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TurboTime was an 8-bit racing game inside Litwak's Arcade, featured in Disney's 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph. It starred the character Turbo, and was his original home before taking over Sugar Rush, and becoming King Candy.

Background

TurboTime was around when the arcade first opened, and was the most popular game in the establishment. Turbo, himself, loved the attention he received from gamers.

When Mr. Litwak installed a new racing game, RoadBlasters, it stole Turbo's "thunder", causing him to become extremely jealous.

As a result, Turbo left his game and tried to take over the new one, appearing on the screen while some kids were playing. He crashed into the car the kids were controlling, making the game crash. Instead of getting Turbo his attention and glory back as intended, this action caused both machines to be considered "out of order" and unplugged for good. Turbo, meanwhile, was presumed to have died alongside the consoles. Since then, the characters of the arcade usually refer to a character game jumping during arcade hours as "going Turbo", and is something to be avoided. However, near the end of the film, it's revealed that Turbo had survived his game being unplugged, and had, disguised as King Candy, taken over Sugar Rush, another racing game.

Trivia

  • Like the other games created for the film, a TurboTime game was produced for the Wreck-It Ralph app.
  • TurboTime was placed next to Fix-It Felix Jr., which explains the fact that of all the characters in the film, Felix was the only one who knows who Turbo really is and what the phrase "Going Turbo" actually meant and why King Candy was the only one who recognized Ralph at sight.
  • Turbo most likely "went Turbo" in 1987, since that was the year RoadBlasters was first released in arcades.
  • It's never explained what happened to the other characters from this game (including the "Turbo Twins", Turbo's rivals) after the game was unplugged, they were either rendered homeless like Q*bert and stranded in Game Central Station, or that they were all killed when they all couldn't evacuate their game in time. Since we never see them in Game Central Station, they were all most likely killed.
  • TurboTime is supposed to be a parody of Rally-X, but is portrayed as a racing game instead of a maze game (it has a steering wheel instead of a joystick, and its gameplay, showing an oval racetrack from above, only appears for a split-second) and also seems like a combination of Pole Position and Death Race.


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Media
Film: Wreck-It RalphRalph Breaks the Internet

Video games: Video gameDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Little Golden BookOne Sweet RaceSugar RushWreck-It Ralph: The Junior NovelizationI'm Gonna Wreck It!Disney Christmas Storybook Collection
Music: SoundtrackSongs and Story: Wreck-It Ralph

Disney Parks
The Magic of Disney AnimationRalph Breaks VR

Firework: Celebrate the Magic
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Christmas: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Characters
Original: Wreck-It RalphVanellope von SchweetzFix-It Felix Jr.Sergeant CalhounKing CandySour BillStan LitwakGeneNicelandersCy-BugsMarkowskiGeneral HologramHero's Duty TroopsWynnchel and DuncanTaffyta MuttonfudgeCandleheadRancis FluggerbutterSugar Rush RacersSugar Rush CitizensMoppet GirlSurge ProtectorCameos

Sequel: YesssShankKnowsMoreSpamleyDouble DanGordMaybeEboyFun Bun and PuddlesRalph ClonesSnow WhiteCinderellaAuroraArielBelleJasminePocahontasMulanTianaRapunzelMeridaAnnaElsaMoanaC-3PO
Deleted: B.E.V.

Locations
Litwak's ArcadeBad-AnonGame Central StationFix-It Felix Jr.Hero's DutySugar RushSugar Rush CastleDiet Cola MountainTurboTimeInternetBuzzzTubeOh My DisneySlaughter Race
Songs
When Can I See You Again?CelebrationSugar RushShut Up and DriveWreck It, Wreck-It RalphMarch of the OreosZeroA Place Called Slaughter Race
Objects
Magic HammerMedal of HeroesGold CoinVanellope's Racing KartsCandy KartRoyal RacerVanellope's MedalArcade PrizesKing Candy's Chest
See Also
Disney Revival