VIDEO: Warp Zone Podcast: August 1987

Welcome to the August 1987 episode of Warp Zone, where we flashback 30 years ago to discuss what was going on in the world of Nintendo. After the stellar release of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo followed up with not one, but two new games in the Adventure Series: Kid Icarus and Metroid!

Third parties were joining in the fun with games like Elevator Action, Arkanoid, The Legend of Kage, and Athena. We check out the August issue of Computer Entertainer for the latest news.

Lastly, in Energy Tank I challenge Mike and Aaron to a game of Name That Chiptune. I play a song from a NES game and they try to guess which game the song is from. You can play along too!





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, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Plus, you can listen to us on Google Play Music!




0:00 – Introduction Music

0:48  – Press Start


1:20 – Introduction to POW Block

1:48 – Arkanoid

7:09 – Elevator Action

9:23 – The Legend of Kage

11:55 – Athena

15:30 – Kid Icarus

25:10 – Metroid


43:50 – Brinstar by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Metroid OST


44:55 – Introduction to Playing With Power

45:09 – August 1987 Issue of Computer Entertainer


53:29 -Beginning by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Kid Icarus OST


54:18 – Name That Chiptune


1:11:30 – Thanks for listening!

1:13:45 -Angel Land by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Kid Icarus OST

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Craig: @NintendoTimes85
Aaron: @AaronConwell
Mike: @atheaon
Jay: @ZeroOrigin


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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