By Jeann Wong
Strong Badia the Free is the second part of the five episode point-and-click series of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. Brimming with coolness and wicked humour, each Strong Bad game offers a zany, entertaining and hilarious experience.
Episode 2 commences with Strong Bad reading emails (a nod to fans of Homestarrunner.com where their emails are answered by the character). The King of Town suddenly appears to place Strong Bad under house arrest for disobeying his tax email. Obviously a serious breach of coolness, Strong Bad enlists the help of his fellow citizens to get him out. They all need to be united under Strong Badia’s rule to overthrow the King of Town’s castle.
Like other Strong Bad games, you are free to explore the environment and pick up useful items after the brief plot introduction. Compared to the first Strong Bad game, Episode 2 is more straightforward and offers new achievements, collectibles, costumes, and dialogues. The environment is a joy to explore as you anticipate the next witty comment, and the arcade classic “Math Kickers featuring AlgeBros” can be played. Strong Badia the Free offers a quality experience that is well thought out and a strong continuation to the series.