Warp Zone Podcast: May 1990

May of 1990 didn’t have the most NES releases going for it, but what it lacked in quantity it more than made up for in quality. We cover those Game Paks at length, but you’ll want to stick around for the Energy Tank where we see how many ’80s TV show themes can be guessed as well as some more Nintendo trivia. Thanks for listening!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


1:24 – Introduction to POW Block

2:11 – Final Fantasy

30:32 – Klax

37:43 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

46:09 – MTV’s Remote Control


51:12 – Overworld by Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy OST


52:06 – Intro to Playing With Power

52:14 – Nintendo May Pose Health Hazard | News-Sentinel | May 17, 1990

57:05 – Nintendo To Fund Learning Project At MIT | LA Times | May 16, 1990

1:01:37 – Short Takes: Nintendo Plans Simpson’s Game | LA Times | May 2, 1990

1:02:45 – Nintendo Power | May/June 1990

1:25:43 – EGM | May 1990

1:48:36 – GamePro | May 1990

1:55:38 – VG&CE | May 1990


2:01:57 – The Going Gets Tough (Stage 1) by Tecmo – Ninja Gaiden II OST


2:02:53 – The Energy Tank – ’80s TV Show Trivia Mixed With NES Oodles!


2:47:40 – Thanks for Listening!

2:48:13 – A Long Way To Go (Credits) by Tecmo – Ninja Gaiden II 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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