Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Overall my suggestion would be, stick the game’s suggestions (hints) on high, enjoy it as a constant stream of brain-dead semi funny entertainment, in a universe you are probably familiar with, and get as much stress-free enjoyment from what admittedly, feels like a pretty polished episodic game.
  2. SB:Ep1 is a mixed bag; it's funny, but can get old during a sustained playthrough, and it's got some neat puzzles, but they're presented in a disjointed, directionless way that'll have players doing things not because the story or characters dictate them, but simply due to odd item placement and situation setups that seem like they should be done just because.
  3. This is worth picking up even if you're not attractive.
  4. However, it appears that they weren't able to perfectly hit their stride in terms of puzzle creation, and this episode definitely has some of the early-season jitters that the first few episodes of Sam & Max had.
  5. 70
    SBCGfAP is packed with little extras and mini-games, although none provide more than a few minutes of diversion. The real fun is discovering all of the inside jokes from the series plastered throughout.
  6. While demand for this style of gaming and for Homestar-licensed products both peaked a while ago, it's an enjoyably goofy diversion.
  7. Strong Bad can be very funny, and this first episode is a great start for the fans. We just wish it were longer and cheaper.
  8. Unfortunately, the first episode doesn’t definitively establish itself as a proper videogame as much as it is a charming adaptation of the Flash cartoon. As well as Telltale Games did at offering a tremendous service to fans of Homestar Runner, they are only occasionally able to prove that playing a cartoon is better than watching one.
  9. 60
    A polished, if uneventfully designed episode, better suited to the Homestar Runner crazy-go-nut.

Awards & Rankings

#91 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DME
    Jul 5, 2012
    5
    Homestar fans will be pleased to an extent, but all the sarcasm and witty humor can't save a game that is just plain boring. All you do isHomestar fans will be pleased to an extent, but all the sarcasm and witty humor can't save a game that is just plain boring. All you do is walk around the place doing small tasks. This would be perfectly acceptable if only the tasks felt redeeming. The story itself is disappointing. It's simply about one character (Marzipan) throwing a party and Strong Bad not getting invited. However, the humor is enough to make me want to see what's in Episode 2, so I'll see if that's any better. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2012
    7
    Great game, worth 10 bucks. I had to run into Roger's Video and buy tons of wii points to buy these games. Although it's graphics aren'tGreat game, worth 10 bucks. I had to run into Roger's Video and buy tons of wii points to buy these games. Although it's graphics aren't pretty, the controls are great and it's witty and highly original. No more DragonAge for you, kiddies. Full Review »
  3. Jan 2, 2011
    4
    As a long time fan of Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, I had high hopes for this game. General reviews on Metacritic seemed to indicate that itAs a long time fan of Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, I had high hopes for this game. General reviews on Metacritic seemed to indicate that it was a good buy, too. Well, color me disappointed. I spent the entire time stumbling around the Homestar "universe" saying to myself "What am I supposed to be doing?" -- Granted, this game *is* sort of built in the style of the old Sierra games where you get things in your inventory and use basic reasoning to figure out what you're supposed to do. But I felt like those games always had a decent storyline/plot guiding you along. This game does not. Sure, you can crank up the Hints to "High", but even then, figuring things out was very trial-and-error and quite arduous. Not really what a game is supposed to be: Fun. Just to get thru this game, I had to reference a walk-thru many times. And each time, I said "Oh, that's what they want me to do? Wow, that's dumb." -- Now, that I've rained on this game completely, I have to say that it does have some redeeming value. It's mildly amusing to "live" in the Homestar universe and interact with the characters, but in the end, it's really not worth it. My recommendation: Skip this game. Full Review »