Super Mario Party has just been released on Nintendo Switch and it has become quickly apparent that it’s not all just fun and games for everyone involved.
Specifically, the virtual board game has a whack-a-mole mini-game that sweet baby angel Monty Mole does NOT enjoy playing. But if you choose Monty Mole as your avatar, he must, begrudgingly, whack his fellow moles.
It is a disturbing sight to see.
The YouTube channel ‘GameXplain’ pointed out the dark irony of the torturous ‘Rhythm and Bruise’ game, and now the shell-shocked look on Monty’s face is killing souls everywhere.
Poor Monty Mole sweats literally the entire time he is forced to turn against his own and goes wide-eyed occasionally as he grapples with the violent betrayal he has inflicted against his will.
It’s very dark for a game titled Super Mario Party.
Only in 2018 does this sinister thought experiment make it from the development stage into the finished product of a game. Not even Super Mario is safe from a little piece of the dystopian pie.
But you can choose to refuse the path of sadism and just don’t make Monty Mole play the mole-whacking game! Do the right thing. Save Monty.