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This is an episode list for The Angry Video Game Nerd.

Note: Videos such as the Wii Salute video, Top Tens, etc. are not numbered because they are neither game nor console reviews.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes DVD release date
1 17 November 18, 2007
2 22 November 15, 2008
3 23 December 12, 2009
4 22 December 15, 2010
5 13 December 9, 2011
6 9 December 4, 2012
7 10 December 16th, 2013


EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2004, 2006) (Angry Nintendo Nerd, except Episodes 16 and 17)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Date Games reviewed and episode notes
1 Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest 9:30 May 16, 2004
(On YouTube, April 8, 2006)
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
This is the Nerd's first game review ever. This is his first review of an NES game.
He criticizes the game's difficulty, departure from the other games in the series, weaker bosses (blaming the lazy developers), the cryptic password system along with the secret passageways, collecting specific items that takes too long, the invisible pitfalls, the infamous shift from day to night with the unnecessary texture every few minutes.

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.
The Nerd re-visited this game five years later in "Castlevania (Part 2)", giving an honest opinion, saying that despite the game's main problems he admits that the game is not really that bad, praising its nostalgia value, graphics and music. The aspect of the Nerd hating the game with a passion in the video was simply a joke.

2 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 6:37 May 16, 2004
(On YouTube, April 8, 2006)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES)
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 Rolfe. He bashes the game for its unforgiving difficulty, weapons that do absolutely nothing, random town people kill you for no reason. He considered Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as the worst NES game he ever reviewed or played. This is the first episode to have the Nerd on camera. The game was donated to Rolfe by a friend and title card artist, Mike Matei.
The line "Why don't the weapons do anything?" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
This game was "re"-revisited in 2010, where the Nerd tried to beat the game.
3 The Karate Kid 4:34 April 8, 2006 The Karate Kid (NES)
This episode was intended to be the last in the then-trilogy. He criticizes the game's awkward controls, difficult levels and its disappointing short length. Later, he realized it was made by LJN, who are notoriously known for adapting successful movies into horrible video games.
This is also the first review of a game from LJN (a company that The Nerd has a strong hatred for). This is the first episode to feature the name "Angry Nintendo Nerd" onscreen.
4 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 3:54 April 24, 2006 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES)
Mike Matei convinced James Rolfe to continue making reviews because he found them funny, even though it was intended to be only a trilogy. This is when Rolfe and Matei uploaded the first 4 videos to Youtube, where the show started gaining popularity.
The closing line "I want to nail Roger Rabbit to the fucking cross" was considered the Nerd's best moment of 2006.
The line "Why is the password so long?" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7:10 June 21, 2006 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
This is the first video be to featured on ScrewAttack.
The line "Why can't a turtle swim?" on the full intro theme originated from this episode. As a first for the series, this episode has a title card.
6 Back To The Future 6:53 July 21, 2006 Back to the Future (NES), Back to the Future Part II & III (NES)
This is the first review to feature multiple games. On the DVD, the clips from the Back to the Future films were edited out.
7 McKids 7:07 August 25, 2006 McKids (NES)
The original version of the theme song is heard for the first time.
8 Wally Bear and the NO! Gang 4:37 Sept 1, 2006 Wally Bear and the NO! Gang (NES)
A new scene, showing the Nerd calling the Wally Bear hotline, was added to the Season 1 DVD, and subsequently also to the YouTube re-release. This is also the first review of an unlicensed game.
9 Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu 4:19 September 8, 2006 Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu (NES)
This episode features special guest Shit Pickle, an original animated character who appeared in other works by Rolfe, and is voiced by Rolfe himself.
10 Top Gun 7:35 September 15, 2006 Top Gun (NES), Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES)
The line "Why can't I land the plane?" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
11 Double Dragon 3 4:09 September 22, 2006 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES)
The line "The characters' names are wrong" from the full intro theme originated from this episode.
12 Friday the 13th 12:32 October 13, 2006 Friday the 13th (NES)
This episode guest stars Mike Matei as Jason Voorhees. During the review the Nerd is forced and threatened by Jason Voorhees to do a positive review of the game.At the end the Nerd kills Jason and reveals that he in fact hates the game. He then starts a drinking binge.
13 A Nightmare On Elm Street 14:46 October 31, 2006 A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
This is part II of the Friday The 13th review. Both Rolfe and Matei assume the role of Freddy Krueger as voice and body double, respectively.
Towards the end of the video, The Nerd creates three clones of himself (one of which defecates on the game cartridge) which causes Freddy to chase him and his clones which are killed off. (It is unknown if the original Nerd was killed or not) The Nerd punches Freddy with the Power Glove and wakes up from his dream and finds that he is wearing the Power Glove, hinting at his next review.
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.
14 The Power Glove 12:28 November 15, 2006 The Nerd reviews the Nintendo Power Glove. Games played include: Super Glove Ball, Metroid, Double Dragon, Castlevania, Kung Fu Heroes, Bubble Bobble, Life Force, Jackal, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, R.C. Pro-Am, Rad Racer, Top Gun, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Contra, and Super Mario Bros..
This is the first review which doesn't focus on a specific game or specific types of games throughout.
15 Chronologically Confused about Bad Movie and Video Game Sequel Titles 11:33 November 28, 2006 The Nerd discusses the confusing naming of sequels for various movie and video game franchises, including: Street Fighter, Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, Halloween, The Star Trek feature films, Rocky, Rambo, Alien, Bruce Lee films, Armour of God, Zombie, The Naked Gun.
Note: In this episode, the Nerd makes a joke about the odd names of the Rambo movies and says, "What're they going to call the next one? John Rambo?" As stated in his game review of Rambo, the next Rambo movie, ironically, WAS alternatively called "John Rambo".
16 Rocky 9:46 December 14, 2006 Rocky (SMS)
This is the first episode where Rolfe first changed the name of the show to "The Angry Video Game Nerd", removing "Nintendo" as he reviews a Sega game. This episode also includes the alternative ending where the Nerd throws the game off the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was added to the Season 1 DVD, and then in the YouTube re-release. This is also the first review of a Sega Master System game.
On the DVD, the opening scene in which the Nerd is playing the first five Rocky films on every TV in his house was 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. This is also the first review of an SNES game.
The opening theme is a parody of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

