Continuing on with the talk of gum, have you ever eaten gum from under your desk at school? Come on, be honest. Well, perhaps it would have given you a big boost of health, at least according to Final Fight.~J.A. Laraque
Games & Candy 2: Digital Deliciousness
So in the first edition of Games and Candy we talked about the different kinds of sweets you could munch on while playing your favorite games. This time we take a look at candy within games. Now we know games are marketed to kids and teens, but everyone can love video games just as everyone can love candy. Just like food, candy has a deep root within games sometimes as the main focus of and sometimes just tossed in there because they can. Let’s look at a few in game candy items.
You could not have a list of games that featured candy without mentioning Bubble Bobble. The whole premise of the game is creating and busting bubbles and eating food. Now granted, most of the food in bubble bobble is not candy, but you can find items such as a brown and blue lollypops, ice cream, donuts, cupcakes and a crème caramel.
As far as power up items, they are mostly candy based including yellow, blue and purple “sweets” that modifies your bubbles in some way. There are also candy canes in the game, which gives you points. Overall, there is lot of tasty treats in this game.
It is not just turkey dinners flying out of oil drums in Capcom’s beat-em-up game. There are a lot of smaller items that provide a boost of energy or life in Final Fight, but we focus on the small stick of gum that sometimes falls out of some box or garbage can. Honestly, the gum looks like its Spearmint or wintergreen, which would explain why it gives so little health back.
Continuing on with the talk of gum, have you ever eaten gum from under your desk at school? Come on, be honest. Well, perhaps it would have given you a big boost of health, at least according to Final Fight. One of the bosses in the game, (a corrupt cop named Eddie E’s), spits out some gum before the fight. You can actually eat the gun restoring a good amount of your health, but honestly, you don’t feel good about doing it.
World of Warcraft
Everyone likes Valentine ’s Day candy right? Well, not WoW players back in the day. Blizzard had a holiday event where you would get a bag of Heart Candies. Now, for the most part, it was just for fun, but you needed to collect all the different types of candied hearts to get the achievement. The problem was the candy the bag would give out was random and some people never got the candy they needed even though they opened hundreds of bags. In the end they fixed this somewhat, but it did cause a lot of pain, maybe more than playing Wow alone on V-Day.
There were other candy items in Wow including chocolates from the V-Day event and a lot of different candies during the Halloween event. You could even eat so much candy it would make you barf and that was an achievement. Oh how far have we fallen?
More Candy Goodness
Now there are a ton more games that features candy or candy games and games about candy. So tell us your favorite and we can feature them in the next installment. In the meantime, check out this cool article from Games Radar about if video games were candy bars.
Link: If Video Games were Candy Bars