Most Iconic Restaurants In Video Games
Video games are great. Food is even better. Everyone enjoys a good meal. It is one thing all of humanity can agree on. Video game characters are no different. Since the days of Pac-Man eating fruit in mazes, video game characters have been filling their digital stomachs.
Some noteworthy video games feature iconic restaurants. Other times, game characters just need to grab a bite & get caught up. For those with reservations about indoor dining, these virtual locations can scratch that itch. Here are some appetizing examples.
8/8 Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza – Five Nights At Freddy’s
How can this one not be on a list about restaurants in video games? Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is the main location of Five Nights at Freddy’s, the first game in what would be a juggernaut franchise & cultural phenomenon created by indie developer Scott Cawthon.
This location is the twisted fun house version of Chuck E. Cheese’s. During the day, it looks like a friendly enough kids’ pizza restaurant. At night, the colorful rooms become eerie, & the animatronics that greet kids during the day Start to w&er the halls at night, possessed by the souls of murdered children.
7/8 Dex’s Diner – LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, people were hungry. The galaxy is full of humans & alien species that could use a good meal. One modest dining spot to check out is Coruscant eatery Dex’s Diner, run by friendly neighborhood Besalisk Dexter Jettster.
Dex’s Diner serves as the central hub of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, which was one of the most fun games based on Star Wars to have Approach out at the time. The diner has a chrome interior accented by red booths & window frames. Characters unlocked throughout the game gather there, & occasionally get into fights outside. Levels based on all three of the prequels can be accessed here.
6/8 The Akuda Bar – Beyond Good And Evil
Beyond Good & Evil follows young woman & budding nature photographer Jade, as she & her warthog uncle, Pey’j, delve into a world of conspiracy & interplanetary warfare. In their quest for the true reasons behind planet Hillys’s war, Jade & Pey’j head down to the Akuda Bar.
There, Jade can learn about a secret treasure from the bartender, play a round of air hockey with Francis, or test her luck with Peepers upstairs. The Akuda Bar also hides the secret headquarters of the IRIS Network, an underground news network investigating the activity of Hillys’s self-proclaimed protectors, the Alpha Sections.
5/8 Pizza Hut – Crazy Taxi
The failed Sega Dreamcast was short-lived, but its library included some creative titles not found on other systems, many of which are now known as classics. One of these is Crazy Taxi, Sega’s arcade racer that requires Taxi drivers to transport as many passengers to their destinations as possible.
Crazy Taxi’s map featured several real-world br&s, including clothing stores & restaurants, one of which is Pizza Hut. Seeing the restaurant’s iconic red roof is a surreal experience in-game.
4/8 The Oh Deer Diner – Alan Wake
Shimmering Falls in Alan Wake is the home of Deerfest, an annual celebration that attracts people from all over. While they eagerly await the event, Shimmering Falls has notable sites to explore, including the local diner.
The Oh Deer Diner is a classic Americana diner in downtown Shimmering Falls. There, customers can be served by Alan Wake superfan, Rose. The walls are decorated with photos alluding to Shimmering Falls’ history. The coffee is supposed to be Unbelievable as well. If customers are lucky, they might be able to find there the Anderson brothers, two members of legendary metal b& Old Gods of Asgard.
3/8 Pizza Planet – Toy Story Video Game
Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story was the first full-length computer generated movie. Along with the film came a video game for the SNES & SEGA Genesis that covers the bases of the movie’s plot. One such plot point is when Woody & Buzz sneak into a Pizza Planet truck & infiltrate the restaurant to find Andy.
The Pizza Planet level is bathed in cosmic purple. Under the guise of a soda cup & a box of food, Woody & Buzz have to dodge food falling from tables & sodas ejected from vending machines. The interior has a slick futuristic design to complement the space theme.
2/8 Goofy Goober – SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants has graced Nickelodeon’s television screens for over two decades. The franchise has also spawned multiple video games, such as Battle for Bikini Bottom & The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
In the latter title, SpongeBob drowns his sorrows at the Goofy Goober, a Western-styled “saloon,” after not getting the managerial position for the Krusty Krab 2. Patrons of the Goofy Goober are welcomed by a giant talking peanut. The Goofy Goober staff are constantly trying to reign in SpongeBob & Patrick, being that they are hammered from multiple Triple Gooberberry Sunrises.
1/8 Clik Clak Diner – Night In The Woods
Mae returns to her hometown of Possum Springs in Night In The Woods after dropping out of college. She doesn’t have much sense of what direction she is going. It is great to meet up with some old friends, but the winds of change are blowing through town, carrying the autumn leaves with them.
Thankfully, Clik Clak Diner is there. It is a simple, unassuming restaurant from the outside, but it is a great place to grab a slice & enjoy good company. Maybe the pizza does not rank the highest on Greggory’s pizza scale, but the place has character.
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