Warp Zone Podcast: November 1989

It’s starting to get snowy out and the holidays are upon us. Join us as we jump back in time 30 years to discuss what was going on in the world of Nintendo! It’s another month of mostly subpar Game Paks, with the notable exception of Tetris! We also go over some favorite holiday memories from 1989 and the Sears and JC Penney’s holiday catalogs. Enjoy!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:23 – Introduction to POW Block

2:09 – 720°

8:28 – Alien Syndrome

10:22 – Tetris

17:39 – To The Earth

19:16 – Vindicators


21:53 – Music A by Nintendo – Tetris (NES) OST


22:51 – Intro to Playing With Power

23:02 – A Nintendo Fever Chart | The Chicago Tribune – Nov. 24, 1989

32:50 – Nintendo’s Game Boy Goes Head To Head with Atari’s Lynx | LA Times – Nov. 20, 1989

39:15 – Video Game, Believed To Be A Bomb, Is Blown To Bits | LA Times – Nov. 30, 1989

42:23 – Nintendo Wins Tetris Injuction | The Times News Idaho – Nov. 16, 1989

43:12 – Electronic Gaming Monthly | November 1989

1:03:24 – Game Players | November 1989

1:16:27 – GamePro | November 1989

1:27:42 – Video Games & Computer Entertainment | November 1989

1:40:02 – Nintendo Power | November 1989

2:07:02 – Computer Entertainer | November 1989


2:14:44 – Music B by Nintendo – Tetris (NES) OST


2:15:21 – Christmas 1989 Memories & JC Penney & Sears Christmas Catalogs


2:40:55 – Thanks for Listening!

2:41:01 – Stage by Nintendo – To The Earth OST

2:42:09 – Music C by Nintendo – Tetris (NES) 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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