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Earworm Arcade

Earworm Arcade

By Retro Game Champion
MadHatter, a retro videogame archivist, teams up with hilarious co-hosts for a podcast that focuses on a different gaming genre each episode! It features some of the best music from these classic games alongside some ridiculous, nostalgic commentary.

From the same nerd that brought you retrogamechampion.com!
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Sweat Sweat Revolution (With Diabeats)
When they talk about "Blood, sweat, and tears," this is exactly the sweat and tears they are referring to!   MadHatter calls up a good pal he hasn't hung with in awhile, Diabeats, to not only talk about and play some of their all-time favorite Dance Dance Revolution songs, but also step along to them live! A certainly harebrained idea that ended up being pretty damned entertaining.   Listen in as they huff and puff and bring in absolute bangers from 2nd Mix, 3rd Mix, 5th Mix, and DDRMAX 1 and 2. Will they survive performing 17 songs in a single session? I guess you'll have to listen in to find out. You know, if anybody died.   Music featured in this episode:   *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Title (Can You Feel the Rhythm - Naoki) *   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - Put your Faith in Me (Uzi-Lay) *   DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix - Healing Vision (Angelic Mix - 2MB) *   Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix - Matsuri Japan (Re-Venge) *   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - Boom Boom Dollar (King Kong & D.Jungle Girls) *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Dynamite Rave (Naoki) *   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - Boys (SMiLE.dk) *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Afronova (Re-Venge) *   DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix - Telephone Operator (Club Mix - Shelley Peter) *   DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix - Break Down! (BeForU) *   DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix - Freckles (KCP Re-Edit - Tiggy) *   DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix - Trance de Janeiro (Samba de Janeiro 2002 Epic Vocal Remix - Bellini) *   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - El Ritmo Tropical (Dixies Gang) *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - End of the Century (No.9) *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Wonderland (UKS Mix - X-Treme) *   DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix - Tsugaru (RevenG vs. De-Sire) *   Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Dead End (N & S) *   DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix - Max 300 (Ω) *   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - Ending (Love is the Power) Wanna jam on the go? Feel free to download all the music from this episode in its full form here: https://archive.org/details/track-packs-earworm-arcade-podcast
02:20:16
July 5, 2021
Court Pals (With Dalton)
Objection (and all the other typical lawyer stuff)!   MadHatter joins forces with his kiddo Dalton to cosplay and talk about some of the best tunes from the retro Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games. Listen in as they play music from those radical titles, including mainstays like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations.   Music featured in this episode:   *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Intro *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Defendant Lobby - So It Begins *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo   *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Jake Marshall: Renegade Sheriff *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Pursuit: Corner the Culprit *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All - Psyche-Locks *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Objection! 2001 *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Maya Fey - Turnabout Sisters 2001 *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dick Gumshoe: That's "Detective Gumshoe," Pal! *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - The Blue Badger: I Want to Protect You *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Marvin Grossberg: Reckonings and Regrets of an Aged Attorney *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All - Berry Big Circus *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All - Trucy Wright: Child of Magic *   Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Loving Guitar's Serenade *   Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Love Love Guilty *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations - Godot: The Fragrance of Dark Coffee *   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Ending Wanna jam on the go? Feel free to download all the music from this episode in its full form here: https://archive.org/details/track-packs-earworm-arcade-podcast
01:57:29
June 30, 2021
Vintage Nintendo Bops (With Moegeemoe)
Ultra catchy tunes from the 8 and 16 bit eras! MadHatter reconnects with longtime bestie Moegeemoe (Richard, previously from the Scrub Budz), and discusses earworms from the vintage era of Nintendo - The NES, SNES, Game Boy, and Game Boy Color. Listen in as they play music from those extremely nostalgic titles and love on some of their favorite games from back in the day, including classics like Contra, Chrono Trigger, Battletoads, and more. Music featured in this episode: Contra (NES Version) - Title Adventures of Dino Riki - Stage 1 Pilotwings - Flight Club Battletoads (NES Version) - Ragnarok's Canyon Air Fortress - Exterior Gyruss (NES Version) - 1st and 3rd Warps Mappy Land (NES Version) - Stage 6 (Ghost Town) Chrono Trigger - Gato Dr. Mario (NES Version) - Fever Kirby's Dream Course - Cloudy Mountain Peaks Super Off Road (SNES Version) - Title SimCity (SNES Version) - Village Pokémon Pinball - Blue Field Super Mario Land - Muda Kingdom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES Version) - Title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin' Uniracers - Title Tetris (Game Boy Version) - Music Type A Super Mario World - Staff Roll
