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Best mobile idle clicker games

Idle clicker games are an interesting subgenre that mixes game elements like RPGs, Action, and even some Strategy, all without having to spend too much time and attention on them. Here are some of the best mobile idle clicker games to try out.

1.Clicker Heroes

with in-app purchases

Clicker Heroes is a clicker game with RPG elements. Start out by clicking on the monster to kill them, and get their gold. Spend that gold on hiring new heroes and get more damage. The more damage you deal, the more gold you will get. 

  • Yang Xia

    by Yang Xia

    A fun mobile idle game to play to pass the time. The graphics are nice and is simple enough to play. It can get a little repetitive at times but it's  More

  • Joyce Hill

    by Joyce Hill

    Clicker Heroes is one of my favorite all time mobile idle clicker games. It doesn´t have that many ads which I really appreciate in a free game and le More

  • Thomas Roberts

    by Thomas Roberts

    Heroes + Idle game = perfect game. The wide vareity of heroes to use and the enemies to kill are amazing!

2.Cookie Clicker

with in-app purchases

Cookie Clickers is a Javascript-based game where the player clicks on a big cookie on the screen. Each click rewards the player with another cookie. The faster one taps, the more cookies are baked.

  • Carolyn Fernandez

    by Carolyn Fernandez

    This is probably one of the first mobile idle games that helped popularize the genre. It was also one of the first games that tried to combine idle ga More

  • Pamela Hawkins

    by Pamela Hawkins

    No matter how long this game has been in my phone, it never loses its place in my heart. Plenty of games have come and gone, but this one will undoubt More

3.AdVenture Capitalist

with in-app purchases

AdVenture Capitalist is a game in which you have to build your own empire starting with a lemonade stand. Aim to become the CEO of a cash printing, a money-making multinational conglomerate.

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  • Gregory Ramos

    by Gregory Ramos

    It was a nice little mobile idle game that touches on the concept of capitalism in a funny manner. The gameplay is simplistic but work for these types More

  • by Bobby Hughes

    If it were actually a mobile game it might be great for what i was looking for. However, this isn't a mobile game and is only available on a PC or pos More

  • Arthur Vasquez

    by Arthur Vasquez

    I always wanted to be an evil corporate owning mogul who gives no shits about his staff. Now I can! The only thing I hate about it is the cartoony gra More

4.Bitcoin Billionaire

with in-app purchases
Bitcoin Billionaire is a free clicker game for Android and iOS devices in which you have to get massively rich by mining as many bitcoin as your will is able to afford. Tap the screen an make your fortune.
  • Kenneth Lopez

    by Kenneth Lopez

    A game about bitcoin mining and it's fun enough to play in your free time. Nothing too special but it's also not a bad game. Try it out. You might lik More

  • by Lori Howard

    Kind of annoying in that it makes it sound like you're going to make actual money but it's just an annoying clicking game like Cookie Clicker. Still,  More

  • Jonathan May

    by Jonathan May

    If only being rich in Bitcoin was this easy. But hey, at least I can pretend to be a rich wasp who hates minorities in this make believe game while ba More

5.Crossy Road

with in-app purchases

Crossy Road is a Frogger-style one-handed pixel game where you try to cross the road without being hit. This action game was developed by Hipster Whale. 

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  • Genre:Action

  • Rachel Zhao

    by Rachel Zhao

    It's a clicker game but not really an idle one. It quite amusing to play in short burst regardless. A decent pastime game.

  • Stephanie Peters

    by Stephanie Peters

    crossy road is the perf game for a lazy bastard like me. not much work and effort is done to actually achieve sommet in this game

6.Idle Heroes

with in-app purchases

Idle Heroes is a free mobile game created by Droid Hang Games. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. The gameplay is centered around making a team of heroes that will complete missions and help guilds defeat other guilds.

