The Beastie Boys have devised an online video game for their fans to play - with a strong political slant.

The rap trio have launched a game called TRIPLE TROUBLE on the CAPITOL RECORDS website, which is an update of the classic arcade game FROGGER.

Players are challenged to navigate each band member - Mike D on a bicycle, MCA on a skateboard and Ad Rock on a scooter - across a busy road to reach a political protest rally.

To get there, users must avoid crashing into likenesses of American President George W Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Adviser CONDOLEEZA RICE.

The game's accompanying soundtrack stems from the group's latest album TO THE 5 BOROUGHS, which debuted this week (ends02JUL04) at number one on America's Billboard 200.

29/06/2004 21:07