Category Archives: NES

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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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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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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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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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.

You can manually download this week’s gobblin’ 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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!

You can manually download this week’s fireballin’ 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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.

You can manually download this week’s gassy 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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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.