Category Archives: SNES

Episode 152 – Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! (1994)

Episode 152 – Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! (1994)

Episode 152 – Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our nail guns to shoot dinosaurs, or at least, very strong extras in dino costumes! From 1994, we’re playing Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! by Imagineering and published by Absolute Entertainment for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the hi-larious 1990s title theme from the show.
  • 31:00 – Todd has reasons why Home Improvement is… The Most Best TELEVISON SHOW of All-Time!
  • 40:00 – Emails! Just like Dave, we get sacks and sacks of letters, and we answer one this week.
  • 53:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re getting our puzzle solvin’ onnnnn! GOT TO GET IT ON!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, and as mentioned on the show, Home Improvement is inexplicably expensive. The loose cart goes for $35, and the manual and box up the price to $86. It is not worth anywhere near that much, even for lolz.

– Steve found the image for this game on the Internetz, although oddly, it’s not from this Mental Floss list-bit on the show. It is still definitely worth reading, though!

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hey sweet baby boys and girls! 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!

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slingin’ barrels and pickin’ bananas with friend of the show Jovial John! From 1994, we’re playing Donkey Kong Country by Rare for the SNES.

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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 ultra rad theme from the game. Old meets new!
  • 50:00 – Emails! Do you wanna play VR Skyrim with a sweet baby boy?
  • 1:04:00 – Steve has a new segment! If the sweet baby boys haven’t heard it yet, then it’s… New News! (p.s. No ask this week, we will help people next week.)
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re UNDER THE SEA.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, like many Nintendo mascot games, Donkey Kong Country has retained its value well. The loose cart goes for $17 to $42, depending on whether you want the box and manual as well. Ports for the GBA and Game Boy Color are in the $10 to $15 range. The game has also been re-released on the Wii Virtual Console and the SNES Classic.

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 133 – Umihara Kawase (1994)

Episode 133 – Umihara Kawase (1994)

Episode 133 – Umihara Kawase (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swinging from our hook to find exit doors and yummy fish! From 1994, we’re playing Umihara Kawase by TNN for the Super Nintendo. We are joined by special guest and podcastin’ professional Kyle, a.k.a. The Goth, from Vaguely Entertaining!

You can manually download this week’s physics-filled 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 excellent title theme from the game.
  • 40:00 – Emails! We see how this is gonna go.
  • 56:45 – As always, we help out at least one person in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. It’s the season to be thankful, and we were definitely be thankful next week with a certain game.

SHOW NOTES

– Because Umihara wasn’t ever released in the U.S., there isn’t Price Charting details on it. The Playstation Vita version goes for $25 to $30 on Amazon, and the Steam version is usually in the $10 to $15 range, depending on how “on sale” it is when you purcahse it.

– The best speedrun on YouTube currently is 1:46, which is utterly insane, even if assisted by tools.

– Kyle is the co-host of the Vaguely Entertaining podcast, which you can find here! Give it a listen, won’t ya?

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using a big bazooka to reclaim our father’s honor! And, oh yeah, to save Earth from a despot. From 1992, we’re playing Battle Clash by Nintendo for the SNES, and their Super Scope light gun.

You can manually download this week’s peripheral 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 SUPER COOL 1990s commercial for the game! Watch it here.
  • 29:30 – Todd has some reasons why Battle Clash is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 38:15 – Voicemails! We’re challenged by a spirit about our game selections in October.
  • 45:00 – Emails!
  • 59:00 – As always, we help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:05:00 – Sniferroo! We are playing a clay-sic Playstation and Saturn game for the start of October!
  • 1:07:20 – Blooperoonie!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Battle Clash is fairly cheap, costing around $4.50 for the loose cart and $14.60 for the box and manual included. The Super Scope itself is what will set you back, costing around $50 for the gun itself and $200 if you want the box and manual.

– C-SPAN has video from the 1992 Congressional hearings, which you can see here. It also features “shout-outs” to previous YPB games Mortal Kombat and Night Trap!

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.

You can manually download this week’s product-filled 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.

