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Always looking for a fighting or a challenge.

Blue hair, anyone? Stinkoman's always got fightings and challenges to keep him busy. Jump and shoot your way to all ends of Planet K. End Boss feature!! --Videlectrix description

Stinkoman 20X6 is a side-scrolling platformer game which stars Stinkoman.

The Brothers Chaps showed it off at their talk at NYU before it was released. This game seems to be based on the classic Capcom Mega Man series. It also parodies the poor "Japanese to English" translations (a.k.a. "Engrish") common to video games of that era, similar to those that appear on the current Games Menu.

Below is the text that appears in the introduction sequence:

On Planet K, Stinkoman is always
looking for a fighting or a challenge.
In 20X6, he can usually find one!



Stinkoman 20X6 box art


Instruction Stinkomanual Videlectrix

Welcome to Stinkoman GAME! Stinkoman is trying very hard to win this exciting challenge! Only YOU can help him. Keep striving until you REACH YOUR GOALS or you'll be stuck with the same dead end friends you've had since HIGH SCHOOL. This game will prove a challenge...

...but can you prove it back?!?!

The Story STINKOMAN and his pals 1-UP and PAN PAN live on Planet K in the year 20X6. This game is all about that. Don't expect any weepy princess crap, this is a STINKOMAN game! Or at least it was last time we checked! Maybe fighting? Maybe challenge? THE CHOICE IS OURS!!

The Controls This game keeps using ARROW KEYS to move Stinkoman around. It won't stop making him JUMP with the A key or SHOOT with the S key, either. You won't find this kind of quality in other countries!!

Level 1 - Go Home!

Stinkoman fighted a challenge and WINS! Help him get back home for some fave treats.

JARO - A bouncing cup, Jaro will hop around until he's punded you down!

GREGGO - This robot will become indestructible if you stare at him. Shoot, jive, GET OUTTA THE WAY!

POORU-POORU - This punk cucumber is no cactus! Land on one and it's DOINK for you!

CHORCH - A flying mecha with pinching fingers, Chorch will make you wish you were never even born!!

BROWNTANT - This little robot is no mecha. He'll shoot you down with his mecha antenna! Takes a lickin!

Boss 1 - TAMPO

Tampo is as mean as he is delicious! Stinkoman already beat Tampo before you started playing the game only now his brain has decided to get revenge! Dodge his attacks and shoot him or yo'll never amount to anything

"I wish I still had a lungs!" -Tampo '89

Level 2 - Pick a Bone!

Stinkoman found a chicken bone in his dumpling soup. Battle throughout the kitchen for revenge!

TERRELL - A baby chick with no body? That's freaky. Blast em up Dan!

ROSE BLAKE - A 'Lectric burner with a taste for human flesh!

KOLKARYU - A UFO that zips in and is always shooting at you. I honestly don't think you can kill it.

GRUNDY - A jogging chicken? That has to be a bold faced lie.

LUNDSFORD - Natural gas is the name of the game when Lundsford is in town. Learn his habits, have him followed, hunt down his family.

STOBAT - The fattest chicken plays fly, hocking up old bones. Stay outta range and BLAMMO: Stobat tenders.

OLD SAGE - These are sharp tips! They'll kill ya dead! DEAD I SAY!

TORTAN - Tortan is a drippy bottle of poisonous Tortan. Don't drink! Is no good for you!

"I am waiting a good while for you to help me win this game! What's the hold up? Help me out already!" -Stinkoman

Boss 2 - Brody

Brody is stompin' mad! Keep from squished, ya know? Shoot him in the eye when he tries to come in for the kill. You're not chicken, are you?

"My feet are orange feet." -BRODY, FL

Level 3 - Up 'n Down

Stinkoman goes up, up, up and then down, down down

CLOWDER - Steer clear of this crotchety old cloud. He won't die and doesn't say hello.

MR. UBBERS - A rain drop that releases golden nuggets when punched. Go for the GOLD!

Level 3 - Up 'n Down

Stinkoman loves BREAD, but boy does he hate SOAP, APPLES, EARS and P's. Falling from the skies and bove.

1 BREAD results in 1 ITEM POINT! SOAP, APPLES, EARS, and P's result in minus 1 ITEM POINT!


Boss 3 - Stlunko

Stlunko gonna pound you!! Shoot the wall on top of Stlunko's head to send him packing. His fists hurt you, but you can't hurt thems.

"Stlunko need a reason to live" -Stlunko, 404

Giving Up Already?!

Stinkoman must be ashamed of you! Get back in the game and try out these rules and hints!!

  • play the game every day, even after mom says no
  • new and exciting recipes
  • hold B
  • ask your parents
  • walk and talk
  • table the label! wear your own brand!

Easter Eggs

A "treat" for slow computers
  • Hover your mouse below "Controls" on the main menu to access the Instruction Booklet.
  • Wait long enough at the title screen to see an intro cinematic.
  • Let Stinkoman stand still in the game for a few seconds and he'll start yawning, similar to Sonic the Hedgehog on the old Sega!

