Top 10 Problems With Games

Mike Matei / January 8th, 2014


  • January 8, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I’ve been catching up with old episodes all day and then I’m blessed with a brand new one right before I go to bed ๐Ÿ˜€

    • karel1

      January 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Best kind of Bed Time story there is! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • rizefall

      January 11, 2014 at 5:42 am

      Well this is not a new nerd episode though.

      • XuanYuanSwordForever

        January 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

        Hello everyone ๏ผI am a chinese AVGN fan .I’m so happy to be here ๏ผŒwill James see our comments?

  • January 8, 2014 at 4:10 am

    great vid as always

  • Bright Anderson

    January 8, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Oh man, I had forgotten about Darth Vader turning into a scorpion. Thanks for the video!

    • Joey

      January 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Even as a kid I was like what the fuck

  • January 8, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Ha ha!

  • Curt90

    January 8, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Shouldn’t the red colour be on the outer side of the rainbow? They even fucked up their own logo.

  • January 8, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Just leave me alone, I’m trying to collect clocks.

  • top

    January 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

    ljn…why did they ever have to exist…WHY

  • January 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The number 1 problem with games? Laughing Joking Numbnuts! XD The beast that created these problematic games! You said “There’s no gold at the end of that rainbow.” But then… Last Christmas… You reached the end… And There Was…. Bronze! At the very least. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • stoney_1

    January 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Has anyone from LJN ever tried to contact Cinemassacre regarding all the awful things that are said about them? If so, tell them their games suck for me!!

  • taykel

    January 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Yippee! Yippee! Whoops! Yippee! God shut up! Perfect list.

  • Sedado77

    January 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I thought you were going to end with the one and only decent game of LJN so far…
    But I know what they were thinking when they made this videogames:
    Trololo xD

  • Otowi

    January 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I think one of the reasons LJN made all those shitty movie adaptation games must of be because they were the ones who could make the games as cheaply as possible.

    You see the same with modren games today, like say the game that came out before the “ST:Into Darkness”. The game company were given rediculus short ammount of time before it had to be released, and as a result the game was bugged beyond belief.

    This could also be another reason the the LJN movie adatation games sucked: Not enough time before they had to release…

  • January 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I cracked up when I saw number 1

  • fallout1312

    January 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm


  • January 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm

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  • Davoo

    January 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    *pauses video*
    Okay, before I see what #1 is, I want to try and guess.

    I THOUGHT Bad Controls would be it, but no go, so…

    Well, I was probably gonna guess something like “not telling me what to do or where to go or how the game works”, since that’s the biggest problem with Dr. Jeckel and Mr Hide.

    But, seeing how an entire HALF of the video is dedicated to this last entry…

    I’m gonna guess…

    Demonic possession X3

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    January 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm


  • January 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Friday The 13th an A Nightmare On Elm Street are good fun creepy games to play, makes me wish I still had my copy of Friday The 13th I got as a kid one xmas, but let someone borrow it over 20years ago an havent seen it since ๐Ÿ™

  • January 8, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    You should do the top ten flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe!!!

  • GasparXR

    January 9, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Fucking lol’d at #1.

  • January 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

    He named 3 levels in AVGN adventures in this video

  • January 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    p.s: click my name and play the best game of your life…

  • harm991

    January 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I am still waiting for the Nerd episode where,

    the Nerd MEETS the LJN president


  • greedo

    January 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I dunno what it is with the Karate Kid game. I may be stepping on a few toes here, but I liked that one. It was a good game, but a hard one. Never did finish it. Did get to the final boss, but that’s about it. I know that sometimes James (uh, pardon- the Nerd) will bash a good game just for a joke. He even said it in his old FAQ. I wonder what James’ real opinion of Karate Kid is?

  • Joey

    January 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    LJN made a game I enjoyed a lot as a kid. Thrillas Safari

    • Ivan187

      January 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Would be better than Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage ๐Ÿ˜€

  • January 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    While watching this video, I began to suspect something about LJN; I looked it up on Wikipedia, and it turns out I was right.

    LJN doesn’t actually develop games in-house. They only publish them. It’s always a third party that does the development.

    So, whenever you play a “LJN” game, it was actually made by some random developer who probably doesn’t really make their living on video games games.

  • January 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    not digging these clip shows

  • KingMike

    January 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Bill and Ted for Game Boy might not be a very good game, but at least it is a clearly defined video game, and is thus better than the NES version. Somewhat.

