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[edit] 13 February 2007

Which Strong Bad Email makes reference to this game?

The game is Rampage, which was ported to the NES. rampage makes reference to the game when The Cheat and Strong Mad rampage about in the Easter egg. -- Tom 06:44, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Exactly! Trey56 13:35, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 21 February 2007

The enemies in this game who wear pink shirts are most likely to have sent which Strong Bad Email?

River City Ransom is the game, and the email is theme party because the pink shirted enemies are frat guys. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 19:32, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Nice work — that's exactly what I was thinking of :) Trey56 23:24, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 6 March 2007

This guy could pass for a star of Contra.
Which character appears on the Homestar Runner page whose URL contains the name of the region in which this game takes place? (Note: the location as it appears in the instruction manual.)

The game is Contra. Took place in the Amazon Basin. "amazon" is part of the URL for which features Leomard Sportsinterviews. -- Tom 06:03, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Yep — as opposed to other versions of the game, which apparently took place off the coast of New Zealand. Well done! Trey56 06:11, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

This may be unrelated, but Strong Bad mumbled Super Contra in his sleep once. I think that may be a sequel or something. --Addict 2006 14:28, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Nope, not unrelated at all; that's the first sequel to Contra, and I considered using that as the clue for this one... Good catch! Trey56 15:19, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 14 March 2007

Directive 5: VOIP!
In which Homestar Runner cartoon was a character introduced whose name and features have much in common with the hero of this game?

The game is RoboCop. Homestarloween Party introduced Visor Robot, who shares RoboCop's visor and the "Robo" portion of the name. -- Tom 02:35, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

That's correct — also, according to Strong Sad, the Visor Robot has a human brain, just as Robocop has some human organs...but that's stretching the connection :P Good work! Trey56 02:40, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Ahhh! So that was the connection! I knew it was RoboCop by looking at the Bigger image (it's the last scene of the movie) but it didn't occurr to me that it was the visor robot that was modeled after it :(. --Stux 14:44, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the question was admittedly kind of a stretch on this one — way to recognize the game, though! Trey56 15:12, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! Next time I'll just have to beat Tom somehow. If that's at all possible ;). Dude, you're quick replying. Do you sleep? Both last night and this morning (US Eastern Time Zone) you replied quickly to my notes! I know you're a native german speaker (I think Dorian mentioned that in some other talk page): do you live in Europe? Anyway, next time, I'll be ready ;). --Stux 15:25, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Sleep? What's that? Naw, I live in Chicago, and I only speak English very well — you might be thinking of Loafing, who's a native German speaker. As for being on at weird hours, that comes from the combination of being a grad student and a parent of a young child ;) Trey56 15:34, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Ah! Loafing! Yes, yes I did confuse you guys. Did I tell you that I am bad with names? Ah! Yes, I know the Grad Student part very well. I can understand the parent part. I know this is late but, congratulations! (On the parent thing). :) --Stux 15:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! :D Trey56 15:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 20 March 2007

The evil meteor's twin brother?
In which Homestar Runner cartoon is this game explicitly referenced, and in which frame number does that reference begin?

The game is Maniac Mansion. The ending you have there is seen if you choose to shoot the meteor into space. The game is explicitly referenced in frame 792 of lackey in the Floppy Disk Container. -- Tom 19:07, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Wow, I can't stump you! Looks like I'll have to look for some more obscure games. Yep, that's exactly right — as a side note, I love it when TBC put little Easter eggs in their toons that you can only find by decompiling the Flash file (that floppy disk is mostly obscured by the black border). Good work! Trey56 19:14, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
(had an edit conflict and I just *now* noticed it.) How, just HOW do you do it!? --Stux 19:59, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Whaaa-donk. Click click click click click click click. This is not a drill. --Get what I mean? Why don't you try to explain this to the people here? Addict 2006 22:49, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
It's funny you brought that up — I noticed that too. It is clearly not the noise found in the NES version. Do you happen to know if it's the noise used in the PC version, or is the fact completely wrong? Trey56 22:53, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, this and Wikipedia are subject to hoaxes... I wonder though. I don't have such a thing so I don't know. Man, if only a {{verification needed}} tag existed here. --Addict 2006 22:57, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes — anyway, thanks for reminding me about that :) Trey56 23:09, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 27 March 2007

Which character behaves very much like the final boss of this game?

