue the princess Mariko from the evil Akuma, who lives in a castle, well-guarded by innumerable fighters. With smooth, realistic graphics that were ahead of its time, it was a visual treat. Unfortunately, it was also quite repetitive, with enemies usually following the same format of attacks. Reaction times to change from one attack move to the next were also slow, making this game enjoyable for some, frustrating for others. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
The News Room modeling The Newsroom was a computer program for the Apple II, released in 1985. It was created by the company Springboard, with the premise to create news stories. Among the features was a black and white paint program that allowed insertion of large clip-art sprites as well as saving, loading, and printing finished work. There were also several font sizes, limited page layout options, and even the capability of sending files by modem to other computers running the Newsroom program, even if they weren't Apple II's. Here Here
Wraith bottom 10 Wraith refers most likely to a role-playing adventure game for DOS, created by Robert J. Deutsch. The player is trapped in a mysterious mountain cavern, the only companion being an erie wraith-like ghost who seems to know him. She will taunt the player into venturing ever deeper into the dungeon, but may not be what she appears to be... Wraith uses a snappy mouse-controlled interface with a few keyboard hot keys. Here
Crush, Crumble, & Chomp record book Crush, Crumble & Chomp was a strategy game for DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 400/800, and TRS 80, released in 1981. The main character is a movie-style monster, who can become one of any number of giant crawling, swimming, or flying beasts. Technically this is a strategy game; the player has to keep an eye on several statistics including health, appetite, and even such minute details as the tilt of the main character's head (helps in aiming breath weapons). The goal is to destroy the city before the main character is destroyed. Moby UDogs Faqs
Curse of Ra Real-Live E-Mails Curse of Ra was an adventure/role-playing game for DOS and the Commodore 64, released in 1982 by Epyx Inc. This was the second in a series of expansion modules for a game referenced in homestar hair, Temple of Apshai. A simple adventure game, the goal is to recover four treasures from four 'great constructs'. This expansion is quite similar to the original game (which is required in order to play the expansion), except that it is set in ancient Egypt. Moby Faqs Wiki
Genghis Khan lady...ing Genghis Khan was a strategy game for DOS, Amiga, and the NES, released in 1989 by KOEI. The player assumes the role of Genghis Khan and sets out to conquer and unite Mongolia. It is based on historical facts, such as following the same path of conquest that Genghis Khan did, giving it an edutainment spin. Moby UDogs Faqs
Low G Man geddup noise Low G Man was a side-scrolling action game for the NES, released in 1990 by Taxan. In the year 2284, the human race has perfected space travel and is using robots to colonize the galaxy. Unfortunately, an alien race has captured a planet dedicated to building robots, and reprogrammed them to destroy humans! The player is armed with a wide variety of weapons and a low gravity backpack, giving him the ability to jump higher than normally possible. He can also capture and drive some vehicles after defeating the driver. Moby Faqs
Axe of Rage geddup noise Axe of Rage (originally released as Barbarian II: Dungeons of Drax) was an action game for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum, released in 1988 by Palace Software. It was the sequel to Barbarian I (or Death Sword). Drax, the wizard villain defeated in the first game, is back. Aided by the princess rescued in the first game, the player must fight through the four levels of dungeons, using various strategies and moves to defeat various monsters, all in a quest to defeat Drax once and for all. Compared to the original, this game is regarded by many to be a disappointment. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Swash Buckler Sick Day Swashbuckler was an action game for the Apple II, released by Datamost, Inc. in 1982. Swashbuckler was a little-known early fighting game. The whole game takes place on the same screen. The main character is in the center and enemies such as humans, snakes, and rats come at him from either side. He has a sword that can strike high, low or center, or block. As the game progresses, the number and speed of the enemies increase until they're too fast for a human to handle, at which point the game is unwinnable. Moby
Sam and Max secret identity Sam & Max Hit the Road was a fairly popular point-and-click adventure game for DOS, released by Lucasarts in 1993. It was based on the comic strip of similar name, Sam and Max Freelance Police. The main characters are Sam (a Canine Shamus) and Max (a lagomorph), also known as the freelance police. They travel all over the US on the trail of a sasquatch named Bruno who was kidnapped from his place at the Hall of Oddities, and on the way visit locations such as The World's Largest Ball of Twine, The World of Fish, and The Mount Rushmore Dinosaur Tarpit. The game features some of the most twisted humor in a Lucasarts game, and has quickly become a cult favorite. Moby Faqs Wiki
