North Korean Arcade is a Blast from the Past
Posted on October 21, 2009
North Korea is an enigma. Not many people know what goes on past the DMZ, though speculation has it that Kim Jong-Il, the country’s diminutive and reclusive leader, is a fantastic golfer.
This is given credence to the fact that other forms of entertainment, such as arcades, are still stuck in the 70s.
As a series of photos reveal an arcade in the capital Pyongyang that has yet to acquire the next generation of video games or Skeeball, we’re left to wonder: how can anyone survive without Dance Dance Revolution?
The images reveal an arcade of times past, where the cabinet’s are rusty, the directions worn off, and the buttons most likely don’t work. Although the games are unidentifiable due to a lack of any distinguishing characteristics, it’s clear they’re from an era time forgot.
The images do not have a credit attached, as the individual who took them had wished to remain anonymous, presumably because any unauthorized photography from across the DMZ would anger the fearless leader.