List of Angry Video Game Nerd episodes
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Angry Video Game Nerd (abbreviated as AVGN) is an American web television series of comedy-themed retrogaming reviews, created by and starring James Rolfe. The show revolves around reviews that involve acerbic rants about low quality video games.
Starting with season 2, new episodes were 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 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 appears at Cinemassacre.com.
Three of the AVGN episodes have never officially made it to, or remained on YouTube. They are from season 2: episodes 18, 19, and 32 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 1 and 2, Atari Porn). However, they are still available on Cinemassacre and ScrewAttack. Episodes 16 and 46, Rocky and Super Mario Bros. 3 respectively, were both removed from YouTube due to their usage of movie clips. Rocky was re-uploaded on Cinemassacre's YouTube page, with the same changes that were made to the DVD version. Super Mario Bros. 3 was given the same treatment, but was uploaded on Rolfe's personal channel. Atari Porn no longer has an official release on YouTube due to being flagged as inappropriate by YouTube's community guidelines, but has been uploaded by other YouTubers.
- 1 Series overview
- 2 Episodes
- 2.1 Pilots (May 2004 - June 2004)
- 2.2 Season 1 (February 2006 - December 2006)
- 2.3 Season 2 (February 2007 – January 2008)
- 2.4 Season 3 (February 2008 – January 2009)
- 2.5 Season 4 (March 2009 – March 2010)
- 2.6 Season 5 (April 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 (2014)
- 3 Related videos
- 4 Clip Collection Vids
- 5 Bad Game Cover Art
- 6 DVDs
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|Pilots||2||May 2004 - June 2004||Recorded at James Rolfe's parents' house, after coming home from graduating college.|
|1||15||February 2006 - December 2006||The series title changed late in the season from "Nintendo" Nerd to "Video Game" Nerd.|
|2||24||February 2007 - January 2008||Rolfe signed a one-year contract with GameTrailers to continue the series at two episodes a month.|
|3||23||February 2008 - January 2009||Rolfe 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. Mid-season, he relocated and 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 Rolfe's contract, again for one year, at two episodes a month.|
|5||12||April 2010 - April 2011||With this season, Rolfe cut down to one episode a month. The final episode of the season, Spielberg Games, ends with a cliffhanger for the AVGN movie.|
|6||5||July 2011 - December 2011||In a lead up to the movie, Rolfe entered a shorter contract for six episodes in six months. The first one was a "making of" episode. The series transitioned permanently to HD with Dark Castle. The season ended with Bible Games 3, before he took a long hiatus to go into main production on the AVGN movie.|
|7||35||July 2012 – Present||During this season Rolfe has released episodes on his own, on a sporadic schedule, first due to working on the AVGN movie, and now due to having much less free time to work on new videos while he tends to his family life of raising his kid.|
Pilots (May 2004 - June 2004)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|1||Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest||9:26||May 16, 2004||Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES).
This is the Nerd's first game review ever.
|2||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||6:29||June 15, 2004||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. This is the first episode to have the Nerd on camera. This game was "re"-revisited in 2010, in which the Nerd tries to beat the game.
Season 1 (February 2006 - December 2006)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
|3||The Karate Kid||4:29||February 10, 2006
(YT) April 8, 2006
|The Karate Kid (NES).
This episode was intended to be the last. This is the first episode to feature the name "Angry Nintendo Nerd" onscreen.
|4||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||3:46||April 24, 2006||Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES).|
|5||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||7:05||June 21, 2006||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES).
This was the first video to be 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 was the first review to feature multiple games. On the DVD, the clips from the first Back to the Future film were edited out.
|7||McKids||7:07||August 30, 2006||M.C. Kids (NES).
This is the first video to feature the Nerd's theme song, and also Kyle Justin's first on-screen appearance, albeit only in the title sequence.
|8||Wally Bear and the NO! Gang||4:37
3:46 (without phone call)
|September 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.
|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).|
|11||Double Dragon 3||4:10||September 22, 2006||Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES).|
|12||Friday the 13th||12:22||October 13, 2006||Friday the 13th (NES).
This episode guest stars Matei as Jason Voorhees.
|13||A Nightmare on Elm Street||14:46
13:27 (YouTube review)
|October 31, 2006||A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES).
