AVGN: Spiderman

Mike Matei / April 17th, 2007

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Episode notes by Mike Matei:
– In episode 24 AVGN reviews Spider-Man on Atari 2600, Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES) and others.
– Kyle Justin guest stars as Spider-Man
– The Nerd begins using the NES Top Loader in this episode and sticks with it until Episode 90 where he starts using the Nin-toaster.


  • 80sMade

    April 12, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Fucken classic review!

  • bloodlockscc

    April 15, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Hey, I like both Rolling Rock and Yuengling.

  • May 14, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Yeah this review is a classic, Mike Matei can play pretty much any character, he’s badass!

  • MegatronPrime

    June 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    i think kyle justin plays spiderman

  • supermark64

    June 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

    i love the end when u make fun of the spiderman theme song

  • Squall85

    June 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Shitpickle?-SHITPICKLE! Shitpic-shitpic-shitpickle!
    (on the tune of the Spiderman music)

  • kamakazi geek

    July 4, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i liked the spiderman games for the playstation 1
    and i liked two and three for the ps2
    i’ve also got spiderman 3 for the xbox 360 but spiderman 1 the movie game was horrible

  • -RT

    August 2, 2010 at 3:52 am

    And again, no spiderman games from Genesis, while Genesis Spider-man games were pretty decent.
    Also, Spider-man is one of bosses in Revenge of Shinobi, I don’t know if that counts.

  • shitbrain

    August 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

    it is kyle justin

  • August 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

    This is probably the best VIDEO I’ve seen on here. They way they get along, it’s just so fucking cheerful. It’s just so refreshing to see normal people acting this way. It’s not my favorite game he’s reviewed, or even my favorite episode, it’s just my favorite video. It’s just two buddies doing stuff, playing games, binge drinking, real life. The video plays like a diary, I just love it.

  • NewJerseyDevils

    August 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    this is by far my favourite video, just hearing kyle actually speaking is hilarious to me. classic video, i love it.

  • OdieMikes

    September 4, 2010 at 12:52 am

    The best part of this episode is the song! Lmao. And @ kamakazie geek “The Amazing Spiderman” for PSOne was the best spiderman game of all-time. A little tricky, but so awesome. And I still remember the cheat for all costumes. Eel Nats (Stan Lee backwards.)

  • AssCheese

    October 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    the first nerd episode i ever saw

  • Dirty Jared

    October 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

    This one is one of my favorites. Spiderman may be the best guest star you’ve ever had.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What is it with LJN and them making almost every Marvel Comic based game on the NES and SNES?

    The only Spidy games I’ve played are “Spider-Man 2” and “Ultimate Spider-Man” on the Xbox. I AM interested in playing “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimentions,” which I heard is pretty good.

  • phoenix252005

    October 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Damn I saw this episode a year ago and then saw it again just now and I just relaized that its Kyle Justin in the Costume! Duh Randy! lol GO Nerd!!

  • gamerdudeI22

    December 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I’m a dumbass! I try to use foul language in an attempt to sound like my hero James, but I just sound like the pathetic loser that I am!

  • December 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Thank god for the Spider-man games on the Playstation, nothing beats Ultimate Spider-man though.

  • Gigou

    January 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Exactly man! These reviews are fucking genius! This was the golden age of the Nerd!

  • March 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    great, love it. poop.

  • MegatoastX

    April 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I like it better when Kyle Justins in these videos I think hes funnier.

  • punksterdaddy

    May 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Spiderman, Spiderman takes a dump in a coffee can! lol very funny

  • May 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

    “There is a SUICIDE button in this game??” LMAO.

  • KimuraOkagawa

    May 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    All-around win. For starters, this is one of my favorite AVGN Theme remixes (and the accompanying fan art is just as win), and the fact that Spidey is one of the few game character guest stars than the Nerd didn’t get pissed at and beat up/get beaten up by.

  • macs311

    June 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    there also are 2 or 3 sucking Spiderman games on the SNES! They’re so bad, especially considering when they came out.

    Thanks to your video, I figured out that I owned the Spiderman for GAMEBOY, I didn’t even remember it, but I still remember the DISAPPOINTMENT of buying a lot of games that should have been wonderful and then fucking sucked!

    I mean, you think of Spiderman, one of the most famous and funny superheroes!… but no, they came up with that Gameboy game that was so fucking bad and hard…

    And I also figured out that I had a lot of patience as a kid, because I beated I guess about 4 or 5 levels of that Spiderman hyper-difficult game, in fact I went up to Venom or Carnage or whatever, I don’t remember anymore, but was really far. I don’t know how as a kid I had so much patience to try beating the game until I got sort of a perfect run, because old games were like that, you could only beat em being PERFECT.

