Warp Zone Podcast: April 1989

We flashback to April of 1989 to discuss the NES games that were making waves back then (as well as the ones that cratered). We finally answer more of your questions in Community Connection and we reveal our favorite cartoons of the ’80s. We have much more than that to discuss in this overstuffed episode, so we hope you have a great time!



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


2:19 – Introduction to POW Block

2:45 – Adventures of Lolo

12:35 – Amagon

15:09 – Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde

22:15 – Fist of the North Star

25:57 – The Guardian Legend

34:33 – Mystery Quest

38:25 – Predator


44:39 – Opening Stage by Broderbund – The Guardian Legend OST


46:10 – Introduction to Playing With Power

46:20 – Winning Ways Nintendo Keeps Grip | L.A. Times | April 6, 1989

50:13 – Captain N Announced | NY Times | April 17, 1989

50:59 – Nintendo Cereal System Released

58:31 – Computer Entertainer | April 1989

1:09:03 – Game Player’s Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games | April 1989


1:23:11 – Forest Field by Broderbund – The Guardian Legend OST


1:24:28 – Community Connection


3:27:02 – Thanks For Listening!

3:27:28 – Snowy Fields by Broderbund – The Guardian Legend OST

3:27:55 – Underwater Corridors by Broderbund – The Guardian Legend OST

3:28:47 – Green Fields by Broderbund – The Guardian Legend OST

3:29:12 – Captain N: The Game Master Intro


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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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