AVGN: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Mike Matei / June 15th, 2004

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Episode notes by Mike:
James was over my house one day and we playing some different NES games. He was looking through my NES collection and found that I had a copy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I had never even played the game myself. But James was excited to try it out because he remembered renting it years earlier from Blockbuster Video. I let him borrow that game and a few others he wanted to play. The next time I saw him, he had recorded the second episode Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES). In this follow up to the Simon’s Quest video, he decides to show himself on screen, to show you with his face just how much he hates the game. You’ll notice that the footage of the game isn’t even properly recorded. It’s is shot off the TV screen. The joke was that the game is so terrible, it wasn’t even worth doing correctly. Though James did a proper review of it later for episode 95 “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Re-Revisited”. We didn’t keep very good track of the dates on these videos at the time. But just recently found the script to this episode, which was dated June 15th 2004.


  • gl3nnman

    April 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Holyfuck! 89$ 😐
    That’s horrible, and I thought that buying “big rigs” for 5$ bucks was horrible enough.

    • CptSupermrkt

      March 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Fortunately, that’s 89 cents, not 89 dollars. Still sounds like 89 cents too much though.

  • Skimaskkass

    April 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    My friend wasted his whole summer on this game… Then I told him that there was another ending! AHAHAHAHAHHA! But then he jumped off a bridge…

    • April 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

      There actually IS another ending. If you are in Hyde mode when you get to the ending you actually fight a final boss. Then you get the good ending.

  • April 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Cool how this is actually the first video in which we get to see the Nerd, the first one is just the speech with gameplay, also the first time we learn he likes beer

  • bakonfreek

    May 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    hes right, I downloaded it for an emulator, I wish I could shoot myself before I even saved the rom

  • RUKARIO4427

    May 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm


  • May 24, 2010 at 8:41 am

    The true horror of this game isn’t the useless weapons or the seemingly random lightning bolts (Actually the lightning bolt happens because Mr Hyde gets farther along than the good Doctor).

    The true and absolute HORROR is in the shittiest game ending of ALL TIME. I played it through 2 years before this video was posted and I’ve still not recovered…

  • supermark64

    June 9, 2010 at 10:50 am


  • TacticPwner117XBL

    June 13, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I actually downloaded this game for an emulator just to see on how much it sucks. I found out that the stick you have isn’t supposed to be a weapon. You jump over all of the enemies (don’t know why). Once you get far enough, you get a sword that KILLS people!

  • kilroy3224

    June 16, 2010 at 1:06 am

    well, the small scene of wat this game looks like isn’t very promising, but there’s a local game store i go to for buying classic games, and this game is actually available! waddya say nerd, should i stay away, or take a big wiff of that terd sandwich? on another note, wat do u mean this was meant to b the final video?

  • Rhetticus

    June 22, 2010 at 6:20 am

    @ gl3nnman, I believe there’s a decimal point before the ‘8’. At least that’s what I saw @ 3:23. This would make it only 89 cents.

  • Wolfwood187

    July 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

    LoL it’s so funny that this game is so bad… Holy fuck i’m glad i missed this one.

  • hell

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    you know that game does suck but to bring back the old bad ass going back in to time i have a gift for you and yes it came from a dog’s ass.


  • ProcessOfBelief

    July 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I must say, I disagree sincerely with your opinions on this game. While it is true that the weapons dont do anything and you appear to die randomly, I believe that it is a deeper symbolism for the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

    You see, the lack of efficient weaponry represents Jekyll’s inability, or almost impotence, to change his fate.

    Him being struck by lightning shows the fatal folly he stumbled upon by tampering in God’s domain. It is a rather cathartic and artistic expression of greater literary themes.

    It’s deep.

  • TristanRW

    July 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I played this smelly piece of dog shit a few weeks back and was really confused. It’s like what’s with the lightning and why are all these people trying to kill you? I got pissed and didn’t play it again until last night. At first it was the same but I tried really hard this time. Avoiding the bitches that slap you or whatever, avoiding those fucking bombs those purple suit wearing assholes lay down (fucking other people don’t die from the bombs), and those stupid ass kids shooting rocks at you from a slingshot. Well I got past that first stage and kept trekking on. Every time I died I just continued. After awhile I started realizing, hey Hyde isn’t dying from Lightning anymore. And then I discovered Hydes Psycho Wave (up and B) and how you can actually turn back to Dr Jekyll again if your meter fills up fully and if heals you too. This helped me a lot and after 2 hours of jumped and psycho waving I finally got to level 4 out of 6. I can’t beat level 4 but I guess the game is kinda playable. Still it’s a fucking piece of shit and should never have been made.

