3-D World Runner (NES) guest JonTron!

Mike Matei / March 16th, 2015

This week we check out 3-D World Runner on NES! With guest JonTron!

See more JonTron here


  • Dan021

    March 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Woo I was waiting for this one! Watching all of the Mondays again πŸ˜€

    Thanks Mike!

    • MrPlow3

      March 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      I agree these have gotten better lately. However ditch Jontron, he’s pretty annoying. Bring back Pat, NJ squad for life!

      Or bring me, my Brad Pitt like good looks will double your view count overnight.

      • jackofallfunk

        March 17, 2015 at 5:40 am

        Fail. Jon is boss.

        You are who?

      • Zces

        March 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm

        Its allways fun with with new guests. I think Jontroni adds some positive vibes and thats GOOD.
        Happy Video Game Nerd could fun to invite also =) Why not Have Bootsy, Pat the nes punk, Jontroni and HVGN. Send them som Acid and then play super mario kart. Good job Cinemassacre!

      • GameCom

        March 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

        Bootsy is the true master.

      • schitler

        March 18, 2015 at 12:43 am

        jon is damn annoying, bootsy only please

      • Papapapacha

        March 18, 2015 at 3:16 am

        Damn, why do fat people always have to be so annoyingly loud!

      • Zces

        March 18, 2015 at 3:59 am

        Why do u act like you have aspbergs syndrome? when new people ar invited, you start to hatin. come on, its fun with different kinds of people. And why do norma sized people look down at bigger people. find some love and grow up.

      • chris jackso

        March 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm

        jontron is good just seems like a nervous tension in the air. we love you all, no matter what you do. if you were in a coma i would still watch your lets plays.

    • BrandeX

      March 25, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Congrats mainstream “mobile gaming casuals” with your endless runner games. You’ve finally caught up with (now classic) gamers who you have derided as nerds/dorks for the past 2+ decades for playing uncool nerdy games, which you now play every single day on your phone.

  • newwavejunkie

    March 16, 2015 at 8:55 am

    James and Mike, thanks for making Mondays so much less horrible. I look forward to these videos every week!

  • Dan021

    March 16, 2015 at 8:55 am

    When I was a kid I always wanted to play the 3D version you see when you push Select. But we had no glass for it πŸ™

    • Dan021

      March 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Oh and 1 last thing, there was a Nintendo TV show with a game similar to 3D World Runner where they would fight a Gameover Worm too at the end. The last game of the episode was this very cool shooting game. Can’t remember much about it. About the game, you could fight the Worm by shooting and flying around when you reached the end of a level a bit like in Mario where 1-4 would have bowser.

      It’s pretty fun, but you need to get far into it. A lot of obstacles makes the game really hard like moving hands that blocks you and other things. Also, there was powerups in the pillars, you had to smash your face in them to get them. πŸ™‚

      • NashKnight

        March 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

        Sounds like Space Harrier

  • March 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    You are totally playing this WRONG! You need to run INTO the blue pillars, that’s how you find power ups! The worm is the boss at the end of the level. When you game over, he appears to mock you.

    There is a different worm for each planet you run on. My favorite is Panda worm.

    I was an expert at this game when I was a kid.

  • Slogra

    March 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

    3-D World Runner is actually a hard-as-balls game. When we were kids, my brother and I could never beat it, despite multiple rents. I was hoping James and Co. would have the time to get to the insane later levels or at least a boss (the Game Over Worm!!), but really, what adult has that kind of time?

  • MetalHorrorNES

    March 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Any Nerd episodes in the works? Seems like the J&M Mondays are taking over. Nothing against them, just prefer the Nerd over it. BTW, nice addition of JonTron again. I was checking out Game Grumps, jon’s old show, and Danny and Arin are HILARIOUS! Love the Night Trap playtrough they did!

    • Highwing

      March 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      +1 on the Nerd videos! πŸ™‚

  • Briany

    March 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Jontron’s laugh successfully rides the line between ‘sincere’ and ‘over the top for comic effect’.

    • Smokingspoon

      March 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      A bit like Drew Carey, but more annoying >.<
      A really prefer when Mike and James are alone.

      • Highwing

        March 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        Same. It’s especially weird to see only Jontron’s face when you get onto Cinemassacre, as if he’s the main part of this site and James and Mike aren’t.

      • diegowar

        March 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        Well, Bad Luck Bootsie is a nice guest when he’s there, because he’s got both superior skills and a good knowledge of video games, as well as being rather humble. But it’s true that JonTron doesn’t in my mind add much value to the video, it was nice having him once but that’s about it as far as I’m concerned.

      • Smokingspoon

        March 18, 2015 at 6:17 am

        Yeah, I don’t mean to be an asshole. I’m sure Jon tron, whoever he is, is a great guy. It’s fresh to have someone new once in a while, but yeah, I prefer Bootsy for being calm and quiet.

        Pat though.. Ugh.. I can’t watch a lot with him.

