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Episode 084 – Space Jam (1996)

Episode 084 – Space Jam (1996)

Episode 084 – Space Jam (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the looniest tunes in the bunch! From 1996, we’re playing Space Jam by Sculptured Software, and published by Acclaim, for the Playstation, Saturn and PC.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features a funny little snifferoo from Space Jam the movie.
  • 32:30 – It’s the return of a favorite segment! While we didn’t like Space Jam, for others, it was… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:45 – This week, the boys actually get some Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 39:45 – Emails! We learn about Teebs, but unfortunately, you can’t save scrum through life.
  • 55:30 – We can’t help but help, in Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:45 – We’re playing another documentary game next week! This one is about space battles a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Space Jam is really cheap, in the $7 to $13 range, depending on whether you want a case and manual as well. This is almost certainly because it sucks. In contrast, Looney Tunes B-Ball is the better game, despite being for the SNES, and costs $26 to $70.

– The Ringer’s Shea Serrano has an oral history on Space Jam here. By the way, it’s satire and completely made up.

– From Rolling Stone, the Space Jam website was one of the first for a movie on the Interwebs, and it’s STILL around. Read their piece here, and check out the website here.

– The 30 for 30 on the Space Jam game is incredible.

Vidya Game News – November 19, 2015

Gauntlet Atari 2600 - Box Art - 01“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.” ­– The Legend of Zelda.

– A cool project by a programmer dude is detailed on AtariAge, as he modified Dark Chambers into a version of Gauntlet that works on the Atarti 2600! Read about his work here.

– Confirming earlier trademark and copyright work, this week Sega confirmed that they are making a new Valkyria Chronicles for the Playstation 4, and remastering the old games as well. Sega Nerds had a translation of the Famitsu article. The third game never made it to the U.S., so it’s unclear if the new game or the remastered games will either.

– Two big Nintendo items this week. There will be a female Link, Linkle, in 3DS game Hyrule Warriors, per Twitter. Also, per almost every site on the Internet, the original Pokémon games will be getting re-releases.

– Neat advertising stuff, as Gamezone has an article by Samantha Bishop on the cool, old Kay Bee Toys flyers that got posted on Flickr. And from Tech2, they have the six worst gaming ads of all-time.

– Robyn Miller, the composer of Myst, has signed on to provide the music for Obduction. It’s a new graphical adventure that is clearly influenced by Myst.

– Cool Kickstarter project: an illustrated history of game controllers from 1972 to 1989. Check out the project from Player One Books here.

– Very important business from The Chicago Sun-Times, as Chicago Bulls player Tony Snell claims to have loved playing as Michael Jordan in NBA Jam. Say what? Everyone knows Jordan wasn’t in the game! He is probably confusing it with NBA Live 2000, which was the first basketball game in ages to actually have Jordan.

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– In 2000, Banjo-Tooie came out. The sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, it was also well-reviewed. The platformer was the second-to-last game that Rare did for Nintendo, before becoming a developer for Microsoft.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released for the PC in 2003, a few months after its initial release on the Xbox. It was an excellent RPG developed by BioWare.

– Not quittteee this day, but on Nov. 18, 1998, the Game Boy Color came out. It’s a popular day for Nintendo releases, because the Wii came out on this day in 2006.

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 016 – Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City (1994)

Episode 016 - Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City (1994)

Episode 016 – Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re throwing down dunks for fire basketball power-ups! From 1994, we’re playing the much-forgotten Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, a SNES-exclusive from Electronic Arts. Today’s special guest is Steve’s buddy Dale!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, which is not The Police, but is from a stage in the game.
  • 1:00 – Todd’s not here, man.
  • 46:00 – Emails. There could be foul play involved with this week’s show, and not enough video game questions.
  • 60:30 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, a copy of Chaos in the Windy City costs about $7 for the cart itself. If you want a new copy, or just one with the box and manual, it’s around $20 to $40.

– For a play-through of the game, with some commentary, check out this YouTube video. The speed run video is around 44 minutes, and available here.

– There isn’t much info on this game available on the web, since it isn’t “so bad it’s funny” like Shaq Fu. (And hey, reminder – We reviewed that one too!) However, as mentioned on the show, this game was the first one designed by Amy Hennig, who would go on to design and develop some much better games.

GUEST REQUEST

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Episode 005 – NBA Jam (1993)

Episode 005 - NBA Jam (1993)

Episode 005 – NBA Jam (1993)

In this week’s Your Parents Basement podcast, the gang tackles NBA Jam on the eve of the NBA finals! Like all good sports programmes, they use the game to predict the final of the series, and they also talk about their other favorite basketball-based video games, like Scottie Pippen’s Puzzle Challenge.

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The show notes for this week:

  • A download of NBA Jam for iOS devices is free this week. This is the On Fire edition we mention at the end of the game discussion. It’s quite splendid on my PS3, although I’m not sure how well it translates to iOS.
  • At one point, Huell mentions a ranking of the “best” NBA Jam teams by Deadspin. You can find that here. It is humorously presented with absolutely no summary information for the decisions.
  • Mike Iuzzolino’s NBA career was so short that his Wikipedia entry has a mention to his appearance in NBA Jam. It’s an unplanned career highlight!
  • When NBA Jam was being remade for the Wii, ESPN.com ran a good interview with a producer from the game. He gets into how EA Sports procured the rights for making a new version of the game, which evolved from a prototype clone called Bounce. The Wikipedia entry on the series also has some information on the Midway and Acclaim split.
  • Unfortunately, Scottie Pippen’s Puzzle Challenge and Space Jam Basketball do not exist (yet). However, Shaq Fu, Michael Jordan: Chaos In The Windy City, and Barkley Shut Up and Jam! do absolutely exist. They are varying degrees of “meh,” although Sir Charles’ game is actually kind of OK… it just features no other NBA players, so why would you ever want to play it instead of NBA Jam? And shockingly, Pippen DOES have his own video game: Slam City With Scottie Pippen on the Sega CD. It is not well-reviewed.
  • Finally, a fun list from a blog: The 11 Current NBA Players Who Have Never Dunked.