Aug
25
2007

One-armed bandit: New game snaps people’s arms

Break an arm: This arm-wrestling arcade game recently released in Japan is now being recalled after three players have had their arms broken by the artificial arm.
Break an arm: This arm-wrestling arcade game recently released in Japan is now being recalled after three players have had their arms broken by the artificial arm.
Here’s a virtual reality game that got way to real.

The Japanese makers of a new arm-wrestling game are recalling all the machines after three players suffered broken arms at the hands of the mechanized arm of the game.

The game is called “Arm Spirit” and pits players against at mechanical arm. Players work their way up through ten successively harder levels of play, starting out at lower levels simulating a Chihuahua and bar maid and working up to a professional wrestler.

All 150 games that are out on the market in Japanese arcades have been recalled. No machines have been sent to the U.S.

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

What a wonderful world!
Although, I remember seeing an arm wrestling arcade game at the movie theater back when I was in junior high (or around then). So the idea's not new - I suppose this company has just perfected the technology (yes, I consider a game that breaks your arm if you lose to be "perfected technology").

posted on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 2:20pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Man, I always wanted to make an "arm wrestle with a Cave bear" exhibit in the Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery, and it was going to be based on one of the arcade games JGordon describes above. This latest development probably throws a monkey wrench into the works...

posted on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 7:51pm

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