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.
We’ve come to yet the end of another year. And once again, we conclude the year with a racing game on the cover. I wonder if that’s going to keep happening?
Link and Emmy breath a sigh of relief today as they begin the end of December 1992 off on the right foot.
December 1992 is winding down, but the games have not been great and they really start fraying Link’s nerves in this episode.
We start with Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball to see if SNES baseball gets any better. This one fares better than most but it’s still not amazing. We also talk about Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA playoffs. We didn’t think basketball could get much worse than last week’s All Star Challenge (by virtue of not really being a basketball game) but this one sure wants to challenge that assumption.
In this episode we’re diving into the worlds of sports-games and game-show games. We talk about Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour which boasts some forward-thinking accessibility options but isn’t terribly impressive otherwise when compared to some of the other games on the system.
A lot of today’s games have something in common in that they represent a leap in quality over similar games that we may have seen on past systems, but still fail to be truly recommendable today.
We like to talk history as it relates to the games we play on this show. Usually the topics are confined to video game creators and companies, or franchises attached to the games. Today’s episode covers something a little different.