Warp Zone Podcast: September 1989

A ton of NES games launched in September of 1989 so we have our work cut out for us in trying to cover all of them. The majority are pretty trashy, but there are some really awesome ones too! We also chat about Nintendo Power, EGM, GamePro, and more in Playing with Power. Plus we play a new trivia game. Who will win between Aaron and Craig? Listen to find out!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:05 – Introduction to POW Block

1:28 – The Adventures of Dino Riki

5:51 – Air Fortress

10:19 – Back to the Future

14:56 – Bad Street Brawler

18:56 – The Black Bass

22:07 – Castlequest

26:07 – DuckTales

37:55 – Uncle Fester’s Quest

47:26 – Hollywood Squares

50:18 – King’s Knight

54:47 – NFL

58:36 – P.O.W.

1:02:10 – Sesame Street ABC

1:04:33 – Sky Shark

1:06:53 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit


1:12:15 – The Amazon by Capcom – DuckTales OST


1:13:13 – Introduction to Playing With Power

1:16:43 – Nintendo Power | Sept./Oct. 1989

1:46:12 – EGM | September 1989

2:10:11 – GamePro | Sept./Oct. 1989

2:21:18 – Computer Entertainer | September 1989


2:29:12 – African Mines by Capcom – DuckTales OST

2:29:46 – Transylvania by Capcom – DuckTales OST


2:30:33 – Energy Tank Trivia


2:50:09 – Thanks for Listening!

2:51:27 – The Moon by Capcom – DuckTales OST

2:52:53 – Outside Street by Sunsoft – Uncle Fester’s Quest 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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