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||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 last episode to use the name "The Angry Nintendo Nerd".
|15||Chronologically Confused About Bad Movie and Video Game Sequel Titles||11:34||November 18, 2006||The Nerd discusses the naming of sequels for various movie and video game franchises, namely 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, and The Naked Gun.
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 an 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 the YouTube re-release.
|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.
Season 2 (February 2007 – January 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).
|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)
This is the first video to be featured on GameTrailers, as well as the first review of a console and the first episode to have the current intro.
|21||Ghostbusters||17:29||(GT) February 27, 2007
(YT) Aug 6, 2008
The store clerk is a voiceover provided by Kyle Justin, making his first appearance in an AVGN video. The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode features a sound-alike version of the Ghostbusters theme that plays over the opening of the video; the GameTrailers version featured no music during these scenes. Clips from the movie and TV series were removed and replaced with still images.
|22||Ghostbusters: Follow-Up||11:27||(GT) March 20, 2007
(YT) Aug 26, 2008
|Ghostbusters (NES), Ghostbusters (2600), Ghostbusters (SMS).
In the YouTube re-release and the DVD, clips from the Ghostbusters movie are removed, and replaced with artwork by Matei.
|23||Ghostbusters: Conclusion||13:11||(GT) April 3, 2007
(YT) Sep 9, 2008
|Ghostbusters II (NES), Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis).
The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode feature cover versions of the Ghostbusters theme and 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).
Kyle Justin guest stars as Spider-Man.
|25||Sega CD||13:12||(GT) May 2, 2007
(YT) Nov 18, 2008
|Ground Zero: Texas, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Double Switch, Night Trap, Corpse Killer, 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.
This is the first (and thus far only) episode to feature the full-length AVGN theme song.
|26||Sega 32X||9:04||(GT) May 15, 2007
(YT) Dec 6, 2008
|Primal Rage, Doom, Virtua Fighter, Star Wars Arcade.|
|27||Silver Surfer||11:17||(GT) June 5, 2007
(YT) Dec 8, 2008
|Silver Surfer (NES).|
|28||Die Hard||9:03||(GT) June 19, 2007
(YT) Jan 21, 2009
|Die Hard (NES)
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) July 4, 2009
|Independence Day (PS)|
|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)|
|31||Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout||8:43||(GT) August 7, 2007
(YT) Feb 16, 2009
|The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (NES).
Mike Matei guest stars as Bugs Bunny.
|32||Atari Porn||10:03||(GT) August 22, 2007
|Custer's Revenge, Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Gigolo, Philly Flasher, Cathouse Blues, Knight on the Town, Jungle Fever|
|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).
Cousin Itt is played by Kyle Justin singing a parody of The Addams Family theme song. This episode appears in black-and-white, excluding game footage.
|35||Texas Chainsaw Massacre||12:46||(GT) October 9, 2007
(YT) Oct 8, 2008
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600).
This episode guest stars Matei as Leatherface and Chop Top, and Steven J. Klaszky (credited as Jimmie Jim Slugg) as the hillbilly.
|36||Halloween||16:05||(GT) October 30, 2007
(YT) Oct 30, 2008
|Halloween (2600), Haunted House (2600), Frankenstein's Monster (2600).
Guest stars Michael Mulvey and Lil' Liam Mulvey as the kids, Matei as Michael Myers, and Nicole Mulvey as the neighbor.
|37||Dragon's Lair||9:22||(GT) November 20, 2007
(YT) Jul 15, 2009
|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).
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.
|40||Chronologically Confused About the Legend of Zelda Timeline||19:01||(GT) January 8, 2008
(YT) Jul 19, 2009
|The Nerd discusses the timeline of The Legend of Zelda series. This episode was a previously unreleased episode originally written in November 2006. 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 (SMS), Rambo III (1988) (SMS)
Season 3 (February 2008 – January 2009)
|Episode||Episode name||Length||Release date||Games reviewed and episode notes|
15:03 (First release)
|(GT) February 19, 2008
(YT) Aug 24, 2009
|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.
|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.
|44||Double Vision: Part 1||10:04||(GT) March 25, 2008
(YT) Sep 17, 2009
|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.|
|45||Double Vision: Part 2||8:24||(GT) April 8, 2008
(YT) Sep 25, 2009
|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.
On the DVD, Parts I and II were presented as a single video, and the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey was replaced for the opening scene of the ColecoVision review.
|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).