So, since I have nothing to lose, I might as well observe that the statue that appears there seems to be a moai, so I'm wondering if the game might be Moai Kun. Mind you, I never played it and the screenshots I'm seeing don't look very similar to what you've got, so probably not. But heck, might as well try. Heimstern Läufer 05:12, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

You're on the right track; but that's not the right game... good guess! Trey56 05:14, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Thought not, but hey, at least I could demonstrate my knowledge of the word "moai". Heimstern Läufer 05:15, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I would have said "Easter Island head" :D Trey56 05:17, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

The game is Arkanoid. The boss Doh behaves very much like Vector Strong Bad. -- Tom 06:06, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Yep, you're right! Can't fool you. In retrospect, I didn't know that there was an article on Moai in popular culture, although you perhaps didn't use that... Good job!Trey56 12:56, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
And in speaking Bubble Bobble series terms, and back into the infamous Bubble Bobble 2 ambiguation: Yes, Rainbow Islands has that boss and an island that makes a reference to Arkanoid (probably with deadly balls that once again kill the player instantly on contact, as it is with such games) too. --Addict 2006 23:17, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
And another game that features moais: Parodius Da (aka the "Nonsense fantasy", the first game released on the SNES). --Addict 2006 23:20, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
I didn't know about those ones — I'll have to play them soon! Trey56 23:56, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 3 April 2007

"No! I'm a video game!"
Which Homestar Runner toon contains a quote that appears in this NES Ending?

Super Mario Bros. 3 is the game, I believe. The toon is Pumpkin Carve-nival, in which The King of Town says "Sorry, king, but our princess is an another castle!" Heimstern Läufer 23:24, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Exactly — nice work! (and fast too) Trey56 23:29, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Not exactly,
The game is Super Mario Bros. 3. The quote is "But our Princess is in another castle" which is quoted as "Sorry, King, but our princess is in another castle..." by The King of Town in Pumpkin Carve-nival.
See marioIII-4.gif :P -- Tom 23:30, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes — you're right. Close enough, though :P Also, I should note that both Super Mario Bros. 3 and the KOT are referencing the original message at the end of the first seven worlds of Super Mario Bros. Trey56 23:41, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Of course. Good work Heimstern! -- Tom 23:44, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that last bit was more for completeness than 'cause I thought people didn't know it. Thanks for playing, guys :) Trey56 23:51, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

And you know what's more for completeness? And that people don't even know?!

Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow.

Well, I remember reading somewhere that what Princess Toadstool/Peach said at the end was different in the Japanese NES version (and even in the GBA remake, so I remember playing once). I do not wanna spaz out on every single unnecessary change, so I'll quote, from this site:

The Japanese SMB3 features a more serious Princess Toadstool. In the Japanese version, Princess Toadstool originally said, "Thank you! Finally, peace returns to the Mushroom World. The end!"

Picture: "Hahaha! Oh wait..."

As a side note: is interesting to note that neither the Japanese nor English versions of SMB3 in Super Mario All-Stars are based on their respective NES versions. Instead, both games contain an amalgamation of the Japanese and English versions, with the level changes (such as the world 1-1 Fortress) remaining from English version, along with the graphic "gimmicks" (such as the suit flying off effect) from the Japanese version.

And if I must state again ("Oh no! Don't do it!!!") Oh drop that. Anyway, if I must state it again, I said that the non-joke ending was also repeated for the GBA remake. Princess Toadstool/Peach says "Thank you! Peace has at last returned to our Mushroom Kingdom!" And with that, I re-checked and it was like that.

Well, I'll have to ask you to go back to here and here. The original world names from the NES Japanese edit were mostly kept for the GBA remake. "Castle of Koopa" was kept but of course they changed it to "Bowser's Castle", in my opinion because they had to change that to fit today's standards... or something.

