Google+

The Top 7... worst product cameos

2. Skittles (Darkened Skye)

In an already rather shady group of contenders, Darkened Skye takes the prize for most underhanded. With a game named Ronald McDonald Presents Super Happy Meal Land 2: The Return of the McRib (not an actual title… yet), at least you know what you're getting yourself into. If collecting golden arches while motoring around in a cheeseburger is your idea of entertainment, you might as well make it authentic.



But Darkened Skye pretends to be something it's not - a real action RPG with nothing more on its agenda than dungeons, dragons, buxom wenches and lots of magic. The packaging, box description, manual and - ironically enough - advertising avoids any obvious mention of the game's true purpose. Thus, it wouldn't be until after you'd plunked down your money and taken the thing home that you'd discover the magic is powered by colorful bite-sized candies and that you'd just paid $50 for a prolonged Skittles commercial. Taste the rainbow, sucka!

Topics

Top 7 wEiRd

We Recommend By ZergNet

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

Showing 1-12 of 12 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000

OR…

Connect with Facebook

Log in using Facebook to share comments, games, status update and other activity easily with your Facebook feed.