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[[Image:SBCG4AP Advertisement title.png|thumb|Coming soon to a WiiWare near MiiWare... Err... YouWare.]]
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''"YOU ARE Strong Bad in this point-and-click-em-up adventure from Videlectrix and Telltale Games (they bought us lunch even!) of the WiiWare for the Wii in your house"'' — [[Videlectrix]]
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[[Image:SBCG4AP Box.png|thumb|"Only Videlectrix has the REAL box art!"]]
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<blockquote>''"YOU ARE Strong Bad in this point-and-click-em-up adventure from Videlectrix and Telltale Games (they bought us lunch even!) of the WiiWare for the Wii in your house"'' &mdash; [[Videlectrix]]</blockquote>
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'''''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People''''' (''SBCG4AP'') is an episodic series of games developed by [[Telltale Games]] for the PC and [[Nintendo#Wii|WiiWare]] platforms. The series was announced by a [http://www.telltalegames.com/company/pressreleases/id-65 press release] on April 10, 2008, followed shortly by an [[SBCG4AP Advertisement|advertisement]] on [[homestarrunner.com]] and [[SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer|a trailer]] and screenshots on the Telltale Games website.
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'''''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People''''' (''SBCG4AP'') is an episodic series of games developed by [[Telltale Games]] for the PC, [[Nintendo#Wii|WiiWare]], Mac, and PlayStation Network platforms. The series was announced by a [https://web.archive.org/web/20120304080437/http://www.telltalegames.com/company/pressreleases/id-65press release] on April 10, 2008, followed shortly by an [[SBCG4AP Advertisement|advertisement]] on [[homestarrunner.com]] and [[SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer|a trailer]] and screenshots on the Telltale Games website.  Advertisements added to homestarrunner.com were listed in the [[New Stuff]] menu, but not in any other page of the [[TV Time Toons Menu]].  The series trailer was added to the [[Wikipedia:Nintendo Channel|Nintendo Channel]] on August 4, 2008.
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The game is being produced in full collaboration with [[The Brothers Chaps]] and [[Videlectrix]], with [[Matt Chapman]] and [[Missy Chapman]] providing the voice acting. The 3D animation in the game is being rendered by Telltale's animators with attention to preservation of the look and feel of the 2D Flash cartoons.
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The game was produced in full collaboration with [[The Brothers Chaps]] and [[Videlectrix]], with [[Matt Chapman]], [[Mike Chapman]], and [[Missy Palmer]] providing <!-- All of the voice acting, according to the most recent Telltale PR.  If you have contrary information, please provide the source for your claim before changing this. --> the voice acting. The 3D animation in the game was rendered by Telltale's animators with attention to preservation of the look and feel of the 2D [[Flash]] cartoons.
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This game will be divided into five episodes released in intervals of one month, the first of which, [[Homestar Ruiner]], is scheduled to be released in July 2008. Each episode will be downloadable through the [[Wikipedia:Wii Shop Channel|Wii Shop Channel]] or through Telltale's website at a similar price to the other episodic series on the Telltale website. A [http://telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4898 bundle] of the full series will be purchasable for the PC, but not for the Wii.
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This game is divided into five episodes, released in intervals of one month.  The first episode, [[Homestar Ruiner]], was released on August 11, 2008. Each episode is downloadable through the [[Wikipedia:Wii Shop Channel|Wii Shop Channel]] for 1000 Wii Points™ ($10.00) on WiiWare, or through Telltale's website for $8.95 for the PC version. Also, as of January 13, 2011 all of the first season is available for purchase on [[Wikipedia:Steam (content delivery)|Steam]], playable on both PC and Mac. The full season was also made available for purchase on the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network for $14.99 on December 21, 2010.  
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A week and a half before the game was announced, actual gameplay footage from the game was featured in the [[YouTube]] video [[Strong Bad Gameways]]. Despite the flashing message on the screen, "ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE", it was unknown whether or not such a 3D game was actually in the works, until Telltale Games announced the game and confirmed that the Strong Bad Gameways footage was from it.  According to a [[IGN Interview - 14 April 2008|later interview]], the game had been been discussed for over a year.  It was finalized when [[Nintendo]] announced the WiiWare system, and development officially began in January 2008.  On April 11, the gaming website IGN [http://wii.ign.com/articles/865/865974p1.html covered] the Nintendo Summit and several demo demonstrations of WiiWare, including SBCG4AP.  
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A week and a half before the game was announced, actual gameplay footage from the game was featured in the [[YouTube]] video [[Strong Bad Gameways]]. Despite the flashing message on the screen, "ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE", it was unknown whether or not such a 3D game was actually in the works until Telltale Games announced the game and confirmed that the Strong Bad Gameways footage was from it.  According to a [[IGN Interview - 14 Apr 2008|later interview]], the game had been discussed for over a year.  It was finalized when [[Nintendo]] announced the WiiWare system, and development officially began in January 2008.  The trailer on Telltale Games' website stated a release date of June 2008, although they had to move the release date to July to give them time to make it the best they could. The game then had to be delayed again until August, as while the game had been submitted to Nintendo, it had not been approved in time.  On April 11, the gaming website IGN [http://wii.ign.com/articles/865/865974p1.html covered] the Nintendo Summit and several demonstrations of WiiWare, including SBCG4AP. In the July issue of [[Wikipedia:Nintendo Power|Nintendo Power]],  the game was featured in an article, including an "interview" with Strong Bad on pages 22 and 23.
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Using a point and click interface, players have Strong Bad talk to various characters using an icon system or highlight objects to interact with.  In addition to the main plot, you can also [[kick The Cheat]] into the dryer, read emails, [[Snake Boxer 5|box against snakes]] or discover numerous [[Easter eggs]]. With a [[cell phone]], Strong Bad can prank call [[Marzipan]] or other characters (even himself).  Throughout the game, Strong Bad can collect [[index cards]] to help him create [[Teen Girl Squad]] comics in his bedroom. It has been [http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/16/hands-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1413 confirmed in a review] that the emails within the game are not sent by real fans, but they will help serve to advance the plot or give a player a hint if they are stuck. The game also will reportedly use the WiiConnect24 online system, allowing players to interact with other users, but the details haven't been finalized yet.
