There are different theories about when the first game came, Some say he went to late the 40 when they began to take shape electronic games, although they were conceived as what we now know by game. Others say it was not until the early 70, with simple but addictive Pong forerunner of all virtual maelstrom that would come later. But what is clear is that currently linking video games with food seems doomed to be understood, either by homages and references within the same game towards food, or collaboration between its creators and food brands to create a great impact on consumers which promotes the sale of both products.
Here I list some of the most curious facts that confirm that the virtual industry devours, the purest Pac-Man style, pixels with large amounts of food forms:
Pac-Man (1980, Multi platform)
It could not be otherwise, yellow giant ball that loves everyone had to open the list because of his constant flirtations with the world of food, and not only because he has always been dedicated to swallowing everything in its path, but because it has been the face of all kinds of food products, as sweets or cereals. But if any man noted for his efforts in marketing it was pasta Chef Boyardee, Here we can see a Pac-Man surrounded by his family Reloading energies to fight the ghosts with three types of pasta: Meat-Balls, Golden Chicken y Spaghetti Sauce.
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Fast Food (1982, Atari)
The existence of fast food in video games is not new, as the game that marked an era in the famous Atari 2600 It was developed by the Fast Food Telesys. E-He we started to the controls of a mouth (with dubious taste buds) I should eat as soon as possible all kinds of food cooking express, pizzas, burgers, ice creams, fries or hot dogs, to an increasingly blistering pace, while he is avoiding eating a purple pickles that made our restless mouth rant to lose the game.
Burger Time (1982, Multi platform)
The game we made sure that dream more than one player with components of a hamburger. It was to collect the largest possible number of ingredients into the bread to complete a generous hamburger before the Gherkin, onions or bacon caught the chef and he was the "fried". His style is very similar to Donkey Kong Arcade of the 1981, and that both had always reserved a special place in the recreation of bares. In their own way, school created within the genre of platforms.
Tapper (1983, Arcade, Atari)
At the height of the Arcade machines, It came one of the most ethyl games that can be remembered in the history of video games. The Tapper was another famous Atari standards. The aim was to serve the greatest number of pitchers of beer and collect empty after. We moved several scenarios plagued countless bars where customers were waiting cowboy-like aliens or the style of Star Wars. All plagued posters They are announcing real beer brands as Budweiser O Mountain Dew.
Where is Carmen Sandiego in the world? (1985, PC)
Carmen was an iconic character to the world of adventure in the mid 80, one elusive thief who always eluded detectives who pursued. Although this game was very focused on children in the house for its varied geography and history content, one of the key points to find this villain was to find out their favorite food. The Tacos They used to be his weak point, what propitiated that you are often found in Mexico enjoying its gastronomy
Final Fight (1989, Supernintendo)
After the revolution occurred in 1987 with the output for sale of fighting game Street Fighter we could find video games to combat under stones. But none was so praised as this before us and being of the same developer as the Street Fighter (Capcom), He paid tribute to his mentor clear, And in one of the scenes of fight of it we can see Chun Li, one of the main characters in Street Fighter, appear at the bottom enjoying some delicious noodles at a street bar.
Golden Axe (1989, Multi platform)
This Arcade classic medieval fantasy epic Sega late 80 It had as a way to recharge life thigh meat with bone included, who served us to put our bar "butt" energy. The obsession of fans thigh has surpassed all barriers, since these have come to create genuine facts pork thighs, chicken and even sausages. Internet is full of ways to develop this piece of meat, Do you dare with some of them?
Monkey Island (1990, PC)
In this mythical adventure game created by Ron Gilbert, "Father" of various graphic adventures LucasArts that created school, the most claimed by its protagonists drink, Pirates of the islands, It called Grog. Such was his success that had to make a similar outside the sweetened composed of hot water mixed with a liquor screens, usually rum, kirsch or cognac but also. The difference between reality and pixels was never so small.
McDonald’s Global Gladiators (1992, Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Amiga)
McDonald's has always tried to cover many sectors, also he made his first steps in the world of video games, In this case partnered with Virgin Games to create a platform game where Mick and Mack were the heroes chasing villains trying to kill with guns ketchup or mustard throwing. The game did not reach Europe, do not know whether a failure of US sales or lack of interest from European distributors.
Kirby’s Dream Land (1992, Game Boy)
A favorite Nintendo mascots factory, Kirby, He has always been a fan of everything that has to do with food. Hence we assume that her looks do not stop growing and getting bigger as more food traps. Adora Zampar tomatoes non-stop, melons or the pastel, While there have been sweet replicas of itself Kirby.
Pizza Tycoon (1994, Amiga, PC y MS-DOS)
Almost mid 90 "They landed" on the PC's many strategic simulators that addressed all kinds of themes. In Pizza Tycoon We put on the skin of a manager of an Italian restaurant where pizza preparing all kinds of components, some not very nice (grasshopper, flies, ants ...), to make our emporium reach as far as possible. And while, We had to deal with competition aided by the mafia trying to destabilize our business.
