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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Episode 102 – Bible Adventures (1991)

Episode 102 – Bible Adventures (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are carrying babies and animals and other crap to safety! From 1991, we’re playing Bible Adventures by Wisdom Tree for the NES. We’re joined by special guest HAWK, the sweetest baby boy of 2016, who nominated this game for coverage!

You can manually download this week’s sin-eliminated 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 features the incredibly repetitive background music from the games.
  • 25:30 – Voicemails! We’re joined by an Australian friend.
  • 32:00 – Emails! We learn about when we learned things.
  • 53:45 – This week, we help someone in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 59:30 – Snifferoo. Jesus was with us after playing Bible Adventures, because we’re actually playing a decent game next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bible Adventures is pretty affordable, at $9.99 for the loose cart and $16.65 for the box, cart and manual. There is also a Genesis version that’s pricier – $17.95 for the game, $56 for the box, manual and cart.

– The awesome commercial mentioned and played on the show can be viewed on Youtube, courtesy of Pat the NES Punk.

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

Episode 100 – The Legend of Zelda (1987)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are vanquishing Ganon with our sword and silver arrows! From 1987, we’re playing The Legend of Zelda by Nintendo for the NES. For the voicemail, email and Ask portion of the show, we’re joined by Friend of the Show Cosmo!

You can manually download this week’s legendary 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? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the CLASSIC theme from the game.
  • 40:50 – For the voicemails, emails and Ask, we’re joined by Cosmo! Huzzah!
  • 1:13:00 – Snifferoo. By special request, we’re playing a Super Nintendo non-classic!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, The Legend of Zelda is still in high demand. The loose cart goes for $17.11, and if you have the box and manual, it goes for $49. (Steve knows from personal experience, as he sold a crappy, tattered map from the game for $15 the other week.)

– A prototype cart sold for $55,000 in the past five years.

Episode 099 – Blast Corps (1997)

Episode 099 – Blast Corps (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using bulldozers, dump trucks and robots to destroy everything in our path! From 1997, we’re playing Blast Corps by Rare for the Nintendo 64.

You can manually download this week’s destruction-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!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
  • 1:45 – Today’s sponsor, along with a shoutout!
  • 21:00 – We get soooo many letters! It’s the email portion, of the show!
  • 30:00 – It’s the return of a popular segment! The ToddBitSkit!
  • 32:30 – We help someone out, with… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 38:45 – Our next show is #100, and we have the funkiest fresh commercial from that game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Blast Corps is still quite affordable! The loose N64 cart is only $8, and you can get the box and manual thrown in for $29.

Blast Corps is one of the games included on the excellent Rare Replay for the Xbox One, along with past show subjects R.C. Pro-Am. You can listen to our previous show on that here!

Vidya Game News – February 17, 2017

primal-rage-arcade-poster-01– Those wonderful people on Reddit have managed to get Primal Rage 2 working on MAME. Read more here!

Polygon and other sites are reporting that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy will hit stores on June 30. You can listen to our Crash Bandicoot show here!

– On Twitter, via US Gamer, some lucky journalists back in the day got promotional t-shirts for Project Reality, the early name for the N64. And, they’re gloooorrrrrious.

Unholy Night, a new SNES fighting game by the makers of Samurai Showdown and King of Fighters, is looking for Kickstarter backers for a physical release. You can find more info here.

– Achievement Oriented, the video game podcast on Bill Simmons’ Ringer network, had an interesting episode on the future of sports video games – and how bad NBA Live has been lately – and how damn successful Grand Theft Auto 5 has been. You can listen to it here!

– Den of Geek has a good story on the weird approval process for the bad… well, worse versions of Moonwalker. You can listen to our show on the “good” Genesis one here!

– EXCELLENT! Keanu Reeves confirmed that work is continuing on Bill and Ted 3. Hopefully it doesn’t spawn another horrible vidya game though, as we discussed on a previous show.

