text: Ice Cream Factory
June 28, 2019

In this episode of Tubby Talk, Terry, Steve, and Chris talk about video game marketing and how terrifyingly effective can be when done well. They quickly discover how these ad campaigns insidiously wrapped themselves around our brain stems from a very young age and are even successfully crossing generational lines.

Topics discussed include: The Nintendo Cereal System, McDonald's Happy Meals, The Sega Scream, David Fincher-esque insanity in 90s TV ads, Godzilla 2000 and Final Fantasy VII, Mickey Mouse-ification of franchises, Game Boy rap songs, Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer, Burger King advergames, and the entire monolith of Pokemon domination.

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R-Type

Irem's 1987 title R-Type is a horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up game. Though infamous for its difficulty, R-Type is among the most beloved games in its genre. Players control the star ship R-9 "Arrowhead" and strike against the evil alien race known as Bydo.