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200. The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man

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

Current Speedrun.com leaderboards (Any%)
 

I had high hopes for this one.  I really did.  Upon watching the AVGN’s episode for this game, I truly thought that perhaps this would be better...

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187. Karate Champ

Karate Champ (1986, NES) by Data East

Current 1 Loop Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Karate Champ (NES)
-Combat (Atari 2600)

NOTE: Since this episode focused on Combat, which is a 2-player only game that I’m (fairly) sure cannot be speedrun, I decided to go with Karate Champ, the only other game in ...

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197. Countdown Vampires

Countdown Vampires (1999, PlayStation) by Bandai

Current speedrun.com leaderboard (easy any%)

I love Capcom’s Resident Evil series.  Or, more specifically, the classic Resident Evil formulaic series, the 1-4 (and Code: Veronica) standard that was R.E. until they changed the pace in the 2000’s...

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191. Time Killers

Time Killers (1992, Arcade) by Strata

Current Arcade Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Time Killers (Arcade)
-Time Killers (Genesis)
-Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game (Sega CD)
-Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game (Arcade)
-Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire (Arcade)
-Jackie Chan the Kung Fu Master (Arcade)
...

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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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