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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Rainbow Islands

Taito's 1987 title Rainbow Islands is the second arcade game in the popular Bubble Bobble series. It stars Bubby and Bobby, the dragon protagonists of the first game, in their human forms. Players create rainbows which function as both an attack and a platform creation tool, climbing to the top of a series of vertical stages.