Delicious blast from the past.
Once upon a time, computer games were relatively common pack-in prizes in breakfast cereal, running the gamut from actual games trying to get eyeballs, to cross-branded tie-ins, to, well, cereal brands like Lucky Charms jamming their iconic mascot into a game simply because it was the ’90s, man.
Chex didn’t have a flashy, iconic mascot, and that was seen as a deficiency, so they made one, the Chex Warrior. They also made a game by essentially re-skinning Doom and making it more kid friendly.
Fast forward to 2020 and Chex Quest HD is now a thing that’s totally a thing.
There’s been graphical improvements and the addition of multiplayer to make sure the Chex Mix Squadron can overcome the Flemoid menace.
You won’t be able to play as the whole squadron right off the bat, though, as Chex naturally wants to sell some cereal-inspired snacks in the process. Specially marked products will feature codes for additional characters; Chex also promises to add those codes to its website on a rolling basis moving forward.
If you’re looking to drop a whole bunch of money on Chex Quest stuff look no further than Limited Run Games: They’re down to the last day and last handful of items of their deluxe collectors’ editions and vinyl soundtracks.
Chex Quest HD certainly isn’t the game we wanted in the middle of a global pandemic but it may well be the game we need.