As someone who grew up with the Sega MegaDrive and the SNES, I’m continually amazed by the advancements made in graphics, especially in the world of mobile gaming. As developers have cottoned on to mobile users’ insatiable desire for games, we’ve seen some leaps and bounds in the quality of the apps out there. We now have the luxury of playing games on the move and on devices whose visuals put the games of my childhood to shame. While a game’s good looks, as in life, aren’t the be all and end all, they certainly do help. So, here we’ll take you through some of the most gorgeous examples available.
Gorgeous Mobile Games You’ll Love to Play
Dots is the definition of the idea that there is beauty in simplicity. The idea itself is simple too: connect the dots, a classic game that has been around for decades if not longer. Unlike the standard game, this mobile app doesn’t have you play against an opponent; instead you must connect all the dots of the same colour. The more dots you connect and the more squares you make, the more points you get. The pace of 60 second games contrasts with the minimalist approach of the coloured circles on a white background.
2. Gonzo’s Quest
Gonzo’s Quest is one of the best slots games in the CasinoEuro mobile games portfolio. The action is not too dissimilar to other slots games, what makes it stand out is the beautifully-realised 3D graphics. The introduction video is impressively engaging and draws you into the realm of a conquistador, Gonzo, who is on the search for treasure on the coast of Peru in the 1500s.
3. The Paper Fox
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The Paper Fox does stretch the definition of game ever so slightly but deserves to be included for its originality and unusual beauty. The aim of the game is to bring a whole new level of storytelling to mobile devices with interactivity, moving images, text and audio. In an origami-esque world the paper fox must find out the source of mysterious earthquakes that are plaguing the land and harming animals.
4. Dead Trigger
And now for something completely different! There’s nothing tranquil or minimal about Dead Trigger, a first-person shooter with zombies. It comes from MadFinger, the team behind hit games such as Samurai and ShadowGun, who are known for their cutting-edge graphics. It easily rivals some console and PC title from a few years ago. The realistic lighting and detailed environments make all that shooting the living dead look better than ever.
5. Hidden Doodles
Hidden Doodles is by far one of the most visually-arresting games on any mobile device. The level of detail is so high that it’ll take you a while to absorb it all and actually get into the action. The crux of the gameplay is to train your memory while finding hidden objects in all those doodles. The cast of hand-drawn characters are weird and wonderful with crazy bunnies, robots and farting rockets.
Author: Charlotte Walker has been an avid gamer since childhood, growing up with some of the classics like Super Mario and Legends of Zelda. She works as a freelance writer, and spends her free time playing fun games with her two kids and wonderful husband.