Category Archives: SNES

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 107 – Knights of the Round (1991, 1994)

Episode 107 – Knights of the Round (1991, 1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swingin’ our swords in the air willy-nilly! From 1991 and 1994, we’re playing Knights of the Round by Capcom for the Arcade and SNES. (And also, we’re chatting King of the Dragons and other Capcom brawlers, by the way.)

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the incredibly non-period music of the game mentioned on the show!
  • 34:30 – We receive another voicemail from a Hollywood power player! A number one box office star!
  • 39:00 – We move right along to the regular ole emails.
  • 50:30 – Once again, we help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 56:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we play an INCREDIBLY faithful video game rendition of a classic movie series!

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, and packed up by Price Charting, Knights of the Round is hella expensive and not worth the purchase price now. And the same for King of the Dragons, per Price Charting.

-As expected, the new King Arthur movie was a flop in its first weekend, per Box Office Mojo.

Episode 103 – F-Zero (1991)

Episode 103 – F-Zero (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are experiencing ALL the power and speed of Mode 7! From 1991, we’re playing F-Zero by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
  • 24:30 – Todd has done yeoman’s work again, as he has unearthed more… Video Game Theater.
  • 32:15 – Emails! We hear from the star of another podcast series.
  • 48:00 – This week, we have an Ask! It’s time for… Ask the Sweet Boys!
  • 52:45 – Snifferoo! We are using our noggins for next week’s game, on a system we haven’t covered before.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, F-Zero is still pretty reasonable from a price perspective. Twelve bucks will get you the loose cart, and if you want the box and manual included, it is only $27.29. The original and other editions are also usually widely available on the digital shops for other Nintendo systems.

Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are griping about 20 punches being needed to defeat secret service agents and guys in rat costumes! From 1994, we’re playing Bebe’s Kids by Radical Entertainment for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the surprisingly OK title theme from the game. (Don’t worry though, pretty much everything else is trash.)
  • 19:00 – In a new segment, Huell discusses why according to one reviewer, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Worst Game of All-Time.
  • 23:45 – Todd prefers to look on the lighter side of things, as he talks about why, according to some, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:16 – Emails! We hear from a great gift-giver again, and also get a communication (and thank god, a question!) from the beyond.
  • 45:45 – As usual, we help a lot of people, or at least one person, with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 51:00 – Snifferoo! With Easter just around the corner, we’re going to be playing the perfect game for it!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bebe’s Kids costs $17.99 for the loose cart and $79.99 for the box, cart and manual.

– If you can handle an annoying slideshow, Madame Noire has 15 things you might not know about Bebe’s Kids.

Episode 098 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1994)

Episode 098 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are getting killed by bats, rats and traps in one horrible game! From 1994, we’re playing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Hudson Soft for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the trailer from the 1991 movie version.
  • 19:00 – Todd performs his magic, as he unearths more gold for another segment of… Video Game Theater. (WARNING! Strong language.)
  • 24:30 – We have a Most Best Game of All-Time segment! From the Most Best Gift Giver!
  • 27:15 – Emails!
  • 40:00 – Next week, we’re playing a deeeeeep, story-driven game for the Nintendo 64.

 

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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Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

Episode 091 – Final Fight (1989, 1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are punching our way to peace! From 1989 and 1991, we’re the arcade and Super Nintendo versions of Final Fight by Capcom.

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.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the character select screen from the arcade version, and the awesome laughing of a bad guy.
  • 37:00 – Emails! We hear from an important diplomat, and others.
  • 53:45 – Ask the sweet boys! Got kicked in the balls extremely hard two hours ago?
  • 58:45 – Snifferoo. A special guest returns to the show next week for a super cool NES game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the Final Fight games are worth money. They range from $14 for the loose cart of the original, to $172 for the NES spinoff.

Vidya Game News – January 19, 2017

die-hard-movie-poster-01– Inexplicably, the director of Die Hard is back with his first project since 1990, and it’s… a trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands? Well, there is a long and tangled story behind that, but you can check out the (awesome) trailer here. Also, listen to our Die Hard Arcade show here!

– BOOOOM Shaka Laka! Some fans have updated the old NBA Jam: Tournament Edition ROM for the Super Nintendo. Now included are 2017 rosters, all the league’s new teams since 1993, and new secret characters. (Long live Harambe!) Download it here, before they get a cease and desist here. (And, listen to our NBA Jam episode here!)

– Speaking of NBA Jam-like properties… Honest Trailers and Screen Junkies has a takedown of Space Jam, which leads to an AV Club article. And hey, the game is bad too!

– Mark Wilson of Stuff has a good summary of the 3DO, along with a couple short reviews of decent games for the system.

– Kyle Orland has a piece on Ars Technica about how the illusion was created that Super Mario 64 and Portal were “run” on a Super Nintendo system.

– Via Game Informer, and popular on Facebook, there was once a Darth Maul game planned. And, it looked kind of bad ass! Like, a much darker take on the usual Star Wars stuff. And speaking of s’wars, check out our episodes on the SNES game and Rogue Squadron.

– On pretty much every news site, more information about the Nintendo Switch has come out. The good: Price tag under $300, a Zelda game out on release day! The bad: shortages are already being reported, all of the extra devices are overpriced, and Nintendo still has issues with online.

– Via the AV Club, Nintendo had some big band (as in jazz) performances at their Switch presentations. Listen to them here.

– From the Huffington Post, a new kitchen device can turn your radishes into Super Mario Bros. mushroom-shapes. Unfortunately, the Ravanello Radish Shaper still keeps them as radishes. Disgusting. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!

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Vidya Game News – January 12, 2017

asherons-call-pc-box-artHey, Steve missed a couple weeks of doing these! Womp, womp, wompppppp. It was mostly because he was looking for new apartments, and also dealing with a time crunch because of the holidays. Going forward, we’re mostly going to focus on the news items. This is because most of the anniversaries, unfortunately, were already starting to repeat themselves. And on that note, herrreeeee is the news!

– Ars Technica publicizes a hack of the NES Classic by Reddit’s NESClassicMods community, which allows you to add games to the system’s library.

– Kotaku, Polygon and other sites have this story about the closing of Asheron’s Call on Jan. 31, and how a 74-year-old dude is still playing the game.

– Also on Polygon, they publicize a trick published by the blog Super Mario Broth, for Super Mario World. Basically, Mario is invulnerable while sliding.

– From Gamasutra, a rowebut is learning how to play Mario Kart 64! You can read the story here, and by the way, our Kart episode is here.

– And hey, more Mario stuff, as Nerdist has stop animation Mare-E-Oh created with Rubik’s cubes. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!

– If you have Playstation Plus, you’re in luck this month! Day of the Tentacle Remastered, the sequel to Maniac Mansion, is free on the service in January. Check out our review of Maniac Mansion here!

– Shmuplations, of all places, has a cool translation of a Miyamoto interview about the development of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. You can read it here!

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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.