Episode 185 – Xenogears (1998)

Episode 185 – Xenogears (1998)

Episode 185 – Xenogears (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as robot manifestations of our id, ego and superego! From 1998, we’re playing Xenogears by Square for the PS1.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the Japanese commercial for Xenogears.
  • 25:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by all of our regular, fun segments.
  • 38:30 – Emails!
  • 51:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing one of the claaayysssics for the PC!
  • 52:50 – Blooperonie! The boys have some fun with rowebuts before the show starts proper.

Episode 184 – Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (1994 + 2018)

Episode 184 – Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (1994 + 2018)

Episode 184 – Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (1994 + 2018)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as the most well-liked and sassiest of the Clinton family! From 1994 and released in 2018, we’re playing Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill by Kaneko and Second Dimension for the SNES.

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And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the zippy stage musics from the game.
  • 34:00 – No ‘most best’ this week, but we have some other regular features!
  • 45:00 – Emails!
  • 55:30 – Again, the only people we help this week our ourselves. We indulge in Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:00:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game that Steve thinks will be Huell’s least favorite of all-time.

Episode 183 – Fester’s Quest (1989)

Episode 183 – Fester's Quest (1989)

Episode 183 – Fester’s Quest (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and ooky! From 1989, we’re playing Fester’s Quest by Sunsoft for the NES.

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And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the traditional SPOOPTOBER theme.
  • 27:30 – Todd has reasons why Fester’s Quest is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 40:00 – Emails!
  • 53:45 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re out of the SPOOP season, but we are in an even scarier timeframe: Election Season.

Episode 182 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1990)

Episode 182 – Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)

Episode 182 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are whipping out way past evil, with our pal Grant Denasty! From 1990, we’re playing Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse by Konami for the NES.

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And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the SPOOPTOBER INTRO!
  • 28:00 – Todd has reasons why Castlevania III is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual segments.
  • 45:30 – Emails!
  • 56:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a bad game again! Huzzah!

Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are doing gymnastics and slicing zombies up with swords! From 1997 and 1998, we’re playing Nightmare Creatures by Kalisto Entertainment for the Playstation and Nintendo 64.

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And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features our customary SPOOPTOBER greeting.
  • 23:00 – Todd has reasons why Nightmare Creatures is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rating systems and rankings.
  • 39:30 – Emails!
  • 50:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re whipping the heellllll out of some baddies!

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are venturing through space with Tia Carrere as a robot probe! From 1995, we’re playing The Daedalus Encounter by Mechadeus and Lifelike Productions for the PC and 3DO. We are joined by Friend of the Show and big Crucial Taunt fan Dale!

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the SPOOP TIMES.
  • 37:30 – Todd has reasons why The Daedalus Encounter is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual outstanding segments.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:30 – The only people we help this week our ourselves, as we do a fan favorite segment: Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:08:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game none of us has heard about before! Huzzah!

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement! We are donning the Mayan terror mask and attempting to save our girlfriend in six hellish stages. From 1989, we’re playing Splatterhouse by Namco for the Arcade and Turbo16! (Or as they say in the U.K., the PC Engine.)

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features some costume talk before the customary SPOOPTOBER intro.
  • 37:15 – Todd has reasons why Splatterhouse is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rating systems.
  • 44:00 – Happy days! We’ve got a voicemail!
  • 50:30 – Emails!
  • 55:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:02:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, the SPOOPS continue with a friend of the show, and from the star of both Wayne’s World AND Zombie Nightmare!

SHOW NOTES

  • According to Price Charting, Splatterhouse is actually pretty pricey! It goes for $54 on the Turbo, and the sequels for the Genesis go for $83 and $50, respectively.

Vidya Game News – September 28, 2018

Mega Man X4 - 01One day late, sorry! It is definitely not because Steve just forgot to press publish – definitely not.

  • Philippe Leblanc shares how Superman 64 nearly ruined his life. We covered it on Episode 47.
  • From Polygon and other sites, a new world record has been set for a Super Mario Bros. speedrun. Of course, we covered the game in our very special, very first episode.
  • Also from Polygon – Fans are attempting a Doom 2 mod that adds in a battle royal mode, like new shooters. We played it for Episode 129.
  • News Todd Brisket can use – DuckTales has already been renewed for a season three, even though season two hasn’t premiered yet. We reviewed it for Episode 3.
  • Shmuplations has translated a 1997 interview with a developer of Mega Man X4. Give it the ole read here!

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released in 1997. We covered it for Episode 127, the first one of SPOOPTOBER 2017.
  • Fallout 2 is now 10 years old! While some people love the first two games in the series, they are definitely rugged to play as compared to the third installment and onward.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are thumbing through the archives of our childhood! From 1988, we’re reading Nintendo Power by Nintendo of America.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features some song-singing from a SBB.
  • 32:00 – Todd has reasons why Nintendo Power is… The Most Best Magazine of All-Time!
  • 41:00 – Todd has a new bit! Dude, What Are You Even Talking About, Dude?
  • 46:00 – Hey, we have a voicemail! Always good to hear from our fans.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. It is THAT time of the year!

Vidya Game News – September 20, 2018

PSclassic - 01It is the weekly news roundup you can’t do without! Vidya Game News!

  • Covered by pretty much every vidya game site this week, so why not us too? – The PlayStation Classic is coming out this December. It is billed as having 20 games, with the highlight being Final Fantasy VII, which we covered in Episode 124. The suggested retail price is $99.99.
  • In other Classic System news, Sega is delaying its device to 2019, per Polygon and other sites. It is to allow for simultaneous release in all markets, but also likely because the emulation track record from the hardware company isn’t great. (But hey, a 50-game Sega collection is coming to Switch!)
  • U.S. Gamer’s Jeremy Parish has an awesome long read about the development of Star Fox, indirectly, which had its roots in a 3D engine game… for the Game Boy. You can read it here. We covered the original and Star Fox 64 in Episode 7.
  • Seth Rogen shared a lil tip that most people still don’t know – In Duck Hunt, you can control the duck by plugging in a second controller. We covered the game, and World Class Track Meet, for Episode 45.
  • Nintendo Switch’s online classic games are now available… and they’ve already been hacked.
  • Brian Fargo, formerly of Interplay, wants to buy the company back if Bard’s Tale 4 is a big success.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • Mega Man 9, a retro revamp of the series, released 10 years ago. It was the first new game in the base series since the eighth installment came out in 1996, a gap of about 12 years. We covered the second installment with Friend of the Show Hawk in Episode 30. Also coming out 10 years ago – The Lego Batman series.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.