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When the game starts, the start menu has a layout similar to the [[homestarrunner.com|website]].  Using a point-and-click interface, players have Strong Bad talk to various characters using an icon system or highlight objects to interact with.  In addition to the main plot, you can participate in numerous side quests, such as looking for additional costumes, objects to use in creating [[Teen Girl Squad]] comics, or play mini-games on the [[FunMachine]].  By participating in these side quests, this will raise the player's "Awesomeness Meter". It has been [https://web.archive.org/web/20080724171421/http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/16/hands-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1413 confirmed in a preview] that the emails within the game were not actually sent by fans, but they will help serve to advance the plot or give a player a hint if they are stuck. Using the WiiConnect24 online system, players will be able to send messages and pictures taken with the [[Snappy]] or at the [[Snap Shak]] via the [[Lappy 486]] in the game.  Finally, once an episode is finished, an "extended play" mode is unlocked, allowing players to explore the environment further.
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== Episodes ==
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==Confirmed Characters==
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{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5 style="border-collapse:collapse"
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|- bgcolor=#eeeeee
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! Episode !! Screencap!! Description !! Icon !! Date
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| style="text-align:center" | [[Image:HomestarRuinerLogo.png|150px]]<br>[[Homestar Ruiner]]
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| [[Image:SBCG4AP gameplay Strong Bad's Basement.png|150px]]
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| When Strong Bad's plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal, by any means possible.
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| [[Image:HomestarRuinerIcon.png|100px]]
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| August 11, 2008
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|-
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| style="text-align:center" | [[Image:StrongBadiatheFreeLogo.png|150px]]<br>[[Strong Badia the Free]]
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| [[Image:Strong Badia the Free.png|150px]]
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| When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to unite the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler?
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| [[Image:StrongBadiaTheFreeIcon.png|100px]]
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| September 15, 2008
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|-
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| style="text-align:center" |
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[[Image:Baddest of the Bands logo.PNG|150px]]<br>[[Baddest of the Bands]]
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| [[Image:Sbcg4ap103 strongbad.png|150px]]
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| Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big prize? Or will he be drowned out by the competition? Find out in this high-voltage episode -- with special guest stars, rock gods LIMOZEEN!
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| [[Image:BaddestOfTheBandsIcon.png|100px]]
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| October 27, 2008
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|-
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| style="text-align:center" | [[Image:Dangeresque 3.PNG|150px]]<br>[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]]
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| [[Image:SBCG4AP Dangeresque.PNG|150px]]
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| Move over, James Bond! Strong Bad's here to show you how it's done in his hand-crafted cinematic masterpiece. You play Dangeresque, a dirty cop in pursuit of action and big sacks of cash. Can our hero defeat his arch-nemesis and save the world? Looks like he's gonna have to jump...
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| [[Image:Sbcg4ap104 235x225.png|100px]]
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| November 17, 2008
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|-
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| style="text-align:center" | [[Image:8-Bit is Enough Logo.png|150px]]<br>[[8-Bit is Enough]]
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| [[Image:Sbcg4ap105 trogdorstrongbadia.png|150px]]
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| Trogdor must be stopped! The beefy-armed dragon of legend has broken free from his arcade cabinet and is burninating the land. With classic 8-bit games leaking into the real world and Strong Badia a fiery mess, only Strong Bad can take back the night and conquer this scorching menace once and for all. Does anybody know how to kill a dragon?
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| [[Image:Sbcg4ap105 235x225.png|100px]]
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| December 15, 2008
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|}
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==Characters==
<table width="80%">
<table width="80%">
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*{{film|Strong Bad}}<br>
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*[[Strong Bad]]
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*{{film|Homestar Runner}}<br>
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*[[Homestar Runner]]
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*{{film|The Cheat}}<br>
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*[[The Cheat]]
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*{{film|Marzipan}}<br>
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*[[Marzipan]]
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*{{film|Bubs}}<br>
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*[[Bubs]]
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*{{film|Coach Z}}<br>
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*[[Coach Z]]
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*{{film|Strong Sad}}<br>
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*[[Strong Sad]]
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*{{film|Strong Mad}}<br>
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*[[Strong Mad]]
