Warp Zone Podcast: December 1989

Merry Christmas to all! We go over a ton of games in this episode as a bunch released in December of 1989. There’s plenty of articles and magazines to cover as well, plus we have two (!) Energy Tank special features for you in this super-sized episode. Thanks for listening and have a safe holiday season!

 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

1:42 – Introduction to POW Block

1:58 – After Burner

4:32 – All Pro Basketball

7:37 – Archon

14:05 – Battle of Olympus

16:35 – Championship Bowling

18:43 – Cybernoid

21:53 – Dig Dug II

23:41 – Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II

29:58 – Knight Rider

33:31 – The Magic of Scheherazade

38:10 – Marvel’s X-Men

40:42 – RoboCop

43:40 – Shadowgate

47:59 – Shinobi

49:49 – Short Order/Eggsplode

50:57 – Silent Service

53:21 – Toobin’

55:26 – Willow

INTERMISSION

1:00:03 – Stage 2 by David Wise/Rare – Ironsword OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

1:01:12 – Intro to Playing With Power

1:01:59 – Nintendo Accused of Unfair Marketing | LA Times | December 8, 1989

1:07:54 – Staying in the Game: Nintendo Effort Aims at the Loyalty of Consumers | Sun-Sentinel | December 26, 1989

1:13:03 – The Best, Worst of 1989 Software | The Chicago Tribune | December 29, 1989

1:16:19 – Big Names Flop With Christmas Buyers | LA Times | December 30, 1989

1:17:12 – Computer Entertainer | December 1989

1:19:53 – EGM Buyer’s Guide | December 1989

1:32:42 – GamePro | December 1989

1:40:46 – Video Games & Computer Entertainment | December 1989

INTERMISSION

1:44:33 – Game Over & Shop Theme by David Wise/Rare – Ironsword OST

ENERGY TANK

1:45:33 – Community Connection

INTERMISSION

2:04:32 – Underwater Theme by David Wise/Rare – Ironsword OST

ENERGY TANK

2:05:36 – Most Influential Games of the Decade (1980s)

GAME OVER

3:05:32 – Thanks for Listening!

3:06:04 – Ending by Capcom – Willow OST

3:08:29 – Willow Theme by James Horner – Willow (Movie) OST

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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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