WaveBack Episode 125: The Treasure of Usas

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Matt and Kris dive into the unknown depths of the MSX computer system and the Konami classic The Treasure of Usas. 

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  • Various NES Konami games 

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Kris Randazzo

Kris is the Content Supervisor of Geekade. As an avid consumer of all things video game, Kris spent his formative years collecting cartridges, CDs, discs, and assorted paraphernalia in an effort to amass a video game collection large enough to kill an elephant. He works with Stone Age Gamer, writing for their blog and hosting the Stone Age Gamer Podcast right here at Geekade. He's also the host of the WaveBack Podcast, co-host of This Week's Episode, and can occasionally be found in the pages of Nintendo Force Magazine.

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    March 30, 2021 at 6:52 am
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    It might be because of the passwords that the song for Dunhuang Ruins is also often named Juba Ruins?

    The passwords for this game are:
    2 JUBA RUINS
    3 HARAPPA RUINS
    4 GANDHARA RUINS
    5 MOHENJO DARO
    (Press CTRL at the intro screen, enter the password, and hit Enter)

    Looks like Dunhuang is a city along the southern route along the Taklamakan Desert of one of the Silk Roads. Juba however is the capital and largest city of South Sudan, though is also listed on Wikipedia’s list of cities along the Silk Road.

    When playing the game as a kid, I never realised it referenced actual cities. 🙂

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      March 30, 2021 at 8:39 am
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      Whoa, thanks for this info! I need to find a good way to play this game sometime. It’s super interesting.

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