Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< May 28th, 2010 >mijae
&: "Gangway!"

@: "What? No! I didn't order any pizza! Please don't kill me."

&: "It's not pizza, actually... some weird kid asked me to deliver this thing to some guy wandering around, but I can't find anyone with their username."
&: "But hey, no one else even knows about this, right? You're here 'wandering around', so I'll just give it to you. We'll just pretend that you're him."

@: "Um..."

&: "Just go along with me on this one, okay? Oh! Hello, Ness!" *wink* *wink*

@: "But I'm not-"

&: "Hello, Ness! I have some mail for you."

J - a roll of Zombie Paper.
Well, at least this actually did something, that pencil eraser didn't even blank scrolls
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#1 jlmjlm Fri, 28 May 2010 02:30:27
I'll start the "I don't get it."

#2 Medandrea Fri, 28 May 2010 02:43:30
Oh, this is very obscure. It's an EarthBound reference. Partway through that game, when you need a way to take out zombies, a guy (not a demon) does exactly what the demon does in the Ness. So you get the item you need.

Originally, it was funny because the delivery guy was right on the mark without knowing it - this is also funny because he's so far off the mark (wrong game). Still, I wonder how many people will get it.

Last edited: Fri, 28 May 2010 02:47:28

#3 Loof42 Fri, 28 May 2010 05:30:26
I appreciate the earthbound reference, but it's still a mediocre strip.

Edit: But the alt text made me chuckle.

Last edited: Fri, 28 May 2010 05:31:12

#4 mijae Fri, 28 May 2010 07:53:46
Yep, it's just as Medandrea said. (and it's specifically a pizza guy who makes the delivery, which jogged my memory) I also always loved this scene in EB because something about asking him to make a delivery to "some kid named Ness who's wandering around Threed" is hilarious to me. It sounds a bit similar to what the mail daemon does, making deliveries to some adventurer named X wandering around the Dungeons of Doom.

#5 Sorceror Sat, 29 May 2010 02:32:37
I can't in all fairness vote this under G, especially after mijae's remarks. Maybe I'm just too fond of obscure Japanese titles (though Earthbound is only obscure to us westerners because it was only released in Japan).

Ever played Super Smash Bros (any of them) and wondered "Who the freaking hell is this Ness kid and why do I hate him so much?" Well, Ness wasn't annoying enough, so they brought in Lucas for Brawl, not just because they're sadistic games developers who hate their customers but because Earthbound is really big in Japan.

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#6 DarthCliche Sat, 29 May 2010 03:10:09
M, because the only thing I got was EarthBound. (Also, the mail daemon in the strip and the mail daemon in the dialogue are different colors for some reason.)

@Sorceror: EarthBound was released in North America too (though not in Europe).

Last edited: Sat, 29 May 2010 03:10:56

#7 mijae Sat, 29 May 2010 09:05:27
It wasn't released in Europe? Augh, that's terrible! But even in the US where it was released, I had a hell of a time getting friends to try such a "kiddy-looking" game.

Mother 3 didn't make it to the US either, but the fan translation patch is incredibly well done. You should all go play it now if you haven't already!

#8 anther Sun, 30 May 2010 10:49:51
I loved the zombie paper scene.

I guess this would do exactly what the duct tape didn't...

#9 DarthCliche Mon, 31 May 2010 17:26:42
I've submitted two new strips, both of which have been scheduled.

#10 iwantmorepies Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:40:29

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