Corpse Killer (Sega CD 32X) – James & Mike

Mike Matei / November 4th, 2013


  • Thifurious

    November 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Holy crap…I can’t believe you did a video on this game James! I’m the guy who said Sega CD was my favorite AVGN episode in the letter I wrote you, and that I always wanted to know what you had to say about Corpse Killer. I haven’t watched the video yet – I wanted to comment real quick first just to say thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Thomas Boel

    November 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm


    • KennyM

      November 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Where are the signed posters in the store? I want one, same for the james and mike play shirts. PLEASE LET ME BUY THEM, BRING THEM BACK TO THE STORE PLEASE!!!!

  • MrBrrumpkins

    November 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Just watching old videos and I noticed this under the latest videos when the page refreshed and said, ”Wait, THAT’S NEW!” Watching now!

  • Luke Stevens

    November 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Finally! every since you talked about this i wanted to see it. Thinks James!

  • November 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    i like these mike and james episodes, relaxed and funny

  • November 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Nice! I love when there’s constantly videos!!! Keep up the great work man!

  • Joker83

    November 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Gonna watch this when I get home tonight, but thanks for all the videos πŸ™‚ You guys have been killing it lately!

  • Davoo

    November 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Five motherfucking years in the waiting…

    CORPSE KILLER, your luck has run out.

  • Flint Fandango

    November 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    James and Mike are the only ones who could create such an entertaining video about such a crappy game. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • ryan janik

    November 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    hahaha I think this falls into “so bad it’s good” territory

  • MrBrrumpkins

    November 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Ha. The action figure part is too much. Plain as day. What the hell!

  • November 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    The difference is more colors and better video quality when compared to the Sega CD-only version. This is with all the CD 32X games that were originally Sega CD-only. Fahrenheit even came packed as a combo deal with both versions in one case.

  • BladeRunner

    November 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    awesome video, you guys rock!!

  • itscmillertime

    November 4, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I remember my first time playing playstation 1, my friend had top gun (seriously), and I was amazed by the video cut scenes. I had never seen something like that in a video game before! The best graphics up to that point were the pre-rendered graphics on Donkey Kong Country (still one of the top 3 side scrollers of all time in my book).

  • November 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    What a crap filled game

  • cushlinkes

    November 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I have a copy of Corpse Killer. Though the version I have is just for the Sega CD. Doesn’t require the 32x. It’s weird, the 32x version doesn’t look any better than the regular CD version.

    • cushlinkes

      November 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Oh, they mention that in the video. Welp. It looks the same to me.

  • mike smith

    November 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Mike in first minute: i’m not impressed, this is shitty looking video footage

    Mike in third minute: this video is really impressive

    • itscmillertime

      November 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Tell me about it

  • Aaron1375

    November 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    ‘Hit c and your fucked’ just like in real life…

    • MAMEFan

      November 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Hit a C, and you’re fucked, just like real life.

  • Johannes SuonperΓ€

    November 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    The scene’s reminds me a lot of the Voodoo People music video which came out about in the same time.

  • November 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Shit, that console stinks.

  • Austin Kitch

    November 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I believe the reason you couldn’t access the missions after hitting the C button is because you have to first unlock those missions going in order. You only showed enough footage to see that you’d gone through the first level and a half… if you had opened up the first or second mission, you probably would have gotten back to a playable level, rather than being redirected to the mission select screen.

  • November 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    The 32x part of this game is most likely to surpass the 64 color limitations of the genesis. This, combined with the limited space on cds are why the video on normal segacd games looks so bad. This is why there is both a normal segacd version of night trap and a segacd32x version, the 32x version doesn’t have dithered garbage for video.

  • November 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Hi! I’m the one who give you that game as a donation by mail 2-3 vyears ago!! Cool see a review with that game since your game dosent play well in the sega cd review!

  • DON

    November 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thank god you hit the C-button, James – it’s a game so bad that it wants to be aborted πŸ˜€

  • Lukas Sprehn

    November 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Finally! After watching your AVGN Sega CD episode those many years ago, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to actually see you play it! But I would love to see the AVGN character do a review as well, you know sort of like how you did a re-release of Virtual Boy and put an extra bit in there when you got the last Virtual Boy game?

