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Console War: 1985, p1

October 16, 2019 by Tim


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Markus
Markus
2 years ago

I love where this is going already! 🙂

Misterboyle
Misterboyle
2 years ago

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

Tez
Tez
2 years ago
Reply to  Misterboyle

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
Daniel
2 years ago

I remember 1985 very differently…

Kasaix
Kasaix
2 years ago

This is going to be epic.

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
2 years ago

awesome next do tthe arcadiian empire or the pinballsaurian extinction lol

Douglas Taylor
2 years ago

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
2 years ago
Reply to  Douglas Taylor

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
Gco
2 years ago

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

WolfGod
WolfGod
2 years ago

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

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago
Reply to  WolfGod

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

Doodm4n
Doodm4n
2 years ago
Reply to  WolfGod

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
Buzz Killington
2 years ago
Reply to  Doodm4n

“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
The rAt
2 years ago
Reply to  WolfGod

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
The Legacy
2 years ago

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
Kenju
2 years ago

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
Jamahu
2 years ago
Reply to  Kenju

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

Wires
Wires
2 years ago

Er, ‘1985’?

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

No Dad, what about YOU!

San Pablo Montero
San Pablo Montero
2 years ago
Reply to  Wires

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

TheCK
TheCK
2 years ago

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
Fungo4
2 years ago
Reply to  TheCK

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
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago
Reply to  Fungo4

It’s the latter.

Marquar
Marquar
2 years ago
Reply to  Fungo4

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
Fungo4
2 years ago
Reply to  Marquar

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

Chrystal
Chrystal
2 years ago
Reply to  Marquar

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.
Him.
2 years ago

Niiiice

Synkka
Synkka
2 years ago

Love it, blowing on the cartridge xD

schnozzberries
schnozzberries
2 years ago

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

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago

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

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

Pluveus
Pluveus
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

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

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

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

Peej
Peej
2 years ago

This is funny and awesome….

Paul Delaney
Paul Delaney
2 years ago

please, you gotta make some reference to Nintendo Thumb

Soup
Soup
2 years ago

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

Entercoven
Entercoven
2 years ago

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

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
2 years ago

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

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
2 years ago
Reply to  Jakk Frost

Atari 2600 would be more like an Greek or Roman.

Marquar
Marquar
2 years ago
Reply to  Jakk Frost

How will cabinet arcade games be represented?

Silicon
Silicon
2 years ago
Reply to  Marquar

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

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago

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

Travis Brown
Travis Brown
2 years ago

Brava! War… War never changes

Luc
Luc
2 years ago

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
Foxhood
2 years ago

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
Jeremy
2 years ago

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
Hunny
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeremy

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

The rAt
The rAt
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

On an unrelated note, is there a way for the rest of us to include images in our comments or is that a special administrative mutant power?

Admiral Casual
Admiral Casual
2 years ago

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

Siliconwolf
Siliconwolf
2 years ago

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

Matthieu
Matthieu
2 years ago

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
Patrick Pinkney
2 years ago

Lol they are blowing into the cartridge

Twilight Faze
2 years ago

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

k.a.e.b.
k.a.e.b.
2 years ago

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

The rAt
The rAt
2 years ago

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
Armand12
2 years ago

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

“HAH!”

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

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

-JJ
-JJ
2 years ago

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 🙂