AVGN: Action 52

James / April 30th, 2010


  • Lotem

    April 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    “I just want to make perfectly clear that THIS is the “May” video and the next one will be June”

    I think I’m about to cry…
    By the way, AWESOME EPISODE. Can’t wait for June.

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Good Episode, though it got a bit tired after 12-15 min.

    I just wonder, did James already buy a HD camera?
    I know that the Bible Games 2 Episode was supposed to be shot in HD, but HD means for me either 720p or 1080p..

    • bib tomke

      June 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      a bit tired? yeah, that’s gonna happen when there’s 52 shit ass games to get through. There’s no way around it.

  • Clone436

    April 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Good video was worth the wait

  • kyle

    April 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    4th coment , sweet

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Trainer Red,
    I’ve borrowed some HD cameras in the past, but don’t own one yet. I plan to buy one before my next big “film” since the technology progresses so fast. For the Nerd videos I never felt it was necessary, because the games are in 4:3 anyway. So I’m using my old beat up DVX100 from the year 2003, but it still gets the job done well.

  • Liam Gauci

    April 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for this vid James, was checking this site non-stop hoping for an early ‘May’ ep and it seems that God himself aligned the planets in my favour lol. Speaking about God, that Bible ep you shot in HD was quite good, the difference was clear even on a normal DVD though I would agree that the step forward wasn’t big enough to make it worth being your standard cam.

  • alex1288

    April 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    very funny, “this game is shitting me”, lol, , it just goes to show what Nintendo did do to prolong the NES before they moved over to next thing, very excellent work james

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Sweet a new AVGN video!!! Thank you James. I hope that you enjoyed your time away from the series, and were able to work on some other things that you enjoy.

    Your show is one of the few things that I honestly look forward to on the internet. Thank you for all the hard work you put into these shows! I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching them.

  • Murloc Holmes

    April 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Cool video as usual. Just a question, how many times did you start Ooze by mistake since it goes back to it deafault?

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    This was very funny I laughed my ass off but I guess we’ll find out what the last game will be next time unless you wanted to seem like your video crashed like half of the games.

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    First, love the video. Great fun! Not a bad idea for you to slow down I think, this episode was really one of the best.

    Anyway, kind of off-topic, but a tips if you want a new camera is to get a DSLR. I am a filmmaker and use a Canon 7D. It’s great and has a very nice filmlike look. Plus you can change out the lenses on it, so you don’t need a 35mm adapter.

  • Zelazny86

    April 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    God, I hate cliffhangers 😉

    If You want to know what’s the last game, just look on wikipedia:
    I still must suck very hard, if you are making a video on this single one 😉

  • thesnake383

    April 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Awesome! Action 52!

    I was expecting to see The Nerd completely lose it after a third of the games. I guess we’ll know next time!

    I guess we’re going to see Cheetahmen in June, eh?

  • syntheticsw

    April 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I feel sorry for the poor souls that bought this collection
    somewhere and hoped for, at least, a few good games 🙁

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm


  • Baba Booey

    April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Ohhhhhhh man……..I cant believe this. Action 52, I had that game way back in the day, me and my cousins played the shit out of that game. Man what a special episode, thank you soooo much james great job!!!!

  • Alex Hawk

    April 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Nice video, James! Video was funny and Kudos for adding this video on my birthday.

    Just curious, though. Have you played “A Bugs Life” on Gameboy Color? It’s terrible. The control is stiff. Your sprint button is the same as your weapon button. And the moves are just awful.

    Nice to see a new vid. Keep ’em coming and God bless!

  • Haserhud

    April 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    alex1288, Nintendo had nothing to do with this piece of shit. It was unlicensed 3rd party garbage.

  • Mikeru

    April 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thats a really really good video

  • Asros

    April 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome video. Laughed out loud like always.

    The last game is…. well better than the others, but it still sucks. If you compare it to all those space shooters, it’s freaking awesome. But if you think it’s a game, you are going to hell and you deserve your fate.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    April 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Aside from the long run time (27 mins) I found the jokes to be refreshingly original. The TV censoring, Pink Panther word play, even Shit Pickle’s brief cameo was fun to watch and didn’t seem like a needless reuse of an old Nerd staple.

    From reading many other comments online, it seems that the last game was something crazy on its own level, and it had a sequel, so I can’t wait to see what will inevitably come next.

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    It’s true it’s fucking true it crashed the last game crashed!

  • klantsmurfen

    April 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    It’s annoying that the 52th game wasn’t in the video. Now we have to wait a month to know if the last game sucked or if it’s worth $199. And because nobody have said it yet it’s awesome that your back James!

  • wildgoosespeeder

    April 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    What a way to come back to doing AVGN episodes! Action 52! I think I feel the same way after AVGN did four Castlevania episodes then did Little Red Hood.

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Great video, it was hilarious. Nice teaser for Cheetahmen. I can’t wait until the next episode. I hope you had a great vacation, and I’m glad you’re back. What about Action 52 for the Genesis though? At least that game doesn’t go for hundreds of dollars (I found one on ebay buy it now price for like $30).

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Alright Cheetahman and Cheetahman 2 up next! That’s a summer sequel that’s worth the wait!

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, I’m a new member.
    Just wanna say it was worth the long wait; 52 horrible games in one video and a freakin Nintoaster x)

    ..so many of the games just crashed and they still wanted money for it??…
    If I would have been so unlucky to have bought this game as a kid I would have gone back to the store where I got it and destroy it in front of everybody.. and then just walked away.

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Fun video, never had the misfortune of playing this one… $200 is pretty insane though. These are my favorite kind of Nerd videos.

    Oh, and laser is actually an acronym, that’s why it is an S and not a Z.

  • donaldx

    April 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    only 10 episodes till 100 great work james

  • RepliBatty

    April 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I was honestly a bit shocked to see a new Nerd already. Great stuff James, I found it to be very interesting and funny.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    April 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm


    Once a month is cool, just don’t turn into Stanley Kubrick and wait 12 years between AVGN eps.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    April 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Wait, where’s Cheetah Men?

    Asshole! 🙂

  • XenoMiang

    April 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Ah James I never thought I’d see you reviewing this game! Thank you for taking the time to play and review all the games (well except Cheetahman this ep.) …. I feel bad you did that … really bad. This game sucks …. I used to make better games on my old TI 85 calculator (I think … maybe it was a TI 83 I don’t remember it was like 12 years ago when I was a sophomore in h.s) …. anyways, hope to see you in Dallas if you’re ever gonna be here again since I missed the last time. As always take care and thanks for the entertainment!

  • Hexpinteas

    April 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I can’t wait! 😀

  • Chlorine

    April 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Oh yes, there was also a story background for all games.


  • Lord Moe

    April 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Oh man. I remember SilentRob doing this game. It’s a shame you had to sit through this. Your reaction to the space shooter where you die immediately was hilarious. Can’t wait to see the conclusion, and it’s good to have you back!

  • Mr. Arkadin

    April 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

  • nuclear1250

    April 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Dammit James, I just finished reviewing this flaming sack of shit on Gamespot. Now everyone’s gonna be thinking I ripped off you, lol.

  • stranger

    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Very, very funny! Great vid James!

  • fudnik

    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    OMG, this episode is so awesome!

    I really liked the gags spread throughout the video like the “safety pin”-joke or the “tv version”-gag.

    I think the break was good for you. Keep up the good work!

  • April 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This was epic. Was expecting an Action 52 review one day, but all 52 of them….wow, insane.

  • RedRing

    April 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I think that may be the best review so far, and not just because of the run time, but because I was laughing throughout. And 30 minutes of laughter is nice…

  • thebgd

    April 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    wow i really felt the rage for this one. what a shitabyss. awesome episode tho.

  • Blayden

    April 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    yes hes back!!

  • Tylur

    April 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Amazing James, thats what they should call you from now on. Keep up the Amazing work like always.

  • luimartinE

    April 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! At least! The new avgn episode. Thank you for making these, im like an addict now. 🙂

  • Mr. Arkadin

    April 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “This review has balls… Big Balls.”


  • Dead Planet

    April 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Woohoo! New vid!
    Thnx, Mr. Rolfe!

  • Jel-K

    April 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    52 shits for the price of 4 real games, an offer you can’t refuse !
    It’s good to see a new episode !

  • Vergeh

    April 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I think you crashed GameTrailers…

  • jeffreyrolek

    April 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    that was worth the wait!!!!!!!!!!!!
    can’t wait for “CHEETAHMEN”!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    You sure it will be June and not the end of May? lol! I was wondering why there was a new AVGN video on April 30th when you said sometime in May, which I was thinking would be in the middle or end of May. Well I am going to go be a good little AVGN fan and watch it and let you know what I think.

  • baddudesteal

    April 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Bad Dudes is one of the great sidescrolling beat-em-up in the NES library, not to mention it’s an awesome arcade. Great vid, keep em coming.

  • Demented Cow

    April 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    What was the last game?

  • juffan

    April 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    The answer is none. None black.

    lol, nice reference

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm


  • April 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    i have the nes and the sega genesis version they both suck assss!!!
    cant wait for the fucking cheetah man!!!!

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    i hear cheetah men is your next AVGN game review can’t wait!!!

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm


  • angryrabbit

    April 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    wow… that was… that ….fuck, that was just one of the worst combo games i’ve ever seen.

    the programers, if there were any, were on crack making that piece of dogshit in a sewage drain.

  • frostare

    April 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Most supreme episode: Every minute of it was worthy, brilliant and funny as hell. Multiply that for the 26 minutes it lasted.
    One of your best that doesn´t include drama (or its “action-packed”, like the bugs bunny one). Kudos!
    And now…
    Fuck this game. Please do a review on it. You asshole.
    There, I left you no choice but to do it.

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Um, what happened to Cheatahmen? Was that supposed to be a joke at the end or will you actually ever show us what it looked like? Or maybe it was like some of the other games where there is no game to be played. Very cool review. Well worth the wait.

  • Mef

    April 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Finaly man i was checking out your page for new episodes daily !!! Now it’s here 🙂 You give me the best entertainment i had in years !
    Nice to remember the good old days when i was playing Super Nintendo myself 🙂 Keep up with your work you are the best !!!

  • kalexan3

    April 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    hell yeah, spinal tap quotes

  • Dead Planet

    April 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    After watching…

    [ spoiler alert ]

    …a cliffhanger?
    You’re shitting me.

    Thnx, Mr. Rolfe.

  • hatethosefuckingshittygames

    April 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    damn you really gotta hatethosefuckingshittygames lol

  • Darth House

    April 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Dude I’m happy for some AVGN. The Ghostbusters tour was a great hold-over piece.. or a great piece on it’s own.

  • K6CTX

    April 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Good to have you back, Nerd.

  • Urso

    April 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Can’t wait to watch it

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    So I take it the last game didn’t work? lol

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m so ecstatic you took on this monstrosity. Now to watch the video. ^^

  • Nathaniel607

    April 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I NEEDED to point out. Yes, “Lazer” is how you say it.

    But LASER is an acronym! The “S” stands for “Stimulated”… not “Ztimulated”!

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    The Nerd is back!
    *hooray* XD

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Awesome show, James. I agree with the quality over quantity line at the end. Looking forward to June!

  • papatango

    April 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Excellent review, James!
    You’d love the Atari 2600’s 32-in-one compilation (if only you’d have it in your collection 😉 ). I actually still think it is a decent amusement, even though it’s quite repetitive.

  • April 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Finanally, a new AVGN 😀

    And damn, those games suck ass. The only good thing about that cartridge is the sounds that you get when navigating the menu, which reminds me of my NES clone with 1000 built in games (actually just 15 but then a lot of times with cheats enabled 😛 ). Hey, it had contra so I’m not complaining XD

    Great vid, thanks 🙂

  • Butch Bitch

    April 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I haven’t seen the whole episode yet,due to loading problems on my son of a bitch computer,but so far so great.I haven’t played a whole lot of compilation games,but this is really boring and repetitive-the developers must have had a fetish for space games.

    I like the whole “one episode for month” plan because it gives you more time to think of such episodes as this one and overall they are more creative.

  • Jigglysaint

    April 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Haha you mentioned Shit Pickle! I told Mike about that one a while ago.

  • April 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, PLEEEASE tell me the ending means you’re going to do an in-depth review of the Cheetahmen games next! 😀

  • Tahmer

    April 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Pretty good review, I must suggest to everyone to also watch Armake 21’s reveiw of Action 52 on Youtube, it’s 2 hours long, and he actually beats some of the game on there. I can’t imagine the hell that would take to go through.

  • JumpShouldNotBeUP

    April 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    What an awesome review! Nice work James.

    And what a collection of shitty games! This reminds me of those cheap GameBoy hackjobs that had like 200 games on them… but at least that didn’t cost 199 goddamn dollars.

    I feel so sorry for whoever bought one of these… and you are right, what kind of person would even design this crap? What was going on in their skulls at the time? Do they feel proud of themselves?

  • April 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    help my fuk is that calculator from the 80’s?? those were the exact same 1’s we had back in school, all solar power & shit; great video i fuckin lold!!

  • hpglow

    April 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Funny, but still not on the same level as taking a dump on Bugs Bunny’s face. Lol. Look forward to the next episode.

  • April 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Lol in that game where you’re the baby one of the guys walking around looked like Pitfall Larry.

  • Demoli

    April 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks James, good to see the AVGN back early.

    Hoping the next review will be the shitstorm that is Cheetahmen

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Cheetahmen up next!

  • curtis maximus

    April 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    you seemed refreshed and ready to go since your break. thanks for the video.

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Beyond amaziiing!!! A new AVGN episode to join the “Epicest Epic” classification (this far it was only Super Mario Brothers 3 & The Wizard episode that had this title.)

    I hope Cheetahmen will leave you healthy and alive until June

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Wow, it’s nice to know someone figured out the controls of “OOZE”, bcz I couldn’t.

    And what’s with the ending? Is it a TBC? and if so, why? that last game sucks just as much as any of the others. The only difference was that is was a little more glitter-coated. My only guess would be that you yourself gets sucked into this crappy game in the next AVGN video. Emphasis on “sucked”

    Thanks James! Keep ’em coming.

  • bick.benedict

    April 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Great review, James. It’s kind of funny to see all of these people so incensed that you didn’t do the 52nd game. They think you may have done it intentionally or are saving it for another review. But I think it’s obvious that reviewing would be redundant as whatever game it is it is going to be a piece of shit like the others.

  • pedrovay2003

    April 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    OH MY GOD.

    I haven’t watched this yet, but if this has ANYTHING AT ALL to do with Cheetahmen then I’m going to soil myself.

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    The game starts always at Ooze because there was a contest [quotation from wikipedia]: “Active Enterprises advertised a competition in which anyone who could complete level 5 of the NES version of Ooze would be entered into a prize draw to win $104,000. Ooze actually crashed on level 3, making this prize impossible to win.”

    I played the game on a NES Emulator, and there was 6 levels. After completing the sixth level, you got a screen:
    It’s great. you can’t do anything, Soft reset (pressing the reset button) brings a gray background. You have to hard reset (power off, power on).

    The 2nd level is very easy, just simply jump and go right, there’s no monster only falling things. However the 6th level contains floating rocks which you have to use. If you fall down to a lower level at a specific part of this level (there’s 2 of them), you have to die. Other thing is that the game’s “character died” check is investigated by #1 – character y position bigger than 50 px (literally, climbing to high makes you die), and the vertical travel distance (jump off) is approx. 150 px. So you can die also in the air.

    For Alfred, it’s a blue-red-violet platform game with a chef, killing maybe chesses and sausages. There’s a huge glitch. Similar to ooze, the game kills you if travel distance is higher than 150px. And if you jump or fall, and press A, the travel distance will be reseted. So if you suddenly fall, just simply press A sometimes, and you will come back to the bottom of the level from the top.

    In Billy Bob, you need to hold left or right and tap B to perform a jump. The game simply needs two buttons: holding down right, and sometimes tap the B button (to jump).

    In city of doom, a level is maybe 1-2 minutes long, and there’s a flying bird boss at the end of a level who needs maybe 6 hits.

    Bits n Pieces doesn’t have bosses. Just simply go right and jump. After lvl 3 I had to continue from lvl 1… start select. Originally the game would be a tetris clone. And Originally there would be 80 games. Maybe they reorganized the game list and forgot to rewrite names.

    Boss. You can complete the game, but you need very very good rhythm sense.

    Jigsaw: blue boy who shoots red engineer tools in a mostly white and slight red backgrounded platform game.

    Robbie n the robots: At that point when you can’t advance forward, wait for 1 or 2 shots from that turret, then simply jump over.

    I would take the game developers to prison.

    If you have a question regarding Action 52, just ask it and I try to investigate it with an emulator since i don’t have this cartridge.

    btw. Cheetamen -> Amazing!!!

  • hole1085

    April 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Man these games are so bad they make the L.J.N. games look like masterpieces!!!!

  • Doctor Cheesius

    April 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    This game is ridiculous, the whole thing is horrible. And Meshuggah, your claim that “Cheetamen -> Amazing!!!!” it’s only amazing compared to the rest of the complete crap on this cartridge. It’s still a terrible game by any standards, it’s just the best game on the cartridge. Don’t get me wrong, there were definitely worse games out there (Little Red Hood for instance), but it’s a horrible mess as well.

    Still, I can’t wait to see what The Nerd has to say in a little over a month. Good video.

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I hope you will demonstrate the glitch in the next video 🙂 (A then B forever).

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Doctor Cheesius: yeah, sarcasm can’t be sensed when you read someone’s comment. Sorry for that.

  • marclawson

    April 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    You spit out a lot of wit when you review this shit.

    You should do a cheetah man 1 & 2 review.

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hey James, I dug the Spinal Tap reference during your review of “illumination”. “None blacker”! Being a musician myself, I’m a big fan! Definately gave me a laugh, not too sure how many other people caught on to that.

  • Hatemachine

    April 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    My god I would have ripped that game to bits with a machete if I had paid ANYTHING for that PoS, glad we got it early I needed a good dose of what horrid gaming truly means.

    Rock on man.

