Nintendo Cereal System

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Nintendo Cereal System is a breakfast cereal, which was produced by Ralston Cereals in 1988. The name of the cereal is based on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and represents two of the most popular games for the NES at the time: Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Over the years, the cereal has sold as memorabilia for collectors on online auction sites, at a price exceeding $100 per box.[1][2]


The cereal box has two vertical bags inside, each containing a different cereal. One side, called Super Mario Bros. Action Series, consists of fruity-flavored Marios, Super Mushrooms, Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and Bowsers. The other side, called Zelda Adventure Series, consists of berry-flavored Links, hearts, boomerangs, keys, and shields.[2] Inside the box is a sticker of a Nintendo character, and on the back panel is a set of twelve trading cards called Nintendo "Power Cards". It also presents now defunct offers to win NES Power Pads or a Super Mario cereal bowl.


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  2. ^ a b Feature: Software - King Mario. Retro Gamer. Issue 16. p. 38. April 2005.

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