IPhone Finger Olympics Lets Your Fingers Do the Running
January 24th, 2009
This new mobile game lets you get some exercise on your iPhone – at least if you think stretching your fingers is a some kind of a workout.
Produced by Solid Alliance and Appare Japan, Finger Olympics 100m lets you “run” a 100-meter dash using only your fingertips. Just place your index and middle finger on the touch screen of your iPhone or iPod touch, and start twiddling them as fast as you can.
It’s sort of like a modern take on the classic Konami Track and Field arcade game. You know, the one where you had to mash on the buttons so hard that your fingers bled if you wanted to be assured of a gold medal. There’s no guarantee that playing Finger Olympics might not leave you with blisters on your fingers either.
And the Finger Olympics are truly and international event since you can share your best run times with your neighbors across the planet thanks to a world high score board.
Finger Olympics 100m is available now over at the iTunes App Store for $1.99 (USD). Appare plans on releasing additional olympic events in the near future. One can only hope that shotput event doesn’t involve spinning around as fast as you can and throwing your iPhone across the room.