AVGN: Star Wars

Mike / February 3rd, 2011

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    February 3, 2011 at 12:16 am


  • piratinflas

    February 3, 2011 at 12:18 am

    The best way to end this night, watching a new AVGN vid!!!
    Greetings James.


    February 3, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Lol i was so happy to be first, i just said First xD anyway im going to watch this , BRB ……… JAMES YOU ROCK !!!!!!!

  • ovafaze

    February 3, 2011 at 12:19 am

    ewww. Not A firster.

    99th episode? Congrats.

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

    FuuuuCk the video wont play on my iphone!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Nothing better than coming online and seeing a new Nerd episode posted!!!

  • Malev

    February 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Can’t wait for Ep100 to be E.T. … on PS1 and Game Boy


  • Spaxspore

    February 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

    been following your AVGN vids since ’07, was wondering when you were going to do a star wars one. Lovin it.!

  • John07

    February 3, 2011 at 12:40 am

    James you make my week, great video!

  • John07

    February 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Im gonna watch it again


    February 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    LOL at 22:00+

  • A Nerd

    February 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

    LOVED IT!!!

  • scooter3185

    February 3, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Oh yeah!! I remember being completely annoyed by how hard the Super Star Wars trilogy was. I rented them for a weekend as a kid and couldn’t get further than the third or fourth stage!!! Can’t wait for episode 100!!! I know it will be epic as all hell.

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Great as always. *thumbs up*

  • thetruetombo

    February 3, 2011 at 12:48 am

    omg I’m so excited I’m going to post a comment before I watch the video.

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Still fresh man, you’ll never be stale.

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Awesome work James!

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Top shelf James, right the fuck on!!!

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    February 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

    The Vader scorpion freak out was executed very well. Also enjoyed the automatic win button. I heard the SNES games, especially super return of the jedi were pretty good.

    The flipping jump with the lightsabers reminds me of Kirby using the sword or hammer while jumping, kind of hard to not do it constantly since it looks cool and gives you extra defense.

  • TacticPwner117XBL

    February 3, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I actually felt like I stop breathing from laughing my ass off from the ending. I was sitting here texting a friend, listening to everything. Next thing I know, I hear a shit sound. Look up, I see a buffalo’s ass and James screaming. I didn’t stop laughing BEFORE I starting typing this comment… Spot on James, great way to ring in the new year dude!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I was just thinking today “When’s a new AVGN coming out?” and I look on here and I’m ecstatic to see it’s a star wars episode! Also, downloaded “Texting of the Bread” and it’s an awesome game and there needs to be more AVGN related apps!

  • jbullock8

    February 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Another job well done James. Very informative and some great laughs. If you ever decide to talk more about Star Wars games, I hope you will think about these: Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Power Battles and the Phantom Menace game for the PC. We’re all looking forward to the 100th video!

  • John07

    February 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

    unbelievable!! Fucking awesome video!!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I know you said you were gonna keep the new ones more simple in order to save time for bigger things but this is honestly one of the funniest and best ones you have done in a while. Not to say I didn’t enjoy the others immensely but this one is proof to me that you don’t have to be extremely technically complicated to be awesome. Except mebbe the beer droid, I have no idea how long that took. D:

  • John07

    February 3, 2011 at 1:07 am


  • Liam Gauci

    February 3, 2011 at 1:08 am


  • February 3, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Wow, that was great.
    Stoked for 100 Jamesy.

  • John07

    February 3, 2011 at 1:09 am

    just one more

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Gotta get me one of those Beer Droids.

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Anyone know which video that was around 0:30 in the intro? The PS2 one.

  • AckbarDicks

    February 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

    My favorite review in a really long time. Great job!

  • Undertaker

    February 3, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Thank you James! this is the kind of review that reminds me why i love your vids! though towards the end the quality of the video went to hell. other than that though i would say this was a great episode and i cant wait for #100!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Have to say James, I think this is one of the most perfect videos you’ve done yet. Informative, which I love btw, that’s why I watch in the first place.
    You still got the ‘Angry Nerd’ in there quite a bit too, the Beat Button was great. The Stopmotion on the Beer Droid, freakin SWEET!!
    What was up with the buffalo dump though? Really freaking random!

    I absolutely LOVE stop motion though, and I ‘m excited to see you play with it. Keep up the good work and don’t burn your self out!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Holy shit, the Nerd is back! That was awesome James! You delivered above and beyond the call of shitty duty! Thank you so much for this episode! Please, keep making them as good as this one! I can’t wait to see what you do next month!

  • Lock3Bon3

    February 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Great vid. Nice jacket btw. Atari nerd lolz. Really liked the come back of the Nerd since the holidays and all those good times. Keep Rockin’N’Rolling.

  • mtsjin08

    February 3, 2011 at 1:17 am

    cant wait till 100 thanks for all these wonderful episodes

  • AtlasNR

    February 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Great video. The nerd seemed a little relaxed for the frustration he was being put through but, of course, this appeared to be one of the more informative reviews. Which I think are great personally.

    The ending was unexpected and I must say rather amusing. It feels as though you were trying something a little different with this one. It’s good to see you take some creative liberties though.

    Top notch episode. I look forward to your coming episodes and encourage you try some more “outside of the nerd box” things in the future.

  • Boneless_Jones

    February 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Last night I just finished playing all the Jedi knight games and then James gives us this super awesome video. Thanks AVGN team.

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

    dude that was awesome!, couldnt stop laughing at the shit at the end, the beat button thing was really cool, and the beer droid is the best invention yet, gotta get one of those!
    you just made my day, i really cant wait till next one 😀

  • Liam Gauci

    February 3, 2011 at 1:33 am

    OMG, the ending is so unexpected and funnyyy! The speeder crash is also hilarious! Bravo!

  • CapnCanuck

    February 3, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Epic just fucking epic. Great production. Excellent stop motion with the beer droid. More! MORE!

  • mcnerven

    February 3, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Holy hell that’s an amazing title card. Great job Mike!

  • Vinny1138

    February 3, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Wouldn’t it have made more sense if it was a BANTHA that took a shit in your room as opposed to just a buffalo?

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Yes! Only one more episode until the epic AVGN #100!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

    It may be a moot point but I just wanted to share that there IS a level select for the Japan only Family Computer Star Wars game, my friends and I used it when we were kids. T

    There’s a small red shape near the bottom on the front of the Family Computer, you basically start the game, pull out the red cap/blocker whatever to reveal some connectors. Once you’re on the start screen, you put a key or some other thin metallic object in there and you get to select your stage.

    I know it sounds crazy, but seriously, it works!

  • recompile

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Great video — though it may be overshadowed by the much anticipated 100th AVGN episode.

    I think we’re all expecting an E.T. review. I’m hoping that you have the good sense to dispel the great “worst game ever” myth.

    I had the game as a child, and I can tell you that it was one of the better titles in the 2600 library. It’s a fun and challenging game that was way ahead of its time.

    Come on, James, put an end to the lies and return E.T. to its rightful place in history!

  • Dirty Jared

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Good stuff. What was up with the end though?

  • angelspawn77

    February 3, 2011 at 1:57 am

    One of your best James 😀 the end was pretty random, but hilarious to see the buffalo walk by, then that shit was so unexpected, lol. The boss lifebar was hilarious as well and the look on your face, hahaha. Can’t wait till the next.

  • Mr. Vermin

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I’ve been a fan of yours since ’07 but lately I’ve been watching videos over again and its like a comfort to just watch them and listen. It may sound cheesy, but your videos feel like the viewer is just hanging out with a friend. I haven’t played all games you’ve reviewed, but I can just feel how frustrated I would be if I tried.

    I JUST watched your candid video with Pat maybe 20 minutes before this one was uploaded, so I was very pleasantly surprised to have a new nerd video to watch.

    I don’t think you have to be drop-kicking shit in every episode to uphold the “nerd,” I think what you are doing is perfect. As you said in the other video, you just have to follow your instinct. The nerd is essentially part of you, so only you can know what feels right.

    Great episode, I love seeing what makes the game difficult while also learning why there are limitations and of course just plot-line throw up moments like darth scorpion. Can’t wait for the 100th!

  • Warrax

    February 3, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Really great episode, loved the stop motion parts! Keep up the good work James! Oh and the last part was pretty random but I have the impression there is some references to previous episodes or things you said about buffalo, anyway, good stuff!

  • gnsquared

    February 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Oh jeez, when the buffalo shit through his window I happened to be itching my nose. The noise of the window breaking startled me so much I accidentally poked my nose so hard it started to bleed!

  • Dr.That1guy

    February 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Ahhhh Shadows of the Empire. I’m 15 and I even had that game. It was the shit. Great job James. I enjoiyed it.

  • RKOredux

    February 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    That had the greatest ending I have ever seen. Period.

  • Gamer

    February 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Yea this is the stuff, I see you are acting out with rage like you do with your earlier videos, just can use some American movie quotes, and you have yourself a hell of a review. Also, what makes your older episodes great is that you destroyed stuff when ever you get angry, that is fun to watch.

  • caseclosed1

    February 3, 2011 at 2:14 am

    shit crashing into the WINDOW.. epic!

  • madcow

    February 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

    The Glitch Gremlin took over the last few mins of the video. Other then that, it was awesome. I really like your reviews where you cover numerous games, accessories and/or systems.

    Can’t wait for #100 Jimmy. E.T. or not, I know it’s gonna be awesome

  • Dresden

    February 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Man I used to love those Super Star Wars games even with their crazy difficulty. Play the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight PC games if you haven’t. They were so damn good.

  • mcnerven

    February 3, 2011 at 2:24 am

    My family had that exact same vacuum cleaner you used for your beer droid. It’s astounding the number of things featured in your videos and in the background that I or my family once owned. Maybe those items were just universally purchased?

    You should do a quick video that covers some of the non-game or movie related retro/nostalgic things in your collection, similar to your video on the Universal Monster collection.

  • Filmmassacre

    February 3, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I haven’t even play the video yet but i just know it’s gonna be epic!
    love the title card by mike =)

  • VerveBirder

    February 3, 2011 at 2:28 am

    At least the buffalo missed his ear….

  • mrreow

    February 3, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Good video overall, thanks for doing what you do, James.

    I liked how instead of drawing out the video and focusing on just one game you kind of did a mix of several which kept the material fresh. I think you should do stuff like that more often. Can’t wait for #100.

  • February 3, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Fuckin’ awesome stop motion on the beer droid.

