Super Mario 4 Rambo (NES) with James & Mike

James / December 13th, 2012


  • stauken

    December 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I’d guess someone marketed this over here after Super Mario Brothers 3 was released but before all-stars educated us to the existence of the JP SMB2. Just a theory but that’s what I’d guess.

  • December 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I used to put a game on top of the game within the nintendo and sometimes that would help a faulty game work.

  • Nexusflame

    December 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I love watching mike play and doing the classic “lifting your head up in the air” every time you jump… Just like those who played the old driving games where every time you turned.. you leaned to one side or the other and turned the controller.

    • yoyotheyoshi

      November 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Haha.. And I still do all of that. Good times.

  • DrSmiley

    December 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Nice video.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    December 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    You can just… run… over it, because walking won’t cut it for mario 2. It seems this was just a title screen hack with the characters and the rambo phrase in the beginning, unlike the Castlevania hacks Mike reviewed which were mostly more robust in changing the game up than this.

    There exist a ton of mario hacks for both SMB1, 3, and World. There are some famous ‘kaizo’ hacks of World which are near impossible games to beat unless you play it hundreds of times and get lucky. I don’t think many have been put on reproduction carts so the only way to play them is emulation.

  • December 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Nice video! Who ended up editing it?

    • Alex Hofmann

      June 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      I would imagine James did!

  • AbsoluteDeicide

    December 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    That was disappointing there was no Rambo. Great video, though. Have you guys played Cat Mario Impossible? It has the Cheetahmen theme in it.

  • etrinh

    December 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to comment about the pronunciation of Ryu. It’s basically a combination of “Ri” and “yu,” like saying “ree” + “yoo” together but as one syllable. If you wanna be totally accurate, though, Japanese r’s are rolled r’s so it may be easier to enunciate than without rolling.

    The Japanese writing system is actually quite simple when it comes to reading characters, so Japanese words like “sai” or “gaiden” are pronounced exactly as you said it. =)

  • Bobby1001

    December 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    This video was really funny! I like the chemistry between James and Mike. Cinemassacre should make more videos like this.

  • pezoamo

    December 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Fucking awesome – I love these kinds of videos. Just stick the camera in front of you 2 and let it roll. Have you ever considered doing a podcast?

  • Magnum66

    December 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Guys, this was an absolutely awesome video. It takes me back to the videos of Mike playing the Castlevania NES Hack. Just having fun, sitting back on the couch, playing and recording his original live reactions. It’s nostalgic, it’s laid back, and it’s fun. On top of that, also humorous as hell. I really think you guys should make more videos like this. To me, this was one of the best videos uploaded in awhile. I enjoyed every second of it. Please do more like this.ο»Ώ Keep up the great work.

  • Kenshiroh

    December 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    This video demonstrates how to pronounce Ryu.

    You should pronounce Ryu the way the announcer does in the games.

  • Kenshiroh

    December 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Ninja Gaiden: Guy-den vs. Gay-den

    Just remember, Guy (Final Fight character) is written in Japanese as 凱 (Gai). So “gai” is always pronounced like “guy”. (The “gay” pronunciation would be written in Japanese as “gei”.)

    There is actually an unused tile in the Final Fight arcade game where “Guy” is misspelled as “Gay”.

  • Early Gamer

    December 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    How do you perform the trick where you can play the “Original Mario Bros.” on “Super Mario Bros.3”? Nice Video; now all you guys Need are:
    -Super Mario All Stars
    -Super Mario All Stars + Super Mario World
    -Super Mario Kart
    -Super Mario RPG
    -Mario Paint
    -Super Mario World: Return to Dinosaur Land (best Homebrew out there)
    -Mario Adventure (Homebrew)

  • decollate

    December 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Super Mario Crossover using the Contra characters is the closest I’ve seen to a Super Rambo Bros. —

  • Sniffie

    December 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    guys, the triple cartridge with super mario, duck hunt and nintendo world cup is not obscure at all… it was very common here in sweden atleast (i guess all of europe) and it came with the system… i think ive owned 3 or 4 of those throughout my life πŸ™‚

  • December 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Loved the picture in picture Motherfucker Mike. Nice editing! You guys ever play the Mario that was on Sega Genesis?

