AVGN: Cheetahmen

James / June 9th, 2010


  • Tempest

    June 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Awesome! Great work as always, James.

  • Vimaser

    June 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    About time.

  • MorePAIN

    June 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    sweet video man loved it thanx for the early birthday gift James you rock.

  • benjigoenitz

    June 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    buahaha!!!!! this is greaaaaaat!!! ;D!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Lord Fixx

    June 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    That was great !!! Nice work james !!

  • gonzoneil

    June 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    yes! I loved the outburst at the beginning.

  • Cheznar

    June 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you….!!!

  • Burf12345

    June 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I like the fact that you upload videos once a month because they are longer, and you put more effort into them, good job

  • J-Smash

    June 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Finally! Great work James!

  • itscmillertime

    June 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    James, I gotta tell you. I really did like this one. Your genuine excitement for the 1-up was great. This video makes me wonder how many other unreleased games there are out there in some warehouse somewhere. So sad..

  • brodystone8

    June 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Fuckin amazin

  • SuperOtter24

    June 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Now comes the suspense…what will he review next?

    Anyway, nice job james, all that shit must have cost a fortune

  • Michael

    June 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Hey James,

    How much did you end up paying for Cheetah men 2? I looked on ebay and it was $250… for the COVER. There was only one actual game up for sale, and it was $5900. I had no idea an NES game could appreciate so much.

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    What the f*** were they thinking!!
    I’m glad i never had to deal with this piece of shit. I was alive and well back then..but i never have heard of such a thing as action 52 until 2010..guesss i got lucky. (born 1981 btw) i love AVGN episodes..rock on James..ROCK!! thank you for another good laugh and educational nerd knowledge experience .. f’in ROCK

  • camlost245

    June 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Kick-fuckin ass! You know life’s kinda cool sometimes.

  • darkknightdetec

    June 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I’m really digging this new once a month, higher production values thing. Great episode, you’re really bringing AVGN back to the greatness it once had (not that your recent videos haven’t been great). Can’t wait to see next months!!! Looking forward to it!

  • Johnthegamenerd

    June 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Couldn’t stop laughing nice work James,it was already bad that they got away with that crap on the NES but the fact that they did the same thing on the Genesis is just truly sad.

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I never knew there was an unofficially liscenced game for the Genesis. God Action 52 is a piece of shit! Thank god it’s over! Very well done, James. : )

  • The_HangMen

    June 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    God announcing exactly when the video came out just made the site unloadable from like 11:59 – 12:15. Hex

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Great work James! Action 52 truly sucks balls.

  • Redfish12X

    June 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    James – you are my hero.


    This….is your destiny.

    *bows down*

  • adenton7

    June 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    James I am wondering when your new volume of AVGN will be out on DVD i just cannot wait for it i have been watching your works for about a year and a half and just cannot get enough. have a great time shooting the movies

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Oh yea, “Fuck-nugget” awesome.

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Well worth the wait quality as usual James you got any plans for you know whats bullshit

  • cloob1

    June 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I want to make babies with you.

    I loved that so much it made me happy as fuck. But, now I feel depressed because I won’t see another one for a month. It’s like when your best friend moved away, you’ll see him but not as much as before.

  • Jigglysaint

    June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Great work James! How on earth did you find a Cheetahmen II cart and NOT sell like half your collection to get it?


    June 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Keep it up the great work James!…………..Remember the game Treasure Trolls lol

  • Ballardgirl

    June 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    So…… were those tanks bleeding?

  • Chico Edge

    June 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I think that your 2010 videos have been your finest work so far.

    You were wrong about one thing though. The good news isn’t that you’re done with Action 52. The good news is that the SNES version was never made.

    It’s no wonder that the Genesis version is different than the NES game. It was coded by the company that made “Color a Dinosaur”. Active Enterprises made the NES version.

    Yes, Active Enterprises truly believed that Cheetahmen would be the most desirable toy line on the market that year. Have you ever seen their plans for the portable game system that would play its own games as well as NES, Genesis and SNES games? They were out of their minds!

  • johnuk

    June 10, 2010 at 12:01 am

    i’ve been up all night, it’s now 6am and I still can’t watch the video, it just stalls. the views have absolutely rocketed. It went from 0 an hour ago to 30,000

  • realsweetkid

    June 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

    in this one James is like overwhelmed by emotion..
    i laughed more at the previus one -guess only because the first encounter with an abomination called action 52 just blew my mind..
    but in this one the emotional impact is definitely more powerful –
    James simply glows from inside -he irradiates some pure inner feeling –
    that’s really something never seen before -the experience is rewarding indeed!

  • johnuk

    June 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

    well… I refreshed and it’s 40k now. i mean damn!

  • G the zombie

    June 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

    there was a game so bad they acutually grathered them all up in buiried them all where i live only a few are left and there REALLY FUCKING EXPENSIVE i dont undurstand that concept , why if they where so bad ARE THAY SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE. anyways no one knows exactly where they were buiried and that town is butfuck of nowhere alamogordo nm. :\

  • VideoGameDork

    June 10, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Yes I kinda knew you will review the Genesis version of Action 52. Thank you James.

  • Wien

    June 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

    THANK YOU for that Phalanx shout out in the intro!! I remember when I was a kid, I had that exact reaction! I looked at the cover and saw an old man with a banjo and was like “What the heck is this all about?” and then I put it in and its a shooter! and I’m like “What the FUCK????”

  • bigtrav01

    June 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

    God waiting might have sucked but if all your videos are gonna be this good another month is nothing to wait…..

  • Karabiner98

    June 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

    i like

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I would have watched sooner, but THE BLACKHAWKS JUST WON THE STANLEY CUP, BABY!!!!

  • OutCold

    June 10, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Ha ha nice job getting a mention a the bottom of Action 52’s wikipedia page. You truly are a big deal. lol

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Awesome video. Well worth the wait. 10/10

  • VideoGameDork

    June 10, 2010 at 12:18 am

    lucky Cheetahmen 3 was never made as planned and that handheld system the company said. At least the company was shut down before those abomination was released.

  • i3ifqgml

    June 10, 2010 at 12:24 am

    That was the first thing I said when I got done watching this!

    Oh yeah, it’s good to know that we’ve finished with Action 52! Whew, what a shit-bomb!

  • adenton7

    June 10, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Great video as always James

  • angel85

    June 10, 2010 at 12:33 am

    wow, action 52 on genesis…my favorite older console hosted action 52…

  • brodystone8

    June 10, 2010 at 12:36 am

    This video was hyped a ton and James my friend you fuckin didn’t dissapoint o and by the way that out burst at the beginning was hillarious

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    June 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Great review as always! I have to admit, though, as shitty as the game is, the Cheetahmen music is pretty damn catchy. I’ve been having some trouble trying to put the full story about the music together. From what i understand, a lot of the Action 52 songs were originally composed by the famous Ed Bogas, but were plagiarized from a different game released on the Atari ST. The main Cheetahmen song does not seem to be one of these plagiarized songs, but the Cheetahmen II menu music (which is almost equally epic) was composed by Ed Bogas as well? All I know is the main Cheetahmen song is called “Bossa Nova” and is a huge Japanese meme on Nico Nico Douga. It is also the overworld theme in this odd SMB1-inspired platformer called Cat Mario, or Syobon Action.

    I find it hard to believe that a game this shitty could have such kickass music, so I have to assume they stole it from somewhere. If so, why couldn’t they have just stolen the Battletoads engine and replaced the graphics? It may be criminal, but I feel like it’s less of a crime than this abomination against mankind!

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Again I’ll mention I caught the Star Trek IV reference. :p

    For some reason I feel really smart because of that but really I’m just a total geek. lol

  • June 10, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I’d be pretty sweet if someone was to snag the Cheetah Men license and make a decent game out of it, just for kicks.

  • deceax

    June 10, 2010 at 1:06 am

    That was amazing and well worth the wait. Keep up the great work!

  • June 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

    legendary. congrats

  • Tylur

    June 10, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I’m liking the breaks you are taking between each video, you can notice more quality in each video. You make some damn fine work Rolfe.

  • C-O-L-T

    June 10, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Great video man 😀 that was worth the waiting ^^

  • necromage9

    June 10, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Woohoo! This video was definitely worth the wait! I didnt really notice a deterioration in quality in your previous AVGN episodes, but I fully support your decision to take breaks in between releases 🙂 It’s the least I can do for the free entertainment and your hard work !!

  • Doctor Cheesius

    June 10, 2010 at 1:21 am

    So epic! I didn’t realize the Genesis version was going to get a run-through as well. Was that one also $199? It looks like it wasn’t QUITE the pile of fuckstain that the NES one was, although it still looked like absolute crap.

    I was eagerly awaiting this one for over a month, but it was well worth the wait.

  • FluffyDDG

    June 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I did stay up for it just like i said and it was sooo worth it!


    June 10, 2010 at 1:34 am

    😀 i think this was great also that u took the genesis version ^_^ GOOD BOY
    also i love you @[email protected]

  • goncalo2kit

    June 10, 2010 at 1:35 am

    nice job james!!!
    later night i cant stand wakw up so i wake up at 7.00 (portugal hour) to watch you new video.
    and the result is :AWSOME
    keep up the good work until next month.

  • hate those fucking shitty games

    June 10, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Awesome video James!!! XD fucking hilarious!!

