The mobile gaming industry is one that has enjoyed really impressive growth over the last few years and playing games on mobile devices may even be more popular than using consoles these days – mainly because it is easy to access and more convenient. 2016 is sure to be another year of great new games, but this article will focus on five of the most addictive ones over the past years.
This is an indie game that is available for iOS mobile devices and features some of the most attractive graphics to be found in any mobile game. Set in a snowy world of mountains and trees, with a starry sky above, it is genuinely atmospheric. The game itself lets you play the eponymous Alto, as he tries to retrieve his llamas – using a snowboard to navigate the icy slopes. This title represents all that is original in indie game development.
This game, which can be downloaded for free to either Android or iOS phones, is a genuine phenomenon – spawning sequels like Snake II, Snake Xenzia and the 3D version Snakes. The idea behind the original game is to move a line around a limited space while it steadily grows longer, without touching either another part of it or the border. Thus it is a classic game of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination and insanely addictive.
Slide the Shakes
With its primary colors and basic graphics, this free iOS game will not win any awards for visual elegance – but it is great fun to play. It is set in a café where you are at the counter and have to slide glasses of milkshake along it to hit different marks without them falling over and spilling. It is both easy to understand and quite challenging to master, making for the perfect addictive blend.
Candy Crush Saga
This game is available to download for free on both iOS and Android mobiles, but requires you to make in-game purchases at various points in the game. The point behind it is to complete various levels each of which have rows of candies, by getting them in lines where they explode and add to your points tally. It has become extremely popular as a result of being on the Facebook social network, where people share progress with friends and invite them to play along.
There are lots of online casino slots games with different themes available, but Soccer Safari which you can play at sites like MobileCasinoAustralia.com.au really makes inventive use of its football theme. It is a five reel slot game where all the football players are animals – including lions, warthogs, leopards and cheetahs – taking part in an animal version of the World Cup. Alongside the usual free download, jackpot, wild and bonus symbols, free spins and other popular online slot features, this game also has laugh out loud graphics of these animals charging around the pitch – making it a standout in its field.
This concludes my article on five addictive mobile games over the last 20 years. Are there any other mobile games you enjoy playing and would like to add to the list? Please feel free to let me know in the comments section below.