Most guys out there love video games. Most guys out there love having a hearty piss anywhere as long as its not directly into the wind (your dad should’ve explained this to you before you made the mistake yourself). In a bid to revive its flailing career as a video game developer and get guys to pee in bathrooms rather than random bushes SEGA has come with a new range of urinal based video games.
Sega has installed these Toylets in male lavatories at four bars and games arcades in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. The games use pressure sensors attached to eye-level LCD screens that test users’ accuracy as they answer the call of nature.
The four games include one in which the object is to spray the screen clean of graffiti (that’s right clean up the neighbourhood with you pee). Another Toylet game, Manneken Pis, named after the famous statue in Brussels, measures the volume of the urine stream.
Splashing Battle, meanwhile, pits one user against another – though thankfully not directly – by challenging him to produce a more powerful stream than the previous visitor.
In the fourth game and possibly most appealing to Jap guys is called, the North Wind and the Sun and Me. It uses sensors to control a digital wind blowing up a young woman’s skirt. The greater the stream’s intensity, the higher the skirt travels.
Unfortunately (what?! Did I really just write that) Sega said the Toylet games would be available only until the end of January with no plans to market them commercially. In the same statement they added that household versions would be unlikely to succeed either according to a 2009 survey by Toto, which found that more than 33% of Japanese men prefer to urinate while sitting down (ok, now this isnt ok).
I wonder how Sonic The Hedgehog feels about this…