Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) - Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) -

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES) – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)

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The Nerd makes his first ever game review, and tries to tackle Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest for the NES, revealing the many flaws and issues that came with it. This is Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 1.

In this debut from the character we now all know as The Angry Video Game Nerd, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is The Nerd’s first video game victim. Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System just a year after the first in the series, it should have been equally as acclaimed. Though as it’s the focus of an AVGN video, there are of course numerous shortcomings which prevent Simon’s Quest from hitting the same highs as the original Castlevania.
With horrendous day to night transitions, having to throw holy water everywhere you go, and possibly the easiest boss in video game history; Simon’s Quest was the perfect place for The Nerd to start dissecting the crappiest games known to man.
Although The Nerd may have a lot to rant about when it comes to Simon’s Quest, the Castlevania series as a whole (Particularly Castlevania IV on the Super Nintendo) do hold a special place in his heart. And as a four part Halloween special in 2010, The Nerd revisits Simon’s Quest, along with numerous other titles in the series.

Watch all four parts here:

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  1. Back when it was acceptable to say the "r word".

  2. Back when you could get 30 NES games for $20. I miss those days.

  3. This took me back to the past, to be taken back to the past

  4. “Why do you have to die when you fall in the water? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.”

    The people who will go on to make Red Dead Redemption and Assassin’s Creed: “I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear that”

  5. AVGN basically pioneered homemade film making

  6. this video came out 9 days after i was born, i just think that's funny ;>

  7. And with this video, history would be made…

  8. An ancient relic for YouTube

    Literally 15 years ago.

  9. It's so surreal to watch his latest videos then watch this one and realize he hasnt changed at all

  10. This video is now older than Simon's Quest was when James made the video.

  11. James himself admitted he actually enjoyed this game. The whole joke of the video was a guy being so upset by a 20 year old (nearly 40 years old now, wow) video game that wasn’t even that bad.

  12. Unarguably one of the most legendary videos on the internet, the start of a true icon.

  13. I played the original Castlevania on NES at a friend’s house, then bought the third game for myself. But eventually when the NES Classic Edition came out, I tried this game out and it was pretty bad :/

  14. The NES was as far back to when this video was made as the GameCube is to today.

  15. this video belongs in a museum with videos like food battle 2006 and hot on our tail.

  16. Im old enough i remember watching this before YouTube commercials were a thought

  17. "Heres a trick i discovered myself" uh a later video proves Thats a lie lol

  18. It's so weird seeing this knowing how far James had come

  19. i remember i was looking at raging gamers back in the day with high pitched screaming , throwing controllers , temper tantrums and kicking and so on and the in searched angry videogamer and youtube added nerd and here i am cinnemasacre crew you guys made history on youtube

  20. Anyone else here to celebrate the upcoming 200th episode? I'll be knocking back a couple of Rolling Rocks during that video…what a legacy, my gosh

  21. Am I the only one who got recommended this?

  22. Who’s watching this after watching Episode 200?

  23. Who's here after watching episode 200?

  24. Y'know, collecting hearts as currency is'nt that weird now when you have souls as currency in the Souls games, so, an idea to vanguard from this era I guess?

  25. 3 words kicked off over a decade of videos, millions of views, and millions of fans from around the world.

  26. Here after watching Episode 200. What a fantastic series from a fantastic creator!

  27. thank you for everything James you are a Legend

  28. I like Simon's Quest…a lot. I grew up with it. However, I can't disagree with this classic review.

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