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Warp Zone Podcast: June 1991

The June 1991 CES was a real banger with Nintendo pulling out all of the stops and unveiling its 16-bit powerhouse, the Super NES! Plus, this is our 50th episode, so we thought it would be appropriate for us to share our Top 50 NES games, but don’t get too excited just yet. We didn’t have the time needed to squeeze all of them into this episode, so you’ll get the second half next time around. Enjoy!

 

Warp Zone June 1991

 

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SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:46  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

1:58 – Introduction

2:22 – Base Wars

8:02 – Battletoads

15:41 – Castelian

18:53 – Faria

24:44 – Laser Invasion

27:37 – Rainbow Islands

32:05 – S.C.A.T.

37:02 – Tombs & Treasure

41:53 – Uninvited

INTERMISSION

47:49 – Surf City by Rare/Tradewest – Battletoads OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

49:01 – Son of Nintendo: Super Nintendo | Fort Worth Star Telegram | June 1, 1991

54:06 – Nintendo Goal: Bigger-Game Hunter | NY Times | June 1, 1991

59:06 – Sony, Nintendo Plan Video Game System | LA Times | June 1, 1991

1:02:31 – Nintendo Made Big Error Negotiating Game | LA Times | June 4, 1991

1:06:46 – Nintendo Launches New Super System | The Associated Press

1:11:33 – Nintendo’s The Star At Summer CES | Chicago Tribune | June 21, 1991

1:18:00 – Nintendo Power | June 1991

1:31:05 – Game Players | June 1991

1:33:52 – GamePro | June 1991

1:45:22 – EGM | June 1991

1:58:39 – VG&CE | June 1991

INTERMISSION

2:02:32 – Mission 4 by Konami – Laser Invasion OST

THE ENERGY TANK

2:03:14 – Top 50 NES Games (Part 1)

GAME OVER

2:45:54 – Thanks for Listening!

2:46:52 – Credits by Konami – Laser Invasion 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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