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5 Mobile Games You Can’t Put Down

Mobile gaming has come a long way since Snake. Here’s a round-up of the best of today’s games.

A girl playing mobile games on her smartphone while sitting besides the sofa A girl playing mobile games on her smartphone while sitting besides the sofa

With a market worth $70 billion last year (Newzoo), it’s safe to say mobile gaming is big news. Top-tier smartphones, equipped with powerful processors, all-day batteries and large displays can handle fully-fledged gaming experiences with ease. Titles once reserved for computers and consoles are now being released for mobile. Here are a few of the most addictive ones so, no matter where you are, you’ll avoid the curse of idle thumbs.

Best mobile games - 1. Super Mario Run Best mobile games - 1. Super Mario Run
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Super Mario Run

A game you can play for hours and arguably one of the best runner mobile games. You control Mario by tapping as he constantly runs forward. Well-timed taps pull off stylish jumps, mid-air spins, and wall jumps to gather coins. There are four modes to keep you entertained, including World Tour where you travel through caverns and ghost houses to rescue Princess Peach, and Remix 10 which consists of super-short courses you play your way through to rescue Daisy.

Best mobile games - 2. Minecraft Pocket Edition Best mobile games - 2. Minecraft Pocket Edition
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Minecraft Pocket Edition

This is the mobile version of the block busting (and building) PC and console game. Minecraft is a gaming experience like no other, offering endless possibilities. Play in survival mode to mine your own resources, craft food and fend off creepers, or switch to creative mode and unlock unlimited resources to build anything you can imagine – the only limit is your imagination!

Best mobile games - 3. Fortnite Best mobile games - 3. Fortnite
Galaxy Note9 Galaxy Note9
Galaxy Note9
Powerful processor. Water-carbon cooling system. Game on.
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Fortnite

Fortnite is nothing short of a mobile-gaming sensation. The concept is simple: drop down into the map – along with another 99 players – scavenge for weapons and fight to be the last player standing as the space around you slowly shrinks. Impressive to look at and highly strategic, it’s easy to see why Fortnite is the mobile game of the moment. It’s even pre-installed on the Galaxy Note9 alongside a Samsung-exclusive skin.

Best mobile games - 4. The Room: Old Sins Best mobile games - 4. The Room: Old Sins
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The Room: Old Sins

The latest version of the best escape room style game on mobile. If you love puzzles, this is an absolute must-play. The aim is to escape a series of rooms by solving puzzles that involve a number of mysterious objects. How can you resist? And the best part is there are three other games in the series.

Best mobile games - 5. Pokémon Go Best mobile games - 5. Pokémon Go
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Pokémon Go

Perhaps no other mobile game has debuted with such a flurry of excitement, almost certainly driven by nostalgia for the ‘90s franchise. Everyone was playing it. And thanks to frequent updates and the recent introduction of Trading and Player vs Player features, it remains a firm favourite today. An augmented reality (AR) game where you walk around the real world catching virtual Pokémon, Pokémon Go is pure gold for competitive personalities.

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