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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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50. Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game (1990, NES) by Sunsoft

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Batman: The Video Game (NES)
-Batman: The Caped Crusader (Commodore 64)
-Batman Returns (SNES)
-Batman Returns (Sega CD) (also seen in this episode, but it was not chosen)
-Batman Returns (Atari Lynx)
-The Adventu...

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126. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Atari 2600) by Atari

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Some say that E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is the worst game ever made.  I say to those folks that you’re wrong.  Sure, this is not a great game at all...

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