SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. –(June 11, 2008)–After consuming 15.1 slices of watermelon in just six minutes, “Crazy Legs” Conti was named the World Watermelon-Eating Champion on May 20.
In a watermelon-eating contest held at the Nintendo World Store, Conti faced off against his arch-nemesis (and roommate) Tim “Eater X” Janus. Conti, ranked 11th in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, was the underdog going into the competition against Janus, who is ranked 4th in the world, but when the juice had settled and the rinds had been counted, he emerged victorious, having defeated Janus by just one bite.
Janus had his revenge, however, a few minutes later when the two professional eaters competed in a virtual watermelon-eating contest in Major League Eating: The Game, Mastiff’s upcoming WiiWare™ title. Although Conti initially took the lead, with 23 watermelon slices to Janus’ 21, he overestimated his virtual stomach capacity and experienced a “reversal of fortune,” defaulting the win to Janus.
When Mastiff’s Major League Eating: The Game launches, Wii™ owners will have their own chance to test their virtual-eating capabilities. The game features the world’s greatest gurgitory athletes competing across a variety of foods and venues. Built much like a classic fighting game and deeper than a Chicago style deep-dish pizza, MLE: The Game requires players to master a smorgasbord of offensive and defensive weapons including bites, burps, belches, mustard gas and jalapeño flames while cramming and chewing food at a world-class pace. It’s not for the faint of heart, the slow of reflex, or those with an overly strong aversion to a Technicolor reversal of fortune.
Major League Eating: The Game uses the Wii Remote™ to simulate a variety of eating techniques including the cram, toss, and ‘typewriter.’ Burp-offs and Hot Potato challenges during the contests keep the competition intense and eaters on their toes.
Major League Eating: The Game is for one or two players, offers online play and a leader board.
For those who want to know more about the legend that is “Crazy Legs” Conti, you can check out his personal website here.
Check out Crazy Legs taking on “Eater X” Janus in the upcoming WiiWare game:
I think that this game is just ridiculous enough to be entertaining. I can imagine it being great at parties.
"Major League Eating: The Game uses the Wii Remote™ to simulate a variety of eating techniques including the cram, toss, and ‘typewriter.’ "
Cram and toss I can just about imagine, but what on EARTH is the "typewriter?" Jabbing at the food with your fingers until it is forcibly lodged in your gob?
Yeah who would have thought that stuffing your face with food was so technical?
Different Crazy Legs than the Pres of the Rock Steady Crew???
this game should make for an interesting review.
I love the Rock Steady Crew. I actually just started bulking up because I got inspired by a breakdancing documentary film.
I can't wait for this game! It would be one of the first Major Leauge Eating Games out there.
I imagine the "typewriter" is like eating corn-on-the-cob, you hold the wiimote in front of your face and move it slowly from left to right, or vice versa.
I'll wait for the review on this one, at any rate
If you've ever seen a Looney Toon eat corn on the cob, you'd know what "typewriter" was.
Mastiff has been doing press releases every week since Major League Eating got snubbed as a launch title. They say MLE is a real sports league, and press releases like this would support such. But really, people only care when a record is broken and on July 4th, when the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held. If this game doesn't come out by then, they're sunk... and possibly have a nice lawsuit against Nintendo for delaying their game's launch past the one day a year people actually care about Major League Eating. It'd be like releasing a Football game the week AFTER the Superbowl. Or Baseball after the World Series, and so on...
As far as the game goes, yes, online play, glorified pie-eating contest, it could resonate with the Wii audience quite well... if it's priced right.
@Chipmunk777 - Haha yes of course, the typewriter technique makes perfect sense for corn on the cob. What a sport this is, truely the sport of kings!
@Chipmunk and Peznaze: Ah, now I get it! I wonder if, like the cartoons, the food will rotate at 100mph as it is eaten!
I was so interested in this game now I am not. It looks like a waggler but if it isn't priced at 1000 Wii Points and maybe 500 Wii Points I will pick it up. But I doubt that is going to happen.
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