  • Doctor Cheesius

    April 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Look what a quick google search turned up: The Cheetahmen Comic. YEah.


  • April 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    The one 30minute vid a month routine would be an awesome change if you could do it by the way. A whole months worth of work going into one longer video a month would really kick ass!!

  • Christian

    April 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    dude what about the last game

  • scronan

    April 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Great review…and almost 30 minutes long! Damn…Action 52 looks like a drug induced Click N’ Play nightmare…I wonder how many people actually bought this supreme turd of shitiness?

    Speaking of which, it was great to see good ol’ Shit Pickle again. 🙂

  • nerdyguy64

    April 30, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Great video James, I agree, It was worth the wait!

  • April 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Had a big laugh at some comments. Great work as usual, but I can’t say for certain it was worth the wait.

    Also I couldn’t belive it when I saw the Cinemassacre Logo at the end. Waiting for follow up.

  • A_ninja

    April 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I like the critics way of videos 1 new one a week =) although i suppose it does take longer for you because you have to actually play through this crap.plus theres all the other videos you make Gj though keeping the world entertained.

  • April 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Nintoaster? Genious.

  • Vesuveus

    April 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Funny video. But please tell me that you editted out some details about the games that you couldn’t pass. Seriously a game where you can’t advance past the 2nd screen? What a shitload of you-know-what!

    Also, I love the Nin-toaster. Has that made a prior appearance?

    Was good to see Shit Pickle.

    And I can’t wait to see more Bull Shit videos.

  • jstephens4

    April 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    These games remind me of the shit I created in a programming class I took back in high school- amateurish, lots of corners cut and in general only exist so that the creator can say they made a video game. Thank god we live in an age where video game reviews are so readily available so that people can avoid contemporary pieces of video game shit and a game that sucks as much cock as Action 52 wouldn’t get the opportunity to be sold in stores.

  • piggypig890

    April 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Oh god I missed the Nerd. This video was such an excellent follow-up to a hiatus that seemed to last forever! More than happy to see the Nerd back in action.

  • Clifton

    April 30, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Wow man you’ve been working so hard and it really shows, a video of this magnitude is a tough one, but this is your prime. Thanks for doing this game, and I can’t wait for the next one!

  • mattmanoman

    April 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    This is the way forward…..another awesome display of Nerdiness!! Kudos James, Kudos!!

  • adenton7

    April 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    It is nice to see you starting AVGN again. Hope you had a great break. Man I could have made a better game than that (I have no clue how to make games). Dang you for leaving the last game on the list. I really wonder if it is good or just so bad that it needs more time. Now i am really anxious to see your next episode. Have fun making your videos!!!!!

  • Speed_Racer

    April 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    thanks james i been missing avgn

    i’m glad that its almost a half hour lol

  • Stavrianos

    April 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Awesome! A perfect game to review.

  • Sirius

    April 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Haha, where do you find these games. >_<

    Awesome. 😀

  • April 30, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Lmao, that was awesome! Hope you review the 52nd game.

  • April 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Okay… So I am ASSUMING the last game… the #52 sucked… but… How could we know? Knowing you and providing good quality movies, after going to college for it… I would HOPE that you would lead out of that alot better… You left us hanging, and on top of it… REALLY didn’t provide a very good ending…

    This one wasn’t as… Angry nerd as I was hoping for… IDK if you are simply losing interest or losing inspiration to make anymore AVGN vids… Because sir, you…. are… a… GOD… And it would be heartbreaking to know if this was true… Lastly, I am sorry to hear, and a bit disappointed to only look forward to your work once a month… It really is… a shame…

    I think… for going on such a LONG Hiatus… you at least owe us 2 vids… Just for this month… and one of those should be E.T. after promising it to us for a couple years and said “Good things come to those who wait” and we have been waiting long enough… And not to mention the clips of games you tease us with in your opening… Like that HUGE ASS cartridge game that you weighed… Will we EVER see this? Or any other games you taunt us with?

    Don’t get me wrong, I am still your fan, always will be, I understand you have a life… but sir… I don’t think that’s much to ask… Games you have taunted us with for years, promising them to us, going on a long, mother-fuckin, ass hiatus… and come back to say.. 1 vid a month… and your first one… doesn’t even have a decent lead out… I really hope this isn’t the end for you nerd (your AVGN vids)…. because you really are great and REALLY DO have a talent…. Sorry, but I respect you enough to tell you my true and honest thoughts… Not to just sugar-coat it and be like the rest of the sheep who will watch you blindly and NEVER speak up on how they REALLY feel (NOT REFERRING TO ANYONE! I am just saying!)

    Again, sorry… I wish that I could be a bit happier about this vid and update… But… I respect you too much to let you blindly believe that everyone is happy… I like the truth from people myself and would hope they would never just say “great job” or “nice” or “haha, you’re cool” ALL the time… That is what critiques, feedback and opinions are for. I can’t wait to see more vids though… i will continue to look forward to them…

    – The Baka Neko

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm


  • RocketX

    April 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    @Baka Neko: Wow. So after a well deserved haitus from fanboys, and disrespectful, self-centered tits, he comes back with an EPIC 26 MINUTE VIDEO of one of his TOP REQUESTS OF ALL TIME, that gets rated incredibly high, even for the AVGN, and is praised overwhelmingly by the majority of his fans as a return to form….

    …and that’s not enough for you?

    Wow. I’ve heard of some of James’s “so called fans” being self-centered, hateful little disrespectful tits, but you sir, take the cake.

    I especially love how you try to sugarcoat the fact that you are being an ENORMOUS, self-centered, selfish, asshole by holding up an epic 26 minute review of a top request by saying it wasn’t good enough for your shitty little standards, shitting all over his thunder like a dickhead troll by tryin to say he’s a “GOD”, to make your own assholishness look better?

    Man, fuck off, Bake Neko. Fuck right the hell off.

    It’s not about YOU. It’s about EVERYONE, you self-centered cunt.

    And just about everyone BUT you loved this.

    But oh. Still, even with this being the case love how you also seem to think that you, just being one minority little voice holding an epic 26 minute review of a most requested game to these RIDICULOUS standards, while circling around and around, never giving a coherent reason, and lapsing into a bunch of shitty, confusing, double-talk, dissing the man and his work, while trying to kiss his ass to make you look better.

    And then signing your username again, like you’re some important big shot with an important opinion that everyone has to respect by default.

    This review was epic. You’re just a snotty, snobbish, dickheaded, negative, disrespectful, fake-ass-kissing little prick whose opinion isn’t even nearly as important as you seem to pompously think it is.

    Get lost.

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm


  • SmashManiac

    April 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Man, I seriously thought you were going to run out of Rolling Rock after playing all of these games.

    My favorite part is definitely when you first complain about a game crashing on load at the beginning, but simply be relieved when the same thing occurs near the end. Epic.

    I also totally recognize the song at the end: Syobon Action is short but oh so fun! But wait, that means… the original song actually comes from that abomination? Oh my… well at least I know the source now.

    …oh wow, so many remixes!

  • YetiKong

    April 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    This is one of the best episodes in some time. Really resembles a lot of your older work and I’m glad to see this style come back.

  • RocketX

    April 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    @Baka Neko:

    “You left us hanging, and on top of it… REALLY didn’t provide a very good ending”

    He was obviously saving Cheetamen and Cheetamen II for the next review. God, you’re fuckin stupid if you couldn’t tell that.

    ” Because sir, you…. are… a… GOD”

    And you, Baka Neko ARE A FAIL TROLL.

    ” and a bit disappointed to only look forward to your work once a month… It really is… a shame…”

    Yes. It is such a shame that A HUMAN BEING isn’t your personal little robot game-reviewing slave that exists soley to cave in to your selfish little demands and jum when you say jump. After all, James Rolfe isn’t someone with a LIFE, now, is he??

    Go eat a dick.

    ” you at least owe us 2 vids”


    And you GOT a 26 minute review of a top requested game.

    YOU WILL BE FUCKING GLAD YOU GOT THAT. And go eat a dick, by the way.

    “Will we EVER see this? Or any other games you taunt us with?”

    SHUT THE FUCK UP. And stop saying “Us” when you’re only talking about YOU. If a slimy, selfish little cunt like YOU spoke for me, or all the fans in general, I can tell you that i’d rather fucking shoot myself.

    ” I understand you have a life”


    Not only can you go eat a dick, but you’re a fucking hypocrite, too. how nice.

    “and your first one… doesn’t even have a decent lead out…”

    SAYS YOU. You, who was too stupid to figure out that there was a Part 2 to a video already this epic. You’re an idiot and you keep acting like you speck for others.

    Oh yeah. Go eat a dick.

    “That is what critiques, feedback and opinions are for.”

    There’s a clear cut difference between constructive criticism and unclear, douchebaggy, ungratful, elitist, fanboy bitching and whining over nothing without actually pointin out ANYTHING worth bein constructive ABOUT, instead of bein some selfish, disrespectful little shithead with your bullshit demands of what you THINK James OWES you, instead of sayin ANYTHING substantial about the episode itself.

    Guess which side you went on? That’s right. The douchebag, slave-driving, disrespectful fanboy who thinks that James was born to do what you and ONLY YOU wants him to do, based on vague criteria that you can’t even explain without sounding like a disrespectful fuckhead.



    Fuck off Baka Neko. Fuck off.

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Great new episode. Had some fresh laughs, which is awesome considering we’re up to episode 90…it must be difficult to write these later episodes considering a lot of older turd games share common faults. Kick ass job on keeping the anger funny and enjoyable James. I’m a big fan, but I’ve gotta say I’m a bit disappointed with the decision to put out 1 episode per month. I enjoy a lot of your other stuff as well, but AVGN is definitely my personal favorite. It’s awesome coming home from a bullshit day of work and getting a laugh from the stuff that filled my childhood. a month does seem a bit agonizing to wait for. Regardless, can’t wait for ep91! Keep it up man. (heres to hoping the extra time will put out longer videos like action 52!)

  • the violent video game nerd

    April 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    please rocket x dont judge a persons comment too harshly he was only expressing his views.

    i for one was slightly dissapointed that james wasnt at his best but was still glad he took a layed back approach for his first production in a long while.

    you know what i think i believe he took it easy on this to get back into his stride after a good break/hiatus. i believe the next one is going to be so loud so funny i think hell come out with his swear dictionary and slay the shitty games once again!!!!

    hes getting back into character again getting the creative juices flowing, lets just wait for the next video and we can all make our minds up then but i do believe it will be the same james we all enjoy watching again.

    thanks for listening you guys ‘raises devil horns’!!!!!!!

  • SuperJaneEyre

    April 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    As soon as I got the tweet about this I actually shrieked “THE NERD HAS A NEW VIDEO UP!” and really startled my roommate lol

    This was such a great video! I’ve been waiting to see this game done, and now I can’t wait for Cheetahmen and Cheetahmen II (I’m guessing) next time! Also maybe you should break your own rule and get Action 52 for an emulator and show the two broken games (I think it’s legal since you physically own a copy of the game), since I’ve heard that certain emulators can support them. Or not I’m sure they suck too lol!

    Anyway, welcome back !

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Looking good James! Healthy as a fuckin nerd yo’
    Sweet video. Sweet SpinalTap reference.

  • zamphire82

    April 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    52 ass

  • NiGHTS_2011

    April 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Glad the nerd is back! What a crock of fucking shit. $199?!? You can buy an Xbox 360 Arcade or Nintendo Wii with that money (plus tax) !!!!!! If I had gotten this game I would have been pissed. And especially for selling it for so much they should have had something at least “acceptable” if there was 52 of them. Oh, and the games crash so easily? Did they test these games? Horrible engineering/programming, no bug tests, no thought what-so-ever……… They’re rotting in hell for stealing people’s money

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm


  • a7634

    April 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    that was beautiful, whether he does cheetamen or not I couldn’t care less… if there is a second part to this though, I hope he gives cheetamen 30 seconds tops to review and moves on to the genesis action 52… now that is a game that has to be seen… mousetrap and johnny appleseed blew my mind when i saw them, especially mousetrap… for the first 90 seconds I took it seriously until…

  • a7634

    April 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    btw sheldenrocks that was like the 140th comment, don’t number your posts retard

  • Erin

    April 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    They released a genesis version (and probably others)

    The genesis one wasn’t half bad, not great but it had some games I used to waste alot of time on it. Plus it had PONG. I am pretty sure it never cost $199 too. I remember getting it and the sega 6 pack that had sonic, shinobi, streets of rage and goldenaxe on it and then opening up action 52 and thinking HOLY CRAP 52 games in one!

    lol. Yeah most of them were bad but I don’t remember anything like the NES version. It had some better versions of games on there. I remember ooze and cheetahmen. Ooze was actually half decent on the genesis.

    Hell if you don’t have the genesis version I’ll donate it to you.

  • a7634

    April 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    136th post!

  • nygiants10

    April 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I tried to play game #52 but it crashes after the cut scene.,…….This game has to be shiiiiiitttttt

  • a7634

    April 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    hmm i didn’t fully read that shitty post now that i see it is clearly spam. my bad.

  • SuperJaneEyre

    April 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Ohhhh and this is a weird comment but I forgot to say it….

    I love the cold opening! I don’t think you’ve done one quite like it since the one episode where you showed your Donkey Kong doll; I really love all the random little pieces of your video game collection!

    Also, I like cold openings because I find them to be fun and playful, editing wise, but that’s the nerdy television production student in me coming out. I try to keep her in a cage at all times but sometimes she escapes.

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    SORRY a7634

  • WingedKitsune

    April 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I really enjoyed this review, James. All of the buildup just to keep us waiting on the final game. xD

    I hope it’s so bad that it requires it’s own review. Or that it’s at least a playable game.

    These reviews are worth the wait.

  • UcpTeddy

    April 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Yay! New Avgn episode!.. then *Woo0T!, 25min+!? THIS IS AWESOME!* ;3 And Hurray! 😛 The *Anger* Was great! ^^ Loved that with the “TV version” xD, Hmm.. the last game.. good or bad?, i guess neither of em, its F***A******BEEP***C****BLAH**** :3

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    go angry video game nerd go best episode ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Wow, great! Feels like it’s been forever. It was a great episode and wow, what length! Lookin’ forward to more, as always.

  • Dukenukemx

    May 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    You can see from this video where James got his Nintoaster, I mean literally where he got it.

    It’s the Super Nintoaster, but before he shows you the Super Nintoaster he shows you a regular toaster. Apparently, he modded that toaster as a Nintoaster for James.


  • May 1, 2010 at 12:05 am

    james dude, you are the man! i got to come home, sit on my ass, drink a beer, and watch this after a 10 hour work day. i was looking at the timer at the bottom of the video like… is he really going to cram cheetahmen 2 into like 10 – 15 seconds??? AWESOME ENDING. great way to come back from that long break. thanks dude, made my night.

  • May 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

    btw isn’t the nintentoaster made by the guy who tried to repair your atari jaguar??

  • May 1, 2010 at 12:07 am

    errr, NINtoaster… non NINTENtoaster… okay i’ll stop posting now. ;D

  • Crust

    May 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

    An AVGN classic, no doubt. I’m so glad you saved Cheetahmen for the next episode, James. I was getting worried that you might just gloss over it and finish the video, but there’s so much to say about Cheetahmen. Thanks so much for another fantastic video!

  • 80sMade

    May 1, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Good God some you who comment bitch about everything…you cry when he went to one ep a month, you cry if he doesnt put a shit load of CGI affects, Shit people he just reviewed 51 games in one sitting and it’s his longest AVGN review to date, stop bitching and injoy some back to the classic AVGN. I never knew so many James fans were such lame, bitchy, whining, cry babys.

    As for the review James, it was great…like I said it felt like old school AVGN when you would get down to the basic of a game and tell it like it is…def an instant classic in my eyes, keep em’ commin!!!


  • Cat_tit_Bingo

    May 1, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Only 2 good things came from the Action 52… The Japanese remixes of the Cheetah Men theme… And this review from James…

  • gonzoneil

    May 1, 2010 at 12:41 am

    i really like this episode man. the rapid fire reviews paired with the rapid fire visual jokes was amazing! I know it was a special thing, and it would wear over time, but I really like how this episode changed it up.

  • May 1, 2010 at 1:09 am

    It’s great to see you back, James. Love the review. Keep up the damn good work.

  • nammm3

    May 1, 2010 at 1:31 am

    THAT WAS AWESOME!! I’m actually pulling for that last game to be “good”:-)

  • May 1, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Dude, so what was the 52nd game like?

  • May 1, 2010 at 2:30 am

    So the next one in a month with deal with the Cheetahmen then. I am wondering if you will do the sequel or not. I am unsure if it was ever release or just a beta, but it would be interesting either way.

  • dummyacct7

    May 1, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Haha, the moment I saw Cheetahman amongst the title screens, it became obvious what quality to expect.
    Next up, Cheetahmen II?

  • rashktah

    May 1, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Superb episode, very very worth the long wait.

  • Jel-K

    May 1, 2010 at 2:49 am

    @Rocket X
    Nice troll whipping RocketX =) ! I think he’s just a whining baby who gets everything he wants when he wants from dady. That troll is lucky because James didn’t decide to make fun with riciculous posts in his videos ! He should sometimes make an ‘Evil James’ Video 😉 !

  • Neomatt

    May 1, 2010 at 3:01 am

    you should review the sage version of this game PS. !space ducks rule!

  • Dukenukemx

    May 1, 2010 at 3:18 am

    You guys do realize this game is also for Sega Genesis, so I’m guessing we’ll see a lot more in the next episode.

  • supermangaz

    May 1, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Fantastic review as ever james!

    i cant believe they had the balls to sell that awful disgrace of a game(s) for $199!!! thats atrocious. i’d rather play rock, paper or scissors with a cat atleast that would be amusing.

  • Oropher

    May 1, 2010 at 4:49 am

    JO, Jmes, just wanted to tell you that they actually stole the idea for city of doom from the roof climbing in the first spider-man game boy game, from 1990, so just ine year ahead.
    but at least in spider-man that wasn’t the whole game.

