Mike / September 15th, 2010
Watch this video on Youtube
“Tornado Rex” was a game from the early 90s that was REALLY FUN!
If you’d like to download the song from iTunes, here’s a link.
With James Rolfe, Bad Luck Bootsy and Mike Matei
Watch this on YouTube
September 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm
It was a while since you made any Board James episode, but this one was awesome.
September 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm
The Song is Awesome, keep up the great work!!!
September 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Oh man, how I miss this game.
September 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm
that was awesome. Realy nice James. Keep up the good workl
I remember this commercial all the time from when I was 10. The song went something like SMASH, WHIIRL, BANG, TORNADO REX! It’s been literally 20 years since I’ve seen it and I’m too lazy to YouTube it. I thought you were going to do a cover of THAT song, but instead we get original content. Wow.
September 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm
sorry but it’s too short and not funny. your new guest was… shit. I usually like your Board James videos tough, until Mr. Bucket and this one.
September 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I have an old shitty Goosebumps board game (based from the RL Stine Books) that completely blew nutsack and was a pain in the ass to setup and play as a kid
September 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm
Glad you enjoyed. We didn’t know if Tornado Rex had a song or not, so thanks for enlightening us.
September 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
ahhhh awesome shit : )
had a feeling the new video would be board james
September 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm
Oh, James is reading the posts, awesome. I just want to say that I really like your AVGN videos and I have no problem waiting a month because they really have quality into them. As for the other videos I think you could do some more Bullshit videos but your trivia ones and every video you make about movies is really fun to watch. Thanks for the free entertainment 🙂
September 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Haha ur new guest is like that idiot from school that just wanna be ur friend and u feel sorry for him so u invite him over soemtimes and everyone hates him haha
September 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm
this one is soooo funny i laughed almost the whole time
greetings from germany
September 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Awsome! Where can I get this game?
yaaay! Finally new Board James 🙂 I´m so damn happy.
and greetings from germany, too 😀
@intosomethin und wo kommst du genau her? :D:D
September 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm
I had this game! Loved it!
September 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm
G0d, I loved this.
September 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Super awesome! Never heard of this one, will definitely have to check it out. Always been a huge fan of board games, can’t believe this one slipped past me.
September 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Tornado Rex looks kinda like Taz.
September 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Adding a new personality eh? I like it,might make things more crazy than they already are.
September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Great job James! I always enjoy watching Board James. I don’t remember this game, really, but the box looks familiar somehow.
Anyways the game bares a striking resemblance to Fireball island, just a smaller version.
September 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm
I think I had this game? I usually don’t forget those kinds of things but that whistling sound of the tornado rex and the shitty plastic that makes up the board seem really familiar.
September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm
I love how you guys talk shit about Bad Luck Boosty. I was laughing my ass off when you gave that look and said he sucks his own dick. haha
September 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Wow, this was hilarious, every Board James is, i’ve never even seen this game before but it looks like loads of fun!
September 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Motherfucker Mike… allways cheating….
Great with a new Board James, short, fun and awesome.
/ thanks from Sweden.
September 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm
This was the shit! Speaking of Board James… I was watching Child’s Play on Netflix yesterday and I seen Fireball Island in the beginning toy store scene. I don’t know if you mentioned it, knew it, or even give a shit but I was all excited.
September 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Tornado Rex was the best board game I played as a kid besides “Dynamite”. Awesome video made me laugh!
September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm
HAHAHAHAHA! Fucking hilarious. Funniest “Board” yet!
James – We so would have been best friends growing up, me and u have same sense of humor, freaking hilarious. I wanted to throw that new guy into a fat barrell of monkey spunk.
September 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm
I love your videos though this one was lacking in the “funny”. Also introducing a new character felt forced and really unnecessary. I look forward to your next AVGN video and this years MonsterMadness.
September 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm
Hillarious….was kind of jonsing for a new Board James ep…Thanks guys.
September 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm
BOOTSY MOTHER FUCKING SPANKINS P.I.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
^I’ve seen that video so many times, haha.
What a great addition to Board James. And damn, can Bootsy sing or what? I’ve heard some of his shit before on Facebook. He’s uber.
September 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Been a long time since we last saw Board James, but this was a great way to bring him back! Great job, fellas.
