Simpsons Gameboy Games

Mike / March 30th, 2012


  • mattbchillin

    March 30, 2012 at 12:07 am

    first comment :D

    • Wahahamahdrills

      March 30, 2012 at 12:08 am

      [email protected] Last to get laid.

      • mattbchillin

        March 30, 2012 at 12:15 am

        [email protected]

    • chris jackso

      July 31, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      If you like to play the games the same way they were released to “relive the past” then why do you play them on the super gameboy and Gamecube attachment.

      your better off using an emulator on the DS or PSP at least getting the handheld part right.

  • ChaseMcBalls

    March 30, 2012 at 12:08 am


  • link6155

    March 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

    sweet :D

  • hankforeman91

    March 30, 2012 at 12:14 am


    • mattbchillin

      March 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

      [email protected]
       actually forth :/

      • hankforeman91

        March 30, 2012 at 12:15 am

        [email protected] know, I know! Bad timing!

      • mattbchillin

        March 30, 2012 at 12:15 am

        [email protected]

      • hankforeman91

        March 30, 2012 at 12:17 am

        [email protected], right! Anyway, back to the video!

  • CaseySeymour

    March 30, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Wow, Mike is really bustin his balls making all these videos while James is away…what a good friend!

    • JeffBradford

      March 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

      [email protected] right. 

    • JoshSilvis

      March 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

      [email protected] Yea. It’s great

  • JoshSilvis

    March 30, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I gotta give you a lot of credit Mike. You’re keeping CM updated with new content until James can return.

  • tomashresc

    March 30, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Yea i tried the melt the pen trick on a snes cartridge, and it did not work, so i was like F*** it and bought the security bit online.

  • JoshSilvis

    March 30, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Also, even though it didn’t work, that pen trick was genius.

  • MortalKombat2007

    March 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Your right Mike, that Treehouse of Horror game is not worth your time. I could not even get past the first stage which is Simpsons house being haunted. Also. I cannot stand when companies us abnormal tools to put a system together. They obviously do this intentionally so we have to pay them to fix our broken products instead of fixing them ourselves. 

  • Haxornator

    March 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Mike, I know you can open a SNES cartridge by using mid sized tweezers to grip onto the screw and turn, it should work for the GBC cartridge as well. I really enjoy your episodes and look forward to seeing more.
    Let me know if this works.

  • RyanKlawitter

    March 30, 2012 at 12:43 am

    ummm, Mike, I’ve done the pen trick countless times before… it works…  Give it another try.

    • RyanKlawitter

      March 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Also, I doubt the battery is the problem.  It is more likely something else wrong with the game.  The battery is typically there for game saves (Solid state memory back in the day just wasn’t what is is today).  Even when the battery goes out, you can typically play the game.  You just can’t save.  Perhaps the contact points are corroded?

  • March 30, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Yea, First Like!

  • billymcfly

    March 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Replacing the battery wouldn’t have helped anyone. The battery just saves savegames, it shouldn’t affect the game actually running. The pokemon games are notorious for this. You can play through them fine, but they just won’t save.

    • OdieMikes

      March 30, 2012 at 1:17 am

      [email protected] about notorious. They have a shelf-life of like 12 years so unless you play the shit out of that cart 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it won’t run out quickly. Besides, emulators are perfectly legal if you own the products.

      • May 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm

        Emulators are legal regardless wether you own some products or not.

  • FloridaBoy

    March 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I wonder if a gator grip would work. 

  • Doogrisa

    March 30, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Mike is spoiling us with all these videos. Your’re awesome Mike.

  • Doogrisa

    March 30, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Mike is spoiling us with all these videos. You’re awesome Mike.

  • Hanglyman

    March 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I had no idea that Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine had a Game Boy version. Was it any good?

  • CatlinMassier

    March 30, 2012 at 1:38 am

    coulda used emulator for the last game … it’s legal to use emulators and roms if you own the original game

    • MortalKombat2007

      March 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      [email protected], it is not. That is just reason to justify illegal emulation. Fact is, downloading roms of games you own is still illegal, no matter what reason you have for doing so.

      • May 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm

        Actually, that depends on the situation. If you have a permission from the copyright owner of the game to download it, i.e. if you have purchased a license to the game, there is nothing illegal about it.

  • Sethasoar

    March 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I gotta say, you’re the man Mike. Whenever I check on the site there’s always a new video for me to watch. Thanks man.

  • IanFisch

    March 30, 2012 at 1:57 am

    You’re doing a fine job doing the AVGN thing while James is on hiatus.   I like your funny quips with the black hole etc.   I hope you keep it up.

  • johnnybucks

    March 30, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Great job, Mike! This one is glitching like a motherfucker, though! 

  • Blaze_Piffington

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Here here, to Mike for sharing with us these videos on a constant basis, I measure my life not by fays, yet by cinemassacre videos, always delighting me without fail. Cheers mate

  • Blaze_Piffington

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Here here, to Mike for sharing with us these videos on a constant basis, I measure my life not by days, yet by cinemassacre videos, always delighting me without fail. Cheers mate

  • PTatoes

    March 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

    For these weird Nintendo screws, I simply remove the end of a bic pen and immediately insert and twist. I’ve never found the need for melting.

    • PTatoes

      March 30, 2012 at 2:08 am

      I usually use the this variety of bic pen. I don’t know if it makes a difference though.

    • JeramieKruger

      March 30, 2012 at 2:09 am

      [email protected], I was impressed when Mike was going to use the pen trick… I’ve used it probably a thousand times… Then he lit the end on fire and I was questioning his sanity… lmao

  • Lanlost

    March 30, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I think this is one case where it’s alright to use an emulator. You own the game. You ripped it. You did. It was your rom rip. You don’t need to show your homemade rom ripper to prove that you know ;-)

    • JohnnyNightmare

      March 30, 2012 at 4:32 am

      [email protected] This is very true, if your already paid money(s) for the game, you now own it. Your not distributing it nationally or anything, you would only be manipulating the course on which you play it…. But what do I know, im stuck on Dracula on I wanna be the Guy…

  • WojciechOlczyk

    March 30, 2012 at 2:54 am

    i used that pen and fire trick to open my GameCube xD

  • BubbaBryant

    March 30, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I hope you continue to produce videos when James is finished with the movie.

