The Most Captivating Screensaver... Ever | Nostalgia Nerd

28 feb. 2021
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Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... Johnny Castaway. ScreenAntics. The Adventures of Johnny Castaway, or simply The Castaway. If you know this supreme screensaver published by Sierra Online in 1992, regardless of how you say it, then you should also know that it was the greatest screensaver ever made. If you don't, then, well, you're wrong (or simply have your own opinion which is completely subjective and therefore absolutely dandy as well).
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  • Thanks for watching! I enjoyed making this one so much that I'm going to be running some passive streams of Johnny Castaway this week:

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia NerdMaand geleden
    • Who doesn't like playing board games with Larry from Leisure Suit Larry :D

      The Blazing Wizard PopeThe Blazing Wizard PopeMaand geleden
    • I heard also another glitch rumor where there was two Johnnies appeared at the same time similar to the ghost Johnny rumor. The two Johnnies would activate two different scenes at the same time. The Johnnies may be stuck together or follow one another's actions or duplicate objects or other characters if they activate the same scene.

      Nobody JustmeNobody JustmeMaand geleden
    • Do anyone know any other similar screensaver like Johnny Castaway?

      Nobody JustmeNobody JustmeMaand geleden
    • Great video as always, I remember we had this Screensaver very vividly along side one called Bill's Pie Toss. I can't find the full version anywhere sadly. Have a great week! ✌🏽

      Desert DogDesert DogMaand geleden
    • Never had this one but did have a Beavis and Butthead screen saver at one time. 😀

      Brian FixBrian FixMaand geleden
  • Was was but a lad when this came out and computer were new and exciting. Me and my younger brother sat entertained for ages while this played out on my dads computer. I think it started my addiction to computers.

    Jason BenciJason Benci20 uur geleden
  • this guy created the incredible machine??? that was my childhood. probably not the version he created, but still. Fuck man, I feel like most of the people I know needs to write that guy a letter, when we were all in elementary school, it was our go to during computer science class which was actually just 40 minutes of us playing video games mostly just the incredible machine.

    Caeser TulloCaeser TulloDag geleden
  • My aunt had this screensaver, I would watch it forever!!!

    VinnyVinnyDag geleden
  • This is too funny, just last week I went online and googled how to get johnny castaway to work on Win10. Then I spent about an hour just watching Johnny's story. Johnny and the picture viewer are My favorite screensavers. I have Johnny on My Movie computer, and the picture viewer on My gaming computer (in game screenshots of games I took).

    Johnnie WoodardJohnnie Woodard3 dagen geleden
  • Can you put it on a windows 10 computer?

    wally chambewally chambe3 dagen geleden
  • Loved this screensaver! It was a drain on resources, but so was Windows.

    Nem a TolvajkergetőkNem a Tolvajkergetők3 dagen geleden
  • i actually remember this

    Guillermo El NinoGuillermo El Nino4 dagen geleden
  • Is that ... roblox studio?

    Alexander PoveyAlexander Povey4 dagen geleden
  • Good God does this bring back great memories. Kids today can never understand how amazing stuff like this was to us in the 90's.

    Marc EspinozaMarc Espinoza5 dagen geleden
  • This screensaver is like a Sierra point-and-click adventure game without the direct interaction. It is _genius._

    Jo LiJo Li5 dagen geleden
  • Johnny Castaway creppypastas incoming

    videosthatwhatevervideosthatwhatever5 dagen geleden
  • i had this on my 386 and 486 back in the day

    Bored AlchemistBored Alchemist5 dagen geleden
  • Palm tree would fit right into a Sonic game.

    Alain-ChristianAlain-Christian5 dagen geleden
  • 8:04 ah yes, this person does not exist.

    Woogoo336Woogoo3365 dagen geleden
  • Up there with LCP on the C64

    Justin RichardsJustin Richards6 dagen geleden
  • I really wondered how you were going to do 26 minutes on a screensaver. Well done! 😎

    SiriusGDSiriusGD6 dagen geleden
  • I miss old games packaging. They gave you so much.

