This week in Your Parents Basement, we are whipping other racers with chains and tearing down the highways of America! From 1991, we’re playing Road Rash by Electronics Arts for the Sega Genesis. We’re joined by special guest and Texas dreamboat Barrel!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the very 1990s title theme from one of the CD versions.
- 34:00 – Todd has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
- 40:00 – Voicemail! We hear from one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all-time.
- 46:00 – Emails! Captain Benjamin Rivera writes in with a question we’ve never received before, because he is a trustworthy individual and he is not an Internet scammer.
- 1:00:00 – As always, we can’t sign off without helping someone in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. Next week’s game has a very funny announcer.
– According to Price Charting, most of the Road Rash games are affordable, at $7.50 to $25 depending on the platform. As usual, the Sega CD version is rare and costs $70.
– There is a surprising amount of Shaq Fu talk in this episode, because that game still hasn’t come out. (In case that FB page changes: As of May 2017, there isn’t an official release, for a game that was originally supposed to come out sometime in 2015.) We first mentioned the sequel during our show on Shaq Fu, which amazingly was our ninth episode ever back in June 2015.
– We mention the Road Rash spiritual successor, Road Redemption, a tiny bit on the show. While it has also had issues getting released – it is still in pre-release on Steam – at least it is getting very positive reviews.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are sidestepping left and right to avoid heavyweight champion punches! From 1987, we’re playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! by Nintendo for the NES.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is the nifty opening theme and main music from the game.
- 52:00 – Emails! Trump supporters, what about board games? What about asks?
- 1:08:00 – Ask the Sweet Boys! It’s litrully sweeping the nation! But not literally!
- 1:16:00 – It’s a Huell pick for next week!
– According to Price Charting, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is pretty valuable, ranging from $26 for the loose cart to $96.55 for the box and cart. The non-Tyson version goes for $13, SNES about $25, and the Wii version is $11.50.
– The original has great music, but as Brisket points out, so does the Wii version! Listen to the full soundtrack here.
– From ESPN.com, an opinion piece on the popularity of the game, by Patrick Sauer.
– Joey Batz gets into the history of the series on his blog here.
– Important late addition: Kotaku’s ranked list of the Little Mac’s opponents, here.