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Halloween-themed snack “surprizes” going online?

It appears as though more and more snack companies are providing online games for us to play, rather than including extra toys or stickers with their products come Halloween each year. While I can appreciate the work that goes into some of these games, I still think they're doing it so they don't have to include a tangible spooky surprise with their products. Two examples of this are with the Halloween M&M's and Go-Gurt.

The M&M's Halloween Game. Scary :o

M&M's have recently put up a flash game site that ties in with their dark chocolate candies. The object of the game is to go through the painting and find the 50 horror movies that are referenced in it. Some of them are pretty easy right off the bat, others are fairly tricky. Then there's ones that will make you shout out, "SON OF A BITCH! HOW DID I NOT GET THAT ONE!?" Keep in mind, not all the movies are ones that you and I would consider "horror" movies. All in all, it's actually a really nicely done game and I like the artwork a lot. I wish they credited the artist somewhere on the site because I'd like to know who did it. Anybody know? Some of the I-Mockery forum members were scratching their heads over the answers, so if you get stuck while playing, maybe they can help ya out. And yes, the game does let you save your progress so you can come back to answer the rest later if you don't feel like doing all 50 at once. Lemme know how many answers have you been able to figure out!

The GoGurt Monster Tracker Game. Frightening :o

The Go-Gurt Monster Tracker game appears to be more in-depth, and buying the product can actually help you advance in it. Nice way to promote sales, no doubt. With specially marked packages of Go-Gurt, once you're done slurping down the 'gurt, you'll see that inside the tube is a Monster Tracker hint. You can then use that "tube tip" to help locate the monsters in the flash game so you can capture them all. Again, I just started messing around with the game so I can't say what kind of pay-off (if any) there is for capturing all the monsters. So far, the game seems like a more basic version of an adventure / role-playing game.

So what do you guys think, would you rather have free toy surprises 'n what not included with your Halloween-themed snacks or do you prefer the online games like this? Obviously having "both" would be best, but let's assume that's not gonna happen. If you could have one or the other, what would you choose?

Also, if you've seen any other online Halloween snack product game tie-ins like this lemme know!



Aks (Guest) on 09/28/2006 12:16 am

Oh wow.. Hmm... Depends if the game is only seasonal. Like if they take it off the site after halloween then Ill take teh candees. But if it stays on for longer then Ill take the game. Whats about j00 Mr. Mockery?


Jesse B (Guest) on 09/28/2006 12:18 am

RoG, I found something cool while playing the Kingdom of Loathing


angus (Guest) on 09/28/2006 4:11 am

the m&m painting looks like-a something bosch did.


Darnin (Guest) on 09/28/2006 7:21 am

I'd have to say toy. Those things provide you with endless amounts of entertainment, while games are only while they last. And a poorly made game is bad, while a poorly made toy can be made good with a little imagination.

Also, I so want a death orb. I'm sure -RoG- would agree. However, I'm too weak and don't feel like buying one.


Ladd (Guest) on 09/28/2006 7:31 am

I was thinking Bosch as well, though I don't recognize the painting itself. Good thing the old man is finally getting his mothaf*ckin' due!


i-mock-you- (Guest) on 09/28/2006 9:26 am

free toy's and suprises of course! could there be anything else? :)


steve (Guest) on 09/28/2006 12:26 pm

You can chuck give the toy to a homeless person but you can't give the flash program! =O So I'd say toy


Bonez (Guest) on 09/28/2006 6:13 pm

I played a really awesome K-Mart flash game that popped up on my computer. If I ever find it again I'll get you the link. It was pretty intense for a K-mart flash game.


Boo (Guest) on 09/28/2006 8:45 pm

Have you seen the commercials for the Go-Gurt Monster Trackers? CHEAP-ASSED. I never really like Go-Gurt that much, altough that game looks purdy nifty.


Rev. Dr. M. (Guest) on 09/29/2006 1:39 am

Got 42 in under 30 minutes, then saved to continue to-morrow.


Socks (Guest) on 09/29/2006 5:08 am

Dear RoG:

That is all.


richard (Guest) on 09/29/2006 5:25 pm

I still cant find any squagels :( I HATE HOW CANADA HAS NO TECHNOLOGY *Rides air speeder to a crazy ass future-futureshop. :D


Angryhydralisk (Guest) on 09/29/2006 11:05 pm

Personally, I can't remember the last time I had a truly authentic halloween. Everyone got old and no one does it (If they do it's during the day).

But who cares, the Top 10 Jason Kills was very fun and satisfying to read, also right on the money! Thank you very much for writing it, -RoG-! Cheers!


shannon (Guest) on 10/02/2006 5:26 pm

Rog i full expected to see a blog by now about the Beer Butt Chug and Plunger. quite frankly i am dissapointed that you havent felt the need to share just what emotions that made stri in you when you saw that.


-RoG- (Guest) on 10/02/2006 7:52 pm

Jesse B, heheh good ol' Phantasm sentinels... a worthy addition to any game!

Angus, yeah I think you're right, it probably is styled after Bosch. Still, I would like to know who actually did this particular piece. Thanks for the info though!

Socks, nice! I have the feeling I'd lose some fingers if I tried to use the whammy bar on that guitar. I'll stick with my simple blue guitar that has no desire to kill me in my sleep.

Angryhydralisk, thankee, glad you dug the "Jason's Top 10 Kills" piece - most people seemed to agree with my choices in general so that's pretty spiffy!

Shannon, heheh, well the horrors of Halloween and the horrors of the "Jackass 2" movie are entirely different things so that's why you won't see my post about it. I mean it's Jackass; people know what to expect. It's not the kind of movie that needs a review. Crazy guys doing crazy shit... that about sums it up in a nutshell.


janet (Guest) on 10/07/2006 4:11 pm

the m& m game is neat, i agree, so are not scary but more black comedy or dark humor. i did 37 of 50 on the first go around, forgot to save and have to reenter the realm.


GTGOMG (Guest) on 10/08/2006 9:29 pm


Scoville Scale (Guest) on 01/03/2009 4:06 pm

Unfortunately, it looks like tghe links are dead.:( Why is it that sites can't leave pages up for longer than a year?


Scoville Scale (Guest) on 01/03/2009 4:10 pm

BTW, Socks, I love that guitar that's on that link ( ). I wonder if it plays well?

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