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->''"The year is 2000 AD, and all [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Gaul]] is playing [[XBox360 high]] [[PlayStation3 definition]] [[{{Wii}} consoles]]. [[{{Asterix}} All? No! In one small village, there is a]] [[JoueurDuGrenier gamer]] [[{{Asterix}} who still holds out against the invaders]]."''

Frédéric Molas, a.k.a. le '''''[[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/ Joueur du Grenier]]''''' ("The Attic Gamer") is a French retro video game tester who plays mostly horrible games, but also a few merely NintendoHard games.

He is basically the [[ForeignRemake French equivalent]] of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. Prone to [[{{Angrish}} get mad at his video games]], he still goes through almost all them, much to his chagrin and to his viewers' amusement.

In 2012, he started a SpinOff series titled '''''Papy Grenier''''' ("Grandpa Attic"), in which he plays an old bearded [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] who humoristically revisits classic cult games in a 5-6 minutes format. The first episode is devoted to ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.

A comic adaptation came out in 2012.

[[folder: Games tested so far, chronological order]]
!2009
* ''Franchise/Tintin au Tibet'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (called ''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque'' in France) ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Great Rescue'' (MegaDrive)
* ''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Last Battle]]'' (MegaDrive)
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue'' ({{Nintendo 64}})
** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (MegaDrive) (as an example of good game before switching to the above)

!2010
* ''Sword of Sodan'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' (SuperNES), followed by ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots'' (MegaDrive) and ''VideoGame/{{Pit-Fighter}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'' (MasterSystem) (a two-part video)
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] and SuperNES)
* ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') (MegaDrive)
* ''Virus It Is Aware'' (PlayStation)
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from series which underwent a [[PolygonCeiling very problematic transition from 2D to 3D]]:
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''
** ''VideoGame/SonicR''
** ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}''
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces''
** ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} 3D: Furbitten Planet''
* ''{{Barbie}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'' (Master System, [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], MegaDrive, and the PC game ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser'')

!2011
* Many 8- and 16-bit sports games.
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from the {{Atari 2600}}, ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' in particular.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (PlayStation)
* Short reviews about two show/movie adaptations (''Alf'' (MegaDrive) and ''TimeCop'' (SNES)) and two medical games (''Rex Ronan : Experimental Surgeon'' and ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' (both on SNES))
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]''
* ''Silent Service'' and ''Infiltrator'' (NES)
* ''[[SpirouAndFantasio Spirou]]'' (MegaDrive)

!2012
* [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] in general, but particularly ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheLance'' (NES), ''VideoGame/{{Drakkhen}}'' (SuperNes) and ''Virtual VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'' (SegaSaturn)
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' on NES and SNES.
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' on AmstradCPC 464, its sequel and the NES ''Airwolf'' game.
* ''Heavy Nova'' (MegaDrive) (only on DVD and not in his channel)
* ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' on PlayStation
* ''VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally'' (SNES) and ''Taz-Mania'' (MegaDrive)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' (NES) [[note]]actually an old video, previously only available on a DVD included with an issue of a videogame magazine called Pix'N'Love[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' (NES) and ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)
* Two unlicensed NES games by Color Dreams : ''Silent Assault'' and ''Raid 2020''
* Various simgames: ''[=Geo-Political=] Simulator: Rulers of Nations'', ''Toilet Tycoon'', ''Euro Truck Simulator'', ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''...

!2013
* A video about ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''-themed videogames, especially ''Fester Quest'' (NES), ''The Addams Family'' (Master System) and ''The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' (SNES)
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He also made some specials without game reviews:
* ''Téléchat'', a [[invoked]][[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs very]] [[UncannyValley disturbing]] TV show. ''[[invoked]][[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids For kids]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QluFmgYTjo See for yourself]].
* Four videos about the late 80's / early 90's anime and cartoons broadcasted in France (including one video only focused on girly cartoons and another one focused on cartoons that were aimed at boys), and some French sitcoms.
* Several adaptations of video games into cartoons and TV series.
* He also humorously answered to commonly asked questions about him while parodying some recent mainstream games.

''Papy Grenier'' specials:
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (GameBoy)
* The ''VideoGame/SimCity'' series

Interesting information: In 2012, Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four informative videos]] about ''Videogame/DragonsDogma''. While these videos aren't technically part of the series, they use the same humor that's featured in their more well-known videos.

