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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.

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Vintage Nintendo Bops (With Moegeemoe)

Earworm Arcade

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
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
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
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)
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
March 4, 2021