Season 2 (2007) (First full season under the name of Angry Video game Nerd)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Release date Games reviewed and episode notes
18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 1 11:43 January 25, 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (movie)
Description in Part 2.
19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 2 10:47 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" (ep.97), this was the last of the new Angry Nerd episodes released on YouTube. However, this episode has been removed from his YouTube account due to apparent terms of use violation, and it now only airs on the Cinemassacre and ScrewAttack websites.
The destruction of the VHS tape of the movie was chosen as the best moment of 2007. The Nerd makes reference to his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the line "cowa-fuckin' piece of dog shit!".
20 Atari 5200 10:39 (GT) February 13, 2007

(YT) July 25, 2008

Atari 5200 (console)
The Nerd also does a short review about the history of the Atari 5200.
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. This is also the first console review where he doesn't actually play the console. However, he attempts to play Space Invaders, Kaboom!, Frogger, and Super Breakout, but each game is unresponsive. (Because of the faulty controller, including the one he orders online, which he tries to plug in, only to find it's the wrong type of controller plug.)
21 Ghostbusters 17:29 (GT) February 27, 2007

(YT) Aug 6, 2008

Ghostbusters (NES)
This is the first episode where the Nerd wears a T-shirt under his Nerd Shirt (Ghostbusters T-Shirt). After mentioning the Ghost Vacuum item in the game, the Nerd prank calls a store, asking if they sell a Ghost Vacuum.
The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode feature 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. In all these versions, 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 Mike Matei, to avoid copyright claims. This is the first review of an Atari 2600 game.
23 Ghostbusters: Conclusion 13:12 (GT) April 3, 2007

(YT) Sep 9, 2008

Ghostbusters II (NES), Ghostbusters (Genesis)
This is the first review of a Sega Genesis game. The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode features a cover version of the Ghostbusters theme that plays during the ending of the video, and also features a cover version of the Elvis Presley song "Devil in Disguise". Also, clips from the movie were removed and replaced with a still image of the movie poster.
24 Spider-Man 10:32 (GT) April 17, 2007

(YT) Sep 22, 2008

Spider-Man (2600), Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES), The Amazing Spider-Man (GB), Spider-Man 2 (GBA)
This is the first review of a Game Boy game, as well as a Game Boy Advance game. Kyle Justin guest stars as Spider-Man. The Nerd uses the NES top-loader for the first time. Spider-Man also introduces the Nerd to Yuengling, a beer brewed by a local brewery, after calling Rolling Rock "corporate bullshit" and "Shit Rock". The Nerd would sometimes drink Yuengling in place of Rolling Rock in later episodes.
25 Sega CD 13:18 (GT) May 2, 2007

(YT) Nov 18, 2008

The Nerd reviews the Sega CD video game system. Games reviewed include: Ground Zero: Texas, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Double Switch, Night Trap, Corpse Killer (which didn't work), 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 review of a Sega CD game. Also, this is the first episode to feature the full-length AVGN theme song.
26 Sega 32X 9:05 (GT) May 15, 2007

(YT) Dec 6, 2008

The Nerd reviews the Sega 32X console. This episode continues where the Sega CD episode left off. Games played include: Primal Rage,Doom,Virtua Fighter,Star Wars Arcade. This is the first review of 32X games, and the last as of now.
27 Silver Surfer 11:20 (GT) June 5, 2007

(YT) Dec 8, 2008

The Nerd reviews Silver Surfer (NES). He criticizes the game for its extreme difficulty, failing to beat even a single level. This episode uses an instrumental version of the opening theme song, by Ramon Cardinali.
28 Die Hard 9:03 (GT) June 19, 2007

(YT) Jan 21, 2009

Die Hard (NES)
At the beginning, The Nerd implies that the cover of the game that shows a building on fire bears an eerie resemblance to the 9/11 Attacks. The YouTube version is slightly different from the GameTrailers version. The GameTrailers version features a cut after the theme song and shortens a silent break seen in the YouTube version. One of the game cutscenes shows up blank on the YouTube version.
29 Independence Day 6:12 (GT) July 3, 2007

(YT) Jul 4, 2009

Independence Day (PSX)
This is the first review of a PlayStation game.
30 The Simpsons 13:17 (GT) July 17, 2007

(YT) Feb 3, 2009

The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants (NES), The Simpsons: Bart vs. The World (NES)
31 Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout 8:44 (GT) August 7, 2007

(YT) Feb 16, 2009

Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout (NES)
Mike Matei guest stars as Bugs Bunny.
32 Atari Porn 10:04 (GT) August 22, 2007

