AVGN: Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link

Mike / August 4th, 2010

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  • WiredOnRedBull

    August 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    First =]
    Brilliant. I can’t wait until next Wednesday.

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Sweet! Another AVGN Episode!! =D

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Been looking forward to this

  • cloob1

    August 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I love it and I haven’t even seen it yet!!!

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Highlight of my week. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • gamerdude122

    August 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Hmm… its good, but you weren’t half-way as mad at it as you were the other shitty games. Like… Cheetahmen II. That’s pretty unfortunate. I’ve been waiting all month for this. *sigh*. Oh!! Do the Genesis game named Alien Soldier. Or for a REALLY bad game. Try the Master System’s E-SWA or Predator II. They all suck hard balls up a unicorn’s anus as they fuck some slutty alligator while jizzing in their mom’s face. Yeah, they fucking suck.

    • Bludman2

      September 27, 2013 at 3:53 am

      Alien Soldier isn’t a bad game. It’s hard as shit but it’s controls are good it has cool moves e.g a parry and if you have full health a super. The graphics are great for it’s time and the bosses are cool and well designed even if they make no sense and on a smaller note their names are really badass aswell. if he is going to play it i doubt he would say that it is bad.

  • pwnttothemax

    August 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    even tho you always post new avgn’s the first wednesday night of each month, i STILL check back at least once a day just in case ๐Ÿ˜›

    another great vid!!! i love it when he reviews games i played as a kid!

  • hate those fucking shitty games

    August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA Fucking awesome James!! Especially when the power glove beat Dark Link (or shadow Link) X’D

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    When I saw that title, I thought what could be bad about this classic game? Fortunately, the Nerd knows how to talk about it!

    Didn’t expect another appearance by the Glitch Gremlin! I wonder if he’ll be a recurring character for now on? If so, then be afraid…BE VERY AFRAID!!!

  • Weist96

    August 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    lol the ending was hilarious

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    The ending was awesome, great job AVGN.

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Loved the ending, ROFL

  • August 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Love how you included Link performing a little of the old in-out, in-out on a weepy young devotchka…. Love this game and love that movie! Sick video James.

  • Butch Bitch

    August 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    An alright episode. Not your best, but the ending was pretty sweet.

    I’m not surprised Link is getting all that pussy. The dude is a fucking legend, the Mick Jagger of video games, for sure!

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  • Shelden the dude who is awesome

    August 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I love the ending
    Can not wait for the next AVGN episode!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • myreflection462

    August 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Sweet. I got stuck in the caves for days when I was growing up. I will punish my kids with this.

  • ratfink128

    August 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    that dragon boss kinda looked like the dragon from your childhood, i’d kick that dragon’s ass over and over if i were you.

  • cloob1

    August 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    The fucking blue ghost in the graveyard are a bunch of assholes too!! Wasn’t the whistle in the first one used to open a level?

  • rmk04003

    August 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    awesome episode as always

    the laughing gannon sounds like the laugh when you lose in punchout

  • bick.benedict

    August 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Fucking yeah!!! This is my favorite Zelda game! Thanks so much man for reviewing this game. The AVGN has returned to his ROOTS.

  • reminiscer15

    August 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Haha I love the Glitch Gremlin and another great video James! Loved the ending haha


    August 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you so much!
    I was waiting for this all Wednesday!

  • syntheticsw

    August 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love the Power Glove, its so bad ๐Ÿ™‚

  • adenton7

    August 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    helelrious, that is one of your funniest AVGNs in a while. I love all of them. I love it when you review games and think exactly what i think about it. I love Zelda 2 also. It had to be hard to find flaws on such a great game. I was wandering when your new volume of AVGN is going to come out. I love all your works. Keep up the great work!!! : ) PLEASE DO A REVIEW ON R.O.B. THE ROBOT

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    August 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I’ll admit, I was fooled into thinking you didn’t know about kneeling down on the left to beat dark link without any trouble. The fact that it was done with the Power Glove a la Top Gun had me in tears. Turning the tv back on and looking at the glove in disbelief will probably make good use of animated gifs on the internet.

    I honestly can’t think of a better way a Zelda 2 AVGN could have been done. I played the game with my mom 20 years ago, and I’m glad there was mention of that “spell” spell in the village to make that tower come out of nowhere. All of the frustrations associated with beating the game without a guide or the internet were expressed very well.

    I think everyone will agree that Nerd videos on popular games (that people likely have played) are the most enjoyable since we all get taken back to the past that we could all relate to.

  • PabaBritannica

    August 4, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Every time I visit one of my friends that lives in DC now, we end up playing this game and talking about how fucking hard this thing is. I believe it’s too hard to the point of getting bored eventually.

    We like to text “I AM ERROR” to each other from time to time.

    Keep up the good work. And review Home Improvement for the SNES at some point.

  • Slaanash

    August 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I liked this game. It needs more love. =/

  • Blasphemy666

    August 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

    It’s my favorite game in the series, I love the difficulty and the combat system. The great palace is also the best final palace in any video game ever.

  • August 5, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Awesome episode James! It always brightens my day when I see there is a new AVGN to watch!
    As far as Zelda 2 goes, I will admit when it first came out, me and my friends didn’t like it. It was too different than the original that we loved so much. In several ways the graphics seemed to take a step back. As the years went on though, I have grown to love this game as being a refreshing take on the Zelda series, even if the overworld map is kinda lame lol.

  • August 5, 2010 at 12:21 am

    It’s a hard game for sure but this is one of the few reviews (other than Super Mario Bros. 3) that the Nerd doesn’t call shitty or anything like that. The game only makes him angry because it’s so fucking insanely difficult!

  • August 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

    What kind of thrust? Wow James. Nice ep. bud’

  • andysutherland

    August 5, 2010 at 12:36 am

    One of my all-time favorite games! I thought I was one of the only ones who wondered what Link did in the house with that woman. Another well done review! Thanks!

  • volt28

    August 5, 2010 at 12:36 am

    You are right that Zelda 2 is a game people either love or hate. I played it recetly and found myself turning to the internet to find out what to do very often. The real Final fantasy 3 follow the same battle system of random battles. You have no choice. However there is no way around enemys. And leveling up experience is annoying but necessary. Its satisfying to final be able to get 7000 point hits.
    Anyway I like the game. Maybe you can do some bad sega games? Streets of rage 2 was pretty shitty in my opinion.

  • avgnfuckfan

    August 5, 2010 at 12:40 am

    well, my balls have once again been blown off! the only thing that annoyed me wuz the loud sounds that were made when James guessed wrong. but nontheless, holy hot damm, this is fuckin good

  • 8454417

    August 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Great review, I have only mastered this game once but I don’t really remember it, but this was a refresher. It not as bad as it looks it really is a fun game. Again great review, see you in a month

  • Paronfesken

    August 5, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I want the zelda fart song ๐Ÿ˜€

  • August 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

    lol that was an awesome ending!

  • DBHS

    August 5, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Did I slooshy a reference to A Clockwork Orange?

  • August 5, 2010 at 1:30 am

    the voice was out of character most of the time

  • Superluigui

    August 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

    i fucking hated death mountain, to this day i can’t beat it, you gotta go to a swamp that pops up enemies that are really frustrating compared to the other ones, and if you get the 1up and die, the fucker will never come back, then you gotta meet some stupid asshole hidden in the swamp, talk to him, go to the town, tell a guard that you know the shithead in the swamp so he makes a bridge appear, the you go to death mountain, you go to a lot os caves and you gotta beat enemies in each one (and in one you gotta use the jump spell) get the hammer and beat a temple, all that, early in the game, without getting a single game over, that’s bullshit

  • August 5, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Was Mike Matei just, not around for this episode?? Because I’m surprised he didn’t act as Link for the remote scene.

  • Zelda_Boy

    August 5, 2010 at 1:59 am


  • lfgubrs

    August 5, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Finally a classic AVGN video. Missed you James:ยด)

  • lfgubrs

    August 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Downthrust and upthrust and what was that last thing? hilarious xD

  • StandingCow

    August 5, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Really enjoyed this episode james, good job!

  • Liam Gauci

    August 5, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Dude! Your timing was perfect! I am in the process of buying a NES and this is one of the games I was thinking about buying but I didn’t know much about the gameplay and now… 15-minute AVGN review! Thanks man, will surely try to get it now because it looks great!

  • NiGHTS_2011

    August 5, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Amazing job James, I loved that the old style AVGN anger was brought back, and especially for a classic that is amazing, but one tough mofo.

  • MindFreak8745

    August 5, 2010 at 3:09 am


  • btrx

    August 5, 2010 at 3:22 am

    lol I want your power glove mine’s doesn’t work

  • August 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    What a great game. I was one of the few who actually liked it more than the first Zelda and was disappointed when the SNES Zelda didn’t fallow in a similar manor.

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Nintendo remade this ร  la New Super Mario Bros. Wii? I think that’d be sweet!

  • Rael

    August 5, 2010 at 4:07 am

    U know? Until I saw this I didn’t understand Link’s moves or the music of super smash bros melee, man It’s so awesome. Specially the side scrolling part on the adventure mode. so cool man… Now I will do all I can to play Zelda 2. and also, Im so gald u didn’t mention the CDI ones., I think those are so out of our hearts!

  • August 5, 2010 at 4:19 am

    This was one of the first nes games I played as a kid and it was on a rented console. I grew up in a small town and only one kid in town had an nes (as well as the power glove). I think this was way over my head when I was 8, I still haven’t beaten this zelda to this day.

  • Paulik

    August 5, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Very nice, James.

  • Boraltis

    August 5, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Best strategy for beating Shadow Link: Take short jumps at him, swinging your sword as you come down so that it hits the top of his head. It hits almost every time.

    Then you’ll get to play a second, twisted adventure, just like the first one. Everything’s in a different location. Wanna be frustrated? Beat em both. Takes quite a while.

  • supermangaz

    August 5, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Another great addition to the AVGN, keep it up man.

    p.s. gold cartridges rules

  • August 5, 2010 at 4:43 am

    The thing with the temple being destroyed and not getting the item happend the second time I played and beat Zelda 2, it really got me pissed off but I still love the game.

    Oh, and here is something better left unmentioned: Link also “gets some magic” from an old woman in certain towns… yeah.


  • gamemaster382

    August 5, 2010 at 4:55 am

    nice movie. The part of Link holding up an item was just funny and mentioning to hold up the remote control.

  • August 5, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Oh, just remembered: when Final Fantasy came out on the NES my brother was convinced that it was the third Zelda game. LOL He actually told this to me before I even played it, and when I finally did play it I couldn’t figure out how to fight enemies; I didn’t even understand that that’s what the battle system is for.

    Ahh… stupid times, stupid times…

  • erickm05

    August 5, 2010 at 5:01 am

    i always thought this game was good..i have it on the wii(im only 13 calm down)and of course i cant beat it, although i am starting to collect old video games and i started with goleneye on the n64 and er…a bad game called gex which i spent for shits and giggles

  • K6CTX

    August 5, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Ok, I’ll say it since nobody else seems to have the balls to. Zelda II is horse shit and I’m glad a Zelda game has never gone back to that formula. I’m from the days of yore when this piece of garbage was considered ‘new’ and ‘cutting edge’. However, this game is nothing but shit. F…U…C…K this game, it wasn’t good at the time and isn’t good now.

    P.S. AVGN, can I buy you a beer?

  • strint519

    August 5, 2010 at 5:45 am

    What can’t the Power Glove do? Man I can remember this game kicking the piss out of me as a kid. Another solid episode.

  • Postrale

    August 5, 2010 at 6:06 am


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    August 5, 2010 at 6:07 am


  • Y. A-H.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Nice Clockwork Orange reference. That movie is so awesome.

    James, you should do a Stanley Kubrick special episode or something, and educate all these kids that watch your videos on the best movies on the planet (they’re all made by Kubrick).

