VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 10: November 1992

In the 10th numbered episode of the Video Wizards Podcast, the stage for November 1992 is set by U.S. president George H.W. Bush smoothly transfering power to the political face of the ’90s, Bill Clinton, as SEGA brings about a revolution with their introduction of Virtua Racer to the arcade market. Toaplan enlist “mangaka” Joker JUN to make an impression with their unapologetic vertically scrolling shooter Dogyuun, whereas Irem spin off from their premiere horizontally scrolling shoot ’em up series with R-Type Leo and Konami license another odd anthropomorphic-centric cartoon property, for the Sunset Riders-like C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa. But what exactly are Increbible Technologies playing at with the completely horrifically botched attempt at a fighting game called Time Killers? Meanwhile, movie goers are spoilt for choice for the upcoming holiday season, with blockbusters like Home Alone 2, Disney’s Aladdin and Bram Stoker’s Dracula hitting the theaters.

In the European home gaming market, Nintendo’s SNES is gaining momentum with a slew of instantly classic titles in the face of SEGA releasing the mighty sequel to their smash hit Sonic the Hedgehog on Sonic 2sday. And you might not think of 1992 as being an especially prolific year for Hip-Hop, until you realise that Dr. Dre made clear that it was Nuthin’ But A G Thang, Redman dropped his explosive solo album and Rage Agains the Machine crossed over to fans of the genre, straight from the world of Metal, all around this moment in time. Here’s more than 4 and a half hours of fresh new Video Wizards content for you, filled with a plethora of more fun topics too varied to detail here. Would we lie to you?

Dogyuun

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Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa

R-Type Leo

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Time Killers
Other top billing arcade games of the era we discuss on Episode 10, L-R: Dogyuun, Wild West: C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, R-Type Leo, Time Killers

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
  • Course Select – by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi for Virtua Racing, 1992
  • Time Extend 2 – by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi for Virtua Racing, 1992
  • Time Extend 3 – by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi for Virtua Racing, 1992
  • Dogyuun Magic – by Tatsuya Uemura for Dogyuun, 1992
  • Title – by Michiru Yamane for Wild West: C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, 1992
  • Red Hot Desert – by Hiroshi Kimura for R-Type Leo, 1992
  • Rancid Theme – by ??? for Time Killers, 1992
  • Choose your Fighter – by Dan Forden for Mortal Kombat, 1992
  • Chemical Plant Zone – by Masato Nakamura for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 1992
  • If I Were President (Skit) – by The Pharcyde, 1992
  • Nuthin’ But A G Thang – by Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg), 1992
  • Passing Me By – by The Pharcyde, 1992
  • Time 4 Sum Aksion – by Redman, 1992
  • Soul Flower – by The Brand New Heavies (featuring The Pharcyde), 1992
  • Killing in the Name – by Rage Against The Machine, 1992
  • Symphony of Destruction – by Megadeth, 1992
  • Little Baby Nothing – by Manic Street Preachers (featuring Traci Lords), 1992
  • Super Mario Land – by Ambassadors of Funk, 1992
  • Just Another Day (Instrumental) – by Jon Secada & Miguel Morejon, 1992
  • No Ordinary Love – by Sade, 1992
  • Love Song for a Vampire (Instrumental) – by Annie Lennox, 1992
  • Friend Like Me (Instrumental) – by Alan Menken, 1992
  • This Wheel’s on Fire – by Julie Driscoll & Adrian Edmondson, 1992

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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