  • Arreis

    May 1, 2010 at 5:13 am

    You cheaty bastard! You get to play all 52 games, but only show us 51? What a tease!

    OK, now seriously, I’d never heard of Cheetah Men until now, but boy is it famous! No surprise you saved it for another video 🙂

  • Moralio

    May 1, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Had a good laugh, thanks James.

  • May 1, 2010 at 5:47 am

    My guess is the 52nd game crashed.

  • May 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

    nice one james that was awsome

  • Hugleikur

    May 1, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Great Episode James

  • May 1, 2010 at 6:44 am

    great episode, Rocket Jock -> Dr. Strangelove?

  • hazieN

    May 1, 2010 at 6:59 am

    That was a really awesome episode, top quality, me and my friends laughed our asses of while watching this. Keep making vids like this! 😀

  • Darkenmal

    May 1, 2010 at 7:22 am

    For some reason, I found this a little too cheesy for me.

    Otherwise, good work James, and could you switch up the schedule so that a new episode comes out every 3 weeks? 🙂

  • masterchan777

    May 1, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Excellent as usual, however, you should mention that you used a Nintoaster II

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:02 am

    “A Menorah shooting Q-tips.” Christ almighty, how long does it take you to come up with that shit. HAHA. you laught at yourself mother fucker, I know you do!

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Since this seems to be a to be continued, and you mentioned wanting to stave off the release of this, already completed video, I just hope you aren’t padding out already/mostly completed work so you have to do less overall work.

    I’m all for that, I guess, but it kind of cheapens everything when I end up thinking you’re just holding things back so you have to do less 🙁

  • retronerd

    May 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    welcome back AVGN!! I really loved this episode because you don’t review just one sh*tty game, you review 52! And I love the fact that it was a long episode. Please make the episodes long because i like them long( THATS WHAT SHE SAID DUR! HAHA!!) anyways, seriously, this was my favorite episode yet. Maybe the break did you some good.

  • sheldenrocks

    May 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

    AVGN changed my life. when i watched my first video from him which was dracula I WAS LIKE WO! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Then iwatched all his avgn episodes and you know what’s bullshit!! Then all his board james episodes and movies and movie reviews and top 10’s. James your movies are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the follow that marshmellow video.AVGN is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sheldenrocks

    May 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

    In my last comment i and watched are suppost to be i watched not iwatched. Plus it should be you know what’s bullshit episodes. Sorry. AVGN IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:]

  • Stage

    May 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Yes, you’re back!
    This is a great review! One of the best!

  • sheldenrocks

    May 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    AVGN ROCKS GO JAMES ROLFE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 1, 2010 at 10:56 am


    First off, I am a girl, not a guy, thank you very much… Secondly I am not insulting and being disrespectful in ANYWAY… You are taking what I am saying in the wrong way. I was critiquing and giving my opinion of what I saw. In case you can’t remember… You are entitled to your own opinion, and this is exactly what I meant that you never once see someone saying how they might feel about something. I only stated that his earlier AVGN vids were funnier and had more umph to them, this was a bit lacking. If I was being disrespectful I would be like the rest of the flock and not say my opinion, it’s people that can share their thoughts and opinions that HELP artists like myself and James to grow and improve on themselves, it’s obvious you’re oblivious to that, go take some critique classes. I have no idea where the fuck you’re coming off of… If anyone is being a self-centered, gloat of a troll… it would be you. Thank you… Have a pleasant day…

  • iressivor

    May 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Welcome back, Nerd!

  • May 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I love this episode, and the end is fuckin’ great, I shit my pant.

    I tried to play the 2 games that you didn’t got to work in your video on an emulator, and they work …. and they suck.

    The 52nd game suck too :p
    It’s like at the beggining you think it would be decent, but no, it’s a piece of fuck.

    Thanks again for this awesome episode james ! 😀

  • Srceodizno

    May 1, 2010 at 11:12 am

    This has got to be one of the greatest reviews…… …….I just can’t believe this game exsists let alone 52 of the fuckers. I might actually have to make a shit sandwitch and eat it just to gain my sanity back. James I can’t believe you put up with this shit….. …..I couldn’t……. …..I guess your a better man than I. I’ve got a piece of shit just like this for PS2….. …..ya PS2 you heard me right. Don’t ask what it’s called it might scare you for life. Anyway great job and keep it up.

  • May 1, 2010 at 11:30 am


    One last thing… I actually enjoyed this video, I laughed through a good chunk of it… Just so you know that, I was only pointing out things that could be improved or things that were lacking a bit. I am not the one going around cussing my head off an insulting others for speaking their minds and giving their opinion. I respect James enough to give him an honest opinion. You are the one who obviously has no respect for me or anyone else, and if you want to call yourself a prime example of a true fan of his, then I think he would be terribly ashamed that his fans just insult and flaming one another… The way you handle yourself was quite immature and embarrassing… I only hope you can grow up and learn when someone is trying to give an honest thought or opinion… If I wanted to flame him… I would have done what you did… That is what trolling is… I am not going to give you the satisfaction or the time of day because you don’t deserve it. When you grow up, accept and respect others, get a life and go to college, I highly recommend some critiquing, film and art classes… Maybe then you could understand where I am coming from.

    James has a true talent… he is a dedicated person and a hard worker, and his videos show that especially by bringing them TO US, but the impression he is giving is just as I said, but that is what I got from it… Not everyone thinks the same… and it is up to him how he wants to take what I have to say… It’s not up to you to tell me how right/wrong or evil/good I am, that’s HIS choice. Again, I hope you have a blessed and good day… Next time, think before you speak… I have nothing more to say to you…

    – Baka Neko

  • bobbyem

    May 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    You are the man James! If you ever need a sound designer/composer then let me know. I am a big fan.

  • May 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    great vid! Rocket Jockey kinda reminds me of the end scene in Dr. Strangelove

  • Escordian

    May 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I wonder if you’re going to take a look at the genesis version as well, that one many people even forget to mention. (it even has SOME [1-3] playable games on it)

    It’s okay if you’re not, got to save something for the future, right James? 😉

    Good episode anyway and I can’t wait until next time when we tackle cheetah men. 😉

  • Laughs

    May 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I would have been so pissed if I got my parents to pay $200 for that piece of shit. Vince Perri hired college students to do the programming… Nice. Seriously, $200??? Perri was a crook.

  • May 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Great video, as always. 🙂

    I have actually also been wondering why “ass” is okay to say on TV. Maybe because it also means donkey? Which means that “donkeyhole” would be censored as well, I guess.

  • May 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I can’t wait to see Cheetahmen, James. That game is legendary. I’m also curious to see if you tracked down one of the rare copies of Cheetahmen 2. 🙂 Keep up the great work. I loved the facial expressions and reactions to some of these classically horrible games on Action 52.

  • Remus

    May 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    James, you did not dissapoint after your absence. I’d say it’s one of your best videos ever. And one of the longest.

    Questtion: Is this game rare? Like “Nintendo World Championship”? Or is it a rather common game that pops up a lot on eBay? I’d like to know.

  • Blueworrior

    May 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Can’t wait for the cheetahmen review!
    And by the way, sheldonrocks, YOU are what’s wrong with the internet.

  • cyfrostan

    May 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Holly shit! Is this where cheetahman came from… I always learn something new and interesting with you Nerd. Can’t wait for the next episode. (Sorry for a generic comment,, but I’m so excited that I can’t think of anything else except – “Oh man. Next up is going to be cheatahman.)

  • vsergiu

    May 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    well, my cousin works as a cameraman, he stole 2 hd cameras (to sell them )……and y think y can get 1 for you and Donate, to you.he has 2: one a sony PMW-350 and the other one is a sony HDC-3300. only the cameras without Charger.what camera you want from these two?? or dosent matter..( I’m from Europe) 🙂

  • DarkLotusEvil

    May 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Yeah, the AVGN is back, and if he makes always awesome videos like this, I don’t care they come only once a month, as was said in the end, quality over quantity, I got the message, James 😉

    Holy shit, this game is so horrible it made me sick, it’s not like they attempted to make a good game (or games) and failed, it seems more like they tryed to make a collection of the worst games ever made and suceeded. Or where the programmers trained monkeys?

    The distributors should be persecuted for selling that abomination for that price, poor fools those who bought it. I guess 1 cent would still be too much. This is pure and simple stealing.

  • PeterParker23

    May 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm


    Who the fuck do you think you are talking to people like that!..She gave her opinion..If you don’t like it..NO ONE CARES! Are you the ruler of the comment section?..NO..We can say what the fuck we want.. She was not being the troll..you were for saying the shit you said..Do you feel better now that bashed someone elses opinion? Does that make you feel cool in you narrow minded little head? Well if it did, that just goes to show how much of an asshole you are…What are you like 10 years old or something..or do you just like wiping james ass for him?…We all LOVE these videos..and WE ALL have been waiting forever for a new one..Me personally like this one..I thought the ending was a great tease for the next video to come!

    anyway, RocketX stop being a dick..cause you are not the ruler of this comment section, even if you think you are in that little head of your’s

    well let’s see what kind of fucked up comment you got for me..if you’re smart (and I don’t think you are) you’ll just say sorry about the harsh comment to someone you don’t even know..but I’m guessing you’re just going to be an asshole AGAIN..and will leave a comment worthy of a fourth grader…again..so ” fuck off” as you would say!

    again great video james!..and keep um coming..man it’s going to be one LONG ass month!

  • sheldenrocks

    May 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm


  • Zuken

    May 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm


  • May 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I wonder how many Action 52 carts were sold. God, it looks like some professor teaching a class on programming, just stole all his students games and put them on a cart.

  • sheldenrocks

    May 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    james rolfe is awesome every one knows he is a god go james go

  • carlossmasher

    May 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    que bueno que regresaste james me alegro mucho de poder ver al NERD en accion despues de un par de meses

  • Wien

    May 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Let me tell you about alfred and the fettuc, since it works on mine.

    You play as what appears to be a chef, chasing giant beans around a kitchen the size of Versailles. One hit and you’re dead, which you can tell when your chef guys neck inexplicitly breaks and his head flails about in awkward angles. Oh, and you have to kill the beans with what I can only guess is a giant toothbrush.

    Oh, and it suffers from the same jumping problem Ooze has… which makes getting over the first obstical damn near impossible.

  • akkkk

    May 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Finally a reason to come to the site; sorry James just a huge fan of the avgn nothing else.. Keep ’em coming.

  • Wien

    May 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    also, Jigsaw…. not at all what it sounds like. You’re a tiny boy running around a giant woodworking shop with a gun shooting at…. i guess they are walking blocks of wood. Looks worse than 2600 games.

  • Martin Ekdahl

    May 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    No way, you didn’t. Now I never got to see the last and 52:nd game. It might be the best game ever and I’ll never know. Damn!

  • CrassPunk99

    May 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm


  • Wien

    May 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    The 52nd game is…. something special….

  • videogamehunter

    May 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I was waiting for you to do this review. I have this game and does suck. I only paid 60 $. Thank god I didn’t pay 200 shit load of fuck.

  • May 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    😀 that one was pretty cool. “shooting at burning condoms”
    It pretty much looks like they just took a bunch of useless games and packed them into one cartridge. However, that’s still famous I think, at least 10 years ago it still was.

  • pokoLoko

    May 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Man I realize that you are a Nintendo “nerd” but you have also fans that looooooove SEGA plz try to make some reviews for shity master system games…

  • pokoLoko

    May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I would also love to see a duel of NES and Master System i think you ll be amazed by some Master System Games…DUEL NOW!!!!!!


  • Slashing

    May 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm


    This is one of the best Nerd videos James has ever made. Ninja Gaiden may have been a breath of fresh air compared to Hydelyde (Spelling, please?), but this one just blows it out of the water. I can see that you’re merely constructivily critising. However, even with good intentions, I would’ve taken it as RocketX have. Sure, he acted like an asshole, but I would’ve taken it worse. You may have respect for Mr. Rolfe, and I do, too (Hell, I’m still waiting for a new YKWBS, and maybe a Board James). Basically, ANY kind of critisism can make me wanna go Virginia Tech, and no, that is NOT an exaggeration.
    If I have acted like an asshole, at least it wasn’t in all caps or something. Once someone is offended, he or she is offended forever, or at least, that’s how I see it. The event may not be remembered, but the impact will still be felt. So even in 30-40 years when I may not remember your comment, I’ll still feel an uneasy, violent swirling in my stomach.
    That’s why when I make a website similar to this, I won’t have a comments section. I’ve seen too much BS coming out of it. And whoops! I’m rambling, so in Daniel Floyd’s words, “Let’s steer this sucker back on topic.”
    Oh yeah, before we do that, I’ve read your comments, and I DO feel like it has an insulting feeling to it, even though you may not intend to do so. If I was James, I would’ve felted insulted, and…you know. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate in my life. That is why I await that day (if it comes, if it doesn’t, I’m going to be SOOO pissed) where we’ll be able to go back to baby form, losing ALL of our memories, hence starting all over again, because frankly, I feel like I need to jumpp off a cliff or something (or, rather a high window. Damn Florida for not having any mountains…wait, could that be a good thing? XP)
    Anyhow, about your video. Yes, it should’ve been illegal to sell Action 52 at any price (unless it’s free, and even then I’m not so sure). I think leaving Cheetaman with its own video seems like a good choice, but even then, it became your longest episode, and some people aren’t cool with that. Still, Cheetaman has an interesting backstory, unlike the rest of the “games”, so it’s pretty wise, if you ask me.
    Second…darn it, I already forgot what it was gonna be. Oh yeah, that 200 bucks could’ve been better spent, on say…a Wii, for example. Even an Xbox 360 Arcade seems a better choice than this pile of inhumane trash. The sudden, yet brief return of Shit Pickle (or rather, THREE of them) caught me off guard.
    Third, some would’ve liked it if you spent more time on each “game,” but let’s face it: Who in their RIGHT mind would wanna spend more than a minute on those “games” individually?! You’d rather have it done and over with! Even you were just sane enough to not spend more than a few seconds on those “games”!
    Notice how I put quotation marks around games. It indicates that Action 52 shouldn’t be called a game, even though it “techically” is. Only a few other games have this mark (E.T., Superman 64, Big Rigs, Shaq Fu, etc.).

  • Poe

    May 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Ohhhh man, can’t wait to see the Cheetahmen review! I liked how you went through every game in this one (or tried to). I saw this game online somewhere and always wondered about all of the games, so I’m glad you made this video.

  • No Limitz

    May 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Haha! I can’t wait for the Cheetahman review, apparently it’s a japanese internet meme.

  • ayame

    May 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    That was a great episode – a well spent half-hour. And damn, playing 52 crappy games in one sitting is quite an accompishment. Also, with 200 dollars back in the 80s I guess that that money alone would be enough to play GOOD GAMES for days/weeks/months in an arcade. What a way to rip kids off xD
    The television part had me laughing too. TV censoring can be really stupid.
    On a random note, I have to tell you James, the AVGN swear expressions were so useful to me last thursday. I had the most horrible organic chemistry test at college (for which i had studied months) and well, the only things that came to my mind while trying to relief the stress when checking out the questions and solving them were “what a shitload of fuck” or “shit all over the place” or “this is fuck beyond relief”. Thinking back I believe my reference for all those swears was the silver surfer episode lol xD “ok this is organic chemistry… ORGANIC SHIT!”
    Anyways, can’t wait for the next episode, I’m curious about the “cheetah man” game. Keep up the great work!

  • May 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Nice show, I’m going to guess that the next one is Cheetah Man and its sequel or this is it. Anyway, nice…

  • rsaotome

    May 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Wow! I knew it was bad, but THIS BAD?

    Came sooo close to buying this when the price dropped under $100, sure glad I picked up that portable cd player instead. 🙂

  • crazy_canuk

    May 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I’m betting that ‘Recommended Price’ thing was just a marketing gimmick.

    They were hoping people would see the ‘Recommended’ price of $199, and think the $59.99 actual price was a Steal!

    The only thing stolen would be my sense of self worth for having wasted so much money on this piece of shit!

    Almost as bad as the time I bought ‘Too Human’


  • bacondude1985

    May 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm

  • retroguy

    May 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Wow. 26 minutes . boring . not funny.
    I mean this episode was ackward, out of character.
    worst AVGN since Star Trek.
    we have to wait til June now?
    ughh expect your fan base to be slowly phased out.
    who wants 26 minute AVGN episodes? fuck just go back to the basics for christ sake.
    I didn’t laugh or even snicker once.

  • retroguy

    May 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Honestly, ! this was really boring i couldn’t even watch it all. All other AVGN episodes are good and u can rewatch them and laugh. I will never want to watch this one again. SO boring!!

  • retroguy

    May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    It’s like “okay we get it, the graphics look like something that they are not supposed to look like”

    …26 minutes of suggesting what the pixels could be. not funny at all James this was horrible and boring. Quality over quantity my ass.. the worst AVGN yet and I waited the longest for it.

  • May 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm


    Actually, that $200 price tag IS how much this sold for back then. I’m not kidding. It’s an extremely well-known game among video game reviewer circles, which is why so many have requested it. 😛 I myself have braved its perils before and not even I could make a video nearly as entertaining as this one. James did an excellent job reviewing this $200 waste of money and time.

  • carlosedt

    May 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Saludos desde Venezuela, siempre viendo tus videos *-*!! me matan de risa xD

  • orentholjames

    May 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I’m really starting to believe that you are purposefully holding back releases so you have to do less work.

    This likely to be continued episode.. to be continued.. IN JUNE!
    I bet it’s already finished.
    Just like this was already finished, but you wanted to hold it back a while to give the illusion of it taking more time.

    That’s not cool, bro.

    It’s like with your Castlevania videos! Multiple parters….. that are weeks apart!

    You shouldn’t stave off releasing videos so you have to do less work.

    You should just do less work, and release when finished.

    At least then, it wouldn’t seem like you felt it was a chore to do this!

  • carlosedt

    May 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Greetings from Venezuela, i always watch your vids, i laught a lot in all episodes xD avgn rlz

  • Benjam

    May 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    wow. I think that’s what AVGN will be playing in Hell. Great vid! didn’t seem long at all.

