Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

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February 27th, 2008

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

TimOh those little Patapon, so cute, yet so deadly. I’m almost tempted to borrow my brother’s PSP and buy Patapon, which I’m told is a bargain at $20. It’s getting rave reviews far and wide and I’m itching to play it. While the PSP does have an increasing number of quality titles from all genres, most of them don’t make me curious enough to buy, steal, or borrow a PSP. Anyway, hope you enjoy our take on the Patapon, and let us know what you think of the game! Does anyone out there have more Patapon variations to suggest?

RayI almost feel guilty for doing a comic like this. It’s so….simple. You probably won’t get them all, but you’ll get enough of them to make the comic worth your time.

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53 Comments

  1. Dande says:

    I love Satupon and the only one I don’t get is Patbon/Papelbon I probally know what it’s making fun of just don’t remember.

    I am tempted to buy the game, I loved locoRoco,just need to brush of the thick layer of dust of my psp.

    One of which you could of added would be patawan, cos star wars always works.

  2. Tim says:

    Dande,
    I can’t believe we didn’t think of that! You’ve upstaged us already! Maybe we’ll save that idea if they ever make a Patapon sequel!

  3. I’m surprised some variant of “padawan” didn’t sneak in there! Great strip.

  4. Arlen says:

    I love it guys—simple, attractive, hilarious!

  5. Ack, narrowly beaten by Dande! I concede defeat.

  6. Dande says:

    *Bows to applaud* I thank you. Though now I am stuck for anymore I peaked too soon.

    P.S. I has to be done but WOO! I got first post now I will hide in the corner ashamed at what I just did.

  7. dj75728 says:

    NCG, and Ray shouldn’t feel bad, the comic is great, even if it’s not text/story heavy……er. And I still don’t get ‘Patajon Papelbon’. And why is ‘Patajuan’ half-asleep, isn’t that kinda….i don’t know….racist? :mrgreen:

    @Tim: Is your 360 connected through an ethernet cable, or wi-fi?

  8. Tim says:

    It’s a reference to Jonathan Papelbon, the closer for the Boston Red Sox, here’s the famous picture we modeled the Patapon guy after.

    His name just went well with the comic theme.

    And DJ, my 360 is connected through an ethernet cable, I don’t know why I can’t seem to play against you because I don’t typically have problems with LIVE anymore.

  9. dj75728 says:

    Here’s the pictures of the 2pStart shirt I had made 1 2 . Pictures are just so-so cause of the lighting in my room. I think it came out really well and I’m happy with it.

  10. dj75728 says:

    @Tim: Neither do I, weird. I mean, mine is connected through wi-fi, but the last time when we tried to play Call of Duty I was at my friends house and using an Ethernet cable. I don’t know, maybe hiccups with live.

  11. OmegaLord says:

    NOOO!!!! IT’S PAPYRUS!!!

    Sorry.
    XKCD fora have trained me in the art of papyrus rejection.

    AND COMIC SANS.

  12. Andrew says:

    NCG!

    I always like this type of comic.

    Perfect ending.

    Good luck on joystiq!

  13. OmegaLord says:

    Nope, wait.
    Herculanum.

    We’re good.

  14. Narnian says:

    I loved the simplicity that made it was hilarious even if the viewer had never heard of the game (so don’t feel guilty Tim!) Very funny.

  15. dr. game says:

    I like it but the last one was hard to get let me guess the two blands kiled the brounet becuse thay hate her right

  16. Fleskefinn says:

    Haha, I got everyone ‘cept the first one…
    Cant wait to play it!

  17. Baka says:

    I really loved this one. It was kind of simplistic I suppose, but the images and text combined to make a very enjoyable comic.

  18. VFDroid says:

    Haha… that was great… Very clever and well-done.

    And dj75728: that is truely an awesome t-shirt.

  19. “You probably won’t get them all, but you’ll get enough of them to make the comic worth your time.”

    Yes, because our feeble minds cannot begin to grasp the concept of “sat upon”.

  20. Zhinker says:

    lol, good stuff

    My favourites:

    satapon
    patapwned

  21. EL CH33S3 says:

    Patapwned is the one that I like the most. Not very original yet still funny.