  • LightningLuigi

    December 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The picture on the cartridge is actually the cover art for the Famicom cartridge, with Mario cropped out. Seems rather common for bootleg carts, for some reason.

    Also, it’s interesting to note that Shigeru Miyamoto debunked “Mario Mario” and “Luigi Mario” being their full names in an interview with Game Informer recently. Apparently they have no last names, haha.

    Anyways, great video! I always get a kick out of cheap bootleg games.

  • December 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    HAHAHA I paused and read the back of the cartridge… Press the A and b “BOTTOMS” haha. Love the broken English. Missed opportunity there guys

  • movviewer

    December 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I recognize that game, its Super Mario the Lost Levels. Someone tried to make their own version of it it looks like. The game is only one player. the Player has to choose between mario and luigi. luigi had the ability to jump higher than mario.

  • gluserty

    December 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Well, once again Rambo disappoints on the NES. Funny though, how some translations of video games or their characters end up as something completely foreign to their known universe, but remind us of something else entirely, like in this instance freak’n Rambo.I’ve seen this happen with those video game knockoffs (such as the 999 in 1 Nintendo plug ‘n play), where there are multiple titles for one game., which happened here with this Japanese “Super Marip Bros 2”.

  • Flops

    December 14, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Long time fan, first time poster.

    Seeing you guys play this game realy has me wondering, you havn’t tried mario crossover have you? Talking about rambo and stuff try using megaman or link. Try it once.

  • smd

    December 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

    It looks like you’re using a different camera or something because this looks different (a little higher quality) than the other “Nerd” videos. Or maybe it’s just a cooling filter applied because it also looks more blue.

  • koopzilla

    December 14, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Nintendo of America just fucked up the numbers on most of the Mario games. Of course, Super Mario Bros. 2 was only released here years later as Lost Levels, and our Super Mario 2 was an altered version of the Japanese game Doki Doki Panic. Super Mario World is actually Super Mario Bros. 4 in Japan, for whatever reason they dropped the 4 in America. Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island, is just Super Mario: Yoshis Island in Japan and is not meant to be a sequel to the Mario games, but it’s own series. The Gameboy Advance games are a real mess. Super Mario Advance is the American Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Advance 2 is Super Mario World, Advance 3 is Yoshis Island, and Advance 4 is Super Mario Bros. 3. They screwed this stuff up just as bad as Squaresoft screwed up Final Fantasy names.

  • Gigs

    December 14, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Really cool blue filter Guys. Adds a lot.

  • pikmintaro

    December 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Great video, but there are several problems

    First the pronunciation of certain words “Gaiden” is a Japanese word so there is a right and wrong way of pronouncing it, “A” in Japanese is pronounced “Ah” I is “ee” and E is “Eh” so it would be pronounced GUYDEHN, and Gaiden means “Side story”
    Same thing with Ryu it is pronounced Reeoo (U is always oo)

    Other things that are problematic is Mario, and Luigi’s last names, Shigeru Miyamoto recently said in a Game Informer interview that they have never been given last names, and they are only called the Mario bros because Mario is the main character.

    Also when they call the Turtles Koopas it isn’t because they don’t know what Turtles are it is because they are not normal Turtles, same thing with Ropes, and Keese they aren’t normal Snakes, and Bats, I’m not sure if James and Mike were being serious though.

  • drsatan2006

    December 14, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Awesome video James n Mike, jeeze with all those games I wonder if you guys take a day to just get high as Sh** and play them all πŸ˜€

  • December 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

    This was a fucking fantastic video guys, I loved every minute of it. You two should make more improvised videos of just James and Mike playing random NES games together and just talking about it naturally. I hope you guys start doing more of these while the nerd movie gets worked on because it will satiate the fans who are hungering for more content.

