Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

Mike Matei / January 25th, 2016

This week James and Mike play one of the rarest NES titles… The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak!


  • J. Hinson

    January 25, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Been watching you guys since 2006 and it feels like you are two of my closest friends for some reason. Keep up the great work.

  • January 25, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Thank you for another video.

  • January 25, 2016 at 3:26 am

    This comment may be similar to the closing scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I jus wanted to underwhelmingly wheel my crate of “YOU GUYS ARE RADICAL, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! CINEMASSACRE FOR PRESIDENT 2016!!

    In the author of this comment’s very humble opinion, James and Mike represent the best candites for the United States’ 2016 Presidential election, not sure which’d be which (Prez / Vice Prez) If James or Mike or Cinemassacre ever decide to put in a bid for the United States Presidency, or for any elected office anywhere for that matter, YOU GOT MY VOTE!!!!

    • January 25, 2016 at 3:58 am

      *since the above comment doesn’t make as much sense as originally intended, here’s an underwhelming conclusion:

      comment being similar to closing scene of Raiders =

      many before me have given their gratitudes and good tidings and “keep-it-up’s” over the years for all of Cinemassacre’s amazing work. There must be incomprehensible numbers of cheerful correspondence sent the Nerd’s way, whick conjured images of a vast warehouse containing vast inboxes etc.. and so here this comment comes, to VERY INEFFECTUALLY add to the immense gratitude and admiration the author of this comment feels for all things Cinemassacre!!

      (i throw myself at the mercy of anyone feeling that this comment doesn’t pass muster)

      I started thinking how many times I’ve hummed the AVGN theme song inadvertently (whilest maybe watching a runaway shopping cart hit somebody’s parked cart at a grocery store parking lot) Point is

      • January 25, 2016 at 4:07 am

        ….Point is, forget all these ridiculous traditional contemporary politicians!!!! It’s time for Rolfe Matei 2016!!!

        Time to play Liberty or Death for SNES!!!!

  • January 25, 2016 at 3:33 am

    OMG Yes please play Joe and Mac, that’s one of my favorites. I used to play it all the time, I love it. You guys rock keep it up!

    • bud

      January 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

      I’d also be up for some Caveman Games. Hell, Bonk would be great too. Too many games!

  • sexconker

    January 25, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Pluto is named for the god, as are the other planets. So for it not being a planet, fuck that shit. It’s an arbitrary definition to begin with, so there’s no point in changing it.

    • Agonnazar

      January 26, 2016 at 1:58 am

      Pluto is a dwarf planet for many reasons. It’s smaller than Earth’s moon. It’s about half the width of the US.
      There is also that Eris was found, which is a dwarf planet beyond Pluto, larger than pluto. So it was either to add another planet or to remove Pluto.
      Remaining attached to the definition of a rock orbiting the sun as a planet is stupid. The whole point of science is to be continually refined and improved. If you are that resistant to change, astronomy is not a field you should be paying attention to, or really any science, for that matter.

      • Michael Holmes

        January 31, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Whoa calm down man! Yes, Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet but that definition is up for debate in the scientific community. You don’t need to insult the man, its like you said “science is to be continually refined”, the terminology will likely change again in the future.

        As for how Pluto got its name, Sexconker is correct. The “dwarf planet” was named after the Roman god Pluto which is the equivalent to Hades in Greek mythology. It would be pretty cool if the planet was named after the cartoon though, haha!

  • Gerald Robinson

    January 25, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Come on guys, Pluto the planet was named after the Roman god.

    • The Kaleidoscopic God

      January 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I was cringing so hard during that conversation.

      • fanboyfilms

        January 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        They should know planets aren’t named after TV characters. The guys who discovered Eris originally named it Xena after the TV show, but that was never going to fly long-term. They also named its moon Gabrielle after Xena’s sidekick but that was later changed to Dysnomia.

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 25, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Pluto was named for the Roman god, which was derived from the Greek god, Hades. As for its classification as a planet, it’s a completely arbitrary definition decided on by the scientific community which could just as easily be undone. Call it whatever you like, but it’s not a meteor, meteorite, micro-meteor, asteroid, meteoroid, moon or whatever. It’s still a damn planet until someone can definitively prove that it’s nothing else.

    • ssokolow

      January 25, 2016 at 4:43 am

      They changed to calling it a dwarf planet, minor planet, centaur, trans-neptunian object, or Kuiper Belt Object because they discovered a ton of other things with similar wonky orbits and similar “small ice ball” composition out there, and then they discovered one (Sedna, named after the Inuit goddess of the sea) that’s bigger than Pluto.

      The choice was to either call them all planets (not very helpful, since we’d have 8 planets as we think of them and then hundreds, if not thousands, of “planets” that are more like round, ice asteroids) or to recognize that we mis-labelled Pluto.

