James / October 13th, 2014
October 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm
October 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm
Las…. oh nevermind guess where not playing that today 🙁
October 13, 2014 at 6:15 pm
October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am
If there wasn’t money blah blah blah….
You guys were just describing why communism doesn’t actually work.
September 28, 2015 at 2:19 am
Stupid fascist Americans say stupid fascist shit
November 20, 2015 at 9:14 pm
you mean why State-Run Capitalism doesn’t work..
no nation has yet ever been Communist, the ones aspiring to be Communist have been State-Run Capitalism, a theoretical precursor to Communism.
October 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm
Been waiting all day for this!
October 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm
Pretty good man
October 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Awesome! Me too. Thanks Guys. Also, Second!
October 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm
I know, your comment wasn’t yet up when I was writing mine.
October 14, 2014 at 8:02 am
HE’S 4TH GENIUS! LEARN HOW TO COUNT!
October 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm
October 14, 2014 at 8:03 am
Nobody reply to this, just to get on the front comment page
October 13, 2014 at 7:08 pm
October 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm
James: Want to see a vampire coffin? -starts coughing-
Me: -face palms while trying not to laugh-
Great video guys!
October 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm
I’m blaming Cinemassacre for my purchase of the Castlevania series.
October 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm
Isn’t buying them a good thing though? You worded it awkwardly.
October 14, 2014 at 12:12 am
I’m not the best at wording.
..and yes, it’s a very good thing. Started playing the first one and working my way up. (Yes, even buying 2)
October 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm
92′ review please, thanks Mike. 🙂 Great video. Game inside of a game.
October 14, 2014 at 7:35 am
I remembered they already posted it… It took me a minute to get that they were talking about posting it to the YouTube channel. That sentence was directed toward YouTube viewers oddly enough.
I’ve been waiting all day for this! When I didn’t see it up this morning, I thought he was going to skip because of Monster Madness.
October 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm
October 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm
I love these Monday Vids. Keep up the great work Mike & James!
Did you know that SMB2 is the best selling NES game of all time if you exclude the sales of games that came included with the system, but not their retail sales. (SMB and SMB3, World Cup, Tetris and Duck hunt for the most part)
October 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm
IT’S A PORKCHOP NOT A TURKEY LEG!!!!!! DON’T YOU NOOBS READ THE MANUAL???? Just kidding, is anybody that annoying?
October 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm
Commenting so Mike will upload 1992 Reviews.
October 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm
What’s with the haunted gold coins? they also appear as enemies in (the real) Final Fantasy III. Was it a fad at the time?
Yes, please upload the clip!
I never had or really played any of the Castlevania games when they were new, an only one I own is one of the N64 versions I picked up years ago at K.B Toys
October 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm
I’m still on the fence about this one. It’s just way too easy for my blood. I prefer The hardest 3. Castlevania 3, Castlevania Bloodlines, and Akumajou Dracula X – Chi no Rondo.
October 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm
triumphant and rather moving video.
a successful completion
of one timeless chapter of another story,
inside the pages of Cinemassacre.
to quote the first line of my personal favorite
NES soul-entity, Faxanadu:
“I’ve been on a long journey.”
smell ya later.
October 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm
Mike Matei. You are a likable SOB, but I think you are kind of an underachiever. Why dont you produce more work?
October 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm
October 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm
The NES version of Ghostbusters is terrible. The game was originally designed for home computers. Back in the 1980s, I frequently played the game on my Apple ][ computer. It was also a very popular game on Commodore 64.
On the home computer versions, you were able to retain your earnings after winning the game, which would allow you to upgrade the car and buy more equipment. The last stage on the home computer version was just getting the players to dodge the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in order to enter the building where Gozer was and close the portal.
The NES version didn’t have the bank account feature that the home computer versions had. The items were slightly different and some were used differently. There were no options to upgrade the Ghostbuster’s car. You also could buy items any time you wanted. The final two stages are both very tedious, difficult, and poorly designed.
The game could have been designed significantly better for the NES, and it would have been better if they just came up with a new concept for the game rather than trying to design it after the home computer versions.
October 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm
Have you and Mike watched livestreams. I actually livestream this once in awhile on my channel 🙂
October 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Haha, James just referenced Halo 2 without even knowing it.
October 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm
I love these really long James & Mike videos 🙂
October 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Is it on the site? The ’92 video? Totally check that out if it is…
October 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm
October 14, 2014 at 12:15 am
When James was describing the Family Guy reference to Scrooge McDuck swimming in his money, I was thinking of that exact story with the Beagles that Mike referenced directly afterwards… I guess great minds think alike 🙂
October 14, 2014 at 12:17 am
Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, dun-dun!!
That little jingle when you die is forever burned into my mind…
October 14, 2014 at 12:30 am
Can you do an LP of Super Metroid for next Howloween? It has a very dark and creepy atmosphere that’d fit in imo.
October 14, 2014 at 1:30 am
Guys, you should play “Monsters in my pocket” next time. Best 2 player game on NES in my opinion, with cool music and graphics.
