Warp Zone Podcast: June 1988

We have an extra long episode for you this month in the Warp Zone! June 1988 was a busy time with the summer CES taking place and tons of new games being announced. Plus, three quality games came out as well! Be sure to take part in our Name That Chiptune segment in the Energy Tank. How many can you guess?



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. Plus, you can listen to us on Google Play Music!




0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:12 – Introduction to POW Block

1:31 – Double Dragon

13:48 – Metal Gear

25:44 – R.B.I. Baseball


37:46 – Stage 1 by Kazuanaka Yamane – Double Dragon OST


39:07 – Introduction to Playing With Power

39:39 – Computer Gaming World – June 1988

48:29 – Nintendo Fun Club News – June/July 1988

1:14:07 – The Chicago Tribune – Game Software Coming To Stores Soon

1:17:19 – The New York Times – Bushnell Returns For Atari

1:18:18 – L.A. Times – Few Electronic Breakthroughs at CES

1:19:26 – L.A. Times – New Tech Gives Games 2nd Life

1:29:04 – L.A. Times – Video Game Sales

1:31:57 – Summer CES 1988 – Capcom Flyer

1:33:30 – Summer CES 1988 – Konami & Ultra Flyers

1:35:26 – Computer Entertainer – June 1988


2:04:59 – Red Alert! by Kazuki Muraoka – Metal Gear OST


2:06:28 – Name That Chiptune Round 2


2:33:54 – Thanks For Listening!

2:34:26- Return of Fox Hounder by Kazuki Muraoka – Metal Gear 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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