  • Reputator

    February 3, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Haha, that was fantastic. And that poster is epic.

  • Zentu

    February 3, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Hey James! Nice Vid as always. But I regret to inform you that watching it on screwattack, I seem to be having troubble at times watching it.
    – Id be watching it, and its fine, then the graphics on the video itself get messed up. Idk, Is it JUST me thats having that problem? Please somebody tell me that Iam not alone with this problem.

    – Oh man I can’t wait for Episode 100, Maybe have end the 100th video with the Cinimasscure staff in a snap-shot Photo?

  • WillWill

    February 3, 2011 at 2:42 am

    @Mike Matei, gotta’ hand it to ya — best title card I’ve seen you do. You must have worked on that for a long time. How long did it take you? Great job!

  • Auximinus

    February 3, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Why does Obi Wan look like he has shit smeared all over his face on the episode card ?

  • Auximinus

    February 3, 2011 at 2:55 am

    In the title card, who is the character beside Boba Fett? The one wearing the yellow/beige outfit?


    February 3, 2011 at 3:03 am

    @ Warrax – When you were picking your nose & it started to bleed, do you say: “BLOOD, BLOOD!! AAAGGHHHH BLOOD!!!”

  • February 3, 2011 at 3:10 am

    The buffalo and glass breaking actually startled me.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    February 3, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Nice job. But it would’ve been epic if you used the beat it button for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.

  • February 3, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Saw a lot of ET clips in the intro video. ET FOR EPISODE 100 DO IT!

  • LordGavinMacLean

    February 3, 2011 at 3:18 am

    A pretty entertaining review. Your videos are starting to get funnier again, as there was a time when they seemed a little dead on humor. Either way, you’ve been doing pretty well.

    The “Beat-It Button” is a pretty good addition. Hopefully, you bring that one back. As well, the ending to this video just… came out of no where. It’s not normal for you to do things like that, and to be fair, it was quite funny.

    Well done. I’m certainly looking forward to your 100th episode.

  • Damiz

    February 3, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I want to play Fishing for Ackbars!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 3:28 am

    That was awesome, but what the heck was up with the ending? LOL It just came out of nowhere.

    I like your beer droid. We use to use my grandparent’s vacuum as a droid as well. Remember ‘Hardware Wars’?

  • Analbag Thats Me

    February 3, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Yes Yes Yes! This episode had to be done! Thank you! hahaha

  • February 3, 2011 at 3:51 am

    This was one of the greatest episodes I’ve seen in a while. The buffalo shitting at the end was random, but hilarious. It reminded me of Bob Saget in “Dumb and Dumberer: How Harry Met Loyd.”

  • ButtTown

    February 3, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Four words: “Chewie Wookiee Cookie Cooking”

  • Snejku

    February 3, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Great video, Star Wars man! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for episode 100

  • February 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Dude Mike, thats an insane title card, you have some pretty wicked drawing skills my man. Oh and ya great video James lol.

  • lfgubrs

    February 3, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Yaaay what i have waited for this episode! You are so awesome James 🙂

  • February 3, 2011 at 5:08 am

    The “BEAT-A-GAME” Button…was quite possibly the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen AVGN do. James’ face after he beats Zelda…almost pee’d my pants.

  • DirkDiggler

    February 3, 2011 at 5:16 am

    James you should have covered more games, was hoping you’d make it up to some ps1 games. You should have done more of a history of star wars games instead of dwelling on the average ones nobody played.

  • RetroMerch

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 am

    “You should have done more of a history of star wars games instead of dwelling on the average ones nobody played”

    hum thats the whole point of the AVGN isn’t it?

    Grat vid as always james!

    Also hope to see more of your other projects soon.. I’m starving for another Board james video!

  • Mattashell

    February 3, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I want to play Wookie Cookie Cookin’.

  • justman

    February 3, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Nice video. Just a side note. You have a stage select screen in the Famicom Star Wars. You just need the Expansion Port (MultiTap) so you can do part of the code in CONTROLLER 3.

  • Fredward

    February 3, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Awesome episode James, the nerd is coming back as strong as ever! This is the best episode I’ve seen in a while – this one has the overall style that made your earlier episodes great. A few of the episodes from 2010 felt a little stale to me, like maybe you were tired of doing them (hard to put my finger on why, they just had a different feel to them). But, this episode is just incredible, it’s like classic AVGN again! Just your tone of voice sounds more genuine, and it feels like your heart was really into it, like you’re more inspired. The anger level was just right. Also a very informative video, which I love. My favorite AVGN era was from late 2006 to late 2008, and this video has the same kind of feel as those classic episodes, and I’m stoked. Can’t wait for ep. 100!

    Shit that I laughed out loud at: Gotta stop disco from coming back, the beer droid (especially when it attacked you; also, when it threw you one, and it fizzed all over the place – funny shit!), sounds of the ocean, nasty fungus on the ground, worse than a piece of shit – it’s a whole shit, and the boss’s life bar going off the screen (I almost spit out my drink laughing when I saw that – And the look on your face was fucking hilarious!).

    I also loved the clips from Mario Bros., Mario 2 and Ghostbusters for comparisons, that was brilliant. And the beat-a-game button was funny as hell. The ending was also great… at least the buffalo didn’t shit in your ear!

    I really like the episodes like this, where you review a whole series of games. Also, the episodes with movie-based games tend to be really good too, because you can compare them to the movie, and the resulting expectations of the games, and it provides more material to work with.

    A solid 10 out of 10. I can’t get enough AVGN. You haven’t lost your touch at all. Keep doing your videos the way you want to do them, your sense of humor is what we all love about your videos. Ultimately, don’t worry too much about what the fans think is funny (myself included), just focus on what you know is funny – because that is what we find funny as well.

  • caffeineadvocate

    February 3, 2011 at 6:54 am

    “Hey, Luke…” —- “Get over here!”

  • GoldRoger

    February 3, 2011 at 7:20 am

    That is by far the best artwork Mike has ever done.


  • Cory Power

    February 3, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Mike has really improved as an artist. His old stuff, well, it kind of sucked. But this title card is a really nice piece of art. The shading and shadows are really good.

  • February 3, 2011 at 7:31 am

    brilliant episode, james!

  • Astrodogmedia

    February 3, 2011 at 8:01 am

    This is one of the best videos you have ever made James! Congratulations! I especially loved your interactions with the droid, and your reaction when Darth Vader turned into a scorpion.

  • Cless Aileron

    February 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

    When I saw the episode was about Star Wars, I was thinking, “I’m hoping he’s covering the Famicom Star Wars game that Namco did. There’s great material there to work with!” Boy, I wasn’t disappointed. Your best jokes were during the part when you looked into that Star Wars game, especially when Darth Vader turned into a scorpion (spoofing the Empire Strikes Back plot twist). Though I have to admit, I was hoping for a closing joke where AVGN references that, “It’s as weird as throwing Star Wars characters into a Soul Calibur game” and possibly realized that Namco did do that.

    Though, I also love what you did for the beer droid.

  • captaintyler888

    February 3, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Great episode!

    Thee beer droid was awesome 😉

    I definitely have to admit the PC Star Wars games definitely had the upper had, although I’m not sure if they ever released any PC games that followed the Trilogy.

    My favorite Star Wars game definitely has to be X-Wing though.

  • February 3, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Sweet can’t wait to get home and watch it with the kiddos. Nice title card Mike!

  • February 3, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Good video, James. Well done and not lazy. Cool beer droid you have there.
    Oh, and I agree about emulators. It’s really pointless when you can save the game whenever you want. But sometimes when you want to play a game on a console you don’t have, there’s no other choise but to use emulators. (And when you use it, you just can’t resist saving the progress before boss battles or other hard parts.) Sure, it’s not a problem for you. I believe you have every console ever made. But it’s funny that you mentioned emulators in this episode. Super Star Wars trilogy was the first game I had to use emulator to play (and that is why it was easy as hell to me).
    And can someone explain the bison taking a shit joke at the end of the episode? I didn’t get it. Does that suppose to be just a random scene that has nothing to do with anything or it is a reference of something?

  • Jel-K

    February 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

    very good episode

  • Linearmode

    February 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Like this episode. The line “it’s worse than a piece of shit, it’s a whole shit”… original and cracked me up. I actually prefer these basic episodes with just you, the game, and the camera.

  • JimmyDash32

    February 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Awesome Episode again James. Loved every part of it. Well am confused on the ending like most are but maybe it will be explained in 100. Beat a game button was just great. It’s the easy button for the game world. I want one. LOL Awesome title card Mike. Both you guys keep up the great work.

  • asnaes1981

    February 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    The Beer Droid, the buffalo shit, and the making up of phony Star Wars games were my favorite parts. Whenever you struggle at games, I get just as pissed off as you, btw. Thumbs way up!

  • BunchProductions.com

    February 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Yes! Finally! I Love your videos, James! So much! I would buy your T-shirt if I would know how.

  • Ronin

    February 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Great video James. I really like these when you review a series of games spanning a bunch of different systems. And that was quite possibly the best ending to any of your videos thus far. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for the 100th episode!

  • AikoujOi

    February 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    XD The whole video was really hilarious! Great job on it as ever James

  • Ronin

    February 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    BunchProductions.com, just click the Merch button on the upper right hand side of the page and it will bring you to the ScrewAttack store where you can buy AVGN logo T-shirts.

  • ranto1

    February 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Awesome episode, well done and keep them coming!

  • Crowbar

    February 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Oh, FUCK yeah! I’ve been waiting for this since the first fucking episode. And it met all expectations.

    By the way, Jedi Knight is the most awesome Game in the Star Wars Franchise. Period.

  • February 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Great Episode.
    I never managed to beat the Millenium Falcon Asteroid stage, had it on the Sega. I mean, I didn’t know what the fuck to do for quite some time and it’s not like I had a walkthrough.

    Aside from that, I played quite a few Star Wars games and all of them were pretty solid, but damn fucking hard.

    And this quote right here has been burned into my mind:
    “Rogue Squadron, where is our cover?”
    But damn was that an awesome game.

  • MorePAIN

    February 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I am a huge star wars fan. Your video was awesome. I especially love the you know whats bullshit bull cameo lol hilarious.

  • Rob

    February 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Awesome review!!!
    My all time favorite Star Wars Game is Jedi Academy, but the Snes games were also pretty cool.

  • February 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I highly recommend Knights of the Old Republic if you haven’t played it yet.

