Power Time Podcast - A Nintendo Power Retrospective For Gamers Of All Ages
By Tom Tate
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The Power Time Podcast is a chronological journey through the history of Nintendo, one issue of Nintendo Power Magazine at a time. Join host Tom Tate, as he explores the consoles, games, events, and memories that were documented in the iconic magazine between 1988 and 2012. Each episode corresponds to a single issue. This podcast is not affiliated with Nintendo in any official capacity.
||CleanQuestion of the Week #2 – Summer of Streaming||Welcome back to the Power Time Question of the Week! It’s simple. I ask a question. You shoot me a quick answer. I share some…Read MoreQuestion of the Week #2 – Summer of Streaming||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo Q&A with Matthew Green – Summer of Streaming||Another awesome Nintendo Ten, this time with veteran content creator and fellow podcaster, Matthew Green of Press the Buttons! This continues our series of summer interviews…Read MoreNintendo Q&A with Matthew Green – Summer of Streaming||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestion of the Week #1 – Summer of Streaming||Testing a new weekly segment called the Power Time Question of the Week! It’s simple. I ask a question. You shoot me a quick answer.…Read MoreQuestion of the Week #1 – Summer of Streaming||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet’s Hang – Summer of Streaming||I’m fighting off a summer cold as you can probably hear in this episode, but that won’t stop me from playing Maniac Mansion tonight on…Read MoreLet’s Hang – Summer of Streaming||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo Q&A with Jordan Blum – Summer of Streaming||Back again for another Nintendo Ten with prog-rock music journalist, creative writer, teacher, and friend of the podcast, Jordan Blum! This continues our series of…Read MoreNintendo Q&A with Jordan Blum – Summer of Streaming||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSNES Classic Reveal Discussion – Summer of Streaming||Let’s discuss the SNES Classic announcement! Joining me this week is my brother, Dan Tate! Here are a few links referenced in this episode: SNES…Read MoreSNES Classic Reveal Discussion – Summer of Streaming||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo Q&A with Juan Sepulveda – Summer of Streaming||We’re back for another Nintendo Ten with podcaster, content creator, and all-around stand-up gentleman, Juan Sepulveda! This continues our series of summer interviews to hang…Read MoreNintendo Q&A with Juan Sepulveda – Summer of Streaming||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo Q&A with Jon Harrison – Summer of Streaming||Joining the show today is fellow podcaster, blogger, published author and accomplished speaker, Jon D. Harrison! Very excited to kick off a series of summer…Read MoreNintendo Q&A with Jon Harrison – Summer of Streaming||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo E3 Announcements – Summer of Streaming||This is a quick podcast update and my reflection on Nintendo’s E3 presentation. Really exciting year for Nintendo fans, especially if you’ve been digging the…Read MoreNintendo E3 Announcements – Summer of Streaming||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Player Extra – Nintendo Power 19 (Fall 1990) – PTP019||Four-player action! Tap into the NES Fourscore or Satellite, fire up a compatible game like NES Play Action Football and get ready for retro gaming session…Read MoreFour Player Extra – Nintendo Power 19 (Fall 1990) – PTP019||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing… the Summer of Streaming!||What’s up Power Players! A quick update on the podcast plan for the next 3 months: I’m taking a break from researching and producing the…Read MoreIntroducing… the Summer of Streaming!||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShare your 2-player stories with me! (Podcast Update)||Tune into this brief podcast update. There’s a lot brewing! First, I need your support for the next episode. Want to get involved? Share your…Read MoreShare your 2-player stories with me! (Podcast Update)||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Mario – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1990) – PTP018||Ahh, germs! It’s the final Nintendo Power issue of 1990, featuring none other than Dr. Mario, the 8-bit MD and star of Nintendo’s latest action-puzzle game.…Read MoreDr. Mario – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1990) – PTP018||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinal Fantasy – Nintendo Power (Fall 1990) – PTP017||Introducing RPGs like Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy to mainstream Western audiences during the NES era was not as simple as stocking the shelves. Uninitiated power…Read MoreFinal Fantasy – Nintendo Power (Fall 1990) – PTP017||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDLC: My take on the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild||In the latest Power Time Podcast DLC, I riff on the Nintendo Switch after 5-6 weeks of play, and share some spoiler-free thoughts on the…Read MoreDLC: My take on the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Update: Local Man Purchases Zelda, Disappears For Weeks||HELLO! I’m here. I promise. It’s been a heck of a March for a few reasons, and here they are: I purchased a Nintendo Switch…Read MorePodcast Update: Local Man Purchases Zelda, Disappears For Weeks||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwas the Night Before Switchmas – March 2017||Head on over to YouTube to check out first video for Power Time, ‘Twas the Night Before Switchmas! If you are getting a Nintendo Switch…Read MoreTwas the Night Before Switchmas – March 2017||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManiac Mansion – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1990) – PTP016||Don’t be a tuna head! Tune in to the latest episode of Power Time, where we’re covering one of the craziest games to land on the…Read MoreManiac Mansion – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1990) – PTP016||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNinja Gaiden II – Nintendo Power (Summer 1990) – PTP015||Ryu Hayabusa is back for some hot NES ninja action. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos is a true classic, in many cases…Read MoreNinja Gaiden II – Nintendo Power (Summer 1990) – PTP015||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Updates – February 2017||Here’s a quick update episode letting you know of a few changes, oh and the countdown to the Switch release continues! If you have any feedback…Read MorePodcast Updates – February 2017||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRescue Rangers – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1990) – PTP014||Jump into the July/August issue of Nintendo Power, featuring the next installment in Disney and Capcom’s NES collaboration, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers. Hot of…Read MoreRescue Rangers – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1990) – PTP014||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario Bros. 3 Guide – Nintendo Power (1990) – PTP013||Issue #13 of Nintendo Power broke the mold. This was the first official Nintendo Power Strategy Guide, featuring a game that most worthy of a full…Read MoreSuper Mario Bros. 3 Guide – Nintendo Power (1990) – PTP013||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo Switch pre-release reflection – PTPDLC02||It’s time *snaps fingers* SWITCH to a new topic! In this episode, I’m taking a break for our retroactive journey through time to reflect on…Read MoreNintendo Switch pre-release reflection – PTPDLC02||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper C – Nintendo Power (May/June 1990) – PTP012||It’s not easy to follow up an issue like Issue 11, featuring the monumental Super Mario Bros. 3 release, but the show must go on.…Read MoreSuper C – Nintendo Power (May/June 1990) – PTP012||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario Bros. 3 – Nintendo Power (Mar/Apr 1990) – PTP011||The biggest release of the year! In the March/April 1990 issue, we’re covering Nintendo Power’s feature on Super Mario Bros. 3, the most anticipated NES release…Read MoreSuper Mario Bros. 3 – Nintendo Power (Mar/Apr 1990) – PTP011||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra Life, Nintendo Switch, and the NES Classic – PTPDLC01||What an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan! In this episode, I’m taking a break for our regularly scheduled programming to discuss the latest…Read MoreExtra Life, Nintendo Switch, and the NES Classic – PTPDLC01||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBatman – Nintendo Power (Jan/Feb 1990) – PTP010||Holy Nintendo Power, Batman! In the January/February 1990 issue, we’re ringing in the new year with a close look at some of the most anticipated NES…Read MoreBatman – Nintendo Power (Jan/Feb 1990) – PTP010||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTetris – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1989) – PTP009||In Nintendo Power Volume #9, the November/December 1989 issue, we’re ending the 80s with block party, celebrating the release of Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System.…Read MoreTetris – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1989) – PTP009||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDuckTales – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1989) – PTP008||A woo hoo! In Volume #8 of Nintendo Power, the September/October 1989 issue, we’re going on a treasure hunt with the iconic mallard Scrooge McDuck…Read MoreDuckTales – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1989) – PTP008||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMega Man II – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1989) – PTP007||Power up! In Volume #7, the July/August 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we’re taking a close look and listen at one of the most prolific…Read MoreMega Man II – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1989) – PTP007||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Nintendo Power (May/June 1989) – PTP006||Party time, dude! In Volume #6, the May/June 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we’re gonna heat up some pizza, rev up the party wagon, and yell…Read MoreTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Nintendo Power (May/June 1989) – PTP006||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNinja Gaiden – Nintendo Power (Mar/Apr 1989) – PTP005||Flash back to 1989! In Volume #5, the March/April 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we sharpen our Dragon Sword and slice into Tecmo’s classic adventure, Ninja Gaiden.…Read MoreNinja Gaiden – Nintendo Power (Mar/Apr 1989) – PTP005||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZelda II: The Adventure of Link – Nintendo Power (Jan/Feb 1989) – PTP004||Welcome to 1989! In Volume #4, the January/February 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we get our first true look at Zelda II: The Adventure of…Read MoreZelda II: The Adventure of Link – Nintendo Power (Jan/Feb 1989) – PTP004||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrack & Field II – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1988) – PTP003||We’re going for the gold! Nintendo is racing towards to holidays in the November / December 1988 issue of Nintendo Power. We take a look at some of…Read MoreTrack & Field II – Nintendo Power (Nov/Dec 1988) – PTP003||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCastlevania 2: Simon’s Quest – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1988) – PTP002||Oh, the horror! Check out one of the most terrifying titles (and covers) that Nintendo had to offer in the September / October 1988 issue…Read MoreCastlevania 2: Simon’s Quest – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1988) – PTP002||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1988) – PTP001||This is it. The big Kahuna burger. It’s the very first issue of Nintendo Power, and the true start of our journey through the history of…Read MoreSuper Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo Power (July/Aug 1988) – PTP001||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPress Start (Introduction) – PTP000||Welcome Power Players to this special introductory episode to the Power Time Podcast. I’m going on a journey through the history of Nintendo, one issue…Read MorePress Start (Introduction) – PTP000||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this Show!
Such a great idea to review the history of Nintendo through Nintendo Power. Can’t wait to revisit my childhood listening to this podcast. Great work Tom!
If you still remember Super Mario Bros theme song, Welcome!
If you loved NES and ever held a Nintendo Power magazine in your hands, welcome home. I love what Tom is doing with this podcast and have been enjoying the nostalgia overload! I hope you love it as much as I do.
Love this Show!
Tom loves his old school Nintendo! This is an awesome podcast from someone who is passionate about Nintendo. Tom is reading through Nintendo Power issues one at a time and discussing them, which is so nostalgic and fun. The music is great and really takes me back to my childhood, playing games with friends. It's like a stroll down memory lane. If you love (or loved at one point) NES, this is a great podcast to bring back memories.