AVGN: Lester the Unlikely

Mike / November 3rd, 2010

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  • Lord Fixx

    November 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm


  • GoldRoger

    November 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    OMG I actually have this game !!


  • madcow

    November 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    you’ve outdone yourself this month James. hats off to ya

  • Kurt 94

    November 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Fantastic! Keep it up James!

  • November 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    That was probably the worst game you have reviewed so far, James. Wow. Lester was walking like he was trying to hold diarrhea in his ass while looking for a close by 7-11 to use it’s lavatory. Great review, James. I’ll make sure to stay the hell away from this one for sure.

  • Dead Planet

    November 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Sweet. I was waiting for this.
    Last sunday watched all of this years ‘Monster Madness’ in a row, It gave me a real appetite for a new AVGN episode.

    Thnx James!

  • gnark1ll420

    November 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Should have been called “Bernie The Unlikely” since he walks like in Bernie from “Weekends at Bernie’s”

  • ASC1980

    November 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Never played this one before. Wow.

    “TV now a days sucks” best line in the whole thing.

  • VideoGameDork

    November 3, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Great Eps. Wish it was longer but whatever it was great. It will hold me back for next month.

  • November 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I cant believe i beat this game lol!! awesome nerd episode!

  • Berzerker

    November 3, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    i remember renting this game. i dont think i made it past the first level.


    November 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Great episode James! Loved it. The only thing was it seemed a bit more focused on disgusting than angry. I don’t know. I loved it though. πŸ˜€

  • November 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    96, reviews. Long way from youtube, that’s for sure. But this review resonates a real sadness. I look forward to the next Board james, you seem to have a lot more enthusiasm for the board games lately. Not to say anything outlandishly negative. It’s still better than “that guy in the coat” but it must be hard to get good material these days. Your collection is growing as well, maybe do a good game again, just for the hell of it. Like when you did The Wizard / SMB3, or Castlevania. You seemed to have a lot of fun and it showed. All in all, I still found it pretty funny, even without the overt vulgarism jokes. Nervous about episode one hundred?

  • psychogamer

    November 3, 2010 at 11:58 pm


  • lartrak2

    November 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Yeah, this is probably the worst of the rotoscoped Prince of Persia-esque games. At least, of the ones released on consoles. Flashback, Out of this World, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Blackthorne, etc, I liked all of those.

    Not so much this one.

  • robertjlong

    November 4, 2010 at 12:06 am

    hey james please do a Clash at Demonhead that old Nintendo 8 bit game it was realy fun game i know you must own it

  • kevenz

    November 4, 2010 at 12:10 am

    tv sucks now a days? ehhh I don’t get it……. are you supposed to be in the future when you say that?

  • November 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Another decent video of a really shitty game. πŸ™‚

    But again, why doesn’t he destroy the cartridge like he used to do to his other games? I miss that. :/

  • psychogamer

    November 4, 2010 at 12:23 am

    also neuroplay not to be a jerk or anything but ya got to take in all the work hes been doing on cinemassacre monster madness so for the lenght and the effort of this episode id say it was great like all the rest KEEP up the good work james ! i enjoy all the great entertainment you make …….also you right now adays tv does suck LOL great AVGN man enojyed this one as well

  • psychogamer

    November 4, 2010 at 12:26 am

    kevenz no he the avgn stuck in the past and now you cant watch old tv with a uhf tv you got to have a digital box and the avgn wouldnt know what that is didnt you watch him at com con he thought games and stuff were stop in the 80’s haha

  • mcnerven

    November 4, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Holy crap! It’s Lord of the Rings on the SNES in the intro. I remember reading the books in middle school and thinking, “oh man, this game is going to kick ass! They have so much to work with, Orcs, the Balrog and the Ring Wraiths. It’s going to be great!” Rather than being an epic masterpiece like Zelda, Alundra or Final Fantasy it instead was an AIDS infested piece of shit. The visuals alone were enough to give you glaucoma let alone the horrendous gameplay.

  • psychogamer

    November 4, 2010 at 12:38 am

    theres only one return and its not of the ring ITS OF THE JEDI that was just three movies of walking same with the story LAME!

  • November 4, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Fuckin James, Just keeps pumpiin’ them out. YOU GUYS RULE’

  • mcnerven

    November 4, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Also, keep up the good work James! I love watching these, not just for the humor but for the charming nostalgic factor. Having grown up on many of these games its amusing to look back on moments when Ninja Gaiden was kicking my ass (like the first time I was sent back to stage 6-1) or when the Wizard was released and we all got our first look at Super Mario Bros 3. Plus, it’s also nice to have some comfort knowing I wasn’t the only kid massively disappointed when I rented games like Godzilla, X-Men or really any other LJN herpies infested asshole. Fuck that company! =)

  • Swang Lee

    November 4, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I loved the last line “TV nowadays sucks”.

    Also the CD-I part made me lol.

    Good little review.

  • videogamehunter

    November 4, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I don’t really like this video very much. I was kinda hoping you show more of the game.other then just 3 levels.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    November 4, 2010 at 12:53 am

    this game sucks monkey fuck!!!!! james r u going to review shitty tv shows? or maybe a shitty video game about tv? or are you going to be on tv?

  • SpeedyEric

    November 4, 2010 at 12:59 am

    2:06- Show of hands; how many people here ever seen a geek/nerd walk like this? …I thought so.

    3:48- Does anyone else notice that Lester looks like he’s humping the rock.

    Well, James, I think you’ve found a game that’s horrifyingly WORSE than Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Honest to god, this is like The Garbage Pail Kids Movie equivilant of a video game. HOW IN THE TEN LEVELS OF HELL HAS ANYONE GOTTEN AWAY WITH LETTING THIS GAME BE RELEASED!?

    Also, the funnyest moment of this episode is the Nerd describing the sequels that never were, even jumping ahead with the PlayStation 4.

  • Zentu

    November 4, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Good Lord, that game was horrible. its was like an online -Unfair Platformer….Yea You know… The ones specifily designed to kill your character unless you get through the game in a Specific way. and this was on the SUPER NINTENDO? Id expect this from the regular Nintendo.

    Oh man, Whats next? Gouls and Ghosts?, Alex Kidd and the God aweful sequils? OH! I know, maybe the game “Conflict”…Good lord that war-game was hard to figure out., Who ever hurd of a War game where a tank Carrying a flag was like the heart of an army? I mean, in Real life if you destroyed an enemy commander… its not like their soliders would lie down and die….. Super Battle Tank is another game a bit hard to figure in a way…. I get how Iam in a tank…. but come-on… why do I have to do All the work? wheres the army helping me fight the enemy? “Your Actions have resulted in a major allied set-back” – tch, whatever.

