Warp Zone Podcast: February 1990

We finally get around to covering the best game of all time on the NES: Super Mario Bros. 3! It’s one of the most important games to ever release for any console and it kept the 8-bit Nintendo at the top of the sales charts for years to come, despite stiff competition from Sega. We also crown the victors in our our annual NES Game Awards!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:29 – Introduction to POW Block

2:02 – Batman

8:31 – Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum

12:37 – Destination Earthstar

14:55 – Rollerball

17:33 – Super Mario Bros. 3

51:54 – Super Spike V’Ball


56:49 – Athletic Theme 2 by Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. 3 OST


57:40 – Intro to Playing With Power

58:06 – Game Players | February 1990

1:08:03 – GamePro | February 1990


1:15:50 – Underwater Theme by Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. 3 OST


1:16:46 – 1989 NES Game Awards


2:07:39 – Thanks for Listening!

2:09:20 – Ending by Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. 3 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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