Whether you’re a fan of Apple or not, the reality is that their products have become a staple in the mobile world setting the bar for the rest of the pack. Whether it’s the iPad or iPhone, Apple products can be seen everywhere from University campuses, coffee shops, large and small companies as well as “companions” for those hanging at the bar or restaurant. At times their overuse can be annoying at best and downright rude at its worse, but these devices are here to stay and any internet-related product/website needs to adapt to their size, software and mobility.
In the words of Joe Pesci in the movie Casino, “always the dollars, always the f*&*&n' dollars”.
Never one to be left in the dust, video slots are finally becoming part of the mobile device culture. With the money involved in the home computer video slot business, it would seem a natural progression for mobile video slots to start testing the waters.
More than testing the waters, software companies are working full on to get into this market and create games suitable for the mobile devices. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as it sounds, as formatting a game which was originally meant for a 14-inch screen to a 4-inch screen can be somewhat challenging. Also the experience of playing on a 4-inch screen is not as exciting or easy, for that matter, as playing on a PC or laptop.
To adapt, companies are no longer using Adobe Flash, but instead using HTML5 to bring these games to smaller and popular devices. The same difficulties that Facebook experienced when adapting to mobile, seems to apply to video slots as well. Hence mobile slots for Apple iPad are all developed in HTML5, the new technology that makes it possible to create mobile slots for all devices.
Lucky for us that software developers are finally getting into the design of these games for mobile devices. Companies such as NeTent Touch and Microgaming have already begun this process while adapting some of their top slot games for mobile. It really is a tricky venture, as playing slot games on an iPad are not bad at all, while playing on the iPhone can be somewhat challenging. Unless the screens get much bigger, which I doubt they will, playing on an iPhone will be a tough bet for the developers.
Bringing these games to mobile devices are the online casinos that already have plenty experience with the internet and computers. As all experienced gamers are well aware, there is a boatload of casinos on the internet with vast amounts of slots available. Unfortunately only a few of these games have become part of the mobile slot world and all the casinos can really do is wait for the developers to pick up the pace.
While the online casinos wait for more mobile slots to come online, all is not lost as the App Store provides a list of slots which you can download and either play for free or real money. These slots run the gamut and provide a good selection of games to play. Although it’s not a one-stop shop for games, like the casinos, these slots are very well done as the graphics, size and ease of play suit the device. Many games are free to play, but of course they are always trying to get you to sign up and play for real money.
As I mentioned at the top of the page, Apple has set the standard for mobile devices, and if you are currently looking for the best mobile slots to play, than Apple devices are essential.