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.
Build terrifying coasters of all shapes and sizes in RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on iOS or Android.
Lay down your blocks to build that seamless wall on iOS and Android.
Keep your ball moving, and keep smashing those blocks on iOS or Android.
Destroy ranks of one-bit aliens on iOS or Android.
Charge up your diminutive hero's blaster on iOS or Android.
Android users can play the classic side-scroller while iOS offers an eye-popping new take in Rayman Origins.
Obliterate demons with your BFG on iOS or Android.
Platform and puzzle away with the adorable Q*Bert on Android or iOS.
Save the kingdom of Persia on iOS or Android.