Episode 064 – Quest 64 (1998)
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as the legendary, all-powerful and awe-inspiring magician… Brian. From 1998, we’re playing Quest 64 by Imagineer, and published by THQ, for the Nintendo 64.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme for Quest 64, although it sounds more like The Nightly News with Peter Jennings.
- 43:00 – During the emails, we get a new segment: Ask the Sweet Boys! And, the rest of the emails! Guess what, we’re playing Pokemon Go like the rest of the world!
- 58:45 – Snifferoo. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the opposite of next week’s game series was taking place.
– According to Price Charting, Quest 64 is pretty cheap now. Loose carts go for $8.72, and the manual and box ups the price to $29.49. The only thing cheaper on the system are a slew of sports games.
– Quest 64 is “new” enough that a review of it from 1998 still exists on Gamespot.
– TV Tropes writers had quite a bit of fun dissecting Quest 64.
Vidya Game News – February 18, 2016
– Nintendo is finally bringing some classic games to the 3DS in North America, per Destructoid and other sites.
– From Gamespot, a dream of a producer from The Lego Movie would be a similar project with Nintendo characters. Unfortunately, no such project is in development… yet.
– A Chrono Trigger tribute album is now available.
– This week on Steam, Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage 2 are free for download! More games are also supposed to be unlocking. For some details, check out this piece on Fortune.
– Next week, the neat Gameological column on the A.V. Club is devoting itself to The Legend of Zelda. However, it has started out this week, so be sure to check out the link!
– From The Sun Sentinel, a southern Florida museum now has an exhibit on video games. Exhibits include Piftall!, Space Invaders and Super Mario Bros.
– Although it’s been mislabeled on a bunch of websites, Hat-Loving Gamer has made an animation of what Super Mario Kart would look like with 101 racers. Check it out on his Facebook page.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Historically, it’s a weak day for game releases. In 2009, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II came out for the PC, which might be of interest to one of the SBBs of YPB. (Huell.)
– Dark Chronicle, better known as Dark Cloud 2, came out for the Playstation in 2003. It was very well-received and a cult classic for years, and it’s now out for the PS4.
– Coming out in the same year was Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter, which got a so-so reception. As a result, the series pretty much went dormant. Per Wikipedia, the sixth installment is coming out next week in Japan for PCs and cell phones, with no news of a translation.
Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.