This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as dinosaurs as we entrap enemies and solve puzzles with bubbles! From 1988, we are playing Taito’s Bubble Bobble for the NES and Arcade. WARNING: This week’s show does not have the swears censored out!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is a cool rock cover of the Bubble Bobble theme song. You can find it here on YouTube.
- 45:00 – The Bubble Bobble Theater Players.
- 49:00 – Emails. The boys talk about snow levels, and about whether emails are real… Multiple times.
- 1:06:00 – Snifferoo. We expand into a new era of gaming next week, although we do so with stealth and tactical precision.
– According to Price Charting, and mentioned on the show, the original Bubble Bobble goes for about $18 for just the cart, but shoots up to the $300 range if you want a copy in pristine condition, with box and manual. It’s available on the various Wii shops for around $5. The second game, which came out in 1993, is even worse, costing $290 for just the cart and $5,299 for a new copy.
– The oddly named Rainbow Islands is cheaper on Price Charting, ranging from $27 to $102. Although we were not really familiar with it on the show, critics ate it up, with most giving it 90-plus percent.