  • Kenshiroh

    February 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    There was a Star Wars game similar to the NES version on the Sega Game Gear. It was slightly different, though. The first level in that version you play as Leia on that ship from the beginning of the movie. There is also no landspeeder map screen.

    I remember a trick I found on this game. Right after you get Han from the cantina, get him killed, then go back into the cantina again and get “another” Han. Han’s life meter will now appear to be empty, but he can’t actually be killed (unless he falls off of a cliff).

  • encey

    February 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Kick-ass title card! Could I have a download link to make it my desktop background? Regardless, props to MF MIKE.

  • benjigoenitz

    February 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

    hahaha!! I love the video!! and the title card is awesome =O!!!!!!!!

  • bulldozer

    February 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Awesome title card motherfucker mike and awesome video AVGN! I’m glad you’r back on the screen because the other one you barely shown up!

  • john-n

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Love my star wars film so this was really funny to watch .

  • relic

    February 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Great review as usual, I especially liked the beer droid. Just a small correction, Empire Strikes Back for Atari 2600 was actually the first Star Wars game. Star Wars the Arcade Game came about two years later. As a fellow game nerd, I thought you should know.

  • adecourv

    February 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I thought he hit the nail on the head with what made the Super Star Wars game good/annoying. It’s a shame he didn’t make it further into the NES games. There are some really crazy things to talk about. But if you want to see those, look up filmnstuff on youtube.

  • angel85

    February 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    amazing little marathon gaming session, it has been a while since I saw one like this. I’m impressed you got it out so early too, I expected having to wait at least a week into the month. I’m waiting with baited breath for your 100th review.

  • Johnny Deformed

    February 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oh wow! So many memories with the SNES games (primarily return of the Jedi). First few levels anyway. I was too young to have the patience and determination to beat them. Perhaps I should play them again.

  • darkknightdetec

    February 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Yet another GREAT episode! I never realized how many Star Wars games there were on Atari and NES. The beer droid thing was great (and nicely animated haha). I loved your idea that Luke crashed right into Greedo and killed him instead of him being shot by Han. And the buffalo thing at the end was the most unexpected thing ever but absolutely HILARIOUS!!

    CAN’T WAIT FOR EPISODE 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Not my favorite review, but I did enjoy the droid beer bot.

    Great title card also!

  • Jimbo

    February 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    One more until 100.
    This was a great episode James. I loved the stop motion on the beer droid.
    And the title cards just keep getting better and better so good work on that Mike.
    Oh and I want a Beat a game button.

  • Razgriz

    February 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Epic episode, definitly one of my favorites!!
    I’m really looking out for the 100th episode (O_O”) you’ve really gona a looooong way James, keep it up because the fanbase is ever growing just like the Star Wars galaxy.

  • cAsh

    February 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Mr. Nerd— you’ve done it again!… this review was really great =)

  • February 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I’m sure the ending of the episode promises us what comes next in the 100th episode. It’ll be quite an event!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Completely awesome man. I loved how the beer bot launched Yuengling. I wish I had a beer bot that launched Yuengling. Or at least a store that stocked Yuengling.

  • disco steve

    February 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Darth Vader is a giant man scorpion? Now that would have made the special edition better!

  • browncoat

    February 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Now this is what I’m talking about. The Nerd has returned to form in this episode. Great job guys, great job!

  • adivel

    February 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    if this 99 episode, the next episode will be something very special?

  • BlueYoshiFTW

    February 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I wish I had a beer droid 🙁 also at the ending when the buffalo shits in your room I could of sworn you were going find ET in it and then the episode ends leading to the next episode. Was that scene complete random or are you going to revisit the scene in the next episode?

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    February 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    lol nice star wars review and that buffalo moment was awesome 😀

  • darkknightdetec

    February 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Oh and are we actually going to see a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in your ear next episode? Cuz that would be awsummmm..

    Also for all the E.T. speculations: I thought I remember James saying at some point that E.T. will NOT be the 100th episode. I’m guessing he’s saving it for the movie?

  • dEEPZoNE

    February 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Epic like always !
    Looking forward to the 100 episode!

    I have the voice activated r2d2 who can serve drinks.. But keeps dropping them 😛

  • Bick Benedict

    February 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    that buffalo shitting through the window was so random and out of place that it turned out to be so fucking funny, the funniest part of the whole video. omg i couldn’t stop laughing, and it was relevant because there’s a buffalo in his AVGN theme…it’s hilarious because his reaction is perfectly timed to the breaking of the window and he sounds so sincere in his surprise and dismay over it…the glass on the floor with the shit…oh my god, great stuff

  • SpeedyEric

    February 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I’m a big Star Wars fan, and I gotta say that this episode of AVGN was worth the wait. =D

    Actually, the VERY FIRST Star Wars console game was “The Empire Strikes Back” for Atari.

    Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader is my favorite Star Wars character, and I was as shock as you were when we see him turn into a big-headed scorpion.

    That Beat-a-Game Button can tell Game Genie to go screw itself.

    The earlyest Star Wars game I owned and played war “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” on the PC, and I loved it.

    Great episode, James. Good luck with Episode 100.

  • callmeRaskolnikov

    February 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    So happy you finally did a Star Wars Atari/Nes/Snes review. Very funny, loved the beer droid. And Mike did an amazing job on the title card. Probably the best yet. Great job guys!

  • Kezagob

    February 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Great episode James, thank you very much!!!


    February 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    the force is with you James.
    that’s one of the greatest episodes you’ve ever made.
    i can’t wait for the episode 100 🙂

  • Cantumimbra

    February 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Excellent episode, excellent work, excellent everything! I feel great after watching this, thanks James.

  • SmashManiac

    February 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I hope Beer-Droid will become a recurring character!

  • February 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! The poster for this episode is so amazing! Such detail. I’d love to view it in higher resolution… use it as my wallpaper even! :)))

  • February 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I thought that this episode was great! Especially at the end with the buffalo taking a shit through the window, that was freaking hilarious. The Super Star Wars games were freaking unbelievably hard, and so were the 2 games on the NES.

    Sucks that you didn’t mention the Knights of The Old Republic games on the PC and Xbox though 🙁

    Can’t wait to see what you do for the 100th episode next month 🙂

  • Ziggy7800pro

    February 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    VERY VERY COOL!!! Yeah I have played the super star wars games they were really hard but fun. Can’t wait for the 100th ep. THANKS AVGN!!!

  • eddy149

    February 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Absolutely magnificent! I’m not even a Star Wars fan and I loved this episode. Can’t wait for the 100th episode!!!!!!!!!!

  • ScaryManiac

    February 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    BTW, you made a very nice picture, Mike 🙂

  • Faun

    February 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This episode was awesome. I really like the picture too. 🙂

  • dEEPZoNE

    February 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    @james and/or mike
    What kind of video editing program do you use?

  • DarkNeonRain

    February 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    This is one of the greatest videos you have done. I’ve been waiting for you to do a review on the famicom star wars game. I saw it on game trailers retrospective on the entire star wars game history. I tought to myself, that would be perfect for the nerd to review and i thank you for that. but let me tell ya… there’s more veird stuff in there. I don’t know what they were thinking? The beer droid was very clever and the ending was very unexpected, but so darn funny. Pure gold this one!

  • BigSab

    February 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Star Wars games a notorious for being difficilt. Not so much these days but back in the day slapping in a Star Wars cart meant that you were up for some challenge, frustration, and anger. When I saw the buffalo outside the window I almost shit! Then HE did! hahahahah! That was fuckin great!

  • Rasmus

    February 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Awesome drawing by Mike.

    Also: 100th episode coming up!!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    the ending was fucking awesome!!!

  • February 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    How many James Rolfes does it take to drink a full case of rolling rock in a matter of minutes? Only 1, provided he has a horribly bad game to play and his beer droid by his side. He might even through a Yuenger in there.

  • turbofist911

    February 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Episode 100 next! We got TWO teases at ET in the intro. IS IT COMING!?

  • CrimsonFireCF

    February 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This review was great! I loved the stop motion effects for the beer droid, I could only imagine how long it took to make it look so smooth!

  • ophelius

    February 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Gots to get me one of those beer droids.

  • February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    $1,000,000,000 says next review is et

  • Jenslyn87

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Good episode! And I have to agree – great title card… it’s the background on my PC now 😀

  • OdieMikes

    February 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Love the beer droid. And the fucking scorpions! WTF?! Lol. Best ending. Can’t wait for E.T.

  • oxyking

    February 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    …………….buffalo? random but good

  • February 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Great episode James. I liked the beat it button. I hope that was a way of saying fuck you to all the cheaters out there, haha.

  • Rasengan999

    February 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome title card Mike. All of those characters to draw, and you did them all great. I’d say that’s the card with the 2nd most characters. Can’t remember the 1st, but I know there was a freaking lot, and they were all great.

  • Zelda_Boy

    February 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    that had to be the most random, out of nowhere ending you’ve ever done…….and it was AWESOME!!!! I wonder if it will carry over to the ‘next episode’ (NUMBER 100!!!!)

  • Rasengan999

    February 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    AWESOME! BUFFALO!!! That has to be the best Nerd freak-out in history!! HAHAHA!

  • libz0rz

    February 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Great review James. My friends and I were having a LAN drinking some homebrew Bourbon and I thought I would check if there was a new video out and it must have been my lucky night as it was out. Probably one of your best videos, but that could of been the homebrew. lol.

    Good job man.

  • Schloss Ritter

    February 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I played the heck out of The Empire Strikes Back on the old 2600 back then.

    The false Vader turning into a creature reminds me of when you use fire power to kill a Bowser in SMB1’s worlds 1-7 to find out it was really a lesser enemy.

    Nice sequence about cheat devices.

    My favorite from the franchise is still the X-Wing PC games.

    Bullshit! tie-in at the end.

  • February 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    LMFAO!!! Buffalo shit!!!

  • scronan

    February 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Some great nostalgia in this video – I was a very young kid in the early 80s and I remember when those Atari 2600 games came out and my family owned all of them. It was frustrating to play them when we could walk a few blocks down to the local arcade and play the super badass Starwars machine…but for rainy days (especially when you ran out of quarters), at least we had something to do at home. Really brought me back to those days when Star Wars was the coolest thing in the world. 😉

    Never played the NES or SNES games…interesting to see them too. Great video James – I look forward to seeing whatever crazy shit you have planned for Episode 100!

  • February 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    awesome episode James, one of my favs. Reminds me of your earlier episodes.

