published Monday, May 03rd
Sat watching night after night of political debate, getting lost in reams of flyers in the letterbox and feel a little bit apathetic?
Worry not, GameBrit has compiled a list of political games you can play to inject the fun back into the last few days of the General Election. Who knows, they could even influence your final decision on May 6th, or not.
Did you just hear David Cameron say something particularly smarmy? Want to give him a good hard slap for it? With the internet, that’s totally possible. The Slapometer turns your cursor into a big hairy hand and allows you to slap the big three leaders whenever you like, as much as you like. Most people used the Slapometer during the three big live debates, but why not make up for lost time and slap away now? Keep slapping, and you may be lucky enough to see Clegg itch his balls, or hear Cameron say the naughty T word. If you have a webcam handy, wave the different party colours in front of it to slap the correct party leader (it makes for a much faster slap).
Downing Street Fighter
If, after playing the Slapometer for while, you want to vent a little more anger on the party you hate most, why not try Downing Street Fighter? Extremely easy, just pick your favourite leader and most hated from the list, and put the two to the test. Jab or punch your enemy into oblivion with nimble mouse clicks, but watch out, it looks like Brown cheats, he keeps beating us!
It’s fair to say that radical right wing leader Nick Griffin of the BNP isn’t a popular gent, so much so that on regular outings protesters have pelted controversial party leader with eggs. The Sun newspaper took it on themselves to create a Flash parody of this called “Shell-Shocked“. The aim is pretty basic – throw as many eggs at the flying Nick Griffin faces as you can and try not to miss any.
Your Election Check-Up
It’s time to see how healthy your political knowledge is with Your Election Check-Up. You get one minute to answer each question, which usually involves putting policies in order, guessing who said what quote and filling in the blanks. All on a very tidy looking website. You never know, you might learn something too….
If you play all the above games and are still bored, try Safe Seat. Find your preferred leader some seats in the General Election by catching the right coloured parachutes with your left and right arrow keys. At the end of the game, you even will be told how many more seats the party would need in order to win. Joy.