Fun Facts


  • This game is the first official mention of the 20X6 version of Homestar Runner's actual name, 1-Up.
  • This is the first time we have seen Stinkoman's house, or any 20X6 character's house, for that matter.
  • According to the Strong Bad Email time capsule, it would seem that Planet K is Earth in the future.
  • This is also the first complete platform game that Videlectrix have ever made, as of course Jon Howe programmed it, while the Chaps were simply the graphics designers. (Super Kingio Brothers was meant as a joke and was impossible to play past the first enemy)


  • The game plays entirely backwards from most NES games - the robot is beaten first, and then you guide stinkoman home.
  • There is a hidden power crunch right before the end of the 1st level. Stand at the top of the triangular set of platforms and then jump up to a hidden platform and jump again.
  • In the bottom right-hand corner of the PLAY GAME! screen it says "V1.X EPISODES 1-3", possibly hinting at a sequel, or, more likely, since the levels and game elements are stored in separate files, an expansion.
  • This is the second instance of sprites modeled after 8-bit Megaman, the first instance being with Coach Z in Hip Hop Dance.
  • This game doesn't feature the regular links at the bottom of the screen to move to other parts of the website.
  • Play the .swf version. When you die, right click and do the "play" function. The "More to Come!" screen with Stinkoman with the grey fist will pop up.
    • On that screen, do like you did with the "Game Over" screen, and you'll start the level over with 0 lives. If you die, you gain one life, but die. Repeat the process for a lotta lives (or to start on THAT level, including bosses.)


  • To get power crunches that are hiding behind enemies without having to kill the enemy, run into the enemy with health to spare. You will take damage, grab the crunch and will be invincible long enough to escape unharmed.
  • The manual has Kolkaryu listed under level 2, but Kolkaryu already appears in level 1.
  • Greggo will not stop or become indestructable unless you are parallel to him.
  • Level 3 is called "Dumb Wall" on the level select screen, but it's called "Up 'n' Down" in the instruction manual.
  • In Level 1 in the manual, the original version said "face treats" instead of "fave treats."


  • When the game was first released, you could skip (press space or click) the first part of the final movie (any part before the MORE LEVELS TO COME SCENE) to enter stage 3.4. It was the Stlunko Battle arena without Stlunko: a slightly elevated platform above the ground with two Pooru-Poorus on either side. You could continue traveling rightwards into a barren land before reaching an endless cliff.
    • This glitch is now fixed. However, if you play the swf you can still play 3.4
  • When you run right and jump, you will flip as if you were running left and jumping.
  • If you fall long enough and don't touch anything, Stinkoman will stop doing his falling pose and act like he's standing and will even start to yawn. Such a long fall can be found in stage 2.2.
  • You can float in mid-air on level 1.1 if you land on the right spot next to the gray pole close to the beginning, or if a Browntant hits you while you’re falling against it.
  • If you jump at the right time at the end of a level, you can do your victory pose in midair.
  • If you die with only one life left after defeating a boss, the usual "die" sequence will happen, but then Stinkoman will do his victory dance with no ground beneath him and you will start the next stage with no lives, which will increase by one life and the "Game Over" screen will appear the next time he dies in the next stage.
  • Sometimes you can start up a new game and it will be nothing but Stinkoman and the background. Since there's no ground, you can only fall and die. This may be linked to older versions of Flash.
    • A possible reason that this happens is because earlier versions of Flash may not be able to read the levelData xml files. For more information on these files, please see the talk page.
  • Not exactly a glitch, but when Stinkoman is about to yawn, his sprite character moves down one pixel.
  • There is a spot in level 2.1 where you can fall between a refrigerator and an adjacent stove, and not be able to jump back up.
Stuck Terrell on level 2.2
  • In the beginning of level 2.2, there's a Terrell just behind a refrigerator. It seems that it's possible for the Terrell to get "stuck" just to the right of the fridge. It will continue to hop up and down (without moving horizontally at all), and Stinkoman can pass through the Terrell without becoming injured. It also becomes impossible to kill. I've only been able to reproduce this behavior once, on version 1.3.
  • In level 1.1, if you don't kill the Jaro by the first wall and instead just go past it and the wall under the second browntant, the Jaro will be jumping in mid-air.
  • If you use a seek bar, then it is possible to access level Undefined.Undefined. This level is just a grey hole, which Stinkoman is doomed to fall down. Stinkoman's MANS are always either 8, or not there. Regardless, after he falls down once, the game over screen appears. The music is from the boss levels, and Stinkoman even shouts "Are you asking for a challenge?" as you enter. The items counter is also shown, as it is in level 3.1. It even has the "Try level" screen!

