James / June 9th, 2010
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June 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm
Awesome! Great work as always, James.
June 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm
sweet video man loved it thanx for the early birthday gift James you rock.
buahaha!!!!! this is greaaaaaat!!! ;D!!!!!!!!!!1
June 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm
That was great !!! Nice work james !!
June 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm
yes! I loved the outburst at the beginning.
June 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm
I like the fact that you upload videos once a month because they are longer, and you put more effort into them, good job
Finally! Great work James!
June 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm
James, I gotta tell you. I really did like this one. Your genuine excitement for the 1-up was great. This video makes me wonder how many other unreleased games there are out there in some warehouse somewhere. So sad..
June 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm
Now comes the suspense…what will he review next?
Anyway, nice job james, all that shit must have cost a fortune
How much did you end up paying for Cheetah men 2? I looked on ebay and it was $250… for the COVER. There was only one actual game up for sale, and it was $5900. I had no idea an NES game could appreciate so much.
June 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm
What the f*** were they thinking!!
I’m glad i never had to deal with this piece of shit. I was alive and well back then..but i never have heard of such a thing as action 52 until 2010..guesss i got lucky. (born 1981 btw) i love AVGN episodes..rock on James..ROCK!! thank you for another good laugh and educational nerd knowledge experience .. f’in ROCK
Kick-fuckin ass! You know life’s kinda cool sometimes.
June 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm
I’m really digging this new once a month, higher production values thing. Great episode, you’re really bringing AVGN back to the greatness it once had (not that your recent videos haven’t been great). Can’t wait to see next months!!! Looking forward to it!
June 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm
Couldn’t stop laughing nice work James,it was already bad that they got away with that crap on the NES but the fact that they did the same thing on the Genesis is just truly sad.
June 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm
I never knew there was an unofficially liscenced game for the Genesis. God Action 52 is a piece of shit! Thank god it’s over! Very well done, James. : )
June 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm
God announcing exactly when the video came out just made the site unloadable from like 11:59 – 12:15. Hex
June 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm
Great work James! Action 52 truly sucks balls.
June 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm
James – you are my hero.
This….is your destiny.
June 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm
James I am wondering when your new volume of AVGN will be out on DVD i just cannot wait for it i have been watching your works for about a year and a half and just cannot get enough. have a great time shooting the movies
Oh yea, “Fuck-nugget” awesome.
June 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm
Well worth the wait quality as usual James you got any plans for you know whats bullshit
I want to make babies with you.
I loved that so much it made me happy as fuck. But, now I feel depressed because I won’t see another one for a month. It’s like when your best friend moved away, you’ll see him but not as much as before.
June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm
Great work James! How on earth did you find a Cheetahmen II cart and NOT sell like half your collection to get it?
June 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Keep it up the great work James!…………..Remember the game Treasure Trolls lol
So…… were those tanks bleeding?
June 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm
I think that your 2010 videos have been your finest work so far.
You were wrong about one thing though. The good news isn’t that you’re done with Action 52. The good news is that the SNES version was never made.
It’s no wonder that the Genesis version is different than the NES game. It was coded by the company that made “Color a Dinosaur”. Active Enterprises made the NES version.
Yes, Active Enterprises truly believed that Cheetahmen would be the most desirable toy line on the market that year. Have you ever seen their plans for the portable game system that would play its own games as well as NES, Genesis and SNES games? They were out of their minds!
