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'''Revenge of the King''' is a game where you play as {{Film|Strong Bad}} trying to defend your castle from {{Film|The King of Town}}'s cannons by catapulting different kinds of food at him. You earn 10 points for every hit, while the King of Town earns 25. This game is found on the [[King of Town Main Page]] by following the Easter egg in the [[The King of Town DVD]].
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'''Revenge of the King''' is a game where you play as {{Film|Strong Bad}} trying to defend your castle from {{Film|The King of Town}}. This game is found on the [[King of Town Main Page]] by following the Easter egg in the [[The King of Town DVD]].
'''Date:''' Tuesday, April 1, 2003
'''Date:''' Tuesday, April 1, 2003
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'''Page Title:''' Revenge of the King! - winner gets cupcakes
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'''Page Title:''' Winner gets cupcakes! - Revenge of the King
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==Transcripts==
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'''Old Page Title:''' Revenge of the King! - winner gets cupcakes
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===Instructions===
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==How to play==
[[Image:king.PNG|thumb|"You gotta beat his score!!"]]
[[Image:king.PNG|thumb|"You gotta beat his score!!"]]
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The King of Town has gone nuts and started cannoning everything in sight. Help Strong Bad launch food down his throat to keep him busy. You gotta beat his score!! WINNER GETS CUPCAKES<br>
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<blockquote style="width:18em"><center>
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Hit the King +10 pts for you<br>
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<big>'''<span style="color:#CC0000">REVENGE</span>'''<br>
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King Hits You +25 pts for him<br>
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'''<span style="color:#FFCC00">of the king</span>'''</big>
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play it already!!
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The King of Town has gone<br>
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nuts and started cannoning<br>
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everything in sight. Help<br>
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Strong Bad launch food down<br>
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his throat to keep him busy.<br>
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You gotta beat his score!!<br>
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<span style="color:red">WINNER GETS CUPCAKES</span>
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''{Note that the King of Town also gets invincibility for 1/2 of a second after you hit him}''
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'''Hit the King +10 pts for you'''<br>
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'''King Hits You +25 pts for him'''
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'''<span style="color:red">play it already!!</span>'''
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</center></blockquote>
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According to the instruction screen, the King of Town has gone crazy and is firing cannon shots at Strong Bad's castle. Strong Bad's only method of defense is catapults loaded with food. The King of Town has four cannons to shoot, while Strong Bad is given five catapults to launch food with.
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The object of the game is to achieve the highest score before the 30-second timer runs out. The King of Town scores 25 points for each cannon shot that hits Strong Bad's side. Strong Bad must make the King of Town eat the food on his catapults by moving the mouse cursor to the catapult (each catapult has a brief cooldown after firing) and clicking the "fire!" button. Every time he does so successfully he scores 10 points and the King is momentarily distracted while he finishes eating.
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The winner is rewarded with cupcakes, while the loser is punished by being lowered into either a cauldron full of hot melted [[butter]] (King) or {{Film|The Poopsmith}}'s pile of [[whatsit]] (Strong Bad).
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==End game animations==
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Depending on how you performed in the game, one of three things will happen.
===You win===
===You win===
[[Image:kinggame win.png|thumb|"The punishment is not too bad, eh?"]]
[[Image:kinggame win.png|thumb|"The punishment is not too bad, eh?"]]
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A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "Strong Bad Wins!" ''{Same music intro is played)''.
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''{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "Strong Bad Wins!". Same music intro is played.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' In your face, kingy!
'''STRONG BAD:''' In your face, kingy!
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''{Strong Bad is in the foreground chowing down on a cupcake. The King of Town is being lowered by a rope into a pot of hot butter. The rope stops briefly}''
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''{Strong Bad is in the foreground chowing down on a cupcake as the King of Town is being lowered by a rope into the cauldron. The rope stops briefly.}''
'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' The punishment is not too bad, eh?
'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' The punishment is not too bad, eh?
===You lose===
===You lose===
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A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "The King Wins!" ''{Music with a negative tone is played)''.
