Wednesday, February 15, 2006

From the annals of Tone Deaf history: Johnny Turbo

Do you know about Johnny Turbo? If not, it's time to educate yourself boy. Johnny Turbo is among the most shittiest tone deafiest ad capaigns ever targeted at a video-game playing public. Basically, it's a rediculous attempt by the Turbografix 16 people to discredit Sega's vastly more successful Genesis system through the use of an obese, mal-adjusted cartoon character and his ambiguously gay Tucker-Carson-Lookalike sidekick. Yeah. For real.

You can read the original comic strips, as they appeared in gaming magazines in the early 90s, here, along with a profane, and highly amusing running commentary.


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12:24 PM  
Blogger ptm said...

Holy crap, I totally remember these. I don't think I ever paid attention to it...but I remember the existence of this atrocity. The analysis by the guy on that site is pure gold. "But we were first. First!" Fuck you, NEC. Your system sucked and no one cares.

Excellent find from the archives of tone deafness.

11:33 AM  

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