AVGN: Ghostbusters Conclusion

Mike Matei / April 3rd, 2007

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Episode notes by Mike Matei:
– In Episode 23 AVGN reviews Ghostbusters II (NES) and Ghostbusters on Sega Genesis.
– This episode contains the first review of a Genesis game.

Funny Quotes:
This is what you call a game. I… like this. I like this? I can’t believe what I’m saying! I think the world is coming to an end. Seriously, like fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes! Volcanoes! The dead rising from their graves! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria! But don’t worry, I’ll find something about it that sucks.


  • volt28

    April 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I had the sega ghost busters and your right it was pretty good. Kinda want to play it right now

  • May 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

    no, not true, ghostbusters games are a damn pieceload of shit

  • May 14, 2010 at 5:57 am

    No not all Ghostbusters games are bad, the only reason you would have for saying that would be if you didn’t like the Ghostbusters series whatsoever.

  • ThatGuy

    May 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The ”genesis” version was also for the playstation (i know sega was in on the playstation) and i remember playing it as a kid but was like three or something and i live in sweden so i hadnt learned any english at all and had no idea what i was doing in it

  • teamoore

    June 3, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Dude, do you know about “New Ghostbusters II” on NES? It’s a pretty good game and the one and only i played in my childhood. But it wasn’t released in North America. So, If you didn’t seen it go check it out.

  • supermark64

    June 8, 2010 at 7:58 am

    the genises version still has a problem: it barely has anything to do with ghost busters

  • kamakazi geek

    July 4, 2010 at 8:43 am

    i think the genisis game was half decent but it’s the best out of a shitty lot

  • August 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    A good movie equals a bad game. (Ghostbusters)
    A not so good movie equals a not so bad game. (Ghostbusters 2)
    And a movie that never saw the light of day (Ghostbusters 3) equals a good game (the most recent Ghostbusters game)

    Ooohhh, the irony…

  • IDaCashman

    August 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    When there’s lots of $#!T
    In Ur NES
    Who you gonna watch?

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    An NES game in which the start button doesn’t pause the game? And this is after the Atari 2600 days.

    The Genesis game DOES look impressive. And nowadays, we have “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” on modern day consoles. I haven’t played the game yet, but I have seen a walkthrough on YouTube, and it looks awesome.

    I’m looking forward to see Ghostbusters 3, which is to come out in 2012 (You can insurt your own doomsday joke here, because I don’t believe in that BS).

    • Chrispy5

      February 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      “insurt”? really? fucking retard……….. and in case you haven’t figured it out yet it’s INSERT

  • phoenix252005

    October 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Who would have known that the new Ghostbusters game from 2009 would be a smash hit? I guess they learned from the other pieces of shit huh? lol And how funny is it that Atari made the new game too huh? lol

  • mcnerven

    October 29, 2010 at 3:27 am

    The Genesis Ghostbusters game rocked, even the really bizarre final level. Challenging, yet beatable with great controls, boss fights and items. I was used to years of playing that shitty SMS Ghostbusters game and was floored upon getting my Genesis and the new Ghostbusters game as a kid.

  • Izak80

    March 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Ghostbusters 3 would be great.

  • Thomas Casson

    May 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    James has missed a Ghostbusters game of NES. ‘New’ Ghostbusters II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ghostbusters_2

    It was never released in the US. Admittedly the time has passed to review it now but it would of been nice to see it played and mentioned here. Hard but good stuff.

  • ben 10 guy

    September 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    dude what the FUCK !!!???? dogs and cats living together are you out of your MIND !!!!!!???????

  • KeithEllwood

    September 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I still like to play the genesis version now and then. The boss battles are fun!

  • Starcraft39

    November 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    He complains about using stock footage in movies all the time, yet he used dog shit stock footage in this? I guess we could assume it’s an example of using stock footage the right way but still, it doesn’t mesh well.

