Welcome to Talkin’ Toons. This episode of SNEScapades is going to feature a lot of talk about cartoons because both games being discussed today are adaptations of cartoons from the early 90s.
WHOO HOO! EPISODE 50! We didn’t really do anything special for this one other than talk about Super Valis IV and Sonic Blast Man, but they were fun to talk about!
Today, the duo are talking about three hockey games that came out on the SNES in 1993. Those games are the brutal Hit the Ice, the lackluster Super Slap Shot, and the fairly impressive NHL 94.
Continuing the streak of 1993’s “Games that are fine”; we have three more games that are perfectly, astonishingly okay. It’s been a long week. Why not stop doom-scrolling and settle down with us for an hour and let us tell you about some 30-year-old games that are fine?
SteampunkLink and Emmy Zero were faced with a licensed game attached to a fairly loathed license, a platform game who’s previous console iterations are infamously bad, and another Koei game. They prepared for the worst. But in the end were pleasantly surprised with what they got.
This episode features talk of 90s cartoons, horror franchises marketed to children, and forgotten franchises that just fizzled out. Remember the comic series Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja or the band Trixter? Neither did they, but they talk about them anyway.
How well does Red October follow the book? Is this finally the Koei game that gets us hooked? What was the deal with that strange Mega Man game for DOS back in the day? What do we think of Tom Clancey? How will Q*Bert 3, Rampart, and Super Smash TV fair after a second look? We’ll answer all of these questions and more on today’s episode!
1993 is officially starting now! We’re done with the specials for a bit and kicking off January 93 with Power Moves and California Games II.
Our first Playing With Power episode of SNEScapades has us taking a long trip down memory lane as we explore the big January 1993 bonus issue of Nintendo Power. We’ll talk about games we’ve already discussed on the show (like Magical Quest: Starring Mickey Mouse), some that we haven’t gotten to yet (like Shanghai II), and at least one we won’t actually see of a while (Equinox).
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!
With another year of SNES games behind us, we decided that this was a good opportunity to have Willie and Ginger (The Grand Rapidians Play Games Podcast) on to talk about their history with the SNES and other games and consoles they played in the 90s.