  • Boozer

    June 10, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Cheers to you James! First time commenting here, been your fan for about 2 years. I live in Finland and it’s no due to my country, just bad luck, but I often had to do with what I got (especially in games) and the worst fucked up piece of shit ever was A52. It cost so much (500-600 fin marks or about 100-120 US, at the time I think) it was supposed to compensate for a few earlier years’ birhtday presents. IT FUCKING DIDN’T! the game I got the year before was a board game, missing pieces and instructions except for the paper telling what pieces the game should have, which was kind of funny in an ironic kind of way.. but it kinda still was better than the A52.

    All the games you’ve ever reviewed here I think still beat A52, the worst piece of dogbarfedsickmucusofadiseasedanus and so on.. (if I only had your drive in coming up with a better way to describe that fuckwad of a *game*). I also had the delight of having ‘Exodus’ on my first pc, so I know the thrill of those exciting bible games too.

    Anyway thank you James. And Keep up the good work!

  • mistahtom

    June 10, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Oh shit! That’s the same music in that piece of shit Syobon Action (cat mario) game.

  • Ai the Cutie

    June 10, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Sooo awesome. Thank you James. I’d wait for your new videos without complaint even if they took you a year to make. Especially the longer ones, I like the longer vids. Also, I’ve been wanting an Action 52 review for so long, and when you made it, I was so excited. It was everything I like about your reviews; simple, clever, entertaining, true, and thorough. You don’t seem like the type to sellout, so I know that your videos will always be what I’ve been watching since I first saw the Simon’s Quest review on YouTube.

    Can’t wait for your next review. You’re my favorite entertainer in the entire world, and an inspiration to filmmakers everywhere.

    Tuning in since 2006

  • June 10, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Wow, Cheetahmen 2 ‘box only’, is going for $249.99 on eBay; so guess how much the game is going for: $5,900.00!!

    Just… tell me you didn’t pay that much for Cheetahmen 2, James. LOL

  • Edward

    June 10, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Well, I can see why it took a long time. Trying to beat the whole thing. AND the next thing. AND the third!

    You sir deserve a vacation! I’d buy you 3 drinks, but I’m a little hard up at the moment. 😉

  • jeff_brister2004

    June 10, 2010 at 2:36 am

    hahaha good stuff! i am scared to think about how much you spent buying cheetahmen 2 lol!!!

  • June 10, 2010 at 2:57 am

    hahahaha xD, LOL! … This looks awesome..
    The Last game from Action 52, Thats one to celebrate
    But why did they ever made an SEGA Genesis version O_O … Whut?”
    I can believe it, thats torture man, TORTURE!!! DX

  • Soulreaper

    June 10, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Hell… that was… awesome.

    I’m glad your back. 😉

  • June 10, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Good stuff, man. Haha… “Double dumbass on you!” Nice Star Trek IV reference, if that’s what it was, anyway.

  • WhiteWindow

    June 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

    For anyone who wants to know (Since it’s pretty much impossible without cheating). The last level of Cheetahmen is empty, Yeah, Simon Quest empty. After the insane level that took me an hour (With save state) and the last level has NO freaking things in it. You just climb ladders. Obviously the figured no one would ever get to it. The last boss is easier than in Cheetahmen II, You just move to a spot and snipe it while it’s flying around, it never comes close to you. What a way to end one of the hardest more horrible games ever.

    The ending? After what was a pretty nice intro… Well guess what…

    There isn’t one, cut to black, and the game just resets.

    WHAT A PIECE OF GARBAGE! I never got to the second boss in II, The jump cheat isn’t as easy to abuse on the rom, so I don’t know if there is more to it or not. Since the Rom of Action 52 plays all the games while James’s version doesn’t.

    I feel like just killing every cheetah and making them die off out of spite for this horrible game.

  • Rhetticus

    June 10, 2010 at 3:19 am

    That was awesome, it was was well worth the wait ^___^ Lol, the holy grail of video games and it was shit. How difficult and expensive was it to procure?

  • tary

    June 10, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Totally Awesome :X !!!

  • Pete09

    June 10, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I’d never actually seen the original Cheetahmen before this, only CM2

    I DL’d the Action 52 NES rom, but the games never worked (tho I liked the ‘It Takes Two’ drumloop at the start) so was never able to see it. I guess I could have googled it … but … meh!

    The Sega version was just as bad!!

    2 of the best home consoles in history, but Action 52 exposed how bad they could also be

  • jsin1276

    June 10, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I am glad for the new video though it wasn’t as good as the first part. The video would of been awesome if you reviewed all of Action 52 for the Genesis or included that in your part 1 review.

  • ekku1979

    June 10, 2010 at 4:09 am

    This was a nice conclusion to the first part. There was really no need to review all the genesis games so it worked out fine. It really puzzles me that how they could get away with making games which are so flawed? On the other hand even with the newer games (not saying any names but…EA!!!) you have to get an endless stream of patches and updates…

  • Paultron

    June 10, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I honestly watch your videos more than i do conventional television shows. I swear if you had the time and ability to produce full episodes weekly, I’d watch em.

  • June 10, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Awesome! I feel honored to post within the first 100 comments, keep it up James! You’re only getting better!

  • BlutoDaBoss

    June 10, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Another Fantastic Piece by the legendary Nerd. A Cliff Hanger that delivered, and made me excited as F*ck for the next installment of teh AVGN. But not just that, but everything else Cinemassacre has in store for us! fantastic work James! you have truly inspired people.

  • glidder

    June 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_52 here if you wanna read about the creator of the game ^^ thx for the video james you rock:)

  • Token

    June 10, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Great job guys. The guy that said he watches more cinemassacre than television made me laugh, it’s true for me too. I can barely eat a meal without one of your videos playing, which can be kinda disgusting depending on the video, I don’t know what that says about my eating habits.

  • Niox

    June 10, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Oh man – you sure as hell put yourself through a lot of torture this time. I really don’t know how you can keep on doing this stuff without going completely insane.
    I feel so bad for the parents who might have bought this piece of shit for their kids and payed a shitload of money only to see their disappointed faces after christmas or birthdays. just imagine you saved money for this shitfest to give your child and extra-cool present, because it has behaved so nicely throughout the year … oh and imagine you’re poor, too! … AND THEN THIS! man, this makes me so mad. you should be able to sue the bastards who made this! this is fucking fraud!
    The nerd should have existed back then. With an extra column in ninento power or even a TV-Show. It would have made a lot of children happy in the long run.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    June 10, 2010 at 5:24 am

    That’s too funny James. I had no idea that they made that for the Sega Genesis. The games look better, but still… not really worth it. It’s funny the story about the Cheetah game. Anyway, it seems there was no editor or anyone overseeing the making of these crapfests?!

    I mean those glitches are worse than the next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog game!

  • June 10, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Another Amazing game James! Thanks so much for lightening everybody’s day yet again!

  • The GameBreaker

    June 10, 2010 at 5:43 am

    The wait is finally over….

    I just watched the episode , and again pure epic nerdness but only problem was video’s sound.It was too low.first I thought it because my speakers and I plug my earphones , and even then the sound was too low , but even all the troubles , I loved this episode and I can watch this fucker anyday…

    Good work james , and I’m waiting for your ‘The Dragon In My Dreams’


  • vtk

    June 10, 2010 at 5:50 am

    The ending rocked. That was really random.

  • June 10, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I’d rather have an anal evacuation while my toilet’s broke and the plumbers are on strike than to wait this long for a new AVGN. No, I’m not serious, but James, you might use this in some future review and I did waste a couple of hours on a couple of days just checking if the video is up.

    Judging the quality improvement in Action52 from NES to Genesis, wow, the SNES version would be decent and the N64/PS1 version would kick ass! (no it wouldn’t, I’m just extrapolating 🙂 )

  • martin

    June 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

    finaly iv been eating such a long time for this

  • Ryaneko

    June 10, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I cant believe there is no comment on the picture at 1:52. Am i the only one seeing it?

  • unts

    June 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Totally worth the waiting =D

  • tiantim

    June 10, 2010 at 6:35 am

    i rate gamer sucks AVGN [email protected]

  • A_ninja

    June 10, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Shhhhh Ryaneko

    Lols is there an action 52 for the 32x?

  • June 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

    That was fucking hilarious! Worth waiting for. Thanx!

  • unts

    June 10, 2010 at 7:02 am

    At least the music in cheetahmen on the NES is kinda cool.

    @Ryaneko U mean the cheetahcock?

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    June 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

    @ Twisted Speech

    there are actually 31 known unlicensed games for sega systems.
    there are probably more out there.

    check this out


  • Butch Bitch

    June 10, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Another great episode-not as funny as the first but still very informative.

    I loved the “monkey-fuck”,that was just too funny!The ending was great,too.I can tell by the credits you’re getting more of a budget.You deserve it.

    Can’t wait for “Dragon In My Dreams”

  • June 10, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Can you actually believe that hey sold this peice-of-shit game in the Finland too back in the day? Some 10-15 years ago I recall my friend owing this game(and namely the first Cheetahmen). I can’t remember if he had that very cartrdge with 52 games but most of them crashed anyway iirc.
    Anyway as you happen to mention the whole game was so friggin brokendown that it was pain to play. We did not, however, give up but I recal we punished ourselves more and more with this ancient means of torture…. It was bad 🙁 The characters and the music was ok though. I have to give some credit for those bastards overthere who developed this :PPP
    Thanks James and once again a good episode. Have been following the series long time now but this was the 1 decided to comment to =D

  • June 10, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Not as good as the last one, but still a good video.

    Thank you for posting it.

  • jaykhunter

    June 10, 2010 at 7:47 am

    w00t 100th comment. Enjoyed the ep a lot; actually would’ve preferred if you review Action 52 on the Genesis since the graphics aren’t as shit! But that’s the aim of the game.

