Gaming on our mobile phones is common practice nowadays with almost every smartphone owner participating in some form of gaming on their mobile phones. While we might be addicted to some recent gaming phenomenons such as Pokémon Go, there’s been a vast range of addictive mobiles games within the last 20 years and here’s our list of the most addictive mobile games within the last 20 years.
Snake is perhaps one of the most iconic mobile games of all time. Though seeming deceptively simple, Snake is actually a game that challenged and provided addicting gameplay long before many of the games we play on our mobiles today. The concept for Snake originated in arcades but it was the pre-loading of the game on Nokia phones in the 90s that introduced millions, if not billions, of people to Snake. The first published by Nokia, for monochrome phones. Graphics consisted of black squares, and it had 4 directions. As an all-time classic and a game that, to this day, still provides addictive gameplay, Snake is worthy of a spot on the list of the most addictive mobiles games within the last 20 years.
When a game sells over 100 million copies on mobile you know that there must be a hook drawing that many people in. It’s one of the most addictive puzzle games of all time and even more so on mobile phones. The Tetris game was created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984—the product of Alexey’s computer programming experience and his love of puzzles. In the decades to follow, Tetris became one of the most successful and recognizable video games, appearing on nearly every gaming platform available. If you’ve ever owned a mobile phone then there’s very good chances that you have also played Tetris and enjoyed its addictive gameplay.
Casino online games
Experiencing the thrills of the casino via a mobile phone might have been thought impossible long ago but the mobile phone versions of casino online proved that very wrong. Perhaps one of the most fun and addictive ways to game on a mobile phone, casino online games such as Pocket Fruity or many, many others have been enjoyed by millions of people and it’s easy to see why. Casino online games are in the ranks of games like Snake and Tetris in that people are going to be playing them for a long time to come.
Candy Crush Saga
Everyone from your Mum, your Dad, your Nan, and your Granddad, just about everyone in your extended family has probably sent you an invitation to play Candy Crush Saga at one point or another. It will go down as one of the most popular addictive mobile games within the last 20 years. You might laugh but the Candy Crush Saga Empire is immense in size and the chances are that everyone with a mobile phone has tried it out at one point or another. Released on mobile in November of 2012, by November of 2013 it was downloaded an astounding 500 million times in one year.
You and your family or friends might be divided on this one but one thing is for sure; Pokémon Go is both one of the most popular and one of the most addictive games within the last 20 years. Whilst adding literally billions of dollars to Nintendo’s stock value due to the popularized addictive Pokémon gameplay, Pokémon Go also topped the charts of virtually every territory it launched in. Pokémon Go is also the most downloaded app in a first week ever. The game also appears to be a money-making machine and is enjoying a successful run of $10 million dollars in daily revenue and is expected to make $1 billion dollars by the end of 2016. This success is largely down to the immensely fun and addictive gameplay of collecting Pokémon via the ingenuous use of GPS tracking.
Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. When you encounter a Pokémon in the wild, you can turn on the camera feature, putting the wild Pokémon into the live scene where your camera is facing. Then capture the moment with the in-game camera you can find in your Bag. Line up your shot and hit the shutter button to take the photo. It sound so simple yet it’s so fun and addicting that it definitely earns a spot in the list of the most addicting mobile games of the last 20 years.