Gold Rush technology Gold Rush was an Adventure game for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS, released by Sierra Entertainment in 1988. It was exceptional not only for its real-world puzzles and intriguing plot, but also because it was one of the first adventure games to be truly replayable. As a brash young New Yorker setting out to find his lost brother, the players chooses his path to fame and fortune in California from 3 very different ones, each with its own obstacles, dangers and adventure. Moby UDogs Faqs
What could it be? Podstar Runner The Podstar Floppy container is too out of focus to clearly read. It seems to say "_________ of the ____", with the first and last words undecipherable. If this is the case, possible titles include Children of the Atom, Chronicles of the Sword, Defender of the Crown, Defenders of the Earth, Discoveries of the Deep, Footballer of the Year, Guardian of the Fleet, and Legend of the Sword. This is also assuming that it follows the recurring theme that the floppy disk has a game title on it, although there was only one time this hasn't occurred.
Codename Iceman pop-up Codename: ICEMAN was a 3rd person adventure game for DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST, published by Sierra in 1989. It was to be the first in an adventure game series, but a sequel never materialized. Navy officer Johnny Westland is the playable character and he takes on a secret mission dealing with the oil reserves in Tunisia. The game is a traditional adventure, with interesting James Bond-esque spy elements. The game had several problems that frustrated players, the most notorious being an overly complex submarine simulator. Other problems included having to complete certain mini-games that depended entirely on chance, and being able to make minor mistakes early in the game, only to find later that the game had become unwinnable. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Below the Root disconnected, keep cool Below the Root was an adventure game for the PC, Apple II, and Commodore 64 published by Windham Classics in 1984. The game was based on the fantasy book series The Green Sky Trilogy by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and at the time it featured the largest game world of any adventure game. As a quester, the player assumes the role of a member of the "Kindar", a tree dwelling race, or the "Erdling", an underground race, in an attempt to quell the racial and political tensions building between the races. Moby UDogs Wiki
Weird Dreams alternate universe Weird Dreams was a "Meditative / Zen" puzzle game for Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and DOS, released by Rainbird Software in 1989. The plot revolved around a Daemon named Emily trapping the main character in his own subconscious, and he needed to find a way out. With very strange levels including feeding a wasp cotton candy, beating up hopping totem poles with fish from the sky, and an encounter with a baked chicken in a haunted house, Weird Dreams is a surreal, bizzare, and humourous game unlike anything else on the market. Moby UDogs Faqs
Broderbund Classics senior prom Broderbund Classics was likely a collection of the best classic games made by Brøderbund Software, founded in 1980. The company was known for publishing many popular computer games such as Lode Runner, Carmen Sandiego, Myst, and Prince of Persia. The company made progressively more "edutainment" titles throughout its history, ultimately releasing new non-educational games under its Red Orb label, until bought out by The Learning Company in 1998. Moby Faqs Wiki
Sundae Drivin' redesign Sundae Drivin' is a driving game by Videlectrix, advertised in 2004, but not yet available for play. According to the product description, the player pilots an ice cream bowl through the streets of Dessertville collecting chopped nuts, chocolate syrup, and cherries. But look out for 18-wheelers and motorhomes and some regular sized cars, too! Sundae Drivin' is notable as being the only game advertised on the floppy disk container that Strong Bad has actually been seen playing, which happened in redesign. Vidx
