Tasmanian Devil Games

Mike / May 13th, 2012

Video description by Mike Matei:
In this review I look at every Tazmanian Devil game I could get my hands on.
Edit: Sorry, I totally forgot to include the Sega Game Gear version!


  • Zayden09

    May 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Glad i just joined.glad i could be the first to comment great vid mike..

  • Effrum

    May 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    It’s so weird that Mike’s been doing all of these videos recently, but I love them just the same and in different ways than when James reviews games. I was also waiting for you to review these games, haha. They’re a largeish part of my childhood.

  • adamL

    May 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    lots of people lately commenting on the lack of updates / Mike’s activity on the site…

    James is making a movie! It’s ready for editing as far as I know, and maybe in like a year (?) it will be in theatres! I believe the plot involves the rumors about a ton of ET catrridges buried in the desert.

  • Paul Dower

    May 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Mike and James, hmmm change James to Joel, MST3k parallel?

  • JJOR64

    May 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    A little off topic, but I really enjoy downloading all the video game related videos here on Cinemasscre watching them over and over on my PC. I tried to DL this video, but it’s telling me this video is 2 GB. Not MB, but GB. Is there to get this fixed? It would be greatly appreciated.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    May 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Great reviews – thanks, Mike.

  • May 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I still have Taz-Mania for the Gameboy and granted it’s been forever….but I have beaten the game. I can remember it taking me forever to figure out you were supposed to spin on that water, but the overall gameplay for what it’s worth isn’t terrible…but the levels are repetitive.

  • curtis maximus

    May 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    The Sega gamed sucked ass. I played it for years. I think I actually beat it, but I probably drank that memory away.

  • canag0d

    May 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for the review Mike 🙂

    Taz was the best!

  • ookami57

    May 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

    wow mike is pumping out reviews like a motherfucker

  • May 14, 2012 at 12:53 am

    LoL! I’m liking these Mike videos.

  • prof

    May 14, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Actually, if you press button (“A” I guess) when pick up items, Taz won’t eat it. So you can avoid eating bombs. (Just in case you didn’t knew that)

  • May 14, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I know I’m going to get shit for this, probably even get labeled a “fan-boy”, but I don’t care. Sega had the best games, and this episode yet again proves just that. : )

  • Justcrossice

    May 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Great new video Mike.. thanks!

  • Katonan

    May 14, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I think the only Taz game I ever played was Taz Wanted for PC, and I loved it! 😀

  • Moondog

    May 14, 2012 at 4:19 am

    i actually really enjoyed the first Taz-Mania game on the Megadrive, and was able to finish it, you should’ve showed the insanely hard mine levels on it lol

  • Alistair A

    May 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I remember how to beat the first boss in Taz-Mania 2 on Gameboy ^^; You have to jump onto the cannon on the tank and then spin into the guy. That took me ages to figure out!

    The game actually gets kinda fun once you get the hang of it, as I remember, and the other bosses are much less obscure. Except for the 6th boss, iirc, which is the tank guy again. You beat him and then the game just leaves you in the boss arena and doesn’t do anything. Just like Cheetahmen 2! I got to that point several times and never worked out what to do. I think it might just be broken…

  • May 14, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Nice Videos Mike I appreciate you uploading this little side video reviews to keep us entertained as I realize that James is busy with production of AVGN the movie.

  • GiovanniRomano

    May 14, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Love it, Motherfucker Mike! Keep it up and I got the haters in the torture rooms heheheh Rawawaw

  • nanofuture

    May 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Is there a reason why you use the Super Game Boy instead of the Game Boy Player for some games?

  • Allen Lucas

    May 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

    The only game I played out of all of them is Escape from Mars. I remember renting the game, but couldn’t get passed the Mars levels. I guess I wasn’t used to games with high difficulty. I remember my favorite part was when you let Taz stand still for a couple of minutes and when he gets irritated, he goes nuts then I would immediately tornado out of the level. I too was more connected to the Looney Tunes cartoons when I watched them on Nickelodeon.

  • May 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

    But still, it’s great to know there are people around who care about videogaming like we do!
    @ Retrogamecloud.wordpress.com

  • Arkhaor

    May 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Thanks, Mike ;).

  • billpardy

    May 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

    awesome video. i still have taz escape from mars from when i was a kid….i always thought it was a great game.

