Category Archives: Arcade

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.

Episode 086 – Die Hard Arcade (1996)

Episode 086 – Die Hard Arcade (1996)

Episode 086 – Die Hard Arcade (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are walking across broken glass to save the president’s daughter! From 1996, we’re playing Die Hard Arcade for the Arcade and Saturn by Sega!

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SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Die Hard Arcade is a hella rare game for the Saturn. It’s $46 for just the game, and $66 for the box and manual. So if you see it, scoop it up!

– The Die Hard Christmas trailer we used for the Snifferoo last week can be found here.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features thespians Chris Farley and Jeff Daniels talking about Die Hard.
  • 33:00 – Emails! Ole Scooty has lots of asks this week.
  • 43:00 – We once again help a lot of people, as it’s a holiday edition of… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 53:30 – Snifferoo. We get back to some hardcore gamin’ next week, with absolutely nooooo product placement.

 

Vidya Game News – November 17, 2016

wwf-no-mercy-n64-01– Polygon has released their massive video game gift guide, which is neat to read just to catch up on all of the cool stuff you didn’t even know existed.

– The new Daytona USA game, confusingly called Daytona 3 Championship USA, has some trailers out now.

– To hype the (incredibly hard to get) NES Classic, Nintendo has interviews with the developers of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 here. And hey, check out our episodes for the first and second games of that series!

– In a fun feature, Polygon’s Owen S. Good tallies up how much it would cost to just buy an NES and all of the games on the NES Classic, instead of paying the prices online for it.

– From Motherboard and other sites, a guy is shooting for 2017 for the release of Tanglewood, a new Genesis game programmed on an authentic development kit.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– Mentioned prominently in last week’s show was WWF No Mercy, which was released on this day in 2000 by Asmik Ace and AKI. It’s still considered to be one of the gold standards for wrasslin’ video games.

The ole Xbox was released on Nov. 15, 2001. That old chestnut didn’t sell well in Japan, and ultimately came out behind the PS2 in America, but it established a firm beachhead in console sales for Microsoft.

– Three days after the Xbox came the Gamecube. Again, it finished behind the PS2 in the sixth generation console wars, but it had some very well-received games, like…

– The Metroid series is kind of a big deal in November. In 2002, both Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion had concurrent releases for the Gamecube and GBA. The sequel to Prime came out on Nov. 15, 2004. (And hey, check out our episode on Super Metroid here!)

– On November 16, 2004, Valve released Half-Life 2. The incredible FPS was followed by sequels, Episode One and Episode Two, and then NOTHING. The third installment will never come out because Valve clearly hates us now.

Dragon Quest VIII, the first of the series to drop the “Dragon Warrior” name for an American release, came out for the PS2 on Nov. 15, 2005. It was a solid effort, although not as long and deep as previous efforts from Enix.

– In 2006, the PlayStation 3 came out. It was a swell system, but it ceded the control of the market that the PS2 and PSX had established because of a high initial price and lack of third party support. (And by the way, the PS4 came out on Nov. 15, 2013, so Sony likes to push them consoles out in the holiday season.)

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Vidya Game News – November 3, 2016

daytona-usa-saturn-01– Daaayyyyyyttttoonnnnaaaa! From Polygon and other sites, Sega has confirmed that a new entry in the Daytona USA series will be coming out. Read more here.

– Apparently, the creator of Balloon Fight first brought up the NES Classic Edition idea about 10 years ago! You can read a translated interview with Yoshio Sakamoto here, via Nintendo Everything.

– The director of Deadpool (Tim Miller) is stepping away from that series, and his next project will be Sonic the Hedgehog, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

– Supermodel Gisele Bundchen dressed up as Luigi for Halloween, because her SBB was dressed as Mario. Popsugar has the story here, based on her ‘stagrams. (And hey, listen to our shows on Mario 1 and Mario 2 here and here!)

– And speaking of the Brady household… From Steve’s home state paper The Providence Journal, what game did Tom Brady like to play with his roommate? Well, Tecmo Bowl, of course! Read more here. And listen to our Tecmo Bowl show here.

– Via Gamespot, Crash Bandicoot now talks! … in the Netflix TV show Skylanders Academy. Check out our Crash Bandicoot episode here!

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

Fire Emblem came out for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. While it was the first (official) English localization for the series by Nintendo, it was the seventh main game of the series. Rumor goes that Nintendo finally decided to give it the ole translation try because of the popularity of Marth in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Ratchet & Clank came out Nov. 4, 2002 for the PS2. Insomniac’s effort was well-reviewed, and spawned a series.

Valkyria Chronicles, a solid turn-based, tactical RPG, came out on Nov. 4, 2008 for the PS3. Surprisingly, it was by Sega! A remastered version came out on May 17, 2016 for the PS4, to rave reviews.

– The first Dragon Age game from Bioware came out for the PS3, 360 and PC on this day in 2009.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.