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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES - Angry Video Game Nerd - Episode 5

(The Nerd grabs a bottle of Rolling Rock from the refrigerator and the episode's title card is shown. Leonardo swings his bow around three times and the title screen appears. The Nerd takes the game out of the console and blows it in twice, cleans out the inside of the cartridge with a Q-tip, and puts the game back in the console.)

The Nerd: The original Ninja Turtles is one of the most annoying games I've ever played. You first play it and think, "Well, this can't be too bad. The control's decent, it's fun killing things, the sound effects are cool." You may even think I'm tryin' to compare it to the sequels, which are far superior. Two-player, arcade action, beat up a bunch of Foot Soldiers. Good stuff. But this first one, is garbage. And you may be like, y'know, "Come on, it's the first of its kind, be easy on it." But, no. It sucks. It sucks ass from a straw. And you wanna know why? Well... where do I begin?

That beeping sound when you're low on energy? I mean, that's so annoying! Now look at that! Now, how the hell am I supposed to get up there? That's impossible! And who is that guy with the chainsaw anyway? Remember him from Ninja Turtles? I sure don't. The only way I can get up there is with Donatello, the turtle with the longest weapon. (sighs) C'mon, get over here, you fuck nut. Alright. Okay, all of that just for a pizza? Pizza shit!

Okay, here's a trick I think everybody knows. When you're fighting Rocksteady, ya jump up onto these crates with Donatello and you just keep hitting him with your bow. Now what's really weird is the timing. I mean, ya have to hit him when he's sorta ducking, not when he's standing up; I guess that would make too much sense. So it's obviously a game flaw.

Then there's that level where ya have to save the dam. April O'Neil says, "You have my support." Okay. What the hell did she ever do for you? Stupid banana raincoat wearin' bitch. So ya have to swim around and deactivate all these bombs. And there's so many things out there to kill you, and ya have a time limit, so, naturally, you're rushing to make it through as fast as you can. And all these electric plants hurt you, so you need a lot of patience. But how could ya have patience when you're in a fuckin' hurry? FUCK!

Level 3 is like a maze. You're in the Turtle Van goin' around, and there's steamrollers comin' at you from everywhere. And you know what I always thought was really weird? Why does the Turtle Van have the same energy bar as the turtle that you have selected? Like, shouldn't it have its own since it's, like, a vehicle and not... you know, the turtle? Never mind.

The Nerd: So here's a pop quiz: Who were the target audience for this game? Kids. Kids who were fans of Ninja Turtles. Now, you think they would've actually have put more Ninja Turtle characters in the game? Like, uh, Baxter Stockman, the Rat King, Krang? I mean, it's not like Krang was, like, a minor character that came in the fifth season of the show. Krang was right there from the beginning. So, like, there's no excuse. There was no excuse not to have him there. I mean, instead, make way for, uh, the missile balloons, flying robot heads, those little butterfly things, Mr. Fire Man.

(The Nerd sighs and takes a sip of Rolling Rock.)

The Nerd: And... why don't you hear the Ninja Turtles theme song anywhere in the game? What a piece of shit. You know what I hate? The fuckin' jumps in the sewer. If your accuracy is slightly off, you're goin' down. So you really gotta take your time and watch what's comin' up. Ughhh, you son of a fuck! And you know what pisses me off? They're turtles, for fuck's sakes! They can't even swim? Now look at this shit right here! These spike walls come out at you like an Indiana Jones booby trap, and some game designer who's laughin' their ass off just decided to put a pizza down there. Okay, w-well, what's the point? I mean, are you gonna be suicidal enough to go and try to get that pizza? I mean, who's gonna do that? It's impossible. What a joke!

And speakin' of hard-to-reach pizzas, look at this! Come on! Aughhhh, you fuck rat! This is just a bunch of cock-a-dookie, this is bullfuck. Jesus Christ Almighty. Holy shit! FUCK! Oh my God. Oh, man. Why is this game so hard? It's for kids! Have mercy! And why does this jump have to be so close to the ceiling? Fuck this game! And you know what pisses me off? Every time ya fall down, ya have to walk through the entire room all over again. All the enemies come back, so ya have to fight everybody all over again. Now, if you get the pizza, the pizza doesn't come back, only the bad guys. What a shitload of fuck!

I mean, you can't even develop a strategy because the enemies keep changing. It's completely random. I can't get over this fucking jump. If only those two extra platforms weren't there, it wouldn't be a problem. God! Can I get up? Can I get up? No! God-fuckin'-damn, get the fuck up there! Get up there! Fuck! Whoa dude, this game's like a total bummer. What a joke! Fuck! (walks over the small gap) Wait, you can just walk over it?

The Nerd: You can just... walk over it.

(The Nerd sighs as he starts to scowl.)

The Nerd: You are scum.

(The Nerd drinks a bottle of Rolling Rock.)

The Nerd: Cowabunga... Cow-a-FUCKIN' PIECE OF DOG SHIT! This game is diarrhea comin' outta my dick! This game is as appealing as a fuckin' ooze-infested dirty fuckin' sewer rat shit! I've had more fun playing with dog turds! Shredder's my ass and Splinter's my balls! This game is an inside-out asshole regurgitating putrid anal fecal matter! I'd rather fuckin' yank all the hairs out of my scrotum! I'd rather drink diarrhea vomited out of a buffalo's anus! It suckin' fucks, it fuckin' sucks, IT FUCKIN' BLOWS, IT'S A PIECE OF SHIT... and I don't like it.