AVGN: Day Dreamin’ Davey

James / January 5th, 2011

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  • January 6, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Yeah James, so stoked I stayed up this late. Fuck work !

  • johnmorisi

    January 6, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I’ve been stayin up every night till 4 watching episodes I’ve missed over the years. This is definitely a treat!!! Cannot wait to watch!

    • Braleven Braleven

      April 4, 2013 at 12:37 am

      I’ve been doing the same shit. Ah, your comment is from 2011. Why do I even bother? Heh.

      • Sammy Schitz

        May 9, 2014 at 11:40 am

        Because it’s a never ending cycle! Same thing from 2014.

      • August 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        Same. August 29, 2014.

      • Mariano Arias

        June 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

        because this stuff never gets old! I salute you from 2015

  • Elvenking

    January 6, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Sweet…I am so glad I checked before I went to bed.

  • benjigoenitz

    January 6, 2011 at 2:18 am

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >=D!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • svengoolie

    January 6, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Fuck yes!!! I didn’t think it would actually come tonight. Awesome. Now to watch…

  • January 6, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Awesome, Glad I late night binge.

  • Keileen

    January 6, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I think I personally rather would have fallen asleep with Davey than actually managed to finish this game.
    But hey – Great work ! And it’s the first AVGN episode of 2011. Can’t wait for the rest !

  • arcyroberts

    January 6, 2011 at 2:32 am

    yes!! the month has not officially started without the brand new AVGN episode.

  • January 6, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I had posted on here that he should review this game months ago. I hope that I somehow inspired him to look at it and do a review.
    It’s honestly horrible. I could never get past the first damn screen where those rocks(bushes?)that look like an arrow. I guess I never really tried that hard because after playing it for that long I knew it was horrible.

  • rogueofmv

    January 6, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Sweet. Happy New Year, James and Mike.

  • Murphy2112

    January 6, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I knew this insomnia would pay off one day!

  • Djister

    January 6, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Interesting episode… I remember this game from Nintendo Power back in the day, but I’m not sure I’ve ever actually played it.

    Please review Total Recall for the NES one day. 🙂

  • DallasFan2Death

    January 6, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Keep ’em coming James! And I must say, I still miss more then one video a month. I hope your DvDs don’t come with just 12 episodes. That would suck. Loved the review, and almost to 100. Are we in for a E.T. ……..I mean a treat?? Great work on the Dragon Dream movie. Great stuff also.

  • ReiKo

    January 6, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Nice, but when you say you did slash every tree for a coin… you find it in a begging. That means you didn’t touch like every tree…

  • Mattashell

    January 6, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Is that Action Max in the opening? You should review that.

  • BouncekDeLemos

    January 6, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Nice review, James! Love the ending… Sleepy Video Game Nerd? 😀

  • January 6, 2011 at 3:06 am

    interesting music.
    I need to add it to the collection.
    Maybe, someday it will help me with music, that i produce.

  • Bimmy

    January 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

    James saying “shitty game” for the 98th time isn’t getting tedious at all. Trying new material is out of the question, huh?

  • January 6, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Decent review, but it seemed very lacking in the typical quality we’ve come to expect from you. I really don’t get why you didn’t wear a long sleeve shirt to cover up your thermal underwear. I just found that odd, like you just threw this episode together on the fly and didn’t care about all the little details like you had before. You just didn’t seem to give much effort into being the “Nerd”. Felt like I was watching James doing the review looking like the “Nerd”. I know that sounds odd, but I don’t see the “Nerd’ and James as the same thing. I see the “Nerd” as a character, not a person like I do James. Sorry, I usually don’t complain about AVGN episodes, but that was most definitely not your best. I thought the whole point of doing one video a month was to make better videos. It just seems to me like you’re loosing creative interest in your work. I can understand that, I mean you’ve been making these for about 6 years now, doing the same thing over and over again does take it’s toll. Maybe you should take a few months off from doing the Nerd. Go on a vacation with the wife so you can re-energize your creative juices. I’m sorry if I sound like a jerk, I’m not meaning to. I just thought something didn’t seem right and needed to be said.

  • mastamuzz

    January 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I miss some of the anger in the episodes lately I hope you can bring it back!
    also the sarcastic comments and guest characters!

    is not bad what you are doing but the old nerd is missing!

  • OleVanDole

    January 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Thank you James, THE birthday present to get 🙂

  • January 6, 2011 at 3:43 am

    2011 is off to a glorious start James. I look forward to further ass kickery. One more review, then on to E.T. in March right?! 😉 …(unless it’s been written into the AVGN movie script already)

  • Lanlost

    January 6, 2011 at 4:10 am

    First! Oh wait…

    Sweet…I am so glad I checked before I went to bed.

    No kidding!

  • vampirehunterme

    January 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

    great as always sir, but i have to admit it wasnt the actuall episode that made me happy. in the intro i noticed you grab a vhs tape for the actionmax. before i had an nes i had the actionmax. and i still remember long after the system broke, being young and just watching the rescue of pops ghostly, as well as…i think it was sonic flury…where your a space pilot and it starts with you and like 1 or 2 team members basically going into “morphing time” and comeing out looking like jesse ventura in the running man, with the cheesy armor. and the rest of the game was basically anime backgrounds as you shot down robots and other flyers. any way, i just wanted to thank you for reminding me of a long forgotten but still cherished childhood memory. thank you james…err…Mr.Nerd

  • BlutoDaBoss

    January 6, 2011 at 4:17 am

    That Could be one of the most epic beginnings to a game i have ever witnessed, oh truly this will be a classic for the nerd!! each month i patiently wait like i did as a child for a new episode of my favorite shows! and time after time the quality is getting more perfected! but seriously…you had a really good thing goin on with Board James!! the people love it we demand it! hahaha i just wanna thank you also for introducing me to Nostalgia Critic! its the same type of humor but dif genre!
    keep it up dude! just keep given’er!

    Movie Recommendation: Fubar
    Very Similar to -American Movie.-

  • gradual

    January 6, 2011 at 4:23 am

    i must agree with “twisted speech”
    since the last few months you have a bigger interest in movies than games
    i mainly come here for the games-stuff
    maybe you should try out something new? like the next generation games?
    or some good games? i wonder if the nerd without ranting would work

    about the game: didnt play it but i playd sunset riders

  • vampirehunterme

    January 6, 2011 at 4:27 am

    excuse me it was captain power that had the bad ass anime flight sequences

  • January 6, 2011 at 4:28 am

    That intro was epic! Great episode guys 🙂

  • sentinel9096

    January 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Great review. Lots of lols now as well. xD

    I wish we got to see your thoughts on the new Back to the Future: The game… game

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:46 am

    That was fast! I thought that this review would be released on the end of this month!

  • Vintagecollector

    January 6, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Great Review. In February Can You Review One Of The Bad Sonic Games, Or Maybe Keith Courage On The TurboGrafx? Nobody Reaches My Requests Before.

  • iPh33R

    January 6, 2011 at 6:40 am

    i was anxiously awaiting this episode and when i saw it i watched it straight away! and i couldnt stop laughing through the whole thing, i love the line “you know what would be cool? if davey woke up and it was the teacher’s severed head!” classic

  • strint519

    January 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Cool review James. Loved the Mario 2 ending music while you fell asleep at the end…..R D R R!

  • cigris

    January 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

    i agree with TwistedSpeech it just didn’t feel like an A.V.G.N . episode to me. I say you follow TwistedSpeech’s advice and take a vacation for a bit. Sometimes that’s all you need to get the creative juices flowing again. Oh and by the way i say if you’re tired and “Bored” bring some more bored James to the table. 🙂 That or some more of your own films out. 😀 And here’s wishing you happy and prosperous 2011 Mr. Rolfe! 😀

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    January 6, 2011 at 7:23 am

    eheh nice episode James, it was a great start for AVGN in 2011!

  • January 6, 2011 at 7:33 am

    AVGN, you are awesome!

    I think the skeleton was supposed to be the grim reaper, but where the hell is the classic scythe?

  • January 6, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Awesome review you rock AVGN keep up the good work and ill be sharing this with my friends on facebook and twitter

  • albert21

    January 6, 2011 at 7:50 am

    good job nice review and never trust hal

  • January 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Damn I’m @ work ! I’m looking forward to see it !

  • xclavex

    January 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Fantastic as always James. Both hilarious and a solid review.

  • January 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I remember this. One of those disappointing rentals.

  • January 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I enjoy that this game implements psychological elements to delineate the peripheries of the real and dream worlds. One example would be the reiteration of the word draw as Davy is being transported to the dream world. The word draw subliminally pits Davy in the wild west where one would “draw” in a duel. Also, the pencil is clearly a phallic representation of Davy’s inadequacies.

  • FinallyGAF

    January 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I don’t know about all of you guys, but the Nerd made me stop watching TV, almost 3 years ago, and made me watch his show. I became addicted to all sorts of reviews and rants and whatnots, checking those particular sites every day, several times.
    Now, dear Mr. Rolfe, I couldn’t thank you enough for the fun and delight you have given me during this time but having said this, I have to ask you something. Are getting tired of your own show? Do you continue this, because it is mandatory and an obligation to rant about 20 year old control schemes and that pushing up for jumping isn’t that great of an idea?
    If so, then I guess anybody of us cheapass viewer would understand whatever you would like to change in you concept. I don’t understand why you couldn’t review those games you obviously love passionately.
    Honestly, you possess the power to share your delight for something so well, that you even made me watch godzilla movies. You love movies so much that you had to go down to movies like ‘Ricky 1’ to have something bad about them to say. I could go on forever, but to close things up:
    If I had this basement, packed with all kind of games, it would really piss me off only to pop in the stinker.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I bet the 99th episode next month will be something good, while the 100th in March will be something special!

    Then again, all your videos are special!

  • Gav

    January 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

    lol @ Gorest – same here! too much on at work to stop and watch but I’m itching too press play.

  • Speezix

    January 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Awesome as always, man! This episode had some oldschool nerd rage. Are you using a different microphone for the live audio? Sorry to be an A/V nerd. Can’t wait to see what you’re going to do for AVGN #100!!

  • bigmanstian

    January 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Classic nerd video Love The AVGN MOVIES and James and Mike’s other movies.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I was guessing that you were gonna do Beauty and the Beast next since you ended your last one with that game, glad I was wrong. Never heard of this game but it sure looks like it could eat a bag of dicks to me. Nice one guys!

