Now THAT is how you tickle the nostalgia bone for 90s kids to move some french fries. I know McDonald's already had a Grimace Birthday promotion in place that included a special Grimace Meal that you could order.
But it didn't really move the needle for me. Part of that was because I thought you had to get a Big Mac AND a 10 piece nuggets, which seemed extreme even for a Grimace sized human like myself. And part of that was because I thought that the Grimace shake's flavor should be Purple instead of Purple Berry since everybody knows that Purple is not only a flavor but quite possibly the greatest flavor in the history of mankind.
However, releasing a game for a system that came out 25 years ago as well as bringing back my guy The Hamburglar along with that giant chicken and the McNuggets who always seemed cool as fuck despite us eating their relatives right in front of their faces has me embracing Grimace's birthday with open arms and mouth.
This is the part of the blog where I was going to rank my Top 5 Game Boy games ever, but it felt a little disingenuous since I was a Game Gear kid growing up since it was the only portable video game system with color back in the day, even if it meant the battery life of a Game Gear was roughly 10 minutes. I know this is probably Earth shattering news to people around Robbie Fox's age. But that's just the way shit was in the early 90s.
Don't get me wrong, I bought a Game Boy Color later in life and actually still have it (shout out Tecmo Bowl and Final Fantasy for getting me through the soul crushing commutes to NYC early in adulthood). But the blog has always been a Trust Tree for me, so I have to wear that I clearly chose the loser in the handheld gaming system war when I was a kid, despite writing my wrongs as an adult. Now if you will excuse me, I have a Grimace McNuggets Meal to buy since that's all I've been thinking about since I found out I don't need to get a Big Mac as well (Le Big Mac for the French people reading this blog).