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Episode 132 – General Chaos (1994)

Episode 132 – General Chaos (1994)

Episode 132 – General Chaos (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our five-man squad to liberate portions of the map in a war game! From 1994, we’re playing General Chaos by Game Refuge Inc. and published by Electronic Arts for the Sega Genesis.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the military-ish marching theme from portions of the game.
  • 33:30 – Once again, Todd has some reasons why General Chaos is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:15 – Emails! Who has a weird name like Beth anyway?
  • 57:00 – Sweet baby boys help other boys become more sweet, in, Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. We play a listener request, possibly with a listener as a guest!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, General Chaos is pretty affordable, at $13.95 for the loose cart and $28.48 for the box and manual.

– One of the creators of General Chaos, Brian F. Colin, tried to do a Kickstarter for a sequel. It didn’t go well.

– A shout-out to Friend and Guest of the Show Dale, who actually guessed this game from the posted snifferoo last week! Got a guess on what next week’s game is? Shoot us an email, we’ll shout you out if you’re correct!

Episode 130 – Haunting Starring Polterguy (1993)

Episode 130 – Haunting Starring Polterguy (1993)

Episode 130 – Haunting Starring Polterguy (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are scaring the crap out of the sleazy dude that makes defective skateboards! For real! From 1993, we’re playing Haunting Starring Polterguy by Electronic Arts for the Sega Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s spoop-filled 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!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the opening 30 seconds of the game.
  • 31:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:30 – Emails!
  • 48:00 – We help some people, with… Ask the Sweet Boys!
  • 52:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing as one of the most-reviled vidya game minibosses!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Haunting Starring Polterguy is reasonably prices, at $25 for the loose cart and $41 for the box and manual included.

– There isn’t much info on this game online, but the TV Tropes page is fairly robust.

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

Episode 123 – NFL Blitz (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are beating the hellllll out of opponents, as we play NFL Blitz by Midway for the Arcade and Nintendo 64! It’s like a less violent version of the current footyball game.

You can manually download this week’s concussion-filled 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!

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SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, all of the NFL Blitz games are pretty affordable. You can get most of them for less than $10. The new-ish re-release from 2012 is available for $15 on the Playstation and Xbox networks.

NFL Blitz‘s announcer is absolutely incredible. You can listen to a full sound clip compilation here, and it’s worth it, even if its 30-plus minutes. Said announcer is Tim Kitzrow, and as mentioned on the show, Vice Sports had a good article with him about how he only got a couple hundred bucks for his original work.

– Vice Sports also has a neat article about how the hell the game got made with the approval of the NFL.

– No timestamps this week, because hey, it’s a holiday! But there is a special Blooperoonie at the end…

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

Episode 122 – Road Rash (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are whipping other racers with chains and tearing down the highways of America! From 1991, we’re playing Road Rash by Electronics Arts for the Sega Genesis. We’re joined by special guest and Texas dreamboat Barrel!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the very 1990s title theme from one of the CD versions.
  • 34:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 40:00 – Voicemail! We hear from one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all-time.
  • 46:00 – Emails! Captain Benjamin Rivera writes in with a question we’ve never received before, because he is a trustworthy individual and he is not an Internet scammer.
  • 1:00:00 – As always, we can’t sign off without helping someone in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. Next week’s game has a very funny announcer.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most of the Road Rash games are affordable, at $7.50 to $25 depending on the platform. As usual, the Sega CD version is rare and costs $70.

– There is a surprising amount of Shaq Fu talk in this episode, because that game still hasn’t come out. (In case that FB page changes: As of May 2017, there isn’t an official release, for a game that was originally supposed to come out sometime in 2015.) We first mentioned the sequel during our show on Shaq Fu, which amazingly was our ninth episode ever back in June 2015.

– We mention the Road Rash spiritual successor, Road Redemption, a tiny bit on the show. While it has also had issues getting released – it is still in pre-release on Steam – at least it is getting very positive reviews.

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the RZA, the GZA, ODB, Inspectah Deck… From 1999, we’re playing Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style by Paradox Development for the Sony Playstation. We’re also playing the canceled game its based on, Thrill Kill, from 1998.

You can manually download this week’s gore-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!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from this week’s game. WU WORLD ORDER!
  • 27:30 – It’s… The Most Worst Game of All-Time! Which is then followed by, The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:00 – Emails! We hear from the staarrrrr of a famous movie superhero series’ brother.
  • 51:30 – Ask the Sweet Boys. We REALLY help out some people! Red Lobster vs. Hooters.
  • 58:30 – Snifferoo. Man, the 1990s were full of techno…

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style is surprisingly valuable! It’s about $20 for the disc and manual. Thrill Kill isn’t available for purchase, but plenty of places have it for download on the Internets.

– Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan are cool with each other. Read that and other Bill Murray fun facts here.

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.

You can manually download this week’s missile-focused 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!

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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 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

Episode 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

Episode 095 – Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are turning aside the Soviet threat, or, working as double agents! From 1996, we’re playing Command and Conquer: Red Alert by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts for the PC. We’re joined by our special friend, DTR!

You can manually download this week’s ore silo-focused 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 DEATH MARCH theme from the game!
  • 35:00 – It’s a sometimes-feature! Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 42:15 – Emails! Someone just wants to say HI.
  • 50:00 – Ask the sweet boys about allllll of your problems.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re huntin’ them dinosaurs really well!

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, Red Alert is now officially freeware! And it’s well-supported by fans. You can easily download a self-installer for it, as well as other games in the series and Dune 2000, here.

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are cleansing the land of demons with horrible, hammy acting! From 1994, we’re playing The Horde by Toys for Bob for the 3DO.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the introduction of the game’s hammiest character, Chronus Malor. (Note: Steve refuses to look up how to spell that correctly.)
  • 41:00 – It’s the return of a popular segment! The Most Best Game of All Time!
  • 50:00 – Emails! Why IS someone so handsome?
  • 1:05:00 – A quickie Ask The Sweet Boys tonight, because we need to get some sweet rest.
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo! Next week, it’s yet another Mario game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Horde goes for $19.99 for the 3DO, game only, and $25.25 if you want the box and manual. It’s a bit cheaper for the Saturn, as only $10.97 for the disc.

The Horde has so, so, so many “good” cut scenes. This YouTube collection from the Saturn version is wonderful, and Huell says to definitely check out minute 11, with Hordling theater!

– TV Tropes has a good page on The Horde here.

Vidya Game News – July 21, 2016

Shinobi III - Genesis - Box Art– Gizmodo has an awesome write-up of the find of a Seattle man: The incredibly rare Nintendo 64 disk drive.

– Of all places, Playboy has a long read on how the really good 2009 Ghostbusters game came together. You can read it here, although your work’s spam filter might block. And hey, listen to our show on the NES Ghostbusters here!

– Engadget has a good summary article of Ben Heck ripping into the “newly” discovered Nintendo-Sony CD unit.

– There is now a Kickstarter for the old NES Wisdom Tree games, which were pretty horrible games based on Bible stories. But still, if you want to support it, go here.

– Now in Japan! Kirby restaurants. (And check out our Kirby show.)

– From The Daily Mail, games like Mario Kart might make you a better driver, according to a study. (Check out our episode here!)

– Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes has a review of the Analogue NT, a souped-up clone of the NES. It’s basically like a great version of the NES Classic going on sale this November. And, oh, it costs $500.

– From Mashable and Reddit, Matt Damon might be interested in doing some video game stuff.

– Posted on a bunch of sites, including the developer site: Obduction, a spiritual successor to Myst, has been delayed from July 26 to the week of Aug. 22.

– Looking to move out of your parents basement? Booooo! But if you are, then don’t go to Worcester. Your parents’ basement is good enough for Jeff Teague, so it should be good enough for you.

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– A pair of classic Genesis games, Shinobi III and Road Rash 2, came out in 1993.

– On July 22, 2008, a remake of Final Fantasy IV came out for the DS. It was… really bizarre. Developed by Matrix Software, it was in 3D and had an augment system that allowed you to power up characters after they left your party. The difficulty was also ramped up, and some story segments were added back in.

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 055 – SimCity (1989)

Episode 055 – SimCity (1989)

Episode 055 – SimCity (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are building and bulldozing through municipalities! From 1989 and 1991, we’re playing SimCity by Maxis for the PC and SNES. Joining us is special guest Ryan Gibbs from The Young Folks!

You can manually download this week’s growth-focused 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!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the nifty menu music from the SNES version of the game! For a full music playlist, check out the YouTube playlist here.
  • 55:30 – Emails! Cosmo writes in to apologize, and Brisket writes in about himself.
  • 1:19:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re play TWO classic vidya games for the ole Atari 2600!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most of the SimCity games available are affordable. The SNES version goes for $7.80 for the loose cart, $24.95 for box and manual, and $102 new. The PC versions are widely available on the Internet, typically for less than $10.

– Doug Bierend of Medium’s Reform had a long interview with developer Will Wright on the thought process going into SimCity.

– Will Wright’s daughter Cassidy was involved in BattleBots, running the rowebuts Chiabot and Misty the WonderBot.

– For more info on SimSafari, check out Wikipedia. And be sure to check out Gibbs’ work on The Young Folks!