Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla shared one of the most highly charged rivalries in history. When they weren't praising each other in private, they were waging a public war over whose electrical system was superior. Both of the geniuses have long since passed, but, as Geek reports, their famous feud lives on in the new arcade cabinet game War of the Currents.

The Street Fighter-style 2D game allows players to fight as either Tesla or Edison in rounds of hand-to-hand combat. The game advances through four different levels and when a character unlocks their special attack, a small shock is delivered to their opponent's metal joystick.

The Proto BuildBar in Dayton, Ohio unveiled the custom arcade game at this year's SXSW, and it will be made available for bar patrons to play starting this weekend. If you can't make it up to Dayton to experience the shocking game firsthand, you can get a taste of the gameplay in the video above.

Header/banner images courtesy of Real Art via Vimeo.

[h/t Geek]