OUTTAKES – Nintendo World Championships

James / September 7th, 2011

These are outtakes from the AVGN Episode (#104) Nintendo World Championships.  (See the episode here) Also, to give you more insight on the making of the episode, here is how it all happened:

Pat the NES Punk does his own series of game reviews. I met him at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention briefly and later Comic Con. I became aware that he is a hardcore collector of NES stuff and even has a legit Nintendo World Championships cartridge. (The grey version) During my stay at Comic Con, he wanted me to film a short cameo for his Nintendo World Championships video (Yes, he did his own video about it first.)

Pat’s “NWC” video showed him as a collector who stumbles upon an NWC grey cart, and then ends up losing it to an unknown person. At the end, I show up, in my cameo, holding the game. It’s not clear whether or not it is really “James” or the AVGN. At the time, it was just a cameo, and I never expected it would go further, or that I would ever bother to make my own NWC video. It was never on the Nerd’s agenda.

Pat made a second video, since he came for a visit, and we filmed ourselves playing NES games. I was not in character and there was no script. At the end, Pat finds the grey cart in my collection and runs out the door with it. Again, I had no plans of following up on it.

Things changed when Pat got his hands on an NWC gold cartridge (I’m sure he paid an insane price). He asked me if I’d be interested in shooting another video and immediately the creative ideas started flourishing. My AVGN plans were to make regular basic episodes that each only take 15-20 hours to make. (Well this one ended up being 70 hours) I knew it would slow down production on the AVGN Movie, but hey, it’s a very rare opportunity to make a video with TWO of the most rare games of all time!

Pat and I bounced ideas back and forth. One of his original ideas was to take it in a supernatural direction where the two games unleash a magical power when combined. One of mine was to make it a spoof of The Maltese Falcon, with gangsters approaching the Nerd, willing to kill for the game. Eventually we decided a more down to earth approach about two gamers trying to con each other. It’s a tale of greed.

My decision was to ignore the previous videos I filmed with Pat. They don’t fit into the storyline. I wanted to start fresh. I can’t speak for Pat, but he has some ideas addressing this, which you may see in his upcoming videos. I wrote the script and spoke with Pat regularly during the writing process. Pat knew his own character, as did I, so he would handle most of his character’s lines of dialogue. The incident that gets the plot moving is when the Nerd buys a box of games from an Ebay auction. I’ve gotten a lot of questions if this really happened. But no, this was fiction, just to get the plot moving. The fact is, Pat owns both NWC games. I was just inventing my own story to be able to use the games.

Since the Nerd is known to smash games, I thought it would be hilarious for the Nerd to smash these super rare expensive games and shock the audience. Of course, we made fake games to use as stunt props, using a Top gun and Legend of Zelda cartridge.

The outtakes show a little glimpse of what it was like making the video. Enjoy.


  • David

    September 7, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Nice video, James!

  • nintendophile

    September 7, 2011 at 3:13 am

    It’s great to finally have all the questions answered! I like seeing these “behind the scenes” videos. ^_^

  • xdeathknightx

    September 7, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Pretty cool, and yeah when you’ve sunk a few hundred bucks if not more into one single game you want to triple check you aren’t destroying the wrong one 😀

  • ZX497

    September 7, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I think the gold cart actually goes for $10’000+, if not more. It being the most valuable videogame in the world is not an exaggeration.

    By the way, you guys destroyed Zelda? Blasphemy! But I guess there was no way around it.

  • September 7, 2011 at 4:23 am

    I lol’d at the Larry David stare.

  • September 7, 2011 at 4:24 am

    PS- You guys need to fix your +1 buttons.

  • m00neye

    September 7, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Noooooooooooooo!!! Top Gun!!! Why ,James, why?

  • tumAngor

    September 7, 2011 at 5:44 am

    love it how pat makes fun of the nerd videos xD

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  • September 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

    lol epic

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    September 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Oh so what he really smashed up was Top Gun, now that makes a lot of sense. 😀

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    September 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I hope the Top Gun was inoperable beforehand. You should have at least used a Mario/Duck Hunt cartridge.

  • September 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Cinemassacre outtakes are the BEST outtakes!

  • angryrider

    September 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

    The Maltese Falcon parody would have been a fine telemovie on its own, but I enjoyed that you chose the tale of two greedy gamers anyway.

  • September 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

    God bless the nerd 🙂

  • September 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    lol @ the curb your enthusiasm stair down

  • gamerz

    September 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Great video. Hopefully you’re working on the next avgn video. Once again consider the requests from fans. I notice you have a Gilligan’s Island game, maybe you can review that one. Or some other crappy game.

  • September 7, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Who owns the blue cart of NWC? Hehe, who owns that piece of shit?

  • September 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for posting the backstory James!

  • GreyFox

    September 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

    That was cool! The backstory is insightful also. Can’t wait for Pat’s new video to see how he got the gold cart.

