The Angry Video Game Nerd Season 4
S04 E01Jan 7, 2009
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Jan 7, 2009 The Nerd reviews one of the first Genesis games he ever played which is Moonwalker. He expressed that at the time anything with Michael Jackson was worth buying and the idea of controlling a celebrity in a video game was relatively new back then. As he plays the game the one thing he finds annoying is fact you have to check every single door and window to find a lost kid to rescue while The Nerd couldn't understand why some copies of the game have the Thriller theme while others don't. Especially when the game has a zombie level which features the Thriller dance moves...
S04 E02Jan 27, 2009
Milon's Secret Castle Jan 27, 2009 When it comes to secrets, Milon's Secret Castle is filled with them. When the Nerd tries to play this game, he finds it to be unusual that two entrances to the castle lead right back outside and a window that just leads to an empty room. Upon reading the help column of an old Nintendo Power magazine, the Nerd learns the tricks on how to progress further into the game. However he finds it to be annoying that Milon's Secret Castle doesn't give you any hints or indications on where to go or what to do. It's as if the game developers want gamers to not be able to beat the...
S04 E03Mar 16, 2009
Atari Jaguar: Part 1 Mar 16, 2009 The Nerd gives us a history on Atari's library of game consoles. Along with show casing most of the consoles Atari manufactured for the market. He mentions how with so many consoles to choose from in the gaming market, Atari had to come up with a console that would wow gamers. The Jaguar 64 was introduced to the public and was the first console to use 64 bits of graphics. It was Atari's last console to be made and it reminded gamers that great graphics doesn't always mean great games. The Nerd pointed out how the cartridge games for the console have handles for some...
S04 E04Mar 25, 2009
Atari Jaguar: Part 2 Mar 25, 2009 The Nerd reviews some of the Jaguar games, he saves his criticism for Cybermorph due to the obnoxious green female head and the fogging atmosphere you fly around in the game. Durign the second part of the review, the Nerd introduces us to the Jaguar CD add-on to the Jaguar. Like the Sega CD, it requires a Jaguar to play and it needs an AC adapter to work. The Nerd is clueless as to why it couldn't be it's own separate console, specially when hardly anyone own a Jaguar at the time. He was going to review some Jaguar CD games only the CD add-on won't work no matter what...
S04 E05Apr 8, 2009
Metal Gear Apr 8, 2009 The original Metal Gear is hailed a classic by video game buffs and is considered to be one of the best games on the NES. The Angry Video Game Nerd, however, begs to differ.
S04 E06Apr 21, 2009
Odyssey Apr 21, 2009 The Nerd reviews the very first home video game console in existence: the 1972 Magnavox Odyssey. Watch as he and a hilarious special guest play the most primitive of video games ever created.
S04 E07May 6, 2009
X-Men May 6, 2009 The Nerd pays his respects to the X-Men by reviewing their library of video games. He finds the two on NES to be inferior... it's LJN, what did you expect? And two on Sega that actually are pretty decent.
S04 E08May 19, 2009
The Terminator May 19, 2009 Being a big fan of the Terminator movies, the Nerd decides to give the video games a try. He dislikes the NES game for not offering enough lives, having no continues and being put together in a sloppy way. The SNES version sucks too. However, he praises the Sega CD game for its awesome soundtrack.
S04 E09Jun 2, 2009
Terminator 2 Jun 2, 2009 The Nerd's arch-nemesis LJN strikes again. Having license all home console versions of the Terminator 2 game, the Nerd checks them all out, and while the NES game is okay, the Game Boy sucks and the SNES is virtually unplayable.
S04 E10Jun 17, 2009
Transformers Jun 17, 2009 The Nerd lists all the different formats a gamer would play for video games, and then shows an unlikely format for the first Transformers game which is a cassette tape. It's for the cassette tape player for the Commodore 64 which gives you a playable game. However it's not what you'd expect for a Transformers video game. It's mostly a simulation game with target shooting theme levels. There was a slide scroller game made for Transformers except it's a Japanese only game. So the Nerd gets out the Famicon which is the only way to play the game and wonders if the game is...
S04 E11Jul 1, 2009
Mario Is Missing Jul 1, 2009 The idea of Luigi being in his own game fore once sounded like a cool idea to the Nerd. Only to discover that "Mario is Missing" for the NES is a poorly executed educational game with borrowed graphics from Super Mario World. The Nerd didn't like the idea of Luigi being in a learning game especially one that has bad controls and missions that make no sense like New York being concern that King Kong was abducted. The Super Nintendo version is slightly better but still has unusual control schemes. Even the NES and Super Nintendo versions of "Mario's Time Machine" wasn't...