    • Devil_Rising

      March 30, 2012 at 5:32 am

      [email protected] Exactly. I think he will, considering he had started doing his Game Glitch videos before James moved to CA to do the film.

  • DBZMagus

    March 30, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Thanks for the information about the pen trick. Kind of neat even though it didn’t work this time. You would most likely need a new cart however. Maybe someone will donate one.

  • Dowash

    March 30, 2012 at 3:30 am

    These games look far to good to be reviewed! These are classics no doubt, but at no way can compare to Zombie Nation on NES. Please review this game! The plot had me gripped within seconds.

  • JesseWilson

    March 30, 2012 at 4:22 am

    The battery simply holds the data for saved files, the game should still run without it.

  • IanClarke

    March 30, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Is the Nerd too busy with his movie to make new AVGN episodes? I have spending more time watching Zero Punctuation episodes now.

    • JesseWilson

      March 30, 2012 at 4:30 am

      [email protected] must be GNU here

    • Devil_Rising

      March 30, 2012 at 5:31 am

      [email protected] It’s amazing to me how dim some visitors to this site actually seem to be. It’s been stated over and over and over and over and over again the last many months, that YES, once James got going with the movie, he WOULD NOT, and COULD NOT spend time making new episodes as well. Or are you saying you could do both just fine yourself?

    • HuneyMunster

      March 30, 2012 at 7:08 am

      [email protected] James did a Nerd-Log (The Point of No Return) the other day.  There he said he is planning to make a new AVGN episode sometime later this summer.  He is filming  the moview  between April 1st to May 5th.

  • savigy

    March 30, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I understand it is perfectly legal to use an emulator if you own the original game.
    If I am correct about that, why not just use an emulator to record?

    • March 30, 2012 at 4:35 am

      [email protected] This is true it’s perfectly legal to use an emulator if you own the actual game. As for the emulator being “cheating” however, it’s only cheating if you turn on the options to do so, if you just play the game straight like you do on the actual console your not cheating and you dont have to deal with trying to get it to load or having it stall when you are far into the game.

  • RobRetroAtkins

    March 30, 2012 at 5:09 am

    It does work with the pen, I did it whilst I was waiting for my tool as I repaired Pokemon games for people.

  • JanSchulz

    March 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    great reviews mike, keep on doing!

  • SinesteticSnail

    March 30, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Escape from camp Deadly was my first Gameboy game :D so many hours spent trying to figure out how to pass those bees… Thanks for the review, Mike.

  • imprettysuperbored

    March 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I think it depends on the kind of pen you use Mike… I’ve tried this before to open several Nintendo things (they all have the similar funky designed screw) and it works best to use a solid colored plastic pen, not a clear one. You just gotta get lucky and find the right kind of plastic I guess!

  • RyanSanders

    March 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That transporter gun would be the TR-116 rifle which fired a tritanium bullet. The weapom was equipped with a micro-trasporter and a exographic targeting system allowed the shooter to find a target in any location. *end nerd moment*

  • March 30, 2012 at 7:49 am

    You can buy those drill bits for like two bucks online. As for the pen trick, it works with pens that have softer plastic, believe it or not. You need one that you can bend with your fingers and it won’t snap. Those brittle clear bic ones don’t work. I’ve tried it before.
    Anyway, good video as always.

  • sirp0p0

    March 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I use to use a pair of needlenose pliers that were fine enough to fit in the recess and around the screw, and hold very tight and twist.
    I actually managed to take my N64 apart using the pen trick, so it does work. I think it might be better to leave it on the screw and let it cool on top of it to keep the fit.
    I just have a 30 or something piece console bit set that works perfect.


    March 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    if you People Want the Tool’ Just go to Ebay & Type in NES Tool.
    it will also Work in SNES & N64 & the Gameboy Games.

  • seaweedsalad

    March 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

    shit, when i was a kid i figured out how to open gameboy and NES and SNES cartridges just by turning those screws with a needle- noes pliers. I used to rent sweet games and switch the insides with lame games and return them with  the wrong GUts. It was how i got all the mega man X games. Old school piracy!

  • Sirkrozz

    March 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I played Camp Deadly long time ago; It’s a bad game, though not as frustrating as the NES titles as far as i remember.
    btw… aside from Konami’s Arcade, was there ANY good Simpsons games?

    • March 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

      [email protected] The Simpsons game for ps3 and 360 wasn’t half bad, though it wasn’t great.

  • Maji

    March 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

    What’s the Angry video game nerd going to say when he finds out you ruined one of his pens! :P

  • KevanGant

    March 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I got the pen thing to work with Nes games, I had to do it a few years back and the same pen still works…you only have to melt the pen alittle bit and it will mold.

  • RobertChrouu

    March 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Actually that trick with the pen does work quite well. I just did it for my own “Zelda – Oracle of Times” USB Stick. The trick is to heat it up with a lighter, then press it on the screw and then just wait for a few seconds. After this you can loose the screw while applying pressure on the cartridge.

  • sourman

    March 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    wow I didn’t know that there are batteries in gameboy color games

    • Maji

      March 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

      [email protected] are needed to save the game, Trouble is once a battery fails the game will delete your saved data or in this case wont work.


    March 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Gotta Love Emulators & Roms  :-D

  • Kenshiroh

    March 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I would first try the game on a GameBoy Color to see if it works there.  If that doesn’t work, try this:
    (Note, I have never opened a GameBoy Color game, but am just pointing out where you can get a tool for that.  I can’t verify that the tool in question actually works.)