    That game’s really hard, you suck at everything, have only a few lives and continues, how could companies trick kids like that??? And they costed like 40 dollars or so!!! And most of them sucked hard, even if we were used to sucking-balls games and we didn’t notice it so much!

  • Neato Burrito

    June 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    On the gameboy, where were the webs attaching to? the fucking clouds?

  • July 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    oh god I lover spider man

  • lemonman

    August 9, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Yuengling lager?! … a few times I’ve seen Clover Farms milk crates … nerd, you wouldn’t happen to be from Eastern PA would you? Specifically Berks County?

  • banhammer_man

    August 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Hello James this is my first comment so I thought I’d post it on the first video of yours that I saw and I just wanted to say I found you hilarious back
    then and I find you hilarious now

  • exploda

    August 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Yes! The nerd and I share a local brew! That must mean you live within 2 or 3 hundred miles of me, that’s awesome!

  • biofan30

    August 21, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I’m gonna have to disagree with you on Return of the Sinister Six. The controls are unexplicable, but I grew up with this game and learned to love it, as I have beaten it countless times, and that part where you tried to jump, you’re supposed to swing with a web from that block to the other.

  • Ekul89

    September 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Way to go spiderman

  • _Slashser_

    September 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm


    Spiderman is the guitar guy???

  • laswastedyouth

    October 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Hell yeah Yuengling!!

  • Universal

    November 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Have to say that sounds in this video were very bad compared to other videos. Held me back from watching a long time.

  • spartankz117

    November 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    no the spiderman return of the sinister shit sucks it’s made by ljn

  • spartankz117

    November 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    no the spiderman return of the sinister shit sucks it’s made by ljn

  • Jackedjay9

    November 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    the first thing i noticed at 6:38 is… (look at the bottom) LJN Toys. great the shit rainbow on the gameboy.

  • Mssnor

    December 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thank god for free roam spider man games

    • mst3kevin

      December 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      @Mssnor There are plenty of great no roam spiderman games. Like Spiderman v.s Kingpin on genesis or maximum carnage.

      • GustavoUchoa

        January 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

        @[email protected] Yeah, the spiderman beat’em ups were great! I remember beating Maximum Carnage several times, it was challenging and well balanced.

    • Killspre

      January 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      @Mssnor Not to mention the Spiderman games on the PS1

  • jolteonbeast

    January 9, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Awesome episode and great song at the end!

  • jolteonbeast

    January 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Awesome episode and great song at the end but who played Spiderman? It sounded like Kyle Justin I think.

  • MrBrrumpkins

    January 16, 2012 at 3:46 am

    damn..been a while since i’ve seen that one..great episode!

  • Hugoso

    February 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    The rolling rock always seem translucent like water. I’m not from the US, so, is it really translucent?

    • dino666

      February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      @Hugoso I think James stopped using real booze in his vids.

    • Analbag thats me

      February 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      @Hugoso He did stop using real beer at some point, but I’ve had Rolling Rock a lot, and it’s translucent just like that. It’s made with rice and has no hops in it so it’s prettymuch clear haha

      • Hugoso

        March 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm

         @Analbag thats me cool, I wonder the taste of this beer. But the beer on the video doesn’t even have bubles… I think it’s just water.

    • senna4ever

      March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

       @Hugoso  Or did he just use an empty bottle filled with water so as not to throw away beer?

      • Hugoso

        March 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

         @senna4ever you’re probably right!

  • Hugoso

    February 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Funniest thing is that the best of all these games is the Atari’s

  • 1CLVico

    February 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Catchy song at the end.

  • ClementPetit

    February 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    This song at the end always makes me laugh.Kyle is just hilarious in his spiderman role !

  • Lance7

    February 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

    How did you put Kyle on the ceiling?

    • senna4ever

      March 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

       @Lance7 He’s not on the ceiling, he’s on the floor. The posters are just upside down.

      • LukasSprehn

        March 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

         @senna4ever Note taken. Neat filmmaking trick 😀

      • LukasSprehn

        March 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

         @senna4ever It could be chroma-keying as well, though 🙂

      • Starcraft39

        March 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

         @LukasSprehn The hard part is getting the camera upside-down…

      • RoperFDF

        March 24, 2012 at 12:05 am

         @Starcraft39 that’s easy. just hang upside down from the ceiling. duh

  • JamesSmith3

    March 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Great Review!
    When I first saw this, I thought Mike was Spider-Man. Looking back, now I can see it’s Kyle…OK, maybe not see, but hear.

