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Best Free Retro Games on iPhone

Edward OliveApr 12, 2019, 12:08:30 PM

Computers and game consoles have been around long enough for some of the earlier arcade and home video games to reach retro status.

These classic games helped usher in the modern wave of video games. This article covers the 8 best retro games for the iPhone.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders was one of the most popular arcade games ever created.

Many a young male and even some females spent the bulk of their time in arcades playing Space Invaders.

When it made its debut on home game consoles it helped usher in the modern age of video games.

Now Space Invaders is available on the iPhone. It is one of the retro games that have found new popularity with the new generation as well as the old.

The Space Invaders app is available for $4.99.

Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man

When you mention classic video games Pac-Man is surely going to be at the top of your list.

Both versions of the game, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, were early fixtures in most video arcades that were worth their salt.

This retro game reached its peak of popularity as the Pac-Man gobbled up the dots and went down in video game history.

They made the leap to home video but were eventually overtaken by more elaborate video games of the modern era. Now available for the iPhone, Pac-man and Ms. Pac-Man have made a comeback.

Get your version of the iPhone app for $4.99 in the App Store.


Myst is a classic adventure game that made heavy use of dazzling graphics to put the player into an interactive fantasy world.

Myst was one of the first video games to go beyond the space invader-themed games to give users a story-based, adventure game.

This helped to make it one of the most popular video games of its time.

Now available for the iPhone, Myst is being introduced to a new legion of players and joins the ranks of the best retro games you can get on your iPhone.

Myst has a free version and a paid version in the App Store.


A frog dodging fast-moving traffic on a highway may not seem like a video game that would capture the attention of millions of fans, but that was the case for Frogger. It became a classic video game that now is considered a retro favorite.

The iPhone version sells for 99 cents and combines the old-style play with new social networking features.

Crystal Quest

Crystal Quest was one of the first video games for the Apple.

The space shooter game became one of the most popular video games due to its non-stop action and great colour graphics that were innovative for its time.

Now it has come full-circle and is available for the iPhone in free and paid versions.

Retro games are back and this is another one of the 8 best retro games for the iPhone.

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair is an early animated adventure video game that got its start on laserdisc.

This helped it stand out above the other graphical adventure video games of the early 80's which were limited by their hardware.

Now available on the iPhone, it is one of the retro video games making a comeback.

Doom Classic

Doom Classic is a sci-fi first-person shoot game that combines 3D graphics with horror and interactive violence.

Despite its controversial theme, it became one of the most popular video games of its time.

Doom is now available on the iPhone for $6.99 and its popularity continues on the mobile device.

Secret of Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge

The Secret of Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge has made the move from video game console classic to becoming one of the iPhone retro favorites.

This action adventure game gives the user the chance to relive the same fun and adventure of the original classic game.

Get this version of the swashbuckling retro game for $2.99 in the App Store.

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