Get ready to "die with laughter" as you embark on a riotous, knee-slapping mission to assassinate the leader of a sovereign nation in the uproarious new comedy-shooter Durka 3D: The Fall of Ahmadinejad.
Developed by Petrilla Entertainment, the company behind the satirical side-splitters Quest for Al-Qa'eda and Quest for Saddam, The Fall of Ahmadinejad is a "more sophisticated" game than its predecessors but still features the same rollicking comedy that helped the previous games become "smash hits." Described as a "truly new kind of videogame," the fast-paced shooter puts players on the trail of the elected head of the Iranian state, rewarding successful gameplay with "hysterical one-liners and outrageous scenes."
Players will run into a wide array of surprise gags and incisive witticisms as they face off against the Revolutionary Guard, such as crates labeled "Not a crate destined for Iraqi insurgents" and missiles saying, "Made in Russia." Not only that, but enemies in battle will hurl insults at you in gibberish, although whether it's actual gibberish or just not American is unclear.
"Durka 3D goes beyond the politics surrounding the conflict," said Petrilla Entertainment founder Jesse Petrilla. "I created Durka 3D to attack a tyrant with Saturday Night Live type satire to relieve some of the stress many of us share."
Where to begin? I think it's safe to say that very little about this game will be funny except perhaps the idea that comedy can come from an idea with about as much satirical depth and value as Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. On the other hand, it's not worth getting too worked up over a goofy little game that virtually nobody will care about, despite the "smash hit" status of its predecessors. But what if the tables were turned and the game was about hunting down President Obama? I bet people wouldn't think that was so "hysterical." Maybe there's a point at which villainy supersedes respect for national sovereignty; after all, we dressed Hitler up in powered armor and nobody seemed to care much about that. But he'd also been dead for 50 years and somewhat discredited as a political figure, whereas Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is still holding the reins in Iran. Oh, what a quandary.
Or maybe it'll be funny as hell. It'll cost you ten bucks to find out at durka3d.com.