  • benjigoenitz

    November 4, 2010 at 1:05 am

    he has been busy because of monster madness, he said “don’t expect a masterpiece”, this video is “basic”, i think it’s pretty good, and that was a horrible game xD

  • adenton7

    November 4, 2010 at 1:12 am

    LOL i just laugh at what Lester sounds like when he gets hurt good review. the flowers of Robert Mapilthorpe was a nice peaceful “game”. You have been very buisy with monster madness and you still release an AVGN episode. I will be waiting anciously for your next episode of whatever you make next., Keep up the great work!!!!

  • Gamer

    November 4, 2010 at 1:17 am

    GOOD Job James on the review, i like these arbitrarily chosen games I never heard of over a game i know is bad from reputation, and good job bring up The Flowers Of Robert Mapplethorpe for the CD-i i would never imagine what kind of game that was until now.

  • Murphy2112

    November 4, 2010 at 1:18 am

    “What’s the point? It’s all gonna be dust one day.”

    What a deliciously cynical line. It had me in stitches before the review even started.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    November 4, 2010 at 1:37 am

    The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe has intrigued me ever since those cdi episodes 2 years ago with hotel mario/zelda. The music is actually pretty relaxing, but hardly something one would expect when playing a game.

    I think this is the first (?) episode that had the episode number in the title card. Nice way of counting toward a tremendous 100th episode in a few more months. I remember the wizard of oz episode explicitly said “40 something reviews” but after all these years most people probably aren’t aware there’s so many.

  • November 4, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I especially liked the Robert Mapplethorpe interlude. Hilarious. It’s not a game; what is it?

  • Morris

    November 4, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Man, I’ve been waiting for this video since 00:00 A.M. and finally around 11:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.

    The wait was totally worth it.

    A game that comes to close to being worse to Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Does it take the cake? No, lol I own Dr. Jekyll against the AVGN’s warnings. Lester The Unlikely is somewhat playable. But that’s comparing a piece of shit to a re-animated piece of shit that lives for a few seconds and melts to shit again.

    Dr. Jekyll you can’t even attack anyone! and your just walking till you die. As Mr. Hyde, if you make it to the point where you died as Dr. Jekyll, you get hit by lightning, Game Over. And only if it had the game over screen from Friday the 13th, it would be the ultimate shitty game. Lester the Unlikely is generous and allows you to make it somewhere in the game, but the question, who the fuck in their right mind would attempt to beat Lester the Unlikely? Like play it from the Title screen to the End screen. Who?

  • Harwood Butcher

    November 4, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Always wanted to play this game as a kid. I thought it looked funny.

    But not as funny as this AVGN episdode, this was one of the best.

    The games makes me wanna play Blackthorne on SNES

  • November 4, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I think he makes it look like he might start doing 16 bit reviews. The NES library is getting exhausted. It could be just coincidence, but the Ninety Sixth episode could be referring to 1996, which is the year the N64 was released, marking the end of the Super Nintendo as the console of choice for Nintendo. Purely speculation though.

  • ajgenard

    November 4, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Damn that has to be the absolute lamest main character in a video game ever. He can’t hold a rock and a ruby at once? For christ sake you could put them in your pocket in real life, let alone the fantasy world of video gaming. Top notch Nerd material.

  • SilverShadow333

    November 4, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Oh wow…. James, I saw those clips at the beginning of the video and couldn’t help but notice both the SNES “Lord of the Rings” game, AND the SNES version of “UItraman”. Talk about two of the most SHITACULAR Super Nintendo games I’ve ever played. I even OWNED Ultraman at one point and eventually my brother and I managed to beat it, but only after we learned how to do the special attacks to beat the monsters. And even then it was hard as hell!

    >.< And that LotR game…what a piece of smelly squirrel shit. You can play as all four hobbits, which is cool, but then that's where the fun stops…the minute you get bit by a snake or managed to get poisoned in any other way, whichever Hobbit was unlucky enough to be poisoned was DONE. They just die after a little while, and there's nothing I could figure out that would cure the poison! ASS!! Please do a full review on LotR so people can see how horrible it is….and then NOT play it! Ever!

    And while you're at it, and I'm on the subject of crap-crapular SNES games that NO ONE should play…you should pick up a copy of a fine little game named "James Bond JR"….. And then PRAY your head doesn't explode. -___-

  • strint519

    November 4, 2010 at 5:41 am

    HAHA Nerd is stuck watching Ant Wars at the end. Awesome!

  • November 4, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Shit, I honestly think this was the best review done in awhile. I dont know why, but something about the nerd does just seem kinda…….off….in the last few reviews. But even with that (and that might just be my OWN nastalgea…..or however the fuck that crazy word is spelled) and hes STILL fucking classic. This game looks like something that was thought up when someone was on a bad trip lol.

  • Superku

    November 4, 2010 at 6:39 am

    The title card is nice!

  • lfgubrs

    November 4, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Finally a new avgn video! This lighted up my day, thank you James! πŸ™‚

  • November 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

    gets the feeling that the next umpteen posts are going to officially widen “catboyjeremie’s” ass lol. I feel so so so sorry for you right now bud…literally…..I do…cant talk that way around SOME of these people here lol. *Puts on hat and walks awaaaaaaaaaaaaay whistling a tune*

  • Skratsh

    November 4, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I can’t help but think this is exactly like bernie’s walk patern in Weekend at Bernie’s II. Excellent review James !

  • FreakinLimetree

    November 4, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Nice choice of game to do man, sweet as πŸ™‚ But the end worried me a little when u watched tv and said “Fuck all games”. Were u trying to tell us something? Underlining message?

  • Pete09

    November 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Is it just me or is the streaming at gametrailers really really bad??!!

    I watched the video 4 times, including after a re-boot and each time its so choppy its practically unwatchable (despite my fast internet speed)!! the picture often freezes for 7/8 seconds at a time too …. YET the ad at the start of the video seems to stream without a glitch!!

    Great video nonetheless. I just wish you could host the AVGN videos here, then have GT (or whoever currently hosts them) stream it from here

  • TheBaron

    November 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    @catboyjeremie: Although I agree with you that it shows that he is tired from MonsterMadness (as he said himself) I do not at all agree with your tone nor what your write about it being the worst.. Thats not the case.. also even though he doesn’t show much of the game and spends a bit too much time on something else then the game itself, its still a basic and okay review, with hints of the way the older reviews was performed.

    But could be interesting to see a longer and more in depth review of this, but not now. I far prefer seeing new games, then review of older ones..even if those was not that greatly talked about.

    Good work James and really happy to see that you did actually post one for this time.

    Btw: Hope that something big is planned for your soon to come 100th episode πŸ˜‰

  • November 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Love the show as always, but I had to make a point on this one.

    I loved this game as a kid. Yes, really. It was cheap and looks terrible now, but it still deserved a more thorough examination than what the NERD had time to give it. I guess what struck me odd was this –

    1. We both know this game was featured heavily in the help section of Nintendo Power, so that would have been the perfect excuse to bring back the Power again and show off more of the game! Even the cheats section printed the code – three times! – x,y,x,y,x,y,x,y, select, start. Easiest code in history.

