The iPhone and iPad App Store, Android and Google Play Store are absolutely packed with a magnificent selection of games that offer us pure and simple entertainment for hours on end. In this article, we will focus on retro games for Android and iOS. We have included retro games of all kinds: spaceships, knights from medieval times, racing cars, sports and the most famous classics.
Retro games are classic titles or titles inspired by old games and readapted to our time. Retro games are often inspired by 1990s PC games, arcade games, or arcade titles and are designed with pixelated graphics. In this selection for Android and iOS you will find the best retro games from the App Store and Play Store.
We have created a very varied selection with the most recommended retro games from the iOS and iPadOS App Store and Google Play Store. Many of them are compatible with Android, iPhone and iPad. In addition, we have included the occasional classic, so you will surely love many of these retro games.
Tales of Monkey Island
For many, Monkey Island is the most epic adventure series of all time. This is a retro point-and-click game with a fascinating story and a deep narrative full of jokes and sarcasm about the pirate world. A saga developed by LucasArts in which you must get into the skin of Guybrush Threepwood while he tries to become the most important pirate in the Caribbean.
Golden Axe Classics
Golden Ax is a 16-bit beat ’em up game developed by SEGA in which you’ll have to defeat all kinds of enemies with an axe, a shield, and magic potions. It is the classic retro arcade game in which you always ended up inserting a 100 pesetas coin to avoid game over. The bundle includes the complete saga with Golden Axe, Golden Ax II and Golden Ax III.
We continue our collection of retro games with Swordigo, one of those platform games for Android, iPhone and iPad that will leave you speechless. It has a fabulous story, a soundtrack that fully immerses you in the game and very easy to use controls. Has it all. Without a doubt, one of the best in the App Store and Play Store.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
Believe it or not, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had their own retro game for the NES back in the ’90s and it was absolutely amazing. Now they’re back with a modern take on the classic in a beat-’em-up game with excellent graphics and well-crafted gameplay. Cowabunga, fellas!
If we talk about retro games, we can’t forget about Horizon Chase, a car racing title inspired by great hits from the 90s like Out Run and Top Gear. This 16-bit arcade game will allow you to participate in exciting races through multiple circuits and with all kinds of cars. Chase the horizon at full speed with this fantastic retro racing game from the App Store and Play Store.
Apple Knight is your typical retro side-scrolling arcade platform game inspired by medieval times. Chests, spells, potions, weapons, dragons and fireballs. Undoubtedly, one of those retro games that will keep you glued to the iPhone or iPad screen for hours. Also, it has some RPG components to improve your armor and weapons.
From the same cut as the previous game, Goblin Sword presents us with a world of monsters and dungeons in which we will have to collect loot, defeat enemies, overcome obstacles and improve our skills to finish off an evil sorcerer. It has up to 89 levels, 13 final bosses, 30 different weapons, 14 skins, and graphics that, while being retro, are very well defined.
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage is a beat-’em-up from SEGA with the pixelated graphics of the 90’s era and wonderful gameplay. The controls of this mobile adaptation are very intuitive, it has four main characters and 8 side-scrolling levels full of all kinds of enemies that are willing to kill you.
Huntdown is a spectacular retro game in which you will control a bounty hunter who must eliminate his targets in a dark metropolis overloaded with violence and crime. Up to 20 levels and final bosses with three main characters to choose from. It’s a very immersive game with depth that’s hard to find these days. Of course, we recommend playing Huntdown on the iPad to enjoy and savor all the details and nuances of this great retro game from the App Store and Play Store.
Sonic The Hedgehog
What about the most charismatic and funniest hedgehog of all time? Fast-paced levels, rings, jumps, epic boss fights and lots and lots of speed. This retro game offers up to 7 classic areas of the saga in which you must obtain the best possible score and collect the greatest number of rings while trying to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s Machiavellian plans.
Super Mario Run
Since we don’t have a classic Super Mario game as such in the App Store and Play Store, we recommend this modern adaptation of the retro games of the nice Nintendo plumber. This endless runner-style title for Android, iPhone and iPad has 24 levels, multiplayer mode, and loads of iconic playable characters from the series.
Galaxia is a retro shoot-’em-up game whose theme is the typical shooting of aliens in a spaceship. One of the many games inspired by Space Invaders, a famous game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. If you have never tried one of these games, we highly recommend doing so, you won’t regret it.
We end our collection of retro games with a soccer game. This 16-bit title will allow you to choose a team from the best leagues in the world (it does not have licenses for names and clubs) and manage each aspect. You can even make decisions that affect your season in the press conferences. And yes, many of the football games back then had pixelated graphics like that… and it was great!