  • jason24589

    August 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

    On this game, there is a poorly translate English, “I am error” because on FDS version, his name in Japanese is “Bagu” and may cause to translated to “bug”. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-am-error

  • jason24589

    August 5, 2010 at 6:29 am


  • captain redbeard

    August 5, 2010 at 6:29 am

    about the swastika in zelda 1:
    the buddhists also have the same sign (not exactly, as itยดs mirror-inverted).
    it means “sun” and is a topic tourists in asia are often curious about when they see it at old temples etc.

    in china it means “infinity” or “long life” and the japanese do use some of the chinese characters.

    it has nothing to do with the old germanic sign which means “power” or describes an old race (thatยดs one of the reasons why the nazis used it).

    good episode btw!

  • captain redbeard

    August 5, 2010 at 6:31 am

    i just learned that the sign in japan is even used on landscapes to mark budhist-temples!

  • luimartinE

    August 5, 2010 at 6:49 am

    The new AVGN episodes always make my day. There is nothing better than wake up in the morning turning on the computer and realize that the new Nerd Episode is out!
    Even if he is not as angry as he used to be, but he is still a nerd. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • August 5, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Awesome and unexpected episode.
    I actually liked…and still like Zelda 2 more than the first game.

    Don’t really think it’s that hard either. I was stuck for a few years, but that was because I didn’t know enough english to read the hint on where to find the hidden town. Compared to the Second Quest in the original(which never gives you enough hints and got old guys robbing your hearts and impossible combinations of enemies), it’s a cakewalk…

    Anyways, fun episode. Made my day, especially the ending.

  • Vixx

    August 5, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Nice one, I loved the ending!

  • kamakazi geek

    August 5, 2010 at 7:43 am

    fallout 3, best rpg ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JimmyDash32

    August 5, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Loved the new video. I personally like the ones with multiple games. I got an idea why not to a huge episode on the rest of the shitty LJN NES games. I know you missed a few. ๐Ÿ™‚ Or shitty unlicensed games which most are. Anyways, great episode and look forward to next month.

  • August 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

    The โ€œSwastikaโ€ is actually the Manji symbol. In Buddhism it represents Dharma, universal harmony, and the balance of opposites. In Zen Buddhism, the Manji represents an ideal harmony between love and intellect.
    Think of it as the Buddhist equivalent to the Ying-Yang.

    It was then adopted by Hitler as the Nazi flag.

    But since Japan has deep ties with Buddhism , very often you will see the Manji in use in things like Games, Anime, Manga ect. But due to the symbols animosity in the Western world it’s usually censored when localized.

  • Schloss Ritter

    August 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

    That Zelda 1 level is not a swastika but rather the original symbol that was flipped the other way.

    Oh no, not the Glitch Gremlin again.

    And Link gets some action in the end after all thanks to the Power Glove.

  • August 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

    ha ha ha yeah the power glove saves the day jokes nice 1 james keep up the awsome work like u always do ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Crowbar

    August 5, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this for years!

  • August 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Haha! Great review. i remember this game was hardcore! can’t even beat it now.

  • fierfly25

    August 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

    LMAO I love the “a clockwork orange” reference with the old in out in out lmao

  • simby23

    August 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

    this video was man funny i like the part when you beat the game with the power glove lol

  • August 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Wow James! Thanks for mentioning the old Zelda no-sword challenge! I had started the concept some years ago on Twin Galaxies. We eventually increased the challenge to be totally minimalist. This means only 3 hearts, only the green armor, no potions, no sword, etc. Now THAT was fricken HARD! Unfortunately Ganon cannot be destroyed without a sword, so the challenge ends once you reach his room.

  • thetruetombo

    August 5, 2010 at 9:14 am

    awesome!, well worth the wait!, zelda 2 is hard as s#[email protected]!, and the GameGlitchGrimlien is awesome too. Look forward to seeing the next one James.

    Mike is the best Joker ever. ๐Ÿ˜›


  • Jenny

    August 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Yay Zelda! I loved this game as a kid … and hell I still love it! Sure the game has flaws but this game was a huge part of my childhood and I’ll always love it. Great episode dude, can’t wait for more!

  • ericwfleenor

    August 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Good Job,

  • August 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Nice episode. The ending was hilarious, but I couldn’t believe AVGN took so long to notice what was on the screen right before he turned it off. Meh, cartoon comedy… Which we love. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Link wasn’t doing “that” next to Zelda at the beginning. He probably had been talking to the king (I don’t know) a while ago, and now, he was just looking at her, sad, thinking about the mission he has ahead. But James was probably doing comedy again.

  • imposter

    August 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    AVGN episodes always brings me back to my childhood of frustration. I honestly am glad I’m not the only who remember this game being hard either. I wouldn’t say this game sucks, it’s just hard.

    Side note; I was watching CDi part 2 Zelda on gametrailers, and mistakenly clicked on this video thinking it was CDi part 3. I thought the intro seemed a bit different until I realized I was watching the new episode after looking at the title bar of firefox.

  • August 5, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Was that staged, or did he really beat the final boss by waving around? …I’ll assume he did.

  • ZomBine

    August 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Great video, never beat that game, not exactly my favourite. Love the A Clockwork Orange tribute *the old in out in out*.

  • August 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love the use of the A Clockwork Orange movie quote:
    “little of the old in-out, in-out”

  • DjDiabolik

    August 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Hey Mike… another great Episode.

    I have some idea with you….. it’s near episode 100.. because you may release some episode about games for computer ??
    Oh yeah…. computer like Amiga 500… Commodore 64 and many others !! Example for Amiga 500 exist so many SHIT games i can suggest to you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I thinks it’s a great idea.

  • kpfm7

    August 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I remember it took my father back in the day a entire week to beat the game. Also for the random battles in FF3/6 try having Terra alone and running into a Tonberry in the Narshe mine….She couldn’t run fast enough.
    I like to see you do a Final Fantasy review.

  • zelda-chan

    August 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

    2 of my friends have beaten this game lol.

  • Joker83

    August 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Holy Crap! I cannot wait to watch this video!

    I actually beat this game a couple times and think it is pretty under-rated (even though the last level is incredably tough). but am really looking forward to seeing you rip into it.

    this is awesome.

  • Kid_Icarus

    August 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Would have been so much funnier if the Nerd turned off the tv and never knew what he’d accomplished. LOL. Still a 10/10 video.

  • Kid_Icarus

    August 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I also want to point out (even though nobody gives a shit) that this was the game that prompted my brother and I to bug my mom into buying us a Game Genie. Good times.

  • scronan

    August 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Great review! This happens to be my favorite game on the NES, but even so I remained impartial because much of the criticism against it is warranted. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I apologize if this has been mentioned already (too lazy to read through all the comments), but I was a little disappointed that you didn’t mention the fiasco that happened when this game was released which was more frustrating than the games flaws 10 times over. Back before Nintendo Power in the days of the Fun Club News, there was an article about Zelda II that got all of us early NES nerds to wet our pants because they also had a pre-order for the game. We ordered the game and waited…and waited…until they finally said something about running out of computer chips (due to a shortage or something) and the game ended being delayed for quite a while. The pre-order checks were returned and we looked for this game for months without success.

    To add insult to injury, the Official Nintendo Players guide showcased the game and the first few levels (that was actually the Famicom version we were to learn many years later), which was pure )()(#)(#$)( torture for everyone. I didn’t know many people who actually had finished both quests for Zelda 1 and saw the little note that there would be a sequel…but trying to find this game in stores was beyond futile. Rumors abounded that it could only be found on the East coast (I lived in the West), but no one I knew ever produced a real copy. I called every store for a 100 mile radius for weeks and then months…until finally finding it in a rental store of all places (bastards). I then sat down and played it for an entire weekend without sleep and finished the game, but even after this I wasn’t satisfied because I still didn’t own it.

    Months later, I walked into a store out of town after still calling every store in half of California if they had it…and I finally found my very own copy. I never, ever forgave Nintendo for doing this…and I still think the whole computer chip fiasco was just a marketing ploy.

    It is still weird to think about why they changed the games format so much..but if you look at the rest of the sequels released during that time (SMB 2, CV 2 and even Ikari Warriors 2)…you can see it was just a sign of the times…I used to call it the “Era of Weird and Crappy Sequels.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • gameboysixteen

    August 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

    AHHHHHH! Sneak attack by the game glitch gremlin!

  • Kid_Icarus

    August 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I’m already itching for September to get here for NFL and new AVGN (you can tell I got a lot of shit on my plate).

  • August 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Holy crap YAYYY


    I love today

  • Billy Maize

    August 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Best Birthday gift EVER!

  • ThanosIsKing

    August 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Loved this new video, especially the reaction to beating the game with the Power Glove. I don’t think James has done this (at least on video) since Top Gun.

    And I agree as well, it’s pretty much a love it or hate it game.

  • August 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I’m not sure if this has been mentioned, but there is a reason that Error mentions his name. A person in Mido tells you to ask Error about something, and he tells you the location of the King’s Tomb.

    Error is his name.

  • BoredAndCynical

    August 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Didnt seem as angry as usual but still a great episode.

  • avgnfan99

    August 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I was shocked when i saw the title zelda 2. Great review James ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Maffers7087

    August 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Man that was a awesome episode thank you for all your hard work. I really liked the unexpected appearance of Mr. Glitches.

  • Koga

    August 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Zelda 2 is and will remain as my favorite Zelda game of all time. It’s the only game that provides a real challenge, the rest of the Zelda games were definitely not as tough.

  • Joe

    August 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Great Job James, I love how you referenced the differences between one and two. I did notice less aggression, seeing it is a Zelda game you still are passionate about it. LOZ will always be my fav game of all time! Bad Ass job once agian!

    – Flake

  • Crust

    August 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Another fantastic video, James. I never thought I’d see you cover Adventure of Link, but I see what you’re saying. The quest to attain the hammer was so hard I had to have my older friend finish that for me back in 1989. To this day, he is still jokingly known as the “Master of ‘tendo.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Keep up the great work, James.

  • Omi-san

    August 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I’ve always hated that game.

    Also, why does Link”s sword look like a tiny wooden club? Even as a kid that bothered me. In The first game, he started with a wooden sword, but it was quickly upgraded to a steel one. In Zelda 2, it always looks like a stupid wooden club

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    August 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm


  • gremie73

    August 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    one of the best avgn videos so far cant wait for more keep up the greak work james your a LEGEND!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeremytroid

    August 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Bout damn time! I hated this game…
    Now it gets it’s turn >:)

  • nerdyguy64

    August 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Love the ending, I laughed my ass off! Cant wait for the next!

  • Djister

    August 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Zelda 2 is one of my favorite games, but I don’t like Zelda 1 much. To each his own.

    This episode still had some funny moments, especially the part about the enemy names in the original Zelda.

    Please review Total Recall for the NES!

  • Undertaker

    August 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Ok i know how he beat the game. he used the old hiding in a corner strategy.

  • August 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    OMG! I wasn’t expecting this till next week! Thank you so much, James! *hugs*

  • rzulw13

    August 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Bravo James. Finally you’ve found Power Glove usefull !

  • Miles Tormani

    August 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    “I guess I’ll just crouch over here and stab your knees.
    Stabby stab stab.
    How you like that shit?”

    Only thing I could think of when Dark Link got Power Glove’d.

  • christburner

    August 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    not what i expected at all, great job! love the glitch genie any chance your gonna be at PAX in seattle?

  • Erich

    August 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I liked your reference to Clockwork Orange.

    A real horrorshow viddy, James =D

  • August 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    well fucking a lol i cant whait for another one avgn rules ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nintendguy86

    August 5, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    A very different episode. Funny but lacks rage. I like you reviewing good games with some bad quality . Bring on more like this in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vintagecollector

    August 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Great Review, Nerd. Good Job.
    Keep The Reviews Coming.


    August 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Great stuff. I really suck at Zelda II, but my brother beat it. Pretty incredible…

    We always said the P bags were Pepper for some reason. I don’t know why, but that made sense to me… I think.

  • kriziz2k3

    August 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    la pura crema hahahaha llore de la risa

  • scooter3185

    August 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Another great vid!!!

    Loved the Clockwork Orange reference!!!

    Keep up the good work

  • murphy2112

    August 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I had to pause the video for a while after the Nerd punched the wall. The fact that the Star Wars poster fell a little was too much for me. Great job as usual, James!

