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The Videlectrix FunMachine (or simply FunMachine) is Strong Bad's video game console of choice. The front page of the Limozeen's Hot Babelien Odyssey in-game manual specifies that the FunMachine is made by Videlectrix.

Some of the games that Videlectrix produces are playable on the FunMachine as well as newer-generation systems in the FunMachine console family. On the website, the FunMachine itself resembles an old Atari 2600 console, as do the graphics and sound for these games, and the controller resembles an Atari joypad. The Super FunMachine seems to use more sophisticated graphics and sound, similar to the NES or SNES. The box art for FunMachine games is vertical, which most closely resembles NES game boxes.

In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, the FunMachine appears to be more advanced, and its controller more resembles that of an NES console. Across the episodes, the console can typically be found in Strong Bad's room and used to play a different game, including Snake Boxer 5, Math Kickers, Limozeen's Hot Babelien Odyssey, Space Circus Catastrophe, and Gel-Arshie's Pro Fruitboarder. In Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective, the FunMachine is located in the Computer Room instead (due to Strong Bad's room not being accessible), where it functions as a space flight simulator. In Baddest of the Bands, the game's narrative centers around the FunMachine. After it is broken, Strong Bad has to hold a Battle Royale of the Bands to get funds for it. After paying Bubs his exorbitant fee, Strong Sad points out that the FunMachine was simply broken because of an old piece of nacho cheese spray lodged in the console.


[edit] Other Consoles

[edit] Super FunMachine

Introduced with RhinoFeeder, the Super FunMachine is a parody of the Super NES, the follow-up console to the NES. Much like its namesake, the Super FunMachine's capabilites are similar to the 16-bit graphics common in the fourth generation of video game consoles.

[edit] Ultra FunMachine CD

The Level 10 release of Stinkoman 20X6 was alledgedly made for the Videlectrix Ultra FunMachine CD. The name is a combination of the Nintendo 64's original name (Ultra 64), and the Sega CD, while its controllers with numpad and joysticks recall the Atari 5200 or ColecoVision.

Much like the Sega CD, it includes both a "Gametridge" slot and a disk drive for computer and TV video game compatibility. It is capable of playing (highly compressed) full-motion videos. Its wood-grain finish is available in teak, walnut, maple, ash, and oak.

[edit] Pantsit Portable

Referred to alternately as "the FunMachine Pantsit" or "The Pantsit Portable", this handheld game console is similar to the Game Boy. Trogday Micro Game is in the style of a Game Boy Color game, while Marzipan Beef Reverser is modeled after the simpler Game Boy. The handheld device is advertised as fitting in the user's pants, as it is too large to fit in a pocket.

In Strong-Play: Marzipan Beef Reverser, it is portrayed by a modified Analogue Pocket.

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