Stinkomanual

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The Stinkomanual is the instruction manual for Stinkoman 20X6. It can be seen by hovering the mouse below "Controls" on the main menu.

Contents

Stinkomanual

STINKOMAN 20X6

Inster

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • GmbH is the German acronym for "Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung", literally translating as "Company with limited liability", and roughly comparable to the abbreviations "Ltd." or "LLC."

Remarks

Left: Ekersby's heart
Right: The King of Town's heart

Goofs

  • When version 5 (up to level 7) of the game was first released, the level 6 portion of the Stinkomanual mysteriously vanished (and no level 7 portion was put in its place.) It was replaced later in the day.
  • When Level 9 was first released, Levels 6, 7, and -0 mysteriously disappeared on some computers.
  • The manual lists Level 3 as "Up'N'Down", while its true title is "Dumb Wall".

Inside-References

  • In the Level 6 section another mention of Ducks is used.
  • The line "Blast em up Dan!" is an adaptation of "fry 'em up, Dan!" from TROGDOR!
  • 1-Up "taking matters into his own torso" refers to his lack of visible arms.
  • Postlethwaite being abbreviated to "P-thwaite" refers to Piemonade being shortened to "P-nade" in other days.

Real-World References

  • The description of the Bendini Sisters refers to the Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight".
  • The phrase "Table the Label" is from a motivational video hosted by Mr. T called Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!
  • Postlethwaite is likely named after Pete Postlethwaite, an actor best remembered from the film "The Usual Suspects" from the early 1990s.
  • "Another green salad, another iced tea" is a lyric from "Tunic (Song For Karen)" by Sonic Youth.
  • Gokul's description holds a line from Leonard Bernstein's musical West Side Story.
  • The quote on Saargtsson's page is attributed to Saargtson-Bosch GmbH. Robert Bosch GmbH is an actual German company.
  • The phrase "aim low, sweet chariot" in the My Benj entry is a reference to the song Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
  • Gaspeau's description "In like a lion and out like Gaspeau" refers to the saying, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."
  • In the description for level 8/-0, the Stinkomanual advises you not to blow into your cartridge. This refers mainly to the original Nintendo system, which was extremely sensitive to dust. One of the most popular ways to "fix" a game that had dust collect in it was to blow into it.
  • The negatory world is a reference to the famous minus world in Super Mario Bros., which was a glitch world obtained through jumping through a wall in world 1-2, explaining the quote "IN SIDE A WALL!!"
  • "Hold B" is likely another reference to Super Mario Bros., in which holding B causes Mario to run faster.
  • "Stlunko, 404" probably refers to HTTP error 404'd (file not found).
  • "Up 'N' Down" may refer to a video game called "Up'n Down.

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