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18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

Updated January 4, 2018 3.3k votes 581 voters 36.7k views18 items

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Gone are the days in which we were forced to pull a cartridge out of a console and blow into it so hard we turned blue. Yet there is still a longing for those original 2D bits of joy. Good news, you can get A LOT of those classic video games on mobile. Yes, there are a ton of nostalgic video games you can download on your phone right now, and some are even free!

Be warned, you might find yourself so consumed by these retro wonders that you neglect your next-gen consoles – not to mention your newer, fancier mobile games. Classic games have come back with a vengeance, and it's about damn time. Even new games inject so much nostalgia into them they feel like their predecessors.

Here are some of the best old video games in the app store now. Read this, vote up the best old games for phone download, and then go get them all.

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    Build terrifying coasters of all shapes and sizes in RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on iOS or Android.

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    Speed to a showdown with Dr. Eggman in Sonic The Hedgehog Classic on iOS or Android.

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    Lay down your blocks to build that seamless wall on iOS and Android.

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    Chomp down on Blinky on iOS or Android.

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    Rack up the fares in this inexplicably addicting game on iOS and Android.

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    Keep your ball moving, and keep smashing those blocks on iOS or Android.

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    Destroy ranks of one-bit aliens on iOS or Android.

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    Play one of the best RPGs by one of the best RPG-makers on your iPhone or Android.

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    Charge up your diminutive hero's blaster on iOS or Android.

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    Help the yellow heroine chase the ghosts away on iOS or Android.

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    Android users can discover the secrets of the island in realMyst, while iOS devices need a bit more juice for this beefier version, workable on OS X 10.6.6 or later.

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    Engage in epic guerilla warfare on your iOS or Android device.

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    While it may not be the classic version of this game, it's still a classic game. Either way, you can perform fatalities on your iOS or Android phone.

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    Android users can play the classic side-scroller while iOS offers an eye-popping new take in Rayman Origins.

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    Obliterate demons with your BFG on iOS or Android.

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    Platform and puzzle away with the adorable Q*Bert on Android or iOS.

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    Save the kingdom of Persia on iOS or Android.

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    Pacific Wings

    Earn new planes and weapons as you dogfight your way over the Pacific on iOS or Android.