  • DerIgel

    May 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I am a little disappointed, that you missed the master system game I used to play as a child. It acutally is also a game, that you need to memorize to beat it, but it was a good game for a system that pumped out a lot of bad games.

  • split41

    May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Loving the reviews by the way!

  • CinemaKirby14

    May 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Next to James, Mike is the best game reviewer.

  • CinemaKirby14

    May 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    maybe some daffy duck games?

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    May 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Very nice review covering the good and bad of what makes a worthwhile game based on a show kids grew up with. The only Taz game I remember was in the 3rd grade where some other kid brought his game gear to class, he only played the Taz game for 1 minute before everyone asked him to play mortal kombat instead. I’m sure that Taz game was nothing special.

  • joliet_jane

    May 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I really liked the Taz-Mania cartoon show. A lot. As a kid, I loved it. It was a postmodern cartoon, Especially Taz’s Dad.
    It’s too bad that didn’t translate to games, and that disappointed me as a kid too.

    I think the first boss in that Gameboy game might be that posh caveman kid from the show. He’s the boss in tha Genesis game too.

  • Squall85

    May 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    About 4 or 5 years ago I played a rather good Buggy Bunny game. Originally it was a SNES game but I played it with an emulator. The game looked really good, the sounds were decent. The end boss was Daffy and he was in control of some paintbrush or I don’t know… It was good fun at christmas 🙂

  • Mag1922

    May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    There was a Taz game for the Sega game gear. I bought it hoping it’d be like the Megadrive (Genesis) one that had great reviews here in the UK. I couldn’t believe they ripped us off with a totally different game! Have a look on YouTube for “taz game gear” and see how different it is.

  • Al J. Krimson

    May 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the review, Mike. Yours reviews are awesome! When James comes home, you should continue own reviews because they really cool

  • VonKraut

    May 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I always hated Taz, his cartoon were never funny he just span around destroying and eating stuff, never appealed to me and I don’t know why he is so loved as a character. That being said, I enjoyed the review!

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    May 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Yeah!!! You’re fukn’ awesome Motherfuckin’ Mike! Giving props to the Genesis! The greatest system with the greatest games not many people know about!

  • May 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I remember waaaay back in the day when Nintendo Power did a thing on Taz games. Looks like you’ll have to Get The Power!!

  • ZombieKillerXXX

    May 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Mike, I’d just like to say THANK YOU for doing some game reviews. Not to say your movie reviews are bad but sense James has been busy filming the movie I’ve been going through game review withdrawals. It’s fine if you go back to doing some movie reviews but definitely throw in some game reviews from time to time. Loved the review you did on the Donald Duck games as he is my favorite Disney character. This one was good too, got to love the Looney Tunes even if Taz wasn’t one of the main character. Anyways I’m starting to ramble, I just basically wanted to say thank you for mixing things up with some game reviews. You do a really good job in reviewing them. Keep up all the good work.

    Thanks Mike.

  • Valis77

    May 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I enjoyed the snes version it was rather amusing but the genesis version just makes it all the better.

  • freak19930

    May 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I the AVGN movie

  • May 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    i’m 20 and i still have that Taz game on Sega (the crappy one where you can’t see where you’re jumping). i’ve had it since i was 6 and it is one of the many games that pissed me off as a kid!! it’s awesome that he reviewed it. You or James (or both of you) should review Sesame Street games. like Counting Cafe! that game is so ridiculous and funny to watch

  • Rodrigo Esparza

    May 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks a lot Mike, for another awesome review of our childhood : D

  • Historic 66

    May 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I am SO glad you mentioned “Escape From Mars”. It’s one of my all time favorite games!

  • elkhorn

    May 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    nice! i’ve been watching cinemassacre vids since 2009 or so, but had to finally regester on the taz review. I remember getting “escape from mars” many times from my local rental store, why i didn’t just own it i’ll never know. but i get the whole can’t see where i’m jumping thing.

    anyway keep up the good work, great job Mike!

  • ravendogg

    May 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Mike have you thought about doing a review on Wrestling games? Like Pro-wrestling, WCW Wrestling, Wrestlemania, Steel Cage, Wrestling Challenge for the NES. There are a bunch on Gameboy. Also the Monday Night Raw and Royal Rumble games on SNES and Sega Genesis. Lots of material to work with.

  • Alderdragon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Escape From Mars was one of my favorites as a kid. I remember it being one of the first games I rented.

