AVGN: Kid Kool

Mike / August 3rd, 2011


  • Onilinkz

    August 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I like to touch meaty wangs.

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    You can take the midnight bus to hell. That’s a good game. As is it’s doppleganger Psycho Fox for the Master System..

  • Dirty Jared

    August 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I wasn’t expecting an episode although I checked anyway. Thanks broski!!

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Best avgn video i’ve seen in a long time.

  • Red Lantern

    August 3, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    when i check cinemassacre.com and see a new AVGN episode,.. there is a tiny parade that starts marching in my head.

  • myreflection462

    August 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I have been waiting for this moment for years and it feels so good…… in my pants.

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    holy cow surprise avgn! nice treat after a long day at work, thanks man!

  • Gonzalo_vm

    August 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    helll yeahhh!!! a new avgn video!!!

  • Taylorster

    August 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Bitchin’… ;D

  • linkfan3

    August 3, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    wow, i hate to beat the game then at the end the game says fuck u u didnt beat it fast enough

  • benjigoenitz

    August 3, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    HAhahaha, very good episode!!!! xDD

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Haha, now James will never hear the end of “how many tries did it take to land kid kool in the trash?” from fans.

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Awesome, always glad to see a new AVGN. The game looks like a fun side scroller on the outside, but I definitely know how much controls can screw up a game 🙁

  • felon

    August 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    conclussion: kid kool is NOT cool! hahaha

  • August 3, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I like you a lot, but don’t take that to seriously, I find cool that you keep the avgn videos even with the movie rolling, you’re awesome

  • Rad_Galaxy

    August 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Good video James. It’s nice to see a new AVGN. Honestly, I’ve really been enjoying going through the archives, and all the other cool stuff on your page. It’s given me a new respect for you.

  • Reputator

    August 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Woot, AVGN. Nice back shot in the trash can, was that an accident?

  • ApacheMan2K

    August 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

    After looking at this — http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587382-kid-kool-and-the-quest-for-the-seven-wonder-herbs/images/box-71240 — here’s an interesting something that may as well fit with how horrid this game really is.

    The Japanese title, translated, is “Kakefu’s Jump Heaven: Speed Hell”. Anyone here notice any bits of irony? Or the opposite?

  • JayRam

    August 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

    “Dr. Claws Dump ‘n Pump”? what the hell? XD

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    August 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Fun review – but question: why doesn’t this site have a forum for us to more easily post and read posts on? It’d be really nice, and it’s not hard to get a free one out there and link to it.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    August 4, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Straight, to the point, and a good episode in my opinion. The 7 sins was a great way to summarize the control problems. Loved the throw to the can at the end, as well as the ending that said you didn’t do it ‘perfectly’ (like bart vs the world).

  • Syph

    August 4, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Good, simple episode. Glad to have the Nerd back.

    And Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump… Wow. I can see it now.
    “I’ll flush you next time, floater… Next tiiiiime!!!”

  • NPigeon

    August 4, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Great episode love that stuff is finally coming out. 🙂

  • Koga

    August 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful review good job sir!

  • Sam

    August 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Yes! Finally A New AVGN Episode! Keep ’em Comin James!

  • BrockLobster

    August 4, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Yeah, I remember this rotten piece of fuck. It goes on record for having controls worse than “Menace Beach”, and the game mechanics are worse, as well. Fucking SKIPPING ACROSS WATER LIKE I’M SOME KIND OF FUCKING PEBBLE. WHAT FUCKING FILTH! Thanks for reviewing this piece of shit-fuck, Nerd.

  • thegokilives

    August 4, 2011 at 12:37 am

    This is one of my favorite AVGN episodes in a while! It was a very simple, yet very entertaining episode. I can’t wait to see more of these

  • mrshibbs

    August 4, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Is Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump a real game!?

    James, you gotta review this for us haha.

  • callmeRaskolnikov

    August 4, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Great job on the scaled down AVGN. It doesn’t even matter that you didn’t make it a full length episode, which I imagine means you didn’t spend nearly as much time on the production. It was still just as good as all the other episodes that I love. What a nice surprise indeed to see a new/awesome episode.

    And I agree with Mike….if you think this game is amazing you REALLY need to take off the ole’ “nostalgia goggles” and take a close look at the absolutely HORRID CONTROL!

  • Densi

    August 4, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Awesome James i just found this game about 3 weeks ago. Looked like a decent game possibly a super mario bros 3 knock off, how bad could it be? Wow i was wrong . You are great James and an awesome inspiration keep it up

  • TheLHP

    August 4, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I about died of laughter when he was explaining the part where the screen shifts up lol

  • NoisyPanther

    August 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Alright, this episode was pretty cool.

    And I guess you would know all about the fact that making something good takes time, right James?

  • Mr. Vermin

    August 4, 2011 at 12:53 am

    this was great to motivate me to finish cleaning my room. The sooner I get done, the sooner I can watch the new episode!

    it’s been said, but seriously.. “Dr. Claws Dump’n’Pump”? How did you just breeze by that one? XD even the picture on it doesn’t seem to lead you away from thinking exactly what it sounds like 😡

    I’ve seen many games with a lot of potential be ruined simply by bad controls. Its very unfortunate when it happens, but I guess it makes you appreciate the good ones.

    thanks for another great episode! I was excited when I realized it was the first Wednesday so happy to see it up now. I’m not sure how many times it took to get that last shot, but your face looked pretty damn genuine when you heard you got it. Keep up the great work!!

  • August 4, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Though the game has it’s flaws (the top of the screen scroll being annoying as hell, but liveable in the end) and the controls being bad, I simply love sitting down and playing this game. I’ve spent countless hours playing this game on my NES (and that was with good old NES roulette where any pet who walks by might nudge the console and send the game into glitchy hell).

    Still, I love sitting down and playing Kid Kool, but I’m still glad there was an AVGN episode on it, cause even if it’s called bad game I still like playing it, but AVGN is always so hilarious to watch.

    Also, for any curious, I doubt I’m seeing this game through nostalgia goggles, as I had only gotten the game two or so years ago and still play it every so often on my Laptop (thanks to losing my NES and my Games in a move).