  • LukasSprehn

    March 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I have that second game on GBA. It is much easier there 🙂

    • the_pieman

      March 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

       @LukasSprehn Really? The Sinister Six was on Gameboy Advance?

  • Denkinow

    March 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    you are crazy men …hahahaha
    Spider man  here come the shitty games …hahahahaha   excellent

  • Starcraft39

    March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Y’know… I never noticed that he calls him James in this episode. So I guess the character is also named James, lol.

    • RoperFDF

      March 24, 2012 at 12:04 am

       @Starcraft39 They’re both super heros so I guess they both know each other’s secret identities …. 

  • RoperFDF

    March 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I really hope Kyle’s in the movie. That’s one funny fucker

  • March 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Kyle Justin plays Spiderman, therefore SPIDERMAN LIVES BEHIND AVGN’S COUCH?! O.O

    • Rasite

      March 26, 2012 at 3:48 am

       @Lividius Kevin Finn is playing spiderman

  • SuperGnG

    April 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    @Rasite Kyle Justin is playing spiderman.

  • SuperGnG

    April 10, 2012 at 3:41 am

    This is by far my favourite episode. It’s definatly ahead of its time. It contains lots of informative bits, as well as very solid humour. “This sucks my spider balls!” LOL

  • SuperGnG

    April 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

    i also love the chemisty between the nerd character and spiderman.”ITS A PIECE OF SHIT, ITS A BUNCH OF FUCKING CRAP” *queue 80’s music* “What the fuck is wrong with theese game designers? they made a game of me and its FUCKING SHIT!” LOOOOL “Oh no!, hes playing the shitty games!”

  • GreenMushroom

    April 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I love this episode. The acting is amazing. I love the awkward moments when Spiderman is giving the nerd shit. It reminds me of playing games with my siblings lol

  • May 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    This is the first AVGN episode I’ve ever seen. I remember when a friend told me of AVGN and then I searched youtube and this was the last video available. After that I’ve seen every single video on Cinemassacre and I still check the site every day and can’t wait for the AVGN movie.

  • Dr. Breakfastmachine

    May 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I think this is the only time James has been referred to by name in an AVGN video

  • ToaAntan

    June 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    It sounds like his guitar guy is the one in the spiderman costume

  • thescrabbleboy

    July 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I remember really liking “The Amazing Spiderman” for gameboy. I played the shit out of that game. While I don’t remember the controls, I don’t recall them being that bad. I was able to get pretty far in it. Possibly the last level, but I don’t know.

  • thatrandomperson

    August 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    there is one spiderman game i still like to play on occassion that hasnt been mentioned. that would be spiderman 2: enter electro for the ps1. that game is the shit compared to the games in the video

  • Haseo55

    September 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Is there at least a good spiderman game? i used to have Unlimited spiderman for ps2 and the game so, so

  • granado_jake

    October 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Spiderman 2 on the Gamecube is an amazing game. It was on the PS2 and I think Xbox

  • David Whitton

    December 13, 2012 at 6:04 am

    This video must have been made in anticipation for Spider-Man 3 at the time because Spider-Man 3 came out not very long after this video was published.

  • thatrandomperson

    January 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

    id really be pleased if a great spiderman game was review. and that would be spiderman 2: enter electro for the ps1. the normal spiderman 2 for the ps2 isnt all bad either.

  • June 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Once again, only for hardcore Spiderman fans.

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    ha so dam funny

  • Aaron1375

    June 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Looks like they over complicated the controls in the Sinister Six game and didn’t utilize Spidey’s wall crawl.

  • Vernon Schaal

    September 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    If anyone is interested these are the LJN Nintendo Games that were published by LJN.
    Back to the Future
    Back to the Future Part II & III
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure
    Friday the 13th
    Gotcha! The Sport!
    The Incredible Crash Dummies
    The Karate Kid
    Major League Baseball
    NFL Football
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    The Punisher
    Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball
    Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    T & C Surf Designs
    The Uncanny X-Men
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    WWF King of the Ring
    WWF Steel Cage Challenge
    WWF Wrestlemania Challenge

  • December 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    he should play spiderman for psx that one is actually really good and if you disagree with me you’re wrong XD

  • Senna4ever

    March 25, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Gettin’ to the top.
    Gettin’ to the top.
    Gettin’ to the top.
    Oh, oh, oh.
    Boo-dah-da, boo-dah-da.
    Lill’ web, lill’web, lill’ web.

    Best Kyle song ever.

  • Giovanni D'Agostino

    December 21, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Your face is amazing. You have the perfect face for getting angry.

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