Mobile gaming is big business, and a truly integrated part of modern life. Games such as Pokemon Go, The Simpsons Tapped Out, and thousands more have brought mobile gaming to the modern consciousness in style. Here are five games worthy of your attention during your lunch break from a segment of the gaming industry that indisputably now rules the roost.
The Game Of Thrones Slot
We could have chosen any number of pick-up-and-play games but since Game Of Thrones is one of the most exciting shows on television at the moment, we’ve focused in on this one. If you play the game with Betway, you can enjoy a practice session to check that this is the sort of casino game for you before you play for money, but with a range of your favourite GoT characters and a cohesive theme carried through the gameplay, it’s likely that this will be a winning choice if you’re into your fantasy action.
If slots aren’t your thing, the world of pick-up-and-play gaming expands readily to include the likes of roulette and blackjack, all available if you have a decent 3G or 4G connection, or can use the work wi-fi during your break.
Stagehand: A Reverse Platformer
If you grew up loving Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, then you’ll have a certain nostalgia for platform games, video games featuring two-dimensional graphics where the player controls a character moving between different platforms. However, platform games have struggled to find their niche in the 21st century gaming scene, until Stagehand got involved.
— App Store Games (@AppStoreGames) February 10, 2017
Stagehand decided to reverse the idea of the game so that instead of fighting the battle to make sure your character made that crucial jump at the right time and got the coins you needed, here you control the platform that your character is automatically completing. If you fail to move the right platforms to the right heights in time then it’s game over! This is a really refreshing take on an old classic, and definitely worth trying out.
Hidden Folks is perfect for unwinding during an especially stressful day. Building on the interest you had when you were a kid looking through picture books to spot characters like Wally in Where’s Wally, Hidden Folks uses black and white graphics as well as animations to bring this trend into the mobile gaming world.
Given the title of app of the week by Digital Trends due to the quirky sound effects and the compelling nature of the game, the only downside to Hidden Folks is that at present it isn’t available on Android.
Tiny Striker: World Football
This mobile game builds on the original Tiny Striker by making the move from a 2D to a 3D platform and is certainly one for both casual and serious football fans. The concept of being a striker and popping the ball into the net might seem simple, but the online trailer shows that not only can you control one player but you can also get ranked for your shot ability and the chance to work with other players on the pitch to make this even more exciting than the original.
— Fat Fish Games™ (@FatFishGames) February 21, 2017
Causality sounds like a very straightforward game, with characters navigating their way from a starting point to an end point. As simple as this might sound, throw in some time pressure, clones of your character who you can’t cross paths with, and arrows banning you from going in certain directions and you can see why this game has been ranked by C-Net as one of the top mobile games of 2017 so far.
Whichever game you choose to fill your lunch break this spring, have fun as you explore all of these new worlds and dimensions of gaming!
Featured image credit; Wired.com