  • December 14, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You have to love how white nerds get bent out of shape that, for example, Americans mispronounce Japanese words, yet they don’t seem to give two fucks that most Japanese totally brutalize the English language when trying to speak it.

    Great video guys!

  • Laughs

    December 14, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Really? I found this game to be one of the easiest out there.

  • speedupspeeddown

    December 14, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Very cool video! I don’t know why but when James said “we’ll flip a coin” and they put in the coin sound from the game I about lost it. Love these videos please keep them comin’.

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    December 14, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Miyamoto recently stated that the Mario Mario thing was only made for the movie, in Nintendo Japan HQ you will never find a piece of paper saying. He’s just Mario and Luigi is just Luigi.

    Great video anyway, Super Mario 4 Rambo is and hard piece.

  • leth_hate

    December 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Is it just me or the lighting and focus seem a heck of a lot better in this video? Something slick about it.

  • ufoelk

    December 14, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Hi there,

    i think its chinese rip off of mario 3, and thats why u got rambo instead of mario. They even call nes rip off console rambo too. Well then i grow up (im from Lithuania) we only got thees rip offs of nes. Even i had a the original console at the times i was playing rip off nes, coz everybody has one… and it got different shape of cartiges πŸ™‚ it was really popular in esern europe and russia. Even today lot of people dont have the idea thats actualy was a nintendos production not a rambo, ufo, cindy or whatever they call it… πŸ™‚ so yeah it reminds me all good days then i was a kid ripped off games with tons of glitches and silly changes in games πŸ˜€

  • hammerhorrortexas

    December 14, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Yea, I used to know somebody that had one of those weird knock off carts. His was from Taiwan.

  • z_thompson

    December 14, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Nobody is going to mention the TMNT nerd review reference? I don’t even think Mike noticed during filming.

  • rocky356744

    December 14, 2012 at 5:37 am

    That first part of the game was from “Lost Levels”

  • Greyfox-X

    December 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

    you gotta assume i guess someone got hold of this before super mario all stars came out and just stuck it on a cart to makea few bucks , still epic find bros epic

  • xdeathknightx

    December 14, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Luckily there’s always people around like Pikmintaro to prove their point that some people are way too anal about this stuff. Unless you are proficient in Japanese who gives a shit. People will still pronounce it how they did when growing up.

    But it was cool you found something like that James and Mike. And good to see Mike still moves around with the controller and makes sounds. I used to do the same with those consoles lol

  • Blue Wizard

    December 14, 2012 at 6:19 am

    This game takes chronological confusion by the ass. The label should say Super Mario Bros: First Blood Part II

    Nice video. You’ve been putting out some great stuff together with the interviews, vhs nostalgia and casual reviews. Thanks guys

  • mbtthew

    December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am

    This was really entertaining and you two just work so perfectly together! Please keep doing these kinds of videos πŸ™‚

  • generalleoff

    December 14, 2012 at 7:26 am

    SMB with NES World Cup is actually as common as dirt. It is a European PAL cartridge never sold in North America.

  • DaddyOGITH

    December 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

    πŸ™‚ Thanks πŸ™‚

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I mentioned it because it’s not the same thing as the All Stars thingy for the SNES.

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Even in the official version it’s impossible to play in two players mode, because the physics of Luigi and Mario differs in this version (Luigi jumps higher but is harder to control). I’m surprised nobody mentioned this already.
    Check “Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels” on Wikipedia.

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

    As you mentioned, this is the Japan-only version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (but not the Doki Doki Panic one). The reason it’s called like that is because it’s a bootleg unofficial release – probably ported to be usable on the american NES, because the original was for the FDS (Famicom Disk System, a diskette (floppy) add-on for the Famicom, japanese version of the NES).

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

    The SMB/Tetris/Nintendo World Cup cart is European, UKV. In 1991 or 92, it was bundled with the NES console and NES Satellite(4 players) over here. Not rare at all. You should try Nintendo World Cup sometime, it’s the funniest soccer videogame ever made.

