Coca-Cola sponsored PlayStation All-Stars Island lands on mobile

Make Nathan Drake collect branded Coke Zero orbs in endless running mini-game.

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Sony and Coca-Cola have released PlayStation All-Stars Island on Android and iOS devices.

The All-Stars Island houses a collection of Coca-Cola branded mini-games featuring PlayStation characters. The games feature LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy, Uncharted's Nathan Drake, inFamous' Cole MacGrath, and Kat from Gravity Rush. Each of the games is a spin on the endless running genre.

"Players are tasked with collecting Coke Zero orbs," reads an official FAQ for the game spotted by NeoGAF, "that are used to unlock special Coke Zero ‘MAKE IT POSSIBLE’ moves. There is one experience bar per mini game, per character and the player must fill all of the board to have all of the special moves."

"Players will be able to earn special Coke Zero moves within the game that ‘make the impossible possible’ e.g. Drake and Cole enter the LBP world," continues the FAQ. Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank will also make an appearance, and the game will allow those with eligible bottles of Coca-Cola Zero to scan promotional QR codes.

The application is being developed by Zoink Games.

The previous PlayStation All-Stars game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for PS3 and Vita, was officially discontinued by Sony in August after the game failed to sell enough copies after its release last year.

Last year, Microsoft released a promotional Halo 4: King of the Hill game with Mountain Dew.

Discussion

94 comments
grognard
grognard

I guess someone at Coca Cola marketing didn't pay attention and notice that PS All-Stars was a spectacular dud for Sony.

craigprime
craigprime

 Why is Nintendo refusing to develop for mobile? This is the answer.

baxwam
baxwam

Fucking Cancer in a can that's coke zero. 

blackace
blackace

You'll notice there are no cows in here bashing or damage controlling this thread. Why? Because M$ isn't involved. lol!! Stupid cows.

Trance_Circa
Trance_Circa

Super smash bros = can unlock every character in-game.

Play station all stars= $5 dollars per DLC character...

kiteinthesky
kiteinthesky

I dislike how games are turning into marketing tools now.

You could argue that this has been happening for years now, but it's still wrong and sad. :(

redskinStu
redskinStu

The dollar, the all-mighty dollar.

tommystockley
tommystockley

Sony, don't to this to All-Stars. the first game flopped because you didn't have the guts to really invest in it. Please, put it down until yor ready to make All-Stars a worthwhile franchise. Maybe you could do a PS All-Stars Road Rage game or something as a racing game, and revisit the fighting genre when your ready to make something that isn't pitiful with content. The arcade mode and fighting was alright, but it's all you had to offer and for a 1st party game, we were expecting something a little more impressive. Don't pump out something like this unless you're willing to compete.

That said, I don't want the franchise to die, I enjoy the Playstation and most of it's games. Just don't half-ass it so much next time. (half ass being an overstatement, it was more like 1/5-ass).

catsimboy
catsimboy

Dear Sony,

I love what you're doing with the PS4, really sticking it to Microsoft at every turn, but this... this is just sad.

blackace
blackace

PS-ASBR flops and then we get this crap? Wait a minute. WAIT A MINUTE!! I thought Sony didn't do ADS with their games and characters? That's what all the COWS told me anyways. I guess they were wrong once again.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Eligible bottles? Oh no, what if you buy the wrong kind of Coca-Cola!!!! The tragedy.

arqe
arqe

Fail-Star all over again ?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

So were are the Polar Bears? You can't sponsored Coke without the Polar Bears running the show.

Hiddai
Hiddai

Another reason i hate Cola

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FULGOREY2K

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blast880
blast880

Looks like a new Game of the year contender to me... good times

pal_080
pal_080

ugh man it shouldn't even be legal to create a "game" that's so obviously a giant advertisement!  I guess it's free... but who the heck is gonna DL this?!

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

This is Summer so drinking Coke is out of the question. Summer time, is Pepsi time.

gilldominic
gilldominic

THIS is the Sony release every gamer has been waiting for.

Zoink games. Remember the names guys. The next Naughty Dog for sure.....

frozenux
frozenux

Coca cola "Zero" is an oxymoron...

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

how original......an endless runner on mobile.....urgh

sundown19
sundown19

Wow...NOW I WANT TO BUY COKE!!

Good going, advertisers!

shuwar
shuwar

Gaming's 'Bulgari Connection'... 

Lhomity
Lhomity

Oh noes. Advertising dressed up in a mobile game. That's never been done before. Better leave a comment bitching about "corporate greed" and how this is "ruining the industry". Hurr durr.

jakass13
jakass13

@Trance_Circa Of the 4 DLC characters released, the first two were free for two weeks. SSB never had DLC so you can't really compare.

blackace
blackace

@Trance_Circa LOL!! PS ASBR is crap. I can see what stopped supporting it. Sony's not suppose to have Ads in their games. lmao!!

o016945
o016945

@kiteinthesky What book of morality do you follow that comes to this conclusion? You know, the Domino's Noid and the 7-Up Spot both had their own games, that were also quite decent. However, marketing creates sales, and as with every product, you're going to see it combined. If Coke pays Sony to create a little marketing gimmick, then I see nothing wrong with it. However, I've been in broadcasting, television, and radio, and pretty much all medias rely on advertising to survive. That is just as it is.

jakass13
jakass13

@tommystockley I don't think the game was that bad. I actually enjoyed it, even though it had a lot of issues.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

@DonMattrick You only buy pepsi when they don't have Coke Don ! You should know that...But I can't expect much from the man who almost ran microsoft into the ground.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@EasyComeEasyGo Can't have a coca-cola game without needlessly long and overexpensive irrelevant commercials disguised as cut-scenes. Better bring Santa in as well... for good measure, you know.

blackace
blackace

@gilldominic So was this one of the exclusives Sony was holding off telling us about?

blackace
blackace

@sundown19 Not me. I like Pepsi better. My friend is a Coke guy, but he keeps mixing it with Barcadi's Rum. I guess he doesn't like the flavor of Coke-Cola either. lol!!

unreal101
unreal101

@sundown19  I'm actually really curious as to how much this helps sales.

Because it really seems like 99% of people don't give a fvck.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Lhomity I prefer to be sarcastic and insinuate things that are most likely not true, but fun to imagine coming from a large, well-known (hence evil) world-wide corporation.

jakass13
jakass13

@blackace @Trance_Circa Say what you want. I personally liked it, even though the game had some major flaws. It failed to due poor sails, which I think were cause of bad advertising. This app is an example of that.

kiteinthesky
kiteinthesky

@o016945 @kiteinthesky   It just doesn't have the same charm as the old marketing games like Cool Spot had -- not that most of the marketing games released back then were any good. I liked Cool Spot. But Cool Spot seemed more like its own quirky little game than a 7up advertisement for all of the product placement they put in that thing. This... just reminds me of those spammy Flash ads you used to see on Newgrounds. It just doesn't sit well with me. 

Ovirew
Ovirew

@jakass13 @tommystockley I hope it doesn't become a franchise.  It really wasn't good enough to be more than a one-shot deal.  The actual gameplay sucked big-time.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Arkhalipso @unreal101 @sundown19 There are yet some people who refuse to give in to the glorious magnificence that is Coca-Cola. Like the heathens yet to see the Light of Christ, Coca-Cola is yearning to offer salvation to everyone (un)willing. They tried to replace the traditional Christmas beverage in Sweden, julmust, but failed. Well, don't let that stop you Coca- Cola.