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Sorry, but this is my least favorite AVGN episode. It really looked like James was very tired while making it. That made me sleepy too. I’ve never played the game and it acually looked pretty good or at least playable.
    Stop making mediocre games reviews, James. Make something that means something for you so we could see your passion like in previuos eps.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Awesome 😀

  • cAsh

    January 6, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I think/hope james will make E.T review as his 100 AVGN episode and for the 99th episode id like to see ” Ice Climber ” on snes maybe James and Mike dressed to 2 eskimo’s playing Ice Climber on 2 player and swearing and having fun? :D, and after that retire the nerd for a while and maybe come up with some Board James and newer game reviews? =)

    Good luck james=)

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Awesome show! Very enjoyable in all regards 🙂

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I just wish that James had set release dates like Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic). I’m not saying one video a week, if it’s going to be one a month that’s fine I just wish James would pick a day of the month and stick to it so I don’t have to check the website randomly every now and then.

  • makoemin

    January 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

    @ Optics

    He does actually, it’s thefirst wednesday of each month.

  • Lolli072

    January 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Haha! Should have been called Day Dreamin’ ADD Davey. :>

    Great Video, And I am SO looking forward to #100.


  • January 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Oh James.. you really lost your funniness for me. This is the worst episode next to “Lester the Unlikely” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 2″… >-<

  • January 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I snickered maybe twice this whole episode….wasn’t that funny. The formula is getting stale.

  • guch20

    January 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Some of you people are out of your damn minds. Sure, it’s your opinion that this episode wasn’t all that good, but for the life of me, I can’t see what you’re seeing.

    I thought the episode was great. Not boring or dry or humorless. In fact, I laughed out loud at a few points (turd measuring and headless teacher, ftw).

    If James seems burnt out to you, maybe it’s because you know how hard he works and how rarely he gets a break, so you put it upon him in your own head that he’s “burnt out.” Or maybe he is burnt out from providing hours and hours of free entertainment to everyone. Either way, he’s busting his ass and some folks need to be a little more appreciative of that fact.

  • January 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

    was it me or where there scenes in the begining that are not in episodes?, i even saw the ET thing and other scenes i dont remember from any other episode, is this like scenes from episodes yet to come?

  • January 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    it actually didnt seem like that bad of a game, with that many levels for the NES it looked pretty fun but i would have to say after almost 100 episodes how many shitty games can their be left?

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    james i cant wait for the 100th episode!!!

  • Jigglysaint

    January 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    It’s true my first reaction is “whatever”, but mark my words the next time I see that video I am going to start laughing my ass off. You need to be in the right mindframe to enjoy things.

    Of course, it does make sense that the Nerd isn’t in high spirits right now. I mean he most likely filmed this during the Christmas break, and really that should be enough of an indicator right there.

  • January 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I know what you mean. It’s definitely not my best. I only had a few days to complete the whole video, in time for January. The holidays really kicked my ass. The next one should be better.

  • January 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Great episode. Some people seem to expect a big production every episode. While those are fun, and it’s great to see them, they can’t be done every episode, and they’d probably get repetitive to make and to watch after doing them so many times. It’s nice to see “regular” episodes mixed in with the more action oriented ones. They’re more like your original episodes.

  • scronan

    January 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Great review! I really liked the new opening sequence…of course mainly because it had the skeleton flipping the bird which is my favorite bit out of all of your videos (Game Glitch Gremlin is a close second). 😉

    I remember hearing about this game back in the day but I never played it…and man I’m glad now that I never did. Did anyone else notice that the sword noises sounded exactly the same as in Robin Hood for the NES (also a crappy game)?

    This game also reminded me of Time Lord a bit as well…which I’m pretty sure isn’t a good thing either. :0

  • Zelda_Boy

    January 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Call of Duty as a seven year old…….hehe, yeah. now, a seven year old PLAYING C.O.D.? I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest.

    These past few AVGN’s were funny, but I haven’t seen that much actual anger lately. not much screaming or outraged reactions at the ridiculous games, none of the old over reactions or angry analogies. maybe he’s saving up for episode 100. I’ve never really heard of this E.T. Atari thing, but it does seem to be extremely infamous among gamers. can’t wait.

  • angel85

    January 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I’d say the story reminded me of Calvin and Hobbes, where Calvin’s active imagination would take him to crazy paces, such as the adventures of Spaceman Spiff, but that would be doing injustice to the greatness of Calvin and Hobbes; because Calvin wasn’t some narcoleptic dumbass with such a limited imagination that he had the same dream like 5 different times. This game could have been interesting if he had fantasies related to whatever class he was in. Art class could have been the renaissance, the principal’s office could have been a prison or something, he could have had a space adventure during science class, you know, VARY it a little!

  • myk1217

    January 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    So I was looking at this television tropes and idioms website, and read a description of “unpleasable fanbase,” and thought about AVGN fans. First, they complain when James does something new and different like the Christmas special. Now, he does a more traditional, old school episode and… people complain.

    Great episode James. It wasn’t a standout, but that’s fine. Not every episode can outshine the rest. And the Christmas special was a tough act to follow. I like how you went old school AVGN for this one.

  • January 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Just some constructive criticism here. I love your vids and while some I like more than others, you do a great job.

    – I really miss the intros you used to do before diving into the actual game. Lately some of them have been jarring at the beginning. I realize it’s more work for you, but it’s fun to see you bullshit for a couple minutes first like when you review a console or like in the Ninja Gaiden video.

    – Again just personal opinion, but I don’t think it would be so bad to cash in on some of the obvious games/systems people want reviewed. Not all of them but something like the 3DO is begging to be reviewed. In short something people are a little more familiar with.

  • Loban

    January 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Yo,James!! Nice new AVGN Vid. Has some funny jokes:) I think you should reviewe Last action hero on SNES it is so shittttty,my pet won’t play this game:D

  • Leonardo

    January 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hey James, i think it was good episode, what about making a review about Sega’s Outrun Franchise? and the shitty ports to the different consoles? I know it will be hard because the great outrun classics run on arcade machines, but the ports are very very shitty, maybe you can give it a try!!

    And Happy New Year man!! I’m from Venezuela, you are really international!!

  • Rexter

    January 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm


    I appreciate your work James, been following you since the very beginning and i can fully understand if you dont have the time to deliver the quality entertainment we, the audience are used to.

    Just remember you always have dedicated fans to support you from around the world.

    Greeting from denmark 🙂

  • January 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    @ TwistedSpeech
    I’m genuinely surprised you actually told James your problems with his review without going, “dis reveew suks. u dint du shyt wit et. et sukz munkie fuk”.

    But, yeah, this isn’t his best episode. In fact, I think it’s the worst he’s made since the beginning, but that doesn’t stop it from being utterly hilarious and entertaining. Besides, the poor bastard, like he said, had only 3 days to do this and he already looks tired as all hell. I’m with you on this, I really do think James is doing too much work. Take a vacation, dammit! Fuck your wife or something. There’s more important things in life than entertaining people you don’t really know for the most part and that would be “entertaining” your wife.

  • Rockymyowen

    January 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I love how people are telling James how to make HIS episodes better and that THEY are disappointed by this episode.

    One guy said, “Make something that means something for you so we could see your passion.”

    What the fuck? Jktomasss should change his name to Jktodumbasss
    haha what a fucking tool!

  • ethanshark

    January 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    @Jktomasss LOOK AT THE TITLE

  • Undertaker

    January 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    ok i wont say this episode was bad, but it wasnt that great either. sorry to say that this is my least favorite AVGN vid next to last months Christmas Special. (just my opinion) well James i saw your comment and i hope your right about next month.

  • acebats

    January 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Guys that don’t like it shut up….I have a feeling episode 100 might be ET…

  • Dr. DM

    January 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Would love to see R.O.B. and Gyromite! My R.O.B. broke after some time, but I can remember that the game was impossible with the robot!

  • myk1217

    January 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I’m surprised there are so many “worst episode” comments about this one. It certainly was nothing special and definitely not the first vid I’d look to if I were trying to show off AVGN at his finest, but the worst he’s ever made?

    Nah, I think some of the ones near the end of his “every other week” schedule were far more lacking (like Hydlide and Swordquest), for understandable reasons of course. And Lester the Unlikely much more underwhelming than this one. But we all have different opinions. Mine is that this one was one of the weaker AVGN episodes but far from the worst of them all.

  • tommyg2583

    January 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I thought this episode was great! The game looks kinda fun, but the premise is friggin ridiculous. It looks pretty damn easy too. I’m guessing you aren’t a fan of sports games because I rarely ever see them in your vids. Might i suggest a marathon of shitty football games for superbowl February?

  • dark_archon

    January 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Loved the episode, but that’s not why I decided to comment. I’m incredibly surprised that of all the commenters only one noticed the GIGANTIC factual error: mistaking ancient Greece for ancient Rome in such an obvious setting was inexcusable and kind of thrown me out of the experience a little. Other than that as entertaining as always. Thanks!

  • January 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    The review wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either.
    You can’t expect James to create an epic, instant-classic masterpiece once a month!
    My rating: 3 1/2 shitpickles out of five. (on total entertainment meter, not compared to anything else from the Nerd)

    Where did all the levels go? I mean look at Kirby, it is so action-packed, non-redundant animated backgrounds, flawless gameplay, almost no glitches (I once managed to fly below the world without dying but that works once in a hundred times and when you freeze an enemy as ice-Kirby and press select, the icecube becomes pink), inside gags (eg. the Gameboy level or the HAL Easter egg)…

    And for those who critizise the Nerd by only saying “duuuh stupid episode” and such:
    Happy Shut The Fuck Up!

  • icehead

    January 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hmm… you keep referring to it as ancient Rome, and yet the mythological names you use are all Greek. …Just saying.

  • January 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Holy freaking crap! The teacher in the game looks almost exactly like Miss Wormwood from Calvin and Hobbes! The principal kinda looks like the pointy-hair boss from Dilbert too.

    I liked the video. Sure it’s not on par with fighting Bugs Bunny or anything else that’s awesomely scripted like that, but I don’t think that there’s really anything you could do like that for this game. It’s just a bad and boring game.

  • Expendallone

    January 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Guys chill out, James is doing his very best and puts a lot of effort into each and every episode! If you guys keep bashing his vids, especially his Christmas special (which is one of my all time favorites), he might eventually stop making them… now, is that what you want?

  • Linearmode

    January 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Anger is just not there anymore. I think the problem is that you’re reviewing the games too much. Also, if I am correct, your video may be entirely scripted (?) to the point where you leave out a lot of spontaneous reactions. I miss the old avgn, always made me laugh to the point where tears ran down my face.

  • darkfoxtokoyami

    January 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I really liked the Super Mario Bros 2 ending theme at the end of the episode. While this episode wasn’t as action packed as some of the others, I still found it to be very enjoyable to watch and I did learn about a game I have never played before. Stumbled upon this when I wasn’t expecting a new AVGN to be out for a while so it certainly brightened my day.