(YT) Unaired

The Nerd reviews pornographic games that were developed for Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge, Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Gigolo, Philly Flasher, Cathouse Blues, Knight on the Town, Jungle Fever.
This episode is also known as "Atari Porno" on GameTrailers. This episode is not shown on the Nerd's YouTube account because of its risqué content.
33 Nintendo Power 14:45 (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.
The Nerd shows a scene from Rambo on the NES and says he will review it in the future. He also says that he will review Fester's Quest in the next episode.
34 Fester's Quest 9:25 (GT) September 18, 2007

(YT) July 1, 2009

Fester's Quest (NES), The Addams Family (Genesis)
Rolfe portrays almost all members of the The Addams Family. The episode ends with Kyle Justin, dressed as Cousin Itt, singing a parody of The Addams Family theme song. This episode also appears in black-and-white, excluding game footage. Shortly after the opening sequence, the Nerd dressed as Uncle Fester makes a reference to a phrase Donatello said in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.
35 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 12:46 (GT) October 9, 2007

(YT) Oct 8, 2008

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600)
This episode guest starts Mike Matei as Leatherface and Chop Top, and Steven J. Klaszky (credited as Jimmie Jim Slugg) as the hillbilly.
This episode uses the same version of the theme song as used in the Rocky (SMS) review.
36 Halloween 16:08 (GT) October 30, 2007

(YT) Oct 30, 2008

Halloween (2600), Haunted House (2600), Frankenstein's Monster (2600)
This is part 2 of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre review.
While choosing what game to review, the Nerd briefly looks at the infamous E.T., but then passes by.
This episode uses an introduction based on the opening credits for the Halloween film.
Guest stars Micheal Mulvey and Lil' Liam Mulvey as the kids, Mike Matei as Michael Myers, and Nicole Mulvey as the neighbor.
37 Dragon's Lair 9:24 (GT) November 20, 2007

(YT) Jul 15, 2009

Dragon's Lair (interactive movie), Dragon's Lair (NES)
38 An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1 5:54 (GT) December 18, 2007

(YT) Dec 17, 2008

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
The episode starts with a flashback to the ending of A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas. The opening music is a rock cover of "Oh What a Merry Christmas Day" fused with the AVGN theme. Guest stars Stuttering Craig, co-founder of ScrewAttack.com, as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
39 An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2 9:48 (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 Ghost of Christmas Past and Present, respectively. The sprite for Dracula's appearance from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is used for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, showing the Nerd reviewing games in the future. This is the first review to feature a 7th generation console, in this case, the Wii.

Season 3 (2008)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Release date Games reviewed and episode notes
40 Chronologically Confused 2: The Legend of Zelda Timeline 19:01 (GT) January 8, 2008

(YT) Jul 19, 2009

The Nerd discusses the confusing timeline of The Legend of Zelda series. This episode was a previously unreleased episode originally written in November 2006. The episode begins with Rolfe introducing the video followed by a rock-styled theme song, while showcasing fan art. This is the first episode to feature Rolfe as himself, out of character.
41 Rambo 13:14 (GT) January 22, 2008

(YT) Aug 7, 2009

Rambo (NES), Rambo: First Blood Part II (see also: Rambo (1985 video game)) (SMS), Rambo III (SMS) The Nerd uses the last few minutes of the review to address the title of the latest Rambo movie, adding to points made in his Chronologically Confused about Movie Titles video.
42 Virtual Boy 15:34 (GT) February 19, 2008

(YT) Aug 24, 2009

The Nerd reviews the Virtual Boy video game console. He also mentions that the list of games he reviews is one game short of being the console's entire U.S. library. Games include: Mario's Tennis, Galactic Pinball, Teleroboxer, Red Alarm, Virtual Boy Wario Land, Panic Bomber, Mario Clash, Nester's Funky Bowling, Virtual League Baseball, Vertical Force, Golf, 3D Tetris and Waterworld.

The one game he omits is Jack Bros., which he could not acquire due to it being "rare, expensive and probably not worth Jack shit." However, he later received a copy of the Japanese version and 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 11:33 (GT) March 4, 2008

(YT) Sep 11, 2009

The Wizard of Oz (SNES)
Matei guest stars as the Cowardly Lion.

The events of the episode sync up with Pink Floyd's music album The Dark Side of the Moon, in reference to the Dark Side of the Rainbow combination.
The episode starts up with a parody of the MGM logo, and is followed by a medley consisting of various fan-made renditions of the AVGN theme.

44 Double Vision: Part 1 10:04 (GT) March 25, 2008

(YT) Sep 17, 2009

The Nerd reviews the Intellivision. Games played include: Space Battle, Mission X, Utopia, Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man, Vectron, Tron: Deadly Discs, Thin Ice, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Space Spartans, Microsurgeon, Frog Bog, Buzz Bombers, Space Hawk, Boxing, Snafu.

The Intellivoice Voice Synthesis Module was used with: B-17 Bomber, Bomb Squad.
The opening credits feature a techno remix of the AVGN theme song, which is followed by Kyle Justin singing a cover of "Double Vision" by Foreigner. This is the first review of an Intellivision game.

