What Are the Most Popular Types of Mobile Game?


Mobile games have taken the world by storm in the last few years, as an ever-growing number of people discover the freedom offered by playing games on the go. With a huge selection of titles to choose from, understanding the most popular genres can be a useful way of getting started.

Puzzle Games

The chance to use our brains to solve intricate puzzles is the big attraction of this genre. This list from Indian Express includes The Room and Cut the Rope 2 among the best current puzzle games for mobile devices. These games are usually very easy to get started on but soon become a lot more difficult, as each level brings new challenges.

Candy Crush is one of the finest examples of this type. This game was published by King in 2012 and quickly became one of the most downloaded mobile games of all time. One of the revolutionary features of Candy Crush is that it uses the freemium model that allows players to play for free or else pay to receive help.

Casino Games

Online casino games are also popular, as the number of people using mobile phones is increasing in India and elsewhere. Casinos such as LeoVegas, 22Bet and Twin are listed by CasinoWings as popular among Indians. They also confirm that an updated Flash player is needed for the best performance while using an app makes getting started faster and some casinos offer special bonuses to mobile users.

On most mobile casinos, the slots selection is the star of the show. These games are based on classic land-based slots and feature names such as Pearls of India and Cricket Star. Fans can easily find slots based on many different themes, like ancient Egypt, Norse Gods and movies. A smaller collection of traditional table and card games adds to the variety.

Battle Royale

The battle royale genre has proved to be hugely popular in India. This sort of game sees the player attempt to survive while killing other players or avoiding them. PUBG Mobile is one of the most famous examples, although the original is still banned in India and the latest news suggests that the special version to be released here won’t be seen any time soon.

This has left Garena Free Fire as arguably the most widely downloaded type of Battle Royal game right now. It is a survival shooter which is divided into ten-minute games where everyone has to try and survive to the end.

Casual Games

A casual game is simply any sort of game that is intended to be played by as wide an audience as possible. They are often simple affairs that can be picked up very easily by just about anyone, whether they are an experienced gamer or not.

There is no exact definition of what these games need to be about, so they can fit into the other categories we have looked at. For instance, puzzle games like Bejeweled and battle royale efforts such as Clash of Clans could be classed as being casual.

No matter what kind of game you prefer, you will find a huge amount of choice right now, with new games being released regularly too.

Rohit Pandit
Haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.

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