  • quastan

    February 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    good one James. you keep reminding me why i started and still like what you do.

  • Radelta

    February 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I’m sure over 9000 people have asked this already but i’ll go ahead an do it too.

    Hey james have you ever played Kotor? Star wars knights of the old republic. its the best star wars game/best rpg game of the last generation of games

  • February 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I just watched the episode again, and the ending had a specific purpose. If you watched the intro he gave the middle finger to E.T, well at the end look whos sitting on the bookshelf when he just so happens to go over to the window.. MR E.T himself. Awesome way to display your 100th episode I can’t believe no one caught that.

  • TheRetroHero

    February 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I loved the new way you talked because at the end when the buffalo takes a shit, that IS how a person acts like when something like that happens. Also, congrats on the 99th video, (can’t wait for the 100th) and this video was a 10/10. Good Job Nerd!

  • JohnnyHshSkywalker

    February 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Holy Shit!You did games about STAR WARS?!That is full of surprises!~~~~

  • Edward

    February 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Now that was fun.
    Hm… Crash a speeder into the cantine….
    My first Star Wars game was Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2. I still have it, and I edit it to death. Why I’m still on that one some 13 years later is because 1: Haven’t been able to afford anything else, 2: tried editing Jedi Outcast and was getting somewhere, but then an update changed everything and I got lost, and 3: scripting the events was unbelievably easy.
    The community still goes strong, if you are interested: http://www.jkhub.net
    I am having a thought of making an AVGN mod, just need to find the right textures though.

    Oh, and nice Bullshit ending. Speaking of…….. 😉

  • K2

    February 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I wish it was Fred Fuchs too… Great Job James this is a great one. I am now completely entertained.

  • February 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    You should do a review for Battle Kid, it’s a new NES game, and it’s in the same league as IWBTG and super meat boy. Great videos and I hope to see more in the future

  • February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I want me a beer driod.

  • EscapeGoat

    February 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Storm Trooper Tennis! LOL! I wanna play that game!

  • gattz

    February 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome video. I like your videos that cover a large array of games that are connected somehow a lot.

    Also, loving the return of the humor factor. Great one right here.

  • monkymahn

    February 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The buffalo scared the shit outta me!

  • Resin420

    February 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    not that anybody cares but the star wars games for the snes were good at least. well sort of

  • captkiro

    February 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I gotta say that was hilarious! One of the best episodes of AVGN up there with street fighter 2010. but I’m surprised the gamegear version didn’t make the cut.

  • danny

    February 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Nice long episode with plenty of great moments. I love the stop-motion beer droid!

  • SparcMan

    February 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

  • DragoCris

    February 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Please do it again, but without all that shit that starts when you talk about the SNES games

  • BouncekDeLemos

    February 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    OMG that buffalo scene was great! Great acting! At least, I hope it’s acting because I got the chills when you screamed in rage! I was like “seriously, did a buffalo really take a shit through your window?!”

  • February 4, 2011 at 12:17 am

    As dumb as it sounds, the reaction to the boss’s life meter breaking away from the screen had me laughing for a good 5 minutes. Also it’s good to see you drinking Yuengling again. Great beer.

  • robb0226

    February 4, 2011 at 12:47 am

    “Disco Fuck Yourself”. But I agree, ET special for the 100th. Love it again though James… I’m ready for more projects of yours.

  • February 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

    thank you so much!! this is the episode i’ve been waiting for. i have nes star wars and it is one of the most painful pieces of shit i have ever dealt with. i want to love it because it’s starwars..but goddamn

  • Djister

    February 4, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Yay, Star Wars! Thanks for the review. I didn’t know much about the Atari and NES versions, but I’ve played the SNES ones quite a bit (especially when they first came out).

    I hope you will review Total Recall for the NES one day. 🙂

  • LastOrders

    February 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

    The original Star Wars arcade game was one of the 1st arcade games I played. Empire Strike Back on Atari was one of the 1st games I played on console anlong with E.T. And Jedi Academy or maybe 2 cant remember was the last star wars game i’ve played. Hilarious episode, wasn’t expecting much as you said your making avgn movie.

  • br0hdee

    February 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Awesome vid. Loved the beer droid

  • mastamuzz

    February 4, 2011 at 2:51 am

    James is sad to see you had to use an old video to get you back on track! you filmed this about a year and a half ago! but still is awesome!
    I hope that the comment you had on the video where you had to see your first upload of Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hide (that you now realize that the people like you because of that work and is possible for you to sign autographs in any place you go is just because of that!) if you can go back to be the way you were then you will get further because you get more experience with each episode (I know you have tons of experience but lets say you are not at Lv99 yet) I support you as always! as I always said in all my previous comments but I think you needed an epiphany to make you realize your trajectory as the Nerd!

  • tataobr

    February 4, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Awesome job James, 10/10! Keep em coming, this one made my day!

  • Dameotoko-N

    February 4, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Actually,the StarWars game on Famicom does have a password system,but the password is Japanese…..

    Also,there are other f**ed-up “Vader”s in that piece of shit.For example,Gyaos-Vader(“ギャオスベイダー” in Japanese),Klados-Vader(“クラドスベイダー” in Japanese),Wampa-Vader…

  • Strazdas

    February 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

    It woudl seem that Star War games started with disasters and from there on got more or less better up till present day.

  • February 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

    i reviewed SW for NES a year ago! i’ve based a small series on these games, and in one video he demolishes all my planned work, thanks nerd. btw my review is alot better, and funnier

  • February 4, 2011 at 10:04 am


    just start doing this twice a month and we’ll be assolutely happy!!!

    oh, and sorry if it’s not the right place to say that, but you could make some more “you know what’s bullshit” videos, i just cracked myself open laughing…

  • fleksnes

    February 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Great! I like the longer videos, but I hoped you would go more in the depths of these game, and maybe made two parts or something.

    Looking forward to #100, hoping for E.T.!

  • disabledpika

    February 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Felt a bit flat this time around. More depth would have been good- personally I don’t like it when games are only mentioned in passing, like you did with the SNES games here. The jokes fell a bit flat too.

    I rewatched the Spiderman episode yesterday. I often thought this as the point the Nerd lost his away for a while, but hell, I was pissing myself. The seemingly off-the-cuff remarks between the Nerd and Spiderman were awesome. Little web little web little web.

  • PoppinFresh

    February 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

    @ Nick Lombardi, Pretentious much?

  • aizanthor

    February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Way to be a good sport Nick Lombardi. Nobody is interested in your review, please go away. Good work for you, though, James!

  • February 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    great episode!

    When Darth Vader turned into that scorpion, I was like :-O
    “is this REALLY happening? Is this a glitch!? W*T*F” and like the rest of you I LMAO at the Boss-Meter leaves screen scene, but I really cracked up at Obi-Wans ghost saying “Cows go Mooooooo!” (thank god I wasn’t drinking something or otherwise my notebook would now be in a repair shop now)

  • FlyingR

    February 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Who the fuck is Nick Lombardi?


    February 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    YES! HELL YES! What day is the 100th episode gonna be out, for those of us who are having a party. 😀

  • xdeathknightx

    February 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Shame you couldn’t do some of the better games, but a good list none the less 🙂 Those SNES games were hard indeed. You really had to do everything right.

  • TNoir

    February 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Beat a game button!

  • pumpkinking

    February 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm


  • Geoblaze

    February 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Nice episode James.
    I’m really courious for 100 😉

  • February 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The video messes up for me at around the time you start talking about the Super Star Wars games. 🙁

  • Doug

    February 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Rogue Squadron was the first game i played on the N64, in fact i got them both for Christmas. if theres’ anything missing from this episode, it’s the Escape from Fest level. anyone who played this knows what i’m talking about. i could beat every other level, including the later ones(used a code to skip Fest), but i NEVER beat the Fest mission. i think i came close once, but i can’t be sure. “abort the mission the ATPTs have been destroyed! Repeat, the ATPTs HAVE BEEN DESTROYED!1!” Jeez!

  • Hayleys_Comet

    February 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    There are so many great things about this episode…
    First of all, MF Mike– FANTASTIC title card, there must be nearly thirty recognizable characters from the movies and they all look great!
    Next, I loved the beer droid (it looks like an old school vacuum cleaner without the hose– whatever it is I’m a fan).
    Third, you should use the “beat a game button”, (I’m curious what that remote goes to), for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide on the NES 🙂
    Finally, I LOVE that you know how to leave your fans wanting more by building up suspense for the next episode. I’m sure most of us are hoping for ET, but no matter what I look forward to episode #100.

  • darkcylander

    February 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    the beat a game button, what was that made from. and what was a beer robot made from?

  • Lord Moe

    February 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    another great review! I think my favorite part was the Beat a Game Button. It came out of no where, but was really funny. It’s also great commentary on people who have to rely on Save States (basically cheating) to beat games.

  • February 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Wow Nick, you’re a tool….. A giant one. Still I did not like this episode. All the games except the Namco one, were decent games or Atari games, so what did you expect? That being said there are a lot of legit complaints about Super Return of the Jedi, that you didn’t even bother to mention. Oh well…

  • February 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! LOL!!! Nice i’m excitied about the N64 Review,never heard of that 1! star wars on the nes is no DOUT BOWL OF FUCKIN SOUP MIXED WITH DIARREIA,lol spelling!!! Was waiting on a star wars episode and now here it comes!!!

  • A_ninja

    February 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    e…t….E…t….E….T E.T!!!!! cant wait

  • February 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Aww man that was awesome!,i like hearing your opinions on all the games in which i play all the time!!! I wish u were like that guy Classic Game Room where he reviews and says his opinions on every game he owns in his collection,i wish u would do that but sure lol your in it for the BAD GAMES,Awesome review no dout about it!!!

  • curtis maximus

    February 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    wonderful title card mike!

  • blair85

    February 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Are those ET clips hinting at a review that might be coming in your 100th episode?

  • FuckingFucker

    February 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    can you do a review on Earthbound

  • February 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    wow, do people not read the comments ? obviously ET is next. Look on his bookshelf of games at the end of the video after the buffalo shits through his window. Is there any other reason to believe ET isn’t next or does it just so happen he has that little ET figure on there.

