Top 5 Worst NES Music

Mike Matei / November 17th, 2013


  • Radelta

    November 17, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Awesome, number 3 is one of my favorite nerd moments. Next video should be, top 5 best music in shitty games (Im lookin at you silver surfer)

  • xombium

    November 17, 2013 at 4:50 am


  • November 17, 2013 at 6:50 am

    number 1 made me crack back then and it did again now XD

    • lotusclown

      November 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

      omg ikr!? lmfao!!

  • SirSuperSouthern

    November 17, 2013 at 6:59 am

    #2 and #3 should definitely be switched, that Dracula music really shrinks my dick…

  • November 17, 2013 at 9:45 am

    back to the future was absolutely terrible. compare the licensed terminator game to journey to silius. wow what a difference.

  • November 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Wow that is the worst video game music ever

  • Joorum

    November 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Winter Games may be the worst, but the most annoying ones are those that get stuck in your head (Friday the 13th, Back To The Future, the Bach music loop from Dark Castle)

    • Ivan187

      December 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      I would suggest you read the title again, Dark Castle is not an NES game. :mrgreen:

  • fata_morgana_pseudonym

    November 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I really don’t agree that Bram Stoker’s Dracula belongs on this list. Sure, it may sound “chaotic” at first, and to be fair, it kind of is pretty chaotic, but that’s kind of intentional. If you listen to it for a bit, though, there’s actual music there. It’s no Castlevania or anything, sure, but I don’t think it deserves to be included among the “worst” music on NES. It’s not just the same single lame track repeating and restarting forever, at least.

    Aside from that, yeah, the rest on the list is pretty much ass.

  • November 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I totally called terminator, and I completely agree with number one, but I think Wayne’s World deserved a spot since the IP was heavily influenced by music and all the game had was a 2 sec loop of auditory crap that assaults and insults your senses.

  • frostare

    November 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    This time I got #1 right!

  • CrushingC10996WM

    November 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I was executing that terrible Back to the Future theme

  • November 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Ghostbusters NES and Back to the Future NES should have been honorable mentions. Man the music, AND the games sucks monkey fuck.

  • R M

    November 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    While I agree Winter Games’ music was terrible, I’ve heard MUCH worse than 2, 3, 4, and 5 from the list on the NES. Dragon Power definitely comes to mind when talking about terrible music that resets every screen change

  • MonoNoAware

    November 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Is there any way to download/listen to the Angry Video Game Nerd these remix that plays at the start of these videos? I like it!

  • Aaron1375

    November 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I knew Terminator was going to be in this one! And congrats Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, finally a worst of list you were not a part of!

  • November 18, 2013 at 3:58 am

    How about a top 5 best co-stars? (Bugs Bunny, Ninja Gaiden, Spiderman, Glitch Gremlin, etc.)

  • Brandon A

    November 18, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Damn, I was expecting Super Pitfall

  • Shane Jeffery

    November 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

    How about Waynes world (NES)? I haven’t played the game, but after seeing your review a while back, that horrible thing is still stuck in my head. At least Terminator isn’t offensive like that is.

  • November 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    #5 – I don’t really agree with that one being the “worst”. I found the music slightly on the catchy side. I would NOT want to listen to it non-stop for several minutes though

    The others I do strongly agree with though. I just KNEW winter games would be #1. That one popped into my head as soon as I saw this video’s title.

  • Charlie Gibson

    November 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    HAHAHA! I didn’t think it could get worse after #3, but I was not disappointed… or I was… or whatever, 2 and 1 were, in fact, worse.

  • November 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I. Smegging. Hate. #3 and #2. Good video, James. 🙂

  • Ace

    November 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Finally a ‘worst’ list that Jekyll and Hyde is able to avoid…

  • November 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’m honestly surprised that AVGN didn’t put Back To The Future’s horrible rendition of Power Of Love on this list

    (Yes, the repetitive, annoying track, IS Power Of Love)

  • icehead

    November 21, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Why couldn’t this have been a full top 10 instead of just a top 5? Wasn’t there room in this to take shots at Super Pitfall and Wayne’s World? Just sayin’.

  • skwij

    November 21, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Thanks for the video!

  • Артём Мельников

    November 21, 2013 at 4:42 am

  • November 21, 2013 at 5:23 am

    How about top 10 worst video game graphics?

  • Kuuenbu

    November 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Only 5? I remember at least a dozen moments where AVGN mentioned how horrific the music was. Action 52 comes to mind.

    And come on, any “Worst NES music” list without Hydlide is buuuuuuuuuuuulllllllllllllllllllllllllllshit.

  • Venix75

    November 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    #1 I can’t even tell what that’s supposed to sound like. I hope they were aiming for shit sound.

  • Davoo

    December 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    *pauses video during #3*

    *covers eyes with hand*

    Okay okay… #2 is Ice Hockey in Winter Games
    And #1 is Terminator


    Aw dammit.

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