  • Lukas Sprehn

    November 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Was that “Eastern space foot toad” taht you said James? Such a creature would be fucking awesome! How about making your own bizarre game in which you invent all the objects and creautres and people etc. And use mixtures like that one? I don’t know what you would do in the game, maybe feed the creature a carrot from the asshole of a train-infested dirty sewer rat shit penguin?

  • coutain1983

    November 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Hey the guy in Rastacap is Jean-Paul the runner from the Hot Tub episode of Seinfeld!

  • November 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I think it would be cool if James and Mike played super smash bros on the nintendo 64.

  • November 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I really enjoy the James & Mike Play series, really enjoyable,
    Like hearing your knowledge and trivia you throw in,
    Also good to know I’ll never play this game.

  • fountainhead

    November 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Oh man, you guys missed some comedic gold by not hitting the pause button! Watch Game Informer’s replay of this game to see what I’m talking about. On a side note, that Cinemania 96 CD was also one of my first ‘video’ CDs. πŸ™‚

  • November 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Wing Commander IV was the best FMV of all time, even better than Phantasmagoria to me.
    This…yeah, the last words are correct about it.

  • Welliton Luis de Lara

    November 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    LMAO when James cross his arms like who is saying “Fuck these cutscenes”….this game should be called Corpse Killer and the curse of the C Button

  • November 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    That’s friggin Jean-Paul Jean-Paul from Seinfeld!!!! So that’s how he got so fast…. Zombie speed training!!

  • November 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    The reason for the 32x is to give the console extra graphic capabilities such as extra colors and larger video and shit. Games like these were impressive in magazines and commercials, but when actually playing them, they were pretty boring because there was very little substance beyond the full motion video. Of course, there’s exceptions to this, but in my experience, that’s the general rule of thumb. All flash, no substance.

  • xeoneex

    November 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Thats awesome he finally gets to do Corpse Killer, though I’m a little disappointed that it wasn’t in AVGN format, it’s still a good video and I enjoyed it. I always like seeing James & Mike vids keep them coming :D!!!

  • nintendoguy15

    November 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    James and Mike: I just wanted to let you guys know that you aren’t stuck at all. Sadly, I have this game and have played a decent amount. The way you get back to the missions is by selecting the “satalink map” thumbnail in the very middle. Haha you guys skimmed over it so many times.

  • AbsoluteDeicide

    November 5, 2013 at 12:03 am

    The 32x versions actually do look alot better than the plain Sega CD versions. Not nearly as pixelated. Wether it was worth it is a different story.

  • November 5, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Did u try hitting C again?

  • November 5, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Got ya primo AP booolahts brah!

  • bloodheap

    November 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Digital Pictures re-released most of their sega cd games as 32x games. The difference was a bigger video window and the video quality was way better than the original. The best version which I happen to own is the saturn version which has even better video quality and better controls.

  • bloodheap

    November 5, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I also wanted to mention that for those who think games are expensive today let me share this with you. I have the 32X version of Night Trap and I kept the receipt in the box. On March 11th, 1995 I paid 69.95 for the game and that was about standard price for games at that time.

    • November 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Heh a 70 dollar game is expensive… you are cute. In the NES/SNES era it was common-place to see an 80 dollar game, and remember that was 80’s dollars, not 90’s dollars so it was actually even more expensive.

      I don’t even get into the NeoGeo, since it wasn’t popular enough to count at the time.

      • FJMcCloud

        November 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        “In the NES/SNES era it was common-place to see an 80 dollar game”

        It was NOT! Only braindead stores (Kohls) ever carried SNES games in the $75 range. Higher-brow stores like Software Etc routinely carried SNES carts in the $60-65 range. But I could always get those same carts at Sears or Venture for $50. I paid $50 for StarFox day 1.

        The best NES carts were $50, but average ones were typically $40. You can prove this by digging up an old Sears Wish Book catalog from the era. I have a 1990 Wish Book open now to page 470. The cheapest NES carts here range from $25 (Sesame Street) to $30 (Bayou Billy, Knight Rider) to $55 (Ultima and Maniac Mansion). Even TMNT is $40.