On the DVD, the review for The Wizard was edited out (though it is still mentioned in passing, when Rolfe talks about how SMB3 was introduced in the film). This episode opens with another medley of fan-made theme song renditions.
|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.|
|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 (1994) (SNES).|
|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).
The Nerd also does a brief review of the Vectrex. Matei guest stars as a Klingon and a Metron.
|50||Superman||11:46||(GT) June 26, 2008
(YT) Jan 1, 2010
|Superman (2600, but played on the 7800), Superman (NES).|
|51||Superman 64||10:37||(GT) July 8, 2008
(YT) Jan 13, 2010
|Superman: Man of Steel (C64), Superman (N64)
The Nerd also does a brief review on the Commodore 64 system. Some bits of this episode were filmed in the Nerd's original gaming room in New Jersey, but most was filmed in the new gaming room in Pennsylvania.
|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).
|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.
|54||Deadly Towers||8:20||(GT) August 19, 2008
(YT) Feb 28, 2010
|Deadly Towers (NES).
Rolfe requested 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 guest stars.
14:59 (YouTube version)
|(GT) September 16, 2008
(YT) Mar 28, 2010
|Dick Tracy (NES)|
|57||Dracula||11:57||(GT) October 14, 2008
(YT) Oct 2, 2009
|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), Bram Stoker's Dracula (Sega CD)
The Nerd also does a short review on the Commodore VIC-20. On the DVD, Rolfe's comparison of the Dracula: Crazy Vampire select screen music to the overture from The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical) (which, in turn, he compares to "Echoes" by Pink Floyd) was edited out.
|58||Frankenstein||14:08||(GT) October 29, 2008
(YT) Oct 13, 2009
|Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (SNES), The Adventures of Dr. Franken (SNES), 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)|
|60||CD-i Part II||12:35||(GT) November 25, 2008
(YT) Apr 20, 2010
|Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i)|
|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)|
|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).
First AVGN episode to be in widescreen and in HD. This episode is filmed in 720p HD, the next being Dark Castle.
|63||Michael Jackson's Moonwalker||10:04||(GT) January 7, 2009
(YT) Jul 14, 2010
|Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega Genesis)|
|64||Milon's Secret Castle||11:33||(GT) January 27, 2009
(YT) Sep 14, 2010
|Milon's Secret Castle (NES)|
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 introduction features a montage of various video game controllers, with the last one being the Atari Jaguar controller.|
|66||Atari Jaguar Part II||14:21||(GT) March 25, 2009
(YT) Aug 25, 2010
|The Nerd reviews the Jaguar games library, covering Tempest 2000, Alien vs. Predator, Doom, Attack of the Mutant Penguins, Kasumi Ninja, and Cybermorph. He also discusses the Jaguar CD add-on, but is unable to review any games because of hardware failure. This sequence also features audio commentary by inventor Richard Daluz, creator of various home appliances which utilize game system components, including the "Nintoaster", which would later be used in the Action 52 review and then most of the newer episodes.|
|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.
|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.
|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 (Sega Genesis), X-Men 2: Clone Wars (Genesis)|
|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), The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy (Famicom)
This is the first episode to feature the Family Computer (Famicom) and the Family Computer Disk System, which are given a short review.
|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.|
|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 does a brief review of the system.
|75||Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle||16:58||(GT) August 5, 2009
(YT) Mar 15, 2011
|The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (NES), The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 (GB), Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle 3 (GB), Crazy Castle 4 (GBC), Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 (GBA)
|76||Super Pitfall!||11:07||(GT) August 20, 2009
(YT) Mar 22, 2011
|Super Pitfall (NES)|
|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)
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.
|78||Wayne's World||12:15||(GT) September 24, 2009
(YT) May 3, 2011
|Wayne's World (NES), Wayne's World (SNES)
Footage from both Wayne's World films is used, as well as one clip from Borat (which were edited out of the DVD release).
|79||Castlevania Part I||10:08||(GT) October 8, 2009
(YT) Oct 3, 2010
|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.
|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)|
|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)
This is the first review of a TurboGrafx-16 plus TurboGrafx CD game and a Sega Saturn game. The opening for the episode shows all of the title cards by Matei made for previous episodes (2006–09). The episode also has a small introduction/review of the TurboGrafx-16.
|86||Hydlide||8:28||(GT) January 20, 2010
(YT) June 14, 2011
|87||Ninja Gaiden||15:40||(GT) February 4, 2010
(YT) June 14, 2011
|Ninja Gaiden (NES).