  • Jesslyra

    March 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

    thats a shame because the treehouse of horror one is the only Simpsons game I actually have for the Gameboy.  I was quite curious to see what you thought. Personally I found it really frustrating.

  • c64kicksass

    March 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I use small flathead screwdrivers to open up gameboy games. but a dead battery is no reason for a game not working, at least on classic gameboy, it just won’t save your game. try blowing it.

  • Frameskipper

    March 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    The pen melting trick should actually work.
    I did it for opening a broken Gamecube console once.
    The console is still broken but at least the self made screwdriver worked :)
    Did you think about using an emulator?
    I know its not the real deal, but for situations like that it would be a good solution.

  • RyanJordan

    March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

    pen trick works dont listen to him. I’ve used it hundreds of times to open nintendo screws.
    He melted the pen too much and used the wrong type of pen.
    you should use ordinary white plastic pens not the thick clear ones.  and you only need to pass the flame over the tip a couple of times to warm it up or slightly blacken it then you shove it in the hole and let it cool.
    you dont need to remove it to let it cool it should turn the screw if you leave it in if you remove it when its warm it might warp your mold.

  • darkwave

    March 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

    You should have taken an emulator for the last game… I know that James and you don’t want to use those programs, but it’s an exceptional measure… and a legal one if you actually own the game!

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    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am


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    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am


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    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am


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  • Christian Schilde

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I played all of them! Nice trip down memory lane.

  • Joshua Leitch

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike’s all well and good, but we all really want a proper AVGN, James. :c

  • Joshua Chocolas

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike is doing a damn fine job with the site while James is away, hope he keeps it up even when James comes back.

  • Maamar Al Nour'

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    “SORRY BART!!!”

  • Yohan Vigilante Beebe

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike reviews are fun

  • George 'Mustard' Briscoe

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Just watched this about 5 mins ago. Mike is a great stand in while you’re making the movie!

  • Ed SilentlyVocal Elric

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Never liked Mike, I’ll just keep rewatching old episodes.

  • Adam Russell

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    You can use a pair of needle nose pliers to get into a gameboy game

  • Levi Bassman

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    avgn is amazing!!! and mike is doing a fine job

  • Corey Pellizzi

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    The simpsons arcade game was the worst.

  • Michael Sauter

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike gets too much crap. He’s really funny.

  • Richard Bal

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I like Mike but prefer James, Mike is still cool at reviewing though

  • Alexandre Silva

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am


  • Adriano Paul

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike is great! His glitch videos are awesome!

  • Samuel White-Lightning Fasano

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I prefer mikes glitch vids and motherfucking Monday but these are a nice alternative until the movie.

  • Alejandro Chavarria

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike is funny af !

  • Abdel Moneem Saadaoui

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Where the hell is James ?

  • Florian Schiller

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Just blow the cartridge, Mike.

  • Joey Askenazi

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    mike is awesome, but james where are you man :( you could do one angry video game episode i’m sure of it

  • Brett Czyscon

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I think I still own escape from camp deadly somewhere. I also never got past those hornets. Even getting that far was hard enough.

  • Glendon Grant

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am


  • Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    hes making the movie and to busy prolly. sorry im not a mike fan but his last movie review was good

  • Michael Borodkin

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    bart & the beanstalk might be the shitiest game ever made

  • Kevin Hanse

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    *I see james profile picture”
    *I see the title*
    “avgn review!!* ToT
    *looks t description*
    “mike reviews somethingsomethingsomething”

  • Anson Tucker

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Just last week I was thinking, they should review BS: Camp Krusty! Mike is a flipping mind reader..ha!

  • Steven Musante

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    The bic pen trick works just try using the back of the pen. Nice job with the review and I hope you keep it up after the movie is finished.Your doing a great job.

  • DeepVoice Gad

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    takes me back

  • Samuel Saben Fuller

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I really like Mike’s game reviews! It’s like getting back to basics: interesting, informative, insightful, and NOT overproduced.

  • Joey LaLand

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Oh my god, I had this game! I made it to a level that warned me that “homer sleeps with one eye open” and while moving between giant jars and books and whatnot, i had a chance of getting caught. but i never really understood what made me get caught, so i would end up getting game over. then i never played it again.

  • Luke Everson

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I had that Treehouse of Terror game as a kid, it was ass.

  • Bruno Malta

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mike, you are as funny as having your balls stuck on a door

  • Andy Leonard

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Agreed with sam, the change in hosts is definitely for the better.

  • Joseph Mcclellan

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    hey james i know your making a movie and mikes cool but your killing your website that made us loyal fans keep that in mind

  • Goron Mask

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I would unsubscribe if it wasn’t for possibility of another nerd review.

  • Jason Smith

    March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    In the same pot as the pen you had a pair of scissors. Just pinch and twist easy.

  • MegaManX

    March 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    What was the music in the beginning?

    • March 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

      [email protected] I think it’s from TMNT the arcade game. I could be wrong, though. Since this video is about Simpsons’ games maybe it’s from the Simpsons’ arcade game.

      • MegaManX

        March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

        [email protected] McLargehuge Thanks!

    • Maji

      March 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

      [email protected] up The Simpsons Arcade on youtube, It’s not the Intro music it’s the gameplay soundtrack.

      • MegaManX

        March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

        [email protected] Ok, thanks also!

      • MegaManX

        March 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

      • March 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

        [email protected] Nice, I’m listening to it right now. Awesome music.

      • DerekShort

        March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        [email protected]@MegaManX i looked up simpsons arcade game on youtube and a sad frowny face popped up shaking its head and its magical finger reached out and turned the page to some old “ku klux klan on jerry springer” clips

  • gamers_love_sprite

    March 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I didn’t have any of the problems you say when playing Camp Deadly.  I beat it when I was 15 or so, and I suck at games.

  • K6CTX

    March 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Has there ever been a good game based on the Simpsons?

    • GouthDark

      March 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

      [email protected] Simpsons: Hit & Run was pretty good.

