AVGN: Transformers

Mike Matei / June 17th, 2009

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Transformers are also known as 變形金剛, トランスフォーマー, Трансформеры


  • April 8, 2010 at 7:29 am

    HAHAHAHA i gonna draw a decepticon logo on my wall and fight it till i win!maybe then i’ll transform into a hamburger and get eaten by a fat guy!heell yea!

  • April 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    TJOmega reviewed this on youtube as a tribute to you. He reviews Transformers so he knows what the hell is going on most of the time 😀

  • killteck

    April 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    This is the first of your videos I ever saw, and I think the funniest. I thought you were made of sterner stuff! Been a fan since. Transform and roll out!

  • hothmandon

    April 22, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I just got the famicom a week ago and i got it to work on my american nes with a converter i got from the inside of a Gyromite Game

  • Clone436

    April 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    HAHAH your videos are so funny man most of the time i have to remember to pause them so i can stop laughing and breath

  • Normllikeme

    May 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Had that game on the commodore 64 also but in large floppy format.

    Actually might still have it in a box somewhere…. hmmm

  • Normllikeme

    May 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    oh and ps. its not mecha godzilla, i think they called it tripticon.

    turned into a city or someshit i think

  • Louis_Kurihara

    June 19, 2010 at 7:42 am

    this is what it said’s on 10;37


    Destron has been revived and more powerful thanks to the “Special power”

    You must gather Rodimus’s “Enegoncube” and defeat Destron again.

    yeah so if the Nerd knew what it means he might have been more pissed off xd.

  • kingofmonsters

    June 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I like all AVGN episodes

  • shipman96

    July 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    dose anyone know were to get a nintendo famicom

  • volt28

    July 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    LOL. I used to watch transformers when I was really little. I loved it but if I had to play this game I’d probably change my mind.

  • supermark64

    August 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

    in this video i get to the point where i laugh every time the transformers theme plays in the famicom game.

  • NiamhO_O

    August 26, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Am I the only one that noticed a metriod at about 6:15? I watched transformers all the time when I was younger. Glad they didn’t release the game in Europe, it would have totally screwed everything for me!

  • bamdad

    September 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    could someone who speaks japanese please translate the ending screen?

  • ZHDarkstar

    September 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    There was another Transformers game for the C64 released by Ocean that you left out. It was actually pretty fun and was a more satisfying experience than the other Transformers games.


  • Xale Manix

    October 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I think the final boss is Trypticon.
    So, technically, this is his FIRST APPEARANCE,
    Which is hilarious because I thought that he was created specifically for War For Cybertron!

  • phoenix252005

    October 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Autobots transform and roll out!!! LLTN!!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I still find it weird that the Commodore 64 had games that were on cassette tapes.

    I’m a big Transformers fan. I’ve been a fan since I was introduced to the original series in 1994 when I was 8. I have quite a big collection of figures, and I love the movies.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on War for Cybertron. I’ve seen the walkthroughs on YouTube, and I’m dying to just play it.

    The Commodore’s take on the Transformers theme sounds like it’s actually farting it out.

    I’ve played Mystery of Optimus Prime online, and I find it just as pathetic as you do, James. I get hit alot, and I prevent getting hit only to find that something else hits me, I click out of it faster than you can say “Slag.”

    10:20- Actually, that’s Trypticon, a giant size Decepticon who takes the form of a base. He’s also the end boss of War for Cybertron.

    • TheXman300

      November 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Hey, the Atari 2600 had games that were on cassettes. They were twice as powerful, and allowed them to make an RPG for the system. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

  • killteck

    May 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    “Because nobody else wants to play this fucking shit!” lol

  • August 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    jajjaa LJN? nooooooooooo!!

  • Dragon_Nexus

    August 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I loved the start to this. My first dabbling with computer games was with our Spectrum ZX81 and then more so the Spectrum +2. And that had a light gun too!

    Playing Dizzy or Robin Hood or Manic Miner…so fun. I used to enjoy watching the strobing multicoloured madness as the computer made what is known more as modem noises these days.

    In those days, they used to broadcast video games on the radio. How’s THAT for a weird thought. They’d broadcast the code down the radio, so you stuck a tape in a recorded it then stuck it in your Spectrum and (tried to) play it. Generally though…they wouldn’t work, or you lost the station for a millisecond and lost vital byes of data. But when they did it was awesome. Unless the game was a piece of shit anyway.

  • Shiirow

    September 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    i love surprise endings… what you think is a simple review has some weird twist at the end…. the Famicom transforms and shoots him in the face… XD

  • TheOneLeft

    September 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    After he said “That was the hardest game I ever beat” I half-expected there ti be a stage 11… that would have been hilarious.

  • Jordanv78

    September 14, 2011 at 2:57 am

    @JamesAVGN Please play the Big trouble in little china game for a video sometime! I would love to see what the hell that’s all about.

  • Jordanv78

    September 14, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Hey @JamesAVGN is that the C64 turtles game you couldn’t get to work in that video you did during the summer that is shown during the intro to this video?

  • Jordanv78

    September 14, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Hey @JamesAVGN is that the C64 turtles game you couldn’t get to work in that video you did during the summer that is shown during the intro to this video?