    Wow, was ravenous for a new Nerd. This ep was really paced well, since we went from Cheetahmen to Action 52. Great work James! See you next month! (and hopefully before)

    I wish your stuff got onto TV. I reckon it could do at least a million viewers.

  • jaykhunter

    June 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    that should read ten million!!

  • Fibox

    June 10, 2010 at 7:52 am

    james i watch you more than finnish ice-hockey you rock!

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    June 10, 2010 at 7:54 am

    OMG…i finished watching this video at 7:52 this morning!


    action 52, at 7:52….

  • Fibox

    June 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

    sorry clock is 16:00pm 😀

  • June 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Hahhaha! Great Episode!

  • andywagz

    June 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

    well worth the wait.

  • June 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

    the worst game you´re played
    excellent review

  • June 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Fuck Cheetahmen! That game really sucks (all the versions) But hahahaha Congratulations for finish the action 52! 🙂

  • daltonr6

    June 10, 2010 at 8:48 am

    When you found the 1UP-
    “Life is kinda cool sometimes”
    American Movie quote ;D

  • vonstrecker

    June 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Norman Schwarzkopf was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991. So It might be why the name of the tank game is Norman.

  • June 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

    This game may suck, but the music (NES version only) rocks! Just check out the song by The Adventures of Duane & BrandO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGo-iH1GMpg

  • Healthbar

    June 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

    The midair jump glitch is actually in GTA2 as well. =)

  • encey

    June 10, 2010 at 9:27 am


  • Aeshma

    June 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Hah! They even typoed the name on the cartridge of Cheetahmen II (it’s without a H in the middle). They have made a great effort on those =)

  • supercain

    June 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Dont get me wrong, i like AVGN and thats the reason im here, but im just being realist. This is what happens when you get famous, people get to expect so much from you, but they forget you are still a human and you have limitations, and thats the problem with James. Since he made a contract with gametrailers and all others to make videos on a regular basis, he stopped making videos as his hobby and started to make them as a commitment, as something mandatory, and that changes the way you do things. Its not the same when you do something because you like it and you want to as when you are obliged to do it for the money or whatever reason.

  • Ffffffffff

    June 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

    The only good thing about the Cheetahmen games is the theme song. Am I right, guys?

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  • cwalrus23

    June 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    awesome video. Glad we’re finally done with action 52. I was wondering if the Nerd can review the Neo Geo game system. I think you showed it in one of your videos very briefly. I don’t remember anyone having it when I was a kid, but I was always curious about it because my friends would always claim to know someone who knows someone who has it and they woukld brag about it as if it was the greatest thing ever.

    Anyway, great video. Well worth the wait.

  • June 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

    ha ha nice james keep it up

  • aMondia

    June 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde doesn’t look so bad now, huh?!
    Great video!

  • theymademedoit

    June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Holy Fuckballs! James wasn’t kidding about Cheetahmen II fetching some ridiculous prices! I found a Cheetahmen II “Box” – THAT’S THE FUCKING BOX – NO GAME – for £171!!! (That’s $249.99!!!).

    I really would rather eat the rotten vagina of a week old hooker corpse and down it with tramp piss!

    Great vid btw.

  • eleonsal

    June 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    man great vid, full of humor, I think its better to now that youre making AVGN vids, each two months, I also like if you make more electronics nostalgia vids, like the old video formats and that kind of stuff, GREAT WORK

  • thethirdman

    June 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    great Video, as always. When did he review Phalanx?

  • NIBMRatchet

    June 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Awesome Episode!!! 🙂

  • gimmieabreak

    June 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    TERRIBLE REVIEW–i see James is just trying to crank this bullshit out as fast as he can. Hey James you obviously have lost interest in AVGN>>just give us a break and do movie reveiws instead. Why is it that after every reveiew some asshole has to post “awesome episode” or “another epic episode” or some bullshit. You wont be getting that type of praise from somebody that actually realized how bad your crap is lately. This episode SUCKS. Period. I dont see what all the fuss was about. I expect more of the same.

  • wizardofzero

    June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    congrats james greets from Belgium!!!!
    i gave seen this video now for the 5th time and it still rocks my ass off

  • gimmieabreak

    June 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Oh btw>>> for the assholes that stayed up for 16 hours straight refreshing their internet browser over and over again, just waiting for this abortion of an episode to air…you have serious issues. Get off your fat asses and go contribute to society, you fuckin NERDS!

  • Cheznar

    June 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I loved the review hype and all so here I am a real asshole telling you how great your review was last night!! the anticipation, the forum riot, playin’ some Cheetahmen II for myself just waitin’ it out… yeah i jumped on the red post as well in the first level cracked me up that was my first death and yeah it was kinda like if i can’t land on that why is it fucking there!! I thought to myself watch this show up in the review tonight and sure enough bow james jumped right for it making the same mistake that had felled me only hours earlier…I had fun waiting in line with all you folks and thanks a million once again for the review can’t wait til next month!

  • Jossa

    June 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm


    Oh thank you ye shining light of hope, you beacon of morality in a sea of yes men. Or your bitching just to bitch is more like it. If you wan’t to argue that the video sucks state why its bad. Anybody can give a generalized good or bad review about anything, even having not seen it, if they don’t have to show foundation for the argument. Watch:

    gimmeabreaks mom is such a whore. Last night when I paid my weekly $3 to fuck her in the ass I could have sworn I was throwing a hot dog down a hall way. The bitch was so loose it reminded me of a Boeing 747 flying through the grand canyon. Afterwards she thanked me as she swallowed. All in all she was the worst prostitute I’ve ever fisted.

    Now if you want to leave constructive criticism stating why its bad and what you would like to see done better that could be useful. Otherwise, keep your dribble to yourself

  • Heep

    June 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Aaarg! How annoying game!!! Good episode tough! 😀

  • volt28

    June 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Thankyou for the video. wow what an ordeal playing both versions of action 52 plus the bastard child sequel. I can’t wait for your next video James.

  • luimartinE

    June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I love the AVGN series. Really. I’ve also depleted the entire cinemassacre.com website. But one episode per month is almost not worth to watch. Especially if it is kind of poor as they were lately. These episodes are far behind their predecessors. So, final verdict: this was acceptable compared to the season, but compared to the powerglove review it was boooooooooooooooooooooriiiiiiiing! Think again James!

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Loved it James.

  • mastamuzz

    June 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    the Norman name may come from the pirated version of the Sherman tank but as all piracy and stolen ideas you must change the name so you are not that close to the real thing but still related to it, like the Play Station fake pirated version from china called the Poly Station that is actually a Famicom in disguise!

    to supercain: this is not his only project as you can see because you are here and not only with the screw attack kids, notice that James mind is always in motion with other great stuff other than the AVGN like the spike reviews and his own work like those awesome short films, coming up with all this ideas is not an easy task, everyone is able to criticize but just a few are able to create. next time you want to comment first take a look on the work involved and see if you can make it better and faster before casting your comment, and be grateful that is for free not like the bozo with the glasses! (I know is partially free but not totally free as here)
    and you don’t get the same either! words are cheap let’s see you making this kind of videos, now you know how! so surprise everyone! or just step back, enjoy and leave your lips and fingers still!

  • Timmsh

    June 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Thx for the video man, love your AVGN episodes.


  • Warrax

    June 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I liked the Phalanx reference during the intro, I totally forgot this game! When I was young and renting snes games was current, I never wanted to rent this game just because of the box, it was so unattractive, you could think it’s a kind of banjo game with an old fox telling you how to play banjo! The Japanese and the GBA box art are what the snes us box should have been.


    😛 anyway, great episode James, keep up the good work!

  • simby23

    June 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    lol that was so funny . i like at the end when u were celebrating that you have to play action 52 anymore

  • Jossa

    June 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I would agree that the recent videos have been a little lacking. Sometimes you just have a shittier than normal game to review and can only do so much with it. When the games are basically clones of each other and you really don’t do anything in them it’s hard to bitch about too much cause it just isn’t there. What I’m wondering is what happened to the Rolling Rock? He did have a green bottle he was drinking from but appeared to be labelless. Rolling Rocks label is imprinted on there so he’s either drinking different beer or has poured Rolling Rock into another beer bottle. No more “33”?

  • June 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Yes! that was awesome!

  • asdfasdfasdfsd

    June 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Great episode.

    “Norman” is probably referring to Norman Schwartzkopf, the general in the Persian Gulf war.

  • beerwolf

    June 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Godlike as always!! All hail AVGN!
    Maybe they forgot to erase the one version of level 3. 😀 And in the the second game thought it was funny.

  • alinarenee006

    June 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    dunno if anybody has mentioned this b4 but on Cheetahmen 2 they spelled Cheetah wrong on the game (Cheeta)
    that’s pretty hilarious LOL

  • simby23

    June 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    lol that was so funny . i like at the end when u were celebrating that you don’t have to play have to play action 52 anymore( i made a mistake)

  • June 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    At long last, I’ve been anticipating this video since watching the first half of the Action 52 review!

  • OldStuffFan

    June 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Greetings From Germany: Good work, James!

    Please make a review video of E.T. on Atari next time or sometimes in this year! It deserves it!


  • Gianthogweed

    June 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I would love to hear from someone who actually bought this game at full price when it came out. The kid was probably so excited to be getting 52 games for $4 each. I can only imagine the devastating despair at the realization of the soul crushing fact that they have been had by a real piece of shit game company. It could drive a could to becoming a drug addict.

  • TigerFern

    June 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    haha Great episode! worth the wait lol 😛

  • BigSab

    June 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Action 52 is so bad it”s not even worth reveiwing. I want to empty my ass on both the review and the game.

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    June 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    So happy the video finally came out! damm chetahmen just sucks xD… Hoping for more videos!

