Mobile phones have become an integral part in our lives these days because of its helpful features. Among them is a gateway to access the Internet, an alarm to wake us up in the morning and a device to play games. Since almost everyone on earth walks around with a smartphone in their pocket, it’s not surprising that celebrities are also attracted to this multibillion dollar industry especially as the current mobile gaming market is now worth USD$137.9 billion according to Newzoo.
Rather than releasing clothing lines or suspicious cosmetic products, these celebrities chose to plaster their names in mobile games. Here are 10 celebrity mobile games that might (or not) obliterate your brain cells.
1. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
You can hate Kim Kardashian all you want but her mobile game successfully shattered both the entertainment and mobile gaming industries during its launch in 2014. Forbes reported that in 2015, the create-your-own-celebrity-story mobile game was downloaded over 70 million times and generated USD$71.8 million in revenue. Now, that’s a star. Become an A-list celebrity from actor to fashion designer, walking down the Hollywood red carpet in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood on Android and iOS.
2. Nicki Minaj: The Empire
The rap star Nicki Minaj joined on the bandwagon and created a mobile game called Nicki Minaj: The Empire. The game has its own story mode, which you play as a rookie hip-hop artist, trying to make it big in the music industry with the help from Nicki Minaj. You can record your own rap hits and invite your friends to parties. Nicki Minaj: The Empire is available in both Android and iOS.
3. Britney Spears: American Dream
Following the success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, every celebrity now wants to have a piece of the lucrative pie. Famous pop singer Britney Spears definitely wanted a slice with this game. Britney Spears: American Dream allows you to have a shot to stardom and land an opportunity to sing alongside Britney Spears. Once you achieve the pop celebrity status, you can start a record label and help other aspiring artists to conquer the music world. Live the pop star dream in Britney Spears: American Dream on Android and iOS.
4. Taylor Swift: The Swift Life
If you’re a true Swiftie fan, chances are you already know about this mobile game. Taylor Swift: The Swift Life brings Swifties closer to country-to-pop singer using SwiftSends and exchange Taymoji(s) in the messages. Swifties can also discover exclusive pictures and videos straight off Taylor’s feed. Swifties can head towards the Google Play Store and App Store to connect with Taylor Swift.
5. Sniper X With Jason Statham
From The Transporter to Sniper X, Jason Statham is another bonafide action star to lend his voice and appearance in a mobile game. In the game, Statham leads a paramilitary team called SPEAR that is tasked to eliminate terrorist attacks in rogue states. While it might not be as cool as Hitman Sniper, you get to hone your sniping skills to the max under the instructions of Commander Statham to perform the best kills using your upgraded sniper. Make every shot count in Sniper X, available on Android and iOS.
6. Restaurant Dash with Gordon Ramsay
With a gameplay similar to Diner Dash, Gordon Ramsay will coach you, an aspiring chef, to build your own restaurant empire. The game also features Ramsay’s expletives trademark (albeit, not too much) while you’re cooking tons of fancy dishes to be served at your restaurants. To become the master chef, you have to face Ramsay himself and other chefs in Celebrity Chef Boss Battles. Ramsay will bring the hellish kitchen into your Android and iOS phones.
7. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator
How’s it going, bros? Do you want to know what it feels like to be a famous YouTube star? PewDiePie shares his free tips and secrets in a mobile game called PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator. Available on both Android and iOS, you create your own pocket YouTuber to make videos, gain viewers and subscribers, as well as invest it all back to upgrade your gears, furniture and even pets! Speaking of pets, the game also includes a cute Puggle mini game, which plays out like a standard pinball machine game.
8. PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist
You get to see PewDiePie as a game persona again but he’s not just a regular YouTuber this time. You will play as the man himself to undertake an epic quest in this 2D platformer mobile game. This time around, he will be joined by other YouTubers like Marzia, CinnamonToastKen, JackSepticEye, Cryaotic, Markiplier and more if you get to beat the boss in every level. Jump, fly and ride a unicorn in PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist, available on Android and iOS.
9. Demi Lovato: Path to Fame
From the developer who brought you Episode - Choose Your Own Story, Demi Lovato stars in her own mobile game who let players determine their choices in their personal and celebrity lives. You get to tailor your own story on the people you meet and date as well as perform alongside Demi Lovato on her concert tours. Create your own path to fame in the game available on Android and iOS.
10. America’s Next Top Model Mobile Game with Tyra Banks
Do you want to be on the top of America’s Next Top Model? Tyra Banks can kickstart your fashion and modelling adventure in no time! Become a fashion icon by customising your own look with your impeccable sense of fashion. You will be modelling across the globe and strut your catwalk in the runways of Paris Fashion Week and more. If you got what it takes to be a supermodel, hit the Google Play Store and App Store.
Celebrities immortalise their names and appearances in video games is certainly a great way to boost their brands. Did we miss out any famous celebrity who starred in mobile games? Let us know in the comments through Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch cool gaming videos.