Warp Zone Podcast: April 1988

We’ve made it to April of 1988 and what a month that was for the NES. Actually, it was kind of a boring month for releases, truth be told! Luckily we have some great magazines and newsletters to peruse through to fill the podcast! We also reveal our favorite 5 NES flying shmups (shoot’em-ups). Enjoy!

 

 

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 you can listen to us on Google Play Music!

 

SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

1:29 – Introduction to POW Block

2:12 – Freedom Force

6:04 – Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

10:46 – Major League Baseball

INTERMISSION

15:17 – Stage 4 Theme by SNK – Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

16:51 – Introduction to Playing With Power

17:02- The Spokesman Review: The Home Market Plays Well At Nintendo

24:49 – Ukiah Daily Journal: NES Action Set Advertisement

26:13 – Computer Entertainer – April 1988

41:50 – Nintendo Fun Club News – April/May 1988

INTERMISSION

1:06:35 – Stage 1: Airplane by Sunsoft – Freedom Force OST

ENERGY TANK

1:07:51 – Top 5 Favorite NES Flying Shooters

GAME OVER

1:25:07 – Thanks For Listening!

1:25:59 – Stage 4: Town by Sunsoft – Freedom Force OST

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Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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