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    You said that you wanted to do only one video a month to ensure the quality of episodes, and I have to admit that you’ve done just that. Amazing episode, James.

  • jtnet3

    May 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    James… thank you for making the first Wednesday of each month something to look forward to!! Regardless of what my girlfriend has planned my calendar is marked! =)

  • Grimmjaw

    May 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Hey James,

    great vid again, but you lost some of your “anger”.

    I am really curious about how the last game “cheetah men” was 😀 please make a comment about it.

    Keep up your great work.

    Best wishes from Germany 😉

  • May 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm


    You made your point and opinion clear… you don’t need to keep bashing him several times and keep posting the same remarks over and over… It was certainly better than Hydlyde, but it could’ve used a little work… However there is no need for you to put him down for it and tell him what a failure you felt it was over and over again, at that point… It just gets hurtful, sir.

  • br0hdee

    May 1, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    omfg!!! HOW SHITTY IS 52?!?! I MUST KNOW

  • SilvaChocobo

    May 2, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Ohhhh! A safety pin! Perfect! XD

    Glad to see the new video came up early

  • bacondude1985

    May 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Why are so many people continually bitching at James for taking time to work on other projects than just AVGN? What a bunch of selfish assholes! He’s posting these videos for free on here for us all to watch so he can gain exposure for his other work and eventually get a chance to do serious film making you guys. I mean, besides some of us buying the DVD, most people just watch all of his stuff for free on here, so why are you bitching that he isn’t putting out enough movies for you? What is he your slave??!! Seriously, do you all think he’s going to go the rest of his life only doing AVGN? Honestly??!

    Anyone who’s watched his other videos knows his ambitions are much greater and AVGN was simply a side project that vaulted him into the spotlight. You are all lucky he is still doing this, the only reason he makes these videos if because of us being loyal to his work. I still look forward to every one, and I still think they are hilarious and entertaining as ever. Besides everyone’s complaints are all over the fucking map! “Do less skits with guests and more review!” “Do less review, bitching about the game is boring!” “This video is too long” “This video is too short” “When are you going to review ET?” It never fucking ends!! He’s got plenty of talent and know how, and quite likely some connections now that I bet he could start doing work he really wants to do like make real movies. If you keep bitching and stop supporting him, you’re gonna lose probably the most awesome entertainment star of the internet era. Get over it and stop whining. Rock on James! I’ll go see any movie you’ve got a part in making once you achieve your dream, and I’m sure you’ve got a few hundred thousand people who agree with me.

  • Darth Vader

    May 2, 2010 at 1:16 am

    What up Nerd?

    Long time watcher, first time poster!

    Fucking new vid was the shit! You had to leave us on a damn cliffhanger though, you dick! What better way for us to feel your anger I guess, well besides acutally playing this piece of shit.

    Those games look like they stink worse than your nuts probably did after shooting takes running away from leatherface!

    Keep up the good work!

  • Laughs

    May 2, 2010 at 1:50 am


    Take a Midol.

  • kit30000149

    May 2, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Thanks your Great review. But this time is not too “angry” as usual. On the other point of view, to play 52 games and pissing off, that isn’t a human can always do… HAHAHAHA….. Thanks again and already start waiting your next one.

  • theshithitthefan

    May 2, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Long time watcher of many of your series/specials and for the first time ever I feel I need to register to post a comment. The string of comments from some of these assholes are shocking to say the least. I for one appreciate all the time and work you put into these videos. According to these masterful asshats, apparently you have to fuck rage to be funny. I think the wit can out do the cuss any day.

    To all you fucktards that think you can do any better, get your stupid ass a camera and film some piece of youtube worthy piece of shit cause that’s where it will be, ridiculed and laughed at for the pile of garbage it is.

    Thanks James and keep it up.

  • jason24589

    May 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Shit Pickle is back at the game “OOZE”! The speaking of came back of AVGN, Shit Pickle too! Thanks James!

  • Spartacus547

    May 2, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Wish I could see the new video 🙁 its not on YouTube yet, any one know if the new videos going on YouTube any time soon?

  • simbo

    May 2, 2010 at 5:34 am

    great to se the nerd again, love this epesod, i hope next video is that long to, love the nerd, love from sweden

  • Rancid1404

    May 2, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I love everything you do man.

  • classicgameguru

    May 2, 2010 at 6:43 am

    number 13 (unlucky for some) haunted hill, looks like what if….Tomb raider was made for NES, it would be this!
    “man her boobs are bigger than her head!”
    number 14 (anger management suggests you….)chill out.
    number 48 Timewarp tickers, who programmed this? picasso?

    Seriously those games look like they were homebrew and we know how crappy those can be. How irritated would you be getting this game for xmas back in the 80’s?

  • Mr. Blonde

    May 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Omfg The second i saw time warp tickers’ gamplay i started laughing hystericaly. i laughed even harder when i saw your reaction.

  • z

    May 2, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Wow that makes me want to throw up.. Why would they make a games that horrible, Most of those games worse then ET for atari. If I spent $199 on that back in 1991 I would have been pissed. assholes

  • ANOES85

    May 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’d actually never heard of this game and now I see the reason for that. To play 52 shitty games in a row like that makes James the most hardcore gamer I know. I enjoyed the review. I would like to say to all of James’ true fans this: ignore the idiots. If you don’t respond to the shit they post they will stop. Don’t give them any reason to keep doing it.

  • May 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Awesome video James, I’m really happy with the new vidéo program and don’t give up I’m watching your site every day for next stuff : )

  • May 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I hope its not another space shooter!

  • thethirdman

    May 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I got the “This is spinal tap” reference. great video

  • Lord Moe

    May 2, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I love the people who are like “YOU’VE LOST THE ANGER!”

    Action 52 is not the kind of game you get mad at. Once you get about 3 games in, you lose all expectations, so you don’t get angry. His reactions to these games were perfect. You don’t have to drill a hole in your game every episode to get the point across.

  • May 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

    i dont like this review 🙁

  • May 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

    better do it better

  • nyrol

    May 2, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Cheetahmen has a cult following. Especially Cheetahmen 2. I have heard so many remixes to the song (from heavy metal to classical) that I just can’t get enough of it. The producers of Action 52 produced Cheetahmen 2 as a standalone cartridge, but never actually released it.

  • sneakytaffer

    May 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Aw man, I don’t want to wait every month for just one AVGN episode! The wait is killing me! Oh well, maybe I can find some other cool stuff on this website to make me laugh.

    I miss the new episodes every week or two.

  • jcollette

    May 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Eh, it wasn’t one of the most entertaining. Still better than most of the internet, though!

  • bick.benedict

    May 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    The facial expressions are too contrived and planned to be funny.

  • 8bitdude

    May 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ur next game review should be about turbografx 16 or about magnavox odyssey 2

  • _the_fresh_hero_

    May 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    i watched this review together with my cousin and we both loved this review!very funny with shit pickle!but damn,52 games in 1,that’s a lot

  • MorePAIN

    May 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    One of the best vids youve made in a while James. The time off really helped seems like you put a lot of effort into this one. Thanx for the laughs

  • Fibox

    May 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    james you should play better games for a while. you lose your mind if you play shitty games too much. =)

  • Minopik

    May 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    My fav AVGN episode, awesome job James.

  • Okoa

    May 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Brilliant, as always. I can’t believe you went through all 52 games in one sitting. Well, almost. Can’t wait for the next episode.

  • May 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Laser is spelled with an S because it’s an acronym. LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Schooooled. Oh, and Billy Bob looked more like a rip-off of Prince of Persia than Indiana Jones, given the animations.

  • May 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Great review. I like the long ones. what happened to Cheetahmen?

  • Jenifer

    May 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    u have a realy hard job James… play all those fucking shitiy games takes a lot of balls… and u realy have them hehehe
    52 sucking games!!! my GOD i rather do my homework… and for $199 wht the fucking fuck!!! who made that game it`s going to burn in hell…. hope so
    ur review it`s the only good thing about this game…. Can`t wait for the june review!!!

  • Lesley M.

    May 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Holy crap! I need a beer just thinking about playing all 52 of these! Props!

  • Xois

    May 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Funny as always Mr. Rolfe, and I don’t think the spacing between episodes isnt a bad idea. It gives you more time to work on it and give it the spit and polish. For that matter, It lets you have a life 🙂

  • May 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Nyrol. Cheetahmen 2 was released. It is extremely collectible though, and goes for $500 and up. Someone is selling the box for it on ebay right now.

  • Lurch80

    May 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Wow! This must be the worst game ever made! I Can’t belive that someone at Nintendo approuved this! Good job James!

  • OoOo101112

    May 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i liked it, but i didnt understand the ending, it just… ended, i didnt understand what happened, but i believe you did that on purpuse. so, is there a cherry on top of that shit sunday?

  • Retro32

    May 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hello. First time poster and such. Now, I’m a big fan of the AVGN series. Of course, there are many people that claim the same, so I’m not going to say “biggest fan” or anything like that. The main reason I watch the videos and such is for the “edutainment” value. Seriously, I’ve learned so much about gaming history from this series alone. I’ve noticed there’s three types of episodes that they could fall under.

    1. Past experience and frustrations (i.e. Ninja Gaiden, Dick Tracy)

    2. Entertainment and skits (i.e. Bugs Bunny episodes, Star Trek)

    3. Historical significance in the gaming world (i.e. Atari Porn, Swordquest)

    I’m pretty fond of the historical significance ones. The Pong Consoles, Atari Jaguar, Sega CD and 32X, Atari Porn, and NES Accessories are just to name a few. It both teaches our gaming background throughout history while maintaining enough entertainment value to keep viewers interested. Seriously, I’ve actually seen a few of these episodes being shown in some college courses. 🙂

    After being on a break from AVGN episodes for a month (but still busy making videos and such), it’s not surprising that there might not be as much of an “edge” to the Nerd’s anger that some people might’ve been expecting. But the reactions from him were pretty plausible. After forcefully persevering through 51 games one right after the other, who in their right mind would have any anger left? They’d be bored and weary out of their skulls, wishing that Super Mecha Death Christ would barge in and end their misery. :p

    I liked the brief return of Shit Pickle. Him and Nerdy Turd should interact with each other one of these days.

    When the intro begins with the Nintoaster, the dialogue sounded like something from Ghostbusters. I could be wrong, but something the way it was said reminded me of Bill Murray.

    It would’ve been nice if it were mentioned that the games were actually created by college students. That would explain its craptastic quality. I don’t know much about game programming, but I’d assume that space shooters are the easiest to program due to the majority of the cartridge being them. Since these games were created by inexperienced college programmers, it’s no surprise that there’s many bugs as they probably ran out of time to finish them, let alone beta test them.

    I’ll admit, I was initially one of those people that felt slightly disappointed in how the episode just seemed to leave the audience hanging without any “To be continued” or any indication that this was going to be a multi-parter. If you look back at all the previous multi-part episodes, they all had some type of indication of what exactly was coming up, i.e. Superman, Batman, Ghostbusters, Halloween episodes, etc. In this episode, Cheetahmen was never mentioned by name at all and you’d actually have to be paying attention to the last name on the games menu list to know what’s coming up next. In other words, either watch the whole thing again or just rewind about a couple of minutes near the end.

    But then I started doing some research myself on the last game on the cartridge. Guess what? Cheetahmen is actually considered to be THE selling point of Action 52. Doesn’t mean that it’s actually a good game, but at least it’s a GAME.

    And then there’s mention through all these comments of a Cheetahmen sequel called “Cheetahmen 2.” Guess what? Look through James’ NES collection list. Scroll down to the “C” section.

    So my guess is that the June episode won’t just be about Cheetahmen on the Action 52 cartridge, but the sequel as well. And that is why he never mentions it in the actual episode, because it deserves its own special attention that only the Nerd can accommodate. It’d be funny if Mike or Kyle guest-stars as one of the Cheetahmen. :p

    Just want to remind anyone that actually cares that in 10 months is the 100th episode. That is, if everything goes according to plan.

    It’d be kinda awesome to see James’ sister or his wife guest-star like Mike and Kyle do occasionally. That’d be…epic.

    Anyway, great episode. Other than the cliff-hanger ending, there’s not really much to complain about. True, many of us miss the two-a-month format, but if it allows James to keep the quality of his vids up (not just AVGN), then he should do whatever will keep him sane and in the mood to keep doing what he loves.

    As for the whole “quality suckage” issue, it’s not possible to please everyone and James knows this. No matter what he does, there will always be a minority of “fans” that will find faults. The past few months have shown this. There will always be “Douchy McNitpicks” out there. It’s a fact that’ll never go away whether the majority of the fanbase accepts it or not. But at the same time, the minority of complainers out there have to realize that he’s only human. He may have help from his friends, but the one person who’s responsible for most of the material and how it’s displayed is James himself. He has his own way of doing things and no one has the right to tell him otherwise.

    Mr. Rolfe, in all honesty, though, I think there should be at least one video of the entire behind-the-scenes process so people out there know exactly what goes into producing these episodes. Because I don’t think the message is clear enough of exactly how much work goes into actually doing what you do. Cinemassacre 200 only shows the history of your film-making and not that many people own the AVGN DVD Vol.1 to have seen that “Making of” video. It’s like that one proverb, something about the ignorant hate what they don’t understand.

    Anyway, I digress. That’s my two cents. Keep on filming. 🙂

  • May 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I don’t mind if its one episode a month, if its as long as this that’s awesome!

  • mastermind22

    May 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    @Ben Bernerd
    In the video game world it’s spelled lazer. It looks cooler that way plus James is the man. He can spell it anyway he wants.

    @James Great job. The one episode a month wait is worth it.

  • BTB

    May 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this review for a LONG time. I sent in one of apparently very many requests for this game awhile back., from my address at action52.com, no less.

    It was worth it, though. The worst game of all time has been appropriately graced with the most detailed nerd review of all time, even if he does spend less than 30 seconds on each game. There’s actually an official drinking game for Action 52, which I played while watching the review. It worked out rather well.

    I won’t sit here and nitpick at a handful of things about the game that James overlooked, as he is to date the only reviewer with the cojones to review the whole lot. I will say, however, that I can definitely sense a very large dose of “all right, fuckers, I’ll fucking DO it already!” in his voice throughout the entirety of the review.

    And, of course, he reacted appropriately to the handful of games I expected the strongest reactions from – particularly Time Warp Tickers. I almost did expect a stronger reaction to Hambo, namely in that the game has a very nasty habit of spawning enemies right where you’re standing (oh, wait, I said I wasn’t going to nitpick), but everything else is right on, though.

    That all being said, you left me with some serious blue balls on the ending. I want closuuuuuuure! >.<

    Oh, and thank you, James. From the very bottom of my hardened, cynical heart.

  • Jon K

    May 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    James’s body of work is incredible!!! Keep on making these great videos; every single one is worth watching multiple times and, having just come across your work recently, I have to say, I’m extremely impressed!

    The Action 52 review was exactly what I was expecting, right on the money. You expected a bad game, and as such, you were prepared for it… nice job. I checked your list of games, and noticed that you have “Bad Street Brawler”… could you look into reviewing it?

    It ruined my childhood, and I want revenge.

    Thanks! : )

  • May 2, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Really great video but what happened to Cheetahman, what happened to game 52… We all need to know if it redeemed itself.

  • madthedj

    May 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Hey James,

    I love the new Nerd video. I noticed something, though. Actually, I noticed it in at least one previous video, then again here. Don’t think I’m a jerk for pointing it out, it’s just something I find kind of curious, because I’ve encountered it nowhere else…

    Your pronunciation of “compilation.” You say it like: com-PIE-LAY-shun. Like I said, I’ve never heard it pronounced like that. Ever. And I’m nerdy enough to pick up on these things. Is it a regional thing, like that’s how everyone you know says it? If so, I find that fascinating.

    For the record, I, and everyone else I’ve ever heard say it, pronounces it: com-puh-LAY-shun.

    Just one of those odd things, I guess.

  • superubercool

    May 3, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Here’s a video of Alfredo, or Alfredo In The Fettuc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUPfzZacoxE It was just another shitty abomination.

  • asallai

    May 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Hey James,

    I’ve really wait of your next video, and this is great 🙂
    But what is happened with game no. 52? 😮 That is a fantastic game is to deserve a whole new post? 🙂

  • Grampa

    May 3, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Excellent job James!! Funny as Shit! keep up the good work.

  • stutum

    May 3, 2010 at 1:46 am

    A marvelous comeback, this was worth waiting for! 😀
    I’m looking forward to next episode. 🙂

  • Syntax

    May 3, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Sweet review.. that takes balls to go through the entire thing.

  • ZEON

    May 3, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Waiting for it for a long time
    Good job James!

  • VGRetro

    May 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I remember your WOW Radio interview when you said you would comment on Action 52. And to see it now feels somewhat surreal. Nevertheless, it’s an amusing episode. A very entertaining half-hour, which is very difficult to pull off on the internet. I liked the NinToaster as well. Not as many jokes, but when there were jokes, they were funny. The level of anger worked very well; you were less angry after the first five or so games, and then you finally crack after the 51st game. It was well done and made me laugh. Now I’m not sure whether or not you’re doing Cheetahmen, because I’ve heard a great deal about that one, but if you are, then I’m looking forward to it.

  • SquirrelCheese

    May 3, 2010 at 5:22 am

    great job again!!! thank you!!

  • Lodmot

    May 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

    James, YOU ARE FUCKING GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8D
    I love the expression in your voice when you read “Chill Out” from the game select screen. xDDDDD I just started laughing hysterically. It’s like the game knows it’s shitty, and it’s telling the player “Okay, chill out dude…” xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I dunno. But anyway, this was fuckin great! Definitely worth the wait.

  • May 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Awesome video. I could watch the nerd review games for hours.

    I am sad though, only one AVGN per month 🙁 BUT, quality over quantity. Plus, longer episodes are nice too.

    Keep it up James!!!

  • Nuno

    May 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

    This review was…hilarious!!!!

    Please, JAMES!, please!! not just 1 AVGN video per month… You don’t have to drop the other projects, but I wish you could spend more time on AVGN than on JamesBoardGames, for instance…

    30 days is too much to wait 🙂

  • andywagz

    May 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    nice job james. looking forward to your next video.

