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Charming. Suave. Awesome. These are the words Strong Bad would use to describe himself. In a world gone mad, only one man can be trusted to save the day. A man with an attitude. A man called Strong Bad. As the star of the Homestar Runner Web cartoons, Strong Bad has been answering e-mails (in boxing gloves), pranking his friends, pummeling his enemies, and making people with questionable taste snort milk out of their noses for years now. And he’s branched out to star in Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, a monthly five-episode series.

In Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad’s plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, and he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal by any means possible. But wait, there’s more: Teen Girl Squad comics, achievements, funny costumes and arcade games. You can even send pictures and messages to Wii Friends using Strong Bad’s computer. So how about it? Can you handle Strong Bad’s style?

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Posted by Alex Knox

Are you cool and attractive enough to handle Strong Bad's style on WiiWare?

Telltale Games have been developing some of the most prominent and downright hilarious adventure games of the past several years, while Homestar Runner has been responsible for one of the most popular and ridiculously enjoyable Flash cartoons of this...

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Jaxathon

#2

Jaxathon said:

I love strongbad but doubt I will dump 5 dollars each month for this.

Why not make one big game and release it for like 10 bucks? Dont milk the game like that.

juhok

#3

juhok said:

Awesome! I've been a big Homestar Runner fan for a while now. This the sort of indie content I want from WiiWare.

TheLuigiDude

#5

TheLuigiDude said:

Man this game looks awesome and the vid is so funny. When I first heard this I wasn't so hot on it, but once I heard Telltale Games was taking the lead I was all over it. The vid looks as if it really catches the theme of the show, awesome.

Though I do agree with you Jaxathon, I'm not too hot on paying for the next one per month, but I admit that I'll buy it anyway. I'm a big fan.

gamepopper

#6

gamepopper said:

I'm definitely going to get this!!! I love Homestar Runner and Strong Bad so as soon as I saw this, I almost got a heart attack (metaphorically). I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH IT'LL COST!!!!!

Jupiter_Adept

#7

Jupiter_Adept said:

Being a cheap game, this'll be the deciding factor if I want to buy or rent point-and-click-em-ups.

pdrydia

#8

pdrydia said:

"Why not make one big game and release it for like 10 bucks? Dont milk the game like that."

While I do like my games cheaper than cheap, if the entire content costs $25, I don't mind getting the chance to "rent" $5 worth and see if I like it before shelling out the other $20.

Karma

#9

Karma said:

""Why not make one big game and release it for like 10 bucks? Dont milk the game like that."

Hush. What's good enough for Sam & Max is good enough for Homestar Runner. It's not any different than paying a small price per episode of television show episodes on iTunes. Only more interactive and less non-interactive.

You make it sound like actually spending "gasp* MONEY on a service that's well worth the price is some sort of unspeakable abomination to mankind.

So seriously. Pipe down and just enjoy getting what you pay for. Because the old saying still runs true: "You get what you pay for."

pdrydia

#10

pdrydia said:

Hey now, Karma, the game isn't out yet, and we don't know its content, let alone if it's "well worth the price." As far as we know, it could be head cancer. I'm not willing to pay $25 for head cancer--I probably wouldn't even pay $10 for it.

King_wiL

#11

King_wiL said:

I'm definitely getting this, in fact im well excited about it, more so than i am about gta4 which im not even bothering to get on release tbh

Fireballmario

#12

Fireballmario said:

I hope to get all of the episodes of this game and I hope there 500 Wii Points per peice so I can buy all of the episodes or even cheaper so I can get all of them! Looks dumb, but funny!

Objection

#14

Objection said:

500 points an episode is a good price, as long as each episode is at least 2-3 hrs of content. The only problem is that there are 5 episodes...requiring another Wii Points card! Curses!! Foiled again!

King_wiL

#16

King_wiL said:

This will be the game to resurrect my wii from the dusty shelf below the tv and make it live again!!!!!!!!!

PoisonRamune

#17

PoisonRamune said:

This game looks like it has a lot of promise. I do want to know how much control the Chapman bros have over this. SInce I noticed that the characters' voices sound a little off... I know this was supposed to be a parody of infomercials where everyone has a "fake" sounding voice. However, the actual gameplay video (where SB and Homestar are on the track) also has those kinda funky voices.

HappyBob

#18

HappyBob said:

Telltale Games are doing phenomenal work with the episodal Sam & Max series. The laughs are more frequent and hard than most TV sitcoms. The Homestar Runner franchise could not be in safer hands.

"I do want to know how much control the Chapman bros have over this"
By all accounts, they are very involved. It was the same case with Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell, and before that, Jeff Smith for Telltale's game adaptations of the "Bone" graphic novels.

This whole project is a dream come true for me. Definitely my most anticipated WiiWare title.

juhok

#20

juhok said:

@PoisonRamune

All the voices in every Homestar Runner cartoon/short/whatever are done by Matt Chapman (except for Powered by The Cheat -animations, which are voiced by Mike, and obviously Marzipan, who is voiced by Missy Palmer). So is the case with this game. They even said in an interview that they prefer to record at home (where they do all their voice work for the website) instead of a recording studio.

I'm really looking forward to this WiiWare title - assuming it even gets released in EU. If it doesn' become available for PAL Wiis, then I'll get the PC version.

Chris_Davis

#21

Chris_Davis said:

I will buy the first game and IF it's good for the price I will buy the other 4 too. It better be good tho and I hope it's only 500 points per game.

Rawk_Hawk

#24

Rawk_Hawk said:

I looked at this on gametrailers. Not impressed at all:(
Maybe I don't get the humor.

Damaho

#26

Damaho said:

Like most of the previous poster I'll get the first episode and look if it's good. Well, I think it will be a good game :)

PoisonRamune

#28

PoisonRamune said:

@juhok Two weeks late.

