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Episode 099 – Blast Corps (1997)

Episode 099 – Blast Corps (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using bulldozers, dump trucks and robots to destroy everything in our path! From 1997, we’re playing Blast Corps by Rare for the Nintendo 64.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
  • 1:45 – Today’s sponsor, along with a shoutout!
  • 21:00 – We get soooo many letters! It’s the email portion, of the show!
  • 30:00 – It’s the return of a popular segment! The ToddBitSkit!
  • 32:30 – We help someone out, with… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 38:45 – Our next show is #100, and we have the funkiest fresh commercial from that game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Blast Corps is still quite affordable! The loose N64 cart is only $8, and you can get the box and manual thrown in for $29.

Blast Corps is one of the games included on the excellent Rare Replay for the Xbox One, along with past show subjects R.C. Pro-Am. You can listen to our previous show on that here!

Episode 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

Episode 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

Episode 040 – Toejam & Earl (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re just tryin’ to help some aliens avoid pesky humans as they fix their spaceship! From 1991, we’re playing Toejam & Earl by Johnson Voorsanger Productions, and published by Sega for the Genesis.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is one of the slammin’ tracks in the game.
  • 44:00 – It’s the triumphant return of the ToddBitSkit!
  • 45:45 – Emails! What games are the guys looking forward to in 2016?
  • 58:15 – Next week’s game is hella popular.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Toejam & Earl has retained its value well, similar to the Mario games. The loose cart price is $27.50, and new copies go for $150. The sequel and Xbox games are more manageable, around $10 to $20 for the loose media, to $54 for new copies. However, if you’re fine not having a physical copy, it’s available on Steam and other digital stores for $4.99.

– For info on the new game, check out the Kickstarter page or the (poorly updated) website.

 

Episode 024 – Kirby’s Dream Land (1992)

Episode 024 – Kirby's Dream Land (1992)

Episode 024 – Kirby’s Dream Land (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are doing our best to suck and blow, and to make immature jokes and innuendo about a cute Nintendo mascot! From 1992, we’re playing Kirby’s Dream Land, one of the best platform games for the Game Boy.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the main title theme from Kirby’s Dream Land. It’s a fun, jaunty little tune that will stick in your head for days. (Sorry.)
  • 41:30 – Emails. Huell gets a text message, and the guys are asked about You Don’t Know Jack.
  • 55:00 – It’s the return of the Toddbitskit!
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo. It’s time for us to embrace America’s past time as we head further into October.

SHOW NOTES

– Per Wikipedia, the Kirby series now spans more than 20 games, and its sold more than 34 million units. That figure doesn’t include his appearances in the Smash Brothers series, either. Kirby also has his own portion on the Nintendo website.

– According to Price Charting, sales for just the loose cart of Kirby’s Dream Land are pretty stable, in the $5 to $10 range. It’s also available as a downloadable title at a similar price point for all of Nintendo’s consoles. The sequel runs a few dollars more, and as usual, if you want the box and manual, that’ll be a surcharge. Most copies of the original are around $30, and up to $100 if you want it new.

Episode 017 – Smash TV (1992)

Episode 017 - Smash TV (1992)

Episode 017 – Smash TV (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re shooting through hordes of baseball bat swinging mooks for the chance to win a year’s supply of good meat! From 1992, we’re playing the Super Nintendo’s Smash TV, also sometimes called Super Smash TV. (It’s kind of a thing for games on that system – more than 70 have ‘super’ somewhere in the title.)

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro.
  • 49:30 – Emails. Todd explains his absence from last week, and the guys talk scary vidya game experiences.
  • 1:05:00 – The return of the ToddBitSkit!
  • 1:08:00 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– There are plenty of good videos on Smash TV on the Internets! Here’s a speedrun in 28 minutes, and a longer play of more than an hour.

– According to Price Charting, Super Smash TV is about $16 for the loose cart. If you want the manual and box, the price shoots up to $40, and new or perfect condition copies run $115 currently. There are also inferior home versions available for the NES, Game Gear and Genesis, all of which run for $6 to $8.

– As mentioned on the show, Smash TV used to be available on the online stores, but it was taken down after Midway went bankrupt and got sold in 2010. It is available in Midway Arcade Origins, a compilation disc for the PS3 and 360 released in 2012. Although some of the games in that collection have iffy controls, Smash TV is still pretty solid. It’s available used for about $10, new for $20.

– The “sequel” to Smash TV is called Total Carnage, although it’s more of a spiritual successor as opposed to a straight continuation. It’s not nearly as well-reviewed or popular though.

Episode 010 – Gradius (1986) and Gradius 3 (1990)

Episode 010 – Gradius (1986) and Gradius 3 (1990)

Episode 010 – Gradius (1986) and Gradius 3 (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we pew pew pew with our space shootin’ Vic Viper-line ship past flying enemy fighters, sand dragons and giant, pulsating alien hearts. We’re playing the classic side scrolling shooter series Gradius, focusing on its first and third installments, for the NES and SNES respectively.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – The intro, which is a Japanese commercial for Gradius 3.
  • 35:00 – The return of the Toddbitskit!
  • 39:15 – Emails. The return of Scooterbutt! Ole Scooty.
  • 54:15 – Snifferoo.

SHOW NOTES

– The 30th anniversary of the Gradius series was this year, and Kurt Kalata had a great article on its development for Gamasutra. You can read it here. He gets into how it developed from an earlier game, Scramble, and served as the Konami answer to Namco’s Xevious.

– The lore and backstory for the Gradius series is really quite superfluously wonderful, considering it’s a game about shootin’ down space alien ships. The Wikipedia article on the series gets into it, and it’s also a good source for the tangled naming web Steve mentions on the show.

– There are many, many, many people who can play Gradius way better than us three schlubs on this show. YouTube has many of their speed run videos, which I recommend checking out because they’re ridiculous.

– Wanna buy Gradius for the NES? Loose carts run from $8 to $13. If you want the box and manual as well, it runs from $17 to $30. For Gradius 3, carts run from $8 to $15. Despite being younger, boxes and manuals are rarer for Gradius 3, and prices run from $37 to $53. Various forms of Gradius are available on current generation systems in their online shops, again in the $8 to $15 range.

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!