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    Default Games that are advertisements

    I bought a copy of Coca-Cola Kid for the Game Gear from eBay a while back and it got me wondering about how many games for various consoles (and handhelds, etc.) are basically advertisements for various products. It hought of a few titles off the top of my head, but are there more?
    My list is:
    Coca-Cola Kid (Game Gear)
    Pepsiman (Playstation)
    Cool Spot [7up] (Various)

    I'm pretty sure, though, that there are others. Can anyone name some of them?

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    Since I'm first I'll steal:

    KoolAid Man (VCS)
    Chase the Chuckwagon (VCS)
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    And the great cities wane and last descend
    Into the dust, for all things have an end

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    Oh Yeah!!! (Sorry, couldn't resist...)

    How about:

    Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600, Intellivision)
    Chase the Chuckwagon (Atari 2600)
    Spot (NOT Cool Spot) [NES] (7-UP)
    M. C. Kids (NES) [McDonald's]
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    A recent title, Darkened Skye for the Gamecube. The object: defeat an evil wizard that is hording all the Skittles(c) of the world for his own evil purposes.

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    Pepsi Invaders (Coke wins!)

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    I remember a fun platformer for the PC called Avoid the Noid. You had to deliver Domino's Pizzas in this apartment. It was pretty good for its time.

    You can download the EGA verison here:
    http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.ph...Avoid+The+Noid

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    Don't forget the rampant Chupa Chups ads throughout Zool - Ninja of the N'th dimension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntvGene
    I remember a fun platformer for the PC called Avoid the Noid. You had to deliver Domino's Pizzas in this apartment. It was pretty good for its time.
    Speaking of which, who could forget Yo Noid for the NES?

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    I think there´s a 7up Fido Dido´s game for the Genny too...

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    Super Monkey Ball and Dole Bananas.

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    2 more to add to the above:

    Hooters Road Trip (PSX)
    McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure (Genesis)

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    Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool (SNES)

    the game actually isn't that bad...it's not that good either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drexel923
    Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool (SNES)
    Ah, right!

    And there are TWO Chester Cheetah games on Genesis.

    Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
    Chester Cheetah 2: Wild Wild Quest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arqueologia_Digital
    I think there´s a 7up Fido Dido´s game for the Genny too...
    Do you know just how many people forgot who Fido Dido was? Damn, I mention him and people just stare blankly. People -older- than me.

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    Holy crap. It's been a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress
    Quote Originally Posted by Drexel923
    Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool (SNES)
    Ah, right!

    And there are TWO Chester Cheetah games on Genesis.

    Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
    Chester Cheetah 2: Wild Wild Quest
    actually, both are also snes games, not only one

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    noone remembers the famous Kelloggs Jump&Run for PC?

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    Wasn't Tooth Protectors on the 2600 produced by some toothpaste manufacturer (Johnson & Johnson)?

    Does TMNT 2 on the NES count? (plenty of Pizza Hut ads throughout)

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    I would argue that every tie-in game ever made is an advertisement of sorts; the ones with advertising mascots as protagonists (e.g., Cool Spot) are just the most blatant.

    -- Z.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmeston
    I would argue that every tie-in game ever made is an advertisement of sorts; the ones with advertising mascots as protagonists (e.g., Cool Spot) are just the most blatant.

    -- Z.
    Actually, I was thinking in the vein of the rather blatant ones

    This made for an interesting list <starts copying them to the pc> Thanks all.

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    Wouldn't all the modern movie tie-in games fall into this group? Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, anyone?

    The most shameless example I can think of now is the Matrix game, which ties into "Reloded," which ties into the game again. Damn Hollywood. The screenwriter for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" said it best: "Sequels are whores' movies."
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