14 posts tagged food
The mouth-watering cooking minigame in Dragon’s Crown
Maybe it’s because I’m super hungry right now, but I can’t stop thinking about the cooking minigame that pops up every now and then in Dragon’s Crown when you run through multiple dungeons. The way it works, a mess of food pops up, then you and all the other players rush to throw them into pots, stir the recipe, drop it on your dish, and scarf them down for bonuses before a timer runs out.
And god, the things you can make look so tasty. I remember that Vanillaware took plenty of care to make Muramasa's food appear delectable, and the same is true for Dragon’s Crown. Josef took photos of the art book’s pages showing the different meals you can prepare in Dragon’s Crown, and I’ve just been staring at them, wishing there was a restaurant nearby that served some of these recipes.
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Pepperoni Pizza Game Boy Pocket
Reminds me of this quote from former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi:
“If the Game Boy looks like a pizza, we will rise to heaven, but if it doesn’t, we will sink to hell.”
NewBanZo painted this slice (toppings also include an inverted red LED backlight, clear red buttons, and an internal prosound mod), and 8bit Aesthetics is selling it for $119.99.
[Update: Looks like Nyan Cat creator Chris Torres just bought it!]
New Virtual Boy game!: Advanced Pasta Cooking Simulator
I’m happy to post about any new Virtual Boy homebrew project, but I was extra motivated to share this one with you after reading HorvatM’s description:
"The goal of this game is simple: just cook pasta. But be very careful: your neighbors are terrorists and they want to make sure you don’t get to taste any of it. Can you cook yourself lunch while they shoot at you through the windows?"
I want this kid’s lunch…
And the cute mini-tray/holder! I’d need a couple more wings, though, so it’d have to be a Pikachu Lunch XL.
I found this while looking for photos of the Pikachu 3DS XL that will release in the U.S. next Sunday. Azu__azu shot the photo of his son at a restaurant next door to a Pokémon Center in Japan. I’m pretty much jelly over everything going on in this photo — this kid living the life.
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Posting this commercial for cheese because:
- It features music from one of my favorite chip groups, The Shortsleeves — listen to the track here
- I want a grilled cheese sandwich right now
Hear also: More songs by The Shortsleeves
[Via The Shortsleeves]
Slime meat buns looking way tasty/cute. These aren’t another exclusive for the DQ-themed Luida’s Bar in Tokyo; a bunch of Family Mart convenience stores across Japan will carry this blue treat soon for ¥170 (US$2.20).
Speaking of Slimes, the other big DQ news that came out early this morning is that Slime Mori Mori DQ 3, the 3DS follow-up to Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, releases in Japan on November 2nd. Annnd, there’s still no word on whether Nintendo/Square Enix plan to bring this game (or the meat bun!) to the West.
See also: More Dragon Quest posts
New items at the Dragon Quest-themed Luida’s Bar in Tokyo. As the 25th anniversary of the RPG series’ first game approaches, the eatery is advancing to Level 4 this month, cycling in the five curious menu items above.
Unfortunately, though I recognize the characters, I can’t identify the actual food items here. Like, what kind of food they’re made of. Andriasang didn’t name them, and the official site is still “counting down” to their reveal, as far as I know. So, uh, it’ll be a surprise for you if you end up in the restaurant!
See also: More Dragon Quest posts
Etrian Odyssey 3 food truck. To promote the April 1 release of Etrian Odyssey 3 in Japan, Atlus has parked this goofy truck in Akihabara to sell rice balls and tapioca drinks, and hand out coasters with the game’s character art on it. Too bad the WiZMan’s World ice cream cart didn’t beat them to market!
People around the Daido Limited Building in Akihabara are going to be able to find out what hardcore dungeon crawling tastes like! Also, they’ll have a prime spot to meet up with other Dragon Quest IX players. There’s probably going to be a crowd of them around there.
See also: More Etrian Odyssey 3 posts
Noby Noby Boy bento by Anna the Red. He’s made of sushi! How great is that?
I can’t help but think that Keita Takahashi, being a Noby Noby sushi creator himself, would approve.
Noby Noby Boy cupcakes, unstretched. I predict we’ll see a lot of things done with Boy—he’s adorable and easy to replicate.
See also: Noby Noby Boy T-Shirts
Like the "deco-den" DS Lite we featured before, the above system shell is topped with (fake) chocolate and icing, except it now has an open spot for the DSi’s external camera. Japanese online shop Rakuten is selling this particular accessory for a crazy ¥4,480 ($48)! It is handmade, though.
For an even daintier look, there are also DSi cases with pink icing, teddy bears, rabbits, hearts, ice cream, and other sweets priced at ¥4,200 ($45):