  • WatchmenFTW

    July 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I think if Scarecrow from the Batman comics sprayed his fear gas in AVGN’s face, he would see a hallucination of someone playing Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

  • Lavargian

    September 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm


    The price tag actually says $.89. The decimal in front of the 89 means it was 89 cents. He is saying it wasn’t even worth that price. I am pretty sure if he had paid 89 dollars for this game, he would actually have killed him self.

  • Resin420

    September 8, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I love how James tried not to laugh at the end

  • Crazy Acid

    September 23, 2010 at 2:39 am

    First 1 where you see him

  • nintenkid78

    September 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I think James takes more beer breaks during this review than in any other. He must need them to cope.

  • vdevil666

    October 7, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Before I’ll watch the Re-Revisted review of this game… I’m going to watch this one first.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    This is one of my favorite episodes. I know it’s the 2nd AVGN video, but this is when we see an internet legend being born; a p!ssed-off nerd who plays the worst or most mediocre games to ever be released. It’s been a year since I started watching AVGN, and everything in this video shows why.

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    December 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I love the episode where he revisits the game.

  • gamerdudeI22

    December 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I will never see a member of the opposite sex naked!

  • Osubosu

    January 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

    If i have to buy 1$ Bull shit bag and eat it more than buy that game on 89$

  • SupaMario64

    February 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Why is everyone being so retarded? It said $.89 (89 CENTS) not $89. If it were $89 he wouldn’t have bought that bull puckey bull shit.

  • JonathanR

    May 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I think I actually saw this at a jumble sale for 10 eurocents. I wish I had a hammer on me so I could smash that thing so nobody could buy it.

  • Default_Username

    May 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Tbh, Terminator NES is worse.

  • ShitStormz

    May 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Hey, Pong is pretty fun 😛

  • Ozymandias677

    May 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I watched this expecting you to play it and make some funny comments, but they were overshadowed by this negative vibe brought on by your abhorrence of this title. Simply by the fact that people try to kill the doctor and you are helpless to stop them is one thing; it’s something entirely different when you die and transform into Hyde-with extreme offensive capabilities-only to be killed by a random lightning bolt generator, to die a second and most permanent time (obviously ending the game and restarting from the beginning). That is the level of stupidity you could find in an insane asylum in Texas.

    The only advantage (and insult to your injury) is that the game is probably so fucking rare that it could be a profitable title, albeit an impossibly unpleasant title.

  • June 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My goal is to now beat this game as jekyll i got to the graveyard which im assuming is stage 2 i was so close to getting to the end then i got killed by bat shit literally a bat shit on me and killed im not making it up. i then turned into mr hyde and died from an enemy instead of lightning

  • Bentzenior

    June 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Haha, look how skinny you were back then! =)

  • Belovedunderground

    August 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    This game makes me want to piss out diamonds. hell not even diamonds cubik zerconuim the cheap shit i buy my gf and tell her i spent more on it that i actually did….. dont tell her that

  • DarkChaosXX

    August 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Beloved you are suck a dick. You don’t fuckign by a girl fake diamonds if she wants diamonds.

  • Erwinator

    August 22, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I played it. horrible horrible …..:(

  • August 27, 2011 at 8:45 am

    $0.89….What a rip off. He got ripped off. I would only pay $0.05 for that piece of crap.

  • NeXter

    September 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Classic Nerd…

    Oh, and I got the first post? Well, that’s a first… *lol*

  • NeXter

    September 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Okay, now it’s a double-post, but I’ve got to say this though… I feel like you’re much more sincere in your experience in this video, than in todays videos. It’s like you can tell it’s become a job and not something you do for fun. Which in itself is not bad, but it loses some of the charm nowadays compared to 2004 with its flaws and reading of the script beside the camera… 😛

  • slimjim178

    September 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

    i wanna see him actually figure out wtf he is suppose to do and then press threw that shitty game like he does all the other piles of shit fuck to beat that game to hell!

  • duke nukem

    October 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    this came out in 04, its now 11. and im willing to wager this is still the wors game of all time.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I feel the same way with “Skyline.”

  • Sinsic

    November 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    one of my fav eps james – just nice and lay’d bac talkin shit – (-_-)

  • senna4ever

    November 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I’m enjoying re-watching all these older Nerd vids.

