Republicans Made a Video Game About Defeating Democrats

National Republican Senatorial Committee releases 8-bit game called Mission Majority that has you playing as an elephant named Giopi.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)--the group devoted to electing Republicans to the United States Senate--has released an 8-bit video game called Mission Majority. It's free, and you can play it right now at this link.

In the game, you play as an elephant named Giopi and your task--as the game's title suggests--is to get a majority in the Senate. You do this by collecting keys--each key represents helping a Republican campaign get more volunteers. You must also avoid Taxers, evil-looking characters dispatched by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama to thwart your efforts, according to the game.

"This year's Republican Senate candidates are the strongest in decades (if not ever), and we want to raise awareness in every possible way" -- NRSC

As you jump on these characters, you will suppress their high taxes until they are destroyed. You must also avoid or crush Mudslingers. "To escape their false and empty rhetoric, jump on them and mute their misleading words," the NRSC says.

At the end of each level, you are presented with an opportunity to donate to the NRSC, visit a store to buy items based on the game, sign up to help campaign with the NRSC, or advance to the next level. Before you can even play the game, however, you have to connect your Google or Facebook account.

"As a party, Republicans have a great opportunity to win the Senate majority and create positive change in Washington," the NRSC wrote on its website. "This year's Republican Senate candidates are the strongest in decades (if not ever), and we want to raise awareness in every possible way. With that in mind, we are having a bit of fun with our approach."

This isn't the first time politics and video games have mixed, of course. In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, then-hopeful candidate Barack Obama launched an in-game ad campaign through a number of titles, including Need for Speed: Carbon.

What do you make of the NRSC making its own video game? Let us know in the comments below!

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

423 comments
chippiez
chippiez

Game of the Year.  Where's the review?

coolbeans1
coolbeans1

Awesome, can I stomp on annoying euphoric fedoras and pesky Social Justice Warriors?

ripperoni
ripperoni

My least favorite thing about Republicans -not actually producing solutions to anything but rather just being against whatever solution the Democrats propose, is perfectly embodied in this game...made by Republicans. 

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

...I didn't know EA bought the republican party...

benelori
benelori

So much inspiration for the elephant name XDD

RASquints
RASquints

Ironically it is fitting that they use a 8 bit game to display what they represent

InYourMouf
InYourMouf

Hah, Republicans don't play games.  They're too busy making everyone hate them.


Dem grafix doe.

Crabjock
Crabjock

This is what propaganda would have looked like if video games existed in the 40s.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I played it just for the "lawl" factor. 

dragoonslayer19
dragoonslayer19

I've found the only thing you need to defeat a liberal is common sense and facts. Honestly I don't like either party they both just do whats best for them. This country has fallen so far it sickens me. BUT if so and so party gets involved in a video game I'd like to know so I can decide whether or not to support it. The last thing I want is my hard earned money going to people I think are ruining our country.

JalalBlack
JalalBlack

So , does that mean Video Games don't cause violence ? We're no longer scapegoats ?

sidzero
sidzero

"To escape their false and empty rhetoric, jump on them and mute their misleading words," - Oh dear god. The irony. IT HURTS.

blackbetty1974
blackbetty1974

So I'm curious Mr. Makuch, are you bucking for a job at MSNBC, or Fox News? I think you'll make a perfect fit.

rabbitcancer
rabbitcancer

You know your party has lost the plot when your entire mission becomes: 'beat them'  Poor Americans - no one wants to run your country anymore - they just want to control and exploit it.

Triton
Triton

"Republicans Made a Video Game About Defeating Democrats" - They both have have this game and been playing it forever, it's called Elections.

HalcyonScarlet
HalcyonScarlet

Haven't they got better and less petty things to do and ways to win. How about trying to win by I don't know, being the better government and representing the people better.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

These guys really need help.  No, scratch that.  The USA really needs help.

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---Cipher---

Well....To be fair I'd be more confused if I didn't see that they wasted a ton of time on this...I mean, it takes a great deal of effort to get nothing done. I'm just glad they are focusing on the important issues!

rasterror
rasterror

That's it! I'm resurrecting the Whig party. Who's with me?

khaos107
khaos107

Yes another brilliant Political discussion brought to you by the internet! 

I wonder who's gonna win this time the R's or the D's? The Yankees or the Red Sox? 

Maybe if we'd stop squabbling amongst each other like fanatical party fan boys we'd realize that we don't even have a Democracy or functioning Government any more. Our country is run like most countries in this world, by an Oligarchy. 

One Nation run by the Rich for the Rich. What you see on TV is called political theater.


orbit991
orbit991

Wait where is the prevent the minorities and other undesirables from voting levels?On a serious note, I used to be one of you but you have purged the party of anyone with intellect and a critical thinking ability. Democrats might be wimps, but the republicans just lost their minds.

toddx77
toddx77

You know what sounds like a cool political game?  A fighting game with all the candidates past and present and give it a story like Injustice or MK reboot.  I would buy that and I hate politics lol.

pork7
pork7

PROGlodytes, attack!!

rasterror
rasterror

I found a group more less informed, ignorant, and immature than Sony fanboys. Crazy right wingers.

chippiez
chippiez

@ripperoni And the Democrats are so productive and would solve all problems, if only Republicans would get out of the way.   You, kid, are an ignorant and naive little sh1t.

x_vash_x
x_vash_x

@dragoonslayer19 You can not defeat a Liberal with facts and logic, they are too highly resistant to reason. When I think about it the religious right wingers are just even more bull headed. Those of us with functioning brain stems can only stand by and watch this country slowly burn around us.

hitomo
hitomo

@rabbitcancer  I think they lost the plot by making a 8-bit game in 2014 ... elephants are ga.y

rasterror
rasterror

Well the Republican party feels corporations are people so....

