If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.
[GIF via stimmekoreas]
You might remember seeing photos of a North Korean arcade when they first surfaced online in 2008. Some cabinets looked ancient!
These images were originally published by the greatest Sega fan site ever created, UK:Resistance.
(For more, do check out UK:R.)
In 2013, a new arcade apparently opened on the Rungna Islet in Pyongyang, the country’s capital.
— 2P.COM (@2Pcom) September 17, 2013
휴식일을 즐겁게 보내는 평양시민들과 근로자들입니다.
자식들을 앞세우고 온 가족이 함께 하는 휴식은 정말 즐겁습니다. pic.twitter.com/tq9IUVBo8N
— meari (@MeariArirang) June 3, 2016
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) December 2, 2015
Website Arcade Heroes recently dug up this clip titled “Playing Video Games in Pyongyang, North Korea”. It dates from 2013 and appears to show the Rungna Islet arcade. It’s hard to tell, though.
For those keeping tally, it does appear that Sega’s Let’s Go Jungle is playable in Pyongyang.
[Image via stimmekoreas]
For some, at least.