Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (Gamecube) J&MM

Mike Matei / November 24th, 2014


  • November 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm


  • November 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    lol Aqua Ass..

  • bigbold1023

    November 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm


  • November 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    You guys should do a long term review of Seaman

  • November 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    there was serious take on the Riddler…if you count the Riddler in the Arkham games

  • November 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    you should definitely play Metroid Prime on Gamecube James it’ts among the better Gamecube games.. oh and Paper Mario and The Thousand Year Door is good too.

    • Andrew Wood

      November 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      There were many great games on Gamecube, and in fact it might actually be my favorite Nintendo console. But it just wasn’t very popular because it just lacked all the big mainstream games that PS2 and Xbox had while also having a lot of kiddy-ish games.

    • diesel

      November 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Yeah and definietly make video of it longer than 7 MINUTES.Seriously.Whole week waiting for this?

  • Weldin Dunn

    November 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I heard this game sucks, and man it does.

  • November 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    i think aquaman cut off his own hand to get free of a trap and save his baby or something.. that’s why he had the hook hand

  • handsome pete

    November 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    People who saw Superfriends tend to think of Aquaman as a lame hero, but in that show they kept taking him out of the water. And they keep doing weird gimmicky shit with him, giving him a hook and a mullet or a trident and a huge Poseidon beard, and it’s all stupid. It’s real simple, Batman is in Gotham, Superman is in Metropolis, and Aquaman is in Atlantis. Imagine if Batman was forced to go into the water constantly and people complained about how lame he was there, and decided to solve the problem by giving him a hook hand and a mullet. It’s completely idiotic.

  • kenneth pedersen

    November 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Tom and jerry house trap for ps1. That would be fun to see you Guys play that, i remember we had alot of fun with that game.

  • November 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Wait James has a tatoo on his left arm! I never noticed that!

  • Thifurious

    November 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I was also batshit crazy about Gamecube’s release. Smash Bros. Melee was definitely my most hyped game. Rogue Squadron was surprisingly awesome too.

    I love Mike’s Gamecube launch day story, haha. That is hardcore man! 🙂

    • Yoyo

      November 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Yeah, I definitely went nuts over it myself. Just the same as I did with the 64 😀

  • November 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I’m more like Mike. I played the Nintendo 64 a lot but never got all pumped about it. GameCube on the other hand I was there at launch day buying one. Frankly (in my opinion) the system has the best controller Nintendo has done since the Super NES one. There’s also quite a few brilliant games on there. Everything from Super Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and of course the Resident Evil series all held up.

    • Andrew Wood

      November 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Other great Gamecube games: Melee, Twilight Princess (could never get into Wind Waker), and a few JRPGs which aren’t very well-known: Baten Kaitos (both of them), Tales of Symphonia, and Skies of Arcadia.

    • fallout1312

      November 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      And the Metal Gear Solid remake the Twin Snakes. I love that game. And there was a couple of cool Zelda games. Gamecube was a good system. Looked weird but it was a good one.

  • lapearl

    November 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Family Dog for the SNES. You guys need to check that out.

  • fallout1312

    November 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I Love how you two are still doing these videos. I swear you two don’t realize how fun it is for me/us as a fan/fans to feel like we are just chilling on the couch with James and Mike. Almost like were all just hanging out together. You guys never let me down. Thank you both very much for just taking the time to hang out with us. Means more to me/us then you know. Love hanging out with James and Mike. On day ill stop getting so sentimental with my comments lol…just trying to stress a point. You guys are great. And theres people out here that love ya man. I learn a lot of stuff from you guys and ge to experience games like this that otherwise I might not ever get to. Loved the video. Ill try to steer away from this game. later guys. Can’t wait till next Monday already. PEACE!

    • Michael Holmes

      November 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      I totally agree! Thank you guys so much!

  • fallout1312

    November 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    p.s. lol…you really wanted that gamecube huh Mike? Funny Video. Y’all had me laughing on this one.

  • Satnav

    November 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Yeah, Aquaman needs more justice for him. He’s as strong as Superman, and he controls the oceans–basically most of the planet if you think about it! The Injustice fighting game was better about this, if you ever played that. People need to forget the stupid seventies cartoon.

    Yeah, the Gamecube is kinda underrated–sure, it had loose third party support, but it also had many exclusive gems. The controller was also one of the best at the time arguably.

