The game of blackjack itself needs little introduction – if you are reading this review then you will already know what it is and how to play. Ever since online casinos were first launched in the 1990s, and subsequently mobile casinos in the last few years, every single one has featured one or more variations on the classic card game. One of the facts of online game development is that even though operators virtually have to include blackjack, they still have scope to make it somewhat different to the competition in order to attract players. After all, think back over all of the different online and mobile casinos that you have played at over the years. Undoubtedly some offered blackjack experiences that stood out far more than others.
Fortunately for mobile players, Net Entertainment’s version – Blackjack Touch – stands out for all of the right reasons and bears all of the hallmarks of the company’s mobile design philosophy. The main idea behind how the game is structured is simplicity – after all, mobile casino players want easy access to the game and fluid gameplay that they can enjoy just about anywhere. In order to achieve such levels of simplicity, Net Entertainment has opted to strip the game of blackjack back to basics, meaning only a single deck rendered in beautiful 3D graphics and easy access to different chips directly from the main screen.
Naturally, there is a very fine line between simple and too basic. If designers go too far in the wrong direction, then they will obviously find that players are missing out on features that are something of an essential part of blackjack strategy. Fortunately, Blackjack Touch offers just enough to keep the game true to the classic, including the option to split, double and take insurance if the dealer is showing an ace.
Elsewhere on Blackjack Touch, Net Entertainment has continued the tradition of making the game integrate seamlessly for mobile device users, particularly those on iPhones and iPads. Various menu screens can be accessed from within the game for general quality of life purposes such as activating the Quick Deal function, which is perfect for short games when time is of the essence. Other nice touches include the ability to turn on or off the traditional blackjack soundtrack, something that is not ideal in public spaces but still testament to the effort that goes in to making Net Entertainment’s mobile games so immersive and appealing.
Both Mr Green Mobile Casino and Casino Euro Mobile offer mobile players software provided by Net Entertainment, meaning that you are just a few clicks away from enjoying one of the best mobile blackjack games currently available.