This is the first episode to feature Kevin Finn, who plays a ninja that helps the Nerd improve his gaming skills. This is the last episode in the series to use the NES Top Loader in favor of the Nintoaster in Season 5.
|88||Swordquest||9:12||(GT) February 18, 2010
(YT) July 2, 2011
The Nerd reveals the history of the Swordquest releases. This is 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 Pong game on various consoles. Consoles reviewed are: 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, and Coleco Telstar Arcade.
Season 5 (April 2010 – April 2011)
|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)
He plays it on the Nintoaster, built by friend and technician Richard Daluz. 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.
|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.
|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.|
|93||Zelda II||15:07||(GT) August 4, 2010
(YT) Nov 15, 2011
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
Kevin Finn reappears as the Game Graphic Glitch Gremlin. He also briefly reviews the first Zelda.
|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.
|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)|
|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. 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).
|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.
|101||Steven Spielberg Games||21:18||(GT) April 6, 2011
(YT) April 12, 2012
|Jaws (NES), Hook (NES), Jurassic Park (NES), Jurassic Park (Genesis), Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Genesis), Jurassic Park (SNES), Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES), Jurassic Park (Sega CD), Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO), UFI und sein gefährlicher Einsatz (Aliens Return, Atari 2600)
The video ends with a teaser for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. The movie was originally intended to come out shortly after this video was published, but was pushed back due to unforeseen difficulties in filming.
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
An overview of the making of a typical AVGN episode, using a review of Barbie as the example. At the end is the finished Barbie episode. This is the longest episode to date.
|103||Kid Kool||8:14||(GT) August 3, 2011
(YT) May 7, 2012
|Kid Kool (NES)|
|104||Nintendo World Championships||17:02||(GT) August 26, 2011
(YT) May 16, 2012
|Nintendo World Championships (NES)
This episode guest stars and was co-written by Pat Contri, known as "Pat the NES Punk".
|105||Dark Castle||12:07||(GT) October 6, 2011
(YT) October 1, 2012
|Dark Castle (Genesis), Dark Castle (CD-i)|
|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), Bible Adventures (Genesis), King of Kings: The Early Years (NES)
This is the first episode to be filmed in 1080p HD.
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. Unlike previous seasons where he was under contract to release episodes every 2 to 3 weeks, he takes up to 2 to 3 months instead to release a new video, although in some instances, videos have been released in quicker or longer timespans. This was originally going to last up until the movie's release, but he has since continued releasing videos this way because of a family life he tends to rather frequently, as well as working on one project at a time whenever he has free time. He's gone on record saying he prefers releasing videos this way, and that this season will likely last "forever" because of it.
|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)|
|108||Ghosts n' Goblins||17:04||(YT) October 23, 2012||Ghosts n' Goblins (NES)|
|109||Atari Sports||12:42||(YT) December 17, 2012||Various sport-themed games (Atari 2600): Football, Realsports Football, Super Challenge Football, Super Football, Basketball, Home Run, Super Challenge Baseball, Real Sports Baseball, Ice Hockey, RealSports Volleyball, Boxing, RealSports Boxing, Tennis, RealSports Tennis, Grand Prix, Math Gran Prix, Karate, International Soccer, Pelé's Soccer, Golf, Miniature Golf.|
|110||Ikari Warriors||20:39||(YT) March 6, 2013||Ikari Warriors (NES)
Justin reappears as the Guitar Guy. This episode also features the AVGN theme song for the first time since the Dark Castle episode.
|111||Toxic Crusaders||14:42||(YT) April 30, 2013||Toxic Crusaders (GB), Toxic Crusaders (Genesis), Toxic Crusaders (NES)|
|112||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||17:52||(YT) June 30, 2013||Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES)|
|113||Tiger Electronic Games||18:39||September 6, 2013||Tiger Electronics LCD games (with Gauntlet, Altered Beast, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Karnov, Jurassic Park, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Double Dragon 3, X-Men, The Flintstones, Batman Returns, Mega Man 2, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Shinobi, Sonic 3D Blast, Dinosaurs, Full House, Electronic Bowling), Tiger Electronics wrist games (with Double Dragon, Batman Returns), 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)|
|114||Alien 3||10:17||(CM) October 21, 2013
(YT) October 22, 2013
|Alien 3 (NES)|
|115||AVGN Games!||21:55||November 20, 2013||The Angry Video Game (PC), AVGN Pixel Land Blast (PC), AVGN KO Boxing (2600 rom), AVGN Planet (PC), AVGN Game Over I and II (PC), The Angry Video Game Nerd (2600), AVGN Vs. Dr. Wily (NES), Texting of the Bread (iOS), AVGN Adventures (PC)
The Nerd reviews his own games. This is the first AVGN review of a PC game.