  • sonsofsceva

    May 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

    That was awesome! Love the ending!
    For those who don’t know Cheetahmen, when you beat the last boss, there is no ending. It just instantly reverts to the Cheetahmen title screen with no conclusion, just like this review.

  • allanf

    May 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

    If this is the May video then where is the April video?

  • Kucher

    May 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Loved the subtle reference to Spinal Tap.
    This game truly is a shit sandwich.

  • May 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

    awesome as always

  • Michael.Alexy

    May 3, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Hey this is so cooooooool. Every video is coool

    GERMANY LOVES AVGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • mandatoryRegistration

    May 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    To be perfectly honest – this was more like “The Mildly Annoyed Video Game Nerd”

  • LookWhatHappend

    May 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Yet another good review of not one but, 52 shitty games. Good job!

  • toiletfarm

    May 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Nice review. Worth the long wait.

  • May 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Nerd, can you review more bad SEGA games, please? We haven’t seen a SEGA review in years, and, just so you know, Action 52 for GENESIS has different games.

  • chomaru

    May 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    James must be feeling like Bart in the “I didnt do it” episode… don’t listen to the haters Cinemassacre, I love me some Board James!

  • crowman1979

    May 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Damn!!! That game compilation looks like torture. That game must have been like standing in front of an elephant’s asshole right before it takes a big constipated shit.

  • MailManRx

    May 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    “BakaNeko24 says:
    May 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    First off, I am a girl, not a guy,…”

    Well, THAT certainly explains alot…. LOL!!

    BTW… to James… Not many (any?) mentioned this, but the TV censorship bit was hilarious. “ASS”!…… “hole”? LOL That was win.

  • MontrealQC

    May 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    If I had to put together a top 10 of AVGN episodes, It would definitely make the cut! Brilliant once more! Even if I am mostly a fan of your other projects, mostly your short films, it didn’t stop me from watching this video 3 times already! A big Thx for all the entertainment 🙂

    In response to a comment I read before, speaking for myself and my surrounding, we pronounce it “Com-Pie-Lay-Shun” (compilation) here in Montreal.

  • May 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    This video was easily the funniest of the ones you’ve created. I couldn’t stop laughing at pretty much every word that came out of your mouth. My only concern is why didn’t you review the 52nd game? and I was expecting something at the end like destroying it or “how much money did we waste on this game?? Yeah, all $199 of it!” but you just ended abruptly =(

  • bick.benedict

    May 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    You’re kinda exaggerating the $199 angle, but to good comedic effect I guess. 199 price tag is like books from decades ago that say 50 cents. It’s an unbelievable price, but that’s because it was so long ago and it’s not relevant anymore.

  • jvwashere2

    May 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    what about the last game he dosnt show it

  • Someonetgsn

    May 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This is a great video. I was suprised it would be so long… I was okay with the one that froze being skipped, cause i was not interested in it that much to kill myself over seeing aone out of 51 other shitty games, so to skip one that doesnt work, is like saying “well i didnt want to play you anyway” and formed the basis od a good joke.
    The last one was a bit of a twist… again, same idea, but I agree with that nameless comment whos screen name i do not want to find; that the video was ended rather abruptly.
    I would also want to say that i like, and respect BakaNeko24 for her thoughtful contribution to this thread, with constructive critisism for James, and her long, and developed replies to those that went apeshit over reading her comments. She makes a valid, and mature argument… if her gushing over James was a little thick… she was only overcompensating for her critisism (maybe a little) (however in person it may be a different story)
    this video was not perfect, but i did enjoy it, and i was happy about its length, so i do not have any important complaints. The flame war reminds me of his review of the Spiderman 3 movie. Perhaps those who dislike this video should watch it

  • mofoblairdeebob

    May 3, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Love the Spinal Tap ref. Keep it up felllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

  • andy_2_cool

    May 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Great Video!
    Got the Spinal Tap reference 😛
    I wonder if the last game will be good lol ….will have to wait and see ! ^_^

  • Delta

    May 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Awsome video, I’m amazed you managed to fit 52 games into one video, I’m guessing that’s why you didn’t review the last one, since it has more to it than the others it would’ve taken way too long, I kinda hope you review it sometime though, I played it, it’s hilarious.

    Good to see a new AVGN video~

  • May 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Out of curiosity, have you seen Pat the NES Punk’s review on this game?


  • Abba26

    May 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Awesome as usual! Hey James, did you know that the old CEO of the brewery that started Rolling Rock was named James Rolfe? I thought that was quite a coincidence. They should be your sponsor.

  • madisonsquaregarden

    May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Hey Waldorf! Have you ever played Muppets Carnival Adventure for the NESZ?”
    “Sure! I consider it a sleeper hit!”
    “Why do you say that?”
    “I fell asleep after 5 seconds!”

  • fulinamon

    May 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    hey, did you know the music from cheetah man is the level 1 theme from syobon action and the bottom-left portal level (i think…) from i wanna be the tribute? Because of that, i like to call it the torture song.

  • May 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

  • May 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm


    What is that supposed to mean? Are you sexist or something? Sorry, but I don’t appreciate the stereotypical suggesting response… Just because I am a woman, does that mean I am not entitled to my own opinion or something and does it mean that I was wrong in defending myself? :/ thanks………


    Thank you for your generous words, I appreciate the thought you put into it, it really means alot that someone doesn’t just suddenly jump down another person’s throat, insult and attack them for their own opinion on something. If you got the impression I was overcompensating, then I apologize, I did not mean to come across as such, I just really do admire James for his talent. He and I are only a few years apart and grew up in the same era, thus I am able to relate to alot of things he says and makes. I am in college though studying animation and am currently working in graphic arts, just now actually starting up my own otaku reviews (Anime, Movies, Games and Figure collections) So from one artists to another, I admired and respect the talent he has and is one of like 6 other people I was inspired by to pursue my own reviews. I am a person who speaks their mind and give my honest opinion on what I believe was good, what is bad, and what could use some work because I would ask the same be done to me in my artwork and other pieces of work, that is just something one does when you respect the person. That doesn’t mean insulting them, screaming at them and telling them how they shouldn’t have been born… How does that help anyone? It doesn’t… Anyway… Thank you… I really appreciate it, to you and the few other people that stood up for me. I am very grateful and you did not need to do that, but it certainly shows what good people you are. If you’d like though, maybe you an I could talk on MSN or something ^^ I am always in the mood for good conversation. Thanks!

    – Baka Neko

  • May 4, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Wow, drama.

  • Everestman161

    May 4, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Holy smokes dude!!!! I give you respect just for sitting through that pile of mess!! As you said in your “My NES collection” video, there’s a lot that goes into your film making behind the silver screen. I DO NOT think that this episode requires an outtake cut for that very reason. Just for the fact that the game(s) were just so bad! that you took the time to review them and play them over and over to get the footage you needed was just bad enough on the brain for you.

    All in all, you are great at what you do, but I think you should have been drinking moonshine in order to work up a mood to turn that game on. Great show! and looking forward to more episodes next month and beyond. I know you’ve heard it a million times, but I hope you consider doing “ET” for your 100th special. But knowing you, I’m sure it’ll be something original. Nice to finaly see someone who takes pride in being original. Not even the “big time” directors are doing that. Everything seems to be a remake. Ooops! did I say remake, I meant “CARBON [email protected]#ING COPY” (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Well, I guess the glove comming up between her legs in the tub never gets old.

  • Everestman161

    May 4, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I already left my comments about this video above, but when I was looking back over all the comments left by others two individuals stood out and I felt like putting in my two cents. Remember, this is just my two cents and I don’t want change!!

    Here is something short for both MailmanRX and BakaNeo24:

    Number 1: Both of you are allowed to make comments about Jame’s videos.
    Number 2: This is not a chat room so make your comments about the video and go in peace.
    Number 3: If you don’t like something, change the station instead of repeating yourself over and over again as if you’re being forced to watch.
    Number 4: James wants nothing in return for what he does other wise there would be a charge for visiting his site. He gets a thrill out of doing what he does best and making others happy!

    (Lastly) Number 5: It is my opinion that both of you don’t have a resume strong enough to critic him in anyway more then how a five-year-old dislikes strawberry ice cream.

    In closing, keep your comments to yourself because if you’re going to use this as a “Drama Chat Room” Why don’t just the two of you get eachothers phone number, make some tea and watch “The View” together.

  • Jehauri

    May 4, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Wow, that was epic. Also the funniest review in a while, lots of random little comments you threw out made me chuckle, either because they were exactly what I was thinking or just totally unexpected.

    It looks like they took all the little bits that would make up one whole video game and made entire games out of them. Shooting? That’s a whole game. Jumping? Another game. Dying? That’s an entire game there. And then they gave every one different graphics, apparently by just opening the dictionary and picking random words, then making those into the enemies, player, weapons, powerups or general theme of the game. Even that doesn’t explain the sheer insanity and randomness though… just look at Timewarp. Like you said, are they even human?!

  • Serdash

    May 4, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Am I the only one that notices a crapton of sprites “stolen” from a bunch of other titles? I saw plenty of tetris blocks as well as monsters from “Legacy of the Wizard”.

  • simidude

    May 4, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Yo, james! Watch this viedo > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpv76oKJdXU

    Did you know that?!?!

  • XterN

    May 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Good to see you back as AVGN, James 🙂

  • c00lbeatZ

    May 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

    nice to see you back AVGN. i think you should say “shit load of fuck” and “donkey diarrhoea” more often like you used to do in the older videos. you have to get really angry and furious to a shitty game like that not just say ” it’s bad” . okay i go and see some older videos now. keep up the good work james!

  • andr0ne_

    May 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

    LOOOOOVED the reference to Spinal Tap!!!! “how much more black can it be?!” “the answer is NONE”


  • May 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    200$??? for 52 shitty games!!!! omfg!!!

  • Wiles

    May 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    “Quality over Quantity”

    It’s almost as if James has chosen the subject of this episode to reaffirm his reasoning behind the one-episode-a-month decision. Way to drive the point home, Jimbo. Loved the episode.

  • Dark Omega

    May 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Glad to see a new video but I have to honestly say, that was painful to watch. I’m not complaining about the lack of effects and such as I actually enjoyed your earlier reviews more then the newer ones with all the effects. Just at 26mins long of seeing the same basic game over and over again got a little boring. Anyway, keep up the good work on all your projects, they are all great.

  • TaLoche

    May 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Great video, I enjoyed the “TV version” of “asshole”.

    How much money do you need to get your shelves straight? This makes it very hard for obsessive people to watch your video.

  • jedidude

    May 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Love your videos man keep up the good work.

  • Alfredo

    May 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    OMG… game number 9 is my name. LOL! I never get tired of your videos man good stuff!

  • Arouth

    May 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    HAHAHA! I empathize with his pain.

  • bloodlockscc

    May 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Wow. What were they thinking indeed? Glad to see you back in ‘Nerd Mode’ James. After a few days on the road this is what I needed. Nice Cliffhanger ending too. $199.00 for this? You can get two Playstation 2 consoles for that. Come to think of it, there’s more better electronics or games you can get for that much money.

    Oh and thanks for bringing back Shit Pickle!

  • GreyFox

    May 5, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Long live king James, god of nerds!

    Welcome back avgn!

  • May 5, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Haha….awesome review as usual. Never heard of Action 52 before. Thanks for the warning!! lol

    I ♥ AVGN!!! 🙂

  • Killua Zaoldyeck

    May 5, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Awesome video! Very funny, I’ve just registred but I watch your videos a long ago.
    Writing from Argentina, can’t wait for the next episode.

  • devil inside

    May 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

    is good to have you back james =)

  • owenkun

    May 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

    The character in Non Human is actually Lady Gaga, note the hair and the flashy outfit.

    She can’t jump over the pit because she has deep vein thrombosis.

  • LandStander

    May 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    HAHAHA I’m so glad you reviewed this, I just made an account to suggest it! Haven’t watched it yet (at work) but this cart was one of the worst ideas ever! At least Cheetahmen had a catchy tune!

  • Goplat

    May 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    owenkun: It’s possible to jump over the pits, here’s a couple of tricks:
    1. Hit detection is done with the left edge of your character, so you have to jump pretty late.
    2. You move at half speed when the screen is scrolling, so to make a jump easier you want to have the screen scroll as little as possible during it. You can accomplish this by splitting a jump into two parts: first jump halfway across but move back to the left in mid-air, then jump all the way across.

  • May 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm


    Whatever, sir… I love it when people can make accusations about me and don’t even know who I am, where I come from or anything. I did make my comments about his vid, and I was only defending myself from the other people that felt it was necessary to put me down, scream vulgarity and basically tell me I can’t give my own views. If I could chat to them, one on one, I would… But guess what. There is no way to do that since you can’t find their e-mails on this site. Lastly, I have every right to critique someone on their work. Just as they do for mine, that’s what artists do. Go take a couple critiquing, filming and art classes at your local college and you will see what I mean, thanks for the slap in the face insult. OH! and one last thing… I never said no one was forcing me to watch this vid. I watched it because I like James and i like his work, all I said was this wasn’t my fav and gave a few pointers. Thanks, have a fantastic day.

    – Baka Neko


    May 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I agree with baka neko on 1 point : it’s not the best AVGN episode, BUT I think it’s pretty cool
    The name of each game are so ridiculous, I didn’t know what to expect, and that catch my attention untill the end of the episode without being bored.
    I also think that the end works well, as I don’t know what to expect for the next AVGN, would it be a second part (the way it end makes me feel it will) or another game. And if it is a part 2, what will it be ? why keep the last game for an entire review ? is it possible that it is quite decent, or will it just be just as shitty as the other, and james will simply review it deeper and being more angry on it.

    @baka neko : don’t be teased by the huge cartridge you see at the begining, it’s just neo geo game (cf : plombers don’t wear tie review), and there is nothing to be angry about this console (moreover it was not a comercial failure like the virtual boy, atari 5200 or sega cd). And as the game were really cool (argh metal slug!!!) I don’t expect a review from james. (the only thing that suck about this console : it was too fuckin’ expensive !)

    Yann aka AAVGNN

    PS : sorry for the mistakes, I’m french

  • GrimPinata

    May 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Pitfall Larry from Super Pitfall made an appearance in Cry Baby!

  • MyNaMEIsSliMShadY

    May 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Those poor kids bitching for a month to their parents to spend $200 on Action 52 must still be haunted by the BULLSHIT!!! By the way, I wonder what the 52nd game of the list is like. I really hope that SOME effort was put into that game.

  • Canadian Gamer

    May 5, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve been watching your video’s since the first one came out…. all i could say is……. THAT WAS THE WORST GAME I’VE SEEN AND HEAR OF IN MY ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE….. none the less… keep up the great work James! P.S. bring back the nerdy turd in one of your video”s

  • Everestman161

    May 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm


    Not everything that I stated was intended for you alone. I was also
    speaking to the other (MailManRX) in regards to changing the station comment since he was more or less complaining then commenting. Further more I have a Masters in film production and a minor in theater arts so unfortunetly community college wasn’t really for me. I decided to take my education a tad more serious. However, I will retract a few of my comments that you claim to have taken to heart considering you were in fact defending yourself. With that being said I did not mean to sound as harsh in your direction.

    In regards to your right to comment; in my experiences you sound like the local press looking to break the case before the police do. Remember this, just because you have the right to do something doesn’t mean you always should. And you too, have yourself a wonderful afternoon.

  • Aberrance

    May 6, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Hehe i remember there was Action 52 or Action 62 maby on sega mega drive 2, i can bet that the programers are the same. If someone can find it try it for the sport:)

  • The Shamster

    May 6, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Those of you who want to know what the 52 game was like…dont bother, it was utter crap!

    Just search for it on youtube…Its a broken, uncomplete glitch filled mess.

    I also found a reviewer who managed to complete all the games (while insulting them) and when you ‘win’ a game, it just goes back to level 1 with no ‘congratulations’ screen or anything.

    He also got Alfredo to work using a emulator. Its basically the same as ooze, where you play as a chef who chases down pasta ingredients and attack them with a frying pan…The game crashes on level 3…so its just as pathetic as ooze.

    Oh, and Jigzaw isnt a puzzle game…its a side scroller….and crap.

    The creator of this game should have been sued for lying to the public and trying to sell a totally incomplete set of mundane ‘games’ that even the 2600 defeats in entertainment (and I had a 2600 as a child and played it all the time….I agree with the nerd, the 2600 is a vintage masterpeice in gaming history)

  • espeedage

    May 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Great !!!

    I wonder what was the last game I think it was called Cheetah Men

  • Soulman706

    May 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    To everyone including James:

    I once played action 52 at my friends house and I played cheetah men. It does deserve a review which I think that is what he is working on. By the way I think it would be a good idea to review a game franchise like LJN.

    Thanks for all those shitty games.

    P.D.: I think Mike or Kevin will appear.

  • Kurt 94

    May 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Great vid, but why did you leave out the last game?

  • Xyno

    May 7, 2010 at 12:31 am

    That music…man don’t tell me it’s Cheetahmen !!! :O

  • May 7, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Pretty sure he left that one open for Cheetahmen. Since it was very Battletoads-esque, and he’s already done that, it kinda deserves it’s own. I’m hoping to see Kyle again.

  • VoodooSG

    May 7, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Its probally sure that he will also play the sequal of Cheetahmen : Cheetahmen 2.

    That game worth over 650$us because it was never really released . To my surprise, James own the game if we look at his nes list so I can’t believe he won’t show one of his rarest item 🙂

  • InsaneComputerKitty

    May 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

    OMFG. This game. I watched the review and all I have to say, James is that this game was about as bad as Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

    $200 for a game which doesn’t really work half the time is a bit much. The creators of this game had to be on some sort of drugs. To sell a game like this to a bunch of children is just….this game is a sin. It’s so bad, it’s unholy.

    I LAWLED at the fact that you brought Shitpickle back. I always liked him. And the Nintoaster was AWESOME.

