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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,[1] 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.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Duration Notes
Pilots 2 May 2004 - June 2004 Recorded at James Rolfe's parents' house, after coming home from graduating college.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
7 22 July 2012 – December 2014 During this season Rolfe released episodes on his own, on a sporadic schedule, while he continues to work on the AVGN movie and other projects.
8 TBA March 2015 – present Starting with the episode "Hong Kong 97", this season is still in development.


Episodes[edit]

Pilots (May 2004 - June 2004)[edit]

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.
This episode was originally created on May 16, 2004 and previously only available as a part of a film compilation tape with other short films created or directed by James Rolfe.[2]
The Nerd re-visited this game five years later in "Castlevania, Part II". In episode 119, the Nerd goes back to the game briefly to find another version that has fixed many of the problems he had previously complained about.

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.[2] This is the first episode to have the Nerd on camera.[citation needed] This game was "re"-revisited in 2010, in which the Nerd tries to beat the game.

Season 1 (February 2006 - December 2006)[edit]

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.[2] 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.
The review was featured on the second disc of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.
On the ScrewAttack website, this video features an alternate opening and ending, and also features the song "Welcome to My Nightmare" by Alice Cooper over the end credits, rather than the "Vampire Killer" theme from Castlevania. The DVD version contains new music in place of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" music.

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.
On the DVD, the opening scene in which the Nerd is playing the first five Rocky films on every TV in his house, as well as clips from the Rocky movies played throughout the review, were edited out.

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)[edit]

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).

This is the Nerd's first movie review. Until the release of "How the Nerd Stole Christmas", this was the last new Angry Nerd episode released on YouTube. It has been removed from his YouTube account due to apparent terms of use violation, and now only airs on the Cinemassacre and ScrewAttack websites. This episode (apart from the scene where the Nerd destroys the Tape) is not included on the AVGN Volume 2 DVD due to copyright reasons.
At the Cinemassacre website episodes 18 and 19 were combined into one episode. They were meant to launch a side series "The Angry Movie Nerd", which was cancelled.

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

Ghostbusters (NES).

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

(YT) N/A

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[citation needed] (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.
41 Rambo 13:14
13:01
(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)[edit]

Episode Episode name Length Release date Games reviewed and episode notes
42 Virtual Boy 15:34
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.

The one Virtual Boy game he omits is Jack Bros. A review is added on the DVD and its subsequent YouTube re-release. In this update, the clip from the Waterworld film was edited out.

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).

Mike Matei guest stars as the Joker. This is the first episode filmed entirely in the Nerd's new video game room.[citation needed]

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

Battletoads (NES).

Kyle Justin guest stars.

56 Dick Tracy 14:04
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)[edit]

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)

In-between lengthy fights with Bugs Bunny (and later Woody Woodpecker), the Nerd reviews the various games.
Matei guest stars as Bugs Bunny/Woody Woodpecker. Kyle Justin also makes an appearance.

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

Castlevania (NES)
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

Hydlide (NES).
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

Swordquest (2600).

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

Pong (Various)

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)[edit]

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)

The Nerd gives Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a longer and more in-depth treatment. The title card is based on a poster for the 1931 film version starring Fredric March.

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).

This is the last episode to be shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

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.
The intro episode features clips from previous episodes. 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 (until episode 139 in April 2016) as Mike felt that it's a waste to make a title card that would be on screen for only 2 seconds.[3] 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 (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)[edit]

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

Barbie (NES)

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 – December 2014)[edit]

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. During December 2014, 12 episodes aired daily during "12 Days of Shitsmas", in which the Nerd played really mediocre games for the holiday season to conclude the seventh season.

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)

This episode was exclusively released on YouTube, Cinemassacre and GameTrailers two days before the game's re-release on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS.

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".

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)[edit]

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.[4][5] E.T. programmer, Howard Scott Warshaw, also makes an appearance in the film. The film premiered in theaters on July 21, 2014.[6]

Season 8 (March 2015 - present)[edit]

Episode Episode name Length Date Games reviewed and episode notes
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

Seaman (Dreamcast)

The episode is dedicated in memory of Leonard Nimoy, who served as the narrator for the English-language version of Seaman.

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 (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)

Related videos[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

DVDs[edit]

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[7] 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[8] 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

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "AVGN: Episode 90 – "Action 52"". April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c James Rolfe (2007). What Was I Thinking?: The Making of the Angry Video Game Nerd (DVD). ScrewAttack. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1AGChmOStc
  4. ^ James Rolfe (June 20, 2011). "AVGN (James) Q&A at TooManyGames 2011". Cinemassacre. 
  5. ^ James Rolfe (January 11, 2012). "AVGN Panel at Magfest 2012". Cinemassacre. 
  6. ^ James Rolfe (January 24, 2012). "Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of Atari E.T. mentions AVGN: The Movie". Cinemassacre. 
  7. ^ "AVGN: Volume 7". December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 8 DVD". January 27, 2015. 

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