    • jacksaints

      March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

      [email protected] the arcade was pretty good

    • March 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

      [email protected] The Simpsons Game for PS3/360 was Ok. Fun for about an hour.

    • MegaManX

      March 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      [email protected] The Simpsons Arcade Game

    • DerekShort

      March 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      [email protected] fuck no. never. its the SIMPSONS what do you think

    • hipnotyq

      March 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      [email protected] the Konami arcade game

  • sionibob

    March 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

    im glad james is letting u do this coz ive missed this shit :)

  • da_thing

    March 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The pen trick actually works I opened up my SNES that way…it did cost me like 20 pens but still

  • BerserkMushroom

    March 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    the pen trick worked for me after a few tries when i changed the battery to my pokemon gold. also , just try an emulator next time . i know that’s not how you guys roll but its ok to check out some games you cant play, you dont HAVE to use save states.

  • DerekShort

    March 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Gameboy sucked dick. Gamegear was better! Light that gameboy and all the games on fire mike! ALL OF THEM

    • hipnotyq

      March 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      [email protected] your alone on that one… i had both gameboy and game gear, and game gear was shit

  • March 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Simpsons Road Rage for PS2 was the shit!!

  • twopinacoladas

    March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Good video mike.

  • GianBattista

    March 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    wtf ANGRY VIDO GAME MIKE?! fuck it, i want james reviews, they have better edition, and james is funny, really funny

    • SeanFrye

      March 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      [email protected] Of course James is really funny with his AVGN reviews, but the fact of the matter is that he is working on his full length AVGN movie so he doesn’t have the time to work on individual AVGN episodes.
      Plus, I don’t think Mike was trying to pull an AVGN or AVGM at all.  Just a normal review.  I wouldn’t even compare the two because it’s so different.  He’s just putting his own perspective on some games and filling the site with more content nicely.
      Mike isn’t even playing a character like James’ AVGN.  Mike is just being himself.

    • nisbahmumtaz

      March 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      [email protected]
      Are you the same kid in AVGN’s Q&A Panel in 2011?
      You know, the one that thinks N64 games are ‘pretty old’ and is also fourteen years old?

      • GianBattista

        March 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        [email protected]

    • mypcgeek

      March 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      [email protected] Why cant people flipping get the picture! AVGN is making a movie. Quit your BITCHING about the vids Mike Makes.  At least we have videos to watch in the meantime while we wait!  Would you rather not have any vids at all while we wait? Geez SHUT the F UP!

  • RichterBelmont

    March 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Nice video, Mike. Thanks for supplying extra content while James is doing the movie and I hope you continue it when he’s back. I love checking the site and finding new videos every week or even twice a week. 

  • FrankCabanski

    March 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I liked this review?  But I think Mike needs a brand?  He used to be motherfucker mike, but it seems he’s dropped that.  James is the AVGN?  Sounds like it would make a good contest – brand Mike?

    • Sirkrozz

      March 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      [email protected] I still think “Motherfucker Mike” is totally kickass and should always be used! Hell, i’d go as far as making MM’s own title cards (should they be drawn by James? lol).

  • StefanoPavone

    March 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Well done, Mike :) I remember getting Escape from Camp Deadly when I was about 12, and I could never complete it (Still got it). Good point on those special screws Nintendo use – seems like they pulled a Sony on us. Bastards!

  • JustinRomero

    March 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    dude you have to apply a tonn of pressure when unscrewing with the pen trick and secondly you could have used a emulator to review

    • KevanGant

      March 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      [email protected][email protected] agree with you Mike, i’m not a big fan of emulators myself and would rather play in the original systems

  • SinesteticSnail

    March 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I respect Mike for not using an emulator, James has never done it, it’s not part of his retrogaming philosophy, and he mantained this tradition.

  • March 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I played the Camp one when I was a kid and damn was it hard.My gf recently cried because she figured that the battery of her Pokemon cartridge was empty and… her savegames from some 10+ years ago were gone… well those things don’t last forever

  • bertsbuys

    March 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    i have that screw driver if you wanna borrow it

  • Bigkat1989

    March 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This review decided it for me, i most likely wont b checking this site for a while…. Or atleast not until james start’s reviewing again.

  • black_eggman

    March 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    As someone already pointed out,  the problem with the cartridge would be corroded contacts and definitely not the battery.. The trick is to clean the contacts with metal polish like Brasso. I normally open the case but you should be able to get there with a cotton swab. The stuff will clean the connectors like magic. Finish by rinsing metal polish with half and half of alcohol and water. And great review, thanks. I keep hitting refresh at least once a day to see if there is new content.  : )

  • CrysisLTU

    March 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t think that the battery has anything to do with the game not loading. Check out a “2-Bit Gaming” video called “Erase the Dirt” on YouTube, it’s a great tutorial on cleaning game carts. You don’t really need to dissasemble the cart to clean it, as long as you can fit an eraser or something where the pins are, you’ll be fine.

  • Yowza

    March 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    James is going to come back home and see all these crude ‘experiments’ on dismantling game cartridges for the sake of giving all of us entertainment.  Keep them coming!

  • Silva1983

    March 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I had that problem with sega Game Gear. I had two Sega Game Gear, one of them didn’t work and the other worked fine but the pad control was broken. With a nife and lots of pacience I was able to remove not one, but two screws like those on the Game Boy. So good luck with that.

  • lcvolt

    March 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    ive tried that b=BIC method a thousand times, it just doesnt work

  • Kungsas

    March 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I love this:P My “go to bed routine” is watching all new cinemassacre and pewdiepie videos. I don’t know what I would do without youXD.
    Note! only click this link if you are Chuck Norris or consequences may be BIG!

  • Jeffrey Flock

    March 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Except Bart and the Beantstalk, I played all those Simpsons Game-Boy games as a kid, and they suck because of the difficulty.