  • January 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    The Adventures of Narcoleptic Davey. Haha! Good episode, very thorough 🙂 You left no shit rock unturned. 😀

  • risk

    January 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Yeah that game looks like ass. Why the fuck did you need a shotgun to kill the turd burglars? what, getting shot 99 times with a pistol isn’t enough?

    Great review, hope to see more soon.

  • avgnfuckfan

    January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    a few things. one: the enemy in the armor looked like Shredder. two: this episode was funny, a little light on the anger, but thats probably the whole point since the games about daydreaming, thats not supposed to involve anger. three: this is the first time ive noticed you wearing sleeves underneath the nerd shirt. overall: great shit

  • January 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Fantastic, thank you James for posting a New Video, I have not stopped raving about the last one you did at Christmas, talk about WOW! Happy NEW Year, hope it goes with a BOOM!


  • Bick Benedict

    January 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I read all the comments saying it was crap, but I thought it was pretty good. If people don’t think he put a lot of effort into it, just imagine having to play and complete this horrible and confusing game.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Jktomasss said “Make something that means something for you so we could see your passion.”

    I actually understand what he is saying in this comment. To me, this episode feels more like James is going by a script (yes I know it’s scripted) than he is being angry at the game. It’s like he just picked a random game he never played before and did a video on it. There was no real anger in this one. I know the AVGN is just a character but what got me hooked on this stuff was literally how frustrated James gets because I too get that frustrated with games, especially old ones (I’m James’s age). To me, and this is just my opinion so don’t freak out, a lot of the more recent episodes (with the exception of Jekyl and Hyde pt 2 vid) have lacked this type of anger/passion. Maybe its just me realizing that its more acting than it is James being himself. Maybe I’m reading too much into it. Either way, it’s just not the same as it used to be. I still love the AVGN and I’ll still keep watching every month. I just wanted to speak my mind because I feel like the series is getting weaker because of this. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about (which is entirely possible) but this is just my opinion. I am by no means telling James what to do or how to run his work. I fully appreciate all the hard work and effort that goes into this. I’m still a fan and will always be one. I just hope the series go back to the days of Silver Surfer. Man, there is no other episode (in my opinion) funnier than that one. You can honestly feel the pain he goes through in that episode and it’s hilarious. That level of realism is what makes the AVGN so awesome. Either way, I still love the site and James does other things on here just as well as the AVGN so don’t take this as a complaint. Either way, keep up the good work James. Most of us appreciate it.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I just saw James’s comment on the previous page. For those of you who didn’t see it:
    James says:
    January 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I know what you mean. It’s definitely not my best. I only had a few days to complete the whole video, in time for January. The holidays really kicked my ass. The next one should be better.

    When I wrote that post, I didn’t even think about the holiday and the toll that takes on people. I had to travel all over the damn place for 5 days to see family and friends and then add work to that and I completely understand why this episode isn’t on par with some of the older stuff. I apologize for not being more considerate of the time frame he had to do this vid in.

    I do still stand by my post though. For the most part, the mediocre obscure games that James does (this one, Lester, etc) just don’t seem to have the same level of passion/anger that the older ones did. I think all of us would willingly wait longer for another “Silver Surfer” or “NES Accessories” episode than get Lester and Davey in a shorter time frame. To me, the games that you can tell that really piss James off tend to be the better episodes. The dialogue gets more creative, the cursing gets more explicit, and the skits are usually better. Bottom line, don’t rush James. If you can’t do it once a month, that’s ok. People can wait. Do it when you have the time available and I think it will benefit everyone. I hope no one is offended by this because that was not my intention. I just wanted to clarify my opinion and bring it to people’s attention that working through the holidays is a bitch.

  • supercolin8045

    January 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I don’t know what everyone else is talking about James I thought it was funny. Fuck the rest of these clowns who don’t like it.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Well I didn’t mean to imply that yelling = better. Although it does make me laugh more because I scream at video games all the time.

    Again, maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about and I’m certainly not trying to tell James how to do this stuff. I just wanted to share how it seemed to me. Today’s been a long day at work. I need a beer or 5.

  • January 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Nice video.

    Watching at James shirt i think he was sick at the moment he made the video… so maybe thats why he didnt get the traditional anger. Try to yell while ur cold. :p

    The game wasnt as hard/frustating as silver surfer. i played it once and i found it entertaining and fun. Thats another fact, while silver surfer was just like trying to drive a car whithout brakes.

    Keep the god damn great job James. 😀

  • January 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    James, not sure if you will get a chance to read this. Just wanted to give you a word of encouragement from one video producer to another.

    I don’t know how you keep up the pace of production while still keeping the quality of your work up. I work full-time in production and have trouble imagining how you do it all.

    Try your hardest to ignore many of the critics that just speak out of ignorance. Your work is appreciated by many. Thanks!

    And Mike, great job on the Christmas illustrations. They were amazing!

  • dguzman

    January 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    “Blob Town” got a good review from AllMediaNY! (Since I wrote it, that might not be a big deal, but whatever.) See if you agree with what it says: allmediany.com/details_article.php?art_id=414

  • SpeedyEric

    January 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    1:54- At least this game is a hair better than “Lester the Unlikely,” but THAT’S not sayin’ much.

    3:38- Or “Dr. Who.”

    5:27- DuckTits. WOOOOOOOoooooooo.

    10:42- That is SO funny.

  • GuneThar

    January 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Hiya, can anyone tell me what game that music at the end was from? It is driving me nuts because I know it, but can’t put my finger on it.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Yeah you guys are right. Silver Surfer is one of the hardest fucking games I’ve ever played. Sorry to hear that James is sick. How do you people find this shit out? I mean besides Mike of course. I feel like a total shit now. Fuckballs…

  • Rattrap007

    January 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    is it me or does the teacher look like Mrs. Wormwood from Calvin and Hobbes?

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Oh man she totally does!

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I just assumed he was sick becouse he was wearing a long sleeve shirt under and he seems pale (more than usual). Its christmas time and maybe he wasnt sick at all… just wasted? XD

    anw. ur right Mike… Day Dreamin was a bad game… but what to expect from Hal on the 80´s except kirby.

  • tunaks1

    January 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    awesome episode!

  • AikoujOi

    January 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I really like this one, actually I like all of the AVGN video’s. Keep up the great work James.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm


    Nice article about Blob Town. I am sure James appreciates it.

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Yeahhh !! I was looking forward to see it !!! And It was worth it !!! Thanks james I really liked it !

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    @ James: Thank you for your honesty. I understand about the holidays kicking ass and taking all your energy. I’ve had it happen to me. And I am glad I didn’t upset you because that wasn’t my intention in my original post at all. I care about your work. I think what you’ve been doing since 2004 has been awesome and something that I hope you always enjoy doing. And as I said, this was good, I did enjoy it,. It just felt to me as if you threw it together last minute, which you said you did do. So I will say this to you. Don’t overwork yourself. We, the fans, can wait. We’re not a bunch of whore mongers who are depraved and demand that you put out work on a rigid schedule. All we want is your absolute best every single time you put out your work. And if that means you taking a few months off to re-charge your soul and get them creative juices going again, then so be it. We can wait. Well enough from me. Take care of yourself, James.

  • browncoat

    January 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Well said TwistedSpeech

  • January 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    hey James, thats a good kickstart for 2011! i love the part where you said wouldnt it be cool if he wakes up with the decapitated head of the teacher!!! hahaha!!! thats what makes avgn so great, i mean this kind of clever humor. keep up the good work, i love you man.

  • Wesley26508

    January 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hey James decent video but not great. Not many jokes or storyline to this review. Just a straight review this time. Its ok, but nothing special. I hope you have a really nuts one planned for #100.
    Keep up the good work I know you have a ton on your plate and You still manage to pump out new vids month after month. Bravo for work ethic.

  • Bick Benedict

    January 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I love how it’s
    “Mike Matei” on the first comment page, and then you bust out the hard core shit with “Motherfucker Mike” on the next. Nice!

  • Wesley26508

    January 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    My favorite is still spiderman, You and Spiderman had great banter. It has a raw almost improv quality to it. It was hilarous. maybe try some things along these lines again.

  • AssholeGamer

    January 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I tell you what, why don’t you complainers try to record your own videos if you religiously whine about AVGN’s quality? I bet you couldn’t even match the worst of AVGN videos, and people will complain about yours. James requires many hours to invest in a 10+ minute video, and has an actual life behind Cinemassacre (my wild guess). This comments board is clogged with endless bitching it’s sickening. James cannot make everyone happy, and if you don’t like AVGN’s videos anymore, then go make your own. Plain and simple.

  • Dirty Jared

    January 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    This episode was good. It stuck to the never fail formula of angry guy on futon plays bad game. You can’t go wrong with that.

    @Wesley26508 I agree, Spiderman and the Nerd had a hilarious back and forth. That episode was my all time favorite.

  • The Computerguy

    January 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    To GuneThar:

    The name of the song at the end was Super Mario Brother 2 when you beat the game.

  • chrisgamer

    January 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I can’t watch and videos on gametrialers!

  • dEEPZoNE

    January 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Epic like always.
    But isn’t it time to switch to 16:9 ?


    January 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Its kinda weird. This almost felt like it wasn’t AVGN. With most games you could make them sound fucking god awful even if they were good. This video made it feel like the game wasn’t even that bad. Like you were trying to come up with reasons for the game being terrible but it just wasn’t that bad. Maybe a poor choice in games to review? Or perhaps you simply weren’t in a good (bad?) enough mood for the filming. It felt kinda toned down.

    I’m not sure if what I am saying makes sense or if it was even anyone else thought as well. But something was amiss about this episode.

  • January 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    davey is definitely a narcoleptic. passes out from any little stress, having pretty vivid dreams and stuff

  • dEEPZoNE

    January 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    shure it can. just use some filler for the sides like an old tv set aso.

  • Goku-3000

    January 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Awesome review as always =) keep up the good work guy 😉

  • January 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    1. Did one of those passcodes seriously say “LJCUM”?

    2. Why was the Principal green?

  • spearhead360

    January 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    LOL nice review
    just finish the 99 review, and start hipping the 100th.

  • SaintTanner

    January 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    his reviews aren’t as good as they used to be and a lot of the parts in ancient GREECE were actually quite accurate if you know mythology. but overall tha game wasn’t that bad.

  • SaintTanner

    January 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    also the next game u review should be “Karnov”

  • pedrobaumbach

    January 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm


  • RockemSockem24

    January 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    He just looks beat, party way too hard on the holidays did we?

