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124. The Adventures of Bayou Billy

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

Current NES Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

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

Current Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

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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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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154. The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island

The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island (1990, NES) by Bandai

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Obscure games based on outdated or obscure TV shows and movies seems to be a hidden specialty of the NES. There are a lot of games that just seem so… strange, that they even exist...

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128. Adventure Island

Adventure Island (1987, NES) by Hudson Soft

Current Any% Leaderboard (Speedrun.com)

Tina, Y U Do Dis?

Why would you allow yourself to be kidnapped by a cliché monster and force your boyfriend, the brave Master Higgins, to travel via skateboard over dangerous cliffs, oceans, and flaming skulls to fight a cat monster luchalibré wrestle...

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117. Skykid

Sky Kid (1987, NES) by Sunsoft

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Sky Kid is a game.  The end.

Ok, ok… it really isn’t that bad.  Sky Kid is one of the earliest shmups on the NES, released by Sunsoft early in the NES’ life...

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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 thi...

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94. Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (1988, NES) by Vic Tokai

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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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163. Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular (1990, NES) by Kemco

Current Bronze Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

The Nerd did it again, lending his persona to Pat the NES Punk for the 8th Annual NES Marathon...

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