  • imma_rocker

    March 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    pressing select makes the game go 3-D

  • Slamraptor

    March 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Yeah nice… now I can’t play 3-D World Runner without thinking about “worms” all the time. ^^
    It’s game over now bitch… epic. ^^

  • March 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I know you guys want ad revenue, but I really hope you didn’t record too many of these with this guy. His videos are painfully unfunny. Thankfully he’s toned down a bit in this one.

    • imma_rocker

      March 17, 2015 at 1:05 am

      seriously, youy have to a third rate loser mamas girl to sit around whining about other peoples ad revenue

  • NashKnight

    March 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

    You should really try playing this game while high

    • Grandmasterp

      March 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Jontron was ready to chalk up some lines.

  • March 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Good choice, seems to be a pretty fun game! πŸ™‚

  • March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    You should play Lost Vikings, with 3 players! (i think you can in the genesis version)

  • March 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I wish he brought Jacque though πŸ˜›

  • March 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Jon + James + Mike = awesomeness. Loving these video collaborations!

  • morgul fat stack

    March 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm


  • Jeff Parson

    March 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    This game looks lame, You guys should play Trojan 1986

  • meanspirit

    March 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Are you supposed to go between the red posts or something (they look like gates)? The score hardly went up throughout so I’m sure you were missing something.

    PS Jon is quite irritating, sorry.

  • Wayne

    March 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The full game title is “The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner”. I used to rent this all the time until I was somehow able to finally win it. It is a fun game, and there is much more to the game than what was shown in the video. If you have the player run into the columns, you can get various power-ups. And, you eventually fight the “Game Over Worm” at the end of level. They really missed out on what to do in the game and should try playing it again one of these days. I haven’t played it yet, but there was a sequel to the game released for the Famicon called “JJ: Tobidase Daisakusen Part II”.

    I was almost expecting James, Mike, and Jontron at some point in the video to put on 3-D glasses since this is one of the few NES games that allows you to play in 3-D.

    • VideoBoom

      March 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks for bringing up JJ: Tobidase Daisakusen Part II I’ve been trying to find out what it’s called!

      • Wayne

        March 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        Because of James’ and Mike’s video, I went through 3-D WorldRunner again, and it starts to get very difficult at World 6, where you have to jump on top of the columns in order to spring over the large pits. The game bosses are very repetitive. I forgot about the game ending, which is just the characters presenting you with a “difficult mode” code to input. Luckily, there was the A button + Start continue option… otherwise, there is no way I would have finished the game.

        The Famicom game, JJ: Tobidase Daisakusen Part II, is available at Emuparadise if you want to try out the ROM. I didn’t finish it yet, but it is extremely similar to 3-D WorldRunner. Besides the changes with the graphics, the character always is running fast like in the later levels of 3-D WorldRunner.

      • Wayne

        March 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

        I finally played and finished JJ: Tobidase Daisakusen Part II. It is nearly the same as 3-D WorldRunner. The main thing was that the graphics and music are different, and the levels are laid out slightly different. The bosses are pretty much the same. The ending is exactly the same. It is very close to just being a hack of 3-D WorldRunner. Overall, it was not as difficult as 3-D WorldRunner (no jumping on top of the columns) and was somewhat of a letdown.

  • angel85

    March 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    So is this like an NES equivalent of Temple Run or something?

  • Baltharoy

    March 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I’m fairly certain in this game when you pause it, the guy sits down and has a cigarette. How did this not make it into the video?

  • OmegaDez

    March 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Come on guys. Watching you play this while avoiding all the posts where the power ups are, not getting the guns, not reaching any boss, and complaining that the game isn’t much of a game, is kinda irritating.

  • March 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I miss Danny.

    … wait.

  • Don Skiver

    March 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Although I love the longer vids you guys make, I’m kinda glad this one was kinda short. I can only handle JonTron in small doses. Occasionally, he comes up with comedy gold. The rest of the time, it’s more like comedy pyrite. : /

    Sorry Jon…I know lots of people find you funny, but it’s just not my type of humor. Kinda like how some people think Dane Cook is funny, even though I think he’s absolutely obnoxious.
    But hey, you’re still doing well for yourself, so keep on doing what you’re doing.

  • March 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I bet when the Gameover Worm appears by your deathbed he cries ‘Gameover man! Gameover!’
    Any of you young’uns get that reference?

  • S3ntinel2001

    March 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Great episode as always, but get rid of *Jontron* plz.

  • March 16, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    JonTron is annoying! Get him outta there!

  • MarioIsWicked

    March 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    This video makes me so happy! watching it over and over

  • johnpseudo

    March 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    In Stage 1-B the B stands for Boner … the Game Over Worm doesnΒ΄t come out of the blue you know …
    One of the funniest videos lately, thanks guys ! πŸ˜€

  • Gimpster

    March 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm


  • Gimpster

    March 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    more bootsy, plz

  • Moose Of Woe

    March 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    So what exactly is the goal of this game?

  • tuknrolle

    March 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    The game over worm is the sandworm from Beetlejuice taking you to the afterlife.