  • killteck

    January 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I think this game was originally sold with a pencil to shove in your ass or your eyes. Yeah, that sounds about right.

  • JustinLaw

    January 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    What kind of idea was that for a game? A kid goes to sachool and day dreams. To top that off it only goes to 3 day dream settings.
    The story obviously sucks as it is just about a kid in school and from the review I can see the controls and gameplay sucked as well.
    Another thing that I find sort of stupid about the game was when he was getting the advice from the statue in the Roman setting. It is his daydream, the statue is in his head. Why the hell should he need to get advice from something that is part of his imagination therefore cannot know anything that he doesn’t already?

  • furtivefox

    January 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This was one of my favorite games back in the day. It’s funny how when you’re younger, you never think about how ridiculous things are. The mythological parts were always my favorite. The “draw” parts were made easier by use of the Zapper.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Hey James,

    I’ve been reading some comments about this episode being some poster’s least favorite, and I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed this episode.

    I didn’t think it was “the worst ever.” It was fun, and made me laugh out loud a few times. I don’t need to see you screaming and cursing in every single episode. Sometimes these more lax episodes are great entertainment in their own right.

    All in all, I enjoyed the episode. Good work. 🙂

  • Zentu

    January 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The Melody at the end of this Episode…. Ive hurd it before., Hmm? Maybe is has to do with another game Id imagine. Something, Bizare, not like what we were all use to experience in the days before it maybe? Well, whatever, in dreams, You Control what happens, Maybe the Nerd will dream of something good.

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    James seemed tired, or sad… :/
    I guess that´s why you felt that way about this video, SURPLUS_NiNjA.

    And I missed the “Happy New Year” thing! Haha That´s his first review of the year!

    Maybe he´s busy with some other project and this review was recorded some time ago.. But I agree there´s something weird going on..

    Don´t know.. Just.. I love James anyway! 😀

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    (And don´t tell me that he was just pretending he was tired and asleep.. I´m not talking about the end of the video.. hahahahaha ;P)

  • camlost245

    January 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    It looks like this game “borrowed” some of the game mechanics from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” made by virgin interactive one year prior to Daydreaming’s release..

  • Wagner8808

    January 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Millions of knights and creatures killed, all for the sake of getting a pencil? Ha! I can buy 24 pencils for a dollar (roughly 4 cents per pencil). You’re really in hell, alright! Literally and mentally! Anyways, another perfect review. Keep up the good work.

  • WillWill

    January 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t know what to tell you James, except we all have our days where works’ a “grind”… I wish/hope you could have a break/vacation after such an intense Christmas special (well done, Mike and James!) and the Blob documentary…

    I have no idea what your work sched. is like, or if there’s a contract, or what-not. I just hope you don’t grow tired or burnt out from the “Nerd”… I know eventually we all grow, and there’s far bigger things in your future, though. I’m just lamenting the day it’s all over.

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I had this game when I was a kid. My mom bought it for me (I guess I daydreamed a lot and she said it reminded her of me). Anyways, once I figured out how to play it, I thought it was a decent game, then I couldn’t get past the wild west the first time (I never figured out that you had to shoot the guys gun). Seriously, I explored that wild west stage until I probably stepped on every single freakin’ pixel in that stage, and all I had to do was shoot a gun.

    James, you saved me from having to figure out how actually beat this awful game, saving me the effort. It is a bad game, even though you basically just showed us how to beat it, instead of really showing how hard it is to beat.

  • stauken

    January 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    oh god I saw the word “Karnov” on here. What are you guys trying to do to the Nerd? That game was ..while not the most awful game, sure was boring as fuck.

    This was another good one. It feels less epic than the christmas special but obviously it would be hard to top that. Good work, per usual.

  • allanf

    January 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Is this game bad enough to warrant a review? I don’t know. I kind of liked the concept of a kid day dreaming about being in Zelda.

  • January 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Great a new episode, i really enjoy that.

  • Urso

    January 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    What the hell! This was one of the finest AVGN episodes I’ve ever seen
    All the fucking complaining makes no sense to me

  • aztoya06

    January 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Great episode James and Mike! Sooo much better than lester the unlikely. Oh and hahahaha XD to gamerdude122 the first part of your comment to TwistedSpeech is pretty hilarious I must say.

  • shnaw

    January 7, 2011 at 12:05 am


    The artwork on the cut scenes and the storyline alone are warrant for a review. Games are about being in a fantasy land! not dreaming about being in a fantasy land! (just so no one calls me on this, Mario2 is an exception cuz it didn’t tell you until the last second. Doki Doki Panic isn’t as good because it tells you at the start)

  • shnaw

    January 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

    @Shnaw (myself)

    Ok, and little nemo but this one, not so much.

  • Will Smathers

    January 7, 2011 at 12:47 am

    i don’t know how you could finish that game

  • Kannibale

    January 7, 2011 at 1:24 am

    and he didn’t get his pencil back…

  • Zook

    January 7, 2011 at 2:00 am

    I don’t understand why some people are getting upset about this review.

    This video was about the games that are on the opposite end of the bad game spectrum in comparison to the Nerd’s usual, piss-you-off-this-is-unfair bad games: Boring games. This game sure did look boring as Hell, and you could tell just how bored and how little entertained the Nerd was.

    Oh, and for the record, I’m pretty sure the Nerd would know what the whole River Styx things was about; he was just extremely bored and didn’t really care enough to put the effort into being correct.

  • floridaboy

    January 7, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I was expecting another reference to how the present is supposed to look like the future. Also, how in 4 years we are supposed to have hover boards and power laces on our shoes. However, AVGN is never supposed to be what is expected. So I applaud James for thinking ahead about what people might expect and tricking us once again.

  • Erich

    January 7, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Entertaining as always. Was that the ending music from Mario Bros. 2 at the end of the review? You’ve always been good at choosing the right music for your videos, keep it up James!

  • sarsky

    January 7, 2011 at 6:09 am

    A lot of your videos on games trailer aren’t working. Actually, there aren’t even starting. I just can stay in front on my screen, waiting the “video loading” message to disappear. I tried on other PCs, with linux, windows, reinstalling flash everywhere…, isn’t streaming supposed to be easy as shit ? … it’s the same everywhere. Some videos are working fine, but just a few, it’s weird and frustrating…. Asking if I know what bullshit is ? Of course, game trailers IS bullshit. I can also do it in french, I will be more accurate : game trailers is a putain de grosse chiasse de tantouse trop enculée par tous les fils de trav à la bite suintant le furoncle percé dans sa bouche de sale suceuse de tuyau d’arrosages en rut, orphelines de mado la grosse pute qui racle sa chatte pourrie sur toutes les lignes droites de toutes les routes du coin jusqu’au pus. Chie lui dans la bouche, encule la avec une tronçonneuse et voilà le fond de ma pensée.
    au revoir

  • disabledpika

    January 7, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I enjoyed it. Maybe a litle lax on the true ‘ohmygodthismakesmewanttodie’ sort of commens the Nerd is so good at, but I do like when he really looks at a whole game and nitpicks the stupid decisions. So much better than when the game used to get very little screen-time and the video featured more acting etc (though that is fun in small doses on occasion!)

  • danny

    January 7, 2011 at 8:31 am

    LOL @ the people complaining about James looking “tired”. That was the whole point he was trying to make, the game is so dull it’s putting him to sleep like the character in the game!

    Good episode.

  • January 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

    James, DO NOT listen to the people that say they want more game content and less off the wall sketches with the nerd. Those sketches are what makes AVGN epic and original. Plus sketches allow you to really flex your film making talent.

  • Ginjaninja84

    January 7, 2011 at 8:39 am

    good work

  • January 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    basically you’re supposed to get BETTER from your first episode, not return to it

  • January 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Besides all of the AVGN that james does, he is also working on a TON of other films at the SAME time. There should not be any negative comments towards his work because he’s doing it for our entertainment! If you want to see some other good stuff, just click around his cinemassacre site and you’ll find some fantastic reviews, and you especially need to check out his monster madness section!

    I was lucky enough to meet James at Digital press last month and there were so many people there that the police came for crowd control. Now thats a big fan following!

  • 42secondslater

    January 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Great video!

  • January 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Damn James sure has a lot of “Douchey McNitPic” fans. If it were my site I’d just ban ’em from comments.. ungrateful little bastards.

  • AVGNrocks2903

    January 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    This one was really funny. But I don’t agree with that drowning part, I FUCKING HATE DROWNING BECAUSE I REALLY SUCK AT IT!!!!!

    Good episode, you made a fine start in 2011!

  • FoxieKitten

    January 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    It was good considering the content you had to work with. The jokes seemed forced like you had trouble with it. At the end I was expecting you to have your own day dream…..oh well keep up the good work and never stop improving .

  • Schloss Ritter

    January 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Davey must have narcolepsy or something to fall asleep in art class.

    The password for the Greek/Roman stage made me think of LJN. Yikes.

    I’ll always recognize the Mario 2 end theme.

  • Bick Benedict

    January 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    @Twisted Speech
    I think you had some good things to say without being rude. Yeah, I thought the wardrobe was odd too. He was wearing jeans in one episode instead of the slacks. It lowers the suspension of disbelief and makes it feel like he just sat down to do the video on the spur of the moment and didn’t much care about the presentation.

  • Bick Benedict

    January 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Oh, and for everyone saying E.T. will be the 100th episode, James stated that it wasn’t in YouTube comment about six months ago. It was a comment from his YouTube account, so unless it was a hacker, a red herring, or if he changes his mind, I don’t think that’s the game he’s reviewing for 100.

  • MissBroccoli

    January 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I was just thinking to myself, “Oh, a game where the levels change and vary!” ……Totally just ate my words, lol. The game actually looks interesting and worth trying. I just got my new AC adapter in the mail because of the cat chewing up the old one, so I’m anxious to get back into playing NES, especially since I just got Jurassic Park! 😀
    Thanks for the video, James. It’s always exciting to get a new video from you, especially since you probably have a million other things you’re busy with. Much appreciation from all of us. =)))

  • lukin3

    January 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    great episode. i prefer these types of episodes where the entire episode is game play and commentary. i first got interested in AVGN because of the nostalgia of playing nintendo as a kid. but when i see episodes like this i start to get nostalgic of watching AVGN from a few years ago. thanks, great work!!!!

  • nate64

    January 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I thought this episode was awesome!! The game choice was classic! the obscure aspect of this game make it a clear winner in the “most fucked up” catagory. Production value was awesome. liked the freddy parts and head on a stick shtick. nice added touch. Long Live the NERD and company!!

