Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / June 9th, 2014


  • Matthew Mercurio

    June 9, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Awesome video! Keep them up!

  • June 9, 2014 at 12:04 am

    this game is why i got a pc engine.

  • June 9, 2014 at 12:06 am


  • riley howard

    June 9, 2014 at 12:07 am

    i wish i could play this

    • Ruby Kelly

      June 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      If you have a 360 or PS3, they did a remake, and you can unlock the arcade versions of the original 3 games, or at least of the first 2 as the third was home console only.

      • Guillaume Beck

        June 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        Yep, but you made a little mistake here, only the first episod had an arcade version, the second and the third games were genesis exclusives before the 360/ps3 episod came out.

        By the way, I LOVE splatterhouse 2010 (though it feels a bit boring before unlocking enough combos and powers) and the idea of including the original trilogy as bonus content was brilliant, but the emulations included are pretty cheap (no fullscreen, a few sound glitches etc…) emulating properly those games on a PC or getting real copies (except for the arcade episod) are still better options to discover those gems.

      • April 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

        I guess I thought you meant as a ported DLC game, not a full retail remake…
        the Wikipedia article says there’s a Wii virtual console one though.

    • zengie

      June 18, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Five minutes searching in the right places and yr playing this. I’m playing this right now man!

    • yoshi061

      June 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Get a turbografx 16 emulator!

  • windrammingroadkillskunk

    June 9, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I like how these videos are uploaded as soon as the date changes to Monday.

    • Deathbringer

      June 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

      They record a bunch in advance and release them a week at a time, pretty standard stuff..

  • RawMetal

    June 9, 2014 at 12:34 am

    It was a good run guys. at least the remake of Splatterhouse is pretty decent. You guys should also do “Guilty Gear” since it has your taste in Rock/Metal Music.

  • taykel

    June 9, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I feel bad for James at the end. I would be like that too if I ever played this game.

  • Weldin Dunn

    June 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Cool! They finally did a turbografx game! Love the new variety of consoles.

  • June 9, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Splatterhouse was a great series of games. I played the sequels on the Sega Genesis, and they’re even better than the original. My only gripe is that Splatterhouse originally was just on the Turbo Grafx, it never got ported to any other home console, just the PC systems of the day. So it was a little odd to see Splatterhouse 2, and 3, but no Splatterhouse.

  • Tyler Anderson

    June 9, 2014 at 12:43 am

    how much did Hudson pay you for this free advertisement you hack frauds

    • June 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

      Hudson shut down long time ago ding dong welcome to the 21st century

    • June 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      It wasn’t so much shut down as it was absorbed by Konami, last I heard from them they had started making shitty iOS and mobile ports of their games including *THE ONLY* English port of Neo Nectaris on the Ipad/Iphone which took them 20 years for some reason. BTW Tyler that comment was the dumbest thing I’ve read on the internet which is saying a lot, kinda made my day.

      • OMA

        June 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        I might be wrong but that could be a sarcastic post in reference to the people who accused them of being paid by Microsoft just because they had an XBone menu in the Action Maxx video. Or maybe he’s real and I’m just looking too much into that post πŸ˜‰

  • Bamahut

    June 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

    You guys were getting the idea on how to kill the Chainsaw boss.

    Check the Speedrun of this game:

  • D-Man

    June 9, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Oh, the ending is so painful. I had the exact same experience as a kid, getting my ass handed to me by the chainsaw boss. I figured out the two gun trick too, and even with 16 shots, you still need to get in a couple of punches.
    But the end is worth it.

    Also, if you get a chance, do Splatter House 3 on the Sega Genesis. It added some cool features like multiple pathways, a power/rage meter, a greater variety of enemies, and a timer that affected the storyline.

  • Tross

    June 9, 2014 at 2:12 am

    So that’s Splatterhouse, huh? I heard it was hard. It’s also pretty gruesome, but also quite creative, so it’s almost worth playing through for that reason alone.

  • Don Skiver

    June 9, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Nice!! I’m glad to see you guys branching out and playing some of the other systems/games in your collection! Splatterhouse is definitely a cult classic, and was one of “those games” that got the media and congress all fired up about violence in video games.

    I can’t wait to see more PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) games be played, and I can’t wait to see you guys play some mutha fuckin NEOGEO!! (Not that NeoGeo CD shit, but the real deal NEOGEO with fucking metal slug and king of fighters and fatal fury and shit like that.) God I love the NeoGeo bootup jingle too.