    Bongo JonesBongo Jones6 dagen geleden
  • Awesome! That's my game, Johnny's Island at 24:30! I'm a huge Johnny Castaway fan. Just wished you would've presented my game in a more positive light cuz it's not really an "in-app purchase" based kinda game. It really is just an inspired game. Anyway, great video my dude.

    LaFlamme StudiosLaFlamme Studios7 dagen geleden
  • I spent soooooo much time watching my dear friend Johnny Castaway...👀💯✔ The thing I hated the most is when I was sitting there watching him and I accidentally hit the mouse and shut him off...😔

    The WorstThe Worst7 dagen geleden
  • Electric sheep will always be and still is the best screensaver ever!

    1061shot1061shot7 dagen geleden
  • Times when screensavers were a thing.

    Kamil S.Kamil S.7 dagen geleden
  • Seriously, thanks for this video... just a flood of nostalgia. I would absolutely pay for a Windows 10 version... with the old graphic style, just updated for a larger screen... and no store

    Steve HyltonSteve Hylton8 dagen geleden
  • THE SIERRA NETWORK! MAN, I'd kill to be able to play online with TSN right now.

    MatrxmonkyMatrxmonky8 dagen geleden
    • @Mild Misanthrope MAN! Simple, straight-forward game servers without a bunch of b.s., those were the days...

      MatrxmonkyMatrxmonky4 dagen geleden
    • I miss Gamespy and WON.

      Mild MisanthropeMild Misanthrope7 dagen geleden
  • Dude. Yes 🙌

    Cory ChapmanCory Chapman8 dagen geleden
  • i've never seen this one in the wild. but i remember closer to the late 90s there were small programs that would animate cartoon characters, and cats/dogs on the desktop also under the guise of screen saving, that would also perform a wide range of scripted tasks. unfortunately i don't remember its name, but maybe someone else here will recognize it

    lostblurlostblur8 dagen geleden
  • The sounds only take me back to my middle school days!

    Cmdr Obbert42Cmdr Obbert428 dagen geleden
  • SMH.... Nostalgia Nerd rocking 3 different browsers on his desktop with 2 shortcuts to Microsoft Edge... You know better than this!

    W BrownW Brown8 dagen geleden
  • Millions saw this, thousands bought it.

    sHMAtan / MoggesHMAtan / Mogge8 dagen geleden
  • oh my god, I remember this one now. We used to have it on my dads Windows 95 PC and I had forgotten it existed until now

    YamiVTYamiVT8 dagen geleden
  • We watched this in the Navy while on deployment. Johnny never had such a sympathetic audience, but he never joined us on Liberty.

    Jay DuggerJay Dugger9 dagen geleden
  • This would be a fun screen saver for mobile now tbh

    Bern BrownBern Brown9 dagen geleden
  • It's verging on being a virtual pet.

    Brian ButterfieldBrian Butterfield10 dagen geleden
  • Ghost Johnny is just another animation playing as transparent along with current animation.

    Akash YadavAkash Yadav10 dagen geleden
  • Bottle message is better than my hermes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Zetsu YoruZetsu Yoru10 dagen geleden
  • You’re fucking dope nostalgia nerd. Keep up the great work.

    Jesse HildebrandJesse Hildebrand10 dagen geleden
  • Electric! was my favorite

    Daniel DuvalleDaniel Duvalle10 dagen geleden
  • My grandma used to have this

    Nominal NostalgiaNominal Nostalgia10 dagen geleden
  • So… when do we get Johnny as a Smash character?

    Mikael BergströmMikael Bergström10 dagen geleden
  • Look like the origin of Zig and Sharko

    the other Gwarksthe other Gwarks10 dagen geleden
  • how in the hell is that floppy still usable? shouldn't it have failed by now?

    all games deadall games dead10 dagen geleden
  • If I hear Johnny Castaway say "HMMM" 1 more dam time I swear

    Epic Adrian 3DEpic Adrian 3D11 dagen geleden
  • A man trapped on his own on a desert island still has a better love life than me

    UpTheAnte1987UpTheAnte198711 dagen geleden
  • Okay, so what language was it written in? Has anyone rev engineered it? Wouldn't it contain tables specifying all its story lines, variations, and probabilities? Is the source code available?

