King Kong 2 (Famicom) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / July 6th, 2015


  • Chris Baugh

    July 6, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Loving the Famicom videos guys. Thanks James and Mike for making Mondays a little more survivable.

    • July 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Please do something about the player guys! IT SUCKS! You should rather post it on youtube.

      • ToadRoad

        July 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

        It works fine. and EVERY single one of these is on youtube, so….

      • nicolas bendayan

        October 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm

        i got some issues with this video too, but the others works fine for me today

  • July 6, 2015 at 3:37 am

    You should try out the obscure japanese McDonalds “Donald Land” famicom game. That could be also a very good AVGN material.

    • Don Skiver

      July 6, 2015 at 8:49 am

      They should also check out Konami Wai Wai World on the Famicom as well. It has a bunch of Konami characters like Simon Belmont and King Kong (from this game!) and Mikey from that Goonies game. I think they would like it.

  • Rennie Page

    July 6, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Great video. You’re right about saying if we were like 10 and had this game we would have loved it, as I myself am also a huge classic monsters fan. The only close game I can think of close to the original monsters for nes is Monster Party but obviously not “Official Universal Monsters” anyways I’m sure both of you already know this. But since Halloween is literally right around the corner again I am jacked up to see what this years MONSTER MADNESS will be. I would love to see some more 80s B cult horrors like THE NEST, THE VIDEO DEAD, CHOPPING MALL, or SEED PEOPLE (although that’s an early 90s one).

  • lighting_rock85

    July 6, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Hey James and Mike, I know you guys are big fans of “Castlevania” and Konami games. Have you guys ever thought about playing Konami’s “Getsu Fuma Den” which is “Castlevania” in Japanese folklore. Another Game I think you guys should play is “Konami Wai Wai World” which plays like Castlevania with 2 players, and features Konami characters and King Kong and Mikey Walsh from “The Goonies” as playable characters. Both of these games are Famicom exclusives but I think you two would enjoy these games.

  • Maoji Wang

    July 6, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Hi, James and Mike. Why don’t you try some RPGs on nes? There are so many great titles. Many of them are unexpectedly good. Unfortunately some of the best are never released in north america, like mother. But there are always fans translation and they do sell it some where on line (maybe illegal?).

    • Maoji Wang

      July 6, 2015 at 5:45 am

      Oh, I guess you don’t have the time for that. Sorry about the demand.

    • David Smith

      July 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Mother was just released actually. Nintendo put it on the eShop for Wii U within the last couple of weeks.

  • Maoji Wang

    July 6, 2015 at 5:05 am

    There are too many famicom games that are great but never released in north america.

  • Andrew Kocher

    July 6, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Not sure you guys realize how much hope you bring to my life. I also find it funny that I always end up watching these at like 2 in the morning with ice cream. Complete accidental coincidences, I swear.

  • Jean-Luc PIPO

    July 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

    While you’re at modding console, you should definitively try to get your NES modded whith the NESRGB by ETim (an australian modder). This is the best quality you can get for a NES and it works perfectly with the Framemeister.

    I modded mine myself a few weeks ago and I still cannot believe how amazing the overall image quality is !

  • July 6, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Still think u guys could do a blues clues video and post it September 8 2016 for the 20th anniversary?

  • July 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Lol whenever Mike says the name bootsie, you can practically see James thinking “Jeeze, not this shit again.”

    • July 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

      James is always jealous when Mike talks about how good bootsie is. Like when mike said bootsie found the pattern to the spear wall on double dragon, and when he said bootsie can do the slot machine everytime in doki doki panic lol

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    July 6, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Love when your videos are 20 minutes or longer.

    Please do ‘Zombies Ate My Neighbors’ sometime dudes!

  • Jon

    July 6, 2015 at 9:38 am

    You guys have great chemistry. I feel like you two should have a tv show or something. I always look forward to more content. Keep it up James and Mike.

  • Smokingspoon

    July 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    You guys should play Super Spy hunter (not spy hunter), that game is so insanely good!

  • danblukk

    July 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Awesome video. Please can you look at Abobo’s big adventure. It’s the ultimate Nes tribute, you guys will love it.

  • mmmfloorpie

    July 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    You can check out “King Kong Lives” in the 1986 edition of Siskel and Ebert’s “Worst of” show. It starts at around 10:42

  • mcnerven

    July 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Check out Monster in my Pocket by Konami for the NES as it is based off a toy line of the same name that took the idea of Micro Machines and applied it to monsters, including the classic Universal Monsters.

    Plus, is a really fun 2-player, action-platforming co-op game that’s very quick to pick up and play.

  • July 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Love that you guys are doing all these Famicom games lately!

  • Tanka

    July 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Great video. I like the Famicom videos.

    This famicom video reminded me when I was younger and I owned black Famicom(looked same as yours, but it was black and had also turbo red buttons on controls). One day it stopped working and then I got Sega Genesis(ufo looking :p ) and I played all my famicom cartridges on it, even Super Mario. I don’t know if it’s normal, because back then it didn’t feel wrong, but now it feels odd that i could play Mario on Sega Genesis. I don’t own either console anymore.

  • Zach Standig

    July 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The reason the FDS had a battery option was because outlets typically had only two spaces, which would provide for the TV and the Famicom….but then the disk system would be left high and dry. The Batteries let it work in case you couldn’t get another outlet or surge strip.

  • zillion zillion

    July 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    The reason for the Famicom Disk System having the option to be powered by batteries is to solve the problem that the SEGA CD and 32X had… running out of electrical outlets. I think the FDS can be powered by batteries for about a month.

