List of The Angry Video Game Nerd episodes
This is a list of episodes for the farcical retrogaming video gaming review series The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN). The show revolves around reviews that involve acerbic rants about low quality video games, generally being 8-bit games and also usually featuring licensed characters.
Starting with season 2, new episodes were instead aired first on Gametrailers.com. After about a year, episodes aired on Gametrailers would be re-aired on James Rolfe's YouTube page, but in many cases, the episodes would be aired out of order.
Episodes 1-17 are included on the Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 1 DVD set. Episodes 20-39 as well as a scene from episode 19 are included on the Volume 2 DVD set, which spans three discs. Episodes 40-62 are included on Volume 3, which again spans three discs. On the DVD, episode 46 has been shortened to cover only Super Mario Bros. 3. Episodes 63-84 are included on Volume 4, which also spans three discs.
On March 17, 2010, Rolfe announced that he was suffering from burnout as a result of constantly writing, directing and starring in the videos, and that the show would be entering a brief hiatus. It was scheduled to return sometime in May 2010; however, an episode was released on April 30, 2010. Episodes are scheduled to be released the first or second Wednesday of each month, as opposed to two episodes per month due to other work. As of August 9, 2011 a complete list of episodes was revealed to have been created at Cinemassacre.com, announced through the AVGN Facebook page.
Two of the AVGN episodes have never officially made it to, or remained on YouTube. They are from season 2: episodes 18-19 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 1 and 2). However, they are still available on Cinemassacre and ScrewAttack.
- 1 Series overview
- 2 Episodes
- 2.1 Pilots (May 2004)
- 2.2 Season 1 (April 2006 - December 2006)
- 2.3 Season 2 (February 2007 - February 2008)
- 2.4 Season 3 (February 2008 - February 2009)
- 2.5 Season 4 (March 2009 - March 2010)
- 2.6 Season 5 (May 2010 - April 2011)
- 2.7 Season 6 (July 2011 - December 2011)
- 2.8 Season 7 (July 2012 – Present)
- 2.9 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
- 3 Related videos
- 4 DVDs
- 5 References
- 6 External links
|Pilots||2||May 2004||Recorded at James Rolfe's parent's house, after coming home from graduating college. These two episodes were made because he was bored. He had no idea that he would be making more.|
|1||15||April 2006 - December 2006||The year of YouTube. This is when YouTube became popular, and so did the Nerd. The Karate Kid episode was made as a one-off to close out the "trilogy", but unexpectedly got a cult following which grew. Rolfe kept making more episodes, and saw the series progress. It changed late in the season from "Nintendo" Nerd to "Video Game" Nerd. During this year, he was living in an apartment. His full-time job was editing corporate videos.|
|2||24||February 2007 - February 2008||Rolfe moved into a new apartment and began editing wedding videos full-time. Up until now, the Nerd videos were something he was doing in his free time, and had taken their toll. His life got too stressful to handle, so the Nerd series could have met its potential end. This was when GameTrailers entered the picture, offering him compensation for the first time. He signed a one-year contract to continue the series at two episodes a month.|
|3||23||February 2008 - February 2009||He renewed the contract with GameTrailers for another year, again with two videos a month. Up until now, the videos were all filmed in a corner of a room, but the Nerd's collection expanded and outgrew itself. Mid-season, he relocated and now the series was finally given a dedicated room to film in. Being able to turn the camera around 360 degrees and show all four walls.|
|4||25||March 2009 - March 2010||Another renewal of his contract. Again for one year, at two episodes a month. By the end of this season, He had completely burned himself out.|
|5||12||May 2010 - April 2011||By this point, Rolfe felt the series became too much like a "job". With two videos a month, and less time than ever to make them, he was sacrificing his health, and felt he was beginning to make sub-par episodes. Not to mention, the AVGN movie was getting nowhere, it was stuck in limbo. With this season, he made the announcement that he would be cutting down to one episode a month. As a result, he think they improved. The season kicked off with the longest Nerd episode to date, Action 52. The final episode of the season, Spielberg Games, ended with a cliffhanger for the AVGN movie.|
|6||5||July 2011 - December 2011||Originally, Spielberg Games was planned to be the last episode before the movie came out, but realizing it would take a lot longer than expected, Rolfe entered a shorter contract for six episodes in six months. The first one was a "making of" episode, but the first true episode of this season was Kid Kool. It transitioned permanently to HD with Dark Castle. It ended with Bible Games 3, before he took a long hiatus to go into main production on the AVGN movie.|
|7||9||July 2012 – present||This is what Rolfe calls the "Post-movie" season, meaning this is after he returned from his cross-country trip, shooting the AVGN movie in the Los Angeles area. Schwarzenegger Games was the big comeback episode. This season has been more loose and spontaneous. He has been releasing the episodes on his own, roughly one every two months, while he continues to work on the AVGN movie, all his other projects, and trying to balance his personal life. He said that he feels very refreshed to be doing it this way. There has been more genuine inspiration going into each and every episode.|
Pilots (May 2004)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date#||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|1||Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest||9:25||May 16, 2004
(On YouTube, April 8, 2006)
|Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES).
This is the Nerd's first game review ever. This is his first review of an NES game.
|2||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||6:29||May 28, 2004
(On YouTube, April 8, 2006)
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES).
This episode was originally created on May 28, 2004 and previously only available as a part of a film compilation tape with other short films created or directed by Rolfe. He bashes the game for its unforgiving difficulty, weapons that do absolutely nothing, random town people kill you for no reason. He considered Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as the worst NES game he ever reviewed or played. This is the first episode to have the Nerd on camera. The game was donated to Rolfe by a friend and title card artist, Mike Matei.
Season 1 (April 2006 - December 2006)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|3||The Karate Kid||4:29||February 10, 2006
(On YouTube, April 8, 2006)
|The Karate Kid (NES).
This episode was intended to be the last in the then-trilogy. The Nerd criticizes the game's awkward controls, difficult levels and its disappointing short length as well as its bad ending. Later he realized it was made by LJN who are notoriously known for adapting successful movies into bad-quality video games.
|4||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||3:46||April 24, 2006||Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES).
Matei convinced Rolfe to continue making reviews because he found them funny, even though it was intended to be only a trilogy. This is when Rolfe and Matei uploaded the first 4 videos to YouTube, where the show started gaining popularity.
The Nerd criticizes the game's difficulty, attack control, slippery driving stages control and long passwords.
Rolfe has stated that the closing line "I want to nail Roger Rabbit to the fucking cross" was his favorite Nerd moment from 2006.
The line "Why is the password so long?" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
|5||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||7:05||June 21, 2006||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES).
This is the first video be to featured on ScrewAttack.
|6||Back to the Future||6:43||July 21, 2006||Back To The Future (NES), Back to the Future Part II & III (NES)
This is the first review to feature multiple games. On the DVD, the clips from the first Back to the Future film were edited out. Several of the profane lyrics from the theme song were taken from lines used in this episode.
|7||McKids||7:07||September 1, 2006||M.C. Kids (NES)|
|8||Wally Bear and the NO! Gang||4:37
3:46 (without phone call)
|Sept 1, 2006||Wally Bear and the NO! Gang (NES).
A new scene, showing the Nerd calling the Wally Bear hotline, was added to the Season 1 DVD, and subsequently also to the YouTube re-release. This is also the first review of an unlicensed game.
|9||Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu||4:20||September 8, 2006||Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu (NES).
This episode features special guest "Shit Pickle", an original animated character who appeared in other works by Rolfe, and is voiced by Rolfe himself.
|10||Top Gun||7:35||September 15, 2006||Top Gun (NES), Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES).
The line "Why can't I land the plane?" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
|11||Double Dragon 3||4:10||September 22, 2006||Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES).
Despite making clear his love for Double Dragon and Double Dragon II: The Revenge, the Nerd considers this to be a terrible sequel due to the massive increase in difficulty over the previous two games, which is only made worse by the player being given just one life, with no continues or password system. The Nerd is also shocked at the fact that the game misspells player character Billy Lee's name as "Bimmy" in the intro cutscene to the two-player mode.
|12||Friday the 13th||12:22||October 13, 2006||Friday the 13th (NES).
This episode guest stars Matei as Jason Voorhees. During the review the Nerd is forced and threatened by Jason Voorhees to do a positive review of the game. At the end the video, the Nerd kills Jason and reveals that he in fact hates the game. He then starts a drinking binge where he falls asleep and Freddy's glove appears hinting the next review, which is A Nightmare on Elm Street for the NES.
|13||A Nightmare on Elm Street||14:46
13:27 (YouTube review)
|October 31, 2006||A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES).
This is part II of the Friday The 13th review. Both Rolfe and Matei assume the role of Freddy Krueger as body double and voice respectively.
|14||The Power Glove||12:28||November 15, 2006||The Nerd reviews the Nintendo Power Glove. Games played include: Super Glove Ball, Metroid, Double Dragon, Castlevania, Kung Fu Heroes, Bubble Bobble, Lifeforce, Jackal, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, R.C. Pro-Am, Rad Racer, Top Gun, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Contra, and Super Mario Bros..
This is the first review which does not focus on a specific game or specific types of games throughout.
After a lengthy set-up procedure, the Nerd tries the included Super Glove Ball, finding that the Power Glove works adequately well, but feeling that the game itself is boring and uninspired. He then moves onto trying it with popular NES games.
|15||Chronologically Confused About Bad Movie and Video Game Sequel Titles||11:34||November 28, 2006||The Nerd discusses the confusing naming of sequels for various movie and video game franchises, including: Street Fighter, Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, Halloween, The Star Trek feature films, Rocky, Rambo, Alien, Bruce Lee films, Armour of God, Zombie, The Naked Gun.