  • trashboy

    May 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Sweet review. I only played one of those games back in the day. Don’t remember much about it, just that you could spin like crazy all you wanted throughout the level. But what I really wanna know is, where’d you get the Game Boy folder sheets? Were they made just for Game Boy games, or are you using some other type of sheets that just happened work perfectly for the Game Boy games? I can’t find anything like that for my games and really want some. 🙁

  • Suso

    May 15, 2012 at 6:03 am

    You should try the tazmania game for Master System, probably the best of all

  • Wes

    May 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I see your giving a lot of banner time to Obama… Booooooooooooo…

  • icehead

    May 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I used to own Taz in Escape from Mars. I could never get past the drilling machine in the Mole world.

  • jamesf

    May 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I hope Mike continues making game and movie reviews as often after James is finished with the AVGN movie. Like others have said, keep up the great work.

  • likalaruku

    May 17, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Taz-Mania is the name of his cartoon series. You know, with a mom, dad, uncle, sister, & brother?

  • likalaruku

    May 17, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Ah, you did. Well that’s hat I get for commenting before I watch the whole thing….

  • Sloansk8r

    May 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    there is one game you forgot Taz Mania on the sega game gear. Honestly its a peice of shit you can’t even beat the first like 10 seconds because you are going down a hill then this giant ball comes so you spin away from it after you use all your spin you walk the ball catches up and you can’t jump over it so you die. ITS WORSE THAN THE GAMEBOY GAMES!!!!

  • DualWolfBlade

    May 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The Only Taz Game I played was “Taz Wanted” on the GameCube.

    I remember it was a game worth playing.

  • May 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    When I enlarged the video, it repeated the audio so it sounded like you said Taz was in “short shorts”.

  • night jester

    May 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Good video Mike 🙂 loved the Taz genesis games.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 18, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I actually have the Taz in Escape from Mars game. I never get very far with it, though. That first level with the maze is a pain! I’ll have to try it out more, though. Thanks for the tips and stuff. And yep, Genesis does what Nintendon’t! 😀

  • KingMike

    May 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    What might be more shocking about Taz-Mania 2 is that it’s actually pretty much a mod of another crappy licensed game, We’re Back: A Dinosaur Story (based on the Spielberg movie). Which had a few other licenses slapped on it for release in other regions.

  • Dredder

    May 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hey Mike!

    Long time fan, first time commenter. I just had to register and ask about the woodtank boss in the second game. Can’t you send his cannonballs back at him with the spinning move? What I could tell from the footage, you didn’t try this and it started to bother me.

    Live like a windrammer as you fuck!

  • ninanima

    May 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Mike, I’d just like to let you know that you can jump onto the clouds in that level you couldn’t get passed in the Taz-Mania Game Boy game (the first one). Not really sure how you didn’t think to do that. I figured it out as a five year old…

    Either way, cool review. Brought back some nostalgia.

  • May 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I hate to be a dick, but it would make more sense if you had said, instead of Death-Star in the Death-Star, Tatooine in the Death-Star, since that is where Luke is from.

  • Kenyalo

    May 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Hey Mike! You should try Bugs and Taz: Time Busters for PSOne. That’s the game I played growing up and enjoyed the hell out of it.

  • lunalicrichard

    May 27, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Cool . I like Taz .

  • Jhonn

    May 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Nice review, but you forgot one game: Taz Mania for Sega Master System, the only one that I consider good (because I didn’t find crazy bugs or difficulties, like the others)…

  • umster

    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

    great work Mike

  • diesel

    January 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    What is with wreong people that say they glad they put first coomment??I played snes taz mania,never could understand what that game was made for.

  • July 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    don’t you mean Mos Eisley in DeathStar escape???????? all Taz’s games are awesome and if you cannot beat the game don’t dis it

  • Virtual Vernon

    August 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I loved the Taz games for Genesis, I had both of them. The 1st one was my favorite, though Mike seemed to not like it. He complained about those bombs, all you have to do is spin, and it blows the bombs and enemies of the screen.

  • Vernon Schaal

    January 19, 2014 at 9:06 am

    The Taz games for Sega were the best ones, also the 1st Taz game is awesome if you like strategy games.

  • Vernon Schaal

    January 19, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Also you can spin through the bombs, and other objects which will knock them off the screen in the 1st Taz game.

  • nammm3

    March 22, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Just when I thought all Taz games sucked, that last Genesis one looked pretty fun despite the jumping and bomb flaws

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