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Back in my Play: A Podcast for Nostalgic Gamers

Every week we look back on our memories of the video games we played growing up. We discuss a brief history of the game, the memories that impacted our lives, and the experience of going back to the games in the present day.

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Episode 42: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

This episode Chris Johnston and Josh Hillyer join Kevin to talk about one of the most controversial games in Nintendo's history The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. We remember our first attempts to play the game back in 2003 and if the HD Remake helps fix the obstacles of the initial release. We also talk about Nintendo' selling refurbished games, and other retro topics!

1hr 49mins

5 Dec 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Chris Johnston and John Riccardi join Kevin to remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We also talk about the history of the series and our hopes for the next installment in the series.

2hr 24mins

29 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 32: Super Mario Brothers 3

Chris Johnston is back to help us remember and revisit Super Mario Brother 3 on the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System.

1hr 39mins

25 Jul 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 2: Super Mario World

This week we revisit Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The episodes begins with out memories of the SNES's launch, a prerelease experience at the Nintendo Mall Tour, our first experience with the game, and of course what it was like to revisit it. We finish with some discussion on New Super Luigi U, how our gaming tastes have changed, and some retro recommendations.

1hr 51mins

23 Jun 2013

Rank #4

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Episode 49: Star Fox 64

Georgia Dow of Isometric and Peter Brown of Gamespot join Kevin to remember and revisit the game the introduced us to the Rumble Pak, Star Fox 64. Good Luck!

1hr 22mins

22 Feb 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 103: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

This week John Ricciardi, Mark MacDonald and Shane Bettenhausen join Kevin to remember and revisit Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

1hr 34mins

15 Apr 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 23: Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2

Lloyd Parker (designer of our awesome logo) joins us to talk about two absolute classics from the Sega Genesis. For many Sonic 1 and 2 sold them on a Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. We revisit these early titles from the blue blur and also talk about the future of the podcast, more NGPC, the PS Vita, and more!

2hr 14mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #7

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Episode 14: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Ex-EGM News Editor and Review Crew member Chris Johnston (Also Player One Podcast) joins us to discuss our memories and revisiting of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. You can also find out how to get a box of consoles and games sent to your house from Nintendo. We wrap up the show with a spoiler free discussion of A Link Between Worlds and some Next Gen impressions.

1hr 49mins

1 Dec 2013

Rank #8

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Episode 35: Sega Saturn 201

Greg Sewart joins Kevin continue their discussion of the Sega Saturn while talking about the hidden gems of the Saturn, the expensive games that are worth your money, and some weird titles that make the Saturn unique.

1hr 17mins

19 Aug 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 72: Sega Dreamcast 101: US History, Hardware, and Accessories

The summer of Sega Dreamcast Begins with US History, Hardware, and Accessories.

2hr 10mins

17 Jun 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 114: Super Metroid

John Linneman of Digital Foundry and Peter Brown of GameSpot join Kevin to remember and revisit Super Metroid.

1hr 33mins

25 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 90: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

This episode Kurt Kalata and Benjamin Rivers join me to remember and revisit Castlevania II: Simon's Quest on the NES and Famicom.

1hr 22mins

6 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 16: Super Mario Bros 2

Chris Johnston from the Player One Podcast returns to look back and revisit Super Mario Brothers 2 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. How has it aged and does it earn the right to be a mainline SMB game? Also we discuss the Turbografx-16, NES Remix, and the recently announced Playstation NOW.

1hr 33mins

12 Jan 2014

Rank #13

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Episode 10: Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64

This week we revisit the launch of the Nintendo 64 and two of it's early releases, Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64

2hr 7mins

29 Aug 2013

Rank #14

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122: 3D Dot Game Heroes and SEGA News

This episode we discuss 3D Dot Game Heroes and some big SEGA News.

1hr 27mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 21: The Music of the NES

Chris Johnston is back again to join us in remembrance of our favorite music on the NES/Famicom from back in the day.

2hr 13mins

23 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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Episode 81: 25th Anniversary SNES Memories (Part 1)

We continue the celebration of the SNES 25th Anniversary as Chris Johnston and Peter Brown join Kevin to share their memories, favorite games of the past, and new discoveries on this incredible 16-bit console.

1hr 22mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 97: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

This episode Chris Johnston and Greg Sewart join Kevin to remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

1hr 18mins

17 Feb 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 106: Super Mario Kart

Joshua Hillyer and Chris Johnston join Kevin to remember and revisit Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo/Famicom.

1hr 12mins

5 May 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 93: The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

This week we remember and revisit the future classic The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds with Chris Johnston and Justin Epperson.

1hr 34mins

23 Dec 2016

Rank #20