    The weird original Bowser on the japanese and european SMB coverart is supposedly drawn by Miyamoto himself. At least it’s closer to the final design today than the King Koopa we know from the cartoons πŸ™‚

  • strider

    December 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hey James,

    The original Super Mario bros 2 released in Japan was on the disk system only, the cartridge that you own is a hacked version of that game in a order to play it on a regular console

    Why they used the rambo name?, just to don`t have any kind of legal issues with nintendo. There are other similar carts, but insted of “rambo” they used “romeo” (five character names)

  • Gorey O' Rotten

    December 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Awesome Video!!! I like how you edited it to look like the old nerd room, it was done very well. Rock on man!!!

  • Sami

    December 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    OMG! O.o

    To actually see my old game in this video is kinda awesome πŸ˜€
    & to see it in a video that’s like i was hoping it to appear the 1st time πŸ™‚
    It still even has my sisters name on it.. atleast what’s left of it πŸ˜€

    I’ve been trying to eye my god ol cartridge from you collection for some time now. I actually thought that there wasnt enough material in it to make a video bout.

    I guess i should thank you James for bringing back old memories! πŸ™‚

  • Gottkaiser

    December 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    The triple cartridge with Mario bros, Tetris and World Cup wasn’t that obscure, at least here in germany it was sold along with the NES for quite some time. Basically, it’s what the Duck Hunt/Mario bros cartridge was in the US. World Cup is btw the best and most realistic soccer game ever πŸ˜‰

  • eightytwo

    December 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    cheers to the creator of “Super Mario 4” for the daring amount of effort into game manipulation.

    good conclusion.

    nice dash under the bowser, mike.

  • Czab

    December 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Haha, you Americans are so funny with your pronounciation problems πŸ™‚
    Everyone else knows it’s Ninja Guyden. Not Gayden!

  • December 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    yep, the tripple cartridge was pretty common in germany. Back in the days, got that one also on my birthday…

  • December 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Guys, YOU DEFINETELLY have to watch this show you’ll see Mario Games you’ve never seen before πŸ˜‰ It is Chinese-Russian stuff, and has English subtitles.

  • ddt_Eagleeye

    December 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Great vid! Love all the AVGN references James makes πŸ˜€

  • Eschia Mousehold

    December 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Funny how this comes out the day after I decided to replay and beat the rom of SMB2J on my emulator after it’s been about 15 years since I played it last lol.

  • HomerS

    December 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    On the japanese Version of Super Mario World there is written Super Mario Bros. 4, too πŸ˜€

  • joltmasta

    December 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    lol did a mini marathon of of the avgn videos. pretty much everything you guys referrenced i watched again last night


    December 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I’m just a guy that contributed to your movie and I’m hoping you”ll care!! All I’m asking for is an autograph or video game!! Take care James!!

  • hideokojima

    December 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    In Japan, the letter R is pronounced like a L, so Ryu is pronounced Lyu, it sounds just like the letter U with a L in front of it. Sometimes even as a Dyu.

    You can hear it in this video:

  • Hokuto

    December 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    No, the R is pronounced as an R.
    However, it has a very soft sound (unlike the English or Spanish R), and it serves to replace many foreign words with L.

  • December 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Nice video!!! I’ve sent a email to the cinemassacre (to james) about a sugestion! Please check it out!

  • December 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Nice vid! I was wondering by the way, what you guys think of Pacific Rim. Supposed to be a homage to monster movies, looks pretty cool. Would be awesome if James or Mike could review it!

  • BrutallyHonestGamer

    December 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    in Japanese each syllable is pronounced, Gaiden would be Ga i de n the de and n run together, so to prounce it correctly it would sound like Gah-E-den.

  • Jim Rage

    December 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Go watch that link Cyril ViXP posted. It’s really great stuff.

  • xeemo

    December 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Part of me wants to think the person who sent this to you made it themself and was just trying to get your attention with the Rambo stuff. At the same time it looks very much like an old bootleg. Very cool video. It made me want to play some Mario 2 (jp) on the Wii.

