Cup Noodles Look-Alike Puzzle that Defeated All Visitors in TOKYO TOY SHOW 2009
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 23:34 Jul. 16, 2009)
Nissin's Cup Noodles brand instant ramen noodle became "Netto 3-pun Cup Noodle Game (lit. Hot Battle 3min. Cup Noodle Game)", a game in which you have to fit all the pieces of puzzles in three minutes, or the noodles will explode. It might look like a kid stuff but apparently the challenge's enough for grownups, no one could complete the puzzle on the business day of INTERNATIONAL TOKYO TOY SHOW 2009 where it was exhibited.
Video and pics after the cut!
Gigantic Cup Noodles at Happinet's booth.
Noodles. Can you spot the inedible one?
Look closely and you can tell the difference.
"熱闘(Netto)" means hot battle, pronounced the same as "熱湯(Netto)" as in hot water.
Lid. The shrink wrap is a dead giveaway.
Maybe you can play the game while waiting for the noodles to cook.
The puzzle pieces are shaped like noodles.
All challengers on the first day of the event was defeated.
The challenge level of "Plain" Cup Noodles (the flavour known as "Shrimp" outside Japan) is supposed to be "Regular", "Curry" Cup Noodles is set "Difficult".
"Seafood" is "Easy".
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