Gaming

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Super Mario World – Neighbor Nerds

February 2, 2024

James and John played through Super Mario World together as neighbors growing up, so they’re playing through it again and with the same Nintendo Players Guide they used in 1992!

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F-Zero 99 – Neighbor Nerds

January 16, 2024

James and John are playing a new twist on SNES racing classic F-Zero! Featuring multiplayer battle royale with up to 99 players, can they win the Grand Prix?!

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Headbangers in Holiday Hell – Neighbor Nerds

December 15, 2023

Santa’s Elves versus… Lemmy?! James and John are playing a Christmas game with a heavy metal twist, straight out of Zombies Ate My Neighbors!

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WCW/nWo Revenge (N64) – Neighbor Nerds

November 24, 2023

James and John are digging into some more Nintendo 64 games with the pro wrestling classic WCW/nWo Revenge!

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Prison City – Neighbor Nerds

November 16, 2023

Today James & John are playing Prison City, a dystopian, action-packed side-scroller with tight mechanics and intricate level design. Battle Techno-Terrorists with your chakram and grenades, eat hot dogs for health, and locate contacts to help take down bosses. Reminds us of old NES games like Power Blade, Shatterhand, and Batman.

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Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4) – Neighbor Nerds

October 13, 2023

It’s Friday the 13th and that’s exactly what game James and John are playing!

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Primal Rage (32X & GEN) – Neighbor Nerds

September 15, 2023

James and John are setting up the 32X to beat the dinosaur crap out of each other in the arcade fighter Primal Rage!

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Monopoly (NES) & Clue (GEN) – Neighbor Nerds

August 14, 2023

James and John are playing some classic video games based on board games in this episode of Neighbor Nerds, with Monopoly for NES and Clue for Sega Genesis!

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Pokémon Snap (N64) – Neighbor Nerds

July 14, 2023

My former next door neighbor and friend of 30 years John joins me again for another video and this time they’re playing the Nintendo 64 classic photography game, Pokemon Snap!

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Memorable Video Game Water Levels

June 25, 2023

One thing that every gamer, young and old, can probably agree on is that water levels in video games are usually pretty bad. Now of course there are games that nail this concept, especially ones that take place entirely underwater, but that’s not what this video is about! Today I’m looking at a handful of […]

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5 Awesome Overshadowed NES Games

May 26, 2023

When you think of the NES, you think of a lot of bad games thanks to The Nerd, but I wanted to take a little time to look at some of the really good ones today that people don’t talk about and are worth playing!

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Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – First Impressions

May 19, 2023

The brand new Legend of Zelda game Tears of the Kingdom is finally out on Nintendo Switch! Breath of the Wild is probably my favorite modern Zelda game, so I was excited to jump into the sequel. These are just my early first impressions from launch weekend!

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Waldo Games (NES) – Neighbor Nerds

March 30, 2023

I bring back my old buddy John who I’ve known for 30 years to play some more NES games! Today we’re taking a look at Where’s Waldo and The Great Waldo Search. Let’s see if the games are anywhere near as good as the books.

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Top Gun: Maverick VS. Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES)

June 2, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick is finally here after years of waiting, so how does it stack up against the other Top Gun 2? You know, Top Gun: The Second Mission for the NES! Which is better? The game? Or the movie? That’s the battle we’re going to settle today! Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph […]

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Mario Maker Insanity

February 23, 2022

Last year, I did a series of videos of me playing me 3-year-old daughter’s Mario Maker 2 levels. Now she’s 4 and has designed some more stages for me to play, so let’s see how they turned out and if I can actually complete them!

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Reuniting a Childhood Friend with His Nintendo Games

August 13, 2021

Long ago, I inherited some NES games from my childhood friend. Many of them were even used in AVGN. Now, we reunite to play those actual game cartridges once again!

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TMNT: Tournament Fighters SNES vs GENESIS vs NES – James & Mike Mondays

July 13, 2020

James Rolfe and Mike Matei compare all three versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters.

