Almost every casino game is built for both mobile and desktop play these days. Sure, some games just have to be played on desktop to get the best overall experience, but even live dealer games can be played on a (relatively modern) mobile device. Yet, while some games are better on desktop, the opposite is also true: Some casino games are just perfect for mobile.

We have picked five below that fit the bill:

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays

The creator of this game, NetEnt, is arguably the industry leader in mobile casino games, redesigning some of its finest creations under the “Touch” range. Shangri-La is certainly up there with the best, combining beautiful graphics and lots of special features. Often 3D games can lose a bit of their luster on the mobile platforms, but that’s not the case for Shangri-La. Endlessly inventive with its magical theme, Shangri-La is available to play with free spins at several of the casinos listed at It should definitely be your first port of call if you have never experienced a mobile casino game before.

Buffalo Blitz

This one from Playtech should be perhaps reserved for serious casino players, as the minimum bet is four times bigger than the Shangri-La slot mentioned above. However, the trade off is a game brimming with massive payout potential. Most of this is thanks to the 4,096 different winning combinations on the reels, yet Buffalo Blitz is actually a very simple game despite all those ways to win. It’s possible to fill the entire reel set with the buffalo symbol, meaning even a small wager could lead to a life-changing sum of money.

Emoji Planet

Another from NetEnt that uses its trademarked Cluster Pays system. Emoji Planet, as you might expect, is based on emoji symbols. That may sound like a loose theme for a casino game, but it works a charm and has a feel similar to those “Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move” arcade games of the mid-1990s. As a casino game, it looks, well, cute, but that’s only half the story, as several of the games special features have huge payout potential. It’s hard to think of a casino game that is more fun than Emoji planet.

Thunderstruck II

Thunderstruck II is a beneficiary of one of the most underrated innovations in casino over the past decade, namely the ability for operators to record your ‘progress’ in the game. For Thunderstruck II, that means you can unlock new special features for different characters in the Great Hall of Spins Bonus, and then come back to pick up where you left off even after weeks of not playing. The game is based on Norse mythology, with the highlight feature being the final unlocked bonus based on the God Thor.

Game of Thrones

Some critics argue that Microgaming missed a trick when creating the Game of Thrones slot. It looks great, but there is a suggestion that the developers could have been a bit more ambitious with bonus games and special features. Nevertheless, the simplicity of the game makes it perfect for mobile casino gaming. There is a choice of a 15-line games and a 243-line option, with most preferring the latter as it can lead to massive wins in the Free Spins Bonus.