June 10, 2010 at 12:01 am
i’ve been up all night, it’s now 6am and I still can’t watch the video, it just stalls. the views have absolutely rocketed. It went from 0 an hour ago to 30,000
June 10, 2010 at 12:02 am
in this one James is like overwhelmed by emotion..
i laughed more at the previus one -guess only because the first encounter with an abomination called action 52 just blew my mind..
but in this one the emotional impact is definitely more powerful –
James simply glows from inside -he irradiates some pure inner feeling –
that’s really something never seen before -the experience is rewarding indeed!
well… I refreshed and it’s 40k now. i mean damn!
there was a game so bad they acutually grathered them all up in buiried them all where i live only a few are left and there REALLY FUCKING EXPENSIVE i dont undurstand that concept , why if they where so bad ARE THAY SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE. anyways no one knows exactly where they were buiried and that town is butfuck of nowhere alamogordo nm. :\
June 10, 2010 at 12:04 am
Yes I kinda knew you will review the Genesis version of Action 52. Thank you James.
June 10, 2010 at 12:07 am
THANK YOU for that Phalanx shout out in the intro!! I remember when I was a kid, I had that exact reaction! I looked at the cover and saw an old man with a banjo and was like “What the heck is this all about?” and then I put it in and its a shooter! and I’m like “What the FUCK????”
God waiting might have sucked but if all your videos are gonna be this good another month is nothing to wait…..
June 10, 2010 at 12:10 am
June 10, 2010 at 12:11 am
I would have watched sooner, but THE BLACKHAWKS JUST WON THE STANLEY CUP, BABY!!!!
June 10, 2010 at 12:13 am
Ha ha nice job getting a mention a the bottom of Action 52′s wikipedia page. You truly are a big deal. lol
June 10, 2010 at 12:15 am
Awesome video. Well worth the wait. 10/10
June 10, 2010 at 12:18 am
lucky Cheetahmen 3 was never made as planned and that handheld system the company said. At least the company was shut down before those abomination was released.
June 10, 2010 at 12:24 am
That was the first thing I said when I got done watching this!
Oh yeah, it’s good to know that we’ve finished with Action 52! Whew, what a shit-bomb!
June 10, 2010 at 12:26 am
Great video as always James
June 10, 2010 at 12:33 am
wow, action 52 on genesis…my favorite older console hosted action 52…
June 10, 2010 at 12:36 am
This video was hyped a ton and James my friend you fuckin didn’t dissapoint o and by the way that out burst at the beginning was hillarious
June 10, 2010 at 12:44 am
Great review as always! I have to admit, though, as shitty as the game is, the Cheetahmen music is pretty damn catchy. I’ve been having some trouble trying to put the full story about the music together. From what i understand, a lot of the Action 52 songs were originally composed by the famous Ed Bogas, but were plagiarized from a different game released on the Atari ST. The main Cheetahmen song does not seem to be one of these plagiarized songs, but the Cheetahmen II menu music (which is almost equally epic) was composed by Ed Bogas as well? All I know is the main Cheetahmen song is called “Bossa Nova” and is a huge Japanese meme on Nico Nico Douga. It is also the overworld theme in this odd SMB1-inspired platformer called Cat Mario, or Syobon Action.
I find it hard to believe that a game this shitty could have such kickass music, so I have to assume they stole it from somewhere. If so, why couldn’t they have just stolen the Battletoads engine and replaced the graphics? It may be criminal, but I feel like it’s less of a crime than this abomination against mankind!
Again I’ll mention I caught the Star Trek IV reference. :p
For some reason I feel really smart because of that but really I’m just a total geek. lol
June 10, 2010 at 1:02 am
I’d be pretty sweet if someone was to snag the Cheetah Men license and make a decent game out of it, just for kicks.
June 10, 2010 at 1:06 am
That was amazing and well worth the wait. Keep up the great work!
June 10, 2010 at 1:11 am
June 10, 2010 at 1:17 am
I’m liking the breaks you are taking between each video, you can notice more quality in each video. You make some damn fine work Rolfe.
June 10, 2010 at 1:19 am
Great video man that was worth the waiting ^^
June 10, 2010 at 1:21 am
Woohoo! This video was definitely worth the wait! I didnt really notice a deterioration in quality in your previous AVGN episodes, but I fully support your decision to take breaks in between releases It’s the least I can do for the free entertainment and your hard work !!
