The owner of a pier arcade in Suffolk, has re-invented an old favourite where people had the opportunity to hit the well-known garden pest, the mole. He has found that the new version, which also allows the public to attack another well known high-street pest "Whack-the-Banker" is a great success during these recession hit times. "You could call it a smash hit!" He said.
The game is very therapeutic - especially to those who have lost their job, but it does have a downside - it costs 40p a go and the unemployed who have tried it have actually said is well worth it and it gets rid of many of their frustrations such as anger and aggression. To win the game, you need to hit Sir Fred Goodwin three times and upon doing so, a bell rings and Sir Fred's voice says; "You win. We retire. Thank you very much to the taxpayer for paying our pensions."
So far, I have cashed in hundreds of pounds, but the machine does suffer - I have had to replace 3 mallets and no less than 10 Sir Freds. One wag has suggested that I would make all profit in calling it "Bash the Wanker". I am thinking about doing a new game where politicians can be hit by somebody wearing a John Prescott mask.
It is not known if the Banker who does not appear in 'Deal or no Deal' is featured in the game.