Shiftfallout
Shiftfallout

@rasterror Technically, the whig party merged with fleeing democrats that opposed slavery, thus the creation of the GOP. So in a way, the GOP is the whig party as well. Personally I'm tired of the establishments of both parties, both lean left (meaning the direction of bigger/total government), and thats not really in the interest of the freedom minded gamer/internet user. Only one party seems open to change from the inside though, that coincidentally is the GOP with its classic liberal (conservative) and libertarian base fighting the neocon (progressive lite) establishment.

Would love to see a viable 3rd, 4th or 5th party. Neither party will allow that to happen, kind of like they wont allow term limits for those in congress and other positions of power.

Orvell
Orvell

It would be nice if the citizens stood united and demanded citizens united be struck down as part of a amendment to reform our democracy, restoring some balance, some power back to the working class, the masses. We are a democratic republic. I think a lottery might be the best way to put congress in order. Sure we might send some folks up who didn't have a clue what they were doing, some morons and what not, so the only thing that would change would hopefully be the amount of corruption.

blackbetty1974
blackbetty1974

@khaos107 Are you really surprised though. This is the same place that weak minded followers argue endlessly over which company that doesn't care about them is better. Why wouldn't these same weak minded followers argue about which party that doesn't care about them is better? 

rasterror
rasterror

Going to a gaming site to have a discussion about politics is like going to a Republican convention to have a discussion about equality. You'll never get anything of value out of it.

Mazoch
Mazoch

@orbit991 You'll need to buy the DLC if you want to unlock the restricting voting rights level

mr_nee
mr_nee

@rasterror Funny, since those crazy right winger definately prefer bone

khaos107
khaos107

@freedomzealot
 Wow Its scary how easily my fellow country men can write off the death of another human. And here I thought this was a Christian nation.

rasterror
rasterror

When have Democrats incited a race war and when have black people attacked white en masse? I think you have the colors during the Civil Rights Movement mixed.

pork7
pork7

@freedomzealot infowars(dot)com

It was only a matter of time before the satanic Rothschilds turned on us.

ripperoni
ripperoni

@chippiez  wow you are an angry elf.  Though I will give you props for having the guts to rage at a more intelligent comment, usually people just pick the easy ones to prop themselves up.  Good stuff though, enjoy playing Giopi while you watch Fox News!

memenotu
memenotu

@Shiftfallout @rasterror Lincoln left the Whig party and formed the GoP because he was AGAINST slavery and they were for it...which is why the Whigs joined the Southern Democrats and rebelled.

Not that it matters, no party today represents what they did over 100 years ago, they all flipped during the Civil Rights movement which is why the south is now mostly Republican, and the North is Democrat.

rasterror
rasterror

Actually they're against games in general and would rather} would read Bill O'Reilly's books and watch Fox News for entertainment.

memenotu
memenotu

@khaos107 We are a Christian nation, only in name. Republican fascists turned it into the 12th century version of Christianity. The inhuman kind.

rasterror
rasterror

I absolutely hate it. This country has become so filled with blood list and feels a gun will solve the problem. They're still using propaganda and scare tactics to make people feel they need to purchase a gun and shoot even their own shadow. I absolutely hate guns and would rather talk it out. This country is looking to turn back to the 1920s where they thought black and brown people were this evil non human creature that assaulted white women and killed white men and their babies when under the influence. It's rather sad and scary.

rasterror
rasterror

But the Republican Jesus loves the Ak-47 and hates nigg....I mean thugs.

toddx77
toddx77

@khaos107 It isn't that no one is writing his death off it is the whole thing is getting muddied up in politics.

toddx77
toddx77

@rasterror He is referring to stuff like the Rodney King riots and what is going on in Ferguson right where the media doesn't really see a problem with blacks attacking or wanting to attack all white people.  Kind of like how Democrats say they aren't racist but support affirmative action and will talk about about white people.  It is just politics as usual.  No political party is good and wants the best for everyone because the point of politics is to help ones self not others.

sanchango
sanchango

@rasterror Hey man Fox News is funny!! They expect me to believe that they're reporting actual news! lol XD

rasterror
rasterror

When did people in Ferguson attack or promote attacking white people? Unfortunately there were a few looters, but it was a very minor group that went after 4 stores. I can think of far worse riots and lotto in after a world series or NHL championship. I remembered they almost burned down Boston when the Red Sox won. And do you know affirmative action benefits white females the most? You have your facts poorly misconstrued. You need to turn Fox News off.

rasterror
rasterror

During the LA riots there was only one known attack on a white person and that was Reginald Denny. And what white person was attacked in Ferguson? It was the hyper violent police force that was doing the attacking.

toddx77
toddx77

@rasterror Jokes on you since I don't watch the news, I know how to think for myself lol.  All you have to do is look at the footage to tell that some people want there to be attacks.  People like Sharpton and Jackson will benefit huge from it.  From the tid bits I have seen while at the gym the looting could have been more criticized although I heard the looters were actually people brought in from other towns to make things look worse.  

rasterror
rasterror

And people like Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Alex Jones, Matt Drudge, Carl Rove, Roger Ailes, and so many more benefit from this hate and race mongering everyday. Like I tell people, I can't stand the Democratic party but I hate the Republican party.

toddx77
toddx77

@rasterror They are all involved and profit from this.  Words like Republican and Democrat are made to just throw people off and think there is a "good" side lol. 

rasterror
rasterror

Amen to that. One side supports actors and musical artists the other side promotes big business and war profiteering.