I finally had a reason to dust off the ol’ Wii and download my first WiiWare title.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the eccentric nature of Homestar Runner, I’d definitely take a moment to check out the site and read a few Strong Bad e-mails if I were you. The game’s humor is without a doubt there, but might be a little lost on the uninitiated.

But the game is funny, and is very true to the show. The Brothers Chap (creators of the webtoon) are definite gamers, which is very apparent if you’ve taken the time to check out the Videlectrix site that their gaming ventures fall under. Games like Trogdor and Peasant’s Quest are brilliant, funny and very true to the classic games of yore.

Which is why it’s no surprise the game takes on a point and click adventure genre, similar to classic Sierra and Lucasarts titles. The interface also shows that this type of game definitely has a promising home on the Wii (yes, I missed Zack & Wiki), and I would certainly like to see a return to form of this classic style of play. Nintendo’s little white box looks to be more than suitable for the old classic adventure genre.

Without getting too much into the plot, Strong Bad does his classic mischief making, and while some of the puzzles took a little bit of thought, nothing was brain bending. But Strong Bad is a family friendly type of subject matter, focusing on the silly and its pop culture references for a 20-30 something crowd. And it certainly feels like taking part in one of the shorts, complete with little easter eggs and asides.

But this is a promising WiiWare title, which finally drags the WiiWare service out of its self-imposed deluge of “meh” titles, and into the upper echelon of the few decent games on the service (that can still be counted on one hand). Nintendo needs to let more games like this be released for the WiiWare, and a fortunately, the next four months will see a new episode of Strong Bad and company each month.

Between this and Mega Man 9, it looks like WiiWare may be starting to take its gaming content a little more seriously. And yes, I do feel more attractive after playing it.

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