Warp Zone Podcast: January 1989

Welcome to 1989! We give out some awards to our favorite NES games of 1988 in our Energy Tank features department. Listen to us mull over and argue for our favorites. There are plenty of games we cover this month as well in the POW Block, but unfortunately none of them are exactly triple A. There’s a lot to listen to this month, so it’s best you got started!

 

 

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! We’re also on Spotify!

 

SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

1:20 – Introduction to POW Block

2:40 – Bomberman

6:42 – Othello

12:34 – Platoon

18:35 – Rampage

22:47 – Skate or Die

28:25 – Star Soldier

31:50 – Tecmo Baseball

35:41 – Wrestlemania

INTERMISSION

40:22 – Downhill Jam by Ultra Games – Skate or Die OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

41:37 – Introduction to Playing With Power

41:56 – The L.A. Times | 1/6/89 – Atari Games Gets Zapped By Nintendo

45:56 – NY Times | 1/9/89 – Tradeshow’s Hottest Item Is TV Set

53:18 – The L.A. Times | 2/1/89 – Atari Corp. Sues Nintendo

58:12 – Computer Entertainer | January 1989

1:34:04 – Nintendo Power | Jan/Feb 1989

INTERMISSION

2:07: 08 – Million Dollar Man by Acclaim – Wrestlemania OST

ENERGY TANK

2:08:32 – 1988 NES Game Awards

GAME OVER

3:32:45 – Thanks For Listening!

3:33:25 – Credits by Naoki Kodaka – Blaster Master OST

 

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