  • Jigglysaint

    August 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    The last part had to have been the funniest. First time I saw it I figured “yeah, I’m sure Mike was playing and this was just a joke on when he landed the plane in Top Gun”. After my second watch, I remembered that also in that video that when James tried to play Zelda 2 with the Glove, he couldn’t stop jumping or crouching and slashing. Who knew that the best way to beat one of the hardest bosses in a Zelda game was to do exactly what the Power Glove, a failed piece of hardware, is only capable of doing?

  • keystpwned

    August 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Try not getting so high while you’re a fairy! LOL


  • Butch Bitch

    August 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hey, what’s Cinemassacre TV Beta? I just noticed it. I tried to enter my password but it wouldn’t work. Did you guys just set it up?

  • robertp17

    August 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I love Zelda II but really appreciated the review. You really pointed out some of the issues with the game, some of the quirky things, and the video was quite funny. Nice to see the glitch goblin make a return as well as the Power Glove “cheating” to beat Dark Link.

  • Figuras

    August 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    That Guy’s name really is Error! You even need that information later in the game, because someone sends you to talk to him. But if he wouldn’t tell you his name, you wouldn’t have a clue, which character in the game could be that Error .

  • August 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    You know that Red “Wizard” thing you fight. Have you ever watched She-Ra Princess of Power? I think the Witch in that series is the same character design only well how much of the figure can be shown off in a Zelda game on NES?

    Really fun how you beat the game with the Power Glove. But I suck at the game I haven’t even been able to get the darn candle once yet and I have owned the game since back when it was being sold new. It almost made me give up playing video games completely more than once.

    In a way Rumors of Dark Link or Shadow Link are why I like Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time so much. You get to pound his ass out of existence and that is just satisfying.

    Great Review and I hope the Glitch Gremlin can make a reappearance again.

    One thing though. With all the turdy sounds to the theme of this game at the beginning why couldn’t Shit Pickle or the Nerdy Turd have made return appearances?

  • August 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I loved the game as a child, but you would never believe the shit the glitch gremlin gave us.

    My brother and I had combed every inch of Death Mountain, yet we could never find the god damned bloody hammer.

    Turns out it was just COMPLETELY MISSING FROM OUR GAME. It simply did not exist. But we didn’t know this, and probably spent years stuck on it.

    Finally one attempt, my brother started a game with the name “IMPA” … because that was one of the Zelda characters in the manual, with the rational that naming the game “ZELDA” was a trick for starting the original Zelda on the second quest.

    Well it didn’t start a different game … but low and behold, the fucking hammer spawned where it was supposed to. We could finally beat the god damned game. I discovered that calling my name “IMARK,” as opposed to just “MARK,” worked as well.

    I don’t know how we got stuck with a bum cartridge. I think I may have seen one person online bitch about this before.

    Thanks for the video!

  • Redd the Sock

    August 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Love the video. As much fun as nerd rage can be, I find these reviews of good yet flawed games to be very entertaining, even moreso than some game I’ve never heard of. And since games may never be “art” in the eyes of professional critics, I thnk it’s important to leave something more intelectualy substancial.

    If you continue down this path of generaly good games I have a request: Star Tropics. A fun game with some annoyances, but room for big nerd rage over that stupid letter needed to progress in the game.

  • August 6, 2010 at 12:03 am

    U just inspired e to play my zelda 1 and 2 tongith on my nes,thanx james and great review. Hopefully u keep em good and please,pleeeeeeeeease finally do ET review!!!!

  • jackbw

    August 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

    yup, powergove FTW.

    i have so much trouble with videos from gametrailers. gawd.

  • jackbw

    August 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

    @bladder Belmont

    Didn’t he already do a review of ET?!!?

  • cadecool123

    August 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    It wont work for me right when the theme starts the video ends

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    August 6, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I seen the Gauntlet on Link and I was like “wtf” at first…then after seeing your vid it all made sense lol.

    Good job btw. Hoping to see quite more, more often.

  • August 6, 2010 at 1:13 am

    So what is the dragon’s name? I’ve seen two different titles for the dragon.

  • 85512 Is in Mario 3

    August 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Come on if you were that supportive you would support his work not matter what I still think it’s funny and I don’t mind if it’s shorter he has a life and I understand that. So give him some slack and so what he was a day off be happy that he still makes these.

  • Mariusz69

    August 6, 2010 at 1:41 am

    This was a great episode! It was funny and also very informative. It was “thick” with information. Lots of references … Nintendo Power… the awesome Power Glove ending… and the “Glitch Guy” was awesome.

  • AlucardsQuest

    August 6, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Hey Mike! How did the Nerd get a hold of a left-handed NES controller?

  • vinamon13

    August 6, 2010 at 3:39 am

    You should make the glitch goblin a recurring character. It’s always hilarious when he shows up

  • Kay

    August 6, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Very good review, and a pretty good game too. Zelda II is actually my favorite in the series, I think this is because of the stronger RPG focus. As for the difficulty…yes, it is difficult in some places, but far from impossible. I beat it as a kid, and I beat it again quite recently. I think the stuff you need to do can be figured out without consulting the Internet or Nintendo Power too, you just have to pay close attention. Sometimes, the villagers will actually say something useful.

    Anyway, good video, James.


  • Healy1996

    August 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Dear James, Here Are Some Games I Hope You Consider Reviewing In The Future:

    1. The Punisher
    2. The Goonies 2
    3. Predator
    4. Gremlins 2
    5. Alien 3
    6. Jaws
    7. Total Recall

    All Of These Games Are For The NES!
    And All Of Them Suck!

  • Kay

    August 6, 2010 at 4:28 am

    The Goonies 2…that’s actually one of my favorites. Perhaps it’s another of those “love it or hate it”-games. Mobygames lists three review scores: A-, 7.5 out of 10, and D.


  • drake41

    August 6, 2010 at 4:31 am

    are you going to review Inception

  • Nemzal

    August 6, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Fun fact:
    “Like” can translate into “Eat” somehow, so a “Like-Like” can, in an obscure way, be called an “Eat-Eat”.

  • DarkSlayer

    August 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Nice work on this review. I never actually played Zelda 2 but I had always heard mixed opinions on it, usually for the same reasons you said. It seemed okay to me though, like a typical RPG to me.

  • Toxie

    August 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    “Shield Eaters and World Leaders have many likes alike.

  • Capt. Rhodes

    August 6, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Great episode, thanks James and Mike for this!
    People who complain: Choke on Em! lol

  • August 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

    great ep, good game its well annoying, 1 of mikes best title cards too!!

  • Theo

    August 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    lmao nice review

  • UpAndAtThem

    August 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Another great review, James. Personally I like it when you review these types of games, where you either love it or hate it. I don’t know why this game got so much criticism. Yes it is the black sheep of the Zelda series and a step in the opposite direction of the original, but sometimes change is good.

    What I like about the game are it’s difficulty and innovation. There simply wasn’t anything like it at the time. I also love the music in this game – in my opinion it has one of the best soundtracks on the NES. It still gives me chills when you enter the Great Palace. The music is unlike any of the other palaces, the sky is black and the bricks are golden. Yeah, I’m a nerd, but it’s the little things like that that make a game for me.

    Keep the videos coming. You make my day every time you release a new video. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Godzilla

    August 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

    did i see a sword up links ass in the intro??? anyways i got the dracula commentary, Great job! when are you gonna do more you know whats bullshit and board james? or even better another film like deader the better or anything like that those are the best!

  • Wien

    August 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I don’t know which game is worse…. Predator or Total Recall. The Punisher isn’t BAD…. its just not good. Its very dull and lifeless, you just float on a raft listing lazily to the right killing random people to the soundtrack of silence.

  • SlidingS15

    August 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Was that supposed to be a Clockwork Orange reference?

  • THX-182

    August 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    The Like Like not just a shield stealer. It is the Devourer of Worlds…

  • Andrew M

    August 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Love the A Clockwork Orange refrence.

  • August 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I am Error …

  • GasparXR

    August 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This was a great episode! Loved it.

    Do you get lots of requests for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest on SNES? It’s not a bad game but it’s another love it or hate it game, except more like LIKE it or hate it with fury. In my experience anyways.

  • nikedeleon

    August 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    maybe this is a little new but you should review madden nfl 08 for the PS2 for probebly a part 2 to your glitches video believe me, if you play the pro bowl game you can find major glitches with players from the colts like peyton manning.

  • August 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Nice review, that shadow Link reminded me of the mirror dude in the original Prince of Persia. That one was damn hard as well.
    Didn’t play any of the Zelda games though

  • Metal Matt

    August 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Yo James, great review of a game that confused the Shit out of me. The first few time I played Zelda 2 I could get through the first levels but when Death Mountain came next, I discover why it’s called DEATH mountain. Anyways I suggest you review METROID, for your next game review. Like Zelda 2 , I think Metroid has different opinions, Some like it and others hate it. keep up the great work James!

  • MollyWobbles6093

    August 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    The ending with the Power Glove was fucking EPIC. I laughed so hard. My husband, who wasn’t paying attention either, didn’t notice what I was laughing at until it was almost over. Awesome review.

  • August 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Tired out the glitch shown here, and yep, it sucks when you get stuck ๐Ÿ˜›
    Also, there was a semi-remake of the original Zelda game called Zelda BS. It was a download service provided by Nintendo of Japan that didn’t go over so well. The lack of support for the service ultimately left the game supposedly unfinished, but the graphics were enhanced to look like their SNES little brother: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
    One more thing, might I make a suggestion to do a special on password screens of yore? Two games that I find hard to play because of this are Legacy of the Wizard (I liked it, but not sure how many actually did, so if any request for that game come along, I’d like to see it bashed a bit ๐Ÿ˜› )
    and Goonies 2. Those are the two off the top of my head that have really awkward password screens other than the ones you mentioned before.

  • Magerius

    August 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I heard that you don’t have any PS3 games yet? Well ,if you wanna review a REALLY hardcore game, Demon’s Souls (PS3 only) should give you quite a big challenge!

    Try Beating Demon’s Souls twice. As if the game wasn’t difficult the first time, on the second playthrough it gets really hardcore.

    Only TRUE hardcore gamers can beat it twice.

    Granted, it’s not a BAD game. Like all the ones you upload video reviews for. Actually, it’s a very good game. Just… Insanely Hard. Try it if you really want a hard game.

  • that1person

    August 6, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Great video and ok game i havnt playe it yet and you wont belive what I found out about my nes. Its model number 001! I knew when i got it was one of the first ones but i didn’t know it was the first.

  • August 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Loved it. One of my favorite one’s you’ve done! Great job!

  • Shadowmax889

    August 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i personaly dont lioke this game at all but is not a shitty game though

  • WingedKitsune

    August 6, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Haha. I loved the return of the Glitch Gremlin. xD

    This game may be the black sheep of the Zelda Series, but all in all, it’s a fun game. I haven’t beaten it yet myself, but I will try to some day. :3

  • InvisibleGamer12

    August 7, 2010 at 1:00 am


  • TheHandOfShame

    August 7, 2010 at 5:05 am

    GAH! Now all I can think about is how I’ll never be able to beat it since my friend stole it from me along with my mario bros./Duck hunt, power adaptor, and my second controller. DAMN YOU AND YOUR NINJA MOVES!!!!!!

  • Gustaf

    August 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

    In the beginning you made that clichรฉ record skip sound thingy. DAMN YOU! ^^^^^^^^^^

  • Lord Moe

    August 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    great video! Also, great Zelda game! People like to shit on this game, but it’s really good. Hard, but good. It’s not like it’s the hardest game ever (it’s got nothing on Ninja Gaiden).

  • August 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Great video…another classic! I do remember this being a hard game, although like other comments have said here, not nearly as hard as Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania 3 in my opinion.

  • avgnfan96

    August 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    HEY MIKE!!!! are you the brother of James? or his cousin or something???

  • headcase

    August 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Another fantastic ep James. Even worse than going back to the start upon Game Over, you also lose all your experience points! And the game saves which p-bags you got and they never come back.

    Great game, but hopelessly hard towards the end.

  • Seoleim

    August 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    The only thing that I consider bad for this game, is the fact that they made no other zelda games in the style afterward. The side scrollerish parts on the game boy zelda game don’t count. This is my favorite of the 2 NES ones and it’s just a shame they didn’t pick up and run with the style a bit more when they could of quite easily.

