To celebrate today's retro Tuesday I won't be talking about a game. The Nintendo Cereal System was a thing released in Nintendo's golden age when they released branded products for everything. The Nintendo Cereal System came with two options, Mario cereal and Zelda cereal. The Zelda Cereal was my personal favourite not because it tasted better but because I liked Zelda more. Oh and being able to eat Octoroks for breakfast is bad-ass.

I never actually convinced my parents to buy it for me(at least that I can remember) but I did get to have a few bowls at my cousins.

Were you lucky enough to have tried this as a kid? What other Nintendo products do you remember loving in Nintendo's Golden Age?

The cereal was pretty much a clone of Captain Crunch and Franken Berry and as such always shredded my gums when I ate it due to it being so hard. I imagine that was a feature to prevent sogginess.

The Nintendo Cereal System Box:
http://i.imgur.com/PILAX.jpg

In 2010 someone was selling a box on Ebay for $200:
http://www.inquisitr.com/62392/it-came-from-ebay-22-year-old-nintendo-cereal-selling-for-72/

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/14/2012 at 01:58am

YES! Oh man, that commercial is such cheese-tastic goodness. I remember the cereals too (I was the aforementioned cousin). Zelda was indeed much better, if for no other reason than it was Zelda. :D

As far as other failed Nintendo products go there was also a Super Mario brand of soda's (http://www.smbhq.com/soda.htm). They were pretty good from what I remember, but the cans were smaller than a typical can of soda, so it was kind of a rip off. Shocking right?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/14/2012 at 02:06am

Loved the Zelda cereal! For the exact same reasons.

And now I'm in an old Nintendo commercial vortex on youtube...

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/14/2012 at 02:44am

I loved the NES cereals. I'm not sure if it was good or I just wanted it to be good because of the branding. TMNT cereal was also goo.

I used to get sticker packs all the time. I had a Mario backpack at one point. Nintendo had me hook, line, and sinker.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/14/2012 at 05:09pm

@WhiteboySlim: I sort of remember something about Mario soda. It seems like this time Luigi got the better end of the deal.

@Adym: Any of those old commercials worth sharing? I think I remember one about kids yelling all over the world... For Mario 3?

@panickedthumb: I don't remember having the TMNT cereal. Jealous you had the backpack, I had a Mario lunchbox but lost it over time somehow. Still have my Dukes of Hazzard lunchbox somewhere though. Less awesome than my Mario one.... *sniff*

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/14/2012 at 05:10pm

I just realized, the kids have boxes around their heads like they are TV's. Only in the 90's...

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/14/2012 at 08:36pm

@jdodson http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v02WFh_Kdl0 Here's a compliation of 17 Nintendo commercials from the 80's and 90's.

I think I remember the Dr. Mario Witchdoctor commercial. There's a commercial for Metroid, and the Mike Tyson's Punch Out commercial is cool.

There's a "rad" Legend of Zelda rap. And there's a Zelda II commercial that actually makes me want to go back and play it again!

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/15/2012 at 01:02am

Speaking of lunchboxes, I have a hand-me-down Hulk lunchbox from the mid 70's. I remember feeling like a dork for having it in elementary school, but that thing is probably worth a ton of money.

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