Video game cereal boxes may have made a recent comeback, but their releases are still few and far between. In the past, major cereal brands were aching to get an iconic video game character like Mario or Sonic onto their box.
In fact, if you close your eyes, you can just see the big wig marketing company in the 80’s smoking a cigar and saying, “Kids love those video games, throw a Donkey Kong on the cover, it will sell out!”
Although we don’t get video game branded cereal as often as we used to, it’s time we take a look back at some of the best video game-branded cereal boxes from the past.
Donkey Kong Jr. Cereal
Back in the 1980’s, the Donkey Kong Arcade game was a massive hit. Not only was it impressive then, but it continues to be a mainstay at arcades across the globe and even has spawned its own documentary out of the ever-evolving competition to get the highest score.
Not long after Donkey Kong released in arcades did the sequel, Donkey Kong Jr., hit the scene.
However, in Donkey Kong Jr., the roles are reversed as Mario is the one chucking barrels while the player takes on the role of Donkey Kong Jr. attempting to save his dad from Mario’s evil clutches.
Although the game wasn’t nearly as popular as the classic Donkey Kong came to be, it happened to be just popular enough to spawn its own cereal line that was “WILD with fruit flavor.”