45 Double Vision: Part 2 8:24 (GT) April 8, 2008

(YT) Sep 25, 2009

The Nerd reviews the ColecoVision. Games played include: Montezuma's Revenge, Rocky Super Action Boxing, Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park, Campaign '84, Chuck Norris Superkicks, Dance Fantasy, Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler, Learning with Leeper, Looping, Robin Hood, Slurpy, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, WarGames, War Room.

Also shown was the Expansion Module #1 which allows Atari 2600 games to be played on the Colecovision. This is the first review of a ColecoVision game.
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 and Super Mario Bros. 3 17:19 (GT) April 22, 2008

(YT) Nov 8, 2009

The Wizard (movie), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES).

This episode includes an animated character called Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC 4.0 Beta after the Nerd looks at how this game includes possible Satanic references and it attacks him. The battle between the possessed cartridge and Rolfe and SMDC was selected as the best moment of 2008.
On the DVD, the review for The Wizard was edited out, in order to avoid copyright issues (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. The NES Zapper was used with: Freedom Force, Hogan's Alley, Duck Hunt, Shooting Range, Wild Gunman, Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, Gotcha! The Sport!. The Miracle Piano was played with Miracle Piano Teaching System.

The Power Pad was played with World Class Track Meet. The Speedboard is featured, but no games are used with this. The Konami LaserScope was played with: Laser Invasion, Duck Hunt. The Roll & Rocker was played with: Adventure Island, Excitebike, Skate or Die, Kung-Fu, Metal Gear, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, 1943, Beetlejuice. The U-Force was played with: Super Mario Bros., Kung-Fu, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Top Gun. R.O.B. makes an appearance but is not reviewed (until episode 100 on March 2011.) This video was changed a few days after its release to explain that the Nerd's problem with the Super Scope was due to his use of a flat-screen TV.

48 Indiana Jones Trilogy 18:43 (GT) May 20, 2008

(YT) Dec 12, 2009

Raiders of the Lost Ark (2600), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES, Taito (DVD-only)), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (NES, Ubisoft), Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES).

This episode does not use the AVGN theme music, instead opting for an Indiana Jones styled intro sequence.
On the DVD release and subsequent YouTube re-release, new footage is shown of both cartridges for Temple of Doom, and footage of the Last Crusade game by Taito is added.

49 Star Trek 10:45 (GT) June 11, 2008

(YT) May 7, 2009

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Vectrex), Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (2600), Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (ColecoVision), Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES).

This is the first review of a Vectrex game. The Nerd also does a brief review of the Vectrex.
The introduction is a parody of the introduction to Star Trek: The Original Series with an NES in lieu of the Enterprise. Matei guest stars as a Klingon and a Metron. The Nerd also gives a quick review and history of the Vectrex while reviewing Star Trek: The Motion Picture on that system. This is the first 2008 video to be re-released on YouTube.

50 Superman 11:46 (GT) June 26, 2008

(YT) Jan 1, 2010

Superman (2600, but played on the 7800), Superman (NES).

The Nerd does not review Superman 64, but promises that he will do so in the next episode.
The title screen is based on the cover of Action Comics # 1.

51 Superman 64 10:37 (GT) July 8, 2008

(YT) Jan 13, 2010

Superman: Man of Steel (C64), Superman (N64)

This is part II of the Superman review.
This is the first review of a Nintendo 64 game, as well as a Commodore 64 game.
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.
The episode starts with a fan-made electronic remix of the theme song.
This is also the first review of a floppy disk based game.Template:Citation needed

52 Batman Part I 11:45 (GT) July 22, 2008

(YT) Jan 27, 2010

Batman: The Caped Crusader (C64), Batman (NES), Batman Returns (SNES), Batman Returns (Sega CD), Batman Returns (Lynx), The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES). He focuses mainly on the game Batman Forever (SNES).

Mike Matei guest stars as the Joker. The title card is based on the cover for Batman #1. This is the first episode filmed entirely in the Nerd's new video game room.Template:Citation needed This is also the first review of an Atari Lynx game.

53 Batman Part II 9:42 (GT) August 10, 2008

(YT) Jan 29, 2010

Batman: Return of the Joker (NES), Batman: Return of the Joker (GB), Batman: Revenge of the Joker (Genesis).

Again, Matei guest stars as the Joker. The opening is a parody of the 60's Batman TV series opening and is animated by Matei. Most of this episode revolves around Batman: Return of the Joker. This episode features custom versions of the 1960s Batman theme as well as the 1989 film version, both produced by Chris Holland.

54 Deadly Towers 8:20 (GT) August 19, 2008

(YT) Feb 28, 2010

Deadly Towers (NES).

The Nerd requested for fans of the series to write this episode for him by emailing him with facts about the game and dialogue. The chosen submitters are credited at the end of the episode.

55 Battletoads 7:52 (GT) September 3, 2008

(YT) Mar 17, 2010

Battletoads (NES).

The series' theme music composer, Kyle Justin, complains that he is always behind the couch during reviews. The Nerd allows him to participate in this episode and play the game on two-player mode with him. This review centers on the two-player mode itself because the players can hit each other.

56 Dick Tracy 14:04 (GT) September 16, 2008

(YT) Mar 28, 2010

Dick Tracy (NES)

Rolfe states that the video game adaptation of Dick Tracy is the most frustrating review he has ever done. His anger shown in the video is genuine because he has tried to finish the first level for over 20 years since he had the game, which has never been accomplished due to the high difficulty. The version seen on the DVD (and YouTube) is significantly different from the GameTrailers version. Certain parts where the Nerd shows clips from the movie are replaced by still photos of the corresponding scenes, and the Nerd also added some updates based on questions he got from his fans.

