Warp Zone Podcast: June 1989

June of 1989 was absolutely packed with NES games. The chip shortage was finally over and a bunch of new games lines store shelves. Not all of them were winners, but a few really stick out! We also cover the 1989 summer CES and we reveal our top 10 favorite NES power-ups!

 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

1:18 – Introduction to POW Block

1:44 – The Adventures of Bayou Billy

11:29 – Airwolf

14:59 – Desert Commander

20:48 – Guerilla War

25:55 – HOOPS

29:14 – Hydlide

32:09 – Mega Man 2

53:38 – Monster Party

59:07 – Nobunaga’s Ambition

1:01:57 – Shooting Range

1:07:54 – Street Cop

1:10:16 – Super Dodge Ball

1:17:31 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

INTERMISSION

1:25:16 – Bubble Man’s Stage by Capcom – Mega Man 2

1:26:04 – Wood Man’s Stage by Capcom – Mega Man 2

PLAYING WITH POWER

1:26:48 – Introduction to Playing With Power

1:27:00 – The Game Never Stops | Chicago Tribune | June 2, 1989

1:33:01 – Nintendo and AT&T To Develop Home Shopping Service |LA Times | June 5, 1989

1:36:48 – AT&T Denies Partnership With Nintendo | LA Times | June 7, 1989

1:39:10 – Nintendo Zaps Atari | Merced Sun Star | June 22, 1989

1:42:03 – Nintendo Stars at the Electronics Show | Chicago Tribune | June 23, 1989

1:51:35 – Computer Entertainer | June 1989

2:18:22 – Summer CES 1989 Nintendo Brochure

2:19:05 – VG&CE | Jun 1989

INTERMISSION

2:23:47 – Air Man’s Stage by Capcom – Mega Man 2

2:24:38 – Flash Man’s Stage by Capcom – Mega Man 2

ENERGY TANK

2:25:29 – Top 10 NES Power-Ups / Sub-Weapons / Skills

GAME OVER

2:49:54 – Thanks For Listening!

2:50:49 – Fortress Theme 1 by Capcom – Mega Man 2

2:52:04 – Epilogue by Capcom – Mega Man 2

2:53:23 – End Credits by Capcom – Mega Man 2

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