    2. Prince of Persia rules were in play on this title. It was my first entry to the genre but after playing more titles, like even the XBOX LIVE Persia remake, I found Lester to be no worse than any of those, even better than Nosferatu, which you mentioned.

    3. Lastly, and this is the BIG one, Lester was kinda revolutionary. Yes, I mean it. It was the first game where the main character had the story affect their behavior. Halfway into the game, Lester begins to stand up straight, not get scared at everything, even wield real weapons. It was kinda beautiful and really progressive for 1994 (I’ll post a link). Not to mention branching paths (the jail scene), a love story where the main character does not win the girl, a unique setting , Out of this World-ish chase/puzzle levels and a cohesive plot that fit in the context of the world.

    I agree with you, it’s not the best game ever. But this game needed the typical nerd research and examination and it makes me sad that more gamers won’t see how unique this title was at the time.

    Hit me up if you agree. I won’t hold my breath for a Lester review redux (your busy, I get it) but I’d love to hear other peoples opinion, I always felt alone in my remembrance of Lester and I kinda had hope that a NERD review would bring it more popularity and respect for what it did right.


  • Splimis

    November 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Holy shit dude, I used to play this game every day when I was a kid. Back then it wasn’t bad, just really challenging. There was nothing else, so we got good at it. Eventually there’s a level where you need to jump from vine to vine across a river, but not across it, UP it. I never got passed that level, and to this day I try with my old friends and a few beers every now and again.

    P.S. I like how the LOTR game was in the title, THAT was a shitty game.

  • Zagen995

    November 4, 2010 at 11:06 am


  • November 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

    So what about the end? Do we get an Angry Television Nerd next time?

  • Nathan B

    November 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

    THIS is the BEST AVGN in a LONG time. It’s so hilarious! hahaha

  • Arouth

    November 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Nice one, but it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, like mentioned on the synopsis. It has stuff taht are original, like the sequels description and the shittier game comparison. And we all know, for the people who comes here very often, that James do those videos for free, in a way. It’s not like we rent his stuff. So lose stress and keep working on what you love most, J. Rolfe.

  • NuclearFox

    November 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    please do a reveiws on the game genie:)

  • beerwolf

    November 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Ingenious as always! YouΒ΄ve made my month!!
    Hoping for more 16 bit reviews now. That would be awesome!

  • Hobgoblin

    November 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Hey James!

    Just when I wanted to write to the board, that you should make a bit more non-NES titles… Good review, would have wathced more bullshit of the game, though I guess you didn’t want to experience more of it…

  • kamakazi geek

    November 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    the fifth game is just a bag of shit

  • Dresden

    November 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Have you done a review on the Sega Activator Ring yet? If not, I think it could be good. Take a look:


    I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but I kind of miss the days when gimmick controllers came out every month.

  • November 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Awesome! You do all the monster madness and still have time for AVGN. Impresive.

  • Crowbar

    November 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Honestly, wasn’t that good. The game wasn’t very interesting and the whole thing felt kinda rushed. I blame your lack of time due to Monster Madness, so I don’t really mind, though.

  • November 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm


    What’s with the attitude? Prick, if you think you could do better, than try it. What? You can’t do it? I thought so. While I’ll say this wasn’t the best review ever, I noticed a few parts where he started to resemble the 2006-2007 Nerd all over again. Or even the 2008 to early 2010 Nerd. At least praise him. All you thought was good was the Robert Maplethorpe thing and that really didn’t have to do with the actual episode except for 45 seconds or so. Douchebag.

  • Murphy2112

    November 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm


    You’re the only one here that sounds like a butthurt fanboy.

  • catboyjeremie

    November 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Alright, I guess I’ll reply for fun since I love typing walls of text and I *might* get to see a few fanboys.


    *Puts sunglasses* is it time to kick ass and chew bubblegum? Because I’m ready to deal with fanatic fanboys. I’m always ready for replies because every time, its just a bunch of crazy fanboys who thinks stuff like James, TGWTG and overrated games are flawless.


    I agree with you but it just felt as if James was sucking at the game on purpose.


    Are you out of your freaking mind? Really, that’s not how things work. You’re complaining about a guy who criticize something made by someone who makes money out of criticizing games. So what are you gonna do next? Tell James that he can’t do better than these game developers and that he should stop reviewing? Why don’t you think about that. Jerkass

  • catboyjeremie

    November 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Oh please Murphy2112, if that was the case, you wouldn’t be posting a comment like this in the first place in a attempt to “irritate” me. Also, how does it even make me sound like a fanboy when I actually have the balls to criticize something?… While having fun doing it?

  • Aesphyxiate

    November 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    It just seemed like your heart wasn’t in it……like- the words came out- but weren’t sparked w/ serious emotion- and we got to see only a little bit of the game….did Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde really take that much out of you???

  • November 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Dude, you all need to calm down. We all love the NERD but I think we forget that James Rolfe is a real person. We are lucky he puts out a video for us every month, he’s not obligated to. Stop beating him down. I do see what you guys are saying, I do wish he went into more depth, but god who has time to do an in depth video game review?! Thank you James for continuing to put a video out every month πŸ™‚

  • November 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Holy shitballs! TOKI! in the intro credits! I’d like to see that reviewed to be honest! πŸ˜›

    Overall I quite liked the review. It seemed to play a lot like PoP and Flashback, but with more ass than the other two great games.

  • linkfan3

    November 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    even though i was born in 1997 i bet watching a broken t.v. would be better than playing that piece of shit

  • Butch Bitch

    November 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Haha, my friend at lunch was telling me about this episode, and about Lester’s awkward walk and him getting all scared and shit! Very funny episode, my favorite parts were when you were explaining the sequels and the flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe.

  • Hikedax

    November 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Excellent review james

  • JumpShouldNotBeUP

    November 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Very good review, if a bit short.

    Lester sure is a prick. ”What the hell is wrong with these game designers?” indeed. It’s like they went out of their way to make this game as annoying as possible. I can’t believe this is a SNES game.

  • tdnsk

    November 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Wow this one was fucking hilarious i don’t even know why it doesn’t have that many jokes but i just thought it was great maybe even my favorite episode great work James

  • TheBaron

    November 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm


    Yea, I blame it on the little time he had that he didn’t explain the problems with the controls nor the difficulty, like in the scene with the rock, where it actually can’t get pushed closer to the cliff.

    It would have been nice if he had time to mention that the game changes style the further you get I can understand why he didn’t. And I agree that although the idea of an evolving “hero” I still find that character way to lame for a main hero πŸ˜€ Its an insult to geek’s πŸ˜›

    Btw: Glad to see your tone changed for the better πŸ˜‰
    A side note:
    Why are so many people complaining? Even though James mentioned even before posting it, that one shouldn’t expect much from it due to time limitation. -_- Just accept this as a basic and still informative episode, with some humour.. and then go prepare for the excitement of the next one (How many will be that its going to be Christmas themed?) πŸ˜€

  • daswalker

    November 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Disobeying video game characters… does Guybrush Threepwood count? πŸ˜€

  • BigBossMan

    November 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Now you watch the nerd on the iPhone.