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    December 15, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Is it just me or does Mike look extra stoned in this vid. lol. j/k

    I played Mario for Sega Genesis at 1-up games. It’s pretty damn disgraceful. lol. You can’t even jump on turtles. You have to throw boxes at them

  • Xbob42

    December 15, 2012 at 12:58 am

    @BrutallyHonestGamer Do you… do you know what a syllable IS? Of course every syllable is pronounced! That’s what a syllable is, the vocal expression of separate groups of letters that form a word! I imagine you’re thinking of some other terminology.

    In other words, if you don’t pronounce something, it isn’t a syllable!

  • basketcase57

    December 15, 2012 at 3:28 am

    It came out awhile ago but it’s been updated. But if you want to play the weirdest Super Mario game check this out.
    it’s also one of the greatest. (You can also just google ‘Super Mario Crossover’ if your mouse hand isn’t working too well)

  • TJOmega

    December 15, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Blowing in the cart works because you’re actually blowing a slight amount of moisture into the cartridge’s connectors, you can’t tell if you just blow in your hand, but it is enough to improve the electrical circuit and improve the connection, so it works. Everyone thought they were blowing dust out, they were blowing spit in. That’s why you’re not supposed to, I’ve seen the corrosion and rust that can form on the game when it’s been blown into too much, it ruins the cart.

  • cibacache

    December 15, 2012 at 8:34 am

    That weird triple cartriged was also available here in Chile. In fact, every single of that games was released here in South America, so its really rare that in USA those power pack are obscure.

  • King12String

    December 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    The Japanese Mario Bros. 2 (or ‘The Lost Levels’ as it’s known in the US) was fun, but frustrating, too. They really knew how to conveniently put pitfalls or enemies in the right spot to leave you vulnerable after a long job. At least they were generous enough to let you start from the beginning of the world, not the whole game, when you got game over.

    Good game. After a while you can play the original Mario Bros. without getting game over or even dying once, but it would take a lot more practice to do that with “The Lost Levels”. They weren’t as generous with the free lives and power-ups that time around.

  • KyleJames321

    December 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is actually a hack of Super Mario Bros. 2 (the Japanese one), or what we know here as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

  • Drake Harris

    December 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    You should check out the dendy chronicles videos to see some mario hacks. That cart you have there its a chinese bootleg they ussualy come in famicom form , its probable that your cart has a famicom to nes adaptor inside.

  • newname

    December 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Check our Northernlion’s new Lost Levels video

  • Entrenaturaleza

    December 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    if someone can help me, i just got charged with 40 bucks a couple days ago with a scrwattack subscription i did when raising funds for the avgn movie, im skimmed now, im trying to cancel It through paypal, in the screwattack page doesnt seem to be an option to unsusbscribe, please anyone in my situation????’ i cant spend 40 bucks right now, i just wanted to support the avgn movie not susbcribei dont even visit that fucking page, how the fuck do i quit

  • SandBoxGiant

    December 16, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Damn it, you are both wrong… It’s Ninja RyΕ«kenden!! Hiyahhh!!

  • SandBoxGiant

    December 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I know that the Nerd Room has recently became the video store from my childhood (Good Times Video). So my question is, the background in this video, is it green screen?

  • SandBoxGiant

    December 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

    If so, you guys did a fantastic job. If not, I feel like an asshole. πŸ˜‰

  • DrT

    December 16, 2012 at 6:29 am

    The Mario/Tetris/World Cup cartridge was bundled with most NES sold here in Europe…

  • lolzerker

    December 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    You guys should tackle some more homebrews! I have been playing the Zelda homebrew, Parallel Worlds, and it is awesome. I think it would make for a great video from you two.

  • December 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    In fact Super Mario World is subtitle Super Mario 4 on the japanese Cartridge πŸ˜‰
    Check this here =>

    But the game your are playing is actually the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros 2, called Lost Level on Super Mario All Star on SNES πŸ™‚
    (yes because our version is an arranged version of Doki Doki Panic with Super Mario characters ^^”)

  • Seimann

    December 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I have seen the Mario,Tetris and fotball cartridge many times in i Norway. Maybe it was only in europe..

