List of The Angry Video Game Nerd Episodes - Episodes - Season 2 (2007)

Season 2 (2007)

This is the first season to be aired on Gametrailers. The episodes later on aired on YouTube after about a year or so.

Episode Episode name Length Release date Games reviewed and episode notes
18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Part 1 11:43 January 25, 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (movie).

This is the Nerd's first movie review. Until the release of "How the Nerd Stole Christmas" (ep.97), this was the last of the new Angry Nerd episodes released on YouTube. However, this episode has been removed from his YouTube account due to apparent terms of use violation, and it now only airs on the Cinemassacre and ScrewAttack websites.
The destruction of the VHS tape of the movie was chosen as the best moment of 2007. The Nerd makes reference to his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the line "cowa-fuckin' piece of dog shit!". This was the first Nerd episode to be shot at the James Rolfe's new apartment which he lived at until June, 2008.

Note: At the Cinemassacre website both episode 18 and 19 were combined into one episode.

19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Part 2 10:47 January 25, 2007
20 Atari 5200 10:39 (GT) February 13, 2007

(YT) July 25, 2008

Atari 5200 (console)

The Nerd also does a short review about the history of the Atari 5200. He criticizes its enormous size, its separate TV connection box, and its malfunctioning controllers. He tries to use a Trak-Ball controller, but it fails too due to him not owning any compatible games. He then buys another 5200 controller, but got scammed since it lacked the required adapter to plug it into the console.
This is the first video to be featured on GameTrailers, as well as the first review of a console and the first episode to have the current intro.

21 Ghostbusters 17:29 (GT) February 27, 2007

(YT) Aug 6, 2008

Ghostbusters (NES).
After mentioning the Ghost Vacuum item in the game, the Nerd prank calls a store, asking if they sell a Ghost Vacuum. The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode features a sound-alike version of the Ghostbusters theme that plays over the opening of the video; the GameTrailers version featured no music during these scenes. However, clips from the movie and TV series were removed and replaced with still images. This is the first episode in which the Nerd cries.
22 Ghostbusters: Follow-Up 11:27 (GT) March 20, 2007

(YT) Aug 26, 2008

Ghostbusters (NES), Ghostbusters (2600), Ghostbusters (SMS).

In the YouTube re-release and the DVD, clips from the Ghostbusters movie are removed, and replaced with artwork by Matei, to avoid copyright claims. This is the first review of an Atari 2600 game.

23 Ghostbusters: Conclusion 13:12 (GT) April 3, 2007

(YT) Sep 9, 2008

Ghostbusters II (NES), Ghostbusters (Genesis).
This is the first review of a Sega Genesis game. The DVD and YouTube versions of the episode features a cover version of the Ghostbusters theme that plays during the ending of the video, and also features a cover version of the Elvis Presley song "Devil in Disguise". Also, clips from the movie were removed and replaced with a still image of the movie poster.
24 Spider-Man 10:32 (GT) April 17, 2007

(YT) Sep 22, 2008

Spider-Man (2600), Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES), The Amazing Spider-Man (GB), Spider-Man 2 (GBA).
This is the first review of a Game Boy game, as well as a Game Boy Advance game. Kyle Justin guest stars as Spider-Man. The Nerd uses the NES top-loader for the first time, and has used it as his primary NES (Before he got the Nintoaster) later on because, despite only supporting RF, works more effectively than the toaster model.

Spider-Man also introduces the Nerd to Yuengling, a beer brewed by a local brewery, after calling Rolling Rock "Shit Rock" and "corporate bullshit". The Nerd would sometimes drink Yuengling in place of Rolling Rock in later episodes.

25 Sega CD 13:18 (GT) May 2, 2007

(YT) Nov 18, 2008

The Nerd reviews the Sega CD video game system. Games reviewed include: Ground Zero: Texas, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Double Switch, Night Trap, Corpse Killer, Time Gal, Lethal Enforcers, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, Road Avenger, Jurassic Park, Prize Fighter, Sol-Feace, The Terminator, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Dracula Unleashed, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Wonder Dog, Sewer Shark, Sonic CD
This is the first review of a Sega CD game. Also, this is the first episode to feature the full-length AVGN theme song.
26 Sega 32X 9:05 (GT) May 15, 2007

(YT) Dec 6, 2008

The Nerd reviews the Sega 32X console. This episode continues where the Sega CD episode left off. Games played include: Primal Rage, Doom, Virtua Fighter, Star Wars Arcade. This is the first review of a 32X game.

Mike Matei was at the flea market with James when he got the 32X for $2.50.