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*{{film|The King of Town}}<br>
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*[[The King of Town]]
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*[[Teen Girl Squad]]<br>
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*[[Teen Girl Squad|Teen Girl Squad main cast]]
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*{{film|Pom Pom}}
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*[[Pom Pom]]
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*[[The Poopsmith]]
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*[[Homsar]]
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*[[Gel-arshie]]
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*[[Frank Bennedetto]] (Picture only, also mentioned several times)
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*[[Peacey P]] (Picture only)
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*[[Li'l Brudder]] (picture only)
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*[[Jibblies Painting]]
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*[[Limozeen]] (Picture and voice only)
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*[[Bear Holding a Shark]]
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*[[Senor Cardgage]]
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*[[Cheatball]] (Picture only)
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*[[Trogdor]]
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*[[Stinkoman]]
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*[[Videlectrix Guys]] (Picture and voice only)
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*[[Rather Dashing]]
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*[[Old Man]]
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*[[Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies|Browntant]]
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*[[Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies|Chorch]]
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*[[Onion Bubs]]
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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==Places==
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<table width="80%">
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*[[House of the Brothers Strong]]
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*[[Bubs' Concession Stand]]
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*[[Coach Z's Locker Room]]
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*[[Marzipan's House]]
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*[[The King of Town's Castle]]
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*[[Strong Badia]]
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*[[The Brick Wall]]
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*[[The Field]]
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*[[The Stick]]
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*[[Race Track]]
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*[[Snap Shak]]
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*[[Swimming Pool]]
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*[[Club Technochocolate]]
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*[[Gremlin]]
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*[[The Pond]]
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*[[Homsar Reservation]]
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*[[Smoky Office]]
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*[[The Stone Bridge]]
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*[[Drive-Thru Whale]]
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*[[Bands in Baddest of the Bands#Cool Tapes|Cool Tapes Stage]]
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*[[Two-O Duo|Two-O Duo Stage]]
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*[[Pomstar|Pomstar Stage]]
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*[[DÖI|DÖI Stage]]
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*[[Videlectrix Mainframe]]
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*[[Gel-Arshie's Pro Fruitboarder|Gel-Arshie's Pro Fruitboarder Backstage]]
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*[[Peasantry]]
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*[[Planet K]]
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*[[Halfathlon]]
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</table>
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==Screenshots==
==Screenshots==
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===Games===
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<gallery>
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Image:SBCG4AP gameplay Strong Bad's Basement.png|<center>[[Strong Bad's Basement]]</center>
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Image:Sbcg4ap103_menu.jpg|<center>Menu screen for [[Baddest of The Bands]]</center>
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Image:SnakeBoxer5TitleScreen.png|<center>''[[Snake Boxer 5]]''</center>
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Image:SBCG4AP104TitleScreen.PNG|<center>The title screen of [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]]</center>
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Image:Homestar Ruiner Marzipan Strong Bad mailbox.png|<center>[[Marzipan]] and Strong Bad</center>
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Image:Strong Bad Bleachers Homestar Ruiner.png|<center>Strong Bad in episode 1: [[Homestar Ruiner]]</center>
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</gallery>
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===Publicity===
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<gallery>
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Image:Gameplay Footage.png|<center>[[Strong Bad Gameways|The first hint]]</center>
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Image:SBCG4AP Advertisement title.png|<center>[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]]</center>
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Image:SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer title.png|<center>[[SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer]]</center>
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Image:sbatdesk.jpg|<center>Strong Bad hard at work on the game at Telltale's offices</center>
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Image:Dangeresque 3 Pop Up.PNG|<center>A pop-up ad for [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]]</center>
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Image:8-Bit Is Enough Pop Up.png|<center>Pop-up ad for [[8-Bit Is Enough]] (In 2009, the text was changed to promote the whole season)</center>
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Image:Strongbad seasondisc boxart.png|<center>[[SBCG4AP Collector's DVD]]</center>
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</gallery>
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===Wii Menu===
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<gallery>
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Image:SBCG4APWiimenu.jpg|<center>The first released image of Homestar Ruiner in the Wii Menu</center>