57 Dracula 11:57 (GT) October 14, 2008

(YT) Oct 2, 2009

The Nerd shortly reviews Dracula games: The Count (VIC-20), Dracula (Intellivision), Drac's Night Out (NES), Dracula: Crazy Vampire (GBC), Sesame Street: Countdown (NES), Bram Stoker's Dracula (NES), Bram Stoker's Dracula (SNES, Genesis), Bram Stoker's Dracula (Sega CD).

This is the first review of an unreleased game, as well as a VIC-20 game, and a Game Boy Color game.
The Nerd also does a short review on the Commodore VIC-20 while reviewing The Count for that system.
On the DVD, Rolfe's comparison of the Dracula: Crazy Vampire select screen music to the overture from Phantom of the Opera (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

The Nerd reviews a few games based on Frankenstein's Monster: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (SNES), The Adventures of Dr. Franken (SNES); although the video mostly focuses on the game, Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES).

Matei guest stars as Franken-Nerd.

59 CD-i Part I 7:57 (GT) November 12, 2008

(YT) Apr 14, 2010

Hotel Mario (CD-i)

The Nerd reviews the Philips CD-i interactive multimedia CD player. The opening credits show the Nerd's entire video game collection in his room. This is the first review of a CD-i game.

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).

This is the first sequel to an AVGN episode.
The "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" parody used as the theme to the original Bible Games review is recycled here.

Season 4 (2009)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Release date Games reviewed and episode notes
63 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker 10:04 (GT) January 7, 2009

(YT) Jul 14, 2010

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis)
The episode was released five months before the death of Michael Jackson on June 25.

This is the first episode where the Nerd doesn't say "fuck," unless if you count a possible one that is in slow motion, but the sound quality wasn't that clear.

64 Milon's Secret Castle 11:33 (GT) January 27, 2009

(YT) Sep 14, 2010

The Nerd reviews Milon's Secret Castle (NES) which he criticizes the unusual difficulty and lack of continues. He notably consults Nintendo Power Magazine's Classified Information section for help, and is shocked to find that there is an entire article dedicated to getting through the first level. He also thinks that using "bubbles" as a weapon makes it look like a "game for little girls". Special criticism is reserved when the Nerd finds a room full of money which seems impossible to reach.
65 Atari Jaguar Part I 8:23 (GT) March 16, 2009

(YT) Aug 14, 2010

The Nerd discusses the history of Atari, competition between different consoles for superior processing capabilities and the Atari Jaguar video game system.
The Nerd does not review any games in-depth, but compares the graphics of games including: Zool 2 (Jaguar) vs. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis), Brutal Sports Football (Jaguar), Checkered Flag (Jaguar) vs. F-Zero (SNES), and Cybermorph (Jaguar) vs. Star Fox (SNES).

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

Tempest 2000 (Jaguar), Alien vs. Predator (Jaguar), Doom (Jaguar), Attack of the Mutant Penguins (Jaguar), Kasumi Ninja (Jaguar), Cybermorph (Jaguar)
The Nerd 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.
67 Metal Gear 13:17 (GT) April 8, 2009

(YT) Nov 10, 2010

Metal Gear (NES)
The Nerd also includes a short Chronologically Confused About Metal Gear Sequels segment.

A day after the video was released on Youtube, it was flagged for unknown reasons.

68 Odyssey 10:58 (GT) April 21, 2009

(YT) Nov 26, 2010

Magnavox Odyssey (console)Games played include: Tennis, Skiing, Simon Says, Football, Hockey, Analogic, Cat & Mouse, Haunted House, Submarine, States, and Roulette.

The Nerd reviews the console with the Nerdy Turd as the second player.
The Nerd also introduces an accessory, the Odyssey Gun, without discussing its use in games.

69 X-Men 14:11 (GT) May 6, 2009

(YT) Nov 27, 2010

The Uncanny X-Men (NES), Wolverine (NES), X-Men (Arcade), X-Men (Genesis), X-Men 2: Clone Wars (Genesis)
70 The Terminator 14:54 (GT) May 19, 2009

(YT) Jan 7, 2011

The Terminator (NES), The Terminator (SNES), The Terminator (Sega CD)
This episode does not use the AVGN theme music, opting instead for a Terminator-styled intro sequence.
71 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 13:25 (GT) June 2, 2009

(YT) Jan 11, 2011

T2: The Arcade Game (SNES), T2: The Arcade Game (Sega Genesis), T2: The Arcade Game (Game Boy), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (NES), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Game Boy), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SNES).
This episode uses an intro sequence reminiscent of Terminator 2's opening.
72 Transformers 12:43 (GT) June 17, 2009

(YT) Jan 18, 2011

Transformers: The Battle to Save the Earth (C64), Transformers: Convoy no Nazo (Famicom)
This is the first episode to feature the Family Computer (Famicom) and the Family Computer Disk System, which were given a short review.

This is the first review of an audio-cassette based game, as well as a Famicom game.