  • snes

    December 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    awesome!!!man that was awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Wallydee

    December 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    6:57 – 7:02


    That was some funny shit!

  • Zukovius

    December 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    The title screen reminds me of a dream where I’m playing Mario. I would turn it on and it’s all weird and unplayable and stuff.

  • ObSoLeTe

    December 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Hey James , since we know your a metal fan and classic horror movies fan you must watch this. kirk hammetts horror movie collection its a great video you must see πŸ™‚

  • StarvinMarvin

    December 17, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Wow, where the hell do you find these bootlegs?

  • Rose Waltz

    December 17, 2012 at 2:57 am

    The artwork is actually the first art from Super Mario Brothers.

    “Shigeru Miyamoto had originally intended for Bower to be an Ox, and based him on the main antagonist from the animation ‘Alakazam the Great’. This is likely why his modern design has horns and a defined muzzle, despite him being a turtle.”

    The animation is on Netflix right now, and it beautiful!

  • BrandeX

    December 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Hard game? Yep, that’s why US/EU got Doki Doki Panic res-kinned with Mario characters instead of the real SMB2 game. Nintendo (probably rightly) though it would be too hard for foreigners and decided to release a different game for them instead.

  • SamLazer

    December 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    The picture on the Mario 4 cartridge is actually the original japanese cover of Super Mario Bros. for famicom. But I find it fuckin’ hilarious ’cause Mario is edited away from the picture. See for yourselves:

  • Spooky79

    December 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hey guys wanne see some real pro mario gameing skills check this out
    this was done by a korean I think or a chinese I am not sure but its looks pretty epic

  • rush86

    December 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    lol all this game is, is super mario bros 2 AKA the lost levels. What was the whole point of making that label and calling it super mario 4. When all it it is, Is a game that was released already. Wtf

  • December 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    James, really nice new camera and audio quality! Show is starting to look really nice! Can’t wait to see some of your creative stuff from here on out!

  • Johnthegamer

    December 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Interesting method for getting NES cartage to work, throwing it up against a wall, never heard of that one before, never heard someone calling a level in a game a board either.

  • Aaron1375

    December 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Aw, that was disappointing I was expecting some weird ass hack game…thankfully, the commentary from you two kept me laughing.

  • Shiskebab

    December 19, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Hey James, what does it say on the cartridge written in white? Looks like finnish to me.

  • floydua

    December 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

    The best part about this entire video is the still on the main page that’s the link for this page… you in the football helmet clutching the Atari joystick making that face….classic AVGN!!

  • Teus

    December 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The NES I got as a kid was bundled with the Mario/Tetris/World Cup cartridge and an NES Four Score.

  • Rambo4

    December 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Maybe you are interested in a few more information about this game.
    Actually the cover is also the same (but w/o Mario) as the European Super Mario Bros. which you got in a bundle with the NES.

    I bought the “Mario 4” game about 4 months ago, when I got curios on the Swiss Version of ebay ( for about 30 bucks.
    All I can say is, that the game was like in the video with Rambo BUT I have the original case for the Game. It also says “TV Game Cartridge” and “Super Mario 4” on it.
    And as I see, it was sold in Switzerland in a normal shop like in the US the Wal-Mart or Target.
    Here have some pictures:

    Check it out!

  • oceanborn82

    December 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Ok too freaky. My son is watching Super Mario Bros Super Show on Netflix as I watched this. Then I heard James and I nearly fell off my seat hah

  • wastewalker

    December 26, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Love the flow and editting for this one, funny times

  • Patrick Gerdes

    January 5, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Hi James,
    the cartridge with Super Mario Bros, Tetris and Nintendo World Cup is actually quite common in Europe. It was bundled with most consoles in Germany like in America Super Mario was together with Duck Hunt on one cardtrige.

    I also remenber that picture on your weird cardtrige. They used it in magazines like the Club Nintendo (similar to the Nintendo Power in the US) and in stores.

