Modi Run: Not an Indianised Temple Run
Don’t get misled by the name. It is not an Indianised Temple Run where Modi would be seen hanging and dangling from ropes. However,
The American app developer Dexati claims “This Game is not endorsed by Modi or BJP. This game is purely for
It is a dumbed down version of Mario. As the lead character (Narendra Modi in this case) jumps around in the backdrop of a city, the aim is to reach the ballot box staged at the end of every level. Each level is based in an Indian state, with the total number adding to 12. With a similar game set up at every level, it is a rhetoric that continues at every stage.
Who will love it?
Well it is already a hit amidst Modi fans. The result and the character both compliment that choice.
Who will hate it?
Anyone who hates in-app advertisements. (Which means just about everyone). Amidst rumours that the game itself is a political ad, there are ads for other apps after every stage. You die, you see an ad. You win, you see an ad. You lose, you see an ad.
For the idea of getting politics into gaming, well the game is a rarity. If you are a Modi fan, this might just give you a tinge of excitement. If you are not, there is nothing special in the game to hook you. The advertisements that pop up every 10 seconds will just make you lose your grip and getting addicted to the game is highly unlikely. But play it for the
Available for: Android | Price: Free
Giz rank – 2/5
The above review is done by Gurman Bhatia, who is a Mass Communication student at Delhi University. Follow her on Twitter at @GurmanBhatia .