    It’s also the first game I remember playing that used a level up system. While i’m sure it’s not the first to do something like that, it sure was for me at the time. I only managed to beat this game a few years ago with the help of my sister. Dark Link is still a hard bastard to kill.

  • UpsideDownFace

    August 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I have to agree that both Predator and Total Recall on the NES would be perfect for this show. They’re both fucking terrible, and both based off of awesome Arnold movies. Well, Total Recall is a decent flick, but few action films can touch the original Predator.

  • UpsideDownFace

    August 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I liked this game a lot, and honestly wish they had brought back the formula in a later title. It had problems, not gonna argue with that, but was still fun and different. The difficulty could get a little obnoxious at times and the castlevania-like “grunt, then fall backwards when you get hit” didn’t help that at all.


    August 8, 2010 at 12:27 am

    What game was that after he was taking about Final Fantasy 3/6. The one with the Drakee enemy. I remember playing it as a kid but I can’t remember the game. Please help. Thanks.

  • August 8, 2010 at 2:40 am


    That was Dragon Warrior (AKA Dragon Quest).

  • Jel-K

    August 8, 2010 at 6:30 am

    excellent !

  • August 8, 2010 at 7:10 am

    good work man.
    zelda beating with the power glove ! Whahaha, who would have dreamed that !

    Keep it up man!

  • Kwitset

    August 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

    When I was a kid I tried playing Zelda II a few times at a cousins house and I remember not liking it very much. I much prefer the overhead view Zelda games. I don’t know if I necessarily consider this a bad game, but it is not my cup of tea.

    I probably played Zelda II for all of 10 minutes before getting tired of it, so It was fun watching this video and getting to see what the rest of the game is like.

  • knowone

    August 8, 2010 at 9:00 am

    it was like i forgot that you make new ones ;and every month when it pops up its just the greatest surprise and always so much fun ~my girl loves you and im jealous

  • DarkGlacier

    August 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Fantastic video James. I figure I make a note that there were a number of differences in the Japanese version of Zelda II. The bull in water palace was instead just another bull Ironknuckle, the running horses in the first palace did not take experience, the music was slightly different, Link stabbed things to acquire them (no picking up motion), and most different was the experience system.

    You could max out a statistic of your choosing (Attack, Magic, or Life) instead of doing it based off of the predetermined system in the US version. The only downside was that if you died, that statistic would go back to whatever your lowest was. So if you maxed out Attack at 8, Magic at 6, and Life at 4 and then died. All would be at 4 when you continued.

    The experience system was also easier. With it taking half as much as the US version to get 8/8/8 at 4,000 vs. 8,000.

  • Stage

    August 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I gotta admit, when I saw that it was for Zelda II, I was like “Huh? How could that be bad?” But, he makes some good points.

    Great video, I love it.
    (Extra points for the return of the Glitch Gremlin)

  • August 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I really liked this episode. AVGN has just gotten better and better over these past handful of episodes. I feel like I’m learning something new every time I watch one.

  • bigklk

    August 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    when link holds up the kid it seems like hes gonna lick his dick

  • berg

    August 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Nicely done! The whole bit about thrusting got me laughing hard. Thank you.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    August 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Aaahhh yes! You finally did it! You finally reviewed Zelda 2! One of the best review of all time, I have to say… just like the old days! My friends and I were hoping you’d do this one for some time. Glad you finally did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yes, I agree that it may be a little different, but it’s one of the best Zelda games and one of my favorites, in my opinion. And yeah, to beat Link’s Shadow you just duck in one place and stab! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m sure you probably really knew that, but still… beating it with the Power Glove like you did was fricken hilarious!

    Return of Power Glove and Glitch Gremlin! I loved it! Thanks for this James! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JT

    August 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I love this game. Just as good as LTTP.

  • JT

    August 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hey James are you gonna do the Last Action Hero (nes)? So bad.

  • netrom888

    August 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!! I almost laughed my ass of xDD

    i think it was one of the smartest thing to do by Cinemassacre to make only one video a month.

    Great work guy’s, great work!

  • Kazze

    August 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I think that the reason that the recent AVGN Episodes have become better is that he’s releasing an episode each month, giving him time to actually put some work on them and get a good episode each month instead of 2-3 less better, due to the compact time span…

    So keep the creativity up and give more of these episodes..
    And yeah, as previously commented, bonus points with the return of Glitch Gremlin A.K.A. Kevin Finn

  • Blayden

    August 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    “Hahahaha FUCK YOU!”
    lol i fell out of my chair

  • Fugazi

    August 9, 2010 at 1:24 am

    The fact you quoted from A Clockwork Orange made me create a account just to say how damn awesome you are. You should definitly do a review of that movie.

  • August 9, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Shadow Link is indeed difficult, but he can be beaten without using the corner trick.

    Basically, you want to stay aerial for most of the fight and throw attacks at him constantly as you jump toward him. It will force him to guard high and he won’t always be able to swap low before you naturally fall to that range, so as long as you continually attack while you’re on the offensive you can hurt him or at least throw him off guard.

    The key to not taking damage yourself here is to stand up the moment you’ve pushed him back or hurt him, so that his standard counter will be directed at your shield.

    The other element is a little simpler, and that is to follow up with some duck-attacks after you’ve stood and taken one or two in the shield. You want to bounce from crouch to stand as quickly as possible, attacking high just as you start the crouch so he is again forced to shield high just before you finish the crouch and attack.

    As far as defense goes, it’s almost completely absent in this fight. You NEED to keep Shadow Link on the defense, and no, he doesn’t copy your every exact move, only a facsimile of it. This is how you can put him on the defensive without defending yourself. If you can’t seem to get past his shield, back off and come at him again; you’d be surprised how vulnerable he is to the beginning of a chain of attacks.

    I hope you, James, and anyone reading this who likes this game, take these tips and go beat Shadow Link’s ass without cheap-outs, it’s ridiculously satisfying. =D

  • Vintagecollector

    August 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

    You Should Review The Splatterhouse Series In October.

  • strint519

    August 9, 2010 at 2:58 am

    This review gets better everytime.

  • Nightshade

    August 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Great keep up the good work

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    August 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Great video man. The ending was HILARIOUS!! Great shit as always :).

  • Drock2854

    August 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Love the work James, this game has blistered my balls since I was very young, but for some reason I am a glutton for punishment, one day I hope to beat it. Anyways thanks for your work, you do a great job.

  • August 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Cool! I too always thought Zelda 2 was a good game. It was pretty funny that you beated the game and you didn’t find out until you turned the TV back on.

  • knightcm

    August 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    When I beat this game many, many years ago, I wasn’t aware of the crouch in the corner and stab away trick. I earned it the hard way, and Golkar is right: It is infinitely satisfying when you pull it off because the shadow is one hard motherfucker without the crouching trick. Loved the video by the way.

  • pzknll

    August 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Dear James,
    You are fucking awesome.

  • seiferff8

    August 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    godlike, as always!

  • August 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Glad to see you spoke both sides here.

  • Dr. Robzo

    August 10, 2010 at 4:51 am

    This is the only Zelda game I have never finished.

  • cesar_mexico

    August 10, 2010 at 5:35 am

    cool dude ! esta chilo XD friking funny saludos from mexico XD

  • August 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Great video, glad you finally reviewed this game. I picked up this game again on the Wii from the Shop for stability’s sake. I don’t trust either of my NES machines or Zelda II cartridge at this point. Everything The Nerd says is true. I get to the third palace and can’t get any farther, it’s just too hard.

    Another annoying thing in Zelda II is that you lose all of the EXP that you gained on that play-through if you lose all your lives, that is leading up to the next Level Up, not losing the actual level.

    Japanese Zelda II was way easier, they could pick any stat to level up when they did, they didn’t have to go in a set order like we do.

  • DarkNeonRain

    August 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love this game and iยดm happy you dident say itยดs a bad game. This game is very diferent from the other zelda games but thatยดs why i like it, but i still like a link to the past, more. it was really cool that you showยดd the fairy glitches that sadly are useless but fun. your avgn videos are getting better and better and it has always been supergood and entertaining for all these years. you are very creative and this video is your best yet, keep em coming James. thank you. ps i love the glitch gremling and i hope we havenยดt seen the last of him

  • tygerfox

    August 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    WHY dose he do a little hop when he walks? and why dose he drink pee? AND WHERE IS YOUR RAGE NERD!?!?

  • Ravenwolf

    August 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I just watched your review and I really liked it. You gave this game a good review and also it made me laugh. Zelda 2 is one of my favorite games and played it since I was a kid. The last time I finished Zelda 2 was back in 2002 which was from the Zelda collector’s edition on Gamecube. Great review, James

  • scotties83

    August 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This was a great review. Zelda II is one of my favorite games, and one of my favorites in the series. I enjoy seeing your reviews of good games every now and then!

  • maxintoch

    August 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Link.
    Have you seen the remotecontrol for the TV?

    Yup, and he found it alright:

  • Luke on ice

    August 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    James, you may be interested in reviewing the Evil Dead game on Commodore 64. There was another on the Dreamcast and the Playstation.

  • oomdb

    August 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Yeaah !
    The powerglove.!

    That was good episode.

    Takes me back..
    All those f**** and s***words flying from my and my friends mouths….
    Yeah, it was a hard game..

    Never finished that one.

    Thank you.

    More shitty games !

  • rekq

    August 12, 2010 at 8:24 am

    That swastika dungeon is most likely because Zelda was made by Japanese and Japanese people use swastika as a symbol for Buddhism.

    For example, Japanese GPS navigators have temples marked with swastika.

  • peachdaisy22

    August 12, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Think Link does deserve some…um…er…(oh fuck it)SEX from all the shit he’s been in.

  • ass7

    August 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i love zelda games there the best

  • Vintagecollector

    August 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Hey, James Which Game Are You Gonna Review Next? I Hope Episode 94 Is Sonic 3D Blast.

  • Digerati

    August 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “Ekans” is “Snake” backwards.
    “Arbok” is “Kobra” backwards.
    “Muk” is “Kub” backwards.
    Thats right look at the picture of Muk ant tell me is isn’t Kum.

    I want want free swag, James!

  • songersoft

    August 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Wavy lines piss James off, like when Peter was studying the effect of negative reinforcement on esp ability in Ghostbusters. Very well done James.

  • Lusignan

    August 13, 2010 at 12:55 am

    James, I have been a fan since you were The Angry Nintendo Nerd.
    I love your work it you inspired me to make my own movies.

    I just made a profile on your website to tell you

    Keep up the fuckin’ great work


  • Linusgubben

    August 13, 2010 at 6:18 am

    You should Review the Matt Hazard games that would be cool i have always wanted to see those games but no one has done any reviews on them except for the one on the 360 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

  • NerdyAce400

    August 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I couldn’t stop laughing threw out the video! I was laughing so hard when you turned off the TV and ran back, and when you beat it without knowing. XD

  • jdb

    August 14, 2010 at 2:36 am

    You mentioned “Battle of Olympus”. That should be the next review! What an ass load of shit sorry excuse for a Zelda II clone that was. Love the movies and the trips back through time. Keep it up!

  • August 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Way back when I first had an NES, my brother and I played the hell out of Zelda II. When we had finally worked our way through everything but the last palace, an asshat adult refused to let me kill myself off to save. This is the one time that my save file was actually wiped. Then our NES was stolen.

    Years later, I decided to get to the end of the game using an emulator so I had cheat codes and save/load state. Well, something was wrong with the ROM, and in the final palace when the first boss shows up again….well, he never showed. I played through it a second time, and the same thing happened. I was sure I would never be able to finish this game.

    Many years later, I had a roommate with the very same GC version mentioned by Ravenwolf. I broke out the FAQ’s and maps, and I took on this damn game one final time! I saved every extra life for the final palace, and dammit, I pulled it off.

    I will never play that damn piece of shit again. Though I love the music.

  • legion

    August 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Hey dude, great review, the power glove thing was great; since you made some Zelda reviews, you may be interestd in reviewing Hercules The egendary Journies for the N64, they ripped of Zelda in too many ways, the environment, the sounds, even the cows. Please check it out.

