Category Archives: NES

Episode 142 – The Little Mermaid (1991) and Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992)

Episode 142 – The Little Mermaid (1991) and Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992)

Episode 142 – The Little Mermaid (1991) and Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are dealing with a mer-person showdown! From 1991, we’re playing The Little Mermaid by Capcom for the NES, and from 1992, we’re playing Ariel the Little Mermaid by Blue Sky Software for the Genesis!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the surprisingly good NES midi theme!
  • 36:00 – Todd has some reasons why the NES version is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 41:30 – Emails! Followed by Steve’s New News.
  • 56:45 – We get back to helpin’ some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo! It’s not even October but we’re getting SPOOPED next week!

Episode 136 – S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (1991)

Episode 136 – S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (1991)

Episode 136 – S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our options to shoot all sorts of alien baddies in a pluckishly-named game! From 1991, we’re playing S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team by Natsume for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the neat techno prologue theme from the game.
  • 31:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 41:30 – Voicemails! We have some big time callers this week!
  • 47:00 – Emails! Some writers have a lot more free time on their hands now.
  • 1:05:45 – As always, we help some people in… Ask The Sweet Boys!
  • 1:10:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re focusing on VENGENANCE and SUPERHEROES (in trashy, awful video games).

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, and as mentioned on the show, S.C.A.T. is pretty valuable. The loose cart goes for $127, and the box and manual up the price to $211.75.

Episode 134 – Not Sonic (Alfred Chicken) (1993)

Episode 134 – Not Sonic (Alfred Chicken) (1993)

Episode 134 – Not Sonic (Alfred Chicken) (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are not playing as Sonic and dashing through Green Hill Zone! Instead, we’re soaring through the air in an incredibly mediocre platform game. From 1993, we’re playing Alfred Chicken by Twilight for the NES and SNES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro!
  • 29:30 – Todd REALLY outdoes himself this week, as he finds the absolute best voicemails the show has ever played before! Must listen.
  • 36:00 – Todd has a reason why Alfred Chicken is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:45 – Emails! Thanksgiving focus this week, from a special friend, BFC.
  • 51:30 – We can’t end the show without helping some people, in, Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 57:30 – Snifferoo. A friend of the show is covering two claaayyysics with us next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Alfred Chicken is surprisingly expensive. The loose NES cart is $68, and the Game Boy version goes for $11.68. The price skyrockets to $137.50 and $235.50, respectively, if you want the boxes and manuals. The SNES version is more appropriate, at $7.77 and $26.

Episode 131 – Gargoyle’s Quest 2 (1992)

Episode 131 – Gargoyle's Quest 2 (1992)

Episode 131 – Gargoyle’s Quest 2 (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are clinging to walls and thinking about moving to the Human World! From 1992, we’re playing Gargoyle’s Quest 2 by Capcom for the NES. We’re joined by special guest and dear, dear friend of the show, Hawk!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro! No time for funnies this week, we go straight to the spook-trance.
  • 36:00 – Emails! A lot of spooky topics this week, so we get into the mails quicker than normal.
  • 53:00 – As always, we help at least one folk in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo! Getting off the spooky games, finally, and into more stuff from our childhoods.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, and as mentioned on the show, Gargoyle’s Quest 2 came out toward the end of the NES’ lifespan. As a result, it’s expensive – about $80 for the cart, and $172 if you want the box and manual as well. The Game Boy version is pricey too, at $23 for the cart, and $80 for the box and manual.

Episode 128 – Friday the 13th (1989)

Episode 128 – Friday the 13th (1989)

Episode 128 – Friday the 13th (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are watching in horror as Jason emerges from Crystal Lake to kill all sorts of sweet baby boys! From 1989, we’re playing Friday the 13th by Atlus and published by LJN for the NES.

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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 wonderfully cheesy trailer from the seventh movie, which the game is based on. You can see it on YouTube here!
  • 37:30 – After cleanin’ the pee out of your pants, you need a pick-me-up from such a scary game. So we have… The Cheer-Up Corner, a new segment!
  • 40:30 – Todd has reasons why Friday the 13th is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:45 – Emails! Much like Dave Letterman, we also get stacks and stacks of letters.
  • 55:00 – We help some people, in, ASK the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. GET HYPED! We’re playing one of the all-time horror and gamin’ claysics.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, this is a cheap game somewhat. It’s $10 for the loose cart, and $48 for the box and manual included. It’s awful though, so don’t buy it.

