Handheld Games Menu

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Retro Game Page-y goodness.

The Handheld Games Menu was the main menu for selecting Games from July 14, 2002 through July 29, 2004. It is modeled after simple handheld LCD games, such as the Nintendo Game & Watch or games created by Tiger Electronics.

Games are selected with left and right arrows, moving an image of a prancing Homestar Runner across the screen while playing a simple tone. At each stop, an icon representing the game appears above Homestar while its title appears below him. By default, the background is The Field; a "bkgrd" button cycles the background image through Strong Badia (featuring the tire), or The King of Town's yard (featuring his grill).


[edit] Modern Handheld Games Menu

The Handheld Games Menu is currently available by choosing "Old Games" on the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu. In this iteration, the handheld game is called "Super Old Games-n-Such".

Page Title: Exciting Handheld Action!

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2004

[edit] Available Games

So old they are new! Maybe you forgot!

Additionally, a small button labeled "new games" is intended to return to the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu (though the link is currently broken).

[edit] Original Handheld Games Menu

The original version

Previously, the Handheld Games Menu served as the main Games Menu.

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2002

Most of it was the same as the current Handheld Games Menu, but there were a few differences.

  • The last three games have been moved around a bit.
    • This version included the Videlectrix games, Awexome Cross, "Population: Tire", and "TROGDOR!" (which were moved to the new Games Menu) instead of "Fortune Cookies", Who Said What and "Astro Lite" (which were in the Museum at the time).
      • Awexome Cross had a helmet as an icon, Population: Tire had a tire as an icon, and TROGDOR! had Trogdor as an icon.
    • "Who Said What?" was eighth in line instead of ninth.
  • The text on top read "Super Fun Games-n-Such"; the outline of the text was also thicker.
  • The "bkgrd" button was where the "new games" button game is now. There was no equivalent to the "new games" button.
  • The mouth of the Strong Bad face ("Strong Libs'" icon) was filled in more. The "Homestar Quiz" question mark icon was darker.
  • There is a gray back button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, which the new version lacks.
  • The original version calls the Who Said What Now? game "Spin ’N Say".

[edit] Fun Facts

Coming up next...

[edit] Remarks

  • Pressing the "right" button while Astro-Lite 2600 is selected scrolls the selection back to the first spot, but pressing "left" when the first spot is selected does not move the selection at all.

[edit] Goofs

  • There are actually two select buttons, one is the yellow one and there is one behind it which is black that can be selected by clicking below and to the right of the yellow button or by pressing tab a few times which scrolls through the buttons.

[edit] Fast Forward

[edit] External links

Preceded by:
Third Games Menu
Games Navigation
Succeeded by:
Scrolling Shooter Games Menu
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