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''{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "The King Wins!". Music with a negative tone is played.}''
'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' I rule the school!
'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' I rule the school!
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''{The King of Town is in the foreground chowing down on cupcakes. Strong Bad is being lowered very slowly by a rope into the pile of [[whatsit]] as {{Film|The Poopsmith}} watches.}''
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''{The King of Town is in the foreground chowing down on several cupcakes while Strong Bad is lowered by a rope into the whatsit pile as the Poopsmith looks on.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh. This is about to get a whole lot more unfortunate.
'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh. This is about to get a whole lot more unfortunate.
===You tie===
===You tie===
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''{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "You Guys Tied!". The same music with a negative tone is also played.}''
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A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "You Guys Tied!" ''{The same music with a negative tone is also played)''.
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No extra animation is played.
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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*This was originally released as part of the 2003 [[Wikipedia:April Fool's Day|April Fool's]] gag.
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*This was originally released as part of the 2003 [[April Fools']] gag.
=== Remarks ===
=== Remarks ===
*A good way to ensure victory is to fire bombs in quick succession top to bottom, and at the bottom going back to the by-then charged top catapult.
*A good way to ensure victory is to fire bombs in quick succession top to bottom, and at the bottom going back to the by-then charged top catapult.
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*During the ending cutscenes, an older design of the King of Town was used.
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*During the ending cutscenes, an older design of the King of Town is used.
*Strong Bad cannot get points unless he actually hits the King, while the King only has to get a bomb to Strong Bad's side.
*Strong Bad cannot get points unless he actually hits the King, while the King only has to get a bomb to Strong Bad's side.
*The King of Town appears in a total of seven positions. Three of them are between cannons, which means he cannot attack you for about two seconds.
*The King of Town appears in a total of seven positions. Three of them are between cannons, which means he cannot attack you for about two seconds.
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*The battlements of Strong Bad's castle are divided into four segments, which change appearance every time they are hit by a cannonball. It is difficult to tell due to the simple bird's-eye visuals, but this seems to represent damage and destruction of Strong Bad's wall. Each section disappears when it has taken enough hits, leaving only a simple wall with no details underneath. This all seems to suggest that at one point, the game was planned to play somewhat differently, with the wall's deterioration actually impacting gameplay.
=== Glitches ===
=== Glitches ===
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*If you get a higher score a split second before the other hits you and the timer runs out, you win anyway, like 120-125.
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*If you get a higher score a split second before the King hits you and the timer runs out, you win regardless, for example 120-125.
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*A good way to see the "You Win" screen is if you right-click and hit "Play" while the King is saying "I rule the school!" You have to play the Flash file to do this.
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*The "You Win" screen can be seen by playing the Flash file, then right-clicking and hitting "Play" while the King is saying "I rule the school!"
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*If the game freezes temporarily and takes longer than the allotted time to recover, the timer will read negative, and the game will continue indefinitely.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*The short sound clip played at the start screen is taken from the menu for [[The King of Town DVD]].
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*The short sound clip played at the start screen, as well as if the player wins, is taken from the menu for [[The King of Town DVD]].
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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* "The punishment is not too bad, eh?" is a direct quote from the [[Wikipedia:Russian roulette#Drinking game| Beerhunter]] game segment on the [[wikipedia:Bob & Doug McKenzie|Bob & Doug McKenzie]] [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001EPF/qid=1103258200/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/104-4330593-4682322?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 "Great White North" album] in which the "punishment" for opening the non-shaken beer is to drink it.
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*"The punishment is not too bad, eh?" is a direct quote from the [[Wikipedia:Russian roulette#Drinking games|Beerhunter]] game segment on the [[wikipedia:Bob & Doug McKenzie|Bob & Doug McKenzie]] album ''[[wikipedia:The Great White North (album)|The Great White North]]'' in which the "punishment" for opening the non-shaken beer is to drink it.
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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Current revision as of 02:00, 23 March 2022