    Works fine on my 3GS.

  • catboyjeremie

    November 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm


    Really, when I wrote my post, my idea wasn’t to sound like a douche but just to show how disappointed I kind of was. Also, there’s nothing more silly than the “Its not like you can do better” and “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” rubbish. Its as if some people couldn’t grasp how things work.

  • Miles Tormani

    November 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm


    Honestly, I think the Independence Day review was the worst one, simply because of how relatively boring it was. Even then, some semblance of quality remains.

    Of course, saying that a review that’s relatively well-received is the “worst” of the lot is almost a compliment for the rest of the reviews in disguise, isn’t it?

  • BunchProductions.com

    November 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I saw a SHIT PICKLE in the back wall!

  • BunchProductions.com

    November 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    5-th game was awesome!

  • John07

    November 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Worst Character Ever!!

  • John07

    November 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    The 5-th game was my favorite

  • November 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Awesome as always, keep up the good work!

  • BrandeX

    November 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Why do you double post everything these days?


    I don’t think you can even find those “dash 2” posts without manually typing them in the address bar unless you are subscribed to the rss feed. Both posts are otherwise identical, but there is 2 separate comments threads for the same article/video with the “dash 2” ones withering off and dying since once they disappear from the rss feed no one will ever see a link to them again.

  • phoenix252005

    November 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Damn I wonder who the genius is that came up with that game! Probly not even a person,it was a fuckin monkey who created this game!!!

  • nate64

    November 4, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    shitty game, nerd concept is cool but…..that nerd was awful. Great vid, awesome review. long live the NERD and company!!!

  • November 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I honestly have difficulty accepting that people make these games, look at the finished product and say “Yes, people will be happy that they’ve paid money for this. Good job, team”.

    And thank you so much for finally showing The Flowers of Robert Maplethorpe. I’d been disturbingly intrigued ever since you first mentioned it.

  • KodyS.

    November 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “Whats the point? its all going to be dust one day.”
    hmm, could this mean that James is a believer in 2012! 0.o

  • November 5, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Hey James, don’t worry about what a lot of these people are saying. Shoot I make movies too and I love the criticism quite frankly. The episode was hilarious and really in a way was almost like the last episode. It wasn’t about being a “masterpiece” but I really feel like you “re-visited” your roots as the Nerd in this episode…plain, basic, but funny as hell. Keep it up good buddy!

  • Lanlost

    November 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

    wtf? this came out on Wednesday? I was here Wednesday..

  • frostare

    November 5, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Well, after watching the Roger Rabbit episode I did enjoy this one, unlike many people. ItΒ΄s nice to see youΒ΄re still doing reviews the classic way.

  • Lanlost

    November 5, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I don’t understand everyone who talks so much shit about James. I’m not going to say “If you don’t like it, don’t watch.” I’ve never understood how that makes sense seeing that… how do you know if you don’t like a video until you watch it?

    What I do not get, however, is how anyone could be disappointed with James’ work in general. Have any of you guys ever made a video or attempted it in your life? It’s ridiculously hard, on the internet, to make something that even RESEMBLES something that RESEMBLES quality.

    I can understand that people would be disappointed with this video. Hell, it’s definitely not one of his best. The source material was seriously lacking (from what it seems) to begin with. I tend to remember reading something about this game years ago that eventually you gain confidence or something.. but either way, James has always said he plays the games poorly on purpose to exaggerate points a lot of times. If something is frustrating in a game, it’s sometimes the best way to show it off.

    So if I’m disappointed with this video… I don’t care. I’ve had years of enjoyment with James’ videos and even if this entire years worth of videos were sub-par, this still leaves his other years of excellency AND his movie reviews, Monster Madness, etc.

    I don’t know what really was to be expected. There are a lot of shows on YouTube that I watch. Classic Game Room is awesome. I love Gaming Historian, MN12Bird, Hard4Games.. the best one I’ve discovered recently is EASILY Clan of the Grey Wolf (just search for that in YouTube and you’ll find it.. 16 bit gems, I blame not knowing about it on the fact that it’s .. “Clan of the Grey Wolf)..

    Anyway, my point with the above paragraph is.. I cycle through a lot of those videos every day. I like some more than others, I sure as hell don’t bitch when one of them makes a video that isn’t as good as their other videos. There is a plethora of content on the internet and I’m grateful for all of it. I’m not contributing after all and neither are most of you.

    Maybe we should give him some credit for the fact that the reason that some of you are so judgmental about him is the fact that he has produced such good content over the years that it really stands out when something isn’t perfect. Just keep it into perspective though, he’s a guy, not a god, and puts a LOT of effort into it. That isn’t debatable, it’s a fact. He just made 31 fucking movie reviews in one month. Give him a fucking break.

    Keep on rockin’ James-bo.

  • Djister

    November 5, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Nice glimpse at more games in the beginning, I like it when you do that. I thought the review was good, especially considering the daily entertainment provided by Monster Madness last month (thank you for that). I also liked seeing The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe… that was unexpected!

    I’m still hoping to see an AVGN review of Total Recall for the NES one day. πŸ™‚

  • CStyles

    November 5, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Was that Lord of the Rings for SNES playing during the theme song?That shot with the wolf? Please burn that game! I’m begging you to burn that game! You have every other game, you can skip that one!

  • Kurenaino

    November 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    James, I think this has been one of my favorite reviews of yours in a while. It was simple and basic and felt like a return to form to some of your earlier reviews, which are what got me watching you to begin with. I’d love to see a simple one like this thrown in with all the high production ones every now and again.

  • Koji

    November 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

    not so good episode…

  • November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Lester the Molester. There’s part VII for ya, Haha! Lester in Space, Lester in The Hood. Oh boy, this game sure does stink. The character is not a nerd. Nerds are smart. This guy is just a dweeb. πŸ˜€

    Great episode this. I liked when you showed Lester jumping on the turtle and made the Mario reference, Brilliant! πŸ˜€

  • tonivai

    November 5, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    That game sucked really hard. But I suppose not enough ’cause James didn’t drink any Rolling Rock!

  • volt28

    November 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I enjoyed the video. Not the greatest but it did intorduce me to a game I had never heard of. The cripples control is enough to make me want to never play this game. Perhaps you may go back and add more later as it seems theres a lot you didnt get to talk about.

  • BlinkWinkel

    November 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The Flowers of Robert Mapple…thorpe. AVGN sure knows how to dig up the weirdest games.

  • M4ut4ll1c4

    November 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Where the hell, did you get all this games?! and how did you got to know them?! the only thing i know for sure is that all this games are analbags

  • November 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    The sixth game is a disc constructed of Orangutan Diarrhea!