Note: In this episode, the Nerd makes a joke about the odd names of the Rambo movies and says, "What're they going to call the next one? John Rambo? As stated in his game review of Rambo, the next Rambo movie, ironically, DID have the working title "John Rambo" during filming. This is the first episode to use the name "The Angry Video Game Nerd".
|16||Rocky||9:46||December 14, 2006||Rocky (SMS).
This episode includes the alternative ending where the Nerd throws the game off the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was added to the Season 1 DVD, and then in the YouTube re-release. This is also the first review of a Sega Master System game.
|17||Bible Games||21:29||December 23, 2006||Bible Adventures (NES), Bible Buffet (NES), Super 3D Noah's Ark (SNES), Spiritual Warfare (NES), King of Kings: The Early Years (NES)
When first released on the ScrewAttack website, this video was divided into two parts. This is also the first review of a SNES game.
The opening theme is a parody of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".
In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the goats in Super 3D Noah's Ark as #13 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game.
Season 2 (February 2007 - February 2008)
This is the first season to be aired on Gametrailers. The episodes later on aired on YouTube after about a year or so.
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Release date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|18||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Part 1||11:44||January 25, 2007||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (movie).
Note: At the Cinemassacre website both episode 18 and 19 were combined into one episode. Also, even though they were counted as AVGN episodes, James Rolfe later said that it should never have been the case, as it was originally meant to launch as a side series "The Angry Movie Nerd", but it never happened.
|19||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Part 2||10:47||January 25, 2007|
|20||Atari 5200||10:39||(GT) February 13, 2007
(YT) July 25, 2008
|Atari 5200 (console)
The Nerd also does a short review about the history of the Atari 5200. He criticizes its enormous size, using the same connection box for both power and TV, and most of all its malfunctioning controllers, which render him unable to actually play any games for the system. He tries to use a Trak-Ball controller, but it fails due to him not owning any compatible games. He then buys another 5200 controller, but got scammed since it lacked the required adapter to plug it into the console.
|21||Ghostbusters||17:29||(GT) February 27, 2007
(YT) Aug 6, 2008
The Nerd bashes the game for its monotonous gameplay and lack of connection to the original film. He also points out that the Ghostbusters theme plays monotonously throughout the entire game. He also criticizes the game for having to spend money on equipment and gasoline. During the stair climb level, he comments that you have to continuously press A to move. To solve this, he uses the Turbo controller, which can be set to press A automatically constantly. Out of frustration with being unable to avoid the ghosts on the stairway, he uses a Game Genie to give him invincibility to the ghosts. After this, he manages to defeat the final boss, Gozer, only to be rewarded with a typo-filled ending message that makes his break down in tears.
|22||Ghostbusters: Follow-Up||11:27||(GT) March 20, 2007
(YT) Aug 26, 2008
|Ghostbusters (NES), Ghostbusters (2600), Ghostbusters (SMS).
Before reviewing the 2600 and Master System versions, the Nerd continues his rant on the NES games, criticizing its typos, inconsistency with the characters, dull graphics and the fact the game has only four levels. He subsequently finds the 2600 game to be very similar to the NES game, and a better title by the standards of that system. The Master System version, while still mediocre overall, is also noted to look, sound and play far better than its NES counterpart.
|23||Ghostbusters: Conclusion||13:11||(GT) April 3, 2007
(YT) Sep 9, 2008
|Ghostbusters II (NES), Ghostbusters (Genesis).
This is the first review of a Sega Genesis game. The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode features a cover version of the Ghostbusters theme that plays during the ending of the video, and also features a cover version of the Elvis Presley song "Devil in Disguise". Also, clips from the movie were removed and replaced with a still image of the movie poster.
|24||Spider-Man||10:32||(GT) April 17, 2007
(YT) Sep 22, 2008
|Spider-Man (2600), Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES), The Amazing Spider-Man (GB), Spider-Man 2 (GBA).
This is the first review of a Game Boy game, as well as a Game Boy Advance game. Kyle Justin guest stars as Spider-Man. The Nerd uses the NES top-loader for the first time, and has used it as his primary NES (Before he got the Nintoaster) later on because, despite only supporting RF, works more effectively than the toaster model.
Spider-Man also introduces the Nerd to Yuengling, a beer brewed by a local brewery, after calling Rolling Rock "Shit Rock" and "corporate bullshit". The Nerd would sometimes drink Yuengling in place of Rolling Rock in later episodes. Rolfe stated most of the episode was unscripted.
|25||Sega CD||13:12||(GT) May 2, 2007
(YT) Nov 18, 2008
|The Nerd reviews the Sega CD video game system. Games reviewed include: Ground Zero: Texas, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Double Switch, Night Trap, Corpse Killer (though he is unable to review it, despite having "a lot to say about it", due to the game's tendency to freeze), Time Gal, Lethal Enforcers, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, Road Avenger, Jurassic Park, Prize Fighter, Sol-Feace, The Terminator, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Dracula Unleashed, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Wonder Dog, Sewer Shark, Sonic CD
The Nerd notes there to be two main types of game on the Sega CD, the first of which generally play much like normal Genesis games, but feature CD soundtracks and occasionally FMVs. He feels that these games are generally quite decent, albeit not overwhelmingly better than their non-CD counterparts. The remaining games are the all-FMV "interactive movie" titles, which the Nerd deems to have been the main reason why the system failed, since they have very little actual gameplay and look awful due to the system's hardware limitations. He ultimately concludes that the Sega CD is not a total waste of time, but that the Genesis lacked the processing power to properly use the CD storage medium.
|26||Sega 32X||9:04||(GT) May 15, 2007
(YT) Dec 6, 2008
|The Nerd reviews the Sega 32X console. This episode continues where the Sega CD episode left off. Games played include: Primal Rage, Doom, Virtua Fighter, Star Wars Arcade. This is the first review of a 32X game.
Unlike the Sega CD, the Nerd finds the 32X to have no redeeming features whatsoever. In addition to noting how inconvenient it is to hook up and how it was released just months before the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation, the Nerd finds himself not liking any of the games on the system (he notes that Knuckles' Chaotix is supposedly good, but was unable to find a copy in time for the review). The Nerd ends the review by physically destroying his 32X (which he paid just $2.50 for), first shooting it with an arrow and then setting it alight.
|27||Silver Surfer||11:17||(GT) June 5, 2007
(YT) Dec 8, 2008
|The Nerd reviews Silver Surfer (NES). He criticizes the game for its extreme difficulty, failing to beat even a single level. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the game at #3 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games.
|28||Die Hard||9:03||(GT) June 19, 2007
(YT) Jan 21, 2009
|Die Hard (NES)
At the beginning, The Nerd implies that the cover of the game that shows a building on fire bears an eerie resemblance to the September 11 attacks. The YouTube version is slightly different from the GameTrailers version. The GameTrailers version features a cut after the theme song and shortens a silent break seen in the YouTube version. One of the game cutscenes shows up blank on the YouTube version.
|29||Independence Day||6:09||(GT) July 3, 2007
(YT) Jul 4, 2009
|Independence Day (PS)
This is the first review of a PlayStation game.
|30||The Simpsons||13:17||(GT) July 17, 2007
(YT) Feb 3, 2009
|The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES), The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES)
While noting that they were popular games at the time of their original release, when both The Simpsons and Nintendo were at the height of their popularity, in retrospect the Nerd finds both games to be terrible. He faults them both for bad controls, in particular having to use the same button for running and jumping, and finds the level design in Bart vs. the Space Mutants to be tedious, confusing and overly difficult, which results in him not being able to get past the second level. He considers Bart vs. the World to be a little better due to having a more straightforward design (which results in him being able to finish the game), but still finds the overall gameplay bland, and the levels still very difficult and also far too long, especially in the latter stages.
|31||Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout||8:43||(GT) August 7, 2007
(YT) Feb 16, 2009
|The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (NES).
In a reversal of most of his NES game reviews, the Nerd actually finds this game far too easy, albeit still with a few annoyingly hard moments. The ending, which reveals that the other Looney Tunes characters (who appear as the end-of-level bosses) were just playing a prank on Bugs, also leaves him annoyed, and he takes his anger out on Bugs, who has been annoying him throughout the video.
|32||Atari Porn||10:03||(GT) August 22, 2007
|The Nerd reviews pornographic games that were developed for Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge, Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Gigolo, Philly Flasher, Cathouse Blues, Knight on the Town, Jungle Fever.
This episode is also known as "Atari Porno" on GameTrailers..
|33||Nintendo Power||14:42||(GT) September 4, 2007
(YT) Jun 4, 2009
|Nintendo Power (magazine)
The Nerd reviews, tells and recites his memories of reading the Nintendo Power magazine. Justin sings a cover of a song from a Nintendo Power commercial.
|34||Fester's Quest||9:25||(GT) September 18, 2007
(YT) July 1, 2009
|Fester's Quest (NES), The Addams Family (Genesis).
Rolfe portrays all members of the The Addams Family, all except for Cousin Itt, who is played by Kyle Justin singing a parody of The Addams Family theme song. This episode also appears in black-and-white, excluding game footage. In his Batman: Return of the Joker review, the Nerd admits to considering the music to be one of Fester's Quest's redeeming qualities, just like any game helmed by Sunsoft in general. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the game at #10 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games.
|35||Texas Chainsaw Massacre||12:46||(GT) October 9, 2007
(YT) Oct 8, 2008
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600).
This episode guest starts Matei as Leatherface and Chop Top, and Steven J. Klaszky (credited as Jimmie Jim Slugg) as the hillbilly.
According to Rolfe on the Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 2 DVD commentary, the original ending was going to involve a longer chase sequence, which would result in Leatherface getting stuck on some rocks, and the Nerd would then decapitate him with his own chainsaw. But the plan was cut short because the sun was setting.
|36||Halloween||16:05||(GT) October 30, 2007
(YT) Oct 30, 2008
|Halloween (2600), Haunted House (2600), Frankenstein's Monster (2600).