  • January 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I liked this episode a lot. It felt more classic :3

  • physalis17

    January 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I remember seeing this game years ago when Albertson’s still had a video store where you could rent games and movies. Wanted to play it because the box looked interesting. Now I’m glad I skipped it.

  • RobertMapplethorpe

    January 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Sure the review was a bit toned down concerning the “anger-level” and it seems like “The Nerd” didn´t get that frustrated by the game as he did from others, but come on, give James a break.

    I can understand that it is a LOT easier to get in the “anger mood” when you´re playing a game that really frustrated you when you were a child instead of picking one up nowadays.

    Keeping this in mind plus the fact that all the holidays were in between, he did a good job.

    James, i was once more very well entertained. Loved the part with the hooker and your edits with the ripped out spine and the F.Krueger reference.

    Keep it up, dude!

  • Warrax

    January 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Good episode, I like the “MS paint” images 😛

  • tonyaj420

    January 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    The dueling is a lot like in Red Dead. Also the sound fx and some music is recycled from Robin Hood.

  • fuddwupper

    January 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I dunno it felt like this one was missing something. Not bad by a long shot, I think the problem was that the game didnt look that bad apart from terrible story and the flaws pointed out. Looking forward to the next review.

  • January 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome video! Its ancient greece, not rome, but I’m sure you know that anyway since you talked about medusa, the three headed dog, aphrodite (however I think that chick was athena) and the hades underworld. Whatever.

    Funny video, it does feel classic like the older ones. Its also worth mentioning that just before I came here, I realized “wait, isn’t it january, a new month? Maybe new AVGN? Nah, we got the christmas one not long ago at all…” and so I checked anyway, even though I was on the site earlier today. Lo and behold, the new video is up! I could hardly believe it. Pleasant surprise.

    Anyway keep up the great work

  • Mikazo

    January 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Hey, thanks for reviewing this game. When I was a kid I remember reading a walkthrough of this game in Nintendo Power, but never actually played it. Now I got to see what it’s like!

    By the way, you haven’t heard of Charon, or the River Styx, or the fact that you need a coin to cross the river? This is all classic Greek mythology! Where’s your literary savvy? At least you recognized Cerberus and the cyclops.

  • sakana

    January 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    @Mike’s comment on AVGN not yelling in the first episode.

    You’re right, but this video is nothing like the very first one. Unlike this episode, he actually seems legitimately angry in the first one. I think part of the reason why some people comment on the lack of swearing or yelling is because that is a huge part of what sells the Nerd’s anger. I understand what this video was going for, and it sells the mediocrity of the game very well. I just don’t think it works as an AVGN video. AVGN should be angry. Not sleepy and bored.

    Assuming what I saw in the video was the worst the game had to offer, I don’t think that this game was a good choice. Overall, the game look fairly average and a bit too playable. Nothing I saw that made me think the game was insanely difficult, nor did it look frustratingly bad or overly glitched. There were only a few parts of the game that were pointed out that I thought were a little ridiculous or out of the ordinary. Mediocre was the perfect word to choose in describing it.

    I’m not saying this is a bad video. I just don’t think it’s a good AVGN video. Anyways, I’ve been a huge Cinemassacre fan for several years and really appreciate the work you guys put into this site.

  • January 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Whats crazy is his 100th Episode will fall in the month of my 21st Birthday, James please release AVGN #100 on March 2nd!


    January 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Awesome like aways, James, you’re great \o/

  • Dennizjoon

    January 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    good video no awsome video !!!! I give him this http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=33omble&s=7 for it xD well first video of the new year !


    January 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    2 Words. HELL YES! 😀

  • abenoslave

    January 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I really don’t get all the “OMG AVGN IS GOING DOWNHILL FAST” talk. This wasn’t a great episode, but it was by no means terrible. The only AVGN episode I’d even call terrible would be the Deadly Towers episode, not because of James and co., but because user comments are never as funny as the author thinks they are. As for the 100th episode, I really hope it isn’t E.T. Granted that it was a terrible game, but there’s not really much that can be said about it. Plus I think it’s funnier as a running gag rather than a legitimate review. Anyway, keep up the great work, guys.

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:37 am

    It seems like a lot of James’ “fans” are 12 year olds who get pissy if every episode doesn’t have the Nerd screaming at the top of his lungs of beating the shit out of Bugs Bunny. personally, I LIKE that James is maturing and not sticking with the same thing every time. I really couldn’t care less about the “anger level” or the amount of cussing.I find your videos entertaining for reasons other than you just saying “ass’ a lot. Keep up the great work, guys, I’ll be here for episode 100. 🙂

  • pikmintaro

    January 8, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Why do people have to be such jerks against James?

    The video reminds me of his earlier reviews, just go back and watch ones like the Sega CD review, he is much more laid back in videos like those, and last I saw there isn’t any rule that James has to go absolutely bat **** ballistic on every single game he plays.

    As long as it’s funny I don’t care.

  • ChildrenofBodom

    January 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Hey James, I never really give my two cents about your videos and what I think of them. I see a few people on here weren’t too happy about this particular video, and I understand that because you’ve made some great videos that could be tough to top. Honestly though, I’m just happy I get a video a month. Even if it isn’t your best quality, I know you’re at least trying to make everyone happy and meet a certain deadline. I don’t think Day Dreamin’ Davey was as funny because there wasn’t as much to work with. One of my favorite episodes is your Halloween episode where you took a really boring game that had nothing to work with, even less than Davey, but made it more interesting by having Michael Myers come after you, using references from the movie, etc. Maybe a better example would be your Ninja Gaiden episode. I don’t think that episode would have been AS GOOD without the ninja. He complimented the episode well. Perhaps there needs to be more guest character appearances? Also, like one of the previous comments mentioned that you weren’t as “angry” or pissed off I guess. I think that’s because the game was bad, but it didn’t literally drive you up the wall like Silver Surfer probably did. Even if the jokes are lacking, the seriousness in your face when you’re pissed off about a tedious game is what’s really funny. Something I can relate to playing a bad game. Sorry this is long, I thought id share. I guess the bottom line is keep the “Angry” in AVGN, and once again, I’m happy with every video, it really takes some stress off my life even for 15 minutes. Thanks a lot James and good luck.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 8, 2011 at 3:55 am

    The problem James is that u r trying to make everybody happy. You should stick with your humor and your format. And if anybody isn’t pleased well… The hell with them! I really loved this episode. And whats the deal with that beige shirt under your white shirt? That was funny too. Looking forward the 100th episode.

  • alienchu

    January 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

    this episode is really hilarious and all the other are hilarious! 🙂

  • Murphy2112

    January 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    People bitching about free content never cease to amaze me.

  • guilhugas

    January 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    In the intro I’ve seen a reference to Atari’s ET. And this is the 98th episode. And ET is one of the most antecipated episodes. James has done little spoofs on his intros since always but lately i haven’t noticed any reference to ET, only now.

    Think whatever you like and use your own head.

  • jayrock20000

    January 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I wonder if anyone else wishes there was a review of Snake Rattle & Roll for the NES. The difficulty’s halfway (or more) to Silver Surfer levels… That annoying music loops over and over… There’s repetitive everything! Repetonater please terminate this game!

  • VGRetro

    January 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love how different this episode is. Rather than being super angry, the Nerd is just bored by the game. The game is frustrating because of how tedious and dull it is. I’ve played the game before, and I know what he went through playing this. It’s like McKids: it looks fun, but it sure gets boring very quick.

    I’m not interested in the anger levels either. But the Nerd is being sort of angry in this video, similar to the anger level from the second season, but he’s mixing it with sheer tiredness brought on by a boring game. The game wasn’t a bad choice of review either. This series is about going back to the past to play shitty games that suck ass? Well, doesn’t being tired out by a boring-ass game make the game a shitty game that sucks ass? I’d say so.

    Many fans of this show are missing the point and becoming angry nerds themselves. Their perception of anger is constant shouting and swearing, but the show can be funny and entertaining without that. Look at Swordquest, for example. There is only one single swear in that episode, and the Nerd wasn’t really angry either, but everyone liked it. It’s not about the fact that the games were part of a spectacular competition, the principle remains the same, nobody needs to scream and swear to be funny. You can till be angry by being bored and quiet, and that’s what the Nerd was doing here. Nothing was missing from this episode at all; all the anger elements are there, but delivered differently. The only reason that some fans fail to notice them is because they’re not looking hard enough; they expect the traditional methods and don’t expect change.

    This is James Rolfe’s sixth season of the Angry Video Game Nerd. Change needs to come into play, or the show is going to become dull. It can’t be the same all the time, because fans will start saying that the videos are becoming repetitive. I like change, because even when James makes changes, it doesn’t mean they’re staying like that forever. The reaction to the Christmas special was unfair and ridiculous. People were acting as if that was the new format of AVGN, and that it was just a one off Christmas Special. Nobody had a problem with Christmas Carol, so what was wrong with the Grinch. If people don’t know what the Grinch is, they can look it up. They’re using the internet to complain about the episode anyway. I loved that Christmas special, and I hope he’ll do another one like that in the future.

    There’s nothing wrong with constructive criticism, but yelling at James and swearing at him isn’t going to help, because he probably won’t even read those messages. Besides, if you had a show of your own, and a fan started swearing and blinding at you, demanding changes to your show to satisfy their expectations, would you listen to them? No, you’d delete the comments or block the user. But if somebody was honest and wasn’t acting like a jerk, then you might be listened to. James does consider and read messages whenever he can, but if you want to give constructive criticism, have some respect and dignity by giving it properly, not with foul language.

    As for me, my only request to James is that ET is not the 100th episode. It seems to me that that game should be part of the movie, and the whole idea behind that review could be a big piece of the plot, on how the Nerd feels about doing it before even touching it. We get enough references of that in the show’s intros.

    Now I’m sorry about this enormous post, but I wanted to have my say on the subject of those out of control fanbrats, and hopefully some of them will read this and begin to understand the differences in James’ styles.

  • Jigglysaint

    January 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    You know what would be funny? If James actually did the E.T review, but as it turns out, all the footage was just part of the intro sequence. It’s like we had the whole E.T review staring at is the whole time, but we never even figured it out.

  • robotface74

    January 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    another great episode. i just like how there is a formula to every episode and how well its made. this one is just a simple straight forward review of a terrible game. cant wait till the next one!

  • GunghoMofo

    January 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    was the music in the end from wonderboy 3 on master system? man I miss that game

  • misfit_ex

    January 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    here smells pig shit… anus game..
    good avgn episode, i guess.

  • crispy007

    January 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    The music at the end is from Super Mario Bros 2 (not the Japanese release) where it turns out that Mario dreamt the whole game. Good episode I enjoyed it alot.

