When Macaulay Culkin knocks on your door, what else is there to do but sit down and play every single Home Alone video game with him?
That’s what happened when the actor showed up at the home of the Angry Video Game Nerd, who specializes in revisiting and reviewing video games you most likely forgot existed. And, yeah, they typically don’t live up to their namesake. Every single Home Alone video game, as you’ll see if you watch the video below, falls in that category.
“Everyone in the world shits on these games,” Macaulay Culkin tells the Nerd before he’s let into the house. “Maybe you can change the world’s mind.”
As nearly every console had released at least one Home Alone video game in the ’90s — we’re talking the original NES Nintendo system, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, PC and Amiga computers, plus a PlayStation 2 game that was only released in Europe — the guys had quite a lot to get through.
One by one the guys go through each of the Home Alone video game titles, starting with the Super Nintendo Home Alone video game, which oddly has you collecting valuables around the house (including a whole pizza … hidden in a toilet). Oh, how video games have changed in the years since. Thanks, technology!
The Game Boy version, as the Nerd says, is really just the same game as the Super Nintendo version but “with shittier graphics.” Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for Super Nintendo doesn’t fare much better, as the Kevin character is forced to survive NYC‘s Plaza Hotel, knee-slide into bats (to kill them, natch) and a chef who literally drops his pants for no reason.
As Macaulay Culkin says, “I’d rather do a human centipede with the Wet Bandits — Marv in my mouth, Harry in my ass” than play these games any longer. So what’dya say? Wanna give ’em a play?