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!! Le Joueur du Grenier provides examples of:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Got kicked out of office in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulers_of_Nations Rulers of Nations]]'' for increasing the retirement age by one year, resulting in ''the entire 60-million-strong French population'' taking to the street.
* AccentuateTheNegative:
** Doesn't happen as much as you'd expect from an angry video game reviewer, when he gives harsh criticism, then it is deserved. Although he ''does'' state that the only good moment in the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' movie is [[spoiler:the end credits]].
** A notable aversion in his Atari games review video: he believes calling ''E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'' the worst game ever made is an exaggeration, and that the video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' on the same console is a much worse buy.
* AccidentalInnuendo:
** InUniverse: Fingers/arms coming out from holes in the wall in the ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' game ? And looking like... something else due to the NES graphical limitations? Cue the ''Ding Dong Song'' by Gunther !
** Earlier, in the ''DarkCastle'' review, the same song played when he encounters the [[WhipItGood whipping]] torturer.
* AdaptationDecay: The main theme of the third special.
* AdaptationInspiration: The show itself, when compared to WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. While the main premise (an angry retro video game critic getting enraged by the games he reviews, then destroying them) remains the same, the show itself has a whole different brand of humor, featuring [[DeconstructiveParody deconstructive parodies]], SelfDeprecation, [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad jokes]] and lots of LampshadeHanging for good measure, with [[ClusterFBomb use of incessant profanity]] greatly downplayed, and ToiletHumor outright absent.
* AirstrikeImpossible: The whole CPC ''Airwolf'' game is centered on a helicopter in a cave.
* AncientConspiracy: ''DragonsLair'' is implied to be part of one.
* {{Angrish}}: Except he is French, so it's not Angrish. Still, he falls prey to the french equivalent of this trope.
* AnticlimaxBoss: JDG has this problem with the ''DarkCastle'' game, the ''Waterworld'' game, ''JurassicPark'' (MegaDrive) and the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' one.
* AsideGlance: Gives a very panicked one towards the camera when faced with an impossible obstacle in Airwolf, complete with the caption "IMPOSSIBLE" popping up in front of him.
* AssShove: How he gets the NES cart in the ''DragonsLair'' video.
* TheBackwardsR: [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/ppg10.jpg On a poster behind him]] in the Papy Grenier video about ''Sim city''.[[note]]It means "Join Sim City" in French[[/note]]
* BadBadActing: Used during the reenactment of the dubbing of ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.''.
* BadassDecay: InUniverse. One of the reasons he dislikes ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is because Trunks has become a pansy (although he is not supposed to be the same as Future Trunks).
* BaitAndSwitch: On the ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' game:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Give me one fun activity involving entering and exiting holes? ''({{beat}})''\\
'''Seb:''' Errr... Speleology ?
** In the ''Airwolf'' review, he notes that the NES version can be finished in 10 minutes, and since it costed 500 Francs (about 82 US dollars at the time[[note]]According to [[http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss03.pdf this]] the exchange rate in late 1988 was 6.0935[[/note]]) when it came out, the game basically cost 50 francs per minute.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' For fifty francs per minute, you can buy something much more interesting, if you know what I mean...\\
''(cut to a creaking bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Like renting a creaky bed!\\
''(camera pans to [=JdG=], reading a comic book and bouncing alone on the bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ... What did I do that for?!
* BatDeduction: In the test of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', this is how he finds the solution to unlock a door after listening to a really obscure hint in a dialog. He then says that it was a joke: he was stuck there and [[GuideDangIt was forced to read a walkthrough]].
* BigNo
** At the end of the sports game episode. The next episode starts with this same scene.
** He re-uses [[RevengeOfTheSith Anakin's]] BigNo in the girl shows special when he discovers the next show he must review is MyLittlePony (the old one, not the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic memetic one]].).
* BigShutUp
** A few times, most notably in the ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' episode.
** At the end of his rant about how the music in ''Airwolf'' gets really annoying really fast since the "mute" function cancels itself every time he loses a game, which happens pretty much every five seconds.
* BileFascination: InUniverse. The principle of the show is watching a guy reviewing SoBadItsGood videogames. BileFascination by proxy.
* BlasphemousBoast: "ChuckNorris himself could not beat this game!"
* BlatantLies: During the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', JDG says he broke his CD-i controller, the other one he had he lost, and Seb finally got him one, after which he thanks Seb. During the speech, a PhotoMontage is shown, where JDG deliberately throws the other CD-i controller away and when Seb finds him one, JDG runs after Seb with a rifle and tries to shoot him.
* BlindIdiotTranslation
** The few games translated in French.
** Also, a part of the second special. He takes ''Nicky Larson'' (''Manga/CityHunter'') and ''Manga/DragonBall'' as examples.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' These translations are dumb, but they have their charms and are one of the reasons ''Manga/CityHunter'' was so successful. [[LoveItOrHateIt You like or you hate]], that's your own opinion.\\
But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review: When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard."
* BrickJoke
** "[[OneHitPointWonder Oh, a leaf.]]"
** In the ''DragonsLair'' video, when he go to fetch the game in his TortureCellar, we can see an Alf plushy and a chained ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' cart.
** In the beginning of the ''Virus'' video, we see that his garden contains a menhir (''[[{{Asterix}} Astérix]] And the Great Rescue''), a bomber (''TheSmurfs''), a koalaplatypus-headed robot (''PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue''), and a [=DeLorean=] (''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'')
** When he adds Elite (the company behind DragonsLair and the Airwolf games) to his list of enemies, you can see a picture of Cryo (the company which made ''Virus'' and ''TimeCop'', two games he reviewed), a picture of {{Infogrames}}, one picture of Ariane Carletti (who did a very poor french opening theme for ''Dragon Ball Z'') and an another one of Hashizo from ''AiShiteNight'', whom he describes as a creepy and sociopathic stalker in his special episode about animated shows for girls.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'', he states that the sound which is played each times the protagonist is hurt (which is "often") is very annoying and sounds a bit like a dog whistle. A few minutes later during the test, two dogs appears in the room.
* ButtonMashing: Does it (obviously) in his [[VideoGame/TrackAndField Track & Field]] review with his fingers, his shirt and later with a rolling pin. Takes it to the next level in DragonsLair, where he uses ''a jackhammer''.
* TheCameo:
** His ''Platoon''/''Metal Gear'' video ends with an appearance by [[spoiler: DougWalker]].
** In the Road Runner/Tazmania video, french [[LetsPlay Let's Player]] BobLennon appears as a "useless cameo" who [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself in the head]] when asked to testify on how bad the Road Runner game is. Coincidentally, BobLennon also appeared along with JDG and Seb in an episode of {{Series/Noob}}.
** On the opposite end of things, he made a cameo in a video by {{James Rolfe}}'s co-star Mike Matei on unlicensed NES games, in which he was shown playing a game that Mike couldn't review [[NoExportForYou because it was only released in French]] (''SaintSeiya'').
-->Ah! Sacrebleu, I hate this game! Yes, I'm a French stereotype.
** His Papy Grenier episode about ''Sim City'' is full of cameos of french video testers.
* CaptainObvious: "But what I love in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyz95hcUUDA this tutorial]] is when they stop you during the action to give you [[SarcasmMode really useful advice]] like: To jump, press the jump button. Thank you CaptainObvious."
* CausticCritic
* ChirpingCrickets: In the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' episode, when JDG is trying to remind the audience of the cartoon, all he gets is the sound of wind... and a tumbleweed rolling by.
* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted in his ''Jurassic Park'' video. This is how it starts:
-->'''JDG''' (dressed as Santa, does the Santa voice): "Ho-ho-ho, hi everyone! It's Christmas time as you know, and to celebrate I decided to make a video ''(removes hat and beard, uses his regular voice)'' which has nothing to do with Christmas."
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: His flower-adornated yellow button shirt. He decided to wear it to make the visuals more cheerful, and also as a homage to (now gone) French singer Carlos, who was also a portly bearded man in flowery shirts.
* CollisionDamage: In ''Ultraman''. '''A FightingGame'''.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: JDG wears a yellow shirt when he reviews bad games, a blue-white shirt when he reviews cartoons and other non-game media, and an orange shirt when he is playing a good game (or pretending to). Two more shirts made brief appearances: a black one (when he's terribly depressed) and a green-gray one (when he's out of character). He sometimes "magically" changes his shirt when he switches topics to keep this theme consistent.
* ContinuityNod :
** The anti-sexist joke counter from the ''Barbie (NES)'' review appears again in one scene in the ''Jurassic Park'' games review.
** His duck weapons from the review of ''Batman & Robin'' returns for the intro of his short review video (the next one)
** The salami from that latter video becomes [[ImprobableWeaponUser his weapon]] for the ''Link : Faces of Evil'' review intro and ending.
** In the [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] review, when he's starting to play ''Drakkhen'', at the moment the Infogram logo appears on screen... [[CrowningMomentofFunny That moment is priceless]] but it refers too to his previous reviews of games made by Infogrames.
* CouchGag: Referenced in the beginning of the ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' video.
* CulturalTranslation: Refered in the ''Last Battle'' video. It is supposed to be a Japanese video game based on the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' franchise and named ''Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu''. The game has been released in Europe and North America under the title ''Last Battle'', with a lot of alteration in the dialogs and character names (and a few in their appearance), making it totally unrelated to its original material.
* DarkerAndEdgier: During his girls cartoons review, he talks about My Little Pony: Battle For Ponyland, a grimdark movie based on My Little Pony featuring deaths and epic battles. [[AllJustADream Not.]]
* TheDanza: While Frédéric Molas is called "Joueur du Grenier" or "Grenier" on the show, Sébastien Rassiat is simply referred to as "Seb".
* DeconstructiveParody: The JDG enjoys transposing video game clichés into real life.
** In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda-CDi]]'' video, he puts a bomb next to a cracked wall in his house, blows it up Zelda-style, and enters what appears to be a secret room...
--> "What is this place? There's a lot of stuff in here! A cellphone, a phone bill with my neighbor's name on it, a picture of my neighbor and his wife... where am I?"
** In the Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', he states that most of the [=NPCs=] who stand still outside die en masse when winter comes. He also notes that, during a duel between two Pokemon trainers, the winner takes the money of his opponent... he notes that this could be called "racketeering".
** In the Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/SimCity'', the transposition into reality of a way to play the game makes him (as the Mayor) acting as a Stalin-like dictator with supernatural powers who sometimes unleashes disasters on his town ForTheEvulz.
** In the simulators video, during the review of ''Toilet Tycoon'', it is noted that the player can build golden or emerald toilet bowls with silk or mink fur toilet paper. Which leads to this sentence:
--> Argh, it's cold... Ouch, I just cut myself with the emerald toilets! Yuck, the paper is full of hairs, it's gross!
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> The Temple of Elder Sages, home of... the Elder Sages!
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
** Completely averted when he suggests people should try the game of the week no matter the means, even on an emulator, to see how bad it is.
** Mocked on the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' video review when it was not available on Youtube (this scene is absent from the official Youtube version, however) :
--> '''JDG''': "This video was made for the ''Pix'n'love'' magazine, and will probably be pirated and put on Youtube before the end of this very sentence"
--> (someone off screen reloads a gun)
--> '''JDG''' (looking off-screen): "What? What did I say?"
** And again, at the beginning of his ''Heavy Nova'' review, as soon as he mentions the video is DVD-exclusive, Seb says "Too late", the camera pans out, and the video is in fact on Youtube uploaded by someone else, causing JDG to exclaim "What?! Already?!"
** A more discreet (and maybe unintentional) avertion: when he plays ''My Little Pony'' (GBA) on his NintendoDS, it has a flashcart plugged in.
* DontExplainTheJoke: an extended joke starting with the AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Killing Spree gag. Seb butts in to say "So you could say she's hilling in Montmartre!" which he elaborates on at the end of the video (Butte, hill; Bute, kill; AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Hilling Spree).
* DopeSlap: He does this to a [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeard]] towards the end of his RPG review when he rewards his "quest" with a hammer.
* DrinkingGame: Attempted to do one with the following rules: Pick a random video game and take a shot for every outright lie on the cover box. He got ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He had to take out several more bottles.
* DrugsAreBad: ''Raid 2020'' is supposed to be a game with an anti-drug message. The problem is that the setting is so confusing and incoherent that [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the Joueur du Grenier wonders if the developpers were high when creating it]].
* DumbBlonde: During the Girly Cartoon video, when the heroine of the cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgie! Georgie!]]'' tries to chat with a couple of koalas and gets angry because they don't answer, the JDG refers to the trope.
--> They are koalas! They can't speak, you... blonde!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Earliest episodes had no intro, very few sketches involving special effects (except for the parts where JDG destroys games) and Seb was mostly silent (and when he talked, he had his regular voice) . JDG himself was angrier, too, and would often have [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/62031-sturgeon-face the same angry expression on his face as the AVGN]].
* EarWorm : InUniverse.
** Some of the music tracks in the games he reviewed, most particularly the theme of ''Dragon Ball'' for the NES (Its European version, to be precise) are those. He even shows how this theme will never leave your brain.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'' (NES), he notices that the only music track of the game is a 8-bit fex seconds loop of the series' theme. To show how it is annoying, he uses a short loop of the Joueur du Grenier opening theme during the following minute.
* EatTheBomb: In ''Tazmania'', Taz automatically eats any interactive object he steps on, including bombs (it hurts him but is not an insta-kill). What annoys Joueur du Grenier is where the developers chose to put the bombs: behind pillars and right where you're expected to land when jumping (not unlike the invisible coin blocks in PlatformHell games).
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Usually one of the three things happens:
** JDG destroys the game (sometimes in a manner reminiscent to the episode's theme) , like the AVGN often does.
** JDG just gets rid of the game in other ways (throwing it in the trash, ditching it out of the window of his car, leaving with it to destinations unknown...) .
** JDG experiences a supernatural side-effect of playing the game or finishing it, cutting his review short.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou:
** ''Tintin in Tibet'', most egregiously in the hotel (level 3) where you could be killed by Pekingese dogs, maids with vacuum cleaners, toppled suitcases, waiters with a platter full of goods...
** Worse : In a level of ''Tintin : Prisoners of The Sun'', your mission during an ''entire'' level is to avoid a ''single'' suitcase while you're in a train car. Easier said than done.
** The hoverboard levels in the second ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' MasterSystem game. Hitting any person, dog or sidewalk edge makes the hero lose a life.
** ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (by the same people as the two ''Tintin'' games mentioned above) features not only Black Smurfs, zombifying flies, ghosts, etc as enemies, but also rabbits, hurting leaves (yes, ''leaves''), falling apples, unkillable butterflies, and lightnings randomly falling from the sky.
* EvilOldFolks: Papy Grenier
--> "I ever tell you about the one time I killed a kid and buried his corpse in the backyard?"
* FacePalm: Just check out the Website/YouTube thumbnails.
** In the Color Dreams video (during the ''Raid 2020'' part), he does a Facepalm when wearing a giant Mickey Mouse-style glove.
* FakeDifficulty: Lots of his games.
* FanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse:
--> "And there's nothing after ''DragonBallZ''. ''[[DragonBallGT NOTHING]]''!!"
* {{Filler}} :
** He explicitly states that some sections of the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' test are intentionally this, because each second of filler is a second not spent playing this game.
** He also states that the ''Silent Assault'' - ''Raid 2020'' video is a filler episode because he didn't plan what to do after the cliffhanger which ended the ''Platoon'' - ''Metal Gear'' episode.
* FiringOneHanded: The character of ''Trespasser'' uses only one hand to do anything, including firing handguns or rifles, but also carrying heavy objects like rocks or iron bars.
* FlashbackBackBack: Lampshaded in the Spirou review.
* FlippingTheTable: In the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review, after he realizes that his attempt to make a map of the first area of ''Platoon'' failed.
* FollowTheLeader: AVGN, which he admits.
--> "The concept was taken from AVGN (long live the King!) and adapted in French. If you know a bit of English, I recommend you check him out." (First video's description)
* ForTheEvulz: The reason why the Mayor of Sim City unleashes disasters on his town, from time to time.
* FranchiseKiller: When reviewing them, he mentions that ''Bubsy 3D'' and ''Virtual Hydlide'' killed their own franchise.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When phoning the ancient sage in the RPG episode, we see the others dancing in the background.
* GagDub: Does this to a few games to accentuate the points he makes. There's a particularly funny one during his Spirou review, when he thinks that main characters in games made by Infogrames all seem to have agoraphobia, and illustrates his point by dubbing over a level from a Tintin game, where the latter is running through a crowded museum (where the goal is to avoid touching people) :
--> "Oh Lord, where on Earth am I, oh God, look at this, there's even a man with a beard [touches the said man, gets hit] ouch, get out of my way, Osama, I don't want to get close to you, oh what a horror this is, you all make me sick!"
* GodwinsLaw:
** He introduces ''Airwolf'' on Amstrad CPC thusly:
-->Let's just say that if Hitler were a video game developer, he would have participated in making this game.
** The opening of the ''Dragon's Lair'' video shows a few historical pictures, including one of Hitler holding a cart of the game.
* GreenAesop: the Waterworld review ends with his throwing the game into the ocean where a sperm whale chokes on it. An oceanologist's letter is then red on the news, asking people to "stop throwing your fucking trash in the ocean, goddammit!"
* GroinAttack: In the ''Sword of Sodan'' video. The more practical way to dogde enemy attacks is to fight while crouching. On the screen, it looks like the player character is repeatedly stabbing them in the testicles.
* GrotesqueGallery: JDG finds ''Téléchat'' '''creepy'''. Which isn't totally false, considering that many items in the show have an UncannyValley-esque human face (most notably a clothes iron, a phone and a microphone).
* GuideDangIt:
** JDG gets stuck at the last ''Astérix and the Great Rescue'' level's beginning. The way to get past the wall is quite wall-banging, indeed.
** The enigmas in ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' are non-logical, meaning if a ''single'' little item is missing or you don't know its use, you can't finish a level. And some of them require [[CombinatorialExplosion combining items]].
** This happens to him a lot because in a lot retro games, most of the plot was explained in the manual, but since he lost/lacks the manual for most of his games and the games themselves raraly give any indication as to what the player is supposed to do...
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: He's a huge fan of ''DragonBall'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''.
--> "''DragonBall'''s universe, it's just the most ''awesome'' thing ever created!"
--> "''Film/JurassicPark'' is my ''favorite'' movie. I saw it so many times I could tell the whole script by memory!"
--> "When you buy a ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game, you expect some quality, since it's the best movie ever."
* HeadDesk: In the SNES ''DragonsLair'' test:
--> "Let's call this the level 'THUD'. Why the level 'THUD' ? Because at the end, when you play it, you're like 'THUD'."
* HilariousOuttakes: His specials about cartoons end with these.
* HitboxDissonance : Some of his games have this, coupled sometimes with FakeDifficulty.
* HumongousMecha: Used by the Joueur du Grenier in the end of the ''Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue'' to fight the cart of the game.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** At the beginning of the Sports Games Review, Grenier doesn't even wait for his [[HarassingPhoneCall mysterious caller]] to tell him something to do.
--> "What? You want me to play some awful old sports games ? Ooooh noooo..." *leaves the phone and rushes to the games*
** During the ''Tazmania'' review:
--> Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him [the picture turns in black and white with a sad music]. He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... ha ha ha, this sod is funny!
** During the ''Platoon'' review, when he reaches the civilian village:
--> After several hours, I eventually discovered the way to the village. The morale meter is used there, because when you kill innocent villagers, you understand that our morale decreases. Because we, Americans, we are here to protect populations. [We immediatly see the Rambo-disguised Joueur du Grenier posing on a photograph reenacting one of the photographs taken by American soldiers during the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Abu Ghraib scandal]] ('''warning:''' wikipedia page not fully SFW) during the American invasion of Iraq.
** During the Pokemon video:
--> I don't understand this issue, all these people saying that we didn't take care our Pokemon, it is not true, it is totally wrong! [...] We brought them to the hospital thirty times per day. If that's not taking care of them...
* IAmXSonOfY: In his RPG games review, he is addressed by the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeards]] as "Joueur du Grenier, son of Juron" ("Juron" meaning "Swear word" in French)
* IgnoreTheFanservice: In one particularly difficult segment in the ''Captain Planet'' game (see ThatOneLevel), he says there's a bigger chance of a bus full of naked Norwegian ladies stopping in front of your house than getting through. After finally giving up and [[BrickJoke going to run naked on the highway]], he angrily shoves the nudist Norwegian ladies who pulled up in a bus in front of his house out of his way.