S04 E12Jul 21, 2009
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties! Jul 21, 2009 Watch as the Nerd tackles one of the worst games of all time. "Plumbers Don't Wear Ties" for the 3DO. A strange odyssey of a game consisting of still images, poor editing, poor direction, no story and worst of all, no game play! What were they thinking?
S04 E13Aug 5, 2009
Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle Aug 5, 2009 Bugs Bunny gets revenge on the Nerd by forcing him to play not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE Crazy Castle games! It's a pie-throwing, bomb-bursting, game-smashing, fist-flying, anvil-crashing, carrot-chomping, all-out bombastic barrage of loony proportions!
S04 E14Aug 20, 2009
Super Pitfall Aug 20, 2009 Pitfall for Atari 2600 was a classic, however the NES game Super Pitfall is a horse of a different color. The Nerd dislikes how the level layouts of the game make little sense such as ladders leading to no where and anti-gravity lakes with no bottom except for thin air. The Nerd's main complaint is almost all of the items are invisible and only appear if you jump on a certain spot. This becomes annoying when all you do in the game is jump around in every single area.
S04 E15Sep 4, 2009
Godzilla Sep 4, 2009 The Nerd loves Godzilla, but unfortunately for him the movies were hard to find growing up and the available video games were all terrible. To his extreme dismay, he finds out all the good Godzilla games came out after he was an adult.
S04 E16Sep 24, 2009
Wayne's World Sep 24, 2009 The Nerd isn't sure how any game company can create a video game based off of the movie Wayne's World when all the movie is just about two guys hosting their own show in a basement along with an abundance of jokes towards clichés that were occurring at the time. So the Nerd couldn't help but check out what the NES game is like. The game is already a big downer when there's a lack of good color and the Nerd's main complaint is that Garth has an effective weapon while Wayne just gives out a wimpy kick. The Super Nintedno version on the other hand is no improvement even...
S04 E17Oct 8, 2009
Castlevania: Part I Oct 8, 2009 In honor of the Halloween season, the Nerd decides to treat himself to the Castlevania series by reviewing every game for the Nintendo, Super Nintendo and even Nintendo 64. First, he pays his respects to the original Castlevania, a game that always seems to creep into his subconscious.
S04 E18Oct 21, 2009
Castlevania Part II: Simon's Quest and Dracula's Curse Oct 21, 2009 Continuing his Castlevania marathon, the Nerd decides to revisit the horrors of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest by doing a fresh, new review of it. He also tackles Castlevania III, which he feels was a true sequel to the first installment.
S04 E19Nov 5, 2009
Castlevania Part III Nov 5, 2009 The Nerd continues to revisit the Castlevania games. In this one, he covers Super Castlevania IV. He also covers the dreaded Nintendo 64 Castlevania game.
S04 E20Nov 19, 2009
Castlevania Part IV: Bloodlines and Symphony of the Night Nov 19, 2009 It's the final part of the Nerd's Castlevania marathon, so he decides to cover Bloodlines and Symphony of the Night. He also discusses the future of Castlevania.
S04 E21Dec 3, 2009
Little Red Hood Dec 3, 2009 Out of all of the NES games in his collection, the Nerd decides to review the one that stands out like a sore thumb which has an unusual slot on top of the cartridge. Mainly because it's an unlicensed game much like the Noah's Ark 3D game for the Super Nintendo. The game is called Little Red Hood, which in no way does it resemble the original story. So the Nerd starts to play it and already could tell it's an abomination with putrid color schemes and unusual game rules. In fact the game has no organized rules when enemies re-spawn rapidly, items would sometimes...
S04 E22Dec 23, 2009
Winter Games Dec 23, 2009 It's the middle of winter at the Nerd's house, and to keep himself occupied from being cold is by reviewing Winter Games for the NES. The Nerd explains how the Winter Games for the Atari 2600 was fun, however the NES version is inferior due to it having only four winter Olympic game events and has a bad control scheme. The biggest complaint the Nerd has for the game is the figure skating game in which no matter what buttons he presses he is unable to achieve any good skating moves and always receives a 0.0 for a score despite managing to pull off a few good skating ...
Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden is one of the Nerd's favorite games, but its extreme difficulty has prevented him from beating it. This game is so hard, you'd have to be a ninja to beat it. The Nerd seeks one out, who trains him in the art of overcoming difficulty and sharpens his skills. However, this game might prove to be more than a match for the wise old master.