If you grew up in India in the ‘90s, you could not have avoided watching the Indian superhero series: Shaktimaan. Shaktimaan was a an evil-fighting, cape wearing superhero who used his yoga skills and power derived from 7 chakras (or elements like water, fire, earth). His most impressive power was his superhuman strength and his ability to start spinning and fly off to far-away places extremely fast.
Viacom 18 have now released the official Shaktiman game, and it’s totally free. In the game, you play as the superhero in a terrible hurry to get somewhere. You have lasers at your disposal, which you use to blast off and avoid various debris and rocks on the way. The controls use the accelerometer and are fairly intuitive. The powerups echo the chakras in the TV serial, and affect various health bars and attack powers.
The marketplace description reads:
Play as Shaktimaan – The Greatest Cyber Yogic Hero.
Tamraj kilvish (king of darkness) has kidnapped a innocent child.You as Shaktimaan have to fight against all evils to save the child. You can reach Tamraj’s kingdom only if you gain seven chakras of kundalini through various levels. Battle the evil forces of tamraj in various levels. Destroy the Crystal of Black Power to kill Tamraj in the final showdown.
- Use super powers of Sun, Om, Fire and water.
- Save shaktimaan from negative elements.
- Destroy the evil elements.
- Gain Chakras at each level to unleash powers of Shaktimaan.
- Constant action throughout the game.
So does it have the phrase “Andhera kayam rahe”? Play the game for free to figure out.