|116||Wish List: Part 1 - Sonic the Hedgehog & more!||15:07||December 17, 2013||Skate or Die! (NES), Bad Dudes (NES), Karate Champ (NES), Sonic Blast (Game Gear), Sonic Labryinth (Game Gear), Sonic R (Saturn), Sonic Shuffle (Dreamcast), Shadow the Hedgehog (Gamecube), Where's Waldo? (NES)|
|117||Wish List: Part 2 - Bubsy 3D & more!||15:27||December 19, 2013||A Boy and His Blob (NES), The Three Stooges (NES), Home Improvement (SNES), Pit Fighter (SNES), Bubsy 3D (PS), Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES)
The Nerd concludes his list of requests from fans.
|118||Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing||15:44||March 19, 2014||Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (PC)|
|119||Desert Bus||15:30||May 28, 2014||Desert Bus (from Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors) (Sega CD), Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction (hack of original NES game)|
|120||E.T. Atari 2600||7:00||October 10, 2014||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (2600)
A clip from Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie of the Nerd reviewing the game. The only difference is that actual footage from the game is used, while in the movie original animations were shown due to a lack of license.
|121||Beetlejuice||13:53||October 14, 2014||Beetlejuice (NES)|
|122||Tagin' Dragon||3:50||December 11, 2014||Tagin’ Dragon (NES)
Day 1 of "12 Days of Shitsmas".
|123||ALF||4:01||December 12, 2014||ALF (Sega Master System)|
|124||CrazyBus||4:06||December 13, 2014||CrazyBus (Genesis)|
|125||Ren & Stimpy: Fire Dogs||5:16||December 14, 2014||The Ren & Stimpy Show: Fire Dogs (SNES)|
|126||Rocky and Bullwinkle||4:06||December 15, 2014||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends (NES)|
|127||Mary-Kate and Ashley "Get a Clue"||4:15||December 16, 2014||Mary-Kate and Ashley "Get a Clue" (GBC)|
|128||V.I.P. with Pamela Anderson||4:53||December 17, 2014||V.I.P. (PS)|
|129||Lethal Weapon||4:37||December 18, 2014||Lethal Weapon (NES)
This is Mike Matei's first appearance in a Nerd video since 2009 (Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle). This is also the first episode where Matei appears as himself.
|130||Porky's||6:02||December 19, 2014||Porky's (2600)|
|131||HyperScan||6:32||December 20, 2014||HyperScan (console), X-Men, Marvel Heroes, Interstellar Wrestling League, Ben 10|
|132||Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure||11:29||December 21, 2014||Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (GameCube)|
|133||LJN Video Art||8:43||December 22, 2014||LJN Video Art
The final day of "12 Days of Shitsmas".
|134||Hong Kong 97||12:46||March 26, 2015||Hong Kong 97 (Super Famicom)|
|135||Darkwing Duck||13:49||May 13, 2015||Moon Ranger (NES), Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (NES), Dudes with Attitude (NES), Deathbots (NES), Mad Max (NES), Darkwing Duck (TurboGrafx 16)|
|136||Seaman||17:24||(Cinemassacre) July 28, 2015
(YT) July 29, 2015
|137||The Crow||9:24||October 30, 2015||The Crow: City of Angels (Saturn)
This episode led into the "Board James" episode 13 Dead End Drive.
|138||Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero||12:02||December 22, 2015||Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (N64)
This episode advertises AVGN X, a Blu-ray release which features the first 100 episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd.
|139||Mega Man Games||25:06||April 6, 2016||Mega Man X5 (PS1), Mega Man (DOS), Mega Man Legends (PS1), Mega Man X7 (PS2)
This is the first episode since "R.O.B. the Robot" to have a title card.
|140||Paperboy||16:05||May 26, 2016||Paperboy (NES)|
|141||Beavis and Butthead||14:18||August 16, 2016||Beavis and Butt-Head (Genesis, SNES)|
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)
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, also makes an appearance in the film. The film premiered in theaters on July 21, 2014.
