Prepare for a spook-tacular gaming experience this Halloween! In 2023, mobile game players will have a cauldron full of entertaining options to choose from. Whether you're looking for creepy adventures or ghostly puzzles, do not be scared: we've got you covered.
Join us as we explore the best Halloween-themed in-game events in mobile games and discover some chilling fun to get you in the spirit of the season.
May this read be a treat! Or a trick?
- Fruit Ninja®
- Pokémon UNITE
- 8 Ball PoolTM
- Subway Surfers
- Candy Crush Saga
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- MARVEL SNAP
- Clash of Clans
Fruit Ninja® is a mobile game action title, specifically classified as a slicing mobile game, developed by Halfbrick Studios.
The game is known as one of the earliest successful mobile games ever created and has continuously maintained a large user base since its release in 2010.
In this mobile game, players engage in simple and original gameplay by swiping their fingers to slice and dice flying fruits while carefully avoiding bombs. Points are earned for each cut fruit, and additional points are awarded for combos. However, players lose points if they accidentally strike a bomb.
Despite being released more than 13 years ago, the game remains incredibly popular to this day and is consistently updated, as evidenced by the Crypt Event and the Fruit Bat Event, specifically thought for the Halloween holiday: users, in addition to specially redesigned graphics, will have the opportunity to obtain new blades, such as the Bat Blade and the Ghost Blade, with which to slice as many fruits as possible.
By competing in these events, the player will accumulate in-game currency with which to buy items or tools from the in-game story. Along with these, in-app purchases will be available as always, once again with some Halloween-style graphics.
Pokémon Unite is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game, developed by TiMi Studios and published by The Pokémon Company in collaboration with Tencent Games' Timi Studios.
Players control Pokémon characters and work together in teams to defeat opponents and score points by capturing objectives on the map. Each Pokémon has its unique abilities and characteristics, making team composition and strategy important for success in battles.
Besides being part of one of the world’s biggest brands, Pokémon UNITE has gained great importance within the Pokémon community, reason why it is supported and bettered constantly, with the addition of new in-game characters and in-game events.
As a matter of fact, for the Halloween season, there is a new unlockable character, which is the Pokémon Mimikyu, a Ghost-Type and ghost-resembling creature, and a new playable arena, The Halloween in Mer Stadium.
Users will also be able to make in-app purchases within the game, buying items such as new skins and collectibles, obviously Halloween-themed.
8 Ball PoolTM is a multiplayer online pool game developed by Miniclip. It is a very successful mobile game, currently sitting at number 3 on the Apple App Store, in the category of sport mobile games. In the game, players can compete with others from around the world in real-time pool matches.
Even Miniclip has decided to launch its own Halloween in-game event, called Moonlight Manor Season. Users will compete to try to win Pool Points: with them, they could buy special sticks, avatars, emoticons and stickers, further enhancing in-game personalization.
Subway Surfers is an endless runner mobile game, developed by Kiloo and SYBO Games and released in 2012. This mobile game has been one of the most popular choices among players since its release, and stands today at #4 among action mobile games on the Apple App Store.
Players take on the role of a graffiti-tagging young character who is caught by an inspector and his dog while spray-painting a subway station. The game's objective is to run away from the inspector and his dog while dodging various obstacles, including oncoming trains and barriers, and collecting coins and power-ups along the way.
This mobile game is notorious for its frequency in launching in-game events, and it is no less for Halloween, with an event honoring the Spanish festivity, El Dia De Los Muertos.
Especially for this event, SYBO Games has released new in-game characters, such as Thursday, an obvious parody from the popular and recently released Netflix show, along with special Halloween graphics and a new game mode, called Plant Invasion.
As per usual, the customization has also expanded to the aspect of in-app purchases. Players will have the possibility to buy new themed skins and characters, beyond the usual in-game currency and power-ups.
Candy Crush Saga is a highly popular match-three puzzle mobile game developed by the company King and right now at #8 among puzzle games on the Apple App Store. Firstly, it was released as a Facebook game in 2012, to be later made available on various platforms, including mobile devices.
In Candy Crush Saga players find themselves in a grid of candies in various colors, where they need to swap adjacent candies to form rows or columns with at least three matching candies. Successful matches remove the candies from the grid, allowing new ones to drop in from above. The game offers thousands of different levels and several goals, like achieving a set score, clearing specific candy types, or releasing trapped candies.
Being one of the best-performing mobile games of all time, Candy Crush Saga could not refrain from launching a Halloween-themed event, in which a character called Tiffi, the main protagonist of this mobile game, must save the city from jelly monsters. Spectral rewards are guaranteed.
Just like Candy Crush Saga, other mobile games developed by King have launched their own in-game Halloween events, such as Bubble Witch 3 Saga or Pet Rescue Saga.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing mobile game set in the Harry Potter universe created by J.K. Rowling, developed by Jam City and published by Portkey Games in 2018.
Players create their own custom character who receives a letter to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where they can experience life as a student by attending classes, learning magic, brewing potions, while also being able to interact with a lot of characters straight out of the Harry Potter series.
For this special and spooky occasion, Hogwarts has been redecorated in Halloween style and new in-game missions and interactions are available, with which players can obtain dedicated outfits. They can also purchase several themed items through the in-game store, immersing even more into the already chilling wizarding world.
MARVEL SNAP is a collectible card mobile game developed by Nuverse in 2022 and based on the characters from the Marvel Comics. Immediately after its release, the game has enjoyed a great deal of success and has won multiple Game of the Year Awards. As of right now, it lies at the #3 spot among card mobile games on the Apple App Store.
The game is simple and straightforward: players can build a deck of 12 cards, each representing a Marvel Super Hero or Villain, each with a unique power or ability. The goal of the game is to outsmart and outwit opponents in a 3-minute match. The game also features a unique mechanic called SNAP, which lets players raise the stakes during a match and apply pressure on their opponent.
Purposefully for Halloween, the Bloodstone Season has been launched, bringing five new in-game characters from the scariest sphere of Marvel Comics: Elsa Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Black Knight, Nico Minoru, and Werewolf By Night. New variants of already present characters, such as Blade and Ghost Rider, have been added as well
Not only that, but new locations were introduced, such as Hotel Inferno and The Abby, to further complicate the strategic aspect of the gameplay.
Clash of Clans is a popular, strategic mobile game developed by Supercell and released in 2012. It is one of the most played mobile games in the world, with an estimated 76 million active users, and finds itself constantly at the top of app stores rankings.
In Clash of Clans, players build and upgrade their own villages, train armies, and engage in battles with other players or NPCs. The main goal is to build a well-defended base and raid other players' bases to steal their resources and earn trophies. Players can join clans, which are groups of players who can assist each other in various ways, such as through clan wars or donating troops.
The game offers the chance to make in-app purchases, both with real money and virtual currency, necessary to have a much faster in-game progress.
The October in-game season has been titled Mashup Madness, and Halloween in particular has been cleverly nicknamed Clash-O-Ween. During this event, users will be able to gather new kinds of troops, such as the Barchers, the Hog Wizards, the Lavaloons, and the Witch Golems. With them, raids will be even more fun and they will be necessary to gather Mashup Medals and, ultimately, the Ghost Queen legendary skin.