    Is the seventh game a Hyena’s @$$hole?

  • SpeedyEric

    November 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    The 7th game just has a one second long animation of the Nerd kicking Lester in the balls, and it repeats over and over again.

  • Felipe1

    November 6, 2010 at 11:25 am

    eyy james i am new why do you not review the vastlevania lord of the shadow any way

  • klax001

    November 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I like how this game is now showing up on Gamespot’s most popular SNES games list at the #2 spot. Does that normally happen with most AVGN reviews? Never noticed until now.

  • iszlonn

    November 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    not the best avgn episode, itΒ΄s kinda boring

  • Josh

    November 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    having trouble viewing this on gametrailers ir seems after the adverts the video wont play πŸ™

  • Josh

    November 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    finally watched this and its hillarious

  • Josh

    November 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm


  • SpeedyEric

    November 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    In speaking of comic book geeks, Linkara, the host of Atop the Fourth Wall, can knock down Lester with one single punch in the face… while shouting “I AM A MAN!!!” of course

  • November 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Not his best work….he just didn’t seem inspired for this one.

  • xanadoo

    November 7, 2010 at 5:28 am

    i was prepared to see a quick and basic episode, and didn’t expect a masterpiece. but i was all the more surprised when i got one.
    the episode might not have been too sophisticated in terms of video production, but the writing and acting was genuine. so my ambition here is to point out that for some people like myself a basic episode like that is no less enjoyable than others. go on producing cinematic episodes, and have fun doing so, but if you consider an episode like this to be inferior then i’d say you’re mistaken.
    the main reason i adore the AVGN is your writing, together with the fitting enactment. even the first two lines in this video are amazingly hilarious… in my eyes this is a classic episode, like the ones from y few years back. so thanks for these great 10 minutes, and please go on creating these as long as you enjoy it!

  • bluewinkle

    November 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I agree with xanadoo. I really enjoyed the episode, what a masterpiece. You really turned this AVGN from just a critic ranting about games, to a show that I look forward to watching.

    So I say make more of your game reviews more like this. And maybe introduce us to “The flower of Robert Mapple-Thorpe…. You really do have a weird collection of games, James. I really enjoyed the subtleties in this video. More of those, and also more acting sequences, but make it less predictable…

    For all of those posts above me, that say that your heart wasn’t in this video, I say ignore them. Of course it was, or otherwise this video wouldn’t be as genuine as it is.

    Keep Filming!

  • Kickasjake

    November 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It was a good review but in my opion he seemed to be running low on energy when he made monster madness must have taken its toll

  • November 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    At last, have mercy that boom filled series of monster madness is finally over, what a misguided and misdirected waste of time? does anyone else think that the quality of AVGN has in fact DECLINED since James only decided to do one a month (not boom, hehehe) and spent his time elsewhere producing boom, and while we are on the topic, ws revisiting Dr Jekyll a really productive use of his time and of ours…. Boom http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/vizzedindex.php?ref=65348

  • November 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    i heard lester grows ball halfway tru the game

  • November 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    jaja That game it’s like a really bad joke .. ja ja ja

  • Elwin Rijken

    November 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Great video James! Hilarious dissing once again.
    Btw I kinda look like Lester, at least my personal non action figure does…

  • meganerd18

    November 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Ooooh 96th episode. Hope you have something big planned for 100!

  • Zentu

    November 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Maybe the Next review has something to do with TV? What games do we know that have been on TV? or in some cases Vice Versa?

    Well, WE do know that the Super Mario Brothers had 3 Different types of series, Spanning a Cross between SMB and SMB2 , SMB3 and of course SMW. Then Of Course we have the LOZ Cartoon. Captain N,….No Actually those were probably the only….Oh no wait Iam forgetting Sonic The Hedgehog…silly me. Is it just me? or is it only the Animated Video Game Characters that seem tolerable compaired to more recient Cross overs?

    -Case in Point, The Nerds THREE part Review of the Ghostbuster Games, graphics aside, the games were Ass. A classic example that some franchises should stay in certain generas.

    then we got SOME video games based off of single EPISODES of Cartoons. I never played Jimmy Neutron or Sponge Bob Games (Thank God) But Iam sure they suck in their own right. Sponge Bob is probably the worst, I mean , Did Burger King REALLY need to make toys centered around a single Episode? its reminds me of the “Drawn To Life” – Sponge Bob Squarepants Edition……REALLY?! Come on It was one Episode…..TO be fair it was another game I never played, so I can’t compleately Coment on it.

    ….Come to think of it, the Sonic X Series, Loosely tied in Various Sonic Games of the time, With the Meterex Saga being the only full -on ORIGONAL plot. Along with the BS Episodes in between.

  • allanf

    November 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    The best AVGN eps are for games based on a franchise.

    These “unique” games never appeal to me.

  • EddieBu

    November 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    @Ivan Velazquez
    Indeed he does at first the game is a pain…but due to all the trials he goes through he becomes a man…kinda like in the book The Hatchet
    Heck he even gets a girl..

    I wish James would of also reviewed that part of the game as well

  • tatripp

    November 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I love how you put good music from Debussy in this video. Good beautiful music always makes a video better. Thanks for another great episode.

  • crazylegz42

    November 10, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Well, normally I agree with your reviews, but this time it seemed you didn’t have much patience to really dig deep into the game. (I know you are working on a movie tho, its ok!) From what i saw from your game-play it seemed like it had bad controlls/design but i had to try it out myself. It was actually very fun for me, and the beginning stages were so simple i almost think you were getting killed on purpose just to make it look bad.
    One thing, you actually CAN pick up two items at once when you get the Cutlass.
    I consider this a very watered-down Comix Zone. Its the idea of an average person turning into the hero, which i don’t think is so bad. He stops being whiny/ running away and gets stronger as you progress, even getting a bit muscular. He may not be able to jump off ledges, but he is just supposed to be a normal guy. You can usually just walk off of them and not be harmed though.
    My only complaint was the bats, because if you didn’t throw the rock just right, they’d just kill you because you can’t go running after the rock.
    All in all, I think the game is cute and fun. Sorry if this is a TL;DR but i just felt it had a good side to it that deserved attention too. Looking forward to your next vid!~

  • Filip_Sweden

    November 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    holy shit what crap game,never heard of it.MUST BUY IT!!!!!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    November 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Well well.. this is an interesting one. What a nerd that guy is… like you said, he makes you look like Charles Bronson, and Urkel could probably kick his ass! That nerdy walk cycle is funny stuff, though! An original idea of making a geeky videogame character, but they made the controls and gameplay too bad!

    I would rather play a CD-I game! *Puts in Flowers of Robert Maplethorpe* No, I wouldn’t. πŸ˜€ Ok, but how was that even a game? You were just looking at his paintings! πŸ˜€

    Now, in any case… it was funny as hell at the end of the video. Fuck this game, fuck all games! I’m watching some TV! *Nerd turns on the TV and just gets static* Man, TV these days sucks! πŸ˜€ Classic!

