AVGN: The Wizard and Super Mario Bros 3

Mike Matei / April 22nd, 2008


  • cpfan2000

    April 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    This is one of my favs. Awesome review, man.

  • April 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Aww why would you destroy a SNES like that? 🙁

  • videogamehunter

    May 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I just bought this movie and man it suck. Wast of 10$

    • April 6, 2014 at 1:37 am

      I know the comment’s old but I actually liked the wizard lol for what it was it was just a fun movie you can watch with friends and just laugh at the cheesiness always get a lol out of hailey going “he touched my breast”

  • Vyncent

    May 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t know that they made Power Gloves for both hands. Or was one of them on upside down or something at the end?

  • Macphisto

    May 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Another satanic reference: The music on Lvl 8 uses a tritone, as Black Sabbath´s “Black Sabbath”. This harmonic progression is known as “diabolus in musica” (the Devil´s music).

  • Flarsson

    June 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Thats so true:O

  • supermark64

    June 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    lol. ” Watch your fuckn’ language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • volt28

    July 22, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Oh this is one of the best video’s. I nearly piss myself laugjhing so hard.

  • DarkNeonRain

    July 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    This is the most createtive episode you´ve ever done. I didnt know it had such a demonic presens. Its so good its a sin

  • lolol

    August 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    “WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!”LOL and what program did you use for super mecha death Christ andthe devil?

  • lolol

    August 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    sorry i misspellled shit.

  • August 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    AR34 sound power!

  • angery teen

    September 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    why did you destroyed a perfectly good snes

  • mechasawa

    October 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

    one of the best
    thanks for that !!

  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 8:23 am

    WOW that was epic!! The power of Christ compels you!! The power of Christ compels you!! Crazy man!! Thats why the Nerd is King of all games!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    My favorite review of “The Wizard” is the one from the Nostalgia Critic, because he told more about the movie. Don’t get me wrong, I love James perspective on whan he first saw this film when he was a kid.

    I played a little over the first level of SMB3, and it’s a very fun game.

    I absolutely love the Nintendo accessory battle suit, even when it’s used in his fight with the Critic.

    That’s Super Mecha Death Christ, bitch. B)

  • November 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Super Mario Bros 3, my favorite game of all time, no fucking question whatsoever!

  • MadHitz

    December 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    James, if you read this, I have a question: Does it give you pause when you see little 12 and 13 year old kids singing the explicit, curse-filled lyrics to your theme song on the internet? I realize that kids do and say worse things than this on the internet nowadays, but do you ever think about your AVGN character having a little too much influence over younger kids?

  • December 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    One of my favorite. Funny, Creative, lot of hard work – quality product.

  • December 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    @ MadHitz:

    Dear MadHitz, people just watch, what they love to watch, people like to do, what they just love to do. Some people grow up to musicians, doctors, athletes, architects, astronauts and some people will grow up to rapists, killers, abusers etc. Thru all our life we see many different things, from when we’re very-very young, till when we’re older, than oldness itself. We see love and hate, violence and salvation, we see lot of good and evil. That is life all about – you’re inside of a dual universe. every human being have it’s own dream, own ideology, based on many factors, but the main factors are level of patience, laziness level and a power of will.
    Everyone lives an unique life and every life chooses it’s own ways. Wrong ways are always easiest at first, but causing problems later.

    We need to trust in our children. We have no other choice.

  • Mad Hatter

    February 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm


  • Pokerfish

    February 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm


  • damon

    April 9, 2011 at 12:02 am

    love super MECHA death christ……

  • damon

    April 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

    smd2ck= suck my d2ck (2 replaces i)

  • Nintendude123

    May 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Remember when you ducked on the block for 6 seconds. There is actually a glitch that that is used for. if you run to the end of the level, you’ll notice that you go behind the black screen at the end. There is a toad house behind there where you can get a warp whistle.

    On a side note, this review kicks ass!

  • maaaahkl

    July 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hey did you notice the sound Lucas made when he punched in the code on the power glove was the tones from Close Encounters? And also the guy who played the sleazy bounty hunter guy I thought sounded like the voice of Howard from Howard the Duck but when I researched it I found out he was George Lucas’ second choice to play Luke Skywalker per Wikipedia. Just a little nerd trivia for ya!

  • August 10, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I’ve never laughed so hard.

  • ThorAcker

    August 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Great review of both the game and the movie. I can recall being a kid and begging my parent to take me to see the movie, but they wouldn’t because they also thought it was an overblown commercial so i had to wait for the video. Seeing Super Mario 3 was crazy and I didn’t think it was real

    I am surprised that you mentioned the “Armageddon” competition, but didn’t shed any light on the Nintendo World Championship that followed. It was one of the biggest things cross the country in the summer of 1990. On you game list you list a Repo Cart so it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to review.

  • Dragon_Nexus

    August 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The first series of the Mario cartoon included characters from the first two games…..so that was kinda where 2 went.
    And boy…the cartoons were certainly a lot of ‘2’.