|Episode name||Length||Release date||Notes|
|Wizard of Oz 3: Dorothy Goes to Hell||23:00||June 11, 2006||An animated sequel/spoof of The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz by James Rolfe and Mike Matei. While not a Nerd video, two characters in the film, Shit Pickle and Super Mecha Death Christ, would later feature in the AVGN series.|
|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, using the consoles themselves as hand puppets.|
|The Doomed Quote of the Week||1:29||December 20, 2006||The Nerd appears in ScrewAttack's Quote of the Week series in which he comments on a specific line of dialogue from the 2005 Doom film.|
|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 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.|
|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 toned down for this episode.
|What Was I Thinking?||10:16||November 18, 2008||A short biopic included on the AVGN Volume 1 DVD.|
|Top Ten Nerd Moments 2007||9:23||January 1, 2008||The top ten best moments from the 2007 episodes are featured on Cinemassacre.com.|
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant||2:15||April 5, 2008||Film reviewer Doug Walker, The Nostalgia Critic, issues a video ultimatum to the Nerd on his website, starting a feud.|
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant 2||4:47||April 19, 2008|
|Nostalgia Critic - Nerd Rant 3||2:52||April 23, 2008|
|AVGN responds to the Nostalgia Critic!||2:02||June 12, 2008|
|Nerd Challenge||2:38||June 15, 2008|
|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.|
|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.|
|Bad Movie 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 (Cinevore Studios)||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.|
|Chronologically Confused About AC/DC||5:19||September 30, 2008||The Nerd rants about the inconsistency of available songs on the band's international albums and those in its native Australia.|
|AVGN Vs. NC: The Final Battle||7:18||October 10, 2008|
|James Rolfe – Meet the Nerd!||3:13||October 29, 2008||Rolfe is interviewed by GameZombie.tv.|
|Frankenstein Outtake||0:30||November 4, 2008||An outtake from the AVGN Halloween special of Frankenstein.|
|Cinemassacre 200||23:04||December 20, 2008||An autobiographic film.|
|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.|
|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 ScrewAttack 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 (Channel Awesome)||17:50||May 15, 2009||Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) (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).|
|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.
|Crazy Castle Outtake||4:42||August 20, 2009||An outtake from the AVGN Crazy Castle review.|
|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.|
|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), Disney's 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).|
|Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode||1:41||October 14, 2010||Nerd mini review from the Pat the NES Punk's NES Marathon.|
|Holiday Memories||13:30||December 7, 2010||The Nerd revisits the holiday specials from the past four years.|
|Hanging Out in the Nerd Room||15:13||December 15, 2010||James Rolfe and Mike Matei take a walk around the Nerd Room. Filmed in 2009, the video was originally part of the AVGN DVD Vol. 4 and later posted on YouTube.|
|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.|
|Chronologically Confused About TMNT DVD’s||7:40||April 26, 2011||The Nerd rants about various issues with the DVD availability of both the 1987 and 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series'.|
|Ninja Baseball Bat Man||3:31||July 29, 2011||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.|
|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 (GameTrailers)||11:08||March 23, 2012||The Nerd works with Pop Fiction to tackle Cheetahmen II.|
|Nerd Memories: Sonic||6:19||March 30, 2012||Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis), Sonic CD (Sega CD), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis) Rolfe steps outside the Nerd character to recount some cherished memories of Sonic.|
|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 (Genesis and SNES), 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.|
|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 (N64) Rolfe talks about when he saw and played Killer Instinct as a teenager.|
|To Boldy Flee: Part 8||45:17||September 13, 2012||In the conclusion of Channel Awesome's Year Four event, the mysterious Gort character is revealed to be James/The Nerd who helps Nostalgia Critic bring the epic to a close.|
|Nerd Memories: Super Mario Kart||4:06||October 3, 2012||Super Mario Kart (SNES) Rolfe remembers when he first played Super Mario Kart.|
|Bubble Bobble||4:33||October 20, 2012||Nerd mini review from the 3rd Annual NES Marathon.|
|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.|
|Sky Kid||3:02||October 20, 2013||Nerd mini review from the 4th Annual NES Marathon.|
|Game Theory: What's Wrong with the AVGN?||10:24||December 14, 2013||In an episode of Game Theory the Nerd is psychologically analyzed.|
|The Worst EVER! - Villains feat. brentalfloss and the Angry Video Game Nerd (ScrewAttack)||6:13||January 18, 2014||brentalfloss, the Nerd (out of character) and others offer their opinions on the worst video game villains.|
|Abandoned AVGN Episode: Secret Scout||4:32||April 30, 2014||Secret Scout (NES)
An unfinished review. Included on the AVGN Volume 6 DVD.
