Apr 30th, 2013

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures has been confirmed for Wii U sometime this summer. The game was recently greenlit on Steam after the release of the above trailer. As you can see, the game is a retro-inspired plaatformer that has a decidedly Metroidvania approach to gaming. The game will feature 10 levels of fast-paced gameplay and will feature content from the popular YouTube series created by JamesNintendoNerd also known as ‘the video game nerd’.

The game looks interesting, but it doesn’t seem to be much more than a cash-in on a YouTuber’s fame. It’s similar to the Bitejacker game that was released a few years ago that ties into the popular indie game webseries Bytejacker. What do you think of games like this? Would you play it? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde


  • instant buy for me very funny show, just hope the humor makes it into the game from the trailer it just seems like a generic shooter but I will buy either way

    • LopsidedPasta

      I feel like this is just a pathetic cash in. The gameplay must be good. That is a MUST. The gameplay here looked like it would get stale after the first few levels.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I know right? It’s just another cash in like you said and to suck more money out of his fans as always. I guess selling extra copies of games on ebay with his autograph wasn’t enough.

  • Relick

    For god sake, not another pixel art ‘retro’ platformer.

    This isn’t the 90s, get with the times!

    • Levi Johansen

      If you’d watch the show, Angry Video Game Nerd, then you would know the game could not have been any other way.

      • Relick

        Perhaps my opinion is misguided by the fact that I haven’t watched AVGN. However, I am still disinclined towards pixel art games because they are lazy and money grabbing.

        • Chris Woods

          there a hell alot funner than most AAA titles out now

          • Relick

            I don’t know what games you’ve been playing then, perhaps you should read the user reviews before you buy it. Every game I’ve bought for myself I have thoroughly enjoyed for at least 20 hours (and some free games like APB I have played for well over 200 hours).

            As I said, games like Fez are extremely well done and are very fun. There is a possibility this could be good too. However looking at the trailer there really is nothing to draw you in other than ‘AVGN’ and ‘nostalgia pixel art’.

          • Only a few are true gamers

            sorry but fez is not that great

    • Michael Jurado

      sir you make me face palm so hard that it’s going to leave a mark, go play your gay station 3 plz and ty

      • Relick

        I don’t have a gay station 3, if I did why would I be on a WiiU site?
        Pixel art games are being sold as ‘straight from the golden age of gaming’, when in fact it is just an excuse to save time making the assets and to boost sales because everyone loves nostalgia. I really wouldn’t mind free games or a few paid ones that do it well (such as fez) to use it however from what I see here it’s no more than 90s platformer clone 276 with an iconic character – just like most other pixel art games coming out these days.

        • Michael Jurado

          nah i’m jk man its just every time someone mentions graphics they look at sony personally i’ve never been impressed by graphics i’ve always been a gameplay kind of guy (360/ps3 games are too damn easy) that being said this game looks awesome you should get it who cares if it looks like a golden age game … that’s when games were good (and worth your money)

      • there wasn’t any need for that

      • Nobody

        It’s funny, but that comment makes me want to play a Playstation 3 right now.

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Thirteen thumbs down and counting so looks like the gamers have spoken..Gamers want this game..Get over it and who cares if it gos back to the 80’s and 90’s it looks fun..Don’t hate man just go away

    • jay

      AVGN hates most games made after 1990

  • Levi Johansen

    Yes!! I was thinking that when the game was announced, because the Wii U is the perfect platform for indy developers.

    I love the show, I’ve seen every episode and I’ll buy this game on day one!

  • RyuNoHadouken

    Must buy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gamesplayswill

    My boner just ripped my trousers apart…

  • Jerry Garcia

    I saw a little Megaman, Contra, Cybernator, and even a few rocket penis’s in this game…..

