Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are beating the hellllll out of opponents, as we play NFL Blitz by Midway for the Arcade and Nintendo 64! It’s like a less violent version of the current footyball game.

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SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, all of the NFL Blitz games are pretty affordable. You can get most of them for less than $10. The new-ish re-release from 2012 is available for $15 on the Playstation and Xbox networks.

NFL Blitz‘s announcer is absolutely incredible. You can listen to a full sound clip compilation here, and it’s worth it, even if its 30-plus minutes. Said announcer is Tim Kitzrow, and as mentioned on the show, Vice Sports had a good article with him about how he only got a couple hundred bucks for his original work.

– Vice Sports also has a neat article about how the hell the game got made with the approval of the NFL.

– No timestamps this week, because hey, it’s a holiday! But there is a special Blooperoonie at the end…

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are whipping other racers with chains and tearing down the highways of America! From 1991, we’re playing Road Rash by Electronics Arts for the Sega Genesis. We’re joined by special guest and Texas dreamboat Barrel!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the very 1990s title theme from one of the CD versions.
  • 34:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 40:00 – Voicemail! We hear from one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all-time.
  • 46:00 – Emails! Captain Benjamin Rivera writes in with a question we’ve never received before, because he is a trustworthy individual and he is not an Internet scammer.
  • 1:00:00 – As always, we can’t sign off without helping someone in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. Next week’s game has a very funny announcer.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most of the Road Rash games are affordable, at $7.50 to $25 depending on the platform. As usual, the Sega CD version is rare and costs $70.

– There is a surprising amount of Shaq Fu talk in this episode, because that game still hasn’t come out. (In case that FB page changes: As of May 2017, there isn’t an official release, for a game that was originally supposed to come out sometime in 2015.) We first mentioned the sequel during our show on Shaq Fu, which amazingly was our ninth episode ever back in June 2015.

– We mention the Road Rash spiritual successor, Road Redemption, a tiny bit on the show. While it has also had issues getting released – it is still in pre-release on Steam – at least it is getting very positive reviews.

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slangin’ our yo-yos to save our uncle from aliens! From 1990, we’re playing StarTropics by Nintendo for the NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the TOTALLY RAD commercial of the game! The visuals make it even better, and you can find it here on YouTube.
  • 34:30 – Emails! No mailbag music this week, as we negotiate with Netflix on the sound rights.
  • 47:30 – This week we help some folks in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 54:45 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re revving up our motorbike engines and hauling ass down the pacific coast highway!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, StarTropics is pretty affordable, as is the sequel, as we discussed on the show. The loose carts are $6.99 to $8, and the boxes and manuals up the price to $24.95 and $25.49. Both games are also available in the various Nintendo online shops, since they are first-party games.

– Scouring the Internet, there aren’t even any rumors of the franchise being restarted. The game is referenced very, very briefly in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, but otherwise has not been re-purposed by Nintendo.

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving sleepover babes from vampires , kind of! From 1992, but really 1986, we’re playing Night Trap by Digital Pictures for the Sega CD at first, but then, the 3DO and PCs.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is not a hit 1980s song from Tiffany or Cyndi Lauper, but instead, the theme for Night Trap.
  • 30:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Night Trap is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 35:30 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get stacks and stacks of letters.
  • 52:00 – As always, we help some other not-so-sweet baby boys, with Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo! In honor of Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, we play a Zelda-inspired game next week.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much any Sega CD game costs a lot, as we mentioned on the show. Night Trap is probably the most popular Sega CD game, beaten out by maybe only Sonic CD, and it still costs $24.99 for just the disc, and $66 for the box and manual included. Pretty much any decent Sega CD game is in the $30 to $300 range.

– We mention a Night Trap documentary several times on the show, and it’s this wonderful one here on YouTube.

– The Night Trap re-release will be available on the online stores for the PS4 and Steam. Unfortunately, the physical copies on Limited Run Games have already sold out, but you should bookmark them anyway because they have some neat stuff from time to time.

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.

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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.

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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 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the RZA, the GZA, ODB, Inspectah Deck… From 1999, we’re playing Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style by Paradox Development for the Sony Playstation. We’re also playing the canceled game its based on, Thrill Kill, from 1998.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from this week’s game. WU WORLD ORDER!
  • 27:30 – It’s… The Most Worst Game of All-Time! Which is then followed by, The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:00 – Emails! We hear from the staarrrrr of a famous movie superhero series’ brother.
  • 51:30 – Ask the Sweet Boys. We REALLY help out some people! Red Lobster vs. Hooters.
  • 58:30 – Snifferoo. Man, the 1990s were full of techno…

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style is surprisingly valuable! It’s about $20 for the disc and manual. Thrill Kill isn’t available for purchase, but plenty of places have it for download on the Internets.

– Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan are cool with each other. Read that and other Bill Murray fun facts here.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.