Playing the right video games with kids can be a great bonding experience… Battletoads is not one of those games.
This fills me with happy!
Oh dear Battle toads i feel sorry for the dad.
Nice to see their dad.
How come he doesn’t have a collar?
Their mother doesn’t wear one, either.
But she’s wearing a top, he just looks naked.
He’s not naked; he’s got glasses!
This has been addressed before. In Savestate collars are sort of like a “younger crowd” fad. Like a fashion statement. Obviously Kade and Nicole are rather attached to their collars since they still wear them as grownups c;
But the fact he’s only wearing a glasses makes him look naked, more so as their mother is wearing something.
Is ‘Advanced Nakedness’ -> http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/03/21/naked-came-i/
I tend to class SFW “naked” as “furred”, but I see where you guys are coming from x3 Still cute tho!
I remember that one.
When they only wear a collar or one item of clothing they really look naked without either, despite the fact a collar really covers nothing.
Haha awesome. You can just see the pure joy in his face ;P
Daww, best family moment ever!
until they fight over battletoads
Aww, this is adorable
You just had to sneak a dad joke in, didn’t you Tim? uwu;;
their dad is cute ^^ and those kids are a gameholics
Battletoads easy? You are in for a world of hurt once ya hit the Turbo Tunnel.
Hooray! The family is all together now!
Nice to see their dad, finally, even though it’s in a flashback.
Also, I see that Kade has a copy of the official game guide for Super Mario Bros. 3. I used to have one, too.
Kade, are you *trying* to make your dad hate you?
I really like the charms on the pups’ collars.
D’awww This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Its very sweet and adorable.
Omg the level of cuteness is too much! XD
And omg battletoads xD
So that’s what their dad looks like. His fur is a lot darker than I thought.
I guess that’s explains Nicole light brown fur.
I’m sure it does. I just thought that he would looking a male version of Nicole or that we would never see what he looks like. You know, like one of those characters in a series of a manga or whatever would always never have their full appearance show. I’m glad Tim finally showed us the twin’s dad. I thought they were living with a single mom.
Maybe the dad’s job involves business trips?
I’m not sure. Maybe. Maybe not. Say, they should play Outlast. I’ve never seen them play Outlast. I would love to see their reaction.
Ah, this brings back memories. My parents used to try to play with me, my brother and my sister. The most memorable moment I have is when my mom first held the controller of an N64. My mom didn’t use her thumb to use the control stick, she gripped it from above with her thumb, index, and middle fingers. X3
…Also me getting horridly scared to death by the DKC1 game-over screen. Those two memories are tied to each other somehow.
Mine took one look at Mario 64 and went “nope” X3
Irony enough, the game I remember us playing was a racing game. Can’t recall the name, though. You could race as a hot dog or as the N64 logo is all I remember.
You made me remember the game cause I recall spending a lot of time playing it. Top Gear Overdrive is the game you are thinking of.
It reminds me of playing Perfect Dark multiplayer with my Dad. He had fun, though we stuck to meatsims when he was playing.
Battletoads? He has NO idea what he’s getting into. xD
So we finally see Dad. Too bad it’s right before he experiences what I’ve heard is true Nintendo-Hard. I need to get that game.
And wow, honestly, Kade’s reasoning for the B-A thing makes way too much sense.
I kind of think that Mom is now a bit into Zelda because of this experience. Also thought that maybe their parents were gamers in the Atari era.
the dad looks so done with life and he barely started on one easy game
Dang, dude, that just reminds me that I have yet to beat the original Super Mario.
I’ve only ever beaten some of the Mario RPGs.
They’re setting you up! Don’t fall for it.
Seriously though great comic please keep up the great work.
Want a GOOD cooperative game? Go play Fire ‘n’ Ice!
And no, I’m not saying Battletoads is a bad game, I’m saying it’s as a COOPERATIVE game.
Ha! My mom used to love Super Mario World. Then I made the move to Mario 64. She can’t handle her 3D
I hope we get more appearances with the mom and dad. I hope we get a strip with them meeting Harvey and Ness.
Finally , here is the father . And i was right : Nicole has “took” her fur color from him , even if it’s more sweet/feminine ^^
Feeling so sorry for him , because the battletoads doom ^_^”
Nice to finally see their dad. Keep up the wonderful work. I love tuning in every week.
their dad looks awesome, it makes me want to give all the hugs.