* InsultToRocks:
--> "Saying this movie is shit would be an insult to shit!"
* IncrediblyLamePun:
** A French one ; during the Airwolf review, he claims that the devloppers must really "en tenir une couche" (i.e. be really stupid), an expression which can be understood as meaning "holding a diaper"[[note]] the accurate translation for this expression is "possessing a layer", probably related to the English expression "being thick"[[/note]]. Cut to a scene where Seb is playing the game developper, typing on a computer... Holding a baby diaper.
--> '''Seb''': Seriously, you ever tried to create a game while holding a diaper?
--> ''Cue LosingHorns and a "Joke failure" message in the bottom of the screen.''
** In the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review : "Alright, guys, today, we're going to like leather, I tell you. Because [[DragonsLair today's game]] tanned my hide. [[CaptainObvious Leather, tanned, crappy joke.]]"
** On ''Batman & Robin'' : "This game was made by a company named Probe, so you already know it will live forever in the annals". Cue an XBox achievement.
** On ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' : "This game isn't so hard, it is just awfully long and shitty and we take too much time on non-logical enigmas... I shouldn't be surprised, the editor who made this, Tempest, ''is known to only make stinky games'' [[DontExplaintheJoke (in French ''Tempest'' sounds like "t'empestes": "you stink")]] .
** In his Simulators games review, after Seb tested a game about ''toilets'' (''Toilet Tycoon'', to be exact), JDG draws the short straw about making an awful one :
--> JDG : Say, your game, it smelled like shit, huh?
* JeopardyThinkingMusic: This music is used during "waiting" periods, even though it's not really its typical meaning. Obviously, JDG is not familiar with the show (its French equivalent was only aired in France for a short time) and more with the parodies used in Internet parodies.
* LineOfSightName: In the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' video, JDG thinks the plot has been written like this.
* JawDrop
* {{Kaiju}}: TheProblemWithLicencedGames is represented by massive cartridges duking it out in New York.
* MagicCountdown: In ''Airwolf'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AitZIpd8fq8#t=0m39s not even the countdown works right.]]
** 13, 12, 11, zeroooo!
*** Happy New Year!
* [[ManOfAThousandFaces Man Of A Thousand Faces And Voices]]: Seb, JDG's SideKick and cameraman, frequently disguises himself to play a second actor on screen. So far, he played: [[PowerRangers Zordon]], the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc (Bad Games Inc, the Mafia-esque company behind every crappy game in the JDG universe), [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the four Greybeards]], the clown who programmed Dragon's Lair, The Grim Reaper, Merlin, [[GreekMythology Zeus]] and many other roles. Every time you see someone on screen that isn't JDG or young JDG (a kid wearing his shirt), it's Seb disguised.
* {{Mix and Match Critter|s}}: His PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.
* MookChivalry: Referenced in the ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' video and in the sequence making fun of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' in the humorous FAQ video.
* MoonLogicPuzzle / TryEverything: In every part of ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD''. For example, how to create the key to open a door? By combining a feather with sulfur.
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: His alter-ego, Canard-Man ("Duck-Man", a parody of Batman) and his motto "Another victory for a duck!", which is also the slogan of Canard WC, a French brand of toilet-cleaning products.
* MostAnnoyingSound: InUniverse
** The music of ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' is very unnerving, to be polite.
** The music of ''Total Recall'' too.
** "Shut up, VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}! Shut uuuup!"
** The CriticalAnnoyance in some games.
** The music in ''Airwolf'' (Amstrad CPC version).
** The sound effects the enemies make in ''Taz-Mania''.
** The sound effects of ''Raid 2020'', which he describes to be identical to actual Atari 2600 sounds.
* TheMostDangerousVideoGame: A few of the reviewed videogame are shown having supernatural malevolent influence on the JDG.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** What he points about the anime ''Mister Ajikko'' in the fourth TV special. Would knew cooking could be ''that'' awesome?
** In the Simulation games video, he points that the games belonging to the series of the German simulators all have this kind of over-the-top blockbuster-like trailers. He then shows a parody he made of the trailer for ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzWzyslYK8 on which he doesn't change the pictures, the camera angles or the epic music]], he only added some snarky narrator comments.
* MundaneUtility:
--> "''Batman and Robin'' is a game you can use to slice ham !"
* MythologyGag: In ''Tintin au Tibet'', ThatOneLevel is a call back to a gag in the cartoon.
* NerdGlasses: He wears them.
* NintendoHard: Most, if not all the games he tests.
* NoEnding: His special episode about video games' adaptations on TV. A "Low Battery" icon flashes a few times (as a reference to an earlier joke) , then the video is cut short .
* NoExportForYou: ''Saint Seiya'' for the NES was never sold in the USA. Understandable as the anime was much more popular in France than in the US.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: In the "2D to 3D" episode, The opening of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90V_yIBjH2M#t=8m04s shown]] with a disclaimer "No, this ain't edited, it's the game's real intro sequence"
* OffModel: To a degree. The "2D to 3D" episode's image quality was suddenly different from the other ones, as JDG and Seb started to use a new camera and weren't used to it. This was even [[LampshadeHanging referred]] to in the following episode.
* OminousLatinChanting: Played for laughs in the beginning of the ''Total Recall'' / ''Predator'' review, when picking up a cart triggers some.
** It also doubles as a sort of ShoutOut to ''DeathNote'', since said latin chanting comes from this anime.
* OnceAnEpisode: Seb says something incredibly stupid (or makes a really bad pun) , making JDG either embarrassed or enraged (to the point of killing him sometimes).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The JDG is very audibly from the south of France, especially when he starts yelling.
* OrSoIHeard: He compares having to match the right keycard to the right door in VideoGame/MetalGear to popup ads intruding on porn. Which he, uh, read about, on {{Wikipedia}}. [[SubvertedTrope While looking for porn.]]
* PatrioticFervor: Averted, as he's fond of ripping games made by Infogrames and Cryo Interactive.
* PoisonMushroom: In ''Film/BackToTheFuture part III'', there is a item that screams PowerUp, but is this.
* PresidentEvil: The JDG as Mayor of Sim City.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: InUniverse. Every licensed game he plays is of poor quality.
* PsychoticSmirk: During the ''Heavy Nova'' review:
--> '''JDG''': I'm sure it was some kind of lunatic who hid this game in my room for me to find!
--> (brief cut to Seb, holding the boom pole, smirking away)
* RatedMForManly: "Nothing like the death of a MagicalGirl to start this video, because this one is for you, for Men. ''Real'' men, ''hard'' men, ''hairy'' men, those who have something in their pants, who have a meat-and-two-veg, a wiener, a johnson, a loaded cannon. Welcome aboard, Men, this video is for ''you''". Accompanied by the {{Terminator}} theme.
* RebuiltPedestal: JDG is a big fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. So when JamesRolfe's friend Mike Matei accused JDG of plagiarizing AVGN (comparing him to the IrateGamer and calling him a "fucking bum" in the process), he was reportedly rather bummed out. Later, JDG posted a comment on one of his videos saying he talked it out with Mike, and that Mike's not a bad person after all. The reconciliation was officially confirmed when JDG made a humorous cameo in Mike Matei's video [[http://cinemassacre.com/2012/07/21/mike-looks-at-some-nes-hacks/ "Mike Looks at Some NES Hacks"]].
* RecordNeedleScratch: Sometimes used when he finds something which is both unexpected and incredibly stupid.
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In France]]: He is like WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd with ''much'' less profanity.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: The trope is said to him by at the end of his "guide to being angry at your computer" skit in the Airwolf review.
* RetiredCompleteMonster: If you take Papy Grenier's stories at face value (that he was a sociopathic Pokemon trainer and bloodthirsty dictator instead of playing the games), he is this.
* SanitySlippage: During his ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review.
* {{Scatting}}: JDG sometimes does this when he hears ridiculous music in video games he reviews.
* TheScrappy: InUniverse. Like any self-respecting retro gamer, JDG despises the dog from ''DuckHunt''.
--> JDG: "I ''hate'' that fucking dog! Whoever says he never wanted to shoot him is a liar!"
** Also InUniverse, he hates Hashizo from ''AiShiteNight'', and [[TakeThatScrappy is overjoyed when he sees his older brother slapping him]].
* ScrappyMechanic: InUniverse. The gravity factor in ''Airwolf'' is one of the main reasons why the game is nigh-impossible to play in an enjoyable way. The helicopter keeps going down at all time, and since it explodes almost instantly by hitting ANYTHING, JDG has to constantly give light taps on his joystick to keep the copter from crashing on the ground or going too high and crash on the ceiling.
-->It's like doing archery on a fucking trampoline!
* SelfDeprecation: "So, Taz is told that somewhere exists an egg bigger than my ass..."
* SensoryAbuse: He describes ''Raid 2020''[='s=] sound as "audio deflowering".
-->And not just because it makes your ears bleed!
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** After playing through ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part III'', he goes back in time to steal these games from himself so that he would never have played them. In the timeline he created, he has reviewed ''My Little Pony'' on the GameBoyAdvance instead.
** After finishing ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' on the NES, he [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime plays the Song of Time, goes back to his childhood]] and gets a different game as a present. [[EpicFail It's Dark Castle]].
* ShellShockSilence: When after a lame and badly timed joke from Seb, an enraged JDG pulls the boom mike down and screams in it. It is not complete silence though, we can hear Seb complaining about his ears hurting, and JDG saying he had it coming.
* ShoutOut
** When he is asking Seb to adjust the brightness of the image, JDG's clothes ends up dressed like {{Batman}} ("Too dark"), then WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd ("Too bright").
** In the ''Last Battle'' video, he states that the game is so repetitive that playing it for to long makes you feel like being stuck in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Then it cuts to the Joueur du Grenier living in a GroundhogDayLoop (with the movie theme).
** The ''Ultraman'' / ''Rise of the Robots'' video ends with the Joueur du Grenier fighting against game carts with a shotgun, filmed in first-person view, and with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsfjHCFosw a cover of the first level music]] of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' in background.
** The ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' video begins with a spoof summary of the show, which sounds like a parody of the opening of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV7ijh01jo introduction music]] in background. He also mentions Gaea's namesake character from ''Series/{{Noob}}''.
** The episode about RPGs is a giant ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' shout-out, including an opening which is an obvious parody of the famous ''Skyrim'' trailer.
** The ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0V5LZ8mkOg ending song]] "recipe to make a rotten game" is a pastiche of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06uNMoeUbc the Arsenic Cake song]] in the French cartoon ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Astérix and Cleopatra]]''.
** The whole ending of the ''Airwolf'' video is a spoof of the pilot of ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', a franco-japanese anime.
** The ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' video begins with a reference to the ending of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
** The ''Tazmania'' test has a scene when several Seb posing as videogame developpers recreate a scene from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
** His [[http://www.animeland.com/news/voir/3975/Le-JOUEUR-DU-GRENIER-en-DVD first DVD]] is themed after the classic [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] trilogy: the cover resembles the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog first game's]] European cover, the DVD menu is a parody of the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 second game's]] title screen with JDG's theme recreated with the game's soundfont, and the episode selection menu looks like the [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles third game's]] data select menu, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong.
** The ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review features background characters cosplaying as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario brothers]], [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[StreetFighter Ryu]], [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Siesta 45]], some ''{{Naruto}}'' characters, and [[OnePiece Luffy]]. Later in the video, there's even a female reporter named [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neil]]. The video itself is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchises.
** The Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/SimCity'' contains a reference to [[WebVideo/HitlerRants the famous scene]] from ''{{Film/Downfall}}'', when the Mayor of Sim City learns that all the municipal budget has been spent and becomes angry.
** The boys' shows special contains a fake opening named "You Got Mail!", sung to the tune of "You Wa Shock", the first opening to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** The first "Papy Grenier" video, about ''Pokémon Red'', includes an homage to a very well-known (for French people) sketch from the comedic trio "Les Inconnus".
* ShownTheirWork: During the animated intro in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'' video, Hylian runes can be seen. They contain actual messages (and most of them are pretty snarky) .
* SideKick: Seb (Sébastien Rassiat), one of his friends who helps him make the videos and frequently plays a role in it.
* SimpletonVoice: Seb's voice gradually evolved into this.
* SirSwearsALot: He once [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] how often he use the F word. Although, to be fair, he is much less this than the AVGN.
* SkywardScream: At the end of the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' review.
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** JDG doesn't find ''Life in the City'' to be fitting to ''SonicR''. He thinks it'd rather suit a RhythmGame at a holiday resort.
** The whole ''TimeCop'' game has a soundtrack like this trope.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames "If I was in 1984, in a nightclub called 'The Macumba Night', I could eventually maybe think the music is good. Tough luck, I am playing a video game about Zelda right now. And I think it is ''slightly off-topic''"!]]
** In ''Airwolf'', he notes how the music in one of the game's versions[[note]]''Airwolf II'' on Amstrad CPC[[/note]] sounds awesome but only plays in the most boring parts of the game. He compares it to putting epic music in an elevator, cue a skit with him going in an elevator that has "[[TwoStepsFromHell Dragon Rider]]" playing in it.
** ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' has a kind of techno-ish soundtrack making the levels sounds like every part of the game was happening in the immediate surrounding of a night-club.
** ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' set to techno music.
** Played for laughs in the video where he reviewed ''TimeCop'' among other things: JDG demonstrated how music should fit the situation by showing a counter-example: [[FinalFantasyVII Aerith's death scene]] set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rvNmVuGf84 Les Musclés' "Merguez Partie"]]. The music pops up once again later in the video, when JDG starts talking about how horrible diabetes is.
** Twice in the Smurfs video, first when he flips a switch and the ominous music switches to "La Cucaracha", then [[spoiler:bombing the Smurf village with "Ode to Joy" blaring in the background.]]
* SpeakingSimlish: Logically, in some parts of the ''Sim City'' video. Including an WebVideo/HitlerRants parody spoken in Simlish.
* SpecialEffectFailure: InUniverse. Parodied in the beginning of the ''Spirou'' video, when they explore the abandoned Peruvian tomb.
--> JDG: "And this is the edge of the green screen where we shoot our special effects."
* SpinOff: ''Papy Grenier'', where he plays an old storyteller who revisits classic games in a humorous way.
* StealthHiBye: Subverted in the Airwolf review, where [[spoiler: TheGrimReaper]] disappears from his sight but then comes back, claiming he was just packing his stuff. ''Then'' JDG himself pulls one on [[spoiler: TheGrimReaper]] for no particular reason.
--> [[spoiler: '''Grim Reaper''']]: [[HypocriticalHumor There are some really weird people around here.]]
* StockControlSettings: JDG is not pleased that the Start button, instead of pausing, switches the type of punches in ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He has his reasons, since it means there is ''no longer a Pause feature''.
--> "Start, is PAUSE! Ever since it existed, the Start button was always meant to PAUSE!"
* SuperHero: [[spoiler:Duck-Man]].
* SuperMode: "Super Grenier de l'espace" (Super Space Attic Gamer), a play on "Super Guerrier de l'espace", which is how [[DragonBallZ Super Saiyans]] were called in the French dub. His "transformation" is triggered after building up too much anger and frustration because of Excalibur 2555 A.D., complete with Gohan's [=SSJ2=] theme playing in the background, as Seb and Merlin (also played by Seb) comment on his "power"... [[MundaneMadeAwesome Which allows him to beat games at a ludicrous speed, win at a game of checkers, find Waldo]], [[PowerUpLetdown turn the game off, watch a movie and brush his teeth before going to bed]].
* TakeThat: In the ''Raid 2020'' review:
--> JDG : Winners fight drugs. Except him. *Cuts to a photograph of [[TourDeFrance Lance Armstrong]] *
** On the simulation special: "Well no, I'm a train driver. I'm on strike."
** In the FAQ video, regarding road maintenance and repair: "Look at how realistic this is! You got one guy busting his ass doing all the work and the other three doing jack shit! Just like in real life"
* TearJerker: [[DiscussedTrope The second main]] theme of the second special. InUniverse.
--> "The cartoons back then were really serious. Sometimes even TOO serious."
--> "Might I remind that it's supposedly for kids."
--> "Candies, guns, fuel canisters, buy some matches!"
--> "Real funny there..."
--> "Damn, even the voiceover seems on the verge of killing itself!"
--> "Listen to what the BigBad says! [...] But it's completely ''sordid'' to say things like that!!"
--> "But it's horrible! But... But really but... ''Help''!! They show that to kids?!"
* TemptingFate:
** Twice in the ''Excalibur 2555'' review, when he comments on how cliché the enemies are :
--> '''JDG''': Seriously, the only way to make this game more cliché is to put in a mad scientist and Frankenstein's monster.
--> ''Those two enemies appear with the 1-Up Sonic jingle.''
** And after finding a bar in a cave :
--> '''JDG''': Stupid game, a bar in a cave... Why not a strip-club for transvestites while you're at it?
--> '''Seb''': Actually, that appears later in the game.
--> *Footage of said level is shown*
--> '''JDG''': I hate my life.
* ThatOneLevel: InUniverse: The snow level in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Especially a part of it, which he calls "'''The''' Passage":
--> '''JDG''': Yes, the '''The''' Passage, you know about '''The''' Passages, every hard game has one, that hard part of a level which makes you want to headbutt your girlfriend and run naked on a speedway!
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Finishing Airwolf on Amstrad will bring upon the unlucky gamer the wrath of Zeus. Too bad for him :
--> '''Zeus''': For your punishment, you shall review DragonsLair!
--> '''JDG''': No can do, I did it two months ago.
--> '''Zeus''': ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''?
--> '''JDG''': I did it a ''while'' ago!
--> '''Zeus''': Uh, ''DarkCastle''?
--> '''JDG''': Already done.
--> '''Zeus''': Damn, you really have a shitty life! Uh, ''E.T.''?
--> '''JDG''': Aw come on, it wasn't that awful!
--> '''Zeus''': And ''Barbie''? ''Barbie'', don't tell me you've done ''Barbie''!
--> '''JDG''': Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh...
--> '''Zeus''': Wah, you really had it rough.
* ToBeContinued: Twice : One at the end of his sports games review, and one at the end of the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review.
* ToiletHumor: Used during the ''Toilet Tycoon'' part of the simulators review.
* TortureCellar: He locks some of his worst games in one. It is shown in the ''Dragon's Lair'' (in which he first goes to bring the game in his room before testing it) and ''The Addams Family'' (which ends with the torture of a chained Super Nes with the ''Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' cart still in it) videos.
* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse, in the FAQ. "I will make no comment on the fact that your character [a highway maintenance worker] looks like an old Pakistani immigrant".
* UnInstallment: All game footage from his intro comes from his earliest episodes, except for the brief moment when ''Goonies II'' is shown. According to the WordOfGod, there was going to be a ''Goonies II'' review, but they decided not to release it because it wasn't that great.
* UnreadablyFastText: During his Ninja Turtles review, a fake ad for the "low hitpoints alert" sound sold as a ringtone is shown. During the ad, a line of text is scrolling at the bottom of the screen, saying "Really? You have nothing better to do other than reading this scrolling text?".
* [[WeAllLiveInAmerica We all live in France]]: Lampshaded in the review ''Tintin au Tibet'', in which JDG is adamant that {{Tintin}} is French.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: InUniverse. He often [[DiscussedTrope asks this questions about video games]] when they get too trippy, such as ''Astérix and the Great Rescue''.
** In the ''Téléchat'' special.
* WhoWritesThisCrap :
** In a fake movie trailer at the end of the ''Virus'' review, after saying a [[IncrediblyLamePun horribly lame pun]] on the word "mal" (In this context, "evil", not "hurt". Well...).
--> "Evil has returned... And it will hurt !"
** The plot of ''Virus'' is implied to be written by a kid during a redaction exercise in school, and then bought by the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc.
* AWinnerIsYou: A common bad point in the games he reviews.
* YouBastard: During the ''Taz-Mania'' review, he reacts like that when presenting the show which inspired the game... with a subversion:
--> Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him [the picture turns in black and white with a sad music]. He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... [[BrokenAesop ha ha ha, this sod is funny!]]
** During one of his specials about cartoons, he shows a DVD set of ''MyLittlePony'' (the older one) and angrily says to the viewers: "Look what you made me buy!"
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He will often use the word ''gameplay'' when what he means is ''controls'' (or rather, ''maniabilité'').
** It can be explained by the fact that, in French, the sense of that word is less strict than in English language, from which it was borrowed.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In-universe, during his review of ''[=Geo-Political=] Simulator: Rulers of Nations'':
--> '''JDG''': This game is to difficult to be beaten, so, because of the situation which is worsening, I decide to change the Prime Minister and replace François Fillon, who became unpopular, by the leader of the Sect of the Cultist of Belzebuth.
--> '''The leader of the Sect of the Cultist of Belzebuth''': Of course, it is wellknown that we are absolutly in tune with each other.
--> '''JDG''': Fuck, I'm in tune with Belzebuth, I really must be playing like a shit.