73 Mario Is Missing 9:30 (GT) July 1, 2009

(YT) Feb 15, 2011

Mario Is Missing (NES), Mario Is Missing (SNES), Mario's Time Machine (NES), Mario's Time Machine (SNES).This episode uses a C64 version of the theme song.
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 from the 3DO, and he even does a very brief review of the system. The Nerd declares the game as one of the worst he has ever seen in his life (though as far as gameplay, he still holds that title to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). This is the first review of a 3DO game.
75 Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 16:58 (GT) August 5, 2009

(YT) Mar 15, 2011

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (NES), Crazy Castle 2 (GB), Crazy Castle 3 (GB), Crazy Castle 4 (GBC), Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 (GBA)
Matei guest stars as Bugs Bunny/Woody Woodpecker. Justin also makes an appearance. This is the second sequel to an AVGN episode. Also, this is the second time that this episode uses the same version of the theme song as used in the Rocky (SMS) review since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600) review. This episode marks the first time that Rolfe, Matei, and Justin all appear together in a AVGN episode. This is also the only time that the Nerd has "died" in an episode with a guest.
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. (Rolfe reviewed all the films, including the 1998 american remake, for Monster Madness '08). The scene where the Nerd played the newer Godzilla games, concludes that he was born too early and comes up with a new swear word (which is actually censored) to describe the older games was considered the best moment of 2009.

At the Magfest 2012 AVGN Q&A Panel, James D. Rofle explained that the reason why The Nerd played the newer Godzilla games in the episode was because he thought "that was pretty funny" and explained that he made it like The Nerd doesn't even know about newer games. He also said that he "play it out like he was really like, having never held an XBOX controller". He said in the end that he sees The Nerd as an outdated guy who literally lives in the past, considering that in real life, Rolfe was more familiar with older games than newer ones to some degree.

78 Wayne's World 12:15 (GT) September 24, 2009

(YT) May 3, 2011

Wayne's World (NES), Wayne's World (SNES)
Footage from both Wayne's World films is used, as well as one clip from Borat (which were edited out of the DVD release). This is the second episode where the Nerd doesn't say "fuck."
79 Castlevania Part I 10:08 (GT) October 8, 2009

(YT) Oct 3, 2010

Castlevania (NES)
This is the first Halloween special that does not revolve around a game based on a horror movie (or a novel), instead, the Nerd has a marathon of his favorite horror game series. This is the first review to have four parts.
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)
In this episode it is seen that the Nerd owns some of the rarest NES titles, Cheetahmen 2 and 6-in-1.
84 Winter Games 10:28 (GT) December 23, 2009

(YT) Dec 20, 2010

Winter Games (NES)The Nerd considers Winter Games to utilize the worst controls in a video game.

Season 5 (2010)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Date Games reviewed and episode notes
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 (2006–2009). The episode also has a small introduction/review of the TurboGrafx-16.
On the DVD, the brief clips of Back to the Future Part II at the beginning were replaced by still photos of the corresponding scenes.

86 Hydlide 8:28 (GT) January 20, 2010

(YT) June 14, 2011

Hydlide (NES). The Nerd makes some comparisons to The Legend of Zelda (NES).
87 Ninja Gaiden 15:40 (GT) February 4, 2010

(YT) June 14, 2011

Ninja Gaiden (NES).

In addition, the Nerd presents the Ninja Gaiden trilogy on NES. He comments that games are good, but also extremely difficult and that he has never beat them. This is also the first episode to feature Kevin Finn, who plays a ninja.

88 Swordquest 9:12 (GT) February 18, 2010

(YT) July 2, 2011

Swordquest (2600).

The Nerd reveals the epic quest for the real treasures behind the mystery of the Swordquest releases. He explains how the first two games were released and the tournaments for the first two treasures were held, but as Atari began to die out, the tournament for the third game, Waterworld, was was never held, and the last game, Airworld, was never even made. The Nerd ends it by showing his anger towards the last two tournaments not being held. This is also the first review to use an orchestral remix of the AVGN theme. This is the third episode where the Nerd doesn't say "fuck."

89 Pong Consoles 12:00 (GT) March 6, 2010

(YT) July 18, 2011

Pong (Various)

The Nerd reviews the classic Pong game on various consoles that mostly automatically contain Pong. Consoles reviewed include: Tournament 1000, ATF TV Fun, Wonder Wizard, Studio II, TV Scoreboard, Super Pong Tellagame, Colorsport VIII, Ricochet, 4 Way Video Game, TV Game 6, Volley 6, Magnavox Odyssey 4000, Fairchild Channel F, Coleco Telstar, Coleco Telstar Arcade. Also, it is his second review to feature a 7th generation console (the Xbox 360 with gameplay from Grand Theft Auto IV), but not reviewed in detail. This is the last episode in the series to use the old timeslot (usually two episodes per month) due to Rolfe suffering from burn out.

90 Action 52 26:50 (GT) April 30, 2010

(YT) July 21, 2011

Action 52 (NES)

"Shit Pickle" makes a brief cameo. He does not play Cheetahmen, which he hinted he would review in the next episode. He also plays it on the Nintoaster, built by friend and technician Richard Daluz. This is also the new longest episode to focus on a single game, beating Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. In the episode, he makes a comment that most of the games are space shooters. Special criticism is reserved for the fact that it originally cost almost $200 (around $4 per game counting tax) when it was first released due to its rarity. 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. It is also one of the few videos in which the Nerd loses in the end.

