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Nintendo is one of the biggest video game companies today, known for its influence and impact on the video game industry. The Brothers Chaps have praised Nintendo in many interviews and have made many Nintendo references in the Homestar Runner body of work.

The probable reason for the prevalence of Nintendo allusions throughout Matt and Mike's work is the central part the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) played in their upbringing[1]. Along with cartoons and breakfast cereal, the NES was an important part of their Saturday mornings as children. As one of their motivations in creating Homestar Runner has been to recreate this lost cultural experience[2], it is not surprising that they have infused their work liberally with references to Nintendo.


Appearances by system

Game and Watch

  • Pigs on Head LCD Version — This game is specifically designed after the generic look of the Game & Watch series of LCD games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991.

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Game Boy (GB)

The Game Boy in a blender

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Virtual Boy (VB)

Nintendo 64 (N64)

Thy Dungeonman 3
"N64 Paddle" sprite
  • The catchphrase of the Rocoulm "Come on in heeeeere..." is similar to that heard when Mario is beginning the Big Boo's Haunt level in Super Mario 64.
  • Thy Dungeonman 3 — One of the possible presents that the hag might have gotten is a Nintendo 64 Controller (called an N64 Paddle in this game).
  • SBCG4AP Advertisement — Strong Bad states the game was made with "that red thing you stuck in the N64", referring to the Expansion Pak.

Nintendo GameCube (GCN)

  • Email sbemail206 — Homestar mentions the WaveBird, a wireless controller for the GameCube.

Nintendo DS (NDS)

Homebrew Poptire DS

Nintendo Wii


The Brothers Chaps' personal gaming lounge?
  • 2003 Pulse interview — Matt says, in Bubs's voice, "There was this one time when I hooked up my lawnmower to my Nintendo. And after that, I got the high score every time!"
  • Email lackey — In a DVD Easter egg, Strong Bad says that he is "already playing Nintendo in the other room" by the time that Strong Sad finishes reading the Strong Lib.
  • Hallrunner game — When talking to the mother, she calls Nintendo "intendro".
  • Bug In Mouth Disease — When Strong Bad removes his head from the TV, a room with an NES 2, an SNES, a black GameCube, and some Nintendo 64 game cartridges are visible.
  • @StrongBadActual — August 30, 2016 — Strong Bad responds to his robot-panted self being modded into a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by saying he'll be finally able to take down Tom Nook and his crime family. Tom Nook is the character in the Animal Crossing series of games who you pay your mortgage to, commonly joked in fan circles to be a mob boss.


  1. ^  The Boston Globe Interview - 9 Aug 2003
  2. ^  All Things Considered Interview - 8 May 2005

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