    But that thing what you have is more than weird. I love it πŸ™‚

    Greetings from Ireland

    • Al J. Krimson

      January 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      I do have this cartridge: Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World Cup. And yeah, it’s European version

  • Al J. Krimson

    January 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    “Ryu” in Shenmu is called “Rio” so it’s Rio:)

  • Al J. Krimson

    January 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Cover of Super Mario Rambo reminds me the same cover on Russian pirate cartridge. It has the same cover without Mario cause pirate company “Steepler” fears of copyrights of Nintendo. Making this cover they thought that now is totally different game and Nintendo didn’t judge them. On cartridge was written same usual Super Mario Bros. that we all have, but again without name Mario on the game screen, just number “2”. Lol!
    Check this out
    And what about yours cartridge, James, I think it’s usual pirate hack game. In which levels were re-designed

  • Thomas Flynn

    January 13, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I don’t now if anyone is going to read this but play Mario all stars it has that game on it is the same almost but it saids Mario lost levels

  • January 15, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Im going to go ahead and assume what Stauken said on here.

  • Milton Valdebran

    January 20, 2013 at 12:37 am

    excellent video!!!hey have you ever tried going to

  • Kevin Cross

    January 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Where did you get the game

  • February 2, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I’m pretty sure the correct way to pronounce Ryu’s name according to Japanese pronounciation is Liu like in Liu Kang lol.

    They spell with R’s when they translate to english. However, when I hear them speak I am pretty sure they pronounce with a L sound or at least a combination of a L and R sound. It might be based on what part of Japan they are from but most of what I hear sound like a L sound.

    • February 2, 2013 at 7:18 am

      also since Ryu is pronounced Liu
      I wonder if that had anything to do with the actual naming of Liu Kang by the Mortal Kombat developers lol

  • February 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This is SPARTA

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 19, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Aw man, so it’s just Mario 2. Here I thought someone made a hack with Rambo in Mario, haha. Oh well. It was a fun video, nonetheless.

  • s1y1n1

    February 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I’ve had games stop working from resetting.

  • cloud41269

    February 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Im surprised you guys wasnt familar with the lost levels although this is the first time id seen it on the nes. For a hard game especially that goes up to D-4 you would think it would let you stay on the level you die on. For the Castle maze that you struggled with you have to stay on the bottom to pass it.

  • Haziel Olivera

    March 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Somthing I learned while gaming is NEVER buy a game that has a label glued on because there is a chanced that it was hacked

  • Derpasaurus

    April 3, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Gaiden (“Guy-den”) is a Japanese word meaning “side story” or “spin-off”.
    Ryuu (“dragon”) may sound like “Ruu” when natives say it, because the ‘R’ and ‘Y’ are kind of meshed together, making it somewhat difficult to differentiate from a plain ‘R’ sound. Most foreigners just say, “Ree-YOO”.

    Also, I don’t know if anyone said anything about this, but the plural of the word “genesis” is “geneses”. For the Sega system, it’s actually “Genesises”, because it’s technically wrong to change part of the name, even when you pluralize it. I just say “Genesis systems”, though, because of how stupid “Genesises” sounds.

  • May 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I remember a 13 in 1 cartridge that featured a Super Mario IV game. It was in Japanese. It was pretty good and I always thought it was just a Japanese game that never got to Europe. I recently found out it was a game for the Famicon called Armadillo with the sprite of the main character replaced with the Super Mario 3 sprite. I think the entire game was based on Mario 3 code. Do you guys know about that game?

  • November 9, 2013 at 3:17 am

    When I finally beat the Japanese Mario 2, I was so happy because it was so hard. Then I tried the extra levels, and got twice as pissed.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    November 11, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    MARIO CARTridges.

  • January 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    “Continue” or “Retry”? What’s the fucking difference?

  • rob norton

    November 12, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Bob Ross………..

  • icehead

    November 21, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I think Ryu’s name is pronounced “ri-YOOO.” Like you say the word “you” but with an “r” in front of it.

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