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

Zack Howe
Updated January 4, 2018 2.3k votes 499 voters 32.9k views 18 items

List Rules Vote up the video games you're most likely to download on your phone.

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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RollerCoaster Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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

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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Crazy Taxi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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

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Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Space Invaders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Breakout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Myst is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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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#332 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans #138 of 275 The Most Compelling Video Game Storylines Ever #177 of 263 The Best Classic Video Games

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Ms. Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Metal Slug is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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

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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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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Rayman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

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

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#559 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans #63 of 182 The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time #176 of 263 The Best Classic Video Games

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Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

Obliterate demons with your BFG on iOS or Android.

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Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
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Prince of Persia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now

Save the kingdom of Persia on iOS or Android.

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Pacific Wings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 18 Amazing Classic Video Games You Can Totally Play On Your Phone Right Now
Pacific Wings

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