Inside References

  • "Check out my new gameplay!" is a reference to Stinkoman's quote "Check out my new cosplay!" in 3 Times Halloween Funjob.
  • This is the second appearance of Stinkoman's green tongue. In the "Game Over" screen, Stinkoman's green tongue is shown. It also appeared in Super NES.
    • Although Stinkoman's tongue is red or pink all other times you see it in the game.
      • The green color of Stinkoman's tongue may be due to the fact that he has a "stummyache"
  • The nuggets in Level 3.1 are a reference to Strong Bad's Character Video.
  • Level 3.2 reveals that Stinkoman hates apples, just as Strong Bad does in The House that Gave Sucky Treats
  • The health-restoring pills are a reference to "power crunches" from the Strong Bad E-Mail time capsule.
  • Grundy's illustration in the manual shows him running in a manner similar to Homestar Runner.
  • Stlunko, the level 3 boss, bears a striking resemblance to the Visor Robot.
  • The Rose Blake's description in the manual as a "'Lectric burner" is a reference to the email extra plug, where Strong Bad gets 'Lectric Boots.
  • "Blast em up Dan!" is a reference to "Fire em up Dan" as well as "Swimmer Dan" seen in Peasant's Quest and "fry 'em up Dan" as seen in TROGDOR!.
  • The sentence in the manual, "Falling from the skies and bove", is a reference to That Time of Year.
  • The chickens in Level 2 blow up like the ducks in Duck Guardian after being hit with the hatch ray.

Real-World References

  • There are many references to the Mega Man game series:
    • The sprites used for Stinkoman are patterned after 8-bit Mega Man sprites.
    • In fact, the poses of the white silhouette in the logo are taken directly from the NES Mega Man series.
    • The sounds of the text appearing in the cinematics are also the same as in Mega Man.
      • The chime noise for the main menu is taken from the first Mega Man X game.
    • In Mega Man V, there is a chicken robot similar to the chickens encountered in level 2.
    • When Stinkoman says that the large gray fist could be a new powerup and takes off with it, this is an obvious reference to Mega Man taking the power of defeated bosses.
      • It may also be a reference to the Guts Fist, a large punch attack used by Guts Man.
    • At the start of side-scrolling stage the little theme played is very similar to the old Mega Man starting theme. In fact, the whole soundtrack was probably meant to sound like Mega Man game music.
    • Stinkoman being unable to clear the wall using his normal jump is also a joke from Mega Man.
    • When all three characters flash onto the screen during the intro, that is also a Mega Man reference, where in one of the arcade games (namely Mega Man: The Power Battles) Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass would flash onto the screen in a similar way.
    • The spikes that can kill Stinkoman instantly (Old Sage) are a reference to similar spikes which were placed under moving platforms in Mega Man games and which would also kill Mega Man instantly.
    • The dropping platforms are a reference to the original Mega Man, in which similar platforms were found in Guts Man's stage.
    • Only three of Stinkoman's flying fists can be on the screen at the same time. In the Mega Man series, Mega Man's bullets also suffer from the same drawbacks.
      • Early sprite-based video games suffered this fate as well. Limiting the number of sprites on screen prevented slow down.
  • Right after Tampo blows up in the cinematic, you can hear the same sound that is played in Metroid when Samus phases in.
  • Stlunko, 404 is a reference to the 404 error that browsers give when a webpage cannot be found.
  • Stlunko, the final boss, could very well be modeled after...
    • ...the final boss in the Donkey Kong game for Game Boy, in which you fight a giant version of Donkey Kong who uses two hands to smash you in a manner very similar to Stlunko.
    • ...Gamma from Mega Man 3.
    • ...Rudy, the final boss of Wario Land 3.
    • ...Kerozene, a boss added to the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
  • Hold B is a reference to Super Mario Bros and a few other Nintendo games in which if you held down B, you would run faster. In this game, holding S (which is like a B button) allows you to rapid fire.
  • Stinkoman doing a forward flip may be a reference to the Metroid series, where Samus does very similar flips.
    • Or it may simply be a reference to the 20X6 Main Page, in which Stinkoman does a forward flip.
  • The fading blue boxes around Stinkoman's face on the title screen are a reference to large NES sprites, which sometimes had a similar problem.
    • It may just be Flash though, as it tends to do that.
  • The first boss, Tampo, may be a reference to the final boss of Star Fox 64, which was the giant, floating brain of the enemy, which had the same weak point (medulla).
  • Stinkoman's becoming bored when idle is an old gag first found in Sonic the Hedgehog and emulated in countless other titles.
  • The phrase "Table the Label" is from a hilariously bad motivational video hosted by Mr. T called "Be Somebody or be Somebody's Fool!"
  • The manual mentioning this game has no "weepy princess crap" is a reference to the Super Mario series, the Legend of Zelda series, and a few other games where you had to rescue a helpless princess.
    • Likewise, Pan Pan being kidnapped references the countless games which featured a random character being kidnapped.
  • The bulky, muscular Stinkoman on the box art is probably a reference to the first and second Mega Man games, where the original American version of the game's box art had a big, muscular Mega Man that looked nothing like the character in the game.
  • The pose with the large fist is a direct reference to the old NES game Battletoad.
  • The fact that P's are a collectable item in level 3.2 may be a reference to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, in which at one point, Mario needs to find the missing letter P in order to guess a foe's name.

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