Tag Archives: Nintendo

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

Episode 161 – Excitebike (1985)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are revving up our engines, dodging obstacles, and creating impossible tracks we’ll never play our way through! From 1985, we’re playing Excitebike by Nintendo for the NES. (Or as they say in the UK, the NEZ!)

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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!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the jaunty title theme from the game!
  • 27:00 – Emails! Which movie would YOU like to see a first-person shooter version of?
  • 33:00 – We can’t end the show without helping some people! It’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 39:15 – Snifferoo, which features the jaunty title theme from next week’s game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Excitebike is very affordable. The loose cart is only $6, and it is available as a digital game for pretty much all of the Nintendo systems. Oddly, the box and manual up the price to $31. They are probably in shorter supply now because nobody took care of them back in the day.

Episode 157 – Super Mario World (1991)

Episode 157 – Super Mario World (1991)

Episode 157 – Super Mario World (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are soaring through the air with our capes and flingin’ fireballs at bosses! From 1991, we’re playing Super Mario World by Nintendo for the SNES. And to celebrate our fourth year of podcasting and the game, we have special guest Jovial John!

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 a television commercial from the 1990s. You can tell because it’s EXTREME by Nintendo’s standards!
  • 41:00 – Todd has legitimate reasons why Super Mario World is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 55:30 – Emails! We did indeed gets stacks and stacks of letters, even John! But, no Ask this week.
  • 1:17:00 – Snifferoo. We are playing the worst Aerosmith-based vidya game!

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Episode 141 – Donkey Kong Country (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slingin’ barrels and pickin’ bananas with friend of the show Jovial John! From 1994, we’re playing Donkey Kong Country by Rare for the SNES.

You can manually download this week’s banana-peeled 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.

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 ultra rad theme from the game. Old meets new!
  • 50:00 – Emails! Do you wanna play VR Skyrim with a sweet baby boy?
  • 1:04:00 – Steve has a new segment! If the sweet baby boys haven’t heard it yet, then it’s… New News! (p.s. No ask this week, we will help people next week.)
  • 1:09:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re UNDER THE SEA.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, like many Nintendo mascot games, Donkey Kong Country has retained its value well. The loose cart goes for $17 to $42, depending on whether you want the box and manual as well. Ports for the GBA and Game Boy Color are in the $10 to $15 range. The game has also been re-released on the Wii Virtual Console and the SNES Classic.

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as DASH RENDAR in a story from a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away! From 1996, we’re playing Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64, and we’re joined by Friend of the Show, Beeney! Also, Huell hosts, because Steve was calling in from the moons of Endor.

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.

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 excellent title theme from… something.
  • 46:00 – Emails! We hear from Honest Huell.
  • 1:02:30 – As always, we help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:07:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re a dolphin!

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

Episode 126 – Battle Clash (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using a big bazooka to reclaim our father’s honor! And, oh yeah, to save Earth from a despot. From 1992, we’re playing Battle Clash by Nintendo for the SNES, and their Super Scope light gun.

You can manually download this week’s peripheral 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.

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 SUPER COOL 1990s commercial for the game! Watch it here.
  • 29:30 – Todd has some reasons why Battle Clash is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 38:15 – Voicemails! We’re challenged by a spirit about our game selections in October.
  • 45:00 – Emails!
  • 59:00 – As always, we help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:05:00 – Sniferroo! We are playing a clay-sic Playstation and Saturn game for the start of October!
  • 1:07:20 – Blooperoonie!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Battle Clash is fairly cheap, costing around $4.50 for the loose cart and $14.60 for the box and manual included. The Super Scope itself is what will set you back, costing around $50 for the gun itself and $200 if you want the box and manual.

– C-SPAN has video from the 1992 Congressional hearings, which you can see here. It also features “shout-outs” to previous YPB games Mortal Kombat and Night Trap!

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

Episode 121 – StarTropics (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slangin’ our yo-yos to save our uncle from aliens! From 1990, we’re playing StarTropics by Nintendo for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s island 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.

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 TOTALLY RAD commercial of the game! The visuals make it even better, and you can find it here on YouTube.
  • 34:30 – Emails! No mailbag music this week, as we negotiate with Netflix on the sound rights.
  • 47:30 – This week we help some folks in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 54:45 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re revving up our motorbike engines and hauling ass down the pacific coast highway!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, StarTropics is pretty affordable, as is the sequel, as we discussed on the show. The loose carts are $6.99 to $8, and the boxes and manuals up the price to $24.95 and $25.49. Both games are also available in the various Nintendo online shops, since they are first-party games.

– Scouring the Internet, there aren’t even any rumors of the franchise being restarted. The game is referenced very, very briefly in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, but otherwise has not been re-purposed by Nintendo.

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!

You can manually download this week’s melodious 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.

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 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 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

Episode 109 – The Battle of Olympus (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are slaying all of the creatures of Ancient Greece in order to save our girlfriend! From 1989, we’re playing The Battle of Olympus by Infinity for the NES. We’re joined by special guest Jovial John!

You can manually download this week’s salamander-skin and olive-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.

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 is the opening title and map music from the game. They’re both splendid!
  • 35:45 – Voicemails! A real American calls in. Fight for what’s right American!
  • 40:30 – Emails! What IS Mike Myers thinking now? What about Captain America?
  • 56:45 – Once again, we help at least one person in… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 1:01:15 – Snifferoo! The actual trailer for this movie is way too long, so instead, please enjoy the sweet song stylings of its key actor.
  • 1:03:15 – Special cameo appearance!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Battle of Olympus is pretty affordable still! The loose cart is only about $11, although you’ll definitely want to spring the $22 for the box and manual for this one, because the manual is incredible.

– Jeremy Parish of US Gamer has a really good interview with Yukio Horimoto, the creator of The Battle of Olympus. Horimoto talks about the influence that Zelda II and that series had on Olympus. (And, for the side-by-side comparison we talked about on the show, go here.)

Episode 105 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

Episode 105 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are stomping those goombas in our Tanooki suit and swatting them with our raccoon tails! From 1990, we’re playing Super Mario Bros. 3 by Nintendo for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s high-flying marmot 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.

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 is the Marrrioooo commercial they used to hype the game up before release.
  • 40:00 – Voicemails! We’re joined by a cast member of the PEAKY BLINDERS!
  • 46:00 – Emails!
  • 55:15 – We help someone, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:03:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re hunting the Nazzziiiis!

Episode 103 – F-Zero (1991)

Episode 103 – F-Zero (1991)

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.

You can manually download this week’s super fast 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.

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 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.

SHOW NOTES

– 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.