So epic! I didn’t realize the Genesis version was going to get a run-through as well. Was that one also $199? It looks like it wasn’t QUITE the pile of fuckstain that the NES one was, although it still looked like absolute crap.
I was eagerly awaiting this one for over a month, but it was well worth the wait.
June 10, 2010 at 1:26 am
I did stay up for it just like i said and it was sooo worth it!
June 10, 2010 at 1:34 am
i think this was great also that u took the genesis version ^_^ GOOD BOY
also i love you @_@
June 10, 2010 at 1:35 am
nice job james!!!
later night i cant stand wakw up so i wake up at 7.00 (portugal hour) to watch you new video.
and the result is :AWSOME
keep up the good work until next month.
June 10, 2010 at 1:41 am
Awesome video James!!! XD fucking hilarious!!
June 10, 2010 at 1:59 am
Cheers to you James! First time commenting here, been your fan for about 2 years. I live in Finland and it’s no due to my country, just bad luck, but I often had to do with what I got (especially in games) and the worst fucked up piece of shit ever was A52. It cost so much (500-600 fin marks or about 100-120 US, at the time I think) it was supposed to compensate for a few earlier years’ birhtday presents. IT FUCKING DIDN’T! the game I got the year before was a board game, missing pieces and instructions except for the paper telling what pieces the game should have, which was kind of funny in an ironic kind of way.. but it kinda still was better than the A52.
All the games you’ve ever reviewed here I think still beat A52, the worst piece of dogbarfedsickmucusofadiseasedanus and so on.. (if I only had your drive in coming up with a better way to describe that fuckwad of a *game*). I also had the delight of having ‘Exodus’ on my first pc, so I know the thrill of those exciting bible games too.
Anyway thank you James. And Keep up the good work!
June 10, 2010 at 2:20 am
Oh shit! That’s the same music in that piece of shit Syobon Action (cat mario) game.
June 10, 2010 at 2:26 am
Sooo awesome. Thank you James. I’d wait for your new videos without complaint even if they took you a year to make. Especially the longer ones, I like the longer vids. Also, I’ve been wanting an Action 52 review for so long, and when you made it, I was so excited. It was everything I like about your reviews; simple, clever, entertaining, true, and thorough. You don’t seem like the type to sellout, so I know that your videos will always be what I’ve been watching since I first saw the Simon’s Quest review on YouTube.
Can’t wait for your next review. You’re my favorite entertainer in the entire world, and an inspiration to filmmakers everywhere.
Tuning in since 2006
June 10, 2010 at 2:29 am
Wow, Cheetahmen 2 ‘box only’, is going for $249.99 on eBay; so guess how much the game is going for: $5,900.00!!
Just… tell me you didn’t pay that much for Cheetahmen 2, James. LOL
June 10, 2010 at 2:30 am
Well, I can see why it took a long time. Trying to beat the whole thing. AND the next thing. AND the third!
You sir deserve a vacation! I’d buy you 3 drinks, but I’m a little hard up at the moment.
June 10, 2010 at 2:36 am
hahaha good stuff! i am scared to think about how much you spent buying cheetahmen 2 lol!!!
June 10, 2010 at 2:57 am
hahahaha xD, LOL! … This looks awesome..
The Last game from Action 52, Thats one to celebrate
But why did they ever made an SEGA Genesis version O_O … Whut?”
I can believe it, thats torture man, TORTURE!!! DX
June 10, 2010 at 2:59 am
Hell… that was… awesome.
I’m glad your back.
June 10, 2010 at 3:06 am
Good stuff, man. Haha… “Double dumbass on you!” Nice Star Trek IV reference, if that’s what it was, anyway.