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Image:HomestarRuinerWiiMenuBanner.png|<center>The Wii Menu icon for Homestar Ruiner</center>
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Image:HomestarRuinerWiiChannelBanner.png|<center>The Wii Channel banner for Homestar Ruiner</center>
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</gallery>
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==Fun Facts==
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===Trivia===
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*A different font is used for the [[Lappy 486]] rather than its regular font, [[Fonts#Glitch0|Glitch0]].
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*At the end of each episode, there is a sneak peek of the next one:
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**[[Homestar Ruiner]] &mdash; After Strong Bad falls asleep on the couch, the camera pans to the [[computer room]] where the [[Municipality]] logo is visible on the Lappy 486.
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**[[Strong Badia the Free]] &mdash; As Strong Bad leaves the castle, he mentions that he wonders if his new Limozeen game was delivered.
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**[[Baddest of the Bands]] &mdash; When Strong Sad says that the game sounds dangerous, Strong Bad says "No, sounds..." and hums the Dangeresque theme song, while the camera zooms in on the Dangeresque 3 poster.
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**[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]] &mdash; The closing shot is the opening shot of [[8-Bit is Enough]]. Additionally, the Trogdor arcade cabinet can be seen behind Strong Bad.
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*When an SBCG4AP message is received via the Wii Message Board, a Strong Bad themed message will show as follows:
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**The envelope has Strong Bad on the right, and if a picture is attached, the picture will be shown on the right. The name of the sender is shown at the bottom.
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**When opening the message, a voice clip of Strong Bad saying "Helloooooooo" can be heard.
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**The message is printed on [[The Paper]] with a stamp of the [[Rocoulm]] drawn on the left, a TGS style drawing of Strong Bad with a motion-line behind him, and the words, "[[jibblies|jibbie jibblie]]" is on the right. The body of the message is shown in the middle. "'''STRONG BAD'S''' COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE" is written at the bottom.
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*This [[twitter:StrongBadActual/status/972229997032243202|Tweet]] on [[@StrongBadActual]] implies that the series is non-canon.
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===Real-World References===
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*The Trogdor arcade cabinet's structure is patterned after "Bluster Blaster", a member of the C.O.P.S. from ''[[Sam & Max]]'' Seasons [[Wikipedia:Sam & Max: Season One|One]] and [[Wikipedia:Sam & Max: Season Two|Two]].
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*The ''Item Get'' music that plays every time Strong Bad acquires various bonus items comes from the fifth episode of ''Sam & Max: Season One'', ''Reality 2.0''.
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*[[The Brothers Chaps' Fansite Acknowledgments|The Homestar Runner Wiki]] is listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the end credits.
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===Fast Forward===
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*"SBCG4AP" is superimposed over Strong Bad's hat in an Easter egg of [[Coach Z's 110%]].
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*The Cheat pulls out a copy of the game in an Easter egg of [[Which Ween Costumes?]].
==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]]
*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]]
*[[SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer]]
*[[SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer]]
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*[[IGN Interview - 14 April 2008]]
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*[[IGN Interview - 14 Apr 2008]]
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*[[Sam & Max Season Two Alternate Ending 101]]
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*[[Behind The Bad]]
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*[[Kotaku Interview - 13 Jun 2008]]
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*[[Nintendo Voice Chat Interview - September 3, 2008]]
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*[[CollegeHumor Interview - 15 Sep 2008]]
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*[[SBCG4AP Collector's DVD]]
==External Links==
==External Links==
===Press releases and promotional media===
===Press releases and promotional media===
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*[http://www.telltalegames.com/company/pressreleases/id-65 Press release]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120304080437/http://www.telltalegames.com/company/pressreleases/id-65 Press release announcing game series]
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*[http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/ Telltale Games' site for SBCG4AP]
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*[[Telltale:series/strong-bad-cool-game/|Telltale Games' site for SBCG4AP]]
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*[http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/faq Telltale Games' FAQ]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120317040447/http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/faq Telltale Games' FAQ]
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*[http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/5opOTe3BrLin9sE9WEk6argsEz6TADwJ Official Nintendo page]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20111004063417/http://www.telltalegames.com/company/pressreleases/id-69 Press release announcing "Homestar Ruiner" release date]
*[http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/18383 Interview with Telltale, including gameplay footage]
*[http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/18383 Interview with Telltale, including gameplay footage]
*[http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14236672/vids_1.html Videos of Episode One, including examples of game mechanics]
*[http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14236672/vids_1.html Videos of Episode One, including examples of game mechanics]
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*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/08/a-chat-with-the-chaps-sbcg4ap-qa/1184 Short interview with The Brothers Chaps from GameCyte]
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*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/08/a-chat-with-the-chaps-sbcg4ap-qa/1184 GameCyte interview with The Brothers Chaps]
*[http://wii.gamezone.com/news/05_09_08_09_05AM.htm GameZone interview with lead developer Mark Darin]