    • January 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Well Pluto is not a planet because it doesn’t fit the criteria of having enough gravity to have a distinct orbit or clear out the rest of its orbit of any other debris. There are 43 other objects in the solar system that are just like Pluto, few of which are bigger and/or closer, so either Pluto is not a planet or we would have to introduce 43 new planets. So all of those objects now have other names, along with Pluto, “dwarf planets.”

  • Lastor

    January 25, 2016 at 4:11 am

    You just played one of my most cherished NES games of all time. I’ve played it through soooo many times I’d already forgotten how hard it was to master that climbing thing Barney was designed for. You made it all come back to me. It’s kinda like what you said about Super Mario World – it’s all about experience.
    I’m glad to see you didn’t bash the game completely for that reason alone because it’s really fun once you learn all the tricks like climbing and shooting at the same time, powering up Fred’s club, finding the secret bonus rooms, etc etc.

  • signormu

    January 25, 2016 at 4:30 am

    I.. I hope that question about the planet being named after the dog wasn’t serious.

    • Deathbringer

      January 26, 2016 at 2:00 am

      Sadly I think they were being complete sincere in their ignorance… I love them but that conversation was killing my inside. All the planets being named after Roman gods, Pluto now being considered a “planetoid” because they changed the definition of the term planet… Completely unaware it seems.

      • DerManiac

        January 26, 2016 at 11:07 am

        Uranus is actually an exception – being named after the Greek version. The roman Uranus would be Caelus.

  • capthatskank

    January 25, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I thought Southland Tales was pretty cool. Not a popular opinion though. Pain & Gain was alright.

    • February 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Came to the comments specifically to post Pain & Gain. Also, Be Cool (tho he’s not the star). I’d forgotten about Southland Tales but that’s another good one!

  • January 25, 2016 at 5:37 am

    There should totally be a Nerd episode for this game. Come on, guys, I can see enough material!

  • Squirrel1256

    January 25, 2016 at 6:06 am

    You guys should check out Trog, it is a co-op NES game where you play as dinosaurs battling cavemen. It is really fun!

  • maximuscesar

    January 25, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Captain Commando is awesome, you guys should totally play that game! But please, the PSX version which is just like the Arcade, not the capped SNES version.


    January 25, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Dude. You guys gotta play “MediEvil” for PS1. Its my favorite game of all time and I bet you guys would really dig it.

  • January 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

    * hits pause to Google “Brontosaurus didn’t exist” * In the latest twist, apparently it did exist after all: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/dinosaurs/11519933/Brontosaurus-raised-from-dead-as-scientists-rule-dinosaur-did-exist.html

  • Satnav

    January 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Some people also pronounce it ‘Ooranus’. 😉

  • zeromentality

    January 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    has anyone cleared up the Pluto questions yet? I have a few things to say, if nobody’s responded yet.

  • bud

    January 25, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Yabba dabba doo! Great game!
    Good Rock movie: Pain & Gain

  • Pablo1989

    January 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Did you just say Your Anus James? 😀

  • The Wicker Man

    January 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    No mention of Chuck Rock?!

  • January 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    The easiest way to remember the nine planets is using the mnemonic “my very educated mother just showed us nine planets”

  • Tanooki suit mario

    January 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    The rock is great in the other guys. “Aim for the bushes”

  • AxBunny

    January 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Total astronomy and classic mythology nerd here, and I was fidgeting during that entire spiel about Pluto. The Romans thought the Greek gods were pretty cool so they had their own versions of them. Pluto was their version of Hades and was the god of an ice cold Hell. The planet you skipped James, was Jupiter which was the Roman version of Zeus. Speaking of shit, time to mosey on over to YT and watch the latest TurdFlingingMonkey vid ^^

    • fanboyfilms

      January 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hades wasn’t the god of an ice-cold Hell, he was the god of a fire and brimstone (or possibly ice-cold) Tartarus and also the sunny, friendly Elysian Fields. He was the god of both Heaven and Hell. And Limbo. The entire Afterlife.

      • AxBunny

        January 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        Heh I’m well aware, and thanks for replying. The only reason I said that about Pluto was because in grammar school we had to watch a documentary about the planets, and the narrator said, “And Pluto was the god of an ice cold Hell.” All the kids started giggling. From what I gather Tartarus is like something straight out of one of H.R. Giger’s nightmares. Did you ever play the game Rygar on PS2? The last level was Tartarus, and I was so surprised to actually see it in a game.

  • Smeghead420

    January 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for playing these rare, expensive, hard to find games. For those of us not made of money it’s great to see what these games actually look like. I love Mondays now thanks to you two. Keep up the great work.

  • January 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I remember renting this as a kid. Little did I know I had what would later be one of the rarest, most expensive games in the NES library.

