Flying Bomohs

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard about the infamous Bomoh, and what people have called his “flying carpet”. Parodies have been found all over the Internet, in the form of videos and pictures. A whole new class of Bomoh parodies have been found – people are releasing games mocking the “flying carpet”.

source: Chief Chapree,

One of several parody games, Flying Bomohs by ScorpiusBtz, was released on Google Play on 27 March 2014. The game throws together two trending topics – Flappy Bird, and the MH370 Bomoh.

flying-bomohs-4-0-s-307x512The game has an average rating of 4.2/5 on Google Play, as rated by 79 users. It is stated on the Google Play page that it has been installed 1,000 – 5,000 times. It is the only game submitted by ScorpiusBtz.

iPhone users need not fret about missing out on the fun, though. Tung Ai Tung released the game Flying Bomoh on the AppStore. It was released on 24 March 2014. Tung Ai Tung has released several other games and applications as well.

Some people feel like these parody games are an embarrassment and an insensitive joke, such as Android user Afiq Alauddin. In his review, he rated Flying Bomohs with one star, and commented “Bodoh hahahaha” (‘Bodoh‘ is Malay for ‘stupid’). Most people, however, find the game absolutely hilarious. iOS user, and a player of Flying Bomoh, Browserfreak says, “Don’t blame the incident or hate the creator of this game…No one (is) insulting no one. (…) Just relax and enjoy the game.”.

What do you think?