Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are hunting down creatures with our explosive bow and arrow! From 1997, we’re playing Turok: Dinosaur Hunter by Iguana Entertainment and published by Acclaim for the Nintendo 64. We’re joined by friend of the show Dale!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme from Turok.
  • 39:30 – We find out who thought this game was the… Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:15 – Comments, concerns and questions, from two listeners this week!
  • 48:30 – Emails! How are the kids?
  • 1:03:30 – We can’t let an opportunity go by without helpin’ some people. It’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo. We’re playing a game based on a movie that totally didn’t steal everything from The Hobbit.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most of the Turok games are quite affordable! Except for a rare variant of Rage Wars, everything is between $5 and $20 for Turok.

– Dale has a website! Check out Dale Is Great here!

Episode 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

Episode 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

Episode 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are turning aside the Soviet threat, or, working as double agents! From 1996, we’re playing Command and Conquer: Red Alert by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts for the PC. We’re joined by our special friend, DTR!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the DEATH MARCH theme from the game!
  • 35:00 – It’s a sometimes-feature! Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 42:15 – Emails! Someone just wants to say HI.
  • 50:00 – Ask the sweet boys about allllll of your problems.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re huntin’ them dinosaurs really well!

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, Red Alert is now officially freeware! And it’s well-supported by fans. You can easily download a self-installer for it, as well as other games in the series and Dune 2000, here.

Vidya Game News – February 17, 2017

primal-rage-arcade-poster-01– Those wonderful people on Reddit have managed to get Primal Rage 2 working on MAME. Read more here!

Polygon and other sites are reporting that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy will hit stores on June 30. You can listen to our Crash Bandicoot show here!

– On Twitter, via US Gamer, some lucky journalists back in the day got promotional t-shirts for Project Reality, the early name for the N64. And, they’re gloooorrrrrious.

Unholy Night, a new SNES fighting game by the makers of Samurai Showdown and King of Fighters, is looking for Kickstarter backers for a physical release. You can find more info here.

– Achievement Oriented, the video game podcast on Bill Simmons’ Ringer network, had an interesting episode on the future of sports video games – and how bad NBA Live has been lately – and how damn successful Grand Theft Auto 5 has been. You can listen to it here!

– Den of Geek has a good story on the weird approval process for the bad… well, worse versions of Moonwalker. You can listen to our show on the “good” Genesis one here!

– EXCELLENT! Keanu Reeves confirmed that work is continuing on Bill and Ted 3. Hopefully it doesn’t spawn another horrible vidya game though, as we discussed on a previous show.

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Episode 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

Episode 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

Episode 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are lifting huge apples and boxes to save our scantily clad mouse friend! From 1990, we’re playing Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers by Capcom for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
  • 29:00 – Emails! How ARE your wife and kids?
  • 44:30 – We can’t end the episode without helping some people, in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 50:00 – Snifferoo. Can we save Professor Einstein in next week’s game?

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, and mentioned on the show, the first Rescue Rangers game is affordable, at $17 for the loose cart, although it’s $55 for the box, manual and cart. But the sequel? Much like DuckTales 2, it was another Capcom-Disney collaboration that came out toward the end of the NES’ lifespan. So, it’s $217 for the loose cart of Rescue Rangers 2, and $593 for the box, manual and cart.

– You can read more about Rescue Rangers here. As mentioned on the show, the title themes are done by the same guy, and they’re both fantastic.

– As the often do, Uproxx’s Lindsay Kimble has five facts about Rescue Rangers here.

– Also, from Disney’s Twitter account, Rescue Rangers with real chipmunks.

Vidya Game News – February 9, 2017

castlevania-3-box-art-01– Netflix has confirmed that an animated Castlevania show will be hitting their service in 2017! You can read about it on GameSpot, and a bunch of other sites. Its creator has called it “R-rated as fuck,” and based on Castlevania 3. You can listen to our ‘vania 1 show here.

– Enshrined in Stuff’s Hall of Fame now: The Sega Mega Drive. Read more here!

– From Tristan Jurkovich at GameSpew, a good read on the “bizarre localization” of a fun adventure / platform action game, Power Blade.

– Sweet sassy molassy! Source codes for NBA Jam Extreme and Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter were found on some auctioned computers, according to this Kotaku article, which is based on the fine work of the folks at YouTube channel Silicon Classics.

– On Ars Technica, World of Warcraft gold can now be used on other Blizzard titles like Overwatch and Hearthstone. Also, by the way, we’ve covered a bunch of their games – the original Warcraft series, Starcraft and Diablo.

– A slew of Star Wars games are available in this week’s Humble Bundle, including Knights of the Old Republic and Shadows of the Empire. Check it out here! We haven’t covered those excellent games, but we have played and reviewed Rogue Squadron 3D (included in the bundle!) and Super Star Wars (not including, but you don’t wanna murder jawas anyway).