    Also, the carrying case for FDS discs is helpful, since you would carry them to stores with kiosks where you could purchase and install new games on your disk for much less than the cost of a cart! Keep in mind, ROM was very expensive in the 80’s and 90’s! That’s one of the reasons Nintendo tried selling games on disks instead of ROMs. Piracy was the reason that they quit.

  • July 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    11:00 Omanyte from Pokemon?

  • blazerstrike

    July 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Interesting 🙂

  • Weldin Dunn

    July 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I wouldn’t eat that cheese either.

  • Aaron1375

    July 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    While watching you guys play this game, to me it looks like it has a Guardian Legend vibe to it without the cool space shooter parts to it.

  • July 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I forced my big brother and cousin to see King Kong Lives in the theaters when it came out. They wanted to see the new Clint Eastwood movie Heartbreak Ridge. I was voted out 2 to 1, but I kept insisting. Finally they agreed. Man, if you saw their sour faces staring at me after we got out of seeing it. They kept saying, what a piece of shit! lol.

  • lechuck333

    July 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Mike, if you have the framemeister, get scart rgb for your consoles. Don’t use AV. The picture will look perfect.

    You’ll need to get the nes and famicom rgb modded though (about $100 if you buy a kit and do it yourself, probably an extra $100 to get someone to do it for it). It look gorgeous.

    Take a look

    • July 7, 2015 at 12:21 am

      I had this mod done myself, and the picture quality is pure bliss. The semi-official guy to have this done if you are not experienced in modding/soldering is ‘Yurkie’ over at Atari Age. He did mine it was a perfect job with the SNES-style muilti-AV port out the back of the console.

  • generalleoff

    July 6, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    The AV Famicom top is flat to retain compatibility with the FDS. The port on the front of the original Famicom is also used by the Japanese version of the Zapper and the Power Pad. Among many other accessories.

  • generalleoff

    July 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    The FDS used batteries cuz it was made for Japan. Japan is a county that really knows how to work with limited space. The TV plus the Famicom took up both power outlets. So the FDS used batteries.

  • Phoenix7786

    July 6, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I love James’ line “oh of COURSE Bootsy beat it…”. Seriously Bootsy could cure cancer.

  • generalleoff

    July 6, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    It’s best to use an adapter to play NES games on a Famicom vs Famicom games on an NES. This is because some Famicom games have enhanced audio chips and the NES lacks compatibility without modification to the system or the adapter.

  • TheYarsRevenge

    July 7, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Tiger Vision, in fact, was very much imbued in the 4 way legal battle with Universal, Nintendo and Coleco. Universal also bullied Coleco and Atari into agreeing to a royalty of sales for its Donkey Kong ports, but it turns out that Universal had no rights to begin with. The courts also ruled that Tiger had infringed Nintendo’s rights by cloning Donkey Kong. As a penalty, Universal had to pay Nintendo the $56k license fee that it originally collected from Tiger. Nintendo later received $1.8M in its counter suit with Universal.

  • July 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Mike! Glad to see you got a framemeister! IIRC the framemeister has RGB Input, so get a scart adapter for it and get RGB Scart Cables for compatible Consoles (Check, because RGB is the best you can get out of older consoles!

    • July 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Or he can go JP-21 cables since the Framemeister actually comes with a JP-21 adapter.

  • urnapple

    July 7, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Week 6 of 52: I would like to request ‘Archon’

  • July 7, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I didn’t read the comments to see if anyone else said this, but that “Soft Carry Case”… The “Soft” usually refers to “software” in Japanese, so rather than meaning you can carry the games softly, it means that it’s a case for carrying software. The more you know.

  • July 8, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Every time James tries to say something interesting that Mike character interrupts… Very annoying.

    • July 8, 2015 at 2:06 am

      Ironically James interrupted a very important point Mike was trying to make about the Framemeister, so it would seem the interrupt each other.

    • ToadRoad

      July 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      This guy is just trolling. He said the eact thing verbatim on another video, replacing James’ name with Ryan’s.

  • RevAngell

    July 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Finally a part of the cinemassacre community =) Love your videos, keep up the awsome work!!!

  • Anthony Miller

    July 9, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Mike! We exchanged a couple of comments re: the Framemeister earlier. While you’re getting a slight improvement, using composite is still a ways away.

    Since you invested all that money in the unit, you’ve got to get RGB cables, at least for the consoles that natively support it. The NES will cost a bit to mod, but the SNES, Genesis, Saturn, PSX, etc, etc support it natively. You just need a cable and an adaptor.

    Write me at [email protected] and I’ll walk you through it!

  • Dan021

    July 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Loved this one! Good job!

  • mike420

    July 18, 2015 at 11:27 am

    games better looking then i thought it’d be. great vid

  • July 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    You should check out to see what games came out exclusively on the Famicom. Just go to the NES section and scroll through.

    Some good exclusives for the Famicom:
    Holy Diver
    Atlantis no Nazo
    Valkyrie no Bouken
    Getsu Fuu Maden
    Hello Kitty World (yes, this game is awesome, even tho it stars Hello Kitty)
    Ganbare Goemon 1 & 2 (there’s other Goemon games too but they’re RPGs or puzzle games)
    Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti
    Dragon Buster II

  • Matias Albiach

    July 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Just so you know the tittle in the box translate as “King Kong 2: Megaton Fist of Fury” I find it funny.

  • August 9, 2015 at 4:16 am

    You’re doing Famicom now, that’s great. When are you going to accept my invitation to borrow my copy of Gimmick?

  • laxarna

    May 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    This game seem pretty great actually.

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