Top 20 Most Time-Consuming AVGN Episodes to make (UPDATED April 2016)

James / April 8th, 2016

Ever wondered which AVGN episodes took the longest to make? If you want to know the whole process, see this in-depth video here. The Making of AVGN: Barbie (NES).

The list counts multi-part episodes. The reason they’re counted is because, those videos were made together, meaning the writing would happen first, for all parts, then the shooting would come, for all parts, and then, the editing would happen one at at time. Since they were produced together, my hand-written hourly logs only tell me how much time was spent from start to end, not the time spent jumping back and forth between say parts 1 and 2. So there’s no way I could ever find an accurate log for the single-Parts. That is why I have no choice but to count multi-parts, and since they were made in marathon sessions. As far as amount of time goes, the logs are very accurate.

E.T. is not counted, since that was produced as part of the movie which took years. The hours spent on the movie were never logged, and I wouldn’t even have the slightest guess. I think at that point you wouldn’t even be measuring in hours anymore.

 

20
Game Glitches
52 hours, 45 min

 

19
Star Wars
54 hours, 45 min

 

18
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Re-Revisted
55 hours, 15 min

 
17
Ikari Warriors
57 hours, 45 min

 

16
Christmas Carol (Parts 1 and 2)
59 hours

 

15
Terminator (1 & 2)
60 hours, 30 min

 

14
Batman (Parts 1 and 2)
60 hours, 45 min

 

13
Ninja Gaiden
62 hours

 

12
How the Nerd Stole Xmas
63 hours, 30 min

 

11
Seaman

Gameplay = 19 hours, 30 min
Writing = 15 hours, 15 min
Shooting = 10 hours, 30 min
Editing = 21 hours, 30 min
Total = 66 hours, 45 min

 

10
NWC
70 hours

 

9
CDI (Parts 1, 2, 3)
72 hours, 45 min

 

8
Jaguar 1 & 2
78 hours, 15 min

 

7
Super Mario 3
79 hours, 30 min

 

6
Castlevania: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
Gameplay = 18 hours
Writing = 21 hours
Shooting/Editing = 46 hours, 45 min
Total (each part) approx. = 21 hours, 30 min
Total (all 4 parts) approx. = 85 hours, 45 min

 

5
Dracula/Frankenstein
102 hours

 

4
12 Days of Shitsmas
Gameplay/Writing = 60 hours
Shooting = 25 hours, 30 min
Editing = 35 hours, 30 min
Total = 121 hours

 

3
Crazy Castle
Writing-Shooting = 74 hours
Editing = 47 hours, 15 min
Total =122 hours, 15 min

 

2
R.O.B.
Writing = 16 hours, 30 min
Shooting = 43 hours
Editing = 60 hours
Total = 119 hours, 30 min
Re-editing = 3 hours (approx)
New Total = 122 hours, 30 min

 

1
Mega Man
Pre-Production = 38 hours
Production =47 hours, 15 min
Post-Production = 53, hours 15 min
Total = 138 hours, 30 min

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