Egyptians Find Morsi To Be Fair Game
Old and busted: Super Mario
New hotness: Super Morsi
Think “Super Mario” is one of the few classic characters who have won over the gaming masses? Think again.
A new character has been introduced in a video expected to go viral among the online Egyptian community. It shows Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi swapping his suit for a cap and becoming “Super Mursi.”
In the spoof “Super Mursi” video game, we see a cut-out head of the president bopping up and down, attempting to hit his apparent enemies – members of the Egyptian opposition.
The video was reportedly posted and shared by Egyptian activists on video-sharing site YouTube and social networking sites, according to Egypt’s al-Masry al-Youm newspaper this week.
The spoof game’s “Mushroom Kingdom” includes opposition include cut-out heads of the National Salvation Front’s Amr Moussa and Hamdeen Sabahy, also former presidential candidates running in the election with Mursi last year.
Before the video ends, we see “Super Mursi” encountering a collision of a different kind with Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie.
“Super Mursi” appears to push Badie above his head, with a little nudge, rather than crushing him below – like he had done with the opposition figureheads.
The video ends with an alternative to the words “Game Over.” Instead “Thawra Over” appears on a black screen, with the word “Thawra” meaning revolution in Arabic – an indication that “Super Mursi’s” moves may have done more harm to the uprising than good.
No word on whether the game also includes a level where Morsi has to dodge a swarm of locusts.
Meanwhile, as impressive as this is, don’t forget Israel had its own version of Mario first.