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Earlier this year, we reported that, according to Newzoo, this would be the year that mobile gaming overtook console gaming on the global market. Now it looks like they were right – at least in part.
Speaking of the explosion in mobile gaming, MD UK & Ireland at Gameloft Nicolas Pochez said, ‘If I was to be bold, I would say that mobile gaming has overtaken console gaming, but it depends on the machine.’
He added that this was often to do with the power behind smartphones: ‘Looking at smartphones today, some are faster than three-year-old PCs.’
The explosion in mobile gaming
The sheer number of games for the mobile market can’t have escaped anyone. There’s Chainsaw Warrior, Candy Crush Saga, Connect 4 and Clash of Clans – and that’s not even listing all the Cs. You can play card games like blackjack and poker at mobile casinos such as StarGames. You can even play board games like Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble – or even Warhammer 40K, if you no longer have the painted miniatures to hand!
With apps like AndroGens, Snes9x EX+ and ePSXe, you can now play games originally released on the Megadrive/Genesis, SNES or Playstation with ease. If you fancy Streets of Rage, Super Mario or Tekken as they originally were – well, you can now relive that childhood experience.
Besides emulators that run consoles games on your phone or made-for-mobile games, you can also play the updated versions of retro games recreated with mobile phones in mind – including classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat.
We ask ourselves – what’s not to love?