  • Smeghead420

    January 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Yes, it is because of the size. It’s actually just a little bigger than our moon. It is now called a planetoid.

  • call me squinky

    January 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Another word on Pluto being the God of the underworld: this is what Poe was referencing in the Raven with the phrase “the Night’s Plutonian shore”. This symbolises an evil tide coming in with the night and that the narrator believes the Raven may be a messenger from hell, or even Satan.

    • Hanglyman

      January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      I can definitely see a bit of Poe’s influence on H.P. Lovecraft in that quote.

  • call me squinky

    January 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    There is also an episode of the Flintstones where Wilma says bollocks. In the UK, that is definitely considered swearing.

  • Adam

    January 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    The rundown was a good movie.

  • Hanglyman

    January 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    The whole Pluto question reminds me of a section in “A Study in Scarlet” where Watson is shocked to realize that Sherlock Holmes doesn’t know the Earth revolves around the sun. Sherlock retorts that the knowledge is useless to him and he shall do his best to forget it immediately, so that the finite space of his mind will be filled only with knowledge directly relevant to his work.

    Replace detective work with filmmaking and you’ve got James and Mike (assuming they were serious, of course).

  • Jeff Parson

    January 26, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Never tried this game. Have you guys tried nes G.I. Joe? Speaking of the rock he was in the movie.

  • January 26, 2016 at 10:26 am

    -_- Do James and Mike really not know that pluto was named after the mythological ruler of the underworld? They think it was named after the dog?

  • DerManiac

    January 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Oh my god, how can you guys not know that all the planets (aside from earth) were named after roman and greek gods? Pluto is no exception, named after the god of the underworld (the roman version of Hades).

    Come on, that’s like 3rd grade stuff.

  • Daniel Waterfield

    January 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    DO yall film this series
    on sundays?

  • IronJustice

    January 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Captain Commando was in his own game, as well as Capcom crossover titles. Most famously, Marvel vs Capcom.

  • greedo

    January 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I’ll name you one good Rock film: San Andreas. The CGI effects of the buildings crumbling is a bit cheesy, but the plot rises above that. Good writing, good acting, good direction. Worth the watch!

  • January 27, 2016 at 12:15 am

    To answer some of the questions. Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet as it is an object that hasn’t cleared its own orbit (Neptune and it trading places). Every planet aside from Earth was named after Roman god/desses with Pluto being the god of the underworld.

  • adam loewen

    January 27, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Good to see this rare game. I was laughing at you guys trying to think up trivia shit on the spot and coming up empty. I know you’re very intelligent, but stick to the metallica and hammer horror lore. Pluto was a classical god of the underworld, so that’s how the planet got it’s name. The dog was named after the planet. So, dogs, gods, and planets. I’m just goofy-ing around anyways. These videos can be hit or miss, but this one makes me happy.

  • chris hall

    January 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    The flintstones made commercials for winston cigarettes.

  • Elias Mochan

    January 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I’miss pretty sure someone already said this but:
    Pluto (the planetoid or plutoid) is named after the Roman God of Death (the Roman version of Hades). Is not a planet anymore because a planet should have the majority of the mass in its orbit. There is too much non-Pluto mass in Pluto’s orbit.

  • Daniel Moraes

    January 28, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Finally I register on Cinemassacre. GONGLATURATION !!! You’re Winner!!! Thank you Mike and James for entertaining my evenings, the TV can go fock itself. Cheers mates, Um abraço aqui de São Paulo, Brasil

  • January 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I remember playing this a lot!

  • January 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Plus one vote for a James and Mike Play Caveman Games! It’s even better when you make it into a drinking game 😀

  • January 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This was a game that I donated to James and Mike back in 2009, shortly after James revealed the list of video games he owned. I bought it from someone in Chile and it was not cheap. Before sending it, I played through the game. It was easy except for a spot near the end where you have to out maneuver a giant stone wheel.

    I also gave James my copy of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure on the NES, the most hated game I owned. I knew he would review it someday and I asked that he use my copy in his video and destroy it in the end. I was disappointed years later when he finally reviewed it and did not physically destroy the game.

  • January 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Lol about The Rock. I’d say his best flick was “The Rundown.”

  • January 30, 2016 at 8:20 am

    You should play Gran Turismo plz!

  • January 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    They invited Ice Skatings but they haven’t invited Shoes how convenient .

  • mahwish naz

    February 6, 2016 at 5:57 am


  • February 13, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Uranus – OO-rahn-oo-ss

    U – oo

    a – ah


    i – ee

    o – oe or ohwah

    ar – ahr

    e – eh

  • February 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  • March 13, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Oh yeah! I used to play this game a lot as a kid. Think I beat it too. Great memories!

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