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Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

Episode 116 – Illusion of Gaia (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our flute to bash away evil as we visit the world wonders! From 1994, we’re playing Illusion of Gaia by Quintet for the Super Nintendo. We’re joined by special guest Mike Deeney!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the roarin’ main title theme from the game.
  • 47:30 – Todd Brisket shares why Illusion of Gaia is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 50:00 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get sacks and sacks of letters.
  • 1:02:00 – As always, we help some folks in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:08:15 – Snifferoo. Next week’s show will be recorded from the 36 Chambers.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Illusion of Gaia is actually pretty affordable, at least as compared to the usual surcharge for SNES RPGs. It’s $21.50 for the loose cart, and $49.99 for the box and manual – eerily close to retail price when it came out.

– The other games in the series? Not so cheap. Soul Blazer is now $54.81 for the cart, and $137.50 for the box and manual. Terranigma never came out in the U.S., so the ones that’ll work with your SNES are just reproductions. The Japanese copy is trending at about $74.99.

– Terra Earth, a cool site devoted to the Soul Blazer and Gaia games, has a neat message board thread about the translation issues prevalent in this one.

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

Episode 115 – Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are experiencing the downward spiral of a 1980s star, and helping him get milk for his child! From 1994, we’re playing Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures by Namco for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

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SPECIAL REMINDER! This week is Amazon Prrrriiiimmmeeee Week, so it would really help us if you used YPB while making them purchases of sweet drones and 100 packs of Pampers.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the somewhat blasé power pellet theme from this game.
  • 28:30 – Why is this the Most Best Game of All-Time?
  • 31:00 – Emails! Who do you wanna see in a cartoon, or, a gritty realistic show?
  • 48:15 – As always, we help some people in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 55:00 – Snifferoo! Next week’s game comes with a free t-shirt!
  • 57:15 – Blooperoonie! We’re all about callbacks this week.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Pac-Man 2 is very affordable, at $4.99 for the SNES and Genesis carts. It’s $7.50 to $9 if you want the box and manual as well.

– Of course, there is a Pac-Man Wiki. It says the game is based loosely on Pac-Land, an arcade game from 1984, and the Pac-Man animated series from 1982.

Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are griping about 20 punches being needed to defeat secret service agents and guys in rat costumes! From 1994, we’re playing Bebe’s Kids by Radical Entertainment for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the surprisingly OK title theme from the game. (Don’t worry though, pretty much everything else is trash.)
  • 19:00 – In a new segment, Huell discusses why according to one reviewer, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Worst Game of All-Time.
  • 23:45 – Todd prefers to look on the lighter side of things, as he talks about why, according to some, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:16 – Emails! We hear from a great gift-giver again, and also get a communication (and thank god, a question!) from the beyond.
  • 45:45 – As usual, we help a lot of people, or at least one person, with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 51:00 – Snifferoo! With Easter just around the corner, we’re going to be playing the perfect game for it!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bebe’s Kids costs $17.99 for the loose cart and $79.99 for the box, cart and manual.

– If you can handle an annoying slideshow, Madame Noire has 15 things you might not know about Bebe’s Kids.

Episode 098 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1994)

Episode 098 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are getting killed by bats, rats and traps in one horrible game! From 1994, we’re playing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Hudson Soft for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the trailer from the 1991 movie version.
  • 19:00 – Todd performs his magic, as he unearths more gold for another segment of… Video Game Theater. (WARNING! Strong language.)
  • 24:30 – We have a Most Best Game of All-Time segment! From the Most Best Gift Giver!
  • 27:15 – Emails!
  • 40:00 – Next week, we’re playing a deeeeeep, story-driven game for the Nintendo 64.

 

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!

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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 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

Episode 093 – Lode Runner (1983, 1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are digging holes, and climbing ladders and shimmying across ziplines, to avoid enemies! From 1983 for the PC and 1987 for the NES, we’re playing Lode Runner by Broderbund.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which covers the jaunty tunes in the first 30 seconds or so of gameplay.
  • 22:15 – This week, we hear from some people about why Lode Runner is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 27:00 – Emails! A lady thinks that Donnie guy from last week sounds really sexy.
  • 41:30 – We can’t end the show without helping some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 47:00 – Snifferoo. An early guess, but next week’s game is going to score high on the DuckTales meter!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the NES version of Lode Runner is pretty affordable, at $9 for the loose cart and $28 for the cart, box and manual. It’s been released on a bunch of other platforms as well, and god-knows how many times for the PC, so you can easily score a copy for less than $10.

– The license for Lode Runner is held by Tozai Games, and their website is here. They also hold the license for Spelunker and R-Type now.