  • August 4, 2011 at 1:12 am

    what a nice surprise!! As soon as I visit Cinnemassacre and see that there’s a new video I’m like “fuck yeah”..but when there’s a new AVGN video I’m like “FUCK YEAH”…I admire your hard work and dedication to everything you are doing..keep kicking ass and saying fuck!! (by the way James..since your first ANN video you have dug into the wretched catacombs of deplorable video games..many of which I have never even heard of..but Simon’s quest I remember as a child and I agreed with all of which you pointed out in your video..but recently I played it again, and..well..once you understand the nature of it, it’s actually a very good game..I mean, yeah, it’s bad..but not the kind of bad where you’re not even interested in playing it through ..the gameplay, the scenery and the music all kick ass..but the day/night bullshit..oh God..long live
    CastleVania, and long live AVGN!!

  • RetroGamerK91

    August 4, 2011 at 1:42 am

    That was a pretty good AVGN. A throwback to the older episodes, which is great. Although I really do love the bigger production episodes. But you can’t pump those out as often, plus I bet you’re saving any big stuff for the movie. Thanks for continuing the AVGN series, I would’ve been cool just waiting for the movie, but you’re a real trooper, man, and you obiviously care for the fans, so once again, thank-you!
    P.S.: Do you know where I can find a copy of ‘Dr. Claw’s Pump N’ Dump’? I’d like to try it out sometime! LOL. XD

  • 64jamesbond

    August 4, 2011 at 1:46 am

    james you should do james bond games there is plenty of shitty ones like

    007 racing

    james bond jr

    and good ones to


  • Mattashell

    August 4, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Dr. Claw’s Dump ‘N’ Pump has some of the worst controls ever. It seemed like every time I pushed the A button he dumped instead of pumped.

  • benevolent

    August 4, 2011 at 2:13 am

    whoa whoa..”Dr claws drump n pump” WTF!! seriously.

  • Jenslyn87

    August 4, 2011 at 3:25 am

    A new AVGN 😀 Was awesome! I couldn’t believe the fuckness when the screen scrolled up and down with every jump…


  • Lolguise

    August 4, 2011 at 3:35 am

    FUCK YEAH!!!!1

  • Augie Creighton

    August 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I wonder if he threw that game for a perfect shot for maybe a few takes but that was fucken hilarious an a perfect episode hope there will be more james cause ur the fucken nerd and mike is the motherfucker.

  • risk

    August 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

    AVGN is back, and doing it big. This must continue for another 97 episodes, or I’m gonna be pissed…

  • wilmz68

    August 4, 2011 at 4:22 am

    “DR. CLAW’S DUMP & PUMP”!?!?!?!?!?!?


    Pretty pleeeease…..

    Congrats on yet another funny AVGN episode. Keep em coming.
    Can’t wait for the movie!

  • RememberTomorrow

    August 4, 2011 at 4:31 am

    How many times did you have to throw the cartridge until it landed in the trasch can?

    Vary good episode!

  • Cascade failure

    August 4, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I thought ninja baseball batman counted as a nerd episode, but this one is being called 103 and barbie was 102? Why does nbb not count?

    Anyway, yay new nerd episode!

  • sucidalspree

    August 4, 2011 at 4:53 am

    what happened to episode 102? you did the making of it

    but the review is where?

  • xdeathknightx

    August 4, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Nice, thanks for making the video 🙂

  • flipper

    August 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

    this is so much better than thatguywiththeglasses

  • Linearmode

    August 4, 2011 at 6:18 am

    i like the simplicity, much like the older ones, but didn’t find it too funny. Maybe certain words are being overused… I don’t know.

  • August 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

    LOL great episode, classic ending.

  • tFighterPilot

    August 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

    *entering cinemassacre*
    *seeing that there’s a new AVGN episode*
    *watching it with excitement*
    *episode ended*
    *feeling empty inside again*

  • August 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I owned this game when i was young and it’ a fucking piece a dog shit…
    But it’s still funny to see you told about how shitty it was ^^

  • Strazdas

    August 4, 2011 at 6:52 am

    i dont think they misspelled cool. i think Kool was the guys name.

  • Kilgore

    August 4, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Because poor literacy is soooper kEwL! B-)

  • van_foitte

    August 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Nice to see the nerd again, James.
    I used to play Psycho Fox on my master system, and the controls were pretty fucked too. I remember liking it as a kid though, besides never being able to beat it.
    We do have a new perspective of the episodes after the making off, and I may say I enjoy it even more now.
    We, kids of the 80’s, are actually special.
    Well done!
    Kisses from a Brazilian supporter and fan.

  • Lassez

    August 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    damn, is Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump inexplicably Inspector Gadget related, like the mario bros DVD? I’d love to see that one reviewed!

  • Kilgore

    August 4, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Off the freefalling fuckballs, oneway bullshit into inviso bitch, two gear diarrhea across topside aquatic ass, jump fuckness into air suspension shitlift…. nothin but net… WOOOSH!

  • August 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

    That ending made me laugh.

  • Scab

    August 4, 2011 at 7:34 am

    that dr claw title sounds awesome

  • jivebob

    August 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

    HooRaa! New AVGN episode. Thank You.

  • Pablo1989

    August 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

    OH JAMES! 😀 i knew it you dont fogget my birthsday 1 day ago, GRACIAS AMIGO, i gonna watch…and be happy again 🙂 with my new 5 xbox 360 games

  • thebigbadonion

    August 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

    that’s easily one of the best avgn episodes in a while. I always preferred the more basic ones. It was funny well written and entertaining. I get the feeling you’re going to do some of the best episodes while you’re making this movie :p

  • Nintendo_Master

    August 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Great episode James! Certainly one of the funniest for a while. I’m glad that you didn’t announce when it was going to be released, it’s for the best really. Keep it up! 😀

  • dmhagwood

    August 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Great episode! It’s short, simple, and still awesome!

  • cbherou

    August 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Another classic episode. Thanks! Dr Claw’s Dump & Pump… OMFG hahaha…

  • August 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    That garbage can shot was priceless! Hahahahaha!

  • jurc0

    August 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

    great episode. cant wait for another one. 🙂

  • rabidchild

    August 4, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I just want to know, how many takes to get that cart in the can?