September 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
That was awsome hahah. James could you please do a Board James for the board game from the mid 90’s called Loopin Louie that or Kerplunk. Fuck it just film you and your boys playing a Ouija board if you have the cohonies.
September 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm
September 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm
After watching Flash Gordon in HD this was quite a tasty dessert 😀
September 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm
That’s the sound of whirling death if ever heard it.
September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Omg you guys that was great.
September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Great Board James, Bad Luck Bootsy was an awesome addition.
September 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm
September 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm
Can Anybody give me the lyric to that song “Tornado Rex” ?
September 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm
I see a Hatchet DVD!!
You going to see the sequel James? I am! In theaters!!
September 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Fucking hilarious. The song is great, and that’s one thing I’ve always noticed about these videos, is that any time original music is made for them (these or any other of James’ videos), it’s always great. This video had perfect editing and flow, and the acting was great too. Keep it up guys!
September 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm
Lol, its a wonder that the company who made this game did not got a cease and desist notice from Warner Bros see Tornado Rex looks allot like the Tasmanian Devil… He even spins like him!
September 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
why does tornado rex look like Taz ?
September 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Yea, nice… stupid game though. But great for good old boardgame commercials
September 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm
finally a new board james!
September 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Holy shit, this looks awesome, why don’t I remember this?!
I feel compelled to go on ebay now and hunt this down.
September 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm
omg what and amazing episode 😀
loved it! and especially at the end with the nice gore effect :p
nice one james 🙂
September 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm
This lacked the humor of some of the older one’s but entertaining anyway. But to be honest I think Mike is a better motherfucker than the new guy. I did find the conversation between you and Mike hilarious though. Espacially “I seen you shove something up your ass!” What a motherfucker!
September 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Weird episode, I like Mr. Bucket best when it comes to
Board James. Kevin Finn is also hilarous ever since you had him on the team, but Kyle, Mike, and Liam are still the best guys that help ya
September 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm
I liked the first “Board James” videos because you reviewed the game first before doing sketch.
If it’s just a comedy sketch without any explaination on the game and how you felt about it as a kid versus today, I’m not really interested,
September 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm
another board james, this one was awesome, i laughed my rear off. the new guy is funny. we all had a “bad luck” kid we used to hang out with, good times.
September 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Crazy, wacky, and just plain fun to watch.
September 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm
A lot of fun!
September 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I dunno, I kinda agree with Omi-san, I prefer a more straight-forward review as opposed to this random, special-effects ridden stuff.
September 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Well, at least they didn’t call it Tornadian Devil.
My God but I just wanted to hit Bad Luck Bootsy in the head with a board! But I really liked the by-play between you and Mike, and Bootsy was a lot less irritating than the Glitch Gremlin. But how’d you talk him into accepting the moniker “Bootsy”? 😀 And I wonder if Warner Bros. can sue retroactively for copyright infringement? You may have done the proud makers of Tornado Rex some harm here, guys!
September 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm
Hey a new character for the cinemassacre crew, James ?
Also – all seven seasons of TNG FTW.
September 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Omi san what do ya mean ? He explained everything there is to it, quite simple game really.
September 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm
nice shirt. another “American Movie” reference.
September 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm
“Awww noooo BAD LUCK BOOOTSIEEE!?”
I don’t know why but it makes me laugh anytime I see that part. Great ending too, you totally gave the audience what they wanted after being annoyed by bootsy for so long!
Sorry if this is a random comment but James, could you put your Top 10 Shitty Shatner Movies video on Youtube? Just asking. Please?
September 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm
I have this game and I used to just play with the top for the fun of it… It broke and the board game is still in the box but missing all the pieces somehow… yeah, I’m sure James knows how it is since his other board games are missing pieces…
I was waiting for this board game to be reviewed…
Btw, I submitted it to digg, give it a digg: http://digg.com/news/gaming/james_rolfe_angry_video_game_nerd_reviews_tornado_rex_board_game
September 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm
I liked it man. Yeah its nice when you talk about the game and your perspective on it as a kid, but do I expect you to do the same video everytime? No way, you’re creative, you’re better than that. Keep it up, Board James!
September 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm
I suggested this to James awhile ago, I’m glad he decided to do it! Awesome video.