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The comic provides examples of:

* AmusingInjuries
* TheFaceless: Grenier's mother's face is always obscured by something or other.
* FaceFault: Every depiction of Grenier's mother ends with her keeling over at her progeny's latest catastrophe.
* MediumAwareness
** NoFourthWall
* TheNineties
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Including Grenier.
* ToiletHumor

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->''"The year is 2000 AD, and all [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Gaul]] is playing [[XBox360 high]] [[PlayStation3 definition]] [[{{Wii}} consoles]]. [[{{Asterix}} All? No! In one small village, there is a]] [[JoueurDuGrenier gamer]] [[{{Asterix}} who still holds out against the invaders]]."''

Frédéric Molas, a.k.a. le '''''[[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/ Joueur du Grenier]]''''' ("The Attic Gamer") is a French retro video game tester who plays mostly horrible games, but also a few merely NintendoHard games.

He is basically the [[ForeignRemake French equivalent]] of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. Prone to [[{{Angrish}} get mad at his video games]], he still goes through almost all them, much to his chagrin and to his viewers' amusement.

In 2012, he started a SpinOff series titled '''''Papy Grenier''''' ("Grandpa Attic"), in which he plays an old bearded [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] who humoristically revisits classic cult games in a 5-6 minutes format. The first episode is devoted to ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.

A comic adaptation came out in 2012.

[[folder: Games tested so far, chronological order]]
!2009
* ''Franchise/Tintin au Tibet'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (called ''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque'' in France) ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Great Rescue'' (MegaDrive)
* ''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Last Battle]]'' (MegaDrive)
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue'' ({{Nintendo 64}})
** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (MegaDrive) (as an example of good game before switching to the above)

!2010
* ''Sword of Sodan'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' (SuperNES), followed by ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots'' (MegaDrive) and ''VideoGame/{{Pit-Fighter}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'' (MasterSystem) (a two-part video)
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] and SuperNES)
* ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') (MegaDrive)
* ''Virus It Is Aware'' (PlayStation)
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from series which underwent a [[PolygonCeiling very problematic transition from 2D to 3D]]:
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''
** ''VideoGame/SonicR''
** ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}''
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces''
** ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} 3D: Furbitten Planet''
* ''{{Barbie}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'' (Master System, [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], MegaDrive, and the PC game ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser'')

!2011
* Many 8- and 16-bit sports games.
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from the {{Atari 2600}}, ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' in particular.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (PlayStation)
* Short reviews about two show/movie adaptations (''Alf'' (MegaDrive) and ''TimeCop'' (SNES)) and two medical games (''Rex Ronan : Experimental Surgeon'' and ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' (both on SNES))
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]''
* ''Silent Service'' and ''Infiltrator'' (NES)
* ''[[SpirouAndFantasio Spirou]]'' (MegaDrive)

!2012
* [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] in general, but particularly ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheLance'' (NES), ''VideoGame/{{Drakkhen}}'' (SuperNes) and ''Virtual VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'' (SegaSaturn)
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' on NES and SNES.
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' on AmstradCPC 464, its sequel and the NES ''Airwolf'' game.
* ''Heavy Nova'' (MegaDrive) (only on DVD and not in his channel)
* ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' on PlayStation
* ''VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally'' (SNES) and ''Taz-Mania'' (MegaDrive)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' (NES) [[note]]actually an old video, previously only available on a DVD included with an issue of a videogame magazine called Pix'N'Love[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' (NES) and ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)
* Two unlicensed NES games by Color Dreams : ''Silent Assault'' and ''Raid 2020''
* Various simgames: ''[=Geo-Political=] Simulator: Rulers of Nations'', ''Toilet Tycoon'', ''Euro Truck Simulator'', ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''...

!2013
* A video about ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''-themed videogames, especially ''Fester Quest'' (NES), ''The Addams Family'' (Master System) and ''The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' (SNES)
[[/folder]]

He also made some specials without game reviews:
* ''Téléchat'', a [[invoked]][[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs very]] [[UncannyValley disturbing]] TV show. ''[[invoked]][[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids For kids]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QluFmgYTjo See for yourself]].
* Four videos about the late 80's / early 90's anime and cartoons broadcasted in France (including one video only focused on girly cartoons and another one focused on cartoons that were aimed at boys), and some French sitcoms.
* Several adaptations of video games into cartoons and TV series.
* He also humorously answered to commonly asked questions about him while parodying some recent mainstream games.

''Papy Grenier'' specials:
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (GameBoy)
* The ''VideoGame/SimCity'' series

Interesting information: In 2012, Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four informative videos]] about ''Videogame/DragonsDogma''. While these videos aren't technically part of the series, they use the same humor that's featured in their more well-known videos.

