Crazy HTML5 game makes fun of North Korea’s nuclear aspirations

Best Korea Smackdown

Best Korea Smackdown

North Korea’s missile belligerence has been the target of an awful lot of humour, but the folks at Taiwan’s Next Media Animation have taken things a step farther and gone interactive with Best Korea Smackdown, a flash game that tasks players with shooting down North Korean nukes as supreme leader Kim Jong-un attempts to ride them into their targets.

The game is extremely simple, and it’s really more of a gimmick than it is a game. Gameplay involves pointing the mouse at incoming missiles, clicking, and then releasing when your anti-nuke missiles are at maximum power to try and shoot down Kim’s missile nukes. Your anti-nuke missiles seem to feel the effects of gravity very heavily, but you only have to survive for less than a minute — the first time I played the game, I beat it by accident. It’s the sort of thing that’s good for a laugh, but you’re not likely to play it more than once.

It seems that NMA is taking the game somewhat seriously though, as it’s available in Chinese and Japanese in addition to English. You can also log in and share your high scores to Facebook. Since it’s built in HTML5, it will even work on mobile devices — so you can shoot down fatty Kim’s nukes on the go if you really want to.

This article by C. Custer originally appeared on Tech in Asia, a Burn Media publishing partner.



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