93 Zelda II 15:07 (GT) August 4, 2010

(YT) Nov 15, 2011

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)

The Nerd references this game as being commonly requested, and while he does a review in the traditional AVGN style, he points out that it is not that bad, but does agree that it is hard. Kevin Finn reappears as the Game Graphic Glitch Gremlin. He also briefly reviews the first Zelda, referencing how the third labyrinth is shaped like a swastika and the confusing monster titles, including Like-Like, Tektite, Pols Voice, Gibdo, Rope, and Keese.
The opening also includes part of the Zelda song at the end of the last video of the CD-i review. The Power Glove makes an appearance towards the end. While the Nerd notes that he has never beaten the game's final boss, he actually manages to unintentionally defeat the boss with the use of the Power Glove as he moves his hands.

94 Nintendo Days Re-Revisited 23:03 (GT) September 3, 2010

(YT) Dec 1, 2011

Top Gun (NES), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES), Back to the Future (NES), Back to the Future Part II & III (NES), Back to the Future Part III (Genesis), Super Back to the Future II (SFC)

The Nerd revisits some of his previous reviews before doing justice to the Back to the Future Trilogy on NES. He also says that he has one more game to revisit, one he wishes to not have to touch again.
This is the third time that this episode uses the same version of the theme song as used in the Rocky (SMS) review since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600) review (the second was in the Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle episode).

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 fuller treatment. The title card is based on a poster for the 1931 film version starring Frederic March.

96 Lester the Unlikely 10:44 (GT) November 4, 2010

(YT) Dec 26, 2011

Lester the Unlikely (SNES), The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe (CD-i)

The Nerd calls the game an "experiment to create the worst video game character in history" and makes jokes about possible sequels. He also returns briefly to the CD-i, stating that he would rather play The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe instead, but changes his mind.

97 How The Nerd Stole Christmas 12:07 (Only On YT) December 8, 2010 Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage (NES), Circus Caper (NES), Fist of the Northstar (NES)

In a parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Nerd talks about a variety of games in rhyme, with many hand drawn illustrations by Matei. This is the first new episode since the TMNT 3 movie review to be released on YouTube before GameTrailers. Composer Bear McCreary arranged the "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" parody song with NES-styled audio elements.

Season 6 (2011)Edit

Episode Episode name Length Date Games reviewed and episode notes
98 Day Dreamin' Davey 14:00 (GT) January 5, 2011

(YT) Dec 30, 2011

Day Dreamin' Davey (NES)
99 Star Wars Games 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 fullscreen.

100 R.O.B. the Robot 18:52 (GT) March 3, 2011

(YT) Mar 15, 2012

Gyromite (NES), Stack-Up (NES)

At the end of this 100th video anniversary special, R.O.B. eliminates all "shitty" games, and the Nerd will have a world without bad games, but at the cost of the good games' existence, so he battles R.O.B. after an attempt on his life. The episode ends with a shot of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, the first review. This episode is the second to be shot in widescreen along with other episodes in the future. The intro to this episode features the theme song up until the vocal comes in. An explosion 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 episode features music by John Jennings Boyd and Lachlan Barclay.

This is the last Nerd episode to feature a title card.

101 Steven Spielberg Games 21:18 (GT) April 6, 2011

(YT) April 12, 2012

Jaws (NES), Hook (NES), Jurassic Park (NES), Jurassic Park (Sega Genesis), Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Sega Genesis), Jurassic Park (Super NES), Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES), Jurassic Park (Sega CD), Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO), UFI und sein gefährlicher Einsatz (Aliens Return, Atari 2600)

Throughout the review, the Nerd avoids reviewing E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial (Atari 2600). At the end, the Nerd picks up the game and shudders in dismay. The video fades to black and a "to be continued" message appears, to be reviewed in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. Before playing "Jurassic Park" on the Genesis, the Nerd fools the audience into thinking he is about to play a game called "Super Schindler's List 3D". This is also the only episode in which the Nerd cries, albeit silently.

102 The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 35:05 July 7, 2011

(YT) May 1, 2012

Barbie (NES)

James Rolfe gives us a look at the making of a typical AVGN episode, using Barbie as the example. At the end is the finished Barbie episode. This is the longest episode to date, beating Action 52 by over eight minutes. This is also the second episode to feature Rolfe as himself, out of character. The Barbie review alone runs for 3 minutes.

103 Kid Kool 8:14 August 3, 2011

(YT) May 7, 2012

Kid Kool (NES)

This is the first AVGN video filmed in 1080p HD, as well as the first where the YouTube trailer was HD but the video on GameTrailers was not.

104 Nintendo World Championships 1990 17:02 August 26, 2011 Nintendo World Championships (NES)

This episode guest stars and is co-written by Pat Contri, known as "Pat the NES Punk". The Nerd tells that he has recently bought a box of games off of eBay, with Nintendo World Championships listed as one of them. After opening the box, he is disappointed to find out that the cart is in fact a reproduction cart, and soon calls over the NES Punk to attempt to take his real copy. After Pat finds that the box also contains a rare gold copy of the game, the two compete in a winner-takes-all duel to see who wins the cartridges. The Nerd eventually decides that the whole game isn't worth it and smashes both the cartridges, then offering the NES Punk the reproduction, before Pat starts giggling maniacally & strangles him. It is shown post-credits that the smashed carts were props, although the others seen were real. James confirmed both carts actually belong to Pat.

105 Dark Castle 12:07 October 6, 2011 Dark Castle (Genesis), Dark Castle (CD-i)

The Nerd plays what he calls the worst Sega Genesis game of all time, but considers the CD-i game to be even worse, based on graphics and control.