What I want to know if this is something Tim relates to and if that happened in his childhood.
My parents never got into gaming, but every now and then they’d try to play Mario or Duck Hunt.
XD yeah my parents were never into games as well we use to play the odd racing game or two but never anything more than that.
I remember Mom played Duck Hunt with me one time while I was home sick from school and then you got my cold later. Probably because I germed up the controller that day. Sorry.
The setup makes it unclear this was directed at Tim’s comment, sorry for any confusion there Spark ^^;
Meh you’ve got nothing to say sorry for
Yah that’s kinda the same with my folks. They weren’t into gaming really.
I can so relate to Dad.
This remember me when I tried to teach my mom how to play in the original playstation, good times
Their dad is pretty big. Does he have a little wolf in his breed? The funny thing is we used to teach my dad how to play COD. Ah memories
This is when they were very young.
Yeah know as I look at it. But to me he may have been pretty big.
and? He might have a bit of wolf in him anyway
Does it make me a bad person if I want to date their dad?
He’s cute in a kind of hot way…
*leaves to try to figure out why so attracted to Mr…*
What’s the family surname?
I have a strong feeling that this strip was designed because so many people kept saying “where was dad through all this?”…
That and I had to set the stage for Mario Maker. :3
Ironically enough, my older brother introduced me to games.
The first game was Golden Eye for the 64. I keep using the feet and lose. I don’t know what I was supposed to do. -but I had to learn how on my own. I learned how to play most of the games on my own with little to no instructions.
Wait that’s a lie. The FIRST FIRST game I played was Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. I think I was 3 or 4 and passed a few rounds.
Dad: “That sounds a bit easier.”
My reaction: “Heh… hahah… HAHAHAHAHAHA! If only you knew, Kade and Nicole’s Dad. IF ONLY YOU KNEW!”
I played with my kids as often as I could. RPG’s were my specialty. I could find hidden stuff and beat bosses like nobodies business. Then came all the first person shooters… I’m better now but that’s mostly because I’m addicted to Borderlands 1 & 2. Kids are all grown and moved far away but the internet still makes it possible to bond. YAY!! (My ex, bless her heart, couldn’t beat the first level of Spyro!)
Puppy Kade and puppy Nicole are so cute x3
I kinda like Gauntlet 2 back then. It was one of the few games you could play up to 4 players back then.
Awww man the memories of when me and the family use to play Blinx on the old Xbox. My mom rarely plays any console gaming but I recently got her a 1 year membership for Playstation Plus so she’s gaming a lot more now. She played Advance Warfare yesterday and I sat and watched her, talking her through the parts of the story she didn’t understand. I wounder if I could get my mom to play Kingdom Hearts. She likes Disney.
the dad isn’t identical to either one of the children! The mom most be cheating xc
Nah, the kids just got their Mom’s merle gene. Nicole got the fuzzy white neck from their Dad and Kade got the colored ear tips, to name a few.
VERY well made parents! Notes below of the references between Kade, Nicole and there parents x3 Love this comic so much, very clever x3
Mums main fur is the same as Kades main
Both Nicole and Kade have mums arms and legs
Kade has dads white face fur, Nicole has mums
Dad’s secondary colour is Nicole’s primary
Kade has mums markings
Like seriously, dude, very clever and well made.
I honestly would say that I really never had too much of a problem with my dad playing Mario on the NES. He and my uncle were good at playing some of those games. Although, it is kind of interesting to which genes Nicole and Kade got from their parents.
This whole family is way too adorable.
Their father’s expression in the last panel is perfect.
if this is introducing the dad, perhaps their might be a point in the next few where their dad shows up to the house? if so, maybe he’ll think rick and nicole are together *wink*
Interesting how Kade took after his mom and Nicole took after her dad. Whelp! I guess that’s how the ol’ gene pool works, eh?!
And Battletoads… That’s just torture on top of punishment being handed to their dad on a silver platter. :p
Oh, and on a side note, I noticed that Kade’s mismatched eye is not in this picture. Judging from their appearances, I’d say he was probably too young back then to consider wearing contacts.
But you only see his left eye, which is the natural blue one.
I like Mom sticking her tongue out in panel two. Don’t I remember saying the same about Nicole at some point?
Hehe Yeah but I think it was Kade rather than Nicole
Oh dear… that is not a good game to make someone who can’t even keep their buttons straight play…
So nice to see the father! I wonder what happens to him?
He never learns how to use a camera.