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AVGN- Bad Game Cover Art -22 - Hammerin' Harry (NES)

("We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays and ornaments numbered 1-25 are seen on a Christmas tree. A raspberry sound is heard and the cover to Hammerin' Harry appears on the 22 ornament, along with shit.)

The Nerd: Hammerin' Harry for NES. A symbol of testosterone.

The Nerd: This guy is Mr. Macho right here. This is the manliest man ever! "MY COCK IS SO HARD!" What's with the Rambo headband? and his eye that's off-center. Weird.

The Nerd: Look at him screaming out the side of his mouth like Sylvester Stallone. On the cartridge, it looks like he's trying to hump the text and logos, just as he's about to bash your face with the Donkey Kong sledgehammer.

The Nerd: This guy is crazy! He's wrestlin' bears, drinkin' gasoline, ridin' a bull on a highway, playin' baseball with his cock! He just went mental and started a rampage through a construction area. All the workers are fallin' to their doom. Look at the poor guy still holdin' his jackhammer as he plummets from the top of the building. Notice that Harry's wearing the Irem logo on his belt buckle. Remember when Mario wore a Nintendo shirt? No, I don't think that ever happened, at least not on a cover.

The Nerd: You know, this game was originally an arcade game in Japan and it was ported to the Famicom first. Why didn't they just use the artwork from the Famicom version? Nah, it's gotta be fuckin' American! And macho!

The Nerd: I like how the title has a white box behind it. As if it wouldn't have stood out enough in front of the blue sky. It looks like they forgot to put it there, and then at the last minute, right before it when to the printers, somebody looked at it and went "oh, fuck! We gotta put the title on there! Quick! Quick! Take it from instruction manual or something! Hurry, cut it out! Slap it on there!"

The Nerd: Hammerin' Harry, a guy you don't wanna fuck with.