  • FuckingFucker

    February 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    but earthbound is harder than et all thought piece of shit have is bad audio and fuck up game play and bad levels

  • mustangman76

    February 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm


  • PetefromMassachusetts

    February 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I loved it. Well done. I actually beat the NES Star Wars game! Brings back memories. Also, holy fucking shit is that title card amazing! Kudos, Mike Mattei for such a terrific job. I don’t even want to know how long that took you to do…

  • PetefromMassachusetts

    February 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Also, just a quick thing. I’d love to hear a good ol’ fashioned “JESUS CHRIST!!!” again in the reviews like the old days. I haven’t heard James use the Lord’s name in vein in a long, long time. Hearing him say it in the “Fester’s Quest” review always brings a smile to my face. It just seems so genuine.

  • theavgnfan22

    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    finally avgn is outta his funk he was lazy with lester and day dreaming davy but this was like his old reviews good job and keep em coming

  • Monstermash

    February 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Was that a hint at the end of the video that next review will be The Oregon Trail????

  • ulukinatme

    February 5, 2011 at 12:59 am

    “Cow goes MOOOO” lol

    Loved the different Star Wars games thrown in there at the end, like Chewie’s Wookiee Cookie Cookin’, and Fishin’ for Ackbars

  • HD_Swagger

    February 5, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Wow, brilliant, BRILLIANT episode!

    Seriously, this was vintage.

    James, I salute you!

  • yader12

    February 5, 2011 at 4:01 am

    OMFG ! This episode was great, i was LOL LMAO ! Great job james the review was another instant classic!

  • Havok

    February 5, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Awesome review!!!

    Request: My friend told me of a game that he has hated from a young age… as much as you hate Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… it’s called Fantastic Dizzy, on the Master System (we live in Britain). He says it wated so much of his life and was so awfully awkward!
    A review of that game would be epic.

    Thanks James 🙂

  • hansolo23

    February 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    next review should be ET or pokemon. yeah pokemon would be cool

  • hansolo23

    February 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

    The force is strong in this nerd. He may yet survive the shitty games

  • Snafu

    February 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

    James if you don’t review ET for the Atari 2600 for your 100th episode next month, I’ll stop watching your videos and watch Nostagia Critic’s reviews instead.

    lol jk, you will always be my favorite reviewer no matter what happens.

  • Melltron

    February 5, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love this show more then anything on the internet or on television for that matter. I thought I’d just let you know that I think it would be awesome if you adressed the game Star Wars: the Force Unleashed. It’s one of my favorite games ever and I think they did such a wonderful job with it.
    Have a good one!

  • Gav

    February 5, 2011 at 8:46 am

    James, mate, this episode was ace! top work!

    Return Of The Nerd!

    The Nerd Strikes Back!

    lolz! ^_^

  • Diorama

    February 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Great comeback James, this used to be more like your old glorious videos. Good work, keep this up!

  • DekutheGreatku

    February 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    He’s gonna do the Nintendo World Championship. If you watch the review of NES Punk Pat, at the end you see the nerd gets the game

  • mikealeonetti

    February 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    In intro in the famicom game where Leia is being projected, the Japanese text translates to “Luke, please help. My friends have been captured by The Empire. Please (help).” Wasn’t the message supposed to be for Obi Wan? 😛

  • tsburesh

    February 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    how on earth will the review of ET take more than 5 or ten minutes. I know ET is epicaly bad, but part of what makes it so bad is there is so little to the game.

  • game4invaders

    February 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I know this is over played, but for your 100th anniversary special you should review ET. Make it special. Not every web show makes it to 100 episodes. Not even tv. I mean you did Suerman 64, thats one of the worst. Just suggestion.

  • February 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    That beer droid looks exactly like the carpet cleaner my parents had when I was a kid.

  • February 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this episode, James. It’s definitely one of my favorites (if not the favorite). 🙂

    The jokes didn’t make me giggle, they really made me laugh.
    I love that you would interrupt your review to make humorous sequences like the game beat button and the beer droid. All of them were spontaneous, not in the way of the actual video, and also inspiring for people wanting to make funny and interesting videos.

    The “land-speeder crashing into the Mos Eisley bar” scene made me laugh more than in the last year’s AVGNs, as well as the “Darth Vader turning into a scorpion” one, the “cows go mooooo” one and the “silly game names and window breaking” one.

  • stebbinsd

    February 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    “You might as well have told me ‘Cows go moo!'”

    Man, I haven’t belly-laughed like that in a long time! Just imagining a Star Wars game interrupting the gameplay to tell you that in a pop-up is just hilarious!

  • stebbinsd

    February 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Of course, it makes sense! His next review will be E.T.! It’s his ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE! Of course, it all makes so much sense!

  • black_lodge

    February 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “some enemies take more hits than necessary”

    lol that’s because he was IG-88 :]

    Keep it up James, can’t believe your about to be @ the 100th episode…I just feel fortunate to still be watching new Nerd episodes and not only do you still got it, it’s some of your best material yet. Can’t wait to see what you do for the 100th, *toast* how bout’ a 100 more?

  • donkeytuesday

    February 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    You know what i’m sick of?: The fact that so many of your fans use such atrocious grammar and horrible spelling. For a bunch of supposed “nerds”, how come they’re so ignorant?

  • adenton7

    February 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    This episode is probably top 5 for me I love all your episodes. I love all the references that you make to star wars and the special editions. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us on your 100th episode.

  • February 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    So many reviews, and the quality level always go up. Always enjoyable. I am a fan of AVGN and Star Wars, so I enjoyed this one a lot. By the way, shadow of the empire was taken from comics, since there are many about Star wars. It is about the fight of the rebellion against the black sun organisation, and the training of Luke to become a Jedi knight. He makes his new lightsaber then. Dash Rendar is one of the main characters.

    Probably one of the greatest review you did. Long life to the Nerd!

  • February 6, 2011 at 12:58 am

    ok James i have one thing to say, love the work yo do but i fell that there should be at least 4 videos a week, i know its hard to do but i go on the site and see the same video that i`ve already seen for at least a week, if you could it would be nice if you released more

  • February 6, 2011 at 1:25 am

    lol @ logan, obvious troll is obvious.

  • dschuma

    February 6, 2011 at 1:41 am


    Joking doesn’t equal trolling, just saying. I agree with the sentiment in Logan’s post. We would love to see more vids; however, we know you’re working on a LOT of things and trying to advance in your field. So we understand why you only do 1 a month, and we’re grateful for it! Keep making these James, they are great, I have been watching since number 1!

  • samuraichikx

    February 6, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Absolutely loved the Beer Droid. Loved this video. Looking forward to these is one of the only things that get me through the month anymore =)

  • nviso209

    February 6, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Oh Yeah!!!! I just busted a NUT for this video and I haven’t even watched it yet! Way to go JAMES! 🙂

  • Bearby

    February 6, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I’m really hoping we get to see a full-fledged fuck-balls to the wall E.T. review for #100!

  • A.Regular-Person

    February 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

    because everyone remembers Darth Vader turning into a scorpion in A New Hope

  • flocke

    February 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

    yeahr good episode!

    I own the Master System version of the NES game 🙂

    I hope to see the Gameboy titels i the next Episode 😉

  • February 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Great job 🙂 I loved it

  • TheBaron

    February 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Very nice work 😀 Its definitely on my list of most favourite episodes and one of the best of the newest ones.

  • Ultronator

    February 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Was kinda hoping you were going to do Doki Doki Panic on the Famicon Disk System next, as it was implied by the ending of the previous episode. Oh well, these were still good anyway. I was glad you mentioned Shadows of the Empire, but what, no 32x Star Wars?

    Is the beer droid stop-motion, or is it some kind of actual robot you guys made? If it’s worth going into, maybe we can see a piece on it in the next DVD.

  • Shanky

    February 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Good one, James. It seemed like a real return to form. The “Beat the Game Button” bit was a bit heavy-handed but you made a good point.

  • Lepicool

    February 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Hi James! This was fantastic! Cant believe that u r still doing these! Back in 2005 i saw the episode of the turtles. And after that me and couple of my friends here in Finland, start the friday evenings playing/talking about the 8-bit cames and watching ur videos. And also drinking beer also as well. It so cool that ur coming up a 100 episode soon!! We will be waiting that one here in Finland.
    PS. Can u make a episode of any hockey games?

  • GunParade

    February 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    “You know what i’m sick of?: The fact that so many of your fans use such atrocious grammar and horrible spelling. For a bunch of supposed “nerds”, how come they’re so ignorant?”

    You fucked up a lot of punctuation there guy. Atrocious.

  • February 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    really enjoyed this video…I played those games when I was younger…mostly the snes ones. I have to admit I never made it past level 2 on any of them….they are difficult…as a lot of old games were…

    reminds me of donkey kong on snes when grampa kong or what ever his name is was knocking donkey and diddy saying stuff like back in my day we didn’t have all this easy shit…lol…hillarious!

  • February 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent work nerd, I’m a design student in Boston and love your broadcast & the quality footage of old videogames & your critique.

    Keep up the great work and check out mine babel.massart.edu/~jblair
    & let me know if you ever need something whipped up, as I’d consider it a donation to your continued presence on the world stage!!!

    Stay warm and make smart moves.

  • armogeddongammer

    February 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    What I have to say is i love this video keep it up and make the 100th episode the best you can because we have all been waiting for it.

  • February 7, 2011 at 12:47 am


    I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. I’ve been battling depression lately in my life, and your videos still manage to bring smiles and nostalgia to my heart. I always feel like a kid again watching your stuff, it sort of brings back that warm feeling from childhood. You truly are an amazing inspiration to so many people. Your work is something I can always watch to make me feel better.

    I hope to see a lot more great material from you in the future =]. Thank you James.

    – Bryan

  • KratosX

    February 7, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I have been watching your videos since 2007, but only today just signed up on your site to comment for the first time. The end scared the crap out of me and made me jump with my headphones up pretty loud. My fiance asked me why I jumped and started laughing, so I showed her and she did the same when I showed her LOL. At first I was like, “What the hell is that in the background…oh it’s gone, oh well…hey wait it’s coming back…BAM!” LOL.

    Great nostalgic video reviews, hope to see you keep making them years to come as I (and I’m sure many others) look forward to them every month. 🙂

  • SlyShaDow

    February 7, 2011 at 2:52 am

    What will episode 100 be? 😮

  • February 7, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Could this mean a new episode of You Know What’s Bullshit?

  • February 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I remember playing the NES version. I hated it!

  • S636

    February 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    “hey beer droid.” that was really creative. but i have been really hipped for the 100th episode. i hope its super mario bros or super mario world or super mario 2. i just hope its not(and i mean not) e.t.

