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July 16th, 2008

Goomba vs. Roomba

TimThis was the perfect comic for this week. After last week’s Wall-E comic, Ray certainly didn’t mind the simpler look to this week’s comic. We had originally tried to go with an E3 Predictions comic like last year, but realized that we were a week late on that (plus we didn’t have any great ideas, so it would have felt forced). Apparently some people don’t know what a Roomba is, so sorry for assuming that! Also, Ray has just informed me that he’ll be going full-time at his job next week, so things just got a whole lot more hectic!

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64 Comments

  1. Anon says:

    I get it and all but…eh.

    Not that funny.

    SBDCG
    Slightly Below Decent Comic guys

  2. sheppy says:

    It’s cute, but shouldn’t the last two panels show damage on the health bars?

  3. dr. mario says:

    what’s roomba going to do clean goomba to death

  4. roadjcat says:

    Took me a bit to get it, but get it I did.

    The Roomba, I know turns around when it hits something, but I don’t think I ever played a game where the Goomba hits you and does no damage…I dunno, maybe I need to play more Mario games.

    The header’s pretty funny though.

  5. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I didn’t find this one very funny. No offense, of course! I expected Goomba to get squished and Roomba to blow up. That might’ve gotten a chuckle from me at least.

  6. dj75728 says:

    DCG(Decent comic guys). It’s by no means bad, just not LOL funny. I blame Anon.

  7. Anon says:

    DCG(Decent comic guys). It’s by no means bad, just not LOL funny. I blame Anon.

    What did I do?

  8. MetaRidleyR27 says:
    DCG(Decent comic guys). It’s by no means bad, just not LOL funny. I blame Anon.

    What did I do?

    Don’t feel too bad. He does that every once in a while.

  9. Narnian says:

    Yeah, I was one of those who didn’t get it ’till I found out what a roomba was, but I guess that’s ok. I’m so used to you guys doing comics based on current video game news that I found myself thinking “I wonder what game this is, I guess I’m not up to date” Thank goodness this isn’t a game! O_O

    roadjcat said:

    The Roomba, I know turns around when it hits something, but I don’t think I ever played a game where the Goomba hits you and does no damage…I dunno, maybe I need to play more Mario games.

    When Goombas hit non-players (such as a hill or something) they turn around, so I guess this is implying that the Roomba isn’t enough of a threat to be considered a player ;)

  10. CKcheeseboy says:

    Well, I liked it. It wasn’t hilariously funny, but it was humorous. The logo is great, though.

  11. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Ooh! I got another idea! You should have continued it out and shown the both of them walk off the stage (ala Soul Calibur).

  12. tustin says:

    Well, I liked it a lot! I think it’s hilarious. :) :)

    When goomba’s hit something, they turn around. When Roomba’s hit something, they turn around. Simple. Brilliant. It’s great. :) It’s no wonder the time is infinity. This will last forever…

    Will they detect the edge of the screen? O_0

  13. Jon M. says:

    Genius! I think this comic is greatly unappreciated. If people look at it for what it is, I think they’d appreciate it more. You have to think “Oh my gosh. Here are two things that, oddly enough, share all but the first letter of their name and both of them do an about face when they hit something. In a battle against each other, no one wins and that’s actually pretty funny.” I thought this comic was awesome, guys. I literally said “wow” when I saw the end result. It’s definitely subtle humor, but I think you guys hit this one spot on. Good work!

  14. CKcheeseboy says:

    What’s really cool is if you center click and go down the page at the right speed, it works like a flip book.

  15. Tristan says:

    What’s really cool is if you center click and go down the page at the right speed, it works like a flip book.

    woah… your right! thats awesome!

    Genius! I think this comic is greatly unappreciated.

    I agree with that statement. This comic is really funny, but almost nobody thinks so. Weird.

  16. Tristan says:

    Meh. I had a comment in this box, but I didn’t want it anymore, so I changed it to this because I can’t delete it. (imitates Brawl announcer) FAILURE.

