This week in Your Parents Basement, we are dual-wielding as we raid tombs and extinct lots of animals! From 1996, we’re playing Tomb Raider by Core Design, and published by Eidos, for the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation. We’re joined by Friend of the Show and raidin’ fan Amanda!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the many wonky Lara Croft / Tomb Raider commercials. I would link to them, but they’re all kind of skeevy. Watch at your own risk.
- 39:30 – Todd has reasons why Tomb Raider is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
- 46:00 – Emails! Followed by New News, but, we don’t help anyone this week. (Meaning, no Ask the Sweet Boys.)
- 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. What are we covering next week? WHO KNOWS?
– According to Price Charting, most Tomb Raider games are in the $7 to $15 range, whether we’re talking new or old. You can get them on pretty much every god damn system at this point, too.
– Some news that came after we finished recording: If you own some of the PC versions, you might be eligible for a free remaster.
– Ohmygodness: A mock 1996 infomercial for the upcoming Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition is incredibleeee.
– Game Rant has an article on the six biggest gaming breakups, in “honor” of Brad and Angelina.
– Nintendo News and other sites note that The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 is now available on Steam.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Divine Divinity from Larian Studios came out for the PC in 2002. The action-RPG was well-reviewed when it came out, and it remains a bit of a cult classic.
– On Sept. 23, 2002, Star Fox Adventures was released for the Gamecube. It was the first game to take the series in a weird, non-space sim direction. (And hey, check out our episode on the better, original game and the N64 game!)
– On the same day, Tekken 4 came out. Namco’s fighter was considered very good.
– Capcom’s Mega Man 9 was released for the Wii in 2008, followed shortly by the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It was a well-received continuation of the series, the first game in 11 years.