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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 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

Episode 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

Episode 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re just tryin’ to help some aliens avoid pesky humans as they fix their spaceship! From 1991, we’re playing Toejam & Earl by Johnson Voorsanger Productions, and published by Sega for the Genesis.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is one of the slammin’ tracks in the game.
  • 44:00 – It’s the triumphant return of the ToddBitSkit!
  • 45:45 – Emails! What games are the guys looking forward to in 2016?
  • 58:15 – Next week’s game is hella popular.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Toejam & Earl has retained its value well, similar to the Mario games. The loose cart price is $27.50, and new copies go for $150. The sequel and Xbox games are more manageable, around $10 to $20 for the loose media, to $54 for new copies. However, if you’re fine not having a physical copy, it’s available on Steam and other digital stores for $4.99.

– For info on the new game, check out the Kickstarter page or the (poorly updated) website.

 

Episode 039 – Quest for Glory IV (1994)

Episode 039 – Quest for Glory IV (1994)

Episode 039 – Quest for Glory IV (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re plumbing through mystical lakes with naked ladies and the sphincters of caves in a quest for glory! From 1994, we’re playing Sierra’s Quest for Glory IV, with special guest Jovial John!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is from a treacherous lake in the game. The video is slightly NSFW, and viewable in part one and part two on YouTube. Also, we’re joined by Jovial John this week!
  • 49:30 – We say nighty-nite to John, and start readin’ them emails!
  • 1:03:00 – A snifferoo from next week’s show. It’s the funkiest game ever for the Genesis!

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, the best place to buy the Quest for Glory series nowadays is on GOG.com, which offers it DRM-free for $10. Check it out here.

– According to Price Charting, if you want the boxes and manuals for the games, they’re reasonably priced. The individual games range from $20 to $38, although the anthology is $87, which is a collection of the first four games from 1996. That was the most thorough collection before the GOG version in 2012.

– The Kickstarter-supported spiritual successor to Quest for Glory mentioned on the show is Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. You can read more about it here.

– Also as mentioned on the show, this was the first video game voiceover role for Jennifer Hale, who has since done way more games. Corey Cole, one of the game designers for QFGIV, notes that John Rhys-Davies called it “the CD-ROM from Hell” because of the huge length of the script, in an awesome long piece on the game.