Category Archives: NES

Episode 170 – Bionic Commando (1988)

Episode 170 – Bionic Commando (1988)

Episode 170 – Bionic Commando (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are exploring a platform and adventure game without jumping! From 1988, we’re playing Bionic Commando by Capcom for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the commercials from the remake of the game.
  • 34:30 – Most Best Game of All-Time! Huzzah!
  • 41:30 – Emails!
  • 1:03:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re focusing on exploring an island dreeeaaaammmm world.

Episode 166 – M.C. Kids (1992)

Episode 166 – M.C. Kids (1992)

Episode 166 – M.C. Kids (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are indulging in the most American things of all – product placement, corporate synergy and the pollination of HOT IP! From 1992, we’re playing M.C. Kids by Virgin Games 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. 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 the bizarre McKids clothing line commercial floating around the Interwebz.
  • 32:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:30 – Emails! Followed by New News at 45:30.
  • 49:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 56:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing Game Boy games!

SHOW NOTES

Episode 165 – Last Action Hero (1993)

Episode 165 – Last Action Hero (1993)

Episode 165 – Last Action Hero (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are jumping THROUGH enemies and getting the crap beat out of our movie avatar! From 1993, we’re playing the truly dreadful Last Action Hero by Teeny Weeny Games and Bits Studio for the NES and SNES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features a montage of some funny Ahnold quotes. Remember these, instead of his work in this movie.
  • 29:30 – Todd somehow managed to find reasons why Last Action Hero is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:30 – Emails! We talk pets in games. Followed by New News, at 46:30.
  • 52:30 – We help some people, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo. A summer of product placement continues! Huzzah!

Episode 164 – Blaster Master (1988)

Episode 164 – Blaster Master (1988)

Episode 164 – Blaster Master (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are rescuing our pet frog from the grasp of vile super mutants! From 1988, we’re playing Blaster Master by Sunsoft for the NES. Pascal’s Pager subs in as co-host, as Todd Brisket takes his annual trip to the homeland.

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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 the excellent title theme from the game! It is a nifty little tune.
  • 44:30 – Emails!
  • 58:00 – Snifferoo. It is the 25th anniversary for one of the most notorious movie flops! But, I’m sure the vidya game is all quality…

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Blaster Master is quite affordable! The loose cart goes for $7.50, and the box and manual up the price to $34. The only expensive version is Blaster Master Boy for the Game Boy, which goes for $38 and $100, respectively.

– Until this episode, we were unaware of the Worlds of Power book series. You can read about their magnificence here.

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are revving up our engines, dodging obstacles, and creating impossible tracks we’ll never play our way through! From 1985, we’re playing Excitebike by Nintendo for the NES. (Or as they say in the UK, the NEZ!)

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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 the jaunty title theme from the game!
  • 27:00 – Emails! Which movie would YOU like to see a first-person shooter version of?
  • 33:00 – We can’t end the show without helping some people! It’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 39:15 – Snifferoo, which features the jaunty title theme from next week’s game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Excitebike is very affordable. The loose cart is only $6, and it is available as a digital game for pretty much all of the Nintendo systems. Oddly, the box and manual up the price to $31. They are probably in shorter supply now because nobody took care of them back in the day.

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are powering up our elemental swords and blasting our way to the fortress in the sky! From 1990, we’re playing Crystalis by SNK for the NES. We’re joined by special guest and friend of the show Dale!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the zany television commercial for the game. You can check it out here!
  • 45:30 – Todd has some very good reasons why Crystalis is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 49:30 – Emails! How about them olds? Also, more Shaq Fu updates, of course.
  • 1:14:00 – Snifferoo. It’s Oscar season, so we’re checking out a movie with a surprisingly upbeat trailer.

SHOW NOTES

– If you’re curious about the D&D mixed with NES RPG podcast that Dale mentioned, Game Cola, you can find it here!

Episode 145 – Yo! Noid (1990)

Episode 145 – Yo! Noid (1990)

Episode 145 – Yo! Noid (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, in honor of National Pizza Day we are playing as a pizza-stealer in order to save New York City, for some reason! From 1990, we’re playing Yo! Noid, developed by Now Production and published 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 one of them funny Domino’s commercials from back in the day. Avoid the Noid! (Even though you’re oddly playing as him in this game.)
  • 33:45 – We hear from one of our favorite reviewers again, as Todd has a segment explaining why Yo! Noid is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 44:00 – Emails! We move right along to the email portion…of the show.
  • 51:00 – New News! Now with theme music!
  • 56:15 – We help some people, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re getting spooked! But, in a cute way!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Yo! Noid is pretty reasonably priced. The cart costs about $10, with the box and manual upping the price to $42. (And by the way – The site is now updated, and offers more information!)

– The shockingly good sequel to the game is available here.

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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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 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.