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 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 118 – Mortal Kombat (1992)

Episode 118 – Mortal Kombat (1992)

Episode 118 – Mortal Kombat (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are beating the crap out of all challengers, and ripping out spines and hearts in the process! From 1992, we’re playing Mortal Kombat by Midway for the Arcade, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.

You can manually download this week’s fatality-filled 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.

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 is a sound effect collection from the game! You can find the original on YouTube here.
  • 28:00 – It’s the return of a segment! Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 39:30 – It’s another installment of… Vidya Game Theater.
  • 47:15 – We move right along to the Email portion of the show.
  • 1:06:00 – Again, we help people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:13:00 – Snifferoo! Once, there were these boooyyyssss, who…

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Mortal Kombat is still pretty affordable nowadays. The Genesis version is $6 for the cart, and $9.99 for the manual and box too. Despite being inferior, the SNES version is a bit more, $9.25 and $22.99, respectively.

Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our flute to bash away evil as we visit the world wonders! From 1994, we’re playing Illusion of Gaia by Quintet for the Super Nintendo. We’re joined by special guest Mike Deeney!

You can manually download this week’s melodious 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.

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 is the roarin’ main title theme from the game.
  • 47:30 – Todd Brisket shares why Illusion of Gaia is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 50:00 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get sacks and sacks of letters.
  • 1:02:00 – As always, we help some folks in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:08:15 – Snifferoo. Next week’s show will be recorded from the 36 Chambers.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Illusion of Gaia is actually pretty affordable, at least as compared to the usual surcharge for SNES RPGs. It’s $21.50 for the loose cart, and $49.99 for the box and manual – eerily close to retail price when it came out.

– The other games in the series? Not so cheap. Soul Blazer is now $54.81 for the cart, and $137.50 for the box and manual. Terranigma never came out in the U.S., so the ones that’ll work with your SNES are just reproductions. The Japanese copy is trending at about $74.99.

– Terra Earth, a cool site devoted to the Soul Blazer and Gaia games, has a neat message board thread about the translation issues prevalent in this one.

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are experiencing the downward spiral of a 1980s star, and helping him get milk for his child! From 1994, we’re playing Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures by Namco for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s pac-tastic 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.

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!

SPECIAL REMINDER! This week is Amazon Prrrriiiimmmeeee Week, so it would really help us if you used YPB while making them purchases of sweet drones and 100 packs of Pampers.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the somewhat blasé power pellet theme from this game.
  • 28:30 – Why is this the Most Best Game of All-Time?
  • 31:00 – Emails! Who do you wanna see in a cartoon, or, a gritty realistic show?
  • 48:15 – As always, we help some people in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 55:00 – Snifferoo! Next week’s game comes with a free t-shirt!
  • 57:15 – Blooperoonie! We’re all about callbacks this week.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Pac-Man 2 is very affordable, at $4.99 for the SNES and Genesis carts. It’s $7.50 to $9 if you want the box and manual as well.

– Of course, there is a Pac-Man Wiki. It says the game is based loosely on Pac-Land, an arcade game from 1984, and the Pac-Man animated series from 1982.

Episode 114 – Desert Strike (1992)

Episode 114 – Desert Strike (1992)

Episode 114 – Desert Strike (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving a country that is not Iraq from a dictator that is not Saddam Hussein! From 1992, we’re playing Desert Strike by Electronic Arts for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.

You can manually download this week’s missile-focused 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.

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 title theme from the Sega Genesis version.
  • 24:00 – We don’t know how he did it, but Todd Brisket has landed another A-list Hollywood interview in… Touchin’ Joysticks.
  • 30:30 – Emails! How hyped are we for the SNES Classic? Any good vidya game deals?
  • 46:30 – We help another person in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 52:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re looking at the dark, disappointing years of a classic 1980s icon.
  • 55:30 – Huell aptly names the new end segment… The Blooperoonie.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Desert Strike and the rest of the series is still very affordable. If you want the loose cart, its around $5 to $7, and the box and manual included will set you back $10.

– Ken Horowitz of Sega-16 has a really good piece on the history of the Strike series here.