Warp Zone Podcast: March 1989

We’ve got a news-filled Warp Zone this time around! Plus we go in-depth on one of our favorite games for the NES: Ninja Gaiden! We also play a little trivia game in the Energy Tank. How well did you do?



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


1:08 – Introduction to POW Block

1:49 – Dance Aerobics

4:59 – John Elway’s Quarterback

9:35 – Kung-Fu Heroes

14:20 – Marble Madness

23:06 – Ninja Gaiden

54:37 – RoboWarrior

57:37 – Sesame Street 123

1:01:03 – World Games


1:04:25 – Galesburg (Stage 1) by Tecmo – Ninja Gaiden OST


1:05:16 – Introduction to Playing With Power

1:05:27 – Judge Bars Suit By Nintendo & Atari Games | L.A. Times | March 6, 1989

1:07:34 – A Nintendo Labyrinth Filled With Lawyers Not Dragons | The New York Times | March 9, 1989

1:20:17 – Lawsuits Against Nintendo Go To Heart of the Way Japan Competes | L.A. Times | March 19, 1989

1:25:47 – Tracking The Elusive Nintendos | The Chicago Tribune

1:39:05 – Computer Entertainer | March 1989

1:46:17 – Nintendo Power | March/April 1989


2:17:20 – Overworld by Jaleco – RoboWarrior OST


2:19:20 – Nintendoodles


2:33:31 – Thanks For Listening!

2:34:10 – Credits by Tecmo – Ninja Gaiden 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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