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==Generic / Ambiguous References==
==Generic / Ambiguous References==
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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.
 
*[[The Cheat Theme Song]] — [[Homestar Runner]] claims the video is "the best video game [he's] ever played".
*[[The Cheat Theme Song]] — [[Homestar 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 [[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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*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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*[[Videro Games]] — Strong Bad describes the effects of video games on children.
*Email [[highschool]] — [[Middle School Variation|Baby Strong Bad]] pretends he is playing better video games.
*Email [[highschool]] — [[Middle School Variation|Baby 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 [[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 [[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 [[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.
 
*Email [[concert]] — Strong Bad and Strong Sad play their [[FunMachine]] together while discussing [[sloshy]].
*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 [[Parents|his father's]] [[Wikipedia:Entertainment Software Rating Board|M-rated]] titles are "off-limits".
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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".
*Email [[environment]] — Homestar "plays" his FunMachine without a cartridge inserted, claiming he is "about to win".
*Email [[environment]] — Homestar "plays" his FunMachine without a cartridge inserted, claiming he is "about to win".
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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.
*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.
*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.
*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]]: The Game.
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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]]''.
==Specific Consoles==
==Specific Consoles==
*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]]".
*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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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — The [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64]] 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:PlayStation_%28console%29#PSone|PSone]]''.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Tompkins]] is "baby-sat" and yells for [[Timkins]] not to play his ''[[Wikipedia:PlayStation_%28console%29#PSone|PSone]]''.
==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Atari 2600]]
*[[Atari 2600]]
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*[[Cacodemons]]
 
*[[Couch Mumbling]]
*[[Couch Mumbling]]
*[[Doom]]
*[[Doom]]
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*[[Sega]]
*[[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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