Board James: Crossfire

Ryan / July 27th, 2009


  • MarkShark

    April 8, 2010 at 1:38 am

    In retrospective, the original commercial reminds of when moose was cool to put in your hair. It felt like whip cream, stunk to high hell, and didn’t do a very good job. WHAT WHERE THEY THINKING?

  • random-hero-

    April 8, 2010 at 4:40 am

    The intro music to that vid is epic!

  • wmd

    April 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Where did James get that hat? I want that hat.

  • Max L.

    April 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I never get tired of watching this video ๐Ÿ˜€

  • April 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    The debut of Motherfucker Mike is classic!


  • John D. Moffat

    April 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    LOL love this episode epic as hell.

  • frstefan

    April 12, 2010 at 3:46 am


  • April 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm


  • LairosTall

    April 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I agree with frstefan. 0_o
    Funny video though.

  • Castigation

    April 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

    You’ve been duped, putting moose on your hair was never cool.

  • alireza

    April 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    now cross fire is an online fps game, and it SUCKS

  • justjohn123

    April 22, 2010 at 2:22 am

    (>*-*)> i wanna play

  • Derium

    April 23, 2010 at 2:50 am

    “Stop toucing my balls!”
    That… Sounds… Odd.

    Great video, Mike Matei makes weird sounds, he sounds like he has been possessed or stuff ๐Ÿ˜€

  • stevo1115

    April 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

    motherfucker mike to me represents a friend of mine who would always cheat in board games like this. if he had crossfire, he would probably blow on the pucks too.

  • CR055H41RZ

    April 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    stop touching my balls lol

  • toshinori581

    May 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    hahahaha, crap game, good review, you cant beat playing a game in order to review it xD hey mike matei? he was the joker, im sorry i dont read credits so maybe you all know that already, nice to put a face to the madness d[-_-]b niice hats

  • Ultra Ninja Master X

    May 5, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    where can i download this super awesome crossfire theme?
    the one used in the video

  • Kurt 94

    May 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Man I remember this game, and the commercial. Great vid! BTW I used to hate it when my friends would steel my balls!

  • ajax5405

    May 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    lol that was great

  • J-Smash

    May 17, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Nice duck Hunt hat James!
    I want one now!

  • Jesse-

    May 26, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Mike sounds JUST LIKE a goblin from Warcraft when he laughs!

  • MegatronPrime

    May 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm



    May 31, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Aww man i remember when i was a kid, my older brother and i would play this game until are fingers cramped! thanks for bringing back the memories.

  • June 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Janes, I notice, in the actual commercial, the lyrics are “You’ll get caught up in the”, but the cover version that you used sings “You can count on the” instead. Oopsie!

    Anyway, great episode. You should totally make a Crossfire film. Like build a plot around the game, where it’s a match to the death. The loser goes into oblivion, and the winner gets to give, gets to save a loved one, etc. Maybe something like “The Running Man”.

  • xXArch NemesisXx

    June 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

    introducing motherfucker mike, that killes me everytime. Yea I remember that commercial really well. I used to be a saturday morning kid, and crossfire was like every other commercial.

  • TheGalaxyMaster

    June 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Yet another great Nerd-I mean Board James video. Nice new series, you’re like, the nerd of, everything.Motherfucker Mike is hilarious, you should have him in more episodes. Like, seriously, you’re a video game nerd, you’re a board game nerd, you’re a movie nerd, you’re a internet nerd (i guess?), I mean, what does your wife think of this?

  • asshole13

    June 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

    lmao! “It’s very stimulating because you gotta keep grabing your balls under your gun” ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Squall85

    June 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I always found cheesy that the adv are always badass but on the box cover you see cute kids playing nicely… I’d fear that I tear off the gun.

  • TacticPwner117XBL

    June 13, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I had this when I was younger. My brother somehow made the marbles shoot at my face, and it used to piss me off. Motherfucker Mike is a cheap asshole! Even though he reminded me of the Nerd’s #1 fan on the Chainsaw Massacre episode of AVGN.

    “Hey, stop touching my balls!”

  • Wilford111

    June 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    That game looks like crap.

