Funny / Third Rate Gamer

  • In his Little Nemo... sorry, FINDING Nemo review:
  • His "dancing" to the Battletoads pause theme.
  • In his review of Ninja Gaiden:
    • Him complaining about people not buying his DVDs:
      (closeup to a DVD with "Third Rate Gamer Vol. 1" very crudely drawn on in Microsoft Paint)
      Third Rate Gamer: Come on! Why watch it for free on YouTube when you can spend money on it?
    • He compares the game's flashing colors in a death sequence to the episode "Electric Soldier Porygon" from Pokémon, where he claims that the episode killed hundreds of people.
  • In his review of Kirby's Adventure:
    • His amusing Running Gag of editing in explosions at opportune places.
    • He tries playing the "Crane Fever" minigame. At one point, we're treated to a close-up of him making wonderfully goofy faces, while fervently button-mashing the controllernote .
    • He is surprised at the use of guns in the minigame "Quick Draw". Then his younger cousin comes in...
      Timmy: Cool game! Can I play?
      (screen closes up on Kirby and Waddle Dee accompanied by a Scare Chord, and a horrified Timmy runs off crying)
      Third Rate Gamer: Aw, shit! Now my cousin Timmy's gonna have nightmares for a week!
      (the audience laughs, then applauds)
    • "We now return to The Third Rate Gamer Show, only on Nick Jr.!"
    • Upon him going to the Kirby's Dreamland-based level, he is convinced that the lack of color of the level is a glitch.
      Third Rate Gamer: After making it to the last level, you notice something wrong. Like, something is missing. I guess nobody was able to make it this far in the game to notice this glitch before releasing the game. They should've had me on the team; they could've used my mastery of video games to find this glitch.
    • "I hope you enjoyed the review! I had to rewrite the script a dozen times because I wanted it to be crap instead of pure shit."
  • In his The Lion King review:
    • After the Third Rate Gamer chooses to start the game:
      Timon: It starts...
      Third Rate Gamer: What the fuck?
      Timon: It starts...
      Third Rate Gamer: What did he say?
      (beat)
      Timon: (obviously dubbed over by Microsoft Sam) Make me a sandwich...bitch.
      Third Rate Gamer: Well, get your own sandwich! I'm in the middle of a bad joke here! (turns to camera and shakes his head back and forth unconvincingly)
    • From the same review, we get his hesitation to say the word "girlfriend".
  • In his Rocket Knight Adventures review:
    • At the beginning:
      Computerized voice-over: This review is rated "PG-17" for foul language, because video game reviews on the internet need to have ratings.
    • Later on, when the Evil Rate Gamer is complaining about the game's princess, he says she could be "the Princess of Shitland for all I care", which is accompanied by a stock picture of the Magic Kingdom, has the "Disney" in Disneyland replaced with the word "Shit" and a stock picture of excrement covering Mickey Mouse's face.
  • His dual review of Super Mario Bros. 1 and 2:
    • At the start, he tries reading some comments, only to find out that they're negative. He says, "Mommy! People on the Internet don't like my videos!". Immediately afterwards, it's shown that his mother has posted mean, poorly spelled responses to the criticism.
    • The ridiculous faces he makes while trying to decide which game to play.
    • "Super Mario Bros. 2 is a video game created by Nintendo for the Nintendo NES System System made by Nintendo."
    • Upon noticing the vaguely phallic shape of the hills at the beginning of Super Mario Bros. 2, he calls it "nudity in a Nintendo game" and informs parents that "this game might not be appropriate for kids".
    • TRG noticing that something is off. It's the bomb, but he doesn't figure it out. At three times throughout the review, he gives us this line:
      TRG: [sniffs three times] What's that sound?
    • He goes over how the second game is a Dolled-Up Installment of Doki Doki Panic, and mentions this:
      Third Rate Gamer: After many hours of research, I found some rare footage you won't find anywhere else. So don't steal it from me! (slaps a watermark on the bottom right, accompanied by a fart sound)
    • When he switches back to the original, he makes this joke again:
      Third Rate Gamer: Jumping gigabytes! Did you know they made a sequel that only came out in Japan? (watermark, accompanied by another fart)
    • Just the whole running gag of the bomb being lit. Not only is the set-up absurd (Why would the Third Rate Gamer have a bomb lying around his house to begin with? Why does he suddenly have fire powers? Why doesn't he realize that setting fire to something and then randomly throwing it is a terrible idea?! Why doesn't his house catch fire?), we see the same close-up shot of the bomb accompanied by the same scare chordnote  a total of nine times throughout the review, and it eventually ends with the bomb exploding in a rather predictable manner in spite of all the build-up for it. We then see a newspaper with a headline saying "Third Rate Gamer Killed by Lame Special Effect".
    • Before the review portion, TRG sends the Irate Gamer a private message (a real one, if you read his linked comment), which is almost identical to one sent to James Rolfe by IG. Keep in mind that the entire TRG show is a Take That to IG at an earlier point. At the end of the video, it's revealed that IG apparently didn't figure this out, and responded to TRG's PM with "awesome". In the remaining few seconds of the video, we are then treated to the "Third Rate Gamer and Irate Gamer Dual Review!" with the Irate Gamer green-screened into footage of the Third Rate Gamer.