  • August 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Excellent. I realize you are only doing episodes that are more barebones then some of the technical fx monstrocities of the past, but I actually still love these.

    And yeah, now everyone is out looking for Dr. Claw’s Dump n Pump. Nice lil addition.. haha.

    GO GO Gadget FECES!….

    “I’ll get you next time gadget*pumppumpflush* Next tiiiime…”

  • manitari666

    August 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    of course kool is more cool with k !

  • AlucardBelmont

    August 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

    loved the episode but couldve been funnier and dude i thought you got all ur castlevanianess in 09

  • Warrax

    August 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Well done James, classic like episodes like this are great!

  • Schloss Ritter

    August 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Vic Tokai also made Clash at Demonhead, and I see they reused some sound effects there.

  • Matthew_Of_Wales

    August 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Is Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump an actual game?

  • NKW160

    August 4, 2011 at 10:47 am

    It doesn’t matter how long the reviews are or how high the production value is to me…I love them all and this review is no exception. Thanks for all the work and for keeping us entertained.

  • August 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’ve been waiting for you to make an episode of this game, because it’s one of the most ridiculous ones I have for my NES.

    Thanks, Jim!

  • August 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Another hilarious episode!

  • billpardy

    August 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

    never played this one but i do have decapitack or however the fuck you spell it….that game was pretty hard to but it definitly looks like it was of a better quality

  • scronan

    August 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Great review James! I vaguely remember hearing about this game but never played it back in the day. Vic Tokai certainly made some weird games…Clash at Demonhead was a favorite of mine as was Golgo 13 (and one hard fucking game to finish!)…but this one looks like they really unloading the shit wagon on it. ^_^

  • pockybandit

    August 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

    New AVGN! That made my day! The ending with the trashcan was fantastic. Was it intentional?

  • jivebob

    August 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Great video! What are the odds we get to see a Neo Geo system or game review in the future? I know you have referenced the extremely large games. Anyway, keep up the good work.

  • Slashser

    August 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I think this was an attempt to make a copy of Super Mario Bros. you cant go back, there`s hidden blocks everywhere, there’s a king in peril (super mario bros. 3), you stomp on enemies, there’s a time limit… sort of, and another things…

  • beema

    August 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I really want to play Dr. Claw’s Dump N Pump. Does it come with a plunger-shaped peripheral?

  • beerwolf

    August 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    AVGN strikes back!
    You just made my day.


    August 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    So how many tries did it take you to get it in that bin? Or was it legitimately on accident?

  • JamesRolfe

    August 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Nothing makes the sun shine brighter during the day than to see a new AVGN episode in the morning.

  • Xyno

    August 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    lol Vic Tokai is the Japanese LJN btw !!! 😉

  • m4z

    August 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Oh god, finally paid a visit again to see a new AVGN episode is at the top of the list instead of all the turtle stuff or whatever:
    Watching this almost makes me feel aggressive… this game must really be annoying to play with all this screen freezing when jumping and the invisible stuff. And if you get this feeling and know that you’ll never ever want to touch this game, you know that AVGN did a good job.
    Nice episode!

  • konami man

    August 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Come on now, I won’t have Vic Tokai compared to LJN. Those games sucked KFC Boner Bucket, with extra gravy for sure, But who can forget great titles such as Gologo and the legendary MD shooter ‘BattleMania’ TroubleShooter’.
    Great video James 😉

  • August 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I just found your French copy 🙂

  • August 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This was awesome! As you said in your news this was oldschool 2006 style… and I love it! 🙂

  • August 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Wow he even covered barbie game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuU9Oy01oWY&feature=related 😛 cool huh?

  • August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    It’s just so great that on top of everything you’re busy doing, you still have time to make AVGN episodes and I’m glad that, even tho the game you reviewed seemed to be rushed when it was made, your review didn’t feel rushed and didn’t lack your AVGN style !! <3
    Dr. Claw's Dump & Pump ?? I can only imagine what that game is like lol
    Can't wait for the next new vid !!

  • pmoves

    August 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    another great one, thanks james and mike

  • August 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Seven different herbs XD

  • hajpermegaman

    August 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Whoa, he played for like 5 hours!

  • Heep

    August 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Good episode! 🙂

  • GreyFox

    August 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Look at this! LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!

    LMAO! Awesome episode 10/10

  • TomM

    August 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Great Review! Best part was when you mentioned Dr. Claw’s Dump n Pump. And to the people who asked if it is real, it is. 🙂 Good stuff, keep up the good work!

  • Shinoda

    August 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I thought James was taking a break for the movie production. It’s nice to see it’s not the case!

    I just hope this doesn’t mean something is up with the movie…. *paranoia*

  • Ioustinos

    August 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    A simple yet good review.

    We appreciate all the work you’ve put in and eagerly await the movie. I’ll wait as long as it takes, and I’m sure most others will too!

  • SpeedyEric

    August 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    1:19- So, I take it that Vic Tokai is similar to Wisdom Tree.

    2:50- Because poor literacy is KEWL (or in this case, KOOL).

    5:40- In speaking of $h!t, I feel I need to do something similar, but in the oposite way, because of how screwy this is.

    8:00- Wow. Nice shot! Reminds me of the basketball scene in “Alien: Resurrection.”

  • wulfyy

    August 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    this has made my day! thanks james 😀

  • karaokefreak

    August 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Awesome. An AVGN episode on my birthday – that’s what I call a kool … uhm… cool present 🙂

  • karaokefreak

    August 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    ah damn, it was uploaded on Aug 3rd.. ok, that was one day too early 😛 Still a nice episode

  • warwagon

    August 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    This just goes to show that “Less is more”. In this episode all you did was talk trash about the video game and show gameplay footage. Just like the early days. I personally found that way more enjoyable than when you try to turn the episode into some sort of film. Welcome back James 🙂

  • avgnfanfckballs

    August 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    this episode was by far the best in a while! avgn, welcome back to your roots! great video regardless of length, this one hit the sweet spot! im glad you have time to still make these videos as i wasnt expecting a video this great considering the announcement of the avgn movie! AWESOME!

  • crossfire

    August 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    great review James. no bs huge production. just a straight game review of a shit game. it’s what brought us to you, and it’s what keeps us coming back for more.