    Looking back on my NES days, I was nothing resembling the game nerd I am now. Know when the first time I heard of Super Mario Bros 3 was? when I tore the wrapping paper off it at christmas. For a game to just suddenly come out of no-where for me now is unthinkable. My mum rocked at buying games, she always bought me the best stuff.

  • ParaChomp

    August 26, 2011 at 12:20 am

    You forgot Lucas’ line “I love the Power Glove, it’s so…bad.” Well from what you’ve told us about the Power Glove…yeah.

  • September 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This episode was fucking amazing!!!! keep it up AVGN!!!!

  • packetreaver

    September 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    BEST EPISODE EVER @[email protected]

  • EivindYuNilsen

    September 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Oh, nice, its a new comment poster <3

  • SeanYip

    September 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    You got a point there, what’s with all the references to hell?

  • Elyjaah

    September 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

    We need more Super MECHA Death Christ.

  • Elyjaah

    September 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

    We need more Super MECHA Death Christ 2000 BC 4.0 Beta.

  • SuperSonic

    October 8, 2011 at 3:15 am

    My favorite video keep it up. One mistake I found though was during the review of The Wizard you mentioned that in the tournament Mario Bros. 3 was a game nobody had played yet. Not true. It actually came out in Japan the year before the movie. The same year Mario Bros. 2 came out. Read about it on Wikipedia. That was one thing that pissed me off about Nintendo during the 80s and 90s how they often kept North American gamers waiting longer for new games and systems than the Japanese. The NES included. It came out in Japan in 1983 but not in North America until 2 years later. The Super NES and Super Mario World same thing. They came out in Japan in 1990 and North America 1 year later. But that seems to have stopped since the N64. Only the N64 was also internet compatible but in Japan Only. We had to wait for the GameCube and PS2 before we had that feature. That’s Bullshit.

  • AVGN_monster_fan

    October 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

    gotta love super mege death christ with his 2.0 bata

  • MorganBenjaminPartridge

    November 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Super MECHA Death Christ is the best animated character of all the ones you use.

  • djsmaximus

    December 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Was that “Butt Trumpet” playing the last song in the battle?

  • December 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm


  • AquaLeaf

    January 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    i just thought if he really destroyed some of the stuff……. either he has another version just like it or he put it back together……. must have been fun to do though

  • AquaLeaf

    January 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    also who voices jesus robot tank assault thing…….

  • AquaLeaf

    January 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    also who voices jesus robot tank assault thing…….

  • smackthepudding

    January 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    i didnt know it was a flute

    i thought it was a magic taco or candy bar

    • muckspreadmadness

      February 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

      @smackthepudding Yea, toad calls it a flute when you visite his shop on world 1 level 3

  • Donrex1943

    January 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Pentagrams aren’t evil… inverted pentagrams are. Regular pentagrams are Wicaan and represent earth, water, fire, air, and spirit. The inverted pentagram is satanist and represents Lucifer himself.

    • JordanWalters

      January 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      @Donrex1943 That’s incredibly off, and by the way pentagram is only the upside down. The regular one is called a Pentacle. Don’t pretend like you’re a scholar, it’s annoying.

  • GustavoUchoa

    January 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    This is just the best fucking video. Even though i’ve never heard of The wizard (and i am kind of a cinephile). And thanks to you i don’t have to try all those doors in that damn castle, i could never remember which one was the right one.

  • acrylicbased

    January 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I always feel bad for the Super Nintendo I guess they can’t melee like they used to. Is that black NES a custom job or a special release?

    • smackthepudding

      February 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

      @acrylicbased um melee?

  • monkeykage

    January 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    power = p

    that what it means

    • damon

      April 2, 2015 at 10:57 am

      He knows that; it was a joke, man.

  • timatkins5

    February 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Holy shit, the kid who played Lucas, “the bad ass” was sentenced to 10 years probation for child molestation in 2004!

    • smackthepudding

      February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

      @timatkins5 No [email protected]#*ing way!!!!

      • timatkins5

        February 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

        @smackthepudding @timatkins5 For sure, I was checking Imdb because I thought the actor might have been a very young Ryan Reynolds, and that turned up.

      • senna4ever

        March 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm

         @timatkins5 I wonder if he used the power glove?

  • dcondon58

    February 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm


  • AngelTorres

    February 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm


  • AngelTorres

    February 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    hey if u speak inglish then yo ned to se this video if yo don´t then go hell

    • ixillius

      February 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

       @AngelTorres Doesnt seem like you speak english at all. Hell awaits.

  • windowlicker79

    February 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I really hope Super Mecha Death Christ is in the AVGN movie!

    • JamesSmith3

      March 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

       You and I Both…

  • JohnnyJones

    February 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    you know the guys who would do doom and quake used this to get quick movement in their games look up exploring the ID

  • muckspreadmadness

    February 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I know its only going on march, but I just picked out this years Halloween costume !! The angery super Hero nerd.