This is part II of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre review.
While choosing what game to review, the Nerd briefly looks at the infamous E.T., but then passes by.
|37||Dragon's Lair||9:22||(GT) November 20, 2007
(YT) Jul 15, 2009
|Dragon's Lair (interactive movie), Dragon's Lair (NES)|
|38||An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1||5:54||(GT) December 18, 2007
(YT) Dec 17, 2008
|Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES).
The episode starts with a flashback to the ending of A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas. The opening music is a rock cover of "Oh What a Merry Christmas Day" fused with the AVGN theme. Guest stars Stuttering Craig, co-founder of Screwattack.com, as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
|39||An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2||9:42||(GT) December 23, 2007
(YT) Dec 19, 2008
|Shaq Fu (SNES), Far Cry Vengeance (Wii), Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii), Boogie (Wii)
This episode guest stars Stuttering Craig and Handsome Tom from ScrewAttack as the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, respectively. The sprite for Dracula's appearance from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is used for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come showing the Nerd reviewing games in the future. This is the first Nerd episode with Super Mecha Death Christ. You can see him in one of the images that flash on the screen quickly. This is the first review to feature a 7th generation console, in this case, the Wii.
|40||Chronologically Confused About the Legend of Zelda Timeline||19:01||(GT) January 8, 2008
(YT) Jul 19, 2009
|The Nerd discusses the confusing timeline of The Legend of Zelda series. This episode was a previously unreleased episode originally written in November 2006. The episode begins with Rolfe introducing the video followed by a rock-styled theme song, while showcasing fan art. This is the first episode to feature Rolfe as himself, out of character.|
|(GT) January 22, 2008
(YT) Aug 7, 2009
|Rambo (NES), Rambo: First Blood Part II (see also: Rambo (1985 video game)) (SMS), Rambo III (SMS)
The Nerd is decidedly unimpressed by the NES game, finding that in addition to being a rip-off of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the game somehow both follows the film's storyline too much and too little at the same time, causing it to have many seemingly irrelevant sequences that slow the game's pacing, while also featuring bizarre scenarios such as Rambo fighting a giant spider. In addition, he also complains about the game's difficulty and overly long password system.
Season 3 (February 2008 - February 2009)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Release date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
15:03 (First release)
|(GT) February 19, 2008
(YT) Aug 24, 2009
|The Nerd reviews the Virtual Boy video game console. He also mentions that the list of games he reviews is one game short of being the console's entire U.S. library. Games include: Mario's Tennis, Galactic Pinball, Teleroboxer, Red Alarm, Virtual Boy Wario Land, Panic Bomber, Mario Clash, Nester's Funky Bowling, Virtual League Baseball, Vertical Force, Golf, 3D Tetris and Waterworld.
He judges the console's library to be decent overall, and says that Virtual Boy Wario Land was the system's best title, albeit Teleroboxer was the one which made the best effort at simulating the virtual reality experience. The two games he singles out for the biggest criticism are Red Alarm and Waterworld, noting that the former game could potentially have been one of the best titles for the system, but was rendered near-unplayable by using wireframe graphics instead of rendered polygons, while the latter he simply deems to be very poor overall. Ultimately, in addition to the very obvious problem of the system causing eye strain and all the graphics being in red-and-black, he deems the main problem to be the fact that the developers didn't seem understand the difference between virtual reality and just having 3D imagery.
|43||The Wizard of Oz||11:32||(GT) March 4, 2008
(YT) Sep 11, 2009
|The Wizard of Oz (SNES)
Matei guest stars as the Cowardly Lion.
The events of the episode sync up with Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, in reference to the Dark Side of the Rainbow combination.
|44||Double Vision: Part 1||10:04||(GT) March 25, 2008
(YT) Sep 17, 2009
|The Nerd reviews the Intellivision. Games played include: Space Battle, Mission X, Utopia, Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man, Vectron, Tron: Deadly Discs, Thin Ice, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Space Spartans, Microsurgeon, Frog Bog, Buzz Bombers, Space Hawk, Boxing, Snafu.
The Intellivoice Voice Synthesis Module was used with: B-17 Bomber, Bomb Squad.
|45||Double Vision: Part 2||8:24||(GT) April 8, 2008
(YT) Sep 25, 2009
|The Nerd reviews the ColecoVision. Games played include: Montezuma's Revenge, Rocky Super Action Boxing, Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park, Campaign '84, Chuck Norris Superkicks, Dance Fantasy, Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler, Learning with Leeper, Looping, Robin Hood, Slurpy, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, WarGames, War Room.
Also shown was the Expansion Module #1 which allows Atari 2600 games to be played on the Colecovision. This is the first review of a ColecoVision game.
|46||The Wizard / Super Mario Bros. 3||17:19||(GT) April 22, 2008
(YT) Nov 8, 2009
|The Wizard (movie), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES).
The Nerd looks at how Super Mario Bros. 3 includes possible Satanic references and the cartridge later comes alive and attacks him. The living weapon Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC 4.0 Beta, originally from Cinemassacre's animated movie Wizard of Oz 3: Dorothy Goes to Hell, comes in help of the Nerd. The battle between the possessed cartridge and Rolfe and SMDC was selected as the best moment of 2008.
|47||NES Accessories||13:51||(GT) May 14, 2008
(YT) Nov 24, 2009
|The Nerd reviews several accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Scope for the SNES. The NES Zapper was used with: Freedom Force, Hogan's Alley, Duck Hunt, Shooting Range, Wild Gunman, Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Gotcha! The Sport!. The Miracle Piano was played with Miracle Piano Teaching System. The Power Pad was played with World Class Track Meet.
The Speedboard is featured, but no games are used with this. The Konami LaserScope was played with: Laser Invasion, Duck Hunt. The LJN Roll & Rocker was played with: Adventure Island, Excitebike, Skate or Die, Kung-Fu, Metal Gear, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, 1943, Beetlejuice. The Brøderbund U-Force was played with: Super Mario Bros., Kung-Fu, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Top Gun. R.O.B. makes an appearance but is not reviewed (until episode 100 on March 2011.) This video was changed a few days after its release to explain that the Nerd's problem with the Super Scope was due to his use of a flat-screen TV. This episode also features the debut of one of the Nerd's cats, Boo, and Rolfe's wedding ring is visible when he puts Boo on the Roll & Rocker.
|48||Indiana Jones Trilogy||18:43
17:25 (YouTube version)
|(GT) May 20, 2008
(YT) Dec 12, 2009
|Raiders of the Lost Ark (2600), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES, Taito (DVD-only)), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES, Ubisoft), Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES).
This episode does not use the AVGN theme music, instead opting for an Indiana Jones styled intro sequence.
|49||Star Trek||10:45||(GT) June 11, 2008
(YT) May 7, 2009
|Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Vectrex), Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (2600), Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (ColecoVision), Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES).
This is the first review of a Vectrex game. The Nerd also does a brief review of the Vectrex.
|50||Superman||11:46||(GT) June 26, 2008
(YT) Jan 1, 2010
|Superman (2600, but played on the 7800), Superman (NES).
The Nerd does not review Superman 64, but promises that he will do so in the next episode as he displays a tremendous amount of mail from frustrated fans requesting it be done.
|51||Superman 64||10:37||(GT) July 8, 2008
(YT) Jan 13, 2010
|Superman: Man of Steel (C64), Superman 64 (N64)
This is part II of the Superman review.
|52||Batman Part I||11:45||(GT) July 22, 2008
(YT) Jan 27, 2010
|Batman: The Caped Crusader (C64), Batman (NES), Batman Returns (SNES), Batman Returns (Sega CD), Batman Returns (Lynx), The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES). He focuses mainly on the game Batman Forever (SNES).
The Nerd criticizes The Caped Crusader for weird controls, bad hit detection, confusing menus, and criticizes the Commodore itself for the keypad busting at random. He praises the NES game for having dark and stylish graphics, fun gameplay, and challenging difficulty. He praises the SNES version of Batman Returns for having satisfying beat-'em-up gameplay. While praising the Sega CD version's graphics, he criticizes the game for having too much driving stages, and being boring. He criticizes the Atari Lynx version for having bad graphics, no jump-attack move, and overall difficulty. For Batman Forever, he heavily criticizes the controls, mainly "Up" controlling your jump, also calling the controls to use your grappling hook and jump down "like a cheat code." He also criticizes the similarities to Mortal Kombat, which slows down the gameplay, the stock villains, and the fact that it takes a long time to kill your enemies. Mike Matei guest stars as the Joker. The title card is based on the cover for Batman #1. This is the first episode filmed entirely in the Nerd's new video game room. This is also the first review of an Atari Lynx game.
|53||Batman Part II||9:42||(GT) August 10, 2008
(YT) Jan 29, 2010
|Batman: Return of the Joker (NES), Batman: Return of the Joker (GB), Batman: Revenge of the Joker (Genesis).
Again, Matei guest stars as the Joker. The opening is a parody of the 60's Batman TV series opening and is animated by Matei. Most of this episode revolves around Batman: Return of the Joker, which the Joker forces the Nerd to play. The Nerd gets very quickly frustrated by the NES version of the game, but actually considers it to be a decent game overall, only prevented from being great by its unbalanced difficulty, with the stages being far too hard and the boss fights too easy.
|54||Deadly Towers||8:20||(GT) August 19, 2008
(YT) Feb 28, 2010
|Deadly Towers (NES).
