7 episodes

Every month, Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder take a look at the same month in a random year from the last two decades of the 20th century. They discuss what video games were popular in the arcades of that moment in time, but also what was going on in popular culture and the world around us, from a joint UK and Netherlands perspective.

Video Wizards Podcast Michiel Kroder, Ben Cartlidge

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Every month, Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder take a look at the same month in a random year from the last two decades of the 20th century. They discuss what video games were popular in the arcades of that moment in time, but also what was going on in popular culture and the world around us, from a joint UK and Netherlands perspective.

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 6: July 1985

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 6: July 1985

    In the 6th episode of the Video Wizards Podcast we travel all the way back to July in the year 1985. In this month, Yu Suzuki and SEGA go “full body” and unleash the Super Scaler revolution on arcade goers with the legendary superbike racer Hang-On. Namco show their quirkier side with the autorunner inspiringContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 6: July 1985"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 5: June 1993

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 5: June 1993

    In this fifth episode of the Video Wizards Podcast we travel back to June 1993, where Midway releases the final revision of the digitised live actor driven fighting fantasy Mortal Kombat II. There is summertime amusement aplenty as well, with the thrill ride-like cabs of Lucky & Wild and Alien 3: The Gun, by NamcoContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 5: June 1993"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 4: May 1994

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 4: May 1994

    In the fourth episode of the Video Wizards Podcast we find ourselves in May 1994, where Capcom made a powerful statement in that they were still not done with making “belt scrolling” beat ’em ups, with both Alien vs. Predator and Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom making their mark. In this time period, theirContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 4: May 1994"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 3: April 1986

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 3: April 1986

    In the third episode of the Video Wizards Podcast we’re traveling a bit further back again, to April 1986, and enter the Fantasy Zone for some unique shoot ’em up stylings by SEGA. Japanese developers continue making their mark as we also look at a string of Capcom hitters like Trojan, Gun.Smoke and Section ZContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 3: April 1986"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 2: March 1991

    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 marvelContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 2: March 1991"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 1: February 1989

    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,Continue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 1: February 1989"

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