It’s become undeniably apparent that mobile casino gaming is the next big wave of the future. We’ve been privy to mobile gaming technologies for quite a few years now, but it wasn’t until the introduction of SmartPhones that online casino software developers really began to take notice of the potential in mobile apps.
In 2011, Net Entertainment broke the mold by introducing the very first mobile casino games designed specifically for use on a mobile device (i.e. not just a copy-cat of its current casino games). The company proposed to continue this trend, mixing new with existing games, then in August of 2013, NetEnt announced a projected goal to transition not just its most popular selections, but each and every game on its standard casino client.
Up until this point, the majority of the leading software brand’s competitors had only been converting their most popular games to mobile casino apps. In fact, some brands got a substantial head start, producing mobile games as early as 2003. NetEnt may be a late bloomer in the mobile gaming sector, but they certainly pursued the path with a more sagacious and innovative mindset.
Net Entertainment has an impressive portfolio of more than one hundred games on the roster, most landing in the online slots category. At the moment, Microgaming leads the mobile casino gaming industry with the largest portfolio of amusements. Anyone who knows the Microgaming schematics would expect the numbers to range up into the hundreds, or at least 50+, but no. Microgaming’s “largest” mobile gaming portfolio tips the scales at a mere 19.
The latest release onto Net Entertainment’s Touch Mobile gaming application – the new Starbusrt Touch Slots – brings the company’s mobile portfolio to 11. The programming team at NetEnt obviously has a very long way to go before converting each and every one of its online casino amusements to a mobile venue. At this rate, it will take many months just to catch up with Microgaming, and that’s if their rival doesn’t continue focusing on the mobile betting industry. It’s a commendable mission on NetEnt’s part, but it’s going to take a lot more diligence than they’ve shown thus far to pull it off.
With that said, let’s take a look at this new Starbusrt Touch mobile casino slot. It is based on the namesake Starbusrt Slot found in the brand’s standard online casino client; one of the most popular slot games at NetEnt powered online casinos. Starburst Touch features 5 reels and a favorable ‘Win Both Ways’ function, where the pay-lines can go left to right, or right to left. Another aspect that has made the Starburst Slot so popular among online slots fans is its expanding Starburst Wilds feature, wherein a single wild icon can expand to cover an entire reel for up to three spins.
In traditional Net Entertainment fashion, the graphics are incredibly sleek, with an HD quality that brings the vibrant, shining jewels – the central core of the game – to life. “With every new Net Entertainment Touch™ game we focus strongly on the user interface, functionality and a seamless transition between mobile and desktop,” remarked NetEnt’s President and CEO, Per Erikkson, “and we have done exactly that with Starburst Touch™.”