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Major League Eating: Kodiak Bear Unleashed

Posted by Darren Calvert

A bit of a random press release which we received from Mastiff today, but we're guessing some of our readers might be interested to know about the unlockables in Major League Eating.

Mastiff Unleashes Kodiak Bear on Unsuspecting U.S. Wii Population

Major League Eating: The Game Features Famous Ursine Opponent from Kobayashi vs. Kodiak Bear Match of 2003

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Aug. 1, 2008 - In Mastiff’s Major League Eating: The Game, now available via WiiWare(tm), players who battle their way to victory, unlocking each of the game’s hidden characters along the way, will be rewarded with the ultimate unlockable character: The Alaskan Crusher.

Hailing from Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago, The Alaskan Crusher is considered one of the world’s largest terrestrial omnivores. He prefers the brain, flesh and eggs of the salmon, and the internal organs of deer, elk and cattle. He is also extremely fond of berries, grass and other plants.

In order to face The Alaskan Crusher, players must unlock each of the hidden characters in Major League Eating: The Game. Once each hidden character is available, The Alaskan Crusher will be unlocked. Hidden characters are unlocked by winning a match with a specific character as follows:

  • Win a game with “Crazy Legs” Conti to unlock Tim “Eater X” Janus
  • Win a game with Erik “the Red” Denmark to unlock Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
  • Win a game with “El Toro” Jimenez to unlock Richard “The Locust” LeFevre
  • Win a game with Juliet “The Lovely” Lee to unlock Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
  • Win a game with Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti to unlock Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

Only one eater, competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi, has ever dared face a Kodiak bear in head-to-head gurgitory competition, and Kobayashi suffered a crushing defeat on that day five years ago. Will Kobayashi find his revenge? Only time will tell.

Witness this historical moment for yourselves:

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User Comments (21)



Peznaze said:

A press release for an easter egg in their game... sales must really be bad.. but... they're not..? It's high up on the top WiiWare list, so it can't be low sales... Why are they... Hmm... Very strange development, this.



BlueRider said:

Damn that bear didn't give that guy a chance to breath i feel sorry for him for losing to a animal it was so funny though i wounder if the guy even got his revenge LOL!



pdrydia said:

Hahaha, oh wow. They certainly have their sense of humor, don't they? I hope the bear got to eat his fill of delicious salmon brains afterwards, looks like he was still hungry.

Peznaze: Does seem a bit strange, I guess, but whatever boost sales is good. Of course, this might have originally been written for something else (the Major League Eating Fan Club Monthly Mailing...or whatever ), and simply forwarded to WWW.



Kidpit said:

@theludicrous-The show was called Man Vs. Beast, it aired on the Fox network, but it never realy cuaght on so it was cancelled (most likely PETA had it pulled for some unethical treatment of Animals).



CyclopsScott said:

That show does look hilarious, and the simple fact that they put the bear in the game truly is awesomely ridiculous. XD



Wiiloveit said:

Right now, I'm thinking about buying the game JUST because they got a bear in it.



Krueger said:

I had never even thought of buying this game before, but now that I know that you can play as a friggin's really quite tempting.



lockelocke said:

Dude, Kobayashi couldn't even beat a frat boy from San Jose, whats he doing messing with a Kodiak Bear?



Terra said:

This seems like a desperate attempt to boost sales. Not working for me

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