  • Bailey Brovont

    November 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    That was BALLS awesome

  • skwij

    November 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, Mike was all about the Gamecube! These videos are a lot of fun. Thanks for making them and for showing us that poor Aquaman’s game stinks. If you guys have never seen the cartoon Batman: the Brave and the Bold, you should watch it. It’s got Aquaman and and a lot of other characters, but it’s tongue in cheek and really funny.

  • Kdogprime

    November 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Have neither of you ever seen the Justice League cartoon, animated by Bruce Tim? This is the version of Aquaman that was in a few episodes of that show. The character was much improved over the Super Friends version.

  • Pablo1989

    November 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    😀 That man who talks to fish.

  • Michael Holmes

    November 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Games like Superman 64 and this one have always made me feel like I am in some kind void. It has to do with the low rendering distance but it is driven in by the bland structures and “empty”, even lonely civilizations. Seriously?! In a super hero game, if there is no one to protect then what’s the point?!

  • Michael Holmes

    November 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Gotta say Mike, Hilarious Gamecube launch story!

  • Joker83

    November 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    This is totally my own hang up and weirdness, but I am such a freaking crazy comic book nerd that I can’t bring myself to watch most of the superhero related videos here (except for the AVGN ones). No ones problem but my own

  • Alex Row

    November 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Hey have you guys ever heard of, or played Rampart on snes? I would love to see a battle between you two in the two player mode. Best of all, the loser walks the plank!

  • The Wicker Man

    November 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I had a Dreamcast, PS2 and a Xbox at the time the GameCube was launched. I wasn’t interested in it at all until I was walking through a game store on the way to the Xbox section when I heard the Rogue Leader demo playing. After looking at it, I bought a GameCube there and then.
    While I don’t regret buying one there weren’t a lot of games that appealed to me. Still to this day I only own Rogue Leader, WWF Day of Reckoning (I was hoping that being a Nintendo console it would be as good as WWF No Mercy on N64 – nope), Resident Evil 4 (the best RE game in my opinion) and Sonic Mega Collection (despite me owning the majority on other consoles). I did have Luigi’s Mansion bundled with it, but soon traded that in to get some cash to buy a Xbox game. (I don’t care what sales figures say, the original Xbox was THE console)

    • Senna4ever

      November 26, 2014 at 6:47 am

      If you still have your cube, try Eternal Darknes.
      It was one of the best games on the system and you could probably find a copy cheap enough now.
      Plus the two Pikmin games were great.

      The Gamecube did have some great games, but there just were not enough of them.

  • November 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    You guys ever come across Show Respect to Aquaman by The Gothsicles?

    Love this band, this track is one of my favourites that they do live.

  • November 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    best new console obtainment story EVAR Mike. I felt it vicariously through your gesture and telling of the event. most effective.

    pls let us know if you guys ever DO find an Aquaman game/movie/show that doesn’t blow. I used to read a bit of Marvel and DC as a kid (I think i’m about the same age as you guys,) and I myself have never seen this guy get a real break.

    good work guys.

  • November 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Aquaman having a hook was in the Justice League TV series. I can’t remember how it happened exactly, but he lost it in a fight or some kind of attack. I think the actual character is pretty underrated though. They made him real bad ass in the JL series and I’m also to the point where I personally feel like they integrated that into his character. It’s part of his persona in my opinion. This game does look like shit though. I want to say more combos would help, but it just seems boring no matter what.

  • Tross

    November 25, 2014 at 1:41 am

    This game reminds me of the water world in Primal for the PS2, except in this case I’m assuming it’s the whole game. Oh, I have an idea. Maybe you should play Primal at some point. If you don’t have a copy, and happen to have a PS3 handy, you can download it from the Playstation Store for $10.

  • albajos

    November 25, 2014 at 4:37 am

    IGN review: Too much water

  • November 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Guys Do Eternal Darkness its a excellent psychological Horror game

  • videogamehunter820

    November 25, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Great video, as always. BUT
    Come on, James and Mike, please stop thinking of only the Jim Carry Riddler. What about the Animated Series Riddler, and oh I don’t know BATMAN ARKHAM CITY! That Riddler was pure evil! Sorry but they mentioned the game right after they said there was no serious version of the Riddler. Sorry for the outburst.

  • TheKiest

    November 25, 2014 at 8:05 am

    This style of Aquaman is more like the Justice League cartoons at the time. (A show I highly recommend).