  • June 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

    To this day I love the Splatterhouse series. Beaten em all save for 3 and Wanpaku Graffiti. Good times.

  • Mattashell

    June 9, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Hey, I used to have this game. Just so you know, there is a critter in the game even grosser than that guy.

  • Blue Wizard

    June 9, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Hell yes, I’ve been waiting on this for a while!
    I remember renting the Splatterhouse games on the genesis and being blown away by the action, cutscenes and gore. Not to mention the challenge and difficulty. Great video. It sucks that you guys couldn’t kill the chainsaw boss, but at least you made it past that spike shit.
    The Splatterhouse series could make a decent AVGN Halloween episode. Mike could wear the Jason mask again and save the Nerd from withered old cunt monsters.

  • Jake Waddell

    June 9, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Mike, get a play and charge kit. They’ve been out since like 2007. All of your worries shall disappear πŸ˜‰

  • June 9, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Strangely enough, Resident Evil 4 copied the chainsaw guy, it’s not even a doubt, it’s a guy with a chainsaw with a bag over is head.
    Well, at least they copied from an awesome game, i guess…this was truly great, it played it when it was released on the Wii Virtual Console it worked great with the Classic Controller, wasn’t that hard as on the original console.

  • Jroddaudio22

    June 9, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Why can’t we have James & Mike Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays??

  • Sammy Schitz

    June 9, 2014 at 4:41 am

    The worst part about the grandma scene in The Shining is the big tease with the hot girl lol

  • June 9, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Rick( the main character)’s mask was actually clearly a white hockey sk in the original Japanese version of Splatterhouse, when it was localized for america, as with most references in games then, and even many now, the design was slightly changed it was recolored to avoid potential copyright disputes. Long story short, yes, rick is a reference to Jason. πŸ™‚

    As for the boss you were having trouble beating, he was never truly named till the reboot in 2010, but among the fan community we always knew him as “Biggy Man”. I’m surprised you didn’t comment on the fact that he’s an obvious reference to Leather face (or that the possessed room boss is a reference to Poltergeist)!

    I was also surprised that you discovered all on your own, and so fast at that, the Biggy (shotgun juggling) trick. That is the way t beat him much easier, although it is possible to do it unarmed with a lot of skill and a lot of luck, heh.

    To summarize, thank you so much for playing Splatterhouse and perhaps potentially bringing the game to more peoples attention! You should look into the 2010 remake, not only is the core game itself right up your alley, it also includes and arcade perfect port of the first game, a translated port of the second game, which is otherwise unavailable in English, and a port of the third game that originally came out on the Genesis/Mega Drive!

    I would love to see you play more of the series, wether it be this game, or any other. Splatterhouse has had a rocky life and it really needs some love. :-/

    • June 9, 2014 at 5:04 am

      My bad, 2 was available, getting my facts mixed up, it’s the arcade version of 1 that never got English release. (The arcade version is sooo much better to)

  • Deathbringer

    June 9, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Lol James with the guns..

  • pyoobez

    June 9, 2014 at 5:46 am

    When Mike mentioned the 360’s wireless battery issues, I got a Nyko charger for $15 at Sears and it works so great. I’ve had mine for 5-6 years now and I’ve still never seen it drop below half power (and that was playing 12 hours). The only issue with my old model is the led charge lights are way too bright, but I hear they addressed that with the newer model. I think the battery case you swap it out for is what they put in cordless phones.

    The Dreamcast controller was annoying, the backwards cord jammed me in the crotch so many times and the awful triggers hurt my fingers when playing too much Tony Hawk or Crazy Taxi 2.

  • Boo Daclown

    June 9, 2014 at 5:50 am

    fck yea

  • June 9, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Chuck Norris was in a knife fight once.
    The knife lost.

  • Craig

    June 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I owned a Turbo Grafx 16. That chirstmas I had my choice between the SNES, Genesis, and that. So I chose that one expecting it to at least overtake the Genesis in popularity. (I guess I was wrong.) Anyways I played Splatterhouse and, of course, Bonk’s Adventures, the default game that came with the system, and there was a Dungeons and Dragons game called Order of the Griffin that I spent entirely too many hours on. (The ending sucked massively btw.)

  • frostare

    June 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Heh a knife is nothing, there is a game, Radiant Historia, where the final boss is stairs.

    Anyway this game looks amazing, might get it on Virtual Console

  • sean

    June 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    awesome, always wondered when you guys would review this game.

