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Nintendo is one of the biggest video game companies today, known for its influence and impact on the video game industry. The Brothers Chaps have praised Nintendo in many interviews and have made many Nintendo references in the Homestar Runner body of work.

The probable reason for the prevalence of Nintendo allusions throughout Matt and Mike's work is the central part the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) played in their upbringing[1]. Along with cartoons and breakfast cereal, the NES was an important part of their Saturday mornings as children. As one of their motivations in creating Homestar Runner has been to recreate this lost cultural experience[2], it is not surprising that they have infused their work liberally with references to Nintendo.

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[edit] Appearances by system

[edit] Game and Watch

  • Pigs on Head LCD Version — This game is specifically designed after the generic look of the Game & Watch series of LCD games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991.

[edit] Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

[edit] Game Boy (GB)

The Game Boy in a blender

[edit] Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

[edit] Virtual Boy (VB)

[edit] Nintendo 64 (N64)

Thy Dungeonman 3
"N64 Paddle" sprite
  • The catchphrase of the Rocoulm "Come on in heeeeere..." is similar to that heard when Mario is beginning the Big Boo's Haunt level in Super Mario 64.
  • Thy Dungeonman 3 — One of the possible presents that the hag might have gotten is a Nintendo 64 Controller (called an N64 Paddle in this game).
  • SBCG4AP Advertisement — Strong Bad states the game was made with "that red thing you stuck in the N64", referring to the Expansion Pak.

[edit] Nintendo GameCube (GCN)

  • Email sbemail206 — Homestar mentions the WaveBird, a wireless controller for the GameCube.

[edit] Nintendo DS (NDS)

Homebrew Poptire DS

[edit] Nintendo Wii

[edit] Nintendo Wii U

[edit] Nintendo Switch

  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (25 Aug 2017) — Strong Bad encourages a user to call Nintendo or Telltale Games and vote in favor of "SBCG5AP" on Nintendo Switch.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (22 Sep 2017) — Strong Bad asks a user to call their local Telltale representative for a Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Switch port.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (6 Jan 2018) — In response to a suggestion of a Videlectrix collection on Nintendo Switch, Strong Bad replies that he needs to find experts in porting "games that look like they were from an obsolete console and were played in a now-obsolete player" to a "current console that plays games that look like they are from an obsolete console".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (14 Jan 2018) — Strong Bad suggests putting the entire Videlectrix catalog on Nintendo Switch in the form of "Videlectrix Collectrix Volumes 1-5".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (7 Aug 2018) — Strong Bad tells someone to call their local Telltalem'n or Telltalelady about a SBCG4AP Switch port.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (20 Sep 2018) — Strong Bad dismisses the idea of being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, saying he is a "niche-cult-l33t-indie-underground-web-chicken tenders-acquired taste for dorks in-the-know".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (30 Jan 2019) — Strong Bad doubts SBCG4AP is high on the priority list for being ported to Nintendo Switch.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (6 Feb 2019) — Strong Bad discusses getting the rights for a SBCG4AP Switch port from Telltale Games.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (16 Apr 2019) — Strong Bad "votes yes one million" on Stinkoman being in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (13 May 2019) — When asked about a Homestar Runner Switch game, Strong Bad replies that Videlectrix "doesn't have the clout they (never) once had".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (12 Jun 2019) — Strong Bad says he wishes he was in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (or "Super Smashy Towne Ultra-mint").
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (19 Sep 2019) — Strong Bad wants SBCG4AP released on Switch, but instead considers "Dange-VR-esque: The Mighty Oak Has Fallen And OH Look Out It's Falling Directly On You Because This Is VR!!".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (27 Feb 2020) — When asked about a Stinkoman 20X6 Switch port, Strong Bad tells the user to start working on it, and notes that "Switch port" sounds like how Coach Z might say "sauce pot".

[edit] Miscellaneous

The Brothers Chaps' personal gaming lounge?
  • 2003 Pulse interview — Matt says, in Bubs's voice, "There was this one time when I hooked up my lawnmower to my Nintendo. And after that, I got the high score every time!"
  • Email lackey — In a DVD Easter egg, Strong Bad says that he is "already playing Nintendo in the other room" by the time that Strong Sad finishes reading the Strong Lib.
  • Hallrunner game — When talking to the mother, she calls Nintendo "intendro".
  • Bug In Mouth Disease — When Strong Bad removes his head from the TV, a room with an NES 2, an SNES, a black GameCube, and some Nintendo 64 game cartridges are visible.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (15 Jan 2019) — When asked who he mains in Super Smash Bros., Strong Bad replies he strictly "Stinkomains".

[edit] Sources

  1. ^  The Boston Globe Interview - 9 Aug 2003
  2. ^  All Things Considered Interview - 8 May 2005

[edit] See Also

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