By Tim Stone on May 18th, 2008 at 9:58 am.
This one appeared in PC Gamer UK at the start of 2007.
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18/05/2008 at 10:02
violet v Fruits of the Forest Golem
18/05/2008 at 10:08
Ahahah :D I think that’s my favourite (so far) !
18/05/2008 at 10:16
Definitely my favourite.
18/05/2008 at 10:25
Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:
Alas, poor Roguelikes. I knew them, Tim.
18/05/2008 at 10:35
James T says:
“Is it true Bamber, did you do a ‘Disney nasty’?”
18/05/2008 at 10:43
I’m sure some of the previous ones are technically better jokes, but this one made me laugh the most yet. Still not nearly getting all of it (what’s a Bamber? I’m guessing there’s more balls involved, possibly feet?) Thanks Tim.
PS quoting is deeply pointless, but dude, toad stool? Smegma? Snort (in a good way).
18/05/2008 at 10:53
N Sleeping Zombie
18/05/2008 at 10:54
18/05/2008 at 10:59
Bamber Gascoigne used to host University Challenge.
Fruits of the Forest Golem. heh.
18/05/2008 at 11:02
The three toad stools are where the genius really shines through.
18/05/2008 at 11:05
Alex Grose says:
The best Strafe Left so far!
L Lizardman Sergant
L Lizardman Captain
L Robert Kilroy-Silk
Also Fruits of the forest Golem!
18/05/2008 at 11:06
This is amazing.
18/05/2008 at 11:12
Hahaha, the black bear one made me laugh out loud.
18/05/2008 at 11:15
Andrew Doull says:
I know what you mean about the giggling. I’m considering adding accents to my roguelike at the moment; and this is great inspiration.
18/05/2008 at 11:45
Mr Peckerston says:
d wild dog
p circus dog
I love this more than all the other strafe lefts put together, thanks for posting it!
18/05/2008 at 12:04
ö, orc wearing helmet made of testicles
18/05/2008 at 12:06
wow. That’s brilliant!
18/05/2008 at 12:45
Could have done with a toad’s tool to finish the set.
18/05/2008 at 12:49
I don’t ‘get’ the A, a or á ones though :(
18/05/2008 at 13:28
That has to be my favourite along with the Thief arrow types one.
18/05/2008 at 16:20
I want a pet Hellhamster.
18/05/2008 at 17:16
Had to laugh at M Dame Judi Dench :D
18/05/2008 at 17:21
& – Sand Amper tickled me.
18/05/2008 at 18:44
The black bear got me best.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been killed by monsters the same color as the background.
18/05/2008 at 19:47
Even better than the Thief one. I remember having a good giggle at this one when it was first out.
18/05/2008 at 20:04
The Shed says:
Jesus, I didn’t even giggle much till I read the comments about the giggling; now I can’t frickin stop.
Don’t ask me why, but the Smell of Cabbage, and Hobgoblet got me best. Sniggering like an idiot. Pure the best one yet.
Had to laugh at M Dame Judi Dench”
18/05/2008 at 20:59
Most excellent. Surprised no-one commented on the Helipad.
18/05/2008 at 22:33
I just love the idea of bright green patches of Cabbage Smell dispersing throughout the dungeon, covering everything in its wake with the smell of cabbage.
18/05/2008 at 22:51
I suppose Cabbage Smell would be better than the bright purple patches of miasma wafting through your average Dwarf Fortress.
(And yes this is indeed probably my favourite Strafe Left. Orc wearing helmet made of testicles gets me every time)
19/05/2008 at 09:02
Seth Tipps says:
I’m glad I’m not the only one who immediately started laughing at this. I suppose it should be no surprise; I know most of you are huge dwarf fortress fans, but still. Giggle is totally accurate. Perhaps even snicker.
19/05/2008 at 10:55
Oooohhh…. so tempted to try and make something playable out of this…
19/05/2008 at 11:11
I think it’s the most funny when you catch the meaning of the joke a short time after you’ve read the symbol and its meaning. I probably laughed more about my own slowliness in comprehending than over the clever connection of M and Dame Judi Dench. And Mr Stone obviously speculated about some culture knowledge about current Bond movies.
It’s this short period where you recognize you’ve tripped over something curious but couldn’t quite grasp it. And then it dawns on you suddenly.
I know, analyzing jokes is lame, but I like how this is built up. It starts quite the innocent. And, bam, with 3 buttocks it catches you completely off guard. Much like a Monty Python skit which mostly start also as if nothing out of the ordinary would happen. At least if you begin reading from top left down the column first.
Addendum: just realized that the line B Chest before is the actual, real opener here. Talk about slow…
19/05/2008 at 14:55
Ah, I remember seeing this on PC Gamer. I almost choked when reading it. Fantastic.
20/05/2008 at 07:02
and that, ladies and gentleman, is what constitutes high humor to me.
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Swabbing the poopdeck
Or 172,500 in 24 hours. Whichever
But are Americans art?
Like wot you do in the game