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Abobo’s Big Adventure (PC) Part 2 – James & Mike Mondays

December 19, 2016

Abobo’s Big Adventure (ultimate tribute to NES) has been a request for a long time and we finally got around to it, here’s Part 2!

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Abobo’s Big Adventure (PC) Part 1 – James & Mike Mondays

December 12, 2016

Abobo’s Big Adventure (ultimate tribute to NES) has been a request for a long time and we finally got around to it!

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TMNT (NES) “You Can Just Walk Over It” 10 Year Anniversary – James & Mike Mondays

June 29, 2016

James and Mike finally lay to rest the infamous jump in TMNT on NES.

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DOOM 64 (N64) – James & Mike Mondays

May 16, 2016

This week we’re playing Doom 64 on Nintendo 64!

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Goat Simulator (PC) – James & Mike Mondays

March 7, 2016

James and Mike play Goat Simulator for PC!

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Super Game Boy (SNES) – James & Mike Mondays

February 22, 2016

James and Mike mess around with the Super Game Boy!

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Sky Kid (NES) – James & Mike Mondays

February 8, 2016

This week, we play an arcade classic called Sky Kid! Originally developed by Namco and brought to the NES by Sunsoft! Interesting note, the game ran on Pac-Land hardware (the first video game Mike ever played)!

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES) – James & Mike Mondays

October 26, 2015

This week we do a quick review of Zombies Ate My Neighbors! A great co-op game for the Super Nintendo!

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Castlevania: Bloodlines (GEN) – James & Mike Mondays

October 19, 2015

James and Mike take a quick look at Castlevania: Bloodlines for Sega Genesis!

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Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (N64) – James & Mike Mondays

August 24, 2015

Guest Ryan Schott joins James Rolfe and Mike Matei to play an indy game that may even be worse than Raiders of the Lost Ark on Atari 2600!

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TMNT III: The Manhattan Project (NES) – James & Mike Mondays

April 13, 2015

This week James Rolfe and Mike Matei play along with special guest Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic).

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Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (GameCube) – James & Mike Mondays

November 24, 2014

This week James and Mike are playing Aquaman for GameCube!

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Double Dragon (NES) – James & Mike Mondays

July 7, 2014

This week, James Rolfe and Mike Matei try out the first Double Dragon game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This home port had many disadvantages in comparison with the arcade version, but is a classic in its own right. Near the end of the video, we also try out Mode B where players fight against […]

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Clayfighter (SNES) – James & Mike Mondays

April 21, 2014

This week for James & Mike Mondays we have Clayfighter for the SNES!

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Paperboy (N64) – James & Mike Mondays

March 31, 2014

Paperboy was originally an arcade game made by Atari in 1984. It has been ported to many systems, perhaps most famously the NES. But here, James Rolfe and Mike Matei take a look at the Nintendo 64 version of Paperboy published by Midway.

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ToeJam & Earl (GEN) – James & Mike Mondays

March 24, 2014

Join James Rolfe and Mike Matei as they see how far they can make it in the original Genesis classic!

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Dennis the Menace (SNES) – James & Mike Mondays

March 17, 2014

Sit back and watch as James Rolfe and Mike Matei give Dennis the Menace for SNES their best effort!

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Sega Genesis vs Super Nintendo

August 13, 2012

You read the title. You know what’s about to go down. The battle of the decade, the battle of the century, the battle of the MILLENIUM, the battle of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System VS. the Sega Genesis. However, before we get to that point, let’s reflect a bit on the time period itself and […]

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Donald Duck Games with Mike Matei

March 28, 2012

In this video, Mike reviews some retro games that feature Donald Duck as the main star. There were of course other games out there where Donald makes appearances such as Kingdom Hearts, World of Illusion and so on. But this video is mainly about the major titles where Donald was the central character in the […]

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TMNT Tournament Fighter Challenge with James and Mike

June 21, 2011

James Rolfe and Mike Matei challenge each other to a high stakes game of TMNT Tournament Fighters!