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!! Le Joueur du Grenier provides examples of:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Got kicked out of office in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulers_of_Nations Rulers of Nations]]'' for increasing the retirement age by one year, resulting in ''the entire 60-million-strong French population'' taking to the street.
* AccentuateTheNegative:
** Doesn't happen as much as you'd expect from an angry video game reviewer, when he gives harsh criticism, then it is deserved. Although he ''does'' state that the only good moment in the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' movie is [[spoiler:the end credits]].
** A notable aversion in his Atari games review video: he believes calling ''E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'' the worst game ever made is an exaggeration, and that the video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' on the same console is a much worse buy.
* AccidentalInnuendo:
** InUniverse: Fingers/arms coming out from holes in the wall in the ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' game ? And looking like... something else due to the NES graphical limitations? Cue the ''Ding Dong Song'' by Gunther !
** Earlier, in the ''DarkCastle'' review, the same song played when he encounters the [[WhipItGood whipping]] torturer.
* AdaptationDecay: The main theme of the third special.
* AdaptationInspiration: The show itself, when compared to WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. While the main premise (an angry retro video game critic getting enraged by the games he reviews, then destroying them) remains the same, the show itself has a whole different brand of humor, featuring [[DeconstructiveParody deconstructive parodies]], SelfDeprecation, [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad jokes]] and lots of LampshadeHanging for good measure, with [[ClusterFBomb use of incessant profanity]] greatly downplayed, and ToiletHumor outright absent.
* AirstrikeImpossible: The whole CPC ''Airwolf'' game is centered on a helicopter in a cave.
* AncientConspiracy: ''DragonsLair'' is implied to be part of one.
* {{Angrish}}: Except he is French, so it's not Angrish. Still, he falls prey to the french equivalent of this trope.
* AnticlimaxBoss: JDG has this problem with the ''DarkCastle'' game, the ''Waterworld'' game, ''JurassicPark'' (MegaDrive) and the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' one.
* AsideGlance: Gives a very panicked one towards the camera when faced with an impossible obstacle in Airwolf, complete with the caption "IMPOSSIBLE" popping up in front of him.
* AssShove: How he gets the NES cart in the ''DragonsLair'' video.
* TheBackwardsR: [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/ppg10.jpg On a poster behind him]] in the Papy Grenier video about ''Sim city''.[[note]]It means "Join Sim City" in French[[/note]]
* BadBadActing: Used during the reenactment of the dubbing of ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.''.
* BadassDecay: InUniverse. One of the reasons he dislikes ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is because Trunks has become a pansy (although he is not supposed to be the same as Future Trunks).
* BaitAndSwitch: On the ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' game:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Give me one fun activity involving entering and exiting holes? ''({{beat}})''\\
'''Seb:''' Errr... Speleology ?
** In the ''Airwolf'' review, he notes that the NES version can be finished in 10 minutes, and since it costed 500 Francs (about 82 US dollars at the time[[note]]According to [[http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss03.pdf this]] the exchange rate in late 1988 was 6.0935[[/note]]) when it came out, the game basically cost 50 francs per minute.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' For fifty francs per minute, you can buy something much more interesting, if you know what I mean...\\
''(cut to a creaking bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Like renting a creaky bed!\\
''(camera pans to [=JdG=], reading a comic book and bouncing alone on the bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ... What did I do that for?!
* BatDeduction: In the test of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', this is how he finds the solution to unlock a door after listening to a really obscure hint in a dialog. He then says that it was a joke: he was stuck there and [[GuideDangIt was forced to read a walkthrough]].
* BigNo
** At the end of the sports game episode. The next episode starts with this same scene.
** He re-uses [[RevengeOfTheSith Anakin's]] BigNo in the girl shows special when he discovers the next show he must review is MyLittlePony (the old one, not the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic memetic one]].).
* BigShutUp
** A few times, most notably in the ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' episode.
** At the end of his rant about how the music in ''Airwolf'' gets really annoying really fast since the "mute" function cancels itself every time he loses a game, which happens pretty much every five seconds.
* BileFascination: InUniverse. The principle of the show is watching a guy reviewing SoBadItsGood videogames. BileFascination by proxy.
* BlasphemousBoast: "ChuckNorris himself could not beat this game!"
* BlatantLies: During the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', JDG says he broke his CD-i controller, the other one he had he lost, and Seb finally got him one, after which he thanks Seb. During the speech, a PhotoMontage is shown, where JDG deliberately throws the other CD-i controller away and when Seb finds him one, JDG runs after Seb with a rifle and tries to shoot him.
* BlindIdiotTranslation
** The few games translated in French.
** Also, a part of the second special. He takes ''Nicky Larson'' (''Manga/CityHunter'') and ''Manga/DragonBall'' as examples.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' These translations are dumb, but they have their charms and are one of the reasons ''Manga/CityHunter'' was so successful. [[LoveItOrHateIt You like or you hate]], that's your own opinion.\\
But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review: When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard."
* BrickJoke
** "[[OneHitPointWonder Oh, a leaf.]]"
** In the ''DragonsLair'' video, when he go to fetch the game in his TortureCellar, we can see an Alf plushy and a chained ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' cart.
** In the beginning of the ''Virus'' video, we see that his garden contains a menhir (''[[{{Asterix}} Astérix]] And the Great Rescue''), a bomber (''TheSmurfs''), a koalaplatypus-headed robot (''PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue''), and a [=DeLorean=] (''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'')
** When he adds Elite (the company behind DragonsLair and the Airwolf games) to his list of enemies, you can see a picture of Cryo (the company which made ''Virus'' and ''TimeCop'', two games he reviewed), a picture of {{Infogrames}}, one picture of Ariane Carletti (who did a very poor french opening theme for ''Dragon Ball Z'') and an another one of Hashizo from ''AiShiteNight'', whom he describes as a creepy and sociopathic stalker in his special episode about animated shows for girls.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'', he states that the sound which is played each times the protagonist is hurt (which is "often") is very annoying and sounds a bit like a dog whistle. A few minutes later during the test, two dogs appears in the room.
* ButtonMashing: Does it (obviously) in his [[VideoGame/TrackAndField Track & Field]] review with his fingers, his shirt and later with a rolling pin. Takes it to the next level in DragonsLair, where he uses ''a jackhammer''.
* TheCameo:
** His ''Platoon''/''Metal Gear'' video ends with an appearance by [[spoiler: DougWalker]].
** In the Road Runner/Tazmania video, french [[LetsPlay Let's Player]] BobLennon appears as a "useless cameo" who [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself in the head]] when asked to testify on how bad the Road Runner game is. Coincidentally, BobLennon also appeared along with JDG and Seb in an episode of {{Series/Noob}}.
** On the opposite end of things, he made a cameo in a video by {{James Rolfe}}'s co-star Mike Matei on unlicensed NES games, in which he was shown playing a game that Mike couldn't review [[NoExportForYou because it was only released in French]] (''SaintSeiya'').
-->Ah! Sacrebleu, I hate this game! Yes, I'm a French stereotype.
** His Papy Grenier episode about ''Sim City'' is full of cameos of french video testers.
* CaptainObvious: "But what I love in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyz95hcUUDA this tutorial]] is when they stop you during the action to give you [[SarcasmMode really useful advice]] like: To jump, press the jump button. Thank you CaptainObvious."
* CausticCritic
* ChirpingCrickets: In the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' episode, when JDG is trying to remind the audience of the cartoon, all he gets is the sound of wind... and a tumbleweed rolling by.
* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted in his ''Jurassic Park'' video. This is how it starts:
-->'''JDG''' (dressed as Santa, does the Santa voice): "Ho-ho-ho, hi everyone! It's Christmas time as you know, and to celebrate I decided to make a video ''(removes hat and beard, uses his regular voice)'' which has nothing to do with Christmas."
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: His flower-adornated yellow button shirt. He decided to wear it to make the visuals more cheerful, and also as a homage to (now gone) French singer Carlos, who was also a portly bearded man in flowery shirts.
* CollisionDamage: In ''Ultraman''. '''A FightingGame'''.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: JDG wears a yellow shirt when he reviews bad games, a blue-white shirt when he reviews cartoons and other non-game media, and an orange shirt when he is playing a good game (or pretending to). Two more shirts made brief appearances: a black one (when he's terribly depressed) and a green-gray one (when he's out of character). He sometimes "magically" changes his shirt when he switches topics to keep this theme consistent.
* ContinuityNod :
** The anti-sexist joke counter from the ''Barbie (NES)'' review appears again in one scene in the ''Jurassic Park'' games review.
** His duck weapons from the review of ''Batman & Robin'' returns for the intro of his short review video (the next one)
** The salami from that latter video becomes [[ImprobableWeaponUser his weapon]] for the ''Link : Faces of Evil'' review intro and ending.
** In the [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] review, when he's starting to play ''Drakkhen'', at the moment the Infogram logo appears on screen... [[CrowningMomentofFunny That moment is priceless]] but it refers too to his previous reviews of games made by Infogrames.
* CouchGag: Referenced in the beginning of the ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' video.
* CulturalTranslation: Refered in the ''Last Battle'' video. It is supposed to be a Japanese video game based on the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' franchise and named ''Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu''. The game has been released in Europe and North America under the title ''Last Battle'', with a lot of alteration in the dialogs and character names (and a few in their appearance), making it totally unrelated to its original material.
* DarkerAndEdgier: During his girls cartoons review, he talks about My Little Pony: Battle For Ponyland, a grimdark movie based on My Little Pony featuring deaths and epic battles. [[AllJustADream Not.]]
* TheDanza: While Frédéric Molas is called "Joueur du Grenier" or "Grenier" on the show, Sébastien Rassiat is simply referred to as "Seb".
* DeconstructiveParody: The JDG enjoys transposing video game clichés into real life.
** In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda-CDi]]'' video, he puts a bomb next to a cracked wall in his house, blows it up Zelda-style, and enters what appears to be a secret room...
--> "What is this place? There's a lot of stuff in here! A cellphone, a phone bill with my neighbor's name on it, a picture of my neighbor and his wife... where am I?"
** In the Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', he states that most of the [=NPCs=] who stand still outside die en masse when winter comes. He also notes that, during a duel between two Pokemon trainers, the winner takes the money of his opponent... he notes that this could be called "racketeering".
** In the Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/SimCity'', the transposition into reality of a way to play the game makes him (as the Mayor) acting as a Stalin-like dictator with supernatural powers who sometimes unleashes disasters on his town ForTheEvulz.
** In the simulators video, during the review of ''Toilet Tycoon'', it is noted that the player can build golden or emerald toilet bowls with silk or mink fur toilet paper. Which leads to this sentence:
--> Argh, it's cold... Ouch, I just cut myself with the emerald toilets! Yuck, the paper is full of hairs, it's gross!
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> The Temple of Elder Sages, home of... the Elder Sages!
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
** Completely averted when he suggests people should try the game of the week no matter the means, even on an emulator, to see how bad it is.
** Mocked on the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' video review when it was not available on Youtube (this scene is absent from the official Youtube version, however) :
--> '''JDG''': "This video was made for the ''Pix'n'love'' magazine, and will probably be pirated and put on Youtube before the end of this very sentence"
--> (someone off screen reloads a gun)
--> '''JDG''' (looking off-screen): "What? What did I say?"
** And again, at the beginning of his ''Heavy Nova'' review, as soon as he mentions the video is DVD-exclusive, Seb says "Too late", the camera pans out, and the video is in fact on Youtube uploaded by someone else, causing JDG to exclaim "What?! Already?!"
** A more discreet (and maybe unintentional) avertion: when he plays ''My Little Pony'' (GBA) on his NintendoDS, it has a flashcart plugged in.
* DontExplainTheJoke: an extended joke starting with the AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Killing Spree gag. Seb butts in to say "So you could say she's hilling in Montmartre!" which he elaborates on at the end of the video (Butte, hill; Bute, kill; AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Hilling Spree).
* DopeSlap: He does this to a [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeard]] towards the end of his RPG review when he rewards his "quest" with a hammer.
* DrinkingGame: Attempted to do one with the following rules: Pick a random video game and take a shot for every outright lie on the cover box. He got ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He had to take out several more bottles.
* DrugsAreBad: ''Raid 2020'' is supposed to be a game with an anti-drug message. The problem is that the setting is so confusing and incoherent that [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the Joueur du Grenier wonders if the developpers were high when creating it]].
* DumbBlonde: During the Girly Cartoon video, when the heroine of the cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgie! Georgie!]]'' tries to chat with a couple of koalas and gets angry because they don't answer, the JDG refers to the trope.
--> They are koalas! They can't speak, you... blonde!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Earliest episodes had no intro, very few sketches involving special effects (except for the parts where JDG destroys games) and Seb was mostly silent (and when he talked, he had his regular voice) . JDG himself was angrier, too, and would often have [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/62031-sturgeon-face the same angry expression on his face as the AVGN]].
* EarWorm : InUniverse.
** Some of the music tracks in the games he reviewed, most particularly the theme of ''Dragon Ball'' for the NES (Its European version, to be precise) are those. He even shows how this theme will never leave your brain.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'' (NES), he notices that the only music track of the game is a 8-bit fex seconds loop of the series' theme. To show how it is annoying, he uses a short loop of the Joueur du Grenier opening theme during the following minute.
* EatTheBomb: In ''Tazmania'', Taz automatically eats any interactive object he steps on, including bombs (it hurts him but is not an insta-kill). What annoys Joueur du Grenier is where the developers chose to put the bombs: behind pillars and right where you're expected to land when jumping (not unlike the invisible coin blocks in PlatformHell games).