  • General146

    September 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Damn, I believed that you split the real NWC)))

  • September 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

    The reproduction cart? That’s mine… Yay. Top Gun? Well, I have about 10 of them.

  • phoenix252005

    September 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Oh man I looove outakes,especially from the Nerd! Pat was good,he is funny too,you guys had some good ideas for this episode,glad you took the down to earth approach,cant wait for the AVGN movie!

  • ivolution01

    September 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I can finally rest in peace.

  • JerryRalph

    September 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Soo who has the golden NWC????? James or Punk

  • sockmonkey

    September 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    10 copies of Top Gun you say? Put your autograph on some and put them up for auction. Hell, you could even smash them first as a bonus!

  • September 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    wait…….YOU DESTROYED A LOZ CARTRIDGE!?!??!?!?!?!!!!!! I seriously hope you have extras! Legend of Zelda is like one of the greatest game FRANCHISES in history! you’re telling me an original cartridge of the very first one doesn’t have SOME value!?

  • exploda

    September 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    it’s a shame zelda is the most common gold cartridge

  • Shafable

    September 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Well done James, I liked the stare down between you and Pat!

  • flashbash64

    September 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I can’t believe the dumb fucks that thought they actually destroyed the real games.

  • shadowdsfire

    September 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    2:32 – 2:46 was HILARIOUS

  • September 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Both the original and the outtakes are golden. And don’t forget about that Maltese Falcon idea – it’s solid and I’d love to see you revisit it somewhere down the road. Maybe an idea for when you track down your own NWC…

  • Dore

    September 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    There is a game for the Atari 2600 called Air Raid. It was the only game made by a company called Men-A-Vision (see what they did there?). A couple of years ago, a boxed complete copy went for over $31,000 dollars on ebay, as it was the only full boxed copy ever found. That makes it an honest to goodness one of a kind, and while the gold NWC carts are less numerous, that Air Raid one currently ranks as the highest amount ever paid for a single video game.

    There are also a few games that are even LESS numerous than the gold NWC carts, but the demand for them isn’t so high. (There is a Dreamcast game with only FIVE known copies to exist…even if it is just a special edition of another game).

    Anyway, damn good video. I would have liked to have seen the supernatural version, actually. I can see you and Pat suiting up as Ghostbusters to take down the evil carts! ROB could have even made an appearance, as you both have had problems with that thing in the past.

  • Joker83

    September 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    The Larry David part was AWESOME! Wish that made it into the episode complete with music. So funny

  • proudamerican

    September 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    well thats pretty rare i mean what are the odds that 2 of the most famous retro gamers would also each have a copy of one of the rareest nes game is exsentince keep up the good work

  • Waywardultima

    September 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I bet the Grey cartridge was Mario/Duck Hunt.

  • itscmillertime

    September 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    @Waywardultima … did you watch the video or read the description? It was top gun…

  • September 8, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I gotta say, some of the gags in the outtake were pretty funny! some shoulda made it (especially the nerd stare down). Anyways, thanks for going the extra mile to make this vid even though your strapped on time as it is.

  • Jenslyn87

    September 8, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Nice outtakes video! Always fun to see. It’s also cool to sometimes gain some insight into specifics of a video; how you went about doing specific scenes and all that 🙂

  • Mr. Saturn

    September 8, 2011 at 3:54 am

    It saddens me that a copy of Legend of Zelda was so cruelly taken from us as a stunt double.

  • metalcommand

    September 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    People really thought you actually destroyed one of the most rare games EVER…..lol

  • September 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    LOVE that the grey cart is TOP GUN! Fuck that game!

  • ortomy

    September 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    i could have taken those game before you smashed them. I actually just got an NES, GENESIS, and SUPER NES, just because of you.

  • Okoa

    September 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm


  • Patrick

    September 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    A bit of a Larry David moment thrown in there I like it…

  • viJilance

    September 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    meh i don’t like this guy that much

  • September 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Pat looks a lot like 1980s Peter Gabriel. Just saying.

  • Melfidross

    September 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Nothing to do with the video, but as being a fan of both AC/DC and Ghostbusters, I recomend this video:

    Thunder Busters (AC/DC vs Ghostbusters Mashup)

    Looking forward to the movie. Keep it up.

  • avgnfanfckballs

    September 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    dont we see enough advertisements and commercials on a daily basis? nerd please just upload your vids to youtube. forget sponsorship. ill send you all the money you want.

    • ashxu

      November 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

      Adblock (Browser plugin) removes all the site ads, including the ones before the video. I turned it off for Cinemassacre though, James deserves the ad revenue.

    • lineage87

      January 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

      im just out of luck with the ads.. eventhough i watch it on youtube i usually get ads like crazy.. well… since i dont watch tv.. so . at least it got some ads from youtube i guess ..but what is obnoxious is on cinemassacre some i get same frekin ads for everty frekin video… i gave up with all the ads playing on videos but… for the love of god.. i dont wanna watch same frekin ads for 50 million times..