    Game is still terrible though. Good video.

  • November 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Play new Killer Instinct Xbox One. Play new Godzilla (PS3) James&Mike

  • angel85

    November 25, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    the reason Aquaman has a mullet and a hook for a hand is because this is based on his appearance in the Justice League cartoon

  • November 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I don’t remember now if the games here has the be exclusively on consoles, but I’d still recommend to play one Monday System Shock 2. Especially if you have a history with the game.

    • November 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      It seems they mostly play shitty games, for System Shock 2 wouldn’t apply, System Shock 1 on the other hand..

  • Andrew DiGiovanni

    November 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I was really, really hoping you guys could take a shot at The Wonderful 101 on Wii U.

    • Andrew DiGiovanni

      November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      I know you may not get to play the whole game, but still.

      • Andrew DiGiovanni

        November 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        Or Bayonetta 2, that’d be awesome!

  • November 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    We’ve had serious versions of Aquaman before. The one from the Justice League cartoon was a serious version, and yes that version had a hook for a hand.

    Aquaman gets this unfair stigma because of how silly he was portrayed as in the Superfriends show, but Aquaman done right is a badass who can mindscrew you.

  • Excruciate

    November 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm


  • FryFarnsworth

    November 26, 2014 at 2:24 am

    One of world’s most underestimated consoles – besides Dreamcast.
    Anyway, good Episode.

  • Senna4ever

    November 26, 2014 at 6:31 am

    “The controller wire is so short I’m gonna have to lean forward.”

    Or you could just have moved the seat closer and set up the camera differently.
    Just saying.

  • Senna4ever

    November 26, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Mike’s Gamecube launch day story made me laugh.

    I recall getting mine on the day of release. On my way into work on the morning. I just walked in, picked one up off the shelf and brought it no problem. There was no crowd etc.
    It was a very underwhelming launch day as I recall. Like James saying he didn’t even know it existed, I don’t think many people knew it existed at the time either.

    I think the Gamecube was the start of the decline of Nintendo, when they started to lose in the market as the refuse to move with the times. Also partly why they are struggling now.
    I seriously see Nintendo going the way of Sega in a few years. I don’t think they’ll be producing game consoles for much longer.

  • An Heroic Hippo

    November 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    If you want an impressive game with infinity in any horizontal direction, look at Minecraft. You can literally walk until your computer runs out of memory, and see an infinite, randomly generating landscape that’s always different.

  • November 26, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    @5:13 james says it would be impressive if a game would let you go out of the game into limbo. i actually know where you can do something like this. if you play grand turismo 2 on ps1 and use the arcade disk. on a certain track there is a glitch where you can actually drive off the track and drive right through the wall. after that point your able to drive as far away as you wish. there is no limit. i used to do this to test how fast my drag cars could actually go. it was funny watching the map of the track go so far away like a dot. if you didnt keep it in view you could be stuck forever in limbo.

  • gluserty

    November 28, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Yeah, I think the “Batman: Arkham…” games are fantastic. I think it remains faithful to the Batman character.

  • November 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Wolverine’s Revenge is a really good Gamecube game!

  • Hypoxic

    December 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    There’s never been a serious take on the Riddler? Or Aquaman? You gents need to brush up on some comics.

  • December 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that got burnt out during college. I actually ended up staying away from video games at around the same time (freshman year), and at the moment, I really don’t have much incentive to go back to them. And I played them A LOT as a child. The only game related things I do now involve watching your videos, and maybe watching one or two others.

    I think once I get everything back on track, I may end up returning to them and letting them take up more time, at least on the weekends. Its just, at the moment, outside of comments like this, I really don’t have much time to do anything. :/

  • nammm3

    December 6, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Aqua-ass indeed. Lol listening to Mike’s Gamecube purchase was a lot more interesting!

  • Marky Johnson 9/30/82

    December 8, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I never had a gamecube just a n64 but if I did I can tell u a game that I wouldnt own.

  • January 18, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Poor aqua man- he just can’t seem to catch a break and get put in something good, huh?

  • Aaron1375

    March 24, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Was there any kind of story proceeding the seemingly random swimming and fighting? Definitely looks boring as shit, I had a friend who is into Justice League who owned it and told me that he had won it, but looking at you guys play it I’d have to say it was probably very tedious for him.

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