Category Archives: NES

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.)

Episode 108 – Alien 3 (1992)

Episode 108 – Alien 3 (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are mostly dying from off-screen baddies, like in most bad games! From 1992, we’re playing Alien 3 by Probe Software for the Sega Genesis. We’re also talking about the Super Nintendo and NES versions as well!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the misleading trailer from Alien 3.
  • 30:45 – Emails! We hear from more fantastic celebrities.
  • 47:30 – It’s time to… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 52:00 – Snifferoo. We’re getting Greek next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Alien 3 is affordable. Its $14 for the Super Nintendo version, $7 for the Genesis and $19.30 for the NES. They’re all bad though, so really, just save that cash.

Episode 105 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

Episode 105 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are stomping those goombas in our Tanooki suit and swatting them with our raccoon tails! From 1990, we’re playing Super Mario Bros. 3 by Nintendo for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the Marrrioooo commercial they used to hype the game up before release.
  • 40:00 – Voicemails! We’re joined by a cast member of the PEAKY BLINDERS!
  • 46:00 – Emails!
  • 55:15 – We help someone, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:03:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re hunting the Nazzziiiis!

Episode 102 – Bible Adventures (1991)

Episode 102 – Bible Adventures (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are carrying babies and animals and other crap to safety! From 1991, we’re playing Bible Adventures by Wisdom Tree for the NES. We’re joined by special guest HAWK, the sweetest baby boy of 2016, who nominated this game for coverage!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the incredibly repetitive background music from the games.
  • 25:30 – Voicemails! We’re joined by an Australian friend.
  • 32:00 – Emails! We learn about when we learned things.
  • 53:45 – This week, we help someone in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:30 – Snifferoo. Jesus was with us after playing Bible Adventures, because we’re actually playing a decent game next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bible Adventures is pretty affordable, at $9.99 for the loose cart and $16.65 for the box, cart and manual. There is also a Genesis version that’s pricier – $17.95 for the game, $56 for the box, manual and cart.

– The awesome commercial mentioned and played on the show can be viewed on Youtube, courtesy of Pat the NES Punk.

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are vanquishing Ganon with our sword and silver arrows! From 1987, we’re playing The Legend of Zelda by Nintendo for the NES. For the voicemail, email and Ask portion of the show, we’re joined by Friend of the Show Cosmo!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the CLASSIC theme from the game.
  • 40:50 – For the voicemails, emails and Ask, we’re joined by Cosmo! Huzzah!
  • 1:13:00 – Snifferoo. By special request, we’re playing a Super Nintendo non-classic!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Legend of Zelda is still in high demand. The loose cart goes for $17.11, and if you have the box and manual, it goes for $49. (Steve knows from personal experience, as he sold a crappy, tattered map from the game for $15 the other week.)

– A prototype cart sold for $55,000 in the past five years.

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 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

Episode 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

Episode 094 – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are lifting huge apples and boxes to save our scantily clad mouse friend! From 1990, we’re playing Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers by Capcom for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
  • 29:00 – Emails! How ARE your wife and kids?
  • 44:30 – We can’t end the episode without helping some people, in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 50:00 – Snifferoo. Can we save Professor Einstein in next week’s game?

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, and mentioned on the show, the first Rescue Rangers game is affordable, at $17 for the loose cart, although it’s $55 for the box, manual and cart. But the sequel? Much like DuckTales 2, it was another Capcom-Disney collaboration that came out toward the end of the NES’ lifespan. So, it’s $217 for the loose cart of Rescue Rangers 2, and $593 for the box, manual and cart.

– You can read more about Rescue Rangers here. As mentioned on the show, the title themes are done by the same guy, and they’re both fantastic.

– As the often do, Uproxx’s Lindsay Kimble has five facts about Rescue Rangers here.

– Also, from Disney’s Twitter account, Rescue Rangers with real chipmunks.

Vidya Game News – February 9, 2017

castlevania-3-box-art-01– Netflix has confirmed that an animated Castlevania show will be hitting their service in 2017! You can read about it on GameSpot, and a bunch of other sites. Its creator has called it “R-rated as fuck,” and based on Castlevania 3. You can listen to our ‘vania 1 show here.

– Enshrined in Stuff’s Hall of Fame now: The Sega Mega Drive. Read more here!

– From Tristan Jurkovich at GameSpew, a good read on the “bizarre localization” of a fun adventure / platform action game, Power Blade.

– Sweet sassy molassy! Source codes for NBA Jam Extreme and Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter were found on some auctioned computers, according to this Kotaku article, which is based on the fine work of the folks at YouTube channel Silicon Classics.

– On Ars Technica, World of Warcraft gold can now be used on other Blizzard titles like Overwatch and Hearthstone. Also, by the way, we’ve covered a bunch of their games – the original Warcraft series, Starcraft and Diablo.

– A slew of Star Wars games are available in this week’s Humble Bundle, including Knights of the Old Republic and Shadows of the Empire. Check it out here! We haven’t covered those excellent games, but we have played and reviewed Rogue Squadron 3D (included in the bundle!) and Super Star Wars (not including, but you don’t wanna murder jawas anyway).

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