  • di g

    ahhh reindeer diarrhea and a shitman shooting shit out of his mouth freakin awesome

  • Sidney Majurie

    Will Shit Pickle make an appearance as a boss? XD

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Cool! Loving the music here, And was that the Majora’s Mask moon at 0:26 ? 🙂

  • That doesn’t really scream MetroidVania; it is much more of a Megaman-style game.

    • Jonn McNally

      Did the Airman stage rip-off give it away?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        This game is a complete rip off to me. AVGN imo is played out.

  • discuss

    The is AWESOME!!!!

    I want it now.

  • GameChanger

    Snowboarding on a dead Santa Claus…don’t show your kid this game! HAHAHA!

  • Felix

    fuck yea! i paid 400€ to play this. MY BODY IS READY.



    irony off.

  • Squid

    Waaaay to much blood for retro looking game.

  • Super Buu

    He should say ”fuck” every time he gets hit.

  • Ducked

    Isn’t that the Youtuber that says the F bomb 40 times in every video with those weird skits

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Yeah. It gets old fast. Got old for me back in 2008.

  • ZeldaFan83

    The game looks interesting but I don’t think I would buy a game that is just stealing ideas from other people to make a game because they can’t think of anything original. Using the popularity of someone else just to make some money, I’m not cool with that.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Agree with ya. He was cool back in the early days(2006-2008), but when the money started rolling in, he became lazy. I don’t know why his fanboys worship him so much. All they are to him, are dollars added into his bank account. I find it funny he needed donations for his movie when he makes a shit ton of money from his Cinemassacre site, Screw Attack which sells his merchandise such as T-Shirts, DVD’s and other crap, plus he makes movie reviews for Spike TV and has a Youtube partnership. This guy makes at least a few million a year off all of this and he needs donations? He could’ve financed the movie on his own, unless he is that bad with money and he spent it all like a dumbass, in which case I don’t feel bad for the idiot.

      In other words, him making a movie about his AVGN character should be left on the internet and not on a DVD. The guy has become a money grubber, and that’s all there is too it. Fanboys will support him no matter what he does cause they’re either young or not smart enough to understand that they’re just money to him. If he cared about his fans, then the movie would’ve been on his website and not on DVD. Besides, why would i buy his AVGN DVD’s when I can watch them on his youtube page or Cinnemassacre? Like I said, just him wanting more money than he really deserves.

      P.S. Doug Walker is much more talented overall than James, and yet James still has more popularity. The irony of life. Doug at least imo is more respectful.

      • everyone


        • Daniel Gonzalez

          No to what specifically? No doesn’t change anything.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    a retro-inspired plaatformer? Cool, I like plaatformer. I think it’s fun to jump from a plaatform to aaanother

  • Nicolas Dorion

    mecha jesus better make an appearance

  • FusionPlank23

    Nostalgia Critic should be a boss, or an unlockable character. (I’d shit brick either way, love the critic.)

  • tronic307

    So ironic lol… I love it!

  • Hugh Quinn


  • Guhtere

    Wait, but what if kids see “Angry Video Game Nerd” then search it up on Youtube, then learn the bad words. Just a little worry, but still I’m subscribed to him and am excited for this game.

  • FlyingBoat

    should we point out that they got the show’s title wrong in the article?

    anyway, of course im gonna buy it.

  • Zelly Jeffers

    I want to have that guy’s babies. That is all.

  • Only a few are true gamers

    Ok it’s a buy for me and bring on the shit pickle

  • dwawadadawdawdwatooexcited


  • I’m surprised that Nintendo would give this a greenlight. I watch his show enough to know that the penis rockets are intentionally shaped that way. Plus those turrents that are an exact copy of the scrotum guns from Ikari Warriors. He even had a song about them.


  • Steven

    OH HELL YEAH!!! 😀

  • A nerd gets his own game but what about me?

  • WarioForever


  • jay


    AVGN is one of the realest gamers I know.
    The only thing I didn’t like was the blood in the game.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Realest? That’s stretching it a bit.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I’m all for indie 8-bit type games, but this one looks blah.