Top 10 Worst LJN Games

Short for Laughing Joking Numnuts, this company was responsible for an avalanche of shovelware games for the NES and SNES. These are the worst of the worst of LJN.

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1Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (NES)

There's nothing excellent about this frustrating, confusing, and painful piece of junk. It contains none of the charm of the movie and instead just leaves the player bored and angry.

I'd rather watch the movie than play this crazy joke of a video game that was ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts. Worst... NES... game... EVER!

I'm so happy I never got to play the games on this list!

You give Elvis a gravestone does that make this game sound good didn't think so, and I love both the bill and Ted movies

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2Friday the 13th (NES)

I will admit this game can be genuinely scary at times, but with poor navigation and painful difficulty the game is too frustrating to really warrant any scares.

Surprised this is #2, it's by no means a good game, but it's better then other LJN like Back to the Future or Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Avgn killed Jason with a super new super scope that cool unlike this game

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3Back to the Future II & III (NES)

There's a little logo at the bottom of your screen that says back to the future. If it wasn't there, you'd forget. It has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. And the game sucks

This is another game that is just a confusing mess. It takes too long to get all the items returned and the game has no save feature.

Let's face it, the Laughing Joking Numbnuts who never stop ruining everything to do with video games didn't learn a thing from their first Back To The Future NES game.

4Back to the Future (NES)

Not only is the game is totally awful as it is, but if you have to play disaster of a game, you HAVE to do so with the volume turned muted because hearing that music (we know by now that it's supposed to be a really sped up rendition of Huey Lewis and the News' "Power of Love", though I don't know why the developers chose it so much or made it so badly) will make you sicker than playing the game.

Believe it or not this game is actually nowhere near as horrible as people will have you make out to believe, it does have various connections to the movie and the game is playable at best, but the walking levels are repetitive and the non-walking levels are maddeningly difficult. Also the music sucks.

I love how they have to tell you it's back to the future on the screen. Otherwise you'd forget

Thanks a lot, LJN. You made the best movie ever turn into the worst video game ever made. Pathetic.

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5Jaws (NES)

A complete bastardization of the original movie it has absolutely nothing to do with it and it uses grinding to pad out the play time to an unbearable limit.

Boring is all I can say for this mind-numbingly repetitive action RPG.

It's one of the most decent LJN games, but that still doesn't mean is good. The only good LJN game is Spiderman and Venom: Maxium Carnage.

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6Terminator 2 (SNES)

The NES game was one of their more decent efforts, but the SNES version was almost unplayable due to awful controls and lousy hit detection.

Not only it's one of the worst LJN games, it's one of the worst games I've ever played.

7A Nightmare On Elm Street (NES)

The game had some interesting aspects to it, and the music was pretty good.

It have flaws, but is way better than Friday the 13th.

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8The Uncanny X-Men (NES)

A game based off X-Men? Sounds awesome, right? Well no. The game looks like crap, has poor level structure and some of the worst ally AI ever seen in a video game.

Complete disaster. The developer that LJN hired just knew they botched this so badly, and that's probably the reason why the name of the developer is not listed.

Wolverine's claws don't appear in this game at all! What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking... Of course, they WEREN'T thinking!

The mystery is over: Pixel developed this garbage!

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9Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES)

At least the crazy cuckoo movie version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit wasn't ruined by the infamous Rainbow Of Doom.

The game does not match the charm of the movie with it's dull and often frustrating gameplay, also it has the longest blummin passwords ever.

10Spiderman Return of the Sinister Six (NES)

There are very few good Spider-Man games. This is far from one of them. It's mind numbing and the controls suck. Atari spider man was better than this. It is beyond any doubt the worst Spider-Man game I've ever played.

At least the Nerd didn't mention LJN at all (Laughing Joking Numbnuts: The unholy rainbow stamp of death) in his review of this game.

Before the excellent Spiderman 2 on PS2 Spiderman games were pretty poor, as this game was a prime example of that.

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The Contenders

11Beetlejuice (NES)

If you play this game for more than 2 minutes, you went insane. Congratulations!

At least neither Beetlejuice the movie nor Betelgeuse the sun-like fireball was ruined by the unholy rainbow stamp of death.

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12Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Nes)

Apparently, butchering 19th-century licensed properties is fair game too.

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In addition to weird gameplay, the face on the cover is a ripoff of Freddy Krueger as well as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Do these Laughing Joking Numbnuts ever learn!

No matter who made this game, they gave it the LJN treatment.

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13T2 the Arcade Game (Gameboy)

You know what would be great? If you could play the Terminator 2 arcade game on your Gameboy. Oh wait, no it wouldn't be. The outcome was horrible.
There are some things that just shouldn't be made, and this was one of them.

14Pictionary: The Game of Video Quick Draw (NES)

A Pictionary game with weird mini-games instead of drawing? What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking!

15Town & Country Surf Designs (Nes)

Worst skateboarding game EVER!

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16Action 52 (NES)

Action 52 should be called Glitchfest 52000 because it contains 52 glitch-riddled joke games. Can anybody say Rainbow Of Doom!

At least ET for Atari 2600 (worst video game EVER) is ONE lousy dysfunctional video game, not 52.

No matter who made Action 52, they gave 52 games the LJN treatment.

17Spirit of Speed 1937 (Dreamcast)

I wouldn't be surprised if 1937 refers to the number of video games ruined by Laughing Joking Numbnuts as well as a year during history's most depressing decade!

18Wolverine (NES)

Having Wolverine's claws out drains his life bar? What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking... no, What's on second! I'm not asking you who's on second. Who's on first. I don't know... THIRD BASE!

19Little Red Hood (Nes)

This crazy joke is an insult to Little Red Riding Hood. What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking! Of course... they WEREN'T thinking!

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20Kid Kool (NES)

Thanks to slippery controls, Kid Kool is NOT cool!

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