Online cartoon games may be downloaded to the mobilephone, or streamed over a data connection for live play. The former method ensures that a finite packet of data is sent to the phone, so the user knows how much of his or her data allowance has been eaten up by the transfer – after that, he or she should theoretically be able to play his or her games with no further requirements from the data provider. To download online cartoon games, you first have to find the games you want to play. This is made easier by searching either for type of game or for games based on your favourite cartoons. Basically, you’re looking at two ways to search for your games: one where you find the sorts of games you like, and then choose the ones you want to play based on your affiliation with a certain cartoon; and the other in which you go straight for cartoon affiliation and play whatever titles you can find.
Once you have found the cartoon games you want to play, it’s time to get them onto your phone. Normally this is done through an app store – which will either be run through your phone’s own menu, or through the site providing the games you want to download. Don’t be put off by the word “store” – the app store doesn’t always charge for games, so where sites say they are free they will be.
The best way to download a cartoon game onto your phone requires you to boot up a computer. If you are on the move, though, and can’t – just be sure you check on the price (if there is one) and the amount of data the game “costs”, i.e. how much of your data usage will go when you take it off the web and into your phone. Of course, most cartoon games are designed specifically to ensure that you don’t “spend” too much data – so if you download one or two you shouldn’t have to worry. It is only when you download several that your data usage may start to creep up to a level where you have to keep an eye on it: though here at least you should be warned by your phone, either through the service provider or by an app you can download for free.
If you are not on the move, download the cartoon games you want straight to your computer. Put them in the relevant phone software, for example iTunes, and then sync your phone with the new content. In this way you can get the game without having to spend data.
The modern phone is a remarkable device, capable of huge storage. That said, it’s always a good idea to keep your games tidy – deleting any you have completed and no longer play, for example. Even if you do it for no other reason, you’ll be making it easier to find the cartoon games you do like next time you find yourself at a loose end.