  • lolol

    August 16, 2010 at 11:00 am


  • NuclearFox

    August 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

    i have this game on nes i sux

  • johnsonbrad9

    August 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

  • Xenidae

    August 17, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Can you review a console next time? Gamecube please. (The Sims is preferred. Game had few objects, fewer themes fpr objects.)

  • August 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I don’t know if someone already mentioned this, but you are indeed correct about the item / boss thing with the palaces — it does not turn into a rock until you have beaten both the boss and gotten the item.

    Also — I’ve found the skulls to be a worthwhile investment of time EARLY ON, considering that your first level is 100 points (two skulls, although you’ll invariable already reach that level by the time you see your first skull). I can usually get to 3/3/4 by the time I beat the first palace.

    The main reason to do this, of course, is that since you auto-level every time you complete a palace, it makes sense to push as far as you can before hand. I’ll typically do palace 1, then go all the way through to death mountain, play through it a few times, get downthrust / fairy, and THEN do palace 2 — Helmet head is WAY easier when you’re already level 5/6/7 or higher ๐Ÿ™‚ With some persistence, you can get 8/8/8 before crossing to the second island. Death Mountain is a guaranteed ~1,000 points each time through.

  • CoreyXP

    August 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Although I’m an avid player of the Zelda series, I have yet to play this game — but this episode of AVGN certainly revealed its potential awesomeness. It’s exactly as you said, it’s the “dark horse” of the saga, but still a classic. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • August 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I got to the end but couldn’t beat it with the regular controller.
    Afriend of mine had a NES Advantage and said you had to use turbo to be able to hit Shadow Link.
    Sounded like a good idea. Went to go get one and it was out of my price range, so I bought an NES Max instead.
    Kicked his ass the first time through.

  • August 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I haven’t played the CD-I games (and probably won’t) but this is my least favorite game in the franchise.
    And Rambo didn’t imitate this game, Rambo came out first.
    I remember because I chose between Zelda 1 and it as a game to buy back in the day.
    I remember seeing those bubbles and immediately thinking of that level in Rambo and how much it sucked.
    I was more accepting of the Zelda version, though.

  • August 18, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Yeah! A lot of the time your videos make me speechless. So much to like. Mentioning Hulk Hogan furthers seals the 80s flavor too. Those were the days. “Get the Power. Nintendo Power!” “It’s classic hidden cryptic Nintendo horseshit.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Damn right. Thanks for the entertainment, info, and laughs.

  • August 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I love the work of the nerd, but this episode is very boring. Keep up with the passion for bad games reviews!

  • Vintagecollector

    August 18, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Nerd, NES Is A Great System. With Games Like Mario, Zelda, Metroid Everything. I Wish You Could Review Something Different Like TurboGrafx16 Or More Genesis, Or I Dunno. What Are You Gonna Review Next? I Hope It’s Sonic. Please Let It Be Sonic. Please! And I Hope For October Splatterhouse. I Can Only Think Of 4 In The Splatterhouse Series: The 1st Game On TurboGrafx, Wanpakku Graffiti On Famicom, And Splatterhouse 2 & 3 For The Genesis. I’m Your Biggest Fan. Thanks For Caring. You Rock!

  • bick.benedict

    August 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    i remember going into a “Thrifty” store w/ my uncle and him buying this game for me. It was like fifty dollars at that time. I miss the days when you could go into one of those stores and get an ice cream and where Zelda 2 was available for sale as a new release. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • s_w_sanders

    August 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I can’t believe these new nerd videos, i’ve got a reply check it out here on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/user/swsanders#p/a/u/2/b_e8kM_XMO0 this is my reply to all the bad nerd videos this year so far.

  • KattoTang

    August 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    @Tommy James

    You know, games can be left on the shelves for a while, particularly if they’re successful, such as the first Zelda. Rambo came out almost a full year after Zelda II. So you were probably just two years late in looking to buy the LoZ.

  • August 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    No I remember this very well.
    Look at Nintendo’s release date list.
    Rambo May 1988.
    Zelda II December 1988.
    I also bought my Zelda while they still had the guy in the black shirt in the commercial running around yelling “Zelda!”

  • alexceltare2

    August 19, 2010 at 4:05 am

    hey Nerd, check “THE NEWEST CONSOLE FROM ATARI” which is the Atari Flashback 2 console. LOL. See it on wikipedia.

  • Josh128

    August 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    s_w_sanders says:
    August 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I canโ€™t believe these new nerd videos, iโ€™ve got a reply check it out here on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/user/swsanders#p/a/u/2/b_e8kM_XMO0 this is my reply to all the bad nerd videos this year so far.

    Sanders, your review blows. The Ninja Gaiden review was one of the best the Nerds ever done. This one was great as well. Hes had his off moments, but this was not one of them.

  • Mr.NES

    August 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Nerd, i think you should do reviews on all the old donkey kong games like on atari and colecovision

  • s_w_sanders

    August 19, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Josh128 you don’t even know what you’re talking about, LordKats review of ninja gaiden was way better than the nerds. All the nerds videos have sucked this year. http://www.youtube.com/user/swsanders#p/a/u/2/b_e8kM_XMO0

  • bragi07

    August 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I agree with Xenidae. I think a review on a Sims game, or any simulation game like that would be great. I love your stuff by the way. Please keep up the good work.

  • gamerdude122

    August 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I can imagine the conversation at the end behind the curtains.

    Link: I’m gonna fuck you harder than I did while you were in your shitty coma or whatever.
    Zelda: You bad bo- wait, you fucked me while I was asleep? You fucking poon hound!

  • August 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    You’re an idiot.

  • s_w_sanders

    August 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Thomas Anderson i’m an idiot that’s all you can think of to insult me with. I’ve heard better comebacks from monkeys on crack. But what should I expect from a nerd fan. . http://www.youtube.com/user/swsanders#p/a/u/2/b_e8kM_XMO0

  • shmoyle

    August 21, 2010 at 1:16 am

    @ Tommy Jones

    Are you a moron? The nerd acknowledged that issue in the freaking Rambo review. You might want to actually watch the videos before you comment, f-ing noob!

  • August 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Look, shmoyle, I have watched all the AVGN videos and I considered commenting on it the first time around on the Rambo video, but opted to let it go as it was a minor thing.

    But with Rambo out in the US a full 6 months before Zelda 2, I find it highly unlikely that Rambo stole the style of side scrolling from.

    Research the facts before you start calling someone a moron you ignorant jackass.

  • Dap2397

    August 22, 2010 at 12:47 am

    James can you do a review for all the shity sonic games

  • Zentu

    August 22, 2010 at 3:34 am

    You Know James, Your Almost up too 100 AVGN Videos!….Heres a suggestion for a video.

    Ok, Suppose I handed you a wheel, idk, can be from a car what ever… Then say I ask you to improve the design of the wheel. or more/less Reinvent it. Well, you just can’t, only way it gets better, is to out right replace it. –SO WHY am I talking about a Damn wheel you ask? Would you believe that Sega back in the day basicly tried to do just that with a character They had? I’m talking about the all but forgoten Alex Kidd. Aparently Alex’s Popularty was so great he was preaty much the Mascot for Sega, before they scraped him for the Still popular Sonic The Hedgehog.

    -Admittingly I’ve only played the First Game that had him, which was Alex Kidd in the Mirricle world, The Problem I found with the game, was that some might believe it to be the hardest game they ever played. Trust me, this game gets VERY Difficult, Unless you played it a few times over, Your not going to be prepared for the S#it that comes your way. I won’t spoil any other things I found with the game. But I will tell You this game was also REMADE as a Built in game for the Sega Master System II, …Yes its the same game, But, I also hurd that the Jump and Attack Buttons for both versions Differ from eachother.

  • s_w_sanders

    August 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Zentu I think for episode 100 we’re going to get the highly anticipated ET review. http://www.youtube.com/user/swsanders

  • Christian

    August 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    i want you to do clash at demonhead sooo bad

  • loveable_p_chan

    August 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I was kinda hoping he’d make mention of the biggest flaw i first noticed. Why is link’s sword the same color as his skin???? When link is walking about in town with his big pink sword hanging out, it even wiggles. Guess a gray sword just won’t do.

  • miketheratguy

    August 23, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Why? Clash at Demonhead was awesome!

    Anyway fantastic review. Like with just about every one- from TMNT to the Prequel Trilogy- I find myself agreeing almost 100%. Still, I thought the naming of the enemies at the beginning got old kind of quick, and it’s just an opinion but that glitch gremlin could really just go away. Still, this was both fun and informative, a good trip through a game that is, as you said at the beginning, a decent game that gets a bad rap. I only beat it once about 20 years ago so it was nice to see again.

  • Vintagecollector

    August 23, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Please, Nerd. Review Some Sonic.

  • AlienMenace

    August 23, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I have to agree, this game was different from the first and a let down, but when you got over that as a kid you still played the hell out of this game. Just like every other hard game that you spent hours on…like Akari Warriors 2. Stupid hard, but it was the new game you had, so you did you best to complete the game.

  • TheManWithThePlan

    August 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I have this game and I gotta tell you it’s pretty damn hard!

  • Zentu

    August 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Honestly aside from the spin-off game Shadow the Hedgehog for the PS2, (Which I unfortunately Own) I don’t think their were many bad Sonic games, Not unless you want to count STH 2 For the Sega Game Gear, Seriously Those edmralds were stupid-hard to find, and even if you knew exactly where some are, your timeing had to be dead-on. to reach them. Least the games where the Edmralds were part of the main Plot were ok, you were not boged down so much with the task of finding them all over again, BUT OH the Humanity We wait so long to be able to transform into Super Sonic Freely like we did in STH 3 but instead, we only transform freely in the Riders and Sega All Star games?! Not to mention Super Sonic is only playable in other games during the Final Battle…What a Huge let down.

    -One other thing about the older Sonic Games I can say is that, You clearly need to remember the Game itself, because some of the mechanics were different from each other. If you played STH 2 For Genesis for example, you know you can duck in place and build up speed for a spin Dash, If you suddenly Switch to playing STH 1, you can’t spin dash in place, instead, you had to back track just to build up speed to break the blocks. Not to mention some of the difficult Dr. Robotnik fights.

  • Nardo_Tuga95

    August 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Could u do a review on Alien 3?

  • absol1082

    August 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

    review battle kid!!!!

  • Algernonab

    August 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I just realized something, the D-Pad, B-button, and A-button on the controller that he is using in the title card are on the wrong sides!

  • Zentu

    August 27, 2010 at 2:11 am

    OMG, Your right!….Maybe he was makeing a statement when he did that? Dosent seem like him to make such a mistake

  • s_w_sanders

    August 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I still say the Nerds reviews this year have stunk and so did this one, so here is a link to my review of the angry video game nerd reviews http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv/file/4052435/

  • classicgamelover85

    August 28, 2010 at 12:31 am

    This review was good. Okay i should say… i do hope you see this post, Nerd, cuz what I’d like to say is, what i think, most people really miss in your reviews. Its that you stop lecturing us on games, and just do what you did before–MORE ANGER!!!! I already played this game, i know about it, no need to tell me about it. But what i want to see (What i come for on this site) is myself, from the INSIDE, OUT. I remember in another (GOOD ZELDA GAME) trying to beat this bat thing in some haunted forest. I did eventually beat it, but before, boy was i pissed!!! I broke my game boy advance! I felt stupid, replaced it and gave it another go. I beat it yes, but you should have seen me. Its hilarious cuz its true, WE JUST WANT TO SEE OURSELVES GET PISSED if you catch my drift. Get mad. Scream. Act angry at shitty games. Fact is, even in Grand Theft Auto, sometimes i LOSE because of bad design in a game… shitty games do this more often the good ones–I think this is where your talking about a game got off track. You’d explain very well in past reviews why you were so pissed (not just getting pissed but having a damn good reason to get pissed) In your review on the Wizard Of Oz review, it was good cuz well, falling through platforms is stupid in a platformer where platforms are vital in beating the game. Fucking Idiots they don’t think anything of it!!! Yeah, but that’s them i guess. Just get mad for us, so we don’t have to. Learn from the critic. He remembers it so we don’t have to. Its just funny this way, you know? JUST GET MAD!!!! MAD!!! MAD!!!! MAD!!!! SCREAM!!! SHOW US YOUR FRUSTRATION!!!! EXPLAIN IT AS IF YOU’RE TALKING TO YOURSELF AS I DO WHEN I”M MAD!! I EXPLAIN IT IN MY BEDROOM AND NOBODY IS AROUND TO HEAR IT!!!! I SAY “GOD DAMN ZELDA BOSS HOW THE FUCK CAN ANYBODY BEAT THIS IF THE FLOOR MOVES” THEN I CALL THEM ASSHOLES! My mom downstairs freaking out because of of me screaming upstairs pissed off at my game boy… and blah blah blah.

