Mobile gaming has come a long way in just a few short years and there are some amazing, even free games available today but there is nothing quite like looking back to where it all started and revisiting the games that started it all.
Below are five apps that take you back to the golden age of gaming:
TETRIS (iOS, Android)
Tetris, a game that everyone knows and loves, even if just for the nostalgia effect, is now even better than ever with a modernized look and a number of brilliant new features that will keep you playing for hours. There are now two new ways to play, either stick to the tried and tested swipe controls or try out the all-new one-touch controls that make for an even smoother gameplay experience. There are also a number of new modes to try out including puzzle mode giving you the chance to dig through the galaxy in this multi-level mode. You can also compete against friends in head-to-head mode.
Breakout: Boost (iOS)
Breakout takes the arcade classic and gives it a new lease of life, with brand new graphics, all new brick types and boost controls. New and challenging bricks make for an all-new gaming experience, including mystery bricks and exploding bricks but don’t fear because there are also new balls such as acid balls and grenade balls to help you survive each level. Enjoy turning back the clock of gaming and test putting your brick breaking skills to the test, how many walls can you break your way through?
PAC-MAN (iOS, Android)
No retro gaming list would be complete without PAC-MAN, running through mazes, collecting dots and avoiding those fearsome ghosts. The mobile version of PAC-MAN brings you all of the game-play you love and remember with a few extras to help PAC-MAN jump into the 21st-century. All new mazes add a great challenge to old pros looking for something new in their old favorite. You can choose between two different control modes, and enjoy a graphical update with your old friend PAC-MAN!
Snake ’97: retro phone classic (iOS, Android)
Snake, the game that started it all, bringing gaming to our mobiles, the game that caused us to spend many hours buttons mashing until our thumbs hurt, is now available on 21st-century mobile devices. If being able to play Snake again after many years apart isn’t enough, you actually get to play the game on a virtual old Nokia, even pressing the “buttons”, recreating the days before touch screen, with a varied selection of popular Nokia phones to choose your favorite from. Snake ’97 has done a truly brilliant job at bringing back such a well-loved classic.
Evoland (iOS, Android)
Evoland isn’t exactly a retro game reinvented for your mobile but instead an entirely new game that takes you on a journey through the history of classic adventure and RPG gaming. Start with 2D monochrome graphics and old style controls and advance through levels to unlock new technologies that slowly bring you to modern day gaming. Evoland takes adventure/RPG gaming to a whole new level with addictive gameplay that really takes you on an adventure not just through the game but also through history.