AVGN: Battletoads

Mike Matei / September 3rd, 2008

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  • cpfan2000

    April 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm


  • Neomatt

    April 9, 2010 at 6:17 am

    there something wrong with this video its delayed by almost 10 sec or more

  • Havik99

    April 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    @ Neomatt

    Just use the gametrailers link, it works fine.

  • killteck

    April 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    funny stuff

  • NerdyAce400

    April 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    you should use Kyle in another AVGN video. It’s funny when you guys argue and when he says “Sorry.”

  • trentnirvanafan01

    May 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    get back behind yhe fuckin couch! priceless

  • zombieplaydoh

    May 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    i love the pause song. and the guy behind the couch made me laugh so hard i shit my pants

  • June 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “who da phuk r u!!” – and that’s after two years of living together. sad love story. that’s how it always happens – it ends with words “hu da phuk r u!!!!!”

  • Moertel

    July 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    could you please review the SNES version someday?

  • kamakazi geek

    July 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    that episode is funny
    it’s funny how kyle was supposed to be behind there the whole time

  • volt28

    July 12, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    LOL this is sooo funny. I remeber several games that had the flaw of partners hiting one anouther. Streets of rage on sega genisis is one. My sisters and I could never make it far because we would hit each other and steal power ups and extra lives. It was fun and annoying all at the same time

  • MissxGraves

    July 15, 2010 at 3:18 am

    LOL i want this game, everyone call every videogame store near you and tell them i want this game and ill come get it tomorrow.

  • Bradley

    July 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    i love the catchy beat when you pause

  • Theo

    August 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    lmao kick ass

  • Liragon

    September 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Fix this video i made an account just to ASK :S lol

  • rigormortizzz

    September 14, 2010 at 1:02 am

    one of your best!!! fucking hilarious hahahahahahaha!!!

  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I love Battletoads!!! But not as much as I love TMNT!!!

  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Long Live the Nerd!!!

  • phoenix252005

    October 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Fuckin funny!!! Put that controller down!!! LMAO Yeah I take that back,THIS is my fav episode ever! #2 isThe NES Accsessories,and #3 is the Power Glove episode!! Yeah!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    An other favorite episode of mine, because Kyle Justin has a bigger role than just the guy who sings the theme song.

    I love the part where Kyle tries not to laugh during “GET YOUR @$$ BACK BEHIND THE F#CKIN’ COUCH!!!”

    Man, the 2 player mode this GOOD game is 10 kinds of horrendous.

  • November 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    James im hoping soon you review Double Dragon/Battletoads for the Genesis. Its a massive piece of shit

  • MrHd1986

    January 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    One of your best episodes james!!!! Keep up the good work..we never gets tired of u

  • Gigou

    February 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I love this episode. Very original!

  • MrCod1997

    February 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    the reason the sound is early is because the theme song starts at the advertisement..

  • rammstein81

    April 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This game ruined friendships!

  • May 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    i still find myself firing up the gameboy emulator on my phone just to listen to the beat of the title screen!

  • turhapuro

    May 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Me and my friend used to play that game all the time as kids. I think we even played it throug on two player.

  • browncoat

    June 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    God I love this episode.

  • supermark64

    June 9, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I don’t know why everyone’s having problems with this video

  • Kimmonator

    June 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Still the best episode

  • July 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I beat TMNT and Fester’s Quest as a kid. I beat Mike Tyson’s Punch Out about 5 years ago after getting to Mike Tyson as a kid and never beating him. I got pretty far in this one growing up but never completed it. As Stinkoman would say, “Are you ready for a challenge???!!!”

  • Masiah17

    July 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

    One of the best episodes!

  • AlucardBelmont

    July 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    KYLE!!!!!!(Dude who does the avgn song)

  • AsianVideoGameNerd

    July 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Gotta love this episode, Kyle should at least do one more episode. Bring Him back! Please!

  • OnlyThroughFear

    July 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I’m surprised Kyle could still sing after all that screaming.

  • ThomasCasson

    September 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Always like this one!

  • gamers_love_sprite

    September 19, 2011 at 3:39 am

    This game is fun but there’s too many different level types and some of them are just exercises in pain. There’s a port of this game on the original Game Boy, called Battletoads in Ragnarok’s World, that cuts out all that shit, and it’s an excellent port, though I don’t think it’s multiplayer, and in any case Game Boys were intended more for a person to carry around with them, so they never did multiplayer very well.

  • TehKnight

    October 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    If memory serves me correctly, the Sega Genesis version has all of the things you complained about fixed and/or added in (silence when you hit pause, 1 or 2 player selection menu, and you cannot hurt your friend). Maybe you should give it a try with Guitar Guy and see if you both can beat it

  • themrcoolguy17

    October 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    quit fucking advertising you assholes

    • tasikbeyond

      November 30, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      quit advertising? assholes? Its how people are able to continue to provide content to you without you having to pay for it directly. Quit being a pussy and suck it up.

    • ljngamessuck

      December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      either that or pay some money to the nerd YOU asshole

    • FredrikPersson

      December 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      advertising?oh rite, firefox always forgets to show em to me. every time. shame

  • Oliver

    November 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    The video doesn´t work for me anymore. i´ve tried two other videos as(s) well and i wonder if livefyre´s fucking up again or my computer is pissed.

  • December 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    The game kind of makes you wonder if given enough time and the right system what the developers could have the toads turn into

    • ljngamessuck

      December 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      @Toyguruman a giant vagina that sucks all the enemies into it probly

    • ljngamessuck

      January 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      @Toyguruman its already a great game just fucking hard as shit and not made for 2 ppl

    • Piet

      January 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

      @Toyguruman the same exact game was also avaible on SNES – and it was great…so no wondering there XD

  • NewQuinn

    January 22, 2012 at 3:06 am

    “There are no other couches to go behind!” Possibly my favorite line in any AVGN episode.

