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'''Video Game References''', especially those of the 8-bit era, are constantly made within the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] body of work.  [[Nintendo]], [[Atari 2600]], [[Sega]], and [[Intellivision]] are most commonly referenced, so they have their own respective articles. Other references are listed here.
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'''Video game references''', especially those of the 8-bit era, are constantly made within the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] body of work.  [[Nintendo]], [[Atari 2600]], [[Sega]], and [[Intellivision]] are most commonly referenced, so they have their own respective articles. Other references are listed here.
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*[[video games]] — Sender Taylor R. asks what Strong Bad would look like in a video game. He explains that it would depend on what system he was on.
*[[video games]] — Sender Taylor R. asks what Strong Bad would look like in a video game. He explains that it would depend on what system he was on.
*[[pom pom]] — [[Pom Pom]] beats up Strong Bad by repeatedly kicking him in mid-air, in a similar fashion to fighting games. Numbered combo points also appear.
*[[pom pom]] — [[Pom Pom]] beats up Strong Bad by repeatedly kicking him in mid-air, in a similar fashion to fighting games. Numbered combo points also appear.
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*[[the facts]] (easter egg) — [[Homestar Runner]] sings in a similar tune to the intermission theme from ''[[Wikipedia:Pac-Man|Pac-Man]]''.
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*[[the facts]] (Easter egg) — [[Homestar Runner]] sings in a similar tune to the intermission theme from ''[[Wikipedia:Pac-Man|Pac-Man]]''.
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*[[Videro Games]] — Strong Bad describes the effects of video games on children.
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*[[modeling]] — An advertisement for foot cream includes the phrase "GOT STINKFOOT?", a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:Parodius Da!|Parodius]]'', in which gaining a power-up will sometimes result in the main character saying "GOT A STINKFOOT?!" out of a megaphone.
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*[[highschool]] — [[Middle School Variation|Baby Strong Bad]] pretends he is playing better video games.
*[[secret identity]] — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
*[[secret identity]] — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
*[[keep cool]] — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
*[[keep cool]] — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
*[[4 branches]] — Strong Bad uses a video game's scoring system as a simile to how Homestar Runner's stupidity works.
*[[4 branches]] — Strong Bad uses a video game's scoring system as a simile to how Homestar Runner's stupidity works.
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*[[Videro Games]] — Strong Bad describes the effects of video games on children.
 
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*[[highschool]] — [[Middle School Variation|Baby Strong Bad]] pretends he is playing better video games.
 
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*[[modeling]] — An advertisement for foot cream includes the phrase "GOT STINKFOOT?", a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:Parodius Da!|Parodius]]'', in which gaining a power-up will sometimes result in the main character saying "GOT A STINKFOOT?!" out of a megaphone.
 
*[[from work]] — Strong Bad says that he hasn't taken his "sit in the men's room and play ''[[Wikipedia:Tetris|Tetris]]'' for an hour break" yet.
*[[from work]] — Strong Bad says that he hasn't taken his "sit in the men's room and play ''[[Wikipedia:Tetris|Tetris]]'' for an hour break" yet.
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*[[hremail3184]] — [[Bubs]] has a drink called PONK!, a possible reference to The Scout's BONK! energy drink from ''[[Wikipedia:Team Fortress 2|Team Fortress 2]]''. He also shouts PONK! at [[Coach Z]] the same way as The Scout.
== Other Appearances ==
== Other Appearances ==
*[[FAQ]] — The page title reads "FAQ - Ouch. What do you do?" In ''[[Wikipedia:The Goonies II|The Goonies II]]'', [[Wikipedia:Non-player character|non-player characters]] in mazes would respond with this [[Deliberately Poor English|Engrish]] phrase when attacked.
*[[FAQ]] — The page title reads "FAQ - Ouch. What do you do?" In ''[[Wikipedia:The Goonies II|The Goonies II]]'', [[Wikipedia:Non-player character|non-player characters]] in mazes would respond with this [[Deliberately Poor English|Engrish]] phrase when attacked.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 9]] — Strong Bad is surprised that video store "Babbage's" doesn't carry [[Wikipedia:TurboGrafx-16|Turbografx]] games.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 9]] — Strong Bad is surprised that video store "Babbage's" doesn't carry [[Wikipedia:TurboGrafx-16|Turbografx]] games.
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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — The N64 controller is called a "paddle", which alludes to early video game controllers, which were called "paddles".
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Tompkins]] is "baby-sat" and yells for [[Timkins]] not to play his ''[[Wikipedia:PSone|PSone]]''.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Tompkins]] is "baby-sat" and yells for [[Timkins]] not to play his ''[[Wikipedia:PSone|PSone]]''.
*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Pom Pom is dressed as a Pooka from [[Wikipedia:Dig Dug|Dig Dug]].
*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Pom Pom is dressed as a Pooka from [[Wikipedia:Dig Dug|Dig Dug]].
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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — The N64 controller is called a "paddle", which alludes to early video game controllers, which were called "paddles".
 
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*[[hremail3184]] — [[Bubs]] has a drink called PONK!, a possible reference to The Scout's BONK! energy drink from ''[[Wikipedia:Team Fortress 2|Team Fortress 2]]''. He also shouts PONK! at [[Coach Z]] the same way as The Scout.
 
*[[Poker Night at the Inventory]] — Since The Inventory is established as a place where video game characters go on their day off, the game contains characters from [[George Lucas|Monkey Island]], [[Sam & Max]], Team Fortress 2, [[Wallace & Gromit|Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures]], and [[Back to the Future]]: The Game.
*[[Poker Night at the Inventory]] — Since The Inventory is established as a place where video game characters go on their day off, the game contains characters from [[George Lucas|Monkey Island]], [[Sam & Max]], Team Fortress 2, [[Wallace & Gromit|Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures]], and [[Back to the Future]]: The Game.

Revision as of 02:28, 2 November 2012

"Hey, Heavym'n."
This article is about miscellaneous references to video games. For the Strong Bad Email, see video games. For the DVD-exclusive email, see Videro Games.

Video game references, especially those of the 8-bit era, are constantly made within the Homestar Runner body of work. Nintendo, Atari 2600, Sega, and Intellivision are most commonly referenced, so they have their own respective articles. Other references are listed here.

Strong Bad Email

  • homestar hairStrong Bad plays Temple of Apshai as respite from the email.
  • video games — Sender Taylor R. asks what Strong Bad would look like in a video game. He explains that it would depend on what system he was on.
  • pom pomPom Pom beats up Strong Bad by repeatedly kicking him in mid-air, in a similar fashion to fighting games. Numbered combo points also appear.
  • the facts (Easter egg) — Homestar Runner sings in a similar tune to the intermission theme from Pac-Man.
  • Videro Games — Strong Bad describes the effects of video games on children.
  • modeling — An advertisement for foot cream includes the phrase "GOT STINKFOOT?", a reference to Parodius, in which gaining a power-up will sometimes result in the main character saying "GOT A STINKFOOT?!" out of a megaphone.
  • highschoolBaby Strong Bad pretends he is playing better video games.
  • secret identity — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
  • keep cool — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
  • 4 branches — Strong Bad uses a video game's scoring system as a simile to how Homestar Runner's stupidity works.
  • from work — Strong Bad says that he hasn't taken his "sit in the men's room and play Tetris for an hour break" yet.
  • hremail3184Bubs has a drink called PONK!, a possible reference to The Scout's BONK! energy drink from Team Fortress 2. He also shouts PONK! at Coach Z the same way as The Scout.

Other Appearances

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