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Episode 214 – X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (1994)

Episode 214 – X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (1994)

Episode 214 – X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are oddly not fighting the title villain! Instead, we’re doing infiltration missions on Genosha for Professor X. From 1994, we’re playing X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse by Capcom for the SNES! We’re joined by Friend of the Show and mutant sympathizer Dale!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features some of the snazzy music from the game.
  • 33:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals and DuckTales.
  • 46:30 – Emails!
  • 58:15 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:03:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re checkin’ out the skiiiieessss.

SHOW NOTES

  • Steve was calling in from the road on his way to moving to Houston, and because of his awful connection, he had to drop out about 20 minutes into the episode. He totally didn’t drop off because Cyclops is really AWESOME and the other hosts are mean-butts. This is either great or horrible news for you.

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are bashing aliens with baseball bats, yo-yos and death bottle rockets! From 1995, we’re playing Earthbound by Ape and HAL Laboratory for the SNES. We’re joined by Friend of the Show, Dale!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the excellent themes from the game.
  • 37:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 60:00 – Emails!
  • 1:18:00 – We don’t help people this week. Instead, we spin the wheeeeel! Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny. And then, good god, the snifferoo and blooperoonie.

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are venturing through space with Tia Carrere as a robot probe! From 1995, we’re playing The Daedalus Encounter by Mechadeus and Lifelike Productions for the PC and 3DO. We are joined by Friend of the Show and big Crucial Taunt fan Dale!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the SPOOP TIMES.
  • 37:30 – Todd has reasons why The Daedalus Encounter is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual outstanding segments.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:30 – The only people we help this week our ourselves, as we do a fan favorite segment: Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:08:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game none of us has heard about before! Huzzah!

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

Episode 148 – Crystalis (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are powering up our elemental swords and blasting our way to the fortress in the sky! From 1990, we’re playing Crystalis by SNK for the NES. We’re joined by special guest and friend of the show Dale!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the zany television commercial for the game. You can check it out here!
  • 45:30 – Todd has some very good reasons why Crystalis is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 49:30 – Emails! How about them olds? Also, more Shaq Fu updates, of course.
  • 1:14:00 – Snifferoo. It’s Oscar season, so we’re checking out a movie with a surprisingly upbeat trailer.

SHOW NOTES

– If you’re curious about the D&D mixed with NES RPG podcast that Dale mentioned, Game Cola, you can find it here!

Episode 140 – I Can’t Believe It’s A Clip Show! Volume 01 (2018) (NSFW)

Episode 140 – I Can't Believe It's A Clip Show! Volume 01 (2018) (NSFW)

Episode 140 – I Can’t Believe It’s A Clip Show! Volume 01 (2018) (NSFW)

This week in Your Parents Basement! Usually, we separate the wheat from the chaff, but this week, it’s allllll chaff! From the musty corner bedroom of Your Parents Basement, we have a completely non-vidya game show, as it’s just some of the pre- and post-show banter from the Sweet Baby Boys! And a few special guests!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

No proper timestamps this week – I ain’t got time to bleed, or, to listen back and to make timestamps! But, here is a partial track listing of the fun awaiting you, sweet baby boy and sweet baby girl listeners:

  • 01 – Bin Laden’s Game Trove
  • 02 – Baseball Chat and Fuck Hawk
  • 03 – Michael Jackson’s Death
  • 04 – Steve’s Sick and Wang
  • 05 – Jon Mailing Discs
  • 06 – Warmup Exercises
  • 07 – The Jovials and Sphincter Talk
  • 08 – Leap Year Games and Night Court
  • 09 – Todd’s Dead Air
  • 10 – Steve’s Eulogy, Skype, Great Program and Right Tickled
  • 11 – The Simpsons, Dameshek and Feeney
  • 12 – Dutchess Von Teats
  • 13 – Picking A Game
  • 14 – Sweet Unused Content

Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Episode 096 – Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are hunting down creatures with our explosive bow and arrow! From 1997, we’re playing Turok: Dinosaur Hunter by Iguana Entertainment and published by Acclaim for the Nintendo 64. We’re joined by friend of the show Dale!

You can manually download this week’s interdimensional 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme from Turok.
  • 39:30 – We find out who thought this game was the… Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:15 – Comments, concerns and questions, from two listeners this week!
  • 48:30 – Emails! How are the kids?
  • 1:03:30 – We can’t let an opportunity go by without helpin’ some people. It’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo. We’re playing a game based on a movie that totally didn’t steal everything from The Hobbit.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most of the Turok games are quite affordable! Except for a rare variant of Rage Wars, everything is between $5 and $20 for Turok.

– Dale has a website! Check out Dale Is Great here!

Vidya Game News – October 20, 2016

shinobi-genesis-box-art– Today has a crap-ton of current video game news. Nintendo says they’re releasing information on their new console, the NX, for realies this time at 10 a.m. EST. Likewise, Rockstar is releasing a trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 at 11 a.m. EST. What a time to be alive! (UPDATE: The RDR2 link has been updated with the trailer, which looks awesome, and the NX is now called the Switch, and most of the trailer is about friggin’ controllers.)

– From ESPN property FiveThirtyEight, the world record speedrun for Super Mario Bros. continues to go down. And hey, check out our first ever episode, which was on that game!