  • Papillon

    November 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    hi james
    i just wanted to say this episode was very good and funny, some parts of it i laughed pretty hard (face impressions on cdi game, ridiculous deaths and some of the nitpicking), also the introduction was nice and got me directly into this shitty game πŸ™‚

  • November 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    When I saw the intro, I got excited to see a clip from the SNES Lord of the Rings game. My god is that a crappy game, but it’s got some good music in it. I dunno if I’m allowed to drop names, but I particularly like the youtube video of a piano arrangement of its music by fountainkeeper.

  • Denny Q

    November 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I played Lester the Unlikey when I was 7 years old, and I got to say that it’s so dam frustrating, because there’s an annoying bird that wouldn’t let me move on. The controls are bad too. Great review, AVGN!

  • ckrules

    November 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Hey James, This video was a really good one and i laughed alot! XD. Some advice though, its alot more funnier when you yell at the screen and swear at the same time lol. Kinda like in superman 64 and ninja turtles. That part in this video when you were trying to climb up the rock and up the ledge, you should have yelled at the screen and said “GET UP THERE, GET THE FUCK UP THERE!. in like that agitated voice lol. Im a a huge fan and love all your videos!!!

  • November 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I actually think that this is a good game and a creative idea. Is 96 episode getting old?

  • November 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    What system was the Nosferatu game on?
    I’m curious.

  • metal0737

    November 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Eli Dirkx, it’s on SNES

  • November 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Awesome! The ALF game that i sent you made it into the opening of the show!!

  • Dirty Jared

    November 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I hope that ALF game gets reviewed it looks sweet

  • November 16, 2010 at 2:51 am

    ALF ALF ALF! REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW PLZPLZPLZPLZPLZPLZ sorry for spamish quote but please do review Ralph’s game it looked really shitty, BTW wats it called? i wanna play it already

  • eddieeriksson

    November 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I have always wonder what youre top 10 games is? I know you like Castlevania alot, it would be fun to know

  • November 17, 2010 at 5:13 am

    The funny thing is, Robert Mapplethorpe also did some bondage photogrpahy.
    Too bad that wasn’t a CDi game. xD

  • November 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Make more! Please Mr. AVGN =/ This is the whole reason I visit your site… no offense but all your other stuff is just… so-so…

  • November 18, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Hey man i’ve seen almost all of your videos and you’re awesome!, i share the same rage at those games as you do.

    I’m here because MAYBE you’ll read mi post and i wanted to ask you that someday you could make a review about CRYSTALIS, it was one of my favorite nes games but it sure as hell is a hard shit like hydlide.

    Erick Pombo from Venezuela.

  • Zack

    November 19, 2010 at 2:25 am

    100th episode in 4 months!!!

  • jayrock20000

    November 21, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hope this is the place to request stuff. My most disliked games were Tom and J’s funhouse, and Snake Rattle n Roll. That Snake game was the suxiest because it’s too hard, even with the game genie(music suxs too). Is Killer Instinct from the same people who made snake rnr..? I bet KI would kill those little worm of snakes & if Eyedol met them it’d be all over… Even the suxiest review would be alright for this game.

  • Jigsaw0759

    November 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

    air humping lol

  • November 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Would Lester say to his mommy? “Mommy I did a boom boom” because thats what this game is BOOM! http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/index.php?ref=65348

  • BleedGreen215

    November 24, 2010 at 3:13 am

    This game was fuckin poopy, man the 1990’s were something werent they? No way to know how a game is like today where you can check it out on the internet. it was a complete gamble, but even so this game dosent even look appealing, who would have bought it?

    Lester the unlikely? what teh ehll kinda serial killer name is lester for a nerdy game character?

    great video, i couldnt stop laughing.

  • Tomoyo

    November 24, 2010 at 6:49 am

    tatripp,Could you tell me the detail name of the music from Debuusy in this video?

  • linkfan3

    November 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    if lester and urkel ever fight my money is on urkel.

  • DarkNeonRain

    November 25, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I have watched this video a couple of times and at first i really liked didint it. but now i think it’s very funny. I just love the noises Lester makes and his movements, that always makes me laugh. I’ve always wondered what that flowers of Robert Mapllethorp was. It isint even a game, it’s just a bag of shit with pictures in it.

  • littlefang

    November 25, 2010 at 9:16 am

    hey james awsome review is there any chance of a zeldathon just like your castlevania marathon that would be awsome

  • otomy

    November 28, 2010 at 1:56 am

    good episode not the best but good love when he trys to hump a turtle

  • gattz

    November 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    The effect these AVGN videos have had on the retro gaming community is truly incredible. I don’t mean just on the Internet, either. I stopped by a local retro gaming store the other day, and all of the major titles AVGN has made popular were being sold at strangely high prices, in large quantity, and on display. It could just be coincidence, but I don’t think so. I’ve personally never heard of “Lester the Unlikely”, yet, I saw this being sold at this retro game store I mention for over $10, whereas most of their carts sell for sub $5. This goes for all the really bad retro games AVGN has made famous, like Jekyll and Hyde, the Simpsons games, Dragon’s Lair, Deadly Towers, Street Fighter 2010, etc.

  • Schloss Ritter

    November 28, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    The Nerd has been out-nerded.

    Broadcast digital TV does suck. I live in the same city as my local stations, and the signal still goes out a lot.

  • ANGEL14D

    November 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    All of mi friends love the AVGN here in Puerto Rico

  • JustCody

    December 1, 2010 at 5:40 am

    this one was pretty funny, but i felt like the game itself provided most of the humor. the ending was hilarious though XD

  • Teddish

    December 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    @gattz Yeah ive seen that to alot, like festers Quest and many others, the prices on them have gone up quite a bit, It’s pretty awesome to think that James and the others (now im abit rude “the others” but whatever), Have done something thats sorta affected the whole world, like ppl from around the world buys the dvd’s, And some use the curse words (myself incl), that prices has gone up on games hes reviewed /im sure of thats the cause), And much much more. Ive lost count of how many times ive seen each episode, I watch AVGN & Monster Madness, And the other random stuff, Almost every day, If id say my own top 3, it would be: Bible Games,Plumbers don’t wear ties, And Superman64. Well Anyway, Keep up the great work James, From Teddy, From Sweden. :p

  • December 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    this is kinda weird and I just realized this but I actually e-mailed you about this game before so it’s really nice to see this vid and the reason I say its weird is because you posted this on my birthday so double win! while it wasnt intentional thank you =D

  • zuasive

    December 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Delayed comment but hey I’m active, maybe. Not a bad review but not the best either, like many people noticed it seemed a little forced. Funny at points though and yes the game does suck which is why we’ve never heard from Lester again. Still it’s no Cheetah Men or Silver Surfer thank God.

