Warp Zone Podcast: July 1988

Welcome to the July 1988 episode of Warp Zone! We have a lot to talk about this month as it’s the introduction of Nintendo Power magazine. We go page by page and chat about all of the games covered and little details we notice. We cover all of the games that launched in July of 1988 for the NES as well as play 20 Questions – can you figure out which games we’ve picked out? As always, thanks for listening!

 

 

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. Plus, 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

1:50 – Introduction to POW Block

2:27 – Bases Loaded

9:30 – Defender II

13:24 – Iron Tank

17:58 – Legendary Wings

23:32 – Gauntlet

INTERMISSION

26:40 – Mission 6 Theme by SNK – Iron Tank OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

27:24 – Introduction to Playing With Power

29:28 – Nintendo Power – July/August 1988 | Premiere Issue

1:17:17 – Sunsoft Game Time News – Summer 1988

1:21:05 – Computer Entertainer – July 1988

INTERMISSION

1:28:43 – Song A by Tengen – Gauntlet OST

ENERGY TANK

1:29:52 – 20 Questions: Guess That NES Game!

GAME OVER

2:18:56 – Thanks For Listening!

2:19:42 – Stage 1 by Capcom – Legendary Wings 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.

Craig Majaski

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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