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Archived NES endings 1-20
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[edit] 10 August 2006

Where on homestarrunner.com has this game been referenced?
"It's a showdown going downtown..."

Hey, Trey! How about Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! from montage? Do I win eternal happiness now?!?!?  Loafing 20:42, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes! You should start feeling something in a couple minutes. Well done. Trey56 20:44, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 15 August 2006

Which main page features an appearance of the location in which most of Level 4 takes place?

StarTropics, which of course takes place in the the tropics (more specifically, Chapter 4 takes place in the belly of the whale). -- Tom 21:17, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Very nice! Trey56 23:54, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 22 August 2006

In Stinkoman 20X6: The Pi Pi Pi robot from Bionic Commando. In levels 3, 5 and 10.  Loafing 21:38, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Bionic Commando. Referenced in levels three, five, and nine of Stinkoman 20X6. -- Tom 21:43, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, yes, and yes. Since Tom provided the specific information about the location within Stinkoman 20X6, I'm going to split the happiness two ways. Trey56 21:52, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Yay!  Loafing 22:14, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 29 August 2006

This game features five swords, most named after classical elements. Which sword's namesake has appeared exactly once on Homestarrunner.com?
The sword of fire. Clearly.

Crystalis featured five swords: wind, fire, water, thunder, and Crystalis. The one toon that used thunder that I can think of is Homestarloween Party. -- Tom 02:04, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Whoa that looks pretty convincing, Tom. Loafing 02:08, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Of course, apart from the fact that thunder has also been featured elsewhere on the site: Stinkoman 20X6 Walkthrough Level 9. Wind, fire and water are featured more than once, too. Neither "Crystalis" nor crystal seem to have made an appearance anywhere. I think there was some halloween toon where Marzipan was using a crystal ball to see in the future. But I can't find it. Maybe I made it up. Loafing 02:34, 2 September 2006 (UTC) Addendum: Lappy has Liquid Crystal Display. That rules at "crystal" as well.
My question was intended to mean, "which word has appeared only once on the site," in which case "thunder" is the only one of the five words that has appeared exactly once--in the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu ("Rolling Cheat thunder"). So, even though it was a poorly worded question, you certainly came up with the one that has appeared in any form the least amount of times, Tom (not counting Crystalis, which naturally has never appeared on the site). So, great job figuring out the name of this less well-known game, and sorry for the confusing question. Trey56 06:12, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 5 September 2006

This game's credits share only one name with StarTropics'. (1) Why was this person credited for the current game, (2) What was his trademark piece of apparel, and (3) name the Homestar Runner cartoon that features the greatest number of appearances of this item of clothing.
Howard Philips would be proud
I'm not totally sure, but I'm thinking Dragon Warrior. --Jay (Talk) 19:22, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
You're right — any ideas about the associated trivia question? Trey56 19:33, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Heh, I hadn't even looked at the question. And... I dunno. --Jay (Talk) 19:47, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
That's fine — to get you (or anyone else) started on the trivia, there are places on the internet that keep track of video game credits... Trey56 19:51, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
To answer #1: Howard Philips founded Nintendo Power... --Jay (Talk) 19:54, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
And, going strictly from Wikipedia, I do believe that the answer to #2 is a bowtie. --Jay (Talk) 19:59, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
And, going strictly from memory, this would make #3's answer Halloween Fairstival, through SB's Joker costume. I think. --Jay (Talk) 20:02, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
You're right about everything but the last part — there is a more recent toon that includes several bowties... Trey56 20:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I know nothing of old-skool videro games, but bowties we're porminent in senior prom. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 20:36, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Yep. Here's the summary of what I was thinking of:
Dragon Warrior is the Japanese RPG that started it all. This game's popularity exploded in Japan but would probably never have reached American markets if Nintendo Power Editor-in-Chief Howard Philips hadn't fought so hard for it. Howard Philips is fondly remembered for his Howard & Nester comics and for his ever-present bow tie. Bow ties appear several times in senior prom.
Well done to both of you (and in record time). Trey56 21:01, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 12 September 2006

What character is about to die in this screenshot, and where on Homestarrunner.com has he appeared? (Hints: (1) The main character of this game has his own page on the Homestar Runner Wiki, (2) this game was based on a popular movie of the same title.)

