Who can forget some of their most memorable childhood past times? Endless hours of gaming on the Sega, Nintendo and Atari consoles; we all love reliving our childhood by playing classic arcade games on today’s ultra hi-tech phones.
For that very reason, developers have now embarked on a new category of mobile games: I give to you the delightfully addictive world of 8-bit retro gaming.
To satisfy your appetite for “old school” gaming, here’s a list of the top 8 most loved retro games on android phones that you just do not want to miss out on.
1. PAC MAN
A game every 90’s kid absolutely loved. The android version of Pacman is even better; new mazes, more bonuses and levels, this trip down memory lane is worth every minute. You get to play free tournaments with your friends. Relive the experience with the same nostalgic sound effects from the 90s.
If you’ve never heard of or played Tetris, chances are you’re either a cave dweller or don’t come into contact very often with the outside world. The android version of Tetris blitz has even more eye-catching graphics and finely tuned controls – one touch, drag & place and swipe! Just rack up as many points as you can in 2 minutes! Blitz your way to victory with this enchanting mind bender.
3. Snake 97
All set to pilot around a hissing snake on your android phone? This is a great replica that uses monotone sounds and a dot matrix, snake 97 does justice to the original and you get to enjoy it on a far better platform. The gameplay can get frustrating for some, yet has its rewards and will have you hooked instantly.
4. Swing Drop
Are you a Flappy Bird lover? Who isn’t? Here is an exciting new alternative called Swing Drop. Lose yourself in endless tapping fun which also delivers an adventurous gaming experience. Drop all the way down while avoiding obstacles. Miss a tap and you might lose your parachute.. eeyikes! This is a must-download for anyone who’s into challenging arcade games.
5. Sonic CD
A Sega best seller, Sonic CD is back in all its classic glory. The speedy blue hedge hog from the old days is weaving magic on the best platform now – with the same edge of your seat gameplay and more refined controls. Spinning, jumping and running is such a breeze on your favorite android phone. You just gotta have this for old time’s sake.
6. Double Dragon
Straight out of the arcade classics of the 80s – Double Dragon delivers the same exciting beat em’ up experience. The duo is all set to take down their nemesis as they venture closer to saving their damsel in distress. You can expect the same classic while cleaning out the streets. The visuals have been upped which makes this classic arcade beat em’ up totally worth the download.
7. Kami Retro
Ah, who could forget this crazy puzzle game? Back with a bang, android users are graced with color-rich visuals, more levels, and highly responsive touch controls. One of the best platform games you could get on your android, period.
8. Duck Hunter
Ah, the good old days of duck hunting on Nintendo; here is a replica created especially for android users. The original retro graphics have been preserved well, along with those signature sound effects and exciting gameplay. Buckle up for a trip down memory lane!