Morial Arms (Famicom) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / September 28th, 2015


  • September 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Another bootleg, huh?

    • October 1, 2015 at 7:52 am

      That Van Damme is from Street Fighter the movie.

    • Smeghead420

      October 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Not only that but ANOTHER Famicom game….

  • September 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Kinda thought it looked like Codename: Viper but wasn’t sure (it’s been a few years) until you said so. πŸ™‚

    Still hoping for a “Shower with Dad” review, though. πŸ˜›

    • C R

      September 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      You’re absolutely right. That game was also a knockoff of the arcade game Rolling Thunder.

  • Kevin77

    September 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    It looks as though they used Rolling Thunder to create this game.

  • marc_lawson

    September 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It’s Rolling Thunder – definitely

  • Wayne

    September 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Super Morial Arms is the Famicom game Ningen Heiki Dead Fox (same game as Code Name – Viper). Code Name – Viper wasn’t a bad of a game, but it was very repetitious. You also needed to press up into the rotating walls in order to get items and rescue people.

    Jean-Claude Van Damme was in the arcade game “Street Fighter: The Movie”.

    There was a Steven Seagal game being made by TekMagic SNES called “Steven Seagal is The Final Option”, but it was scrapped. There was a prototype version that has two levels:

  • Mac Tonight

    September 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Oh hell yeah! James & Mike Monday’s! Another great video guys. Any chance you will play some Dreamcast games soon? Would love to see you guys play Zombie Revenge, Confidential Mission or 18 Wheeler.

  • greedo

    September 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I’m right with you guys, here. Never heard of Super Morial arms or Codename: Viper. Whatever you call it, this one slipped under the radar for me. Guess I was too busy playing Mario to notice! πŸ™‚

  • jeff jeff

    September 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I have been watching these videos since I was 13 years old. I am 22 now. Can you please do one more AVGN like some from the golden age of the show. Just do it exactly the same one more time. Just do one final truly great episode in the style of some of the older ones, with the creativity and love you had back then. It’s funny because this show has reached a point of nostalgia for me and the show is about nostalgia. Can you take me back to the past? Thanks James.

    • Smeghead420

      September 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

      Totally agree. Nerd has gone by the wayside. And the newer ones seem to have lost the “anger” the golden years had.

      • greedo

        September 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm

        I agree, it’s not the same. But by the same token, James is in a different place than he was back then, and I think that’s reflected in his work. On the other hand, James said in the Metroid vids that Board James is his passion, and I think it shows. He puts more effort into those ones than AVGN. Having said that, the recent AVGN vids have been better.

  • September 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Oh finally wat took u so long?

  • September 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    The picture on the cartridge is hilarious! πŸ˜€ Good choice!

  • Jeff Parson

    September 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    It does remind me of CodeName Viper! I have a request. Try out Demon’s Crest for
    snes halloween next month.

  • NashKnight

    September 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    It seems that this game has the exact same gameplay as Rolling Thunder/Shinobi (arcade), which is actually awesome, you just didn’t figure it out.

  • September 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    This is Rolling Thunder, not Code Name: Viper.

    • Joey Weedmark

      September 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm


      • September 28, 2015 at 3:36 pm

        yeah my bad, I got it mixed up. The games are very similar.

  • Joey Weedmark

    September 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    yeah, its definitely viper. I used to play that game on nes.

    • Joey Weedmark

      September 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      if you search rolling thunder on google images, it looks nothing like it.

  • September 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    It is DEFINITELY Code Name: Viper.

    I remember liking it as a kid……but it has been a while.

  • Ben Wood

    September 28, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    It looks a lot like Wrath of the Black Manta for controls. I hated that game, talk about cryptic crap. This looks to be just as annoying in control scheme.

  • Dennis Fleaman

    September 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Are you guys going to play that nes game that is on kickstarter? The nes championship 2015

  • leil01

    September 28, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You need to open doors in the stage to find a guy, who will give you a bomb which can blow up the door at the end… This guy only shows up randomly, so you will have to try every door basically.

