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Ding! Nintendo is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.


[edit] Up, A, and Start

The following item was removed due to discussion at Talk:keep cool#Up, A, and Start. Nevertheless, even if it's not true, it probably bears some connection to Nintendo, so I figure it should at least be preserved on this talk page. Trey56 23:30, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Email keep cool — Strong Bad advises swimmers who have recently eaten to "press UP, A and START before reentering the pool." In Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the game's progress can be saved by pausing (pressing "START") on the first controller and simultaneously pressing "UP" and "A" on the second controller.

[edit] Pulse Interview

Not notable on the article, but I'll mention it here - in the 2003 Pulse interview, Matt says, in Bubs' voice, "There was this one time when I hooked up my lawnmower to my Nintendo. And after that, I got the high score every time!" That's among my favorite quotes, I think. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:45, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Note: Qermaq has since added the fact to the article because the majority of people asked on IRC agreed that it was notable. Loafing 00:16, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Tingle

Tingle is in various Zelda games, not just Majora's Mask. He also appears in Four Swords Adventures for example. Retromaniac 04:55, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Majora's Mask was his debut, however (unless I'm mistaken). --DorianGray 04:50, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
He was in Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time. Retromaniac 04:55, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Not according to Wikipedia. --DorianGray 04:57, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... could be a good point. Does Tingle float from a balloon in other (pre-October 2005) games? Also, note that one of the choices he gives Homestar is "THAT'S A LOT! A LOT! A LOT! A LOT!", a quote from Majora's Mask. Trey56 04:51, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
In his Super Smash Bros. Melee appearance, he uses a balloon on the Great Bay stage (a stage based on Majora's Mask. =3 ). --DorianGray 04:54, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
I say, let's keep it in the N64 section since the quote is from Majora's Mask. Also, as DorianGray pointed out, that was his debut. Trey56 04:59, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

As a fan of the Zelda series, I can say that Tingle floats on balloons in most of his appearances - which do not include Link's Awakening or OoT as he is not in those games. However, it does include Oracle of Ages, which is pre-2005. And Four Swords. Oh, and Four Swords Adventures. All of those predate Potion-ma-jig. I don't think he is actually seen on a Balloon in Wind Waker, though. --Jay (Talk) 05:57, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Tingle wasn't ever seen on a balloon in Wind Waker, but, one of the items you could buy from him using the Tingle Tuner was a

balloon that let you hover for a bit. CaptainN 04:20, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm almost positive Majora's Mask is his debut. I've played all the games up to Majora's Mask, and none of the games thereafter (yet), so as far as I know, MM is the only game he's in.--Antisexy 04:28, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
Majora's Mask is his debut, and he's been in Oracle of Ages and Seasons, Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventure, and Minish Cap, not to mention Freshly Picked (Tingle RPG), Tingle's Balloon Fight, and his cameo in Smash Bros. Melee. CaptainN 04:58, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Gameboy?

Can we have have an article only about the Gameboy? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

...Why?--Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 18:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Tetris

What can we do about Strong Bad mentioning Tetris in from work? Retromaniac 23:10, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

You all know my two cents: It belongs no where on the page. It's available for many other systems, including Sega systems, cell phones, and the video iPod (Also other iPods running iPodLinux or Rockbox). I mean, if Strong Bad says "Resident Evil 4", are we gonna put it under the GameCube section, even though they successfully ported it to the PS2? So... keep it off is what I think we should do. Meh. Bluebry 23:12, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, Tetris's debut was on the Game Boy.--Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 18:13, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
No, it wasn't, and anyway, this conversation is nearly two years old. --Jay (Talk) 18:15, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Diddy Kong

I moved Diddy Kong to SNES, but Diddy Kong was featured in two games on the Gameboy Classic: Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong Land 2. Awexome Cross 21:24, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Videlectrix-- the REAL thing...

I haven't seen anything posted like this, but...

I checked out Wikipedia's "List of Home Video Game Consoles" page....

Look in the second generation. There's something called the "Vectrix."