The Nerd requested for fans of the series to write this episode for him by emailing him with facts about the game and dialogue. The chosen submitters are credited at the end of the episode.
|55||Battletoads||7:52||(GT) September 3, 2008
(YT) Mar 17, 2010
Kyle Justin complains that he is always behind the couch during reviews. The Nerd allows him to participate in this episode and play the game on two-player mode with him (Although the Nerd did not know the game was for two-players before). This review centers on the two-player mode itself because the players can hit each other and thereby, making the game more difficult to play. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the game at #2 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games.
14:59 (YouTube version)
|(GT) September 16, 2008
(YT) Mar 28, 2010
|Dick Tracy (NES)
Rolfe states that the video game adaptation of Dick Tracy is the most frustrating review he has ever done. His anger shown in the video is genuine because he has tried to finish the first level for over 20 years since he had the game, which has never been accomplished due to the high difficulty. Especially criticized are the snipers stationed atop every building, which are nigh impossible to shoot. The version seen on the DVD (and YouTube) is significantly different from the GameTrailers version. Certain parts where the Nerd shows clips from the movie are replaced by still photos of the corresponding scenes, and the Nerd also added some updates based on questions he got from his fans.
|57||Dracula||11:57||(GT) October 14, 2008
(YT) Oct 2, 2009
|The Nerd shortly reviews Dracula games: The Count (VIC-20), Dracula (Intellivision), Drac's Night Out (NES), Dracula: Crazy Vampire (GBC), Sesame Street: Countdown (NES), Bram Stoker's Dracula (NES), Bram Stoker's Dracula (SNES, Genesis, Sega CD)
This is the first review of an unreleased game, as well as a VIC-20 game, and a Game Boy Color game.
|58||Frankenstein||14:08||(GT) October 29, 2008
(YT) Oct 13, 2009
|The Nerd reviews a few games based on Frankenstein's Monster: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (SNES), The Adventures of Dr. Franken (SNES); although the video mostly focuses on the game, Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES).
Matei, in his 10th on-camera appearance in a Nerd video, guest stars as Franken-Nerd.
|59||CD-i Part I||7:57||(GT) November 12, 2008
(YT) Apr 14, 2010
|Hotel Mario (CD-i)
In this first part of a three-part episode, the Nerd reviews the Philips CD-i interactive multimedia CD player, along with Hotel Mario. He bashes the console for its large size (which is shown to be even larger than the Atari 5200), the player 1 controller port being on the back of the console and its odd controller designs.
|60||CD-i Part II||12:35||(GT) November 25, 2008
(YT) Apr 20, 2010
|Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i)
In this second part of a three-part episode, the Nerd reviews Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. He criticizes the game for its cheesy cutscenes (which he considers even worse than the Legend of Zelda Saturday morning cartoon), terrible controls (especially for jumping and collecting Rupees), frequent dark areas, confusing door entries, maneuvering, short enemies, bad hit detection, lack of recovery time and ridiculously easy bosses. However, he lends praise to its music and graphics.
|61||CD-i Part III||14:15||(GT) December 9, 2008
(YT) Apr 28, 2010
|Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i), Zelda's Adventure (CD-i)
In this final part of a three-part episode, the Nerd reviews Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda's Adventure.
|62||Bible Games II||17:00||(GT) December 23, 2008
(YT) Dec 19, 2009
|Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land (NES), Noah's Ark (NES), Joshua (NES), Menace Beach (NES), Sunday Funday (NES), Moses the Exodus (CD-i), David and Goliath (CD-i), The Story of Samson (CD-i), King James Bible (GB).
This is the first sequel to an AVGN episode.
|63||Michael Jackson's Moonwalker||10:04||(GT) January 7, 2009
(YT) Jul 14, 2010
|Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis)
The Nerd considers this to be decent for an early Genesis title, noting that it contains some good renditions of popular Michael Jackson songs, finds it cool that the game uses Jackson's dance moves for special attacks, and particularly enjoys it when Jackson turns into a robot to fight enemies. However, the Nerd also notes numerous flaws with the game, including the gameplay quickly getting repetitive, the latter stages being excessively hard and having confusing layouts, and having to use Bubbles to lead Jackson to the boss fights.
|64||Milon's Secret Castle||11:33||(GT) January 27, 2009
(YT) Sep 14, 2010
|The Nerd reviews Milon's Secret Castle (NES) which he criticizes the unusual difficulty and lack of continues. He notably consults Nintendo Power Magazine's Classified Information section for help, and is shocked to find that there is an entire article dedicated to getting through the first level. He also thinks that using "bubbles" as a weapon makes it look like a "game for little girls". Special criticism is reserved when the Nerd finds a room full of money which seems impossible to reach.|
Season 4 (March 2009 - March 2010)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Release date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|65||Atari Jaguar Part I||8:23||(GT) March 16, 2009
(YT) Aug 14, 2010
|The Nerd discusses the history of Atari, competition between different consoles for superior processing capabilities and the Atari Jaguar video game system.
The Nerd does not review any games in-depth, but compares the graphics of games including: Zool 2 (Jaguar) vs. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis), Brutal Sports Football (Jaguar), Checkered Flag (Jaguar) vs. F-Zero (SNES), and Cybermorph (Jaguar) vs. Star Fox (SNES). He notes that despite Atari's repeated highlighting of the system's (supposedly) 64-bit architecture, in practice the games look at best only a little better than their SNES and Genesis counterparts.
|66||Atari Jaguar Part II||14:21||(GT) March 25, 2009
(YT) Aug 25, 2010
|Tempest 2000 (Jaguar), Alien vs. Predator (Jaguar), Doom (Jaguar), Attack of the Mutant Penguins (Jaguar), Kasumi Ninja (Jaguar), Cybermorph (Jaguar)
Despite the console's reputation, the Nerd enjoys some of the titles, finding Tempest 2000 to be a fun and addictive puzzle game, Doom to be a very good port of the PC original despite lacking in-game music, and Alien vs. Predator to also be very good. However, he criticizes Attack of the Mutant Penguins for being confusing and nonsensical, Kasumi Ninja for being a sub-par Mortal Kombat clone, and Cybermorph for having sluggish controls, excessive pop-up, and an extremely annoying AI co-pilot. In the end, the Nerd says that the Jaguar isn't one of the worst consoles ever, or even the worst stand-alone Atari console (which he considers to be the 5200), but that it clearly under-delivered on the claims Atari made about its capabilities.
|67||Metal Gear||13:17||(GT) April 8, 2009
(YT) Nov 10, 2010
|Metal Gear (NES)
The Nerd also includes a short Chronologically Confused About Metal Gear Sequels segment. A day after the video was released on YouTube, it was flagged for unknown reasons. Rolfe points out the "I feel asleep!" quote from a guard, complaining that "you get shot even when he's asleep". Upon further analysis, one can note that the quote was supposed to be "I fell asleep!", as the guard has just awoken from his doze.
|68||Odyssey||10:58||(GT) April 21, 2009
(YT) Nov 26, 2010
|Magnavox Odyssey (console)
Games played include: Tennis, Skiing, Simon Says, Football, Hockey, Analogic, Cat & Mouse, Haunted House, Submarine, States, and Roulette. The Nerd reviews the console with the Nerdy Turd as the second player. He also introduces an accessory, the Odyssey Gun, without discussing its use in games, but giving it positive mention that it looks like a realistic rifle.
|69||X-Men||14:11||(GT) May 6, 2009
(YT) Nov 27, 2010
|The Uncanny X-Men (NES), Wolverine (NES), X-Men (Arcade), X-Men (Genesis), X-Men 2: Clone Wars (Genesis)
After taking note of the game being from the notorious company LJN, The Nerd bashes The Uncanny X-Men for its sensitive character select screen, level layouts, graphics and annoying CPU AI.
|70||The Terminator||14:54||(GT) May 19, 2009
(YT) Jan 7, 2011
|The Terminator (NES), The Terminator (SNES), The Terminator (Sega CD)
This episode does not use the AVGN theme music, opting instead for a Terminator-styled intro sequence.
|71||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||13:25||(GT) June 2, 2009
(YT) Jan 11, 2011
|T2: The Arcade Game (SNES), T2: The Arcade Game (Sega Genesis), T2: The Arcade Game (Game Boy), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (NES), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Game Boy), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SNES).
This episode uses an intro sequence reminiscent of Terminator 2's opening.
|72||Transformers||12:43||(GT) June 17, 2009
(YT) Jan 18, 2011
|Transformers: The Battle to Save the Earth (C64), Transformers: Convoy no Nazo (Famicom)
This is the first episode to feature the Family Computer (Famicom) and the Family Computer Disk System, which were given a short review. This is the also the first review of a Nintendo Famicom game, as well as an audio-cassette based game. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the farm with the dinosaur in the C64 game as #16 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game.
|73||Mario Is Missing!||9:30||(GT) July 1, 2009
(YT) Feb 15, 2011
|Mario Is Missing! (NES), Mario Is Missing! (SNES), Mario's Time Machine (NES), Mario's Time Machine (SNES).
