As the mobile casino market in Australia continues to evolve, companies will happen across a number of factors that dictate the direction in which they take their casino operations. One such development that highlights the diversity of Microgaming’s mobile casino strategy is the fact that they have taken to developing and releasing new mobile games that have been specifically created with iPads and other tablets in mind. Having launched the Spin3 platform with the intention of rendering games across a wide range of devices, this marks a shift in direction to further cement their position as the leading mobile casino software brand in Australia and around the world.
The two new titles which have both recently been added to the Microgaming Go brand are European Gold Roulette and Tally Ho, a new interpretation of a classic casino game and a fully featured pokie respectively. Microgaming mobile casinos such as Gaming Club Mobile and Wild Jack Mobile already offer more pokies and table games than any other operator, but the addition of specific tablet based titles shows just how much scope there is for new mobile developments in the sector.
The difference between tablet focused titles and smartphone casino games is primarily down to how screen space is used. Many mobile games, those from Microgaming included, are developed in mobile form for use on all manner of devices. Even die hard Apple fans have three drastically different screen sizes to use among the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini and in customising games to work on each, some compromises are often made. Players end up with the same game on their smartphone as on their tablet, with the latter simply being larger.
Developing strictly for tablet screens gives the programmers at Microgaming more opportunity to pack in features on the larger devices and European Roulette Gold is the perfect example. It is most certainly the standout of the two new games and really hammers home the possibilities offered by splitting games between devices. The overall effect is a far more enjoyable mobile roulette experience than players may conventionally be used to on their smartphone. Players have single screen access to a full racetrack and spin result histories, for example, alongside the standard wheel and betting area. Offering such a wealth of related information would be clumsy at best on even an iPhone screen, but the extra real estate of tablets allows the feature to work perfectly.
The Tally Ho pokie offers less of a dramatic shift from the norm. Rather than piling in new tablet specific features, it is instead promoted based on the fact that players can simply tell that it was designed for tablet screens. Rather than simply being a scaled up version of a smartphone game, the positioning of the action buttons and clarity of the reels themselves indicate that every aspect of the game was designed deliberately.
Aussie players that want to enjoy the latest in mobile casino gaming on their iPad or other capable tablet can do so straight away. Both European Roulette Gold and Tally Ho are now available at Royal Vegas Mobile and All Slots Mobile, two of our favourite mobile casinos for Australian players.