Warp Zone Podcast: August 1989

Flashback to August of 1989 and there was a TON happening in the world of video games! The Game Boy launched in the U.S., Sega began launching the Genesis, and NEC was on the cusp of shipping its new TurboGrafx-16 home gaming console. We talk at length about the Game Boy, our favorite games on the system, and favorite memories. Please take a listen!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:33 – Introduction to POW Block

2:19 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

6:42 – The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle

11:19 – Dragon Warrior

33:54 – Faxanadu

45:17 – Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

48:14 – Jordan vs. Bird: One-on-One

51:45 – Alleyway

56:28 – Baseball

58:57 – Super Mario Land

1:12:12 – Tennis

1:14:11 – Tetris


1:31:04 – Overworld & Town Themes by Enix – Dragon Warrior OST


1:31:49 – Introduction to Playing With Power

1:32:02 – NEC Hopes Sharper Graphics Will Dazzle NES Fanatics – The Times News Idaho | Aug. 25, 1989

1:40:59 – Nintendo Zaps Blockbuster – The Sun Sentinel | Aug. 13, 1989

1:45:45 – Blockbuster Blind To Power of Copyright – The Sun Sentinel | Aug. 16, 1989

1:48:25 – Toys R Us Print Ad

1:49:12 – Kay-Bee Toys Print Ad

1:49:57 – Aftermarket Support Part of Nintendo’s Success (PR)

1:54:39 – VG&CE | August 1989

2:11:29 – Computer Entertainer | August 1989


2:20:55 – Quest & Eolis by Nintendo – Faxanadu OST


2:22:30 – The Game Boy


3:00:15 – Thanks for Listening!

3:01:16 – Muda & Chai Kingdom by Nintendo – Super Mario Land 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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