  • vitekr

    June 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    You know, I wouldn’t mind if these videos were a big longer. Seems they truncate alot of good stuff. James and Mike, can wee get some longer J&MP videos in the future? I would love to see Mike try the area with the chainsaw guy, and just see more stuff in general.

  • June 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

    TBG16 was my first system… and I RAPED THE HELL out of splatterhouse regularly…..

  • June 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Great one, this gameΒ΄s unforgivingly hard! Nice shotgun trick, by the way!

  • chikpee

    June 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Now that you have a Turbo Duo, YOU HAVE TO GET “DRACULA X: RONDO OF BLOOD”!!!!! It’s Japanese, but you don’t need to know any to play and beat it.

    James, it will be your favorite Castlevania ever if you can find a copy! It was the last semi-linear one in the series before the switch to the “Metroidvania” style.

    The Super Nintendo “Dracula X” was a shitty adaptation of it.

  • June 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Mike and James, you guys should take a little time to look up the original Arcade version of Splatterhouse that the TG-16 game was a port of! it’s mostly the same but the gore and violence is EVEN higher and more disturbing! Also, my cousin owned a TG-16 and had a big library for it, it is a great console, along with the original Bomberman, the Bonk series is superb, contra clones like Bloody Wolf are great, it had a lot of space shooters, i loved playing it. we could beat the chainsaw guy but by the time i reached the witch underground or the church i was out of continues. jump kick everything, does the most damage. you even find your girlfriend and it’s crazy what happens!!!

  • Shanklins

    June 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Nice upload, could you please finish the game? I want to see more of this game and maybe the next Splatterhouse game 2 and 3.

  • June 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    also that chainsaw armed, bag head boss is the father of the chainsaw wielding ,bag over his face enemy from Resident Evil 4

  • jerry lowe

    June 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Man the TG16 was an awesome machine Graphics Sound Games and a short cord… A blast from my past. I had Street Fighter 2, Dragons Fury some Neo game just like Zelda, Bonkers, Never had the CD part or the Portable Unit were you could take your games on the road… Still have them in my moms attic in a plastic shoe box LOL

    • jerry lowe

      June 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Before I get hosed for Super Street Fighter 2 only being a Jap game… my dad was in the Navy and got a bootleg china version that plays on US consoles but all text in Japanese

  • June 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I smell a Nerd episode!! πŸ˜€

  • June 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Wow. Nice.

  • Night-X

    June 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I remember downloading the game on my wii few years ago.

  • June 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Splaterhouse is hard as hell,it is a game that for us gore fans is a mixed feeling love and hate at the same time.Try also the ps3 version its a more advanced style but just the same gory game,with lots of blood this time.

  • June 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome! Great vid. This is my all-time favorite game. I’ve been practicing the arcade version of this game a lot lately hoping to some day set a record. Today was actually the first time that I beat the game on one quarter, then I come home and see this! Freakin sweet. I think the TG-16 version is actually a bit harder than the arcade in some areas.

  • Aaron1375

    June 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Splatter House was like the only game I was aware of on the Turbo Grafix 16…if not for it, I wouldn’t have known it existed. I remember the commercials and it looked awesome, but was bummed when I never found the game. I don’t think any place in my area even had Turbo Grafix games. Hell, finding Sega Master System games was nearly impossible.

  • juggernautakira

    June 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I was going nuts in this video. The spiked balls are NOT hard to jump over, the tentacles that spew from the wall of guts can be killed if you stay on ONE side. Same method for the haunted room. ANd the shotguns? Leave it to Mike to figure out how to get both guns. Mike is always better at playing games than James. Its crazy! Anyway, get both guns and make sure to not shoot when the fucker is jumping. Boom done. Then enjoy the church and the golden cleaver. Awesome fucking game.

  • June 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I’m bummed you guys didn’t mention the poltergeist boss’ final “fuck you” where it drops the chandelier.

  • Arc Nova

    June 10, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I know you guys don’t have a ton of TG-16 games in your collection right now, but I am very pleased to see that you did a review of sorts for the console this episode! I think it’d be fantastic if you played Bonk’s Adventure or Keith Courage in Alpha Zones in a future episode. πŸ™‚

    The Turbo was a weird console in many ways. It only had one controller port, but the adaptor Mike showed off actually allowed for 5-player games, such as Bomberman ’93. It could only output video in RF, so you had to buy an adaptor to play with Composite cables. The TurboChip games were impressively small in physical size, but they never held as much game data as the Genesis and SNES carts eventually did, and they couldn’t hold batteries to save games. So it was either passwords or buy an adaptor.