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Food-slinging cannons, my favorite!

Revenge of the King is a game where you play as Strong Bad trying to defend your castle from The King of Town. This game is found on the King of Town Main Page by following the Easter egg in the The King of Town DVD.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Page Title: Winner gets cupcakes! - Revenge of the King

Old Page Title: Revenge of the King! - winner gets cupcakes

Contents

[edit] How to play

"You gotta beat his score!!"

REVENGE
of the king

The King of Town has gone
nuts and started cannoning
everything in sight. Help
Strong Bad launch food down
his throat to keep him busy.
You gotta beat his score!!
WINNER GETS CUPCAKES

Hit the King +10 pts for you
King Hits You +25 pts for him

play it already!!

According to the instruction screen, the King of Town has gone crazy and is firing cannon shots at Strong Bad's castle. Strong Bad's only method of defense is catapults loaded with food. The King of Town has four cannons to shoot, while Strong Bad is given five catapults to launch food with.

The object of the game is to achieve the highest score before the 30-second timer runs out. The King of Town scores 25 points for each cannon shot that hits Strong Bad's side. Strong Bad must make the King of Town eat the food on his catapults by moving the mouse cursor to the catapult (each catapult has a brief cooldown after firing) and clicking the "fire!" button. Every time he does so successfully he scores 10 points and the King is momentarily distracted while he finishes eating.

The winner is rewarded with cupcakes, while the loser is punished by being lowered into either a cauldron full of hot melted butter (King) or The Poopsmith's pile of whatsit (Strong Bad).

[edit] End game animations

Depending on how you performed in the game, one of three things will happen.

[edit] You win

"The punishment is not too bad, eh?"

{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "Strong Bad Wins!". Same music intro is played.}

STRONG BAD: In your face, kingy!

{Strong Bad is in the foreground chowing down on a cupcake as the King of Town is being lowered by a rope into the cauldron. The rope stops briefly.}

THE KING OF TOWN: The punishment is not too bad, eh?

[edit] You lose

{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "The King Wins!". Music with a negative tone is played.}

THE KING OF TOWN: I rule the school!

{The King of Town is in the foreground chowing down on several cupcakes while Strong Bad is lowered by a rope into the whatsit pile as the Poopsmith looks on.}

STRONG BAD: Uh-oh. This is about to get a whole lot more unfortunate.

[edit] You tie

{A message in Olde English text on the screen says, "You Guys Tied!". The same music with a negative tone is also played.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This was originally released as part of the 2003 April Fools' gag.

[edit] Remarks

  • A good way to ensure victory is to fire bombs in quick succession top to bottom, and at the bottom going back to the by-then charged top catapult.
  • During the ending cutscenes, an older design of the King of Town is used.
  • Strong Bad cannot get points unless he actually hits the King, while the King only has to get a bomb to Strong Bad's side.
  • The King of Town appears in a total of seven positions. Three of them are between cannons, which means he cannot attack you for about two seconds.
  • The battlements of Strong Bad's castle are divided into four segments, which change appearance every time they are hit by a cannonball. It is difficult to tell due to the simple bird's-eye visuals, but this seems to represent damage and destruction of Strong Bad's wall. Each section disappears when it has taken enough hits, leaving only a simple wall with no details underneath. This all seems to suggest that at one point, the game was planned to play somewhat differently, with the wall's deterioration actually impacting gameplay.

[edit] Glitches

  • If you get a higher score a split second before the King hits you and the timer runs out, you win regardless, for example 120-125.
  • The "You Win" screen can be seen by playing the Flash file, then right-clicking and hitting "Play" while the King is saying "I rule the school!"
  • If the game freezes temporarily and takes longer than the allotted time to recover, the timer will read negative, and the game will continue indefinitely.

[edit] Inside References

  • The short sound clip played at the start screen, as well as if the player wins, is taken from the menu for The King of Town DVD.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The catapult used in the game is seen again in Kick-A-Ball.

[edit] External Links


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