Resident Evil (1996, Multi platform)
Everything a pioneer in the genre videojueguil survival horror, This game has frightened generations of young people (and not so young), It serves their rations of guts and zombies in the Capcom Bar, situated in Shinjuku (Japan). There among art galleries of video games of the Japanese company and arcade we can eat, the purest style of his undead games, “bleeding brains“ but treats victims of these games. If you have enough stomach to start, surely you can not miss trying delight the factory Resident Evil, And everything does not have the brain sleazy.
Pokémon (1996, Game Boy)
A point of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise, Pokémon world seems limitless: films, card games, editions of manga and all kinds of merchandising. To which must be added since mid-August this year Pokémon Café in Tokyo, leisure center where fans of the long saga are surrounded by plush Pokémon, enjoy dishes Pikachu decorations O cafés in the form of other characters.
Counter Strike: Source (2004, PC)
The curious story of this leading online cooperative games took place at a multinational cartels appear Subway in some of its scenes. Valve creator of the game is completely dissociated itself from this matter, but several followers made public that had created these modifications in the scenarios to guide them to what was the entrance of the meters in the game, these add used as a subliminal message's meeting point for the teams to attack rivals.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005, Nintendo DS)
The most famous plumber in the history of video games has always been surrounded by living beings shaped food, some of his best friends were small speakers mushrooms. In one of the games Nintendo DS Mario personally explains his weakness for Alfredo sauce, Also note that you should stop eating so much carbonara sauce and a good alternative to these two is the salsa puttanesca.
Harvest Moon (2005, Nintendo DS)
In this game with anime-style animation very, We take care of a farm, livestock care, milking cows, collecting vegetables and fruits. We must also dating to take care of the property and combat evil beings. To recover from these attacks has a long list of recipes.
Delicious Saga (2006-today PC)
The Delicious game series online download of the factory Gamehouse, such a classic, stars Emily, a young waitress who dreams up his own restaurant. Alterna places where prepare and serve the food and increases the pace of work and the number of foods which have to be cooked according to the level of game you're.
Cooking Mama (2006, Wii)
Nintendo brought in 2006 one of the probably more realistic game in terms of food preparation refers. With him we could learn the most fun and varied tricks to prepare all types of menus. The number of prescriptions covered lots of cultures, dishes from ten different countries, from sushi to paste. His fame was not without criticism, the Asociation MAP He reported that many of the dishes were prepared with game animals. Judge for yourselves controversy.
Final Fantasy XII (2006, PlayStation 2)
Regenerative potions have always been an essential item in many video games. So much so that the designers of Final Fantasy XII created a drink with a glass bottle that caused a furor in Japan, quickly running out. As quickly they ran out of the potion not found any trace on the website of the distributor Suntory, but this link we have all description product.
Portal (2007, PC)
Responsible for Portal, creators of the famous online sales platform game Steam, They raised as a challenge in this game the "capture" of a chocolate cake with cherries and the less delicious-looking, but after playing a while you discovered on one of the screens the phrase "The cake is a lie" (The cake is a farce), It was so great disappointment of some fans of the game made themselves the cake real.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots(2008, PlayStation 3)
The masterpieces of Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid saga, They are full of great moments, in the fourth part of the saga, Snake (our hero) It uses all kinds of vitamin supplements to cure the stamina (physical endurance capacity in extreme situations) and regain their physical endurance, but in this case it uses a popular energy drink in Japan called Regain. They even made a poster for the limited edition Regain de Solid Snake.
Here we see the good of Snake healing with an energy drink:
Minecraft (2009, PC, Android and iOS)
The popular cubist game proposed a revolution in the world of electronic entertainment has such a legion of followers that they moved to the real world everything is represented by cubes, one of the most intriguing examples is the variety of cakes offered by recipes on YouTube, we can find tart Creeper or the delicious cake chocolate with almond sauce.
Fat Princess (2009, PlayStation 3, PSP)
If there is a protagonist games glutton, of this game store PlayStation You should enter without a doubt among the nominees. The game It involves forming a group of soldiers large enough to rescue the imprisoned princess in a castle. But not for eating, transfer will be complicated. If you see this video You will see that transport will not be easy.
The Sims 3. At nightfall (2010, PC)
The Sims series can boast of being one of the best selling of all time (adds more 100 million copies). In expanding its third installment "By nightfall" we can feel like real tycoons clubs, the bars restaurants, of course not always trumps the good side, also they have hole in countless disreputable characters like drug dealers, groupies or scammers. Options in this game exist as races.
Five Nights at Freddy’s (2014, PC, Android and iOS)
This game horror that scares even the bravest generated, because of his enormous popularity in recent years, several stories that many fans try to give veracity but have never been proven as such, It tells the story of a pizzeria that opened in 1987 called "Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza” and he had several animatronic toys that apparently came to life when the facility closed its doors and had very little civic behavior, the protagonist of the game is intentionally locked in the pizzeria to find out what happened and discover behaviors expected very little animated stuffed animals. Reality or not, history has had such a "pull" on the PC's which was one of the best selling games of last year.
As we have seen during this tour over the last decades, video games and gastronomy look like a “Dance partner” with a great future. The only barrier between reality and pixel begins to disappear because of the loyalty of supporters with video game sagas, they become tangible those delicacies that previously could only taste their favorite characters across the screen.