  • August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Old style,best style !
    Thanks for the episode James,good as ALWAYS !

  • lumberingjackal

    August 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I really appreciate you keeping up with the avgn series. Great stuff! Thanks!!

  • systemchaos

    August 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I can’t wait to see the outtakes on the next DVD: “Kid Kool trash bin throw” 😀 …

  • August 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Dr. Claws Dump ‘n Pump!? holy shit, that must be awesome! please review that!

  • Jerry1983

    August 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Lmao nice and can James get anybetter lol lol i can’t stop laughing free fall fuck balls lmao.

  • August 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    A new AVGN! Have my babies!

  • tonyaj420

    August 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Good review but please lay off Simons Quest its a great game and I think James knows it.

  • asnaes1981

    August 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Kid Kool isn’t kool, but that basket shot sure was!

  • Minion of Yahtzee

    August 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Just because poor literacy is Kewl, it doesn’t mean this piece of seven sided fuck-poop is. Nice video James and no matter how you do these videos it should just be right for you. If some people like your older stuff fine, if people like your newer stuff better fine. Just as long as your cool with it we’re cool with it.

  • Brio

    August 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    You are great James!
    I’m following you from about two years, but just now i decided to subscribe myself to your site. Why so long? I don’t know.
    I heard you so tired in this video.. I speak of your voice, not content. But all we, your fans, know that you are so busy with a lot of stuff..
    But even so, you’re doing great! You’re awesome!
    I just wanted to say: greetings from Italy!
    Keep to follow your dreams, you are a great inspiration!
    Congratulations for all your work, from the deep of my heart!
    P.s. and so to Motherfucker Mike! Thanks both of you guys, and to all those who work and help here!
    P.p.s. i apologize for some writing errors..

  • August 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Yeah, “Dr. Claw’s Dump n Pump”: awesomeness.

  • kane117

    August 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    For a while, I thought there was something wrong with the newer AVGN videos, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. It was like something was missing. Now that I’ve seen the good quality of this latest video, it finally hit me: it was the Nerd’s attitude towards the games he reviewed. The name of the character is the Angry Video Game Nerd, but in the newer videos, he might as well have been called the Bored Video Game Nerd or the Apathetic Video Game Nerd. He tossed out phrases like “who cares” or “I don’t give a shit” like they were confetti. Maybe it’s just me, but when I watch an AVGN video, I do it with the expectation that I’m going to see the Nerd blow his top and give a bad game the full lashing it deserves, not see the Nerd reluctantly phone in a review. I mean reluctance has its place in the character, but it shouldn’t be overdone. The Christmas episode that was based off of A Christmas Carol summed up the Nerd perfectly: he doesn’t want to play shitty games, but somehow he’s drawn to them like a moth to the flame.

  • KilgoreTrout

    August 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Awesome Man! Been suffering from AVGN withdrawls for a while. Watching your stuff with some cold beers, very nice indeed.

  • Djister

    August 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Always nice to see a new AVGN episode!

    Please review Total Recall for the NES at some point. 🙂

  • Benda

    August 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    JAMES!!!!!! I saw an announcement on youtube saying that your main priority is the movie and reviews will still be basic. well guess what? the reviews… ARE STILL FUCKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! After all, your the nerd!


  • Undertaker91

    August 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    i gotta say, this was a great review. idc if its a little shorter, this was a nice basic episode. its vidoes like this one that got me to start watching you in the first place

  • Joker83

    August 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Nice shot at the end there!

  • menny

    August 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    El Nerd Enojado de los Video Juegos

    Awesome episode! AVGN Forever!

  • PoisonousAntidote

    August 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    nice video. it was short, sweet and to the point. good luck on the movie, james!!!

  • LordPindar

    August 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Haha, eccelent one. I always read a few comments after watching a nerd review, and they tend to be mixed, somebody always finds something to complain about, but this time, only good stuff, and rightly so. It felt like watching a good old He-man cartoon or something. The song is right, he does bring us back to the past

  • kriziz2k3

    August 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    xelent video james !!!!!! estamamalon tu video james

  • GoldenFrog

    August 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Excellent work James, loved every bit of it.
    Cant wait for more.

  • TheValsalvaManeuver

    August 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Great review as always, but I think Dr. Claw’s Dump N Pump was actually a pretty decent game on the Genesis. I’ll agree that the controls were a bit stiff, especially on the gadget-copter bonus stages, but most of the time it wasn’t an issue. I just got frustrated in the sewer levels where you had to jump on the floating logs, since their pattern is completely random when they drop from the pipes.

  • PorkFrydRice

    August 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I always seem to have trouble watching the Nerd videos. I used to think that it used to be because of the length, but that shouldn’t be the case with a 9 min video and I don’t have any trouble with other GameTrailer videos. I’m sure it’s a great video but boy is that strange.

  • OmegaWarrior

    August 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I just watched a few of the vids you did for comic-con and this one…I don’t think the sideburns work without the van dyke.

  • danylizotte

    August 5, 2011 at 12:34 am

    J’adore tes vidéos. Tu es un des rares reviewers d’Internet à mettre autant de passion et d’intérêts dans tes critiques. Tu donnes envie aux gens de jouer à des jeux oubliés, même malgré le fait que ces jeux soient de la pure bullshit. Merci 😉

    (It meant that I love your videos and the passion that you put in each one. You give new gamers the will to try out new old games, even if they suck ass real bad.)

  • Haxornator

    August 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Another great review! Thank you again for continuing to do AVGN episodes while you’re busy with other projects!

  • August 5, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Lol, maximum trolling on the the Dr. Claw game. I had to stop the video when I saw it, then I recognized Mike’s style. Good video though, can’t wait for the movie.

  • Augie Creighton

    August 5, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I want to ask Something to anybody or if james or mike to answer this so, is this AVGN movie going to be on DVD or just into parts or umm i dont know i want an answer from james, mike or somebody that has the fucken answer cause its driving fucken insane.

  • August 5, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Interesting 🙂
    I’ve always thought Psycho Fox was their first game.
    It’s a bit different approuch on the platform-genre that led to games like “sonic”. The momento problems in jumping is a huge treshold when you start playing the game but you grow into it after a while. The leveldesign is quite brutal if you don’t master it quickly however.