    Still, it had a number of unique and very fun games exclusive to it. Personally I love the little unit. πŸ™‚

  • June 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I am certain mike made the jumps cause he jumps sooner rather than later.

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:03 am

    LMAO, Turbo Duo is where it’s at…

  • stephen mccord

    June 11, 2014 at 5:37 am

    8:50 mark. Cunches are bad James and Mike.

  • Mike McGillick

    June 11, 2014 at 8:13 am

    splatterhouse is the shit

  • Andrea Lopriore

    June 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I was kind of surprised when I heard this was one of the goriest games ever made in the ’80 and ’90, and instead of blood there was some strange green stuff.

    • Night-X

      June 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Well the arcade one had blood in it. But good luck find the arcade systems.

  • Jcr3ws

    June 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I still have an EGM magazine from 1993 with star fox on cover that shows pictures of splatterhouse 3 for genesis when it was set to come out, a great game. has some good cinematics for its time, splatterhouse 2 was a good one as well. I never played the TG16 cause i knew no one with it, but looks smooth for what it is.

  • gluserty

    June 12, 2014 at 2:04 am

    The only time I’ve seen a Turbografx-16 was back in the day in a box at department stores; I guess it was really only marketed in big cities. At any rate, I’ve seen videos of the “Splatterhouse” series before, and liked the tone and action in the games (though there seem to be many frustrating areas). I was really pulling for James to get through that chainsaw-armed guy with the bag over his head (the bag another ode to Jason Voorhees, circa “Friday the 13th, Part 2”?); I think any gamer could understand the disappointment of coming so close like he did.

  • Wendy

    June 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I wish you’d do an AVGN video on the Turbo Graphix 16 console and the Neo Geo. It doesn’t even have to be angry….I just always enjoyed your console videos since you always mention such interesting things about said consoles. ^^

  • June 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    You should try BloodyWolf on the TG16 sometime. It’s actually really fun and just plain awesome. Plus there’s unlimited continues.

  • June 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Dude, you can get wired third party controllers for the xbox. Also, I find even the game cube cables were a bit short. I live in an apartment and I still have to pull out the wii a bit when I use the game cube controllers.

  • Smokingspoon

    June 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Hurray, Finally a James & Mike monday with just both of them! …

    You guys should play Dungeon Explorer on the Tfx16. I wish I could’ve played it with a buddy, but damn console only has one controller port… pfff Didn’t even know there was an adaptor for it. I thought they just ported acade games on it still with the multiplayer modes and just didn’t botger removing them.. xD.

  • June 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I think is the funniest and most fun of the James & Mike Mondays videos.

  • nammm3

    June 14, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Where’s Bootsie when you need him? :-/ Lol

  • Philippe Ramsay

    June 15, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Have you guys ever considered making a Castle Crashers review? It also 4 players and on 360 as far as i know

  • Guillaume Beck

    June 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Well, I know James was discovering the game here, but he made a surprisingly bad playthrough ! Too bad ‘cuz I would have LOVED to see him and Mike play through the whole thing, this game is so awesome !

  • Etienne Rioux

    June 16, 2014 at 4:41 am

    the arcade version is even gorier

  • Strazdas

    June 17, 2014 at 5:08 am

    it would be really great if you could fix your player so i could actually watch it at 720p (which is low on its own to begin with).

  • Strazdas

    June 17, 2014 at 5:11 am

    “Nowdays everything is wireless which is great”|

    No its not great. it introduces input lag. then again, when your using a controller precision isnt something your aiming for anyway.

  • June 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Hey check out this turbografx gem πŸ˜‰

  • Jason Parlett

    July 3, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Finish this

  • yoyotheyoshi

    November 3, 2014 at 4:51 am

    The PC Engine is my personal absolute favorite console. It has such a huge, extensive and gorgeous library full of some of the best titles out there, many of which most don’t even know exist. It’s a mine filled to the brim with gems and gold with stunning capabilities that even outdid the SNES and Sega Genesis. What’s more? The PC Engine is technically an 8-bit console, and it still managed to kick some pretty heavy ass in the 16-bit era. Plus it has a CD attachment that doesn’t suck, at all with one of the best titles out there: Rondo of Blood.

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