03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Whack-A-Banker' Game A Hit In Britain

A British arcade game that allows gamers to take out their anger on bankers has proved a hit, its creator says.

The BBC reports that inventor Tim Hunkin introduced his "Whack-A-Banker" game to his seaside pier arcade in Southwold, in eastern England. It's now proved so popular he has had to replace the worn out mallets.

Based upon the popular "Whac-A-Mole" game, players hit bankers on the head when they emerge from holes. The game allows angry Brits a chance to vent some fury about the role bankers played in the current financial crisis. However, as Hunkin told AFP:

"And, of course, the bankers never really lose. If you win the game a banker's voice says: 'You win. We retire. Thank you very much to the taxpayer for paying our pensions'."

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