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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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'''References to video games''', especially those of the 8-bit era, are constantly made within the [[Homestar Runner universe]]. While [[Nintendo]], [[Atari 2600]], [[Sega]], [[Intellivision]], and [[Namco]] are most commonly referenced, others are listed here.
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==Strong Bad Email==
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==Generic / Ambiguous References==
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*[[homestar hair]] — [[Strong Bad]] plays ''[[Wikipedia:Temple of Apshai|Temple of Apshai]]'' as respite from the email.
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*[[The Cheat Theme Song]] — [[Homestar Runner]] claims the video is "the best video game [he's] ever played".
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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.
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*Email [[the bet]] — Strong Bad asks if [[The King of Town]] has any video games. He introduces him to [[Typing Tutor]], an arcade cabinet that Strong Bad later hoisted over a blindfolded King of Town, intending to drop it on him.
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*[[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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*Email [[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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*[[secret identity]] — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
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*[[keep cool]] — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
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*[[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.
*[[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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*Email [[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.
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*Email [[secret identity]] — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
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*[[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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*Email [[keep cool]] — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
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*Email [[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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*Email [[concert]] — Strong Bad and Strong Sad play their [[FunMachine]] together while discussing [[sloshy]].
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*Email [[slumber party]] — Strong Bad claims that "uncool kids' dads definitely still play video games" before going to Homestar's house, where he is playing [[Clapping Party]] because his [[Parents|father]]'s [[Wikipedia:Entertainment Software Rating Board|M-rated]] titles are "off-limits".
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*Email [[environment]] — Homestar "plays" his FunMachine without a cartridge inserted, claiming he is "about to win".
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== Other Appearances ==
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==Specific Games==
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*[[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.
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*Email [[homestar hair]] — [[Strong Bad]] plays ''[[Wikipedia:Temple of Apshai|Temple of Apshai]]'' as respite from the email.
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*[[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.
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*Email [[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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*Email [[bedtime story]] — In two [[Powered by The Cheat]] segments (the latter of which is an Easter egg), [[The Cheat]] and [[Moses Malone]] play ''[[Wikipedia:The Adventures of Lolo|The Adventures of Lolo]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:The Adventures of Bayou Billy|The Adventures of Bayou Billy]]''.
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*Email [[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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*Email [[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.
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*[[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 ''[[Monkey Island]]'', ''[[Sam & Max]]'', ''Team Fortress 2'', ''[[Wallace & Gromit|Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures]]'', and ''[[Back to the Future|Back to the Future: The Game]]''.
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*[[Joystick Wagglin' with Videlectrix: Halloween Edition]] — The [[Videlectrix Guys]] play the [[Atari 2600]] game ''[[Wikipedia:Haunted House (video game)|Haunted House]]''.
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] (August 6, 2018) — Strong Bad asks Videlectrix to send him a "digital simulation" of [[Trogdor!! The Board Game]] and gets a screenshot from the Atari 2600 version of ''[[Wikipedia:Othello (video game)|Othello]]''.
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*[[Mr. Poofers Must Die]] — Homestar dresses as Dirk the Daring from ''[[Wikipedia:Dragon's Lair|Dragon's Lair]]''.
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==Specific Consoles==
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*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. He envisions himself on "one of those [[Wikipedia:Atari 2600|really old machines]]", "[[Wikipedia:Video_game_graphics#Vector_graphics|one of those 3-D vector games]]", "[[Wikipedia:Text-based game|one of those text-based adventures]]", and "[[Wikipedia:Nintendo Entertainment System|one of those brand-new super-photorealistic games]]".
*[[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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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Tompkins]] is "baby-sat" and yells for [[Timkins]] not to play his ''[[Wikipedia:PSone|PSone]]''.
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Tompkins]] is "baby-sat" and yells for [[Timkins]] not to play his ''[[Wikipedia:PlayStation_%28console%29#PSone|PSone]]''.
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*[[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 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.
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*[[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.
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==See Also==
==See Also==
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*[[Cacodemons]]
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*[[Atari 2600]]
*[[Couch Mumbling]]
*[[Couch Mumbling]]
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*[[Doom]]
*[[Floppy Disk Container]]
*[[Floppy Disk Container]]
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*[[FunMachine]]
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*[[Intellivision]]
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*[[Namco]]
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*[[Nintendo]]
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*[[Sega]]
*[[Strong Bad's Technology]]
*[[Strong Bad's Technology]]
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*[[Popular Music References]]
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*[[Professional Athlete References]]
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Current revision as of 03:28, 2 February 2020

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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.

References to video games, especially those of the 8-bit era, are constantly made within the Homestar Runner universe. While Nintendo, Atari 2600, Sega, Intellivision, and Namco are most commonly referenced, others are listed here.

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[edit] Generic / Ambiguous References

  • The Cheat Theme SongHomestar Runner claims the video is "the best video game [he's] ever played".
  • Email the bet — Strong Bad asks if The King of Town has any video games. He introduces him to Typing Tutor, an arcade cabinet that Strong Bad later hoisted over a blindfolded King of Town, intending to drop it on him.
  • Email 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.
  • Videro Games — Strong Bad describes the effects of video games on children.
  • Email highschoolBaby Strong Bad pretends he is playing better video games.
  • Email secret identity — As Cara Carabowditbowdit, Strong Bad writes to Buttless in Bedstuy that she needs to play more video games.
  • Email keep cool — One of the pool rules is to "press UP, A, and START" before re-entering the pool after eating.
  • Email 4 branches — Strong Bad uses a video game's scoring system as a simile to how Homestar Runner's stupidity works.
  • Email concert — Strong Bad and Strong Sad play their FunMachine together while discussing sloshy.
  • Email slumber party — Strong Bad claims that "uncool kids' dads definitely still play video games" before going to Homestar's house, where he is playing Clapping Party because his father's M-rated titles are "off-limits".
  • Email environment — Homestar "plays" his FunMachine without a cartridge inserted, claiming he is "about to win".

[edit] Specific Games

[edit] Specific Consoles

[edit] See Also

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