    This review is a bit destroyed by your making-of video. The magic is a bit gone when I can picture you playing the game, just looking for funny stuff to nag about, and trying to think of clever ways to bash it.

    I would have loved to see you extend the review to feature the other versions of the game cause I’m interested in the differences. for example Psychofox feature 3 ways smooth-scrolling ( you still can’t go back ) which solves one of your mayor issues. It also take quite good use of the momentum in areas where you use your speed in clever ways with the leveldesign. Making you bash through the levels sonic-style, with lots of alternate roots. If you use the leopard he also bounces endlessy on the water. And the monkey get’s you a bit more air-control.

    Anyway, nice to see you back to making smaller episodes. Gotta feed us fans 🙂

  • August 5, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Great review. Really appreciate you putting in the time to make a film while keeping the AVGN episodes going. Love the creativity with the 7 deadly sins analogy. Came together really well at the end.

    Keep it up man.

  • viJilance

    August 5, 2011 at 3:50 am


  • August 5, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Excellent video as always, you really tore that game a new one lol.

    Also, PorkFrydRice (DK if I spelt that right) You might just wanna get a gametrailers account, and download the videos. I had the same problem as you, but it mysteriously stopped when I started using Google Chrome. I still like downloading them though lol

  • August 5, 2011 at 4:29 am

    This episode was short, which was kinda sad, but honestly, the basket shot at the end and his expression made this one of my favorite AVGN videos.

  • Azdrerios Entertainment

    August 5, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Game Over


    Return of AVGN

    …Awesome episode, man! Keep up the good work.

  • Arcadiaus

    August 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

    James the controls aren’t that bad in “Dr. Claw’s Dump N Pump.” It’s really simple actually, so I decided to make a tutorial to explain the controls… First start by moving the glow over the menu button! Once you have moved the glow over the menu button! Press the select button! and you will at that point be brought to the Menu screen. Button!

  • Kimmonator

    August 5, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Kid Kool is NOT cool! Epic ending

  • MisterE

    August 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I remember renting this a few times as a kid and liking the fact that it was different, but noticing all of these problems. The sad thing is, that I don’t think I can agree with James about it being rushed. There are too many fleshed out ideas in the game. I think they just thought it was good to have it be so difficult. All of the features that made it suck, they probably thought were cool, like the mid air vertical scrolling. I don’t think it was because of it being rushed, they just thought it was a good idea. So for me the sad thing is that if you could fix all of these problems, you would have a good platformer, just by keeping the enemies, levels, etc.

    Also, I remember a glitch that actually made this game fun. It’s been so long that I can’t even remember exactly what it did. I know I always remembered it because I never saw/discovered anything like this in any other game EVER. I can’t remember if I actually found this myself or read about it in a mag/book. I DO know that it has something to do with the poles. I can find a trick online that can get you max lives by bouncing on those poles, but I really don’t think that was it. I am really inclined to think that somehow you did something with one of those poles, and it actually made you invincible.

    It’s possible that I’m just completely remembering this wrong, maybe it was just the max life trick I did, but it seemed like it was something WAY cooler. I seem to remember it being like what you could do with megaman 3 and the left button on cntrl 2, and how you could get invincible that way, maybe i am confusing the two games but I don’t know. I haven’t been able to re-discover the trick when I’ve played on emulators recently.

    It could be a really cool long lost glitch, waiting for someone to re-discover it!
    Seems like it had something to do with dying WHILE bouncing on the pole, or something crazy…

  • Fred . Fuchs

    August 5, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Dr. Claw’s Dumpn ‘n Pump LMAO

    Great ending, was it accidental?

  • imma_rocker

    August 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

    LOOK AT THIS LOOK AT THIS, that was my favorite part

  • TaleSpin

    August 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

    “It’s like trying to thread a needle while it’s spinning on a record player”.

    “It’s like trying to drive a car blindfolded”.

    I always laugh when you use analogies, especially the more elaborate ones.:D

  • Rizzilla

    August 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    funny as ever james! .. ‘upside aqua ass’ is an instant classic 😀

  • August 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    So I just played this on NesDS (NES emulator for, you’ve guessed it, the DS) last night, ironically while I was taking a dump (Yes yes TMI but my DS is in the bathroom so…). Anyway using Save States (boo, hiss) I managed to get halfway through world 2 but man is this game difficult. Plus, you never really get an appreciation for how stupid those fans are until you go against them.

    One thing I did find, though, was that when you do the water skipping thing, hold down A and the next skip he will always jump. That’s of course unless you’ve already skipped three times! So there’s no timing or luck involved.

  • probablytheonlyswede

    August 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    great as always James!!I I was shocked yesterday when I saw that a new avgn episode was out, watched it and fucking loved it :)Keep up your great work!! Could you plz answer me if you have any idea when the movie comes out?

  • jsin1276

    August 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    whoa bro where is episode 102? Is that suppose to be the movie and if so wouldn’t it just be better to call it “The AVGN Movie” as oppose to episode 102 the AVGN Movie? I’m just busting your balls though thanks for your hard work. A little short though this game honestly didn’t have much going for it anyway.

  • August 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I like these standard episodes! Keep on the good work James! Looking foward to the AVGN movie!

  • ZzZimmy02

    August 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    LOL James i gotta hand it to ya even when your focusing on the AVGN movie and all your other videos you still make a HILARIOUS nerd episode… keep up the good work man 🙂

  • qqrydz

    August 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Well James, ‘m watching you for few years but never had an account here.

    I also never had facebook account but probably soon ill create it, just to put “likes” and “subscribes”(are there any?:P) for you, AngryJoe and Nostalgia Critic, I’m just feeling serious string of remorse because i’m not doing that and i can’t donate.

    Nonetheless, I’m very very vey happy you finally made another AVGN video. I don’t have to watch it I just know it will be awesome. And just to say thank to you i have registered here right now ;).

    Greetz, have a good beer ;).

