Subway Surfers Brings Kenyan Theme as it hits 1 Billion downloads

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Subway Surfers is a popular game that involves you controlling several characters, actually several ruffians across a railway track while gathering coins and also trying not to be caught by the Inspector and his dog. The company that develops the game, Kiloo and Sybo announced that Subway Surfers has been downloaded more than a billion times across all platforms  (iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Kindle). This in fact makes Subway Surfers the 4th most downloaded game of all time.

Subway Surfers has embarked on a World Tour where they feature a new location every month and in this latest iteration, Kenya is the latest place to be showcased which is described in the following video.

The gameplay features the usual jumping on trains as you explore the landscape Kenya is known for around the world. There is a new character, Zuri who is a Maasai lady and a new hoverboard called Woody which is a custom surfboard with an “African” theme.

Well for starters, the trains are pretty accurate (if you use the Nairobi- Syokimau train, you can testify to this) and Zuri is quite expensive to unlock which means you’ll have to spend a lot of time gathering coins so as to unlock the character. The terrain also features wildlife, traditional huts (for some reason) and generally resembles a safari tourists get to experience when they visit the country.

It is nice the country is being noticed by popular apps from around the world, for example Snapchat has featured Nairobi twice in their Live Stories and this indicates  that the country has a positive image in this digital age.