June 10, 2010 at 3:08 am
For anyone who wants to know (Since it’s pretty much impossible without cheating). The last level of Cheetahmen is empty, Yeah, Simon Quest empty. After the insane level that took me an hour (With save state) and the last level has NO freaking things in it. You just climb ladders. Obviously the figured no one would ever get to it. The last boss is easier than in Cheetahmen II, You just move to a spot and snipe it while it’s flying around, it never comes close to you. What a way to end one of the hardest more horrible games ever.
The ending? After what was a pretty nice intro… Well guess what…
There isn’t one, cut to black, and the game just resets.
WHAT A PIECE OF GARBAGE! I never got to the second boss in II, The jump cheat isn’t as easy to abuse on the rom, so I don’t know if there is more to it or not. Since the Rom of Action 52 plays all the games while James’s version doesn’t.
I feel like just killing every cheetah and making them die off out of spite for this horrible game.
June 10, 2010 at 3:19 am
That was awesome, it was was well worth the wait ^___^ Lol, the holy grail of video games and it was shit. How difficult and expensive was it to procure?
June 10, 2010 at 3:22 am
Totally Awesome :X !!!
June 10, 2010 at 3:41 am
I’d never actually seen the original Cheetahmen before this, only CM2
I DL’d the Action 52 NES rom, but the games never worked (tho I liked the ‘It Takes Two’ drumloop at the start) so was never able to see it. I guess I could have googled it … but … meh!
The Sega version was just as bad!!
2 of the best home consoles in history, but Action 52 exposed how bad they could also be
June 10, 2010 at 3:42 am
I am glad for the new video though it wasn’t as good as the first part. The video would of been awesome if you reviewed all of Action 52 for the Genesis or included that in your part 1 review.
June 10, 2010 at 4:09 am
This was a nice conclusion to the first part. There was really no need to review all the genesis games so it worked out fine. It really puzzles me that how they could get away with making games which are so flawed? On the other hand even with the newer games (not saying any names but…EA!!!) you have to get an endless stream of patches and updates…
June 10, 2010 at 4:25 am
I honestly watch your videos more than i do conventional television shows. I swear if you had the time and ability to produce full episodes weekly, I’d watch em.
June 10, 2010 at 4:30 am
Awesome! I feel honored to post within the first 100 comments, keep it up James! You’re only getting better!
June 10, 2010 at 4:46 am
Another Fantastic Piece by the legendary Nerd. A Cliff Hanger that delivered, and made me excited as F*ck for the next installment of teh AVGN. But not just that, but everything else Cinemassacre has in store for us! fantastic work James! you have truly inspired people.
June 10, 2010 at 5:08 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_52 here if you wanna read about the creator of the game ^^ thx for the video james you rock:)
June 10, 2010 at 5:13 am
Great job guys. The guy that said he watches more cinemassacre than television made me laugh, it’s true for me too. I can barely eat a meal without one of your videos playing, which can be kinda disgusting depending on the video, I don’t know what that says about my eating habits.
June 10, 2010 at 5:15 am
Oh man – you sure as hell put yourself through a lot of torture this time. I really don’t know how you can keep on doing this stuff without going completely insane.
I feel so bad for the parents who might have bought this piece of shit for their kids and payed a shitload of money only to see their disappointed faces after christmas or birthdays. just imagine you saved money for this shitfest to give your child and extra-cool present, because it has behaved so nicely throughout the year … oh and imagine you’re poor, too! … AND THEN THIS! man, this makes me so mad. you should be able to sue the bastards who made this! this is fucking fraud!
The nerd should have existed back then. With an extra column in ninento power or even a TV-Show. It would have made a lot of children happy in the long run.
June 10, 2010 at 5:24 am
That’s too funny James. I had no idea that they made that for the Sega Genesis. The games look better, but still… not really worth it. It’s funny the story about the Cheetah game. Anyway, it seems there was no editor or anyone overseeing the making of these crapfests?!
I mean those glitches are worse than the next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog game!
June 10, 2010 at 5:36 am
Another Amazing game James! Thanks so much for lightening everybody’s day yet again!
June 10, 2010 at 5:43 am
The wait is finally over….