  • spirit-fox

    June 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Motherfucker mike is so funny! XD

  • MontyPython

    July 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    when the kid flew off to oblivion in the commerical did he say “Bob Saget!”? because that would have been fucking hilarious

  • MontyPython

    July 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    o nevermind its just that damn theme song… CROSSFIYAHH

  • topeto35

    July 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    James do you know thear is a game on the PC called crossfire

  • Power1965

    August 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    wow i just seen this and i remembered the time when i bought crossfire at a yard sale it was actually awsome

  • MikeTupperTheKiller

    September 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm


  • AVGNisownedbySA

    September 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm


  • Imgema

    September 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Why is that most of the board games you review have some kind of balls included?

  • October 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Honestly, when you first introduced motherfucker mike, I thought it was you XD
    You 2 either look alike, or I really have issues identifying people XD

  • Lavargian

    October 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    The face James makes from 3:44 to 3:46 is pure win. Its so awesome. I can’t stop watching it. I just keep rewinding, and laugh harder and harder each time!

  • October 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Slow time at work, showed this to some employees who “understand” the importance of Crossfire! Just great. love Motherfucker Mike and his endless cheating.

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Holy SHit! Fucking Crossfire is Fucking old as shit! The first version of the game appeared in 1971! WTF? no foolies, 1971

  • supermuffin

    October 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I JIZZED MY PANTS!!!!!!LOL< and who stole my balls? ๐Ÿ™

  • supermuffin

    October 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm


  • supermuffin

    October 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I have to agree with Imgema, what is witl all the balls? :L

  • tawp64

    November 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    All the characters you introduce remind me of my old friends…Mike being Dylan who always cheated and laughed at you, but I couldn’t do anything about it because he cheats, and Bootsy reminds me of Sean who would always screw me up in Mario Party…

  • November 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My brother had this game, and it was the perfect sort of game for us to play (shoot small ball bearings at each other- YES!).

    To prevent all out war ensuing every time we played, we had to enforce stringent rules regarding the balls (yes, I said balls). You weren’t allowed to take balls from the board or the other player’s goal, so if you ran out, you were SOL until they fired at you. That might have been in the original rules, but I think those were lost about two seconds after the game was opened.

    We both got very good at whacking the gun just right when it jammed. I’m sure it’s a skill I’ll never use again.

  • Ralph

    November 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    lmfao! love the war planes imposed in the background.

    after all, its one serious game thatll send you to oblivion haha.

  • dnice6965

    November 28, 2010 at 1:59 am

    hey they remade that in a different way i think it’s called Bay-blade but I’m not sure

  • Michelle

    November 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Man…I wanna play this so bad.

  • jalvarez82

    December 8, 2010 at 6:08 am

    i used to have this game. me, my bro and friends played the hell out of it too. i miss it dearly.

  • xplay97

    December 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    fuckin sick

  • January 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    MotherfuckerMike is Bugs Bunny! XD lol

  • Osubosu

    January 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

    If i see MotherfuckerMike i gonna laugh and say you lost at the avgn xD and he cant finish eaven simple game

  • cAsh

    January 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Cool review james =)

  • Osubosu

    January 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Love the song love the Motherfucker Mike he’s so stupid and well i love hole video

  • Renatoboy

    January 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Mr. Rolfe? mr. Matei? your medical tests just came out. i am sorry to say you both have the sindrome of CROSSFIYAH !!!!!!

  • manber

    February 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I noticed your wedding band changes hands here multiple times, then it wasn’t there at all. Doesn’t you’re wife play games with you?! ๐Ÿ˜€ that sounds like so much fun!

    I love your reviews! This is what I do on friday nights: watch your videos.

  • Mariusz69

    February 11, 2011 at 1:42 am

    You guys that look at James’ wedding rings and think about his wife are a bunch of goddamn homos. This fucking video rocks because of Motherfucker Mike and you should ONLY be looking at HIM!!!!!

  • March 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Crossfire is Mother Fucking Ballarific! It will blow your balls into the fire!

  • F1shard

    March 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I’m a huge fan of this Board James series. It has inspired me to do a video on the 1995 OverPower card game with Marvel, DC and Image super heroes. If anyone is craving more retro gaming you should check it out. Thanks!

  • April 4, 2011 at 1:45 am

    “Hey! Stop touching my BALLS!”

    I just fucking love the way Motherfucker Mike rolls in the frame after being introduced.