And if you ever play the GBA remake, you'll see they decided to add a little motion to the static pictures of the original, so that all the characters fit into the place when the freeze-frame sets in for each of them. (Get what I'm saying?)

Spoilers end here.

And so ends another ending plot expansion since the last time I stressed over Bubble Bobble and its own NES differences. Not that I'm stressing now. Really. And that's it. Hopefully I won't have to overload ending plot discrepancies again. Alright now. --Addict 2006 19:39, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Wow — interesting! I didn't know any of that! I think I like the English NES ending the best, though. That sneaky Princess! Trey56 22:19, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 12 April 2007

****** ******
How quickly did the Brothers Chaps finish this game?

The game is Metroid. TBC finished it in under three hours but in more than one hour. -- Tom 04:00, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Yup, Quite good, quite good. And you got it in only 5 minutes! :D Trey56 04:04, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
While tempting, no pictures of you in a bikini are necessary. Thanks though. -- Tom 04:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Oh, the picture of me in a bikini (=S) is reserved for 0-1 second replies. The 1 second—10 minute completions are rewarded with this tantalizing treat. Trey56 04:54, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Boom tick tick tick. Look, it is impossible for something to be submitted in only one second nowadays, with the inexplicable slowdowns and the time it takes for the Save changes button to work!!! Wait. I'm gonna put something else up. Let me verify it first. --Addict 2006 23:21, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

And who's to say how many seconds passed when you refresh a page and your thing is there?! It would already have been 29 seconds over the limit! Because everybody's at the limit. Now if you'll excuse me... Don't force anyone to try to reply to one second because it is downright impossible in a Wiki of this stature! --Addict 2006 23:24, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, let me tell you that if you put in someone named Justin whose last name is Bailey... I don't want to tell you any more because you'd have figured it out, along with the other way you can get into the Board. Uh, bored. Ugh, Detroit leads 2-0 over us... --Addict 2006 23:29, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, impossibility is exactly the feature of the 1 second limit that attracted me to it! Trey56 00:52, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 18 April 2007

Stiny, go kill Ryu!
What Homestar Runner character is modeled after a character from this game?

Not working out for me. As I said, I am not familiar with many NES games. Someone can provide their guess now. --Addict 2006 13:12, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

The game is Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos. The Shadowy Figure is modeled after Ashtar, one of the main antagonists of the game. -- Tom 18:23, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes — great job! Trey56 18:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Erm, is this true? (That is Shadowy Figure being modeled after Ashtar.) If so, why isn't this information listed in the Shadowy Figure page? --Stux 17:17, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
It was at one point, but it must have been removed... Trey56 17:23, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah! Any idea why? Was it removed for a good reason? --Stux 19:07, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Oh, it looks like it was removed here. I added that fact pretty early on in my wiki youthfulness, but I still think the similarity is intentional. I'm biased though, judge for yourself :) Trey56 20:11, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 1 May 2007

Don't go in, or risk being cursed. Er, locked in.
What object in the Homestar Runner universe shares the name of an evil item in this game?

The game is Dragon Warrior II. The Gremlin's Armor and the Gremlin's Tail are both cursed items and share a name with the Gremlin. -- Tom 05:30, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Yup! I was thinking particularly of the tail, but you're absolutely right :) Trey56 05:32, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 12 May 2007

When does a Homestar Runner main character imitate the hero who, according to the US version, stars in this game?

The game is Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight. Homestar Runner imitates Ken from Street Fighter in dangeresque 3. The English localization of the game changed the main character's identity and backstory from Kevin Striker to Ken to imply that he is the same Ken from the original Street Fighter. -- Tom 16:28, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Wow, nice work — I can't stump you! The pipes are broken! Trey56 18:27, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
And to think I read about that spinoff game once on Wikipedia. Guess I'm still not familiar with NES games. --Addict 2006 21:26, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 17 May 2007

Where has the currency of this game (according to the manual) appeared in Homestar Runner? Secondly, future installments in this series changed the name of the currency to that of a real-life country. Where in Homestar Runner has that country been mentioned?

dreamail and isp. Winner is me? Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:39, 17 May 2007 (UTC) (Clarification: Strong Bad has a ruby-encrusted pocketwatch in dreamail, and in isp, Homestar says he is not in India.)