02:34:35
June 8, 2021
Blast Barrel Bonanza (With Newman)
If you're gonna shoot a barrel, you better be all the way across the room! MadHatter dials up Newman, one of the most notorious supporters of Retro Game Champion and quite the expert on gaming, and invites him into a Deathmatch. Or a Dukematch. If you haven't caught on by now, the episode is about classic first person shooters. Listen in as they play music from those bloody titles and nostalgically geek out over their favorite games from back in the day, including classics like Doom, Wolfenstein 3-D, GoldenEye, and more. Music featured in this episode:  GoldenEye 007 - Intro Catacomb 3-D - Too Hot to Handle Doom II (DOS Version - Adlib) - The Demon's Dead Corridor 7 - Alien Invasion - Floor 7 Descent (MS-DOS Version - Sound Blaster 16) - Briefing Blood (Sound Blaster 16 Version) - Ghost Town Half-Life 2 - Valve Song Duke Nukem 3D (MS-DOS Version - Sound Blaster) - Title Rise of the Triad - Dark War - Hellero Shadow Warrior (MS-DOS Version) - Everybody Off!!! Quarantine II - Road Warrior - Track 01 Star Wars - Dark Forces (MS-DOS Version) - Intro Strife (MS-DOS Version) - Action Killing Time - Toot Sweet Jazz Band - Time Trapped Isle Unreal Tournament (MS-DOS Version) - Enigma Wolfenstein 3D (MS-DOS Version) - Wondering About My Loved Ones Doom (MS-DOS Version - Adlib) - Sweet Little Dead Bunny
02:36:37
May 20, 2021
Fightin' Words (With Will)
Calling all fighter junkies! MadHatter tags in and out with Will, formerly of the Scrub Budz and one of his best friends / fighting game opponents. He pretty much knows everything about these games, and when Hatter and him geek together, well, they can't shut up about them! Listen in as they play music from those awesome titles and nostalgically geek out over their favorite games from back in the day, including classics like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and The King of Fighters series. Music featured in this episode: Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (Arcade Version) - Title Soulcalibur (Sega Dreamcast Version) - Duelists Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior - Robert Samurai Shodown (Arcade Version) - Character Select Bloody Roar (Arcade Version) - Nuclear Plant Power Instinct (Arcade Version) - Angela Belti Tekken 2 (Arcade Version) - King ClayFighter - Sculptor's Cut - Intro Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - New Age of Heroes (Sega Dreamcast Version) - Clock Tower Dead or Alive 3 - Character Select Night Warriors - Darkstalkers' Revenge (Arcade Version) - Hsien-Ko Mortal Kombat (Arcade Version) - Shang Tsung's Courtyard Rage of the Dragons - Glorious Minds Primal Rage (Arcade Version) - The Ruins Power Stone (Sega Dreamcast Version) - Rouge Red Earth - Tessa Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters (SNES Version) - Art Museum The King of Fighters 2002 - Challenge to Ultimate Battle (Arcade Version) - Fatal Fury Team The Last Blade 2 (Arcade Version) - The Scent of Bloodstained Blades on the Wind The Kung-Fu Master Jackie Chan - Thorsten Street Fighter III 3rd Strike - Fight for the Future - Character Select Rival Schools - United by Fate (Arcade Version) - Taiyo High School Song Street Fighter II - Champion Edition (Arcade Version) - Ryu's Ending
02:32:57
May 6, 2021
Peripherals (With JMac from LifeBeginsAt8Bit)
It's the second ever episode of Earworm Arcade! MadHatter joins forces with JMac, a former coworker and fellow retro game expert from the LifeBeginsAt8Bit project. He knows plenty about games with fun and awkward peripherals and equipment. Listen in as they play music from those awesome titles and nostalgically geek out over their favorite games from back in the day, including classics from powerhouse studios like Konami and Nintendo. Music featured in this episode: Duck Hunt - Game Start Battle Clash - Baron Mario Paint - Music Maker 3 Prop Cycle - Solitar Super Hang-On (Arcade Version) - Name Entry BS-X - The Story of the Town Whose Name Was Stolen - Character Creation Lethal Enforcers (Arcade Version) - As Long as You Live Revolution X (Arcade Version) - Amazon Sega Channel - Adventure Zone Silent Scope - Peeping Tom (Looking at Life Up Girls) Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix - Naoki - Dynamite Rave Mario Artist - Paint Studio - Paint (BGM 2) Area 51 (Arcade Version) - Spaceship Gyromite - Stage (Game B) Donkey Konga - Menu Sound Blaster Pro JukeBox - Reggae 2 Bound High - Stage 2 (Adventure of Chalvo) Game Boy Camera - Run! Run! Run! Space Shadow - BGM 1 Lucky & Wild - Ride on Tonight (Ending)
02:24:21
April 8, 2021
Use Item With Item (With Bad Servo)
It's the very first episode of Earworm Arcade! MadHatter teams up with a good ol' pal who was also addicted to retro point-and-click adventure games: Bad Servo. Listen in as they play music from those magical titles and nostalgically geek out over their favorite games from back in the day, including classics from powerhouse studios like Sierra and LucasArts. Music featured in this episode: The Secret of Monkey Island (MS-DOS Version - Adlib) - Intro Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (MS-DOS Version) - Title Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (MS-DOS Version) - Roger Dies from a Big Rock Beneath a Steel Sky (MS-DOS Version) - Walkway Dune (MS-DOS Version - Adlib) - Chani's Eyes Grim Fandango (MS-DOS Version) - Tango Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work (MS-DOS Version - Adlib) - For Your Thighs Only Sam & Max Hit the Road (MS-DOS Version) - Childhood in Brighton Shadowgate (NES Version) - Castle Room I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - Ellen's Exploration Uninvited (NES Version) - Mansion Room Total Distortion - You are Dead Snatcher (Sega CD Version) - Creeping Silence Déjà Vu (NES Version) - Game Over Blade Runner (Microsoft Windows Version) - Ending
02:09:42
March 4, 2021