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Usually one of the three things happens:
** JDG destroys the game (sometimes in a manner reminiscent to the episode's theme) , like the AVGN often does.
** JDG just gets rid of the game in other ways (throwing it in the trash, ditching it out of the window of his car, leaving with it to destinations unknown...) .
** JDG experiences a supernatural side-effect of playing the game or finishing it, cutting his review short.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou:
** ''Tintin in Tibet'', most egregiously in the hotel (level 3) where you could be killed by Pekingese dogs, maids with vacuum cleaners, toppled suitcases, waiters with a platter full of goods...
** Worse : In a level of ''Tintin : Prisoners of The Sun'', your mission during an ''entire'' level is to avoid a ''single'' suitcase while you're in a train car. Easier said than done.
** The hoverboard levels in the second ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' MasterSystem game. Hitting any person, dog or sidewalk edge makes the hero lose a life.
** ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (by the same people as the two ''Tintin'' games mentioned above) features not only Black Smurfs, zombifying flies, ghosts, etc as enemies, but also rabbits, hurting leaves (yes, ''leaves''), falling apples, unkillable butterflies, and lightnings randomly falling from the sky.
* EvilOldFolks: Papy Grenier
--> "I ever tell you about the one time I killed a kid and buried his corpse in the backyard?"
* FacePalm: Just check out the Website/YouTube thumbnails.
** In the Color Dreams video (during the ''Raid 2020'' part), he does a Facepalm when wearing a giant Mickey Mouse-style glove.
* FakeDifficulty: Lots of his games.
* FanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse:
--> "And there's nothing after ''DragonBallZ''. ''[[DragonBallGT NOTHING]]''!!"
* {{Filler}} :
** He explicitly states that some sections of the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' test are intentionally this, because each second of filler is a second not spent playing this game.
** He also states that the ''Silent Assault'' - ''Raid 2020'' video is a filler episode because he didn't plan what to do after the cliffhanger which ended the ''Platoon'' - ''Metal Gear'' episode.
* FiringOneHanded: The character of ''Trespasser'' uses only one hand to do anything, including firing handguns or rifles, but also carrying heavy objects like rocks or iron bars.
* FlashbackBackBack: Lampshaded in the Spirou review.
* FlippingTheTable: In the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review, after he realizes that his attempt to make a map of the first area of ''Platoon'' failed.
* FollowTheLeader: AVGN, which he admits.
--> "The concept was taken from AVGN (long live the King!) and adapted in French. If you know a bit of English, I recommend you check him out." (First video's description)
* ForTheEvulz: The reason why the Mayor of Sim City unleashes disasters on his town, from time to time.
* FranchiseKiller: When reviewing them, he mentions that ''Bubsy 3D'' and ''Virtual Hydlide'' killed their own franchise.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When phoning the ancient sage in the RPG episode, we see the others dancing in the background.
* GagDub: Does this to a few games to accentuate the points he makes. There's a particularly funny one during his Spirou review, when he thinks that main characters in games made by Infogrames all seem to have agoraphobia, and illustrates his point by dubbing over a level from a Tintin game, where the latter is running through a crowded museum (where the goal is to avoid touching people) :
--> "Oh Lord, where on Earth am I, oh God, look at this, there's even a man with a beard [touches the said man, gets hit] ouch, get out of my way, Osama, I don't want to get close to you, oh what a horror this is, you all make me sick!"
* GodwinsLaw:
** He introduces ''Airwolf'' on Amstrad CPC thusly:
-->Let's just say that if Hitler were a video game developer, he would have participated in making this game.
** The opening of the ''Dragon's Lair'' video shows a few historical pictures, including one of Hitler holding a cart of the game.
* GreenAesop: the Waterworld review ends with his throwing the game into the ocean where a sperm whale chokes on it. An oceanologist's letter is then red on the news, asking people to "stop throwing your fucking trash in the ocean, goddammit!"
* GroinAttack: In the ''Sword of Sodan'' video. The more practical way to dogde enemy attacks is to fight while crouching. On the screen, it looks like the player character is repeatedly stabbing them in the testicles.
* GrotesqueGallery: JDG finds ''Téléchat'' '''creepy'''. Which isn't totally false, considering that many items in the show have an UncannyValley-esque human face (most notably a clothes iron, a phone and a microphone).
* GuideDangIt:
** JDG gets stuck at the last ''Astérix and the Great Rescue'' level's beginning. The way to get past the wall is quite wall-banging, indeed.
** The enigmas in ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' are non-logical, meaning if a ''single'' little item is missing or you don't know its use, you can't finish a level. And some of them require [[CombinatorialExplosion combining items]].
** This happens to him a lot because in a lot retro games, most of the plot was explained in the manual, but since he lost/lacks the manual for most of his games and the games themselves raraly give any indication as to what the player is supposed to do...
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: He's a huge fan of ''DragonBall'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''.
--> "''DragonBall'''s universe, it's just the most ''awesome'' thing ever created!"
--> "''Film/JurassicPark'' is my ''favorite'' movie. I saw it so many times I could tell the whole script by memory!"
--> "When you buy a ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game, you expect some quality, since it's the best movie ever."
* HeadDesk: In the SNES ''DragonsLair'' test:
--> "Let's call this the level 'THUD'. Why the level 'THUD' ? Because at the end, when you play it, you're like 'THUD'."
* HilariousOuttakes: His specials about cartoons end with these.
* HitboxDissonance : Some of his games have this, coupled sometimes with FakeDifficulty.
* HumongousMecha: Used by the Joueur du Grenier in the end of the ''Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue'' to fight the cart of the game.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** At the beginning of the Sports Games Review, Grenier doesn't even wait for his [[HarassingPhoneCall mysterious caller]] to tell him something to do.
--> "What? You want me to play some awful old sports games ? Ooooh noooo..." *leaves the phone and rushes to the games*
** During the ''Tazmania'' review:
--> Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him [the picture turns in black and white with a sad music]. He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... ha ha ha, this sod is funny!
** During the ''Platoon'' review, when he reaches the civilian village:
--> After several hours, I eventually discovered the way to the village. The morale meter is used there, because when you kill innocent villagers, you understand that our morale decreases. Because we, Americans, we are here to protect populations. [We immediatly see the Rambo-disguised Joueur du Grenier posing on a photograph reenacting one of the photographs taken by American soldiers during the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Abu Ghraib scandal]] ('''warning:''' wikipedia page not fully SFW) during the American invasion of Iraq.
** During the Pokemon video:
--> I don't understand this issue, all these people saying that we didn't take care our Pokemon, it is not true, it is totally wrong! [...] We brought them to the hospital thirty times per day. If that's not taking care of them...
* IAmXSonOfY: In his RPG games review, he is addressed by the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeards]] as "Joueur du Grenier, son of Juron" ("Juron" meaning "Swear word" in French)
* IgnoreTheFanservice: In one particularly difficult segment in the ''Captain Planet'' game (see ThatOneLevel), he says there's a bigger chance of a bus full of naked Norwegian ladies stopping in front of your house than getting through. After finally giving up and [[BrickJoke going to run naked on the highway]], he angrily shoves the nudist Norwegian ladies who pulled up in a bus in front of his house out of his way.
* InsultToRocks:
--> "Saying this movie is shit would be an insult to shit!"
* IncrediblyLamePun:
** A French one ; during the Airwolf review, he claims that the devloppers must really "en tenir une couche" (i.e. be really stupid), an expression which can be understood as meaning "holding a diaper"[[note]] the accurate translation for this expression is "possessing a layer", probably related to the English expression "being thick"[[/note]]. Cut to a scene where Seb is playing the game developper, typing on a computer... Holding a baby diaper.
--> '''Seb''': Seriously, you ever tried to create a game while holding a diaper?
--> ''Cue LosingHorns and a "Joke failure" message in the bottom of the screen.''
** In the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review : "Alright, guys, today, we're going to like leather, I tell you. Because [[DragonsLair today's game]] tanned my hide. [[CaptainObvious Leather, tanned, crappy joke.]]"
** On ''Batman & Robin'' : "This game was made by a company named Probe, so you already know it will live forever in the annals". Cue an XBox achievement.
** On ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' : "This game isn't so hard, it is just awfully long and shitty and we take too much time on non-logical enigmas... I shouldn't be surprised, the editor who made this, Tempest, ''is known to only make stinky games'' [[DontExplaintheJoke (in French ''Tempest'' sounds like "t'empestes": "you stink")]] .
** In his Simulators games review, after Seb tested a game about ''toilets'' (''Toilet Tycoon'', to be exact), JDG draws the short straw about making an awful one :
--> JDG : Say, your game, it smelled like shit, huh?
* JeopardyThinkingMusic: This music is used during "waiting" periods, even though it's not really its typical meaning. Obviously, JDG is not familiar with the show (its French equivalent was only aired in France for a short time) and more with the parodies used in Internet parodies.
* LineOfSightName: In the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' video, JDG thinks the plot has been written like this.
* JawDrop
* {{Kaiju}}: TheProblemWithLicencedGames is represented by massive cartridges duking it out in New York.
* MagicCountdown: In ''Airwolf'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AitZIpd8fq8#t=0m39s not even the countdown works right.]]
** 13, 12, 11, zeroooo!
*** Happy New Year!
* [[ManOfAThousandFaces Man Of A Thousand Faces And Voices]]: Seb, JDG's SideKick and cameraman, frequently disguises himself to play a second actor on screen. So far, he played: [[PowerRangers Zordon]], the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc (Bad Games Inc, the Mafia-esque company behind every crappy game in the JDG universe), [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the four Greybeards]], the clown who programmed Dragon's Lair, The Grim Reaper, Merlin, [[GreekMythology Zeus]] and many other roles. Every time you see someone on screen that isn't JDG or young JDG (a kid wearing his shirt), it's Seb disguised.
* {{Mix and Match Critter|s}}: His PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.
* MookChivalry: Referenced in the ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' video and in the sequence making fun of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' in the humorous FAQ video.
* MoonLogicPuzzle / TryEverything: In every part of ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD''. For example, how to create the key to open a door? By combining a feather with sulfur.
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: His alter-ego, Canard-Man ("Duck-Man", a parody of Batman) and his motto "Another victory for a duck!", which is also the slogan of Canard WC, a French brand of toilet-cleaning products.
* MostAnnoyingSound: InUniverse
** The music of ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' is very unnerving, to be polite.
** The music of ''Total Recall'' too.
** "Shut up, VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}! Shut uuuup!"
** The CriticalAnnoyance in some games.
** The music in ''Airwolf'' (Amstrad CPC version).
** The sound effects the enemies make in ''Taz-Mania''.
** The sound effects of ''Raid 2020'', which he describes to be identical to actual Atari 2600 sounds.
* TheMostDangerousVideoGame: A few of the reviewed videogame are shown having supernatural malevolent influence on the JDG.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** What he points about the anime ''Mister Ajikko'' in the fourth TV special. Would knew cooking could be ''that'' awesome?
** In the Simulation games video, he points that the games belonging to the series of the German simulators all have this kind of over-the-top blockbuster-like trailers. He then shows a parody he made of the trailer for ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzWzyslYK8 on which he doesn't change the pictures, the camera angles or the epic music]], he only added some snarky narrator comments.
* MundaneUtility:
--> "''Batman and Robin'' is a game you can use to slice ham !"
* MythologyGag: In ''Tintin au Tibet'', ThatOneLevel is a call back to a gag in the cartoon.
* NerdGlasses: He wears them.
* NintendoHard: Most, if not all the games he tests.
* NoEnding: His special episode about video games' adaptations on TV. A "Low Battery" icon flashes a few times (as a reference to an earlier joke) , then the video is cut short .
* NoExportForYou: ''Saint Seiya'' for the NES was never sold in the USA. Understandable as the anime was much more popular in France than in the US.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: In the "2D to 3D" episode, The opening of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90V_yIBjH2M#t=8m04s shown]] with a disclaimer "No, this ain't edited, it's the game's real intro sequence"
* OffModel: To a degree. The "2D to 3D" episode's image quality was suddenly different from the other ones, as JDG and Seb started to use a new camera and weren't used to it. This was even [[LampshadeHanging referred]] to in the following episode.
* OminousLatinChanting: Played for laughs in the beginning of the ''Total Recall'' / ''Predator'' review, when picking up a cart triggers some.
** It also doubles as a sort of ShoutOut to ''DeathNote'', since said latin chanting comes from this anime.
* OnceAnEpisode: Seb says something incredibly stupid (or makes a really bad pun) , making JDG either embarrassed or enraged (to the point of killing him sometimes).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The JDG is very audibly from the south of France, especially when he starts yelling.
* OrSoIHeard: He compares having to match the right keycard to the right door in VideoGame/MetalGear to popup ads intruding on porn. Which he, uh, read about, on {{Wikipedia}}. [[SubvertedTrope While looking for porn.]]
* PatrioticFervor: Averted, as he's fond of ripping games made by Infogrames and Cryo Interactive.
* PoisonMushroom: In ''Film/BackToTheFuture part III'', there is a item that screams PowerUp, but is this.
* PresidentEvil: The JDG as Mayor of Sim City.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: InUniverse. Every licensed game he plays is of poor quality.
* PsychoticSmirk: During the ''Heavy Nova'' review:
--> '''JDG''': I'm sure it was some kind of lunatic who hid this game in my room for me to find!
--> (brief cut to Seb, holding the boom pole, smirking away)
* RatedMForManly: "Nothing like the death of a MagicalGirl to start this video, because this one is for you, for Men. ''Real'' men, ''hard'' men, ''hairy'' men, those who have something in their pants, who have a meat-and-two-veg, a wiener, a johnson, a loaded cannon. Welcome aboard, Men, this video is for ''you''". Accompanied by the {{Terminator}} theme.
* RebuiltPedestal: JDG is a big fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. So when JamesRolfe's friend Mike Matei accused JDG of plagiarizing AVGN (comparing him to the IrateGamer and calling him a "fucking bum" in the process), he was reportedly rather bummed out. Later, JDG posted a comment on one of his videos saying he talked it out with Mike, and that Mike's not a bad person after all. The reconciliation was officially confirmed when JDG made a humorous cameo in Mike Matei's video [[http://cinemassacre.com/2012/07/21/mike-looks-at-some-nes-hacks/ "Mike Looks at Some NES Hacks"]].