Hmm, you might want to update Wikipedia:Hyrule#Currency, and for future references, here are all the countries that have Rupees as their currency ;-) Loafing 22:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, didn't know about the other countries. Well, India's probably the most famous one :P Trey56 22:46, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, isp was pretty easy to guess ;-) I was just havin' a leetle trouble finding out about "rubies".  Loafing 22:49, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Yup — great work! Just to unpack your answer for our viewers at home, the game is The Legend of Zelda, and the instruction manual originally referred to the currency as "rubies" (which appeared on Strong Bad's ruby-encrusted pocketwatch in dreamail). Later installments in the Legend of Zelda series changed the name of the currency to "rupees", also the currency of India, which Homestar mentions in isp.
Great job! Trey56 22:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I see you added in that information while I was typing: nice :) Trey56 22:46, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Yay for anti-edit-conflict technology! Loafing 22:49, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Sweet! I found a transcript of the original LoZ manual somewheres, that's how I got rubies. Google-fu away! Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:57, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 23 May 2007

Another (completely unrelated) little blue guy!
If you had to guess, do The Brothers Chaps like this game? Why or why not?

The Adventures of Lolo. No, TBC don't like it: in bedtime story, Moses Malone hopes The Cheat has saved the receipt. Heimstern Läufer 00:49, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Is this your crazy, mixed-up way of answering some type of birthday challenge?? You're exactly right, and I'm impressed at your speed. Happy B! Trey56 00:54, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
And this is my crazy mixed-up way of ranting: Kirby anime characters? I never would have known what game it was! And yes, I referred to an actual anime. And yes, HAL Laboratory did Lolo and the Kirby games. And yes, that will be all. Except for the fact that "The characters Lololo and Lalala, who often appear in Kirby games as bosses, are modelled after Lolo and Lala.". --Addict 2006 00:34, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Interesting info — I knew that the same comany made the Kirby games, but I didn't know about Lololo and Lalala. Thanks! Trey56 00:39, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 29 May 2007

Raphael is cool but crude.
Which character in this game uses a weapon Strong Bad has used?

I'm guessing that is some kind of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, in which case Strong Bad has used nunchaku in dangeresque 3, the same weapon as used by Michelangelo (sans gun attachment). --phlip TC 23:32, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Yup: give me a link to the specific game, and it's yours. Trey56 23:34, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... I should have guessed... --phlip TC 23:35, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Nice work! You have excelled my skills (whatever that means!). As a side note, Strong Bad also used his nunchucks in Fall Float Parade. Trey56 23:37, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh man - I should have known. What with some familiarity with the Shredder being in TMNT the games and shows and movies and then there's dangeresque 3 the SBEmail. --Addict 2006 03:23, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 5 June 2007

"Hey, Bubs, I like your Lando Calrissian outfit!"
Name the real-life person whose face appears in this game and who is mentioned by name in the Homestar Runner body of work.

I'm guessing Super Star Wars? That's the only SNES Star Wars game I found. And the person is George Lucas, mentioned by name in what I want. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:04, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

You're on the right track, but it's an NES game (not SNES)... also, George Lucas is a good guess, but his face doesn't appear in this game... Keep try! Trey56 18:07, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
So how about this game? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:09, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Closer, but still not right. Good guess! Trey56 18:10, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
What about this one? Has Matt? (talk) 18:13, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm guessing the person is Lando Calrissian, mentioned in Halloween Potion-Ma-Jig, but as for the game, I don't have a clue. Scratch that. He's not real :P Dr. Clash 18:14, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Billy Dee Williams in secret identity. Mr. Dee Williams played the aforementioned Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and was featured in the aforementioned game by the same name. — It's dot com 18:15, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Has Matt?, you have the game correct, and It's dot com, you have the correct name of the real-life person. Nice work, and thanks for participating, everyone! Trey56 18:16, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok you know what? I'm getting sick of not getting this. I'm a Star Wars somewhat-fan, you know! Ugh. Check this out. No really. Do it. --Addict 2006 03:07, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok, scratch that. That game is hard as heck. I even tried it. --Addict 2006 03:08, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I've been trying to beat it since I was a kid, but I never succeeded till last week. Trey56 03:27, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
But wasn't it MADE in 2003? -- Lazylaces Talk 00:21, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Nope, it was made in 1993. Trey56 00:33, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 26 June 2007

