"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.
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Mostly Positive (33 reviews) - 78% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (2,237 reviews) - 89% of the 2,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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June 23

Soundtrack Now Available on Steam

Hey everyone! We're happy to announce that the AVGN: Adventures soundtrack is now available on Steam! You can head over to its page here and pick it up for $4.99! Then toss on some head phones and jam out to FreakZone's incredible tunes! As always, thanks supporting Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures!

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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 This 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're 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
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Imagine every frustrating aspect imaginable from the NES and Sega era, jam-packed into several stages. Great tribute to everything the AVGN stands for: immensely unfair difficulty, yet an incredibly great feeling of gratifaction upon beating it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
If your a fan of James Rolf best known as the Angry Video Game Nerd and wanted to play this game based on his character your in luck or are you? Well this game is a very difficult and a hard platformer with obstacles that go a bit more overboard. Other than the enemies there are these things called Death Blocks touch them and you are dead. And this game has a lot of death blocks. It is a very frustrating game to play but if your good at platformers or played them before this game is relentlessly challenging. There are also hidden characters to encounter and play as and references from games that AVGN has talked about. It also has different power ups that are based off of AVGN episodes. The music is enjoyable and awesome to hear and it's funny to see all the random generated quotes after you die. A good game if you like hard platformers or a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Great retro feeling if you're into megaman and such. Game is made intentionally hard and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at some points though.

Some levels have a lot of l"earning by dying" going on where you only learn how to get forward by failing a couple of times.

So only get if you can handle things like that
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Completed on normal mode. The music is great in the haunted house, the twerking pixel asses and riding on a dead santa are memorable, and finding playable characters is cool and helpful. However, the gameplay quickly becomes about repeating a number of times until you will succeed. That's it. The crudeness wears off *very* quickly, and there aren't any memorable boss fights. I did find some of the challenges enjoyable, but did not find it rewarding when I completed the game. As a whole it is not something I will play again. I hope the sequel is better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
I've had this game for a while and tried to play it several times but I just can't enjoy it. I understand that the nerd reviews crappy games and this game is one giant reference to those crappy games and their mechanics but this game sucks. You die and die and die and die and die and after about 20-50 deaths you might actually get to the stage boss which can be beaten with minimal effort. So why make the stages so incredibly difficult just to have a boss that takes no strategy what so ever to beat? I am on the last stage of the game (after less than 2 hrs of gameplay) and I have died almost 200 times. All this game has to offer is dying over and over again and repeating the same sections over and over until you have played the same thing for so long that you realize "I've been playing the game for 30 minutes and have been repeating the same 10 seconds of gameplay the whole time". If you love repetition, irritation, and unfair gameplay then this is your game, otherwise stay away.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Product received for free
This game is perfect the words the nerd says when he dies are hilarious and its cool that they got chracters from past avgn episodes into the game.This game is very well put together i'm suprised a game with so much cussing got put on the wii u though.I give it an 8.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
85 of 92 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
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.
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105 of 140 people (75%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2015
If you are a fan of AVGN, get this game

If you do NOT know what AVGN is, look up cinemassacre on either Youtube or the website itself and start watching, you wont be disappointed.
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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2014
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!
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50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a 2D, 8 bit retro style 'torture' platformer. After a brief tutorial level to kickoff the game, it opens up to eight selectable levels. A few are far easier than others. There is a lot of parody going on here. Levels reminiscent of old Nintendo games like Castlevania, Metroid, Super Mario Bros 2 and Zelda 2. You'll even find an 8 bit parody of dirty Atari games. Once you complete those eight, then the final LJN style level gets revealed. It is all based on the comedy from the Angry Video Game Nerd web series that has been around for a decade. Its a good game that doesn't offer any unique features that aren't found in other Nintendo games. If you're looking for something fresh and original gameplay wise, you won't find it here.

The game plays a lot like Mega Man. Jump, shoot (with no autofire), duck and use a special item. The only difference is there is 8 way shooting like Contra. You can even hold the trigger to plant your feet so you don't walk as you aim diagonal. The items are few and far between. The tutorial level will walk you through all them. Glitch gremlin that I think kills everything killable on screen? Seven hours into the game and I still don't know for sure. Super Mecha Death Christ definitely kills everything on screen. Things like a rock that do little to no damage. Its just in the game so the Nerd can make a joke. The Nerd can even pick up a superscope weapon that does more damage, but one hit and you've lost it. A lot of times you'll find it in areas with unkillable enemies.

