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"The most rewarding game of 2013!" Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series.
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013
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Patch 1.8 Notes (Now Live)

April 24th, 2014

Hey everyone! Patch 1.8 has just been pushed live. To ensure you're playing the most current version of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, please close the game and reboot Steam.

Patch 1.8 Notes

  • The pre-order contest winner cameo has (finally) been added to the game.
  • A new achievement has been added for finding the contest winner.
  • The death screens can now be skipped by pressing a button.
  • The glitch transition effect has been slightly reworked for increased performance.
  • One of the Knights in Assholevania decided to destroy a block that was confusing some players
  • The monsters in Dungeons and Dickholes have built a small platform before the first set of disappearing blocks.

If you'd like to view the previous patch notes, they can be found here. Thanks for picking up the game!

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What gamers are saying about AVGN Adventures

"The most rewarding game I've played in years. Love me some NES-hard" - @xolssonx
"Some of the best sounds out of any 8bit game I've ever played" - @BWaterfall
"This game is like Ivan Drago" - @Boostedb14
"I love it. It's fantastic." - @JoshuaSurkosky
"AVGNA frustrated me to the point of shouting bad words... but damn it's awesome" - @Agilen_

What the media is saying about AVGN Adventures

"Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a game that wants you curse at it. It wants you to flip out and go ballistic and yell at small children. It wants to give you the experience of being the Nerd in more ways than one."
- Destructoid

"One of the highlights of my E3 experience"
- GameZone

"It is an expertly crafted platformer"
- The Koalition

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About the Game

"The most rewarding game of 2013!"

Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series. With multiple playable characters, power ups, cameos galore, tons of secrets and more we're making a game that all fans of video games will enjoy. If you're a fan of old school difficulty, fart jokes, The Nerd and/or old school platformers chances are you'll enjoy AVGN Adventures.

Some say "hard" we saying "rewarding!" Why? Because every check point you get, every boss you beat, every accomplishment is earned. You feel like like a stud. This is a game that allows you to brag to your friends if you beat it.

Yes, this is the official The Angry Video Game Nerd game!

Visit Cinemassacre.com to see the series the game was based on!

We're 100% cool with you posting gameplay videos, Let's Plays, reviews, etc of AVGN Adventures and monetizing them as much as you possibly can. Have fun! All we ask is that when you do them, let us know because we want to watch you play the game That's fun for us!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
Helpful customer reviews
60 of 63 people (95%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
23 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
If you’re a fan of frustratingly difficult platformers, crude humor, old NES games, or the AVGN on YouTube, then you should check this game out. It pretty much plays like a NES game, though the graphics and music are *slightly* more modern. It’s hard, but not too hard. It gets easier if you keep practicing, and is very rewarding when you manage to finish a level. There’s also tons of references to NES games, which you’ll probably know from AVGN’s videos, and the music is awesome too.

My only complaint is that it seems to crash quite a lot, especially when I’m near the end of a level. Ugh. Maybe that's just me.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
73 products in account
3 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
If you're a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd then go ahead and get it. The game is challenging with funny dialogues and many references to the show. It has a pretty nice soundtrack and five playable characters from the show (including the AVGN). But I shall warn you... This game is hard as steel balls, not regular human balls, but STEEL BALLS. Have fun!
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
29 products in account
1 review
31.4 hrs on record
The AVGN adventures game is a challenging a yet fun experience the game is really hard so it seems like the diffculty you have experienced when you played those old games as a kid. But what really made this game fun was the nerd's dialogue from picking up a power up to dying for the forty-fouth time. Overall this game is great
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
229 products in account
14 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Before people get angry, yes I like AVGN, I like challenging platformers, I like chiptune music and 8-bit grapichs, etc. and I really really wanted to like this game.

However, I am also of the opinion that if you are parodying something by doing the same thing ironically and then charging money for it, you are still doing the same thing as the thing you parody, and there lies the real problem: strip away the funny presentation and this is the very type of game that James Rolfe makes fun of in his videos, a game filled with fake difficulty to artificially pad out the play time.

Yes, I get it, it's meta jokes, and the jokes are fun... the first time, then comes the major grind to actually beat the levels with insane unfair difficulty. The levels are fairly well designed in of themselves and are amusingly parodying many of the games reviewed on the show, but the platforming controls are rather stiff, hitboxes are often bigger/smaller than they look and obviously the game does everything to kill you as much as possible, though not in a funny "invisible block near a pit" kind of way which would give it a bit of a puzzle element, here it's just by throwing a lot of ♥♥♥♥ at you at once and having you deal with it through sheer pressure.

Also while other fake difficulty parody games like I Wanna Be That Guy at least have the decensy to not throw you back to the beginning unless you pick the higher difficulties when you die, here it does just that on everything but Easy when running out of extra lives which I find to be a major flaw from a modern perspective, no matter how retro or thematically appropriate it is. And before you say "just go play on Easy then", I would if it didn't give me more HP than normal, make bosses stupidly easy to beat and lock off several achivements, which obviously isn't very enjoyable, and it still doesn't fix the hitbox and stiff controller issue.

Ignoring the difficulty, the game is also rather short. If you get good at this I could imagine you would be able to beat the entire thing in 2-3 hours, though it does have a fair ammount of hidden secrets and replay value for the really really hardcore crowd when you unlock the truly ridicolous difficulty levels, so it's not that big of a problem, but still worth noting.

Basically, if you don't mind NES games that beat your ♥♥♥ with fake difficulty to the max and aren't affraid to start from the beginning of a stage (or the game itself) every time you die, you will probably love this game. Fans of AVGN may also appreciate the referencial humor to both the show itself and the games that he have played. However, the game still isn't up to modern standards in many respects, and it is rather hypocritical, and therefor I cannot recommend it to everyone. It's basically an extremely niche title with a (relatively) mass appeal brand attached to it, but if you don't fall into that niche it might not be worth the frustration no matter how much you like AVGN. If Steam had a "middle" option I would have picked that, but for now I am sad to say I will have to give it a thumbs down personally.

Also, I think James did a disadvantage to the game by reviewing it himself and showing off all the best bits in the video, made playing the actual thing feel a bit less special.
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
467 products in account
34 reviews
42.5 hrs on record
Yes this is going to get hated but its kinda sad when games like Akane the kunoichi are better at being platformers than this game. The major problem with AVGN is quite simply "we forgot people would be paying money for this." the satire about a person being trapped in a bad game you play is largely lost when you have to shell out money to play a bad game.

That's really the feeling I got the whole way through the game, the tropes and nods to the AVGN series are funny and entertaining but the bad game gets in the way quite hard. I really think they tried so hard to capture the "crap nes era experiences" that they forgot not only would people have to play this game but people would be paying money. its almost like it'd been less offensive to me had I paid for a movie instead, to watch someone else suffer through the game for my amusement than play the game myself.

What makes this game terrible? death blocks that kill you instantly just to touch them which are EVERYWHERE to the point it felt like "we couldn't come up with something here so we'll fill content with these cheap deaths". "I wanna be the guy" style tricks and barebones mechanics are all over this game, however IWBTG was free and this you pay money for, so it makes things a lot more sour.

If you are an AVGN fan you already own this game so I wont be convincing you, but to anyone else looking at this game as a person looking for a platformer to play I def say wait for a sale, because the only appeal of this game comes from the tropes and humor nods to the series, the gameplay is powerglove bad. when I beat the game I did not feel like a winner, I felt like I used drugs.
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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