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Angry Video Game Nerd

Season 12 2018 - 2017
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  • 2018-04-18T18:00:00Z on Amazon
  • 20 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins (12 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Documentary
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12 episodes

12x01 EarthBound

  • Season Premiere

    2018-04-18T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

This video has been in the works since last October (2017), when I first started the playing Earthbound on the mini SNES Classic. It wasn’t originally meant to be an AVGN episode. It was for myself.

I never played much of Earthbound before, but it’s a game that always appealed to me. Yes, even when I saw the ads in Nintendo Power. The only reason I never played it much was because I was too busy with Final Fantasy 3 (6) and Chrono Trigger. SNES has so many amazing masterpieces, it’s almost impossible to play them all. But after more than 20 years, I owed it to myself to complete Earthbound.

The gameplay took me 45 and a half hours. After recording it all, I decided to put all those hours to good use, and make a video. At first, I didn’t think it would be an AVGN episode, but more of a casual “James review”. But I realized there were plenty of wacky moments in the game that the Nerd could react to.

If you’re wondering about the characters’ names such as “Milly” and “Lilly”, my 4 year old daughter named them.

To write the script, I had to search through 45+ hours of game footage, to confirm and describe accurately all the moments that I wanted to comment on. Then came a bunch of researching facts, and developing my own personal theories. It turned out, I had a ton to say. It became the longest single-part AVGN episode, by total accident (running nearly 40 minutes). On top of that, I couldn’t resist adding a dream scene with laborious green screen effects. In total, counting gameplay, writing, shooting, editing, the entire video took 137.5 hours to finish, making it the 2nd most time-consuming AVGN episode to date. (Episode 139: Mega Man still barely holds the record at 138.5 hours). Ironically Earthbound was meant to be a break for myself, but it turned into a major task, as all my other projects screeched to a halt.

I had fun with this video and am happy with it, but now that it’s finally done, I hope to get back to my per

12x02 Dirty Harry

  • 2018-06-17T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

The Nerd questions whether his next bad game "feels lucky", as he looks at an NES game based on the Dirty Harry movie series that featured only three levels

12x03 Drake of the 99 Dragons

  • 2018-09-19T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

Angry Video Game Nerd (XBOX) Drake of the 99 Dragons (Episode 158)

12x04 Tomb Raider Games

  • 2018-09-19T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

The AVGN reviews a variety of Tomb Raider Games. Tomb Raider Chronicles (PS1), Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness (PS2), and Tomb Raider for the Ngage handheld device.

12x05 Resident Evil Survivor

  • 2018-10-24T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

The AVGN reviews Resident Evil Survivor (PS1) in this Halloween themed episode.

The AVGN reviews Super Hydlide (GEN) and Virtual Hydlide (SAT), this is a follow up to his NES Hydlide review.

12x07 Amiga CD32

  • 2018-11-20T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews the Amiga CD32 console. Watch as the Nerd dives head first into some of the worst video games ever. The Amiga CD32 had such "gems" as Gloom, Kang Fu, Oscar, Naughty Ones, Morph, Beavers, Zool, Dangerous Streets, and of course Surf Ninjas for some reason.

12x08 The Town With No Name (CDTV)

  • 2018-12-05T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

The chilling conclusion to the Amiga CD32 AVGN episode (162). The Nerd heads down to The Town With No Name in the MS Paint Wild West. It's for the Amiga CDTV... or, should I say the Amiga CD32 (AGAIN!).

The Angry Video Game Nerd plays the Home Alone games with Macaulay Culkin! Sure, the Home Alone movie games have been covered before on AVGN, but never so many, AND with Mack himself.

12x10 Charlie's Angels (GameCube)

  • 2017-12-06T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

The Nerd is "persuaded" to review the 2003 video game adaptation of the 2000 movie adaptation of Charlie's Angels. It's full of gratuitous T&A (mostly A) and very little game-play. After this, the Nerd will want to kick Charlie's ass for sending his Angels on THIS mission.

The Force is not strong with this one. The Nerd wonders why there weren't more Star Wars fighting games, and when he plays Masters of Teras Kasi, he gets his answer.

12x12 Lightspan Adventures (PS1)

  • 2017-12-22T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

Merry Christmas! The Nerd looks at some obscure educational PlayStation games called Lightspan Adventures!

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