June 2, 2005 — Disgusted Brooklyn residents were up in arms over a video game that turns the horrifying events of 9/11 into child’s play.
A hand-held video holy war, called “Laden vs. USA,” features digital planes flying into the World Trade Center.
One furious family found it on sale for $4.89 on Coney Island Avenue….
The packaging claims it’s a boxing game, but when The Post turned on the sickening toy, the object appeared to be to drop bombs on planes flying into the Twin Towers.
Lucenti said the game was bought at a local corner store, called Oakdale Dairy, on Avenue H and Coney Island Avenue, in a Pakistani and Bangladeshi enclave of Brooklyn.
The manager, Muhammad Malik, said the store buys games from a wholesaler in Manhattan and typically just fills a carton with random goods, rarely looking at what they are buying.
“We hurry,” he said. “If it was sold here, I don’t know.”…
And the toy, which appears to have been manufactured in China, was apparently being offered at a bargain on Coney Island Avenue.