This episode uses a C64 version of the theme song. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the involvement of King Kong in the NES version of Mario Is Missing as #3 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game.
|74||Plumbers Don't Wear Ties||20:38||(GT) July 21, 2009
(YT) Mar 8, 2011
|3DO Interactive Multiplayer (console), Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (3DO)
This is the first AVGN video to feature a game for the 3DO, and he even does a very brief review of the system. The Nerd declares the game as one of the worst FMV games he has ever seen in his life (though as far as gameplay, he still holds that title to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), so much so that he does not want to expose it's existence to his children, which was what he admitted during the AVGN movie trailer screening. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the entire game as #1 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game, and the 3DO console as the #8 worst video game console of all time. This is also the first review of a 3DO game.
|75||Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle||16:58||(GT) August 5, 2009
(YT) Mar 15, 2011
|The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (NES), Crazy Castle 2 (GB), Crazy Castle 3 (GB), Crazy Castle 4 (GBC), Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 (GBA)
In-between lengthy fights with Bugs Bunny (and later Woody Woodpecker), the Nerd reviews the various games and says that while none of them are really that bad, they all follow the same formula and the gameplay quickly gets repetitive. He does say that Crazy Castle 2 is a little better than the others relatively speaking, due to having smaller stages and introducing some new gameplay elements over the first, but otherwise the only significant positive he notes about the games is that they have simple, four-character passwords.
|76||Super Pitfall!||11:07||(GT) August 20, 2009
(YT) Mar 22, 2011
|Super Pitfall (NES)
In this episode it is seen that the Nerd owns Super Mario 4 Rambo.
|77||Godzilla||15:46||(GT) September 4, 2009
(YT) Apr 14, 2011
|Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (NES), Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters (NES), Godzilla (GB), Super Godzilla (SNES), Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen (SFC), Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (Xbox), Godzilla: Save the Earth (Xbox), Godzilla: Unleashed (PS2)
The Nerd begins with Monster of Monsters, and identifies several major issues including the confusing and redundant map screen, slow gameplay and the unforgiving time limit placed on boss battles. Despite this, as the review progresses he admits that it was probably still the best NES or SNES-era Godzilla game to be released in the west, as it at least offered self-explanatory gameplay, a decent selection of monsters and allowed the player to cause destruction as Godzilla, which was the main thing he wanted from the game.
This is the first review to feature the Super Famicom, as well as Xbox and PS2 games, although the latter two were not reviewed in detail. The Nerd also does a brief review on the Godzilla movies. (Rolfe reviewed all the films, including the 1998 American remake, for Monster Madness '08). The scene where the Nerd played the newer Godzilla games, concludes that he was born too early and comes up with a new swear word (which is actually censored) to describe the older games was considered the best moment of 2009.
At the Magfest 2012 AVGN Q&A Panel, Rolfe explained that the reason why the Nerd played the newer Godzilla games in the episode was because he thought "that was pretty funny" and explained that he made it like the Nerd does not even know about newer games. He also said that he "played it out like he was really like, having never held an Xbox controller". He said in the end that he sees the Nerd as an outdated guy who literally lives in the past, considering that in real life, Rolfe was more familiar with older games than newer ones to some degree.
|78||Wayne's World||12:15||(GT) September 24, 2009
(YT) May 3, 2011
|Wayne's World (NES), Wayne's World (SNES)
|79||Castlevania Part I||10:08||(GT) October 8, 2009
(YT) Oct 3, 2010
This is the first Halloween special that does not revolve around a game based on a horror movie (or a novel), instead, the Nerd has a marathon of his favorite horror game series. This is the first review to have four parts. In this video, he reviews Castlevania. He admits that the game is a classic, but criticizes the game's unforgiving difficulty. In two out-of-character videos, Rolfe listed the game at #8 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games, and the discovery of a pork chop in a wall and the fake credits as the #14 and #9 weirdest moments in a video game, respectively.
|80||Castlevania Part II||12:47||(GT) October 21, 2009
(YT) Oct 12, 2010
|Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES), Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
This is the second time the Nerd reviews Castlevania II, and his first reviewing the prequel game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, which he calls the best (but hardest) of the NES Castlevania games. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed Castlevania III at #7 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games. In the video, the Nerd clarified Castlevania II is a heavily flawed title but praised for its nostalgic and atmospheric levels.
|81||Castlevania Part III||12:52||(GT) November 5, 2009
(YT) Oct 20, 2010
|Super Castlevania IV (SNES), Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES), Castlevania (N64).|
|82||Castlevania Part IV||9:48||(GT) November 19, 2009
(YT) Oct 27, 2010
|Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis), Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS)|
|83||Little Red Hood||14:54||(GT) December 3, 2009
(YT) May 13, 2011
|Little Red Hood (NES)|
|84||Winter Games||10:28||(GT) December 23, 2009
(YT) Dec 20, 2010
|Winter Games (NES)
The Nerd considers Winter Games to utilize the worst controls in a video game.
|85||Street Fighter 2010||17:56||(GT) January 6, 2010
(YT) June 10, 2011
|Street Fighter 2010 (NES), Fighting Street (TurboGrafx-CD), Street Fighter: The Movie (Sega Saturn)
While the Nerd is initially confused by Street Fighter 2010 not being a fighting game and seemingly having no relation whatsoever to the rest of the series (other than Ken being the main character), he ultimately deems it to actually be a good game overall, in spite of its punishing difficulty, especially in the final stage.
|86||Hydlide||8:28||(GT) January 20, 2010
(YT) June 14, 2011
The Nerd makes some comparisons to The Legend of Zelda (NES).
|87||Ninja Gaiden||15:40||(GT) February 4, 2010
(YT) June 14, 2011
|Ninja Gaiden (NES).
In addition, the Nerd presents the Ninja Gaiden trilogy on NES. He comments that they are good, but also extremely difficult and that he had yet to beat them at the time. In two out-of-character videos, Rolfe listed Ninja Gaiden at #4 on his list of the top 10 hardest NES games, and the frequent "What the...?" quote in Ninja Gaiden II. as the #8 weirdest moment in a video game. This is also the first episode to feature Kevin Finn, who plays a ninja that helps the Nerd improve his gaming skills by outlandish means.
|88||Swordquest||9:12||(GT) February 18, 2010
(YT) July 2, 2011
The Nerd reveals the epic quest for the real treasures behind the mystery of the Swordquest releases. He explains how the first two games were released and the tournaments for the first two treasures were held, but as Atari began to die out, the tournament for the third game, Waterworld, was never held, and the last game, Airworld, was never even made. The Nerd ends it by showing his anger towards the last two tournaments not being held. This is also the first review to use an orchestral remix of the AVGN theme.
|89||Pong Consoles||12:00||(GT) March 6, 2010
(YT) July 18, 2011
The Nerd reviews the classic Pong game on various consoles that mostly automatically contain Pong. Consoles reviewed include: Unisonic Tournament 1000, APF TV Fun, Wonder Wizard, RCA Studio II, TV Scoreboard, Super Pong Tellagame, Colorsport VIII, Ricochet, 4 Way Video Game, TV Game 6, Volley 6, Magnavox Odyssey 4000, Fairchild Channel F, Coleco Telstar, Coleco Telstar Arcade. Also, it is his second review to feature a 7th generation console (the Xbox 360 with gameplay from Grand Theft Auto IV), but not reviewed in detail. This is the first review of an Xbox 360 game. This is the last episode in the series to use the old timeslot (usually two episodes per month) due to Rolfe suffering from burnout.
In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the Coleco Telstar and the RCA Studio II as the #5 and #3 worst video game consoles of all time, respectively.
Season 5 (May 2010 - April 2011)
This season started the new "One episode per month" format.
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|90||Action 52||26:50||(GT) April 30, 2010
(YT) July 21, 2011
|Action 52 (NES)
"Shit Pickle" makes a brief cameo. The Nerd does not play Cheetahmen, which he hinted he would review in the next episode. He also plays it on the Nintoaster, built by friend and technician Richard Daluz. This is also the new longest episode to focus on a single game, beating Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. In the episode, he makes a comment that most of the games are space shooters. Special criticism is reserved for the fact that it originally cost almost $200 (around $4 per game counting tax) when it was first released due to its rarity, and the fact that two of the games (Alfred N The Fettuc and Jigsaw) don't even work. He then ends the review Nostalgia Critic-style by criticizing the game for crashing, dying in midair, bad controls, bad graphics, bad music, misleading titles and power-ups, and games you can never win or lose or make no sense, to clips from the game. In three out-of-character videos, Rolfe listed the game at #10 on his list of the top 10 worst video game controls, the #3 worst game on the NES, and the Storm Over the Desert and Timewarp Tickers games as the #10 and #6 weirdest moments in a video game, respectively. On the DVD, the scene in which the Nerd mentions the title screen music ripping off Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two" was edited out.
The trailer of that video was flagged for unknown reasons and gave James a Community Guidelines Strike, The trailer has been re-uploaded.
|91||Cheetahmen||20:25||(GT) June 9, 2010
(YT) Aug 11, 2011
|Action 52 (NES), Cheetahmen II (NES), Action 52 (Genesis)
This episode serves as the conclusion to the Action 52 review. He criticizes the game for the weapons, bosses and nonsensical storyline (which is also noted to be a blatant rip-off of Captain N: The Game Master), but praises a special jumping glitch.
|92||Game Glitches||16:07||(GT) July 8, 2010
(YT) Sep 2, 2011
|The Nerd reviews various glitches and bugs in both past and present video games, including those in Pac-Man (NES), Super Team Games (NES), Metal Gear (NES), Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES), Mega Man 2 (NES), Mega Man 5 (NES), Cheetahmen II (NES), Double Dragon (NES), Super Mario Bros. (NES), Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Super Mario World (SNES), Mountain King (2600), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii), and Rocky (PS2).
