History VideoGame / StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople

18th Feb '18 11:24:01 AM nombretomado
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* RegionCoding: In-universe example. In "8-Bit Is Enough", Strong Bad is originally unable to access the Stinkoman game because it is region-locked. Getting around this is one of the objectives you have to accomplish.
14th Feb '18 2:59:42 PM Andyroid
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** In "Homestar Ruiner", Strong Bad can accuse Pom-Pom of being on steroids, a robot, or a robot on steroids. Also, Homestar complains about the contents of Strong Bad's kitchen while trying to cook up a token of apology for Marzipan.
-->'''Homestar:''' Marzipan's vegan, and most of the food in here contains meat, milk, milky meat, or... meaty milk.\\

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** In "Homestar Ruiner", Strong Bad can accuse Pom-Pom of being on steroids, a robot, or a robot on steroids. Also,
** Also from "Homestar Ruiner",
Homestar complains about the contents of Strong Bad's kitchen while trying to cook up a token of apology for Marzipan.
-->'''Homestar:''' --->'''Homestar:''' Marzipan's vegan, and most of the food in here contains meat, milk, milky meat, or... meaty milk.\\



-->'''Strong Bad:''' What are you supposed to do in a game where you can't die? Pick up things? Talk to people? Talk to people about things you just picked up?

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-->'''Strong --->'''Strong Bad:''' What are you supposed to do in a game where you can't die? Pick up things? Talk to people? Talk to people about things you just picked up?



* BrickJoke: In "Homestar Ruiner", the episode begins with Strong Bad getting an email asking why he hasn't "beat the snot" out of Homestar yet. Strong Bad thinks it's a good idea, but his intention gets derailed. [[spoiler: In the end, when Homestar crashes out of the window in the conga line, he yells out, "Ow, my snot!"]]

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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In "Homestar Ruiner", the episode begins with Strong Bad getting an email asking why he hasn't "beat the snot" out of Homestar yet. Strong Bad thinks it's a good idea, but his intention gets derailed. [[spoiler: In the end, when Homestar crashes out of the window in the conga line, he yells out, "Ow, my snot!"]]



* ButtMonkey: Strong Sad, more so than usual. He gets ridiculed, pummeled, conned, humiliated, and otherwise tormented throughout each episode (though he does get to dish some abuse back to Strong Bad in "Baddest of the Bands").
* CaliforniaDoubling: In-Universe example. In Dangeresque 3, the bridge acts as Ireland, Tokyo, Egypt, Venice, ''and'' Paris.

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* ButtMonkey: Strong Sad, more so than usual. He Sad gets ridiculed, pummeled, conned, humiliated, and otherwise tormented throughout each episode (though he does get to dish some abuse back to Strong Bad in "Baddest of the Bands").
* CaliforniaDoubling: In-Universe example. In Dangeresque 3, the bridge Stone Bridge acts as Ireland, Tokyo, Egypt, Venice, ''and'' Paris.



* ChocolateOfRomance: In ''Homestar Ruiner'', Strong Bad, in order to mend Homestar's relationship (and get him out of his house), puts some free chocolates he got from Bubs on Marzipan's door.
* CollectionSidequest: Two or three different sets in each game.

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* ChocolateOfRomance: In ''Homestar Ruiner'', Ruiner'' Strong Bad, in order to mend Homestar's relationship (and get him out of his house), puts some free chocolates he got from Bubs on Marzipan's door.front porch.
* CollectionSidequest: Two Each episode features two or three different sets of collectibles, like Coach Z's trophies in each game."Homestar Ruiner" or the miniature flags in "Strong Badia the Free".



-->'''Strong Bad:''' Chocolate-covered organic packing peanuts?! What kind of candy is that?
-->'''Bubs:''' The kind of candy that I give away to people for free, dummy!

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-->'''Strong Bad:''' Chocolate-covered organic packing peanuts?! What kind of candy is that?
-->'''Bubs:'''
that?\\
'''Bubs:'''
The kind of candy that I give away to people for free, dummy!



* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: It's a game based around [[{{Jerkass}} Strong Bad]]; what do you expect?