  • Zolcos

    February 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t think episode 100 will be ET. It’s pretty clear he’s saving ET for the AVGN movie

  • February 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Forgot to mention: Great artwork on this one Mike.

  • Zlata

    February 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm


  • k_merse

    February 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Finally, the Star Wars games 😀
    The ESB was released to Gameboy as well. I played it, but it only made me cry 😀

  • February 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    After the x tie fighter blew up the death star, what sound did it make? hum let me think about that, ah yes got it – BOOOOOOM!


  • Endless Mike

    February 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Got to love the jacket, looks like you could dive right into a vulcano with that (without gettin hurt)

  • February 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    So I take it episode 100 will start off with you cleaning the shit out of your place, and underneath it all will be the mother gem of them all….ET. I can see it now….

  • novastar06

    February 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm


  • Hadamar

    February 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Oh cmon E.T. as the AVGN movie? Sounds funny but i think this can never work because the game has only like 4 different screens.

  • famicom-pong

    February 9, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Great job james the beer droid was an awesome idea! I am so stoked for episode 100 i think it may be E.T. on the colleco vision expansion module, but who knows whatever you choose it to be it will be unreall for episode 100! Keep up the good work man.

  • February 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

    GREAT episode, on par with the best stuff you’ve made. You could easily have made this your 100th episode, and at least I would more than accept that. Can’t wait for what you’re cooking up next time.

    Also, I must say that artwork is AMAZING! I noticed three odds; Ol’ Ben looks a little messed up, Leia has a case of Horse-Mouth and Lando looks a bit like a child molestor, but even so that is some astounding work! Mike really outdid himself on this!

  • dromger

    February 9, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    LOL this episode is funny but can be better still.

  • nammm3

    February 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

    greaaat job James! This was terrific! keep up the great work!

  • Viper09

    February 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I don’t think he’s going to ever review E.T. he’s just teasing us about it,
    Even in his Halloween video when he was looking at his shelf of Atari games he touches E.T. making us think, “He’s finally going to review it,” then he just puts it back

  • killteck

    February 11, 2011 at 12:29 am

    That jacket is hilarious! Fuck ET. Why does anyone want to see a review of that? Just let the guy do what he does best, and sit back and laugh. Bravo, James! You should have a screening of your 100th. Rent a theater and pack the house, and pack the bong!

  • maskedhobo

    February 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I want this title card as my wallpaper!!

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Oh my God a buffalo just took a shit through my window!!! I heart!

  • Threeshades

    February 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    The Super Star Wars games for the Game Boy were a lot easier than the SNES versions. At least Super Return of the Jedi was. I played that one until the boss of the Shield Bunker level. Which was where I got kind of lost because i couldn’t figure out what the hell i had to do to beat that thing.

    At some point i looked up the passwords on the internet so i could at least see what happens after that level, but i couldn’t beat any of the levels other than the inside of the Death Star. I’m not even sure anymore if i actually beat darth vader. I remember fighting him though. But altogether it was easier, and you didn’t have too many blind jumps to make.

  • February 12, 2011 at 7:09 am

    im so exciting what will james show us in the 100 episode!! .i loved every episode since then until now. thank you so much james for everything.its been an amazing journey through out all these years watching and laughing with cinemassacre and we all wishes for you an everlasting success 🙂

  • February 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Does anybody know the name of the song that starts playing when the Beer Droid appears?

  • RoyAl Alson

    February 12, 2011 at 10:22 am


  • Bubblejunk

    February 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Next one is 100. episode cool 🙂
    Hope something BIG!

  • February 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Reply to Jaka Kozelj,

    It’s the Cantina Band. The Song doesnt Have a name. If you look up just the band, you can find the 2 songs they have from the movie.

  • captain redbeard

    February 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

    i know, i know.
    you are a console-guy and never did an amiga-review so far.
    but there are some decent, mid-sucking star wars game on the amiga.
    if one day there will be a second star-wars-retro-episode, it would be great if you could include this:

    and by the way: there are SO MANY awful games on this system…enough for a whole life of nerd-films…

  • Gav

    February 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    James @ 16:45 to 17:00 ish on the timeline, the sound fx in that Star Wars game sounds like constant farting, lol. was that you adding that in or is that the game as recorded? if so i was really expecting you to comment on it as its pretty ridicules. ^_^

  • February 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hey, Nerd! I’m really enjoying your latest installments of AVGN; you’ve been getting more informative in your reviews. Keep it up! 😀

  • BornAddicted666

    February 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I LOVE IT (yeah it looks like games movies sucks ( super marios brothers ) and movies games sucks too but dont be disapointed theres more coming up…… ; )

  • BornAddicted666

    February 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

    sry too leave you right now but i gotta go play good star wars games (force unleashed)

  • February 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I played this game in the Arcade,

    The x win made the death star go BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

    mommy I did a boom boom



  • DannyOpenFire

    February 14, 2011 at 8:55 am

    This was the best AVGN episode I’ve seen in a long time 🙂

  • TomM

    February 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Damn I’ve been waiting to watch this because my computers gone bad. Just watched it on the iPad and It was awesome. This video made my day. James, you are my hero!

  • Cpt.Sickness

    February 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I think you games like me. yesterday i saw a row of endless circles going past my house along with that plane*. (*top gun revisit)

  • Ross_The_xbox_nerd

    February 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I think that you make many great amazing funny reviews I have seen every episode but i have yet to see a ET for the atari 2600 review. I also wanted to recomend reviewing Half life for the Sega Dreamcast (if you can get hold of it). Thank you.

  • February 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Gah! I remember renting Star Wars for the NES back in the day, man was I pissed off. At that point in life it seemed impossible that anyone would handle Star Wars so sloppily.

    And frigging hard! Really, James, kudos to you for putting up with that one in particular.

  • Yousei

    February 16, 2011 at 4:53 am

  • 8bitnightmares

    February 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Keep up the good reviews as always James! 🙂

    The definition of LJN: Livid Jaw (dropping) Nightmares

    How to use it in a AVGN style rant:

    These games…these games are HORRIBLE!!!!…they make me jaw drop at how HORRID they are…F*** how many more NIGHTMARES do I have to have playing such S**** games that make me so F***ING livid I would rather eat out the rotten asshole of a road killed skunk and down it with horse piss!!!…downing it with beer wont F***ING do for these NIGHTMARES but I’ll try it anyway…they make my jaw drop so bad a donkey could stick his d*** in my mouth with would be…so…sO…SO MUCH BETTER THAN PLAYING THESE NIGHTMARES THAT MAKE ME SO F***ING LIVID BUT IT WOULD BE TOO GLUED TO THE FLOOR IN SHOCK FOR ME TO DO IT!!!!…GOD…F***!!!!…I WANT TO TAKE ALL MY LJN GAMES WHICH MAKE ME HAVE SUCH LIVID JAW DROPPING NIGHTMARES AND SMASH THEM TO PIECES AND BURN THEM…BUT NO…OH NO…I JUST…I ~shakes my head~ I JUST F***ING CANNOT DO THAT WITH ALL THESE JAW DROPPING PUTRID LEECHES THAT SUCK US DRY OF ALL OUR ENERGY BECAUSE WE ONLY THIRST TO BEAT THE LJN AND NEVER WILL SO WE ONLY THROW OUR CONTROLLERS DOWN IN LIVID JAW DROPPING DISGUST!!!!…DISGUST AT THESE NIGHTMARES THAT SUCK US DRY TILL WE CAN NO LONGER GO ON TRYING TO BEAT THEM…DISGUST AT THE DESIGNERS AND THE LOGO…AND MAYBE..JUST MAYBE DISGUST AND LIVIDITY AT ALL THAT AND OURSELVES FOR FEELING WE MAY NOT BE SKILLFUL ENOUGH TO BEAT THE LJN THAT HAUNTS OUR NIGHTMARES…GOD I NEED A F***ING BEER!!!…BEER DROID!!!!…GOD I JUST…I JUST GOTTA GO…I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER Jaw dropping nightmare right now…so long and be prepared for more livid jaw dropping nightmare reviews in the future…god…F***…I…just can’t F***ING take this anymore…

  • thehintonator

    February 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    That ending was so random! XD

  • Joker83

    February 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    James, you have to weigh in on the “Great Gatsby” NES game! Would love to hear your thoughts on it

  • gfsstap

    February 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    lol. I hope you do something awesome for the 100th episode!

  • zeus_cleveland

    February 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm


  • RaDioHeaD4life

    February 19, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I cant wait for the 100th episode 🙂

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    February 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I have played Super Return of the Jedi. I thought it was hard but fun, and plus it was STAR WARS! !!

  • February 20, 2011 at 1:09 am

    epic 😀

  • therealvertigo138

    February 20, 2011 at 3:27 am

    where is the wedding ring?.

  • February 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Dang if this took 10 minutes in sped up it probaly took like 3 hours in regular time

  • Treleus

    February 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Man, I grew up with those Super Nintendo games, and they were awesome. Frustrating, yeah, but it was the kind of frustration that felt worth it to get through and left you satisfied when you did, so it was all good. However, I’ve never played Shadows of the Empire. I should try it some time.

    Dark Forces was amazing, though. Classic FPS and a classic Star Wars game for the PC.

  • phoenix252005

    February 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    That was frikin awesome! Classic Nerd,Love it man!

  • interllect

    February 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm


    review: The Crow:City of Angels

    you will hate this game more than that weird static sound you hear deep within the microcasums of your mind when your next door neighbour switches on that old tv of theirs that hasnt been switched on in long time…… you know what sound im talking about…. its that human equivilant of a dog whistle sound mixed with the scratching of a class chalk board… just sharper and alot more high pitched… and supposedly kills brain cells 🙂


  • paychecktopaycheck

    February 26, 2011 at 2:21 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!


  • shadowkiller1921

    February 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    He should do a review on final fantasy mainly 1,5, and 8

  • February 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I remember Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600. What a load of crap. All those games on that console sucked for the most part. But like The Nerd says, they are part of our childhood.

    Don The Producer

  • xmd

    February 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Funny as always.Keep it up!

  • kaboose25

    February 27, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    not really trying to complain the video is awesome but of all the games he mentioned he never brought up KOTOR ones of the best star wars games ever made

  • whyhuman

    February 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Wow..Great video James..Love the ending… Keep up the good work…My brother and I are working on a website with skits and animation…none of the skits are complete but i do have a few animations on my you tube channel if anybody wants to watch……….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRwg3ZtDVCY

  • February 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Come on James, you destroyed the Death Star, now it’s time for some other BOOM filled NERD antics!