    I suppose he thought he had to use it. The stock footage trap consumes another. I almost wish he did George Lucas-esque touch-ups and maybe that scene would have something interesting included.

    James, it’s okay if you do that as long as you keep the old versions up in tandem!

    • RonaldTallylicker

      December 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      That was not stock footage dummy.

    • Mistertoast

      January 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Dude, are you saying he should’ve used actual dog shit?

    • ljngamessuck

      February 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      stock footage is generic footage taken from another source for example an explosion or rocket lift off

    • Erizot

      February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      I’m sure it’s an enormous relief to James to have your permission for him to do what you say is okay to do in videos he makes. I don’t remember seeing your username in a producer credit on these videos, but I guess I could have missed it.

  • crimsonkingtph

    December 24, 2011 at 3:33 am

    I really wish he’d stop smacking the Ecto-1 toy around….

  • MattyMatt0604

    January 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Damn it! He missed Kool-aid! 3:28- 3:30

  • Hugoso

    January 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Nintendo doesn’t rule the fucking orld because the State of Liberty isn’t the fucking world! Just get over it you creepy united statish!

  • Hugoso

    January 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nintendo doesn’t rule the fucking world because the State of Liberty isn’t THE fucking world! The world is sooooo much bigger then you belly bottom… just get over it you creepy united statish!

    • MrLombardi

      January 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      @Hugoso Use your fucking brain, do you honestly think James was proclaiming the Statue of Liberty to be the center of the world or something? No. Now quit jumping to conclusions.

    • OhHelloYou

      February 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      @Hugoso You’re are the biggest idiot in the world and you should feel terrible. He was saying how powerful a company Nintendo was at the time. He was NOT saying that the statue represents the US and being able to control it means you are controlling the US and that the US is the world.

    • OlDirtyVinceDm

      March 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm

       @Hugoso funny that you say this because the statue of liberty actually symbolizes the lightbringer and the state of mind ” Do what thou wilt ” that we live in today, it’s an icon of the NWO and it symbolizes that the ” state of liberty ” and its companies does rule the world 

  • Macmeister

    February 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I bet the snes had a good ghostbusters game.

    • senna4ever

      March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

       @Macmeister  No, it didn’t.

  • Denkinow

    March 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    loved the three parts …U great
    I ve beaten Ghostbusters 2 on Nes…I dont remember how….Im crazy

  • mcnerven

    March 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Hate to be the grammar police, but I think James meant to say that it’s a weird coincidence that Bill Murray played the live action Venkman and then voiced Garfield in the movie. Irony would be if Bill Murray grew up hating the Garfield comic strip or saying that he’d never lend his voice to an animated character, but then went on to voice the character in the movie. Coincidence is a sequence of events that, although accidental, seems to have been planned or arranged whereas irony is an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.That said, these videos are hilarious and the Genesis game brings back fond memories. I played the crap out of that as a kid and while it didn’t tie into existing Ghostbuster literature, it still felt true to its source material.

    • LukeMartinEvancoe

      March 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

       @mcnerven It is, in fact, ironic in a certain way. The fact that both actors are so closely tied without being related in other aspects. You are way over thinking what irony is. Also, who cares?

  • likalaruku

    April 7, 2012 at 3:58 am

    So how good or bad was the 2009 Ghostbusters game? I didn’t hear about it much after it came out. If Telltale’s Back to the Future game is considered the 4th movie, is the 2009 game Ghostbusters 3, or is it the unofficial fan movie?

    From what I can gather, Winston is absent because unlike the cartoon series, he “barely has screen time in the first movie” or because “the games were made in Japan; a country with too small a melting pot not be racist.”

  • Rebellion777

    May 18, 2012 at 2:09 am

    @likalaruku I’m not sure about the 2009 game, but there was a Ghostbusters game that was released on XBox Live Arcade a little while back, maybe a year at most, that was pretty good. I only played one level of it (it was the demo) but from what I saw it had fun gameplay, good character interaction and good level design. Only gripe that I could have is that you didn’t play as the original Ghosbusters, but instead you played as some new recruits…not sure if that was true in the 2009 one though.