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: It's a game based around [[{{Jerkass}} Strong Bad]]; what do you expect?Bad]], so naturally the solution to several puzzles involves doing dickish things to his friends and neighbors, like decapitating a ''papier maché'' sculpture of Homestar, making Strong Sad think he has a terrible disease, and tricking Coach Z into throwing a rock through Marzipan's front window.



--> Strong Bad: Yes, I finally finished ''Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective'', so [[TakeThatAudience you can all eat it]].
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: {{Invoked}} in the Episode 1, where the goal during the first part of the game is to win a race. However, Pom Pom is much faster than Strong Bad, so you must get him disqualified by [[spoiler: putting some performance-enhancing powder in his locker, making it seem like he won only because of it.]]

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--> Strong Bad: -->'''Strong Bad:''' Yes, I finally finished ''Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective'', so [[TakeThatAudience you can all eat it]].
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: {{Invoked}} in the Episode 1, where the goal during the first part of the game is to win a race. However, Pom Pom is much faster than Strong Bad, so you must get him disqualified by [[spoiler: putting some performance-enhancing powder in his locker, making it seem like he won only because of it.]]



* DistressedDude: Strong Sad, Bubs [[spoiler:and Homestar]] in "8-Bit Is Enough"
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler:"Craig" (The Cheat)]] in "Dangeresque 3".

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* DistressedDude: Strong Sad, Bubs [[spoiler:and Homestar]] in In "8-Bit Is Enough"
Enough", Strong Bad has to rescue Bubs from Marzipan (who's been turned into Lady Crate Ape), and trick Rather Dashing into rescuing Strong Sad from the King of Town (who's become a scorpion monster named Munchox). [[spoiler: Strong Bad also ends up having to save Homestar from Trogdor's lair.]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: In "Dangeresque 3", the mastermind behind Uzi Bazooka turns out to be [[spoiler:"Craig" (The Cheat)]] in "Dangeresque 3".Cheat)]].



* DVDBonusContent: The Extended Play for "Dangeresque 3" is done in the style of this.

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* DVDBonusContent: The Extended Play for "Dangeresque 3" is done in the style of this.a "behind the scenes" featurette.



* EdutainmentGame: In-universe, the Fun Machine game Math Kickers claims to be this. It bears much more resemblance to VideoGame/DoubleDragon than anything even remotely educational, aside from random algebra equations being scattered all over the game.

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* EdutainmentGame: In-universe, the Fun Machine game Math Kickers ''Math Kickers'' claims to be this.educational. It bears much more resemblance to VideoGame/DoubleDragon than anything even remotely educational, aside from random algebra equations being scattered all over the game.



* FictionalVideoGame: In addition to the various mini-games on Strong Bad's Funmachine, a number of these appear in "8-Bit is Enough", such as Lady Crate Ape, Spirits of '76, and Halfathalon.

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* FictionalVideoGame: In addition to the various mini-games on Strong Bad's Funmachine, a number of these fictional games appear in "8-Bit is Enough", such as Lady Crate Ape, Spirits of '76, and Halfathalon.



** In ''Baddest of the Bands'', whenever Bubs suggests Strong Bad could pay off his debt by working at his store rather than jumping through elaborate hoops to arrange, sabotage, and win a battle of the bands, a floating pixelated head of Limozeen's Larry Palaroncini appears over Strong Bad's shoulder and says "Rock and Roll, Strong Bad!"

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** In ''Baddest of the Bands'', whenever Bubs suggests Strong Bad could pay off his debt for repairs to the Funmachine by [[WorkOffTheDebt working at his store store]] rather than [[StatingTheSimpleSolution jumping through elaborate hoops to arrange, sabotage, and win a battle of the bands, bands]], a floating pixelated head of Limozeen's Larry Palaroncini appears over Strong Bad's shoulder and says "Rock and Roll, Strong Bad!"



* ForeignerForADay: In "Strong Badia the Free", everyone runs off to form their own countries after Strong Bad declares his independence from the Municipality, which Strong Bad has to convince (or force) to join his side. Highlights include [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs']] neutral city-state of Concessionstantinople, the [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]] [[MagicalNativeAmerican Reservation]], and [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]]'s country of... [[ShapedLikeItself Country]].

