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6 Classic Arcade Games Now Available On Smartphones

Updated on February 12, 2013

Arcade Games - Pacman


From the Arcade to Your Smartphone

A number of classic arcade games that we once enjoyed as children are now available on Smartphones. Some of these games include the all time favorite Pacman, Sonic, Tetris and Space Invaders. These games continue to evolve with technology and become accessible on the latest devices.

From the Arcade to a Touch Screen Device

Arcade games are coming from an era where game lovers had to travel to the arcade with a bag of coins and stand in line to await their turn to have a shot at the game of their choice. From the arcade to the comfort of our homes on home video consoles, and now on our Smartphones - we can enjoy a great arcade game while on the go. These childhood favorites have certainly advanced with time and technology. Here are six arcade classics that are available on Smartphones today.

Six Cool Arcade Games Available on Smartphones


This 1993 video game is definitely a top choice among classic arcade games. Sonic the Hedgehog makes his way through the various levels as the player collects rings, conquer enemies and overcome obstacles. Sonic gets some help when he is given shields, speed shoes or the power to become invincible.


Pacman seems to always make it to the list of classic childhood games for many people. A well loved game of the 80s, Pacman now comes to us in app format and can be accessed on both Android and iOS. This is a treat to lovers of the game as they can now take Pacman with them wherever they go. Still true to its nature, the game with its four ghosts can keep a player engaged for hours. As simple as it is to play, Pacman is hard to master and that challenge makes it all the more fun.


Another retro throw back to the era of the 80s, this game is a modern twist on Pac-Man. The player has to make his way through a maze collecting flowers while trying to get the better of the various enemies that present themselves.


Tetris is just one of those games that can hold the player prisoner for hours. Now it is availability on Smartphones is sure to leave some of your friends and family fuming about missed calls and no messages. You could maybe avoid their fury by sending out a warning message before your game. There is no telling when you will emerge from the game once you start the battle for top score.

Space Invaders

Many players are still determined to stop the invasion, and now with the game available on Smartphones they can continue their mission wherever they go. Space Invaders is an all time classic that transports many adults back to the days of their childhood. The game would have them glued to their video consoles trying to maneuver their spaceship from left to right as they attempt to shoot down the invaders and dodge to protect themselves from enemy bullets. The Smartphone version is just as engaging.

Super Tank Battle

This is a game of survival and another classic that is now available on Smartphones. The player's survival is dependent on his ability to control his tank in a maze while destroying the enemy tanks before advancing to the next round. For each tank that is destroyed the player receives points or power-ups.

Classic Arcade Games


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      ohic32 4 years ago

      Thanks RolyRetro. I'll have to take a look at Streets of Rage. You can never tell what you'll come to like until you try it out. :)

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      RolyRetro 4 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

      Streets of Rage is a great game for iPhone that was a smash on the Sega Genesis (Megadrive) back in the 80's. Highly recommended if you liked Double Dragon or Final Fight in the arcades.

      Great hub!