In keeping with the theme, the intro has been deliberately glitched. This episode guest stars Kevin Finn as the Game Graphic Glitch Gremlin. It is also one of the few videos in which the Nerd loses in the end when the Glitch Gremlin causes glitches in the real world.
|93||Zelda II||15:07||(GT) August 4, 2010
(YT) Nov 15, 2011
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
The Nerd references this game as being commonly requested, and while he does a review in the traditional AVGN style, he points out that it is not that bad, but does agree that it is hard. Kevin Finn reappears as the Game Graphic Glitch Gremlin. He also briefly reviews the first Zelda, referencing how the third labyrinth is shaped like a swastika and the confusing monster titles, including Like-Like, Tektite, Pols Voice, Gibdo, Rope, and Keese.
|94||Back to the Future Re-Revisited||23:04||(GT) September 3, 2010
(YT) Dec 1, 2011
|Top Gun (NES), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES), Back to the Future (NES), Back to the Future Part II & III (NES), Back to the Future Part III (Genesis), Super Back to the Future II (SFC)
The Nerd revisits some of his previous reviews before doing justice to the Back to the Future Trilogy on NES.
|95||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Re-Revisited||16:40||(GT) October 7, 2010
(YT) Oct 31, 2011
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES)
|96||Lester the Unlikely||10:44||(GT) November 4, 2010
(YT) Dec 26, 2011
|Lester the Unlikely (SNES), The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe (CD-i)
The Nerd calls the game an "experiment to create the worst video game character in history" and makes jokes about possible sequels. He also returns briefly to the CD-i, stating that he would rather play The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe instead, but changes his mind.
|97||How The Nerd Stole Christmas||12:07||(YT) December 6, 2010||Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage (NES), Circus Caper (NES), Fist of the Northstar (NES)
In a parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Nerd talks about a variety of games in rhyme, with many hand drawn illustrations by Matei. This is the first new episode since the TMNT 3 movie review to be released on YouTube before GameTrailers. Composer Bear McCreary arranged the "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" parody song with NES-styled audio elements.
|98||Day Dreamin' Davey||14:00||(GT) January 5, 2011
(YT) Dec 30, 2011
|Day Dreamin' Davey (NES)|
|99||Star Wars||22:28||(GT) February 3, 2011
(YT) February 9, 2012
|The Nerd reviews several Star Wars games: Star Wars: The Arcade Game (Atari 2600), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600), Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600), Star Wars: Jedi Arena (Atari 2600), Star Wars (Famicom), Star Wars (NES), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES), Super Star Wars (SNES), Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (SNES), Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (SNES), Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64).
This is the last episode to be shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio. It's also one of the rare episodes where the Nerd says the games are overall good, while the Famicom game isn't, due to its difficulty and if dying three time you have to go back from the beginning, as well as criticizing the NES games, also for their difficulty, however he does say the NES games are playable and faithful to the films.
|100||R.O.B. the Robot||18:52||(GT) March 3, 2011
(YT) Mar 15, 2012
|Gyromite (NES), Stack-Up (NES)
On the 100th video anniversary special, the Nerd rants about the bad games and consoles ever made, but then he decides to play Gyromite. He gets help from R.O.B. when it is a two-player co-op game. When the Nerd asks R.O.B. to play another game, R.O.B. chooses Stack-Up, but the Nerd hates that you must control a video game to control a robot, so he claims R.O.B. as a bad accessory. When the Nerd tries to play a different game, R.O.B. eliminates all "shitty" games, and the Nerd will have a world without bad games, but at the cost of every game being Gyromite or Stack-Up and at the good games' existence, so he battles R.O.B. after an attempt on his life. The episode ends with a shot of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, the first review.
This episode is the second to be shot in 16:9 widescreen (first one being Bible Games 2), along with other episodes in the future. The intro to this episode features clips from previous 4:3 episodes and the theme song up until the vocal comes in. An explosion that expands across the widescreen frame takes place, and all of the title cards Mike Matei drew flash toward the screen until it ends with the R.O.B. title card; this is the last Nerd episode to have a title card. This episode features music by John Jennings Boyd and Lachlan Barclay.
|101||Steven Spielberg Games||21:18||(GT) April 6, 2011
(YT) April 12, 2012
|Jaws (NES), Hook (NES), Jurassic Park (NES), Jurassic Park (Sega Genesis), Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Sega Genesis), Jurassic Park (Super NES), Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES), Jurassic Park (Sega CD), Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO), UFI und sein gefährlicher Einsatz (Aliens Return, Atari 2600)
Throughout the review, the Nerd avoids reviewing E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial (Atari 2600). At the end, the Nerd picks up the game and shudders in dismay. The video fades to black and a "to be continued" message appears, to be reviewed in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. This is the second episode in which the Nerd cries, albeit silently. In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the boxart with "E.T. Go Come" as #15 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game.
This is the first episode to have a split screen effect in its opening wherein two separate frames are showing different AVGN clips at the same time, possibly to take advantage of the widescreen format. This practice would be repeated in future episodes.
Season 6 (July 2011 - December 2011)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|102||The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode||35:05||(GT) July 7, 2011
(YT) May 1, 2012
James Rolfe gives us a look at the making of a typical AVGN episode, using Barbie as the example. At the end is the finished Barbie episode. This is the longest episode to date, beating Action 52 by over eight minutes. This is also the second episode to feature Rolfe as himself, out of character. The Barbie review alone runs for 3 minutes.
|103||Kid Kool||8:14||(GT) August 3, 2011
(YT) May 7, 2012
|Kid Kool (NES)
This is the first AVGN video filmed in 1080p HD, as well as the first where the YouTube trailer was HD but the video on GameTrailers was not. The Nerd bashes Kid Kool for seven design flaws, which he gives names to: inability to backtrack ("one-way bullshit"), ridiculously fast running ("two-geared diarrhea"), awkward jump control ("jump fuckness"), requirement to skip across water ("topside aquatic ass"), vertical scrolling ("air suspension shit-lift"), random and numerous invisible blocks ("invisi-bitches") and frequent dropping down ("free-falling fuck-balls"). In two out-of-character videos, Rolfe listed the game as the #9 worst on the NES, and #8 worst control in a video game.
|104||Nintendo World Championships||17:02||(GT) August 26, 2011
(YT) May 16, 2012
|Nintendo World Championships (NES)
This episode guest stars and is co-written by Pat Contri, known as "Pat the NES Punk". The Nerd tells that he has recently bought a box of games off of eBay, with Nintendo World Championships listed as one of them. After opening the box, he is disappointed to find out that the cart is in fact a reproduction cart, and soon calls over the NES Punk to attempt to take his rare gray copy by lying about giving it the "Nerd Seal Of Approval", but when the Nerd offers the box of games to him, Pat finds that the box also contains a rare gold copy of the game. After daydreaming about owning the gold and gray copies, the two compete in a winner-takes-all duel to see who wins both the cartridges. The Nerd is surprised that the game is three games (Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris) in one, but in a time limit. He eventually decides that the whole game is not worth it and smashes both the cartridges, then offering the NES Punk the reproduction, before Pat starts laughing maniacally and the episode cuts to black right before Pat strangles the Nerd. It is shown post-credits that the smashed carts were props, although the others seen were real. James confirmed both carts actually belong to Pat.
|105||Dark Castle||12:07||(GT) October 6, 2011
(YT) October 1, 2012
|Dark Castle (Genesis), Dark Castle (CD-i)
The Nerd plays what he calls the worst Sega Genesis game of all time, but considers the CD-i version to be even worse, based on control.
|106||Bible Games III||14:14||(GT) December 7, 2011
(YT) December 11, 2012
|King James Bible (GB), Caltron 6 in 1 (NES), Spiritual Warfare (Genesis), Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land (Genesis), Joshua (Genesis), Bible Adventures (Genesis), King of Kings: The Early Years (NES)
The Nerd finishes the Bible Games Trilogy. This is the first episode filmed in HD, but the second review in HD, first one being Bible Games II.
Season 7 (July 2012 – Present)
This season started over seven months later due to production of the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie and has a more "back to basics" approach.
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|107||Schwarzenegger Games||22:26||(YT) July 23, 2012||Total Recall (NES), Last Action Hero (NES), Conan (NES), Commando (NES), Predator (NES)
In celebration of the release of The Expendables 2, the Nerd reviews games based on movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This is the second new episode since the TMNT 3 movie review to be released on YouTube prior to GameTrailers and the How the Nerd Stole Christmas video that was exclusively released on YouTube. This episode reveals that the Guitar Guy, played by Kyle Justin, is dead because at the end of this episode, just before the Nerd plays Predator all over again, Justin's skeleton is seen with his hat and guitar.
|108||Ghosts n' Goblins||17:04||(YT) October 23, 2012||Ghosts n' Goblins (NES)
This is one of the hardest NES games the Nerd has ever beaten, ironically also being the first NES game Rolfe ever played (packaged with the NES he got for his eighth birthday). Rolfe later listed this game at #6 on his list of the hardest games on the NES.
|109||Atari Sports||12:42||(YT) December 17, 2012||Various sport-themed games (Atari 2600)
The Nerd plays a compilation of sports games for the Atari 2600, after ranting about the over-abundadance of sports games.
Football (Atari 2600), Real Sports Football (Atari 2600), Super Challenge Football (Atari 2600), Super Football (Atari 2600), Basketball (Atari 2600), Home Run (Atari 2600), Super Challenge Baseball (Atari 2600), Real Sports Baseball (Atari 2600), Ice Hockey (Atari 2600), Real Sports Volleyball (Atari 2600), Boxing (Atari 2600), Real Sports Boxing (Atari 2600), Tennis (Atari 2600), Real Sports Tennis (Atari 2600), Grand Prix (Atari 2600), Math Gran Prix (Atari 2600), Karate (Atari 2600), International Soccer (Atari 2600), Pelé's Soccer (Atari 2600), Golf (Atari 2600), Miniature Golf (Atari 2600)
In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the graphic of the batter in Real Sports Baseball as #17 on his list of the top 20 weirdest moments in a video game.
|110||Ikari Warriors||20:39||(YT) March 6, 2013||Ikari Warriors (NES)
The Nerd plays Ikari Warriors. Justin reappears as the Guitar Guy (his first appearance in a Nerd review since the Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle episode) after the Nerd uses the continue code to revive him. This episode also features the AVGN theme song for the first time since the Dark Castle episode. Especially criticized is the enormous length of each level. Also receiving criticism is the aiming controls, speed of the character, tanks exploding upon depleting their fuel tanks and repetitive music. The episode was mostly improvised, including Justin's music.
|111||Toxic Crusaders||14:42||(YT) April 30, 2013||Toxic Crusaders (GB), Toxic Crusaders (Genesis), Toxic Crusaders (NES)
The Nerd plays the Toxic Crusaders games, based on The Toxic Avenger film and Toxic Crusaders TV show. Featured is special guest star Lloyd Kaufman, director of The Toxic Avenger series and co-founder of Troma Entertainment.
