5 Best Mobile Pokie Games Of The YearTia Winter | 23 February 2018
This year has certainly been a busy one for some of the world’s leading mobile pokies developers. Each month has seen better and more lucrative mobile pokie games arriving at casinos - but when it comes to picking out the very best pokies of the year, only 5 exceptional games made the final cut.
NetEnt - Emoji Planet
NetEnt’s Emoji Planet mobile pokie first appeared early in August, and as expected, it proved to be massively popular among players of all ages - including the notoriously tricky millennial generation.
Emoji Planet boasts a myriad of features across 5 reels, including Cluster Pays and the Avalanche symbol feature. Its symbols range from hearts, bombs, and pizza slices to aliens, smileys, and the infamous poop emoji. Each emoji also comes with its own Emoji Meter, which, once filled, reward players with a slew of stacked wilds, sticky wilds and big cash wins.
Microgaming - Highlander
Inspired by the 1980s film of the same name, Microgaming’s new Highlander mobile pokie features the infamous Connor MacLeod, and follows his travels through the Scottish Highlands and New York City with beautifully rendered backdrops.
A power-rock soundtrack accompanies 243 ways to win, 2 unique scatters, and the lucrative Quickening Wilds feature, not to mention free spins and maximum wins of 3,416 times your stake.
Play ‘n GO - Hugo 2
Play ‘n GO won plenty of players’ hearts with its original Hugo pokie, and in 2017, the firm released Hugo 2 to an already well-established fan base. In this pokie, the loveable troll returns to battle the evil witch Afskylia over 5 reels and 10 lines.
The bonus features here include Troll Race free spins, a Skull Cavern feature, and plenty of additional multipliers, free spins and wilds. Top it all off with live-action shots of Hugo’s antics and it’s no wonder Hugo 2 was one of the most popular pokies of the year.
Yggdrasil – Orient Express
Yggdrasil’s most popular pokie of the year was Orient Express, a vintage-style game with all the luxury of the famous European locomotive. The pokie takes players on a journey across Paris, Venice, Belgrade and Istanbul, with each destination offering its own lucrative bonus feature and up to 30 free spins. The game is complete with unique characters and beautiful graphics, not to mention maximum wins of up to 2,500x your stake!
NetEnt – Blood Suckers 2
Another NetEnt release, Blood Suckers 2 built on the massive popularity of its predecessor with a captivating story about the vampire Amilia and her quest for revenge. Boasting special wilds, Blood Rose free spins, a Hidden Treasure bonus game and the Bonus and Scatter Shot features, Blood Suckers II packs plenty of winning potential along with improved graphics and animations, making it one of 2017’s best mobile pokies by far.