  • GeekySwede

    March 4, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I am very curious about that black NES at 15:00 🙂 Is that just a custom NES or part of one of the many NES bundles?

    • RandyRigg

      March 9, 2012 at 5:26 am

       @GeekySwede Might be a Famicom.

      • March 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

         @RandyRigg Total random. The Famicom looks nothing like the NES, unlike that, and the cartridges are differently shaped.

      • RandyRigg

        March 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

         @Freddy Fiorentino I just paused it and yeah that’s def. not a famicom.

    • Isaiah Fuller

      March 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

       @GeekySwede It looks like it was spray-painted to me. The shiny part isn’t shiny etc.

  • Senna4ever

    April 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I wonder how many times James said “Califoooooooooooooornia” when heading out to make the AVGN movie?

  • deadclick

    May 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    i love the power glove…………..its so bad.

  • Jessyfaulkner

    May 13, 2012 at 2:05 am


  • contrastic

    November 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I ran into my first advertisement on here…what were they thnking?!?!

  • David Whitton

    December 21, 2012 at 2:13 am

    The people only said 6 once in the tournament scene in The Wizard, not 3 times. They were counting down to when the first round was over.

  • January 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    The tanuki suit can turn to stone because its based off the tanuki of japanese mythology, the raccoon dog, which can transfprm into things like stone statues. They way it flew was by distending its balls and flapping them like wings and using them to glide! The more you know.

  • Georgi Konstantinov

    February 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm


  • Thomas Mahouski

    March 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Im pretty sure your movie is gonna leave out what we all really want to see too… freakin video games

  • May 1, 2013 at 3:41 am

    tell me where to send a video of me singing the song and i will do what i can 🙂

  • May 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I liked the Wizard. I know it’s just a big movie length commercial, but so are all the Transformers and GI Joe movies. In that regard, it’s a good movie.

  • June 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    LOL In case you really don’t know what the P in P-wing, P-bar, etc.
    It means Power PS. Nintendo should of called POW!

    • June 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Damn! I knew I should Have looked what I Wrote over! God… well at
      least you know its power.

  • Slyjay

    June 8, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Really enjoyed this one James. Thanks. Didn’t realize all the evil references! lol. Have to tell my gf about this one! We love this game. 🙂

  • Charles Ware

    August 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    The girl from “The Wizard” is Jenny Lewis..who was also in the movie Pleasentville, and ALSO is a musician…was in the band Rilo Kiley, and put out a few solo records as well. I’ve seen her live…she’s pretty great.

  • September 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    James I don understand way pepepel are copying your theme and I just got on the web WAHT THE FUCK!!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Did you receive many emails by angry Christians?

  • Kellan Mackenzie

    October 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    One of my favorite episodes. I’m rewatching them all! Can’t wait for the movie, James!

  • October 23, 2013 at 1:58 am

    12 jumps for Bowser I can do it in exactly 3

  • November 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I like how Jesus says fucker so much

  • Marcel Strametz

    November 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

    This is awsome 😀

  • December 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    YEAH!!! WHAT!???….FUUUCK!

  • lance2011

    December 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    The only thing about Super Mario Bros 3 I always hated was this. In the cartoon we had Fire/Raccoon power in one of the last shows; but we could never do that in the game.

  • Omochao

    February 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Did that SNES really get torn apart? D: Otherwise, really epic, esp the ending!

    • 8bit4ever

      July 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Yes, he really did tear it apart. It was a fan donation that was already broken internally, and the outer casing went that funny yellow color that they sometimes do, to the point that the plastic was crumbling away. I was horrified when I first saw it happen too.


    February 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Def one of my favorite episodes. Great job James.

  • June 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

    WTF am I watching? :O

  • June 20, 2014 at 12:37 am

    This is The First Assembly of The Holy Kirk, and the mission of my new nerdy religion is to seek comfort, wisdom, and maybe something about ourselves and our future by spreading the enlightening words of the 79 stories charting the adventures of the star ship Enterprise. All who wish to join my online discussions say “Live Long And Prosper” as a comment. This may be what Trekkies might need to be complete, and be enlightened on the deeper meanings that each episode contains.
    — Caleb Culbert

  • Aaron1375

    June 23, 2014 at 3:51 am

    That Wizard movie is annoying shit…”California” is it just me or does anyone else find him whining about California annoying as fuck! And I don’t care how awesome he is at games, there is no fucking way he is going to know about that warp zone!

  • Blake Lanford

    August 24, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Just. Plain. Epic

  • Sebastian Peña

    October 22, 2014 at 12:03 am

    That was fun xD

  • Carlo arlo

    September 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

    My favourite episode

  • Matt Saiz

    February 7, 2017 at 12:22 am

    My Game boy Light almost killed me. I was just refurbishing it. I’m catholic so i had to kill it alone..

  • Matt Saiz

    February 7, 2017 at 12:24 am

    My Game boy Light almost killed me. I was just refurbishing it. I’m catholis so i had to kill it alone..

  • Matt Saiz

    February 7, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Fuck this comment menu…

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