  • AcidisRegenerated

    April 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Holy crap I totally remember playing this at my cousin’s house when I was like 7…man, I feel like a kid again!

  • Shadow4266

    April 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    lol! mike’s face is so fuckin hilarious at 3:05

  • jamesfan200323

    April 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Stop touching my balls

  • Punker 96

    April 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    God dammit, I love this video.

  • kingyema

    May 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    i must say, motherfucker mikes crazy performance talent is the PERFECT compliment to the nerds fantastic direction and planning. a match made in heaven.

  • pedrotairum

    May 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I love how he introduces mike hahahahaha

  • Schrockanator

    May 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    James, You are a fucking genius. I can not believe how entertaining The Angry Video Game Nerd and Board James videos are. Genius.

  • daggersandhackers

    June 5, 2011 at 2:35 am

    awesome music and special affects!

  • Jesus Christ

    June 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Hello little boys >:)

  • z

    July 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm


  • strife8900

    July 3, 2011 at 2:39 am

    pause at 3:45 to see the true possession of satan. >:)

  • July 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    You’re right about the might brain washing capacities of 90’s commercial writers. Just the other day i was washing my truck and for god knows why I started singing the Crossfire song to myself? I was kinda freaked out, it must be like 20 years since I’ve seen the commercial. Thank god those writers never were hired by poison companies. “Bug Killer! Die you god damn spiders… Bug Killer Bug Killer BUG KILLER… YEAH!”

  • zuul

    July 14, 2011 at 7:02 am

    music is fking awesome!


  • GreenMushroom

    July 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I love MIke’s entrance lol

  • dirkinator

    July 20, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Damn that shit looks like fun, despite how retarded it is

  • Buddermilk

    July 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    That commercial made me want that shit so bad when I was a kid….

  • PorkFrydRice

    July 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    After being drawn into the hype of the commercial I actually got a chance to play this game at a friends house and I just remember being bored out of my mind while playing it.

  • Viruss_R_uss

    July 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    yep that game was the shit back in the day and I think it still is one of the best board games

  • NesirtualGamer

    July 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I am stranded caught in the crossfire, now I dont think SRV rip was signing about this game when he compsed that song, but nevertheless I love it, less a board game and more of a home arcade pinball machine its one of the best. and I watched the TMNT cartoon here when I am board with t

    Hey great work in the video James, I love BoardJames but Mr Bucket was way way way too dark and represents an unconsious desire for nihilism.

  • July 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    LOL that was epic

  • July 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Hey stop touching my balls! lmao

  • Epni

    July 26, 2011 at 2:06 am

    James has accomplished a major feat with this video!!! Keep on rocking man!!!!!!!

  • WilsonX100

    July 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    whys this on the front page if its from 09? i dont care i just thougth it was new for a sec! anyway its just straight up hilarious and a great video!

  • Fei Wong

    July 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Now THATS MOTHERFUCKER MIKE! this blows my mind so fucking dazzly! Just see when he punches the board and causes a explosion haha!! awesome work there!!!!!!

  • July 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’m always grabbing the balls underneath my gun even when I’m NOT playing Crossfire :3

    … what, too easy?

  • iniqui7y

    August 4, 2011 at 3:09 am

    my god, this video is pure epicness. Best entrance ever by MFM

  • SippinCoughee

    August 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Motherfucker Mike!!!!

  • SpideySnooch

    August 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

    The next “Board James” ep should be The Legend of Zelda game. I know I’ve seen it there in the game closet. I wonder if there were other Nintendo board games…

  • tumAngor

    August 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

    stop touching my balls! – i never thought iยดd say that to another man… xD

  • WonTooMany

    August 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Easily my favorite Board James episode. It’s fantastic!!

  • dpolsrod

    September 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Freddie Wong made an awesome tribute to this game and the commercial:

    Thought you’d might like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ChrisBingham

    September 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Kind of reminds me of B daman, that was awesome too

  • NeilDouglasMaloney

    September 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    damn starbucks ads… not even adblocker can stop it.

  • EvertonUnited

    October 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Oh shit,… it’s MotherFucker Mike !!! love it

  • Universal

    November 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

    That is clearly the Game Glitch Gremlin in the disguise of da mothavackaMike.