I just watched the episode , and again pure epic nerdness but only problem was video’s sound.It was too low.first I thought it because my speakers and I plug my earphones , and even then the sound was too low , but even all the troubles , I loved this episode and I can watch this fucker anyday…
Good work james , and I’m waiting for your ‘The Dragon In My Dreams’
June 10, 2010 at 5:50 am
The ending rocked. That was really random.
I’d rather have an anal evacuation while my toilet’s broke and the plumbers are on strike than to wait this long for a new AVGN. No, I’m not serious, but James, you might use this in some future review and I did waste a couple of hours on a couple of days just checking if the video is up.
Judging the quality improvement in Action52 from NES to Genesis, wow, the SNES version would be decent and the N64/PS1 version would kick ass! (no it wouldn’t, I’m just extrapolating )
June 10, 2010 at 5:52 am
finaly iv been eating such a long time for this
June 10, 2010 at 6:07 am
I cant believe there is no comment on the picture at 1:52. Am i the only one seeing it?
June 10, 2010 at 6:27 am
Totally worth the waiting =D
June 10, 2010 at 6:35 am
i rate gamer sucks AVGN FTW!!!@
June 10, 2010 at 6:52 am
Lols is there an action 52 for the 32x?
June 10, 2010 at 7:00 am
That was fucking hilarious! Worth waiting for. Thanx!
June 10, 2010 at 7:02 am
At least the music in cheetahmen on the NES is kinda cool.
@Ryaneko U mean the cheetahcock?
June 10, 2010 at 7:19 am
@ Twisted Speech
there are actually 31 known unlicensed games for sega systems.
there are probably more out there.
check this out
June 10, 2010 at 7:30 am
Another great episode-not as funny as the first but still very informative.
I loved the “monkey-fuck”,that was just too funny!The ending was great,too.I can tell by the credits you’re getting more of a budget.You deserve it.
Can’t wait for “Dragon In My Dreams”
June 10, 2010 at 7:34 am
Can you actually believe that hey sold this peice-of-shit game in the Finland too back in the day? Some 10-15 years ago I recall my friend owing this game(and namely the first Cheetahmen). I can’t remember if he had that very cartrdge with 52 games but most of them crashed anyway iirc.
Anyway as you happen to mention the whole game was so friggin brokendown that it was pain to play. We did not, however, give up but I recal we punished ourselves more and more with this ancient means of torture…. It was bad The characters and the music was ok though. I have to give some credit for those bastards overthere who developed this :PPP
Thanks James and once again a good episode. Have been following the series long time now but this was the 1 decided to comment to =D
June 10, 2010 at 7:41 am
Not as good as the last one, but still a good video.
Thank you for posting it.
June 10, 2010 at 7:47 am
w00t 100th comment. Enjoyed the ep a lot; actually would’ve preferred if you review Action 52 on the Genesis since the graphics aren’t as shit! But that’s the aim of the game.
Wow, was ravenous for a new Nerd. This ep was really paced well, since we went from Cheetahmen to Action 52. Great work James! See you next month! (and hopefully before)
I wish your stuff got onto TV. I reckon it could do at least a million viewers.
June 10, 2010 at 7:49 am
that should read ten million!!
June 10, 2010 at 7:52 am
james i watch you more than finnish ice-hockey you rock!
June 10, 2010 at 7:54 am
OMG…i finished watching this video at 7:52 this morning!
action 52, at 7:52….
June 10, 2010 at 7:59 am
sorry clock is 16:00pm
June 10, 2010 at 8:01 am
Hahhaha! Great Episode!
June 10, 2010 at 8:11 am
well worth the wait.
June 10, 2010 at 8:35 am
the worst game you´re played
June 10, 2010 at 8:39 am
Fuck Cheetahmen! That game really sucks (all the versions) But hahahaha Congratulations for finish the action 52!