The game is Batman featuring Batman. The screenshot is from just before The Joker dies. The Joker has been featured on homestarrunner.com when Strong Bad dressed as Cesar Romero as The Joker in Halloween Fairstival. -- Tom 06:29, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Great jorb! Trey56 06:34, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
By the way, after a second viewing under the tutelage of Pom Pom's keen eyes, if you look closely in the screenshot just to the left of the tallest tower, you can see a small purple blob — that's actually the Joker falling... Trey56 06:47, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 31 October 2006

Which Homestar Runner Wiki administrator is most like the main character of this game?
I can't stop thinking about ninjas!

It's dot com is the administrator most like a ninja (he is a ninja, really), just like Ryu in Ninja Gaiden. -- Tom 16:15, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

That's right — I would have accepted either Dot Com or Phlip as acceptable answers for that one. Ah, Ninja Gaiden. Such a good game. Trey56 20:09, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 7 November 2006

Name each character visible in this screenshot, and for each one name a distinct place on Homstarrunner.com where their name is mentioned or a game in which they appear is referenced.

(clockwise from the upright bass player)

 -- Tom 15:51, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Right, and Saint Basil's Cathedral was referenced in — oh wait, never mind. Good work, once again! Trey56 17:01, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Even though it's been over a month, I feel the need to point out that the main character of Kid Icarus was named Pit, not "Kid Icarus". --Jay (Talk) 08:19, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 15 November 2006

Besides some screwy theology, this game features five virtuous weapons. Name places on Homestarrunner.com where four of these five items have appeared.
Googly-eyed meekness
Good Prize?
Most Improved!

The game is Spiritual Warfare. As for the weapons, on homestarrunner.com we've got a pear, an apple/Puppet Jam: Apple Juice Blues/Stinko-apple, a bag of four grapes/The Grape Fairie/Grape-Nuts Robot, and a banana with an arrow through it/banana phone. No pomegranate, but plenty of Pom Pom... -- Tom 07:23, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Boo yah! (as they say) One of the more obscure NES titles I've got laying around. This game was produced by one of the few companies to make unlicensed games for the NES without being sued, probably for fear of public outcry. Trey56 07:34, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
In Spiritual Warfare I was thinking about the other weapons
Belt of Truth - Peasant's Quest Game
Breastplate of Righteousness
Boots of Preparation - New Boots
Sword of the Spirit - Trogdor the Game.
Helmet of Salvation - Peasant's Quest Trailer
Shield of Faith - In Search of the Yello Dello DVD
I R F 13:20, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Wow, I hadn't thought about that; good work! Trey56 17:27, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Do I get Good Prize? I R F 18:01, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
After careful consideration of your contributions, I've posted your prize on your talk page. Nice job! Trey56 19:41, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 23 November 2006

A scene strikingly similar to the gameplay of this game has appeared on Homestarrunner.com. In this toon, which two characters resemble the protagonist and antagonist of the game shown above?

The game is Trog!. The Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer toon not only contained a Stop Motion scene (like the gameplay of the game), but also contained the Pterodactyl (a dinosaur, like Bloop) and Jhonka (a caveman-ish guy, like Spike). -- Tom 22:42, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

You're right about the game, but there's a toon that very directly resembles the gameplay of Trog: it features a dinosaur fighting with cavemen... Trey56 23:31, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
As Loafing added and then retracted, you must mean Summer Short Shorts, where The Cheatsaurus scorches Caveman Homestar, Cavewoman Marzipan, and Caveman Strong Bad. -- Tom 23:56, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
That is indeed what I was thinking of...in the game, you can collect a particular item (in a few levels, particularly associated with a volcano) which enables you to breathe fire and destroy the enemy cavemen. Nice job to both of you! Trey56 01:15, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 4 December 2006

The central item in this game is nearly identical to which product that has appeared on HomestarRunner.com?
Feed 'em to the babies!

