Terminator - Angry Video Game Nerd - Episode 70





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Published on Jan 7, 2011

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Angry Video Game Nerd (Episode 70)

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Games Reviewed:
The Terminator (NES), The Terminator (SNES), The Terminator (Sega CD)
This episode does not use the AVGN theme music, opting instead for a Terminator-styled intro sequence.The Nerd finds the NES game to be one of the worst games he has ever played, due to awful controls and music, and the fact that it is possible to fall through platforms and die. Even an attempt to cheat and gain extra lives (by attaching a wrench to the controller) fails to help, due to the game inexplicably limiting the player to six lives.The SNES version fares better, with the Nerd complimenting the decent arcade-style gameplay, but ultimately finding it a mediocre game overall due to the excessive difficulty and overly long levels.Finally, the Nerd briefly revisits the Sega CD game, which he had previously looked at in his Sega CD review, and despite having some minor issues with the controls, he ultimately deems it to be a good game, and a strong contender for the best Terminator-series game overall.

The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It was filmed in Los Angeles, produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, played by Hamilton. Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.
Though not expected to be either a commercial or critical success, The Terminator topped American box office for two weeks and helped launch the film career of Cameron and solidify that of Schwarzenegger. Three sequels have been produced: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and Terminator Salvation (2009), as well as a television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008--2009). In 2008, The Terminator was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the American National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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You know what's really weird? Nearly every shooter game James played in the past he mentions Contra, which is a really badass game. He did a Castlevania marathon since he always mentions it, how about making a Contra marathon of different Contra games both good and bad? I bet that would be very interesting since James always seems to bring up the name Contra in a lot of these old episodes. One of these days he will I bet.
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Pete Corvus Fan
Zedrik Allen ha no
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The music in the Sega CD version is awesome, because it was Tommy Talarico. Who also did the music in MDK, Wild 9, Skeleton Warriors, and the Earthworm Jim games.
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I've only seen one mention of the Super Follin Bros. I mean, they worked on a lot of shitty ass games, but a lot of their tracks are amazing. Wolverine (I believe), Silver Surfer, Equinox, PICTIONARY on the NES of all things! Plok is a good example of music that seemingly outstrips what the SNES should be capable of. A lot of it isn't as rock-n-roll as his other stuff, but good in its own right. An underrated composer most people have only heard of from Silver Surfer, mostly because, like I said, the games aren't that great, but still worth a check out if anyone likes to rock out in their old games. I don't think they're around anymore, or if they are, they do stuff very infrequently.
Dude, I've met him! Managed to score VIP passes two years ago for one of the Video Games Live! shows. He is one of the nicest guys I've ever met! Got his autograph along with the conductors.
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da da da da da da da da brrr brrr br brr da da da da da da da da
+Twicken Deffinately not the awesome DA DA DA, DA DA from the theme in T2.
When an ad with Arnold in it shows up right before the video.
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LeamTRAP the humantronic
true just had that lol
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Captain Ion
Who saw terminator genisys?
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Steel Fairy
That music is the worst I've heard in any video game. My ears are bleeding. It's like the program they were using for making the music was having a seizure, and they decided to use what came out of it.
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Steel Fairy
+theganon111 I think I will. Thank you for the recommendation. I'll even use headphones for hard mode.
listen to rocky and bullwinkle for the NES then we'll talk
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The graphics and music are so depressing
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James is so talented at making these videos. No wonder why retro video game reviewing exploded after he got it going
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And not just games. I think James wanted to start a similar review show about movies, with the Ninja Turtles 3 episode being the pilot. I guess he decided not to do it after all, but it paved the way for such reviewers as The Nostalgia Critic and The Cinema Snob. Then after that came Linkara, Phelous, Lupa, Spoony, all these guys owe their careers to James.
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Corrina Rittenhouse
It's dawned on me: Watching AVGN while you're high is much better.
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Nick Palma
AVGN: "...and at the end of the storm, is a rainbow.  A rai-- oh no..." Myself: "A rainbow, of SHIT."
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Awesome Ninja
its laughing joking numb nuts
Yep, the 4-kids of video-game. 
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