While I understand that... It sounds like the voices went through another evolution (watch an old Tandy clone era sbemail and then watch a lappy video right after, SB's voice very different).

While being a consistant fan of HSR since the techno email... I am going to get this game.

Objection

#29

Objection said:

I'm glad this got delayed. They'll make it even better and I'll have to time to finish all my current wiiware (just got toki tori and LostWinds) so I can DELETE SOMETHING. Thats right, I am now outta space. :( Wii, indeed. ;)

Mazero

#30

Mazero said:

This game was recently rated by the ESRB as T. It was in the new trailer

Vortex99

#31

Vortex99 said:

Mazero:
'This game was recently rated by the ESRB as T. It was in the new trailer'

And, it' s just been rated 12+ by the PEGI. If you go to www.pegi.info and search 'Homestar', it'll come up with the rating for Homestar Ruiner - 12+

Final_Starman

#32

Final_Starman said:

Saving up for this. I've been a long-time h*r fan and I'd love to see them hit WiiWare. Next game I'm getting! :-)

mr_niceguy

#33

mr_niceguy said:

Okay, so Penny Arcade has a game, now Homestar Runner has a game? Okay, now the next Internet guys to get a game should be VG Cats! Those guys are awesome! It would be like a combination of Penny Arcades and Homestar Runners, only it would have settings that would spoof other games and movies, and it would have those context-sensitive button actions like Conker did. It would be Awesome!! Awesome!!!

NNoah95

#37

NNoah95 said:

Why? Were you thinking of more? or less?

When you think about it it's supposed to be like like an interactive show like Sam & Max. I think it's pretty cool how they did that, If you don't like one part you just don't buy that part.

CanisWolfred

#38

CanisWolfred said:

This is coming out on PC, right? I hope it does, then I can try a demo like in the Penny Arcade game(Sam & Max would be a better comparison, but I never played that game), hopefully for individual episodes, so then I can pick and choose episodes like how NNoah95 said.

Objection

#42

Objection said:

I will get this. Being episodic, I hope its 500 per episode, but it'll probably cost-be worth more in the long run. I have a feeling it'll take up a lotta blocks with all the voice work. :(

David77

#44

David77 said:

I'm sure this game is bad. It's not because they have a bad art design, something they probably call "innovative, unique and new" that the game is good. They publish it on wiiware because it's the only place they can make something as ugly as that and nobody going to stop them.

Objection

#45

Objection said:

@Vortex
Yeah, i know 500 is too cheap to be realistic. I'm hoping for 800 now. I think 1000 is a lil too much for an episodic series (cause 5 episodes=$50 then, AKA a full price game.)

Vortex99

#46

Vortex99 said:

@ Objection_Blaster
Cause 5 episodes = $50 then

AKA £35 GBP for where I live...
Anyway, I found out that i'm thinking it might cost 900 points, as here in the UK the Sam and Max episodes cost £6.30 GBP each ($9 where you live)

Objection

#47

Objection said:

@Vortex Your math seems about right but 900 points is a weird number. they will either go for 800 or 1000 and I hope they go for the former.

Saisinkolimonadin

#48

Saisinkolimonadin said:

When I first heard about this, I jumped through the roof and told everybody I know. They won't answer my calls or talk to me anymore, but I'm sure it's gonna be worth it.

Drizzt

#53

Drizzt said:

This is a great game! I'm having quite a bit of fun with it, although I now have exactly zero blocks left.

Chipmunk777

#54

Chipmunk777 said:

I think I'm going to just preorder all 5 for the PC.... My 750GB HDD has a lot more space than my wii :P That will also be less expensive (I think it's like $35 to preorder all 5)

Drizzt

#55

Drizzt said:

I just finished the story. Really funny stuff. I still have some things to collect though, and making those Teen Girl Squad comics is hilarious. But other than that, it's a fairly short game. Lots of fun while it lasts though.

WeeGee

#56

WeeGee said:

I just finished it also. It's pretty funny. It's really short. There is only one Teen Girl Squad, but with different outcomes. now I'm trying to get all collectibles.

Ziondood

#57

Ziondood said:

I would get this but im guesing after i beat this one id want to get the 2nd then the 3rd then the 4th and the 5th.
I really dont want to spend $50 on a game i wont ever be able to actualy put on my shelf . . . or even hold for that matter.

Smash_Eggs_Garlic

#59

Smash_Eggs_Garlic said:

Very good and excellent game.
Played it with no hints completly. Now playing it with hints on, its funny. Hope they do well with the series.
Everybody can play it, but with friends around its hilarious. 9/10.

i_am_error

#60

i_am_error said:

Really fun game, well-made. But I was reallay dissapointed by the various bugs and crashes... I'm still hoping for a patch and the next episode will certainly be better.

ThNikkaMan

#61

ThNikkaMan said:

Everyone seems to miss the point of "Episodic Games"
The rules are:
1. Shorter games
2. Lower prices
3. Released more frequently

Also, Money gained from the game (PC and Wii) goes to the Brothers Chaps, so when you buy the game, you support the site

WiiMan192

#62

WiiMan192 said:

Love this game, despite its length. I wasn't really expecting it to be long, anyway :)
Humorous, funny, side-splitting, funny, hilarious, comedic, funny, funny, laughable and funny. What more could you want? (And I don't want any comments saying "graphics", "length" and anything else to contradict me :P ;))

@ThNikkaMan

Agreed. And judging by your username, you're a fan of the site, right?

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#64

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

I beat this in two days. Still planning to get the second game. I downloaded the first game after the fifth was released, so I'm way late.

TKOWL

#66

TKOWL said:

Solid and enjoyable game. Some of the puzzles are pretty hard, though.

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