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Console War: 1985, p1

October 16, 2019 by Tim


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Markus
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Markus

I love where this is going already! 🙂

Misterboyle
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Misterboyle

So do we get to find out what I’ll fate befell the ZX Spectrum tribe

Tez
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Tez

They will sail up to the shore of a hell scape, after the abuses of the native Atari tribe have raught upon the land.

Daniel
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Daniel

I remember 1985 very differently…

Kasaix
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Kasaix

This is going to be epic.

aaron Smith
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aaron Smith

awesome next do tthe arcadiian empire or the pinballsaurian extinction lol

Douglas Taylor
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I can’t wait to see how this will play out. Even the old SEGA and ATARI stuff will be funny to see I’m action.

Gobo
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I agree, having fond memories of the ATARI 2600… whenever I hear the “dank, da-dank dank” of the ATARI Pac-Man game, I get a smile on my face.

Gco
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Gco

1985? Darn, too late, I was hoping a “long time ago” story would had featured my first console:comment image

WolfGod
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WolfGod

they sailed on the “Ninja Kid”, the “Pinball” and the Santa “Mario Bros.” in 1986

James Rye
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James Rye

I wish those names were added on the sides of the ships. xD

Doodm4n
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Doodm4n

Super Mario, Gyromight*, [the game with the robot thingy], and Duck Hunt. The games that shipped with the console at first.
*denotes spelling is probably wrong

Buzz Killington
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Buzz Killington

“Ninja Kid, “Pinball,” and Santa “Mario Bros” is a play on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria that Columbus used to sail to the Americas.

The rAt
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The rAt

Well played, WolfGod.

I was gonna go with something about landing the Fireflower at Famicom Rock, but I don’t think I can to top the flagship Santa Mario Bros.

The Legacy
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The Legacy

I hope to eventually see the return of the classic console Wars storyline, including that badass PS3 commando.

But this is an amazing diversion, and I am pumped to see this through! Especially as someone who grew up with the NES.

Kenju
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Kenju

I would have expected them to be blowing into the back port to make those ships run, not the sails 😛 God I can’t even begin to count how many hours I spent blowing into the NES cartridges and the port to get the dust out lol

Jamahu
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Jamahu

Well the sails are cartridge shaped, so I think that is supposed to be the joke, still.

Wires
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Wires

Er, ‘1985’?

San Pablo Montero
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San Pablo Montero

Yup. The NES first came to America (the New World) in 1985.

TheCK
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TheCK

I spent the first 10 minutes thinking – they are blowing the wrong way – the front of a ship is not flat it’s more aerodynamic before the rest of the detail made it clear they are in fact blowing the right direction 😉

Fungo4
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Fungo4

From a physics perspective, they would do better blowing backwards off the ship. Blowing your own sail forward is like pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. This is one thing Skyward Sword did right that Breath of the Wild did oh so wrong…
(or maybe it’s a joke about how you were never supposed to blow into the cartridge anyway)

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

It’s the latter.

Marquar
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Marquar

Blowing on the sail is actually more efficient than blowing backwards under the right conditions. A luffed (curved) sail will redirect the forward moving air into rearward moving air, not quite doubling the force.

Fungo4
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Fungo4

Even if the sail perfectly bounced the air back, wouldn’t that be identically as efficient as just blowing backwards?

Chrystal
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Chrystal

You’re forgetting Newton’s third law. By blowing forwards they are pushing themselves backwards, with a force exactly equal to that exerted on the sail. You can actually demonstrate this as a practical experiment. Get a model sailing boat, and mount a small battery operated fan on it. Direct the fan at the sail. The boat will probably move sideways if the sail is at an angle, but it will not move forward. Turn the fan around and direct it to the rear, and the boat will move forward…

Him.
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Him.

Niiiice

Synkka
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Synkka

Love it, blowing on the cartridge xD

schnozzberries
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schnozzberries

This is single handedly the most amazing Console War strip to date.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Now I’m just curious how the Super Famicom fits into this.

Will we see a reenactment of James Clavell’s Shogun?

Pluveus
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Pluveus

I’m thinking industrial revolution steamships. Then if they do N64 I’m hoping for WW1-2 era planes and ships.

Alex
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Alex

Nostalgia Trip and the Origins of the Console wars? Cool, cant wait for the Anime adaptation of this Arc.

Peej
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Peej

This is funny and awesome….

Paul Delaney
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Paul Delaney

please, you gotta make some reference to Nintendo Thumb

Soup
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Soup

I saw “console war” and thought this was going to be about Stadia. I guess that’s still a month out though.

Entercoven
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Entercoven

I imagine a legion of Atari 600 all Spartan Style ready to defend the new world

Jakk Frost
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Jakk Frost

So, would consoles like Atari 2600, Colecovision, Intellivision, and Pong be represented by cavemen?

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

Atari 2600 would be more like an Greek or Roman.

Marquar
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Marquar

How will cabinet arcade games be represented?

Silicon
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Silicon

Probably the Mayans. Horrible, evil games that required constant sacrifices (of quarters).

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

This makes me so happy. It’s like Christmas came early.

Travis Brown
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Travis Brown

Brava! War… War never changes

Luc
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Luc

You know, I half expected a comic regarding Riot’s 50 announcements yesterday haha. I’m sure there’s something there.
Oh well, this works too =P

Foxhood
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Foxhood

They are blowing onto a Cartidge sail…

This already is the best anthropomorphization of the NES that can EVER exist. You have made it impossible for anyone to ever come up with a more clever idea. congratulations!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

It took me way too long to get the blowing on the cartridge joke at the end. In fairness I read it first at 5 AM when my kids woke me, so I wasn’t completely coherent. Great reference though. Love it.

Hunny
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Hunny

You didn’t get it because its a terrible, obtuse “joke” that has been very poorly executed

Admiral Casual
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Admiral Casual

Holy fuck….blowing into the cartridge. First, I remember those days full of magic and wonder. Second, that’s hilarious.

Siliconwolf
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Siliconwolf

This is the genesis of a new sega in the console wars!

Matthieu
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Matthieu

Love the wink to Uncharted Waters. I loved those games! Especially New Horizons.

Man, I wish they would have kept sending the other sequels overseas…

Patrick Pinkney
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Patrick Pinkney

Lol they are blowing into the cartridge

Twilight Faze
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I am soooooooooooooooooo hoping for Pong or Atari natives or something. This is gonna be beautiful!

k.a.e.b.
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k.a.e.b.

If this becomes a longer arc, please don’t forget the Commodore C=64.
That ruled continental Europe for years.

The rAt
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The rAt

It’s fun to see the Nintendo system portrayed as a serious faction in these Console War outings, versus the mentally challenged Wii and WiiU counterparts. I recognize the irony of even thinking like this, given how the whole thing is an extended parody of the “my system is better than your system” mentality of the 90’s and 00’s, but as a one-system-in-the-budget sort of guy who typically went Nintendo, I generally knew a lot of the Console Wars comics (and some others) were going to go over my head. Which is fine, of course. As the axiom goes, you can’t… Read more »

Armand12
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Armand12

My reaction can best be described by quoting the late, great, Super-Mega-Ultra-Kami Guru,

“HAH!”

Michael
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Michael

The Console Wars were a great idea, and you keep on improving the concept.

-JJ
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Ohh, I wish there’d be a reference to NES Tetris, as it’s the 10th annual Classic Tetris World Championship event in Portland this weekend 🙂