Category Archives: Arcade

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.)

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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.

Episode 172 – Time Crisis series (1995-???)

Episode 172 – Time Crisis series (1995-???)

Episode 172 – Time Crisis series (1995-???)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are shooting baddies, especially Wild Dog, in order to secure the freedom of foreign lands! From 1995, we’re playing Time Crisis 1, 2 and 3 by Namco for the Arcade, Playstation and Playstation 2. And, talking about the rest of the series, too!

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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 weird commercials for the home console versions of the series. (The ones are one and three are oddly problematic.)
  • 42:00 – Todd has done the research, and he has reasons why Time Crisis is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 46:30 – Emails! We get into the true origin of Link.
  • 55:00 – We help some people, in, Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we indulge in our deep space madness, as well as logs and Mr. Horse.

Episode 163 – Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1992)

Episode 163 – Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1992)

Episode 163 – Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are beating the helllll out of poachers and trying to avoid the wrath of dinosaurs! From 1992, we’re playing Cadillacs and Dinosaurs by Capcom for the Arcade.

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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 ultra-cool 1990s commercials for the toy line.
  • 25:30 – Emails!
  • 34:30 – This week, we REALLY help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 39:00 – Snifferoo. A friend of the show comes on to talk about a notoriously tricky game! Whoever could it be???

Episode 158 – Revolution X (1995)

Episode 158 – Revolution X (1995)

Episode 158 – Revolution X (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are chucking explosive CDs at members of the NON! From 1995, we’re playing Revolution X by Rage Software, mostly for the SNES and Genesis, but a tiny bit for the Arcade too.

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 a piano theme of “Love In An Elevator,” from the Arcade version.
  • 36:00 – Todd has reasons why Revolution X is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 42:00 – Emails! Picking out usernames for online play. And in New News, we talk claayyysssiiiccc game sales.
  • 57:30 – We are FINALLY back to helping people, with another segment of Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:04:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing as the other shared Nintendo-Rare mascot.

SHOW NOTES

  • According to Price Charting, unsurprisingly, Revolution X is incredibly affordable. The loose carts go for $5 to $10.
  • The videos for Quest for Fame are proper bonkers! Here is the “cool” veejay playing it, and here is the tutorial stage.

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.

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!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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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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.

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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!)

You can manually download this week’s scrumptious 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.

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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.)

You can manually download this week’s historically-accurate 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.

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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.