  • Esequiel Mark Gonzales

    March 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Bart vs the Juggernauts was actually the first video game I ever played

  • Chris Boisseau

    March 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    If you take “Dick Tracy” (NES), “Back to the Future 3″ (Genesis) and “Silver Surfer” (NES), it would be bad due to its difficulty being really hard.

  • Morgan Peterson

    March 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Sad.. the treehouse of terror was actually fun as a kid haha

  • Stephen Scott Shinkle

    March 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    You know what’s BULLshit? When people post 1st on commemts, videos, etc. It just makes you look like a freaking idiot!

  • Warren Klecha

    March 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    My name is Summer, I am 15 years old. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I have no nose or ears, my … … body is… covered with scars. Didn’t I tell you I’m dead. My dad..killed me … … … … … … … with a kitchen knife in the …year 2001. If you do not post this on to 10 other pages or groups in 15 minutes, I will appear tonight by your bed with the kitchen knife that kill……ed me, and I will kill you. No matter how old you are – I WILL murder you. It’s up to you if you re-post thisor not, but this is no lie. This is FOR REAL! Now, copy this and pasteit onto the walls of 10 other pages or groups Your time is runninSee more This isn’t fake. if you copy and paste this to ten pages in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow . U will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. In 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry or i wanna go out with y

  • John Neidlinger

    March 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I was like Wow a new review!
    Then I read it was by Mike, and was sad.
    Then I said Fuck it! I’ll watch it anyway!
    Mike is really funny, I just don’t like his game reviews. I hate when he’s trying to be funny, I prefer when he does his reviews more informatively, he’s a smart guy and his funniness comes naturally but stinks when its forced.
    He also makes an good Straight-Man.

  • Ric23

    March 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Hey Mike, I have the screwbit needed for SNES, NES, Genesis, GBA, GBC etc, it’s actually pretty cheap and worth while for retro game collectors, I replaced batteries in all my pokemon games, Super Mario RPG, Links Adventure, and many more. Seriously, I’d like to donate a set to you and James if you have a P.O. Box I can send it to or something.

  • killer7_tom

    March 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    There was a pretty neat Simpsons game on PC with various themes and levels. You start off at Bart’s room and you run around the house or the streets, get into a movie, etc. Sadly the game was missing a file and I couldn’t complete it.

    • MetalGuitarist95

      March 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      [email protected]_tom Was it The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield?

  • March 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I was getting excited for the treehouse of horror game :( sucks it didnt work

  • RPG Hacker

    March 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    The one on Game Boy Color was actually pretty decent. At least that is what I remember. I played it as a child and liked it quite much.

  • mariolover36

    March 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I gotta say, simpsons hit and run is the best simpsons video game.

  • deusprogrammer

    March 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The pen trick actually does work.  I used it to mod my Gamecube before I had security bits.

  • dionelr

    March 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I used to have Krusty’s Fun House on Gameboy as well. I think it was also on NES.

  • KeithEllwood

    March 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The gameboy player is awesome!! I bought that the day it came out.

  • TomBrannan

    March 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Bart and the Beanstalk?  That’s actually a pretty rare game. 

  • March 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    [email protected] is. i have the game in a locked glass cupboard

  • statueofmike

    March 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Why is Mike only doing retro games?

    • MortalKombat2007

      March 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      [email protected] new games suck.

    • gamez

      March 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

      [email protected][email protected] I also grew up with retro games but still play the curent generation ones. But to each their own

  • kentowen

    March 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Mike, something I think would be funny (since you’re doing game reviews anyway) is if you dress up like the nerd and let’s see you do something like a paradoy version of the AVGN once for kicks.  I think it’d be pretty funny!  You, James, and everyone here would definitely get a kick out of it!  :)

    • JoshuaJenks

      March 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      [email protected] already in some reviews…….i belive the Joker for instance from the batman or bugs bunny….

  • DrBreakfastMachine

    March 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I think after all that trouble we would have understood if you had just recorded the tv screen with a camera for the last game. 

    • Hademaster64

      March 30, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      [email protected] don’t hink you understand, the game wouldn’t load on the gameboy player, so he couldn’t record of the tv, so if he wanted to show us it, he would have to record of a gameboy color…and that wouldn’t go so well…in all honesty, he could have used an emulator to show it to us.

      • fanboyfilms

        March 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        @Hademaster64 @DrBreakfastMachine It wasn’t the gameboy player that was having a problem it was the cartridge so putting it into a gameboy color wouldn’t have helped. It shouldn’t be a problem to record off an actual gameboy though, well at least if he used an Advance SP which had a lit screen.

  • slipkorn17

    March 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    [email protected] I think that would be stupid. I don’t come here to watch Mike role play,

  • s3011

    March 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Mike, just a friendly suggestion, but I think before you start criticizing the game you should explain what it’s about, what it’s like to play and what could have made the game fun. This will give the viewer a better impression of what it’s like to play the game and understand the significance of its faults.

  • TeddyMerwin

    March 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    All I could think about while watching this was how much better it would have been if the AVGN was reviewing it.No offense Mike.  But his personality and review style are much more interesting and entertaining.Your reviews are informative.  But they lack personality.  Because of this they are extremely generic and uninteresting.
    What the Nerd does is something you can’t fake.  That’s why he is so popular.

    • gallaghd

      March 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      [email protected] has their own style and by the way your comments are pretty fuckin generic too and lack personality and because of that uninteresting. Here’s an idea, next time you have an idea just share it with a brick wall by throwing your head against it. Your pessimism is not welcome here, if you want to rip on people rip on your father for not using a condom. 

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

        [email protected] You see this is what pisses me off. The guy was criticising but he wasn’t swearing at mike and being that cruel. He offered constructive crticism. And an asshole like you has attack like that. You’re the father should have considered the same thing you piece of shit.

