Category Archives: Game Boy

Episode 247 – Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver (2000)

Episode 247 – Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver (2000)

Episode 247 – Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver (2000)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are AGAIN catching them all. From 2000, we’re playing Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color! Huell isn’t here, but we’re joined by Steve’s old reporting buddy Jake!

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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 a jaunty tune from the pokemons!
  • 30:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like Herzogs and DuckTales.
  • 48:30 – Emails!
  • 1:00:45 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re embracing a new language and a new way of life.

Episode 241 – Mole Mania (1997)

Episode 241 – Mole Mania (1997)

Episode 241 – Mole Mania (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are experiencing a HIDDEN GEM from Nintendo’s great master Miyamoto. From 1997, we’re playing Mole Mania, developed and published by Nintendo, for the Game Boy. We’re joined by Friend of the Show, Dale!

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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 a jaunty tune from the game!
  • 29:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals and DuckTales.
  • 47:45 – Emails!
  • 1:03:00 – Snifferoo! Next week, we’re REALLY exploring the studio space on the topic of collector cups.
  • 1:04:30 – Blooperoonie. Rolllll that beautiful commercial footage!

SHOW NOTES

  • Definitely check out Dale’s blog and his thoughts on the Game Boy at his blog!

Episode 222 – Super Mario Land (1989)

Episode 222 – Super Mario Land (1989)

Episode 222 – Super Mario Land (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement! Hey, what platform can’t our favorite plumber conquer? From August 1989, we’re playing Super Mario Land, which was published and developed by Nintendo as a launch title for the Game Boy.

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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 a jaunty, jaunty jam from the game!
  • 39:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Which is preceded by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals and DuckTales.
  • 57:30 – Emails!
  • 1:07:00 – We DON’T help some people, because we need to make… Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:14:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing an awful NES game, unfortunately, and not listening to The Who.

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are thumbing through the archives of our childhood! From 1988, we’re reading Nintendo Power by Nintendo of America.

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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 some song-singing from a SBB.
  • 32:00 – Todd has reasons why Nintendo Power is… The Most Best Magazine of All-Time!
  • 41:00 – Todd has a new bit! Dude, What Are You Even Talking About, Dude?
  • 46:00 – Hey, we have a voicemail! Always good to hear from our fans.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. It is THAT time of the year!

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re down with Zelda! We are playing the coming of age story about an elf with a sword! From 1993, we’re playing The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening by Nintendo for the Game Boy.

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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 asks the important question – Are you down with Zelda?
  • 43:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 53:00 – We do NOT move on the to the email, portion of the show. Instead, we have a voicemail!
  • 55:30 – Emails for realie this time, followed by New News.
  • 1:05:30 – A quick Ask this week!
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo! It’s like Die Hard but a video game!

Episode 167 – Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (1995) and Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium 92 (1992)

Episode 167 – Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (1995) and Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium 92 (1992)

Episode 167 – Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (1995) and Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium 92 (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing ball with two Game Boy baseball games from different hall of famers! From 1995, we’re playing Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball by Realtime Associates, and from 1992, we’re playing Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium 92, which is a very fun game for Steve to attempt pronouncing.

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 another product Frank Thomas was selling.
  • 26:00 – Todd has reasons why Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 45:00 – Emails! We talk team-ups and fight ’em ups. Followed by a brief New News at 1:00:00.
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. After a string of clunkers, we just haaddddd to get something good up in our ports for next week.

Episode 146 – Kid Dracula (1993)

Episode 146 – Kid Dracula (1993)

Episode 146 – Kid Dracula (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as a sweet lil baby Alucard! From 1993, we’re playing Kid Dracula by Konami for the Game Boy.

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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 features the excellent title theme from the game, as well as some music from stage one.
  • 30:30 – Todd Brisket has some reasons why Kid Dracula is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:00 – Steve has an absolutely seamless segue for the Voicemails feature, which is not new.
  • 43:00 – Emails! Followed by New News, and a mini-update on our longest Kickstarter whipping horse.
  • 55:00 – As always, we try to help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:00 – Snifferoo. We are shirtless, and swingin’ our axe around next week! Is that code? You’ll have to listen and find out!

SHOW NOTES

– As discussed on the show, according to Price Charting, Kid Dracula is shockingly valuable! The loose cart is worth $69, and the box and manual up the price to $559. There are only about three sales per year, too, so it’s in short supply.

