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125. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1992, SNES) by Konami

Current Any% Co-Op (No Wrong Warp) Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Some games are just legendary and tons of fun, and stand out on their own merits.  Others are simply just “good for a licensed game” or “fun BUT X or Y is wrong”, etc...

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109. Ghosts’n Goblins

Ghosts’n Goblins (1986, NES) by Capcom

Current Leaderboard for 2 Loops (speedrun.com)

Some games have a reputation that proceeds them.  These games are notorious for their legendary status as a quarter-munching test of patience, skill, and fortitude...

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115. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure (1991, NES) by LJN

Current speedrun.com leaderboards for any%

This game sucks.

Were you expecting something profound?

Ok fine.  This game is not the worst thing in the world for any particular category.  That said, this game is so bad at everything that it doesn’t matter...

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124. The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989, NES) by Konami

Current NES Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

Some games have a single, fatal flaw that takes it down from a potential gem to an average game (titles like Double Dragon, Castlevania II, or Adventure Island come to mind), or even completely ruin it altogether...

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106. River City Ransom

River City Ransom (1990, NES) by American Technos

Current Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

This is such an odd game, both casually and as a speedrun.  That’s easy enough for me to say, honestly; most of the games in the AVGN Trials are odd at best...

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120. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis) by Sega



Current Beat the Game (Glitchless) Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
-Skate or Die! (NES)
-Bad Dudes (NES)
-Karate Champ (NES)
-Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
-Sonic Blast (Game Gear)
-Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear)
-Sonic R (Saturn...

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118. Alien³

Alien³ (1993, NES) by LJN

Current All Prisoners Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

I’ve never been a fan of “adult” games on the NES, or any real classic consoles.  No, I’m not talking about games like Peek-A-Boo Poker or some smut on the Atari 2600 (thus why I’m not speedrunning anything from the Atari Porn episode)...

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103. Kid Kool

Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs (1990, NES) by Vic Tokai

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

120 games into the Trials, and all the time I’m asked, “Which game are you most afraid off, going forward?”  The thing is, the games I feared early on always ended up not being that bad...

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122. Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (2003, PC) by GameMill Publishing

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This is not a game.

A game has an objective.  You can win or lose a game.  There are goals, and enemies, opponents, or adversaries in some way in a game.  Games are usually structured and have rules...

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117. Skykid

Sky Kid (1987, NES) by Sunsoft

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Sky Kid is a game.  The end.

Ok, ok… it really isn’t that bad.  Sky Kid is one of the earliest shmups on the NES, released by Sunsoft early in the NES’ life...

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