This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slashing through thousands of birds, bats and enemy soldiers to rescue That Girl and avenge our father! From 1989, we’re playing Ninja Gaiden by Tecmo for the NES. We’re joined by a special guest, Pascal’s Pager, a.k.a. Paul, the master of the difficult vidya game!
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- 0:00 – Intro! Which is the snazzy music from Act 2, Stage 1, and other points of the game. Ninja Gaiden has some pretty, pretty, pretty sweet tunes.
- 57:30 – Emails! We hear from the newly unemployed Barack O., and recommend some good, breezy summer games.
- 1:13:00 – As always, we REALLY help someone out in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:18:00 – Snifferoo! At Your Parents Basement, we bleeeed red, white and blue, so we’re definitely playing a game in honor of the Fourth of July.
- 1:19:15 – Stinger. Sometimes, Steve can’t talk well.
– Ninja Gaiden has held up in value well, according to Price Charting. The first two NES games are affordable, in the $10 to $12 range, but the third one is rare and starts at $49.98. If you want the box and manual, the price increases to $42, $51 and $161. Yikes!
– IGN did a history of the series and Ryu, which you can read here.