- Some of the biggest news we’ve heard in a while! From Polygon and a bunch of other sites, Streets of Rage is coming back with a fourth installment, featuring some pretty nifty visuals. Check it out here.
- From Japanese Nintendo, a site I didn’t know existed but is wonderful, there will be a double pack of the Famicom and Super Famicom Classics available in Japan. It looks glooorrrrrious. Those systems always had way more style than their American counterparts. Read more here.
- The Verge has a good interview with Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, in the week before the series’ 11th installment hits American shores. Early reviews have suggested that if you liked the previous games, you’ll like this one, but that it is unlikely to convert people who don’t love JRPGs already.
- Because of course they would be into that, Capcom developers said they’d be open to remaking the remake of Resident Evil. Them sweet boys love their remakes! Read more from Game Informer’s Ben Reeves here.
- Per Gematsu and the offifical Sega twitter, Switch ports of Sonic and Thunder Force IV have been delayed to September.
- Hey, who DOESN’T want a snazzy watch with Pac-Man?
- The creator of the indie game Owlboy did a mock-up trailer for a Chrono Trigger sequel and it looks wonderful. Look at it here, via TwinFinite, and then cry, because it’ll never happen.
ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
- Former show subjects Crash Bandicoot and DOOM (for the Super Nintendo) turn 22 and 23, respectively! Hopefully those two crazy kids go grab a beer together. You can find our DOOM episode here, and our Crash Bandicoot episode here. (And Crash finally got knocked off the top spot of the UK sales charts.)
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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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- 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.
– 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.