  • classicgamelover85

    August 28, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I meant from the outside in, not inside out. I’m tired. Sorry.

  • Jettherabbit05

    August 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    i want you to do e.t sooooo bad

  • Dirty Jared

    August 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Seriously how many of you that beg for the Nerd to review E.T. have ever even played it? It sucks but you know what so do a lot of Atari games. I don’t think it was even that awful now Mountain King that game was a cryptic pile of 2600 shits. I mean 2600 different poops piled on top of one another of course.

  • classicgamelover85

    August 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    i thought he already did a review on E.T… didn’t he?

  • Dirty Jared

    August 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    No he didn’t review E.T. it’s just in some of the intros.

  • Dirty Jared

    August 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    @ s_w_sanders: Clean your room man. I bet you have ants with all those empty cans everywhere.

  • Zentu

    August 30, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Ya Know….Hes Mentioned it in other Video Games hes reviewed, But I don’t suppose He would do one on Super Mario Brothers?

    – Of course, Its a classic, and it was a Ground-Breaking game for the Mushroom Kingdom hero, and the Controls are ok. But I can see if your a Kid no Older then 10 Back in the Day how the later stages would give anyone troubble.
    – Those Lakitus Were troubble, and getting rid of them was more troubble than it was worth, Even if you took down one, there would be another to arive after.

  • TheNintendoMan

    August 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

    James! If your reading this, can you do Hook on the nes?

  • August 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I apollogize for my ignorance on the subject of the order of release between Rambo and Zelda II.
    I do recall Japan getting games long before us back in the day but had forgotten about how long it used to be.
    However, shmoyle is still a jackass.

  • madgamergr

    August 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    what’s happening…………. no more AVGN episodes? I mean there have been a lot of time since the last episode was uploaded .

  • Zentu

    August 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Dude, Relax, he dose 1 episode a Month. Hes also done other things worth seeing too, like the trivia episodes and such. The Know Whats Bull Shit episodes, Now thats something to freak out over, its been over a year since the last. I wouldent mind seeing a Board James Episode. Monopoly in its Simplisity is SO over Rateed. Is there anyone that likes Monopoly Enough to buy each Addition of it?- I’ll stick with the origonal Thank you.

    – Oh yea, 300th Post! woot

  • s_w_sanders

    August 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    @Dirty-Jared come on man think of something cleverer than that to criticize me on dirty jared/ YOu’re telling me to clean my room and yet you’re dirty take a bath. http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv/

  • Dirty Jared

    August 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    @s_w_sanders : Man you got me. You are the king of your grandmothers basement.

  • Chad92

    August 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm




    Btw,I made an account just to laugh at that.

  • s_w_sanders

    August 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    @Dirty-Jared My grandmothers been dead since 1992 she died of a heart attack

  • StrongStyle81

    August 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I loved the first Zelda and Link to the Past but the other entries never hit me the same way those two did. What’s weird is when I think of Zelda 2, I don’t think of the actual game. As some of you may remember, back in the 80’s there were these Nintendo collector cards. They came with a rock hard stick of gum just like all the other collector card packs. But they also came with these scratch off game cards, I always got the Zelda 2 ones. Ahh, sweet nostalgia.

  • SaveGame

    August 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Power glove ain’t fuckin shit after all Nerd.

  • nammm3

    September 2, 2010 at 12:56 am

    GREAT VIDEO JAMES!!! Keep up the great monthly AVGNs!

  • goncalo2kit

    September 2, 2010 at 5:32 am

  • angery teen

    September 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Zelda 2 may be a frustrating game but THAT DOES NOT MAKE IT A SHITTY ASS GAME,btw i like the appearance of the glitch gremlin and when james says “well it’s imposable i had better luck fighting my own shadow” then u see him fighting his shadow. that never gets old

  • September 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    James, I have only one request. Pick the shittiest game you haven’t covered. Then get pissed at it. I know you try hard to release these, but you really aren’t as Angry anymore. Come on, you rotten bastard, piss on a game and take a diarrhea dump on the controller or something. You can do it, Nerd.

  • s_w_sanders

    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    @gamerdude122 I wouldn’t say that if I were you his fans will get pissed then they’ll try desperately to insult you like they do me, and then eventually go back to pooping their pants and masturbating to princess leia in her gold bikini http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv

  • Dirty Jared

    September 3, 2010 at 12:08 am

    @s_w_sanders: I am sorry. I will go back to pooping my pants and masturbating now.

  • KoalaHijynx

    September 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    s_w_sanders is a hypocritical idiot and a sensitive bastard that everyone should ignore. The most blatant being “I want to criticize someone else but will bitch and moan at everyone that does it to me.” Also, without any bias feelings, he doesn’t know how to make videos and isn’t funny at all.

  • September 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    we need a new episode

  • s_w_sanders

    September 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    @KoolaHyjinx That is the most intelligent thing anyone on this message board has ever said. I men come on people I openly insult people, I run my mouth, I constantly promote my own videos and it’s taken over 100 messages for someone to figure out just to ignore me. This just goes to show what I claim and that is the Nerds fans are idiots. And by the way if your ignoring me why are you still talking about me. Oh and I can take critiscism as long as it’s intelligent which it hasn’t been so far. So I made this video and was inspired by all you nerd fans here on the forum here’s a link inspired by all of you http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv/file/4071427/

  • Erich

    September 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    @sanders I checked out a couple of your videos. They were pretty entertaining. I actually laughed out loud pretty hard while I watched the one about the critic on internet people. Then I had my buddies come and watch it too. We all laughed, it was great. I liked how you just said what you thought instead of reading a cue card or a prepared script. You could really tell you were thinking hard when you would stop and look up into the recesses of your brain and then continue again. Or when @ about 2:45 you must’ve ate a little kid or something because something definitely came up and stopped you from saying anything for a few moments. Pretty sure you farted from your mouth hole. It was hilarious. Keep up the terrible work, it’s funny because it sucks.

  • MalornMyers

    September 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Hello James I Am That Child That Sent You That Message On Myspace About The Retro Mini And Requested That You Review The 2 Men In Black Game For Gameboy As I Said Before Up There I Am A Child 10 Years Old And My Little Brother Is 6 and I Am DETIRMEND To Meet You Some Day Maybe Soon But Its Probably A 50/50 Chance Of That Happening Soon But You Have Shown Some Of The Brightest Consoles Ever And How Ironic Is It That For My Seventh Birthday I Got A NES And That Was 3 Years Ago But What Was Funny Was That I Had To Use SNES Controlers I Dont Think My Dad Thought About That At The Time He Threw It Away a While Ago In 2008 That Was The Christmas I Got The Wii So He Thought We Wouldnt Need It Anymore But Who Would Guess That In Early 2010 I Discover Your Work When I Wondered If There Was A Michael Myers Game And There Behold My Love For Avgn Was Born About A Month Or 2 Later I Discided To See Your Site And What A Site It Was More Avgn Episodes Than I Could Imagin Bottum Line I Love All Your Work And Hope To Meet You As Soon As Humanly Possible Talk To You Later

  • s_w_sanders

    September 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    @Erich actually I have a script prepared i’m just no good at memorizing lines or performing. My brother wrote part of that video too so I couldn’t remember what he wrote. And actually due to the fact that i’m in charge of all videos I make including scripts, directing, and filming Francois Dupree and Famous Interviews with Famous People I do pretty much whatever I want whenever I want to, it’s the fun of being in charge. Actually here’s a little secret one of the review I have coming up is a review of the muslim religion with a special interview

  • angery teen

    September 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    @ s_w_sanders after reading your comments i came to a conclusion

  • s_w_sanders

    September 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    @angery teen wow scary you just realized that I was making fun of myself in my internet people video too, wow your a genius, maybe scotland yard could use you as a detective. And i’m not blaming internet people for the worlds problems at least not yet, just for the internets problems next time watch and entire video before commenting on it. Oh yeah and I do spam other sites with my “trash” as you call it they just seem smart enough to not continue replying to it. http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv/

  • angery teen

    September 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    @s_w_sanders the entire time i watched your videos i realized i could be doing something else like working out, doing my homework, or THINKING OF WAYS TO KILL MY SELF. YOUR VIDEOS ARE CRAP THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR ASS AND EVEN THE QUALITY OF YOUR VIDEOS IS CRAP.

  • s_w_sanders

    September 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    @angery teen you clearly didn’t get the joke I was comparing you to sherlock holmes sarcastically because it was pretty clear in my video I was also making fun of myself. Also you’re not that smart because you think my videos are serious they’re satire you’re not supposed to take them seriously. You’re the kind of person my teacher warned me about the kind of person who takes Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” seriously . http://amiageniusproductions.blip.tv/

  • angery teen

    September 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    @s_w_sanders im just going to ignore you ok
    have fun making those shitty videos of your ok

  • s_w_sanders

    September 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    @angery teen I will and I don’t want you watching them you’re clearly not intelligent enough to get the humor

  • Dirty Jared

    September 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    @s_w_sanders: Did you see the new nerd? It was pretty good.

  • Soulie

    September 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I just watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time the other night, love it.

  • angery teen

    September 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    @s_w_sanders: dude im only 15

  • MalornMyers

    September 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    o for the mother of god break it up “angery teen” and “s_w_sanders” i may be only 10 but i hate comments like these

  • s_w_sanders

    September 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    @angery teen yeah I forgot 15 year olds can’t read.

  • angery teen

    September 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm


  • s_w_sanders

    September 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    @angery teen sure you are

  • September 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Stop arguing guys, the comments section is here for people to discuss the video!

  • angery teen

    September 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm


  • DavisToa

    September 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

    @angery teen im 11 years old and im danish

  • DavisToa

    September 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

    ”Right in the old mans Face!” LOVE THAT!!!

  • September 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    This game sure it’s hard I never made to the 7 level whem I was a kid.. >//<

  • September 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  • September 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Click here and try out the things not even the NERD can dream of – well perhaps he can, but now you can too http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/vizzedindex.php?ref=65348

  • September 29, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    im 12 years old and what is this?

  • maxedwell

    September 30, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Shadow Link is almost as easy as Dracula from Castlevania 2. Just back up to left side of the screen as far as you can go, crouch and keep swinging your sword. I can’t believe people are calling this game hard, it’s quite easy. You just have to build up your attack, magic and life. What I use to do when I was a kid was some mansions have a knight statue in the entrance that either gives you full magic or turns into a knight when you strike it, so you’ll get 100 points or full magic. I would go in and out of the mansion like a hundred times.

  • Nagash

    October 1, 2010 at 8:33 am

    You think there will be a similar review of the japanese FDS-version? That one is way harder! You lose level everytime you get the game over screen, among many other stupid things that got improved in the US- and european versions. I’d make a review myself, but I’m not the nerd =)

  • phoenix252005

    October 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thats fuckin funny!!! The Power Glove is crazy! It can do beat the hardest parts of a game but it cant do the simple parts! Hillarious! LONG LIVE THE NERD!!

  • October 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Awesome vid. Love the power glove win!

  • crono04

    October 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    “Its a good game, but a frustrating one and I’ll never beat it as long as I live.” I feel the same way about Portal and every GTA I’ve ever played.

  • DwElist

    October 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    awesome game very hard not as good as the first zelda but a good game i got it for free & in perfect conditions

  • Jigsaw0759

    October 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    i have this and it’s one hard mother fucker!

  • frizl

    October 24, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Those aren’t horse heads, they’re dragons.

  • October 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    god damn, whats up with all these teenagers. you guys are to young to even know what the hell the NES is lol

    • Shidow1123

      January 9, 2012 at 5:07 am

      I’ve known what joust is since I was 7. Knowing these kind of things is a matter of personal taste and interest.