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* ForeignerForADay: In "Strong Badia the Free", everyone runs off to form their own countries after Strong Bad declares his independence from the Municipality, which and Strong Bad has to convince (or force) the other nations to join his side. Highlights include [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs']] neutral city-state of Concessionstantinople, the [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]] [[MagicalNativeAmerican Reservation]], and [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]]'s country of... [[ShapedLikeItself Country]].



** In "Homestar Ruiner," Strong Bad frames Homestar Runner for destroying Marzipan's garden party decorations. He also plants Total Load Total Body Energy Enhancement Powder in Pom Pom's locker to get him disqualified from the Race to the End of the Race.

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** In "Homestar Ruiner," Strong Bad (accidentally) frames Homestar Runner for destroying Marzipan's garden party decorations. He also plants Total Load Total Body Energy Enhancement Powder in Pom Pom's locker to get him disqualified from the Race to the End of the Race.



* GameBreakingBug: A number of the [=SBCG4AP=] episodes have some bug some which freezes or causes trouble for the game. The PC and Wiiware versions have different bugs between them.

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* GameBreakingBug: GameBreakingBug:
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A number of the [=SBCG4AP=] episodes have some bug some which freezes or causes trouble for the game. The PC and Wiiware versions have different bugs between them.



* TheSomethingSong: The protest song Marzipan composes in "Strong Badia the Free" is officially titled "Protest Song".



* ThisMeansWar: A common theme in "Strong Badia the Free".

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* ThisMeansWar: A common theme in In "Strong Badia the Free".Free", Strong Bad is mad enough about being placed under house arrest for failing to pay the King of Town's "email tax", he has Strong Badia secede from Free Country, USA and plots to overthrow the King of Town.
25th Oct '17 6:42:07 PM Karxrida
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Homestar Ruiner" the metal detector and shovel are separate items, forcing you to use both to dig up buried objects. Later episodes cut out the middleman and combined the two into a single item.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Homestar Ruiner" the The metal detector and shovel are separate items, items in "Homestar Ruiner", forcing you to use both to dig up buried objects. Later episodes cut out the middleman and combined combine the two into a single item.
25th Oct '17 6:40:53 PM Karxrida
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* ''Homestar Ruiner''-- In which Strong Bad sets out to "beat the snot out of Homestar", but instead ends up impersonating him at the Free Country USA Tri-Annual Race to the End of the Race, humiliating him in the process... which wouldn't be a problem, except that Homestar takes refuge in Strong Bad's house and refuses to leave unless Strong Bad can fix Homestar's shattered reputation.
* ''Strong Badia the Free''-- In which Strong Bad rebels against the King of Town's new e-mail tax, and tries to rally his neighbors (who have all set up their own countries) to overthrow the Of Town's "fat-thority".
* ''Baddest of the Bands''-- In which Strong Bad organizes (and then attempts to win) a Battle Royale of the Bands in order to fund repairs for his beloved Videlectrix Funmachine.
* ''Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective''-- In which Strong Bad finally completes his latest "cine-magic masterpiece", where a routine mission to save the rainforest traps Dangeresque and Renaldo in a web of treachery, lies, heartbreak, and bad action movie cliches. This is a unique installment in that you play in-character as Dangeresque, trying to solve your way through the movie's plot.
* ''8-Bit Is Enough''-- In which Strong Bad's malfunctioning Trogdor cabinet leads to Free Country USA merging with the world of video games, forcing Strong Bad to team up with his favorite video game characters and take out a rampaging Trogdor.

Strong Bad also appears in VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory, using the model from this game.

