Math Kickers

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Math Kickers featuring the Algebros is a mini-game from Videlectrix from Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People's Strong Badia The Free. The cover art for the fictional box of the game features two martial arts fighters in a city-themed background, a kid smiling in the foreground, and another martial arts fighter over a quadratic formula in the sky.

In the game, you play as two fighters, Dex and Ryu, facing back to back. Dex subtracts and Ryu will add, and the goal is to fight Ninjas and attack number bosses. The game strongly resembles Double Dragon for Nintendo.

A score of 2000 is required for your Awesomeness rank.



Wii Controls

Hold The Wii Remote Sideways

D-Pad: Moves Dex/Ryu
1: Dex Attack
2: Ryu Attack
+: Start the Game
-: Quit the Game

PC Controls

Arrows: Move Dex/Ryu
Z: Dex Attack
X: Ryu Attack
S: Start the Game
Q: Quit the Game
Spacebar: Pause the Game

How To Play

Dex's attacks subtract ninjas from his side. Ryu's Energy Ball Attack adds ninjas to his side. The idea is to restore the balance.


3 Ninjas on Left, 1 Ninja on Right: 3 ≠ 1
Dex subtracts one Ninja from his side: 3 - 1 ≠ 1
Ryu adds one Ninja to his side: 3 - 1 = 1 + 1

When the Balance is restored, all the Ninjas will disappear, and Dex and Ryu can move on.

After several waves of Ninjas, Dex and Ryu will split up for a boss battle against a quadratic equation. The equation will attack by lifting up into the air and slamming into the ground – be sure to be out of the way when this happens! Attack the equation a bunch, and it will eventually solve itself, and you'll move on to the next level.

As you level up, the going gets tougher, as the Ninjas and Bosses get stronger.

You start the game with 6 "Bros" and lose a Bro every time Dex or Ryu take damage from the ninjas, who throw mathematical operators at you. When all your bros are gone, your game is over.

Special Moves

  • Logarithm Attack: Left, Down, Right, Up, Dex
    Sends two logs across the screen, which can kill enemies.
  • Polar Coordinates: Right, Up, Left, Dex, Ryu
    Kills all but one enemy from both sides.
  • Divide by Zero Error: Left, Right, Left, Right, Ryu
    Makes a zero fly across the screen, which can kill enemies.



  • Math Kickers (at least the Wii version) has a bug in it that causes a secret rank to occur ([]ber-Pope) See here.

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