6 posts tagged mcdonalds
Taiko Drum Master toys in Japanese Happy Meals at McDonalds. Taiko toys were available in 2010 (and I didn’t get them during my visit for some reason), and now there’s a new set for Taiko Drum Master: Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb.
Man, look at that Taiko ruler.
Import: Taiko no Tatsujin games See also: More Taiko no Tatsujin posts
Atsumete! Dragon, a Nintendo DS shooting game distributed exclusively as Download Play from McDonald’s locations in Japan, through the “Mac de DS” wi-fi service.
Apparently it combines shooting with information about nutrition – but probably not too much information, because it’s McDonald’s. Still, it kills me that this game is something somebody made that can’t be officially saved, unless someone dedicates a DS system to it forever. Just like the Nintendo Game Seminar games…
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Taiko: Drum Master toys included with McDonald’s “Happy Sets” in Japan. It’s bad enough that none of the three Taiko no Tatsujin DS games ever made it to the States, but now Japan gets these cute figures? Our Happy Meals almost never include anything half as cool as these.
[Update: Espiox adds in the comments below, “What’s even better is that when you play the sound [the toys] make into Taiko no Tatsujin DS 3’s “Sound Password” screen, they unlock extra content including a bonus (McD-related) song, some drum sounds, and costumes (yes, including that McD uniform seen above).”]
By the way, I’m not sure about Japan, but McDonald’s in Asia is typically much better than in the U.S., as you can sometimes get a fried chicken and steamed rice combo, which is deeeelicious. Of course, lots of other places have this (e.g. KFC), but the novelty of ordering such a meal at McDonald’s hasn’t worn off for me yet.
Import: Taiko no Tatsujin games
See also: More Taiko no Tatsujin posts
Tamagotchi Narikiri Channel toy, included with Happy Sets at Japanese McDonalds locations from November 6 through 26, to promote the DS game out November 5.
I know absolutely nothing about the recent Tamagotchi games except that some of them were made by Nana-On-Sha and none of them are supposed to be any good — but even so, I totally want one of these adorable things. How can I resist that… character riding in a very happy thing that looks like a tape dispenser?
If they had been offering these when I was in Tokyo, I probably would have ordered a Happy Set, subjecting myself to even more humiliation than I already was. Why was I humiliated in McDonalds? Well, as a white dude with glasses and a poor command of the Japanese language, I was painfully aware that my presence in the restaurant invited comparison to Mr. James.
Japan’s Ronald McDonald is scary, as demonstrated by this user-created Flip Notebook animation. I wonder if the clip’s author felt inspired by Nintendo and McDonalds’ Mac de DS announcement this week?
See also: Ronald McDonald vs Mario Bros. in MUGEN
Ad for the McDonalds/Nintendo “Mac de DS” promotion. That kid is definitely about to eat that DS. In fact, his family appears to be surprised when he stops for a second to play it before nomming.
Rest assured, as soon as he gets the Jirachi in the Pokemon stamp rally thing, that DS is going to be eaten.