In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed "Toxic Crusaders" on NES as having the #7 worst control in a video game.
|112||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||17:52||(YT) June 30, 2013||Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES)
The Nerd reviews Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure. He considers the game to be terrible even by LJN standards, bashing every single aspect of the game, such as its lack of music (stopping after approx. 30 seconds), tedious phone dialing, confusing circuit navigation, delayed screen scrolling, inability to walk on grass (which the Nerd considers as bad as flaws such as the snipers in Dick Tracy), random passageways, and having to find essential items by jumping into random parts of the scenery. In the end, he states that the game is "the worst LJN game on the NES", and that "they weren't thinking".
|113||Tiger Electronic Games||18:39||September 6, 2013||Tiger Electronics handheld and wrist games, Game.com (with Lights Out, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Duke Nukem 3D, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Batman & Robin, Resident Evil 2), R-Zone (with Batman Forever)
After briefly reminiscing about his initial Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde review, and how he mistakenly referred to the NES game Wall Street Kid as "Tax Man" (which in actuality is a Pac-Man clone for the Apple II), the Nerd moves onto reviewing Tiger Electronics' line of LCD video games. While he concedes that they were very popular, likely due to their affordable nature, the Nerd deems every single one of the games to be extremely primitive, clunky and barely even playable.
In an out-of-character video, Rolfe listed the Game.com and the R-Zone as the #9 and #1 worst video game consoles of all time, respectively.
|114||Alien 3||10:17||(Cinemassacre) October 21, 2013
(YT) October 22, 2013
|Alien 3 (NES)
The Nerd reviews Alien 3. He criticizes the backwards control scheme, layout and lack of faith to source material when games such as Contra, Metroid and Xenophobe, which are not even tie-ins to the Alien franchise, copied more from the films than the official game did. He also shows his dislike for the fact that before reaching the end, you must rescue prisoners, yet there is no counter telling you how many are left, and there is a time limit; another criticism is that there are no games based on Alien or Aliens, just Alien 3, which he blames on the fact that the game was made not to be of good quality, but to market the film. However, he commends the music and does not consider it the worst LJN game (that title is held by Bill & Ted).
This episode also advertises Monster Madness, in which Rolfe reviews 31 horror/monster films every October; the episode was released the same week he was reviewing the Alien franchise, with the review for the Alien 3 film posted the following day.
|115||AVGN Games!||21:55||(Cinemassacre, YT) November 20, 2013||The Angry Video Game (PC), AVGN Pixel Land Blast (PC), AVGN KO Boxing (Atari 2600 rom), AVGN Planet (PC), AVGN Game Over I and II (PC), The Angry Video Game Nerd (Atari 2600), AVGN Vs. Dr. Wily (NES), Texting of the Bread (iOS), AVGN Adventures (PC)
The Nerd comes around full circle, reviewing his own games. Board James makes a cameo and talks about an AVGN Monopoly game. After the Nerd asks him about his jail time, he said he was framed for his crime, and placed the blame on his Dream Phone.
The Nerd is seen playing the PC games on a Commodore 64, but he does admit that he's actually playing on a modern computer while reviewing AVGN Game Over. Simingly he's seen playing Texting of the Bread on an old phone.
AVGN Adventures is the most recent game ever reviewed by the Nerd, since it only came out two months before the review, on September 20, 2013.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
At the end of the Spielberg Games review, it was implied that E.T. would be reviewed in The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. Eventually, at TooManyGames 2011 and Magfest 2012, Rolfe confirmed that he will review E.T. in the film. E.T. programmer, Howard Scott Warshaw, will also make an appearance in the film.
|Episode name||Length||Release date||Notes|
|Toilet Tuesday||0:48||August 27, 2006||As part of ScrewAttack's Toilet Tuesday series, this is a parody of the Nintendo 64 Kid, an internet meme.|
|The Anger Begins||1:28||September 29, 2006||This is a 1988 home video which contains footage of a young Rolfe getting angry at his Super Mario Bros. game on his birthday.|
|Wii Salute (History of Video Game Wars)||4:49||November 19, 2006||The Nerd reenacts the competition between video game consoles (mainly the competition between Nintendo and Sega). At the end he claims to support Nintendo's success with their Wii console.|
|Top 10 Angry Video Game Nerd Moments of 2006||4:08||December 31, 2006||The top ten best moments from the 2006 episodes are featured on Screwattack.com.|
|DuckTales (Video Game Vault, a ScrewAttack featurette)||1:53||February 10, 2007||DuckTales (NES). This is a positive review for ScrewAttack's Video Game Vault series.|
|The Best and Worst Gaming Peripherals (ScrewAttack Top 10 Episode)||7:30||May 8, 2007||The Nerd makes a brief appearance on the fourth worst video game peripheral to talk about the Power Glove again.|
|A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas||15:52||August 4, 2007||Home Alone (NES).
Wrath of the Black Manta (NES) is also heavily featured in the Captain S action sequences, but it is not reviewed by the Nerd. Because Captain S is considered family friendly, the Nerd's usual foul language was greatly toned-down for this episode, though he does swear at the end (bleeped out with a sound effect from Super Mario Bros.).
|Top Ten Nerd Moments 2007||9:23||January 1, 2008||The top ten best moments from the 2007 episodes are featured on Cinemassacre.com.
10. Nintendo Power spoof (Nintendo Power)
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant||2:15||April 18, 2008||Film reviewer Doug Walker, the The Nostalgia Critic, issues a video ultimatum to the Nerd on his website, starting their storyline feud.|
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant 2||4:47||April 19, 2008||The Nostalgia Critic escalates his feud with the Nerd.|
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant 3||2:52||April 23, 2008||The feud continues.|
|AVGN responds to the Nostalgia Critic!||2:02||June 12, 2008||The Nerd responds to the Nostalgia Critic.|
|Nerd Challenge||2:38||June 15, 2008||The Nostalgia Critic challenges the Nerd to review a low grade movie.|
|The Battle of Epic Proportions||4:26||June 29, 2008||The Nerd and the Nostalgia Critic meet for the first time and, along with Captain S, get into a three way brawl. The fight ends with a temporary truce: the Nerd agrees to review a low grade movie and the Critic agrees to review a low grade video game.|
|AVGN: E3 recap 2008||5:32||July 19, 2008||The Nerd goes to E3 and recaps some of his favorite games.|
|AVGN: PROMO – Deadly Towers: Special Episode||2:26||July 20, 2008||The Nerd challenges viewers to write an episode for an upcoming review of Deadly Towers for the NES.|
|Ricky 1 Review||7:28||July 28, 2008||Ricky 1 (movie)
The Nerd reviewing a film, per his agreement with the Nostalgia Critic.
|Video Game Review||12:16||August 3, 2008||Bebe's Kids (SNES)
The Nostalgia Critic reviewing a video game, per his agreement with the Nerd. Kyle Justin cameos performing an alternate of the AVGN theme. The video ends with the Critic reinstating the feud.
|Piece of Meat||3:59||August 12, 2008||The Nerd is featured in a music video parody by Cinevore Studios of the Britney Spears single "Piece of Me".|
|NC Vs. AVGN: Last Showdown||4:26||September 24, 2008||The Nerd challenges the Critic to a final battle. The Critic travels by map to meet the Nerd for the final battle which is announced to be on October 10, 2008.|
|AVGN Vs. NC: The Final Battle||7:18||October 10, 2008||The final battle takes place in the Nerd's room. Many scenes are parody references to films and games, including The Matrix, Street Fighter and Star Wars. Super Mecha Death Christ and the Nintendo suit from the Super Mario Bros. 3 review also make an appearance.|
|James Rolfe – Meet the Nerd!||3:13||October 29, 2008||Rolfe is interviewed by GameZombie.tv.|
|Frankenstein Outtake||0:30||November 4, 2008||This is an outtake from the AVGN Halloween special of Frankenstein. In this outtake, Rolfe sings part of the Muppet Babies theme song.|
|Top 10 AVGN Moments of 2008||12:48||February 26, 2009||The top ten best moments from the 2008 episodes are featured on Screwattack.com.
10. Complaining about the huge AC Adaptor for the ColecoVision (Double Vision)
|My NES Collection||6:15||March 7, 2009||Rolfe gives an overview of his collection of NES games.|
|Mike and I playing Odyssey||5:53||April 27, 2009||Mike Matei comes up with ideas for the Odyssey review with Rolfe. They candidly play various games for the system.|
|One Year Anniversary Brawl||20:13||May 10, 2009||The Nerd, Nostalgia Critic, Nostalgia Chick, Justin, and various others from Channel Awesome and GameTrailers are featured in a brawl, which ends in a truce brokered by That Guy with the Glasses.|
|Atop the Fourth Wall, Episode 29: Wolverine: Adamantium Rage||17:50||May 15, 2009||Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (Sega Genesis)
The Nerd Makes a brief cameo.
|Critic and Nerd Joint Review||18:14||June 10, 2009||Following the advice of That Guy with the Glasses from the TGWTG Team Battle, the Nerd and Nostalgia Critic review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990). They both agree that this documentary about a TMNT rock band is even worse than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. They are also baffled that the documentary portrays the Turtles as actual people, rather than the fictional characters they are, and criticize the poor costuming and animatronics. The show opens with the season 3 and 4 theme from ALF.|
|Ghostbusters Xbox 360 Review||6:46||August 13, 2009||Ghostbusters (Xbox 360)
Rolfe reviews the new Ghostbusters game for the Xbox 360 as himself. The Nerd briefly appears at the start, but Rolfe explains to him that he is not needed for the video, as this Ghostbusters game is actually good, so he leaves.
|Crazy Castle Outtake||4:42||August 20, 2009||This is an outtake from the AVGN Crazy Castle review. In this outtake, Rolfe has a hard time trying not to laugh while saying his lines.|
|The History of Super Mecha Death Christ||6:57||November 25, 2009||The history of Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC 4.0 Beta is revealed.|
|Top 10 AVGN Moments of 2009||11:50||February 11, 2010||Gametrailers.com features the top ten best AVGN episodes of 2009.