  • byte0x00

    May 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I don’t mean to start a controversy, but I went to youtube and watched SilentRob’s review of Action 52 and one of you two had to watch the previous’ video because there are too many script coincidences to be well a coincidence. check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUuj_Bv8IOE

  • Johnthegamenerd

    May 8, 2010 at 12:58 am

    I just feel sorry for anyone who payed the $200 for this game back in the day,my god those games were way below NES standards,it’s something I could see them getting away with on a Atari 2600 but this should of never of happened on a Nintendo system,as James said they could of put there effort into at least trying to make one good game instead of 52 awful ones.

  • AlexisL

    May 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I’d rather…

    Laugh my ass off watching the Nerd play this than… having played it as a kid… just to realize how much of a rip-off it is…

    Why not… make the developers pay today for their past mischief? Let’s…
    tie them up to the wall and force them to…. play… it…. with… lots of coffee… and… have IAGO shove cookies up their mouths the whole time.

    But James, by being so funny about it, you’re actually making the game better! Does it deserve that? Hahaha!!

  • Dolly Dagger

    May 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

    …so Cheetahmen is going to get its own review, right? I mean, the opening ‘story’ before the game starts is so Nerd-worthy.

  • Redlion

    May 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I laughed a lot with the giant Saddam.
    looking forward to your next review.
    One question, have you ever thought on reviewing those shitty 8-bit Fatal fury and street fighter II pirate versions that are out there? that would be interesting to watch.

  • Goombasa

    May 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    You know what’s funny about this, Vince Perri, the guy who made the game, got the idea for making this unlicensed cart when he saw his son playing an illegal Taiwanese bootleg item (the kind that had like 40 or 50 games on it). He decided to make a LEGAL version of one of those.

    So, what did he do to accomplish Action 52? He first borrowed over five million dollars from ‘private backers’ in Europe and Saudi Arabia who wanted a piece of the cart, and employed college students to program the games. One has to wonder, with such a budget behind it…


  • thezlex

    May 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    why gametrailers? i hate gametrailers D:(

  • insomniacawake

    May 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I actually came up with a theory about this game. My Brother bought this game when i was younger and practically had a shit hemorrhage over it. At least now I know why. My theory was that because it came out so close to the release of the SNES, all the games on it where incomplete, failed, or just plain to shitty games that were crammed together at the last minute in hopes of milking it for whatever money the company could get before the SNES came out. It may be a lame theory but I think it makes a lot of sense.

    To bad someone was cruel enough to suggest that game. I guess now you’ll have to review cheetahman 1 and 2. Although I think 2 was unreleased.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Hahha wow James… I’ve never heard of this one. What a crapfest. That’s funny about some of the games crashing, and them just throwing in a bunch of mediocre space shooters. What a copout. I am interested to know though about the last game. How come you didn’t show us that one? 😀

    Some are guessing it might get its own review? Hmmm…

  • EnglishStan

    May 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    52 games of pure shite. I love it!!!!!!11111oneoneone

  • WilliamPope

    May 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I’m sure you’ve already discovered it, but there are several spots in “Cheetahmen” where you can get stuck on the graphics and it’s impossible to move. There are no enemies to kill you, no ways to commit suicide, and no ways to unstick yourself. One simple mistake of getting too close to a wall literally ends the game. The only thing to do is reset the system and start over from level 1!

  • NeoTStyle

    May 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Isn’t the 2007 CHristmas special the longest episode?

  • trentnirvanafan01

    May 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    HA HA! Best video yet , James.

  • Everestman161

    May 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm


    I wouldn’t doubt yourself in making that assumption. You are probably right and I believe that that happens still to this day. Just look at how fast Microsoft came out with the 360. and it ended up having almost a 50% failur rate. It took them awhile and 2 more versions before they got it right with the Jasper model. However, Microsoft saves on R&D by letting the public find their problems and reporting back. Maybe one day Gates will actually care about people in the public enough to spend money on R&D and release a program or product that doesn’t have so many flaws. Its not like he doesn’t have the money to do so.

    But getting back to what you said, I believe you are right! It definetly seemed rushed and the few games that don’t work on it is also a result of that and they just didn’t care to fix it for the dead line. Great point and a very well educated assumption “insomniacawake”

  • Butch Bitch

    May 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    @byte0X100-I don’t really see much script coincidence to be honest,I have NO IDEA what you’re talking about.

  • Bijomaru

    May 9, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I hope the burning plastic smell doesn’t give you cancer!

  • Daenske

    May 10, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Funny addendum:


    52 coders remake one of the games each, with actual quality this time.

  • the co host

    May 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    yay avgn finally
    great vid just remember please do a rob the robot review

  • EvalSxobX

    May 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    great episode but i want to know what the last game was.
    After 51 bad games i couldn’t be good but i’m curious

  • Gameplayer64

    May 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Really good. My favorite part is when he is making fun of the fact that the Title screen plays on with “Lights…Camera…ACTION 52! Awhhhhhh!!!”FUNNEE!!

  • Katharsys

    May 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Another great review, James. Keep ’em coming!! One MAJOR request, though….. BRING BACK SHIT PICKLE!!!

  • goncalo2kit

    May 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i love that episode man.i love the nintoaster. next to the game 52 id like to see you play ET for the atari 2600.thanks

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    May 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    My theory about this game is that Active Enterprises was running a computer camp for kids, teaching them the basics of programming video games. Each kid had to make a game as a final project, and as a reward, they were promised the games would get published as part of a package. Being kids, many of them were obsessed with space, explaining the 10+ space shooters. Also, since kids are known to be easily distracted, most of them didn’t actually finish their projects, but Active decided to keep their promise and publish the kids’ glitchy games… for the price of $200.

    That’s my theory at least.

  • shadowlink8P

    May 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I have watched this video 5 times already ive seen every AVGN 5 times I cant stop watching you james your so f***ing hilariouse keep them poping out, in time you will eventually reach your 100th episode im expecting something incredible. By the way does the guy who ou got your nintoaster from sell those i dont think he does but im not sure

  • volt28

    May 12, 2010 at 12:28 am

    So I have a hunch the next vid will be about cheetah man 1 and 2. But James will you talk about action 52 on sega? Being like you I only had a Genisis growing up and I remeber renting that one. I was board and frustrated by it, but not nearly as much as you are by the NES version.

  • CR055H41RZ

    May 12, 2010 at 6:39 am

    damn cliffhangers

  • theman

    May 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Really liked this video. lol fuzz power was a really funny looking game.

  • Andrew Johnson

    May 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    @the co host. yes, i think he will, once he gets the parts for stack up. just reminding people who happen to have those parts.

  • mystrdat

    May 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Oh man, what an atrocity to gaming for the price tag.

  • Yumi

    May 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    The 40:th game Billy Bob doesn´t actually have fluent animation. It´s copied from a classic 1989 video game called Prince of Persia.

  • jorgeMoreno

    May 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    ha this video really has shitty games this should have costed nothing

  • tary

    May 14, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Awesome episode James. Action 52 is a fucking mess !

  • May 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I remember renting this game not once, but twice. First on the NES then several years later on the SEGA Genesis.

    Yeah… it’s pathetic. Still… I’m always on the look out for obscure or notable vintage video games. I’d probably buy it up in a heartbeat if it’s not ridiculously priced.

  • RustyCoffinNail

    May 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    omg what is the 52nd game. plz be a vertical space shooter!!!

  • JoEy TeRrIfYiNg

    May 15, 2010 at 4:12 am

    lMFAO at #13. Haunted Hill, best pair of tits I’ve seen in a game since bloodrayne

  • wyman

    May 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I wonder if the last game is any good.
    Na it probably sucks

  • That guy from Faxanadu

    May 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    You finally digged deep into the ultimate artifact of bad videogames. The Shark-game is really painfull, shooting is really awkward since it fires left or right depending on which direction you last swam at. And it becomes ridicolously hard around stage 3 or 4… if you had the patience to sit through the first ultra-dull screens. I expect a full episode of the infamous Cheetah Men-game^^

    The only games worse than this I´ve played were coded by the bad-pirate-king Hwang Shinwei for a 280-in-one game. I´d say his “F18 Race” is pretty much on par with that shooting-game where you couldn´t die.

  • May 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    This is funny, as always, but I think that you are going too deed in the shit… I like more when you expose flaws of video games that could have been saved, or to criticise “good” video-games for some bullshit choices they have made.

    I undertand that this episode is necessary (for the crappyness of this game reaches the stratosfere), I liked it a lot, but I’m worried that in some next episode you are going to talk about, I don’t know, a broken cartridge gameplay, or whatever.

    Can we make the jump to the SNES-Mega, please? We had enough 8 bits (and less) for the past years… It was fun! Let’s move on!

  • taochris92

    May 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    he might be leaving ET for the 100th episode of AVGN to which i say just wait!!!

  • Adam2000

    May 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    The 52nd game is cheetah men

  • mrbu7791

    May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    When I saw you sitting by the Commodore I reminded the games made using SEUCK (Shoot’ Em-Up Construction Kit). They were not as bad as those in Action 52……
    James we want some Commodore reviews, I won’t stop reminding you!

  • May 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Awesome. Just awesome. I actually own this game, it made me go back and dig it out =D.

    It’s just as bad as you say and then some. However if you don’t give props to the music in Cheetehmen I will be VERY upset lol.

    Looking on Ebay, there’s only one copy of the game for the NES version 500 bucks. I should really put my copy up there haha!

  • techsmash

    May 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I’m still a fan of AVGN don’t get me wrong, however I feel the last few episodes have been a tad water downed and maybe even feel even a little bit hurried compared with the brilliance of past episodes, and yes I know every single episode isn’t going to be epic, but with the long waits inbetween the episodes, and some of the (what I call) mediocreness of them, I’m wondering is the nerd (James) getting a bit sick of doing these or just maybe running out of cool episode ideas, I liked the episode it was a good watch, I’m kinda looking for a strong nerd come back with something really exciting at this point

    Just my two cents….

  • qmqmqmqm1234

    May 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    techsmash has some what of a point. But i think that this one was pretty good but the sword quest was a bit boring but it did have a good story. Don’t get me wrong i watched all your episodes in 1 day then did it hte next. I love your videos though and your histarical. peice!!!!!

  • OMFGitsAust

    May 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    This sucks! Why did you have to end right before the Cheetaman Game?

  • pman1996

    May 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Nerd
    Your videos are so amazing that after the long wait for episode 90, when my friend told me about the new episode I nearly crapped my pants. YOU ARE A GENIOUSS

  • KanetheKnight

    May 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Sup, James?
    Just registered, but I’ve been watching your videos for a few years now. I gotta say I love your stuff, but I wish you’d release vids more often.
    Action 52-in-1 is a game that’s been plaguing me for some time, now. I stream video games, see, on Ustream, and one day while looking for shitty games to play my friend offered the download link to a ROM of it. I got it, played it for about 15 people, and made every single joke you made. It got to the point where, watching this video now, I wondered a moment if you had been watching my stream in secret.


    I’m constantly requested to play this damn game now, and I make the same jokes and same remarks as if on Repeat, so I really -really- fucking hate this pile of shit. Paying $200 for an amalgam of shitty games rolled into a pile of absolute ass such as this would make any sane, emotionally sound man put a gun to his forehead while hugging a tailpipe with his mouth. I don’t think you’ll be able to stand another, but they remade this game on the Sega Genesis, completely changing every aspect of it and blatantly stealing music from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I honestly think you should hit that one after your Cheetahmen episode.

    Oh, and they made a Cheetahmen 2 game on the NES as a stand-alone. Check it out.

  • Jayden

    May 20, 2010 at 4:04 am

    if u go on a website could 1980-games it comes up with every nes game

  • pags

    May 20, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Great episode!

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    May 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Dude, why the hell did you end the video right before the last game? Was it so bad it deserved it’s own video? Let us know somethin’ man…

  • StevenKyleRickenbacker

    May 21, 2010 at 12:30 am


  • ddt_Eagleeye

    May 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    “Action 52. Fuck this game, please do a review on it. You asshole. Thanks.”

    Nice review, James!


    May 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    There were a limited number of games made for nintendo…… they were not infinite, so its obvious they will come to an end.
    There are hundreds of shitty Atari 2600 games too.
    And there are looots of other console´s games to review… (i bet there are a lot of shitty ones there too).
    The Nerd has a lot of shitty stuff to review yet, so those scumbags previewing the end of the nerd can go eat “PEEEEEEEEP!!!”.

  • Crowbar

    May 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Jesus God, this is one of those episodes I won’t be able to watch more than once. Not because it’s bad, but because the game is so fucking horrible.

    Anyway, I can’t wait until the next episode. Great job.

  • May 22, 2010 at 3:45 am

    I think the reason he didnt do the last game is most likely because he is doing a different episode with it, I dont know why, its about as bad as the rest, the only other reason I would think of is because its basically the same game as the other sidescrolling platforming games, with the same enemies from the other games. And Im pretty sure one of the reasons you got so many requests for this one, is because Armake reviewed these games.

  • Cablogula

    May 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Really good episode, definitely one of the best of the recent reviews.

    The cheetah game is just genius. Sooo random. It does stand out from all the other generic others and I think deserves a longer look.

    Alfredo and the Fettuc was balls. You didn’t miss anything. Kept dying and dying…what a pile of jizz…

  • gabriot

    May 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I can’t believe legend of kage is on the wii console and yet they leave out great games…. what a fuckfest nintendo has become lately.

    I’d love to see a review of this game and/or how nintendo has continually sucked ass ever since the invention of the gaycube

  • MegatronPrime

    May 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

    one word… FUNNY

  • Tigey440

    May 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    What do you expect? It’s only 8 bit and people just want to trick you into buying a bad game.

  • bosisammy

    May 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I also think techsmash has a good point, i mean when i watched my first AVGN episode (Nintendo Power) I laughed my ass off! But it seems that the recent episodes just werent as funny. I would like to see some reveiws of games like Bayou Billy, wich is UNBELEIVABLY fuckin hard and i think that an average person could contemplate suicide over that game. Dont get me wrong, im a hardcore AVGN fan and i look forward too future vids. That is all.

  • bosisammy

    May 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    HEY! HEY! Leave the gamecube otta this gabriot! that in my opinion was the last good nintendo console.

  • HolyJerk

    May 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I hope for the next one it’s just not about the last game, i wish he put it in on this one instead. But i guess that fair seeing how it’s about 30:00 minutes

  • voice of the guns

    May 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I remember watching your videos on youtube first back around 05-06. I love the reviews of these old shitty ass dumpster smelling games you do. I may not find every episode funny, but you know when to be serious, be funny, and of course GET ANRGY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeffreyrolek

    May 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Will the next episode of AVGN be about “CHEETAH MEN”, the last and final game on “ACTION 52”?????

  • nyrol

    May 26, 2010 at 12:14 am

    @Timothy Patrick Vreeland II
    Cheetahmen 2 was never officially released. About 1,500 copies of the game were found in a warehouse in 1996 which is when the world got to see it for the first time.

  • silvernug

    May 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    wow…why would he stop… he gets fucking PAYED to do this so it would be dumb to stop making AVGN

    also i hate when people act smart in there comments! im talking to you techsmash!!!

  • drinkingNsmoking

    May 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm


  • Mr.Hero88

    May 27, 2010 at 12:54 am

    This whole “one a month avgn” thing bites

  • Shmoopy

    May 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

    @ Mr.Hero88:

    He’s stated, multiple times in fact, that making AVGN episodes at the rate he was, he couldn’t get to the many other projects he wants to work on. Plus, I’d probably get burnt out doing something nearly EVERY DAY. He’s earned it probably more than most of us have, let him enjoy his time. =)

  • jeffreyrolek

    May 28, 2010 at 4:56 am

    It’s almost the end of May, can’t wait for the next AVGN video!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andyzep2112

    May 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm


  • johnuk

    May 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    You’re teasing us with your delicious chocolates…. erm… videos, sir!

    I keep checking back everyday now for the new video.

    This video is so gigantically donging in mass, my computer has an episode if I try watching it with anything else open.

    If you ever get tired with the games, review some of those obscure consoles or other retro stuff. I’m sure I’m not alone when I’m watching your videos and constantly looking at stuff in the background going “wtf is that?”

  • iannerd97

    May 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I used to have this game. I wonder what happened to it?

  • darkfire678

    May 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

    AVGN´s work looks hard, playing and reviewing those awful games.
    keep it up james, your videos are awesome

  • Gaunt Noir

    May 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    AHAHAHHAHA oh god the “flaming condom” XD

  • jaaba

    May 30, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Hey James.

    I just wanted to say that its real cool that so many of your fans have reacted with such respect for your decision to make less AVGN. You are powerful enough to slay internet trolls! Awesome video, looking forward to the next.

  • theman

    May 30, 2010 at 7:23 am

    James : “From now on, the plan is for there to be a new AVGN video the first Wednesday of each month”. So yeah, the next video will come in the upcoming wednesday. 🙂

  • Modigs

    May 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    This is the best episode ever!! thank you James! 😀

  • tryckfelsnisse

    May 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    WOW take it easy man

  • GamerDennis

    May 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    AVGN is probably one of the best things ever happened on internet!
    I can´t wait for the new AVGN video! 🙂

    Keep it up James!

  • theman

    May 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    not the “dominant game reviewer” , hes just a normal game reviewer just like everyone else, he just got famous about his retro game reviews, thats all.

  • theman

    May 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    And because he has a different style on how to approach the games.

  • bj_smokey

    May 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    The way I see it, once a month would be a good thing! It’ll give him a chance to play the games, write the scripts and make the reviews a lot better!!!

    I’m with you on this one James!!

  • avgnfuckfan

    May 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    dude, James you kick so much ass, ive decided to make a tribute vid for you. You know that game you mentioned one time, kung fu, theres an internet version called kung fun remix. It sucks balls. thats about it, once i get the right stuff ill make it. hope u like it!

  • M_From_G

    May 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Jaaaaaaaaaames. Ja a a a mes. We need new episode. We starving. Hunger. Hunger! ;). And great review as usual, keep up your work, it’s great!

  • bj_smokey

    June 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    It’s only a matter of time now for a new vid! I hope you go all out with the next game review!!!