    Also I would love to see you do an impromptu video about that Big Trouble in Little China game (if you can get it to work) lol

  • JoeBudak

    September 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    You should do a Thundercats(Game) or Atari ST review

  • Blitzballgamer

    September 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I got a console that looks exactly like the famicon. Its called “Thompsonic 3500 Home Computer 3600”. Nice name, huh? Makes a lot of sense… In fact, its just a NES but it includes 4000 games. Yeah, 4000 games, I am not joking. But in fact, its like about 20 that are recycled just hundreds of times. I got Contra, Contra TS, Contra FS and thats the whole fucking thing! Just take a game and add random letters. There are small differences though. Dont get me wrong, Contra is awesome, but all those different versions are bullshit. Why not keep the original one? Well, at least the controllers have Turbo buttons.

  • Chris2636

    October 16, 2011 at 7:02 am

    i dont think its mecha godzilla i think its grimlock 😛

  • robindegen

    December 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hahah “stop playing shitty games!” “NEVER!” 😀 I only noticed that just now

  • Tekkenfan

    December 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Autobots transform and die

  • Mssnor

    December 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Oh imagine if ljn was still a game company still making games

    • Lajike

      December 26, 2011 at 6:21 am

      @Mssnor don’t even think ’bout it

    • Tekkenfan

      January 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      @Mssnor if LJN ever returns heck the can find it and burn it down.

    • Tekkenfan

      January 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      @Mssnor if LJN ever returns heck the fans of AVGN can find it and burn it down.

  • monkmaxs

    January 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    i have balls of iron

    • Tekkenfan

      January 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      @monkmaxs dude your parodying the line in duke nukem 3D where he says i got balls of steel.

  • Tekkenfan

    January 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Back then Japan sucked but now they seemed to make sense now but to be fair let’s not forget the Japanese back to the future game and yes i know this is transformers.

    • tigamann

      January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      @Tekkenfan Yeah, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania… man, so many friggin’ bad games, all from Japan! Fuck’em!

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    January 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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  • Piet

    February 18, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Instead you have Ultra Magnus and….ULTRA MAGNUS XD

  • kwivver

    February 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I bet he ripped his toilet a newie after all that hot sauce.

  • AaronPorter

    February 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    if memory serves it had a sequel in japan too

  • March 7, 2012 at 2:00 am

    when he zooms in on the hot sauce bottle, i can see a url on the label. I assume this is where you go to buy the stuff, but i can’t make it out. Does anybody know what it says? I want a bottle of that stuff.

    • AustinHooper

      March 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm

       @Morgil it says “twingalaxies.com”, but from what I saw on the website, they don’t sell the hotsauce anymore. You might find it on eBay, but that would be a really bad idea to buy any substance from eBay. You don’t know who’s touched it, or who’s done what to it.

  • dranza1

    March 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wow lol playing Kid Icarus: Uprising and I get an item called Bumblebee while watching this.

  • DavidSchmechel

    March 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Can anybody tell me the Song at the End? 🙁

  • LastOrders

    May 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    To me back in late 80s cassete tape games was the norm with ZX Spectrum, Comodore 64 , Amstrad and Acorn home computers. Before that it was Atari and Intellivision carts. So I found floppy disks strange. Then I had Commodore Amiga when ther compertition was Atari ST that both use floppy disks. Megadrive/Genesis and Super Nintento was still around at the time. They then made way for Windows PCs, N64, Sega Saturn and Playstation etc. (Obviously excluding other products from the early 90s).

  • LastOrders

    May 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    That reminds me I would love the Nerd to get tangled in some more cassete games from the late 80s. There only so much abuse you can give to carts and CDs.

  • supermark64

    June 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I would guess it wasn’t released outside of Japan because the majority of American gamers don’t want to play stuff like that. The majority of Japanese gamers like unreasonable challenges.

  • TheSnakeBacon

    July 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    rofl at 2:19, that’s probably the funniest thing I’ve seen this week, just…. WHAT?

  • Esau

    November 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    It’s almost impossible to translate the ending message without it being in kanji, and it seems like it was badly translated into romaji in the first place, but this is the incredibly broken message I was able to kind of puzzle out:

    Urgent Orders:
    There are new Decepticons
    Their power is stronger
    They’re working together again
    Rodimus’ Energon–
    Once again, someone’s taken part of it
    Decepticons are destroying (things, people, whatever).

    Scramble! Ultramagnus!

    It seems like it’s supposed to be something shown to you at the beginning of the game, perhaps?

  • granado_jake

    December 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Nah it was just trying to start the Hype-machine for the sequel! ^^^^^^^

  • beavischrist

    January 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Please do an episode together with Billy Mitchell.

  • vivalatits

    February 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

    would you like a damn sandwich?

  • luqmaan mohamed

    March 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    mechagodzilla is accually tripticon and the end screen message tells you you havent collected all the letters. You must get the letters to beat it again then beat it again as rodimus! YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE GAME 3 TIMES!!!!!

  • Slyjay

    June 28, 2013 at 3:50 am

    that was cool and I agree with him

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    God I love the commodore transformers music. So fucking radical and 80’s sounding!

  • Rick

    May 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for that Ed Wood semi-reference at the end XD

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Logged in just to say: Ninja Gaiden music at the beginning, very classy. Lol Can’t stop watching the episodes, they`re so awesome!

  • Cameron Menefee

    November 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Now looking back at this game, this is way better than Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark, that game was awful.

  • Don Skiver

    June 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Around this time of year, I keep coming back to this video… This video got me through the last bit of hell I was going through as I lost everything during the recession…house, job, stuff…it wasn’t the darkest of the dark days of that time, but it was still pretty bad. I always come back to this video and remember how far I’ve come…and how far I’ve got to go before I’m back to where I was.

  • niboRasooR

    August 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Why doesn’t anybody ever give credit to how BAD ASS the Famicom controllers look?

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