Warp Zone Podcast: January 1989

Welcome to 1989! We give out some awards to our favorite NES games of 1988 in our Energy Tank features department. Listen to us mull over and argue for our favorites. There are plenty of games we cover this month as well in the POW Block, but unfortunately none of them are exactly triple A. There’s a lot to listen to this month, so it’s best you got started!



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! We’re also on Spotify!




0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:20 – Introduction to POW Block

2:40 – Bomberman

6:42 – Othello

12:34 – Platoon

18:35 – Rampage

22:47 – Skate or Die

28:25 – Star Soldier

31:50 – Tecmo Baseball

35:41 – Wrestlemania


40:22 – Downhill Jam by Ultra Games – Skate or Die OST


41:37 – Introduction to Playing With Power

41:56 – The L.A. Times | 1/6/89 – Atari Games Gets Zapped By Nintendo

45:56 – NY Times | 1/9/89 – Tradeshow’s Hottest Item Is TV Set

53:18 – The L.A. Times | 2/1/89 – Atari Corp. Sues Nintendo

58:12 – Computer Entertainer | January 1989

1:34:04 – Nintendo Power | Jan/Feb 1989


2:07: 08 – Million Dollar Man by Acclaim – Wrestlemania OST


2:08:32 – 1988 NES Game Awards


3:32:45 – Thanks For Listening!

3:33:25 – Credits by Naoki Kodaka – Blaster Master 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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