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* ''Homestar Ruiner''-- Ruiner'' -- In which Strong Bad sets out to "beat the snot out of Homestar", but instead ends up impersonating him at the Free Country USA Tri-Annual Race to the End of the Race, humiliating him in the process... which wouldn't be a problem, except that Homestar takes refuge in Strong Bad's house and refuses to leave unless Strong Bad can fix Homestar's shattered reputation.
* ''Strong Badia the Free''-- Free'' -- In which Strong Bad rebels against the King of Town's new e-mail tax, and tries to rally his neighbors (who have all set up their own countries) to overthrow the Of Town's "fat-thority".
* ''Baddest of the Bands''-- Bands'' -- In which Strong Bad organizes (and then attempts to win) a Battle Royale of the Bands in order to fund repairs for his beloved Videlectrix Funmachine.
* ''Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective''-- Projective'' -- In which Strong Bad finally completes his latest "cine-magic masterpiece", where a routine mission to save the rainforest traps Dangeresque and Renaldo in a web of treachery, lies, heartbreak, and bad action movie cliches. This is a unique installment in that you play in-character as Dangeresque, trying to solve your way through the movie's plot.
* ''8-Bit Is Enough''-- Enough'' -- In which Strong Bad's malfunctioning Trogdor cabinet leads to Free Country USA merging with the world of video games, forcing Strong Bad to team up with his favorite video game characters and take out a rampaging Trogdor.

Strong Bad also appears in VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory, ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', using the model from this game.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Homestar Ruiner" the metal detector and shovel are separate items, forcing you to use both to dig up buried objects. Later episodes cut out the middleman and combined the two into a single item.
8th Oct '17 11:03:45 AM pgj1997
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* {{Chocolate of Romance}}: In ''Homestar Ruiner'', Strong Bad, in order to mend Homestar's relationship (and get him out of his house), puts some free chocolates he got from Bubs on Marzipan's door.

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* {{Chocolate of Romance}}: ChocolateOfRomance: In ''Homestar Ruiner'', Strong Bad, in order to mend Homestar's relationship (and get him out of his house), puts some free chocolates he got from Bubs on Marzipan's door.



* CopyProtection: Played with in "8-Bit is Enough". To get into Peasant's Quest, Strong Bad needs to solve a copy protection puzzle.

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* CopyProtection: Played with {{Parodied|Trope}} in "8-Bit is Enough". To get into Peasant's Quest, Strong Bad needs to solve a copy protection puzzle.puzzle.
* CreatorCameo: Mark Darin appears as a sender of one of sbemails in "Baddest of the Bands".
23rd Sep '17 10:56:21 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]: Perducci [[spoiler:and Uzi Bazooka]] in "Dangeresque 3". [[spoiler:However, this appears to be vague at best- there's no interacting between the two, and the only idea that they might be working together is their actions in the first half of the episode. The true Big Bad Buumvirate is Uzi Bazooka and Craig.]]

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* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]: Perducci [[spoiler:and Uzi Bazooka]] in "Dangeresque 3". [[spoiler:However, this appears to be vague at best- there's no interacting between the two, and the only idea that they might be working together is their actions in the first half of the episode. The true Big Bad Buumvirate Duumvirate is Uzi Bazooka and Craig.]]
17th Aug '17 4:21:57 PM HeroicJay
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** In "Baddest of the Bands," Strong Bad frames Coach Z for several crimes in order to convince Bubs he's still "hardcore" so the two will reform the Two-O Duo for the Battle of the Bands.

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** In "Baddest of the Bands," Strong Bad frames Coach Z for several crimes in order to convince Bubs he's still "hardcore" so the two will reform the Two-O Duo for the Battle of the Bands. Later, he frames Limozeen for doing all the things Marzipan is getting preachy over, resulting in her writing a song dedicated to trashing them, which hurts her band's position in the contest since ''Limozeen are the judges''.
17th Aug '17 3:13:40 PM YellowYoshi398
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* GeniusBonus: The Wii Channel animations for each episode show Strong Bad running the files for each game on his Lappy, with the extension ".wad". This is the file type for WiiWare games, comparable to the .exe's Strong Bad is usually running on his computer.



** Pay close attention to the Wii Channel animation. The filename Strong Bad types into the Lappy ends in ".wad"... the file extension used to ''pirate'' Wii channels. Considering that [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil this is Nintendo we're talking about]], this was a pretty ballsy reference to make. Doubles as a GeniusBonus.
5th Jun '17 6:27:29 PM themisterfree
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* PhotoshopFilterOfEvil: Parodied when Strong Bad sees it in a depressing rockumentary and notes that it means "somebody's going to rehab".
25th Apr '17 1:15:05 PM MathematicalVoid
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: The second fight between Homestar and Coach Z in Strong Badia the Free's Maps & Minions game consists solely of the latter saying "Fair enough. I'll go," and walking away.
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