  17. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

  18. Tristan says:

    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

    yup that sounds strange

  19. D3vin says:

    Funny Comic, But the production values are lacking, looks like a lot of copy/paste/slight edit in there. You guys need my help more than I thought. DJ, WE NEED TO DO ANOTHER GUEST COMIC AND FAST!!! I wonder if anybody will add these ‘characters’ into MUGEN one day… If people can have Sonic Vs Mario Vs Peter Griffin from family guy Vs Spider-man, This is veeeerrry possible in the future. my vote, four out of five little smileys :) :D :) :D / :) :D :) :D :)

  20. MetaRidleyR27 says:
    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

    yup that sounds strange

    Oh well, I guess you haven’t seen Yugioh Abridged then. That’s where the joke came from.

  21. D3vin says:

    *Looks at top logo*, HEY WAIT A SECOND, those are my Tim and Ray stick-figures from my logo …. This is definitely weird… On one hand, I can sue for stick-figure infringement on the other hand I should be flattered they stole my designs… I take back what I said in the last post… four and a half out of five smileys: :) :D :) :D +1/2 / :) :D :) :D :)

  22. Ray says:

    *Looks at top logo*, HEY WAIT A SECOND, those are my Tim and Ray stick-figures from my logo

    I took my original vector logo and tweaked Tim and Ray by hand, so I can guarantee you I didn’t steal your own work…

  23. Tristan says:
    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

    yup that sounds strange

    Oh well, I guess you haven’t seen Yugioh Abridged then. That’s where the joke came from.

    Whats that?

    I have seen Yugioh though. And the first 2 1/2 seasons of Yugioh GX (then my Tivo stopped recording it for some reason, but the show in realitly kept going, i didnt find this out until much later. DARNIT! I liked that show too. Get your game on! Lol, sorry. Obsession returning. Must… fight… off… old… obsession… must… replace… with… Sonic… obsession… I talk too much. as usual.)

  24. steve-ohs says:

    This comic use to be good, 2 or 3 weeks ago
    just kidding
    its an adequate comic, not bad, but not great

  25. D3vin says:
    *Looks at top logo*, HEY WAIT A SECOND, those are my Tim and Ray stick-figures from my logo

    I took my original vector logo and tweaked Tim and Ray by hand, so I can guarantee you I didn’t steal your own work…

    Let me rephrase that after reading that, You made your logo posed exactly like mine. Look at Tim’s arms, the one on the viewer’s left is parallel to the body, the one on the viewer’s right is not, just like mine…

    I can’t believe you did that though, I laughed more at that little thing than at the comic itself… I even opened My comic up in another tab and just spent a minute or so flipping between pages to compare, Other than some differences they are very alike, just to show, you do care about me your fans…*crys with happiness* ((Can a brother get a hug around here?!))

  26. Guilherme says:

    I think it’s a good comic, but I think it would have been funnier if roomba had beaten goomba. Jus’ sayin’.

    I blame me.

  27. MetaRidleyR27 says:
    Whats that?
    I have seen Yugioh though. And the first 2 1/2 seasons of Yugioh GX (then my Tivo stopped recording it for some reason, but the show in realitly kept going, i didnt find this out until much later. DARNIT! I liked that show too. Get your game on! Lol, sorry. Obsession returning. Must… fight… off… old… obsession… must… replace… with… Sonic… obsession… I talk too much. as usual.)

    It’s a series on Youtube that makes fun of the plot problems and such. It’s really great and funny. It’s even better if you’ve seen the show, so you’ll understand the jokes more.

  28. Izaccthefrost says:

    I liked this comic. And they did do damage to each other…… Did no one else catch that?

  29. LoliconKato says:

    I found this one pretty funny. Simple joke, but simplest can be best. Let’s keep the good ones coming!