    I’m having a histroy of The Nerd day today.

  • Derailment

    December 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    i have played this game…

  • fishy

    December 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Way back in the days when he would sit in front of a computer as the nerd that isn’t from the 80s.

  • Jackedjay9

    January 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    i just searched on ebay for Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The prices were $50, $10, $9, and $5. What. The. Fuck. O_O

    • Jackedjay9

      January 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Oh and another was FUCKING $100


    January 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I’d rather lance a festering boil on my ass, with a dull plastic fork, dipped in turpentine,,, than play this game. Thanks for taking one for the team James.

  • 277134

    January 17, 2012 at 10:44 am


  • Donrex1943

    January 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    The first half of the video when you’re talking… is that the bugs bunny costume i see in the upper left corner of the frame in the top of your closet?

  • eer4

    January 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    At the last second wen u giggle it kinda over powers “dead fuckin serious”

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    January 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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  • lowlz

    February 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm


  • StephenKing

    February 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    This is the worst episode I have seen so far but still love it though 😉

  • Rantsu

    February 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    This is the one, which made me AVGN -fan. Sorry my bad english.

  • JaysonGeronca

    February 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Worst game ever?

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  • JaysonGeronca

    February 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Worst game ever , worst!

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  • MEDICgamer

    February 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I’m not which one made me a fan. I honestly don’t remember to well. I think the first episode I saw was karate kid maybe?

  • pro thizz

    March 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    LOL, he laughs at the end.

  • JamesDeanBerven

    March 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love how he shoots really long unedited sections of himself talking.  It sucks that so many youtube stars today edit theirs to hell to make it funnier.  James is naturally funny.  Good to see this!

  • freese

    March 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    This review is responsible for a hundred thousand new players of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Deschkloth

    April 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Go fuck yourself dbgames! The same goes for you JaysonGeronca! You’re both cunt faced pieces of shit! Oh, and once you’re done fucking yourselves, please go fuck each other.

    BTW, awesome video! I don’t even know how many AVGN marathons I’ve done now. Thanks!

  • Mad Gamer xD

    May 24, 2012 at 7:51 am

    u think the game was bad check out some of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde movies theres one that is just plain Frakked up a girl gets devoured and her intestines are missing i forget which one it was but it was a wtf.

  • Makusu

    October 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Im about to play it for the first time.

    Im ganna do it James!

    Im ganna fucking do it James!!

  • Makusu

    October 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I just got done playing this game

    The game was so bad I just couldnt take it anymore.

  • lunalicrichard

    November 8, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Please James ,
    Erase these idiots who try to sell shit on this site , unless they pay you .
    Do these idiots think we want to buy shit when we are watching the nerd ?

  • lunalicrichard

    November 8, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Please James ,
    Erase these idiots who try to sell shit on this site , unless they pay you .
    Do these idiots think we want to buy shit when we are watching the nerd ?
    The only shit we want to buy is Nerd merch !

  • David Whitton

    November 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    This game truly is the epitome of shit. Also, after your feature movie, the game I would like for you to review for us fans would have to be Bubsy 3D on the Playstation 1. It is just you reviewed Independence Day on that system and Bubsy 3D is infamous for being the epitome of a shitty Playstation game.

  • AVGN1234

    December 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I agree at your opinion of this game

  • Sarah Shaha

    February 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Reply if your having an avgn marathon

  • Eddie Novak

    April 7, 2013 at 3:45 am

    What is Tax Man?

  • jomamma

    April 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    classic just simply clssic

  • June 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I shoved this game so far up my ass.

  • William Hudson

    June 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “this game is bad”

    ah cmon cant be that bad

    *plays 3 minute clip*

    yeah ok james you were right.

    i love the old videos

  • September 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    classic AVGN, I’m keep watching this over and over again=)

  • Keegan Simpson

    September 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    First time I saw this I thought it was some guys serious reaction

  • November 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Did anyone else see the Nerd start to laugh at the end?

  • steve Qwinn

    March 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The game is not that bad.

  • March 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    My copy was a freebee; Givied to me by Blockbuster. I just keep it for an more more full NES Collection.

  • January 27, 2015 at 6:07 am

    man i agree each time i watch this that game it sucks that god dame much money for that piece of junk i rather go draw on the street then to play that game

  • DaddlerTheDalek

    May 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This game is so bad…

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