  • crazycash

    January 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    crazy video man! good sense of humor!

  • pumpkinking

    January 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Awesome video… I can past all month to re-watch all yours videos… love your style and admire your work. Fuck Haters… be yourself…

  • DevilishGuitar_Guy

    January 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Has anyone noticed that waiting for the E.T. episode is like waiting for Street Fighter 3? hmmm…veeeeeeery similar…

  • January 9, 2011 at 2:42 am


    Snake, Rattle & Roll?

    Oh c’mon, I thought that was a pretty decent game, I can understand if you don’t like it but AVGN focuses on the very worst and if you honestly think thats one of the worst NES games you haven’t played many NES games.

  • Semudara

    January 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I thought this episode was…okay. It’s not that I miss all the cussing– I don’t, in fact I like that James isn’t relying on that now. I just felt like this review lacked energy. Ironic, considering the game? It would’ve been great if there was even a brief skit after the Nerd nodded off, but that was just the end. It wasn’t bad, I’d just like to see a little more…yeah, energy, in the next one.

  • clayfrd

    January 9, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Another great episode. I liked the Super Mario Bros. 2 reference at the end. Good stuff.

  • BunchProductions.com

    January 9, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Hey, where can I buy a T-shirt of Nerd? Please help. I am foreigner and did not see a store section.

  • Cascade failure

    January 9, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I loved this episode and I loved the little ET reference at the start. I don’t mind waiting for an ET review.

    But… I AM getting impatient waiting to see mike and guitar guy again! They haven’t appeared in an avgn episode since bugs bunny’s crazy castle in 2009.

    It’s nice seeing mike in board james and other videos, but guitar guy seems to have just vanished. What happened to him?

  • January 9, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Wow, what a ridiculously tedious game. Props to James for playing all the way through it.

  • redcat

    January 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    @guilhugas I don’t think there is any reason for anyone to review ET. We all know it’s awful and makes no sense.

  • ippiki-ookami69

    January 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

    this video was fucking awsome, but there are a fuck load of other shitty games on different consoles….I DARE U TO TRY THEM!!

  • Frankles

    January 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Am I the only one that recognizes the entire introduction and beginning of the game bears an extreme similar resemblance to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves in music?
    Even his getting back his pencil sounds like Robin Hood conquering something evil.

  • Strazdas

    January 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Math was more intresting than drawing in my school too. poor davey noone understands him.

  • January 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    @VGRetro : I agree with most of what you say, it doesn’t have to have swearing to be funny. But then again, I actually find the AVGN series more interesting than I do funny. I like looking at all the old video game systems like the pong machines and the commodore 64, I found the history behind Sword Quest very interesting and the Odyssey looked pretty cool. I still think he should review ET though, we’ve all been waiting for him to review it for a long time.

  • DirkDiggler

    January 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    James you’re losing it with these later vids. you had it right when you didn’t actually play into the game that far. most of your audience never played these games and don’t really care about them. when you just be yourself and have fun with it the vids are great. theres a million video game reviewers but people like you because your style is unique. don’t comprimise your humour to be detailed and accurate.

  • Dirty Jared

    January 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I couldn’t disagree more. I like your console reviews the best because they are so detailed. You can be entertaining and give me a history lesson on the Atari Jaguar.

  • VGRetro

    January 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    @Sonamus: Yeah, it goes without saying, that he definitely interests us. That’s what’s so great about him, he entertains us and he interests us.

    I’m just sick of the fanbrats, and how they try to say that James is not interesting because he’s not angry, or he’s not doing this and he’s not doing that. It bugs me, because it’s James’ show, and he can do what he wants with it. It’s the main thing that bugs me, because James works so hard for them, and gets no respect because he doesn’t do this or that. Their attitude sucks.

  • strider_hiryu

    January 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Hey James, this game wasn´t developed by HAL, they only published the game. The real creators are Sculptured Software

    Anyways, cool review 😀

  • MetalMet

    January 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    All this talk about whiners made me think. If James was to collaborate with Doug Walker again, Doug could appear as Douchey in a video in the same vein as the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck Ups.

  • January 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I appreciate AVGN. His early stuff was fascinating and spot on and being 33 I could relate to every thing he said, playing games like top gun and castlevania myself when i was young. I dare say though He REALLY seems to be losing his edge. ( grinch tribute video? how mainstream) His stuff isnt funny or edgy anymore and the humor seems to be a bit forced. IMO he should stick with what made him a internet phenom and focus only on AVGN vids. I understand hes not into it anymore and support any direction he decides to go, having said that I really think the whole nerd-movie-is-getting-me-into-hollywood is a pipe dream. hes just a fanboy like the rest of us. Myself i use to draw ashcan comic books tributed to horror movies 12 years ago. Never went anywhere. Good luck james!

  • January 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    This episode is not the best but still good, is just like everyone say…the episode is too calm. I know and we know James have done alot other stuff besides the avgn episodes and maybe he sometimes do calm episodes because he doesnt want to suffer a burnout or something, but he always do something to keep the avgn alive. Maybe an idea for this episode is that the avgn go to sleep and dream being in a adventure or something based on the shity game. Well…Good episode and good luck James! 😀

  • Dgamer21

    January 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    James you’re doing great! Don’t be ashamed if you’ve made a couple weak episodes. It happens to many talented people including filmmakers. It’s understandable that you’ve been busy with many things. I thought that you’re “How The Nerd Stole Christmas” special was fantastic. This episode is pretty good as well, and your Lester the Unlikely review was alright, could of been better, but I know you were cooking up that Christmas special, and you’re also working on the movie which I hope works out for you. Keep doing what you’re doing James and I hope you make it far.

  • Vortex112

    January 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    James, I think the best gift you could give us for the 100th episode is 2 episodes per month.

  • yader12

    January 10, 2011 at 2:32 am

    hey its been a while since i left a comment been very busy at work BUT!.. gotta say i love your reviews James! Whether your portraying the AVGN or not they are very entertaining. I appreciate your work and time you spend on these episodes and will continue to further enjoy everyone of them 😀 In the words of Tim and Eric , ” Awesome Show ! Great Job !”.

  • Zentu

    January 10, 2011 at 3:50 am

    If anyone asks me, I think James as the “Nerd” is doing just fine. I mean, yes there are pleanty of episodes where he was just straight up angry about a game and expresses why. But Iam rather ok with how hes doing his videos atm. For me, its more of a contempory preformance which expresses more reason behind the madness. Id like to know more reasons behind why a game is no good then see a long drawn-out rage fest.
    – To James defense, I will say that he is certainly creative, and that revisiting Dr. Jekell Mr. Hyde was rather…Brave if you want to call it that, On that , somethings, are just un-arguebly bad. its like he said in that video. he could of taken a shit on that game but it wouldent of mattered.

    Lets see, a bad NES game I remember….Well I grew up with Legecy Of the Wizard. and Looking back on it through YouTube Clips. I relize why I was having difficulty with it. I never beat it, and as far as I remember, the Password System in game never seemed to work.

  • killerbee2k

    January 10, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I thought this review was funny, and the reason for it not being “on edge” or “too calm” is intentional because the game is about day dreaming which is associated with slothness or being just being bored which is a horrible theme for a video game, and I think that was the point James wanted to point out subliminally.

    Good review and hope too see more ^^

  • rockgrant

    January 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Anyone think this could be a setup for a Super Mario Bros 2 review?

  • Speedy88

    January 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    @ Sam Yarbrough Jr

    I think you are making an excellent point. I think that since James always been in to movies he has always wanted to make a real full length feature. A movie cost a shitload of movie and even with sponsors he would have to take a lot out of his own pocket. Sure he probably makes a shitload of money from this site, but enough to finance a movie? I don’t know. If it flops that’s not good. Especially since his latest episodes isn’t very good.

    Worst case scenario would be a bad nerd movie followed by a bad comeback as the nerd in episodes. Who knows…

  • January 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I slept up this pile of BOOM! oh yes, what a poor piece of dreadful gaming, super BOOM! wild west greece or rome, oh come on Jamsey, BOOM! http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/Index.php?ref=65348

  • MrHd1986

    January 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Another wonderful and funny episode..Keep on going, james.. We never get tired of you..YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

  • MelancholyRose

    January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Shouldn’t the game have been called “Dreamin’ Davey”? He didn’t do much DAYdreaming… you know… because he was fucking sleeping. And, you know, you have to kind of be AWAKE to DAYdream.

    What a stupid game.

    Keep up your hard work, James, and I know it’s probably been hard for you to focus a lot on single projects (if you’re anything like me, that is). My boyfriend and I both love your videos and watch them all the time and laugh our asses off, and we think you’re awesome. I know people who think you “burnt out” still think you’re great, so to those who don’t think that, try not to judge those people– they’ve been watching these a long time, and even the slightest change can affect the most fickle of fanbases, but I can tell that those who criticize still love the nerd quite a bit and try hard not to offend him.

    Like I said, keep up the hard work, and fans, keep on watchin’. I know we always will.

  • randomail43

    January 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    James, this was not your best episode. I mean, it was a good episode but it just seemed you were a little flat on the jokes, and didn’t explain enough of the game. Still, I love your show man.

  • gooch

    January 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    james i,d like to meet you. may be you can come over some time. by the way i,ll watch every single video of yours. I think your a great man alot.

  • January 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    PLEASE JAMES! 2 episodes a month!!! 1 isn’t awesomeness enough!!

  • January 11, 2011 at 6:28 am

    James, I think it would have been really awesome if at the end after you start to go to sleep that if your left arm reached off screen and picked up a bottle of Rolling Rock and you woke up and held it up and smiled like Davey. Also play that sound it does :D! that would have been so classic!

  • FredrikMacEriksson

    January 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    2 more vids. to score 100!!
    Keep up the good work 😀
    SWEDEN loves you !

  • January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Maybe its time to retire the nerd for awhile. Not that the new reviews are “bad”….just….eh….take some time off. Play some GOOD games. THEN return to the shit infested filth with a new found rage we all love so much.

  • teleperia

    January 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Dear James,

    I really farted about your old farts, but the new farts are not farty enough. I have all sorts of fart about how you should fart. You should fart and then fart, or even better yet fart, then fart fart fart. And another thing I am qualified to tell you to do is fart when you fart your fart if the fart is a fart of fart fart. Trust me, I know what is best for you and the show. I am, after all, a fart. In closing; Fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart fart. I hope my opinion doesn’t make you want to kill yourself, because it is that improtant.


  • John07

    January 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    i tought this episode was great, the attitude of the nerd it was acording to the game he was playing, the game is boring so its kind of the theme of the episode so James i understand you great espisode as good as always your starting the year in a good way James.

