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Japanese Coin-Op Game Recalled Over Broken Arms

Ah, what better way to test the strength of someone than by putting them in a one-on-one arm wrestling match. Of course, arm wrestling would be a bad idea to do with this game apparently, as people are actually being hurt by challenging the system to a game. If you're imagining Jeff Goldblum snapping someone's wrist in a bar in a little movie called The Fly, good for you, you get two points.

From the article:

As reported by the Associated Press, Arm Spirit, a coin-op arm wrestling game, has been blamed for breaking the arms of three players.

In Arm Spirit players attempt to move through 10 levels, taking on opponents such as a French maid, an intoxicated martial arts experts and a Chihuahua. The endgame boss is a professional wrestler

A spokeswoman for Atlus, distributor of Arm Spirit, said:

The machine isn’t that strong, much less so than a muscular man. Even women should be able to beat it… We think that maybe some players get overexcited and twist their arms in an unnatural way.

Read the full article over at gamepolitics.com