What’s “Swing Time,” you ask? Well, its the so-early-1990’s opening song performed by rock band Mr. Big (of “Be With You” fame) from the 1993 Sega CD version of the game, The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin, a side-scrolling platformer produced by Sega of America and developed by Technopop. It was also released on the Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, and Game Gear. Since the Sega CD version included several improvements to game to take advantage of extra memory capabilities of the CD-ROM system (i.e., animated scenes, voice acting, two new levels, extra combat moves, in-game collectible extras, and an original score by Spencer Nilsen), another extra was the song “Swing Time” by Mr. Big to play during the game’s intro.
The song got another little shot of life a few years ago, thanks to indie-gaming internet show ByteJacker. Bytejacker’s “Swing Time Lip-Dub” video (embedded below) was created from a series of video comments received from fans of the Bytejacker show — Laurence, Headphonic, Tom Pease, Sanskrit and Joe Larson — and includes the former host, Anthony Carboni, and producer/director Jon Rivera. Enjoy!