  • TheIceMan

    June 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    This is definitely one of my favorite AVGN episodes so far.

    Even though it would be pretty amazing if they were really found in a “Raiders of the Lost Ark”-like warehouse, does anyone know what really happened with the Cheetahmen II cartridges getting released?

    I’d also like to say that even though it sucks that a new AVGN episode only comes out once a month now, I think it’s worth the wait. For one, they’re longer, so it’s like getting 2 (or even 3) shorter videos a month anyway. And secondly, it frees up James’s time to make more kinds of videos.

  • TheIceMan

    June 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Plus I get the feeling that by releasing only 1 new AVGN episode a month, it’s a way for James to slowly start retiring the Nerd. I mean, it’s not like he’s going to play that role forever, as much as it sucks that eventually there won’t be any new Nerd videos at all.

  • Salah PL

    June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I like your reviews but the quality is steadily declining. You’d tortured yourself with a game that is propably the worst ever made (yes, even worse than Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) and you haven’t even annihilated the cartridge or throw diarrhea fitted F-bombs? Also the frequency…one ep per 40 days? it’s been 8 days between announcment of new avgn and the actual review. Before it was 8 days between two reviews… While watching Action 52 review I had strange feeling of some phrases being ripped off another shitty NES game reviewer who made two-hour long review of this pile of steaming cowshit. While it’d been made 2 years ago but you’re more popular and think that he ripped off from ur.

  • avgnfuckfan

    June 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    this ep. kicks so much ass!

  • enektyk

    June 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Yeah the videos are still great but only 1 a month means AVGN is coming to an end.

    A year from now there will probably only be 1-3 videos per year, just as a special feature or something.

  • Srceodizno

    June 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I feel so bad that James had to go through with playing such a shitty game. Action 52 is over hooray!!! If they come out with a cheetahmen game for PS3 or Wii or Xbox 360 I’m gonna shit myself.

  • uuuuuuuuu

    June 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I just want to be another one to say I’m not happy with the frequency


  • snail

    June 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Big fan… if you want kill avgn thats ok …i’know you’ll keep making stuff to watch and we’ll all be grateful but if you do keep doing this for a bit..
    Marble Madness?

  • phonetics

    June 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe people are complaining about frequency and quality. The quality hasn’t dipped, James just stopped rehashing the same jokes. If anything, the lack of destroying games and poop jokes has kept the show from getting old. James knowledge of games is far more interesting to listen to than him spouting off about sucking buffalo balls all the time.

    Man, let the poor guy pursue his career. He wants to be a filmmaker not just a one dimensional internet celebrity who literally craps all over anything.

  • NeptuneNavigator2001

    June 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    To the people that think that James is retiring the Nerd, or complain that he’s only doing one a month:

    Look at this realistically, people. James Rolfe is obviously a very talented, multi-faceted man, venturing into other things. He’s not just a one-dimensional person who only does the Angry Nerd. Realistically, after a while, even the most diehard of us suffer from burnout, and need to take a break. It’s impossible for anybody to remain steady and constant with one thing year after year after year after year after year, especially with someone as talented as Mr. Rolfe is. As for the thoughts that he’ll be retiring AVGN, I personally don’t see that happening anytime soon. AVGN basically put him “on the map,” sure, but just because he’s wanting to work on other things doesn’t mean he’ll be retiring the Nerd. Not while there’s still a HUGE library of craptastic games to review (I can think of a few off the top of my head that he hasn’t done yet), and I’m sure he even has an idea or two about another retrospective (maybe).

    To James himself:
    You rock, sir. Don’t worry about some of the fans complaining about the “quality.” I feel that changing the formula (no matter how little), will allow the Nerd to be seen as more than just a one-dimensional character. Don’t try to please everyone – remember that nobody can do that, especially not all the time. Keep doing what YOU want to do with the Nerd, and I’m one fan who will stay tuned in to AVGN – no matter how rare it’s become lately. And I totally understand wanting to branch out with other stuff – you start to run dry after a while, doing the same things over and over, in essence. I’ve been through that at least 2 or 3 times, maybe more, so I can relate. Some people will never understand, and that’s just the way it is. Go at it at your own pace, dude – after all you’ve given us over the years, you certainly deserve it.


  • Morceth

    June 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    We’ll know he’s done when he finally review ET. He’s saving the best for the end, I’m sure.

  • June 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    You don’t expect him to play that role forever,do you? AVGN still runs longer than most Internet series and I’m surprised he could keep up for so long.Also,James has turned 30 and he’s no longer a student with a lot of free time to make videos.He still has life outside the series,even if his viewers don’t…

  • trentnirvanafan01

    June 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    yeah, cut him a fuckin break. jesus.

  • jlanas

    June 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Listen up, for those of you that think the nerd is coming to an end, think again… did you not see that short he did with the library of games he has??? Sooooooo many more episodes to look forward to! And to be honest, watching his videos has me looking at more stuff James does here at Cinemassacre and elsewhere on the web. I’m watching crap videos just cuz James is in them! Keep it up man!

  • Papillon

    June 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    hey james,

    this episode is great like always
    you are the true nerd of the internet!!
    keep it up ,dude

  • Dr.That1guy

    June 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I must admit, I didnt think this video was going to be any good. The newer AVGN video’s arn’t as funny as the older ones. But it was funnier than I thought it would be. It’s funny how how only 1 video a month is supposed to prevent it from making it suck, but the Nerd use to make 2 or 3 video’s a month and they were hilarious!

    Anyway, great video James. Keep up the good work.

  • Delta

    June 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    James wouldn’t retire AVGN when he still has so many games to review, haven’t you guys SEEN his collection? XD Great video though, I dunno why people said the quality is bad, it was great, the roadkill games made me sick though, what kinda sick fucks make games like that? Besides from that, great video.

  • Pummicloud

    June 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    damn i can allready read my mispellings

  • Bob Sagat

    June 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Hey, right above the Genesis Cheetahmen was a game called Alfredo! After the mystery of the non-existent Alfredo/Afred n the Fettuc from the NES, it would have been nice to know what that game was about, even if it didn’t have much entertainment value. Now I’m even more curious!

  • June 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    The video was really cool and that ending…awesome ending dude!!!!!!

  • pobO

    June 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Hey James. Ive been watching your stuff for quite a long time but I registered here only yesterday cause I didnt feel a need for it before… but then I saw your act in “Piece of meat” and just had to say something.

    Thanks for all your work, I think Ive seen most AVGN movies about maybe 50-60 times each. Never gets old and I love your other work aswell very much.
    The amount of entertainment and laughter you have given me can’t really be returned by me since I guess that there is no way to measure what your stuff has ment to me.

    I can keep this up for a long time =P

    Thanks for all the entertainment so far, this movie was hilarious imo and whatever you do next doesnt really matter. As long as it gets caught on tape it will probably be awesome.

    Cheers mate.

  • Cablogula

    June 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hm, I have to disagree with those who say the quality of the Nerd’s videos is declining. The Action 52 video I found to be one of his funniest in a while and its follow up was great too.

    Frequency-wise, I don’t mind if it’s only once a month. James has other entertaining videos to hold us until the next AVGN one and the suspense is kinda fun. So yeah, just keep ’em coming! 🙂

  • marxistplot

    June 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Sounds like he’s about to cry at the end there, i would have along time ago. I hope he can review an actual “game” next time instead of the marathon of Spraint that is action 52.

  • That guy from Faxanadu

    June 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    As if commercial games weren´t bad enough, there´s always the independent pirate games. CheetahMen II is completely unplayable in my oppinion, I´m surprised you made it to the end… sort of ^^

    But there are worse ones. I´ve played some games credited to Hwang Shinwei on the NES. They appeared in a 280 in 1 cart and man, Formula 18 is probably the worst game of all time.

  • theman

    June 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Where all the comments that “yeah james is starting to go to end with avgn…” “man 1 video a month , sounds like avgn is going to end”… what the hell. You guys think too deep stuff about him, just shut up, and enjoy his videos for yourself, or with friends. His main goal is nothing else than have people to watch the video´s he makes, and that you probably get a laughter out of them.

  • Kiarachu

    June 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    For all who say that AVGN is retiring and other crappy thing…please shut up or think first!

    I’m with the fan who say that the quality is better that the quantity and I don’t care if James don’t throw crap all the time…I think that the review are also funny without swore.

    And I like the other review and video too.

    Keep it up like this James!I’m with you!I liked so much tis review!

  • theman

    June 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Correcting*** “and hopefully you will get a laughter out of them

  • NoMaam

    June 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Kiarachu, for the love of god, if you are going to tell others to “think first”, you should probably turn on your spell check and learn to exercise proper grammar. I think James is doing just fine on his own. He certainty doesn’t need someone with the English language skills of an eight year old to stick up for him.

    Any who, another great video added to the list. Keep them coming as I am sure they will continue to get better with age.

  • June 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Good work James. I’ve now watched all of your videos and I must say they always keep me entertained. Keep up the good work! You have a lot of fans over in the UK!!

  • Wesley26508

    June 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    That review was hilarious!! Way to go James!!!

  • June 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    @Mike Matei: Eh, fuck it. Just put out crap. That’s what these idiots want who bitch piss and moan about how many videos are out a month now and who want to speculate James is retiring from doing AVGN. Point is, don’t reply to these gumbah douche bags who are nothing but narsacistic dimwits who can’t think about anything but their own damn needs. They ought to be luck James puts this out for us free of charge. James could be charging us a subscription rate every month just to see his videos like a lot of porn and online movie sites do. Is that what it has to come to now to get a better quality of viewers? I hope the hell not. You replying to them is just giving into what they want and it defeats the purpose making the work you and James make for all of us who enjoy watching the AVGN and James’ other works of artistic expression. It’s one thing to bitch because you thought something James did could be better, but it’s another thing to make up unfounded rumors. Just don’t stress about these nitwits, Mike and James. We enjoy your work, end of discussion. Thanks for everything you two do.