To Silius... and beyond!
At one point, this game was going to be modeled after a major motion picture. Name another movie that stars the same main actor along with every place it is referenced within the Homestar Runner body of work. (Hint: The hero of this game has the same name as the wiki user who transcribed do over.)

do over was transcribed by Jay. Journey to Silius starred a "Jay McCray" and was originally going to be based on The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger also stars in Kindergarten Cop, which was referenced in unused emails and technology. --phlip TC 07:22, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Very nice! As a side note, this game, like other Sunsoft titles, has an awesome soundtrack. Nice work :) Trey56 07:24, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh, it wasn't Jay's Journey??? Nuts. ;) --Jay (Talk) 07:50, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
It was going to be, but I couldn't get my hands on an NES port of it ;) Trey56 07:52, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Sunsoft? Reminds me of Bugs Bunny's Rabbit Rampage and Road Runner's Death Valley Rally. --Addict 2006 07:12, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Never played those ones; are they good? Trey56 07:14, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 3 July 2007

Great for taking down heroic jeeps
Where in the Homestar Runner body of work is this game referenced?

The game is Jackal. It's seen as one of the NES Endings in japanese cartoon. -- Tom 03:35, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes! Nice job, Tom :) Trey56 03:35, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 11 July 2007

(1) Where in the Homestar Runner body of work is this game referenced? (2) Which HRWiki user currently has the title of this game in his signature?

Gah, this one's frustrating. I think I know the toon where its reference is, but that toon doesn't have a Fun Fact about it... or maybe I'm just taking the picture too literally. Hm... --Jay (Talk) 06:12, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

OH! The game is "Super Contra" (or "Super C")... so... --Jay (Talk) 06:16, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Ah, cheatday! --Jay (Talk)
And for the user... uh... do anagrams count? {shrug} --Jay (Talk) 06:26, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
The user is Mee. A winner is you. =) --DorianGray 06:37, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, it's Mee. My signature is almost big enough to be too big. [CGNU! Mee?<talk\super contra>]
Nice job, Jay and DorianGray — the game is Super Contra, the H*R reference is to Strong Bad's couch mumbling in cheatday, and Mee is indeed the user who currently has "Super Contra" in his sig. Again, great jorb :) Trey56 12:43, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

is it the original legend of zelda? Slipknot6477 (Talk | contribs) 17:35, 12 July 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Nope, this one's already been answered — it's Super C. However, The Legend of Zelda was the game a couple months ago. Trey56 17:56, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 20 July 2007

Thanks, Ch'mera! magnify-clip.png
With which Videlectrix product does this game share striking similarities?

Duck Guardian One, and the game is LemmingsLoafing 21:50, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes — nice (and fast) work! Trey56 21:52, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 24 July 2007

Where has this game's hero's name appeared in the Homestar Runner body of work? Hint: This game is the sequel to a game whose title is almost identical to that of an upcoming book by the author of another book that was recently made into a movie which was promoted by a Google WebQuest.

The game is Fire 'n Ice, the protagonist is Dana, who was mentioned in replacement. Has Matt? (talk) 22:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Yep, great jorb! And Dana needs more quarters on register three. Trey56 22:36, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
For those of you keeping score at home, the game is the sequel to Solomon's Key, which is similar to the title of The Solomon Key, a novel being written by Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, which was recently made into a film. Has Matt? (talk) 22:40, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
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