Super Mario Oddities

25 years of wackiness inspired by the legendary Nintendo game, from lost levels to breakfast food to pop art.

Posted by  | Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nintendo Cereal System
In 1988, Ralston Purina introduced a breakfast cereal based on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the hottest video game console at the time. They called it the “Nintendo Cereal System” and divided the box into to halves, each containing a separate bag of cereal. On one side sat the Super Mario Bros. cereal, and on the other side, The Legend of Zelda.

The Nintendo cereal fell off the market not too long after its introduction–probably because it tasted horrible, as I can attest from first-hand experience. Still, Ralston left us with a catchy commercial that still echoes through my brain to this day.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. lesinge32 Says:

    as a fellow love of old school video games you should check out the pac man video this swiss artist made!… also tetris, pong, space invaders

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  3. Guest Says:

    How about Communist Mario?

  4. GamesOgre Says:

    That's a fantastic collection of weird Mario stuff. I agree, that control-Mario-by-hand video is amazing!