  • Phealin

    August 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    It kinda reminds me graphicwise of this old game I used to play when I was a kid on the Sega Master System II, it was built into the console “Alex the Kidd in Miracle World” that game used to piss me off so much, not that it was bad just hard for a kid at around 5-6 years old who didnt play many games to begin with 😛 I should probobly dig out my old Master System II and play it see if it still tares me a new one XD Anyway good episode as usual =D

  • THE ass line

    August 5, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    there is one game that suck the name is darkman on NES… this game is so shitty even both god and satan will take him… if someone see this message play this game on a emulator and see by yourself there so much to say about this game that make him unplayable

  • snes16

    August 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    lmfao XD 😛 love avgn rocks XD

  • friarcanuck

    August 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    HAHA! Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump.

    Please tell me this is a real game.

  • Mattheudamus

    August 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The Video Game Nerd is fuckin awesome James. As an aspiring comedic filmmaker myself, I would just like to thank you for being one of my my many inspirations.I hope you have a long and prosperous career. Keep fuckin shit up, and keep it as real as possible.


  • danny

    August 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    @ jsin1276: Barbie was 102.

    Great job as usual, James!

  • Elvenking

    August 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you AVGN! I lvoe to come home and see an episode ready. Especially on a friday. I will actually save it for later in the ngiht when i have had a few beers and wanna laugh. It a great joy. Thank you James!

  • Acchan

    August 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Wha! What are we gonna do on the bed? Pomf=3

  • Monstermash

    August 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump…genius

  • ravelstein

    August 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    James, thanks for the great episode. I’ve really missed them and i love the simplicity of this one. Hopefully it wasn’t too much of a strain on you since you’re working on the feature, but this format suits me just fine. Better than nothing. Welcome back, Nerd

  • elmerfudd5565469

    August 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    awesome as per uge

  • 123avgnrocks

    August 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

    good 103 episode so ya i like this episode yep the nerd should continue if he want’s

  • zengie

    August 6, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Where’s episode 102? It’s not in the full avgn-videos list as far as i can see or am i missing something? Happens more so i just ask… Love your work James!

  • zengie

    August 6, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Or is the avgn-special on ninjabaseballbatman(…) episode 102? ANYONE?!

  • AvgnFanFromFinland

    August 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

    New avgn special should be about Dr. Claws Dump n Pump.

  • zengie

    August 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Found it… Its the ‘Making of an Episode’- episode, it’s just not listed (yet).

  • August 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

    @zengie I think episode 102 is the movie. frankly, I was quite surprised to come here and see another AVGN episode on the front. I thought you weren’t gonna do these anymore until the movie came out James. Decided to just shrug it off and figure “what the hell?” eh, hehehe. It’s good to have you back James.

  • hajpermegaman

    August 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Not sure I liked the side burns, but the rest was great.

  • August 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Ahh.. that was a great little episode. Reminds me of the old ones. I don’t mind these ‘efficiency’ episodes at all. Any AVGN is better than none while the movie is being made, plus the episodes like this are some of the best!

  • rockgrant

    August 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Perfect. I like the simplified episodes. The more elaborate ones are great too, but this feels more natural. Great work James!

  • DrZaius

    August 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    That basket he made at the end was kool.

    Good video. Doesn’t seem like it’s full of… filler.

  • Ajpieman

    August 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to make this, i know your swamped with work for the movie but its always great to see a new episode! you made my day pal!

  • August 7, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I think it’s pretty koll that you’re still doing game reviews. Your imagination factory is one of my top five “internet gold mines,” and I’m sure I’m not the only person who logs in at least once a day to see if you’ve broken us poor gluttons off another piece of awesome.

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    August 7, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Great shit as usual James. Lebron’s got nothin’ on you :D.

  • soa1981

    August 7, 2011 at 2:36 am


  • soa1981

    August 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

    MIKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • phoenix252005

    August 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

    That game looks like a piece of dog shit! Im so glad I didnt play alot of Nintendo games back then,I would have killed myself from the frustration of dying so much! lol Awesome vid James,cant wait for the AVGN movie,Im so excited!!!!

  • sovelissnailo

    August 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I have been playing this game off and on since i was five, Im twenty four now and still have not completed it because I get to frustrated and want to throw controllers. Thanks for reviewing that now I must go try and beat it again.

  • bugsycline

    August 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Dr Claw’s dump and pump HAS TO BE A MADE UP CREATION of James’ mind (and photoshop)

    However if it is not, I can’t conceive of any game being more suited for an AVGN episode.

  • kimsunil

    August 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    You’re the best.I stumbled upon your videos around five or six years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.Most of the games you’ve reviewed used to make me cry and bite my NES controller.Keep up the good work.CHEERS!

  • batman tas

    August 8, 2011 at 4:55 am

    There is several endings to this game. It’s not only the one that is shown here.

  • axin

    August 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Another great episode, ty James.

  • August 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Another great episode James. Thanks for keeping on keeping on. This is one of my favorite shows, on TV or off. I even have my wife watching these days.

  • cheezefox

    August 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    The whole time I was watching this, I was trying to remember why the guy on the cover of the game looked so familiar. I was certain I’d never played Kid Kool before, but I knew there was some other game starring some kid in a leather jacket and sunglasses… After a bit of research, I found out I was thinking of Kid Chameleon for the Sega Genesis. Completely different game, but I swear the characters are almost exactly the same… wonder if there was any connection…

    Anyway, good review, as always.

  • Belovedunderground

    August 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    people you should join my group on facebook Nes Gamer Geeks and check out my website http://nes-rom-lovers.webs.com/

  • gotskills99

    August 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    james soon u should do mike tysons punch out.

  • August 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    woah woah woah…slow down there….what the fuck is dr. claw’s dump and pump?

  • JimmyTheKeybladeWielder

    August 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    This is vintage Nerd, no CGI, no editing, just game footage and Nerd commentary. I congratulate you, Mr. Rolfe. Also, sweet sideburns.

  • Grandoak9

    August 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    id rather eat a cheese flavored donkey turd than play this game

  • Keithustus

    August 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Where’s ET?

  • August 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    ET should be in the AVGN movie keithustus

  • Arckand

    August 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I guess Kid Kool isn’t so kool after all.

  • August 9, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I agree with the Keyblade dude. I enjoyed the simple commentary and footage. I usually don’t even care if Nerd’s “funny” or not, I just like seeing his reviews for games I never got to experience.

    I’m super glad he was able to squeeze out an episode even in the middle of all his other projects.