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

        [email protected] With a mouth like yours, you’re father should have considered the same thing

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

        [email protected] With a mouth like yours, you’re father should have considered the same thing

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

        [email protected] With a mouth like yours, you’re father should have considered the same thing

      • gallaghd

        March 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        have you heard that sound yet…that sound a boy hears and then knows he has come to the threshold of manhood….it’s the sound of your balls dropping. If you are offended by what I said how the hell can you even say you are a fan of the AVGN? 
        1. Go to the bathroom
        2. Put your hand down your pants
        3. Check for a ball sack
        4. Feel for two circular masses
        5. Balls?
        6. If not, go and put on your mothers skirt and have her tell you the truth about what you are.
        Fuck Off, I support Mike and James no matter the consequence….what about you pussy. 

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        [email protected] that’s what makes you a typical fanatical fanboy. The guy was giving criticism that wasn’t that harsh. But you were.If that comment was directed at me, well go fuck yourself. Because I guarantee who would lack the balls to say that to my face. At this point you are a pussy…. and a coward. You read me motherfucker

      • gamez

        March 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        [email protected] In fact you put your hands down your pants whenever you think of Mike. You’re that kind of fanboy.

      • gallaghd

        March 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        [email protected] me a picture and I will say it to your face. You are the type of person who takes themselves WAY to serious…let it go tough guy, let it go…..if you cant let then just go outside and play with oncoming traffic; I recommend chicken with 4 x 4s but being as tough as you are just go play on some train tracks.
        lighten up,,,just talking shit quit being a baby and taking everything so damn personal…fag

      • gallaghd

        March 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        [email protected] comment below…YOU READ ME…see comment beloooowwww…AHHHHHH LETS JUST GET ANGRY AHHHHH….FIGHT….SCREAM….SHOW YOUR DOMINANCE……..fag
        go fuck a porcupine 

    • JoshuaJenks

      March 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      [email protected] fuck yourself. What’s your claim to fame…besides being some random douche on the ‘net? PS I happen to like the reviews as-is

    • Nickoji

      March 31, 2012 at 2:53 am

      Like if you think TeddyMerwin should make his own reviews!No james…no AVGN…….stop whiningGreat review Mike! lack Personality..?….?……uninteresting!!?? ……….give me a break…pff

  • Branden798

    March 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Eat Muh Shortz

  • Hannibal8us

    March 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Love your videos Mike keep them coming.
    But i gotta say you got my hopes up for your review of Treehouse of Horror, since I actually owned it as a kid and would love to see how it stacks up after all these years. If you can get it working ever I’d love it if you could come back to it, if you have a chance.
    Keep up the great work!

    • superkokiri64

      March 31, 2012 at 2:34 am

      I have a working copy of it, but I live overseas so postage will be a hassle. I might be able to send it to you if you’re willing to pay for the postage. Let me know.

  • gallaghd

    March 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Nice review keep them coming nothing like good ol’ nostalgia 

  • March 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    [email protected]/Cinemassacre  Never actually posted a comment about the video yet. 
    The only gameboy game of those i’ve ever had and/or ever played was Bart: escape from camp deadly, took me a good while to get through it. I had said something once about the way you talk in the reviews like it’s obvious your reading from a script, It’s not hating on you, actually I think your keeping up with James as being as informative about the games, i just mean that you could put a little more life into it.
    It would have been cool though it you reviewed other console simpsons games though but keep up the good work, and i agree with another post that said something about you playing a role of trying to take over the Nerds shot while he’s on hiatus and having a show down when he resurfaces… would be cool for the show.

  • JoshuaJenks

    March 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    [email protected] ty

  • SeijinRoo

    March 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Mike, I know you said you’re giving up, but I thought I’d pass this information along. I’ve used a form of that same trick to make a screwdriver for an NES cartridge. The way I found to do it was to cut off the head of a toothbrush instead of using a pen, and it worked pretty well. I did have to melt it again and redo the impression one time, but otherwise I was able to open it up and remove the bits of plastic that had broken on the inside of an old Astyanax cart.

  • March 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The more of these reviews I see the more I feel like I didn’t miss out on much not having a Gameboy as a kid.

    • metalcommand

      March 31, 2012 at 12:09 am

      [email protected] You missed pokemon.

      • railroad_on_fire

        March 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        [email protected] Wow like it was really worth playing a game that had paper like action on the Gameboy .The battle had no animation at all.How degrading society is when they find that entertaining.

  • gonzoneil

    March 30, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    you’re fulfilling an important role with the Nerd busy. thanks Mike!

  • porrafaeu

    March 31, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I agree! Thank you for everything, Mike!

  • LukeFadum

    March 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Love MF Mike.

  • house31

    March 31, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Thanks Mike! Really enjoying these videos. Keep it comeing!

  • Aaron CdeC

    March 31, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Since James is busy with the movie, it looks like Mike stole his popularity :P He’s the new videogame nerd! But not an angry one.
    Nice review!

    • Slam Tackle

      March 31, 2012 at 6:38 am

      [email protected] CdeC Blasphemy!

    • March 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

      [email protected] CdeC
       so hes the CVGN the casual video game nerd


    March 31, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Mike is doing a great job in James’ absence!
      I bet he actually gets a chuckle when people rag on him!

  • Slam Tackle

    March 31, 2012 at 6:37 am

      I’m sure Pokémon Gold and Silver worked on the PAL Super Gameboy. Do games with the transparent, thinner cartridge not work? I honestly don’t think I’ve ever tried it, but I’m sure some Gameboy Colour games worked on it.

    • Ric23

      March 31, 2012 at 11:34 am

      [email protected] Tackle Some Gameboy games were built to be compatible with both GBC and Original Gameboys, Gold  and Silver are included in this, but Crystal is 100% GBC.Mostly I’d say due to programing rom size.

      • Slam Tackle

        March 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        [email protected] imported my Pokémon Crystal game from the US, and it ran on my PAL Gameboy Colour and Super Gameboy.

  • fdfgdgsdf

    March 31, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Comment on these videos anonymously:!AVGN-news/

  • jensma

    March 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Well, the pencil trick worked for me several times =)

  • Kaj Peters

    March 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Mike’s getting better and better. I look forward to his movie reviews every monday.