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  • Age rating:Everyone

  • Category:Role Playing

  • Publisher:DHGAMES

  • Size:53.48 MB

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  • Han Han

    by Han Han

    This is one of those idle rpg clicker hybrid games and it is a lot of fun play. I would check-in and play it every time I had some spare time. Go try  More

  • Rakesh Sarin

    by Rakesh Sarin

    Idle heroes is one of the better idle rpg clicker games. It even has an auto clicker mode for when your fingers get tired so that you can keep playing More

  • Amit Venkatesan

    by Amit Venkatesan

    This game gets me a lot of items and progress by basically doing next to nothing! I love it! The enemies are funny looking, and the heroes are badass  More

7.Idle Tower Defense

with in-app purchases

Idle Tower Defense is a tower defense game that stands out from the rest of the games in the same genre. The game negates the need for endless and needless tapping due to its active play aspect.

  • Nathan Price

    by Nathan Price

    When I first read found about a tower defense with idle clicker game elements, I was skeptical. It soon disappeared after trying the game. Surprisingl More

  • Deborah Brooks

    by Deborah Brooks

    I love tower defense games and strategy games in general. I was looking for the best mobile idle clicker games and I found out about Idle Tower Defens More

  • James Ryan

    by James Ryan

    Never knew a TD game that prides itself of being "idle" will succeed, but this game managed to do it somehow. With intricate levels, towers, and maps, More

8.Birdstopia

with in-app purchases
Birdstopia is a free idle clicker game for Android and iOS in which you can sit and relax through a mystic paradise created by yourself, plenty of different types of birds that you can meet and capture.
  • Website:http://gimku.net
  • Age rating:Everyone

  • Category:Casual

  • Publisher:ArtLogicGames

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  • Ann Carr

    by Ann Carr

    This is quite a unique idle game that centers around birds. It's not a game that you should take too seriously. It's more of a game that you can just  More

  • Andrea Franklin

    by Andrea Franklin

    I love all kinds of birds, whether they fly or escape from zippers :^) This game is perfect for an idle person like who doesn't like tapping too much  More

  • Anna Lucas

    by Anna Lucas

    Don't have much to do? Want to click through something while watching tv? This is the game for you! Click away and try to capture different birds!

9.Idle Farming Empire

with in-app purchases
Idle Farming Empire is an idle farming game for mobile devices. You can invite your colleagues to help you through improving your farm. It features lots of animals and tools for weather control.
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  • Age rating:4+

  • Category:Games,Arcade,Simulation

  • Publisher:Futureplay Oy

  • Size:128.81 MB

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  • Xu Yang

    by Xu Yang

    It's a cute idle clicker game that actually fits well with the whole farming concept. Plant your seeds, step away and come back to tend to your fields More

  • Raymond Davidson

    by Raymond Davidson

    Idle gaming seems to be all the rage nowadays. You set tasks to finish and they're done by the time you get back – a sense of accomplishment without a More

  • Steven Reid

    by Steven Reid

    grew up in a farm and this game is the best because it makes me relive my childhood plowing grass and being lazy all the time

DID YOU KNOW?

The first idle or self-playing game released back in 2002? The games were Progress Quest developed by Eric Fredrickson. It was the first self-playing game that was not affected by the player. Idle games offer progress without interaction. The player continues to progress even when they are away from the game. This is still the case even when they are completely offline. Anthony Pecorella, director at Kongregate games said it best. “You don't have to be constantly playing; there’s constant positive growth and feedback,” he said. He also added that there is a lot of shame and bad rep with idle games. This is due in large part to these games needing no player skill at all to play and progress in.

Cookie Clicker was the first game to become a mainstream hit for the genre. AdVenture Capitalist followed soon after that was a parody of capitalism. Mobile idle games follow the same formula but with much better touch interaction. Typical RPG games need active participation and skill to play and progress in the game. Idle games will progress regardless of the player. Strategy games also need much thought and planning to be able to succeed. In idle games, players will earn and level up despite the absence of the player. Idle clicker games have a high player retention rate. This might be due to the game that players can play and enjoy these games at their own pace. These type of games are here to stay and will only get better with time,

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