Bankers ‘whacked’ in arcade game

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BBC News - Bankers 'whacked' in arcade game.

An arcade game that allows people to vent their anger at bankers has proved so popular the owner keeps having to replace worn out mallets.

Inventor Tim Hunkin introduced "Whack a Banker", which is based on the older "Whack a Mole" game, at his arcade on Southwold pier in Suffolk.

Instead of players hitting pop-up moles with a mallet, within a set time, the target is pop-up bald figures.

I confess to appreciating the therapeutic quality of this game - I holidayed in Southwold earlier this year.

The game is over when an announcement says:

You win. We retire. Thank you very much to the taxpayer for paying our pensions.

Which well summarises the situation.