Category Archives: Arcade

Episode 154 – Ninja Spirit (1990)

Episode 154 – Ninja Spirit (1990)

Episode 154 – Ninja Spirit (1990)

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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TIMESTAMPS

  • 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!

SHOW NOTES

– 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.

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our swords and axes to ‘boop’ elves and enemies! From 1989, we’re playing Golden Axe by Sega for the Arcade and Genesis.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the audio from a commercial for the game. There is a longer, more confusing UK commercial here, though.
  • 27:00 – Todd has some reasons why Golden Axe is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 34:00 – Emails! Huzzah!
  • 42:00 – A quick New News segment this week. This just in: The new Secret of Mana sucks!
  • 47:00 – As always, we help some people before signing off with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 52:00 – Snifferoo. Oddly, we’re playing as scientists next week! Scientists with swords. Confusingly.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Golden Axe is pretty affordable. The base game and sequel are about $12 to $15, and they can also be found on most Sega re-release carts and online stores. The awful Beast Rider game goes for $5 to $7.

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are beating the hellllll out of opponents, as we play NFL Blitz by Midway for the Arcade and Nintendo 64! It’s like a less violent version of the current footyball game.

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SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, all of the NFL Blitz games are pretty affordable. You can get most of them for less than $10. The new-ish re-release from 2012 is available for $15 on the Playstation and Xbox networks.

NFL Blitz‘s announcer is absolutely incredible. You can listen to a full sound clip compilation here, and it’s worth it, even if its 30-plus minutes. Said announcer is Tim Kitzrow, and as mentioned on the show, Vice Sports had a good article with him about how he only got a couple hundred bucks for his original work.

– Vice Sports also has a neat article about how the hell the game got made with the approval of the NFL.

– No timestamps this week, because hey, it’s a holiday! But there is a special Blooperoonie at the end…

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are walking all over patties to make them tasty! From 1982, we’re playing BurgerTime by Data East for the Arcade, and we’re also watching “BurgerBoss” from Bob’s Burgers from 2012. (And also, plenty of general burger and condiment talk this week!)

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the kind of droning music from the game. Huell hosts this week, after Steve’s disgraceful performance in the World Warrior tournament, and Todd is back!
  • 39:00 – Emails! Have we or have we not played DuckTales?
  • 48:30 – We (eventually)… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. So what, we know Ninja Gaiden…
  • 58:00 – Stinger!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, BurgerTime is pretty affordable, with most versions of it costing between $5 and $10. It is also easy to purchase on various Data East collections.

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are fighting our way through the wooorrrlllddd! From 1991 and 1992, we’re playing Street Fighter II by Capcom for the Arcade and Super Nintendo. We’re joined by special guest Mike Smith!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from the game. And in the first five minutes, Mike tells a story of devotion to the game, the best we’ve had so far.
  • 41:00 – Emails! We talk dames.
  • 54:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing burger-focused games!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Street Fighter II is quite reasonably priced. The loose cart is $11, and the box and manual are $23.75. It’s a few bucks more if you want the Turbo or Super editions.

Episode 107 – Knights of the Round (1991, 1994)

Episode 107 – Knights of the Round (1991, 1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swingin’ our swords in the air willy-nilly! From 1991 and 1994, we’re playing Knights of the Round by Capcom for the Arcade and SNES. (And also, we’re chatting King of the Dragons and other Capcom brawlers, by the way.)

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the incredibly non-period music of the game mentioned on the show!
  • 34:30 – We receive another voicemail from a Hollywood power player! A number one box office star!
  • 39:00 – We move right along to the regular ole emails.
  • 50:30 – Once again, we help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 56:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we play an INCREDIBLY faithful video game rendition of a classic movie series!

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, and packed up by Price Charting, Knights of the Round is hella expensive and not worth the purchase price now. And the same for King of the Dragons, per Price Charting.

-As expected, the new King Arthur movie was a flop in its first weekend, per Box Office Mojo.

Episode 097 – Willow (1989)

Episode 097 – Willow (1989)

Episode 097 – Willow (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are questing and earning XP as a humble little person! From 1989, we’re playing Willow by Capcom for the arcade and NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the well-done but incredibly repetitive main theme from the NES edition of Willow.
  • 25:00 – It’s the segment for shout-outs! Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 32:00 – Emails! The alternative relationships of some co-hosts are none of our business.
  • 43:00 – We help some more people this week in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 48:00 – It’s the segment we didn’t even know existed! It’s so unexpected we don’t have bumper music for it! We get a Voicemail from a friend.
  • 55:30 – Snifferoo. Beauties and/or beasts next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Willow is a pretty affordable game. It’s about $10 for the loose cart, and $25 if you want the cart, box and manual. However, it’s not popular enough to be on the various re-release carts or emulator packages Capcom has done.

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 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.