  30. lwelyk says:
    Whats that?
    I have seen Yugioh though. And the first 2 1/2 seasons of Yugioh GX (then my Tivo stopped recording it for some reason, but the show in realitly kept going, i didnt find this out until much later. DARNIT! I liked that show too. Get your game on! Lol, sorry. Obsession returning. Must… fight… off… old… obsession… must… replace… with… Sonic… obsession… I talk too much. as usual.)

    It’s a series on Youtube that makes fun of the plot problems and such. It’s really great and funny. It’s even better if you’ve seen the show, so you’ll understand the jokes more.

    It’s not really on youtube anymore, YouTube, a site with no prescreening, has decided it’s illegal. Meanwhile, revver, which prescreens videos before posting them, says it’s all right. So yeah, you can find it at: http://yugiohtheabridgedseries.com/

    Anyway, decent comic. Not the best. I like the concept but it’s lacking a certain something. I don’t know how else you could execute this, but it would have been nice if you could have done something slightly different. : \

  31. Rokai says:

    They do this for a while then Mario comes, jumpes on Goomba and shouts C-C-C-C COMBO BREAKER!

  32. Tristan says:

    I liked this comic. And they did do damage to each other…… Did no one else catch that?

    where exactly is there ANYTHING that indicates that they took damage? really. WHERE did you see that? in the fourth dimention?

    Also, yesterday i changed my gravatar from a pic of mario to a pic of sonic… and the pic to the left of my posts STILL hasnt changed, no matter what i do. its changed for everything else. HELP!

  33. Kvb says:

    It’s a good thing Roomba is something obscure, or it’d be pretty hard for you guys to come up with a Comic Talk for the podcast this week.

    where exactly is there ANYTHING that indicates that they took damage? really. WHERE did you see that? in the fourth dimention?

    The damage meter at the top of each panel, maybe?

  34. Tristan says:

    where exactly is there ANYTHING that indicates that they took damage? really. WHERE did you see that? in the fourth dimention?

    The damage meter at the top of each panel, maybe?

    well, its all green the whole time, even the final panel. so where Izaccthefrost saw it, i dunno

  35. Tristan says:

    I think it’s a good comic, but I think it would have been funnier if roomba had beaten goomba. Jus’ sayin’.
    I blame me.

    what do you mean, you blame YOURSELF? that makes NO SENSE! Whoa, flashback warning….

    DCG(Decent comic guys). It’s by no means bad, just not LOL funny. I blame Anon.

    What did I do?

    poor Anon

  36. kalamari says:

    Yes.

  37. D3vin says:

    Finish Him!
    (Up, Up, Left, Left, a, c, a, b, Down.)
    *greusome picture of a vacuum related fatality goes here*
    Roomba wins: Vacuum-ality

  38. Pascual says:

    i just think that this one was so… boring.

  39. Izaccthefrost says:

    Okay yeah I don’t know what I was talkin’ about…..

  40. dj75728 says:

    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

    That made me laugh waaaaay too much than it should have.

  41. Anon says:

    I guess we know the secret characters for Soul Caliber 5 now!

    (Desprate attempt for Comment of the week or whatever it was called, Suggestion Box or something, did you end up changing it or something?)

    (stile kant cpellle)

  42. CKcheeseboy says:

    Well, I was bored, so I decided to make a GIF of the comic. The picture quality isn’t great, and I didn’t focus that much on the timing (just 1000ms each), but whatever, here it is:

    Goomba vs. Roomba Animation

    And I didn’t notice that the clouds and stuff in the background actually moved before…so it wasn’t just total copy/paste after all. :P

  43. mkava says:

    I really enjoyed this surprisingly. Simple, kinda dry, but still funny. Didn’t get it until I read the title (I fail at reading in-comic text unless its near the action it seems…) but after that, had a good chuckle.

    Ray: Even when you aren’t doing too much.. you still pay such close attention to the small details. Thank you. *tear*

    Also, Yugioh: The Abridge Series is hilarious. xD “I’m too busy with my accent…” *chuckles*

  44. Anon says:

    I noticed something wierd!