  • -RM

    August 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

    It’s a wonder to me how a company that has made such gold as “Clash at Demonhead” can be the same people that churn out this turd.

  • MikeF

    August 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I shake my fist at wizards every chance I get.

  • crapslapper2000

    August 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm


  • mattyt

    August 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This blew my mind! I actually owned this game but totally forgot about it (probably some kind of defense mechanism to block out traumatic events). I remember it being butt hard, and I think I just gave up after a certain point. The thing I really remember about it were the pole vaults, for some reason, that was always fun. Thanks James, now I need to find a therapist to deal with all these suppressed memories that are no longer, um, suppressed.

  • August 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    It may not be fancy but it’s still very well done and fun to watch. AVGN has pointed out a lot of games I’ve never heard of from the NES days, and even though they’re bad, it’s still cool to learn about them 😀

  • Amo

    August 9, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    James, thanks a lot man! We all know that you have a lot of things to do while making the AVGN movie and all. But you’re STILL enable to deliver us awesome AVGN episodes. Great work buddy!

  • August 10, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I love this episode! It’s in the style of the older AVGN episodes, basicly it has all what it needed to make the AVGN my favorite internet charakter: footage of a crappy game and funny curses!
    Thanks for this one, James 🙂

  • Half Blood Prince

    August 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Yet another great episode. keep it up james

  • SilverDragon

    August 10, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Ok, now I’m curious. Does Dr Claw’s Dump and Pump really exist, or is it some sort of joke?

  • chrisRAWRZ

    August 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    he shakes his fist at the wizard lol.

  • xenxander

    August 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I hope your 7 nomenclatures are common now in future episodes. We (your fans) will understand the terms you use, so you can now freely use them at your discrepancy.

    Please use them now, even if you make only 2 more episodes this year. Use them. 🙂

  • August 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

    That’s some good nerd.

  • Cannibal Iglu

    August 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Great episode.
    What a fucked up game.
    Kid Kool is not kool.
    Funny shit.

  • Psychooriginals

    August 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Another great review by James.

    Made me laugh thank you!


  • alanmac

    August 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Well, i care if the Nerd is funny, and he always is. But the review is the most interesting part.

  • willtrox2012

    August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Ah yes, back to the straight forward reviews. I like that!
    What a good treat. I can’t wait for the feature film, James!

  • Steelebourne

    August 13, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I wonder how many times it took for James to get the game to land in the trash. 🙂

  • grimdeath999

    August 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Absolutely loved this episode. The game looks terrible thankfully I’ll never have to play it. I love your reviews James. I once sat and watch every episode up to episode 100 In one night. Your that awesome !!!!

  • Horrorfreak

    August 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I have an idea for a next review: Do castle of dragon for the nes. What a shit bomb that game is. Check it out! 🙂

  • August 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    That was a great AVGN. Thank’s James!

  • OrbitalVelocity

    August 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Inviso-Bitch is my favorite superhero.

  • gamerz

    August 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Raid 2020 James! I would like to see a review on that one . Another piece of crap from that was from Color Dreams.

  • Issac

    August 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    James you need to review Blaster Master on the NES! i cant remember what nerd episode had the music in the begining but it brought back memories of that game and how rediculously hard it was, please you gotta review that game, I can not find it anywhere…

  • gamefreak14

    August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm


  • gamefreak14

    August 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    hey nerd could you do me a favor???
    i would like you to review this game for me.
    the console is playstation 2 dynasty warriors 5 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Jel-K

    August 16, 2011 at 7:24 am

    good to see a new episode ^^

  • muzackattack

    August 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I kind of thing that James swears too much its not even that funny anymore its a overkill the swearing has gone over board. Its okay to swear sometimes but he swears all the time my advice is to swear at the right time were it would be funny. I love his videos its just a down side 😉

  • Seimann

    August 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I guess ur going for 200 episodes now?? 😀 Nice review dude! As always. Can’t wait for more

  • NESterminator

    August 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    LOL “Topside Aquatic Ass” and “Air Suspension Shit Lifts”. The AVGN videos never cease to make me laugh. Keep up the good work James!

  • Mikeman2000

    August 17, 2011 at 1:35 am

    A new Nostalgia Critic AND a new AVGN? I’m in for a great night!

  • penpan

    August 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Oh man this game is so bad it had 7 gaming sins….thanks for pointing em out!

  • Fantasy Forest

    August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Love the look on James’ face at the very end. Perfect. 🙂

  • August 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    lol nice ending

  • August 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    a solid episode and I loved the final scene.
    I just realized today I’ve been watching these episodes for 4 years now. I can’t think of another series I’ve watched for that long. and that includes television. good job on that, mr. nerd.

    and a special thank you on the making-of video. I enjoyed watching that and seeing what is the creative process that goes to your videos.

    comedy is hard. but you deliver.

  • Storm Mann

    August 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wow i am sure not to get that game and by the way nice shot at the end that is a 2 pointer (Basket ball term sorta) that was perfect and the game needs to stay in the trash. lol great job

  • coolKevinator

    August 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    It sounds like someone combined Super Kaizo Mario and I Wanna Be the Guy

  • jleader112290

    August 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    very funny. hey you should do a video on the NES Gilligan’s island


    it looks like it sucks

  • FalloutCanada

    August 19, 2011 at 6:30 am


  • mxc82

    August 20, 2011 at 12:27 am

    If I can make a suggestion, for your next game review, you should do disney’s fantasia on the genesis. That game will make you want to kill the person who made it.

  • aflmalt

    August 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    You should do Dirty Harry for the NES.

  • CrushingC10996WM

    August 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    i think your next review should be either, wwf games made by the LJN, or contra force, u said contra force sucks on the 1st dvd, i wanna c it and or what the Laughing Joking Numnuts did 2 wwf, plz think about it

  • August 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I think you should really do alot more genesis/megadrive reviews classics like micro machines series, eternal champions, streets of rage series.

  • August 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    if that was me i would have desroyed tyhe game to finish it and get a shitty ending like that

  • August 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    also ive plaved decap attack and its really not that bad cept for controls its really not that bad and is dr claws dump and pump real?