  22. Lava says:

    Hmm… not too familiar with that game. The art looks cool enough. I’ve got to agree with you Tim that nothing has made me really want a PSP too much, except for one title. Not Patapon, but LocoRoco. Oohh how magical and happy! And yet none of the people (both) I know who have a PSP would buy it… figures.

  23. panzerdrako says:

    i don´t get the patagon…i think you mean from patagonia (sudamerica) right?

  24. fireflymr says:

    Euh, where can i download the font?

    P.S.: maybe you can use these: Patabomb (ive already made one, its easy), Pata-thetic (crying patapon) and Patawrong (a crazy patapon)

  25. fireflymr says:

    What font do u use?

  26. fireflymr says:

    i don´t get the patagon…i think you mean from patagonia (sudamerica) right?

    Omg dude. PATA GONE! 😉

  27. panzerdrako says:

    hehe..
    yep i know…
    just a bad joke..

    i don´t get the patagon…i think you mean from patagonia (sudamerica) right?

    Omg dude. PATA GONE!

    yep, i know it..
    it just ..a bad joke

  28. WJUK says:

    XD

    Frickin awesome dude! I always love your comics, so simple yet so amazing. Sometimes simple is best.

  29. hyper says:

    i like this comic i like patakong teh most. *steal*

  30. hyper says:

    oh and before i forget

    you should turn this into a background

    it be porfect

  31. ill pwn u says:

    u all lick willy

  32. Milak says:

    how about gnatapon, like some kinda tiny flying patapon or something.

  33. Rioluke says:

    Hey guys you should make another gears of war trailer using THIS song and see what sort of reactions you gett THEN.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmY7MQUwlII

  34. Baka says:

    Hey guys you should make another gears of war trailer using THIS song and see what sort of reactions you gett THEN.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmY7MQUwlII

    I’m thinking something more like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huWKSYUX5Fs

  35. Milak says:

    catupon (a patapon with a cat digging it’s claws into his face, while he runs around screaming), platapon (a platypus/patapon thingy) hatapon (no surprise here, just a patapon with an awesome hat)

  36. StarJet says:

    catupon (a patapon with a cat digging it’s claws into his face, while he runs around screaming), platapon (a platypus/patapon thingy) hatapon (no surprise here, just a patapon with an awesome hat)

    There is a Hatapon in the game.

  37. OmegaLord says:

    What font do u use?

    Herculanum. I think it comes standard on macs.

  38. Server says:

    Patapon is the best game i ever played!
    ??????? – ?????? ????, ? ??????? ? ?????-???? ?????!

  39. Scipo says:

    Definitely need a pataTron, fully decked out in circuitry. Also, patadon, as in the Godfather.

  40. RagManX says:

    How about patathong?
    Patagong?
    Patopeon?

    The Ron Jeremy version: pataschlong.

  41. LSK says:

    Gaah! For the last time, “pwn” is pronounced “pone”. seriously.

  42. Qasar says:

    Bata Bing (Sopranos)

    Pata Hearst (The heiress)

    Pata Cake (The Bakers Man)

    I laughed so hard at the Satupon box I had to post.

    There is a download-able demo of Patapon at their site. Of course, you need the PSP. I am loving Patapon! Great fun. Actually I found you looking for info. I’ve been playing but today I restarted when I heard there is a Demo Only weapon you can take with you when you own the game. It’s a cool weapon. I highly recommend the game!

    Thank you for the Patapuns,
    Qasar

  43. Swoopy says:

    Patapong. With the eyeball between two uprights. I suspect if you don’t get this, it means I’m really freakin’ old.

  44. Ethan Kerr says:

    Hey Tim,
    What about Gnatapon? I mean, like a really small one. Oh! I got another one! Macapon, with a mac logo for an eye! I hope you make the sequel soon, because there’s supposed to be a patapon 2

  45. Kire says:

    Pata/Pon count in podcast 19
    Hey this is my first time writing in. I took up your challenge to count the number of times you said Pata in the podcast. As I was bored I also added in the amount of times you said Pon.

    Drumroll please

    The results are

    Pata: 37

    Pon: 20

  46. chriskatching says:

    Hahaha nice

  47. duduman56 says:

    is that a guitar hero guitar?

  48. Dark-Star says:

    I’m glad I wasn’t eating or drinking anything at the moment, because it would have been all over my keyboard and monitor. Ell-Oh-freaking-ell, dudes!

  49. Mirby says:

    A pun-centric comic? I like!

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