  • Krist Nuhan

    March 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Escape From Camp Deadly… I fucking hated that game as a kid, the control was AWFUL.

  • Douglas De Young

    March 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Mike, you rock!

  • TheSuperTett

    March 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

    [email protected] just get out

  • TheSuperTett

    March 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Hi Mike, here’s a tip that you must know. What makes a game load is the rom and the rest of the composant. But not all games have batteries. Batteries in gameboy games that have some is serve to keep your saves, because in that time, developers wasn’t able to put flash memory in game cartridge. I had to replace my Pokémon Gold battery because the game won’t save, but the game worked anyway.

  • RyanSanders

    March 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

    [email protected] What a fucking douche. Didn’t your mom teach you that if you can’t say anything nice, just shut the fuck up?

  • monkeykage

    March 31, 2012 at 10:03 am

    james is busy with the movie we won’t see him for awhile 

  • Lenteja

    March 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    And you couldn’t use an emulator? -_-

  • HasanMohamedAlZaabi

    March 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    amazing video
    i find it more entertaining when you describe your experience with the game rather than describing the game itself

  • railroad_on_fire

    March 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I was laughing my ass off when Bart said “Aye Caramba!”In a high pitch voice.
    Back in my childhood i never bother getting games base off a cartoon shows that prove how awesome I Really am!

  • VincentBeaudry

    March 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I own treehouse of horror… if you want it, just pay the transport fee and it’s yours… I can’t tolerate its presence in my house…

  • darkmech86

    March 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    just use a rom


    March 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Lisa looks like a fucking crackhead in Escape from Camp Deadly at around 3:40 minutes in.

  • LordRElz

    March 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    That melting pen trick work perfectly for me when i needed to replace the batery in my pokemon blue game. if it doesnt work the first time, just try, try again.

  • TasosSaroglou

    March 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    AHHH mike miiiike not to mention that this review was a litle of the charts for you man it was a litle pointless as well! We talking about aclaim games here that were some of the worst,i remember playing fortress of fear.Not only the concepts were bad regarding the themes with bart they were also lame as hell,now about the horror game i will wach it and try to play it.Second you could use a amulator for the freaking game man to show it,there was no need to run it on the original on cube! I have found a new program that is called bandicam and writes your video from your pc awesome,next time try to use this and emulator when the game doesn’t works.Don’t tell me now you didn’t knew that or you don’t have a pc.

  • TasosSaroglou

    March 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Next time make a review about the simpsons arcade that was one of the best dude,konami nuff said!

  • Zanmaru

    March 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Mike. Emulators bro. They’ve been around since the late 90s. And you own a physical copy of the game, so you wouldn’t even be breaking some vague law.

    • NiklasEriksson

      April 1, 2012 at 2:23 am

      [email protected] If you had watched the whole clip, he said that using an emulator would take the fun out of it, because he wants to relive the past.

  • Phryj

    March 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    The screws in the Gameboy/GB Color cartridges are actually pretty easy to get out with needle nose pliers. That being said, if the game’s refusing to load at all, it’s probably not the battery. Although GB/GBC games are extraordinarily durable and reliable, you do -very rarely- see one die every so often.

  • gamez

    March 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm

     Do a tmnt review. Pick your favorite games of the turtles franchise on any system and tell us about them

    • MortalKombat2007

      March 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      [email protected]
      Mmm…I think Mike and James should review the Game Boy titles together…after James get back from L.A. of course. 

  • MichaelRayburn

    March 31, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Do more game reviews, Mike

  • Chris Boisseau

    March 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    As you can say, all of the Game Boy games had that special screw on the back and it was a pain to get it fixed. This is the same problem did with the tamper proof screws found a kids record player including the Fisher-Price. I saw one at Goodwill at one time and I looked at the back, it has those tamper proof screws which is pain to fix it.

  • likalaruku

    March 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Homemade screwdriver fail makes MacGuyver sad.

  • Sirslask

    April 1, 2012 at 12:09 am

    The last game dosn’t have a battery, the GBA games with a battery have a bigger PCB that fills the whole cartridge

  • April 1, 2012 at 12:55 am

    That screwdriver trick worked for me when I had to open my Gamecube, which uses the same sort of security screws. Took a few tries, though.

  • Emmanuel Saldivar

    April 1, 2012 at 2:00 am

    you should make a review on conkers bad fur day(nintend64/xbox) and banjo tooie (nintendo64)

  • DrForrester

    April 1, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Don’t worry Mike, I’ve tried the melted pen trick before too and it was an utter failure. I know you said you don’t care anymore but you can brute force the screw out with a pair of needle nose pliers

  • MelosBunjaku

    April 1, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I’m confused. You want to play the game as they used to play, yet you use different attachments for different systems to do so? Isn’t that like playing an emulator? :p

    • DrForrester

      April 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      [email protected]… no, that’s not like playing an emulator at all. The Super GameBoy and GBA attachment for the Game Cube actually use the cartridges

    • rydamusprime

      April 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      emulators are technically for using digital copies of the games, which is technically illegal, the Super GameBoy and Game Boy Player are actual Nintendo licensed products for playing the carts on a TV @MelosBunjaku

  • Kugiri

    April 1, 2012 at 5:47 am

    So Gay

  • Kugiri

    April 1, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Dude its just a battery for saved games, like you said in the video, ontop, of that man, a fucking emulator will not, ruin the “Old School” Game factor, buy a fucking game pad, shit get an nes-to Computer game pad, emulate the bitch and oh shit, playing gameboy with a nes controller come on man, dont bitch about wanting to play a game, then, all of a sudden have a way to-, and then…….dont thats just rather fucked n shit..

  • Trojan_Reggae

    April 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Great review Mike! I had the Simps game boy games and Bart’s Nightmare, for the most part, I hated them, the controls and gameplay were lacking and they just wern’t fun. It seemed that no Simps game could ever top the Simpsons Arcade game until Road Rage and Hit ‘N’ Run came out.