*[http://wii.gamezone.com/news/05_09_08_09_05AM.htm GameZone interview with lead developer Mark Darin]
*[http://coldhardflash.com/2008/05/chapmans-cool-interview-for-animation-people.html Cold Hard Flash interview] with [[The Brothers Chaps]] and [[Wikipedia:Rob Schrab|Rob Schrab]]
*[http://coldhardflash.com/2008/05/chapmans-cool-interview-for-animation-people.html Cold Hard Flash interview] with [[The Brothers Chaps]] and [[Wikipedia:Rob Schrab|Rob Schrab]]
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*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/21/the-telltale-art-developing-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1497 Video interview with Brett Tosti on the development of SBCG4AP]
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*[http://www.gamespot.com/video/945803/6189224/strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people-nintendo-media-summit-2008-interview Gamespot video interview with Brett Tosti at the Nintendo Media Summit]
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*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/21/the-telltale-art-developing-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1497 GameCyte video interview with Brett Tosti on the development of SBCG4AP]
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*[http://www.gamespot.com/shows/on-the-spot/?series=on-the-spot&event=on_the_spot20080605 05 Jun 2008 episode of "On The Spot" featuring a SBCG4AP segment]
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*[http://www.wiiware-world.com/news/2008/06/telltale_games_interview_strong_bads_cool_game WiiWare World interview with Mark Darin]
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*[http://nintendojo.com/interviews/view_item.php?1214942861 Nintendojo interview with Mark Darin]
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*[http://www.blogtalkradio.com/GamerGirlsRadio/blog/2008/06/30/Todays-Show-Links-063008-Strong-Bad 30 Jun 2008 episode of "Gamer Girls Radio" featuring an interview with Mark Darin]
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*[http://news.bigdownload.com/2008/07/02/big-download-interview-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-pe/ Big Download interview with Chuck Jordan and Emily Morganti]
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*[http://www.n-gamez.com/dk/other/articles2.php?id=37 N-Gamez interview with Mark Darin]
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*[http://www.gameproarcade.com/article/102655/interview-homestar-runners-matt-chapman/ Game Pro Arcade interview with Matt Chapman]
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*[http://www.mywii.com.au/GuideDetail.aspx?id=138 MyWii.com.au interview with Mark Darin]
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*[http://coin-op.tv/?p=460 Coin-op.tv video interview with Dave Grossman at San Diego Comi-Con]
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*[http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1762078 Collegehumor.com interview with The Brothers Chaps]
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*[http://www.cubed3.com/news/10726 Cubed3 interview with Mark Darin and Emily Morganti]
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*[http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,957 Adventure Gamers interview with The Brothers Chaps]
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*[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/12/17/rps-speaks-exclusively-to-videlectrix/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun interview The Videlectrix Guys]
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*[http://www.adventureclassicgaming.com/index.php/site/interviews/439/ Adventure Classic Gaming interview with The Brothers Chaps and Mark Darin]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20121027135725/http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs/id-414 Ron & Fez radio interview with The Brothers Chaps]
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*[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/12/24/behind-the-bad-people-at-telltale/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun interview with Dan Conners]
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*[http://omgnintendo.blogfaction.com/article/108144/one-year-of-wiiware-matt-and-mike-chapman-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/ OMG Nintendo interview with The Brothers Chaps] give a one year anniversary overview of the series
===Reviews and articles===
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*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/16/hands-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1413 GameCyte preview of the demo]
*[http://www.gamecyte.com/2008/05/16/hands-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/1413 GameCyte preview of the demo]
*[http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/05/29/homestar-preview Ars Technica preview]
*[http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/05/29/homestar-preview Ars Technica preview]
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*[http://www.themarriedgamers.net/?p=463 The Married Gamers preview]
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*[http://tdpodcast.com/?p=90 The Target Demographic preview]
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*[http://wii.ign.com/articles/884/884993p1.html IGN preview of the near final first episode]
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*[http://wii.ign.com/articles/894/894056p1.html IGN teaser of second episode from Comic-Con]
*[[Wikipedia:Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People|''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'']] at Wikipedia
*[[Wikipedia:Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People|''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'']] at Wikipedia
*[[IMDb:tt1223894|''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'']] at IMDb
*[[IMDb:tt1223894|''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'']] at IMDb
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===Awards===
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*[http://bestof.ign.com/2008/wii/15.html Best Voice Acting - IGN]
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*[http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,981/p,12 Best Voice Acting - Adventure Gamers]
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*[http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewforum.php?f=30 The Homestar Runner Wiki's ''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'' subforum]
*[http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31 Telltale Games Forums: ''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'' sub-forum]
*[http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31 Telltale Games Forums: ''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People'' sub-forum]
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"YOU ARE Strong Bad in this point-and-click-em-up adventure from Videlectrix and Telltale Games (they bought us lunch even!) of the WiiWare for the Wii in your house"Videlectrix

