This week in Your Parents Basement, we are trying our best to collect 100 stars and juggle three items at all times! Because we’re friggin’ eggs! From 1991, we’re playing The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy by Codemasters and the Oliver Twins for the NES.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the 60-second musical loops from the game. They’re actually not bad the first few times, but then, you hear them another 500 times.
- 36:30 – Emails! Who won best podcast this year?
- 50:00 – It’s a new year, but we’re still helping people with… Ask The Sweet Boys.
- 58:00 – Snifferoo. Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind!
– According to Price Charting, The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy isn’t too pricey, at only $11 for the loose cart. However, it’s $80 if you want the box and manual, which as we mention on the show, is like a god damn novel.
– We mention a “Let’s Play” by the Oliver Twins on the show, and you can access it here.
“Intruder alert! Intruder alert! Chicken! Fight like a robot!” – Berzerk. Don’t be a chicken, read these news links and stories.
– In honor of 30 years of Bomberman, Konami has announced a new game in the series. Pocket Gamer has the story, translated from Japanese news suit Famitsu.
– A new Zelda game means a new addition to the series’ already confusing timeline. IGN has a breakdown here.
– Marketing Week’s Thomas Hobbs interviews Jon Rooke from Sega, who talks about their new strategy when it comes to mobile and traditional games, and confirms that they’re looking into re-releasing Shenmue.
– Also, Sega mistakenly named a character “Boob” instead of “Boo” in one of their mobile games, per Cinema Blend.
– US Gamer has an extensive interview with Masayuki Uemura, one of the creators of the NES. It’s definitely worth checking out.
– From Tech Times and many other sites, the Oliver Twins have discovered and released a long lost Dizzy the Adventurer game, Wonderland Dizzy. You can check out the news article here.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– In 1988, the Sega Genesis came out in Japan. While it strongly challenged the SNES in America, it always trailed in Japan. And as Steve has said repeatedly, check out Console Wars if you’re interested in the history of Sega.
– Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex came out in 2001 for the Playstation 2. It was apparently the fourth game in the series.