An Arcade Featuring Tesla Fighting Edison Also Lets Players Shock Each Other

An Arcade Featuring Tesla Fighting Edison Also Lets Players Shock Each Other

If you weren't fast enough on the controls while playing Mortal Kombat, the worst thing you experienced was a grotesque 'Fatality' at the end of a match. But when playing this War of the Currents arcade machine, players can use their character's (Telsa or Edison) special charged move to shock their opponent through the game's joysticks.

Designed, built, and programmed by the creatives at Real Art, the War of the Currents arcade machine was first revealed at SXSW, but will eventually find a home at the Proto BuildBar in Dayton, Ohio, later this week where the public can stop by to give it a try. Unless they're expecting, have a heart condition, or currently rely on a pacemaker.

The cabinet features a pair of unique conductive metal joysticks that deliver a particularly uncomfortable-looking shock which should make players think twice about actually stepping up to play. Unless they feel the need to defend the honour of their childhood hero — be it Tesla or Edison — in simulated hand-to-hand combat.

[Proto BuildBar via Laughing Squid]


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    Really couldn't they at least get some facts correct. Tesla should be the one that can shock Edison, seeing that all Edison cared about was getting his DC current out to the population, where Telsa could see that AC had a better chance to be delivered over longer distances?

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