    We love you, more episodes on their way and less Boom!


  • March 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    AVGN Game:



  • pinkdonut666

    March 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    well i own all but one of the atari agmes he spoke of, if you play them with a heavy sixer atari on a massive wood cabinet zenith cromocolor tv them they seem acceptable. on a 56″ plasma, they (like all atari games on that big of a screen) look like shit!

  • Everestman161

    March 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Ok, I have to ask this question…Did you just watch, “Dumb and Dumber part 2, When Harry Met Loyd” ?? Only reason why I ask is because the shit comments at the end reminded me of Bob Sagat in a few shit covered sceens…LMAO..Sorry bud, but I had to ask..LOL

  • March 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Mike’s art is fantastic! I like how he worked Max Rebo in there right in the middle.

  • March 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve never really been a fan of star wars, I just don’t get it. The names of everything are really annoying, and the story is cookie cutter. I think it had more of a meme effect than anything.


  • March 29, 2011 at 12:18 am

    That might have been the best Nerd video ever!!

  • AtomicMassacre

    March 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    The force was up the shitty game designer’s ass with this one.

  • mosaic.wav

    March 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Love it! Star Wars is such a classic series, but I’m sure fewer people have played the games than seen the movies, so it’s nice to see footage and hear an opinion on these old games. It’s crazy how many really popular movies got terrible game adaptations, and even though some of these games looked tolerable, it was still funny seeing your reactions to them. My favourite part was the Darth Vader-scorpion scene. You have some of the best facial expressions of any reviewer or even actor, so it can be pretty mesmerizing when you give us a really good one. I also liked the landspeeder/bar part since you mentioned one of the most famous (and in my mind hilarious) controversies Star Wars had. The ending was a bit weird, but I didn’t mind. It was an interesting non-sequitur and didn’t hurt the video. Your interactions with the beer droid were cute and much appreciated humor outside the games.

  • March 31, 2011 at 3:30 am

    sublime on all levels. you satisfy hardcore and new fans of any franchise or product thoroughly and give incredibly detailed and well thought out information that time after time educates 100% effectively. great great work

  • April 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    You forgot Chewie’s Boogie Wookie Growl-along (imagine that! Ok it’ll be like the Star Wars Holiday Special)

    I hope AVGN The Movie features Shit Pickle.
    And I hope that if there will be an AVGN-The Movie-The Game, it doesn’t suck.

  • Mariusz69

    April 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Title Card for this just sold for $1,000 on Ebay

  • uts07

    April 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

    hey jame i’m from the philippines and i used to play starwars on the famicom when i was a kid and i know there is like a cheat you can do. If you can see a connector of some sort on the front of the famicom, you can use a coin the size of a quarter and jiggle the coin inside that connector and it will give you either extra life or you can do stage select. you should try it on your famicom and see what it does 🙂

  • chrono2

    April 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    @ Kaboose25 James focuses on the WORST games ever made, so it’s basically a compliment that he didn’t mention it… There’s been a couple episodes where he’s focused on better games, such as his Castlevania episode, but that’s about the limit to it.

  • Optimistic

    April 14, 2011 at 6:06 am

    i really really need that tune of the Robot that gives you beer, Please i need it!

  • April 20, 2011 at 8:17 am

    OMG! I’ve been waiting for a Star Wars episode for like 2 years!
    The NES version of Star Wars the New Hope was one of my favorite games when I was a child. It’s true that it’s a really hard game for a first time player, luckily I had 2 older brothers to teach me :DD

    BTW, you can also get the shields from a green cave full of maggots, you just have to go to that cave like 8 times 😀

    But thank you for this, it was very entertaining!

  • cinemassacrefan1980

    April 26, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Dose anyone have the imagination or creativity to explain to me how to play Super Sith Shit Toss Tournament Edition or Jabbas Farts Unleashed.

  • April 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    James, thank you so much for keeping me sane. When I’m having the worst days (like today) imaginable, I turn to your site and it’s such a nice way to turn things around. I hope you do this forever!

    Watching since 2007 =)

  • DualWolfBlade

    April 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I have Shadows of the Empire,
    I always thought it was too hard.

  • whetwart

    May 3, 2011 at 1:30 am

  • W3S

    May 6, 2011 at 6:37 am

    It says “Starwars EPISODE 4: a new hope” on the famicon game (that was only released in japan)… did they knew back then there was going to be a triology-prequel to the starwars-saga :s


  • Actraiser

    May 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    why no mention of knights of the old republic?

  • nanofuture

    May 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    ^he doesn’t usually talk about xbox / pc games

  • daeronjames

    May 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    James,I once saw this commercial that I think was about football or something and there was a man with a fish head like on star wars but the head was blue and looked more like a cat fish and it said out of nowhere “Isa trap!” with a Japanese accent (not the language) and I though “Wth?”

  • May 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This video was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks James for thuis wonderful lol video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cortez845

    May 17, 2011 at 1:26 am

    i have a magazine called gameinformer and on issue 218 it has a part called “wtf moments in gaming”and this star wars were vader turns into a scorpion is talked about and they asked why didnt vader use this form in the movies.also it talks about how super pitfall ruined one of the writers childhoods.

  • punksterdaddy

    May 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm


  • Haristo

    June 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    no KOTOR reference 🙁

    anyway, the ”Super” games we’re hards but pretty interresting and cools for their eras. while the rest you talked about is… yeah, shit.

    I don’t remember any star wars games on SEGA Genesis however…

  • smd

    June 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Nice one. This was a good episode, and the ending was funny too. How random! I was expecting it to do it in your ear though 😉

  • FilmFan12

    June 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ha, another Fred Fuchs reference. By the way, my mother has a friend with that last name, and she pronounces it like F-yoo-cks. Sorry to spoil the fun, lol.

  • FilmFan12

    June 6, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Ha, another Fred Fuchs reference. My mother has a friend with, and she pronounces it F-YOO-cks.

  • FilmFan12

    June 6, 2011 at 12:12 am


  • bj_smokey

    June 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I’m a Star Wars fanatic. The movies were great, but the NES games sucked monkey balls! (no pun intended)

    Now the 3 that was on the SNES, they were hard as fuck, but great games! After the SNES, the Star Wars games got better and I know there’s a few Star Wars games that sucked!

    However, everyone tends to fuck up every once in a while! Thank God Star Wars was created by LucasArts and NOT Laughing Joking Numb-Nuts!!! If LJN got their hands on the franchise, we’d be screwed forever!

  • stinkblue12345

    June 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    i like the end with the bull XD

  • Otacon126

    June 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Briliant video!

  • LegoUniverseFail98

    June 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I wish you would review the lego star wars games.But yet again it was good where yous stoppped at. They were okay at first but the new one “Lego Star Wars 3 the clone wars” is really shitty. No offense to anyone who likes it.

  • July 14, 2011 at 4:18 am

    How much for the beat-a-game-button.

  • peete0663

    July 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    HUGE fan of the Nerd Videos! I just have to say that your videos on Gametrailers.com run REALLY slow. It’s to the point where I can’t even watch them, so maybe you could keep the videos on Cinemassacre. Your videos run perfect on here!!! Thanks for making me laugh every time I click play!

    • LordMoe

      December 2, 2011 at 12:05 am

      he has a partnership with gametrailers, so I doubt he’s just gonna go “hey guys, see ya later”

  • CrushingC10996WM

    August 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    James your awesome, but plz dont do the buffalo thing again, that scared me 2 death (i thought it was ET)

  • CrushingC10996WM

    August 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    also, turning darth vader into a scorpion? u cannot screw up that bad by accident

  • phoenix252005

    September 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Damn that buffalo took a mean shit in there! Great review,musta seen this like 5 times already,and still as entertaining as ever! Man I cant wait for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO! It looks amazing!

  • ben 10 guy

    October 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm


  • culwin

    October 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Can’t you clean up this spam

  • MonsterDany

    October 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    The ending was so random but hilarious at the same time XD

  • Ivy_the_fairy

    October 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Seeing James take his hissy fit at the end still makes me laugh. xD

  • matt9001000

    October 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    LMFAO! “u bet JUR ASS it is”

  • matt9001000

    October 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    oh wait wrong vid

  • nviso209

    October 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    What a load of BUFFALO… er AVGN! The only thing better than James’ vids are re-watching them some 7-8 months later. Forget all about the ending! LOL

  • Riddler

    October 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    What an evil buffalo

  • themrcoolguy17

    October 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Dont feel bad a buffola shit in my window too.

  • ShadowpwnLord9

    November 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Ugh, spambots. Sorry they pollute your page, James. 🙁

    But hey, great episode. The scorpion bit put an expression on my face similar to your’s. xD

  • avgnfan99

    November 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    It Should be Fred Fuchs

  • 64xgamer

    November 22, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I got the super starwars series, its awesome! Thanks for informing me

  • DylanParrott

    December 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    beer driod lol

  • bigtimegambla

    December 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    fuck it no more computer graphics im buying the dvd and playing this on my HD tv

  • davidsworld3

    December 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    video is glitched it looks like there is poop coming down your nose.

  • Tekkenfan

    December 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    DO FORCE UNLEASHED 1 & 2 man it seems like most star wars games today and star wars books are like prequels to the origanal movies.

  • Nintendoman64bit

    December 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

    My most favorite part was when that animal shit through the window

  • Elephant454

    December 21, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I saw the buffalo walking by before it took a shit and I’m all like WTF!?!

  • Tekkenfan

    December 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    If the byffalo took a dump on the bear droid and got in the hole the bear droid would be diearia covered bears out of it.

  • Tekkenfan

    December 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Hey James ever thought about star wars and zombies coming together well have you ever heard of the star wars death troopers book.

    • MadMatt

      December 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      @Tekkenfanif u like that then u shooed like this. star wars with humanoid zombie insects. check out ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 2 Episode 7 – Legacy of Terror’

      • Tekkenfan

        January 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        @MadMatt thanks pal

  • CalebWilliams

    December 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

    i pissed myself laughing when darth vader turned into a scorpion

  • hyperhippy92

    December 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I think I remember a star wars game that was similar to the lines of Vigilante 8?

    • TheXman300

      January 3, 2012 at 6:52 am

      @hyperhippy92 Yep. Star Wars Demolition. Same people who made Vigilante 8: Second Offense.

