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127. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice (1991, NES) by LJN

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Have I ever mentioned that David Wise is the G.O.A.T.?

Beetlejuice was an LJN-published (and Rare-developed) 1991 NES action-platformer that I had never seen nor played, before the AVGN showcased this back in 2014.  And to be honest, he made it look terrible! An...

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166. Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (1997, PlayStation) by LucasArts

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In 1997, I got a Sony PlayStation for Christmas, which was super exciting!  All my friends had amazing games like Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII, Tekken, and so much more!  And bless my Dad’s soul, ...

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157. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006, XBox 360) by Sega

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I was stunned at how atrociously awful this game was when I played it for the first time, in preparation for this AVGN Trial...

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98. Gyromite

Gyromite (1985, NES) by Nintendo

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Gyromite (NES)
-Stack Up (NES)

NOTE: for this episode, I only considered games that utilize ROB the Robot, but the Nerd features more.

The story of Gyromite, one of the only 2 games made by Nintendo for their Ro...

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69. The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy

Transformers: Mystery of Convoy (1986, Famicom) by Takara

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I know it’s totally cliché but I care not: this game was much, much more than meets the eye.  This was a fun speedrun, and despite its’ flaws, I enjoyed this Trial far, far too much.

Transformers: Convoy No Nazo (as it’s known in Japa...

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158. Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes (2002, PlayStation) by Ubisoft

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I never saw this coming.

Much like the humans in the films’ universe which “blew it up”, I was blindsided with how much this game was a joy to route, speedrun, and play...

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106. River City Ransom

River City Ransom (1990, NES) by American Technos

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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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62. Milon’s Secret Castle

Milon’s Secret Castle (1987, NES) by Hudson Soft

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A common theme I’ve noticed with a good chunk of the games in the AVGN Trials is that I am afraid of them, yet once I pick them up, I discover that, beneath the layers of notoriety and difficulty that most games offer players in casual settings, ...

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68. T2: The Arcade Game

T2: The Arcade Game (1992, SNES) by LJN

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T2: The Arcade Game (SNES)
-Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SNES)
-Terminator 2: Judgment Day (NES)
-Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Game Boy)
-The Simpsons: Bart vs the World (NES) (also shown in this episode, but not chosen)

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118. Alien³

Alien³ (1993, NES) by LJN

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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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