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The original guitar hero with the Elvis attitude and purple hair pompadour, Johnny Bazookatone, has been imprisoned in the year 2050 in Sin Sin Prison by El Diablo, the Lord of the Underworld, who is jealous of his talent and kidnaps other musical legends as well in this 3D side-scrolling platformer. Johnny's guitar Anita has been taken from him and he sets out to escape and vanquish foes on his way to be reunited with Anita.

He can perform moves such as 360-degree spin jumps, and hover jumps among others, while using his bazooka guitar as a weapon. When powered up, it can emit a special sonic blast that fries anything within hearing range. As you make your way through the demonic levels such as Hotel Demonique, Hell's Kitchen, and Mr. Diablo's fiery Penthouse, you can acquire more weapons, power-ups and find secret passages that lead to bonus levels. The game's soundtrack includes the title track contributed by Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and Tico Torres.


Johnny Bazookatone PlayStation Introduction
Johnny Bazookatone SEGA Saturn Johnny posing
Johnny Bazookatone PlayStation Locked door
Johnny Bazookatone PlayStation Spotlight tower

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Alternate Titles

  • "Johnny Bazooka" -- Japanese title
  • "ジョニー・バズーカ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Video Games SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Game Players SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) PlayStation Mar, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70


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Version differences

Johnny Bazookatone for the PlayStation came in two different case variations. The original long box plastic shelled release of Johnny Bazookatone was by U.S. Gold. When Eidos bought them out, they re-released it in jewel case format with the proper re-workings of the Eidos logo rather than the U.S. Gold one.

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