VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 2: March 1991

This second episode of the Video Wizards Podcast is huge! We’re traveling back to March 1991 and look at how Street Fighter II: The World Warrior changed the (arcade) gaming landscape… and we get to reminisce about colourful cartoony games like The Simpsons, Caveman Ninja and Bells & Whistles a.k.a. Detana!! TwinBee.

We also marvel at Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo skills and his laissez-faire approach to deadly combat, avoid the Ninja Turtles populated dance floor at a Vanilla Ice show and brace ourselves for the Grunge quake. And will Michiel break his impressive streak of giving the exact wrong answer during any given 50/50 toss up quiz situation?

The Simpsons

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Caveman Ninja

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King of the Monsters

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Detana!! TwinBee
Other top billing arcade games of the era we discuss on Episode 2, L-R: The Simpsons, Caveman Ninja, King of the Monsters, Detana!! TwinBee

Show theme tune: NEON CITY, composed by Ser Flash for Mudprints Music and licensed exclusively to The Video Wizards Podcast, ©2019 Ser Flash, all rights reserved.

Other music used in this episode:

  • TV Theme Style (The Winner) – by Colin Thomson, 2018
  • Title – by Yoko Shimomura for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, 1991
  • Player Select – by Yoko Shimomura for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, 1991
  • Brazil (Blanka’s Theme) – by Yoko Shimomura for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, 1991
  • Downtown Springfield (Stage 1) – by Norio Hanzawa for The Simpsons, 1991
  • BGM 2 – by Hiroaki Yoshida, Seiichi Hamada, Takafumi Miura & Yusuke Takahama for Caveman Ninja, 1991
  • Prayer of Madness (Theme of Woo) – by Toshikazu Tanaka, Kazuhiro Nishida & Ten6 Jaguars for King of the Monsters, 1991
  • Gift of the Wind – by Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane & Masae Nakashima for Detana!! TwinBee, 1991
  • Match 2 (Southside Jim) – by John Paul for Pit-Fighter, 1991
  • Paean of Body – by Hiroaki Yoshida & Akira Takemoto for Mutant Fighter, 1991
  • Sea of Sorrow – by Alice in Chains, 1991
  • Losing my Religion – by R.E.M., 1991
  • Re-Educating Rita – by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, 1991
  • A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays – by De La Soul, 1991
  • The One and Only – by Chesney Hawkes, 1991
  • I Wanna Sex You Up – by Color Me Badd, 1991
  • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – by C+C Music Factory, 1991
  • Falling (Instrumental) – by Angelo Badalamenti, 1990
  • Night Life in Twin Peaks – by Angelo Badalamenti, 1990
  • Theme of Fort Boyard – by Paul Koulak, 1990

And finally: our special thanks to Andy Hofle.

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Published by videowizardspod

Video Wizards is a podcast about the arcade games of the 1980’s and 1990’s and their cultural context, by Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder.

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