  • sandwich

    June 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    i agree – a great review. i don’t think it’s going to be cheetah men though, cuz it’s been over a month. call it a hunch – but i think we’ll see super mecha death christ again. damn i hope we do.

  • sandwich

    June 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    wanted to add – rinry game game has disapeared too!

  • jeffreyrolek

    June 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    It’s almost Wednesday, can’t wait for new AVGN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luiz Gustavo

    June 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I discovered a Action 52 version for Genesis. There are diferent games and some games are the same games of NES version with a bit better graphics.

    The Genesis version is bad as the NES Version, but there’s 1 playable game: Bonkers.

    There are other bizarre things like the “Action 52 Challenger”. You have to beat the 52 games in random order in the most difficult level to be the “Action 52 Gamemaster”.

    I think nobody could be or will ever be the “Action 52 Gamemaster”.

  • seanvol

    June 2, 2010 at 12:10 am

    That’s pressure, man. That’s pressure.

  • RetroMerch

    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Come on nerd!! give me mah HEROIN!!!

  • zyklopfish

    June 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    You know we depend on you,
    don’t play around with our feelings!!

  • JAM

    June 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Hey, James, when do you have to upload the Brand-New AVGN video at GameTrailers.com? ‘Cause I’m sick and tired of looking at The Karate Kid Movie Poster Artwork every time I visit Cinemassacre.com!

  • theman

    June 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    @JAM , just be patient.

  • JAM

    June 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    @theman You worked for GameTrailers?

  • Osairus Million

    June 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Indeed… good things come to those who wait…. very good things…

  • June 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    i cant wait for the new avgn. This one was okay. Take your time for the episodes and dont rush them.
    I loved the 52 card pickup part xD

  • super chilean

    June 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    i was surprised when i saw the karate kid poster and not a new AVGN.

    i guess it doesn’t matter, but just because your awesome

  • JAM

    June 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    @super chilean I feel you.

  • June 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    The “Dam busters” music sounds fimilar

  • Andrew Johnson

    June 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    its Wednesday, where is the new vid?
    oh well, never mind. can’t wait though.

  • SuperOtter24

    June 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Goodness, the wait is killing me. I can only hope the new video comes out later today, but I can’t wait that long!
    Oh well.
    You rock, James
    Love the Action 52 vid B)

  • Speezix

    June 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Aah it’s funny to see everyone else start jonesing for AVGN at the same time. Today is AVGN day! Imagine if comics all of a suddent weren’t released on wednesdays? That’s what it must be like, only with minimal nerd rage and mostly nerd acceptance.

  • Speezix

    June 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Suddent = not a word. I did a great job!

  • Hugleikur

    June 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Where’s the new AVGN!

  • pattentrick

    June 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    “from now on, the plan is for there to be a new AVGN video the first Wednesday of each month.”

    you lied to us! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh….cant take it any longer…whyyyyyy??????

  • RetroMerch

    June 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I’m going to kill my self 😀 DWARFS!!!!

  • theman

    June 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    @pattentrick The PLAN is for there to be a new AVGN video the first wednesday of each month. not there IS going to be a new AVGN video for the first wednesday fo eachmonth. Plans arent 100% Accurate.

  • June 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    It’s the first Wednesday of June and still the new episode of AVGN Action 52 (Nes) hasn’t came yet.
    When will it be posted?

  • Gamer

    June 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Not many videos have been released for the think month of may. Maybe James is working real hard on the avgn vid, or with the movie.

  • SuperOtter24

    June 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Does anyone know, in the past, what time of day the videos have been typically released?

  • June 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Come ON!!! Where is Cheetamen new episode!?!?!?

  • NaokiB2U

    June 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Its Wednesday…..where’s my cheethamen James?! 😀

  • Zapetroid

    June 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I, too, was eager to see your new video today. :X

  • June 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I want to watch it u.uU

  • shit the fuck

    June 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    it wednesdafy where the new vid for fucking christ i been waiting for a month

  • Soulman706

    June 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I bet that his plan is to have us waiting so more people watch it. Estimated time of upload. Midnight or 11:59. I hope that mike, kevin and justin appear as the three cheetahmen.

  • June 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Why isn’t it uploaded yet!?!?!!??!!?!?

  • June 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You know what’s bullshit? That this video isn’t posted and it’s 10:30 on the east coast!

  • June 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Are we getting what we paid for? I think so 🙂

  • jeffreyrolek

    June 2, 2010 at 10:36 pm


    There are some videos on YouTube of “ALFRED N THE FETTUC” and “JIGSAW”.

  • June 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    First Weds of the month here….

  • Sammy

    June 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    its THURSDAY!!!!! where are my drugs sir?!?!?

  • June 3, 2010 at 12:06 am

    12:05 am of thursday… where the hell is the new avgn !?

  • NathanR Himself

    June 3, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Damn it! first you tell us there will be two new episodes a month, and then you changed it to only one on the first Wednesday of each month! I know your trying your hardest but Wednesday is almost fucking over! And you haven’t posted a new video since that vhs tape!!! I have been looking forward to this since the start of May and I find that its not there…… GOD DAMNIT THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING US ALL!!! XD

  • YourBiggestFan

    June 3, 2010 at 12:32 am

    James, I Signed up just to tell you, that i’m loving your work. I’m, as my Username Clearly states, YourBiggestFan. I’m not gonna get to much into detail, but ive lived most of your hell,pain,blood,and Mostly Shit. I just wanted to say keep it up man, your my hero.

  • YourBiggestFan

    June 3, 2010 at 12:35 am

    also, its thursday now man, better hurry up before the impatient assholes Rip you a new one About being a couple minutes late.

  • June 3, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Im an impatient asshole here to rip you a new one because the video’s not up. Thanks.

  • danny

    June 3, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I can’t believe some of the comments here. I didn’t expect that James had so many asshole “fans”. He’s one day late with uploading a new video and you are going apeshit. Give the guy a fucking break, he’s providing you with free entertainment and he owes you NOTHING. Stop acting like little children and just be patient like the rest of us.

  • The Phoenix.

    June 3, 2010 at 1:51 am

    AVGN… James… right now I am playing level 10 of Snake Rattle ‘n Roll. It fucking pisses me the fuck off. That said, take your time. If I beat this piece of fucking acid induced hallucinatory ostrich shit before the new vid uploads, then I’LL be the Angry Nintendo Nerd. For real. Keep it up, man. Love your shit and can’t wait ’till you’re ready.

  • YourBiggestFan

    June 3, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Hey mike whats going on? surprised to see you on this late. Anyways, I kinda figured something was up. You guys wouldent keep us waiting on purpose. and that said. everyone………….SHUT…….THE……….FUCK…………UP…….GIVE…..THE…..MAN….A…….BREAK! He’s done all he can to get the shit ready. if you REALLY want to be fucking trolls, then go do it on GT! For fucks sake. God please read this comment before i have to repost something else like this to keep people from pissing on an inocent man.

  • 12xu

    June 3, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Thanks for the info Mike…but you know what’s bullshit?Angry fanboys crying over spilled milk.Let’s pretend james didn t sent that to gt.He is a real person, with problems like the rest of us and the AVGN is just a project he does for our and his entertainment.Personaly i am happy he makes time to continues to do this videos .Thank you james and good luck with your other projects

  • Calehay

    June 3, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Note to self: Never get in the way of rabid AVGN fans and their videos. You people are scary.

  • Jakobi

    June 3, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Why dont you complainers just chill out! James has not control over the time the video will be posted. Calm your fucking asses down! Go bitch on GT.com

  • Ai the Cutie

    June 3, 2010 at 3:20 am

    The mean people here make me so sad… );

  • June 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Listen all u complainers, in england its Thursday at 10:22, so all you people who cant deal with it being a bit late, then go do ur bussiness in a gorrilla’s a-hole!

  • dukeplatypus

    June 3, 2010 at 5:26 am

    dude, come on. we waited a month and it’s not Wednesday in any time zone. you had a whole month, the least you could do is be on time

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I really wouldnt mind at all, if it would take about 5 months before next video to come up, if so , then he probably has something more important to do than AVGN.

  • BlackEyeVision

    June 3, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Yeahhh look at all these people needing there fix! ^^

  • June 3, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I can understand that the video is late. But cant you just leave a note or something james?

  • zyklopfish

    June 3, 2010 at 7:42 am

    What would james do?…. COMPLAINING!!

  • Soulman706

    June 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

    To: All Desperate AVGN fans

    When you upload 90 shitty game reviews, 9 board game reviews, I don’t know how many movies made by yourself and make your own website. Then you may complain about why he is taking so much. In the meantime just wait and READ MIKE’S COMMENT. So complain on gametrailers if you have a popular and fully functional video website.

  • June 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

    No he could say that the video is late. and he could say a new date for the video. And tell us what the reason of the delay is!

  • Soulman706

    June 3, 2010 at 8:08 am


    From: me

  • June 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Yes i saw the comment sorry

  • Big Boss69

    June 3, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I am a long time AVGN fan but it’s irst time i coment. I hope gametrailers uploads the video soon. I NEED my monthly fix of AVGN lol. Mike i also love the episodes when you apear. I specially loved the batman episode when you apear as joker and the alice in wonderland episode when you apear as cowardly lion. You rule. Much love to all the AVGN fans and all angry gamers like myself who lived in the 8-bit era. I pray to the God of videogames, that the new video gets posted soon. Peace.

  • June 3, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Gametrailers r rubbish, they shud hurry up. Last month they post it 2 early, this month 2 late, i meen wtf?

  • Soulman706

    June 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Um there was no cowardly lion in Alice in Wonderland

  • Big Boss69

    June 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    At Soulman706. Yeah you’re right. I meant the wizard of oz. Sorry blame it on my A.D.D.

  • June 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I cant wait any longer ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

  • Big Boss69

    June 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Lol i cannot wait either i keep refreshing my cinemassacre page in the vain hope the next refresh displays a video over the action 52. I am a junkie for AVGN videos. Curse you for making me addicted to this. XD (B.T.W after my 894585th refresh still no new video). Curse you gametrailers.

  • June 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

    lol im refreshing for houres too.

  • Tria

    June 3, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Guys calm down.

    It will come up when it gets up. It will be even better because of all the anticipation. I haven’t been disapointed by any of his videos yet.

  • June 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Oh shit, didn’t see Mike’s comment. Didn’t mean to hate, just need my FIXX!!!

  • June 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

    OKay im gonna re-watch the action 52 review to get a little calm.
    (still cant wait!!!!!!!)

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

    What if gametrailers found something in the video that they didnt like about, and now they are re-editing the video and later posting it to gametrailers, >.<.

  • Soulman706

    June 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I can see the headlines of the newpaper.

    Mass suicide because the AVGN episode wasn’t uploaded. Even if you are desperate, do something else. Like playing all those shitty nes games online. Or something I don’t know.

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Yes MIssMeganMayo, i know that. But it still doesnt change that what if gametrailers is re-editing the video, if they found something unlikable about it.

  • June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

    True but what can gametrailers possibly dont like about about the video?
    The langauge?
    I dont think so he always shouts.
    Maybe the structure or something?
    But most likely they just forgot to upload it!!!!!
    ***** gametrailers

  • Synthetek

    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Haters gonna hate, i guess.

    I’m a huge nerd fan, and even though gT hasn’t put up the new video yet, I’m still psyched about it. Once a month give me something to look forward to in life, and the fact that James does these is just awesome!

    Keep up the good work, and I really hope that you continue to do these for years to come!

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    @Deppox How do you know? , you know that james gets payed from gametrailers when he does these videos. You never know what kinda different deals they have together, when he gets money from it.

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    But yeah its often probably just late the video.

  • June 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    yeah maybe james made a mistake.

  • 1up

    June 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    My dad can beat your dad

  • ZidaneTribal

    June 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    GT must die.

  • NickRiviera

    June 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I think it is funny that he said anything that is pink sucks and all the game titles were pink.

  • Jakobi

    June 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    wow you guys really think that GT is editing the video cuz james says something they didnt like? There is NOTHING James would do that GT would edit out. GT has an adult section on their site and they have shown the nudity of some video games in their videos. They have shown swearing and people being chainsawed. I am pretty sure the vid hasnt gone up yet because GT is being lazy right now. Mike said that they submitted the video two friggin days ago so its up to GT to post it when theyre ready

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Jakobi, GT is james´s employer, so of course they can too decide what kinda content the video has.

  • theman

    June 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    They pay him money for the videos, thats why they check them 100%.

  • YourBiggestFan

    June 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    hey, i say, one way or another, lets stop playing the fckking blame game guys, first everyone got mad, then mike came on and said He sent it to GT and now your all goin APE SHIT about, seriously lets just calm down, and wait for the video, and just oh I don’t know, quit Critisising the sites that are the reason the video your COMMENTING ON and all the others, were possible.

  • June 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I agree, the video is online soon. Lets just wait and look forward to the video.

  • grmpf

    June 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    This episode was epic, a marathon of shitty games. Enjoyed the classic Nerd style. 😀

    And, seriously, GameTrailers is a pile of disorganised slobs. They’ve probably always been that way, but now that we’re being informed about the supposed release dates of the episodes AND about when the videos get sent to them, we can actually see it. The video for March went up too early, now this one is already late, WTF?! I mean, come on, it’s not a home-made website maintained by a single person in a basement, it’s GameTrailers Corp., owned by MTV Networks, a division of fucking Viacom!
    James and Mike are two guys making videos and they’re more professional than those people.

  • Synthetek

    June 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm


    Let’s just relax, bro. two mistakes don’t end the world. AVGN will be up soon.

    Goose fah brah.

  • grmpf

    June 3, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Meant to say “video for May went up too early”, not “March”.

    @Synthetek: Well, nobody knows the contract between James and GT, but apparently it requires him to send the video a few days before the planned release. They tell him when they want to upload it and everything’s fine. Except that they give him a date and he sends it on time, but then they decide to upload it whenever the fuck they want. Next wednesday, in this case. I think that kind of behaviour is a little irritating.

    AND it has happened before, but it didn’t get so much attention because it was only every now and then that James wrote “new AVGN will be up next week”, whatever he and GT agreed upon. Even then, GT was late a few times, causing some idiots to get mad at James.

    @YourBiggestFan: I think everybody who complained about James not uploading the video “on time” was totally overreacting. It’s not like anybody has a RIGHT to get an AVGN episode on xxxxxday just because James wrote it’s PLANNED for xxxxxday. Obviously, James can take as much time as he needs to get it done, but GameTrailers is just being irritating because they actually HAVE the video and they’re waiting forever before making it available.

  • Synthetek

    June 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm


    I understand your concern completely, as it is annoying that GT isn’t putting it up on time. Why put the other one up early and this one late? And yes, they don;t have the best track record in the world.

    That being said, what choice does James have? Or any of us? We are at the mercy of GT, it seems, so I guess we have to “bite the bit” on this one.

    Or take the “fight” to them. But I think this will smooth over soon. The once-a-month videos will smooth out, and it will be better next month, i do believe.

  • jbullock8

    June 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    “Oh, then the game crashes……good.” Another great video, I’m always impressed with how much work and time you obviously put into your videos.

  • 1up

    June 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Someone tried to upload a random video to GT? Trying to get a fokkin clue concerning this mystery?

  • June 5, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Only 4 days till the new avgn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    June 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    um… more AVGN plz. wednesday was 3 days ago

  • kamakazi geek

    June 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

    how about 52 shitty games

  • Saxby

    June 7, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Hey James,

    Check this out –


    Stumbled across a page where some people decided to remake Mashman. After the trailer of the original mashman, they have written the words “Looks like fun, doesn’t it?”.


  • musicintrees

    June 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    hey, when are you gonna do the review on the cheetamen.

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    June 9, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Did anyone else at first expect a stereotype joke when he says “how much more black could this be?”

  • Strazdas

    June 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    that one was fun to watch. though it felt like you just rushed trough some games. like you just skipped the ones that crashed.

  • pattentrick

    June 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    any new information about the new AVGN on gametrailers.com? will it be up soon?

  • June 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Oh gosh those games are terrible.
    I mean, to me, the only persons who would buy that game would be the people who clothes and grocery shop at the Dollar Stores.
    Epic Video, James.

  • ZepplinFan91

    June 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    shitty games that suck ass… all 52 of em
    cant get worse than that pile of goat puke

  • asdfasdfasdfsd

    June 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    “Manchester” is probably a Smiths reference. Morrissey and the band were from Manchester and they made reference to it in a lot of their songs.

  • Vyncent

    June 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I so want a Nintoaster

  • supermark64

    June 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

    @TheValsalvaManeuver: i did

  • June 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Oy ,I just played action 52+1 for genesis……I would rather eat dog vomit.

  • Gunderman

    June 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    How many times has the AVGN take a shit? I know there’s the time where you & the clones took a dump on the Nightmare on Elm St. cartridge, then there was bugs bunny, then bugs bunny did it to you, & then you did it to what I thought was the Sega Cd in the introduction. By the way, what do you use as shit, & I think I know what Bugs Bunny uses (donuts).

  • Gunderman

    June 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Are the enemies in Ooze called “Shitpickles”?

  • Gunderman

    June 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Bits & Pieces is also a math book for 6th graders.

  • Varen

    June 20, 2010 at 2:18 am

    What a nightmare of a video game. It’s really surreal to watch. Good work.

  • TheGamingKid

    June 28, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That game was horrible, and what was even worse was that they (Active Enterprises) tried to make a CONSOLE for the game called “Action Gamemaster”. i mean, WTF?

    Thank god it never got released…

  • drake41

    July 9, 2010 at 2:25 am

    are you going to comic con

  • tkrzysko

    July 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I found a warp zone in chettahmen 1. In the first level walk into the waterfall at the top of the screen and it gives you a 1-up and takes you to level 4.

  • Commenter

    July 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    why the fuck would u go out of your way to play cheetahmen?

  • tkrzysko

    July 16, 2010 at 3:11 am

    LOL, obviously I didn’t play it too long because I found the warp zone like 20 seconds into the game. It’s actually a warp zone to level 2 sorry for getting everyones hopes up about warping to level 4.