    • rush86

      December 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      motha fucker mike does not play the game glitch gremlin

  • Derailment

    November 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    what. the. fuck.

  • TTNoble77

    December 1, 2011 at 11:58 am




  • rush86

    December 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    hahah yeap i remember that commercial playin all the time when i was a kid in the early 90s

  • mightylink

    December 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

    omg that kicked so much ass

  • December 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    There has still not been a video as epic as Crossfire. But I did enjoy that one with the red balls a lot. And Mr. Bucket which also had balls. And this video has balls in it. Do I have a fetish?

  • December 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I SO wish there someone would make a double fisted version of Crossfire.

  • ChillCherry

    December 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Mike’s hair is fluffy.

  • thepieman42

    January 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I used to always play this at my friend’s house!!!

  • rodjenibileca

    January 21, 2012 at 5:28 am


  • Doogrisa

    February 4, 2012 at 1:18 am

    fun game

  • Arcade

    February 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Lmao, I love how Mike just rolls into the frame! that was awesome

  • Rantsu

    February 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    That Mike’s hair! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • NathanielLenox

    February 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    You know, Mike acted a lot like what I always pictured Gollum to be like in the lord of the rings before the movie.

  • Bearby

    February 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I want to know how Mike got out of the oblivion and returned to be in moreย episodesย of Board James ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

  • Bearby

    February 25, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I want to know how Mike escaped the crossfire oblivion and returned to be in more episodes of Board James ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

    • the_pieman

      March 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      ย @Bearby He’s awesome like that.

  • Piet

    March 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Its awesome how young Mike look in this vid ๐Ÿ˜€

  • March 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    that game was awesome!ย  nice page!

  • postal83

    March 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    HOLY SHIT look how young mike looks!

  • mmb

    March 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

    You should give the original writer and singer their props. Composer/producer, Richard Berg and singer, Al Fritsch. They both did the “huh” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • movviewer

    July 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Mike reminded me of my cousins who would always cheat (though they were never any good at it)

  • justin

    August 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    This video is awesome! The battle scene was intense!

  • Iron65

    November 1, 2012 at 2:19 am

    I want Motherfucker mike back :(…. Maybe would be nice to see it back on a new board james episode. i know Mike hasn’t been the character as the other (which stills cool) . maybe the motherfucker was an alter ego so when Board james plays a nostalgic game, Mike will turn back again into motherfucker!!!!!! that can be one good idea :9 would love to see that!

  • Thomas29

    November 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Wow! It’s been a long time, but the memories of that damn commercial came flooding back into my head.

  • hamman91

    December 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    wow poor mike, always make him look like the jerk.

  • Cermo

    January 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Jesus Christ I’m so fucking PUMPED after watching that! I really need to go buy salad stuff for dinner but I’m NOT SURE I CAN SAFELY OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE! AAAAuGH!

  • Sky Hernandez

    March 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Crossfiiiiiiire! lol I longed for this game as a kid! so cool.

  • April 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Its like a mod of B-daman. The battle of Earth just began jajajaja

  • June 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    That motherfucker !

  • June 28, 2013 at 5:15 am


  • September 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Mike looks a lot different in these old videos… he’s a lot skinnier these days.

  • BladeRunner

    September 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I remember that commercial, classic! Awesome video.

  • Air Wolf

    December 3, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I have the same fucking feeling about this video and the board game when I played it.

  • Juan De Stรฉfano

    January 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    “Hey, stop touching my balls!”

  • Abdullah Al-Omar

    July 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    ?Im guessing this was Mikes first appearance ?

  • Steve Sanchez

    October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm


  • August 5, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I came back here after watching the Full House & Do the Urkel episode. Anybody else?

  • Jerry Poulin

    October 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

    That ending, man! Should be everywhere!

  • Dakota Post

    December 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    That was metal AS FUCK.

  • jeffrey desfarges

    December 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    This game must have been Awesome as a kid!
    I really love how they made the recording here it is just so funny.
    Good job motherf*cker mike and board james ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Merle Berggren

    August 7, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Mutha fuckin Mike is a cheating FuckFace! Love you guys keep up the good work! Avgn04 till I die!! You rock! Not gonna lie haven’t watched since 2015, but got stoned and thought of you. Couldn’t be happier, and chouldnt have laughed sooo hard! You’re awesome!

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