Its the weekend after Thanksgiving and many of us are still dealing with turkey leftovers and full bellies. As such, here at the Console Game Examiner felt, we felt it was fitting to take a look at some of gaming’s famous over-eaters. These heroes just can’t seem to stop eating.
Pac-Man – The famous yellow-sphered figure can’t stop eating up all the pellets he can find. At times, he’s even been known to devour ghosts. Modeled after a pizza pie with a single slice removed, Pac-Man could be considered gaming’s first Survival Horror star. Think about it, he spends most of his time fleeing from the undead while collecting items in a maze-like environment. Sure, every once in a while he found a power pellet that allowed him to kill a ghost but they never stayed dead.
Yoshi – Mario’s faithfull dino-friend will eat just about anything. In fact, Mario hatches the new baby dinosaur and raises him to full size by stuffing his face. Originally created as little more than a beast of burden for the plumber-hero Mario, Yoshi has expanded into a fully fledged character starring in spin-off games of his own since his first appearance in Super Mario World. Additionally, the dino with a voracious appetite can be found in nearly any game that features a plethora of characters from the Nintendo stable. Just don’t get to close to his tongue around dinner time. My prediction, Yoshi’s hunger will grow out of control to the point that he become too much of a danger to the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario will have to hunt down his beloved friend.
Mario – Mushrooms. Mushrooms. Mushrooms. The alread portly plumber just can’t get enough mushrooms. In fact he’s been known to eat so many that he has doubled his size. n our world, Mario was just a normal Italian-American who made his living as a plumber. After being sucked into the Mushroom Kingdom however, the overall-clad adventurer rose to the challenge of becoming the hero of all the mushroom people as he became embroiled in the endless battle of good vs. evil against the king of all Koopas, Bowser.
Mario originally was given a mustache because it gave him recognizable facial characteristics that were hard to graphically render during the Atari and early NES day when he first appeared. For similar reasons, his overalls provided a contrast between his arms and body and a cap was worn as a shortcut to not have to depict hair. The famous plumber hasn’t let fame change him as he still dons his work overalls and has kept the lip trophy to this day to honor his humble origins.
With collecting gold coins and hurling turtle-like koopa shells among his favorite pastimes, Mario remains the vigilante protector of the Mushroom Kingdom – keeping a watchful eye for Bowser’s next strike.