    But now that you mention the 2009 one I remember being super excited about it when I first heard about it…then it kinda dropped off the face of the Earth, in fact until that XBox Live Arcade game I mentioned earlier I wasn’t completely sure if it was ever released. I really wanna play it now though lol.

  • SonictheHedgehog

    May 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    2009 Ghostbusters= Best Ghostbusters game

  • WinterDeathPeach

    July 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    @likalaruku the 2009 game is a very good game I wasn’t into ghostbuster growing up so maybe it’s perfect for someone who did. I do have two big problems with it though for one it never tells you when it auto saves and if it did I never noticed it which should never be the case when it comes to auto saves, and second it’s too easy to buy upgrades for your weapons because every enemy gives you money and there are parts were enemies respawn even during boss battles, I had every upgrade before the last two levels. Also you can download the game on XBLA for 20$.

  • DMM_poo

    August 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Happiness is going through all the AVGN videos, trying to pick one to watch for the ten thousandth time, picking one, pushing play, and promptly realizing you’ve never actually watched this episode before!

  • iLikeTehGamez

    November 14, 2012 at 2:59 am

    dude don’t chuck the Ecto-1. Can you even buy those anymore?

  • Billbarman

    January 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

    When James is walking down the fucking street and they zoom in on a god damn dog turd it has me on the floor every time. the fact its james, in nerd attire walking… down the fucking street, at first seemingly unaware, he turns around says ” hey, come here” likes the camera mans his bitch or something and takes the time out his day to get a good view of this dog’s anal waist he finds on the side of the road. Did he go out around the neighborhood looking for a good piece of dog shit to use on film beforehand? maybe he was driving and saw it out of the corner of his eye and though “yeah, thats the perfect turd for my videos”. either way, fucking hilarious.

  • J-P

    January 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I loved Ghostbusters in Commondore 64. I think it’s quite similar to the NES one (so perhaps it’s not that good – my memory sucks)..
    But there is one Ghostbusters game that is totally awesome. It’s the Ghostbusters II for PC. You should try it out – I found it once from a downloading site so perhaps it is not easy to find. It’s still quite weird (and absolutely impossible to play without a mouse – so you should check the settings to choose correct input device).

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:08 am

    James has a problem with the Ghostbusters “buying” their equipment, but that same formula is used in Ghostbusters” The Video Game which came out only a few years ago. I look at it as though they are spending money on developing new weapons, not buying them from a store. If they’re making their own equipment, one way or another they still have to spend money.

    • June 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Yeah, the Ghostbusters having to earn money to acquire the equipment and whatnot that they need to do their job is pretty thematic and a fitting part of a Ghostbusters video game, even if the execution of the concept in some of these games wasn’t so good. The movie repeatedly references the crew’s money troubles and the fact that they’re running a business.

  • RandyPan

    June 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Apparently, Eliza Dushku is gonna be in Ghostbusters III, not as like some love interest, but one of the new Ghostbusters. That is awesome!

  • November 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

    What is it with statues and moving? Ghostbusters 2: the Statue of Liberty walks. Dr. Who: weeping angels (and the Statue of Liberty just happens to be one). Night at the Museum: the displays come to life at night. I could go on.

    • Vunjak

      December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Inanimate statues coming to life is a pretty common idea amongst humans all through history. The Judaic tales about golems is an early example of it. I’m sure there is at least one or more stories in the Hindu beliefs about gods using statues as a conduit on Earth, but whether you consider that living is up for debate. So, it’s not really anything new.

  • Ben Engelhard

    December 30, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Maybe the game is Catholic and doesn’t want to go to hell. That’s why it doesn’t play with itself. lol

  • Johnathan Alexander

    March 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    After hearing about Harold Ramis’ death, I remembered this video. Ghostbusters 3. Who knows what will happen now?

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