For anyone born in the last 50 years or so, Saturday mornings have always been synonymous with cartoons (sadly those days have ended). And, for any kid watching this programming, we knew we would be inundated with commercials for 2 things: Breakfast Cereals and Toys. Once video games began to catch on in the late 70’s / early 80’s, it only made sense for video game manufacturers to work out deals with the manufacturers of these products and license out their most famous characters.
I have many fond memories of Saturday mornings filled with sugary cereals, so I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and talk about the most famous ones of the bunch. The most famous by far has to be the Nintendo Cereal System. Made by Ralston Cereals, it was released in 1988. This was a very unique product, as there actually were two completely separate bags of cereal inside of one box. One side, the Super Mario Bros. Action
Series, consisted of fruit flavored Marios, Musrooms, Goombas, Bowsers and other enemies.
The second side was known as the Zelda Adventure Series, and consisted of berry flavored pieces. Amongst those pieces you would find Links, Boomerangs, Keys and Shields.
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