Even as a torture platformer, the game isn't that difficult. Timing is key. More than missing a jump, its missing a jump at the wrong time might get you hit and you'll fall in a pit. Each level is around 10 minutes. You have health measured in beer. Pick up a beer to restore your health. On easy you can walk into enemies with no regard for your life. Normal difficulty and up you have to have skills to not die from health loss. Each enemy causes you to get knocked back which becomes deadly if a pit is around. With that being said, the majority of deaths come from death blocks. Mega Man 2 had spikes, AVGN has deathblocks. These are everywhere! Some are in the ground. Somme are moving. Some are on and off with a timer. Some appear only when you get close to them. If you're not paying attention, to where you step, you're dead!

Nin-Toasters get used as checkpoints. These are pretty frequent. When you die, you respawn, but not after seeing a death screen with a randomly generated death phrase that usually involves an animal, a fluid and an body hole. You cannot turn off these death screens. It could be to hide a loading screen. You need to see it for a few seconds before pushing jump to get back to the action. Most torture platformers just drop you right back into the action.

Each level is pretty straight forward, but still allows for exploration here and there. You'll even find three extra characters to play as. Each has their own style and can be toggled on the fly with the shoulder bumpers. Mike has a high Luigi jump and can use a short range light sabre to break through walls that get highlighted as you draw near. He also makes invisible platforms appear. Couch Guy has a wave attack from his guitar that will go through blocks when the Nerd's gun can't. His jump is short, so he's better for SHMUP sections of the game. Finally '♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥' has a double jump and a short range arced attack, but can't jump as high as the Nerd. He's good for accessing different areas. For the most part, these extra characters are only used for finding secret areas, that have cameos from other ScrewAttack friends along with plenty of beer and 1-ups.

The enemies feel diverse, but there isn't a huge variety. Each level swaps out enemy sprites. High bouncing enemies, enemies that attract to you, wave pattern enemies, floor spikes that shoot up, hovering enemies, circular flying unkillable fireballs and so on. Each level has its own unique big enemies. Snowmen that belch giant snowballs. Giant turd balls that spit dookie at you in Hell. Axe throwers in the Castlevania level. Each enemy's death had particle effects that felt satisfying. At the end of each level is of course a boss, straight from AVGN's history of evil. Jason Vorhees, Satan, Dr. Jekyll / Mister Hyde, General Custer and so on. Most of the bosses just fly in a figure eight pattern.

Unlike most torture platformers, there was dynamic gameplay. Going from a platformer to a sidescrolling SHMUP. Riding down a hill one a dead corpse, streaking blood behind you. Hopping on a giant laser shark and tearing through lava. These were all a lot of fun to break up the levels. Even with each level having its own theme, there were things gimmick wise to make them stand out. The Castlevania level has a series of timed on and off death blocks. The dirty Atari level has bouncing platforms under your feet. The snow level had ice to slide on. The Zelda 2 level had keys to unlock doors. The haunted level has moving block platforms like Super Mario World and darkness outside of a short illumination around the Nerd. The Mega Man future level had timed laser beams and timed on / off platforms. It was able to keep the challenges dynamic.

It is no doubt a good game for fans that like Mega Man's gameplay. There are just little things that get in the way. The text box at the bottom of the screen with the Nerd talking is a distraction and obscures the action. In fact, the entire game is just a distraction. There are laser lights panning through some levels. Things flying everywhere. Even a vomit inducing waterfall ala Super Mario Bros 2. Half a dozen fireballs flying in a circle, bouncing on platforms, while enemies float toward you! Its all very busy, but that's probably to keep your eyes off the death blocks! The comedy also misses its mark, but I feel a lot of comedy games aren't that funny. Maybe its lacking the Nerd's delivery. Its just not as funny in text form when I'm too busy playing the game to read it.

Playing normal mode first took 2 hours for the first 8 levels and 4 hours for the final level. I sank around 100 lives just for the final boss. Then I discovered how to plant my feet by holding the trigger to shoot diagonal without walking. Normal difficulty gives you unlimited continues and 30 lives. I felt the intensity when I had died 10 times on a boss and I was coming to my final life to beat him. Easy difficulty gives you more health and unlimited lives ensuring you'll get through the game. There are higher difficulties, but normal was enough for me. I have a feeling you can complete easy difficulty in under 2 hours.

To summarize, its the best AVGN game you could hope for. Easy difficulty makes it so everyone can complete the game. If it wasn't for easy difficulty I wouldn't recommend it. I'd recommend it more for fans of old Nintendo games than AVGN fans. If you're into 8-bit Nintendo games, especially Mega Man. Get it. Also take note that 50% of players have the 100 deaths achievement. So does that mean on easy mode they beat it in under 100 lives or did they just give up and not complete it?
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