Weekly Game Music: You Can’t Handle My Style (Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People)

New week, new music.  I’m feeling the summer laziness, so lets go with a silly song this time.  Here’s a really long song title, You Can’t Handle My Style from the equally ridiculously titled game, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People.  By now, it should be no secret that the song was sung by Matt Chapman himself, the voice of Strong Bad from the comedy flash website, Homestar Runner. The music itself was penned by Jared Emerson-Johnson from Telltale Games.

Strong Bad’s life is…certainly abnormal, even for a cartoon character.  From beating the snot out of Homestar Runner; taking over other character’s self-declared countries; proving himself to be the best rock band; making an indie (in this case, horrible) action spy movie; and fighting a dragon created by his skills of an artist, Strong Bad is all about awesome(ly bad).  The humorous game makes mischief and naughty tricks an essential necessity to progress.

True to Telltale’s style, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is an episodic point-and-click adventure game that, surprisingly, contains little text.  Dialog trees and items are represented by icons, and observations are made almost always through a dialog.  In an interesting twist, traveling to different locations involve “unlocking” them via conversations, plotting them on any location of the map, and teleporting there.  Much like the flash website, the cartoony game contains hilarious and witty dialog (if we disregard the first episode, that is…)

Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People was originally released on the Wii and PC in 2008.  It was later ported on the Playstation 3.

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