Japan Still Beetle Crazy

Twisted Supreme September 12, 2007 0

Mushiking never really took off over here, but it’s good to see it’s still going strong crazy back in it’s home land.

 [via Joystiq]

 “Gotta catch ’em all” has taken on a new meaning with a recent Japanese video game craze helping to drive the real-life extinction to the a subspecies of Turkish beetle. The Times Online reports that the popularity of bug-collecting arcade game Mushiking (King of the Beetles) is leading Japanese fans to import a million of the insects as pets each year, decimating the indigenous population.

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