* RecordNeedleScratch: Sometimes used when he finds something which is both unexpected and incredibly stupid.
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In France]]: He is like WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd with ''much'' less profanity.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: The trope is said to him by at the end of his "guide to being angry at your computer" skit in the Airwolf review.
* RetiredCompleteMonster: If you take Papy Grenier's stories at face value (that he was a sociopathic Pokemon trainer and bloodthirsty dictator instead of playing the games), he is this.
* SanitySlippage: During his ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review.
* {{Scatting}}: JDG sometimes does this when he hears ridiculous music in video games he reviews.
* TheScrappy: InUniverse. Like any self-respecting retro gamer, JDG despises the dog from ''DuckHunt''.
--> JDG: "I ''hate'' that fucking dog! Whoever says he never wanted to shoot him is a liar!"
** Also InUniverse, he hates Hashizo from ''AiShiteNight'', and [[TakeThatScrappy is overjoyed when he sees his older brother slapping him]].
* ScrappyMechanic: InUniverse. The gravity factor in ''Airwolf'' is one of the main reasons why the game is nigh-impossible to play in an enjoyable way. The helicopter keeps going down at all time, and since it explodes almost instantly by hitting ANYTHING, JDG has to constantly give light taps on his joystick to keep the copter from crashing on the ground or going too high and crash on the ceiling.
-->It's like doing archery on a fucking trampoline!
* SelfDeprecation: "So, Taz is told that somewhere exists an egg bigger than my ass..."
* SensoryAbuse: He describes ''Raid 2020''[='s=] sound as "audio deflowering".
-->And not just because it makes your ears bleed!
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** After playing through ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part III'', he goes back in time to steal these games from himself so that he would never have played them. In the timeline he created, he has reviewed ''My Little Pony'' on the GameBoyAdvance instead.
** After finishing ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' on the NES, he [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime plays the Song of Time, goes back to his childhood]] and gets a different game as a present. [[EpicFail It's Dark Castle]].
* ShellShockSilence: When after a lame and badly timed joke from Seb, an enraged JDG pulls the boom mike down and screams in it. It is not complete silence though, we can hear Seb complaining about his ears hurting, and JDG saying he had it coming.
* ShoutOut
** When he is asking Seb to adjust the brightness of the image, JDG's clothes ends up dressed like {{Batman}} ("Too dark"), then WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd ("Too bright").
** In the ''Last Battle'' video, he states that the game is so repetitive that playing it for to long makes you feel like being stuck in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Then it cuts to the Joueur du Grenier living in a GroundhogDayLoop (with the movie theme).
** The ''Ultraman'' / ''Rise of the Robots'' video ends with the Joueur du Grenier fighting against game carts with a shotgun, filmed in first-person view, and with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsfjHCFosw a cover of the first level music]] of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' in background.
** The ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' video begins with a spoof summary of the show, which sounds like a parody of the opening of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV7ijh01jo introduction music]] in background. He also mentions Gaea's namesake character from ''Series/{{Noob}}''.
** The episode about RPGs is a giant ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' shout-out, including an opening which is an obvious parody of the famous ''Skyrim'' trailer.
** The ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0V5LZ8mkOg ending song]] "recipe to make a rotten game" is a pastiche of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06uNMoeUbc the Arsenic Cake song]] in the French cartoon ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Astérix and Cleopatra]]''.
** The whole ending of the ''Airwolf'' video is a spoof of the pilot of ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', a franco-japanese anime.
** The ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' video begins with a reference to the ending of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
** The ''Tazmania'' test has a scene when several Seb posing as videogame developpers recreate a scene from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
** His [[http://www.animeland.com/news/voir/3975/Le-JOUEUR-DU-GRENIER-en-DVD first DVD]] is themed after the classic [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] trilogy: the cover resembles the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog first game's]] European cover, the DVD menu is a parody of the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 second game's]] title screen with JDG's theme recreated with the game's soundfont, and the episode selection menu looks like the [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles third game's]] data select menu, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong.
** The ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review features background characters cosplaying as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario brothers]], [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[StreetFighter Ryu]], [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Siesta 45]], some ''{{Naruto}}'' characters, and [[OnePiece Luffy]]. Later in the video, there's even a female reporter named [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neil]]. The video itself is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchises.
** The Papy Grenier video about ''VideoGame/SimCity'' contains a reference to [[WebVideo/HitlerRants the famous scene]] from ''{{Film/Downfall}}'', when the Mayor of Sim City learns that all the municipal budget has been spent and becomes angry.
** The boys' shows special contains a fake opening named "You Got Mail!", sung to the tune of "You Wa Shock", the first opening to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** The first "Papy Grenier" video, about ''Pokémon Red'', includes an homage to a very well-known (for French people) sketch from the comedic trio "Les Inconnus".
* ShownTheirWork: During the animated intro in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'' video, Hylian runes can be seen. They contain actual messages (and most of them are pretty snarky) .
* SideKick: Seb (Sébastien Rassiat), one of his friends who helps him make the videos and frequently plays a role in it.
* SimpletonVoice: Seb's voice gradually evolved into this.
* SirSwearsALot: He once [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] how often he use the F word. Although, to be fair, he is much less this than the AVGN.
* SkywardScream: At the end of the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' review.
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** JDG doesn't find ''Life in the City'' to be fitting to ''SonicR''. He thinks it'd rather suit a RhythmGame at a holiday resort.
** The whole ''TimeCop'' game has a soundtrack like this trope.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames "If I was in 1984, in a nightclub called 'The Macumba Night', I could eventually maybe think the music is good. Tough luck, I am playing a video game about Zelda right now. And I think it is ''slightly off-topic''"!]]
** In ''Airwolf'', he notes how the music in one of the game's versions[[note]]''Airwolf II'' on Amstrad CPC[[/note]] sounds awesome but only plays in the most boring parts of the game. He compares it to putting epic music in an elevator, cue a skit with him going in an elevator that has "[[TwoStepsFromHell Dragon Rider]]" playing in it.
** ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' has a kind of techno-ish soundtrack making the levels sounds like every part of the game was happening in the immediate surrounding of a night-club.
** ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' set to techno music.
** Played for laughs in the video where he reviewed ''TimeCop'' among other things: JDG demonstrated how music should fit the situation by showing a counter-example: [[FinalFantasyVII Aerith's death scene]] set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rvNmVuGf84 Les Musclés' "Merguez Partie"]]. The music pops up once again later in the video, when JDG starts talking about how horrible diabetes is.
** Twice in the Smurfs video, first when he flips a switch and the ominous music switches to "La Cucaracha", then [[spoiler:bombing the Smurf village with "Ode to Joy" blaring in the background.]]
* SpeakingSimlish: Logically, in some parts of the ''Sim City'' video. Including an WebVideo/HitlerRants parody spoken in Simlish.
* SpecialEffectFailure: InUniverse. Parodied in the beginning of the ''Spirou'' video, when they explore the abandoned Peruvian tomb.
--> JDG: "And this is the edge of the green screen where we shoot our special effects."
* SpinOff: ''Papy Grenier'', where he plays an old storyteller who revisits classic games in a humorous way.
* StealthHiBye: Subverted in the Airwolf review, where [[spoiler: TheGrimReaper]] disappears from his sight but then comes back, claiming he was just packing his stuff. ''Then'' JDG himself pulls one on [[spoiler: TheGrimReaper]] for no particular reason.
--> [[spoiler: '''Grim Reaper''']]: [[HypocriticalHumor There are some really weird people around here.]]
* StockControlSettings: JDG is not pleased that the Start button, instead of pausing, switches the type of punches in ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He has his reasons, since it means there is ''no longer a Pause feature''.
--> "Start, is PAUSE! Ever since it existed, the Start button was always meant to PAUSE!"
* SuperHero: [[spoiler:Duck-Man]].
* SuperMode: "Super Grenier de l'espace" (Super Space Attic Gamer), a play on "Super Guerrier de l'espace", which is how [[DragonBallZ Super Saiyans]] were called in the French dub. His "transformation" is triggered after building up too much anger and frustration because of Excalibur 2555 A.D., complete with Gohan's [=SSJ2=] theme playing in the background, as Seb and Merlin (also played by Seb) comment on his "power"... [[MundaneMadeAwesome Which allows him to beat games at a ludicrous speed, win at a game of checkers, find Waldo]], [[PowerUpLetdown turn the game off, watch a movie and brush his teeth before going to bed]].
* TakeThat: In the ''Raid 2020'' review:
--> JDG : Winners fight drugs. Except him. *Cuts to a photograph of [[TourDeFrance Lance Armstrong]] *
** On the simulation special: "Well no, I'm a train driver. I'm on strike."
** In the FAQ video, regarding road maintenance and repair: "Look at how realistic this is! You got one guy busting his ass doing all the work and the other three doing jack shit! Just like in real life"
* TearJerker: [[DiscussedTrope The second main]] theme of the second special. InUniverse.
--> "The cartoons back then were really serious. Sometimes even TOO serious."
--> "Might I remind that it's supposedly for kids."
--> "Candies, guns, fuel canisters, buy some matches!"
--> "Real funny there..."
--> "Damn, even the voiceover seems on the verge of killing itself!"
--> "Listen to what the BigBad says! [...] But it's completely ''sordid'' to say things like that!!"
--> "But it's horrible! But... But really but... ''Help''!! They show that to kids?!"
* TemptingFate:
** Twice in the ''Excalibur 2555'' review, when he comments on how cliché the enemies are :
--> '''JDG''': Seriously, the only way to make this game more cliché is to put in a mad scientist and Frankenstein's monster.
--> ''Those two enemies appear with the 1-Up Sonic jingle.''
** And after finding a bar in a cave :
--> '''JDG''': Stupid game, a bar in a cave... Why not a strip-club for transvestites while you're at it?
--> '''Seb''': Actually, that appears later in the game.
--> *Footage of said level is shown*
--> '''JDG''': I hate my life.
* ThatOneLevel: InUniverse: The snow level in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Especially a part of it, which he calls "'''The''' Passage":
--> '''JDG''': Yes, the '''The''' Passage, you know about '''The''' Passages, every hard game has one, that hard part of a level which makes you want to headbutt your girlfriend and run naked on a speedway!
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Finishing Airwolf on Amstrad will bring upon the unlucky gamer the wrath of Zeus. Too bad for him :
--> '''Zeus''': For your punishment, you shall review DragonsLair!
--> '''JDG''': No can do, I did it two months ago.
--> '''Zeus''': ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''?
--> '''JDG''': I did it a ''while'' ago!
--> '''Zeus''': Uh, ''DarkCastle''?
--> '''JDG''': Already done.
--> '''Zeus''': Damn, you really have a shitty life! Uh, ''E.T.''?
--> '''JDG''': Aw come on, it wasn't that awful!
--> '''Zeus''': And ''Barbie''? ''Barbie'', don't tell me you've done ''Barbie''!
--> '''JDG''': Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh...
--> '''Zeus''': Wah, you really had it rough.
* ToBeContinued: Twice : One at the end of his sports games review, and one at the end of the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review.
* ToiletHumor: Used during the ''Toilet Tycoon'' part of the simulators review.
* TortureCellar: He locks some of his worst games in one. It is shown in the ''Dragon's Lair'' (in which he first goes to bring the game in his room before testing it) and ''The Addams Family'' (which ends with the torture of a chained Super Nes with the ''Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' cart still in it) videos.
* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse, in the FAQ. "I will make no comment on the fact that your character [a highway maintenance worker] looks like an old Pakistani immigrant".
* UnInstallment: All game footage from his intro comes from his earliest episodes, except for the brief moment when ''Goonies II'' is shown. According to the WordOfGod, there was going to be a ''Goonies II'' review, but they decided not to release it because it wasn't that great.
* UnreadablyFastText: During his Ninja Turtles review, a fake ad for the "low hitpoints alert" sound sold as a ringtone is shown. During the ad, a line of text is scrolling at the bottom of the screen, saying "Really? You have nothing better to do other than reading this scrolling text?".
* [[WeAllLiveInAmerica We all live in France]]: Lampshaded in the review ''Tintin au Tibet'', in which JDG is adamant that {{Tintin}} is French.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: InUniverse. He often [[DiscussedTrope asks this questions about video games]] when they get too trippy, such as ''Astérix and the Great Rescue''.
** In the ''Téléchat'' special.
* WhoWritesThisCrap :
** In a fake movie trailer at the end of the ''Virus'' review, after saying a [[IncrediblyLamePun horribly lame pun]] on the word "mal" (In this context, "evil", not "hurt". Well...).
--> "Evil has returned... And it will hurt !"
** The plot of ''Virus'' is implied to be written by a kid during a redaction exercise in school, and then bought by the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc.
* AWinnerIsYou: A common bad point in the games he reviews.
* YouBastard: During the ''Taz-Mania'' review, he reacts like that when presenting the show which inspired the game... with a subversion:
--> Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him [the picture turns in black and white with a sad music]. He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... [[BrokenAesop ha ha ha, this sod is funny!]]
** During one of his specials about cartoons, he shows a DVD set of ''MyLittlePony'' (the older one) and angrily says to the viewers: "Look what you made me buy!"
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He will often use the word ''gameplay'' when what he means is ''controls'' (or rather, ''maniabilité'').
** It can be explained by the fact that, in French, the sense of that word is less strict than in English language, from which it was borrowed.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In-universe, during his review of ''[=Geo-Political=] Simulator: Rulers of Nations'':
--> '''JDG''': This game is to difficult to be beaten, so, because of the situation which is worsening, I decide to change the Prime Minister and replace François Fillon, who became unpopular, by the leader of the Sect of the Cultist of Belzebuth.
--> '''The leader of the Sect of the Cultist of Belzebuth''': Of course, it is wellknown that we are absolutly in tune with each other.
--> '''JDG''': Fuck, I'm in tune with Belzebuth, I really must be playing like a shit.