  • Chocobo Grinder

    February 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Actually i have the japanese version of Battletoads on famicom, and the first difference is that at the title screen there is a regular choose mode for one or two players, like in Contra. But the all game is exactly the same as he US or Pal version. And yes, this game insn’t fun in 2 players mode 😉

  • Chocobo Grinder

    February 10, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Actually i have the japanese version of Battletoads on famicom, and at the title screen there is a regular choose mode for one or two players, like in Contra. But the all game is exactly the same. Not fun in 2 players because of the “friendly kickass” ><

    For a good beat them up on NES / Famicom i recommend Mighty Final Fight 😉

    • HorazStCruz

      March 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

       @Chocobo Grinder Mighty Final Fight! That game was awesome!!

  • PB Jones

    February 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Rented this game about 8 times… love the music (SNES too)

  • King George the first

    February 15, 2012 at 6:17 am

    This Game is so fucking HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ChristopherAllenWallace

    February 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    i think this is the first episode in the basement, if you watch all the other videos up to this point he is in like an office/bedroom, but i think this is the first time he is in the iconic basement. I’ve been re-watching the whole series and trying to figure out when the move was made and i think this is it. any one know for sure?

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 26, 2012 at 6:44 am

    damn avgn is so selfish, he breaks kyle’s couch and with all the donation money what does he do, he just builds it back instead of buying him a new one, after breaking his old guitarlol seriously why is kyle’s guitar guy role some kind of poor sad street man living in the avgn’s basement … I see what you did there ? some kind of joke about guitarman existing only for the purpose of the song really or am I thinking too deeply by seeing it as a metaphor of the promotion of kyle through the intro songs, explaining the ” I’m the guitarguy… I sing the intro..” joke ?

    • OlDirtyVinceDm

      February 26, 2012 at 6:47 am

      everyone enjoy the intro song and listen through it every video you could take one of those time to check kyle’s stuff, that’s what I mean when I talk about some kind of metaphor, the guitarguy being nonexistant outside the AVGN intro, living behind the couch.. make him live outside the basement -.- check out his stuff

  • sikfuk48

    February 28, 2012 at 1:52 am

    My favorite moment from the whole series, when they dance to the pause music.

  • Tyler Tizard

    February 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  • Uncle_Jemima

    March 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    totally loved this game when i was younger. my cousin was over and we had rented it for genesis. we were having a great time .., “man quit hitting me!” ,.. “i didn’t try to”and we were jamming to the pause music when my grandma decided to record us over one of my audio tapes so we would know how we sounded. i  guess it was that bad.

  • Uncle_Jemima

    March 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    it took me a while to memorize the pattern for the driving part. irritating at the time but fun looking back

  • JamesSmith3

    March 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Though I do agree with James and Kyle, The 2-Player Mode gets you nowhere…
    I think there should be a sequel with “BattleManiacs”, thinking that “Well, maybe the fixed the problems the first time around…”, only to realize nothing has changed…
    Heck, the only BT game where you CAN’T completely harm the other player is The Arcade Game. Sadly, like X-Men and Simpsons, never got a home console release…
    Then again, they DID get re-released on X-Box Live Arcade, so…
    Ah, who am I kidding? With the way Rare is nowadays, I’d have a better chance asking for “Bubsy 4” or “Sticky Balls 2″…*Shudder*

    • Uncle_Jemima

      March 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

       @JamesSmith3 you can buy the simpsons game from ps network now. i wasted many a quarters on it back in the day and i think it is the same one. i just tried the demo tho.

    • AshtreTreivaeFisher

      March 27, 2012 at 3:51 am

       @JamesSmith3 I Agree 

  • JeremyJones

    March 16, 2012 at 8:38 am


  • 1CLVico

    March 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This one is really good !

  • Sirkrozz

    March 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Why so angry?? Lol This one is great on anger factor!

  • PedroLinkWright

    March 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

    and thus, the longest AVGN  intro was shot.

  • KamilGapinski

    March 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    One of my favourite episodes. That pause beat is so catchy !

  • AshtreTreivaeFisher

    March 27, 2012 at 3:47 am

    LOL Man Battletoads Hard As Fuck 

  • thatonenight

    November 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    One of my favourite episodes. Kyle Justin needs to be in the movie. Poor bastard.

  • David Whitton

    December 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I find this to be odd considering that James Rolfe actually knows Kyle Justin.

  • Kuuenbu

    February 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Wow, James sounds really hoarse in this video. Did he have a cold that day or was AVGN just that pissed?

  • March 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

    That Kangaroo or whatever you have to race is annoying!!

  • laser

    March 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

    That cool theme was remixed for the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts loading screen.

  • dustin partyka

    June 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    i think battletods should of been longer than 7 minuts

  • Slyjay

    June 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

    That was really sad with kyle in the beginning. It was cool how they got together more in the episode. It funny and entertaining. I agree with earlier posts-have kyle in more episodes every once in awhile..he is cool!

  • MelancholyRose

    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Man, James and Kyle have excellent chemistry. They’re just naturally funny together, because Kyle is so much calmer than James. They balance each other out, it’s hilarious.

  • June 20, 2014 at 12:36 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

    July 1, 2014 at 2:15 am

    The first two levels are kind of a tease. Fun and not too difficult, but then that speeder bike level comes along and torches your ass!

  • August 11, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Awesome job with the title card, Mike!

    • QuesoCFH

      December 11, 2014 at 1:12 am

      yeah I agree, I think it is one of his best

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