  • SpeedyEric

    November 2, 2010 at 11:40 am

    1:18- This just reminded me on the mixed opinions of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; some people love that film where others hate it. Well, I one of those many people who LOVES that film. B)

    Whenever Link gets killed, not only does he turn into a shadow figure, but the screen gives the player a seizure indusing light show.

    8:40- Well, at least this didn’r recieve alot of controvercy like that one time with GTA.

    What the hell is it with that stupid Power Glove? Is it like the Commodore, that it only works whan it feels like it?

  • November 19, 2010 at 1:07 am

    He beat it, with the Power Glove. I guess it’s not completely useless then lol

  • BlackagarBoltagon

    November 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love this game. It was a doozy as a kid trying to figure out what to do. Me and my friends made it to the end with no guides, couldn’t finish it, took years but was definitely before SNES. RPG’s need exp or fighting becomes pointless. I also loved Simon’s Quest for the same reason, though i have no idea how i figured out how to do the kneel by the wall thing, i think my uncle called the hotline maybe. I dig the lack of explanation. Could be why I’m Stuck on Minecrack, uhh, i mean MINECRAFT. Love your shit man. Psyched to see you on spike.com i thought you were my random nerd but people know too. Now where is Ronald Jenkees? Keep at it James and please review Clash at Demonhead, never finished or understand it much.

  • Tripdoi666

    December 15, 2010 at 10:48 am

    The Power Glove is the ultimate accessory! Shit in mostly everything but tends to work when you’re in a bind with the hardest games!

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:35 am

    wonderful, just give me a powerglove and something oily and let the nerd loose on it , okay stop there and just frame roger rabbit. http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/Index.php?ref=65348

  • leHugo

    December 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Hello James…I really loved this game but you’re right it IS HARD AS SHIT!!!

  • leHugo

    December 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

    When i got it at christmass 1988(if my memory is right), I was as happy as you when you had you first NES….like you said the cardrige was fuckin gold!!!! I managed to finish it once…..and every time i started another try….I got frustrated how hard this game is…godamm final trail to final castle!!!! FUCK THIS PART…I’D RATHER WALK TO THE NORTH POLE NAKED WITH HITCHIN POWDER ALL OVER MY BODY WHILE BEING CHASED BY HUNGRY GAI LIONS THAN DO THIS PART AGAIN!!! ……By the way i am your fan since your bugs bunny video……and believe it or not i’m a french from montreal, quebec, canada…..sorry about canada….you manage to get as far as that….congrats man and i respect the fact that you are makin your movie and that you dont spend as much time for avgn…..keep up the good work man!!

  • Volezi

    December 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm


    “If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.”

  • supergeek

    January 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  • January 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    @leHugo That path to the great palace has become the bane to my existence. Its a fucking gauntlet of instant death pits, flying enemies and pain in the ass enemies on the ground. I downloaded it to My Wii after playing The GBA port I borrowed from a friend, and I’m going to beat it, come hell or high water I will beat Zelda 2!

  • January 26, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Great game, but yeah, it’s unforgiving, but if you know how to time your stuff right, you’ll not take as much damage from some of the iron knuckles. Also, I wanted to submit this rebuttal of Error in the game. There’s a guy in Mido that you talk to who’s inside a house, right after passing the “hooker.” This man will tell you that Error of Ruto knows about the palace. When you go back to talk to Error in Ruto, he won’t say, “I am Error,” He’ll say, “South of King’s Tomb in Mido is a tunnel.”

  • CTrax

    January 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I guess I can agree… but I still love this game. People keep complaining about the cryptic stuff in games, and I guess I just don’t get it. When I played these games, we hunted around, asking towns people and would just get clues. I never saw a single copy of Nintendo Power, but we played through these games all the time – and loved it. I actually miss the games like this (not including Milon’s Secret Castle, of course!)

  • There Are Those Who Call Him Tim

    February 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

    i am surprised he didnt mention anything about the BS Zelda games.

  • theavgnfan22

    February 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    you know he actualy likes this game but it is hard as shit i mean i can get farther than zelda 1 in that game i give up at levle 2

  • February 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I never ended Zelda 1 second quest, the first one was pretty linear, the second one had a lot of secret passages and harder enemies.

    btw. James, you should review the game: Willow!. It’s bad in a weird way, yes you have a lot of items and magics, but without map and the stupid repetitive music make you want to kill someone!!

    • MichaelLester

      November 26, 2011 at 1:56 am

      I personally like willow. Though i agree the music was pretty rough on the ears.

  • February 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm


  • Gigou

    February 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Nice twist at the end with the powerglove! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • February 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Happy 25th Anniversary to The Legend of Zelda! I know I’m not the only one who went back to watch this great video for the anniversary!

  • paychecktopaycheck

    March 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I liked this game, but the legend of zelda was way better. Good review!

    ( I have been huge AVGN fan since 2006, and after watching 100 episodes of James as the Nerd, heโ€™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! )


  • damon

    April 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    link and zelda embrace just before the curtain falls completely…..
    you know what happens next!

    also nice to see the glitch goblin come back, if only for this one

  • LeyLey

    April 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Kids today probably don’t realize how nice this kind of a game was for us older gamers.
    Thinking back to my first days of gaming with the Atari, then stepping up to the NES with a game like Legend of Zelda… We went from games based solely on beating 3 or so stages (Like Donkey Kong) or only trying to gain a high score on an infinite amount of stages (Like Space Invaders). So when my friends, family and I went on adventures in Hyrule for the first time, it’s hard to describe how amazing that was.
    So when the Adventure of Link came out, it was packed with a lot more innovations at the time that even the first game didn’t have, and sadly, no other Zelda game afterward would try to simulate again.
    I love the Zelda games of the 16 bit era and up, but it seems like there wasn’t as big a leap between the games in innovations as there was for the first (when compared to Atari and other NES games) and the second Zelda game. At work today, I was thinking about these things and I realize that this is why we should play old games from time to time. Really old games. Then move up a generation, kind of relive the history of our culture and help remember why I’m such the gamer I am today, as jaded as I might be now.

  • DualWolfBlade

    May 6, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I don’t think I need to say this, but obviously it wasn’t using the power glove that allowed him to beast the game.

    The Crouching in the Bottom-Left and constant attack really is the best way to defeat Link’s Shadow.

  • WonTooMany

    May 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I absolutely loved the “in out, in out” reference from A Clockwork Orange!

  • nanofuture

    May 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    The power glove: everything else is child’s play.

  • chaos9001

    May 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

    i almost literally spit my beer when he called link a poonhound. lol

  • Superkirk212.5

    June 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Whish he’d review BS Zelda

  • June 12, 2011 at 12:54 am

    the man who states “I am Error” actually does something here it is.

    1. go to the harbor town of Mido (north of the graveyard).

    2. count 5 doors and go in the 5th door (it should be the first open one)

    3. talk to the man inside he states “Ask Error of Ruto About the palace”.

    4. go talk to Error and he doesn’t say “I am Error” he hints at the location of the secret gravestone.

    P.S. I did this while i commented so I’m not making this up try it out and see for yourself.

  • blastoisepwnr

    June 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

    at the end link is getting something from Zelda!

  • 96AskingAlexandria

    June 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Why cant i watch this vid :S?

  • AVGNfan95

    June 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Fuck yeah

  • surgoth1983

    July 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Zelda 2 is one of my fav games of all time. It is hard as fuck but I revisit this game quite often. I have only managed to beat the game once and can’t seem to do it again. Loved the video. BTW One guy on here said he was inspired to do Wii games, I’m inspired to do gameboy games so be on the look out on youtube. But no matter how many imitators there are out there, there is only one AVGN and that is you James!

  • ejb009

    July 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Your mom is an error!

  • BostonGeorge

    July 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I used to love these games as a kid. Didint get through them untill later. But you dont need nintendo power to get through them. I remember watching my dad play these games (zelda 1 & 2) for hours and he beat them, he cant even speak english ๐Ÿ˜€ For me the nostalgic value is priceless.

  • i

    July 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    lol. A bit of the old in out in out.

    Love that book

    • Dolores91

      February 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Yeah, me to… but a little bit hard to read ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • July 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Haha that Power Glove thing, the game was playing itself.. i was all like: AVGN! Turn around! james! Turn around! LOOK AT THE GOD DAMN SCREEN!!! hahahaha! this was one of the best AVGN videos besides the 4 part long Castlevania Marathon, can’t you do some more of those with the Handheld ones and the newer ones

  • muzackattack

    August 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Link is definitely getting the good stuff.

  • masamune470

    August 12, 2011 at 12:56 am

    He made link sound like such a perv XP

  • August 14, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Got this game for christmas in the late 80s the same year I got my first nintendo. Link, Mario, and Ghosts and Goblins. Played this shit out of this game, but could never conquer the thunderbird.

    Revisited it in my adult years and finally took it down. Felt more accomplished kicking that thing’s ass than I did obtaining my college degree.

  • tisuko

    August 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Villarreal: I thought Willow was a great game. sure it had its faults, but i enjoyed the hell out of it.

  • CrushingC10996WM

    August 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

    how did u find out u can beat dark link w/ the powerglove?

  • Vinnie

    August 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Did You really beat Zelda II with the freakin Power glove ?

    • rogerdodger1998

      December 30, 2011 at 6:10 am

      @Vinnie He probably had Mike behind the couch, or something.

  • August 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    There was actually a trick to dark link involving staying at the far left of the screen and you could wail on him, forgot exact how it works but I remember dark link was easy as fuck

  • jakdaniels

    August 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

    bennieduncan: watch the last few seconds of the vid to see that trick in full glory as he plays with the powerglove. looks like right down b and a not hard but the game sure is jesus!

  • m00neye

    September 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    All you need to do against Shadow Link is to kneel down the left corner and patiently stab him till he dies. You can even do it with the power glove… yeah right!

  • September 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    i got this game for free with the 3 DS ambassator program so for me this was a much needed review

  • mxc82

    September 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Link will get the samething with the old lady too. Wow, now that’s desperate.

  • Shadowfied

    September 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Great episode as always James.

  • Shadowfied

    September 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

    (Oh and yes I know it’s not the latest….)

  • legenarysaiyan

    September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Yeah you can….you can put that down. LOL

  • legenarysaiyan

    September 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    12:31 lol God damn!

  • edastol

    September 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I am fucking love you

  • crazygam3r249

    September 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

    i have played it (on the 3DS ty nintendo ambassador program) and i usually exit the palaces after beating the boss, and then exit, without getting the item. i can then come back and get the item.

  • crazygam3r249

    September 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

    also, isnt this the 2nd time the power glove has helped him? he was able 2 land the plane in top gun, and now he beat shadow link with it. cool.

  • MarioPenta

    September 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Yes it is very hard.. but, how are you not able to beat zelda 2? if you can beat castlevania 1, then zelda 2 should be very easy, because i can beat zelda 2, but in castlevania 1, i never got passed death. NEVER

    • KeithEllwood

      September 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      @MarioPenta Death is hard but if you save your axes you can beat the hallways and death easily .. as long as you’re careful. I never liked Zelda II. It was disappointing as a kid and have never looked back

  • TheOneLeft

    September 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  • Luzifer

    September 29, 2011 at 6:05 am

    The most shitty Zelda game ever of all…

    • rogerdodger1998

      December 30, 2011 at 6:08 am

      @Luzifer I hate the first one the most.

      • djugel

        March 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        ย @rogerdodger1998ย ย @Luziferย 
        first one is the worst?ย ย 
        nice joke

  • EwaY

    October 18, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Adventures of Link is a great game.

  • Gabriel

    October 28, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    This game is sow awesome

  • Gabriel

    October 28, 2011 at 11:21 pm


  • MadManGamer

    November 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I just beat that game for the first time yesterday! being that i dident use the computer for help ya it took a while …6 years!

  • ljngamessuck

    December 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    the swastika is actually a symbol used by the hindus be4 the nazis it is supposed to show the movment of life but the nazis took it that swastika is in fact a good swastika

    • hyperhippy92

      December 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      @ljngamessuck This is correct. I heard that as well.