  • VTCharley13

    August 24, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Dr. Claw’s Dump ‘N Pump had me rolling!! hahaha

  • JaredRM27

    August 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    So once again, its like a Castlevania. You beat the game but not really, just like Simon’s Quest.

  • Twilightsucks

    August 25, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I’m guessing since all of the videos on the main page are AVGN, we are going to get a new AVGN soon. Hopefully that new special one that James was talking about in his donation video

  • misiekpierozek

    August 25, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I was thinking that AVGN episodes are cancelled till AVGN movie release.
    Big thank James, I’m so happy as hell. You gonna take me back to the past again 🙂

  • Seimann

    August 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    watching this for the 3rd or 4th time.. need a new one! :p

  • August 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    James, you`re a LEGEND!!!

  • Luntis

    August 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Love your videos James. Keep up the good work

  • August 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    ah thought we got a new video, until I noticed the date on the video

    then I remembered seeing this earlier this month.

    website tricked me hehe

    Still a funny episode after 2nd watching

  • August 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Wow. Really glad I missed out on this game as a kid. What a clusterfuck.

  • August 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    @Cito: Same thing happened to me, too. I thought it was new but then I realized I’d seen it already.

  • Johngway

    August 26, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Kool video nerd keep up the great work!

  • August 29, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Hey James,

    I know Mike posted this but a friend and I were having a discussion about you when we both came to the conclusion that you seemed a little burned out lately. I feel this video was very bottom barrel and low quality for someone of your caliber. So it then became a discussion of should you even make a video if it isn’t of the best quality. I then brought the argument, this may be of low AVGN quality, but this is not your meat. You are not the AVGN, the AVGN is a part of the art you have and comedy you hold.

    I posted this as a reminder that even though your videos may not be of the quality you need or want. The fans will always watch. Even though your dreams were probably not to swear at video games, it will fuel your success my friend.


    P.S. Get yuengling and or rolling rock for product placement, you could probably get at least 80-100k for a good pitch.

  • JoséEduardoCastroSalas

    September 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Thje kind of game that used to make you rant the whole weekend because of your bad choice at the rental

  • Algus

    September 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I probably would have liked this game as a kid. Can’t wait for the Dr. Claw’s Pump N’ Dump review. I’ve never been able to figure out how to get past the sewer level.

  • bugsycline

    September 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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  • zorchradio

    November 18, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Loved the seven “deadly flaws!” It’s like you’re talking about a sports car. Made of shit.

  • LuisAdrego

    November 22, 2011 at 6:06 am

    what a shitfest of a game…but hey it’s better then that god awful piece of shit “Bill & Teds excellent videogame adventure” for the NES now that’s a fuckin shitty game

  • Fed_05

    November 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    man ive played this game on Gameboy Advance back in the day and its really annoying just how avgn explained it

  • December 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    “Kid Kool, is not cool!” Ironic isn’t it?

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    December 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm


  • ddrguy

    January 2, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Was the trash can shot at the end real? If so, wonder how many takes that took.

  • DoodleMongo

    January 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    UNKOOL BENZ ftw?

    (Now, wheres my Rice?)

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Game title should have been “Kid Cool, Game Un-cool”

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  • JerrySanbox

    January 27, 2012 at 4:03 am

    i wanna see a review of Dr Claws Dump n Pump

  • DamonPulse

    February 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The fact that he got it into the trash can without looking is cool, though!

  • kingofthecloset

    February 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    A game as Koll as the other side of the pillow

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  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Kid Kool and the quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs ? how could they ruin a game with such great potentialshould’ve been ” Ol’dirty bastard and the quest for the Seven Wonder Weeds ”

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    March 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

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  • March 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Is it just me, or do the king and his assistant look like they’re from a Garfield cartoon?

  • Richy Krimmel

    March 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    i really wish it had some individual credits, was it just two guys or what?

  • pig mime

    March 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

    i have this game and i tied it out and i got mad so i punched my little brother in the arm and he started crying so i had to pay him all my money in my wallet so he would not tell on me.  some one ows me 20 dollars.

  • March 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    The Seven Deadly Sins also created the Kooplings, but at least that ws good.

  • scabby

    April 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Dr. Claw’s Dump and Pump had me laughing harder than I have all week. Thanks for that great humor into a 1-second throwaway joke. It did not go unnoticed.

  • May 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Dear gods, it’s the proto-Kaizo. And with the stringing along of the player to an ending like that, one might call this and others like it “Funny Games”. (Those among you who have seen the movie will know why I chose that nickname.)

    Hopefully, Vic Tokai did a better job with the Golgo-13 games. Doubt it, though…

  • club

    June 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    So that trashcan shot at the end.. was that staged or real? And if real, was it rehearsed several times to try to get it in the can, or was that just an unexpected happening? has he ever commented on this?

  • vetle hafstad

    January 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    funny i laugh the crap out of me XD

  • Heatseeker86

    May 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    LOL. Dr. Claws Dump ‘N Pump? Thats fucken hilarious. The cart looked legit too, I even looked it up in my Hyperspin.

  • Aaron1375

    May 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    You can tell by the fact it has a subtitle that they were expecting this to be a franchise.

  • May 25, 2013 at 1:11 am

    pretty fucking bad but entertaining.

  • June 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Ahh Kid Kool- THE bane of my childhood. My brother and I used to play this pile of filth for many frustrating hours on end, to no avail. We NEVER beat this game. I’m glad someone else shares my pain in experiencing this piece of ass.

  • August 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

    After watching a lot of these videos you’ve made, and from my own memories of playing Nintendo, I think they had to learn how to make video games properly from failures. I think they learned a lot of valuable lessons back then on design, testing, controls, and proper placement of objects. This is unfortunately what we grew up with – a lot of “Kid Kool,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Dr. Jerkyl and Mr. Hyde.”

  • Marky Johnson 9/30/82

    April 21, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Wow my friend always wanted me to play this along ass time ago and i never wanted to because i thought it looked lame then but he loved it but he likes alot of shity games i wont play still today and thanks to James i know i wont ever play this shity game. Thanks James watching you play this reminded me of how shity i felt watching my friend play this shit.

  • May 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    At the end, BALLLLIN!!!!

  • October 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    well, now i know not to play this quote on quote “gem”

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