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The Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Game App

13 Sep 2021 Developer News
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Mobile games have exploded in popularity in recent times, with almost half a million gaming apps on the Google Play Store and close to a million on the App Store in 2021. This means that there are games for every type of player. But what factors should you take into account when deciding which one to play?

Consider Different Types of Game

Perhaps the first question you will need to ask yourself is around the type of game that you want to play. The current diversity in this market means that we can see everything from puzzle games like The Room to sports titles such as the mobile versions of the FIFA and Madden franchises from EA. This may make it more difficult to get started, though, as there are so many options to choose from.

If you like shooters or RPGs, you have a wealth of titles to look at too. From arcade-style adventures to racing games and the battle royale genre, there are plenty of different ways of playing.  The App Store and Google Play Store both have sub-category lists that you can filter to see the different kinds on offer. You might find something different from what you usually play in this way.

Read the User Reviews

One of the most useful resources when searching for a new title are user reviewers. This gives a great way of seeing at a glance how popular the games are and what the people who have used them think of the experience.

The overall rating is a quick indicator of how good a game is, but you might like to delve more deeply if you are still in any doubt. The reviews that have been left by previous users will often go into a decent level of detail about why they did or didn’t like the app.

For example, Clash of Clans, Hay Day, and Candy Crush Saga are among the titles that have managed to maintain an extremely high rating over millions of reviews, proving their long-term popularity and showing that they are suitable for many different kinds of players.  

Check Out the Graphics and Interface

You will usually see at least a couple of screenshots in the game description before you download it. This lets you get a feel for the interface and how good the graphics are. Mobile game quality has increased enormously in the last few years, so there is no reason to download any app that looks outdated or clunky.

In a lot of cases, you might want to try the game or watch a video of it being played before deciding whether it is worth it. Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends are among the best-looking mobile games on offer right now and you can see trailers of them and gameplay segments on YouTube before you play.   

Look at the Cost

Many of the top mobile games are now made available on the freemium model, meaning that you can download it for free but then need to pay for extras or to unblock the more advanced levels as you advance. If you prefer to know that what you pay up-front is the full cost, then look for an app that has a download price but no in-app purchases.

Some game apps are free to download and give you bonus cash to get started with, which is the case with no deposit casino bonuses. The apps from BetMGM Casinos, Borgata, and Caesars are among those that let you play for real money before adding your own funds. If you win with the bonus cash you are given, you can withdraw real money.

Weigh Up the Features

The growing diversity that we have seen so far means that you can expect to find a variety of features on these mobile games. From multiplayer games where you can challenge friends to others where you can try to climb a leaderboard, a strongly competitive aspect can help to make any game more appealing for longer.

Games that offer you prizes for progressing and others that have a variety of playing modes will allow you to find interesting ways of playing. Find the right mixture of features and you are almost certain to discover a game that suits your needs and taste.

By taking all of these factors into account, you can narrow down your choices and give yourself a better chance of finding mobile games that you enjoy playing over and over again.     

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