Warp Zone Podcast: October 1990

Welcome to the Way Back Machine where we whisk you 30 years in the past and discuss what was happening in the world of Nintendo. After a few months of an insane amount of NES game releases, we finally get a bit of a breather with a few less titles to cover this time around. That gives us more time to talk about the magazines for the month as well as our favorite Castlevania games!



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0:00 – Introduction Music

0:47  – Press Start


5:12 – Introduction

5:31 – A Nightmare on Elm Street

12:26 – Caveman Games

15:56 – Days of Thunder

18:53 – Dr. Mario

24:41 – Gremlins 2: The New Batch

29:28 – Loopz

31:56 – Mendel Palace

34:53 – Orb-3D

37:09 – Sesame Street: Big Bird’s Hide & Speak

37:54 – Super Glove Ball


41:19 – Fever by Nintendo – Dr. Mario OST


42:26 – Intro to Playing With Power

42:37 – Nintendo Offers Pact To Designers | NY Times | 10-23-90

47:42 – EGM | October 1990

1:24:05 – GamePro | October 1990

1:43:03 – VG&CE | October 1990


1:50:00 – The Office by Sunsoft – Gremlins 2 OST


1:51:15 – A Trip Down Castlevania Lane


2:41:31 – Thanks for Listening!

2:42:23 – TV Set by Sunsoft – Gremlins 2 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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