|The Original Nerd Room||4:15||May 20, 2014||James Rolfe returns to his childhood room where he filmed the first two AVGN episodes almost ten years earlier and gives a brief overview.|
|Bayou Billy/The Punisher - AVGN & Pat the NES Punk||17:34||July 3, 2014||A special episode where Pat argues to the Nerd that LJN released a few passable games while the Nerd argues that even Konami released a few bad ones. To that end the Nerd reviews The Adventures of Bayou Billy, which was published by Konami, while Pat reviews LJN's The Punisher.|
|Adventure Island||5:37||November 8, 2014||Nerd mini review from the 5th Annual NES Marathon.|
|Living in 8 Bits #50 - The Game Master (Mixed Nuts Productions)||8:54||December 1, 2014||The Nerd makes a cameo in a parody of Captain N.|
|Nostalgia Critic: AVGN Movie Review||20:11||December 14, 2014||The Nostalgia Critic reviews Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, having lost a bet to the Nerd as to whether he would ever finish it. Originally an exclusive feature on the film's Blu-ray release, it was later posted on Channel Awesome.|
|Nostalgia Critic & AVGN: TMNT 2014||35:18||April 1, 2015||The Nerd joins forces with the Nostalgia Critic to review the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.|
|Top 10 Drunks in Video Games (ScrewAttack Top 10 Episode)||6:33||August 21, 2015||The Nerd is cited as no. 8 on the list as he is featured in his own (ScrewAttack published) game, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures.|
|Video Games !! - Board James (Episode 25) with AVGN||11:18||September 5, 2015||The Nerd helps Board James review a number of video game related board games.|
|Shut Up and Talk: James Rolfe (Channel Awesome)||26:51||September 5, 2015||Doug Walker and James Rolfe talk shop on careers, family and future ambitions.|
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Game: The Movie Trailer||3:57||November 24, 2015||A CineMassacre short spoofing the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES game.|
|Top 10 WORST NES Games with the Angry Video Game Nerd||6:55||December 4, 2015||The Nerd hosts this ScrewAttack Top 10 to present his personal ten worst games of the Nintendo Entertainment System.|
|THANK YOU!! 2 million YouTube Subscribers!||2:04||March 8, 2016||James/The Nerd does a shout out to his fans regarding his upcoming 10th anniversary of broadcasting on Youtube.|
|AVGN Auction for Charity||7:02||April 12, 2016||James Rolfe announces a charity event he is organizing in which props from Nerd episodes and other items will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children.|
|AVGN Script Collection PART 1 (of 3) for charity||30:56||April 20, 2016||James Rolfe and Mike Matei go over AVGN scripts.|
|AVGN Script Collection PART 2 (of 3) for charity||25:18||April 27, 2016||James Rolfe and Mike Matei go over AVGN scripts.|
|AVGN Script Collection PART 3 (of 3) for charity||25:31||May 4, 2016||James Rolfe and Mike Matei go over AVGN scripts.|
|Living in 8 Bits: Super Landscape Bros.||4:48||June 29, 2016||The Nerd makes a brief cameo.|
Clip Collection Vids
|Episode name||Length||Release date||Notes|
|Top 10 Hardest NES Games||9:18||October 10, 2013|
|Top 10 Worst Video Game Controls||16:16||November 1, 2013|
|Top 10 Moments the Nerd Lost His Mind||6:03||November 3, 2013|
|Top 10 Worst NES Games||7:55||November 7, 2013|
|Top 10 Most Epic Nerd Moments||22:24||November 10, 2013|
|Top 20 Weirdest Video Game Moments||12:17||November 15, 2013|
|Top 5 Worst NES Music||2:20||November 17, 2013|
|Top 5 Worst Gaming Accessories||6:20||November 24, 2013|
|Top 10 Worst Video Game Consoles||10:16||November 27, 2013|
|Top 10 Nerd's Game Abuse||8:53||December 1, 2013|
|Top 10 Toughest Video Game Jumps||7:47||December 5, 2013|
|Top 10 Nerd's Unexpected Moments||12:40||December 8, 2013|
|Top 10 Most Unfair Gaming Moments||5:36||December 13, 2013|
|Top 10 Worst Video Game Endings||7:31||December 26, 2013|
|Top 5 Most Ingenious Nerd Ideas||3:41||January 2, 2014|
|Top 10 Problems With Games||12:33||January 8, 2014|
|Top 10 Most Hated Weapons or Items||6:50||January 15, 2014|
|Top 5 Musical Episodes||7:45||January 22, 2014|
|Top 10 Nerd's Unwanted Guests||15:51||January 29, 2014|
|Top 10 Cryptic Gaming Moments||10:57||September 16, 2015|
|Top 5 Nerd's EPIC WINS||6:47||October 14, 2015|
|Top 5 Nerd's EPIC FAILS||3:29||October 15, 2015|
|Top 5 Gaming Conspiracies||13:11||November 4, 2015|
|Top 5 Game Glitches||6:05||December 11, 2015|
Bad Game Cover Art
From December 1 to December 25 of 2015, one video was released every day in the style of an advent calendar in a series of mini-episodes in which the Nerd comments on poor examples of video game cover art.