        Now let’s turn to page 476 and scan the Genesis carts. $45 for Herzog Zwei all the way to $60 for Tommy Lasorda Baseball and In Sector X.

        Where you DID see $80 carts (and higher!) was the early days of N64. Part of that was greed, yes. Nintendo started charging more wholesale to make the games…until Sony’s competition put enough pressure on them to stop. The rest was a hiccup in Moore’s Law. The 64 megabit (yes, megabit, not megabyte) chips were late to market and in short supply then. Early N64 games had at least one of these (Mario 64) and sometimes 96 megabits (MK Trilogy, KI Gold).

        Neo-Geo carts were typically in the $150-200 range. That’s still a bargain today for some of them. While common, early Neo carts go for $40-50 used, the rarest easily break 4 digits now. Popular ARCADE Neo-Geo carts, used, often fall into the $50-300 range now.

      • FJMcCloud

        November 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Here’s more proof for you.
        Scope out the 1988 Sears Wish Book
        and find page 442.

        See how “cheap” the NES carts are at $30-45. I’ll grant you that “cheap” is a relative term to a kid with no income, let alone in inflationary terms. Back then I couldn’t afford many at all.

      • MAMEFan

        November 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

        The SNES didn’t exist in the 80s, so its games couldn’t have been in 80s dollars.

  • November 5, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I love when James never bother to read the games manual…

  • Rafael The Angel

    November 5, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I’d like other videos where James shits on Mike or shoving shitty games up mike’s ass. Those work but these? Nope

  • gluserty

    November 5, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Corpse Killer!!!!!! Does this mean that body count is in the house? Seriously though, maybe if the concepts of this game were tweaked (such as having am onscreen character, and swapping the FMV footage with mocap animation) and updated for today’s consoles, this game might be decent.

  • November 5, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Too bad i can’t watch it until it’s on youtube… my internet connection is too weak and these videos are too heavy :'(

  • Boo Daclown

    November 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

    fck yea j and m p:)

  • November 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Wow their house of the dead franchise puts to shame this one,and if you compare it with house of the dead overkill that one sould be a freaking game of the year.I got to tell you guys even for its time no matter if it was made with digitized grafics i think i would never impresed that much.

  • skwij

    November 5, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I love the old video game/ movie clips in games from this era. The quality was usually bad, and the acting was pretty lousy, but it was so cool to be watching real video in a video game! Thanks for showing me that I’d missed!

    • AbsoluteDeicide

      November 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Sega CD came out about a year after the SNES, and as bad as the video quality was any frame could have been an SNES title screen and would have been impressive. It’s one of those things where you have to take it in context to really appreciate what a big deal it was.

  • maximuscesar

    November 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

    The game needs both 32X and Sega CD (and even the menacer!) it might be the “ormasmatron” to the people who create these shitty Genesis adons! And, of course, “Letal Enforcers” fits in a single catridge and is funnier than this “SegaCD32XMenacer Corpse Killer”… WWTT?!

  • November 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Oh noes! Zombie goasts!

  • mafutofu

    November 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    american movie with original roar as far as i hear
    doesnt fit here but i guess many cinemassacre-followers might wanna know

  • The Archaic Connoisseur

    November 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Good Evening Gents, Liked the review. I would however like to see longer length reviews/episodes, like 15-25 minutes. When I come home at the end of a long day and flip on my TV/Computer and check out your site and there is a new video review, I’m stoked to check it out. So I watch it and like three to five minutes later it’s already over.. and I’m like…Damn that was too quick. And then I have to wait for another day to few days for another to ‘pop’ up. Just my thoughts.
    Again, good review!!!
    (ps. aren’t you supposed to have the 32X game plugged in as well as the cd game to gain the ‘full’ ha ha potential of the games graphics?)
    good evening

    • The Archaic Connoisseur

      November 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      hi me, how’s me doing? By me!!!

  • SilverShadow333

    November 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    This GAME needs to be aborted.

    Either that or make sure to wear a condom before you play. XD

  • DMM_poo

    November 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    “Make Mike play a boring game” should be the name of these videos.