27 Silver Surfer 11:20 (GT) June 5, 2007

(YT) Dec 8, 2008

The Nerd reviews Silver Surfer (NES). He criticizes the game for its extreme difficulty, failing to beat even a single level. Also this episode uses an NES-version of the theme song.
28 Die Hard 9:03 (GT) June 19, 2007

(YT) Jan 21, 2009

Die Hard (NES)
At the beginning, The Nerd implies that the cover of the game that shows a building on fire bears an eerie resemblance to the September 11 attacks. The YouTube version is slightly different from the GameTrailers version. The GameTrailers version features a cut after the theme song and shortens a silent break seen in the YouTube version. One of the game cutscenes shows up blank on the YouTube version.
29 Independence Day 6:12 (GT) July 3, 2007

(YT) Jul 4, 2009

Independence Day (PS)
This is the first review of a PlayStation game.
30 The Simpsons 13:17 (GT) July 17, 2007

(YT) Feb 3, 2009

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES), The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES)
31 Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout 8:44 (GT) August 7, 2007

(YT) Feb 16, 2009

The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (NES).

Mike Matei guest stars as Bugs Bunny.

32 Atari Porn 10:04 (GT) August 22, 2007

(YT) Unaired

The Nerd reviews pornographic games that were developed for Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge, Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Gigolo, Philly Flasher, Cathouse Blues, Knight on the Town, Jungle Fever.

This episode is also known as "Atari Porno" on GameTrailers. This episode is not shown on the Nerd's YouTube account because of its risqué content.

33 Nintendo Power 14:45 (GT) September 4, 2007

(YT) Jun 4, 2009

Nintendo Power (magazine)

The Nerd reviews, tells and recites his memories of reading the Nintendo Power magazine. Justin sings a cover of a song from a Nintendo Power commercial.
The Nerd shows a scene from Rambo on the NES and tells he will review it in the future. He also tells that he will review Fester's Quest in the next episode.

34 Fester's Quest 9:25 (GT) September 18, 2007

(YT) July 1, 2009

Fester's Quest (NES), The Addams Family (Genesis).

Rolfe portrays all members of the The Addams Family, all except for Cousin Itt, who is played by Kyle Justin singing a parody of The Addams Family theme song. This episode also appears in black-and-white, excluding game footage. In his Batman: Return of the Joker review, the Nerd admits to considering the music to be one of Fester's Quest's redeeming qualities, just like any game helmed by Sunsoft in general. Shortly after the opening sequence, the Nerd dressed as Uncle Fester makes a reference to a phrase Donatello said in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.

35 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 12:46 (GT) October 9, 2007

(YT) Oct 8, 2008

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2600).

This episode guest starts Matei as Leatherface and Chop Top, and Steven J. Klaszky (credited as Jimmie Jim Slugg) as the hillbilly.
This episode uses the same version of the theme song as used in the Rocky (SMS) review.

According to Rolfe on the Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 2 DVD commentary, the original ending was going to involve a longer chase sequence, which would result in Leatherface getting stuck on some rocks, and the Nerd would then decapitate him with his own chainsaw. But the plan was cut short because the sun was setting.

36 Halloween 16:08 (GT) October 30, 2007

(YT) Oct 30, 2008

Halloween (2600), Haunted House (2600), Frankenstein's Monster (2600).
This is part II of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre review.

While choosing what game to review, the Nerd briefly looks at the infamous E.T., but then passes by.
This episode uses an introduction based on the opening credits for Halloween.
Guest stars Michael Mulvey and Lil' Liam Mulvey as the kids, Matei as Michael Myers, and Nicole Mulvey as the neighbor.

37 Dragon's Lair 9:24 (GT) November 20, 2007

(YT) Jul 15, 2009

Dragon's Lair (interactive movie), Dragon's Lair (NES)
38 An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1 5:54 (GT) December 18, 2007

(YT) Dec 17, 2008

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES).

The episode starts with a flashback to the ending of A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas. The opening music is a rock cover of "Oh What a Merry Christmas Day" fused with the AVGN theme. Guest stars Stuttering Craig, co-founder of, as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

39 An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2 9:48 (GT) December 23, 2007

(YT) Dec 19, 2008

Shaq Fu (SNES), Far Cry Vengeance (Wii), Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii), Boogie (Wii)

This episode guest stars Stuttering Craig and Handsome Tom from ScrewAttack as the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, respectively. The sprite for Dracula's appearance from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is used for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come showing the Nerd reviewing games in the future. This is the first Nerd episode with Super Mecha Death Christ. You can see him in one of the images that flash on the screen quickly. This is the first review to feature a 7th generation console, in this case, the Wii.

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