Kim Jong Un is the chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He has made it no secret that North Korea is developing a long-range nuclear tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, and he talks a good game about nuking anyone who gets in the way of his ambition.
Here are a few quotes.
WILL NOT HESITATE TO SLAP THEM
“If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike. The United States must choose! It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not.”
This was a subtitle in a state-produced video released in March.
Last week he said this.
CLOSE TO NUCLEAR WAR
State-run North Korean media said “U.S. military provocations” — referring to drills carried out alongside South Korea — had left the region “close to nuclear war”
Before we all die of radiation poisoning here is a list of 5 games Kim Jong Un should play before THE END OF THE WORLD.
Before Kim Jong Un launches his preemptive nuclear strike he undoubtedly needs to have an anti-missile program in place. What better game to practice thwarting a barrage of incoming UN missiles than Missile Command.
In 1981 Atari released Missile Command for the Atari 2600 it went on to become one of Ataris most popular cartridges selling 2.5 million copies.
The object of the game is to defend six cities from incoming missiles. Players have three batteries containing 10 missiles each. Players fire missiles from one of three batteries hoping to intersect incoming missiles before their cities or their missile cache is destroyed.
Nuclear War was released for the Amiga in 1989 and was released for MS-DOS later.
The Amiga version allowed for one human and 4 computer controlled players while the MS-DOS version allowed for multiple human players.
The object of the game is to have some population left while everyone else on earth is destroyed. When a player is killed all of their arsenal is launched automatically so there is a scenario in the game where no winner is crowned and everybody dies.
DEFCON: Everybody Dies
IN 2006 Introversion released Defcon: Everybody Dies on Steam. Yup the title sums it up nicely. The game consists of players moving their arsenal of weapons into strategic locations in the hopes of scoring points. Players gain 2 point for each megadeath obtained. (1 million civilians killed. ) Players lose 1 point for every megadeath suffered.
The game host up to 6 human players. Alliances can be formed among players, but their can be only one winner so like the title suggest everybody dies.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Everything presented so far has been from the view of the world-wide stage, but lets not forget the first person shooter aspect of a nuclear launch.
If Intel becomes available that Kim Jong Un is going to actually hit the button there is a good chance that special forces will move in to dispose of the threat. If this happens the Korean leader could find himself in a fire fight. Better brush up now on those FPS skills with some Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
In Call of Duty 4 Zakhaev the guy that launches a nuclear missile at the United States in campaign mode dies. The missile he launches blows up over open water doing no harm.
Infinity Ward released Call of Duty 4 in 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The Fall Out Series
Surely if Kim Jong Un manages to fire off a nuclear missile he’ll have sense enough to do it from deep within the earth safe in his nuclear bunker. If that’s the case he will need to know how to survive when he leaves the vault, and what better set of games to teach him the do’s and don’ts while living among mutants then the Fall Out Series.
Kim Jong Un may very well build a new empire from the scrap heap of the nuclear wasteland or he could just wither away and die of nuclear poisoning becoming dinner for a mirelurk.
Interplay released the first Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game in 1997 for the PC. The franchise has gone on to become one of the most iconic game franchises today.
That’s it the top 5 games Kim Jong Un should play before THE END OF THE WORLD.
I feel the sudden urge to kick on some 40’s Big Band music, stock up on water, and NukeCola, and hunker down in the basement.
Have a game I didn’t mention but should have, list it in the comments section below. What’s you favorite nuclear war game, and why?