  • ivanne89

    January 3, 2012 at 12:27 am


  • organicalistic

    January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Those first two actually look fairly decent for atari games

  • organicalistic

    January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Those first few look fairly decent for Atari games

    • Nanofuture

      January 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

      @organicalistic Definitely better than Pacman or E.T. for the 2600.

  • DeSanta

    January 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    the shits and glass are all over the place :DDDD

  • Mistertoast

    January 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I like how he sais “That didn’t even happen in the special edition!” as if it was somewhat assumable that it did happen in the special editions.

    • Nanofuture

      January 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

      @Mistertoast All bets are off when it comes to the special editions, anything can happen.

  • Cinemiracle

    January 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    all the movies are being rerelesed in theaters… but in 3d

    in this version Han doesn’t shoot at all Greedo kills Han when Luke crashes into the cantina after killing Darth Scorpion.

    • rchrm5

      January 27, 2012 at 6:23 am

      @Cinemiracle That just made my day. Hahaha

    • rchrm5

      January 27, 2012 at 6:23 am

      @Cinemiracle That just made my day. Hahaha

  • miguelangelv15

    January 19, 2012 at 12:38 am

    lol shooting out from their ass haha

  • M1GU31

    January 19, 2012 at 12:50 am

    love the beat it button

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    January 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

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  • coreyr34

    January 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Pure awesome.

  • RoperFDF

    January 31, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I forgot how amazing this episode was. Can’t wait for the movie

  • Staarscommando

    January 31, 2012 at 4:14 am

    You should review Star Wars Masters of Teras Kasi. That game would be perfect for the nerd to dismantle verbally.

  • pullen8

    January 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    i cant hear the people but i can hear the music i think my head phones are broke

  • SvenMeier

    January 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Damn… old games…,. frat graphics, shitty controls.

  • dakartoonista

    February 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Hey James That was a Great Review! hehehe! I wish you review KARATEKA! If you play it first time it FU**ING BULLS**T! Why? there was no instruction what so ever and you will be dead for many times until you discover the controls…KARATEKA is KARATEKA S**T!

  • kingofthecloset

    February 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    One of the best movie franchises
    One of the best reviews
    One of the best title cards

  • Tyrheon

    February 10, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I think in the game Luke sees sort of a mirage–he thinks the Scorpion is Darth Vader, and only after hitting it does he realize it. I think the game’s trying to psych you out.

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  • TheRealBally

    February 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Mikes titlecard got colored on the computer i assume? good episode 🙂

  • OrionHamilton

    February 15, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Star Wars wasn’t the first Star Wars Video Game. The Arcade game came out in 1983 and the 2600 version soon followed. The Empire Strike Back game on the other hand came out in 1982 on the 2600.

    • the_pieman

      February 23, 2012 at 12:54 am

      @OrionHamilton I think he meant on THAT system…

      • OrionHamilton

        February 23, 2012 at 3:04 am

        @the_pieman The first Star Wars game ever on the Atari 2600 was “Empire Strikes Back” in1982. (Not only that, but the first Star Wars game ever and the first licensed movie video game for a home console system) The Star Wars Arcade game came out in 1983. AVGN states that the first Star Wars game on the Atari. He’s referring to the one based on the Arcade game. Which was obviously released after the Arcade game. I love the guy, but he’s flat out wrong. How do I know this? Well you could look it up online, but more importantly. I was there. I’m 39 years old. I had Atari. I lived through all this.

      • the_pieman

        February 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

         @OrionHamilton Okay, I believe you, no reason to fight about it right? Have a nice day!

      • OrionHamilton

        February 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

         @the_pieman No there’s no fighting. I didn’t put exclamation points, hehe. It’s all good.

      • March 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

         @the_pieman I think he meant the first atari version, as he said, “the first atari version, based on the first movie”

      • SkylerBrier

        March 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

         @Moomoothecow ALSO he already mentioned the arcade version in the video, listen orion, listen

    • March 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

       @OrionHamilton I think he meant the first atari version, and he also said its known to not live up to the arcade standards.

      • OrionHamilton

        March 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

         @Moomoothecow Empire Strikes Back is the first Atari 2600 Star Wars game and first Star Wars game ever. After watching it again though. He means the first Star Wars game on Atari 2600 based on the first movie. He’s right.

  • QBert

    February 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’m watching this in the nude.

  • ChristopherAllenWallace

    February 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    best ending ever

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    March 3, 2012 at 3:02 am

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  • RyanSanders

    March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

    the ending was awesome

  • March 27, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Star Wars is one of those game concepts that always gets better as time progresses. It might seem a little bit more biased because I’m such a Star Wars Geek-A-Droid, but I think this is one of his best reviews ever! MTFBWY!

  • zombiefan011

    March 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Thumbs up if James should review Kinect Star Wars when it comes out

  • Anthony33

    April 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Where does one get an Atari jacket like that? That looks really cool.

  • Anthony33

    April 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

    A big disco ball? Great idea. I think they actually did that in a Powerpuff Girls episode when they fought an enemy called The Boogieman.

    You should try the “beat a game button” on Ninja Gaiden 1.

    “Jar Jar Binks Bingo, Chewie Wookie Cookie Cookin’, Storm Trooper Tennis, Jabba’s Farts Unleashed, Wedge’s Wedgie Attack, Fishing For Ackbars, Super Sith Shit Toss Tournament Edition, Bobba Fett’s Name Game, Governor Tarkin vs. Count Dookie” are my personal favorite titles lol. I’d play those.

  • Squall85

    May 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

    …Star Wars Monopoly

    I wish he’d continue with the games for at least 2000 (or 2005).

  • freddyjason97

    May 8, 2012 at 4:19 am

    i actually dont mind star wars for the nes. i truly hate the namco famicom game though. to tell you the truth, i think you went easy on it. the level after tatooine is egypt for christ’s sake. and then vader turns into a pterodactyl, and later a shark!!!

  • Nessfan

    June 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    who thinks he should review earthbound

  • ZzZimmy02

    July 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

    the japanese version looks pretty shitty

  • lutelian

    August 15, 2012 at 8:30 am

    saw the buffaloe walking past the window, and was just waiting for it…… *grins*

  • kingrooster9

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    SNES Star Wars Trilogy : Thee hardest games I have never and probably will never beat… why in the HoLy MOTher OF FU** CAN”T I STOP PLAYING THEM!!!!!!!!!!! the ending was good, James

  • October 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

    where i can download that mikes star wars picture… want to use it as my pc wallpaper 😛

  • Nintendo Man

    October 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

    FAIL! Greedo shot at Han after he said “yeah, I’ll bet you have”. Not “over my dead body”. You call yourself a nerd? >: -(

  • granado_jake

    October 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    the nes game was fun, hard, but fun

  • iLikeTehGamez

    November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I think The Empire game for NES is using some Dark Castle sprites. Tapping foot and the jumping look awfully similar.

  • Nicholas Rendon

    February 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Dat cover art!

  • zengie

    February 22, 2013 at 4:37 am

    A [email protected] SCORPION!

  • Senna4ever

    March 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    “Shadows Of The Empire is when Star Wars games started to get really good”.

    SotE was fucking terrible.

    • gutterboy

      May 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

      I liked SOTE, although the third person action wasn’t great it’s pilot stages were and as a result were the precursor to Rogue Squadron.

  • gutterboy

    May 5, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Loved the SNES Star Wars games, but the trench battle in the first was insanely hard I still hear gold 2: “stay on target.”
    Drove me nuts.

  • May 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Haha :DD this episode is one of my absolute favorites of all time! I dunno how many times i have watched this umm like 20 times maybe and its still great! Hmm i still wonder.. how did AVGN do :S to become this big i mean? Its like.. everyone i know speaks about him and all have seen his videos.. So keep it up James! Sweden loves you!

  • Phillip Campbell

    July 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I nearly died at the end…AVGN is too good.

  • alex young

    August 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I get those fucking buffaloes sometimes… i fucking hate them

  • September 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    How come the game says “Episode IV” ??? Am I being dense but wasn’t this before Lucas’ ballsup of the franchise?

  • November 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    It’s easier to draw space in for a background, it’s just a black screen with dots

  • December 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Disco fuck ur self

  • December 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Where can I get the beat a game button

  • January 1, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I still die laughing at your face at the end. Oh man. The dvds are awesome by the way.

  • January 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Who doesn’t like Star Wars?

  • January 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    That was a bison. Bison are from America and buffalo are from Africa.

  • seanyb26

    January 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Dunno if this has been said already, but the scorpion thing is Sasori Vader – a shapeshifter from tattooine that was able to appear like vader (hence the surname!)

    • July 25, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Not main cannon,doesn’t count.

      • Don Skiver

        August 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm


        A cannon is a piece of battlefield artillery.

  • Justin Middleton

    March 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve also played some bad or frustrating Star Wars games, Masters of Teres Kasi and Phantom Menace for playstation. Or Obi-Wan and Super Bombad Racing for Xbox.

  • SoTH

    April 19, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I wouldn’t say using saves are cheating if they don’t get you pass anything. Still you and still you dying.

    They’re only really training wheels is all. I’ve only gotten a lot better at many games both off and on the actual console itself, and I don’t seem to get as angry too when I fail. Thats’ because it really is my fault rather than the game not allowing me to learn via focusing on my mistakes, sending me where ever.

    Personally, I practically use them now just to start where I left off directly or to simulate infinite continues or lives as in “I Wanna Be the Guy”, as wasting more time isn’t really challenge to me. If you were going to die a lot anyhow, you don’t need additional stress from complete do-overs…that’s up to the failing or the hard part itself.

    That stuff should be left to extreme modes, which is why we need higher difficulties in games todays.

    Besides, lives were created for use in arcades in the first place, as a form of penalty or balance, so that people don’t stand in front of the same arcade machine less they pop it full of money.

  • squeege222

    April 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

    ocean also cranked out some movie based turds also

  • July 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    so funny

  • fcabanski

    October 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    The Nintendo generation poo pooed Atari, which had many games that were terrific and far more imaginative than anything that followed. As graphics became better, game play became less imaginative – worse.

  • Nick Hoffmann

    November 17, 2014 at 11:27 am


  • jaden chap

    April 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    this is my fav vid, its so funny ah when the buffalo shit through your window ah i laugh so hard that jizz came out my dick ah. oh im nasty grate vidoe

  • Luke Sonnenburg

    April 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Don’t forget the memorable soundtrack by the best music composer of all time john williams

  • Kevin

    April 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I remember the Star Wars for the Atari 5200. That was actually pretty fun. At least till the controller went to shit as always.

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