If you are the type of person who reads the daily horoscopes or believes you are more compatible with certain star signs, you might be interested in playing astrology-based video games. Unfortunately, your options may be a little limited. However, there have been a few games released within the genre over the years and there is even a zodiac-themed online casino! So, let’s take a closer look.
Russell Grant’s Astrology
Russell Grant is a British astrologer who shot to fame on BBC’s Breakfast Time show in the 1980s, where he had a section called Your Stars, before switching to ITV’s TV AM. He currently writes horoscope predictions for a UK national newspaper. When games developer, Deep Silver, decided to launch an astrology-themed game for the Nintendo DS in the European market it was no surprise when they linked up with the self-styled psychic.
The game arrived in 2009 and offered a journey around the world of horoscopes, giving short and long-term predictions and advice on unraveling the mysteries of “celestial bodies” and how their movements affect your daily life. You could also join the AstroAcademy which featured interactive challenges, quizzes, and mini-games all designed to help you master the practice of astrology.
In Gemini Lost for PC and Mac, you discover a mysterious beam of light emanating from a solar eclipse whilst walking home with friends. You follow the light to a mysterious astrological location from where you and your friends are teleported to a new world. There you must unlock astrological secrets and build a new civilization.
There are 12 zodiac artifacts to collect that can be used to power a teleportation device and over 20 puzzles to solve to unlock new tasks, tools, and abilities. You can also collect trophies and earn upgrades to your scientific capabilities. The coolest feature of the game is that you must match up couples from your group based on their sign of the zodiac. The more compatible they are, the more successful you will be in building your new society.
If you enjoy video slots or casino games, Zodiac Casino, as reviewed at BonusNet NZ, has all of your favorites. But its unique selling point is the fact it allows you to choose your Zodiac Sign and read your latest casino fortune predictions. This makes it the only online casino aimed at fans of astrology. It also tells you which famous people share your star sign as well as advising on your lucky numbers for the week. The casino features over 550 popular video slots and casino games including blockbuster titles such as Game of Thrones.
Retro gamers familiar with the TurboGrafx-16 console (also known as the PC Engine) may have come across the game Somer Assault. The console and game were not big sellers in the USA but they were big hits in Japan where the console was developed. Today, the consoles are highly collectible. The side-scrolling game requires players to control a slinky-type creature that can fire bullets, do somersaults and move along walls. The object is to defeat 12 minions, each one summoned by a sorceress and represented by a zodiac sign. The player must then face the sorceress and foil her plans before finally meeting the creator.
These are just four examples where astrology and the zodiac signs have been used in the gaming world. Let’s hope the stars align to bring us more in the future.