  • toad004

    December 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    It’s funny that AVGN claims to like the game, because in the video he does a great job explaining why it sucks.

    • JeremiahTurnblat

      December 22, 2011 at 3:04 am

      @toad004 It doesn’t really suck that bad, though. He makes a big deal out of Death Mountain, but I didn’t have much trouble with the enemies. When those rhino-headed fucks come running at you, swinging their hatchets, it IS nerve-wracking. Still, I didn’t absolutely need to resort to a walkthrough until I got to Three-Eye Rock Palace. Just getting to that place after a game over is a chore, and then the palace itself is hard as balls!

      The only thing I really hate is that the game will tell you things like, “GO TO PARAPPA,” but it won’t actually tell you what Parappa IS. I only knew it was the desert to the east of the more obvious desert, through a cave behind some trees, because I read about it on a Zelda wiki.

      That said, the game wasn’t much harder than most games out at the same time, and added a lot of elements to the Zelda series that we now take for granted – magic, a big hammer, special boots, Shadow Link, and more.

  • shawneeinternetnerd

    December 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    fking ad,butgreat epi ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 8, 2011 at 4:31 am

    fuckin nerd and fuckin ads!

  • December 8, 2011 at 5:05 am

    the glove looks like teleporting fat guy in smosh ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Shidow1123

      January 9, 2012 at 4:57 am

      @redcoolaidkiller That’s because it is. They even say so in one of the “mailtime with smosh” episodes.

  • hyperhippy92

    December 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I learned the cumthrust thanks to Adult Link.

    • rogerdodger1998

      December 30, 2011 at 6:06 am

      @hyperhippy92 Cunt-thrust, not cumthrust.

  • hyperhippy92

    December 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    AVGN is so fuckin’ badass he beat Dark Link without him even knowing he beat him. Lesson to be learned, stay at the left side of the screen, duck, and spam sword attacks

  • rogerdodger1998

    December 30, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I’m really sorry to say, I don’t like the original Legend of Zelda.

    • toad004

      December 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

      @rogerdodger1998 Neither does the current Zelda director. But hey, that’s fine, we all got our own tastes. I love the original but I can’t stand this one.

    • RistoUusimaa

      December 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      @rogerdodger1998 I really hope the number in your nick isn’t your birth year.

      • AndreTinti

        January 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm


        This is my birth year, 1998, but even if i’m a 13 years kids (soon to be 14), i still love the original Legend of Zelda. So whats matter is the taste, not the birth year.

  • googlejustsucks

    January 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Old Zelda games were much better then the new ones.

    It took me like forever to beat the 2 NES and the first Game Boy parts.

    Today its all like… every damn NPC tells you what you have to do, and the secrets in the games are either “unavoidable” or just useless.

    I beat Twighlight Princess and Skyward Sword SO freaking fast…

    Makes me wanna rape the guys at Nintendo for making me pay like 70$ for a game that i beat in less then 20 hours…

    I wish the old school Nintendo, or at least Squaresoft were back.

    Games mostly suck without them, they are just too freaking easy, as if they were made for 4 year old kids.

    And you can only unlock a “non moron mode” by beating the game…

    Yea, thats R-E-Tarded…

    FUCKING SUCKS!!!!!!!!!1111one

    • Luigi84289

      February 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

      @googlejustsucks Zelda went downhill after Majora’s Mask. They hold your hand way too much now. I did enjoy Minish Cap but that is the only one since MM that I have had any interest in. What always made zelda awesome was the freedom but it’s become more linear as the years have gone by. I always enjoyed beating the early dungeons last in the original and bypassing most of them in ALTTP grabbing an item here or there to help me get through whatever one I was working on.

  • googlejustsucks

    January 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Sorry for doublepost but…

    Its kinda dumb how the Nerd is all like “omg, how were u supposed to figure that out?”

    The only thing i had LOTS of problems finding, was that hidden town witch he only mentions for 1 seconds.

    Waking the spider with the flute was told you in a town.

    I think they said something like “The beast with many arms doesn’t like music”

    And the same thing goes for the spell.

    Some NPC said something like “there is something hidden in the east” or “there once was a temple in the east”. And well, when you get there, what can you do but “hit the air”, “jump around” or “use your spells”?

    I still dont get how to “find” the hidden village, last time i played it, i had to read it on the internet, no NPC said anything that you had to use the hammer on some stupid square on the map…

    Did ppl rly try to “use” every square on the map and just got lucky? ๐Ÿ˜›

  • AquaLeaf

    January 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    thats awesome how the powerglove can make you acomplish something usually extremely hard or something others can that you cant…… like that landing in top gun………

  • AquaLeaf

    January 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm


  • Leaf4Kirlia

    January 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

    wow… now I realy want the powerglove ๐Ÿ˜€ even tho it realy sucks >:3

  • JamesDavis

    January 20, 2012 at 4:48 am

    i’ve actually found a glitch in this game where link gets himself stuck in the blocks in the first dungeon. all you need to do is when your in a elevator of link push down up down then up quickly and link will warp to the beginning of the stage and he will be stuck underneath the floor

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Just stick w/ the original Zelda game.

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  • rootarded

    January 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    If I remember correctly, you have to plug the controller into the other port. Doing this, Shadow Link isn’t able to follow your movement anymore. But I guess everybody here knows that already …

    • Sirkrozz

      March 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

      ย @rootardedย  Really? Like in MGS’s Psycho Mantis? (Started Zelda on SNES so i don’t know about it)

    • February 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

      I think you have your games mixed up. That’s Psycho Mantis from MGS1 on the PS1. Hearing stuff like this reminds me of the crap I used to hear as a little kid on the playground. Kids just utterly and completely making shit up. Though, to be fair, at least you didn’t throw in the obligatory “female character gets naked” or “swear words appear.”

  • Fracassi

    January 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Ganon sounds a lot like Soda Popinski

  • TheDrMoRoZz

    January 29, 2012 at 1:37 am

    maybe i shouldn’t have done that…

    it’s not glitch gremlin, it’s BEN =)

  • Luigi84289

    February 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

    This is my favorite Zelda because it’s so unforgiving and was done as a side scroller. Harder the better as long as the controls are good.

  • GinoMelendez

    February 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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    i dont know if you saw this…but i thought it was funny

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  • bossaru999

    February 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    A tektite is actually a small glass rock, that some scientists argue are made from meteorites, and they are most common in Australia. Just sayin’.

  • boertjes87

    March 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Orchestra playing songs from Legend of Zelda games. Just awesome!

  • NeptuneNavigator2001

    March 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Actually, yes, that guy in the house in Ruto town is actually named Error.ย  There’s a guy in the port town of Mido, in one of the houses, who tells you to ask him about the palace.ย  So when you go back to Ruto town and find Error, he tells you about the secret tunnel in the King’s tomb.

  • 15098D

    April 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Th gremlin! Yes!

  • syborfical1

    April 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

    This was one of the first games I got on my NES.

    I loved Zelda 2.
    I can remember when I finished the first castle and though that’s it the end of the game. When I found out there was more I was so excited.

    Death mounts you need to go left and keep going left. I actually had a map back in the days of where all the caves went.

    I actually finished the game on the NES it took what seemed like forever.

  • April 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The Powerglove… it’s SO bad.

  • Rinji

    May 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    @Fracassi Holy shit you’re right! I knew I heard that laugh from somewhere! Soda Pop Papinski was the level I couldn’t get through in Punch Out. Still a fantastic game.

  • culwin

    May 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Best Zelda among the first 3.
    I don’t care what anyone says.

  • binaryfruit

    June 18, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I don’t remember which game it was from, but in one of the Zelda games, it was revealed that Like Likes were called that because of the Hylian saying “Shield Eaters and Politicians think like alike”. Good to know the folks at Nintendo have a sense of humor. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • adam.russo11

    July 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The only bad thing about Zelda 2 was how hard it was and it wasn’t even really that hard. It was more that nobody had the patience to build up Link’s stats. Which is understandable as a kid. You just want to get through the game and beat it which is why the first Zelda is highly favored over the 2nd. They are both great games regardless.

  • jumpjump

    September 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I’d really like to see a review of Final Fantasy VI. So many fans of the series site it as the sublime entry, and I am in that camp. It would be nice to get your two cents on the matter. Or, Mike could probably do a good review of it as well, as it’s his fourth fav SNES game.

  • HeavyIsPie

    October 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    James beat dark link with the power glove…. what kind of madness is this?!

  • Error

    October 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I am Error.

  • alexas7507

    October 27, 2012 at 6:37 am

    So you have to plug the controller into the second port to beat shadow link huh.Kinda makes me think about the psycho mantis battle in mgs1.

  • Todd Skelley

    January 6, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I can remember bugging my gma so bad to buy me this on release lol. She did but I swear I remember this being like 70 bucks the day it came put

  • Todd Skelley

    January 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Dark link is actually really simple . All you do is go all the way left of the screen and attack attack attack

  • Smokingspoon

    January 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I can’t believe you James. If you’ve beat Ghosts’n Goblins, you couldn’t had that much difficulty with Zelda 2. But it was tough.

    And the Thunderbird was such a pain for me, more than Dark Link. I actually beat him the 2nd or 3rd time.

  • stoney_1

    February 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    this one is defiantly one of my favorites! AVGN forever!!

  • March 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    AVGN is awesome

  • daniel Palm

    June 2, 2013 at 4:23 am

    finaly Link got some in the end

  • June 30, 2013 at 3:21 am

    About the level turning rock, if you don’t get all the keys in a level but get the item and beat the boss, it WILL turn to rock. This happened to me before; i couldn’t get a key in the level so I ‘borrowed’ it from a future level. Since the level turns to rock, I never paid back my debt, and I’d encounter a keyhole without a key, and was stuck. And had to replay the entire game again.

    • Don Skiver

      July 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Link can turn into a fairy and fit through keyholes. No need to restart the entire game.

  • Bailey Brovont

    July 19, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Always loved watching this one

  • the-pieman

    July 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    That guy wh says “I AM ERROR”. That is his name. his name is Error. in fact, you need to talk to him later. in the game, you are told to give something to Error. If you don’t know who that is or can’t remeber, then that sucks. Solution? Give the guy an interesting name like Error. You won’t forget that guy anytime soon. Have ANY of us forgotten him? Nope. Then Nintendo did it PERFECTLY. Good job on that one, guys, good job.

  • Eddie Meduza

    October 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Got this game on my Nintendo 3DS. ^_^

  • November 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    you ripped your star wars poster. made me sad.

  • December 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    ya’ wanna beat da game? tee need POWER, thou need da POWER GLOVE!โ€ฆ

  • January 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Out of all of them II was my least favorite but for some reason the music in the game gets stuck in my head at least once a week. Just one of those things that’s permanently etched in my mind like image burn on an old monitor. The same goes for Mario, Contra, Castlevania and the best of all which you can probably hear me humming at least once every day; Double Dragon stage 2.

  • January 1, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Link does parkour! That is so cool…but then it creates glitches when he does. I have learned something today.

  • January 1, 2014 at 7:04 am

    The end. The curtain falls and stops so that you can only see Link and Zelda’s legs as they get closer. But it ruins your childhood when you realize what happened in the towns.

  • January 26, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I just tried playing the original Legend of Zelda and after wandering around not knowing where to go for about 5 minutes I died.. it was boring.. or rather not as fun as i thought since there was no direction meaning you could potentially just walk along forever… don’t see why everyone considers it just a great game. Legend of Zelda Wind Waker is far better then the original one was.. at least you know where your going

  • pokemario99

    February 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    They blurred the kiss… how childish

  • Jim

    March 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Zelda II is a lot like Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins. It certainly isn’t a bad game, it’s just really difficult (although it’s piss easy compared to Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins), and that puts a lot of people off and stops them enjoying it for what it is.

  • darxide

    April 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I always liked Zelda II more than the original.

    • jerry lowe

      April 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      You think with all the 8 bit Castlevanias and 8 bit Megaman versions .. Why did they not make Zelda 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.. And have game play just like the first zelda game… Ahhh hell – why not in 1989 make Zelda DX for nes… it was made for 8 bit Gameboy Color – so they had the technology? makes no sense

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