10. Ranting about the "beginners trap" (Super Pitfall!)
|Top 20 AVGN Rants||15:48||March 17, 2010||The Nerd picks his personal top 20 favorite rants, as he is taking his rest.|
|E3 2010: Nintendo Booth Tour||4:15||June 16, 2010||The Nerd visits the Nintendo booth at E3 2010 and briefly comments on Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii), The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii), and Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii).|
|E3 2010: Day 2||4:47||June 17, 2010||The Nerd visits other booths at E3 2010 and briefly comments on Mortal Kombat (PS3/360), Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (WiiWare/PSN/Xbox Live Arcade), Hard Corps: Uprising (PSN/Xbox Live Arcade), Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3/360), Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Xbox Live Arcade), Epic Mickey (Wii), and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame (Wii/DS).|
|E3 2010: Day 3||5:21||June 18, 2010||The Nerd visits other booths at E3 2010 and briefly comments on Busy Scissors (Wii), GoldenEye 007 (Wii/DS), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (PS3/360/PC/Wii/DS), Jurassic Park, Back to the Future: The Game, Resident Evil 5 (PlayStation Move), Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS), and Nintendogs + Cats (3DS).|
|Holiday Memories||13:30||December 7, 2010||The Nerd revisits the holiday specials from the past four years.|
|TMNT Tournament Fighter Challenge SNES||5:36||June 21, 2011||Rolfe and Matei take part in a challenge playing TMNT Tournament Fighter as part of the Turtle Tuesdays series.|
|Ninja Baseball Bat Man||3:31||July 29, 2011||In a short episode that is not part of the main series, the Nerd reviews Ninja Baseball Bat Man (Arcade).|
|Family Game Funness||27:22||August 5, 2011||Rolfe and guest Pat Contri (Pat the NES Punk) play family-oriented NES games such as Pictionary, Bible Buffet, Family Feud and MTV's Remote Control. They attempt to play Battleship, but discover it is single player only.|
|River City Ransom||2:30||October 22, 2011||Nerd mini review from the 2nd Annual NES Marathon.|
|Nerd Memories: Contra||7:13||November 2, 2011||Contra (NES) Rolfe talks about his memories of playing and beating the original Contra. This special features him as himself, out of the nerd character.|
|Pop Fiction Episode 22: Cheetahmen II||11:08||March 23, 2012||The Nerd works with Pop Fiction to tackle Cheetahmen II.|
|Nerd Memories: Sonic||6:19||March 30, 2012||Sonic 1 (Sega Genesis), Sonic 2 (Sega Genesis), Sonic CD (Sega CD), Sonic 3 (Sega Genesis) Rolfe steps outside the Nerd character to recount some cherished memories of Sega's beloved Hedgehog, Sonic. He also admits that bad Sonic games are one of his biggest requests despite liking the ones he played so far.|
|Nerd Memories: Double Dragon||6:35||May 2, 2012||Double Dragon (NES), Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES), Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (NES) Rolfe talks about his memories of playing the Double Dragon series.|
|Nerd Memories: Mortal Kombat||8:52||July 4, 2012||Mortal Kombat (SNES) and (Sega Genesis), Mortal Kombat II (SNES), Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES) Rolfe talks about his childhood memories of the original trilogy games of Mortal Kombat.|
|SNES Vs. Sega Genesis, Parts I, II||26:45 (combined)||August 13, 2012 (Part I)
August 15, 2012 (Part II)
August 17, 2012 (Combination video)
|Rolfe talks about his experiences with the 16-bit Wars and the two consoles involved, the SNES and Genesis. He also included clips of a previous debate he did at age 11, and while his opinions stand, he decided to explain them more in-depth now that he is older and can be more constructive in his reasons.
Framerate: Genesis wins
SNES wins over Genesis 5-3. Even though Rolfe still enjoyed both consoles and feels that they helped shape the console industry, he felt that the SNES naturally had improved over the Genesis due to technological advancements of a later time, with a more notable library of games for good measure (for the most part).
|The Nerd's Anger Management||32:26||August 29, 2012||In this audio only video, the Nerd shows the viewer how to relax.|
|Nerd Memories: Killer Instinct||5:59||September 1, 2012||Killer Instinct (SNES) Killer Instinct 2 (Nintendo 64) Rolfe talks about when he saw and played Killer Instinct as a teenager.|
|Nerd Memories: Super Mario Kart||4:06||October 3, 2012||Super Mario Kart (SNES) Rolfe remembers when he first played Super Mario Kart.|
|Mike talks about the AVGN Experience||17:46||November 7, 2012||Matei discusses his involvement with the AVGN videos, and gives his outside perspective of AVGN and Rolfe's other films.|
|Magfest 2013 AVGN Panel||13:03||January 14, 2013
February 18, 2013 (YT)
|Rolfe goes to Magfest 2013 and asks the audience several questions, re-enacts quotes from various AVGN episodes and allows them to play some video games that he reviewed.|
|The Roast of The Angry Video Game Nerd||1:12:45||August 2, 2013||Rolfe is featured in a parody of a Comedy Central Roast at Too Many Games 2013 where he is comically critiqued by other independent film makers and reviewers. Also present at the event (either personally or via video): Justin Silverman, Doug Walker, The Nostalgia Critic, "Stuttering" Craig Skistimas, Pat "The NES Punk" Contri, Brent Black, Brett Vanderbrook (Captain S), Stephanie Yuhas, Matt Conant, Noah Houlihan, Fraser Agar, Keith Apicary and Newt Wallen.|
These DVDs have not been sold in stores and are only available via the ScrewAttack store.
|DVD name||Release date||Episodes|
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 1||November 18, 2007||Disc 1: "Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "The Karate Kid", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Back to the Future", "McKids", "Wally Bear and the NO! Gang", "Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu", "Top Gun", "Double Dragon 3"
Disc 2: "Friday the 13th", "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "The Power Glove", "Chronologically Confused: Movie/Game Sequels", "Rocky", "Bible Games"
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 2||November 15, 2008||Disc 1: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3" (both parts), "Atari 5200", "Ghostbusters" (all three parts), "Spider-Man", "Sega CD", "Sega 32x", "Silver Surfer", "Die Hard", "Independence Day", "The Simpsons"
Disc 2: "Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout", "Atari Porn", "Nintendo Power", "Fester's Quest", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Halloween", "Dragon's Lair", "An Angry Video Nerd Christmas Carol" (both parts)
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 3||December 12, 2009||Disc 1: "Chronologically Confused 2: The Legend of Zelda Timeline", "Rambo", "Virtual Boy", "The Wizard of Oz", "DoubleVision" (both parts), "The Wizard & Super Mario Bros. 3", "NES Accessories", "Indiana Jones Trilogy"
Disc 2: "Star Trek", "Superman", "Superman 64", "Batman" (both parts), "Deadly Towers", "Battletoads", "Dick Tracy", "Dracula", "Frankenstein"
Disc 3: "CD-i Games" (all three parts), "Bible Games 2"
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 4||December 15, 2010||Disc 1: "Michael Jackson's Moonwalker", "Milon's Secret Castle", "Atari Jaguar" (both parts), "Metal Gear", "Odyssey", "X-Men", "Terminator", "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", "Transformers"
Disc 2: "Mario is Missing!", "Plumbers Don't Wear Ties", "Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle", "Godzilla", "Castlevania" (all four parts), "Wayne's World"
Disc 3: "Super Pitfall!", "Little Red Hood", "Winter Games"
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 5||December 9, 2011||Disc 1: "Street Fighter 2010", "Ninja Gaiden", "Hydlide", "Swordquest", "Pong Consoles", "Action 52", "Cheetahmen", "Game Glitches"
Disc 2: "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", "Nintendo Days Re-Revisited", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Re-Revisited", "Lester the Unlikely", "How the Nerd Stole Christmas", "Mike's Game Glitches"
Disc 3: Special features
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 6||December 4, 2012||Disc 1: "Day Dreamin' Davey", "Star Wars Games", "R.O.B. the Robot", "Spielberg Games", "Kid Kool", "Nintendo World Championshops 1990", "Dark Castle" (in HD)
Disc 2: "Bible Games 3" (in HD), "Schwarzenegger Games" (in HD), "Contra Memories", "Bubble Bobble", "Secret Scout: Aborted AVGN Review" (DVD exclusive), commentaries, You Know What's Bullshit (most episodes, 2007–present)
Disc 3: "The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode: Barbie", plus other features
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 7||TBA 2013/2014||TBA|
- Each AVGN video is located at:
- Post by James Rolfe about the seasons list
- "AVGN: Episode 90 – "Action 52"". April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
- James Rolfe (2007). What Was I Thinking?: The Making of the Angry Video Game Nerd (DVD). ScrewAttack.
- James Rolfe (June 20, 2011). "AVGN (James) Q&A at TooManyGames 2011". Cinemassacre.
- James Rolfe (Januari 11, 2012). "AVGN Panel at Magfest 2012". Cinemassacre.
- James Rolfe (Januari 24, 2012). "Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of Atari E.T. mentions AVGN: The Movie". Cinemassacre.
- AVGN Full Episode List at Cinemassacre Productions