September 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Mike’s response to Omi-San is epic lol! Great video as always. I remember Tornado Rex commercials when I was a kid. That game always looked really stupid hahaha
September 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm
I really liked this one guys! It was fuckin’ hilarious! The video was a little short and was missing a few key elements, like when it was first released. Maybe a TV commercial from You Tube on Tornado Rex, but I understand. You guys got a lot of work on your hands with other projects. Hope you guys come up with another crazy episode for Board James before the end of the year. Good luck with the Cinemassacre.com store!
September 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm
lol i remeber this game! so simple nothing to it. I dont know it anyone ever played this one game called “DWEEBS GEEKS and WEIRDOS., but it was this ASININE game where u would thro a DIP CHIP into a street and who ever is the closest to a manhole cover gets to pick a card….and then the card would have u do some CRAZY FUCKING SHIT just to move ahead a few spaces on the board. And the board was pictures of HIDEOUS looking dudes and when u get to the END the picture was of some hip looking guy w/ sunglasses and a hawaiin shirt called “TOTALLY RAD DUDE” I know SOMEONE must have played this game!! it was SOOOO Ridiculous!! lol
September 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm
Nice:) But RISK guys, please review RISK. My friends and I pull all-nighters on that badazz game :):):) Thx
September 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm
Video isnt loading? says “missing embed param : File “
September 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm
I OWNED THIS ONE! Ever since i saw it in your closet i’ve been wishing you’d review it. For a similar game, look up Forbidden Bridge. Same ocncept with a differnt setting. Would make for a good action movie
September 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Sorry for the double comment but the video is loading now. Sorry for that
This one is free of typos…
I OWNED THIS ONE! Ever since i saw it in your closet i’ve been wishing you’d review it. For a similar game, look up Forbidden Bridge. Same concept with a different setting. Would make for a good action movie
September 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Never heard of this game before…
What the hell is Omi-san talking about. It seem s to me that there is really nothing more tho say abou this game!
Epic game though!
September 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm
@ 0:30 – Look at all of those Walt Disney Treasures sets! I’m jealous!
September 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm
One.. two… three! Nice reference to the old Tootsie Pop commercial.
September 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm
I like board James almost as much as AVGN.
September 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm
FUCK YOU, NERD! NOW DO CROCODILE DENTIST! LETS SEE YOU FIND ALL THOSE TEETH, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
CAPS LOCK FOR JUSTICE!
September 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm
This was hysterical! I almost cried at the end it was so funny! And I love the splice here shirt, James.
September 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm
I want to play… that looked awesome!
September 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm
I used to love this game!
September 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm
S**tballs, that was great.
Bad Luck Bootsy kinda rocked this video, and you may have inadvertently created the makings for a spin-off!
September 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Mike is funny as shit!! Love that guy!!
September 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm
You should do a Board James of Dragon Strike. It’s a game where you have your hero go through a cave to retrieve jewels, and you win by getting the golden eggs back to the entrance to the cave. But watch out! Because there’s a Dragon that will try to stop you! He’ll knock your gems off allowing other players to steal them (Keep it away from Mother Fucker Mike. XD)
EXTREME AWESOMENESS. I was so scared that Bad Luck Bootsy was actually going to let that thing go and kill you guys. I was having suspension of disbelief!!!
But seriously, that looks so fun. But my un coordinated self, I don’t think you can trust me with that one lol.
September 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm
September 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm
I loved that Bootsy made Gabby Jay sounds when he walked.
September 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm
Lmao! Hilarious episode. The reactions to Bad Luck Bootsy walking in were priceless. Also that game looks awesome.
September 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm
this is fucking awesome
September 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm
ha, got that bastard bad luck bootsy
September 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm
@Dan The Enigma and @Mike Matei
Dan, you are referring to the game Milton Bradley’s Dragon Strike. The board game with the mechanical dragon in the middle. My brother and I used to play that all the time. Until we got so pissed off and started yelling. The good old days…
September 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Bad Luck Bootsy.. That’s some creative and funny shit right there. Develop the shit out of that character!
Great vid. Kudos
September 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Awesome music, Bootsy.
September 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm
September 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm
Easily the funniest non-nerd production. Great work James and Co…Awesome theme tune as well
September 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm
Yeah, thats a kick-ass song!
