Top 10 Worst NES Games

Mike Matei / November 7th, 2013


  • Batman_64

    November 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    First,p.s. nice vid:)

    • November 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm


      • November 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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      • JamesIsTehBest

        November 8, 2013 at 2:01 am


      • November 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

        Just send a blank cheque to this address and we can get you started.

  • November 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Just watched the other two top tens, and then this popped up. Neat. Now if everyone doesn’t get angry over claiming the first comment (if it even still is at this point), then we can call this a success.

    • handsome pete

      November 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Next time, don’t actually think about what you’re typing, just quickly type “first,” and you too can be as awesome as Batman_64.

  • November 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I would love it if Mike did another Playstation review! I suggest “Tomba 2: The Evil Swine Return”. I sunk so many hours into that as a kid. Please check it out guys!

    • November 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Yeah, I want to do some more PS1 reviews. I just need to find the time.

      • GenesisNerd

        November 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        Mike I would highly recommend trying out Azure Dreams for PS1, It’s made by Konami and I’ve found it to be quite the rare gem. Somehow it’s more expensive now than it was at release though.

      • November 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

        I love how you guys actually interact with your fans, its exciting to know you might catch the eye of the cine-massacrers (yes that is a real word for those who massacre, maybe I should’ve gone with cine-maniacs instead, sounds better). Anyways, it shows that you guys care, kudos and thanks to both of you.

      • November 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        how bout “Alundra”, PSX Zelda clone

      • November 9, 2013 at 4:45 am

        Check out Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. I’d love to see reviews for those classics.

  • Ceaser Gomez

    November 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Keep ’em coming James. I love your work. Great stuff!

  • November 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I am a bit perplexed. Why didn’t you put Dragon’s Lair on this list, or even the list of “Worst Controls,” James? Surely that game deserved to be on this list far more than say Ghostbusters.

  • Bohtwhap

    November 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Well, the first place wasn’t hard to guess. I had kinda expected Simon’s Quest to be on this list. Guess it drowned in LJN and stuff.

    Love these top 10s

  • November 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    lovin’ the emerson TV!

  • Javi Delgado

    November 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Where are Dragon’s Lair and Superman 64?! 🙁

  • maximuscesar

    November 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Unlicensed games should not count because theorically they do not have the “Nintendo seal of quality” LoL

  • MaximumLance

    November 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I was surprised when I saw Ghostbusters as #7; that game is just impossible to beat. I was thinking “Wow, there are 6 other games worse than Ghostbusters?” But the rest of the list is arguably worse :o. I feel Action 52 should have been #1 because you just don’t have 1 game but 52 of them are absolutely horrible clusterfuck messes of programming,controls, and graphics. As murky and confusing as Jekyll and Hyde is, atleast it functions properly over the glitched imperfect Cheetahmen 2. I’m also surprised you didn’t mention either Dark Castle games, especially the CDi version. That version is so horrifically bad.

    • MAMEFan

      November 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm


    • culwin

      November 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      I beat Ghostbusters a few months ago. It took me 20 minutes, no exaggeration.
      There’s a trick to the last stage climbing the stairs where you can become invulnerable – look it up on gamefaqs.
      That’s the only hard part about the game, really.

      • MaximumLance

        November 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        Wow, did not know that. Awesome!

  • November 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    There should be a scene in the AVGN movie during the first act where the Nerd goes in for a dentist appointment, only to find they are x-raying his teeth with an Atari Jaguar. He should ask about it and when the dentist says he isn’t sure, the nerd goes on to mention the ET burial myth, saying that Atari had a lot of strange stories.

    • November 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      This is actually a good idea. I think having a cameo of the Jaguar Dental Xray machine would be fucking hilarious. For a non-initiated audience member, it would be an interesting thing for them “Oh I didn’t know that” but for the fans, it would be hilarious because it’s something that was mentioned in one of his episodes.

      James!! I hope you read these comments because this would be a great little scene to include!

  • dcco

    November 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Hahahah the number one was predictable, but still funny.

  • November 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Well i knew it witch one you would put number 1,but games like the action 52 or litle red hood for me doesn’t count like nes originals.So for someone experienced like us it is well known for how much those will suck,but your angy reviews always are cool.

  • Kieran St James

    November 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Wow, really cranking these out aren’t we?

    I really appreciate it honestly. This is great.

  • November 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Anybody else know that DR. Jekyll and MR. Hyde was number 1

    • darksideofdonny

      November 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      yea man, i knew right away that it would be number 1. That game is so bad, they are really trying to engrave it into our brains. Like Mike and James said when they played it, they must let the world know how bad it is…

  • darksideofdonny

    November 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Hey James, can you do a top 10 worst game controllers? if you could, do a new episode about it.

  • culwin

    November 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    No X-Men?
    That is worse than half the games listed.

    • Jarnor23

      November 8, 2013 at 4:22 am

      Oh yeah, we had that one. Absolutely horrible. Wretched. I’d put it ahead of some of these games except that I haven’t played them all so it is possible they suck monkey fuck more than X-Men even if I can’t see how.

  • Anthony Abozyid

    November 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

    ooooooooh yoepeee

  • November 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I am really surprised that Dragons Lair isn`t on this list…

  • itscmillertime

    November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

    James, Did you know that Wikipedia says that you starred in “the wizard” alongside fred savage!? hahahahahaha

  • patch101

    November 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    James, you need to try XENOPHOBE (when you get time again). It would make this list!! P)

  • zanmaru

    November 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I’m a huge fan of AVGN, but the overwhelmingly positive response to a series of clipshows perplexes me. I’m sure James has a lot on his plate right now between a kid, a movie, and the impressive yearly feat that is Monster madness, but let’s take these for what they are: filler.

  • kevin mahey

    November 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    u should watch krrish 3, its a indian movie but the subtitales will help ,and i know u will like the movie so please watch it

  • kevin mahey

    November 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    krrish 3 is in theaters NOV 1 so watch it

  • lotusclown

    November 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    as if anyone is surprised that Dr.Jeckal and Mr.Hyde made #1. lol

  • batratspidercrab

    November 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Conan was my 2nd NES game after Mario Bros/Duck Hunt. Im surprised I didn’t sell all that shit right then and there.

  • November 11, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Super smash bros?

  • November 11, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I would like to see you playing it with your friend.

  • vetle hafstad

    November 13, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Great list James. Now make a list of worst SNES games.

  • ShitandShit

    November 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Hello, good video! Fuck!
    this is shit, bye

  • stan marsh

    February 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    holy shit, I can watch video on this webside in China!

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