Top 10 AVGN Episodes (Til 2016)

James / January 4th, 2019

These are my personal top 10 favorite Angry Video Game Nerd Episodes. (From episodes released so far. Choices go up to 2016. The Top 10 video was made in 2017.)

10. Dick Tracy

9. Berenstein Bears

8. How the Nerd stole christmas

7. Seaman

6. Ninja Gaiden

5. Crazy Castle

4. Jekyll and Hyde Re-Revisited

3. Mega Man

2. Mario 3

1. R.O.B.


10. Board James: Mr. Bucket (2010)

9. Mimal The Elf (2017)

8. Jekyll & Hyde, the Game, the Movie (2015)

7. Rocky Jumped a Park Bench (2008)

6. Jersey Odysseys Episode 1: Legend of the Blue Hole (2004)

5. Cinemassacre 200 (2008)

4. The Deader the Better (2005)

3. Board James: DreamPhone (2013)

2. Board James: Nightmare and Beyond (2015)

1. The Dragon in my Dreams (2010)


  • danblukk

    August 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Godzilla, Castlevania series, sword quest, Batman games and the hardware reviews (Sega CD, 32x, Nes accesories etc) are my favourites.

  • August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    When I discovered the nerd, the Ninja Gaiden was the latest episode (I was a late-comer, I think that was 2010), the very next one I watched was Ninja Turtles. I’d say those two tie for my favorite. I’d pick episodes like Ikari Warriors and Power Rangers as standouts for me as well.

    • August 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Ooh, and the Star Trek(NES) one too. Plus, I’m probably the only person on earth who loves that game. “Mercy this motherfucker!!”

  • fanboyfilms

    August 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Ninja Gaiden has remained my favorite episode since it came out. I think it’s because it’s the best example of the skit tying into the game. Like you said, a game so hard you need ninja reflexes to beat it. I also really liked Swordquest because the skit or framing stuff really explained the quest aspect which is what the original gamers would have experienced.

  • Weldin Dunn

    August 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I really like NES Accessories and Nintendo Power.

  • August 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Hard to list only 10, but Dark Castle is a serious contender…

  • August 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I want the full Wizard & Mario 3 episode back.

  • LordGeo

    August 4, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    James’ picks are all really great ones, but here are some of my personal favorites:
    Pong Consoles (A rather simple idea, but one that James used to its fullest extent. I liked seeing the Nerd be pleased, confused, & pissed off, sometimes all at once.)
    SwordQuest (This is one of my favorites simply because it’s kind of the antithesis of a Nerd episode. Instead of simply being angry, the Nerd aessentially gives a history lesson, and a really enjoyable one at that.)
    Atari Porn (Just for the fact that such a bizarre concept exists, and the Nerd actually went there.)
    Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties (As the Nerd stated, it’s the worst video game he’s ever played, and the sheer absurdity of it all made for great humor, both with & at the game’s expense.)

  • 9-VOLT

    August 5, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Big Rigs Over the Road Racing and Ikari Warriors (because of Kyle’s appearance).

  • frostare

    August 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Your number 1 is still my number 1 too.

  • kenny jones

    August 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Spiderman is my absolute favorite 1 because kyle is my favorite AVGN character. Lol and the spiderman custome is so funny when he’s just staring at the screen after dying or something.

  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    August 6, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Ninja Gaiden is my favorite hands down. I just love how it mimics old ’80s kung fu movies with all the ridiculous training sequences. And on top of that, it’s fuckin’ hilarious.

  • August 6, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I haven’t decided on all ten yet, but the top two for me were Big Rigs and the modern Godzilla gaming episodes. The mock commercial for Big Rigs was so good it actually made me want to buy the game!

  • August 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Where is Nintendo World Championships? This is my number one and one masterpiece of an episode! Also on my list is Game Glitches and Big Rigs.

  • Daniel Hurst

    August 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

    TMNT for NES was a good video.. could easily relate to it. One of the best scenes to me in AVGN history was in the Power Rangers episode. When the Nerd morphs was hilarious. Looked like it was a blast filming it!

  • Zach McDowell

    August 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    My top 10 has to be the Mega Man episode, the Castlevania series, the NES Accessories, The Wish List Episodes, Swordquest, the Sega CD episode, Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, Action 52, Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties,and the Nintendo Power episode. But with that being said, keep it up James. You combine retro gaming, comedy and a way to reconnect with our childhoods in such an amazing way. I always look forward to your new projects and love your passion for film making and story telling. Thanks for living your dream, you are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work brother!

  • August 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Action 52
    Silver Surfer
    Dragons Lair
    Friday the 13th
    Ghosts N’ Goblins
    Dark Castle
    Big Rigs
    CD-I Trilogy
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Frank Bizzoco

    August 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    My two favorites are the Nightmare on elm street, and Friday the 13th episodes, back to back, and how they segue into the Power Glove episode. I remember those games very vividly, and still own them. Also remember being just as angry at them when I was little. An honorable mention would be the Schwarzenegger episode because of the same reason. Just being so angry on how they could make such shitty games based on some of the greatest movies of the 80s. Plenty of nostalgia going around there.

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