This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swinging from our hook to find exit doors and yummy fish! From 1994, we’re playing Umihara Kawase by TNN for the Super Nintendo. We are joined by special guest and podcastin’ professional Kyle, a.k.a. The Goth, from Vaguely Entertaining!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game.
- 40:00 – Emails! We see how this is gonna go.
- 56:45 – As always, we help out at least one person in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. It’s the season to be thankful, and we were definitely be thankful next week with a certain game.
– Because Umihara wasn’t ever released in the U.S., there isn’t Price Charting details on it. The Playstation Vita version goes for $25 to $30 on Amazon, and the Steam version is usually in the $10 to $15 range, depending on how “on sale” it is when you purcahse it.
– The best speedrun on YouTube currently is 1:46, which is utterly insane, even if assisted by tools.
– Kyle is the co-host of the Vaguely Entertaining podcast, which you can find here! Give it a listen, won’t ya?
– Some guy named Steve Colebert had the Zelda orchestra on. You’ve probably heard about it already, but if not, it’s totally on Youtube.
– From Kotaku, Brian Ashcraft has a re-post of a popular old post that has a tour of Nintendo’s original headquarters in Japan.
– A hardcore Japanese gamer has kept his SNES on for 20 years because he’s worried that his save game data for obscure game Umihara Kawase might be at-risk. Preston Phro of Rocket News 24 has a good write-up here.
– If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area, then you still have time to check out the annual Classic Tetris World Championship! It takes place this weekend, Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, at their own yearly Portland Retro Gaming Expo. There are prizes ranging from $125 to $1,000 for top-four finishes.
– Uproxx and plenty of other sites had this item on someone mashing up Kendrick Lamar and Super Mario Bros.
– Per the official Natsume Twitter account and some other sources on the Internets, Nintendo is moving on from re-releasing older games (SNES, Game Boy, NES) on the Virtual Console. Along similar lines, hackers discovered a list of about 70 future online releases by Nintendo.
– Gamasutra’s Christian Nutt has a really good Q&A with producers who have worked with Nintendo before about the process of creating games in conjunction with the company.
– WHO’S A GOOD DOG? Atari is a good dog, and he’s available for adoption!
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver came out 15 years ago for the Game Boy Color. These were the first proper, full sequels to the original blue and red installments, and solidified Pokémon as a phenomenon.
– Wild Arms 3 came out in 2002 for the Playstation 2. It’s a niche RPG series with a sort of Western feel and theme, and worth checking, especially the later games that iron out some of the kinks of the first installment.
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released 13 years ago for the Playstation 2. While it received mediocre to bad reviews, this was still way better than the SNES installment that was a past YPB game.