WaveBack Music Podcast

Episode 173 – Frogger

He's back! In frog form!

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For Kris’s pick, he went with the PlayStation reimagining of the arcade classic Frogger. This retro revival has it all, including an excellent “cute funk” soundtrack. Enjoy!

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Episode 172 – Mega Man 3

Wily ran off with Gamma? WHO SWAW THAT COMING!

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For Matt’s pick, he decided to go with one of Kris’s all-time favorite games, Mega Man 3! Why exactly does he consider this game to be the best in the series? Let’s find out! 

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Episode 171 – Donkey Kong Land

It's on like Donkey Kong... on Game Boy!

Show Notes It’s finally time to cover one of Kris’s favorite Game Boy soundtracks, Donkey Kong Land! How do the 16-bit stylings of the DKC series translate to the Game Boy? Let’s find out! 

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Episode 170 – Dead Cells

Dead for the Holidays

Show Notes It was Matt’s pick, and in true Matt fashion, he chose a game that couldn’t possibly be less  Christmass-y for our final episode of the year, Dead Cells! 

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Episode 169 – Double Dragon

Matt and Kris finally meet Bimmy and Jimmy

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It’s almost amazing that after all these years, this show has never covered a Double Dragon game. It’s finally time to correct that as Matt and Kris spend some quality time with the short but spectacular soundtrack of the NES version of the original Double Dragon.

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Episode 168 – Spooky Special IX

Donuts and Onions are scary, right?

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Happy Halloween! Matt and Kris have cooked up yet another spooktacular episode filled with the eeriest video game music they could find! So get into the spirit of the season, and enjoy! Social Stuff

Episode 167 – Akumajo Dracula (Sharp X68000)

An underrated Castlevania Classic!

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As has become tradition around here at the WaveBack podcast, every October Matt and Kris focus on the music of a different Castlevania game in chronological order. This time they’re cracking their whips at an often overlooked entry in Konami’s classic vampire killing franchise, and one that didn’t find its way to North America until well after its initial release overseas. Watch out for trees being struck by lightning because tonight they listen to the music of Akumajo Dracula for the Sharp X68000.

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  • Various songs from the PlayStation version of Castlevania Chronicles

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Episode 166 – Super C

The Contra is Super, but the Nintendo isn't.

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Matt and Kris tackle the excellent Contra followup for NES, Super C. It’s the best Contra game out there that’s not actually called Contra! 

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  • Various songs from Super Contra (arcade), Contra (arcade), Contra (NES), and Contra 4 (DS). 

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Episode 165 – The Messenger

Time traveling ninja action at its finest

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Matt and Kris take on the time traveling ninja epic, The Messenger. Since this game has two versions of its soundtrack, Kris decided to mash them up with some killer results. Enjoy!  

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  • The single versions of the tracks

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Episode 164 – Just Shapes & Beats

It's not over till it's over

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Matt and Kris tackle Just Shapes & Beats, which is an extremely apt title, even though the game is so very much more.       

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  • More songs from JSAB because the entire soundtrack rules.

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