|Episode name||Length||Release date||Notes|
|Pro Wrestling (Sega Master System)||3:03||December 1, 2015|
|Mega Man (NES)||2:39||December 2, 2015||Also covers the cover art of Mega Man's sequels.|
|Shatterhand (NES)||2:05||December 3, 2015|
|Action Fighter (Sega Master System)||2:26||December 4, 2015|
|Shingen the Ruler (NES)||2:13||December 5, 2015|
|Phalanx (SNES)||1:56||December 6, 2015|
|Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys (PS2)||1:46||December 7, 2015||The Nerd comments on the cover art of three fairy tale-themed PlayStation 2 titles by Phoenix Games.|
|Action in New York (NES)||2:43||December 8, 2015|
|Rallo Gump (DOS)||1:32||December 9, 2015|
|Ghost Lion (NES)||2:02||December 10, 2015|
|Eliminator Boat Duel (NES)||2:12||December 11, 2015|
|Street Hockey '95 (SNES)||1:45||December 12, 2015|
|Irritating Stick (PS1)||1:47||December 13, 2015|
|Crackout (NES)||2:00||December 14, 2015|
|Cock'in (Commodore 64)||1:44||December 15, 2015|
|Treasure Master (NES)||1:53||December 16, 2015|
|Karnaaj Rally (Game Boy Advance)||1:42||December 17, 2015|
|Hell Fighter (NES)||1:43||December 18, 2015|
|Scrapyard Dog (Atari 7800)||1:22||December 19, 2015|
|Rollerblade Racer (NES)||2:06||December 20, 2015|
|Killer Kong (ZX Spectrum)||1:39||December 21, 2015|
|Hammerin' Harry (NES)||1:36||December 22, 2015|
|Super Duper Sumos (Game Boy Advance)||1:48||December 23, 2015|
|The Ultimate Stuntman (NES)||1:59||December 24, 2015|
|X-Man (Atari 2600)||2:40||December 25, 2015|
These DVDs have not been sold in stores, with the exception of 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" (Video Destruction Scene), "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||December 13, 2013||Disc 1: "Ghosts n' Goblins", "Atari Sports", "Ikari Warriors", "Toxic Crusaders", "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", "Tiger Electronic Games", "Alien 3"
Disc 2: "SNES vs. Genesis Debate", Commentary of the year, Original Nerd Room 2004, Current Nerd Room Tour 2013, Outtakes, Magfest 2013, SGC 2013, TooManyGames 2013
Disc 3: AVGN Countdowns.
|The Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 8||February 2, 2015||Single disc: "AVGN Games!", "Wish List (both parts)", "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing", "Desert Bus", "Beetlejuice", volume 8 Commentary, Outtakes, Mike: "Game Gear", Mike: "Ghostbusters", SGC Panel 2014, TMG Panel 2014, TMG After Midnight: AVGN 10 Year Anniversary|
- 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 (January 11, 2012). "AVGN Panel at Magfest 2012". Cinemassacre.
- James Rolfe (January 24, 2012). "Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of Atari E.T. mentions AVGN: The Movie". Cinemassacre.
- "AVGN: Volume 7". December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- "Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 8 DVD". January 27, 2015.
- AVGN Full Episode List at Cinemassacre Productions