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Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slaying all of the creatures of Ancient Greece in order to save our girlfriend! From 1989, we’re playing The Battle of Olympus by Infinity for the NES. We’re joined by special guest Jovial John!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the opening title and map music from the game. They’re both splendid!
  • 35:45 – Voicemails! A real American calls in. Fight for what’s right American!
  • 40:30 – Emails! What IS Mike Myers thinking now? What about Captain America?
  • 56:45 – Once again, we help at least one person in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:15 – Snifferoo! The actual trailer for this movie is way too long, so instead, please enjoy the sweet song stylings of its key actor.
  • 1:03:15 – Special cameo appearance!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Battle of Olympus is pretty affordable still! The loose cart is only about $11, although you’ll definitely want to spring the $22 for the box and manual for this one, because the manual is incredible.

– Jeremy Parish of US Gamer has a really good interview with Yukio Horimoto, the creator of The Battle of Olympus. Horimoto talks about the influence that Zelda II and that series had on Olympus. (And, for the side-by-side comparison we talked about on the show, go here.)

Episode 104 – Bonk’s Adventure (1990)

Episode 104 – Bonk’s Adventure (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our heads! From 1990, we’re playing Bonk’s Adventure by Red Company, Hudson Soft and Atlus for the TurboGrafx-16. We’re joined by special guest Pippenz! NOTE: There is one prominent swear in this week’s episode, and its totally worth it.

You can manually download this week’s head-butting 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 repetitive stage one theme from Bonk’s Adventure.
  • 32:00 – It’s a special cameo from Friend of the Show Cosmo!
  • 36:00 – Voicemail! Another celebrity friend calls in. Who would win in Street Fighter 2?
  • 41:00 – Emails! A friend communicates to us from beyond the grave.
  • 55:00 – Ask the Sweet Boys!
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. We’ll be going into our third year, and there’s only one appropriate game to play for that.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bonk’s Adventure is reasonably priced – about $30 for the TurboGrafx-16 cart, and $38 for the sequel. However, the third game is $202.50, and the NES port is also rare, costing $500 to $1,000, depending on whether you want the box and manual too. Even the Game Boy ports are $16 to $31. Yikes.

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are vanquishing Ganon with our sword and silver arrows! From 1987, we’re playing The Legend of Zelda by Nintendo for the NES. For the voicemail, email and Ask portion of the show, we’re joined by Friend of the Show Cosmo!

You can manually download this week’s legendary 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 is the CLASSIC theme from the game.
  • 40:50 – For the voicemails, emails and Ask, we’re joined by Cosmo! Huzzah!
  • 1:13:00 – Snifferoo. By special request, we’re playing a Super Nintendo non-classic!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Legend of Zelda is still in high demand. The loose cart goes for $17.11, and if you have the box and manual, it goes for $49. (Steve knows from personal experience, as he sold a crappy, tattered map from the game for $15 the other week.)

– A prototype cart sold for $55,000 in the past five years.

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!

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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!

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.

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 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 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

Episode 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

Episode 092 – Rush’n Attack (1985)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving America by invading other countries, seemingly! From 1985, we’re playing Rush’n Attack by Konami for the Arcade and NES. Special guest – Backsack! And others!

You can manually download this week’s shootin’ 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 game.
  • 27:30 – Emails! We hear from some star-crossed lovers, and the man of the previous half-hour.
  • 43:45 – We love to help people, so… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 50:30 – Snifferoo. What are we playing next week? Who knows!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Rush’n Attack is pretty affordable nowadays, as long as you just want the cart. It runs $7 for the game only, to $25 for the cart, manual and box. New, boxed copies go for $200.

– As mentioned on the podcast, the sequel looks… less than impressive.

– Hey, it’s Dabney Coleman on The Tonight Show!

Episode 074 – The Emmys (2016)

Episode 074 – The Emmys (2016)

Episode 074 – The Emmys (2016)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are celebrating video games on TV! The Emmys were last week, so we’re checking out some of our favorite video game-related shows, with special guest Cosmo, a.k.a. Big Smo!

You can manually download this week’s glorious 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 “excellent” title theme from Video Power.
  • 54:30 – Emails! A special meeting ALMOST happens, and Huell wins something special.
  • 1:14:45 – Ask the Sweet Boys! And girl, thankfully, given today’s question!
  • 1:24:00 – Snifferoo. We’re ridin’ and shootin’ in the ole West!

SHOW NOTES

– You can find Video Power here, Are You Afraid of the Dark? here, and Nick Arcade here and Clarissa crossover here. Star Trek: The Next Generation streams on Netflix, and The Sampsons are on practically every network.

Episode 072 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! (1987)

Episode 072 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! (1987)

Episode 072 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! (1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are sidestepping left and right to avoid heavyweight champion punches! From 1987, we’re playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! by Nintendo for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s ethnically-diverse 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 nifty opening theme and main music from the game.
  • 52:00 – Emails! Trump supporters, what about board games? What about asks?
  • 1:08:00 – Ask the Sweet Boys! It’s litrully sweeping the nation! But not literally!
  • 1:16:00 – It’s a Huell pick for next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is pretty valuable, ranging from $26 for the loose cart to $96.55 for the box and cart. The non-Tyson version goes for $13, SNES about $25, and the Wii version is $11.50.

– The original has great music, but as Brisket points out, so does the Wii version! Listen to the full soundtrack here.

– From ESPN.com, an opinion piece on the popularity of the game, by Patrick Sauer.

– Joey Batz gets into the history of the series on his blog here.

– Important late addition: Kotaku’s ranked list of the Little Mac’s opponents, here.

Episode 070 – Earthworm Jim (1994)

Episode 070 – Earthworm Jim (1994)

Episode 070 – Earthworm Jim (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are whipping our way past rabid dogs to save Princess Whatsername! From 1994, we’re playing Earthworm Jim by Shiny for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s groooovy 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 features one of the weird commercials that aired on TV for Earthworm Jim. You can watch the whole thing here.
  • 38:30 – Emails! A special friend writes in, and a listener has an Ask about Japanese arcades.
  • 49:30 – It’s the new favorite segment that’s sweeping the land! Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 58:00 – Snifferoo. It is a platforming video game that we will be playing that involves playing a platforming video game.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Earthworm Jim has retained its value pretty well. The loose cart still goes for $15 to $25, depending on the platform, with double the price for the box and manual included.

– As mentioned by Pat on the show, here is Pacman with single-celled organisms!

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.