AVGN: Festers Quest

Mike Matei / September 18th, 2007

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  • MontrealQC

    April 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    WOW! were you expecting the ninja turtles?, that’s so clever!!! I laughed that one for a long time! I never played that game and now that I saw that video I never will 🙂

  • videogamehunter

    April 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Couple years ago I was on vacation in Indiana. I went into this video game store. It was pretty cool. Everything was green. I think they were dedicated xbox. Anyway I Bought 3 Final Fantasy II (4), Final Fantasy III (6) and Fester Quest. The guy told Me I can Fester Quest for free. Now I know I why. The Game Suck and I didn’t know at the time.

  • June 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    After all these years and I have been following the vids since 2006 I think already… I just have to comment now on this one! I had this game on my NES as a kid and… My big sister actually beat the game, I don’t know exactly how but she could do it in the end… Now that I have seen how hard this can be, I really wonder how she did it!

  • June 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    this game is sooooo boring, makes me wanna die.

  • ponyboy556

    June 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    You know i have this game and i never bothered playing it…i guess i’m gonna have to burn the game and all the stuff like the poster and manual and shit.

  • kamakazi geek

    July 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    i love the costumes 🙂
    and the song at the end
    very funny as always james 🙂

  • andysutherland

    July 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I love the Ninja Turtles III reference at the beginning!

  • freddy-krgr14

    August 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    PLEASE tell me what that huge-ass game is on the scale at the beggining suring the titles and the song

  • animalbrandino

    September 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Yep, I definitely remember this one pissing me off. Besides the Friday the 13th episode, this one has to be the funniest.

  • animalbrandino

    September 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    @freddy-krgr14. that was King of the Monsters 2. How fitting, huh?

  • animalbrandino

    September 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Another thing thats weird about the second Addams Family game is that when you play as Gomez, it’s the fuckin old Gomez from the black and white show… So why are the paintings in the background Raul Julia from the movies…?? Hmmm..

  • guch20

    September 20, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I love this episode. Any chance for a review of Gilligan’s Island on NES? The game sucked, plus it would give you a chance to maybe have Kyle Justin do a song like he did for this and Spider-Man, assuming you wanted one and assuming he wanted to do it. Because damn, those songs are great.

  • ishcaboo

    September 29, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Yeah so two hours ago i beat this game after watching this review. This shit use to make me wanna snap my controller into many pieces. now i c it for the steaming pile it really is…..u know the last lvl is on the spaceship? well u collect clues the whole time to figure out u need to get to the space ship……. THE START OF THE GAME SHOWS YOU THAT SHIT!!!! o what a fuck you to the slim number of people who finished this game….and o yeah everyone stands around uncle fester pumping there fist. i guess its better then that ghostbusters game that just ends when u get the fourth person to finish the last lvl, huh?

  • October 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Ah! Ah! Ah! After saying that he didn’t own a Saturn, everybody sent him one!

    • Donrex1943

      January 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      I <3 the saturn… but the games are fucking expensive and hard to find

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I love the TMNT 3 refference.

    Fester in this game is slower that a turtle, and I don’t mean the teenage mutant ninja kind.

    The hallways are like the cabins in the Friday the 13th game.

    You were very inventive in this episode, James. Keep up the awesome work. =)

  • LeyLey

    October 22, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Bahaha, I remember as a little kid, beating the first boss and saying the same thing to myself, about beating the game.
    Refused to play any further than that for some reason which I can’t remember anymore. I think that I was tired of continuing at the start of the game when dying in the sewers…?
    The game -was- fun, though, it actually felt nice when you could land shots on targets.

  • November 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I just played the Genesis Addams Family game and I have to admit, I’ve played worse games. However, it is extremely frustrating. Especially when you get a weapon, it’s like “Wow. I actually can use something in this game?” but then as soon as you get hit, you lose it. WTF?! And the jumping is as imprecise as you said.

    I love AVGN! I’ve been watching ever since my friend Don showed me the Friday the 13th episode on YouTube 4 years ago. Thanks for all the great content, James!

  • xiempie

    January 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Festers quest? more like feacies quest

  • A.J.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I surprised that no one mentioned Blaster Master. That game was popular, and it’s so fucking similar. Pop that shit in and take a look. Same sound, enemies and gun.

  • A.J.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Way to go Sunsoft.

  • March 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    nice lionel mpc scout set. but wait, WTF? why no tender behing the locomotive? never mind great video

  • damon

    April 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I disagree. fester’s quest may be friggin’ hard, but once you get used to it, it’s really fun.
    the red “gun” pickups are downgrades(the same goes for the whips, once you have them), so ignore them.
    If you want a real challenge, try playing fester’s quest on a black and white tv. (it was the only one that our nes would hook up to) the red guns and blue guns are basically the same shade(red appears slightly darker)
    you can get energy from hotdog carts. just use your money.

  • June 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    My cousin gifted me Fester Quest and Monster Party … It was because his Nes broken… now i know why,

    BTW i didn’t liked monster party back then, but now i really like that game, is obscure on every point .worth a review.

  • Masiah17

    June 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    One of the best episodes yet! By the way, James looks nice with that mustache!