  • From his Cool Spot review:
    • Early on, we have the player character being circled, with no less than six arrows pointing at it, all while the Gamer talks about how the game reminds him of Diablo because in both games, you control a character.
    • This So Unfunny, It's Funny joke:
      Third Rate Gamer: You think that's bad? Remember the time I tried to go to space and use a credit card?
      (cuts to a crudely animated clip featuring the Third Rate Gamer and an alien)
      Third Rate Gamer: Do you take Discover?
      Alien: (makes some incomprehensible noises)
      (Beat, followed by a single person coughing)
      Third Rate Gamer: See? I told you my humor is just like Family Guy! (holds up a Family Guy DVD)
    • After mastering a certain, famously-mispronounced word:
      Third Rate Gamer: I finally learned how to say the word "frustrating"! Anyways, another thing that makes this game so fustrating is this power-up here.
  • The Nintendo DS review:
    • While introducing the various handhelds in the Game Boy line, midway through he starts eating a chocolate muffin, causing all of his speech as he introduces the rest of the handhelds to become muffled.
    • He mixes up the screens by placing the DS upside-down, and gets angry when the top screen isn't responsive to the stylus.
    • Also, he attempts to put a Game Boy Advance game in its proper slot, set to epic music... only the game in question is really Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Game Gear.
    • The part where he states "WRONG!" and spends several seconds making stupid faces.
    • In a parody of a scene from the Irate Gamer's Tetris review:
      Third Rate Gamer: These games suck so much, it makes me wish that a Thwomp from Super Mario Bros. would fall out of the sky in this room and crush me! Of course, you've probably already noticed that I'm further back away from the camera and there's a lot of empty space above me so the joke is pretty much dead, but I'm gonna do it anyway. (gets crushed by a Thwomp, with a fart sound)
  • In The Legend of Zelda review, he complains about Mario vs. Sonic at the Olympic Games, with the camera quickly zooming in on the "&" symbol.
    • "What a cussword load of another cussword."
  • The Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers review:
    • The title card depicting him as Alvin and writing the title out as "Shit & Fail: Risky's Revenge".
    • After saying that he was a huge fan of "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers"note  a minute earlier, he then expresses his annoyance about the game's title, specifically the "Rangers" in it, which he complains that the Power Rangers aren't even in the game...while displaying a picture of the VR Troopers instead.
      Third Rate Gamer: "Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers"? The Power Rangers aren't even in this game! Didn't they test this game before they released it?
    • And a moment later, he expresses confusion at the characters actually on the screen:
      Third Rate Gamer: "Chip" and "Dale"? I don't remember them from the cartoon! Why couldn't they include more popular Konami characters? Like Mario (shows picture of Fortran), or Luigi (shows an actual picture of Luigi), or Jaffar? (shows a picture of The Angry Video Game Nerd).
    • His complaint that the game doesn't support Wi-Fi or the Kinetic accessory (accompanied by a picture of the PlayStation Move controller). He reasons that the latter is probably because he doesn't "live in Connecticut".
    • Upon attempting to scale a ledge normally too tall to jump over, he tries stacking blocks up then standing on top of them to give him more height...then says, "Ah, I give up" after succeeding in doing so.
    • After claiming that the game can't be a children's game because of a "masturbation hand", he uses Chris-Chan's infamous "JULAYYY" scream.
  • In Daze Before Christmas:
    • Him making his overall opinion of the game clear and umambiguous at the beginning:
      Third Rate Gamer: This game is awesome! But it's a piece of shit.
    • He says unless you don't suck at the game like he does, you're going to die a lot. This leads to a "montage" of the same exact clip of him dying played over and over, with him exclaiming "Shit!" each time.
  • In his Home Improvement review:
    • At the beginning, he asks Tony, er, Billy to say "his" Catchphrase of "Bang-a-lang", after which he does, it is immediately followed by the sounds of a crowd of people loudly booing him and a pop-up of his user profile and information shows the actual number of subscribers to his channel plummeting in droves. After Billy refuses to review the game with TRG, leaves off-screen in a car and we hear him then crashing said car, this is followed by sounds of the aforementioned crowd now begin loudly cheering over it.
    • His face when he witnesses the dinosaur, of which he zooms in on and overlays a roaring sound for dramatic effect.
  • In his Street Fighter II review, the title card (which is spelled as Street Fiter 2), has the drawing of M. Bison's infamous "Yes! Yes!" scene has TRG's head on M. Bison and Mr. T's head on Balrog.
  • From his Paperboy review:
    • His contention that his "sleeveless yellow bike" should be red, and he colors it as so.
    • The end of the review has him getting struck in the face with a CGI newspaper, as a Shout-Out to this happening to The Nerd in his Atari 5200 review.
    • "What a shitload with a side of fuck!"
  • His Running Gag of "it [a game or console] just has 'ass' written all over it", accompanied with an ass over the "bad" game or console and a fart sound. The first time, there's a picture of an ass hand-drawn on the Nintendo DS, the second time, the word itself is being displayed on the Yoshi's Island title screen (misspelled 'as') and lastly, a picture of the Pissed Off Angry Gamer falling on his ass during the Super Mario Bros. 2 character select scteen.
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