– Joe Juba of Game Informer spoke with Takashi Tokita, one of the directors of classic RPG Chrono Trigger. He’d like to see a “high quality, high end” version of the game. As a comment on the article summed up perfectly: *breathing intensifies*
– Director Rocky Morton tells Poppy-Jay Palmer of SciFiNow about the horrible experience he had directing the Super Mario Bros. movie.
– Jeremy Peel of the PC Games Network has an interview with the current management of Atari.
– Nolan Moore is trying to hack a Power Glove to control robots, drones and other things, which is awesome. Read more about his project here.
– The latest Mike and Bootsy game on Cinemassacre is Swamp Thing for the NES. Check out their video here!
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Hey, the Game Boy Advance came out on June 11, 2001! It ended up selling more than 81 million units, which is pretty, pretty, pretty good. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was a launch title. It’s a stellar side-scroller with RPG elements, and worth hunting down.
– Also on June 11, but in 2000, The Legend of Dragoon came out for the Playstation. It was a fairly mediocre RPG, but one of the first released for the system, so it sold fairly well as a result.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are transforming into a rowe-butt and trying to conquer labyrinths! From 1989, we’re playing The Guardian Legend by Compile for the NES. And, tune it at the end for a shocking development that will shake YPB to its core!
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0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme from the game. Check out this YouTube playlist for all of the game’s nifty music!
37:00 – Emails! We get to them earlier this week, because we care about you, the listener.
51:00 – It’s not a Snifferoo! But Huell and Steve have decided that the show must go on, and there will indeed be a show for May 16.
– According to Price Charting, The Guardian Legend is still reasonably priced, despite its cult status. Loose carts go for about $13, with the box and manual swelling the price to $36.99.
– Funding Universe has a really good write-up on the rise and fall of Broderbund Software, which Steve only gets into briefly toward the end of the episode.