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Warp Zone Podcast: June 1992

June of 1992 showed a lot of promise for the future of video games. The Super Nintendo was finding its footing with a bunch of new games released up to this point and many gamers no doubt still plowing through the amazing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The Genesis was still selling well thanks to price drops and a strong software lineup.

Then there were all sorts of other gaming systems and add-ons either announced or rumored. From the Super Nintendo CD-ROM (which was supposedly releasing 7 months later in January for only $199) to the Sega CD, which was coming out at $299 this holiday, to the Atari Jaguar, 3DO, and PlayStation all but confirmed at this point. The only question remaining was whether or not the video game industry could support all of these upcoming machines. The answer, of course we know now, is that it absolutely could not and we’d see some of them fail and others not even launch. No matter what, it was an exciting time to be a gamer and the future looked brighter than ever.

 

Warp Zone June 1992

 

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SHOW NOTES:

WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!

0:00 – Introduction Music

0:40  – Press Start

POW BLOCK

2:20 – Darkwing Duck (NES)

8:20 – Day Dreamin’ Davey (NES)

13:11 – King’s Quest V (NES)

20:45 – Yoshi (NES)

27:13 – Krusty’s Super Fun House (SNES)

31:42 – Thunder Spirits (SNES)

34:14 – Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis)

41:37 – Cosmic Fantasy 2 (TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM)

INTERMISSION

49:36 – Quacker Jack by Capcom – Darkwing Duck OST

PLAYING WITH POWER

50:31 – Nintendo Power | June 1992

1:11:06 – EGM | June 1992

1:28:08 – GamePro | June 1992

INTERMISSION

1:40:02 – Ending by Capcom – Darkwing Duck OST

THE ENERGY TANK

1:41:03 – 8 & 16-Bit Games That Remind Us Of Summer

GAME OVER

2:29:44 – Thanks for Listening!

2:30:29 – Overworld by Working Designs – Cosmic Fantasy 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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