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66. Wolverine

Wolverine (1991, NES) by LJN

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
-Wolverine (NES)
-The Uncanny X-Men (NES)
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
–X-Men (Genesis)
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
-X-Men (Arcade)
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game (Arcade)
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: T...

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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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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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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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170. Bad News Baseball

Bad News Baseball (1990, NES) by Tecmo

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

This game couldn’t have been drawn at a better time.

The Trials are chock-full of difficult games, bad games, and games I did NOT want to play...

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172. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider (1996, PlayStation) by Eidos Interactive

Current Max% (Glitchless, PS1, New Game) Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
Tomb Raider (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider: Chronicles (PlayStation)
-Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness (PlayStation 2)

I had nev...

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148. Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat

Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat (1992, NES) by Tradewest

Current 1 Loop Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Chat was telling me that this was an arcade title before an NES one, which Wikipedia confirms.  I swear I remember seeing it in arcades as a kid, but can’t recall playing it ever.  My helmet was probably on too tightly...

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52. Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers (1987, NES) by Broderbund

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

There are three types of games I’ve noticed so far in the trials: those that sneak up on you and are completely unfair, difficult, ugly, and/or hard to play… those that are pretty much what you expected… and those like Deadly Towers: I expected this...

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29. Metroid

Metroid (1987, NES) by Nintendo

Current All Bosses Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF THE AVGN:
Metroid
-Mega Man 2
-Super Mario Bros. 2
-Super Mario Bros.
-Contra
-The Legend of Zelda
-DuckTales
-StarFox II
-Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
-Back to the Future
-Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
-Teenage Mutant Ninja...

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140. Gnat Attack (Mario Paint)

Gnat Attack (Mario Paint) (1992, SNES) by Nintendo

Current Gnat Attack 1 Loop Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Yet another game that was probably going to be impossible to speedrun, the Nerd’s review of LJN Video Art brought about yet another conundrum: how do I speedrun a game that has no object? Luckily for me, in that episode he s...

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