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Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are digging holes, and climbing ladders and shimmying across ziplines, to avoid enemies! From 1983 for the PC and 1987 for the NES, we’re playing Lode Runner by Broderbund.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which covers the jaunty tunes in the first 30 seconds or so of gameplay.
  • 22:15 – This week, we hear from some people about why Lode Runner is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 27:00 – Emails! A lady thinks that Donnie guy from last week sounds really sexy.
  • 41:30 – We can’t end the show without helping some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 47:00 – Snifferoo. An early guess, but next week’s game is going to score high on the DuckTales meter!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the NES version of Lode Runner is pretty affordable, at $9 for the loose cart and $28 for the cart, box and manual. It’s been released on a bunch of other platforms as well, and god-knows how many times for the PC, so you can easily score a copy for less than $10.

– The license for Lode Runner is held by Tozai Games, and their website is here. They also hold the license for Spelunker and R-Type now.

– As we are sometimes wont to do, we talk a lot about Fallout on this episode, and specifically, New Vegas. The trophy guide Steve mentions is available here.

– You can see Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which has similar gameplay, in this YouTube video.

Episode 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

Episode 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

Episode 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving America by invading other countries, seemingly! From 1985, we’re playing Rush’n Attack by Konami for the Arcade and NES. Special guest – Backsack! And others!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from the game.
  • 27:30 – Emails! We hear from some star-crossed lovers, and the man of the previous half-hour.
  • 43:45 – We love to help people, so… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 50:30 – Snifferoo. What are we playing next week? Who knows!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Rush’n Attack is pretty affordable nowadays, as long as you just want the cart. It runs $7 for the game only, to $25 for the cart, manual and box. New, boxed copies go for $200.

– As mentioned on the podcast, the sequel looks… less than impressive.

– Hey, it’s Dabney Coleman on The Tonight Show!

Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are punching our way to peace! From 1989 and 1991, we’re the arcade and Super Nintendo versions of Final Fight by Capcom.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the character select screen from the arcade version, and the awesome laughing of a bad guy.
  • 37:00 – Emails! We hear from an important diplomat, and others.
  • 53:45 – Ask the sweet boys! Got kicked in the balls extremely hard two hours ago?
  • 58:45 – Snifferoo. A special guest returns to the show next week for a super cool NES game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the Final Fight games are worth money. They range from $14 for the loose cart of the original, to $172 for the NES spinoff.

Vidya Game News – January 19, 2017

die-hard-movie-poster-01– Inexplicably, the director of Die Hard is back with his first project since 1990, and it’s… a trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands? Well, there is a long and tangled story behind that, but you can check out the (awesome) trailer here. Also, listen to our Die Hard Arcade show here!

– BOOOOM Shaka Laka! Some fans have updated the old NBA Jam: Tournament Edition ROM for the Super Nintendo. Now included are 2017 rosters, all the league’s new teams since 1993, and new secret characters. (Long live Harambe!) Download it here, before they get a cease and desist here. (And, listen to our NBA Jam episode here!)

– Speaking of NBA Jam-like properties… Honest Trailers and Screen Junkies has a takedown of Space Jam, which leads to an AV Club article. And hey, the game is bad too!

– Mark Wilson of Stuff has a good summary of the 3DO, along with a couple short reviews of decent games for the system.

– Kyle Orland has a piece on Ars Technica about how the illusion was created that Super Mario 64 and Portal were “run” on a Super Nintendo system.

– Via Game Informer, and popular on Facebook, there was once a Darth Maul game planned. And, it looked kind of bad ass! Like, a much darker take on the usual Star Wars stuff. And speaking of s’wars, check out our episodes on the SNES game and Rogue Squadron.

– On pretty much every news site, more information about the Nintendo Switch has come out. The good: Price tag under $300, a Zelda game out on release day! The bad: shortages are already being reported, all of the extra devices are overpriced, and Nintendo still has issues with online.

– Via the AV Club, Nintendo had some big band (as in jazz) performances at their Switch presentations. Listen to them here.

– From the Huffington Post, a new kitchen device can turn your radishes into Super Mario Bros. mushroom-shapes. Unfortunately, the Ravanello Radish Shaper still keeps them as radishes. Disgusting. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!

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Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are rapping! From 1997, we’re playing PaRappa the Rapper by NanaOn-Sha for the Playstation.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro! This week’s episode has strong language, and also, songs about using the bathroom.
  • 29:30 – It’s the return of a sometimes popular segment! Comments Concerns and Questions! (And they’re all from Pippenz this week!)
  • 37:50 – Emails! Could we possibly have a love reconnection?
  • 52:45 – Ask the Sweet Boys. Helping people in 2017.
  • 57:45 – Snifferoo. Hey, the music for next week’s game isn’t that memorable! Yikes!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, PaRappa is surprisingly valuable! It’s around $45 for the disc only, since it doesn’t really come with a manual. Having the insert does up the value by a buck or two, though.