  • BigSab

    June 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Damn, After reading some of the other comments it seems peeps are getting way to critical. It’s not like they are charging anything to watch the vids. I could see all this pissing and moaning if this sholw was on demand or ppv or something. And it wasn’t bad or anything, just not as elaborate as the other shows. Let’s face it, would it have been better if James put a cheetah man outfit on Mike and kicked his ass then shit all over him, or poured molten glass in his rectum?

  • ZWAN

    June 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Honestly, not bad not bad at all.

    To all the whiner cry babies that are complaining about the one-avgn-a-month or the “quality” get a life since it’s obvious James has one. Also, it’s a safe bet to say way more than half of the whiners have never supported James, either through donation or buying his merchandise. Do everyone a favor shut up and get off the site. James does so much and he asks for nothing in return. NOTHING. Whiners.

  • Cother

    June 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    @Mike Matei: Damn, on something as big as AVGN, you never see any of the creators or stars comment on the videos. You rock Mike. Fuck the haters.

  • June 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Long wait, but well worth it. This and the last review has been among the best.

    This quality defends the once-a-month reviews, in my opinion.

    Keep it up.

  • 301gene

    June 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    @ theman

    Yeah, man I agree. If not AVGN, then James will come up with some cool shit anyway – whether it’s a movie starring him or a series of some fun video like Board James. The man has to grow as an artist, so respect to James!

  • VideoGameDork

    June 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    what is weird is that the cover of the genesis cartridge has the NES controller on it.

  • bigtrav01

    June 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    One of the best videos this year and I think these year has some of your best videos. I like the whole quality over quantity idea, it is working out really good. I mean you are gonna get haters no matter what. Anyways good job James, keep up the good work, as a long time fan I know you will.

  • andy_2_cool

    June 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Awesome vid!!!!
    I don’t mind waiting for longer/better vids !! worth it !

  • Bamahut

    June 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yet another epic AVGN video, keep it up James!

    The action 52 on the genesis makes me want to puke, it’s so bad!

  • ZepplinFan91

    June 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Mad good james.. keep up the good work
    and if u want good stuff from him guys … wait and fucking relax… it will be out like he says

  • Stylix

    June 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Im really surprised that I have never seen a review of cheetamen point out the blatant ripoff of the plot of the show “Captain N”. For those of you too young to remember it, the pilot episode had Kevin (the main character) get sucked into his TV to the game world and he could not return until he saved the princess. Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and Simon Belmont were there to aid him.

  • Yoshi-kun

    June 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I’m pretty sure that “Skater” on the Genesis Action 52 is also a ripoff of an NES game.

  • Melfidross

    June 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Seriously, who gives a shit about the waiting?
    It´s totally worth it.

    That was very good. Thank you, James.

  • appetite4deduction

    June 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    A quote from the first video is quite memorable: Did the programmers ever play another video game?

    I can understand how lack of funding, tight schedules, and office politics can ruin a game’s quality. BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND ACTION 52. There are so many things wrong with it that the fact that it even exists is just downright bizarre.

    Can we believe that NO ONE responsible for developing all these games was EVER clued into the massive suckage factor? It’s like the developers were aliens from another planet. Hmmm…lots of space shooters…

  • bick.benedict

    June 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I mean the following to be an honest criticism and not an insult.
    I really don’t care for this new way you guys have of showing one of James’ strained (and contrived? it seems that way) facial expressions in reaction to something he sees. For instance, in this video, when the monkey and the Cheetaman are seemingly humping each other. Then it cuts to his face. That’s just one of many. It seems like you are patronizing your watchers by doing those shots. They aren’t funny in the least, and it’s like he’s dumming stuff down for us. We don’t need an explicit facial shot to generate an emotional response. That’s patronizing.

  • everwinter24

    June 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    This shit was worth the wait…I have never even heard of cheetah men. It’s crazy it’s so valuable since it fucks so much sucking fuck.

  • Nixi_Joon

    June 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Haha, laughed so hard I cried. XD

  • mastermind22

    June 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm


    I have to disagree with you about James running out of ideas. Case in point: Mr. Bucket


    Thank you once again for another great review. Can’t wait for the next one

  • June 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I love how frustrated you acted in the video:)

  • nammm3

    June 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    GREAT REVIEW!!!:-D your facial expressions when u were fighting the monkey boss was timeless!!! Keep up the great work!

  • Kurt 94

    June 11, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Great vid, I played the NES version of this game once and it sucked.

  • gordo

    June 11, 2010 at 1:05 am

    James, you are a talent. I hope you keep all your endevors up, they have me glued! I will have to agree with certain people cheetahman wasn’t the best you have put out. That being said Mr Bucket was absoltely hilarious! that damn song was in my head for over a week you bastard! I sang it under my breath unconciously at work, and I work at a place that frowns on fun.

  • scratch

    June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

    yeahhh james it was sooo damn great!!!!
    keep the good work!!!!
    you’re the man!!!!
    an please kill E.T. ´cause everitime i see it it gives me the creeps!!!!
    congratulations from your fans from mexico!!!!


    June 11, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Great! I love you and all your shows =) (I mean i just like it, i am dont gay) =)

  • June 11, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Bravo James! That ranks as one of my favorite videos you have ever done. Just too funny. Your tantrum at the beginning, and the closeup of your face when talking about the sequel were LOL moments.
    Great work!

  • brainfear

    June 11, 2010 at 2:47 am

    1. Mispelled Cheetahmen ‘Cheetamen’ in beginning lolz.
    2. Expirement mispelled @ 7:53

  • brainfear

    June 11, 2010 at 2:48 am

    by that i mean experiment was mispelled expirement.

  • Azdrerios Entertainment

    June 11, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Before anyone reads this comment, I ask of you to understand the fact that I am merely expressing my own opinion. I am not trolling, flaming or in any way trying to cause James misery. Thank you.

    To be completely honest with you, James, this episode was mediocre at best. Now don’t get me wrong, I love your stuff, and the last episode, Action 52 pt.1, was funny as hell. I found this one a little funny, as well.. but that’s just the case. An episode that’s “a little funny” just doesn’t seem to be worth the 1 month wait.

    I understand your reasons for only making one episode per month, and I’m okay with it. But, please, if that’s the schedule you’re going to take, then try to make the episodes stand out a little more from the common crowd. You’ve at least twice the amount of time to write the script, create the special effects and shoot the video.. so why hasn’t the quality received a bump, as well?

    Due all respect,
    Azdrerios Entertainment

  • L3371CEMAN

    June 11, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Really Really funny but i’m still hoping for a Contra Series Multiple Review similar to the Castlevania Series.

  • jason24589

    June 11, 2010 at 3:54 am

    James, is this episode comes from the game from the last episode, Action 52?

  • Wyatt.T.Elder

    June 11, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Hey James and Mike Matei,

    I have been watching your videos from the last year or two, and have watched every last video you have posted. I love every one of your Movie Reviews, Board James, Film Projects, Vlogs, You Know What’s Bullshit, and of course AVGN. I couldn’t stop laughing during the Odyssey episode, or the equally awesome Ed Wood-Athon. I couldn’t even comprehend the amount of time and energy it takes to do make these things, and with you giving us a glimpse into the process with Cinemassacre 200 and some of your vlogs was really cool. It frustrates me with what some of the people are saying about you. I hope you don’t lose your desire to continue to make these videos. Also I doubt either of you will read this but, Mike Mattei you are hilarious. Whenever you are in a video your charisma steals the show, and I too share the same love of old cartoons. (Roadrunner is my favorite) James you have more drive and ingenuity then any other reviewer I have seen. Kickassia was a big feat for TGWTG, but your Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle review was amazing. Please keep up the faith!

    P.S. This episode is awesome, and double dumbass on anyone who thinks otherwise!

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    June 11, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Not this again…

    Jesus H Super MECHA Death Christ, what will it take to get through to these people?

    I’m not thrilled that James is cutting back on AVGN videos either, but when I consider that it means he has more time to do things like YKWB and Board James as well as put more effort into AVGN, I’m elated. He’s doing this for us all, not to us.

    There is a quality standard that he wants to put out there for us to enjoy and for his own artistic pride. So shut the fuck up and enjoy the fruits of his intensive labor of love.

    If you can’t appreciate the work that goes into making quality work, then you’re no real fan.

  • supermark64

    June 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

    i love that, ur so excited that ur done with action 52

  • Gooback

    June 11, 2010 at 9:57 am

    James, the next time you have a public event you may as well take a big crap and leave a big steaming pile of shit behind because I can assure you that the fanboys on here would line up for the chance to eat it and would love every bite of it.

  • Gooback

    June 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

    And just to say, I’ve enjoyed about 90% of your videos and this one was ok as well. The comment wasn’t based upon the quality of your work, just the quality of your fans.

  • Fibox

    June 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    james plz. make a game review of first megaman. it is good game but hard as hell and i can’t still beat it. after 20 years :/ so i hope that you can and if can’t, then i like to see when you get mad. :DD your friend from finland =)

  • June 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Someone bought the Trademark of Cheetahmen.


    Maybe there will be a Cheetahmen 3. What do u think?

  • Meirson

    June 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    It’s about fucking time

  • cmdaniels

    June 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    For all of you guys complaining about James’ lack of video. Shut your damn mouths. Yeah, it sucks, but you have to just wait.

