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3. Burger King (Sneak King; Big Bumpin; Pocketbike Racer)

Marketing departments must think they know us pretty well. In their minds, "videogame player" apparently equals "unhealthy slob who consumes nothing but soda, snack chips and candy bars." Oh yeah, and fast food. A lot of fast food. 

What else can explain the strange merge of product and game that are the new Burger King titles? Give the designers credit - they're definitely creative. Giant mascots smashing each other with bumper cars... a drive-thru worker challenging a man in a chicken suit to a bicycle race... a freaky plastic-headed monarch creeping up behind people and surprising them with omelet sandwiches.



But don't be fooled by the hip bizarreness or ultra-cheap price - you're still paying Burger King an extra $4 to go home and play a Burger King commercial. And it'll take you more than the usual 30 seconds to realize you're being scammed. Sure, we'll have as much fun as the next person giving these out to our friends as joke gifts, but let's not pretend they're actual games.

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  • 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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