Looking for something to do while you’re stuck waiting for the train? Bored stiff on that long car ride to the relative’s house? Looking for something to entertain you on your lunch break? If so, mobile gaming might just be for you. If you have a cell phone, chances are you have access to thousands of different games that you can take with you anywhere.
Mobile gaming has been around since 1997 with the release of Snake, but it didn’t really become mainstream until just recently. With the introduction of advanced mobile phones and smartphones such as the iPhone, Blackberry, or the Android, more and more options are becoming available to gaming developers. Now you can play anything from a simple puzzle game to a fast-paced racing game to a heart-racing action game, all fitting neatly on the tiny screen of your mobile device. Even some of your favorite console games are available to download on your mobile phone! Mobile gaming offers a variety of games and genres so everyone can find something they enjoy be it the classic Tetris, life-simulation game The Sims, or an in-depth RPG like Final Fantasy. The best part might be the price few mobile games are over five dollars.
Gaming on mobile phones has come a long way since Snake was the only game available, pre-loaded on certain models of cell phones. Newer phones can support amazing graphics, immersing you in a crystal clear image of a fantasy world while you’re sitting in a dingy subway station or stuck in a cubicle. Games no longer need to be pre-loaded either anywhere you have a wireless signal, you can download the game of your choice (for that small fee, of course). You can even play some games multiplayer, linking up with nearby friends or fellow gamers for a round of golf, a game of chess, or a race to the finish line.
The best part about mobile games is their convenience. If you have your cell phone with you, you have entertainment available right at your fingertips. Sick of a game you’ve played to death? Simply uninstall it from the phone’s memory and download a new one, wherever you are. Charge it directly to your cell phone bill instead of having to waste time with credit or debit cards. It’s that easy.
With their low costs and easy accessibility, it’s no wonder mobile games are growing more and more popular. People need entertainment in their daily lives, and mobile gaming can help make it easier to fit in some fun in a busy schedule. Cell phones are no longer just for conversations and keeping a schedule now they are a unique gaming console in a class all their own.