In the first offical episode of the Video Wizards Podcast, we’re traveling back to February 1989 and look at a surprisingly horror-inducing selection of arcade games like Splatterhouse, Ghouls’n Ghosts and Hard Drivin’.
We also give an update on our home gaming situation of the day, catch the wave of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, find ourselves in the midst of Hip Hop’s golden era and are confronted with the horrors of war via Metallica. Of course, Ben pulls out another quiz for Michiel and we share some brilliant correspondence from the listeners as well!
Show theme tune: NEON CITY, composed by Ed 「イートレム」 Tremblay for Mudprints Music and licensed exclusively to The Video Wizards Podcast, ©2019 Mudprints Music, all rights reserved.
Other music used in this episode:
- TV Theme Style (The Winner) – by Colin Thomson, 2018
- Opening – by Katsuro Tajima & Yoshinori Kawamoto for Splatterhouse, 1988
- Ending – by Katsuro Tajima & Yoshinori Kawamoto for Splatterhouse, 1988
- Shake the Street – by Hiroshi Kawaguchi & Yasuhiro Takagi for Turbo Outrun, 1989
- Downtown – by Hiroshi Kawaguchi for Dynamite Düx, 1988
- Stage 2 (Village of Decay) – by Tamayo Kawamoto for Ghouls’n Ghosts, 1988
- Instant Replay – by Don Diekneite for Hard Drivin’, 1989
- Powermeter – by Motoaki Furukawa for The Final Round, 1988
- Stage 1 – by Toshikazu Tanaka, Yoko Osaka & Kazuhiro Nishida for P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, 1988
- Countdown to Armageddon – by Public Enemy, 1988
- Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos – by Public Enemy, 1988
- The Ruler’s Back – by Slick Rick, 1988
- Eye Know – by De La Soul, 1989
- One – by Metallica, 1989
- Can U Dig It? – by Pop Will Eat Itself, 1989
- Say a Little Prayer – by Bomb the Bass featuring Maureen, 1988
- Rocket – by Def Leppard, 1987
- EastEnders theme tune – by Simon May & Leslie Osborne, 1985
And finally: our special thanks to Andy Hofle.