    I want to say James, that you have done a great job! I listen to your videos at work all the time, and have actually sandblasted my trousers.

    All these ass-licks need to chill out. BTW… have you ever had any commercial exposure? I have a friend who works for adult swim…. you should consider it.

  • kriziz2k3

    June 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    hahaha esta conmadre este video cada uno mejor que el otro saludos james sigue con el buen trabajo

  • drewv1

    June 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    3 games, 3 failures- wow they should have just quit while they were ahead.

  • June 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    St_Cerberus_Engel: Amen, brother! I couldn’t have said it any better. If you bitch and whine and complain then you’re just a refer retard who is no real fan of James’ work, so shut your fucking mouth and let us “Real Fans” enjoy his work without you douches stressing out Mike & James for no real reason!

  • Dolly Dagger

    June 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    @ Azdrerios Entertainment – I’m totally with you. I felt the exact same way about the Cheetahmen installment.

    Normally I love James’ stuff–and this one was okay, but in my personal opinion, not a worthy successor to Action 52.

    And obviously, no offense meant to James, Mike or any of the other people who work so hard on this stuff. The sanest of us realize you have lives outside of producing videos for us to watch.

  • DaSjieb

    June 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Great job James, I watch your vids occassionaly and I just had to register to say I had many laughs in all those years. I’m not a *real* fan, just another human being enjoying your work. Keep it up!

    To all those people comparing all those episodes and nitpicking at every tiny detail, really, get a life, I heard they sell ’em next door.

  • DaSjieb

    June 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    @ Azdrerios Entertainment: “then try to make the episodes stand out a little more from the common crowd. You’ve at least twice the amount of time to write the script, create the special effects and shoot the video.. so why hasn’t the quality received a bump, as well?”

    Well, props for the disclaimer, it’s your opinion. Here’s mine: maybe he has a life as well? You know, the usual stuff, a girlfriend, a social life, other interests, other projects. You’re talking about the common crowd, but without being a fanboy I think James work is kinda unique, not in the least by James priceless facial expressions, of which we saw a couple of good examples in this episode. I think it’s funny how people think if James has more time, the episodes must be absolutely amazing!!! Movies have been made that have been in production for years, and yet they turned out to be (bull)shit.

    Well, that’s my opinion, do with it what you want. No offence meant, no offence taken.

  • gdol

    June 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I want to thank you James, Im going through a lot of stuff and having bad days recently, and your videos make me happier, all I have to say is thanks

  • June 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    lol that was hilarious,what program do u use to draw ur pictures;if it’s you that draws them.

  • VascoB

    June 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    another masterpiece james but still i would like to see you more often i know you need your time and i respect that but PLEASE make two avgn’s per month and sometimes one.
    Regards from all your fans here in portugal.

  • heavy shtetl

    June 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    haha — for some strange reason i found the dead cats observation/joke to be particularly hilarious. james, it made my day…thanks!

  • stealthjet

    June 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    awesome review on a awful game!

  • DarkLotusEvil

    June 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    This video was awesome, it was worth waiting.
    I wonder how the fuck could they release such a poorly made game as Action 52. Where the developers even trying? Did they have any expertise in game developing whatsoever?

  • GrimPinata

    June 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I like how you used another quote from American Movie. “Kick Fucking Ass, life is kinda cool sometimes.” xD

  • mafiabro

    June 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    TBH i like the reviews that aren’t too “over the top”
    Not to say that they still aren’t funny its just that i laugh harder at the old school reviews where he just talks about the game.
    Except the ninja gaiden review. Holy shit that was funny.

  • June 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    It’s like the only way to play this game is to cheat! I guess this is why this game is called Cheetahmen. lol

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    June 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The “Monkey Fuck” in the middle was the funniest scene in the whole episode!

  • Mikazo

    June 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    The sad thing is that this concept actually had some potential. Aside from their unimaginative names, the cheetahs looked pretty cool, particularly in the comics, and could have been decent competitors to existing titles. Maybe in the future somebody else will take this idea and run with it and make a series that’s more playable.

  • Redem

    June 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Any of you wonder about that comic?

  • Rockymyowen

    June 12, 2010 at 2:21 am

    ahaha fucking great

  • AshleyJ

    June 12, 2010 at 4:05 am

    I just wanted to register to say how much I love your vids. Keep up the great work please =) Loved your ghostbusters vids the most being a ghostbusters fangirl myself.

    I guess i should post on topic to this vid eh? I can’t believe a game of this spectacular “assness” would have a sequel! Let alone dreams of franchising lol.

  • Droid2055

    June 12, 2010 at 4:10 am

    definately one of my favourite of your videos

  • scorpionmancometh

    June 12, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Hey Nerdo….When you get a chance (cuz you’re a Castlevania fan like myself)

    You might wanna try the Harmony of Dissonance for GBA and discuss the abject horror of the series by making the new games practically sequels to Simon’s Quest because it sure as shit feels like it….

    This game is SO similar to Simon’s Quest you might get a kick out of it…or not. I sure as shit did not. It expects you to explore the castle now….So much so that I expected a bossfight to occur in the toilet room. Its clues are about as bad as Simon’s Quest’s delivery….Turning Castlevania into an RPG (an anime type one at that) really turns me off….Hopefully it turns you off too.

  • June 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Great as always XD. Keep up the great job, man.

  • Alice_Cooper988

    June 12, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Nice video James :))

    greetz from Belgium

  • IDaCashman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I do in fact love dramatic voices. Not the love love, but you get it. Like, seriously, that was freaking awesome. The whole vid but, man that dramatic secret scene, it’s better than 60% of everything I swear to God!

  • Jimfuruncle

    June 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Great vid, as always…

  • June 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I Agree this was a really good episode

  • kidaku

    June 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    you should make an earthbound episode


  • brainfear

    June 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm


  • June 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I don’t know if anybody else mentioned this already (there’s goddamn 254 comments and I’m not going to read through them all, fuck that!)but they must of named the tank game Norman after Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf. He’s all over TV during Desert Storm. Still I hear the name Norman and I’m thinking Psycho. Anyways I’m done being Captain Obvious here. Awesome episode, guys. I can’t wait for the next episode or the next DVD for that matter.

  • June 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t know what to say anymore James. Your videos just get better and better…you’re reaching perfection with this.

  • viperwest

    June 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Ah so this is where the idea for Avatar came from.

  • June 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    good vid man you need to do earthworm jim.. i just got it for my xbox on arcarde and i dont think ive ever cussed this much in my life

  • June 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    i love the american movie reference man good video

  • Christian

    June 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

    dude you should review clash at demonhead i swear to god it suxks so freakin bad

  • June 13, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Can someone PLEASE tell me which version is the one that’s played at the end of the video??? I’ve checked a good many of them where the song title sounds like it fits the bill but can’t find it!!!

  • ZEON

    June 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Waiting it foe long,finally

  • June 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    lol “cheet a man” 😀 but good episode

  • xXArch NemesisXx

    June 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    wow…just wow. I didnt even know games could get that bad. lol good show (applause) I

  • diegowar

    June 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Excellent video, again 🙂 !

  • Northern Easytarget

    June 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    LOL! That was awsome!!

  • KernCore

    June 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Since you’re making only one episode in a month instead of two these reviews became so much funnier! Keep it up x3

  • ColbertAmos

    June 14, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Cheetah Penis 01:52

  • FraGmenTd

    June 14, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Holy hell, it’s Phalanx!

    Are you going to be doing a review of it? Because that would be awesome. I don’t know anyone who’s ever heard of it, but it was one of my favorite space shooters, even more so than the classics like Gradius and R-Type.

    Great review, also. I can’t believe they tried to pass that crap off back then. No one would get away with that now. Let alone making sequels.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Panthour

    June 14, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Must be frustrating to spend a hole lot of money just to buy a piece of shit like that (Cheetahmen 2) I don’t even dare to think that amount of cash…

    Anyway, great review again, even better than the Action 52-episode. Thank you James! Can’t wait ’till the beginning of July…

  • lionseed

    June 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    hi from spain , not many ppl know you here but the little group of ppl that can speak a little english , love what you do (sure james don’t read this, maybe mike matei but i dunno)

  • musicintrees

    June 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    yeah, its good news all right. that game sux.

  • Soulman706

    June 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations James. An amazing episode. Loved the monkey fuck joke.

  • Droid2055

    June 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Epic one of the best so far. Good work James

  • Djister

    June 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the laughs once more! 🙂

    Here is my obligatory (yet humble) request for a review of Total Recall for the NES.

  • suolperos

    June 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    That hillbilly impression you did during the apple-gathering game was hysterical – i cried from laughing so hard xD

  • Christian

    June 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    who all thinks his next review should be on clash at demonhead

  • joshleamey

    June 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    ….AND NOW….
    lol Epic :), James your reactions are just legendary xD

  • Snafu

    June 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    James this is imo one of the funniest and best AVGN I’ve ever seen!
    Keep up the good work!

    Plus, those cheetahs are complete “pussies”.

  • Stonkish

    June 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I have no words for this except: FUCKING GREAT! You’re the man James. Looking forward to see what’s up next 😉 Keep it up!

  • ultralars

    June 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    what the rotten buttfucked donkey dick happend to rolling rock? and the pencils in your shirt pocket???

  • ilovenerd14

    June 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    that music is from cat mario but in all fairness cheetahmen came out first

  • FilmFan12

    June 16, 2010 at 1:17 am

    This sucks having like ONE new video every MONTH.

