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Major League Eating munches its way to WiiWare

Posted by Darren Calvert

The upcoming WiiWare roster has been accused by some as having more than its fair share of shovelware. This may literally be the case with newly revealed Major League Eating which is set to come to WiiWare later this year. From what we can tell it is looking like it might be a lot of fun as players compete against each other locally, or online to determine who is the greediest virtual gobbler!

Here’s a bit more from Mastiff Games press release:

Mastiff Consumes Video Game License for Major League Eating

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - (February 7, 2008) - Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that they have acquired the Major League Eating (MLE) license for interactive platforms.

Major League Eating, which oversees all top eating events in the nation including the July Fourth hot dog-eating contest, counts among its members Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese eating phenomenon, and American Joey Chestnut, current champion of the world.

“Major League Eaters aren’t just elite athletes,” says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. “They are the people who built America. Or at least the competitive eating part of America. And I am deeply honored that the International Federation of Competitive Eating and Major League Eating choose Mastiff as their exclusive videogame partner.”

“We knew this sport would lend itself very well to an interactive format,” said George Shea of Major League Eating. “Mastiff has the stomach and the sense of humor to pull this off.”

Major League Eating: The Game features the world’s greatest gurgitory athletes competing across twelve different food types. Built much like a fighting game, MLE: The Game requires players to show brilliant on-screen eating; a mastery of offensive and defensive weapons including burps, belches, and mustard gas; and of course the technical mastery necessary to avoid emptying one’s stomach in a vividly colored reversal of fortune.

Linkage: Mastiff Games

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User Comments (31)

Valien

#2

Valien said:

Man, this is sad....

I want Catan! Carcassonne! Undertow! :(

But no, we get..Eating.

Kenryoku_Maxis

#4

Kenryoku_Maxis said:

Oh geez...

And I thought I already had an adequate version of this with Bite Night from The Simpsons Game.... Now its a full blown game with multiple characters and modes instead of just a mini-game with Homer vs a Chocolate Bunny.

Kelvin

#6

Kelvin said:

Yeah, I'm with Valien; let's have Catan or Carcassonne or even bloomin' Scrabble instead of overblown mini-games. :)

Roo

#7

Roo said:

I hope the Killie Pie features! 'Mon the Killie Pie!

(you'll most likely have to be from Scotland to get that one, sorry everyone else!)

Starwolf_UK

#9

Starwolf_UK said:

I can't resist this joke.

ShovelWare in more than one sense of the word (shoveling food into mouth for those of you that didn't catch it).

But to be serious for a second for a second I hope WiiWare doesn't turn into ShovelWare.

Serpent

#10

Serpent said:

This game looks funny, but iam not that intrested in getting it.
I dont know how eating more food then your oponent can be any fun at all.

Ender2010

#13

Ender2010 said:

jeez... most of these Wii Ware games look pretty bad. Besides Dr Mario and the Final Fantasy one. I really hope that the release of the Wii Ware games has nothing to do with the release of VC games because that would suck.

Mazero

#14

Mazero said:

Ender2010: I disagree. What about World of Goo, Eternity's Child, Pop, Defend your castle, or Gravataionx

Will

#19

Will said:

Isnt this the kind of mentality Nintendo are trying abolish with the wii? Sitting on your ass stuffin pies in your gob isnt cool, and this game is not welcome.

Clayfrd

#20

Clayfrd said:

HAHAHA! Seriously?! What would you do? Shovel the Wii Remote and Nunchuck towards your face over and over?

Tim

#21

Tim said:

If the Wii gets any more Shovelware I'm going to start calling it ware.

Fulgor_Astral

#22

Fulgor_Astral said:

SPORT???

WTF?!...

well whatever, if i can use my Mii and comes out at 500 wii points i might buy it

Viral

#24

Viral said:

I am definitely passing this one up. I've had better games in my imagination than this idea...

ATRUEZELDAFAN

#25

ATRUEZELDAFAN said:

I will pass on this one. Lost winds, FF, Eternitys child, and a few others look leagues better than this

Viral

#26

Viral said:

I think the phrase "Just say no" doesn't just count for drugs, as this is a prime example of it as well...

Now if only we could convince Nintendo to release the games we really want...

E-dawg

#29

E-dawg said:

OMG this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard, why is this developer wasting their money, something that a lot of new games lack is being better than mediocre...

Asrugan

#30

Asrugan said:

I can already see the news articles flooding in about a whole new bad influence caused by games, over eating for fun. This game, like the competetors in it, should just know when to say when.

Peter_Lemonjello

#31

Peter_Lemonjello said:

Nintendo has pulled another switch-a-roo. They release a handful of great games thereby duping some people into purchasing from the wheel barrel full of crappy titles. Nintendo, I demand that you take accountability for your third party publishings or if you don't I will put my wii in the dish washer, pots and pans cycle.

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