The pills that Dr. Mario throws look very similar to Jobar's Big Ol' Headache MedicineLoafing 09:23, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Yikes! That was a lot quicker than I expected! Excellent work :) Trey56 09:32, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 11 December 2006

The final boss of this game shares the name of the sender of which Strong Bad email?

Double Dragon. The name of the final boss was Jimmy, as was the sender of 2 emails. -- Tom 21:30, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes sir! Great (but difficult) game. Trey56 21:34, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 20 December 2006

Which Homestar Runner characters have dressed up as the stars of this game?
Civil War veterans and creamed corn enthusiasts

The game is North and South. The King of Town, Strong Bad, and Homestar Runner dressed in Civil War soldier outfits in old comics. -- Tom 08:40, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Indeed. Well done! Trey56 08:56, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Waah! I actually thought "hey, I wonder if it's North and South" when I saw the screenshot. The first time I actually know a game and I'm too stupid to confirm it :-/ Loafing 09:01, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Still, that's impressive that you've played this pretty obscure game :) Trey56 09:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Heh, and I didn't like it. Obviously, I never saw the ending screen ;-) Loafing 09:08, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I bought it thinking it was going to be really fun, but I was pretty disappointed. I think you have to play multiplayer with the right people. Trey56 09:10, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
I just have to say that North and South is a good game when played multiplayer with the right people. Right up there with RBI baseball. - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 16:12, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what everybody seems to say: [1] [2] ... I still have to convince my wife to move beyond Dr. Mario, I guess ;) Trey56 16:16, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
I guess I'm the wrong people for this game. I could give it another try, apparently it's abandonware. Loafing 19:40, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
No, the people you played it with were the wrong ones — they were having fun and you weren't ;) Trey56 19:42, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 29 December 2006

Which Strong Bad Email name could be seen as a combination of the main hero and the main villain of this game?
Get out your oaken stake!

trevor the vampire, and the game is Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseLoafing 08:23, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Exactly! The third installment of Castlevania stars Trevor Belmont, who is on a quest to kill the vampire Dracula. Nicely done :) Trey56 08:28, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Loafing already beat me, but since I already got it all ready, my answer was gonna be:
The game is Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. The main hero is Trevor Belmont and the main villain is Dracula, a vampire. The combination of the two would make trevor the vampire. Oh, and that is the team ending when Trevor teams with Sypha Belnades.
Good jorb Loafing. -- Tom 08:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Yup, 'tis Sypha alright — I like that ending better, although I think the game's more fun to play with the wall-climbing Grant DaNasty. Trey56 08:36, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] 4 January 2007

Which level in this game has been featured in a game on homestarrunner.com?
"Somebody get this freaking duck away from me!"

That looks like Duck Tales, which had a level that took place on the Moon, just like Stinkoman 20X6. :) - Image:TinySaturn2.GIF Saturn 02:20, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Once again edit-conflicted, but my answer was going to be:
The game is DuckTales. The level in that game also featured in a game on homestarrunner.com is The Moon, featured in Level 5 of Stinkoman 20X6. (And for posterity's sake, you do meet up with K2 in Hallrunner, which is in the Himalayas. Clearly not "featured" but I thought it was interesting when I stumbled across it.)
Good job Saturn. -- Tom 02:28, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Good work! Enjoy the lifelong happiness :) Trey56 03:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 9 January 2007

The game is Mega Man 4. The boss on the cover was no. 26 Pharaoh Man from the country of Egypt, seen in Teen Girl Squad Issue 10. -- Tom 01:30, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Absolutely — good work! Trey56 01:32, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 16 January 2007

