VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 1: February 1989

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!

Turbo Outrun arcade flyer - By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31768906

Dynamite Düx arcade flyer - By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32167808

Ghouls'n Ghosts arcade flyer, By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19085295

Hard Drivin' arcade flyer, By Source, Fair use, By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12469585
Other top billing arcade games of the era we discuss on Episode 1, L-R: Turbo Outrun, Dynamite Düx, Ghouls’n Ghosts, Hard Drivin’

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.

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VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 0: January 1987

In this pilot episode of the Video Wizards Podcast, we’re traveling back to January 1987 and look at arcade games like Alien Syndrome, Rolling Thunder, and 720º.

We also check out the European, pre-console, home computer scene, Eddie Murphy’s performance in The Golden Child and music from The Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses and Cameo… and did you know just how crucial bicycle side wheel reflectors really are?

Sky Fox arcade flyer - By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35482752

Rolling Thunder arcade flyer - By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15349796

Salamander arcade flyer, By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15134207

720 Degrees arcade flyer, By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21995292
Other top billing arcade games of the era we discuss on Episode 0, L-R: Sky Fox, Rolling Thunder, Salamander, 720°

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:

  • Dooms Day – by Tohru Nakabayashi for Alien Syndrome, 1987
  • Killer Instinct – by Tohru Nakabayashi for Alien Syndrome, 1987
  • BGM 1 – by ??? for Exerizer / Sky Fox, 1987
  • In-Game Theme One – by Junko Ozawa for Rolling Thunder, 1986
  • Power of Anger – by Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa, Shinya Sakamoto, Satoe Terashima & Atsushi Fujio for Salamander, 1986
  • Ramp – by Hal Canon & Earl Vickers for 720º, 1986
  • In-Game Music – by Tadashi Kimijima for Bubble Bobble, 1986
  • Goal 3 – by Hal Canon for Super Sprint, 1986
  • The New Style/Fight for Your Right – by The Beastie Boys, 1986
  • Welcome to the Jungle – by Guns N’ Roses, 1987
  • Cold Gettin’ Dumb – by Just-Ice, 1986
  • Candy – by Cameo, 1986
  • Suburbia – by The Pet Shop Boys, 1986
  • Shake You Down – by Gregory Abbott, 1986
  • Robin (The Hooded Man) – by Clannad, 1984
  • Thundercats Opening Theme – by Kevin Kliesch, 1985

And finally: our special thanks to Andy Hofle.

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