Interesting... — (Talk | contribs) 02:11, 8 August 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Ah, the sweet, sweet Vectrex — The Brothers Chaps (probably) have one of these, by the way. I think it's a coincidence, unfortunately. Videlectrix is probably more of a portmanteau of "video" and "electrics" with an "x" thrown in for good measure. Interesting observation, though. Trey56 03:16, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] grabbo/mega arm

Should it be noted that the grabbo-arm looks a lot like and acts like the maga arm?(The mega arm was one of nintendo's last inventions before making video games) Slipknot6477 20:56, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Bowser on Gameboy

There is not a single Gameboy game where Bowser is a boss despite the fact that Tompkins says he has Bowser on the Ropes as he is playing Gameboy should that be on the page Boog20X6

However, Bowser does appear in Game and Watch Gallery games for the GameBoy, which is why the mention of this was removed. --DorianGray 19:16, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

But the Game and watch Gallery did not have any bosses like Bowser Boog20X6

True, but there are several explanations for this. "On the ropes" doesn't necessarily mean a boss. The Brothers Chaps were just unaware that there are no traditional Mario games with Bowser for the GameBoy. Or any number of reasons. --DorianGray 19:22, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] who erased my post and why?

hey! i looked here and my post was gone! my post: miscellaneous

magic trick — in the easter egg at the end, the sword coach z is holding looks like the master sword from the legend of zelda series

tell me who reased it and why. there was no reason to erase it. it was good. if no one believes me, i'll upload screenshots of the master sword and coach z's sword. then you'll all know i was right. HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 19:24, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

i think someone would of replied to this by now. of course, not many people seem to go on this page anyway. is there a recent change patroller that can snswer my question by, like going through the page's history, or some crap? HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 04:50, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Ahem..."Revision as of 20:40, 22 September 2008 (edit) (undo) DeFender1031 (Talk | contribs)

(it looks like a crudely drawn sword to me... unless there's some marking or something that i'm missing, then it looks like any old mystical sword...)". You can check this stuff out for yourself by clicking on the "History" tab at the top of articles and other pages. DevonM(talkยทcont-ribs) 05:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Cleanup (Press Start to Continue)

It looks like this article is long over due for some cleaning. There are a lot of references, especially from SBCG4AP that could be added to this page (and some things that could probably be dropped?). Also, do we want to reconsider how this page is laid out? There seems to be some legacy invisioquotes that clutters the editing window. So a lot of issues to deal with. Anybody have ideas on how to attack this? wbwolf (t | ed) 16:29, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

We could employ a little JavaScript hide and show on each header. -- 23:55, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Splitting Up

For the big one, let's give it its own article, Nintendo Entertainment System is fine, Nintendo's NES is another good one, we'll still read them, just link it here. Meaty85203 00:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Nintendo's NES isn't a very good title to me. BBG 00:36, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
I figured, I don't either. Make a page the NES references called Nintendo Entertainment System. Simple Meaty85203 00:40, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Legend of Zelda

I started an article themed to The Legend of Zelda, but since that was taken, as a redirect to this page, I was forced to give it a new name: Zelda 2. Then, when I tried to move that article to the more proper name, it refused to let me do so, and told me to come up with a new name. Can anyone help me move that article to its more proper title, please? MHarrington 23:17, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] How many redirects?

I'm noticing a lot of redirects that don't exsist, such as "N64", "Nintendo 64", "GameCube", "NGC", etc. Should I make these, or are these unnecessary? -- 23:40, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Scope

It seems like this page needs a scope definition and cleanup. We have several pages for references to specific video games, and a catch all for references to games that don't have enough for their own page. It was my understanding that this page is for references to the consoles themselves, and not the games on those consoles, yet I'm seeing tons of references to games on this page. Thoughts? — Defender1031*Talk 00:45, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

I would agree with that I R F 05:19, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I think that would be useful. When the page was first made, there wasn't nearly the number of specific video game pages, or even the general allusion page. I think we should follow the model of Atari 2600, and focus on the various specific references to Nintendo products. So, Adventures of Lolo is out, but Nintendo Power Magazine would be in. wbwolf (t | ed) 05:54, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, at first I was gonna say the enacting of the drastic change of scope to the page was premature, but looking at it, it seems to work pretty well, especially since the specific game references were preserved on the other page. I do think the intro needs to be tweaked, though, to make it more clear that this page is specifically about the reference to nintendo as a company, and its products, and that references to specific games for these consoles can be found elsewhere (the see also link can be kinda subtle, especially since it's at the end.) - 17:13, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Controller

The part about Baby Strong Bad holding a NES controller in the sbemail "highschool" was removed because, although the controller is not shown clearly, Strong Bad's remark about the "Stupid Duck" in the video game (referencing the ATARI Dragon) proves he is playing an ATARI console.

Well, one hand, no, that is NOT an Atari controller. The NES uses game pads (what SB is holding); the Atari used a joystick. On the other... you're right in that we can't really see the front of the game pad, so we don't actually know that it wasn't for some fictional or obscure console. --Jay (Talk) 20:09, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Virtual Boy? Really?

The graphics of Vector Strong Bad more closely resemble a colored version of the Vectrex to me. Also, the Virtual Boy didn't even have vector graphics. :| MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:54, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

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