Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Strong Badia the Free review

Stong Badia the $8.95

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Hilarious videogame parodies

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    TV-level production values

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    Doesn't require episode 1


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    Puzzles a bit too easy

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    Pretty short

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    May not be funny for some

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Episode 2 kicks off when our shirtless hero is put under house arrest with a big, explosive collar, for failing to pay his newly-imposed email tax to the unusually stern and giantly moustached King of Town. Escaping and declaring war against the king is your opening puzzle, and kicks off an adventure of one-liners, hilarious videogame parodies and production good enough for the TV (Comedy Central, at least).

Don’t worry if you missed the first episode – this is much more standalone than Sam & Max episodes. And the setup is basically Sam & Max slotted around Homestar’s decade-old web comic. Like S&M, environments are lush and the puzzles lean towards the easy side, but as a pint-sized comedy show (with lots of wonderfully animated characters and scenery to click) Strong Bad is an excellent evening’s worth of entertainment.

This game’s also funnier than TellTale’s other series; the humour’s definitely more Viz than The New York Times. Replacing Snake Boxer is the excellent Double Dragon piss-take, Maths Brothers, and if you don’t chuckle your way through Strong Bad’s second episodic outing then there’s something deeply wrong with you.

Oct 21, 2008

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DescriptionEpisode 2 kicks off when our shirtless hero is put under house arrest. This game is pretty short but it's full of hilarious videogame parodies and it doesn’t require episode one.
US censor rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 2"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)