  • Ryuukun

    April 1, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I’m no fan of mike. He continues to  complain about video game logic…
    Come on mike no one cares where the slingshot bullet goes after you shot it, stay on the topic.

    • gamez

      April 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      [email protected] Mike’s the best. He just has his own style to the reviews.

      • Ryuukun

        April 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        [email protected] don’t hate mike, I’m just no fan of his reviews. I like his glitches series though.

  • pizzaholic

    April 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    “One of the reasons I like to do these reviews is to relive the past by playing the games the same way then when they were released.” Hmmm, I don’t think the Gameboy had a Super Nintendo or a Game Cube controller attachment….  I think he’s just lazy lol.

    • rydamusprime

      April 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Not everyone has the tools necessary to record video off of a GameBoy, and just using a camcorder would be horrendous… that said, 1 of these games was released the same year as the Super GameBoy so feasibly that could have been how he first played it, and since the SGB came out only a few years before the rest of the games maybe playing them on a SGB is exactly how he first played them (I know the only time i used my GB after getting a SGB was on road trips)… also, the GameBoy Player was out only a few years after the GameBoy Color game as well    @pizzaholic

  • cobaltnightsky

    April 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    looks like the simpsons games were all the same (crappy), hopefully I only wasted my time on the Amstrad CPC 6128 version and not all the ones coming after :)
    Regarding Mike: it’s just his style, I feel he sticks to it (which is a good thing)
    just my 2 cents…

  • April 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    The pen trick works for me… Didn’t you try to blow out the the dust?

  • Anthony Diaz

    April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    awesome game review mike

  • Stonen80

    April 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Awesome vid Mike. Keep them up.

  • April 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    One of you guys need to review CAVEMAN GAMES for NES.  

  • MarkLavallee

    April 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The pen trick does work, but you shouldn’t have used the clear hardened plastic type. The softer plastic bic penswill be less brittle when they cool. Also, you don’t want to actually set the plastic on fire, you just want to soften it.As for the save battery, it isn’t really simple to replace as popping in a new one, the solder tabs are actually welded to the battery itself. I have read that you can break the battery from the tabs then tape the new battery into place, but I never tried. Batteries with the solder tabs on them from digikey are really cheap anyway.

  • badtwoface

    April 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Great video as always!

  • tisuko

    April 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I’m curious of what Mike and James opinions about The Simpsons 2007 Game would be. It’s a pretty good game, that captures the feeling of Springfield and its residence.

  • ocoole27

    April 4, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Did you try blowing in it?

  • Keile

    April 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Mike, the trick does work. I know several people who used that pen trick to open and repair their old Pokemon Generation1/2 games (which by now are all starting to die out, their batteries are getting weak). You used the wrong kind of pen for the trick.

    You need to use a pen made out of thicker plastic.
    The guy in that video there shows a good one to use, it is quite clearly thicker than your standard Bic, which is what it looks like you used ;P

  • newmadhatter

    April 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I really like that you attempted the pen trick in this review.

  • superhyperduck

    April 7, 2012 at 12:30 am

    the bic pen trick does work I’ve used it to open up snes systems, n64s, gamecubes, and gameboy games. It took me a while to get it to work at first but I figured out when it is still warm and semi-melted, you stick it on and let it cool while it is still connected to the screw. Letting it cool while attached makes it work better. Also I don’t use a clear plastic pen I used a blue bic pen it was less brittle and would flex more. Also it was more likely the contacts in the game, either take it apart and clean with an eraser, or simply dab a cu-tip with rubbing alcohol, and rub it across the contacts till it works. Also nintendo made a super gameboy 2 in japan that plays gameboy color games. Although I don’t think it plays exclusive gameboy clor games like the gamecube.

  • April 8, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I gave up fast. That very first Simpsons game on the NES sucked so much ass, I never rented another.

  • fat_lobster

    April 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Hey Mike made an awful and unwatchable review? That’s odd.

  • marioandsonic

    April 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I have a copy of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror game.

    It’s nothing special.

  • lotusclown

    April 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

    mike should so do a game glitch review for the first double dragon for the nes, i know james went over a few but there are tons more! just a thought..

  • CoolestGuyAround

    April 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Finally, an episode with a game that I can relate to! I have Bart Simpson’s Escape from Camp Deadly. It’s a pretty good game.

  • night jester

    May 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Yeah I respect that you and James don’t use emulators. I REALLY respect that because some of the games you guys play are so hard, have no continues, have 1 hit deaths, yadda yadda. With an emulator is so much easier to get the footage you need but you guys EARN your gameplay video :)

  • THEbrentsharp

    May 14, 2012 at 1:22 am

    But dude, you ARE using an emulator if you use those. It just happens to be officially licensed and requires the original cartridge for gameplay…

    Seriously though, I respect the usage of the original consoles and the lack of save states/hacks. Gives much authenticity to your videos.

  • umster

    June 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Props on the good morals there Mike, great episode too

  • July 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Just thought I’d say, I owned Night of the living treehouse of horror for my GBC, it sucked ass, you got attacked my all manner of shit including vacuum cleaners, I never got that far due to dodgy controls, and at times, just general bad design (like not knowing what is and isn’t a platform)

  • nammm3

    March 22, 2014 at 1:14 am

    The cover for the ‘Nightmare of the Living Treehouse of Horror’ looks awesome! The process on trying to unscrew the game was very entertaining too. Nice video man! You should do a review for ‘Simpsons Hit N’ Run’!

  • September 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Mike, You are such a pussy, The game’s not gonna change if you use an emulator, Use an emulator you fu*king pussy.

  • [email protected]

    August 17, 2015 at 2:05 am

    You forgot the GB golf game. That one was a lot of fun.

  • March 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    [email protected] Your avatar is distracting me from responding to your trollness.

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