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Vidya Game News – January 12, 2017

asherons-call-pc-box-artHey, Steve missed a couple weeks of doing these! Womp, womp, wompppppp. It was mostly because he was looking for new apartments, and also dealing with a time crunch because of the holidays. Going forward, we’re mostly going to focus on the news items. This is because most of the anniversaries, unfortunately, were already starting to repeat themselves. And on that note, herrreeeee is the news!

– Ars Technica publicizes a hack of the NES Classic by Reddit’s NESClassicMods community, which allows you to add games to the system’s library.

– Kotaku, Polygon and other sites have this story about the closing of Asheron’s Call on Jan. 31, and how a 74-year-old dude is still playing the game.

– Also on Polygon, they publicize a trick published by the blog Super Mario Broth, for Super Mario World. Basically, Mario is invulnerable while sliding.

– From Gamasutra, a rowebut is learning how to play Mario Kart 64! You can read the story here, and by the way, our Kart episode is here.

– And hey, more Mario stuff, as Nerdist has stop animation Mare-E-Oh created with Rubik’s cubes. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!

– If you have Playstation Plus, you’re in luck this month! Day of the Tentacle Remastered, the sequel to Maniac Mansion, is free on the service in January. Check out our review of Maniac Mansion here!

– Shmuplations, of all places, has a cool translation of a Miyamoto interview about the development of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. You can read it here!

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Vidya Game News – December 8, 2016

mario-paint-tmnt– Huge news for Todd Brisket, as the new DuckTales is on the schedule for a Summer 2017 release! Read more at Entertainment Weekly, and listen to our show on the vidya game here!

– Cinemassacre (the site of the Angry Video Game Nerd) had a viral video this week, as Mike Matei recreated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme in Mario Paint. Check out the cool video here!

– Russ Frushtick and Justin McElroy of Polygon have a cool video on the tangled history and development of Super Mario Bros. 2. We also covered SMB2 on a past show, by the way.

– On Polygon and other sites, Crash Bandicoot is coming back in remastered form, for the PS4! Check out our past show on ole Crash here.

– Unfortunately, Konami has sent a cease-and-desist to Dejawolfs, which was developing a remake of Castlevania in the Unreal engine. You can read the story on Siliconera here. And reminder! We covered Castlevania on a past show.

– From Variety, Sega has optioned a bunch of its titles for film and television adaptations, starting with Altered Beast and Streets of Rage. And speaking of Sega selling off its merchandising rights, it has also partnered with Build-A-Bear.

Nintendo Everything has a translation of a Japanese book about The Legend of Zelda series, which reveals that a sequel to Wind Waker was canned for Twilight Princess.

– Geeks of Doom has a positive review of Art of Atari, a cool book full of Atari art.

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

– On December 9, 1997, Quake II came out for the PC. It was the online standard for a couple years of deathmatching, until Unreal Tournament and eventually Half-Life came out.

Persona 4 came out for the PS2 on December 9, 2008. It’s a hella good RPG by Atlus, and the fifth installment is due out on April 4, if it’s not delayed again.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Vidya Game News – December 1, 2016

quake-iii-arena-01– The new Pokemans games have sold 3.7 million copies in two weeks, making them the fastest sellers ever for Nintendo, according to press releases given to Polygon and other sites. You can listen to our Pokemans show here!

– In other Big N news: Although they announced a Japanese partnership with Universal for theme parks last year, the effort has spread to the U.S. now too, per Den of Geek and other sites.

– In other, other Big N news… The NES Classic Edition is still impossible to find, but ThinkGeek is doing a sweepstakes for some. They might also have some for sale this week. Huzzah!

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

– November 30 is a popular day for PC releases. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness came out in 1995, Diablo came out in 1996, and Baldur’s Gate and Starcraft: Brood War came out in 1998. You can listen to our shows on Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo here, here and here.

– November 30, 1999 was also popular for RPGs. Koudelka and Vandal Hearts II both came out on that day. They’re both considered cult classics, and Koudelka continued on via the Shadow Hearts series, which is for the PS2 and awesome.

Quake III Arena came out on Dec. 2, 1999. While it wasn’t horrible, it was a bit of a misstep by id Software, as Unreal Tournament was generally more popular.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.