  • yopdiesel

    June 16, 2010 at 6:48 am

    @12.15min :

    “That music is sooo Genesis…”

    lol, that statement is sooo fuckin’ true!

  • Windmark

    June 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    It may be 1 a month but, the videos would be more better to watch. It’s not like it takes a blue moon for an episode to come out like Some Peoples. He made over 90 episodes in over a 4-5 year range. He has to rest at some point and enjoy life.

  • DjDiabolik

    June 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Continue to play games on NES… but most beatiful console never created!

  • BannedBird

    June 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    haha, you finaly made it past action 52!!! man that game is bad, loved the episode james, 20 minutes of perfection.

  • Kaltzor

    June 17, 2010 at 4:37 am

    QUICK! Someone find another action 52 game!

  • BBQ98

    June 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Action 52, ON CD-I!!!

  • GunGrave

    June 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

    … great work JAMES! Greetings from Germany! 😉

  • June 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    If this was 91, what on Earth could possibly be #100

  • Valikyr

    June 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Nice American movie quote also 🙂

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    June 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Anyone else planning an AVGN-watching party for the 100th episode? If you figure on average 15 min per episode x 100 episodes = 25 hours. That might be a bit long to stay awake, especially when you factor in the obligatory cases of Rolling Rock and Yeungling.

    I’m not sure I believe the rumors of the 100th episode being the Nerd’s last. At this current 1 episode/month pace, that would mean the final episode would occur next April, which seems a bit awkward for timing. At the very least, i think we’re going to get a R.O.B., E.T., and maybe a Atari Pac-Man, Final Fantasy (with MQ as the feature presentation), and Irritating Stick review.

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    June 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Err, I mean March

  • GP

    June 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    an awesome conclusion to an awesome episode. well done, avgn!


    June 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    hey james i’m from Brazil and i learn a lot with you, a lot of foul lenguage,before i only know few bad lenguage,but now i have a amy of bad ass lenguage ahahahaaaa thanks

  • Metal Matt

    June 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    LOL at 4:32

    “Life is kind of cool…sometimes.”

    Can’t wait for the next video,and another game to get
    a new asshole ripped open by the AVGN!


    June 19, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Awesome work James!


    June 19, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I sure hope the 100th episode isn’t the last, Crash and Manuever!

  • MelanicDisaster

    June 19, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Great Review. BTW I don’t know if your already aware, but there’s an Evil Dead game for the commodore 64. You don’t have to but, it would be cool if you could review. It sucks.

  • raziel

    June 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

    James this is just too awesome, even for you man. I can’t believe something as awesome as you exists.

  • rocklord

    June 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    man James two years I been watching you and still you are the web king of comedy.

  • Davifflaelan

    June 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I don’t know if anyone’s made this comment yet. 1:52 (When he looked up he saw three gigantic furry bodies) What I though was he’s in a world of rape, then look at the next scene the way they look at him is just nothing but rape faces. Then they just run off… Searching for there next victim I would guess.. which would be the one who’s playing.

    Maybe it was just me ^-^*

  • enzio

    June 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Great video can’t wait for the next one


    June 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Hot diggidy damn..! What a piece of shi-.. A waste of time.
    I have a suggestion for an Snes game review Yes a space shooter
    Called Parodius i had it when i was younger and just could not figure the thing out it is the wierdest game i have ever set my eyes on Ohh wait no… Time warp tickers was a mushroom trip sheesh that was a mouthful

  • Moondrako5

    June 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Nice Video but your 100th episode is on the way and it would be really cool if you revisit Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde because i believe that you scraped the surface off of the crap that is Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde as i imagine that the farther you go into the game the shittier and shittier it will get

  • Moondrako5

    June 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Oh and bring your guitar guy into it because shit like Jekyll and Hyde cant be tackled alone

  • captkiro

    June 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    wow another perfect avgn episode. can’t believe action 52 got sequels…did they watch how many carts they sold?

  • June 22, 2010 at 1:41 am

    you need to get Kyle and Mike in alot more videos! Now that would be the shitz!

  • saint23thomas

    June 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    This game is so bad it fuck-up the video.

  • IDaCashman

    June 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    He’s gonna take you back to the past….
    To play some shitty games that suck ass….

    Hey James, take this quote into consideration. “This game fucks my shit!”

  • June 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

    lol how did you get a hold of the cheethamen 2?
    isnt that extremly rare amd worth a fortune??

  • June 30, 2010 at 12:37 am

    You should do a review about megaman like you did for castlevania especially megaman 64. There’s definitely plenty of them and some, like megaman 64 are, well, interesting.

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    June 30, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Next week is the first Wednesday of the month.

    You know what that means?

    NEW AVGN EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    James u should totally try and meet a developer of this game… i just want to hear his excuses.

  • mister moges

    July 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    i downloaded a rom of this game, and all i have to say is that it is ASS!! james, you have a lot more patience than i do.

    by the way, since this is my first comment, i wanted to say that you and your movies are awesome, and not just the AVGN stuff, all of it.

  • Crust

    July 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Suggestion: Konami tribute.

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    July 4, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I’ll be happy as long as the AVGN makes some sort of quick reference to Hatris (Tetris is awesome; Hats are pretty cool; Tetris + Hats must = awesome!) … or Booby Kids, or Mr. Nutz, or Square’s racist Tom Sawyer game, or maybe the badass Japanese title to Crystalis, “God Slayer”. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there’s a ton of other weird/iinappropriate old classics.

  • NintendoJoe96

    July 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    great video

  • Commenter

    July 16, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Fuck this shit!

  • Mio Akiyama

    July 17, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I agree with christopher scheele, you should totally do a megaman episode

  • karma monster

    July 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    this must have made u wish a cheetah were to eat u XD

  • volt28

    July 24, 2010 at 2:48 am

    LOL come back to earth and unfuck themselves.

  • gamerdude122

    August 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    You guys think he’s lucky? Well, so am I. Lucky shouldn’t be the word for such a shitty game. Yeah, I got Cheetahmen 2 and I don’t plan on selling it until I’m in my 40’s. I tried the cartridge out for the second time yesterday just to see if it was a bad as I remember. Um… yeah, it is.

  • Shelden the dude who is awesome

    August 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    loved it!!!!!!:)

  • Gman123

    August 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    He should review “Caveman Games” for the NES, that would be funny as hell because that game is fucking shitty as fuck.

  • Kanine

    August 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    when did he do ET?! I MISSED IT AND CANT FIND IT!!!

  • gamerdude122

    August 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    He hasn’t done his E.T. review yet. He’ll probably do it when he ends his time in the bit wars and come to what he call now. Or he’ll do it as his last review ever. IDK. I’m just guessing. Anyway, don’y worry. You haven’t missed a thing.

  • johnsonbrad9

    August 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  • crono04

    August 25, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Two of the cheetahmen on the Genesis title screen have weird boobs.

  • August 28, 2010 at 2:12 am

    …and now….

    …the Cheetahmen

    This game sure looks like crap… on the other hand I found plenty of remixes of the game music on Youtube – and they’re really something! Seems like a japanesegame music favourite. Check it out!

    @James: One the best reviews you’ve made!

  • vacancyvideo

    September 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Nice American Movie reference!!!!

  • Owain33

    September 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Believe if or not but I’ve recently discovered that someone is trying to make a good version of the Cheetahmen game (and doing quite a good job of it too, from what I’ve seen)

    Part 1 is available at:

  • September 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  • TechNx

    October 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    At 1:51 check the right Cheetahman. What is the thing between his legs supposed to be? Looks like a black dick

  • October 13, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Awesome, as usual, James! Two thumbs up!
    And, yes, this game is FUCKING HORRIBLE!

  • s1aya27

    October 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    i find this video to have the best freak out yet at the begging “IT SUCK MONKEY BUTTS LIKE ALL THE FUKIN REST!!!!”

  • October 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

    They also forgot to proof-read Cheetahmen 2. Instead of Experiment, they typed “Expirement”. Cowa-fucking-piece-of-dog-shit!

  • SpeedyEric

    November 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Why does the image on the PhaLanx SNES cartridge look like THAT?

    The story of the first Cheetahmen sounds like a rip-off of Captain N.

    I enjoy the Lost Ark style of the tale of Cheetahmen II.

    I wonder if Action 52 on the Genesis is the only unlicensed Genesis game.

    14:37- Thank God for the rating system these days.

  • January 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I just started watching “American Movie” James. It really is funny and sad at the same time. Mark and Mike are a duo you rarely see anywhere. Kick fucking ass indeed.

  • sweebation

    March 10, 2011 at 12:24 am

    i actually have a cart of cheetahmen II. and let me tell you,

  • paychecktopaycheck

    March 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    A batch of this game was actually stolen from a warehouse…Wow…Who would thought…Good Review.

    ( 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! )


  • March 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Put in a random episode feature

  • courtrightjm

    May 14, 2011 at 5:13 am

    My guess is that the whole series was an experiment. Try to make a good game, and include a whole bunch on games that are crap. Also the multiple level 3’s, I’m thinking they released the game but forgot to choose a version of level 3.

  • KimuraOkagawa

    May 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Oh wow, the Cheetahman II music is the same as in Cat Mario (Syoban Action).

  • haze23

    June 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

    How do you watch the fucking video!!!

  • club

    July 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Anyone else notice at 12:02 you can see on the Genesis version of Action52 they put a Nintendo controller in the picture on the cartridge? FAIL

  • Fei Wong

    July 20, 2011 at 12:09 am

    James, i love all your videos but this one is the best done of all for me, it has all, simply as that.

  • JayWak

    July 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I agree, this episode is one of the best!
    Your farmer accent is HILARIOUS! I put it as my ringtone, I just can’t stop laughing while hearing it!