  • John07

    January 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    everyone who says that this episode was lame, or bad, or not good enough,i have a word for you …::: bullshit:::..

  • Outlanders

    January 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Nice Video XD This games really sucks!!!
    By the way why don’t you make a review of the new Splatter House?!?
    You should like it, it’s a masterpiece ot trash and gore!


    January 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    i know this is gonna sound tiredsom but ya know maybe you could do a wrestleing video game episode? any ways great episode i espcially like the hooker joke

  • ssjup81

    January 12, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Knowing me, as a kid, I probably would’ve liked this game or had the patience to play through it. I mean, I did like Mario is Missing for goodness sakes. lol

  • Bainsjamais

    January 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    ahm, I am sorry, but this episode really sucks. I mean, the he does not present the game in any way being bad. It is just a game being a game and he is talking about it. There is no being bad, being good, it is just a normal game being played without any kind of real critisism or else. I do not see any point in this particular review and seriously, it just sucks. I am sorry, I really enjoy most of the AVGN’s review, but this is a freaking letdown without any serious foundation to a good funny storyline (i know, sounds kind of paradox). But you know, that is like my opinion, man (those who get the hint, congratulations).

  • Mariwa

    January 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Not the best video but still Nerd Quality

  • Ragnarok

    January 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Not a bad video, but one thing came to mind while watching it.

    One of the levels you said to be aincent Rome is actually aincent Greece.
    The whole Mythology proves it (Medusa, Hades-the mythological land of the dead, the Cyclops, the boat rider and the coin etc.)
    Not a big mistake, but worth pointing out.

    Keep up the good work Nerd. 🙂

  • gamer025

    January 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    @ Bainsjamais

    I agree this was not the best episode of AVGN. Still, James has a lot of games to get through, not every episode can be Oscar-winning material pal.

    I visit the site every day now James, keep it up!

  • codylorenzon

    January 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    great vid very exited i watched it mabye just 30 mins after made he should
    tottally do the punisher now

  • January 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    @CK WOLF ACE The only reason I would even suggest that you are correct is because the majority of games for the NES that were wrestling games were made by LJN, which as we have known before, the NERD hates.

  • waltsoph3

    January 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Hey this game doesn’t actually look to bad compared to other games I’ve played on the NES. There may only be 3 scenes but you do get to play multiple situations in those scenes by going back and forth. Still I’ll have to give this game a try sometime. Until your review James I never even knew about this game. Thanks again for the review and keep up the great work! 🙂

  • Chance Fabuloso

    January 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Seems things are in a lockdown
    Nervous looks all around
    Everyone is speaking in whispers
    No one wants to make a sound

    I’m losing my touch, yeah
    Losing my touch
    Losing my touch baby, way too much
    Baby, get me out of here
    It should be clear

  • wright96

    January 15, 2011 at 12:21 am

    yo man u got to play goof troop for super Nintendo its easy as hell 🙂

  • nammm3

    January 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Lol! That was greaaat! The whole reference about Madusa’s head being the teacher’s head was classic^_^

  • cheetingfuckingGAME

    January 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    actionmax have not seen that sin1990

  • ernesto1

    January 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    great review!!!

  • January 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I don’t know its like the holy trinity or something:

    1) The Game is BOOM!
    2) The Review is BOOM!
    3) The Content is BOOM!

    James your losing your touch? oh wait then BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Technician Fry

    January 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I think this review is meant to have more of a slow, dreary tone – it’s intentional because of the nature of the game being reviewed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out as well as the other videos but it’s still definitely entertaining

  • oxyking

    January 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    majora’s mask for n64

  • January 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Didn’t really seem like a bad game. It seemed to have a lot of the elements of classic good games. Just… mediocre, as you said. And a lot of that stuff was really troublesome to do, and probably not worth most people’s time. Still, I enjoyed the video! Looking forward to the next!

  • theDaveCreator

    January 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Why is it ALWAYS an NES game review?

    Why is it ALWAYS an NES game review?

    Why is it ALWAYS an NES game review?

    Why is it ALWAYS an NES game review?

    Why is it ALWAYS an NES game review?

    I guess the NES has the most shitty games.

    Unfortunetly I think the NES reviews are the least interesting of his videos.

  • Paradyce

    January 19, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I think this video is really good.
    I’m all for a chiller nerd at times
    I also liked how he made his video look like a dream sort of state
    great job james!!!

  • UndeadCat

    January 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

    damn, i want a review on NGE(Neon Genesis Evangelion) 64!
    btw AVGN still rocks)

  • famicom-pong

    January 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I fucking laughed my ass off it was great i cant wait for #100 iam gonna shit my pants!

  • superfnpickle

    January 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    dead on avgn material i found… avgn was once a good idea and all but geez:

  • Dirty Jared

    January 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm


    Did you make that yourself?

  • dontheproducer

    January 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Yeah, decapitate that old broad! I like that bit.

    BTW, where do you find these shitty games? i never even heard of this crap.

    Don The Producer
    Think For Yourself, Listen to Adam

  • interllect

    January 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm


    now here is another shitty game u might wana review on the NES at some point AVGN….. seriously… i reckon this game is worse than “Dr J & MR H” …not kidding….. this is a game is…….. well just play it…. youll see what im saying :\

  • January 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Kirby and Smash Bros were developed by HAL, and not HAI !!
    I can’t believe you made that mistake O__O

  • safer

    January 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Yo you should review medievil 1,2 if you think its spelled wrong thats what its like it is bad because of all the controls and gliches i have it for the ps1 and its not very good

  • January 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    james rules

  • Rayta Marsh

    January 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks, James for the awesome video!!! It was hilarious 😀

  • January 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    @safer, you complete prat It’s spelt medievil as a pun, a play on words instead of eval meaning a period of history, its evil as in moraly wrong or bad. see its a clever pun. I’d imagine you’d spot it if inside your head was more than a piece of paper with the words insert brain here written on it. and as for being glitchy, it’s a ps1 game of course it’s slightly glitchy those games were probrably two of the best games on ps1.

  • Sergio Flores

    January 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I heard some sound effects used from Robin Hood from the NES. Whoever was the sound engineer rocked.

  • A Nerd

    January 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Loved it, I can’t wait for the next one. I watched this year’s MAGFEST panel with…. well… just you haha. I’m excited for the movie, and you really got me excited for the 100th episode!

  • NerdGlasses

    January 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Nerd! listen. I can’t tell you my name, but Something important happened after I finished watching the video. I realized that I have one of the lost treasures! I believe It may be the stone, but I am not sure. I remember when I was little, My dad brought something home, but I had no Idea what it was!

    That is, until now……….

    James, if you’re reading this, please respond, and I’ll give further detail. ( I can’t just give out my e-mail online, now can I? ) If you get this message but can’t respond through cinemassacre, My youtube user name is peptalkguy. please, I have to know if it’s real or not!

  • NerdGlasses

    January 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    The previous comment was after I watched You swordquest review.

  • CrimsonFireCF

    January 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Great video to start the year off AVGN! Good work, as always.

  • Luka1184

    January 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Happy New Year! Great and funny episde, HaHa xD !

  • Luka1184

    January 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    2 more episodes til’ we reach 100 😀 ! We’re gotta have a huge CineMassacre 100th Episode Celebration/Aniversery Party.

  • Luka1184

    January 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    One of the treasures!? NO WAY! Not if your dad’s not the guy who bought the games company I guess?

  • January 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Hey, would you review the DOS Duke Nukem games, particularly the first one? I’ve played them and there’s a wealth of crap in that game you can work with. It’s PC, but I think it would make a good episode.

  • phoenix252005

    January 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    That game actually didn’t look too bad compared to the other shitty games you’ve reviewed! Great vid James,keep up the good work

  • Peon

    January 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    “Does he plan to take it home after school, and s-s-shove it up his ass or something?!” Classic stuff man……I’m still chuckling weeks later.

  • the Raven 757

    January 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    hey please review the crow city of angels the video game

  • dynaboyj

    January 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Great way to start off the year, AVGN! Say, could you review Bubsy 3D for the Playstation?

  • Craig187

    January 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

    woot i been fan for long time james just reg on site then use to watch avgn epps on youtube. please don’t stop making them keep up the good work

  • capellan

    January 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Nice one, hehe…
    You should try “Total Recall” for the NES… huiahaihaiu… I love the movie… but the game… see for your self…

  • crisis_angel

    January 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    good one. You should review rolling thunder for the NES or maybe suffer through SUPER HYDLIDE on Sega Genesis

  • Vintagecollector

    February 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Please Do A Review On The Genesis Version Of Sonic 3D Blast. PLEASE?

  • February 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Great vid sir, long time fan and the material never gets old. However I can’t speak for the wife, not that she’s dislikes the videos it’s more of the fact that I always play them and the intro theme gets stuck in her head. Love what you do, I myself have dabbled with the business of making movies but my younger brother is following your path more passionately then me. Anyways, keep doing your thing man, you’re going to do great things in the future.

  • ares5566

    February 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    wtf?!?! medieval was an amazing game stfu loser

  • b17bomber

    February 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

    bee seventeen bawwwwmer

  • Joseph.lee

    February 19, 2011 at 3:39 am

    you rock in korea 정말쩝니다 한국에서

  • Blackwolf64

    February 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Dude you kick ass

  • paychecktopaycheck

    February 26, 2011 at 2:23 am

    I have been huge AVGN fan since 2006, and after watching 99 episodes of James as the Nerd, he’s inspired me to make my own show, reviewing shitty Wii games! So if you have the time check out my vid on youtube where i review probably the worst Wii game of all time Party Pigs Farmyard Games!


  • SeaOfGreen

    March 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Nice episode, very angry!
    “Why the fuck does he care so much about a fuckin’ pencil? Was his plan to take it home and shove it up his ass?! 😀

  • March 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    So much daydreaming-within-a-daydream, I feel like watching Inception except it’s way more confusing!

  • March 31, 2011 at 3:34 am

    this could possibly be the worst franchise character of all time, factoring in matthew brouderick’s inspector gadget and schwarzeneggar’s mr freeze. never has any main character that’s been expected to fight any sort of creature on earth possessed such weak levels of testosterone and reason to live. perfect nerd material great video man

  • Aksu

    April 16, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Just have to say.. it’s clearly not ancient ROME but ancient GREECE 😉 This reminded me of the MacGyver episode where he ends up to King Arthur’s time.

  • April 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome , AVGN is freaking hilarious .

