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Episode 104 – Bonk’s Adventure (1990)

Episode 104 – Bonk’s Adventure (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our heads! From 1990, we’re playing Bonk’s Adventure by Red Company, Hudson Soft and Atlus for the TurboGrafx-16. We’re joined by special guest Pippenz! NOTE: There is one prominent swear in this week’s episode, and its totally worth it.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the repetitive stage one theme from Bonk’s Adventure.
  • 32:00 – It’s a special cameo from Friend of the Show Cosmo!
  • 36:00 – Voicemail! Another celebrity friend calls in. Who would win in Street Fighter 2?
  • 41:00 – Emails! A friend communicates to us from beyond the grave.
  • 55:00 – Ask the Sweet Boys!
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. We’ll be going into our third year, and there’s only one appropriate game to play for that.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bonk’s Adventure is reasonably priced – about $30 for the TurboGrafx-16 cart, and $38 for the sequel. However, the third game is $202.50, and the NES port is also rare, costing $500 to $1,000, depending on whether you want the box and manual too. Even the Game Boy ports are $16 to $31. Yikes.

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are rapping! From 1997, we’re playing PaRappa the Rapper by NanaOn-Sha for the Playstation.

You can manually download this week’s hip-hoppin’ 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! This week’s episode has strong language, and also, songs about using the bathroom.
  • 29:30 – It’s the return of a sometimes popular segment! Comments Concerns and Questions! (And they’re all from Pippenz this week!)
  • 37:50 – Emails! Could we possibly have a love reconnection?
  • 52:45 – Ask the Sweet Boys. Helping people in 2017.
  • 57:45 – Snifferoo. Hey, the music for next week’s game isn’t that memorable! Yikes!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, PaRappa is surprisingly valuable! It’s around $45 for the disc only, since it doesn’t really come with a manual. Having the insert does up the value by a buck or two, though.

Episode 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

Episode 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

Episode 062 – Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are BAD enough dudes to rescue the president! From 1988, we’re playing Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja by Data East for the Arcade and NES.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the patriotic title theme.
  • 31:00 – It’s another esteemed edition of Todd Brisket’s Video Game Theater!
  • 40:30 – Emails! Pets are very important.
  • 57:30 – Snifferoo. WHO YOU GONNA CALL???

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bad Dudes for the NES is pretty cheap, at $6.05 for the loose cart. The box and manual costs about $24.50.

– Know Your Meme has a page on being a Bad Enough Dude.

– Defunct Games has a neat collection of what reviewers said about Bad Dudes when it came out.

 

Episode 014 – Contra (1988)

Episode 014 – Shaq Fu (1994)

Episode 014 – Contra (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are fighting our way through jungles, the tundra and H.R. Giger styled bases to strike at the heart of the alien invasion! That’s right, we’re playing that classic run-and-gun shooter from 1988, Contra! With special guest and Contra virtuoso Backsack! (He got to the ice stage without losing a life!)

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, which features music from video game music cover band The Minibosses.
  • 44:15 – Emails. The gang talks guilty playshures games.
  • 1:02:00 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned in the timestamps, the main theme this week is by video game music cover band The Minibosses. Besides Contra, they do a lot of other cool tunes that you should check out. The sound effects from Contra were gotten from this nifty site.

– Amazingly, some people can play Contra even better than Backsack! There are various speedruns on YouTube, such as this one in 10:11, which seems to be the world record as of 2012. It tends to be a popular pick for charity gaming sessions and what not.

– The resemblance between the heroes of Contra and 1980s action movie heroes has not gone unnoticed over the years.

– While we spoke briefly about all of the weird post-Contra Contra games out there, we didn’t talk about the cost of the game. It’s actually somewhat pricey on eBay, with the cost ranging from $25 to $40 for just the game itself. The box and the manual ups it to $70. There is a similar price range for the NES sequel Super C. It oddly has not had a re-release on the Xbox or Playstation stores, but it is included on various Konami classic releases for the Nintendo DS and PC.

