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183. Chex Quest

Chex Quest (1996, PC) by Digital Café

Current UV Speed Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

The 1990’s were such a wild west of video game making and experimentation that we will likely never see again.  It’s sad, really.  You would never, ever see a game like this made today, there would be lawsuits up the ying yang...

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193. The Incredible Crash Dummies

The Incredible Crash Dummies (1994, NES) by LJN

Current Speedrun.com leaderboard (any%)

LJN, you bastardly rainbow company of doom… every time you seem to learn your lessons and take a step forward, you get hit by an enemy and get knocked 100 steps back into a wall, where your head flies off reversing your controls as you get pounded...

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184. Trespasser

Trespasser (1998, PC) by Electronic Arts

Current Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

I fully expected a trainwreck.  How could I help it?  Have you seen this game?  It’s awful!  Or, at least on the surface it is.  As a speedrun it is...

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199. The New Zealand Story (Taito Legends)

The New Zealand Story (1988, Arcade, from Taito Legends, 2005, PlayStation 2) by Sega

Current Any% Arcade Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Taito Legends (PlayStation 2)
-Taito Legends 2 (PlayStation 2)

Note: these games are compilation games of Taito arcade games from the past...

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181: Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994, SNES) by LJN

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES)
-Bible Adventures (NES)
-Super Noah’s Ark 3D (SNES)
-Wrath of the Black Manta (NES)
-Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
-Double Dragon (Master System)
-Supe...

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185. The Immortal

The Immortal (1990, NES) by Electronic Arts

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Some games have all the graphics, and no gameplay.  Others play like Popeye or Pac-Man, with rudimentary graphics, repetitive music, and archaic gameplay...

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178. Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land (1989, Game Boy) by Nintendo

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
Universal Soldier (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
-Final Fight (SNES)
-Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
-Fester’s Quest (NES)
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N6...

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194. Final Fight: Streetwise

Final Fight: Streetwise (2006, X-Box) by Capcom

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Final Fight: Streetwise (PlayStation 2)
-Final Fight (Arcade)
-Final Fight: Revenge (Saturn, JP)

I’ve played a bit of more modern-esque titles in the AVGN Trials.  By modern-esque, I’m talking games that sh...

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198. The Legend of Kage

The Legend of Kage (1987, NES) by Taito

Current 1-Loop Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

Considering that the game before The Legend of Kage was Kid Kool, one of the worst games I’ve ever played, my bar was set low for this game to be a fun or rewarding speedrun...

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200. The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man

The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (1992, NES) by Acclaim

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