Technology goes faster than we actually realise as I can still remember my very first mobile phone. It took me longer than my friends to get one as I wasn’t a big fan of new technology and wanted to postpone getting one as long as possible. It was a job and getting my driver licence that actually forced me into buying my first Nokia telephone, and now almost 15 years later I can’t imagine a life without.
Leaving the house without my telephone feels like leaving the house without shoes on. I know, it shouldn’t be like that, but I got forced into it, remember? So yes, I agreed on getting a mobile, although back then there wasn’t that much choice. Mine looked as anybody else’s and it allowed me to make calls and send text messages. Nothing more and I certainly didn’t realise that just over a decade later, I could hardly imagine that my first mobile phone didn’t have a coloured screen or internet on it. And if going back in time, you could not imagine that these days you would be looking for more information about mobile casino games right?
My conclusion that technology goes fast is justified and I also know that this same technology is unstoppable as more and more is possible just as playing casino games on what these days is called a smartphone.
The first online casino’s
It’s the online casino industry that shows how fast technology can go as it is not even a quarter century ago that the first online casinos were founded. Nowadays we have plenty of choices when it comes to online casinos, although it’s only a few dozens of them that take a leading role in the industry. Between those, we’ll definitely find many NetEnt Casinos too, offering the casino games of software developer NetEnt.
Casino games as Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat can’t be missed just as other table games, dozens of video slots, video pokers and scratch cards and for more than two decades the online casino games where keeping players satisfied. Unreal is the fact that when I was buying my first mobile phone, I never even heard of an online casino. Time flies and smartphones and tablets are a part of our daily lives asking for new developments so players are enabled to play those same casino games on their iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Years of Experience in the offline and online casino industry, developing casino games while following the latest trends, NetEnt knew exactly what their next step was going to be. And so new developments were set in motion and the software developer worked hard on a new application that would allow both OIS and Android users to play their favourite games on their smartphone or tablet, anytime and from every location possible.
It’s not for nothing that the Swedish software supplier is considered as a pioneer when it comes to the development of casino games, because not only NetEnt developed a mobile application, suitable for both IOS and Android users, but introduced a whole new product known as NetEnt Touch®.
The NetEnt Touch® games were developed with a focus on quality and speed while maintaining the user-friendliness of the games, just as the cutting edge animations and features responsible for the popularity of the NetEnt games. Not an easy job as NetEnt needed to respond to specifications so important for mobile games, but as no other NetEnt managed with the Touch® games. The mobile games are easy to use, fast when a reasonable internet connection is available but is it the quality of the games that impress me as I don’t experience many differences compared to the online casino games.
Initially games as Roulette Touch® and Blackjack Touch® where available, but as time passed popular video slots as Gonzo’s Quest Touch®, Jack Hammer Touch® and Flowers Touch® were added to the assortment Touch® games and by now games are rapidly introduced, new NetEnt games are directly added to the mobile casinos and it was at the end of 2013 that the first mobile jackpot game was introduced as well recognised by the Touch™ brand.
All NetEnt Touch® games are developed for both IOS and Android devices. Significant changes have been made to maximise the enjoyment for mobile users not losing any of the user-friendliness or quality of the games. On the other hand, Netent has been extremely careful not to sacrifice any of the great gameplay and excellent graphics that make the games so popular in the first place. Every single mobile game fills the screen horizontally, enriched with a simplified keypad and navigation to ensure intuitive user interaction on small devices.
As well as no concessions have to be made when it comes to the extra features like for example the Free Falls in Gonzos Quest, the Sticky Wild feature in Jack Hammer and the boxing feature in Fisticuffs. What else do you expect from the mobile casino games? I could not come up with anything, although I can imagine that Windows Phone users think differently as, for now, this mobile gaming market is simply experienced as too small for most software developers of which NetEnt is one.
Mobile Jackpot games
Although the first mobile games were developed in 2011, it was going to take two more years to introduce the very first mobile jackpot game. It was the end of 2013, memorable for the jackpot lovers, as from that moment players could also enjoy the Mega Fortune Touch® game with a chance to win one of the three progressive Mega Fortune Jackpots. The reason why especially this game can’t be missed in any mobile casino might be clear as it was in December of 2011 that this Netent video slot got mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for the first time. This after a Norwegian player in September of the same year won a marvellous jackpot of €11,7 million. Not only the winner but also software developer NetEnt and the NetEnt Casino Betsson, where the player won the amazing jackpot, got mentioned in the book. This same record tough, beaten after a 40-year old Finnish player at the NetEnt Casino Paf won a new world record amount of €17,8 million!
Netent Touch® FAQ
What exactly does Touch® mean?
NetEnt was one of the first online game providers. In those days it was common practise to build games in Flash which was not suitable for mobile devices. This is when Touch® was introduced, which indicated that a game could be played on a mobile device. Now all games are built in HTML5 which is supported by all mobile devices as Flash has become obsolete.
Are all NetEnt games Touch®?
Yes, NetEnt has managed to rebuild all their popular games from the older obsolete Flash version to the new HTML5 version. These games are now compatible for both desktop and all mobile devices.
Are Touch® games any different to non-Touch® vesions?
No, both the Touch® and non-Touch® versions are the same. The name Touch® was just introduced when not all their games where built in HTML5 but rather in Flash which has become obsolete.
Is it better to play the Touch® version of a game?
It does not make any difference if you play NetEnt games on your desktop or your mobile, they both offer the same game with the same RNG (Random Number Generator), there is absolutely no difference.
Can I play jackpot games on the Touch® version?
Yes, NetEnt has even gone so far as to rebuild all their popular jackpot games so that they can be played on all mobile devices and can be called Touch® versions.