    David SpectorDavid Spector11 dagen geleden
  • WARNING: This video is filled with obnoxious commercial advertising! I used to love Johnny Castaway; it contained some surprising adventures that would appear with various probabilities, some very low.

    David SpectorDavid Spector11 dagen geleden
  • Does anyone else think Daniel in Texas sounds like Jeremy Clarkson?

    TJ GerrityTJ Gerrity11 dagen geleden
  • i remember having a computer off to the side just running this screensaver at work way back in the day.

    mariohnycmariohnyc11 dagen geleden
  • Ah I remember this Screensaver! Amazing seeing it in action again xD

    KaliethVAKaliethVA11 dagen geleden
  • I wish there are more screensavers like that now.

    FallenLazySleepFallenLazySleep12 dagen geleden
  • Amazing how that all fit on one floppy.

    SuperBoobalooSuperBoobaloo12 dagen geleden
  • Looks like an awesome point and click

    Benjamin StrudwickBenjamin Strudwick12 dagen geleden
  • Daredevil Dan still holds that title, sir.

    john nunyajohn nunya12 dagen geleden
  • This screensaver has a better story than Tlou2

    Sulky_Demon4Sulky_Demon412 dagen geleden
  • I miss this - never knew it progressed as teh days went by.

    thewhizardthewhizard12 dagen geleden
  • I’ve never seen this screensaver, it’s really cool. Now I feel I’ve missed the boat.

    ClayZClayZ12 dagen geleden
  • I used to watch it for hours as a kid. I miss screensavers.

    NobbejoNobbejo12 dagen geleden
  • "Oo!"

    inkubluinkublu12 dagen geleden
  • I loved the smashed screen screensaver

    AmbroseAmbrose13 dagen geleden
  • It's an amazing coincidence that his name was castaway and he ends up as a castaway.

    FiveSigmaFiveSigma13 dagen geleden
  • I loved Conquests of Longbow as a kid!

    Jesse SwaneyJesse Swaney13 dagen geleden
  • I forgot about these types of screensaver.

    paul clarkpaul clark13 dagen geleden
  • The "pirates" are clearly meant to be Lilliputians from "Gulliver's Travels"

    Jonas FermeforsJonas Fermefors13 dagen geleden
  • Gonna tell my kids that this is the movie Castaway

    lolemochick whuuutlolemochick whuuut13 dagen geleden
  • flying toasters......oh yes ,everyone needs flying toasters

    Chris TeschkeChris Teschke13 dagen geleden
  • I miss this originality and passion, everything is so corporate now and just about what will make The Biggest Buck.

  • i miss this screensaver. i also miss watching all the random scenes

    MarkMark13 dagen geleden
  • Am I fucking high or is this video telling me there’s a screensaver with an episodic plot line? Holy shit.

    Inamo RoxInamo Rox13 dagen geleden
  • I remember one screensaver my friend's dad had, that I thought was really cool, but was never able to find it. It was of an ocean bottom, with fish swimming across, but when they met, they'd interact, mostly meaning they'd eat each other. There was also a blowfish, which beat most things, but a swordfish would puncture it. It was cool...

    FoxymewFoxymew13 dagen geleden
  • Oak Island, i live a couple hours from there.

    Shawn MShawn M13 dagen geleden
  • Holy crap that screeching intro gave me flashbacks of waiting 10 mins for my speccy to load sat there wondering if it had crashed or was still loading.....

    Rich DruryRich Drury13 dagen geleden
  • "ooOOooh Sierra!"

    AdrianAdrian14 dagen geleden
  • I’ve tried describing this to so many people over the years but no one ever knows what I’m talking about!! Man, I wish I could have this on an old computer in the corner of the room at all times! Thank you so much for this!! Seriously!

    Rey GallegosRey Gallegos14 dagen geleden
  • I had this, along with all the Sierra titles of the time, King's Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, etc. Loved them all. Pure nostalgia seeing this again. Thanks for the upload!

