Delivering fiery speeches is not enough. Narendra Modi has to show some bravery on a dangerous and loopy road and reach the hill top first to become India’s Prime Minister. The hill is steep, the car is running on low fuel and there are rivals chasing him in the race. It’s a risky feat, but Modi has driving skills to impress Michael Schumacher and he is the hero of ‘Modi Hill Climb Racing’, the addictive video game where the accelerator can seal the fate of the country and a candidate. As the poll season heats up, voters are turning to video games, mostly racing, memory, puzzle and brick games for busting stress.
They have many options to choose from. Narendra Modi Vs Rahul Gandhi, PM 2014, PM Race, Bhag Modi Bhag, Modi Rahul Fly, Modi Hill Climb, Modi-3, Modi-2, Modi Express, Ask Rahul, Rahul Gandhi Run are among more than two dozen games on Android that have flooded the virtual world.
Tejishwar Singh, a Class IX student says, “Video games involving politicians are great stress busters. We are aware of the current political scenario through newspapers and televisions. It’s fun playing with characters from the news.”
With an impressive 4.5 star rating, the Narendra Modi Vs Rahul Gandhi game is very popular. In another game, Modi Run, one has to help Modi collect points by gathering maximum votes to win the election and become PM. Slugging it out against Modi in these video games is Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Modi is the most searched for politician online followed by Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul. Smart phones are the most sought-after in 2014 as they offer the popular Android games.
The political video games give the voter the power to make serious decisions. Yes PM, a game gives you the chance to build “your India”. You are the Prime Minister and it’s your job to punish the corrupt; save your government crores by stopping scams and ending corruption and appoint your own Vigilance Commissioner to stop corruption.
Sanjeev Nijhawan, a leading mobile phones dealer said, “For the last few days, Android games on politicians, mainly Modi and Rahul are very popular. When customers buy smart phones they ask whether the political games can be downloaded on the phones. It is a new gimmick by the political parties.”