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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.

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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.

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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!

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 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!

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!)

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 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!

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 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.

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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.

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 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!

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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!

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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.

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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 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.