  • preying4war

    July 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Recently, I watched James’ review of TMNT3 The Movie.
    Today, James debuted his “Making a AVGN Episode” video. So now, I have an understanding (and appreciation) of how much work goes into these game reviews.
    In this review of Fester’s Quest, James dresses up as each member of The Addams’ Family. That means he shoots himself dressed as (for example) Gomez, then changes costume and shoots himself again as, say, Lurch. Then he edits each seperate image into the frame to create the illusion that there are 8 different people in the shot. That’s a staggering amount of work!
    Also in this review, James asks, “Who were you expecting…The Ninja Turtles?”. In the TMNT3 movie, Donatello asks, “Who were you expecting…The Addams Family?” I finally get the joke.

    James, when you shout “FUCK” dressed like Wednesday…it’s stone-cold hilarious!

  • GreenMushroom

    July 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    This is my FAVOURITE episode. I love how true your rage is when the frogs are after you. It gets me into hysterics every time.

  • Ato0theJ

    July 19, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I love the end song, but the game still looks better than having an STD.

  • rainbow_chocobo

    September 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I loved this video, AVGN is a genius : )

  • davidsworld3

    December 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

    How come the guitar guy isn’t in your vids anymore?

  • MarkPetsch

    January 7, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Happy 100th birthday, Charles Addams!!

  • fiercedietyfan

    January 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    awesome ninja turtle 3 reference at the begining

  • Erizot

    January 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    In the intro to this video, I see james with a neo-geo game, weighing it on a scale…I’ve never seen that episode…anyone else? Is that an extra only on his DVD’s, or what?

  • AmandaHolloway

    January 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Fester’s Quest scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, but my brother loved it. We still have this game to this day.

  • GustavoUchoa

    January 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The other Addams Family game is quite playable, the SNES version at least, it reminds me of some Mario Bros series’ elements, not that bad. Fester’s quest though, it’s just fucking unplayable.

  • 1CLVico

    February 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I laughed so hard at the ending 😀

  • goggles1200

    February 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I’m sorry, but I’m calling for a re-review on this game! I thought Rambo and Bugs Bunny were horrible games, but they got a full review. I feel like a retarded, color blind monkey was trying to upgrade his gun while watching this and it pist me off. It’s a bad game that isn’t hard to give a full review on.

  • JimmyOlsson

    March 18, 2012 at 6:58 am

    The PAL version of this game isn’t that bad. They fixed the damm gun stuff and with a nes advantage it’s really fun

  • sircorvus

    March 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Heh, I had to watch this again after James’ recent commentary. Man those games sucked HA HA HA. Meeeemoriiieeeessss

  • NicholasBurke

    March 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    You made me watch it again =)

  • XKeithLovesJesus744X

    April 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    My Favorite game of all-time! I Love it!!! Thanks so much! :-)!

  • Rebellion777

    May 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Awesome review, it’s funny to notice how horribly they did with the first person view when you go into the houses in that game and then you look at the first person segments that happen when you go into a dungeon in Phantasy Star (I realize it’s a different system but i THINK there weren’t that many years between the games) and you realize Phantasy Star did it almost perfectly, the only thing that would’ve been better would’ve been a map in the upper left/right corner or something.

    Also, love how you took the time to actually play all the Adams Family characters…and that game looks like ass in terms of difficulty, but not even because of necessarily hard enemies, but once you get the upgraded guns, they don’t shoot straight. That’s ass right there, a fuck you of the highest quality. Lets not forget how slow Fester moves, and the apparently bad control, at least in terms of firing. God this game looks horrid, I woulda stopped at the first boss too xD.

  • Aaron1375

    July 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Once you get the whip it gets a bit easier as it always goes straight and it is more powerful than the gun. The game is still ass though because no matter how far you get I think you always start at the beginning when you continue. I think that is why I gave up.

  • maddentheodore2

    July 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    There are 2 health extensions, bringing your health bars to 4.

  • maddentheodore2

    July 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm


  • maddentheodore2

    July 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    THIS IS WHORESHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • granado_jake

    October 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    “It makes me wanna pee” gets me everytime. Best lyrics ever

  • Makusu

    October 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    “Man pimping isnt easy”
    John adams

  • Sonic500

    January 18, 2013 at 4:16 am

    The second Addams Family game he shows a little bit of on the Sega Genesis, is actually an ok game. I’ve had it for the Super Nintendo since I was a kid, and I can still beat it even now. It is true Gomez slides all around, but it doesn’t take too long to get the hang of it. It’s actually the only Addams Family game I’ve ever played. I do want to one day get Values for SNES as well, but that day isn’t going to be soon.

  • damon

    March 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Alright, after seeing this review, I have since actually beaten Fester’s Quest, but I had to cheat on my health because of the difficulty of the game, and the ending wasn’t even worth it….

    *Sigh* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJjEviCbMZQ

  • July 19, 2013 at 9:30 am

    i remember playing the Addams Family game on the AMIGA, (forgot the model), but i loved it. It was challenging, long-lasting, and was generous enough to give you save codes, so you could resume, with all your progress, at a later date. And there are bosses which can increase your health. I will admit to the sensitive controls. A tiny tap, and you went full speed. Yes, it was easy to die, but there were secret areas, (mainly inside the rooms of the house), which gave yo a LOT of 1ups. All in all, it’s not a bad game, just sensitive and challenging. Now i have the Genesis/Mega Drive version on Kega Fusion, and it’s still as challenging as it was.

  • xombium

    November 21, 2013 at 5:34 am

    James! I didn’t know you smoke! D:

  • Vernon Schaal

    August 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Were you expecting the the adams family is the worst movie quote ever, he said in the TMNT 3 movie review. So thats why he opened with did you expect the ninja turtles.

  • March 15, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    This is without any doubt the worst game of all time

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