Which Homestar Runner cartoon contains a specific reference to the game whose main antagonist appears in this game as the brother of the final boss? (Hint 1: One of the Homestar Runner Characters is based on the star of this game. Hint 2: See the list of Videlectrix games)
Lifted directly from King's Quest I

Okay, I can't take it anymore. I don't have it all worked out yet, but I've spent too much time working on it not to post anything. I think the game is King's Quest V, which was available for the NES. This image is almost an exact match of the one on your page. Mordack is the brother of the wizard Mannanan, whom Prince Alexander turned into a cat in King's Quest III, whoever they are and whatever that means. Peasant's Quest is based on King's Quest. Rather Dashing is the star of Peasant's Quest. Now, I don't know if any of this earns me happiness for this week, much less a lifetime. I'd just be happy if it's even in the ballpark. I'm tired of trying to figure it out, and I'm going to bed! — It's dot com 07:29, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Ding! You are 95% correct (everything but the bit reference from Halloween Potion-ma-jig, it was easy to miss when there were about 9 million questions in that picture caption) — good work. By the way, I laughed pretty hard when I read "whoever they are and whatever that means." Well done! And I can assure you happiness at least while you slumber :) Trey56 07:34, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Sigh, beat me again. Mine was:
Rather Dashing is based on the lead from the King's Quest series. The game pictured is King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!. Mordack (the antagonist of KGV) is the brother of the wizard Mannanan. Prince Alexander turned the brother into a cat in King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human. The rose petal essence used in Halloween Potion-ma-jig was an ingredient for the spell to turn into an eagle or fly in KQIII.
Good work Dot com. -- Tom 07:36, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Good work, you found the KQIII reference in Halloween Potion-ma-jig :) And your responses were within minutes of each other, so you both get a heap of credit for this very difficult one. Trey56 07:39, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
As much as it pains me to point this out, Tom had the correct answer, not me. The question was, which Homestar Runner cartoon contains a specific reference, and the answer was Halloween Potion-ma-jig, which was the final piece of the puzzle I couldn't find. I was on the right track, but I wasn't there yet. Drat! Or is the challenge just to identify the game pictured? I'm so confused. And why am I still awake? — It's dot com 07:43, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
It's both — the first half is identifying the game in the picture, the second half is answering the trivia question. So, I split the happiness two ways. (You should start feeling something shortly, but that might just be the thick cloak of a heavy slumber...) Trey56 07:52, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 23 January 2007

Which item in this game enables you to skip levels, and in which Homestar Runner cartoon has this specific object appeared?
Pom Pom bobbling

This is probably wrong, but nothing ventured, nothing gained... It's not Ice Climbers, is it? I dunno. Prolly not.-LordQuackingstick 21:08, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Nope — good guess, though :) Trey56 21:10, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh well. I just cheated and looked it up, so I have the consolation that I wouldn't have guessed it, even though I've heard of it.-LordQuackingstick 21:13, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Looking it up isn't cheating — many of these are too hard to get otherwise. If you can also get the answer to the associated trivia question, go ahead and post 'em! Trey56 21:15, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

