With winter approaching, we can start to prepare for it getting a little cooler and we’ll be swapping out our flip flops for slippers in no time. One thing is for sure, we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors to escape the chill, so staying entertained is essential.
If there is one thing that will always be fun, it’s playing computer games. Since they were first brought to our screens in blocky 8-bit, video games are endless sources of enjoyment and they have even been shown to help with depression and anxiety.
South Africa is seeing more and more games appearing with a South African theme and made by South African developers who are making us proud.
Here are a few of the best online games and slot machines which are unique to South Africa that you can enjoy playing today.
Back in 2010, we hosted the FIFA World Cup and it was a proud moment for the nation as a whole. The world went nuts for it, and from it came so much merchandise with an African theme. One of which is the Soccer Safari online slot game, where you have a herd of wild animals playing soccer. The game is one of the most popular South African slots as it pays out a top jackpot of 60,000 coins and has a 100x bonus multiplier, and with gameplay as fun as this you’ll wish the World Cup had been played by safari animals!
Celestial Games are a Jo-Burg based game development company who have been making waves in recent years. In 2011, they released Toxic Bunny, a high-energy game which follows a highly caffeinated bunny rabbit who is on a mission to find out who interrupted his coffee break and is ready to give them hell as he brainwashed his friends and leaves a trail of de-caff goo.
It’s a fun, easy-to-play side scroller game which will flood you with nostalgia of the video games from your youth.
King of Africa
There’s no way you can talk about African-themed games and not have one with a Lion King theme. King of Africa is very reminiscent of the Disney classic and features your favourite animals including elephants, zebras, lions, leopards and even some humans. What makes it special is the range of bonus features including free spins, expanding wilds, and re-spins which help keep the game fresh and exciting.
Snailboy: An Epic Adventure
Thoopid are a Capetonian game development company who have been on the up and up, with their most popular game so far being Snailboy: An Epic Adventure. It’s an adorable and engaging game where you must help Snailboy the Mollusc win back his stolen shell and go on some crazy adventures to do so. It’s a mobile game so you can play it on the go and you’ll find yourself totally enthralled as you try to beat each level.
South Africa is home to some amazing games which will keep you sane through the winter months, and it’s likely you’ll continue playing way into the summer too!