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The comic provides examples of:

* AmusingInjuries
* TheFaceless: Grenier's mother's face is always obscured by something or other.
* FaceFault: Every depiction of Grenier's mother ends with her keeling over at her progeny's latest catastrophe.
* MediumAwareness
** NoFourthWall
* TheNineties
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Including Grenier.
* ToiletHumor

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15th Feb '13 10:31:21 AM nombretomado
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** The ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review features background characters cosplaying as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario brothers]], [[AssassinsCreed Ezio]], [[FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[StreetFighter Ryu]], [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Siesta 45]], some ''{{Naruto}}'' characters, and [[OnePiece Luffy]]. Later in the video, there's even a female reporter named [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neil]]. The video itself is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchises.

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** The ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review features background characters cosplaying as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario brothers]], [[AssassinsCreed [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]], [[FinalFantasyVII [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[StreetFighter Ryu]], [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Siesta 45]], some ''{{Naruto}}'' characters, and [[OnePiece Luffy]]. Later in the video, there's even a female reporter named [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neil]]. The video itself is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchises.
11th Feb '13 2:48:41 PM totoofze47
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Interesting information: Those videos aren't considered as actual Joueur du Grenier videos, but in 2012 Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four ads]] for ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'', using the same humor that their more well-know videos.

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Interesting information: Those videos aren't considered as actual Joueur du Grenier videos, but in 2012 In 2012, Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four ads]] for ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'', using informative videos]] about ''Videogame/DragonsDogma''. While these videos aren't technically part of the series, they use the same humor that that's featured in their more well-know well-known videos.
11th Feb '13 4:33:44 AM Psychopompos007
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!2013
* A video about ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''-themed videogames, especially ''Fester Quest'' (NES), ''The Addams Family'' (Master System) and ''The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' (SNES)



Interesting information: Those videos aren't considered as actual Joueur du Grenier videos, but in 2012 Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four ads]] for ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'', using the same humor that their more well-know videos.



** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'', he states that the sound which is played each times the protagonist is hurt (which is "often") is very annoying and sounds a bit like a dog whistle. A few minutes later during the test, two dogs appears in the room.



* EarWorm : InUniverse. Some of the music tracks in the games he reviewed, most particularly the theme of ''Dragon Ball'' for the NES (Its European version, to be precise). He even shows how this theme will never leave your brain.

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* EarWorm : InUniverse. InUniverse.
**
Some of the music tracks in the games he reviewed, most particularly the theme of ''Dragon Ball'' for the NES (Its European version, to be precise). precise) are those. He even shows how this theme will never leave your brain.brain.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'' (NES), he notices that the only music track of the game is a 8-bit fex seconds loop of the series' theme. To show how it is annoying, he uses a short loop of the Joueur du Grenier opening theme during the following minute.



* TortureCellar: He locks some of his worst games in one.

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* TortureCellar: He locks some of his worst games in one. It is shown in the ''Dragon's Lair'' (in which he first goes to bring the game in his room before testing it) and ''The Addams Family'' (which ends with the torture of a chained Super Nes with the ''Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' cart still in it) videos.
11th Feb '13 3:55:33 AM Chabal2
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* DontExplainTheJoke: an extended joke starting with the AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Killing Spree gag. Seb butts in to say "So you could say she's hilling in Montmartre!" which he elaborates on at the end of the video (Butte, hill; Bute, kill; AmeliePoulain: Montmartre Hilling Spree).



* DrinkingGame: Attempted to do one with the following rules: Pick a random video game and take a shot for every bullshit on the cover box. He got ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He had to take out several more bottles.

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* DrinkingGame: Attempted to do one with the following rules: Pick a random video game and take a shot for every bullshit outright lie on the cover box. He got ''RiseOfTheRobots''. He had to take out several more bottles.



--> After several hours, I eventually discovered the way to the village. The morale meter is used there, because when you kill innocent villagers, you understand that our morale decreases. Because we, American, we are here to protect populations. [We immediatly see the Rambo-disguised Joueur du Grenier posing on a photograph reenacting one of the photographs taken by American soldiers during the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Abu Ghraib scandal]] ('''warning:''' wikipedia page not fully SFW) during the American invasion of Iraq.

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--> After several hours, I eventually discovered the way to the village. The morale meter is used there, because when you kill innocent villagers, you understand that our morale decreases. Because we, American, Americans, we are here to protect populations. [We immediatly see the Rambo-disguised Joueur du Grenier posing on a photograph reenacting one of the photographs taken by American soldiers during the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Abu Ghraib scandal]] ('''warning:''' wikipedia page not fully SFW) during the American invasion of Iraq.



--> I don't understand this issue, all this people saying that we didn't take care our Pokemon, it is not true, it is totally wrong! [...] We brought them to the hospital thirty times per day. If this is not taking care of them...

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--> I don't understand this issue, all this these people saying that we didn't take care our Pokemon, it is not true, it is totally wrong! [...] We brought them to the hospital thirty times per day. If this is that's not taking care of them...



** In the Simulation games video, he points that the games belonging to the series of the German simulators all have this kind of over-the-top blockbuster-like trailers. He then shows a parody he made of the trailer for ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzWzyslYK8 on which he doesn't changed the pictures, the camera angles or the epic music]], he only added some snarky narrator comments.

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** In the Simulation games video, he points that the games belonging to the series of the German simulators all have this kind of over-the-top blockbuster-like trailers. He then shows a parody he made of the trailer for ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzWzyslYK8 on which he doesn't changed change the pictures, the camera angles or the epic music]], he only added some snarky narrator comments.



* NoExportForYou: ''Saint Seiya'' for the NES was never sold in the USA. Understandable as the anime was extremely more popular in France than in the US.

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* NoExportForYou: ''Saint Seiya'' for the NES was never sold in the USA. Understandable as the anime was extremely much more popular in France than in the US.



** The ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0V5LZ8mkOg ending song]] "recipe to make rotten game" is a pastiche of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06uNMoeUbc the Arsenic Cake song]] in the French cartoon ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Astérix and Cleopatra]]''.

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** The ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0V5LZ8mkOg ending song]] "recipe to make a rotten game" is a pastiche of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06uNMoeUbc the Arsenic Cake song]] in the French cartoon ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Astérix and Cleopatra]]''.



--> [[spoiler: '''Grim Reaper''']]: [[HypocriticalHumor There are really weird people around here.]]

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--> [[spoiler: '''Grim Reaper''']]: [[HypocriticalHumor There are some really weird people around here.]]



** On the simulation special: "Well no, I'm a train driver. I'm on strike."
** In the FAQ video, regarding road maintenance and repair: "Look at how realistic this is! You got one guy busting his ass doing all the work and the other three doing jack shit! Just like in real life"



--> "There, I remind that it's supposedly for kids."

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--> "There, "Might I remind that it's supposedly for kids."



--> "There, real funny..."

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--> "There, real funny..."Real funny there..."


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* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse, in the FAQ. "I will make no comment on the fact that your character [a highway maintenance worker] looks like an old Pakistani immigrant".
29th Jan '13 2:03:53 AM justanid
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* BiologicalMashup: His PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.


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* {{Mix and Match Critter|s}}: His PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.
28th Jan '13 10:59:22 AM StFan
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* ChirpingCrickets: In the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' episode, when JDG is trying to remind the audience of the cartoon, all he gets is the sound of wind... and a tumbleweed rolling by.
28th Jan '13 7:39:51 AM StFan
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Frédéric Molas, AKA [[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/ ''Le Joueur du Grenier'']] ("The Attic Gamer") is a French retro video game tester who plays mostly horrible games, but also a few merely NintendoHard games.

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Frédéric Molas, AKA [[http://www.a.k.a. le '''''[[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/ ''Le Joueur du Grenier'']] Grenier]]''''' ("The Attic Gamer") is a French retro video game tester who plays mostly horrible games, but also a few merely NintendoHard games.



In 2012, he started a SpinOff series titled ''Papy Grenier'' ("Grandpa Attic"), in which he plays an old bearded [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] who humoristically revisits classic cult games in a 5-6 minutes format. The first episode is devoted to ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.

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In 2012, he started a SpinOff series titled ''Papy Grenier'' '''''Papy Grenier''''' ("Grandpa Attic"), in which he plays an old bearded [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] who humoristically revisits classic cult games in a 5-6 minutes format. The first episode is devoted to ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.



* ''[[TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] au Tibet'' (MegaDrive)
* ''SaintSeiya'' (called ''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque'' in France) ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''[[{{Asterix}} Astérix]] And the Great Rescue'' (MegaDrive)

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* ''[[TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] ''Franchise/Tintin au Tibet'' (MegaDrive)
* ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (called ''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque'' in France) ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''[[{{Asterix}} Astérix]] And ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Great Rescue'' (MegaDrive)



* ''DarkCastle'' (MegaDrive)
* ''PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue'' ({{Nintendo 64}})

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* ''DarkCastle'' ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' (MegaDrive)
* ''PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers Lightspeed Rescue'' ({{Nintendo 64}})



* ''{{Waterworld}}'' (SuperNES)

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* ''{{Waterworld}}'' ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (SuperNES)



* ''{{Ultraman}}'' (SuperNES), followed by ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots'' (MegaDrive) and ''VideoGame/{{Pit-Fighter}}'' (SuperNES)

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* ''{{Ultraman}}'' ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' (SuperNES), followed by ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots'' (MegaDrive) and ''VideoGame/{{Pit-Fighter}}'' (SuperNES)



* ''[[JamesBond James Bond Jr]]'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] and SuperNES)
* ''TheSmurfs'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') (MegaDrive)
* ''Virus it is aware'' (PlayStation)

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* ''[[JamesBond James Bond Jr]]'' ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] and SuperNES)
* ''TheSmurfs'' ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') (MegaDrive)
* ''Virus it is aware'' It Is Aware'' (PlayStation)



* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''{{Predator}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])

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* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''{{Predator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])



* ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' (NES) and ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)

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* ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' (NES) and ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)



* BadassDecay: InUniverse. One of the reasons he dislikes ''DragonBallGT'' is because Trunks has become a pansy (although he is not supposed to be the same as Future Trunks).

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* BadassDecay: InUniverse. One of the reasons he dislikes ''DragonBallGT'' ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is because Trunks has become a pansy (although he is not supposed to be the same as Future Trunks).



--> Give me one fun activity involving entering and exiting holes? *{{Beat}}*
--> Seb : Errr... Speleology ?

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--> -->'''[=JdG=]:''' Give me one fun activity involving entering and exiting holes? *{{Beat}}*
--> Seb :
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Seb:'''
Errr... Speleology ?



--> For fifty francs per minute, you can buy something much more interesting, if you know what I mean...
--> *cut to a creaking bed*
--> Like renting a creaky bed!
--> *camera pans to JDG, reading a comic book and bouncing alone on the bed*
--> ... What did I do that for?!
* BatDeduction: In the test of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', this is how he finds the solution to unlock a door after listening to a really obscure hint in a dialog. He then says that it was a joke: he was stuck there and [[GuideDangIt was forced to read a walkthrough]].
* BigNo :

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--> -->'''[=JdG=]:''' For fifty francs per minute, you can buy something much more interesting, if you know what I mean...
--> *cut
mean...\\
''(cut
to a creaking bed*
-->
bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:'''
Like renting a creaky bed!
--> *camera
bed!\\
''(camera
pans to JDG, [=JdG=], reading a comic book and bouncing alone on the bed*
--> ...
bed)''\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ...
What did I do that for?!
* BatDeduction: In the test of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', this is how he finds the solution to unlock a door after listening to a really obscure hint in a dialog. He then says that it was a joke: he was stuck there and [[GuideDangIt was forced to read a walkthrough]].
* BigNo :BigNo



* BigShutUp :
** A few times, most notably in the ''SaintSeiya'' episode.
** At the end of his rant about how the music in Airwolf gets really annoying really fast since the "mute" function cancels itself every time he loses a the game, which happens pretty much every five seconds.

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* BigShutUp :
BigShutUp
** A few times, most notably in the ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' episode.
** At the end of his rant about how the music in Airwolf ''Airwolf'' gets really annoying really fast since the "mute" function cancels itself every time he loses a the game, which happens pretty much every five seconds.



* BiologicalMashup: his PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.

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* BiologicalMashup: his His PowerRangers zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.



* BlatantLies: During the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda : Faces of Evil]]'', JDG says he broke his CD-i controller, the other one he had he lost, and Seb finally got him one, after which he thanks Seb. During the speech, a PhotoMontage is shown, where JDG deliberately throws the other CD-i controller away and when Seb finds him one, JDG runs after Seb with a rifle and tries to shoot him.
* BlindIdiotTranslation:

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* BlatantLies: During the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend Of Zelda : of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', JDG says he broke his CD-i controller, the other one he had he lost, and Seb finally got him one, after which he thanks Seb. During the speech, a PhotoMontage is shown, where JDG deliberately throws the other CD-i controller away and when Seb finds him one, JDG runs after Seb with a rifle and tries to shoot him.
* BlindIdiotTranslation:BlindIdiotTranslation



** Also, a part of the second special. He takes Nicky Larson (''CityHunter'') and ''DragonBall'' as examples.
--> "These translations are dumb, but they have their charms and are one of the reasons ''CityHunter'' was so successful. [[LoveItOrHateIt You like or you hate]], that's your own opinion."
--> "But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!"
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review : When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard"
* BrickJoke:

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** Also, a part of the second special. He takes Nicky Larson (''CityHunter'') ''Nicky Larson'' (''Manga/CityHunter'') and ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' as examples.
--> "These -->'''[=JdG=]:''' These translations are dumb, but they have their charms and are one of the reasons ''CityHunter'' ''Manga/CityHunter'' was so successful. [[LoveItOrHateIt You like or you hate]], that's your own opinion.\\
But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review: When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard.
"
--> "But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!"
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review : When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard"
* BrickJoke:
BrickJoke
27th Jan '13 8:30:11 PM Asue
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* IgnoreTheFanservice: In one particularly difficult segment in the ''Captain Planet'' (see ThatOneLevel), he says there's a bigger chance of a bus full of naked Norwegian ladies stopping in front of your house than getting through. After finally giving up and [[BrickJoke going to run naked on the highway]], he angrily shoves the nudist Norwegian ladies who pulled up in a bus in front of his house out of his way.

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* IgnoreTheFanservice: In one particularly difficult segment in the ''Captain Planet'' game (see ThatOneLevel), he says there's a bigger chance of a bus full of naked Norwegian ladies stopping in front of your house than getting through. After finally giving up and [[BrickJoke going to run naked on the highway]], he angrily shoves the nudist Norwegian ladies who pulled up in a bus in front of his house out of his way.
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