Warp Zone Podcast: May 1989

May of 1989 was a busy month in the world of video games. The premiere issues of EGM and GamePro hit store shelves and one of the rarest NES games, Tengen’s Tetris, made its debut. We cover all of this and much more in this episode of the Warp Zone podcast!



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 and TuneIn!




0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:24 – Introduction to POW Block

1:41 – California Games

8:10 – Legacy of the Wizard

17:54 – Mappyland

22:31 – Operation Wolf

25:54 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

31:21 – Tetris (Tengen)


42:18 – Main Dungeon Theme by Yuzo Koshiro – Legacy of the Wizard OST


43:27 – Introduction to Playing With Power

43:39 – NEC Tries To Zap Nintendo | NY Times | May 24, 1989

47:39 – Graphics Quality & Challenge | The Sun Sentinel | May 29, 1989

50:17 – Nintendo Power | May/June 1989

1:23:28 – Electronic Gaming Monthly | May 1989

1:40:31 – Game Pro | May 1989

1:48:41 – Computer Entertainer | May 1989


1:59:33 – Karinka by Tengen – Tetris OST

2:00:15 – Troika by Tengen – Tetris OST


2:01:11 – NES Category Battle


2:31:42 – Thanks For Listening!

2:32:23 – Shop Theme by Yuzo Koshiro – Legacy of the Wizard OST

2:33:06 – Xemn’s Theme by Yuzo Koshiro – Legacy of the Wizard 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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