    Oh you forgot about Blackthorne it had similar mechanics as well but it was cool.

    Lastly, ever consider getting into some of the crap that came out for the Sega Genesis?

  • YevonZ

    December 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    New vid is up on GT.

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    December 8, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I think i seen the new video as well. Pretty dissappointed though:(

  • YevonZ

    December 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Actualy I am mistaken, probably just something to hold out while the real new one is delayed. If that was it I will be pretty disappointed as well.

  • Jackp5

    December 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    the reason why most people don’t like the new ones is that they don’t have the special touches like cliche sarcasm that is actually funny. There isn’t many cutaways to compare movies or other video games to the review. The new ones are “okay” but the old reviews just have the special parts in them like the friday the 13th episode, and sega genesis expandable reviews.

  • Jenifer

    December 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    well it seems like not all the nerds are cool after all! hahahahahahaa nice review!!

  • Tripdoi666

    December 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I am SOOO happy I never came across this game as a kid….just like the AVGN said….Worst video game character….EVER

  • Kichiuki

    January 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I will have to say, this is my favorite AVGN video of all time.

  • metal0737

    January 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Lester is a pansy!

  • gamerdudeI22

    January 10, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I live in my mom’s basement and swear a lot due to years of pent up sexual urges that I’ve been unable to act out!!! Except alone of course!!!!

  • paychecktopaycheck

    March 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Lester reminds me of a even gayer Waldo hahahah!
    Great review.

  • 343 Guilty Spark

    April 12, 2011 at 7:08 am

    What a random and stupid game for the SNES library. Who would think of making a game like that.

  • megamon-studios

    April 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    This game is HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Yes I did buY this)

  • Darylwolf

    May 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    i played that fucking piece of shit and i confirm that lester just do stupid shit all by imself al the fucking time. But he sure is the best character ever ! fuck snake,fuck sam fisher here lester motherfucker !

  • Mikeman2000

    May 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    You should stop using Gametrailers. It sucks plus at the end of the video it fucks up and goes apeshit, and then you can’t see anything for the last ~2-3 minutes. It pisses me off. Stick to Youtube and Screwattack.

  • supermark64

    June 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

    i laughed so hard at the end that i cried and now my eyes hurt!

  • samael

    June 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I wonder if the Nerd actually knew that the flowers have an homosexual meaning. Hahaha.

  • Thesimsguy

    July 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    did you ever find out what the humping the air was for?

  • Viper45428

    July 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Maybe you have to hump the flowers o.O

  • Fei Wong

    July 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

    The ending its-a-truth!! TV NOWADAYS SUCKS!

  • BEEFY2011

    July 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

    lmfao that has got to be 1 of the saddest fukin xcuses 4 a video game i have eva seen in my life as if ppl actually paid 4 this shit when it was released all them years ago rotfl this game tottally sucks monkey spunk

  • August 11, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I don’t know… I actually enjoyed that game.

  • exploda

    August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I love his attitude towards his collection at the beginning, sad but true.

  • batus

    August 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Fuck this game!

  • Sclirex

    August 24, 2011 at 1:24 am

    this game is ass gravy

  • tumAngor

    August 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    wow TV nowadays sucks… oh how right you are james!

  • MichaelVigil

    September 9, 2011 at 3:39 am

    in all seriousness, i know a character that is actually WORSE than lester.

    The character you play as in “Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.”

    you should check it out(and hopefully review)

  • LicaWolf

    September 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    “Okey, I get it. He’s supposed to be a nerd. Well, this NERD makes me look like Charles Bronson!” I find hilarious the idea of comparing AVGN with an stereotypical whiner nerd like Lester xD AVGN is like the Chuck Norris of nerds.

    Actually, Lester does become a little more competent later in the game, but still playability is just annoying.

    When you finish the game, at the very end of the credits, there’s a message “Thanks for playing Lester the Unlikely! Watch out for Lester, he will be back!” No, Lester, you wont.

  • ThomasPatterson

    September 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I think Lesters voice is River Pheonix

  • aidanrayner999

    September 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

    LOL super duper hero squad!

    Who came up with this?! “Watch out for lester, he’ll be back!” Yeah, in you ASS!

  • ljngamessuck

    September 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    lol wat a pussy

  • phoenix252005

    September 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Lester the Unlikely? More like Lester the Douchebag! It still boggles my mind to this day how these shitty games are allowed to be released!

  • zengie

    October 3, 2011 at 3:05 am

    cant wait for the movie!! in the meantime…

    • Nuketehbomb

      January 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Ah yes, the “Lester the Unlikely Movie”. Truly that movie’s qualtiy will be in par with Michael Bay’s Transformers series.

      • Nuketehbomb

        January 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

        lol jk I’m exicted for the AVGN movie too. ^_^

  • JoeyZavala

    December 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Whats with the dude at the bottom of the sand mound at 3:00?

  • jbrisby

    December 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Actually, I like this game! As you go on, Lester gets braver, he stands up straighter and stops running away from stuff

  • Agent47

    December 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I killed this game.

  • Leaf4Kirlia

    January 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    damn that game sucks!

  • FlorianMetzger

    January 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    After seeing this, i could not come over the Idea what would acctually happend, if you enter a bat cave. In the Night it might be totally empty so you have to go inside the daytime to meet some bats.

    And the most dangerous thing you could do is to lit up a fire/ torch/ flashlight whatever, which wakes them up.

    And bat shit out their colons when they wake up.

    And there hundreds maybe thousand above you doing that at the same time.

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Worst game Idea ever.

    Hey guys, check out “Iron Man: Not a Typical Superhero Story” (a movie review) only @ G-Jays Productions!

    Visit us @ http://g-jays.blogspot.com/2009/12/iron-man-review.html

  • Piet

    January 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    It is unlikley that this is a good game…well yreah! why else would the nerd review it?

  • XxkingnuthinxX

    January 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    this reminds me of the texas chainsaw masacure when the wierd hippie dude says his friend wants to be in one of his reviews and his name is lester

  • kingofthecloset

    February 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I rented this one weekend because they were out of copies of T2. Serendipitous?

  • DerekShort

    February 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Worst games of all time

    1: Final Fantasy 14 (and 11)

    2: Lester the Unlikely

    • Funeralfog

      February 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

      @DerekShort you must’ve really sucked at Final Fantasy 11. one of the best easily

      • DerekShort

        February 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        @Funeralfog I bought ff11 on steam, it took 4 hours to update, i played it for an hour then uninstalled because it was so horrible. in any good mmo, for instance, you click on an enemy then hit a key to cast a spell. in ff11 you click on monster, clicko nmagic on a drop down menu, click on the spell, then click on the monster again. that is only the start of how shittastic it is. i realize the game was made for the ps2 controller, but i dont see a pc port being nexessary because the game fucking sucks dicks and ff14 is even worse

      • Starcraft39

        March 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        Β @DerekShort I’m actually on the FF11 sucks side of this. I played it for maybe a day or so before realizing the game was just terrible. The lvling up system is balls long, soloing is next to impossible, and the learning curve was just way too steep which is normally a good thing for me but only if there’s some sort of reward for it. FF11 just collects dust now, the only good thing about it was Tetra Master.