The game is Bubble Bobble (compare with this image). You can skip levels using umbrellas, which on H*R.com happen to be found in the emails suntan and keep cool. — It's dot com 21:20, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Yup — it is Bubble Bobble, and I was thinking particularly of The King of Town's umbrella in keep coolMarzipan's holding more of a parasol in suntan, even though our transcript calls it an umbrella...
On another note, the irritating thing I found out about trying to beat Bubble Bobble is that when you first think you beat the game by passing the 100 levels and defeating the final boss, you get a "bad end" message. Then, it tells you to go back to level 99 and get the crystal ball. Then, it takes you to about 12 more levels you have to beat before you have to face the final boss again. However, beating him does not win the game for you — it then tells you to beat the game with a friend in two-player mode. So, I did that (with the help of my wife, this is the ending you see in the picture you posted), and then it says that you have to play all 100+ levels again (only more difficult) as "Super Bubble Bobble", get the crystal ball at level 99, and pass the final boss in two player mode, to get the real ending! Argh! That took forever.
At any rate, great jorb! Trey56 21:30, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Durn it, I just figured it out and someones gotten it. DURN! DURN DURN DURN!-LordQuackingstick 21:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
My initial thought was bubble bobble. I can hear that darn music in my head. I guess that I should have guessed. I R F 22:38, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Well, nevertheless, good job recognizing it (both of you). Trey56 22:54, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I would've gotten it earlier, but I was unsure about the umbrella's color (I thought that counted). There was no plain ol' black umbrella in Bubble Bobble. The one in keep cool is black.-LordQuackingstick 23:03, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, there are three different colors of umbrellas in BB, each which enables you to skip a different number of levels, so I didn't have a specific color in mind. Some of the games are easier to connect to Homestar Runner than others, like last week's (King's Quest V), since H*R is riddled with KQ references. Trey56 23:05, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

There is a doubt that there are different umbrellas. And furthermore, the NES versions are miscolored and all and stuff and stuff.... {begins panicky mechanical breathing} And furthermore, the NES level count is different than in the arcades:

Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow.

(the NES had tons more levels than the arcade had and you have to grab a crystal from some secret room)

Spoilers end here.

And does anyone realize that the NES ending is substantially different in looks than the arcade ending??? Lemme put it this way:

  • Due to Bub colored green and orange, and Bob colored blue and purple int he NES, their human forms look whacked./
  • You see any crying tears in the arcade edit? No.
  • {sigh} Furthermore, I think the multiple storylines of Bubble Symphony are better. Their "gf"'s if you know who I mean are also there.

--Unnecessarily continuing the discussion, stressed as ever, and under Hyperactive Strong Sad mode, Addict 2006 04:06, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Whoa — lots of information I didn't know! Hope I didn't stress you out by directing you here from your talk page :) Trey56 04:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 31 January 2007

In which Homestar Runner toon have the enemies from the first half of the fourth level of this game appeared?
Kung Fu: way more fun than The Karate Kid game

The game is Kung-Fu Master. Poisonous killer moths attack in the first half of the fouth level. Moths are mentioned in Yearbook Character Page. -- Tom 06:46, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Does Yearbook Character Page qualify as a toon? If so, then you're dead on. If not, I had another appearance in mind... Trey56 06:48, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
That A Ghost then. -- Tom 06:49, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Yep — good work! Hmm, I'm running out of games... Trey56 06:50, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 7 February 2007

Which Homestar Runner character almost ate an important element of this NES ending?
"Naw, man. We're puttin' it in the game if you beat the end boss."

Wilbur's associate asked Wilbur if he was going to eat the last congraturation in Videro Games. The game is, naturally, Ghosts 'n Goblins. =3 --DorianGray

Yes sir! And even though I messed up the filename, I should state for the record that you probably knew which game it was anyway [3].
Also, I should mention that TBC also show this particular NES Ending at the end of japanese cartoon. Man, that's by far the hardest NES game I've ever played...
Once again, well done! Trey56 07:46, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I recognised that one. Wilbur, in Videro Games. He wasn't going to eat that congraturation. Oh, I'm too late. Sorry. Shwoo 07:43, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Nice work recognizing that ending, as well as the HSR reference! Trey56 07:46, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
It's the only NES ending I c'n actually recognise! =D --DorianGray
Well-earned :) Trey56 07:56, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I only knew that ending the first place because I referenced it in a fanfic. (Homestar: Congratulations, Strong Sad, you saved the world! Return to starting point! Challenge again!) It was a weird fanfic. Shwoo 08:02, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Cool :) Trey56 08:17, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
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