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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]]".
*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]]''.

Revision as of 02:55, 11 July 2016

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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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Generic / Ambiguous References

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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".

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