  • KingMike

    January 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

    About the limited continues thing…

    For awhile, I’ve been playing a Famicom game called Maze of Galious, an exploration platformer.
    But when I get a game over, it takes me back to the title screen, so I have to re-enter the 32-character password every time.
    Why does even a game by a good company (Konami) do that?
    Simon’s Quest was made the same year and it allowed you to continue at the Game Over screen and its passwords were half as long (well, the Famicom disk version with on-disk saving was made that year anyways.)
    From what I’ve heard, the tornado thing in Simon’s Quest was kind of explained in the Japanese version (though a lot of people purposely lied in Simon’s Quest, I think that one was an actual translation error).

    It is also nice that the passwords in the original Game Boy Bionic Commando allow you to save the limited number of continues you have (for whatever reason they’re limited). ๐Ÿ˜›

  • skwij

    January 10, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Thanks for the video!

    • skwij

      January 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

      River City Ransom had the worst passwords ever! Tengen Gauntlet had a lot of characters that looked similar and were confusing.

      • KingMike

        January 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

        The Famicom version of Maniac Mansion (which was a different port than the NES version) had 104-character passwords.
        NBA Give ‘n Go for SNES I think had 90+ character passwords (but the Japanese version got memory saving, I heard).

        The worst I’ve actually played is this adventure/beat-em-up for Famicom called City Adventure Touch, which was 60 characters (but at least it let you Continue until you turned the power off). (though this game… a bad Compile game exists! You have two players, and if either dies you get Game Over. But then you also have a useless third character that just walks into things. So not only do you have to deal with enemies but also trying to manipulate the stupid AI character’s movement.)

  • January 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I got 99 problems…

  • frostare

    January 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The only time I remember the password system being convenient is in the Zelda Oracle games where you only type it once to link one game with another without the need of that shitty cable. I think those games, in terms of having two versions, are done better than the Pokรฉmon games.

    As for the continue aspect while still making a game challenging: Touhou games with unlimited continues. I love those because the challenge comes with the fact that you can’t unlock the good ending and the extremely hard “Extra Stage” until you clear the game without continuing once, but they are still infinite. I remember there was a fangame that even maxed out your lives and bombs when you continued because THEY KNOW you already lost and only need to practice. That’s how you make a hard game without it being unfair.

  • KaidoKaizo

    January 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Why LJN games aren’t good: They always say “LJN Toys”. They make toys, not games.

  • bobby brady

    January 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Hey guys Bobby Brady here.You guys wanna blow some fuckin minds?review “The Hills have eyes pt.2.1984 version.There’s bare titties if your not sure you want to.

  • Master Chu

    January 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    The next top ten should be Top Ten AVGN GUESTS!!! Bugs bunny, Spider-Man, shit pickle. Ect…

    • Ivan187

      January 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      That has never been on the DVD.

  • darkmage0707077

    January 12, 2014 at 4:09 am

    The timing for this video’s release could have been better for number 1, since you just released that awesome full AVGN episode of yours recently (for those that haven’t seen them, I recommend watching *this* video first, *then* go watch AVGN Wish List part 2), but I loved and agreed with the list otherwise.

    • Ivan187

      January 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      This video was published after the episode, but I guess it was made before the episode.

  • January 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

    can you review wwf wrestlemania for nes oh it sucks oh it fucking sucks

  • January 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    As a kid I got the passwords wrong so many times. Even know I write them don wrong.

  • piedude67

    January 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Oh my god LJN

  • Boo Daclown

    January 13, 2014 at 5:18 am

    no [email protected] yet im upset

  • keith wright

    January 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

    LJN had one good game. Spiderman Maximum Carniage

  • Trenton Dearman

    January 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I really don’t get the passwords either. Who are the developers trying to keep out? It’s not like we’re going to try and guess them – but they just HAVE to keep it as cryptic as possible. I feel like passwords would be better for arcade machines.

  • January 14, 2014 at 7:39 am

    They give the rights to LJN probably because they thinking,they will screw those up in the process thats why most of their games dont have anything to do with the movies.Originally those probably were some of their original ideas and they thought,why not put some logos of movies in them and try to pretent that those were movie based games.Admit it the logos from something well known always work really good james.

  • January 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I don’t remember the tomato-shooting bear game in the action 52 review. Maybe it was so bad that my brain repressed the memories or destroyed the neuronal networks containing such meemories. Anyway, I’m glad LJN made it to the top 1. They’re games are shit!

  • pokemario99

    January 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    he did a 3 minute rant on Bill & Ted!

  • jeff fleming

    January 21, 2014 at 5:32 am

    LJN = Lets Jerk around the Nerd…lol

  • genesisjeff

    January 21, 2014 at 5:34 am

    LJN = Lets Jerk around the

  • Oropher

    January 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Funny that after the last vid you use here and this one there was a GOOD LJN game reviewed.

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