– Wired.com has translated a really good interview with Miyamoto done by a Japanese publication. Read it here!

– Did you ever wonder to yourself: “Hey, what if the Swedish Chef loved vidya games? And then he hacked passwords for them?” Well, you’re in luck! Bisqwit has a cool video on passwords for River City Ransom on YouTube here. Listen to our past show on that game here!

The Chicago Tribune has a review of “Merge,” which is a play about the early years of Atari.

– The Verge, via a Nintendo social media account, post a treasure trove of old systems they found in a warehouse.

– Paste’s Jason D’Aprile has a good, long interview with Rand Miller of Myst fame. Check out our Myst episode with Jovial Jackee here!

– A very British dude, Daniel Ibbertson a.k.a. Slopes Game Room, has the complete history of the Shinobi series on YouTube.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

Shining Force 2 came out for the Genesis at some point in October 1994 – the exact date is seemingly lost to time. The Shining Force series is Sega’s version of Fire Emblem, in that both tactical RPG series were ignored and not properly promoted for the longest time. And, well, Sega has kind of ignored it except for more Japanese releases.

– Konami released Metal Gear Solid for the Playstation on October 21, 1998. You can listen to the sweet baby boys and Dale talk about it here!

– Also in 1998, Xenogears came out. It tends to get a bit too much hype, but it’s still a pretty solid PSX RPG by Square. It tends to get more fame because of programming and localization issues.

Borderlands came out for the PS3 and 360 today in 2009. The first-person shooter from Gearbox Software mixed RPG elements into a first-person shooter, and it had a distinctive art and humor style. It’s sold more than 4.5 million copies.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 068 – Pilotwings (1991)

Episode 068 – Pilotwings (1991)

Episode 068 – Pilotwings (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are hang-gliding and parachuting and rocketbelting! From 1991, we’re playing Pilotwings by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo.

You can manually download this week’s soaring 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the game’s main theme and the flight club “lobby” music.
  • 39:00 – Emails! Has anyone ever told Huell he’s like a regular Vic Romano?
  • 52:30 – We help some more people this week, with Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:02:00 – Snifferoo. “Okay, wait. If you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?” “69, dudes!” “Whoa!”

SHOW NOTES

– Check out Dale’s website here!

– According to Price Charting, Pilotwings is actually reasonably priced, at $7 for a loose cart and $22 for the box and manual as well. The N64 version is even cheaper, with the range set at $7.50 to $14.75, and the 3DS version is even cheaper than that, at $4.50 to $8.

– The Pilotwings manual, complete with printable flight log, is available here.

Episode 048 – WWF WrestleFest (1991)

Episode 048 – WWF WrestleFest (1991)

Episode 048 – WWF WrestleFest (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are putting our enemies in the Perfect-Plex, the spike slam, and the Million Dollar Dream before dropping the leg on them! From 1991, we’re playing WWF WrestleFest by Technos Japan for the arcade.

You can manually download this week’s slam-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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, from one of the most famous wrasslers! Plus, special guest Dale! WOOOOOO!
  • 50:00 – We check the ole email bag!
  • 1:15:00 – As we say our goodbyes for this episode, a bit of a musical interlude and kind words from Hulk Hogan.
  • 1:18:00 – The snifferoo from next week’s game! It has tentacles, but is not pornography.

SHOW NOTES

– There is one console of WWF WrestleFest available on Amazon, refurbished, and it costs about $2,500. That doesn’t include roughly $500 to ship it. Circuit boards for the game are available for about $80, if you know how to install them and what not.

 

Episode 037 – Shadowrun (1993)

Episode 037 – Shadowrun (1993)

Episode 037 – Shadowrun (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re back to our regular episodes! We’re shootin’ at trolls, mages and everything but werewolves in a weird noir game. From Beam Software and released in 1993, we’re playing Shadowrun for the Super Nintendo.

You can manually download this week’s dark, grimy, edgy 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.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win! Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the main theme from Shadowrun.
  • 51:00 – The emails! Video game sidekicks and other fun things.
  • 1:08:45 – A snifferoo from next week’s show. Don’t you dare close your eyes! It’s a whole new world.

SHOW NOTES

– If you like Dale’s contributions on the pod, be sure to check out his blog, Dale’s Video Backlog Blog! It also has the great address of daleisgreat.blogspot.com. (Steve heartily supports this, since his own, currently dormant blog is Stephen on Stuff.)

– There are actually three versions of Shadowrun, although the Super Nintendo one tends to get the most buzz. A Genesis version from 1994 is also well-reviewed, although more obscure, and there is a little played, Japanese-only version for the Sega CD. We mostly focused on the SNES game, but do mention the Genesis one in passing. All three are based on the Shadowrun tabletop RPG series, although they’re each different games and feature different stories.

– According to Price Charting, Shadowrun for the Super Nintendo costs about $47 for the loose cart, up to $310 for the cart, box and manual in pristine condition. This is probably because it’s well-regarded. The Genesis version is a bit cheaper, at $27 for just the cart, up to $175 for a ‘perfect’ copy. The new Shadowrun for PC only costs around $5 to $10. There is another version for the 360 that’s about $3 to $10.

– In the future, we absolutely will be covering Maniac Mansion.