  • Pablo1989

    March 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    πŸ™‚ Its kinda strange game, just like Rad Racer had 3D fuction, just like SEGA games Outrun and Space Harrier

  • Dennis Allen

    March 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I know how to play this game,lol. You have to bump into the green pillars to get your gun, then you can shoot the objects. you run into the stars for points. I’ts been awhile since ive played this game so I forgot what the stars do.

  • Alex Jara

    March 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    What’s the matter with you people, Jontron is awesome!, better yet having James, Mike and Jontron doing reviews in James man cave is epic!

    • xZombie1x

      March 17, 2015 at 12:49 am


      • jackofallfunk

        March 17, 2015 at 5:41 am

        What’s the matter muffin?

  • rigormortiz

    March 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    What’s the matter with you people, Jontron is awesome, better yet having The nerd, Mike and Jontron doing reviews together in James mancave is epic! Take out the rolling rocks! Cheers!

  • MrBrrumpkins

    March 17, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Watched some Jontron episodes awile back and didn’t really like them. I watch Pat sometimes because his reviews are pretty good even though he is a little quirky. And why is pewdiepie whatever so popular? That guy is just retarded. Stick with Bootsy. He’s awesome.

    • xZombie1x

      March 17, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I agree. The rest suck. Bootsy rocks! He’s like the kid me and my best friend used to ask for game advice on. He was never snooty, just pretty cool about helping us.

  • xZombie1x

    March 17, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Please stop having JonTron on the show. He’s an annoying douchebag. His sense of humor is nothing like you guys. You are funny because you sound like two friends having fun. He’s like the annoying neighbor kid you always had to put up with because he was the kid of your parents friends.

    • jackofallfunk

      March 17, 2015 at 5:41 am

      Awww muffin

      Jon > you

  • Dan021

    March 17, 2015 at 1:10 am

    As long as Mike and James are having fun and laughing I don’t mind guests. I don’t even need to like the guy, if they are having fun then it’s cool. But please, 5 minutes videos are way to short. 20-30 minutes would be really awesome. Thanks for the video again!

  • jackofallfunk

    March 17, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Jon is boss. I hope he managed to get Jacques of the seed man, that stuff will get you maaaaaaan.

    • March 17, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Man, you really love Jontron…you jump to defend him any moment. What’s going on there? That being said, he’s okay but I like having a guest now and then but I always like it best when it’s James and Mike only.

  • March 17, 2015 at 7:17 am

    We need Jon Tron AVGN Crossover

  • malthus92

    March 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm


  • March 17, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Jontron is awesome! These are fun videos. I’m just wondering who’s home taking care of Jacques?

  • schitler

    March 18, 2015 at 12:38 am

    i used to check the site every other day, but now because of this jon im not. please no more jon. bring in the bootsy, he let his game skill do the talking. Not like this annoying jon
    ps im still laughing about Moe Howard playing life force

  • Superspecs

    March 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

    This episode really had me laughing out loud. That game is absurd.

    Have you guys ever thought of playing Ecco the Dolphin?

  • Jake Northwood

    March 18, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    New guy, you are a welcome addition to James and Mick Mondays, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

  • VideoBoom

    March 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    It is so frustrating watching them not play this game right. So many cool games get passed off as shit just because the instructions aren’t known or read. Granted, this game isn’t that great. But it is cooler than they make it out to be.

  • March 21, 2015 at 1:26 am

    LOL great ep, jon tron cracking me up all day long, he has got to be high!! i love it!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    March 22, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Yeah, there’s not much to this game. Though, that is pretty impressive to see something like that on the NES.

  • urnapple

    March 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Hey James. I actually registered just to write this comment. I’ve been a big fan for a long time. I would love to see you guys play Archon for NES. I’m not sure if it’s a popular request but it would make for a very entertaining episode. Please consider it. I love Archon and it’s one of the best 2 player games I’ve ever played. Dark side FTW! Anyway, stay cool buddy πŸ™‚

  • firestonex

    March 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    If I remember there is more to this game if you read the manual. I know you can bump into some of the green columns, and get items. Later you shoot the snake… I can’t remember much, but ya, this is one of those games that every kid rented at least once.

  • Xen11

    March 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I’m enjoying JonTron in the group. Reminds me when I joined a two man group (we were high school friends that joined back up mid-college). We laughed so much and had many unforgettable classic nights. Before resentment set in as you can see when it was just James & Mike.

    • Blackidna

      January 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

      There’s a trio of comedians in Italy, Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo. Befroe that there was just Aldo & Giovanni. The three of them together are quite funny, actually. Sometimes the trifecta can work well. For all I care I’d find it funny even if they added a fourth or a fifth (Bootsy and Kyle) or even a sixth (Kevin, which is funny as hell. MORE GLITCH GREMLIN PLEASE!)

  • Chris Frost

    July 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Don’t know why people are hating, but i like this guy, he’s funny. Great vid.

  • Blackidna

    January 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

    When the world stresses me out, I come over to see this episode, I run in place and I’m happy again. Thank you, guys!

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