  • Shelden the dude who is awesome

    August 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Loved the ending
    awesome video james!!!!!

  • DarkSlayer

    August 11, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Wow, I can’t believe that something like this was actually released. A whole collection of shitty games in one cartridge. Funniest AVGN video yet.

    Also, the reason they censor the “hole” in asshole on TV is because it refers to a bodily function, which they can’t do. Since the 7 forbidden words of media are mostly refering to bodily functions, they have to censor asshole also. It’s pretty funny that they only censor hole instead of the whole word though.

  • randomman123

    August 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    this is my favorite avgn episode

  • matt13

    August 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    “Its a Nintoaster, and yes it works!” lol wish i had one

  • Zentu

    August 25, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    James! idk if anyone else told you but the upload of this video is Glitchy in itself, Almost over 1/2 way through the video it gets harder to see the Glitches from the game itself.

  • jar

    August 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    i made the mistake of watching this video while someone was sleeping in the same room. i’ve never had a harder time containing my laughter. best episode yet.

  • jar

    August 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    oh, and i also want a NinToaster.

  • DenFlens

    August 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Love how u quoted from the Spinaltap movie, “How much more black could this be? The answer is non….”


  • DarkNeonRain

    August 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This video is very funny. I can´t belive they made this shit, its like they deliberately trying to make the worst games in history, all packed into one plastic burning shit slope. well anyway, the video has some technical problems. halfway in the video, it starts glitching up. First time i saw this video, it worked fine. Maybe its glitch gremling

  • Lavargian

    September 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    This video seemed to work fine for me the whole time. By the way, great video Nerd!

  • ph8enix

    October 5, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Interesting – the avgn ripped of Pat the NES Punk o0
    Sad… special episode. Yeah…

  • phoenix252005

    October 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Light,Camara,Action 52! Whats piece of Buffalo shit!! LONG LIVE THE NERD!!!

  • Linkereto

    October 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Wow! Kamagra called my attention as this did it too.
    I am clearly impressed to have found it out.

  • jeager1999

    October 17, 2010 at 5:58 am

    I did some reading on the Action 52. I’m sure your aware that there was a Genesis Version of Action 52. According to Wikipedia the Sega Version different lineup of games, some with more work put into design and technical issues than the NES version. For a 16 bit version you think the Graphics would be better. I’m suggestion that maybe you should try it out….then you can pull a bugs bunny on the game.(By that I mean take a huge gushing shit on it.)

  • jeager1999

    October 17, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Next time I will watch part two before I open my mouth…at least we know the Cheetah Icons were cubs.

  • October 18, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I enjoy your reviews so very much that I can’t even begin explaining how many hours of entertainment you’ve brought me.
    Thank you very very much for this and all the upcoming videos in the future.
    You gave me lots of laughs when life itself was a bit scarce with them.
    Keep up the great work 🙂

    WoW! You get advertisement bots on your website? Impressive and mind numbingly annoying at the same time *scratches head*

  • SpeedyEric

    November 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Cool Nintoaster, James. Richard did a fine job. B)

    Has anyone played or even heard of Galaxy of Games. It’s similar to Action 52, but 52 times better than that piece of pixelated crap.

    Nice $h!t Pickle joke. XD

    7:11 & 21:14- Because poor literacy is KEWL.

    Man, I always crack-up of the TV version joke.

    I did my own math here. Action 52 is 5/26 space shooters, and $199 is almost how much 2 PS2s cost today.

  • Angel Beretta

    November 27, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Any chance it starts on Ooze every time you turn it on because of the contest they had when they released it for anyone who completed Ooze?

  • Andrew Johnson

    December 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    it takes 2 to make action 52.

  • linkfan3

    December 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I want to know if the nintoaster is real because i want a nes but none of my t.v.s will be able to play it so if the nintoaster is real and uses RCA cable could you email me james and let me know at [email protected] thank you.

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  • chrisgamer

    December 28, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Is there anywhere elts I can watch this episode? That website just does not work for me!

  • pcgamer176

    January 1, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Hah, the 51st game was called Robbie Robot. Anyone ever read I, robot?
    For those of you who have just seen the horrible movie, believe me it doesn’t do the book justice.

  • paychecktopaycheck

    March 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    One of my favorite reviews! Great job James!

    ( I have been huge AVGN fan since 2006, and after watching 100 episodes of James as the Nerd, he’s inspired me to make my own show, reviewing shitty Wii games! So if you have the time, check out my vid on youtube where i review probably the worst Wii game of all time Party Pigs Farmyard Games! )


  • Mr.Z

    May 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite of the whole series. 2nd fav is spielberg games.

  • Mr.Z

    May 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Also What toaster did AVGN use to remodel the NES. My NES has a bunch of scratches and is getting a little dirty so i wanna spruce it up by turning it into the Nin-toaster.

    • TheXman300

      November 26, 2011 at 3:19 am

      He bought it from someone else. I can’t remember where, but if you do a Google search you should find the website.

  • heated

    June 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I saw this at an antique store, with the box, comic, manual, and cartridge, and IGNORED IT. This was before I knew how rare and notorious it was.

  • scarmullet

    June 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Its pronounced LAZER but its spelled LASER because LASER is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Oh the stuff you learn from watching Mr. Wizard.

  • NPigeon

    July 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    This is your best review! Love long AVGN episodes

  • July 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    If you think Action 52 is bad, you should try DreamGEAR 101 games, I mean those games are horrible half of them are unplayable and you don’t even have a clue on how to play it, the controls are stiff and half the time the controls work on their own

  • Rambo

    July 19, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I actually still have Galaxy of Games Gold Edition. Still works and I still LOVE it.

  • crapslapper2000

    July 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    HEY JAMES!!!!!!!!!!!

    I looked up fettuc and according to urban dictionary fettuc is the drugs they were smoking when they made this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    those dam buster !!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  • August 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    wow this video was made on my birthday

  • lenny872

    September 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    you needed a calculator for that!

  • September 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Loved the Spinal Tap reference on Illuminator! I signed up just to post that since no one else seemed to catch that

  • Dr. DM

    September 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    The music for that Dam Busters game almost starts to sound like the AVGN theme at 9:13, check it out!

  • ljngamessuck

    September 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    you asshole thanks

  • Shadowfied

    September 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Definitely one of your best episodes!

  • BrendanMathewDale

    September 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    16:08 isn’t that pitfall harry?

  • phoenix252005

    September 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    How can that game be worth so much!? Its a piece of shit! I would rather play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde than that piece of dog shit!!! And thats saying alot!

  • Jackred89

    October 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    He should review Street Fucker on Genesis or Hong Kong 97 on Super Famicom.

  • LJNmaster

    October 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    5:48-6:00 greatest AVGN moment

  • Romero

    November 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I stumbled upon this one on Ebay today, thought I should share it with you!


    • spartankz117

      November 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      action 52 on ebay is 1996 dollars

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

      Did that honestly go for £120,000 ($187,000)?! o_O

      That’s more than the AVGN movie has in donations.

      • November 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

        Unless the comma separates the values, like a dot usually does. I don’t understand Krones. =

  • djsmaximus

    November 25, 2011 at 1:39 am

    They should have known their would be heat issues with the cartridge before they even manufactured and tested it in the first place. You already have more chips inside the cartridge than a standard NES game. That and the poor NES system trying to send more power to the cartridge than was probably allowed in the specs. The NES is going to struggle to send enough watts to the cartridge without being able to up the voltage, thus greatly increasing the heat. Any electrician knows that a 240 volt heater is safer than a 120 volt heater, because it doesn’t have to struggle to send the voltage to the heater and the wires in the walls stay cooler. This applies to the NES as well. :p

    • c64kicksass

      February 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      @djsmaximus 1.: They did not test the game. At all.

      2.: The NES has a 7805 voltage regulator with heatsink. The specs say the 7805 can handle 1.5 amperes and afaik has temperature shutoff and overload/short-circuit detection.

      Usually the components used in a game cartridge don’t really get hot since they’re just ROM, Lockout and Mapper, running at 1.77MHz. This leads me to believe they used non-conformant parts which are run outside their specifications (like maybe the ROMS or Mapper (which is custom and not used in any other nintendo game) should be run on 3.3V or so which causes them to get hot and malfunction (games that crash or glitch out)) There must be definitely something wrong with the choice of components, otherwise why did they put so huge capacitors in that cartridge?

  • ChillCherry

    November 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    17:50 Holy hot damn! I was just discussing this with my friend!

  • ZoltanLadanyi

    November 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    This game was obviously made for stoners, man. It was the age of crack and weed! Atari is too intense for that shit, so they had to come up with something for NES. 😀

    • TheXman300

      December 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      @ZoltanLadanyi Wait, aren’t the 60’s and 70’s more of the “crack and weed” era? Action 52 came out in the 90’s.

      • RikaMX

        January 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

        @[email protected] So the game was made BY stoners and crack guys xD

  • davidsworld3

    December 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    since it over heats will it hurt your system?

    • djsmaximus

      December 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      It will gradually. Since it draws more power from the system, it will wear it out faster. It has been a long time since I’ve looked inside an NES, but with any electronic system, it is built to a certain specification, and since Action 52 draws so much power from the console, it’s going to cause abnormally-quick wear.

  • justindtrout

    January 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    i hope he does a review of pac man 2 on snes, that game was horrible

    • ljngamessuck

      January 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

      @justindtrout really!? i thought it was quite good! diffrent yes and i can see where your coming from but i liked it 🙂

  • ljngamessuck

    January 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    lmfao in spread fire one of the enemies looks exactly like a nes console

  • Nuketehbomb

    January 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    20:57 They Came? O_O

  • LysanderTheevilmonkey

    January 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I saw this game selling for $299 on nintendoforsale.com the other day!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LysanderTheevilmonkey

    January 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I saw this game selling for $299.99 on nintendoforsale.com the other day!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ljngamessuck

      January 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      @LysanderTheevilmonkey yeah its pretty rare i saw the comic that goes with it for like 50 bucks

  • Leaf4Kirlia

    January 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    my favorite part: out of my way u fucking ghost here comes ms tits jumping like shes on a moon. Die u balloon onion faced uh… thing.

    lololol XDD


    January 25, 2012 at 5:06 am

    “Alien Beaver Tomato Fight” Another great band name! Thanks James.

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Should’ve been named LAME’O 52.

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  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

    they probably calculated how many shitty game programmers they could afford with the amount of money they could make with a 200$ game if they scored really low sales..but the shitty programmers got high with their money and didn’t give a shit about the game

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  • monkeyking31

    February 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    is it just me or does the guy from robbie the robot look like johnny bravo?

    • Evans90

      February 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      @monkeyking31 Yeah! it’s like Johnny Bravo and Dexter had an illegitimate love child . . .

  • Evans90

    February 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I had a computer programming course in high school (grade 11, I think) and some of the projects we did were more advanced (and worked a fair bit better) than this game. This is insane. I can’t believe things like this were allowed!

  • TorErik

    February 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    This game is EVIL!

  • ChristopherAllenWallace

    February 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    i played all 52 pieces of shit on this cart one day with my friends, we kept playing and drinking beer until we were so drunk and pissed of we were literately yelling at the tv and each other. we seriously tried, i mean really tried, to beat cheetah men but it’s so broken and stupid that it is almost impossible. i cringe when i think about this game, like i had seen a murder happen right in front of me and i never did anything about it. i love AVGN but i can barely watch this video, i’ve been re-watching this whole series and have been dreading this video, now i’m finally here and i’m so pissed off about it i had to write this comment.        

  • Kon999

    February 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    You mean on it.

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 26, 2012 at 5:20 am

    idk if you read comment or actually consider them but I thought this might give you some ideas.. you could record pieces of the making of some videos, aside from what you already do by recording the best parts and adding them to the DVD, you could have a How I made this serie or something, or just a 3min montage of the work with a small unscripted monologue about it.. I think it would be a good thing to start and give screwattack or youtube exclusivity so you don’t have to rely on donations or use the actual money you need to buy more stuff for your epic collection or simply to eat/live with… it would require low involvment and little work and would score lots of views judging on the ”inking of an avgn title card ” and making of a avgn video montages..pat the nes said it at the very beginning of your chat with pat video people love to know about the work you put into these things and also it’s good to tell those who think you’re actually just sitting on your ass all day and that you don’t have anything else to do than videos

    • shadowx

      March 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

       he already did a video about it. most of it at least

  • TehKnight

    March 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I found a ROM of this online where both Alfredo and Jigsaw worked, but its not a big deal. Both of them sucked just as bad as the rest of the games on this accursed cartridge and Jigsaw crashed after I died once.

  • JoshuaJenks

    March 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    This and the next episode are my favorites. The lengths make them awesome

  • March 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    idk if you read comment or actually consider them but I thought this might give you some ideas.. you could record pieces of the making of some videos, aside from what you already do by recording the best parts and adding them to the DVD, you could have a How I made this serie or something, or just a 3min montage of the work with a small unscripted monologue about it.. I think it would be a good thing to start and give screwattack or youtube exclusivity so you don’t have to rely on donations or use the actual money you need to buy more stuff for your epic collection or simply to eat/live with… it would require low involvment and little work and would score lots of views judging on the ”inking of an avgn title card ” and making of a avgn video montages..pat the nes said it at the very beginning of your chat with pat video people love to know about the work you put into these things and also it’s good to tell those who think you’re actually just sitting on your ass all day and that you don’t have anything else to do than videos

  • Maxx1222

    March 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I like 5:50

  • liamaa2

    March 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    G-force the new terrible movie

  • AVGNwin

    March 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Anyone notice the music to Time Warp Tickers (Shitters for me) sounds like the second solo to the song ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC, only, the Live At Donington version more-so because it’s as fast as the Tim Warp Tickers music.  Just me?

  • AVGNwin

    March 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Anyone notice the music for Time Warp Tickers sounds like the second solo to the Donington concert version of ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC?   Huh.

  • AVGNwin

    March 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Anyone notice the music in Time Warp Tickers sounds like the second solo of the live Donington version of ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC?  Huh.

  • AVGNwin

    March 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Anyone notice the music in Time Warp Tickers sounds like the second solo of the Donington version of ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC?  Huh.      o

  • damon

    May 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

    16:11- You’re attacking with the baby’s bottle apparently it’s squeezable, and doing so shoots milk out the nipple. still doesn’t explain why you have infinite milk, though…

  • thematt121

    May 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i can tell you 52 reasons why this game sucks

  • drayster75

    June 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    spinal tap!

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    This is my favourite episode of AVGN

  • likalaruku

    September 19, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Alfred & the Fettuc & Jigsaw apparently work on emulators but not on consoles.

    I THINK I recognize the song from Streemerz.

    Nope…Totally can’t tell that these were programmed by a small batch of inexperienced students with a low budget & strict time limit.

  • RandyPan

    November 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I used to have a CD Rom with 1000 games on it. It was basically like this, but with Shareware and Freeware games.

  • madmaxx17

    December 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    What the fuck!? What was the 52nd game?

  • vetle hafstad

    January 8, 2013 at 2:30 am

    best episode i have seen 🙂

  • January 29, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    ok what is this a direct upload to wordpress? What ever it is, it hurt the video quality

  • Haziel Olivera

    February 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm


  • Apparition

    April 18, 2013 at 3:19 am

    This is probably my favorite nerd video. Thanks for making these James.

  • June 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Good lord, this is one of the abosolute worst game ever made on NES, good thing Active Enterprises (Makers of Action 52) don’t exist anymore.

  • June 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I wonder what the 1st MMO was…WOW on NES? XD

  • July 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    E.T.’s better than this shit pile!

  • the-pieman

    July 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Out of curiosity (sick, sick morbid curiosity) I got a rom of this and managed to try the games that James couldn’t play due to freezing. I gotta say, James, be glad you didn’t have to waste your time.

  • MelancholyRose

    August 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Oh man. I’ve seen this a million times, and I still lose it when he starts talking about “Boss.”

  • John Forbes

    August 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Woot Woot nin-toaster!! 😀 i want one!

  • September 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    This “game” really makes you stop and wonder wether or not even the people who made the piece of shit thought it was worthy enough to be put on store shelves You take one look at it and ask yourself, “Why even bother buying it even just for the novelty?” And to those who do buy it for that reason, I say fuck you and your “novelty” bullshit! If I ever see a real copy firsthand, wether it be in a private collection, or some shit, I will break ithe shit out of it and burn what’s left. Not everything made in the USA is gonna be good, and this is a prime example of that.

  • September 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Billy Bob: Yes it is possible to get through the 2nd screen. I got to level 2 in that game.

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Most of these games are horrendous; however I am more forgiving than most people so some of them are descent…but I is still a waste of time and has really poor concepts. For example: I have jumped onto ladders in video games and from ladder to ladder in Minecraft ladder parkour, but to climb up a ladder by jumping…I have never heard of that.

  • January 1, 2014 at 2:09 am

    You think Action 52 is bad? My brother had his XboX modded back in ’09 and it had more than 3000 games like these on it. It took him 3 WEEKS to play each one with the same outcome you had with A-52. Consider your ass saved from the bane of… ACTION 3000!!!

  • Ethan McLain

    January 2, 2014 at 3:48 am

    lol action 52. fuck this game, please do a review of it. you asshole. thanks

  • GrahfMetal

    January 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve seen this episode a dozen times and I just noticed something for the first time. At the end of “Dedant” he mentions that the only thing different about this ant is that it’s pink and everything pink in this game sucks. He than cuts to the main menu where all of the games are written in pink font. Clever!

  • March 17, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I remember being up, late one night. I saw this infomercial about this vary game! I remember thinking those words “52 games?! Wow that must be soooo cool!” Sort of glad I didn’t figure out how to get $200

  • spencer montiel

    June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    you know what’s more fun then action 52 52 card pick up how do you play? … pick up the cards

  • Don Skiver

    February 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Just watched the story behind Action 52. It’s both surprising, and yet somehow, not surprising at all how a craptacular game like this came to be.


  • June 8, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve been wanting to watch this episode ever since I was only in the house, same with Cheetahmen. And now, I think the time has come.

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