This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing the first perfect 10 from EGM, a surprisingly fun ninja-SHMUP! From 1990, we’re playing Ninja Spirit by Irem for the TurboGrafx-16 and the Arcade.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is from Steve’s favorite short film, “A Ninja Pays Half My Rent.” It’s incredible, and you can watch it here.
- 35:00 – Todd has reasons why Ninja Spirit is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
- 39:30 – Emails! We get stacks and stacks and stacks and stacks of letters. That is followed up by New News. (But, no ASK this week.)
- 56:30 – Snifferoo. We’re going old school mech combat for next week! To the roots of the ole RTS!
– According to Price Charting, and as mentioned on the show, Ninja Spirit remains high-valued because of its quality. The loose game goes for $48.68, and the box and manual up the price to $60.
– Per the Internet, Ninja Spirit was released for the arcade in 1988, but the title screen for the Turbo version states 1990. So, that’s the year that Steve mentions throughout the show.