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  • the_pieman

    February 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    OH. MY. GOD! 01:04, in the background, next to DK. Shitpickle PLUSHIE!!!!!


  • the_pieman

    February 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    OMG! at 1:04 in the background next to DK. A Shitpickle PLUSHIE!


  • Brieareos

    February 23, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Id play it only boring looking parts to me is first level

  • Daggersandhackers

    February 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    The flowers or robert mapelthorpe. Im pretty sure thats doesnt qualify as a GAME. I could go on the internet for free and look at flowers.

  • agrevle

    March 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Bernie !

  • aylmerbradley

    March 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    No mention that this game was the final product of a kool-aid contest? ,I feel bad for the kid who was chosen as lester ….No I am not .

  • March 27, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Lester’s jumping is so awkward looking. it’s like he’s striking a pose from The Nutcracker!

  • March 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Lester’s pattern of movement is some of the most awkward shit I’ve ever seen. He jumps like a Nutcracker ballerina, he runs like a Down-Syndrome kid on fire, and he walks like he has the most unlikeliest of boners! WTFFFF?!

  • JordS68

    March 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I own Lester The Unlikely 5, it left stains on everything in my closet…

  • Aaron1375

    June 24, 2012 at 2:44 am

    You can hold both the rock and item at the same time. I don’t know, it wasn’t really that hard of a game.

  • binaryfruit

    July 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    As for Lester the Unlikely 7, well, one day, while the programmers were developing Super Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (which unfortunately never came out), when of them had too much lo-mein and farted wicked loud, and said, “Whooph! There goes Lester the Unlikely 7!”

  • Rinji

    August 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

    More like Lester the Unlikeable.

  • leonzell

    September 2, 2012 at 3:32 am

    @Starcraft39 and Derekshort. i wish you wouldn’t insult ff11 that much while i admit that it isn’t that great of a game but the main problem with it was the fact that it was really hard to solo, @Derekshort the menu system isn’t that bad while it is true that you have to scroll through menu’s to get to the magic there is a macro system where you just hold alt or ctrl then press a number key and you’ll automatically cast the spell or use the job ability you set to it. you have no right to speak that critically about the game which you only spent a few hours on, while you do have a right to speak your mind you are just putting your own values of what you like and what your used to as a baseline for the game, ff11 has a menu system to be faithfull to the other games in the series which has menu’s where you scroll through menu’s. and in the last few months leveling has become alot easier.

    i apologize for taking so much room on my comment which has nothing to do with the video.
    Good work james i really like the AVGN video’s, keep up the good work.

  • Kain

    November 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Sometimes, when i am in a bad mood, i play this game just to get a good laugh out of it, because how horrible it is.

  • Iron65

    November 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Well actually Lester the unlikely is not as bad! i feel they do all that in purpose, because is a weak helpless nerdy character. And actually It’s kind of funny and frustratin. What we are watching is on of the troll intentional games of all time. In other way, if you see some mechanics are logical. kicking a turtle face rather than just jumping… Running against because you can’t hit him even in real life because of his speed. even the rock part was kind of prepared. it’s not like dr jekyl and mr hyde that everything happens and cannot be explained because the fucking game say so!

  • Night-X

    December 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Good thing I never play the game. Even better that it’s not on the wii shop.

  • Daniel Blanton

    January 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I remember this game too well. This is one of those ones I actually had the patience to complete as a kid >.<
    After a while of playing I think I just got used to the running and jumping patterns, which I think is required to get further in the game. Still, the fire pit and river/raft stages were tough as fuck!

  • crazygamer4life

    January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    James, i have to say, the part about you telling us about the non-existent sequels of Lester the Unlikely was so funny my stomach hurt and i choked a little… it was that damn funny. hats off to you… if i wore a hat …how about…”pants off to you”…?

  • Cermo

    January 14, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I’m surprised. I guess it’s unfair, but I’ve been led to believe that any software with Mapplethorpe’s name on it would involve, to some degree, guys in bondage gear crapping on each other.

    probably still would have been better than Lester the Unlikely.

  • February 15, 2013 at 5:13 am

    So let me get this straight… McLovin can pull his own body weight up and push a giant rock around, but when he runs into a crab or or jumps off a ledge barely his height, he takes damage like a pussy? What the hell?

  • gow75

    March 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    james you should have mimiced lester and his moves lol

  • Senna4ever

    March 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    You know, this game is not that bad at all.
    It had an interesting gimmick where Lester changes from imbecilic geek to proper hero through the game.
    Basically the more you put Lester into a certain situation, the better he became. The more he ran, the better he becomes at running, the more you climb the better he becomes at climbing, the more you put him up against enemies the less scared he becomes, etc.

    It’s just a game that you have to have patience the play and really does become a pretty interesting and good little platformer as you progress.

    It’s worth checking out, just that yes, Lester is crap in the first few levels.

  • March 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I have actually beaten this game via emulator. Save states. A game this bad, just had to know what the story was…. and it sucks ass.

    You actually get a boomerang and sword later, Lester even gets a kiss and apparently it makes his balls drop because he actually sprints and walks more normal, but the game is just too stingy with the lives and at one point you have to RUN AWAY from a Cheetah that 1 shots you while trying to swing on vines, which are next to IMPOSSIBLE to grab onto.

    I doubt anyone in the world would of been able to beat this game if not for emulators or some form of a save system….

    The ending wasn’t even worth it.

  • May 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    You know this is what I love about your videos, showing us viewers the world of inhuman video games that were created by aliens not men… of course I’m not saying all nes snes and genesis games suck cuz that obviously isn’t the case (=

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  • Allie Becroft

    October 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I’m so jealous of your video game collecion James πŸ™

  • Pokelol99

    October 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    And the 6 is a bag of shits pee and vomite

  • November 16, 2013 at 5:36 am

    “Have you ever had a game character disobey?”
    Try leveling up Pokemon without badges.

  • January 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    That was a seagull that carries Lester away. Why did it sound like an eagle?

  • February 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    It’s “Unlikely” the programmers were thinking. It’s “Unlikely” the character of Lester has a spine. It’s “Unlikely” I’ll ever touch this game.

  • pokemario99

    March 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    he hasn’t played most of the games in the theme song

    • Chauncey1

      December 3, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Did he tell you that?

  • DeagonX

    May 23, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I’ve been trying to point out (for years had registering troubles) that even though its extra bumb, you can pick up a weapon while holding an item, the button to do it just changes what button you have to press, I believe it goes from being down to being the A button. So if you pick up say the gem, you then have to pick up a weapon using the A button instead of the down button.

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