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98. Gyromite

Gyromite (1985, NES) by Nintendo

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GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
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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164. RoboCop

RoboCop (1989, NES) by Data East

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GAMES FROM THIS EPISODE OF AVGN:
RoboCop (NES)
-RoboCop 2 (NES)
-RoboCop 3 (NES)

Dead or Alive, you’re going to press select!

RoboCop was a sensation...

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136. Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1992, NES) by Ocean

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I was going to write a long story using a ton of Lethal Weapon quotes to add some spice and humor… Well, what do you wanna hear, man? Do you wanna hear that sometimes I think about speedrunnin’ crappy games? Huh? Well, I do! I even got a special strat for this...

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84. Hydlide

Hydlide (1989, NES) by FCI

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“This game… is ******* Hydliiiiide” -Toad22484

This is a game that will infuriate you, frustrate you, and make you turn it off so quickly that your head will spin.  You’ll curse the 20 second loop of music that NEVER stops and you can NOT turn it off...

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193. The Incredible Crash Dummies

The Incredible Crash Dummies (1994, NES) by LJN

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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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109. Ghosts’n Goblins

Ghosts’n Goblins (1986, NES) by Capcom

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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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115. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure (1991, NES) by LJN

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This game sucks.

Were you expecting something profound?

Ok fine.  This game is not the worst thing in the world for any particular category.  That said, this game is so bad at everything that it doesn’t matter...

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124. The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989, NES) by Konami

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Some games have a single, fatal flaw that takes it down from a potential gem to an average game (titles like Double Dragon, Castlevania II, or Adventure Island come to mind), or even completely ruin it altogether...

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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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