Revenge of the King

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Revenge of the King is a game where you play as Strong Bad trying to defend your castle from The King of Town. This game is found on the King of Town Main Page by following the Easter egg in the The King of Town DVD.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Page Title: Revenge of the King! - winner gets cupcakes


How to play

"You gotta beat his score!!"

According to the instruction screen, the King of Town has gone crazy and is firing cannons at Strong Band's castle. Strong Band's only method of defense is a series of catapults with food on them.

The object of the game is to achieve the highest score before time runs out. The King of Town scores 25 points for each cannon shot that hits Strong Bad's side. Strong Bad must make the King of Town eat the food on his catapults, and every time he does so successfully he scores 10 points and the King is momentarily distracted while he finishes eating.

The winner is rewarded with cupcakes, while the loser is punished by being lowered into either a cauldron full of hot melted butter (King) or The Poopsmith's pile of whatsit (Strong Bad).

End game animations

Depending on how you performed in the game, one of three things will happen.

You won

"The punishment is not too bad, eh?"

A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "Strong Bad Wins!" {Same music intro is played}.

STRONG BAD: In your face, kingy!

{Strong Bad is in the foreground chowing down on a cupcake as the King of Town is being lowered by a rope into a pot of melted butter. The rope stops briefly}

THE KING OF TOWN: The punishment is not too bad, eh?

You lost

A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "The King Wins!" {Music with a negative tone is played}.

THE KING OF TOWN: I rule the school!

{The King of Town is in the foreground chowing down on cupcakes while Strong Bad is lowered by a rope into The Poopsmith's pile of whatsit.}

STRONG BAD: Uh-oh. This is about to get a whole lot more unfortunate.

You tie

A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "You Guys Tied!" {The same music with a negative tone is also played}.

No extra animation is played.

Fun Facts


  • This was originally released as part of the 2003 April Fool's gag.


  • A good way to ensure victory is to fire bombs in quick succession top to bottom, and at the bottom going back to the by-then charged top catapult.
  • During the ending cutscenes, an older design of the King of Town was used.
  • Strong Bad cannot get points unless he actually hits the King, while the King only has to get a bomb to Strong Bad's side.
  • The King of Town appears in a total of seven positions. Three of them are between cannons, which means he cannot attack you for about two seconds.


  • If you get a higher score a split second before the other hits you and the timer runs out, you win anyway, like 120-125.
  • A good way to see the "You Win" screen is if you right-click and hit "Play" while the King is saying "I rule the school!" You have to play the Flash file to do this.
  • If the game freezes temporarily and takes longer than the allotted time to recover, the timer will read negative, and the game will continue indefinitely.

Inside References

Real-World References

Fast Forward

  • The catapult used in the game is seen again in Kick-A-Ball.

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