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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!)

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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 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

Episode 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

Episode 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are BAD enough dudes to rescue the president! From 1988, we’re playing Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja by Data East for the Arcade and NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the patriotic title theme.
  • 31:00 – It’s another esteemed edition of Todd Brisket’s Video Game Theater!
  • 40:30 – Emails! Pets are very important.
  • 57:30 – Snifferoo. WHO YOU GONNA CALL???

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bad Dudes for the NES is pretty cheap, at $6.05 for the loose cart. The box and manual costs about $24.50.

– Know Your Meme has a page on being a Bad Enough Dude.

– Defunct Games has a neat collection of what reviewers said about Bad Dudes when it came out.

 

Vidya Game News – April 21, 2016

Pitfall - Atari 2600 - Box Art– As you can imagine, there is a bunch of Star Fox content this week, because a new game in the series is coming out. (The initial reviews seem to suggest it’s good, but weird control-wise.) Kotaku’s Patrick Klepek has a good piece on why Star Fox 2 never made it out for the SNES, even though it was probably more than 90 percent done. Kat Bailey of US Gamer points out that the series has a long history of innovation – some good, some bad.

– Sega has announced that it’ll allow mods to be released via Steam for some of its old games. Polygon has the press release summary here. Sega hasn’t elaborated on the extent of what it’ll allow and won’t, but it could lead to some interesting creations.

– The latest YouTube Teens React video is on Super Metroid! Check it out here. Only one teen out of six (I believe) can manage to beat the second boss, the Chozo guarding the bombs. Also, if you missed it, we recently covered Super Metroid.

– From Chris Reed at The Cheat Sheet, eight SNES games you have to play!

– Sarah Gish of The Kansas City Star looks at some of the cool bars with video games in the city.

– There is a really cool looking Nintendo 64 anthology book on Kickstarter. Check it out here!

– From Jeff Grubb at Venture Beat, what’s the current status of Atari? Well, seemingly, it’s mostly a patent troll company. They’re claiming that they own the trademark for “haunted house” in video game titling. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2013, and now, it only employs 10 people who mostly work to protect the company’s legacy value.

– Aubrey Sitterson of Geek.com has 11 games that “secretly made the Sega Saturn a great console.” While I wouldn’t agree that the Saturn was great, it was a good system, and it unfairly gets lumped into the Virtual Boy / 3DO / 32X graveyard sometimes.

– Breaking, important news! Video game henchmen plan meetup around explosive barrels! Read more here.

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– According to Moby Games, Data East was founded on April 20, 1976. The company was one of the early arcade producers, making games like BurgerTime, Cobra Command, Joe & Mac and past YPB show topic Shadowrun. They also did more than a dozen different pinball games, most based on TV shows. However, by the mid-1990s the company’s popularity and series had faded, and their last game came out in 1999. (Revive… Sosei, an adventure game for the Dreamcast, was Japan-only in October 1999. Zombie Revenge, an arcade and Dreamcast release, was the last North American release, seemingly.)

– In 1982, Pitfall! came out for the Atari 2600. It was probably the very best game ever released at the time, and topped the Billboard charts for 64 weeks. The commercial also had Jack Black in his first role.

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.