    Scott McGrawScott McGraw14 dagen geleden
  • To me the most fascinating screensaver was the maze. I actually wanted to play a full game of the randomly-generate maze, and gotten my wish with Diablo.

    Kasumi RinaKasumi Rina14 dagen geleden
  • “Dynamix.” Hang on, that sounds familiar. Where do I- “ such as The Incredible Machine...” Ooooooh...

    awmperryawmperry14 dagen geleden
  • I remember this screensaver being the hype when at school, oh and it is already 3.5 inch floppy not the 5. 25 inch versions :D

    Ydyp IevaYdyp Ieva14 dagen geleden
  • Makes me think of little computer people

    Kjartan AbelKjartan Abel14 dagen geleden
  • I still use Stick Men War on my builds, even if it doesn't destroy the background anymore.

    oxwahoxwah14 dagen geleden
  • You like roblox??? I like it too.

    CPWolf 24CPWolf 2415 dagen geleden
  • Johnny castaway speedrun

    Flo ViFlo Vi15 dagen geleden
  • I remember this 😁

    Cain RaCain Ra15 dagen geleden
  • I wanna have that "Epic screensaver" Screensaver😂

    Clemens GrätzClemens Grätz15 dagen geleden
  • SCRANTIC, I totally remember typing that. We installed this on every computer in the school.

    Ben ManuelBen Manuel15 dagen geleden
  • After Dark

    Jeff LundJeff Lund15 dagen geleden
  • I used Johnny Castaway for years, and sometimes would spend several minutes just watching him. I saw him have dinner with the mermaid several times, but I never saw any other parts of the story. I didn't even know there was a story.

    DyrianLightbringerDyrianLightbringer15 dagen geleden
  • I had these naked girls that danced in my corner, was much better than that Paperclip guy.

    Nekro GNekro G15 dagen geleden
  • Wouldn't that much blue staying in the same place all the time be a bit suboptimal for a screensaver?

    Eggil EierkopfEggil Eierkopf15 dagen geleden
  • I absolutely loved that screensaver and had it for years.

    Neil WatkinsNeil Watkins15 dagen geleden
  • Spent hours, days....perhaps even weeks mesmerised by seemingly random stuff this digital character would do. At the times me and my sis would place symbolic bets (usually candy, or strip of a chocolate) on how the scene will end. So simple and entertaining...

    Thamiri VonjaahriThamiri Vonjaahri15 dagen geleden
  • Johnny Castaway... That is a name I have not heard in a long, long time.

    Aircraft Carrier Wo-ClassAircraft Carrier Wo-Class15 dagen geleden
  • Is it just me or did that Tunnel guy look a bit like Jeff Goldblum?

    ElyseonElyseon15 dagen geleden
  • I miss screen savers. My work computer screen just shuts off after a while of non use.

    Zombie Hunter 36%Zombie Hunter 36%15 dagen geleden
  • this is actually pretty neat. i want to try this. i remember i had fish tank screen savor back then. you could feed it as it grow.

    BlueRiceBlueRice15 dagen geleden
  • Really disappointed you didn't attempt Johnny cosplay in this.

    None of Your BusinessNone of Your Business15 dagen geleden
  • Someone should reverse engineer the code and check all the possibilities of the scenes

    Yun Zheng HuYun Zheng Hu16 dagen geleden
  • Awesome Screen Saver...

    weerobotweerobot16 dagen geleden
  • This screensaver was on my family computer when I was a toddler, thought it was a game back then and constantly begged to play it. Still nostalgic for anything about castaways or desert islands.

    WashyBanjoWashyBanjo16 dagen geleden
  • This screensaver was so much better then that Neko the Cat one evetyone I knew in college had to have

    Cynthia ReadCynthia Read16 dagen geleden
  • I put this guy on every computer I had access too back in the 90's. I need to find a copy that runs on Mac Big Sur

    Philip LowranPhilip Lowran16 dagen geleden
  • Without the internet we all were Johnny Castaways

    Fubu MarudaFubu Maruda16 dagen geleden