Warp Zone Podcast: December 1987

It’s the end of the year and we cover the last four games to come out for the NES in 1987. Two are pretty awful and two are pretty good! We have a pretty lengthy Playing With Power segment where, to be honest, we go completely off the rails more than once – but that’s half the fun! Energy Tank reveals our Top 5 and Bottom 5 NES games released in 1987. Don’t miss it! From all of us here at Nintendo Times, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thanks for listening!



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


1:45 – Introduction to POW Block

1:58 – Jaws

9:04 – The Karate Kid

12:36 – Wizards & Warriors

21:48 – Mega Man


39:59 – Cut Man by Capcom – Mega Man OST


41:19 – Introduction to Playing With Power

41:32 – The Times-News (Idaho) – December 23, 1987

44:00 – Toys R Us Print Ads – December 1987

46:57 – December 1987 Issue of Computer Entertainer

1:07:01 – Video Adventures – Milwaukee Journal 12/12/87: Good and bad games for players age 3 to 8

1:14:12 – Video Adventures – Milwaukee Journal 12/19/87: Top GunZanac, Arkanoid & Super Pitfall

1:19:43 – Video Adventures – Milwaukee Journal 12/26/87: The Goonies II & Jaws

1:27:41 – December/January Issue of The Games Machine

1:29:10 – Winter 1987 Issue of Nintendo Fun Club News


2:03:45 – Bomb Man by Capcom – Mega Man OST


2:04:49 – Top 5 and Worst 5 NES Games of 1987


2:45:45 – Thanks For Listening!

2:47:35 – Ending by Capcom – Mega Man OST

2:48:17 – Christmas Sailing by Dale, Kaijin – Final Fantasy Boat Theme Remix

2:51:10 – M.A.S.K. Complete Theme

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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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