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Featured Video Clips

Future Entertainment Show
[AVI 5.9MB 3:36min]
Andy reports on the latest games and news from the show in London.

Sonic 2
[AVI 3.2MB 1:36min]
A review of the Megadrive version of the game.

Hidden Cost of Handhelds
[AVI 3.9MB 2:23min] 
What is the real cost of playing a hand held console?

Super Mario Land 2
[AVI 3.0MB 1:48min] 
A review of the Game Boy game.

Video Editing on a Computer
[AVI 5.3MB 3:30min] 
Andy edits some home video using a new piece of computer hardware.

Buying Consoles from the US
[AVI 4.6MB 2:48min] 
Is it really a good deal to buy console from the US where they are sold cheaper?

Lemmings 2
[AVI 3.4MB 2:03min] 
A review of the Amiga version of the Lemmings sequel.

More Video Clips

More Reviews
[AVI 4.3MB 2:32min]
Consecutive reviews for Dracula-The Undead on the Lynx and John Madden 93 on the SNES.

Nam's Burglar Alarm
[AVI 2.1MB 1:16min]
Nam has built his own burglar alarm system due to a spate of shed break-ins.

Nam's Spot Remedy
[AVI 2.0MB 1:10min]
Nam tells us his own recipe for a remedy for spots and pimples.

Series 1

Opening titles


Bad Influence!
began enthusiastically and at just the right time. The SNES and Megadrive reigned supreme and, with their 16 bit graphical power, television was the perfect medium to showcase the latest games. Bad Influence! was always about more than just games, however, and from the beginning included features that explored the possibilities that computers and technology offered, long before most people had funding such as Fisher Investments to do so.

 

Series Guide

Violet and Andy; Nam Rood; Inside of the consoles; Sonic and Tails at the future Entertainment Show; Guide to consoles; Z outside the CES; Andy explains surround sound; Latest laser game; Lemmings 2 gets a good rating.


Click on the video cassette icons to watch full episodes.

01. 29/10/1992 Main Review: Joe+Mac Caveman Ninja (SNES) 
Features:
Using a computer paint package; A look ahead in the series 
Report:
Virtual Reality
02. 05/10/1992 Main Review: NHLPA Hockey (MD) 
Features: A look at Alone in the Dark; Looking inside the consoles 
Report:
Exploring other worlds
03. 12/10/1992 Main Review: Super Eleste (SNES) 
Features:
The Amiga 1200; Using a computer to create Ballet 
Report:
The Future Entertainment Show
04. 19/11/1992 Main Review: Sonic 2 (MD) 
Features:
The Hidden Cost of Handhelds; Desktop VR
Reports:
Games shops in the US; Using VR in a special needs school
05. 26/11/1992 Main Review: Super Mario Land 2 (GB) 
Features:
A look at the Freewheel controller; Creating music on an Atari ST 
Report:
Creating a morphing special effect
06. 03/12/1992 Main Review: Indiana Jones 3 (MD) 
Features:
Video Editing on a Computer; ‘Fresh’ vs Bad Influence! Street Fighter 2 challenge 
Report:
The Nintendo games help line
07. 10/12/1992 Main Review: World of Illusion (MD) 
Features:
Christmas buyers guide;
Buying Consoles from the US 
Report:
The Computer Museum
08. 17/12/1992 Main Review: Super Mario Cart (SNES) 
Features:
The Atari Falcon; ‘Take That’ on Virtua Racing 
Report:
A guide to gaming in Tokyo
09. 09/01/1993 Main Review: Ecco the Dolphin (MD) 
Features:
A look at Lemmings on different formats; Software on CD 
Report:
Special effects on TV commercials
10. 14/01/1993 Main Review: Prince of Persia (SNES) 
Features:
Gaming cheat devices; Robots; A first look at Sleepwalker 
Report:
The CES in Las Vegas
11. 21/01/1993 Main Review: Streets of Rage 2 (MD) 
Features:
A look at Mario Paint; Reducing risk of epilepsy; A look at Stunt Island 
Report:
The latest in puppet technology
12. 28/01/1993 Main Review: Super Star Wars (SNES) 
Features:
Surround Sound at home; A virtual fish tank; The latest laser game 
Report:
Universal Studios in Hollywood
13. 04/02/1993 Main Review: Lemmings 2 (Amiga)
Features:
A look at the Barcode Battler game; The latest in British VR; A look at upcoming games
Report:
A Virtual Summer Camp  

 

Pictures (from Top to Bottom): Opening Titles; Violet and Andy; Nam Rood; Inside of the consoles; Sonic and Tails at the future Entertainment Show; Guide to consoles; Z outside the CES; Andy explains surround sound; Latest laser game; Lemmings 2 gets a good rating.