– As we are sometimes wont to do, we talk a lot about Fallout on this episode, and specifically, New Vegas. The trophy guide Steve mentions is available here.

– You can see Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which has similar gameplay, in this YouTube video.

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.

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

Episode 076 – The Horde (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are cleansing the land of demons with horrible, hammy acting! From 1994, we’re playing The Horde by Toys for Bob for the 3DO.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the introduction of the game’s hammiest character, Chronus Malor. (Note: Steve refuses to look up how to spell that correctly.)
  • 41:00 – It’s the return of a popular segment! The Most Best Game of All Time!
  • 50:00 – Emails! Why IS someone so handsome?
  • 1:05:00 – A quickie Ask The Sweet Boys tonight, because we need to get some sweet rest.
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo! Next week, it’s yet another Mario game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Horde goes for $19.99 for the 3DO, game only, and $25.25 if you want the box and manual. It’s a bit cheaper for the Saturn, as only $10.97 for the disc.

The Horde has so, so, so many “good” cut scenes. This YouTube collection from the Saturn version is wonderful, and Huell says to definitely check out minute 11, with Hordling theater!

– TV Tropes has a good page on The Horde here.

Episode 034 – Home Alone (1991)

Episode 034 – Home Alone (1991)

Episode 034 – Home Alone (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing a horrible adaptation of a classic 1990s movie experience! From 1991, it’s Home Alone by Bethesda Softworks(!), which surprisingly is truly awful.

You can manually download this week’s trap-filled 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 is a collection of clips from a lil movie called Home Alone.
  • 44:00 – While we’re overly negative about Home Alone on the show, Brisket manages to find someone who enjoyed the game! It’s the Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 48:45 – Again this week, we have Important Asks in the email portion of the show, like what would make the worst TV show or movie to base a game on?
  • 1:04:30 – Snifferoo. We’re breaking format next week for a special, gala show!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the Home Alone games are cheap, ranging from $0.99 to $7.95 for the loose carts. The boxes and manuals can up the price for some of them to as high as $120, which is definitely a waste of money. The games haven’t been re-released, thank god.

– As usual, Wikipedia does a fine job of summarizing the series. Most people have seen Home Alone and Home Alone 2, which are the good films of the series. Some monsters even prefer 2 to 1! The third movie has a new character, Alex Pruitt (Alex Linz), but hits the same notes, although not as well. But…

– The fourth Home Alone movie sounds somewhat insane. It stars a new kid as Kevin McCallister, and French Stewart now plays Marv, one of the Wet / Sticky Bandits. He’s joined by his wife Vera (Missi Pyle). Kevin’s dad (another new actor) divorces his mom and moves cross-country, and only takes Kevin. Daniel Stern, noted thespian, said of this film, it was “an insult, total garbage,” and the star of Bushwhacked and Celtic Pride refused to participate in Home Alone 4.

Episode 023 – The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 (1994)

Episode 023 – Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 (1994)

Episode 023 – Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are doing our best to survive more god damn snake bites, and wolves, even though we’re supposed to be in the Shire and Hobbiton… From 1994, we’re playing one of the worst Super Nintendo games of the era, The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the main title theme from Lord of the Rings: Volume 1. Well, a snippet – the actual song is five minutes of looping music.
  • 43:30 – Brisket has another new segment, to help cheer us up after an awful game play experience. It’s the Most Best Game of All-Time review segment!
  • 49:30 – Emails. Huell gets a text message, and the guys are asked about You Don’t Know Jack.
  • 55:45 – Snifferoo. We’ll be playing our first Game Boy game next week!

SHOW NOTES

– Brisket’s Twitch account is available here, where you can see footage of him and Steve playing The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1. It’s really, really, really bad. It is also on YouTube, with the best part probably being the five-minute password segment here.

– As mentioned on the show, Lord of the Rings is surprisingly expensive! The loose cart goes for about $10, but the box and manual in new condition ups the price to around $100. That’s the only way to play it legally, too, since it’s too horrible to be ported.

– Surprisingly, given that every game on the Internet has a backstory written about it, there is nothing about this one. No real “making of” stuff, and it isn’t really recognized as one of the worst games ever.

Secret of the Stars is a fringe SNES RPG. You can check it out here.

Obitus is the worst ranked SNES RPG, but it is seemingly better reviewed for other platforms.

You Don’t Know Jack is a splendid trivia game series, but as mentioned on the show, it used to have issues running on newer machines. However, there is a Steam release that seems to have fixed up some of those issues. The individual games run from $1.99 to $3.99, with a collection available for $19.99. There are about a million annoying “Let’s Play!” editions online, but here is a decent normal version.