Nintendo partnering with Sonic drive-in chain to offer Mario & Luigi-themed kids' meals.

The fast-food Sonic/Mario team-up you never saw coming. Because it's FAST food. Get it?


Roll into a Sonic drive-in between April 19 and June 30, and your kids (or you; nothing wrong with that) can get toys based on Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam by ordering a Wacky Pack meal.

A mash of the traditional Mario & Luigi RPG mechanics with Paper Mario's colorful art style, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam released for 3DS systems in December 2015. "Sonic Drive-In is the ideal location to premiere the very first toys based on this unique collaboration," said Nintendo of America's Scott Moffitt, executive VP of sales and marketing, in a press release.

Besides hot dogs, chicken strips, and/or juice, your Wacky Pack may include a Mario-shaped toy able to zoom around on wheels, while another toy resembling Paper Mario and Luigi spins like a top.

Gotta catch 'em all!

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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