Clu Clu Land was mentioned several times by Backsack. You can read more about the game on its Wikipedia page. Or, see it in action on YouTube!

– The weird video game simulation series Steve was talking about, GameBiz, can be downloaded here. There are three installments out, but oddly, they each add and subtract good things. The first is the best at single game development. The second adds the ability to train staff (which is very annoying to do) and multiple game development. The third lets you also develop hardware (which takes forever).

Episode 013 – Comix Zone (1995)

Comix Zone (1995)

Comix Zone (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re getting transported into an alternate dimension to fight comic book monsters! We’re playing Comix Zone on the Sega Genesis, a game with awesome artwork but frustrating play issues.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, which features the main title theme from Comix Zone.
  • 37:50 – The ole YPB email box!
  • 1:01:45 – The snifferoo for next week’s episode.

SHOW NOTES

– We mention the Japanese box art on the show, which is shared by Brisket. You can find it here. It’s not NSFW, but it’s not exactly normal either.

– Also at several points, we mention the music video for “Take On Me” by A-ha, which you can read about on Wikipedia here. If you’ve somehow never seen it, it is on YouTube.

– Want to see a ridiculous speedrun of Comix Zone in 12:36? As usual, YouTube delivers.

– Interested in Game Center CX? You should be, it’s oddly hypnotizing to watch! Arino’s challenge of Comix Zone is here.

Comix Zone starts at around $10 on Amazon, although the box and manual adds around $20 to the purchase price. As we said on the show, the game is available on Steam and online console stores for $3 and $5, respectively.

Episode 012 – R.C. Pro Am 1 and 2 (1987 and 1992)

R.C. Pro Am 1 and 2 (1987 and 1992)

R.C. Pro Am 1 and 2 (1987 and 1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re vrooming past wet spots and through oil slicks, as we avoid bombs dropped by planes! R.C. Pro Am 1 from 1987 is the main topic of conversation, along with Nintendo Power’s NES game of 1993 – which was actually released in December 1992 – R.C. Pro Am 2! Also this week, we have ole friend and big fan Pippenz as a guest, and a very special guest toward the end of the sow.

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.

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, as no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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We’re also looking for a guest for next week’s show, Comix Zone for the Genesis. If you’re interested in joining the recording, send us an email or comment on one of those social media sites.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, which features the main title theme.
  • 32:45 – The YPB boys are joined by a very special guest!
  • 38:15 – Emails. More dark thoughts from Butterscoot, Scooterbutt and Kristina Ricci.
  • 53:30 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– As mentioned on the show, R.C. Pro Am is one of 30 games featured on Rare Replay, which is scheduled to release on Aug. 4 for the Xbox One. Other highlights are the Banjo games, Perfect Dark and the Battletoads games. It’s going for $29.99 to preorder on Amazon.

– A perfect play of the 24 base tracks in R.C. Pro Am can be seen on YouTube here. It’s utterly ridiculous.

– When it comes to the sequel, it was covered by the Angry Video Game Nerd in James and Mike Mondays a little while ago. It doesn’t look like anyone has cared enough to upload a proper speedrun to YouTube, but there is a longplay here.

– NES Guide, a good resource for that system, has a list of racing games for the system. This forum post at Atari Age is also useful, since it lumps them into single and multiplayer games. As mentioned on the pod, Excitebike was the first to come out, in October 1985, followed by Mach Rider in August 1986, which was more of a mixture of shooting and arcade racer. Square’s Rad Racer came out in October 1987, which was then followed by R.C. Pro Am in February 1988.

– There is a Genesis version of R.C. Pro Am, and it’s essentially an enhancement of the original. Records are saved and what not, which helps too, I’m sure. However, it came out in 1992, when the racing scene was crowded with other, better games.

– On Amazon, the first game is around $10, but the second goes for a premium – between $65 and $100. eBay is a bit more reasonable on the first, with $3 to $10 for just the cart, and $18 to $25 if you want the box and manual. The second game still goes for $35 to $100, for just the cart, and the only box and manual and cart combo is $213.74. The Genesis version is $5 to $10, even with the box and manual.