This week in Your Parents Basement, we are experiencing ALL the power and speed of Mode 7! From 1991, we’re playing F-Zero by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
- 24:30 – Todd has done yeoman’s work again, as he has unearthed more… Video Game Theater.
- 32:15 – Emails! We hear from the star of another podcast series.
- 48:00 – This week, we have an Ask! It’s time for… Ask the Sweet Boys!
- 52:45 – Snifferoo! We are using our noggins for next week’s game, on a system we haven’t covered before.
– According to Price Charting, F-Zero is still pretty reasonable from a price perspective. Twelve bucks will get you the loose cart, and if you want the box and manual included, it is only $27.29. The original and other editions are also usually widely available on the digital shops for other Nintendo systems.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re loading up our PP7s, avoiding the Klobb at all costs and exposing double agents! From 1997, we’re playing Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64, in honor of Spectre coming out later this week.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is from the Archives stage.
- 33:00 – We read letters and comments from readers on Goldeneye!
- 50:30 – Emails. The best games from 27 years ago, and the best vehicles in video games.
- 1:06:00 – Snifferoo. Standing by to play next week’s game! Who wants some???
– According to Price Charting, loose carts of Goldeneye go for around $11, with the complete box and manual collections going for $22 to $45. Sealed new copies go for $60 to $150. And hey, if you’re going to buy anything Goldeneye related, buy a pal and buy from Amazon via our link.
– The good Guardian article on Rare’s making of the game is readable here, including some of the weird changes Nintendo and Miyamoto pitched.
Tons of new news, with the yearly E3 conference happening in Los Angeles this week! Scouring the web and Google Alert for some of the noticeable reboots, retreads and re-releases, along with the usual odds and ends…
– Square might not be done with just the announced Final Fantasy VII remake. According to the director of that PS4 remake, he’s also interested in redoing the fifth and sixth installments. (The box art in this post comes from a review of the games here.)
– Piggybacking on the interest from our last show, clearly, Nintendo has announced that Star Fox Zero will be out this holiday season for the Wii U. Game Informer has an interview with Miyamoto, and like some other interviews from the past month, he says it’s unlikely Star Fox 2 ever gets a proper release. Per most reviews of Nintendo’s E3 performance, they’re paring back on their Wii U offerings, expanding their 3DS array, and not talking about their console-after-Wii.
– From CNET, a gamer proposes to his girlfriend by hacking The Legend of Zelda.
– Also from CNET and their E3 coverage, Shenmue 3 looks to be a reality after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The series debuted in 1999, and the sequel came out in 2001.
– And yet another interesting CNET article, this one from Danny Gallagher on AI programs playing Super Mario World.
– Atlus says Persona 5 is still scheduled for a 2015 North American release, despite widespread layoffs at parent company Sega.
– From Super Compressor, 14 things in your parents’ basement worth serious money.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
… Actually, not much happened, unless you have deep, resounding love for games like Cruise Ship Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection, which came out in 2003. The most “significant” game release is probably Neverwinter Nights in 2002.
Game history info from Moby Games.