June 10, 2010 at 8:48 am
When you found the 1UP-
“Life is kinda cool sometimes”
American Movie quote ;D
June 10, 2010 at 9:05 am
Norman Schwarzkopf was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991. So It might be why the name of the tank game is Norman.
June 10, 2010 at 9:13 am
This game may suck, but the music (NES version only) rocks! Just check out the song by The Adventures of Duane & BrandO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGo-iH1GMpg
June 10, 2010 at 9:18 am
The midair jump glitch is actually in GTA2 as well. =)
June 10, 2010 at 9:27 am
June 10, 2010 at 9:35 am
Hah! They even typoed the name on the cartridge of Cheetahmen II (it’s without a H in the middle). They have made a great effort on those =)
June 10, 2010 at 9:45 am
Dont get me wrong, i like AVGN and thats the reason im here, but im just being realist. This is what happens when you get famous, people get to expect so much from you, but they forget you are still a human and you have limitations, and thats the problem with James. Since he made a contract with gametrailers and all others to make videos on a regular basis, he stopped making videos as his hobby and started to make them as a commitment, as something mandatory, and that changes the way you do things. Its not the same when you do something because you like it and you want to as when you are obliged to do it for the money or whatever reason.
June 10, 2010 at 9:52 am
The only good thing about the Cheetahmen games is the theme song. Am I right, guys?
June 10, 2010 at 10:29 am
June 10, 2010 at 10:43 am
awesome video. Glad we’re finally done with action 52. I was wondering if the Nerd can review the Neo Geo game system. I think you showed it in one of your videos very briefly. I don’t remember anyone having it when I was a kid, but I was always curious about it because my friends would always claim to know someone who knows someone who has it and they woukld brag about it as if it was the greatest thing ever.
Anyway, great video. Well worth the wait.
June 10, 2010 at 10:53 am
ha ha nice james keep it up
June 10, 2010 at 11:18 am
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde doesn’t look so bad now, huh?!
June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am
Holy Fuckballs! James wasn’t kidding about Cheetahmen II fetching some ridiculous prices! I found a Cheetahmen II “Box” – THAT’S THE FUCKING BOX – NO GAME – for £171!!! (That’s $249.99!!!).
I really would rather eat the rotten vagina of a week old hooker corpse and down it with tramp piss!
Great vid btw.
June 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm
man great vid, full of humor, I think its better to now that youre making AVGN vids, each two months, I also like if you make more electronics nostalgia vids, like the old video formats and that kind of stuff, GREAT WORK
June 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm
great Video, as always. When did he review Phalanx?
June 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm
June 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm
TERRIBLE REVIEW–i see James is just trying to crank this bullshit out as fast as he can. Hey James you obviously have lost interest in AVGN>>just give us a break and do movie reveiws instead. Why is it that after every reveiew some asshole has to post “awesome episode” or “another epic episode” or some bullshit. You wont be getting that type of praise from somebody that actually realized how bad your crap is lately. This episode SUCKS. Period. I dont see what all the fuss was about. I expect more of the same.
June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm
congrats james greets from Belgium!!!!
i gave seen this video now for the 5th time and it still rocks my ass off
June 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm
Oh btw>>> for the assholes that stayed up for 16 hours straight refreshing their internet browser over and over again, just waiting for this abortion of an episode to air…you have serious issues. Get off your fat asses and go contribute to society, you fuckin NERDS!
June 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm
I loved the review hype and all so here I am a real asshole telling you how great your review was last night!! the anticipation, the forum riot, playin’ some Cheetahmen II for myself just waitin’ it out… yeah i jumped on the red post as well in the first level cracked me up that was my first death and yeah it was kinda like if i can’t land on that why is it fucking there!! I thought to myself watch this show up in the review tonight and sure enough bow james jumped right for it making the same mistake that had felled me only hours earlier…I had fun waiting in line with all you folks and thanks a million once again for the review can’t wait til next month!