Mobile Gaming: All that’s retro, new and now!

Mobile gaming is growing. With the influx of new and must-have games hitting the market we’re giving you a run-down of what games you have got to try!

When you think of mobile gaming, you might be inclined to reminisce about crushing candy or throwing temperamental birds, but there are a ton of options available, from word and puzzle games to arcade style games, and even mobile versions of your favourite board games. Yes, we’ve come a long way since the days of your nephew harassing you with the incessant question of “Do you have any games on your phone?”.

To make the most of your mobile gaming experience, you’re going to want all the latest and greatest games without delay. With SaskTel Optimum In-Home Wi-Fi you have the freedom to be able to play them all. For a $10 upgrade your mobile gaming experience just got a whole lot more reliable - allowing you to monitor your internet speeds and usage while being able to stretch your existing bandwidth to each nook and cranny in your house. So, whether you’re hanging in the basement crushing out some Settlers of Catan or gathered around the kitchen table playing Jackbox TV, your device won’t lose signal.

Old Favourites on the Go:

Big names in the console gaming world have taken advantage of the improved capabilities and big opportunities of more powerful mobile devices. Games like Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite and Minecraft have all made handheld gameplay as rich and enjoyable as their console or desktop versions.

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Riddle me This:

A huge segment of the mobile gaming market focuses on converting people who don’t think of themselves as gamers. As a result, introductory puzzle or riddle games are huge. Stalwarts like The NYT Crossword or Words with Friends share your screen time alongside Threes!, Monument Valley and Best Fiends.

More Friends = More Fun:

Although the casual solo gaming experience still exists, there now exists an entire subset of console quality games in the palm of your hands. Part of the huge appeal of online gaming is that it provides the opportunity for friends to come together. Multiplayer games have made their way onto mobile platforms so friends can play together, no matter where they are. Games like Mario Kart and PUBG: Mobile make hanging and gaming with friends a convenient way to get together without actually getting together.

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What’s old is new again:

If you thought that you’d turned down your last FarmVille request, then you have another thing coming. In the past year the farming simulator has experienced a resurgence of its glory days in the early aughts. In fact, across the board, retro games are all the rage once again—only this time they fit in your pocket. Reacquaint yourself with some of your oldest favourites like RollerCoaster Tycoon, Castlevania, or Ms. Pac-Man. The best part? You don’t need any quarters!

Final note: Make sure you have the mobile device to make the most of your gaming experience—visit the SaskTel Store and inquire about your upgrade.

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