This week in Your Parents Basement, we follow up your Super Bowl party with the coolest one possible on the Nintendo 64! From 1999, we’re playing Mario Party by Hudson Soft.
We’re joined by Friend of the Show Amanda, fresh off of her capturing the freshest treasure from the oldest tombs! (Note: We did have some small technical difficulties this week, so we apologize in advance for any choppy transitions.)
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the jaunty opening tune from the game.
- 31:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
- 55:30 – Emails!
- 1:06:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:11:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re going back to the 16-bit era, because Genesis does what NINTENDONT.
- 1:12:00 – Blooperoonie! We had fun this week.
– Of all the things Sega could license… A movie adaption of Shinobi could be coming soon, per Variety. It’s a solid game, but when it comes to story-based ninja games, it’s no Ninja Gaiden.
– Also, Sega has allowed modding to its games on Steam. As you can imagine, this has led to all sorts of fun, like Kirby starring in Sonic The Hedgehog and difficulty hacks for Comix Zone. Zack Kotzer of Motherboard has a good summary article on some changes.
– From Carl Batchelor of Niche Gamer, NES dungeon crawl game Shadow Brain has gotten a translation patch.
– Ryan Shoptaw of Gaming Conviction says a prototype cart for DuckTales 2 is now for sale.
– Nolan Bushnell, the original vidya games guy for Atari, is now working on cell phone games.
– Over on Cinemassacre, Mike and Bootsy play the NES hack Luigi’s Chronicles 2, an ultra-tough remake of Super Mario Bros. 3.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– In 1992, Wolfenstein 3D was released for the PC by id Software. You play as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and shoot down a ton of Nazis, and it was as awesome as it sounded at the time. It was the FPS game that popularized the genre.
– On May 6, 2001, Mario Party 3 came out for the N64. Yes, there were three Mario Party games for the 64! It was also the last Mario game for the system.
– Konami released Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow in 2003 for the Gameboy Advance. It is one of the excellent Metroidvania games in the series. (And hey, check out our episodes on Castlevania and Super Metroid!)
News is short today!
– Eurogamer, citing sources close to Nintendo, reports that a proper localization for Mother 3 – the Game Boy Advance sequel of Earthbound / Mother 2 – is underway. Read their news item here. A fan translation has been available for a few years, and it’s not bad.
– Capcom is now developing a Mario Party arcade game, according to the Anime News Network.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– In 2007, Final Fantasy VI Advance came out. The re-release of FF6j/3e added a new bonus dungeon and a couple new espers.
– Devil May Cry 4 came out in 2008. Steve hasn’t ever played any of the series, but he used to have a “hand me down” cat named after the lead character.