    • leil01

      September 28, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      And this game is published by CAPCOM named 人間兡器デッドフォックス in 1990, the protagonist Smith was Arnold Schwarzenegger!

  • Matthew Collins

    September 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    The game they used was Rolling Thunder πŸ™‚

  • matticusfinch1820

    September 28, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This game is Codename: Viper for NES, it was a rip off of Rolling Thunder, but its a real game from Capcom.

  • S1eeper

    September 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    As I had a forkfull poutine about to enter my mouth, I stopped 3/4 of the way and just yelled out: “It’s Monday!”. And then continued on and clicked on this video. I love Mondays.

  • September 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    This looks like a port of Rolling Thunder, an arcade game and a great Sega Genisis game, one of my favorites!

  • September 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This is definitely Viper for NES. I loved that game as a kid.

  • September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    it IS codename viper. I have the game.

  • Jordan Tregre

    September 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    A Mike go to the password screen type 860681

  • Regal_Ace

    September 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    That’s Code Name viper! Whyi s van damme, wha? I like the pistol noises. Remember playin that on Saturday mornings as a kid.

  • C R

    September 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Read Tetsu Deinonychus comments.

  • Bosco

    September 28, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    “How about how he just sticks his ass up in the air when he’s, like…ya know.” LOL this made me spit out my drink. Finish that thought! rofl Great vid, crap game!

  • Maoji Wang

    September 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Actually, this one is quite famous in Asia. But I’d never played it.

  • September 28, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I hope they do Rocky Rodent for the SNES one day. I loved that game as a kid and still do. Plus I think it would make for a good J&MM video because of all the humor it has in it.

  • urnapple

    September 29, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Week 18 of 52: I would like to request β€˜Archon’

  • Adam Locascio

    September 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

    It looks like an 8-bit version of “Rolling Thunder.” Anyone else remember that game?

    • September 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      This is actually Code Name: Viper, which itself was kind of a rip of Rolling Thunder.

  • September 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Hmmmm…. sure looks a lot like sly spy. Or rothund.

  • Marc McCarty

    September 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    1998, huh? Also, seems the colonials are after Van Damme.

  • Patrick Su

    September 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Sorry if I’m on the wrong territory or sound like I’m complaining about getting something free, but please bear with me for the sake of giving constructive criticism. I would understand if it’s a lot of work keeping the site updated with Board James, Bootsy Beats, Monster Madness, Talk About Games etc. but J&MM videos are too inconsistent in length. I know people who prefer quantity to quality should just watch live streams and LPs, but ~10 minutes seems like kind of a waste to film in one session for a show that doesn’t require a lot of editing. Especially considering it takes the 10 minutes of your time to to double the number of minutes during which a million viewers’ lives are enriched per week.

  • joe stone

    September 30, 2015 at 12:33 am

    its a remake of the game engine from rolling thunder, check it out,not a bad game. more boardjames!!!!

  • September 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    It sure is Code Name Viper, I have the acctual NES Cartridge πŸ˜‰

    • The Faceman

      October 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Indeed it is, I played the crap out of this game in my youth. It’s not a bad game, just a really freaking hard one, lol.

  • September 30, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Without a doubt I can definitely say it’s “Code Name Viper”.

  • BlingTricka

    October 4, 2015 at 5:37 am

    It’s VIPER on NES. Btw… U.N. Squadron!!!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Super Morial Arms with Jean Claude Van Damm! πŸ˜€ Oh, it’s actually Codename: Viper.

  • October 5, 2015 at 12:52 am

    The game is Codename Viper. It’s pretty much exactly like rolling thunder.

  • Aaron1375

    October 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Why no mention of the horrid music. I was getting sick of listening to that shit…

  • October 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    The game is Code Name: Viper for NES. It’s actually a Capcom game.

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Code name viper i traded shadow gate for this game. i liked it, it was a lot like rolling thunder a great arcade game that was also ported for NES.

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