  • Barry the Nomad

    November 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The SEGA CD 32X games have larger video windows, more colors and better compression.

  • Kieran St James

    November 6, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Alright! I’ve been wondering about this game since you first talked about it. I even own a copy now. Now I don’t have to worry about playing such a POS.
    Thanks! ^_^

  • Valis77

    November 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Corpse Killer Consider yourself lucky….NOT ANYMORE!

  • Czab

    November 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I remember the Cinemania 96. The video clips were so cool back then. The best one was from Star Wars where Obi-Wan and Darth Wader fight and Obi-Wan dies at the end.

    • BrandeX

      November 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

      WTF, Obi dies?

      Thanks for the spoiler!

  • Esau

    November 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I remember this game in an oddly fond fashion. My friend had a CDO when we were kids, and I’m not sure if it’s just me but a lot of these movie games were so magical to me. Perhaps it was just the technology coming out at the time(the PSX still hadn’t come out when this was around), but games like Corpse Killer wowed me easily.

  • SoTH

    November 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I think the 32x is used for extra graphics processing.

    The CD’s extra hardware was more for the CD technology and included extra RAM for it and a few more colors etc. etc.

    That’s why CD versions of games still look like the GENS version whereas the 32x versions have more colors and look more similar to the SNES counterpart or even better.

    • SoTH

      November 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Oh, and a perfect example of this is Pitfall, because it released on both 32x and Sega CD.

  • Kieran St James

    November 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

    btw, go go power rangers!

  • Kieran St James

    November 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

    you mighty morphin power rangeeeeers!!!

  • relapse808

    November 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Hey mike I have made suggestions in the past for James and Mike play. How about you guys play this two player mega man for PC that was just released. Would be cool πŸ™‚

  • November 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

    This game looks really cool, kind of has a ’70’s Italian zombie film vibe to it. I think I’m going to go take a look on ebay for it right now. πŸ™‚

    Oh, btw, for the 32x Sega CD games, I think the 32x is actually being used to make the graphics better – The video footage seems to be much higher resolution with more colors than regular Sega CD games. So, yeah.

  • GalloogaJoe

    November 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The deal with those flashing silhouette zombies is if you shoot them when they’re a dark color they hurt you, and if you shoot them when they’re a light color they kill all the other zombies on the screen. Yeah, it’s weird. And I used to have a CD/32x game too, Fahrenheit, but I never even knew how to get it to work, because even when I had my 32X hooked up, I couldn’t get the 32X/CD disc to work.

  • GalloogaJoe

    November 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

    And at the Data Pod you just go to the Map Icon in the middle of the menu to get back to the game.

    • The Shamster

      November 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      I wonder if James or Mike have read this comment section. They probably haven’t played that game for so long that they forgot how to exit the menu screen.

  • crossfire

    November 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I love that Jeremiah Birkett used the same accent in this game as he did on Seinfeld playing Jean Paul when he overslept for the marathon.

  • nammm3

    November 15, 2013 at 1:32 am

    wow… that was weird πŸ˜›

  • neondx

    November 19, 2013 at 1:06 am

    It’s noooot an LCD screen, it’s a CRT.

  • neondx

    November 19, 2013 at 1:12 am

    You DO have a tube TV.

  • November 19, 2013 at 5:03 am

    They raise the resolution on color, actual res, & sound w/ CD 32X on pretty much all ports.

  • November 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We could consider this the crappy predecessor of House of the Dead.

  • generalleoff

    November 23, 2013 at 2:15 am

    The biggest difference with the SEGA CD and 32X CD versions of games is video size, color, and frame rate. The SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD can both only render 64 colors on screen while the 32X can render 32,768 colors on screen. This is very noticeable in FMV. The Genesis/SEGA CD processing power is far more limited then the 32X as well. SEGA CD FMV is rendered in lower resolution resulting in video not being full screen. The 32X is a huge improvement in FMV but they both still suck.

  • Joseph

    November 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I loved this game back when it came out. The 32x version looks less pixelated.

  • Joshua O'Callaghan

    January 15, 2014 at 7:58 am

    My corpse killer doesn’t require the 32x. It just says Sega CD on it and plays as such.

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