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Best Retro Arcade and Video Games for the iPad and iPhone - Top Picks in Classic Games

For those 80's and 90's gamers! Many retro games are now available for the iPad - iPhone too! If you are an "ole' arcader" or sometimes long for your old Atar or Sega games (Nintendo not available at this writing) - I have put together the list for you! Here are the "best of" that I could find - the ones with the highest level of popularity and good reviews - and some additional resources for you to check out.


Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about PAC-MAN. Download PAC-MAN and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Midway Arcade - Games for iPhone and iPad

INCLUDES 10 GAMES!!!! Spy Hunter, Rampage, Joust, RootBeer Tapper, Defender and Arch Rivals. Plus 4 Arcade favorites: Air Hockey, Arcade Basketball, Pool, and Roll Ball.

Sonic The Hedgehog on the App Store

Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.

Sonic CD Game App

Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.

SPACE INVADERS on the App Store

Experience the King of Shooting Games, the arcade hit that captured the hearts of legions of fans and took the world by storm! Use your cannon to defend Earth from waves of descending alien Invaders!

Best Retro Games for the iPhone and iPad in 2015-2016

Being an iPhone owner as well as an avid fan of nostalgic 80's and 90's video games, here nearing the end of 2015 and moving into 2016 but I thought I would give it a shot and see which of my favorite games are now available for the iPhone and iPad - and it turns out the very best of the best are there (with a few exceptions).

Any Stores that Sell Retro Games in 2015?

Yes, retro games are most definitely making a comeback - proof positive: it seems that one of the most popular gaming stores has been paying attention to this rather interesting trend. My son's favorite gaming store - Gamestop is now selling retro games and equipment!

How to Win at Pacman - Proper Arcade Version

How to beat Pac-Man in the arcades. You can learn in 5 minutes how to play Pac-Man for HOURS! If playing at home, I recommend Mame "Puckman Set 1" as there are a million bootleg versions and that is the original arcade on I grew up playing.

Collector's Guides to Retro Gaming

As the RetroCollect database continues to grow with the hard working efforts of it's contributors, the occasional title arrives that has not yet been documented or become common knowledge in collectors circles. The PAL version of Thunder Force III is one of those we will now uncover.

8 retro games that are awesome on iOS... and 5 that aren't

Apple's iPhone has become a haven for retro games, offering everything from Pac-Man and Sonic through to Doom and Jet Set Radio. But don't expect them all

TETRIS® on the App Store

DISCOVER THE ALL-NEW TETRIS® GAME! Don’t miss one of the bestselling mobile games of all time – now with more features than ever before. Play the world famous Tetris® game you know and love with improved controls and all-new social features.

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