106 Bible Games III 14:14 December 7, 2011 King James Bible (GB), Caltron 6 in 1 (NES), Spiritual Warfare (Genesis), Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land (Genesis), Joshua (Genesis), Bible Adventures (Genesis), King of Kings: The Early Years (NES)

The Nerd finishes the Bible Games Trilogy. This is also the first episode filmed in widescreen and the only one filmed in HD.

The Angry Video Game Nerd MovieEdit

At the end of the Spielberg Games review, it was implied that E.T. would be reviewed in the film and at TooManyGames 2011 and Magfest 2012 Rolfe confirmed that he will review E.T.[1][2] E.T. programmer Howard Scott Warshaw will make an appearance in the film.[3]

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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) 4:58 November 19, 2006 The Nerd reenacts the competition between video game consoles (mainly the competition between Nintendo and Sega). At the end he claims to support Nintendo's success with their Wii console.
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A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas 15:52 August 5, 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, though he does swear at the end (bleeped out with a sound effect from Super Mario Bros.).

Top Ten Nerd Moments 2007 9:23 January 1, 2008 The top ten best moments from the 2007 episodes are featured on Cinemassacre.com.

10. Nintendo Power spoof (Nintendo Power)
9. Grading the grammar and spelling of the end title screen of Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters: Follow-Up)
8. Getting frustrated at constantly dying and imitating the death screen image of Silver Surfer crying (Silver Surfer)
7. Fighting Frankenstein's Monster with the Super Scope (Halloween)
6. Literally "eating his shorts" (The Simpsons)
5. Destroying the 32-X (Sega 32-X)
4. Destroying the game in the style of The Addams Family (Fester's Quest)
3. His "war" with the game "Die Hard (Die Hard)
2. Fighting Bugs Bunny (Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout)
1. Destroying the VHS copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Part III (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie)) (At the time, this video was only available on ScrewAttack's website).

AVGN responds to the Nostalgia Critic! 2:02 June 12, 2008 The Nerd responds to the Nostalgia Critic.
AVGN: E3 recap 2008 5:32 July 19, 2008 The AVGN goes to E3 and recaps some of his favorite games.
AVGN: PROMO – Deadly Towers: Special Episode 2:26 July 20, 2008 The Nerd challenges viewers to write an episode for an upcoming review of Deadly Towers for the NES.
Ricky 1 Review 7:28 July 28, 2008 Ricky 1 (movie)

The Nerd accepts the Nostalgia Critic's challenge by reviewing a film.

AVGN Vs. NC: The Final Battle 7:18 October 10, 2008 The final battle takes place in the Nerd's room. Many scenes are parody references to films and games, including The Matrix, Street Fighter and Star Wars. Super Mecha Death Christ and the Nintendo suit from the Super Mario Bros. 3 review also make an appearance.
James Rolfe – Meet the Nerd! 3:13 October 29, 2008 Rolfe is interviewed by GameZombie.tv
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One Year Anniversary Brawl 20:13 May 10, 2009 The Nerd, Nostalgia Critic, Nostalgia Chick, Justin, and various others are featured in a brawl, which ends in a truce brokered by That Guy with the Glasses.
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Crazy Castle Outtake 4:42 August 20, 2009 This is an outtake from the AVGN Crazy Castle review. In this outtake, Rolfe has a hard time trying not to laugh while saying his lines.
The History of Super Mecha Death Christ 6:57 November 25, 2009 The history of Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC 4.0 Beta is revealed.
Top 10 AVGN Moments of 2009 11:50 February 11, 2010 Gametrailers.com features the top ten best AVGN episodes of 2009.
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E3 2010: Day 2 4:47 June 17, 2010 The Nerd visits other booths at E3 2010 and briefly comments on Mortal Kombat (PS3/360), Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (WiiWare/PSN/Xbox Live Arcade), Hard Corps: Uprising (PSN/Xbox Live Arcade), Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3/360), Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Xbox Live Arcade), Epic Mickey (Wii), and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame (Wii/DS).
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TMNT Tournament Fighter Challenge SNES 5:36 June 21, 2011 James and Mike take part in a challenge playing TMNT Tournament Fighter. Part of the Turtle Tuesdays series.
Ninja Baseball Bat Man 3:31 July 29, 2011 Ninja Baseball Bat Man (Arcade)
Family Game Funness 27:22 August 5, 2011 James and guest Pat Contri (Pat the NES Punk) play family-oriented N.E.S. games such as; Pictionary, Bible Buffet, Family Feud, and MTV's Remote Control. They attempt to play Battleship, but they discover it is single player only.
Contra Memories 7:13 November 2, 2011 Contra (NES) James talks about his memories of playing and beating the original Contra. This special features him as himself, out of the nerd character.
Sonic Memories 6:19 March 30, 2012 Sonic 1 (Sega Genesis), Sonic 2 (Sega Genesis), Sonic CD (Sega CD), Sonic 3 James Rolfe steps outside the Nerd character to recount some cherished memories of Sega's beloved Hedgehog, Sonic. Here the nerd confesses that BAD Sonic games, are one of his biggest requests.

ReferencesEdit

  1. AVGN (James) Q&A at TooManyGames 2011, June 20, 2011
  2. AVGN Panel at Magfest 2012, January 11, 2012
  3. Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of Atari E.T. mentions AVGN: The Movie, January 24, 2012

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