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Nintendo Cereal System

Video game themed breakfast cereal

Nintendo Cereal System is a breakfast cereal that featured two Nintendo franchise characters, Mario and Link.  Produced in 1988 by Ralston Purina the cereal promoted the Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.   Ralston named the cereal after the Nintendo Entertainment System as they were looking to capitalize on the massive success the system had in North America at the time.

Unlike traditional breakfast cereals each box of Nintendo Cereal System contained two separate cereals.   Each box had two separate bags inside containing different cereal.  One side of the box featured cereal based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise and was called the “Super Mario Bros. Action Series” while the other side of the box featured cereal based on the Legend of Zelda franchise and was called the “Zelda Adventure Series”.

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NHL Hockey

The first installment in EA Sports' NHL series

NHL Hockey is an ice hockey video game developed by Park Place Productions and published by EA Sports.  The game released in August 1991 for the Sega Genesis under the title NHL Hockey in North America and released for the Sega Mega Drive in Europe and Japan under the title EA Hockey.  The game became massively popular warranting a sequel and spawned an annual franchise for Electronic Arts, making it the first game in the NHL series.

Electronic Arts decided to contract Park Place Production to develop a hockey game for them based off the success they had the year prior when they contracted them to develop John Madden Football for the Genesis.   When John Madden Football released in 1990 it became one of the most successful sports games of all time and they were looking to clone that success with other sports.  The growing independent developer was awarded the project and they began to build the foundation of a hockey game that would match the likes of John Madden Football.

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