The Dorklyst: The 10 Tastiest Pizzas in Videogame History

By Andrew Bridgman / April 5, 2013
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If you asked a kid what their favorite things were, odds are you'd hear a lot of them say "pizza" and "videogames." Really, most adults would say the same thing – because pizza is (arguably) the best food there is, and videogames are the best things to do while eating food or not eating food. So combining the two seems like a natural fit – and while many have tried to cash in on our collective love of dough combined with sauce and cheese over the years, only a few have done it memorably. These are the 10 Tastiest Pizzas in Videogame History.

10. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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There's a lot of super weird things going on in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. There's an upside-down castle. There's a goofy librarian sitting by himself in a library filled with ghosts and demons that he doesn't seem to notice. Hell – there isn't even a symphony. But the weirdest thing may be the fact that there are a lot of fast food items popping up around the castle, including "New York style pizza." Given that Castlevania takes place in 1797, it seems unlikely that "New York style pizza" would be readily available in Dracula's castle back then, or even exist at all. But since Dracula does have the wizard (hilariously-named wizard, more specifically) Shaft helping him out, maybe it's possible that time and space have been bent to allow some pizza into the mazelike castle. If you hate unnatural magic powers back then, odds are you too would use them to resurrect Dracula and get a fresh Lombardi's pie.

9. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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According to the Home Alone mythology, Kevin McCallister loves pizza – plain cheese pizza, specifically (note: this is canon). So, naturally, the makers of the game decided that pizza would literally give Kevin the ability to live, as the annually-neglected child battled burglars obsessed with vengeance on a child. By collecting six slices of pizza, scattered throughout the levels, you would gain an extra life. Which seems like something you would need, after eating random slices of pizza you found floating around some potentially disease-ridden New York streets.

8. Earthbound

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Mach Pizza is a pretty incredible business: it's the only pizza place in the world of Earthbound, it has only a single deliveryman, and they will have any pizza delivered to you no matter where you are or what you order in precisely 3 minutes. To be fair, they charge $238 for a large pizza, which is a little excessive, but it does heal you pretty nicely instead of ruining your arteries like regular pizza, so let's cut them some slack. Plus, they deliver it to you in 3 minutes. THREE MINUTES. That's not even enough time to put on pants before the delivery guy rings the doorbell. Unfortunately, after you defeat Giyagas, their deliveryman quits, and the franchise closes. Some dreams are over before you can say "Fuzzy Pickle."

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