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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Angry Video Game Nerd - Episode 2

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989. It was developed by Advance Communication Company and published by Toho & Bandai (who also put out the Godzilla toys). It is slow moving side-scroller, with notoriously bad controls and confusing gameplay. During gameplay, you alternate between Hyde or Jekyll where you will either try to avoid taking damage or kill monsters. Dr. Jekyll is supposed to be on his way to a wedding, but on the way he’s getting annoyed by people bothering him on his walk, which causes him to turn into Hyde.

The Angry Video Game Nerd makes another step in his development - he steps in front of the camera...

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 1

There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
A new hero is coming up: The Angry Video Game Nerd!
The angriest nerd you’ve ever heard
He will go on his epic journey of reviewing games.
Brining their repective Producers to shames
He will work and work and do his best
This is his debut, “Simon’s Quest”.

In this debut from the character that should be known 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’…

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