Happy New Year and welcome to another episode of the Warp Zone podcast, where we discuss the Nintendo games from 30 years ago. As is our annual tradition, we reveal our Top 10 NES games from the prior year! 1989 had a lot of great games to choose from, so it was difficult to narrow it down to just 10. We also fight over which game gets number 1, but perhaps things will change next episode with our annual awards? Enjoy!
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WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!
0:00 – Introduction Music
0:47 – Press Start
1:20 – Introduction to POW Block
1:47 – 8 Eyes
8:57 – A Boy and His Blob
14:07 – The Chessmaster
15:37 – Clash at Demonhead
19:06 – Demon Sword
21:16 – Double Dragon II: The Revenge
29:50 – Fantasy Zone
32:20 – Genghis Khan
34:15 – Infiltrator
36:38 – Kings of the Beach
40:33 – Rescue: The Embassy Mission
42:30 – River City Ransom
46:06 – Roadblasters
48:47 – Rock ‘n Ball
51:14 – Top Gun: The Second Mission
53:12 – Twin Cobra
55:41 – Into The Turf by Kazunaka Yamane – Double Dragon II OST
PLAYING WITH POWER
56:33 – Intro to Playing With Power
56:48 – Consumer Embraced High Tech in the ’80s | The Times News Idaho Jan. 4, 1990
1:02:43 – Nintendo Press Releases | January Winter CES 1990
1:13:31 – Not So Fond Farewell To The Worst Products of the ’80s | The Chicago Tribune
1:18:44 – EGM | January 1990
1:30:08 – GamePro | January 1990
1:34:19 – Nintendo Power | January / February 1990
1:54:38 – Double Illusion by Kazunaka Yamane – Double Dragon II OST
1:55:19 – Top 10 NES Games of 1989
2:37:13 – Thanks for Listening!
2:38:10 – Final Confrontation by Kazunaka Yamane – Double Dragon II OST
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