  • April 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    what the fuck were they thinking

  • meesie120

    April 26, 2011 at 4:37 am

    i love it

  • Default_Username

    May 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Daydreamin’ days in a daydream nation…

  • jesse

    May 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    nice video was released on my birthday,i remember this game

  • Superkirk212.5

    June 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Sounds like Earthbound but wackier

  • Osubosu

    June 19, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Haha that would be nice if that kid would woke up and on he’s hand would be head of the fucking teacher xD xD. Imagine that would happen on real life :D.

  • .VeNoM.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I Love AGVN

  • DarkTruth666

    July 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Not to nit pick, I love AVGN over all there are just a few things in this ep that drive me up the wall. For starters, if ur gonna say rome, don’t suggest Greek Gods. If it was rome, then ur suggestion should’ve been Venus, not Aphrodite. And To further that, What the fuck is the goddess of love, beuaty, and sexuality giving u tips for. Its probably Athena, or Minerva, but I’m pretty sure thats Greece not Rome. Second. Medusa, is a Gorgon. It bugged me in Castlevania, but I resisted commenting. Medusa is a famous Gorgon. Not a creature all to itself. And as for the Ferryman, he’s a cheap fuck who is willing to take a bribe to ferry you across the River Styx into the Underworld. Now u may know all of this, but the ignorance that’s suggested in ur video just begs for a kick in the skull.

  • primalchaos

    July 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Good job with the Super Mario Bros II ending song at the end of the review!

  • Avid_e_o_Gamer

    August 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    “Not to nit pick, I love AVGN over all there are just a few things in this ep that drive me up the wall………………….”
    Dont we all have know always have to be right %100 of the time asshole people like you. Congradulations on breaking it down for us all. Clearly James is not as smart as you. I came here for entertainment and CLEARLY got a history lesson. James your video was great love the effort you put into it all and love the “that would be nice if that kid would woke up and on he’s hand would be head of the fucking teacher” part the most. Thanks again DarkTruth666 for being so smart we all really gave a shit about that comment what will your next one be ohhh let me guess it will have to do with my spelling and punctuation i cant wait i need a english lesson now!

  • dokng

    August 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I think Davey had shot up way too much smack that day.

  • DarkChaosXX

    August 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    DarkSkull, kick yourself int he skull, you do not question the nerd!

  • gamefreak14

    August 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

    play some godmamn ps2 or ps3 or pc games!!!!!!!!

    • arazgriz25

      January 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Gamefreak, if and when he finishes off the Genesis and the NES, and i doubt he will, he might do ps1. at least that’s decent. now shut the living fuck up, you ungreatful insignificent fuck.

  • gamefreak14

    August 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

    you are a fucking dinosaur dude seriously.i mean what the fuck is this shit
    huh.just play some
    new games on some new consoles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Silgon

    September 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm


    James does play the new games but unless you’re a retard or something you should know that AVGN is all about reviewing OLD games that happen to be really bad (for the most part). So unless it’s a REALLY special occasion i highly doubt that he’ll start reviewing the new games. So i suggest that you either GTFO or stop complaining about him not playing the “new games” in AVGN.

  • October 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    a pencil !!!!that tert licking bully can put that pencil up his you know what and keep it, oh wait you said Davey wanted to take it home and shove it up his ass. lol lol. great episode …

  • DrakeRandom

    October 19, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Cool vids man i enjoy them

  • LicaWolf

    October 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I really like the title card for this episode. With the title inside the dream bubble, it looks like a panel from comic. And I feel it’s very well done, the technic, the pose… traditionally inked illustrations just makes me happy, I guess he 🙂

    I truly loled at Davey decapitating the teacher (that would have been awesome 😛 ). I liked the mention of Sunset Riders, it reminded me of how much I used to love that game.

    Funny, the Nerd is wearing a long-sleeved shirt under his white pressed shirt… which is completely irrelevant, but I dunno, I can’t help but notice it.

    Good episode.

  • TheShadowluigi

    November 26, 2011 at 3:11 am

    wuddya suppose he (angry nerd) was dreaming about at the end…?XD

  • SkyHerald

    November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Why is the principal green?

    • VictorFreitasRocha

      November 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm


    • VictorFreitasRocha

      November 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Maybe he is an Alien

      • legend killer

        February 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

        lol!!!!!!!! @VictorFreitasRocha _

  • DylanParrott

    December 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    cool and funny james

  • zombiegrunt

    December 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Brrainz a brainz. Anyways good review

  • AVGN Lover

    December 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm


  • zfriedcod

    December 31, 2011 at 3:58 am

    LOL i remember i had a thing for dreamcast… like 800+ NES games ROMs … i tried this game… saw the rocks arrow and didnt know how to pass it… said “shit game” and tried a diff game… i was trying all sortsa games for the heck of it.

    • sarinahardy

      January 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

      @zfriedcod yeah i have that too…i was tryin to figure out how to get over those rocks…i couldnt so i just stopped playing and moved on to a different game lol

  • ljngamessuck

    January 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm


  • JaysonGeronca

    January 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Hearing the title, you know it’s bad.

    About SOPA and PIPA, these laws should F-U-C-K it!

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  • kooky112

    February 1, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Thanks to this vid I may fall asleep tonight peacefully for the first time in a week… OH HI JAMES! I’ve been watching your show for over a year, decided to stick my nerdy female head out of my cave and say you’re doing an excellent job!

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 2, 2012 at 9:45 am

    lmao this is still more historically accurate then God Of War

    • Khameleon

      March 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

       @OlDirtyVinceDm Wow who would have thought that a game about a kid sleeping in school would be more historically accurate than a game about Gods killing each other…..
      Not sure if srs

  • billy666pop

    February 9, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Omg, that’s the teacher off Calvin and Hobbes

    • billy666pop

      February 9, 2012 at 4:14 am

      Seriously, CHECK! It’s the teacher!

      • dcondon58

        February 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm


      • dcondon58

        February 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        @billy666pop My God, it is!

    • Sarrells

      February 24, 2012 at 3:32 am

       @billy666pop  LOL I didn’t even see that until you mentioned it.

  • JamesDavis

    February 10, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Narcolepsy is a bitch.

  • Olivania

    February 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

    I just watched it again because I saw the upload on youtube. I still don’t like this review. Imo it’s one of his worst reviews, he seemed so unmotivated and uncreative here. 🙁 Maybe he was already too busy with the movie back then to really focus on the episode.

  • February 23, 2012 at 2:06 am

    4:22 its funny since 7 year olds play Call of Duty

  • JaysonGeronca

    March 3, 2012 at 3:03 am

    KINECT for Xbox 360 
    *No controllers or remotes “You are the controller”
    *the Kinect sensor recognizes your gestures and movements
    *connect with just the wave of your hand
    *play games, watch TV, movies, & music 
    *Kinect works with every Xbox 360 console
    Kinect sets World Record as the fastest selling electronic device in history
    (sells faster than Apple products and other gaming consoles)
    Own it now
    *No controllers or remotes “You are the controller”
    *the Kinect sensor recognizes your gestures and movements
    *connect with just the wave of your hand
    *play games, watch TV, movies, & music 
    *Kinect works with every Xbox 360 console
    Kinect sets World Record as the fastest selling electronic device in history
    (sells faster than Apple products and other gaming consoles)
    Own it now

  • JaysonGeronca

    March 3, 2012 at 3:03 am

    KINECT for Xbox 360 – sets World Record
    *No controllers or remotes “You are the controller”
    *the Kinect sensor recognizes your gestures and movements
    *connect with just the wave of your hand
    *play games, watch TV, movies, & music 
    *Kinect works with every Xbox 360 console
    Kinect sets World Record as the fastest selling electronic device in history
    (sells faster than Apple products and other gaming consoles)
    Own it now
    *No controllers or remotes “You are the controller”
    *the Kinect sensor recognizes your gestures and movements
    *connect with just the wave of your hand
    *play games, watch TV, movies, & music 
    *Kinect works with every Xbox 360 console
    Kinect sets World Record as the fastest selling electronic device in history
    (sells faster than Apple products and other gaming consoles)
    Own it now

  • AlexRodarte

    March 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    You could say Davey is a
    *puts sunglasses on*
    Daydream Believer

  • Hellder7

    March 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Have a nice sleep man, you deserve it xD

  • JoshSilvis

    March 17, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I know James won’t ever read this but, figured I’d comment anyways. I’ve watched all the videos for years. Seen all 106 episodes multiple times. James has helped me through a lot.  Anyways, thought I’d correct one part here. I realize that he may have already known this, since James is actually really smart but, w/e, in case. The skeleton on the boat in hell, with the coin; that’s actually not weird or random at all. In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman who takes the souls who’ve gone to hell, across the river Styx. The coin is payment. That’s why many people around the word still place a gold coin under the tongue of the dead, as payment for Charon. Again, I know James might have already known that and it was just a joke as part of the review, but..little history for ya. Hope the AVGN movie is going well.  I have to admit I can’t wait for the episodes to come back though.

  • JamesBoyd1

    March 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    hey did he stop making videos?

    • dcondon58

      March 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

       @JamesBoyd1 I think he’s on a hiatus of sorts until he feels comfortable with doing both the videos and the movie

  • Anthony33

    March 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I had those same How To Win At Nintendo Games books in middle school lol.

  • bootmii

    April 14, 2012 at 2:08 am

    This is the wrong HAL. Perhaps you were looking for HAL Labs?

  • Thurston

    June 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    HAHAHAHAA “Titus”

  • Mickael

    October 10, 2012 at 4:43 am

    hmm. They all can’t be classics.

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  • PixelatedGhost

    January 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm


  • January 29, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I love cinemassacre.com

  • Haziel Olivera

    March 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    It’s not anchient Rome it’s Greece.

    • Braleven Braleven

      April 4, 2013 at 12:52 am

      That’s what I was saying, except it was to my computer monitor and not in the comment box.

    • April 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

      I think it’s acuttly Rome not Greece:/

  • April 7, 2013 at 11:01 am

    lol,this really funny.:)Also, can I persollny be in 1 of your vids?Your awsome-Toad(Kinopio)

  • June 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    To be fair, I always hated art

  • August 24, 2013 at 2:04 am

    I remember seeing an advertisement for daydreamin davey in an archie comic years back

  • snoochie

    October 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    What is the song at the very end of the video? I can’t place it and its drivin’ me nuts!

  • January 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    It’s Greek and Roman mythology.

  • August 2, 2014 at 3:29 am

    day dreaming dumbass

  • frizl

    October 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    The company that developed this is actually called ‘Hai’.

    • frizl

      October 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      According to the logo, anyways.

  • November 20, 2014 at 4:31 am

    As though Call Of Duty players aren’t all 7 years old?

  • MegaDrive96

    September 24, 2015 at 4:53 am

    This game is a piece of shit, Great Review.

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