This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games one day—try out, not make the team.

The folks at Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi recently put Daisharin Tetsubo-kun—a tabletop game that has you attempting to send a tiny gymnast flipping through the air before perfectly sticking a landing—to the test, and not suprisingly, it looks like a lot of fun. It reminds us of Japan’s talented gymnastics robot that pops up in the occasional video, but here a player is in control of how much speed the gymnast builds up spinning around the bar, and when he’s sent flying.


All you need is a group of easily bribable friends to serve as judges, and your dining room will feel like an actual Olympic venue. [Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi via The Awesomer]

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