Episode 125 – Darkwing Duck (1992)

Episode 125 – Darkwing Duck (1992)

Episode 125 – Darkwing Duck (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the terror that quacks in the night! From 1992, we’re playing Darkwing Duck by Capcom for the NES.

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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 ultra cool, 1990s commercial for the VHS tapes.
  • 28:00 – Voicemails! A friend of the show, an incredible patriot, calls in.
  • 35:00 – Emails! They’re all good games, Bront.
  • 46:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 49:00 – Snifferoo. We are playing with a giant bazooka next week. And using a SNES light gun!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Darkwing Duck is actually kind of pricey! The NES version is $46.50 for just the cart, and the box and manual ups the price to $125. The Game Boy version is cheaper, but the TurboGrafx-16 game is a whopping $149 and $400.

– Darkwing is supposed to be in the new DuckTales show, per Oh My Disney.

– Confusingly, Darkwing Duck is in an alternate universe from DuckTales.

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slangin’ our yo-yos to save our uncle from aliens! From 1990, we’re playing StarTropics by Nintendo for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the TOTALLY RAD commercial of the game! The visuals make it even better, and you can find it here on YouTube.
  • 34:30 – Emails! No mailbag music this week, as we negotiate with Netflix on the sound rights.
  • 47:30 – This week we help some folks in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 54:45 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re revving up our motorbike engines and hauling ass down the pacific coast highway!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, StarTropics is pretty affordable, as is the sequel, as we discussed on the show. The loose carts are $6.99 to $8, and the boxes and manuals up the price to $24.95 and $25.49. Both games are also available in the various Nintendo online shops, since they are first-party games.

– Scouring the Internet, there aren’t even any rumors of the franchise being restarted. The game is referenced very, very briefly in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, but otherwise has not been re-purposed by Nintendo.

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 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

Episode 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

Episode 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slashing through thousands of birds, bats and enemy soldiers to rescue That Girl and avenge our father! From 1989, we’re playing Ninja Gaiden by Tecmo for the NES. We’re joined by a special guest, Pascal’s Pager, a.k.a. Paul, the master of the difficult vidya game!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro! Which is the snazzy music from Act 2, Stage 1, and other points of the game. Ninja Gaiden has some pretty, pretty, pretty sweet tunes.
  • 57:30 – Emails! We hear from the newly unemployed Barack O., and recommend some good, breezy summer games.
  • 1:13:00 – As always, we REALLY help someone out in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:18:00 – Snifferoo! At Your Parents Basement, we bleeeed red, white and blue, so we’re definitely playing a game in honor of the Fourth of July.
  • 1:19:15 – Stinger. Sometimes, Steve can’t talk well.

SHOW NOTES

– Ninja Gaiden has held up in value well, according to Price Charting. The first two NES games are affordable, in the $10 to $12 range, but the third one is rare and starts at $49.98. If you want the box and manual, the price increases to $42, $51 and $161. Yikes!

– IGN did a history of the series and Ryu, which you can read here.

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slaying all of the creatures of Ancient Greece in order to save our girlfriend! From 1989, we’re playing The Battle of Olympus by Infinity for the NES. We’re joined by special guest Jovial John!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the opening title and map music from the game. They’re both splendid!
  • 35:45 – Voicemails! A real American calls in. Fight for what’s right American!
  • 40:30 – Emails! What IS Mike Myers thinking now? What about Captain America?
  • 56:45 – Once again, we help at least one person in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:15 – Snifferoo! The actual trailer for this movie is way too long, so instead, please enjoy the sweet song stylings of its key actor.
  • 1:03:15 – Special cameo appearance!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Battle of Olympus is pretty affordable still! The loose cart is only about $11, although you’ll definitely want to spring the $22 for the box and manual for this one, because the manual is incredible.

– Jeremy Parish of US Gamer has a really good interview with Yukio Horimoto, the creator of The Battle of Olympus. Horimoto talks about the influence that Zelda II and that series had on Olympus. (And, for the side-by-side comparison we talked about on the show, go here.)