Commentary – AVGN: Back to the Future Revisited

Mike Matei / May 7th, 2014


  • Nintendomaniac

    May 7, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Super Back to the Future II is an average game…but the other Back to the Future games are so bad, they make it look like a masterpiece in comparison.

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Second! I’ll take what i can get.

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Was this commentary already released, or am I having the strongest deja vu ever?

    • Lukas Sprehn

      May 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

      You’re probably getting deja vu because it was released on YouTube before it was posted on the website.

  • mysterywolf

    May 7, 2014 at 3:03 am

    You’re not bad at games, James. You just haven’t adjusted to it’s crap factor.

  • denguri

    May 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    IMHO, title cards were a huge thing. I always looked forward to seeing a goofy (but awesome) drawing of the nerd blending into the thematic of an episode. They used to be a perfect overture to nerd episodes, and now I’m disappointed that you guys felt like removing them :(.

  • Big Headed Cannibal

    May 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I diddle kids

  • skwij

    May 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Your title cards rule, Mike! However, I get why you’d want to stop. Cards or not, I love your videos gentlemen, and I appreciate the work and care that go into them. Thank you!

  • MAMEFan

    May 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    “You’re just staring at a black screen right now.”

    Mike Tyson never played Punch-Out!! until recently:

  • MTO

    May 9, 2014 at 3:05 am

    This is just a wild guess, but I suspect licensing issues were the reason Super Back to the Future II never made it to the US.

    Most likely the shovelware wankers at LJN had exclusive rights any titles they licensed in the US for the NES/SNES, thus preventing any other developers from being able to get a shot.

    For example there was a Roger Rabbit game released in Japan that had to be reskinned into a Bugs Bunny game in the NA/PAL regions, likely due to LJN already bogarting the rights. Granted the game became Bugs Bunny’s Crazy Castle, but still….

  • Etienne Rioux

    May 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

    “Only in japan” is worse than “go fuck yourself” to me. lol

  • Niche

    May 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Also the craziest part about beating TMNT is that Splinter turns back human.

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Mike, title cards were great, and it’s not true that they didn’t add anything to the episodes, they added PERSONALITY, and were unique, the episodes felt like classic MGM cartoons; it’s a shame you don’t use them anymore.

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Mike Tyson eventually did try punch-out. Its on youtube;p.

  • Shaun Roberts

    May 18, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Here’s an interesting fact about the Sega Genesis version of Back to the Future.

    The reason the game is so hard and runs too fast is because of the difference between PAL and NTSC television standards. Games in the US and Japan ran at 30 fps whilst European versions games ran at 25 fps.

    Games migrated from one region to another would result in odd changes in game play speed if the frame rate was not adjusted.

    The NTSC version of Back to the Future was not properly adapted from the PAL version which resulted in much faster game play. The console would run a 24fps game at 30fps.

  • diegowar

    May 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    “You’re just staring at a black screen right now…”. That’d be a nice way to end a movie ^^

  • February 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    i think everyone liked the title cards…i personally loved the comical style of the drawings. bring that shit back! title cards! title cards!
    -Title card lover

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