And there was awesome game based on anime “Samurai Pizza Cats”(Kyatto Ninden Teyandee), is also one of my favorites from NES
October 14, 2014 at 2:24 am
This game looks like a lot of fun. As difficult as the bat boss is, it’s quite creative. I must say, as much as I think the Metroidvania games are solid in both concept and execution, the simplicity of the old formula is great too. I thought I wouldnt like it as much, but after playing Rondo of Blood in Dracula X Chronicles, I think I like that even better. That game also has an additional character, and different paths and endings to unlock, which is great IMHO. I should try Super Castlevania 4 someday. I think I can get it on the VC.
October 14, 2014 at 6:49 am
I grew up with it and it’s still the king of all Vanias.
October 14, 2014 at 2:44 am
post the video mike!!
October 14, 2014 at 5:47 am
James, you’ve just made the argument for an idealistic version of Socialism in this video. But think of money as this…
Money is like a battery that’s able to store something. Instead of a battery that stores energy, money stores labor. You trade your 8 hours of labor everyday for a certain quantity of money. Then trade your stored labor (the money) for a good or service that someone else invested their labor into. Money is just invested labor. And we call large amounts of invested labor “wealth” or “power”. So those who don’t need to invest any more labor, who already have vast amounts of stored labor, are considered “wealthy” or “powerful”.
October 14, 2014 at 6:27 am
I want to see it!
October 14, 2014 at 6:33 am
Awesome Game! Actually the first Castlevania game I really got in to!
It would be funny to see “1992 James” review this game!
Hope you will upload it, Mike 🙂
October 14, 2014 at 7:06 am
Guys, you already posted the Castlevania 4 review from 1992!
October 14, 2014 at 7:36 am
Okay they were talking aboutt posting it on YouTube. Mike did say it’s on the site.
October 14, 2014 at 7:15 am
Why didn’t you show the Gargoyle boss? I’ve never had any problems beating Dracula in this game. In fact, the only game I even find him difficult in is Castlevania III. I’ve never done that thing right before Dracula with the invisible platforms that lead to the hearts and turkey pieces (which I always thought were chicken), but I’ve been wondering which game it was in since I saw a glimpse of it in one of your AVGN Castlevania videos.
I’ve never actually played a Castlevannia game.. I didn’t have a NES.. or super nes which might be a big reason…. my first real console was a Playstation.. i had played NES, Super NES, Genesiss and Saturn before I got a playstation but never owned one of them… if i did get an old school console and a castlevannia game which one should I start with?
October 14, 2014 at 8:59 am
Good video fellas, Castlevania IV is thse easiest one.
My fav is either the original or dracula’s curse.
October 14, 2014 at 9:39 am
Good job guys you rock! I would love to see James play this as a 12 year old, please post!
October 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
I still prefer Symphony of the Night or Aria of Sorrow, this shit is TOO basic for me.
October 14, 2014 at 11:17 am
Can those shorts be any shorter at the end?
October 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Oh i thought it was gonna be He-Man. Ghostbusters 2 bday party LOL
October 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm
Oh my god, that was so awesome 🙂
October 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm
I like watching you guys play games you enjoy together. It’s usual funny and entertaining. Good job on Monster Madness too BTW
October 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm
I don´t want to beg you, Mike, for the upload of the ´92 review of Castlevania, because it´s also a nice filler during those ‘dry periods’ while you´re busy doing other stuff.
The bottom line is, that it´s a total win-win situation.
Just upload it! 😉
October 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Mike went all Jack Crow on Dracula! Turned that motherfucker into crispy critters!
October 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm
Imagine a castlevania movie that starts in the 40s where the last belmont is a PI looking into a murder and his world gets flipped via Highlander style flashbacks as he learns more about the case…
October 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm
Give us the ’92 review! (chanting) Do it, do it, do it…
October 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm
These are getting so awesome now every time I see a new one I always tune in. Castlevania 4 is one awesome game. My favorite is 2, it’s what introduced me to Castlevania and I love the atmosphere, music and rpg elements as you’re figuring everything out on your quest to burn Dracula’s remains.
October 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm
I love it when Mike goes into his silent concentration mode and completely owns any game.
October 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm
There is no Halloween and October without Castlevania. Thanks for sharing guys!
October 19, 2014 at 1:17 am
Not having money and working for stuff is called communism james common now
October 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Way to go, Mike! Great video, guys! Did you know that in the treasure room, if you jump on the chests a whole lot of times in a row, (like 255 or something) the game gives you meat? It drops out of the air from overhead, so don’t try this while underneath a platform.
I love how that after years of rants, gripes, and reviews, James still has to pause his game so that he can properly articulate just how thoroughly craptacular Ghostbusters is on the Nintendo.
Thanks for the video guys. It’s fun to listen to your obscure pop culture references and jokes while you play.
November 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm
It would be awesome to see James do the 1992 review
March 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm
You guys should do Castlevania Bloodlines for Genesis one day. That one is really fun too and it certainly has that Genesis look and feel to it.
May 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Fun? You cannot be serious…
December 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm
You wanna know something…. minute 11ish,I know exactly what you’re talking about, I had an epic run once from what I remember. A few years after beating it I went to play it again, I was trying to whip that bone dragon, and I hit that stupid moving hook. After playing my heart out to die like that, I shut it off and I didn’t play it for quite some time. It’s the only time I realized the few flaws it has.
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