Take a trip back in time to September 1987 where Nintendo was on its meteoric rise to the top of the video game industry. Not a single first party game released this month, but the third parties showed up with a ton of content. We touch on every Game Pak released and go in-depth on a few of our favorites.
In this super-sized episode we also take a deep dive into the world of video game print. Computer Entertainer, Computer + Video Games, and Ed Semrad’s Video Adventures columns are all discussed. Plus, we take a look at the third issue of the Nintendo Fun Club Newsletter – it has morphed from a tiny pamphlet to a full sized magazine layout – a precursor to what we’d see in a year with Nintendo Power magazine’s debut.
Finally, in our Energy Tank special features department, we talk about our Top 10 Favorite NES games from its first 24 months on the market. We pulled out the best 10 games from the list below. Which ones would make the cut for you? Let us know in the comments below!
10 Yard Fight
Clu Clu Land
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Tag Team Wrestling
Ghosts ‘N Goblins
Rush ‘n Attack
Track & Field
Legend of Zelda, The
Mighty Bomb Jack
Legend of Kage, The
Raid on Bungeling Bay
We hope you enjoy our trip down memory lane. As always, be sure to check out our Warp Zone section on the site for news, reviews, and more written as if from that time period. Don’t forget to send us your questions and suggestions to be featured on a future show via an e-mail (please put Warp Zone in the subject line) or by getting in touch with us via Twitter. As always, please rate us in iTunes, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Plus, you can listen to us on Google Play Music!
WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!
0:00 – Introduction Music
0:48 – Press Start
1:34 – Introduction to POW Block
2:18 – 3-D WorldRunner
7:46 – Deadly Towers
13:58 – Double Dribble
20:04 – Lode Runner
23:23 – Raid on Bungeling Bay
26:35 – Ring King
30:14 – Sky Kid
33:39 – Spelunker
35:51 – Stage Theme by Konami – Stinger OST
37:46 – Spy Hunter
41:33 – Sqoon
44:49 – Stadium Events
49:51 – Star Voyager
52:14 – Stinger
58:35 – Winter Games
1:01:54 – Stage Theme by Sunsoft – Spy Hunter OST
PLAYING WITH POWER
1:04:47 – Introduction to Playing With Power
1:04:57 – September 1987 Issue of Computer Entertainer
1:18:33 – Video Adventures – Milwaukee Journal 9/12/87: 3-D WorldRunner
1:20:49 – Video Adventures – Milwaukee Journal 9/5/87: Section Z
1:23:01 – September 1987 Issue of Computer + Video Games
1:30:48 – Fall 1987 Issue of Nintendo Fun Club News
1:55:53 -Stage Theme by Irem – Sqoon OST
1:56:48 – Top 10 NES Games For First 24 Months On Market
2:09:14 – Thanks for listening!
2:10:24 -Stage Theme by Namco/Sunsoft – Sky Kid OST
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