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The Top 7... worst product cameos

4. 7-Up, Cheetos (Cool Spot franchise, Chester Cheetah franchise)

Any semblance of marketing subtlety that remained after the Snickers Mice From Mars, Inc rode out of town will now be unceremoniously dropped. We've reached the true criminals, the games where the term "product placement" no longer applies because the entire game is an advertisement.



Offenders include the likes of Chester Cheetah: Too Cool To Fool and Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest, wherein you use the crunchy power of Cheetos brand snack food to find the legendary Hip City. Because nothing's hipper than getting orange cheese thumbprints all over your controller.

Afterwards, quench your thirst for synergetic advertainment - and more characters wearing totally fab '80s shades - with the 7-Up sponsored Spot, Cool Spot or Spot Goes To Hollywood. Swimming through carbonated water and high fructose corn syrup has never been this fun… or refreshing! There was also a game starring Domino's annoying Noid character, but we can't be bothered to remember what it was about. We can only recall that it was worth playing for 30 minutes or less.

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12 comments

  • ScaryEric - August 8, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    The dominos one is called avoid the noid and you had to deliver pizzas to the top floor of n apartment building and avoid the noida and traps because they would ruin your pizza. It was awesome haha
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - March 11, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    My very first Top 7! Please don't judge too harshly... I was just a child.
  • ballplayer27 - February 7, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    Burger king was ALSO in fight night round three. Not that that game didn't have other poorly integrated sponsors, but I did think it was funny that the king could become a trainer. What better person to train a world class athlete than the mascot of a company that specializes in creating the exact opposite of world class athletes (aka fat lazy bastards).
  • Pepsuber88 - June 17, 2009 11:16 p.m.

    Those chester cheetah games were “hip” back in the day... but you forgot the raisin product videogame, and the diabetic dude game. (Nostalgia of NES) either way cool article.
  • Jputz69 - June 17, 2009 6:38 a.m.

    LOL "we may all soon have BAWLS in our mouths". Great Article
  • oryandymackie - June 16, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    Quite strange...I actually found a carton of milk floating in the nuclear vat on SR2 with Mr T's face on the side. First I'd ever seen, strangely enough. EASTER EGG!
  • zer0_talent - December 22, 2008 8:10 p.m.

    because ur very very smart
  • StreetsOfExtremeAnger - July 25, 2009 2:26 a.m.

    Burger King was also in NFS:MW. Wurd.
  • kodesy - June 21, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    Noooo! "Massive gets your ad in the game"?! That link at the end of the article is the worst thing ever! A company solely based upon putting ads into games? That bites... ...."Taste the rainbow, sucka"...lol, awesome..
  • Hobbs - June 20, 2009 4:41 p.m.

    Lol, I remember playing Cool Spot ages ago, when I was like, 4
  • assassinS17 - June 16, 2009 3:10 a.m.

    I think the skittle of more of an easter egg than a product endorsement, but it's still pretty funny. Great article Charlie.
  • AA95mp - December 14, 2008 3:48 p.m.

    how did i know darkened skye would be on

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