Gaming on the iPhone

Posted on Apr 25 2013 - 12:36pm by Huzoor Bux

There have been some very ambitions claims regarding the iPhone 5 and at the time of launch it was considered by many, and particularly by its maker Apple, to be the best gaming phone ever, and there were even claims that it was the best handheld gaming device. While it is difficult to go along with the second claim, particularly when one compares the iPhone 5 with dedicated gaming devices such as the Play Station Vita and the Nintendo 3DS, as a gaming phone really at the time there was nothing that was able to trump it.

Naturally these claims depend on what is meant by a gaming phone. If you are playing online casino games such as slots, bingo and roulette, then do you really need the kind of advanced electronics technology that you find on the iPhone 5? In fact when it comes to online casino games there is little to choose between it and the iPhone 4S. Admittedly the screen is a little larger and the device is more ergonomic to use, but the game play is no different. As mobile online casino games at sites like have been developed to be accessible to all, you don’t need the top devices to enjoy playing them.

Complex games, and we don’t mean Angry Birds, do rely on power. Certainly the iPhone made Nintendo and Sony take note and the Apple App Store completely changed the computer gaming business model. However the iPhone doesn’t have physical buttons and the screen of the iPhone 5 is still small compared to the latest Sony and Nintendo handhelds.

Where the iPhone 5 scores over previous iPhone models and indeed many other phones is not just that it has a larger screen, but that the screen has a 16 to 9 aspect ratio which is for some intangible reason just perfect for playing games; perhaps that is why HDTVs also have a 16 to 9 aspect ratio. It just feels right.