  • MikeRitacco

    September 9, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Great stuff James! Pats videos are great too, thanks for bringing attention to his site too!

  • MikeRitacco

    September 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Great stuff! You and pat definitely need to make more in the future together

  • LisVender

    September 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    It’s like a Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck cartoon!

  • vulture222

    September 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    funny! i love all of james and mikes work

    (and pat)

  • Scud

    September 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Yo, fantastic stuff!

  • gamez

    September 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Funny video. Keep up the good work as always!

  • DiceGamer

    September 10, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Awesome as always!

  • infoatdoc

    September 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    It was a genious idea to smash the both NWC cartridges! I were f*****g shitting my pants when I saw the hammer and straight away thought the games will now be destroyed! I read all the comments for the video and couldnt find an answer if someone knew it was the real cartridges being destroyed.

    Then I saw this video about outtakes and I watched it VERY intense to see if there would be any info about smashing the cartridges, and it was. FInally my pulse came back to a normal level after 10min :D.Shocking the audience always works and this was a prime example of it.

  • rodloopin12

    September 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    what is the name of the song Pat is singing?

  • KilianMaigrot

    September 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    “Take On Me” from AHa

  • tehkyle00

    September 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    In your freakout, you must not have watched the whole video.

    After the credits, they clearly showed that the real cartridges were unharmed by holding them above the destruction.

  • bobbypadlock

    September 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

    it was really a top gun cart lol

  • JCfire

    September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Yeyeyeye, fuck you.

  • MattConant

    September 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Love the Curb Your Enthusiasm reference. 🙂

  • BradCunningham

    September 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Honestly I caught my breath when you starting smashing. One of your best AVGNs ever! Good luck on the movie! Can’t wait!

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    September 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    It was great to get more explanation on all of this, from both the video and the writing below. Some of those outtakes were especially hilarious themselves, in their own right, as well.

  • NeXter

    September 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’ve seen this video before, but this time I decided to read the text below.

    I’m kind of shocked still. They used a Legend of Zelda cartridge and destroyed it! Blasphemy!!!


  • JoelRufiange

    September 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    you can see the battery in the fake gold championship cartridge

  • JoelRufiange

    September 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    my point is the battery is for the to keep your save game of zelda ! there is no save in world championships

  • JoelRufiange

    September 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    my point is the battery is to keep your save game of zelda ! there is no save in world championships !

  • Megatron

    October 18, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I saw Pat’s first video (the one with the cameo at the end where James has the NWC cart) but I can’t find the second one where Pat steals it back, anyone got a link for that?

  • Lightning533

    November 16, 2011 at 12:34 am

    LOL, the gray fake one was Top Gun.

    bet destroying that felt good, huh?

  • DrainBlut

    December 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    If you get ads, you’re a sucker. I watch videos all the time from sites like this, Nes pink, and tgwtg, I never get ads. I have a lot of plugins, but I think it’s Adblock. I also hit Hulu and don’t get ads there either. The screen goes black when an ad is suppose to interrupt the show, but the ad doesn’t play. It just has a black screen with the ad timer then resumes the show when the timer runs out. I see no reason not to block the ads, as I’m never, ever, going to go to the sites they advertise anyway. It’s not like me not seeing the ads hurts anything.

    • Tobuscus

      January 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      @DrainBlut Does it really matter if you get adds and do you really need all those plugins?

      • OlDirtyVinceDm

        February 1, 2012 at 2:31 am

        @Tobuscus @DrainBlut don’t ask him questions like that he might figure out nobody gives a fuck about what he says 🙂

  • ZachChappelear

    December 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Nice Job Pat with the Larry David Stare Down!!! FTW

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I really don’t know who’s that guy but he’s awesome hehe

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 2:35 am

    2:13 Rofl Rolfe Momentidk who’s that guy but he’s epic btw

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

    2:30roflmaoI like that guy I’mma check out his stuff right now

  • Starcraft39

    February 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

    2:30 is the Larry David stare!!! Okay, I might actually give PtNP a try after watching this.

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I couldn’t stop laughing through the whole videojames and pat are hilarious when working together  and some of these outakes should’ve been in the video XD  the 1:14 takes should’ve beenIf you can add any minutes to your videos without going through too much extra work you should go for it 😛 

  • russellchido

    July 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    the nerd was right, it WAS fake…

  • AVGNmexicanfan

    September 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    wow a real nwc

  • alexmustang692012

    November 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    wow they actually have the real ones….


    February 19, 2013 at 11:38 am


    February 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Pat Nes punk on pawn stars


  • Spottedfeather

    March 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Just saw Pat on Pawn Stars trying to sell the grey and the gold cartridges for 35 thousand….Chum didn’t go for it, though.

  • BladeRunner

    September 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I love Pat the NES Punks videos. And the original video of this was what got me into watching his videos, thanks James for once again introducing me to something cool.

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