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!
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- 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!
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving sleepover babes from vampires , kind of! From 1992, but really 1986, we’re playing Night Trap by Digital Pictures for the Sega CD at first, but then, the 3DO and PCs.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is not a hit 1980s song from Tiffany or Cyndi Lauper, but instead, the theme for Night Trap.
- 30:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Night Trap is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
- 35:30 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get stacks and stacks of letters.
- 52:00 – As always, we help some other not-so-sweet baby boys, with Ask The Sweet Boys.
- 59:00 – Snifferoo! In honor of Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, we play a Zelda-inspired game next week.
– According to Price Charting, pretty much any Sega CD game costs a lot, as we mentioned on the show. Night Trap is probably the most popular Sega CD game, beaten out by maybe only Sonic CD, and it still costs $24.99 for just the disc, and $66 for the box and manual included. Pretty much any decent Sega CD game is in the $30 to $300 range.
– We mention a Night Trap documentary several times on the show, and it’s this wonderful one here on YouTube.
– The Night Trap re-release will be available on the online stores for the PS4 and Steam. Unfortunately, the physical copies on Limited Run Games have already sold out, but you should bookmark them anyway because they have some neat stuff from time to time.
– 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!)
– 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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This week in Your Parents Basement, we are cleansing the land of demons with horrible, hammy acting! From 1994, we’re playing The Horde by Toys for Bob for the 3DO.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which has the introduction of the game’s hammiest character, Chronus Malor. (Note: Steve refuses to look up how to spell that correctly.)
- 41:00 – It’s the return of a popular segment! The Most Best Game of All Time!
- 50:00 – Emails! Why IS someone so handsome?
- 1:05:00 – A quickie Ask The Sweet Boys tonight, because we need to get some sweet rest.
- 1:09:30 – Snifferoo! Next week, it’s yet another Mario game!
– According to Price Charting, The Horde goes for $19.99 for the 3DO, game only, and $25.25 if you want the box and manual. It’s a bit cheaper for the Saturn, as only $10.97 for the disc.
– The Horde has so, so, so many “good” cut scenes. This YouTube collection from the Saturn version is wonderful, and Huell says to definitely check out minute 11, with Hordling theater!
– TV Tropes has a good page on The Horde here.
– On Polygon and a bunch of other sites, Sega announced that it had finalized its acquisition of Atlus. As of now, operations aren’t supposed to change at either company as a result, except for Atlus helping in some North American localization for Sega games.
– Now Gamer has an interesting piece on the failed development of the M2, a follow-up to the 3DO, that never saw the light of day. Panasonic still spent $100 million on it though, and its tech made its way into some Arcade games. Read the piece here.
– Micah Mertes of The Omaha World-Herald has a neat story on a tech museum that had a “petting zoo” display for April 1, featuring old systems, typewriters and Tamagotchis.
– Mike Matei of Cinemassacre (home site of the Angry Video Game Nerd) has a video on the top 10 obscure NES asshole enemies. Check it out here! It’s NSFW and frustratingly accurate.
– From IGN and a bunch of other places, there is now a 24-carat gold NES available. (Warning: Autoplay video.)
– Jimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian has a great long read on how the NES muscled its way past the 1980s computing industry, thanks to a focus on fun games.
– Ryan Gibbs of The Young Folks reviews Atari Vault, the 100-game Atari collection that recently came out for a bunch of different platforms.
– From ABC News’ Avianne Tan, a grocery store created a Super Mario Bros. display from soda boxes.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– To circle back to a news roundup item… Not many games have historically been released on April 7, buttttt, Atlus was founded in 1986. If you’re into RPGs, you know them as the developers of Persona and the Shin Megami Tensei series of games, as well as quirky stuff like Etrian Odyssey and Radiant Historia. And, Rockin’ Kats! (And by the way, the director of Radiant Historia would love to make another one, per Siliconera.)
– Per Moby Games, in 2005 VIS Games filed for bankruptcy. Their most prominent games were a very bad version of Earthworm Jim 3D for the Nintendo 64, and State of Emergency, one of the few Rockstar Games that wasn’t a smash hit. However, it did inspire this awesome Lewis Black rant.
Oh man… We took a bit of a news break the past few weeks, because of The Holidays and what not. And also, Steve is sicker than the Noid after eating Pizza Hut. Regardless though, he’s powering through to deliver the first vidya games news of 2016!
– Brad Fuller, the composer for classic games like Tetris and Donkey Kong has passed away. Develop’s Matthew Jarvis has the full story here.
– A Reddit dude posts cool images from his collection of odd gaming systems. Check it out on Imgur.
– Super Metroid is a lot of fun, and you can self-impose new difficulty challenges via sequence breaking. But if you’re a complete masochist, a new hack tilts the game on its side.
– Also in bizarre hacking news: Windows 95 now works on the 3DS.
– This week’s game for James and Mike Mondays (Angry Video Game Nerd) is Killing Time for the 3DO. As one of the 20 people who own a 3DO, of course I’m linking to it.
– From Nerd Reaction, you can buy your own Star Fox statue for “just” $79.99! Story is here.
– Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week. His SNES game was weird, and Tech Times’s Jason Serafino has a rundown here.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Much like the motion picture industry, January can be a dumping ground for the vidya game industry. The most significant releases? Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law came out in 2008 for the PS2, PSP and Wii, and Total Eclipse came out for the 3D0 in 1994.