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP) is an episodic series of games developed by Telltale Games for the PC, WiiWare, Mac, and PlayStation Network platforms. The series was announced by a release on April 10, 2008, followed shortly by an advertisement on homestarrunner.com and a trailer and screenshots on the Telltale Games website. Advertisements added to homestarrunner.com were listed in the New Stuff menu, but not in any other page of the TV Time Toons Menu. The series trailer was added to the Nintendo Channel on August 4, 2008.

The game was produced in full collaboration with The Brothers Chaps and Videlectrix, with Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, and Missy Palmer providing the voice acting. The 3D animation in the game was rendered by Telltale's animators with attention to preservation of the look and feel of the 2D Flash cartoons.

This game is divided into five episodes, released in intervals of one month. The first episode, Homestar Ruiner, was released on August 11, 2008. Each episode is downloadable through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points™ ($10.00) on WiiWare, or through Telltale's website for $8.95 for the PC version. Also, as of January 13, 2011 all of the first season is available for purchase on Steam, playable on both PC and Mac. The full season was also made available for purchase on the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network for $14.99 on December 21, 2010.

A week and a half before the game was announced, actual gameplay footage from the game was featured in the YouTube video Strong Bad Gameways. Despite the flashing message on the screen, "ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE", it was unknown whether or not such a 3D game was actually in the works until Telltale Games announced the game and confirmed that the Strong Bad Gameways footage was from it. According to a later interview, the game had been discussed for over a year. It was finalized when Nintendo announced the WiiWare system, and development officially began in January 2008. The trailer on Telltale Games' website stated a release date of June 2008, although they had to move the release date to July to give them time to make it the best they could. The game then had to be delayed again until August, as while the game had been submitted to Nintendo, it had not been approved in time. On April 11, the gaming website IGN covered the Nintendo Summit and several demonstrations of WiiWare, including SBCG4AP. In the July issue of Nintendo Power, the game was featured in an article, including an "interview" with Strong Bad on pages 22 and 23.