Episode 119 – The Incredible Crash Dummies (1993)

Episode 119 – The Incredible Crash Dummies (1993)

Episode 119 – The Incredible Crash Dummies (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, don’t be a dummy – Buckle up! From 1993, we’re playing various versions of The Incredible Crash Dummies by Gray Matter Inc. and published by (ugh) LJN for the Game Boy, Gear Gear, Sega Master System, SNES, NES and Sega Genesis.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features a Blooperoonie and one of the dummies’ better PSAs.
  • 27:00 – Huell has some reasons why the Game Boy version is… The Most Worst Game of All-Time.
  • 32:00 – Todd has some reasons why the SNES version is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:00 – Voicemails! Another former president calls in.
  • 42:45 – Emails!
  • 51:00 – As always, we help some people with Todd’s help, in Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 56:00 – Snifferoo. We’re playing a controversial Sega CD game, because it’s being re-released!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, all versions of The Incredible Crash Dummies can be purchased for $3 to $16. The box and manual for the NES and SNES versions push the price up to $22 and $49, but really, these games aren’t especially worth any price you’d pay for them.

– While we mentioned LJN, the game’s publisher, on the show, we didn’t talk about the developing company, Gray Matter Inc. According to Moby Games, they were Canada’s biggest game developer at one time, and they do have some OK games on their dossier, like WWF King of the Ring and NHL All-Star Hockey. But, they also did Wayne’s World, another notoriously awful game.

Episode 082 – Pokemon Red and Blue (1998)

Episode 082 – Pokemon Red and Blue (1998)

Episode 082 – Pokemon Red and Blue (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are desperately trying to catch them all! From 1998, we’re playing Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue by Game Freak and Nintendo for the Game Boy. And, the sweet baby boys are joined by special guests Ryan Gibbs and Mel Turnquist!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the theme song from the Pokemon TV show, which has a shocking amount of episodes.
  • 39:15 – We address your Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 51:00 – Emails! More from John Q. Tetris, and some other guys.
  • 1:03:45 – The show is going long, but we NEED to help some people, so it’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:12:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we click click click click click click click click.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the Pokemon games have retained their value to a certain degree. Blue and Red go for about $19 for the cart only, and $60 to $85 for the game, box and manual.

– There have been 122 releases of Pokemon, which is disgusting and impressive at the same time. Polygon has a timeline here.

– Ryan’s site is The Young Folks, which you can find here.

Vidya Game News – November 10, 2016

skyrim-pc-box-art– Unsurprisingly, Gandhi remains an asshole in Civilization 6, per Kotaku. Check out our show on the original Civilization here!

– On Kill Screen, Emma Kidwell has a nice essay about how video games helped with language when she spent her summers in Japan.

– The NES Classic Edition comes out Friday in the U.S., and some reviews are coming in for it. Kotaku also notes that the old Nintendo call-in lines will be active, too.

– Also, as you may have heard, new Genesis consoles are being made… in Brazil. Polygon’s Charlie Hall notes that the system won’t have HDMI support or ship internationally, but it does come with 20+ games preloaded. Sega in Brazil is like Spinal Tap in Japan, or David Hasselhoff in Germany.

– Kyle Orland of Ars Technica writes about four “found” Kirby games for the SNES, and the difficulty of preserving old digital games, here. You can find our Kirby show here.

– From Matthew Figueira and other sites, Blizzard won’t be doing remakes of Warcraft 1 or Warcraft 2 anytime soon. Also, no news on a potential Warcraft 4 either. But hey, listen to our show on the old series!

Obduction, the new game from Myst creator Rand Miller, will be released for the PS4 and VR in 2017. Read about that and more in Miller’s interview with Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat. And listen to our Myst show here!

– From Kotaku: What should you feed your pregnant characters in The Sims?

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

Golden Sun, a popular RPG series by Camelot and Nintendo, first hit U.S. shores on Nov. 11, 2001. It’s 15 now! Almost old enough to drive.

– It was only a year ago, but the sweet baby boys can scarcely remember what our lives were like before the release of Fallout 4 on this day in 2015. We have a lot more time… Stupid, pointless time without Fallout 4. Bethesda’s masterpiece has had several DLC expansions and mod support added, and people are already clamoring for the fifth installment, or a side game, or anything else because Fallout is LIFE.

– Also, Skyrim came out on Nov. 11, 2011. It’s now five years old! A regular sweet kindergarten baby boy. Bethesda sure loves to spoil us in November.

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.