September 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm
The custom T-Rex theme really puts the episode over the top into the realm of awesomeness. I like the addition of the Bootsy character because it adds another dynamic into the Board James vs. M’Fer Mike storyline. It should be a running joke from now on, that someone HAS to die at the end of each Board James episode 🙂 M’Fer Mike got blown up in Crossfire. Now Bootsy gets a tornado into his brain through his eyesocket 🙂 Good job you guys.
September 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm
Bad Luck Bootsy!!!!! AhahahahahXD
September 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm
A new Board James!
And IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!
September 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Awesome! I would love to see a video that shows your DVD collection and one with your VHS collection and one with your laserdisc collection and any other formats. 😉
September 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm
One, two-whooooo, three
Nice reference James 😀
September 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm
can u make a series about interpretive dancing called jimmy jimmy joo joo?
September 16, 2010 at 12:09 am
Nice to see another light-hearted episode after the horror of Mr. Bucket! (Well..except for the ending there). I’m always getting flashbacks to commercials from early ’90s Saturday mornings with these board game reviews James. Oh and your cameo in Kickassia! was probably the funniest part of the whole movie. “How do you play this game anyway?”
September 16, 2010 at 12:13 am
I remember getting this game for Christmas. It’s actually one of the few board games I still have from when I was a kid.
September 16, 2010 at 12:23 am
looks like a good game, but the mascot is such an obvious tazmanian devil rip-off. odd
September 16, 2010 at 12:25 am
wow! This was great! Short, but great! TY James and co. Now I just wanna play that freaking game! Tornado Rex! ;D Bye!
September 16, 2010 at 12:27 am
Episode’s awesome. Although Mike holds the title, Tornado Rex is quite the motherfucker. Rex doesn’t give a shit, he’ll plow right through your player piece.
September 16, 2010 at 12:30 am
I wonder if Warner Bros approved it to look to much like Taz…. Either way, awesome episode, new character and actor!
September 16, 2010 at 12:34 am
good video james
September 16, 2010 at 12:48 am
you guys made my shit wednesday into something good. encore, encore!
September 16, 2010 at 12:49 am
YES!! I knew board james would do this eventually!! This game is soo fun and has soo many memories! I still have it!! And still play it! 😀
September 16, 2010 at 1:27 am
A purple Tazmanian Devil, he can turn into a tornado, just like Taz. Why didn’t they just make a deal with Warner Bros to use the actual Taz.
Game looks fun though! Nice vid!
September 16, 2010 at 1:32 am
Ha! I love this. I wish I had cool board games like that when I was a kid. The only cool board game that I remember owning was Jumanji. My grandma had Candy Land and that was my favorite whenever I would go over there to spend the night. Other than that, I mostly just played the NES or the N64. But anyhoo, very funny and very well done!
September 16, 2010 at 1:36 am
One of my friends had this game when we were little (he had all the cool board games). We never paid attention to the three-wind rule. Or the card drawing rule. Or any of the rules. We just moved our guys up one at a time until one of us randomly let that spinning bastard fly.
September 16, 2010 at 2:03 am
Whahaha, brilliant episode James!
September 16, 2010 at 2:19 am
I never heard of that game before, but you make it look like a fun game I wish I have played 🙂
September 16, 2010 at 2:29 am
Just registered to say: BEST EPISODE EVER with a KICKA55 THEME ! Keep it up !!!
September 16, 2010 at 2:43 am
XD Haha, awesome, this was the game I was thinkin’ of when ya reviewed Fireball Island. Played Tornado Rex a lot back in the day, lotta fun, I was the sorta player who always tried to put my pieces to the far side of each space rather than the center…then have the bastard come down and skim the side anyway, beltin me off.
September 16, 2010 at 3:01 am
kick ass board game and kick ass song.it remebers me one of those glam rock songs. tornado rex rules!
September 16, 2010 at 3:14 am
I like the “splice here” shirt. must where did you get it?
September 16, 2010 at 3:22 am
Awesome, if you ever bring that character back again he needs to have an eyepatch or something!
September 16, 2010 at 3:25 am
Totally awesome episode!!! ,Mike Matei screaming so funny :)) nice work guys!
September 16, 2010 at 3:29 am
NICE! First game, that even I played as a child. 😉 MOAR!