This Game Turns Kim Jong-un Into a 16-Bit Rambo

By Matt Hill on at

Well, it kind of had to happen, didn't it? With Hollywood wimping out in the face of North Korean pressure to a level that, according to George Clooney, will not just see the cancelling of Seth Rogen flick The Interview but also a whole lot more shit heading our way, someone had to take a satirical swipe at the stand-off.

Taking up this mischievous mantle is Atlanta-based game developer Moneyhorse, who has just whacked its game Glorious Leader! on Kickstarter, which merges 16-bit run-and-gunners and a presumed ego trip of a real-life dictator. The result sees Kim Jong-un raining fire down on America's ass in a variety of guiltily amusing ways.

Moneyhorse, which reckons it's so "tired of making AAA games, they decided it was time to make AAAA games instead", has already seen its Metal Slug-meets-Team America effort through Steam Greenlight, but this rather cynical second level of push in the wake of current events probably won't hurt its sales cause. It may even end up on Have I Got News For You if it's lucky.

Although we're struggling to decide if our favourite bit is when he's fighting a Terminator Statue of Liberty…

Or Darth Obama…

Or just chilling out, playing basketball with an Uzi-toting Denis Rodman…

Or throwing the ghost of his father Kim Jong-il as a special attack…

Or the bit where he appears to be collecting cakes while riding Ecco The Dolphin through a sea of mines…

Mmm cakes. He looks perfectly happy doing all of the above, to be honest. Decide for yourself in the video below.

We're sure this will all end absolutely fine with no finely choreographed controversy whatsoever… Who's for stretch goals?

[Kickstarter via @MrJonty]