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Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are digging holes, and climbing ladders and shimmying across ziplines, to avoid enemies! From 1983 for the PC and 1987 for the NES, we’re playing Lode Runner by Broderbund.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which covers the jaunty tunes in the first 30 seconds or so of gameplay.
  • 22:15 – This week, we hear from some people about why Lode Runner is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 27:00 – Emails! A lady thinks that Donnie guy from last week sounds really sexy.
  • 41:30 – We can’t end the show without helping some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 47:00 – Snifferoo. An early guess, but next week’s game is going to score high on the DuckTales meter!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the NES version of Lode Runner is pretty affordable, at $9 for the loose cart and $28 for the cart, box and manual. It’s been released on a bunch of other platforms as well, and god-knows how many times for the PC, so you can easily score a copy for less than $10.

– The license for Lode Runner is held by Tozai Games, and their website is here. They also hold the license for Spelunker and R-Type now.

– As we are sometimes wont to do, we talk a lot about Fallout on this episode, and specifically, New Vegas. The trophy guide Steve mentions is available here.

– You can see Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which has similar gameplay, in this YouTube video.

Episode 054 – The Guardian Legend (1989)

Episode 054 – The Guardian Legend (1989)

Episode 054 – The Guardian Legend (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are transforming into a rowe-butt and trying to conquer labyrinths! From 1989, we’re playing The Guardian Legend by Compile for the NES. And, tune it at the end for a shocking development that will shake YPB to its core!

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TIMESTAMPS

0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme from the game. Check out this YouTube playlist for all of the game’s nifty music!

37:00 – Emails! We get to them earlier this week, because we care about you, the listener.

51:00 – It’s not a Snifferoo! But Huell and Steve have decided that the show must go on, and there will indeed be a show for May 16.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Guardian Legend is still reasonably priced, despite its cult status. Loose carts go for about $13, with the box and manual swelling the price to $36.99.

– Funding Universe has a really good write-up on the rise and fall of Broderbund Software, which Steve only gets into briefly toward the end of the episode.

Episode 018 – Myst (1993)

Episode 018 – Myst (1993)

Episode 018 – Myst (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re opening books to unravel the mysteries of a family squabble on a mystical island. From 1993, we’re playing the game that spurred folks to buy a CD-ROM, Myst! And on this week’s show, we have a special guest, friend of the show Jovial Jackee.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro. “The Tower” theme from Myst.
  • 47:45 – Emails. Jackee sticks around, and the gang talks Katamari Damacy and music peripheral games.
  • 1:01:00 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– There are several playthroughs of Myst online, such as this one.

– The storyline of Myst and its various sequels is incredibly complex and tangled, but Wikipedia does a decent job of hashing it all out here. And as you can imagine, TV Tropes has quite a bit of fun with the series.

– For more information on the annual Myst convention, Mysterium, visit their website.

– According to Price Charting, Myst is pretty affordable nowadays, if you want a physical copy. The PC edition is around $4, although as we said on the show, it can be a bit finicky to get to work. On Steam, the updates and re-releases of Myst go for around $6. Some of the rarer console versions, like 3D0, Jaguar and CD-I, range from $10 to $20.

Myst has a game spoofing it, called… Pyst. The concept is a tour of the island after four million people have toured it, and includes solutions to puzzles from the game scribbled on scenario. It got so-so reviews, and it’s out of print now. Oddly enough, this causes it to be worth more than Pyst, around $8 used to $20 new.

GUEST REQUEST

For next week’s show, we’re covering Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl! If you’re interested in guesting, shoot an email to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.