Tag Archives: Nintendo

Episode 211 – Pokemon Stadium (2000)

Episode 211 – Pokemon Stadium (2000)

Episode 211 – Pokemon Stadium (2000)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we have already caught them all, and instead, we are making them BATTLE! From 2000, we’re playing Pokemon Stadium, by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, for the Nintendo 64!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the incredible announcer from the game. (Well, incredible to some!)
  • 23:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals and DuckTales.
  • 38:00 – Emails!
  • 54:15 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re consulting top men. TOP. MEN.

Episode 208 – Super Smash Bros. (1999)

Episode 208 – Super Smash Bros. (1999)

Episode 208 – Super Smash Bros. (1999)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are fighting against the tyranny of Master Hand as our favorite Nintendo characters! From 1999, we’re playing Super Smash Bros. by HAL Laboratory for the Nintendo 64.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the famous commercial of the time.
  • 33:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals, one-star Yelp reviews and DuckTales.
  • 53:30 – Emails!
  • 1:04:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:08:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a truly awful beat-em-up in “honor” of some Avenging Man movie.

SHOW NOTES

  • In the episode, Steve mentions the list of best-selling Nintendo 64 games. There is a decent Sporcle quiz of the Top 51 that is surprisingly hard. The list on Wikipedia, which is better sourced, can be found here.

Episode 202 – Link: The Faces of Evil (1993)

Episode 202 – Link: The Faces of Evil (1993)

Episode 202 – Link: The Faces of Evil (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re dealing with janky gameplay and kitschy animation coming to a claysic game series! From 1993, we’re playing Link: The Faces of Evil by Animation Magic for the CD-i.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features some of the bizarre audio clips from the game.
  • 29:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual, fun segments.
  • 44:45 – Emails!
  • 58:00 – Snifferoo. Next week… DAAAYYYYYYTOOONNNNAAAAAA!!!

SHOW NOTES

  • During the show, we mention a cutscene compilation on YouTube. You can find it here.
  • Nintendo Life has actually done a good job of covering the Nintendo-Phillips collaboration attempts. They’ve done articles on the (small) rise and fall of the system, and also re-publicized this really in-depth interview with the creator of the games.

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

Episode 201 – Earthbound (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are bashing aliens with baseball bats, yo-yos and death bottle rockets! From 1995, we’re playing Earthbound by Ape and HAL Laboratory for the SNES. We’re joined by Friend of the Show, Dale!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the excellent themes from the game.
  • 37:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 60:00 – Emails!
  • 1:18:00 – We don’t help people this week. Instead, we spin the wheeeeel! Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny. And then, good god, the snifferoo and blooperoonie.

Episode 200 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988)

Episode 200 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988)

Episode 200 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are celebrating a show milestone with another game from a milestone series! From 1988, we’re playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link by Nintendo for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the totally cool commercials of the day!
  • 26:45 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual segments.
  • 42:30 – Steve debuts a brand new segment! DON’T… miss it.
  • 46:00 – Voicemails!
  • 59:30 – Emails!
  • 1:04:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:11:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a META META META game that people have been clamoring for.

Episode 197 – Mario Party (1999)

Episode 197 – Mario Party (1999)

Episode 197 – Mario Party (1999)

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.)

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 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.

SHOW NOTES

Episode 194 – Ice Climber (1985)

Episode 194 – Ice Climber (1985)

Episode 194 – Ice Climber (1985)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are scaling up frozen platforms! From 1985, we’re playing Ice Climber by Nintendo for the NES. And a warning – This week’s show has some language that isn’t appropriate for the sweetest of baby boys.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the nifty 8-bit tones of the main theme.
  • 23:00 – Vidya Game Theater returns! And it is maaaaagical.
  • 32:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rankings.
  • 42:45 – Emails!
  • 1:01:45 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:08:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re on the heels of one of the world’s most famous spies.
  • 1:08:45 – Blooperoonie! Sometimes we do extensive show prep, while other times, not so much.

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are thumbing through the archives of our childhood! From 1988, we’re reading Nintendo Power by Nintendo of America.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features some song-singing from a SBB.
  • 32:00 – Todd has reasons why Nintendo Power is… The Most Best Magazine of All-Time!
  • 41:00 – Todd has a new bit! Dude, What Are You Even Talking About, Dude?
  • 46:00 – Hey, we have a voicemail! Always good to hear from our fans.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. It is THAT time of the year!

Vidya Game News – August 23, 2018

APhantasy Star - Box Art - 01nother week, another news roundup! Two in a row is one short of a streak! Huzzah!

  • Thanks to Strictly Limited Games, Project Hardcore will see the light of day. The game was thought to be lost after being delayed for new systems in 1994, but it will now be released on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
  • A couple good, claysic RPGs will be released for the Switch in the next few months. According to Siliconera, a remaster for Grandia I and Grandia II will be coming out. Also, from Gematsu, Phantasy Star will come out in September. Kotaku has a longer piece on the upgrade work Sega is doing on this, and other games.
  • Also coming to the Switch will be Vs. Excitebike, per Nintendo Life and Famitsu. Check out our past show on the game here!
  • An old Texaco station in Kentucky has transformed into a classic vidya games bar. Nice! Read more about it here.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • In 1993, Nintendo and Silicon Graphics announced a collaboration on 64-bit hardware, Project Reality, that would later become… The Nintendo 64. Read the original press release here.
  • Moonwalker turns 28! Way, way older than the tykes featured in the game. Check out our previous episode, an awesome, loose conversation with Friend of the Show Backsack, here.
  • In 2003, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and SoulCalibur II were released. Both were popular in their respective genres, and holy hell, they’re both 15 years old at this point???

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)

Episode 171 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re down with Zelda! We are playing the coming of age story about an elf with a sword! From 1993, we’re playing The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening by Nintendo for the Game Boy.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Want to have your voicemail played? Send all mails and audio files to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which asks the important question – Are you down with Zelda?
  • 43:30 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 53:00 – We do NOT move on the to the email, portion of the show. Instead, we have a voicemail!
  • 55:30 – Emails for realie this time, followed by New News.
  • 1:05:30 – A quick Ask this week!
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo! It’s like Die Hard but a video game!