BEST VIDEOS, in rough order of quality:
Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
Hong Kong '97
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Revisited)
Lester The Unlikely
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Street Fighter 2010
Shaq Fu (he barely covered it...one of the most mocked games in existence!!)
"Making Of An AVGN Episode" (just too damn long)
Legend Of Zelda Timeline (kind of an obvious point to make)
Mega Man (too long because of the extra retrospective sketching that wasn't all that interesting.)
BIGGEST LAUGHS: "A horde of f*ckin' ugly reds" in Hong Kong '97, Charlie Brown's apperance in MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero, "Biiiiig f***in' riiiiiigs!", the response to the Battletoads pause-screen music, and the bit with children going "Michael!" in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
BEST RECURRING JOKE: LJN
WORST RECURRING JOKE: S*itpickle
BEST GUEST APPEARANCE: Whoever it was (Mike Matei?) playing the Joker in the Batman games, Bugs Bunny ("nyeeeeeehhhhhhhhh!"), at least the first time around. Keith Apicary and Lloyd Kaufman were okay, I guess.
WORST GUEST APPEARANCE: If it counts, that half-James, half-turd thing he had sitting next to him in that one episode. I can't remember which one. It wasn't funny though.
HARDEST-LOOKING GAMES TO PLAY: Ghosts 'N Goblins almost for sure, followed roughly by Street Fighter 2010, Ninja Gaiden (which I beat, but using save states on an emulator), and that hideous Dragon's Lair game where James himself could barely get past the first screen of the game, taking up about 9 minutes of video time in doing so!! Jesus!!
MOST BAFFLING EXISTENCE OF A GAME: Bubsy 3D, in the "Wish List Part 2" video. At least, it was for me. I mean, I could have picked any of dozens of the super-pathetic 2D platform games with bad control, bad hit detection, crappy weapons and constant death-traps, but I was probably the most baffled that anyone would want to play a Bubsy game that late into the 90s, let alone one that played like an unfinished demo of a demo of Super Mario 64 with hideous control (and long after SM64 had been out.) In fact, I'd FORGOTTEN THE EXISTENCE of Bubsy before seeing him turn up in that video, and I used to own the original game, of which any 16-bit gamer from 1992 or thereabouts will remember the ridiculous hype. RUNNER UP: that one mention in one of the Bible Games videos of a "game" that was basically the entire text of the Bible on a screen, like a proto-Kindle or something.
MOST CONTROVERSIAL: Metal Gear: I love the game but will concede it's got a lot of design flaws and of course I've never come close to playing the MSX version.
SADDEST MOMENT: That he wasn't able to actually beat Ninja Gaiden. That would have driven me nuts (let alone playing NG, not on an emulator.) Honestly, I'm wondering who in God's name ever actually DID beat NG.
BEST "ENTIRE CONSOLE" REVIEW: The Magnavox Odyssey--I didn't know there WAS a home console as early as 1972, let alone that it consisted of two light blobs on a blue screen and plastic tarps that you laid over the screen to create the "game"! If I'd heard of the thing, I'd never seen it played.
BEST BACKSTORY: SwordQuest. Real-life treasure hunt based on Atari games!! In 1983!!! Ooo the mystery!!
I think it's the games, and the gaming history that draw me into watching these. The Nerd himself is at his best usually when he's explaining stuff, and his work as a game historian is undeniably quite interesting. The "screaming profanity" and scatological humor were kinda old and routine after watching like five of these things, and certainly he didn't need to review EVERY stupid 2D platformer from the NES with the same stupid problems in every game (bad control, constant deathtraps, impossible obstacles, crappy weapons). It also took him awhile to hit his stride--the early videos aren't anything too great.
So that's probably why most of the entries I picked for his best are the ones I watched towards the beginning of the run. It is really good of him that he's covered things like accessories and forgotten systems, and stuff like Tiger handheld games. I did review the "missing entries" that aren't in the Youtube playlist (Atari Porn, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, etc.)
I'm not sure where else there is for him to go--he's past 35 now, has two kids I think, and is clearly slowing down. There probably IS somewhere else for him to go, but I have to say most of these videos kind of settled into a fairly happy middle.
NP: Renaissance - "Song Of Scheherazade"