  • handsome pete

    July 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

    This is the best episode of AVGN ever. Of all time.

  • BorisCarloff

    July 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Sounds like cheetahman but looks like cheapaman

  • DontBanMEBro

    July 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

    @ TechNx

    I’ve seen a lot of dicks in my time, and that does not look like one.

  • MrFrostingbutt

    July 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I like how he put it on the Front page in case anyone reminded of this from youtube wanted to watch cheetahmen, as i did, you rock cinemassacre!

  • Madman12

    July 25, 2011 at 12:03 am

    another awesome review james lol I just notice the genesis version of Action 52 on the sticker has an NES Controller on it hahaha thats funny
    and yep james is right about the high ass price of the Action 52 nes game I just checked someone on ebay is asking for $259.99 dollars and thats used lol anyway keep up the good work james.

  • Vladmia

    July 25, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Wow, I watched the video, I laughed at the part when you said get your head outta my crouch you monkey fuck and wow, speaking a monkey fuck

    anyway, why did cheetahmen hump the monkey?

  • July 25, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I first watched this video last year when you posted it; but the other day, while at work (local small-business Game Store) we found a copy of Action 52 for the Genesis. Remembering this video, I hooked up one of our Genesis 2’s and began playing Cheetahmen; and I kept getting killed by the damn Rhinos. Or the bats would fly farther than you could go to the left so you’d die anyway. So much for beating the first level.

    Oh and on the Action 52 cartridge, where they slapped the Cheetahmen sticker on it for Cheetahmen 2… How come they spelled the name of their own game, wrong?
    They forgot the other H. Same with at 1:54. They just fucked up.

  • Zuppermati97

    August 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’ve done with ACTION 52!!! Epic XD

  • multistony

    August 13, 2011 at 5:50 am

    3:27 3:31 it stops hamertime

  • DiceGamer

    August 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I read that there was an cheetahmen III but it was on development when Active enterprise bit the dust.

  • 3MiceTurds

    August 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    “Kick fuckin’ ass, a Mastercard! Life is pretty cool sometimes.”

    You all should see American Movie. It’s great. James talks about it in one of his recent videos. I used to rent it out of the library when it had $1.00 dvd rentals and it’s just so damn funny and memorable.

    It’s also kind of sad because of the pathetic main “character”, but you should watch it and see for yourselves. It’s just perfect.

    But Jesus Christ, is this depressing. Action 52 and Cheetahmen. What the fuck is wrong with people?

  • September 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  • omgitsspiderman

    September 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Did anyone notice cheetahmen is spelled wrong 1:54

  • DiceGamer

    September 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Well, I post the same comment as in YouTube

    Look at the tail of the cheetah to the right at 1:52

    What does that look like?

  • phoenix252005

    September 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Cheetahmen? More lie Shitymen!! That game is ass!!! What a waste of a game,for shame…

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    September 29, 2011 at 12:37 am

    The spazz out around 1:26 was perfect…

  • KalebsRevenge

    October 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm


    • Olivania

      February 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      No, it’s the Cheetahmen music.

  • Riddler

    November 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    okay, first level of cheetamen on a 52, use the waterfall to warp and get an extra life. in 2 theres the floor one, and in level 4(?) theres another pitfall warp. after that, you go to level 10, which is a rather glitched level, but easier than 5, beat a vulture man and thats it!

  • CanofNothing

    November 16, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Hey dude,

  • CanofNothing

    November 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hey James, if you play Action 52 (Genesis) on the Nintendo DS using a flash cart and jEnesisDS (A Sega Genesis emulator), when you play Cheetahmen, the Cheetah is invincible.

    I tried it out.

    • robindegen

      December 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

      @CanofNothing Thats more a bug with the emulator then anything. Much like how the bats in castlevania are invisible on the DS nes emulator

  • jbrisby

    December 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    The NES could only scroll in one direction at a time, that’s why you couldn’t go up before reaching the end of the screen 😛 Wrapping around at the edges of the screen was something it did too, you can see that in many other games, like Castlevania for instance

    • robindegen

      December 12, 2011 at 2:45 am

      @jbrisby that shouldn’t a reason why it didnt work really. They could’ve just moved the ladder back or the end of the screen closer. Thinking about it a little bit more, the screen wrapping shouldn’t be an issue at all, as it’s just a “trigger” that makes you switch the screen. You could have it work like mario pipes or the doors in castlevania.

  • December 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I find it pretty funny that games like Cheetahmen 2 are worth so much money now due to rarity. Rare or not, shit is shit. I guess some people can say there are bragging rights for having it in a collection, but is a terrible unfinished game really worth bragging over?

  • Fei Wong

    December 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    To complete the game you must cheat! hum James, i remind you Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link? hahahaha!

  • Mssnor

    December 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    So thunder cats with cheeta men?

  • CherokeeJoe

    January 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I got this on emulator been trying to play it with NES USB controller…fucking impossible game!!! what a joke lol just like the vid says

  • Hokuto

    January 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Yo, watch the gonads.

  • Delevion

    January 9, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Actually Pong was first video game. The first version of Pong was maden on the oscilloscope by some dude in the lab

    • EliteDeath

      January 11, 2012 at 1:21 am

      @Delevion Thats half right. It was actually called Tennis for Two, and doesn’t look like Pong at all.

    • bugsysboy21

      January 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

      @Delevion the first pong game was made by a nuclear scientist trying to make a way to simulate a theory he had, so he used the technology to make something of a moving graph, which turned into pong.

      • dcondon58

        February 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm

        @bugsysboy21 @Delevion That’s awesome

    • bugsysboy21

      January 12, 2012 at 4:17 am

      @Delevion or so ive heard.

  • OdenAndEvil

    January 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Im confused.Im watching this now for the 3rd time but…

    “Cheetahmen” is always writen in another way…

    “cheetahman” or cheetaman”

    Im really counfused…

    Whats the real name of the game now?

    • SixelaM077

      January 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      @OdenAndEvil The game is actually called “Shiityhmen”

      • legend killer

        February 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

        lol!!!! @SixelaM077 @OdenAndEvil

      • AVGNFTW

        February 21, 2012 at 3:40 am

        @SixelaM077 @OdenAndEvil Hahahahaha. You just made me fall off of my chair! >:O


    January 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Well there’s another Pong on Genesis, in Mortal Kombat III

  • masgeo

    January 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Haha – anyone played Blade Dash on the iphone? Cheetamen (for real) are in that game. ^^

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    January 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    The title’s a giveaway how bad the game is.

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  • Donrex1943

    January 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    They sure did follow the spelling inconsistency they were famous for in Action 52… on the cartridge it’s “Cheetamen II” and on the title screen it’s “Cheetah Men II” Let’s add an ‘H’ AND a space. yay.

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    February 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    The tank game is named Norman after “Stormin Norman” Schwarzkopf

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  • kingofthecloset

    February 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    That poor kid was just left in “the game world”

  • VIVGCiconia

    February 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I think I just had my biggest laugh this year whwn the fucking monkey disappered… twice!!!!! No wait it’s the end of the fucking game!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha that’s the worst game ending in history it just fucks your mind!!! Haha the guys who made cheetahmen must be really sadist f#*kers.

  • JamesSmith3

    March 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    In all seriousness, I wonder what The Cheetahmen would’ve been like as a 1980s cartoon instead of an early 90s abomination of NES “gaming”…
    Or heck, even if it was a series of Comic Books (like the one that came with Action 52), it STILL probably would have done better.
    Sadly, the only thing Cheetahmen had for it that was good was the easy-to-remix music…

  • JJLehto

    May 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Damn! That second level boss is brutal…look at him continuously run to the right

    Seriously something about that scene just makes me lose it.

  • adamL

    May 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Most of the games that can’t be finished, ie just stop or glitch out, probably weren’t finished at all. Something tells me the developers just gave up and said, fuck it, make level two impossibly, fucking ridiculously hard – because I’m not doing a level three.

  • fellowgamereviewer

    July 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Your not done with Cheetahmen yet nerd. Last year we found yet another Cheetahmen nes game. Cheetahmen the Creation. The cartridges are on sale online now.

  • Shellster04

    July 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I found a video that James did with GameTrailers in regards to Cheetamen II — http://www.cheetahmengames.com/Cheetahmen-The-Ressurection.html

  • January 13, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Interesting fact: the Cheetahmen were seen on many Hatsune Miku videos by the Youtube user ‘d0o0by’. The videos were mostly covers of American songs, like Metallica’s ‘One’, Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’, and Daft Punk’s ‘Technologic’. There’s even one where she sings ‘Get Busy’ by Sean Paul. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJtgel9IaE The Cheetahmen can be seen in all the videos as either band members, or backup dancers.

  • james sparks

    April 12, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I like the cheetahmen 2 story with images from Indiana jones raiders of the lost ark and Indiana jones kingdom of the crystal skull

  • Rafael The Angel

    November 8, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I used to worship u james but after ur commercial for cheetahman II play or die i realise how two faced people really can be… A damn shame

  • BladeRunner

    November 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    a lot of the saga Action 52 games remind me of old computer games I would play when I was younger. Great episode.

  • NeverTooOld

    December 14, 2013 at 5:58 am

    at 19:39, I think we heard Mike laughing in the background. Must have been fun to film!

  • pokemario99

    March 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Cheetamen on the Genesis is the UNLUCKY NUMBER 13

  • Game Genie is Racist

    January 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Cheetahmen is is is is……RACIST

  • June 9, 2016 at 12:55 am

    I’ve been wanting to see this whenever I am alone in my house, same with Action 52. And now, I think the time has come.

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