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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.

Episode 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

Episode 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

Episode 113 – Ninja Gaiden (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slashing through thousands of birds, bats and enemy soldiers to rescue That Girl and avenge our father! From 1989, we’re playing Ninja Gaiden by Tecmo for the NES. We’re joined by a special guest, Pascal’s Pager, a.k.a. Paul, the master of the difficult vidya game!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro! Which is the snazzy music from Act 2, Stage 1, and other points of the game. Ninja Gaiden has some pretty, pretty, pretty sweet tunes.
  • 57:30 – Emails! We hear from the newly unemployed Barack O., and recommend some good, breezy summer games.
  • 1:13:00 – As always, we REALLY help someone out in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:18:00 – Snifferoo! At Your Parents Basement, we bleeeed red, white and blue, so we’re definitely playing a game in honor of the Fourth of July.
  • 1:19:15 – Stinger. Sometimes, Steve can’t talk well.

SHOW NOTES

– Ninja Gaiden has held up in value well, according to Price Charting. The first two NES games are affordable, in the $10 to $12 range, but the third one is rare and starts at $49.98. If you want the box and manual, the price increases to $42, $51 and $161. Yikes!

– IGN did a history of the series and Ryu, which you can read here.

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

Episode 112 – BurgerTime (1982) and BurgerBoss (2012)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are walking all over patties to make them tasty! From 1982, we’re playing BurgerTime by Data East for the Arcade, and we’re also watching “BurgerBoss” from Bob’s Burgers from 2012. (And also, plenty of general burger and condiment talk this week!)

You can manually download this week’s scrumptious 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 is the kind of droning music from the game. Huell hosts this week, after Steve’s disgraceful performance in the World Warrior tournament, and Todd is back!
  • 39:00 – Emails! Have we or have we not played DuckTales?
  • 48:30 – We (eventually)… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. So what, we know Ninja Gaiden…
  • 58:00 – Stinger!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, BurgerTime is pretty affordable, with most versions of it costing between $5 and $10. It is also easy to purchase on various Data East collections.

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

Episode 111 – Street Fighter II (1991 + 1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are fighting our way through the wooorrrlllddd! From 1991 and 1992, we’re playing Street Fighter II by Capcom for the Arcade and Super Nintendo. We’re joined by special guest Mike Smith!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from the game. And in the first five minutes, Mike tells a story of devotion to the game, the best we’ve had so far.
  • 41:00 – Emails! We talk dames.
  • 54:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing burger-focused games!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Street Fighter II is quite reasonably priced. The loose cart is $11, and the box and manual are $23.75. It’s a few bucks more if you want the Turbo or Super editions.

Episode 110 – Dune II (1992 + 1993)

Episode 110 – Dune II (1992 + 1993)

Episode 110 – Dune II (1992 + 1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are living forever thanks to that filthy spice! From 1992 and 1993, we’re playing Dune II by Westwood Studios for the Sega Genesis and PC. We’re joined by special guest and spice miner Bob Hanson!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features about 30 seconds of the nutty trailer for the bonkers Dune movie from the 1980s.
  • 40:30 – It’s the eeeee-mail portion, of the show.
  • 57:00 – Ask the Sweet Boys! We help at least one folk.
  • 1:03:30 – Snifferoo. Japan loves Queen, and next week’s game.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Dune II is one of the pricier games we’ve played. While the PC version is commonly free on many Abandonware sites, the Genesis version is $36.99 for the cart, and $59.99 if the you want the box and manual too. The Sega CD version of Dune is a port of the PC Dune I, confusingly, and costs about $24.99.

– The movie Dune is famous for being really nutty, like the book series it is based on, and for having a weird, tangled development process. Of all places, The Atlantic has a good, long read about that.

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slaying all of the creatures of Ancient Greece in order to save our girlfriend! From 1989, we’re playing The Battle of Olympus by Infinity for the NES. We’re joined by special guest Jovial John!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the opening title and map music from the game. They’re both splendid!
  • 35:45 – Voicemails! A real American calls in. Fight for what’s right American!
  • 40:30 – Emails! What IS Mike Myers thinking now? What about Captain America?
  • 56:45 – Once again, we help at least one person in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:15 – Snifferoo! The actual trailer for this movie is way too long, so instead, please enjoy the sweet song stylings of its key actor.
  • 1:03:15 – Special cameo appearance!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Battle of Olympus is pretty affordable still! The loose cart is only about $11, although you’ll definitely want to spring the $22 for the box and manual for this one, because the manual is incredible.

– Jeremy Parish of US Gamer has a really good interview with Yukio Horimoto, the creator of The Battle of Olympus. Horimoto talks about the influence that Zelda II and that series had on Olympus. (And, for the side-by-side comparison we talked about on the show, go here.)

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!

You can manually download this week’s acid-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.

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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.)

You can manually download this week’s historically-accurate 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 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.