A first-person shooting game in which players can “sweep” U.S. soldiers with weapons has become famous in North Korea, online outlet Arirang-Meari reported on Monday.
The game, titled “Yankee mopping-up operation,” was developed for mobile phone users by the North’s Soojongchon Technology Exchange Company.
Players can reportedly “sweep the U.S. imperialist invading forces, who boast that they are ‘king’ of the world and condescend us, with a sniper rifle and various weapons.”
“The weapon is updated every level and you can take advantage of various effects when shooting,” the outlet reported.
“This game program gains popularity among young people and workers, and the users are strengthening the will to sweep the U.S. imperialist invaders completely through the game.”
Soojongchon Technology Exchange Company is also the developer behind “Soccer Fierce Battle,” a FIFA-style soccer simulation game released last year.
“Yankee mopping-up operation” is similar to another game released by a North Korean company in the past year: “Hunting Yankee” in which players “knock down Yankees with a sniper gun.”
Photos obtained by NK News last year showed the player shooting U.S. soldiers and sneaking into a base.
“The Yankees are laying a conspiracy of deeply infiltrating their special forces into our army’s [base] while they implementing the special training at the base,” the caption reads.
“You should wipe out the enemies to enable our army’s raiding force to infiltrate the base.”
The game appears to be composed of 20 levels.
The release of several anti-U.S. shooting games accompanies numerous other war-themed games covered by North Korean state media last year.
The Samhung IT Exchange Company last year launched the anti-Japanese “Samurai Hunting” 3D shooting game, in which players can kill “the atrocious Samurai jerks” with a sniper rifle.
The same company also released a shooter game called “Solo Mission.”
The North Korean Advanced Technology Research Institute, too, has developed several war-themed mobile phone games, with names like “Confrontation War,” “Guardian,” and “Goguryeo battlefield.”
Photos obtained by NK News and taken in the DPRK last year also showed North Korean children shooting replica guns at an arcade game machine named “Street Fight.”
Edited by Oliver Hotham
Featured Image: Arirang-Meari
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