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Episode 004: Vectorman (1995)

Episode 004: Vectorman (1995)

Episode 004: Vectorman (1995)

Genesis does what Nintendont! Vectorman is hellishly hard, but it’s fun to turn from balls into a bomb and to explooodddeeee!

On today’s show, Steve, Todd and Huell are joined by their (non-British) friend Pip to talk about how impossible this game is, unless you’re using the Game Genie. (Yes, even save states aren’t enough to overcome Vectorman!) There is also talk of Genesis vs. Super Nintendo, and Vectorman vs. Donkey Kong Country. And of course, balls and Ballz.

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Show notes for this episode:

  • Vectorman can be purchased on Steam for $2.99, or as part of larger Sega classics packages for $7.50 or $29.99. Hard copies on eBay are going for about $5 to $10, and unlike some other games we’ve covered, the inclusion of the box and manual only ups the price range to $15 to $25. Vectorman 2 is in a similar price range.
  • The Snifferoo from last week was the main theme from Vectorman, which can be listened to on YouTube here. The commercial that provides the opening music for this week’s ‘sode is here.
  • Balls? No, Ballz!

Episode 003: DuckTales (1989)

Episode 003: DuckTales (1989)

Episode 003: DuckTales (1989)

In Duckburg, life is like a hurricane – race cars, lasers, airplanes, it’s a duck-blur! You might solve a mystery, or re-write history. DuckTales! woohoo!

That fine hamlet of Duckburg is the subject of this week’s Your Parents Basement, as our third episode tackles 1989’s DuckTales for the NES. You can listen to the show by clicking here.

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Show notes for this episode:

  • Jessica Nigri is the cosplayer that was the visual inspiration for Lollipop Chainsaw. OneeChanbara, the other chainsaw character mentioned by Todd, is barely able to link to. Here is the Wikipedia entry, because anywhere else you look on the web is pretty much NSFW.
  • The snifferoo from last week comes from this YouTube video, which is the memorable Moon Stage theme. The remastered version is also quite good. The main NES theme can be heard here.
  • Someone beating DuckTales in about nine minutes can be seen here. A more leisurely 30+ minute play is here.
  • Want to buy DuckTales? The remastered version is your best bet, with hard copies in the $15 to $20 range, and digital copies ranging from $5 to $15, depending on whether there is a sale or not. As Todd mentioned on the pod, it’s currently on sale on Steam for $7.50, through Tuesday.
  • The NES cart ranges from $5 to $20 on eBay, depending on what condition you want it in. And as with most NES games, you can up the price to around $40 to $60 if you want the box and manual.
  • As mentioned on the show, DuckTales 2 for the NES is hard to find. A complete package of the box, manual and cart are going for $400. The cart by itself is in the $150 to $200 range. Just the manual is selling for $138. There don’t seem to be any plans in the works to give it a remaster or port treatment.
  • An explanation of how DuckTales came to be remastered is on this message board.