    Why is the roomba making the ground dirtier?
    Shouldn’t it clean the ground?

  45. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    You know, the more I look at this comic, the more I like it. It doesn’t really make me laugh, but it makes me smile. It’s a simple form of humor. I wish I could revote, as I would now give it a 4/5.

  46. Tristan says:

    I noticed something wierd!
    Why is the roomba making the ground dirtier?
    Shouldn’t it clean the ground?

    its not making the ground dirtier, its vaccuming up the dirt in its path, exposing new dirt of a different color. thats my theory.

  47. Tristan says:

    Yay, my avatar FINALLY changed! I was just having cache problems! And the guide I found was no help, and I ended up looking around till i found the ‘clear cache’ button. But man, it was out of the way. Feh.

  48. tustin says:

    The gif animation really made the comic come alive. :) I noticed all sorts of details that I hadn’t before when your simply scrolling through it.

  49. Ray says:

    The gif animation really made the comic come alive. I noticed all sorts of details that I hadn’t before when your simply scrolling through it.

    Thanks, although it also points out some flaws with my sloppy alignment between the interface and the stage….
    But it should make the secret drifting clouds more obvious at least.

  50. Tristan says:

    hey, Anon, whyd you change your avatar? If you still had your Sonic avatar, then we would have both had Sonic avatars! And that would have been AWESOME! Oh well…

    Btw, your new avatar, thats from Futurama, is it not?

  51. dj75728 says:

    You know, the more I look at this comic, the more I like it. It doesn’t really make me laugh, but it makes me smile. It’s a simple form of humor. I wish I could revote, as I would now give it a 4/5.

    Agreed. I voted a 5 for the both of us! I forgot to vote at first ^_^;

    @CKCheeseBoy: Someone’s trying to nab that comment of the week :wink:

  52. Brawler08 says:

    There are some strange shading issues with the feet (mainly the left one). Like you didn’t change the shading with the foot in back instead of in front. Also the outline is misaligned on the 4th panel on the left foot so it looks kind of weird. Just thought I might point that out, its funny though.

  53. alisdaa says:

    I always thought of bowsers master plan as being this. getting a goomba and dressing it up as a mushroom. than tell it to hide in a floating jack-in-the-box (hey, there are floating blocks). mario will jump to hit it, the goomba will fly out and start walking like a mushroom (preferably on an ice stage). Mario will simply have to touch the evil poisened skin of the deadly goomba and he will be lying dead on the ground (asuming he had lost all his lives).

  54. Dested says:

    Oh man this one was hilarious. I was hoping for a good pay off and man was it there. I wonder if thats where roomba got the name.

  55. Gewurztraminer says:

    It’s a good thing the Roomba wasn’t in a Kart or on a Bike, otherwise the Gooma totally would have had a TKO. God help them if Mario’s feet are involved, but those Goomba’s are impervious to being run over!

  56. stickyfeet says:

    Personally, I thought it was great. I laughed really hard.

  57. Thomas says:

    Screw you guys this comic was awesome!

  58. shadowkid92 says:

    I’M BACK FROM HOLIDAY… just thought id like to throw that out any ways I didn’t quite get it

  59. jc says:

    I think the anti-climax after the screen-by-screen anticipation *was* the joke:)

  60. Gadoink says:

    Hey Tristan, this might sound a little strange but, does your voice give you super-strength?

    I get it now!

    And yes, it does.
    And it also give me the power to defy gravity!

  61. Lukstaar says:

    Are those guys up top kidding?? This comic is ROFL-tastic! I seriously lol-ed!

  62. Mirby says:

    THE EPIC BATTLE! *imagines The Decisive Battle from FF6 playing*

  63. Mapa says:

    I dont understand why many people didnt like this comic. In my opinion, I think its one of the best.

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