In this episode of the Video Wizards Podcast we’re traveling back to April 1992 to an arcade landscape that differs wildly from the one we left in the last episode. In the wake of 1991’s Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, we find the scene reinvigorated, with big budget games and showy machines occupying the floors and the 6-player, double screen behemoth cabinet of Konami’s X-men taking center stage. Meanwhile, the first named revision of Capcom’s Street Fighter II keeps rivalries and competitions heated and Konami introduce another licensed machine with G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. More niche video game experiences come in ADK’s bizarre hilarious Ninja Commando and the prickly-yet-explosive Bubble Bobble-like Saboten Bombers by NMK.
In the home, all eyes are on that 16-bit powerhouse called the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which sees its launch in the UK this month. In other geographically pinpointed goings on, John Woo releases his action fest master piece Hard Boiled to Hong Kong movie theaters and across the Atlantic Ocean, the music genre of Hip-Hop is deeply impacted by the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
All that and your monthly dose of Local Dutch News, Trash from the Classifieds and Video Wizards Quizzing is here for you, with more than 5 hours of audio goodness to indulge in.
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
- All That X-men – by Seiichi Fukami for X-men, 1992
- Boss – by Seiichi Fukami for X-men, 1992
- U.S.A. (Balrog’s Theme) – by Yoko Shimomura for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, 1991
- Title Theme – by ??? for Saboten Bombers, 1992
- Player Select – by Tsutomu Ogura & Kenichiro Fukui for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, 1992
- Japan (Civil War Era) – by ??? for Ninja Commando, 1992
- Red & Yellow – by Zuntata for Metal Black, 1991
- Title Theme – by Koji Kondo for Super Mario World, 1990
- Mic Checka – by DAS EFX, 1992
- Cop Killer – by Body Count, 1992
- In my Neighborhood – by Spice 1, 1992
- That Sickness – by X-Raided (featuring Brotha Lynch Hung, Big-O, Kaos, CYCO), 1992
- They Want EFX – by DAS EFX, 1992
- Deep Cover – by Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg), 1984
- La Schmoove – by Fu-Schnickens, 1992
- Duck Down – by BDP, 1992
- T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) – by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, 1992
- Come As You Are – by Nirvana, 1992
- Monster – by L7, 1992
- The Dark War Has Begun – by Bestial Summoning, 1992
- Be Quick or Be Dead – by Iron Maiden, 1992
- I Love Your Smile – by Shanice, 1991
- Under the Bridge – by Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1992
- We Got a Love Thang – by CeCe Peniston, 1992
- O.P.P. – by Naughty by Nature, 1991
- Red Car Boogie – by Joo Rita for the motion picture Hard Boiled, 1992
- Heartbeat – by Nick Berry, 1992
And finally: our special thanks to Andy Hofle.