When the game starts, the start menu has a layout similar to the website. Using a point-and-click interface, players have Strong Bad talk to various characters using an icon system or highlight objects to interact with. In addition to the main plot, you can participate in numerous side quests, such as looking for additional costumes, objects to use in creating Teen Girl Squad comics, or play mini-games on the FunMachine. By participating in these side quests, this will raise the player's "Awesomeness Meter". It has been confirmed in a preview that the emails within the game were not actually sent by fans, but they will help serve to advance the plot or give a player a hint if they are stuck. Using the WiiConnect24 online system, players will be able to send messages and pictures taken with the Snappy or at the Snap Shak via the Lappy 486 in the game. Finally, once an episode is finished, an "extended play" mode is unlocked, allowing players to explore the environment further.

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[edit] Episodes

Episode Screencap Description Icon Date

Homestar Ruiner
When Strong Bad's plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal, by any means possible. August 11, 2008

Strong Badia the Free
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to unite the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler? September 15, 2008


Baddest of the Bands

Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big prize? Or will he be drowned out by the competition? Find out in this high-voltage episode -- with special guest stars, rock gods LIMOZEEN! October 27, 2008

Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Move over, James Bond! Strong Bad's here to show you how it's done in his hand-crafted cinematic masterpiece. You play Dangeresque, a dirty cop in pursuit of action and big sacks of cash. Can our hero defeat his arch-nemesis and save the world? Looks like he's gonna have to jump... November 17, 2008

8-Bit is Enough
Trogdor must be stopped! The beefy-armed dragon of legend has broken free from his arcade cabinet and is burninating the land. With classic 8-bit games leaking into the real world and Strong Badia a fiery mess, only Strong Bad can take back the night and conquer this scorching menace once and for all. Does anybody know how to kill a dragon? December 15, 2008

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[edit] Wii Menu

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • A different font is used for the Lappy 486 rather than its regular font, Glitch0.
  • At the end of each episode, there is a sneak peek of the next one:
  • When an SBCG4AP message is received via the Wii Message Board, a Strong Bad themed message will show as follows:
    • The envelope has Strong Bad on the right, and if a picture is attached, the picture will be shown on the right. The name of the sender is shown at the bottom.
    • When opening the message, a voice clip of Strong Bad saying "Helloooooooo" can be heard.
    • The message is printed on The Paper with a stamp of the Rocoulm drawn on the left, a TGS style drawing of Strong Bad with a motion-line behind him, and the words, "jibbie jibblie" is on the right. The body of the message is shown in the middle. "STRONG BAD'S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE" is written at the bottom.
  • This Tweet on @StrongBadActual implies that the series is non-canon.

[edit] Real-World References

  • The Trogdor arcade cabinet's structure is patterned after "Bluster Blaster", a member of the C.O.P.S. from Sam & Max Seasons One and Two.
  • The Item Get music that plays every time Strong Bad acquires various bonus items comes from the fifth episode of Sam & Max: Season One, Reality 2.0.
  • The Homestar Runner Wiki is listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the end credits.

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[edit] Press releases and promotional media

[edit] Reviews and articles

[edit] Awards

[edit] Forums


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