California Games theme song California Games was a sports game made for PC in 1987, and later ported to Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, Lynx, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, and ZX Spectrum. The game proved to be Epyx, Inc.'s breakthrough game, and featured competitions in several "extreme" sports, including skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, frisbee, and BMX. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Kyrandia Series trading cards The Kyrandia Series of games were an adventure trilogy released in 1992, 1993, and 1994 (both the final game and a three game box set) by Westwood Studios. In Book One: Fables and Fiends Prince Brandon is the main character; a hero chosen to save the land from Malcolm, an evil jester. In Book Two: The Hand of Fate, a royal mystic woman named Zanthia is searching for the anchor stone to prevent Kyrandia from disappearing. In Book 3: Malcolm's Revenge, Malcolm, the evil jester from the first two games, is on a quest both for revenge and proving his innocence. The game features acclaimed graphics, user-friendly interface, good music, and a gentle sense of humor. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Cake Walk cliffhangers Cakewalk was an action game for the Atari 2600, released by CommaVid, Inc. in 1983. A baker must take all the pastries from the conveyer belts on one side of the screen without dropping anything. The baker accumulates points for all the pastries he manages to catch. When he has successfully caught a certain number of the goodies, he gets to take a short coffee break, after which the game moves up to a more difficult level of play. If he fails to catch four cakes and has nothing in reserve, the game is over. Wiki Here Here Here
Mastertype retirement MasterType refers to an educational typing program for the Apple II. Originally released by Lightning Software in 1981, later versions were made for the Apple IIe and IIc. "Learn to type by playing a game; simple and ingenious." When the Apple IIc appeared on the scene, the game was updated to teach typing on the optional Dvorak keyboard layout. The scenario used here involved a wizard standing on a planet with satellites or space ships slowly approaching from four directions. Each object had a word on it; the player had to type the word and press the space bar to fire a "zap" at the object. If it got too close, the word had to be typed twice. The IIc version used double hi-res graphics, and both versions allowed the user to set up a personal vocabulary on which to practice. Here
Silpheed retirement Silpheed was a 3D ship piloting game, created by Game Arts in 1986. It made its debut on the Japanese PC-8801, relesed on DOS and TRS-80 CoCo in 1988, and later ported to the Sega CD in 1993. Pilot a spaceship (the Silpheed) through levels of increasing difficulty, in a pseudo-3D vertically scrolling field, shooting everything in sight. New weapons become available as points are gathered, and power-ups are sprinkled throughout the levels. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
BioForge the chair BioForge was an action adventure game for DOS, released by Origin (now owned by Electronic Arts) in 1995. The player takes on the role of a cyborg called Lex (Experimental Unit AP-127) who awakens in a cell on a Moon research station with no prior memories. After escaping the cell, the player seems to be one of the scant survivors of the incident that has devastated the station. He must unravel the truth about himself, the research station, the bizarre Mondite cult that controls it, and the mysterious ancient alien race that once inhabited the moon. Moby UDogs Faqs Wiki
Low Blow what I want Low Blow was a 3D boxing game released by Electronic Arts for DOS in 1990. As the title suggests, the rules of boxing don't apply in this incarnation, including the rule forbidding punching below the belt. With less than fluid animation and predictable patterns, the game doesn't offer much beyond the short-term comedic value. Moby UDogs Faqs
Drakkhen looking old Drakkhen was a role-playing game originally written for the Amiga and Atari ST by Draconian (later Data East). In 1990, it was ported to MSDOS by MicroProse Software. The player takes on a party of four adventurers travelling to eight distinct castles. Drakkhen was notable for being among the first role-playing games to feature a three-dimensional playing field. The game was eventually ported to the Super NES.

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Dune 2 unnatural Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty was released in December 1992 for Amiga, DOS, and the Genesis. It is often considered the first modern real-time strategy game and established many conventions of the genre. Even though set in Frank Herbert's famous Dune universe, the game does not follow the plot of any of the books or the movie. It was published by Virgin Games and developed by Westwood Studios.

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LHX Attack Chopper rough copy LHX Attack Chopper is a 1990 war helicopter PC simulation game by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Brent Iverson, a retired U.S. Army soldier. The game was originally for PC-DOS, but versions for other platforms, such as the Mega Drive/Genesis, were also made thereafter. The game had two attack helicopters, as well as two cargo helicopters. It had three different mission scenarios: Libya, Vietnam and East Germany.

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