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.

The Top Ten

1 Bill 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!

I felt bad for nintendo because its on the nes

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2 Back 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

It just sucks

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3 Back 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.

Should be number 1.

4 Friday 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.

Even though some people out there love this game, I personally don't, if I had to pick and LJN game on NES that's actually decent, I'd pick A Nightmare On Elm Street.

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.

True, it's pretty bad and monotonous. But there are worse LJN games out there. - LarryLarrington

This game, is buggy, weird, and everything those Laughing Joking Numbnuts are infamous for. To put it this way, don't play it!

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5 The 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.

To the person who said, "The developer that LJN hired". LJN was the one who developed the game. Their main job was to publish, yes. But in this game, they did both.

Jeez this is only #5? Move it up four more spots, then I'll be happy. None of the games higher are by any means good, but they're excellent compared to this garbage. I'd honestly rather play E.T. than this garbage. - LarryLarrington

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6 Beetlejuice (NES)

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

I'd rather watch the movie.

Is this a bad game?

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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7 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Nes)

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

Watch the Angry Video Game Nerd episodes, he will explain everything. - OC96

This isn't LJN, but it was made by a company just as bad. There are other games on this list that aren't LJN either.

How is this in top 5? This isn't even an LJN game. It was made by Bandai and Toho.

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8 Terminator 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.

9 Jaws (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.

This game is okay for some reason, as long as you're using a turbo controller.

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

At least is good.

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10 Who 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.

The Contenders

11 A Nightmare On Elm Street (NES)

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

This game...is actually pretty decent. At least for an LJN game, but it was assisted with rare, so maybe that's the reason.

I actually like this game, at least for a game that was made by one of my least favorite companies.

The game does have flaws, but I see good in it.

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12 Spiderman 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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13 Pictionary: The Game of Video Quick Draw (NES)

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

14 The Karate Kid (NES)
15 Spider-Man: Animated Series (SNES)
16 Wolverine (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!

17 T2 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.

18 Spirit 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!

19 Action 52 (NES)

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.

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

This isn't LJN, you really don't know your games.

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20 Town & Country Surf Designs (Nes)

Worst skateboarding game EVER!

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