Best Old-School Mobile Games on iOS, Windows, and Android

The classics stand the test of time

From Ms. Pac-Man to Space Invaders to Monopoly, the classics always stand the test of time. Now, your favorite old-school arcade and board games are available on mobile platforms to play while you're on the go. Here are our picks for the best old-school mobile games for iOS and Android.

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Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac Man classic arcade game on an iPad

Who can forget the gaming classic Ms. Pac-Man? While you may miss the virtues of a real joystick, the Arcade Queen is pixel-perfect on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices (all versions are $2.99). Bonus: Relive how Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man met with a meet-cute video.

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Pac-Man

Pac-Man classic arcade game on an iPhone

The other half of the retro-arcade power couple, Pac-Man is a blast on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices, with bonus content celebrating Pac-Man's 40th anniversary. Along with the classic coin-op gameplay, enjoy new features, including Pac-Man meeting the NBA, new mazes and missions, and more.

iPhone, iPad, and Android versions are all free to download and offer in-app purchases.

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Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail classic arcade game on an iPad

The classic, old-school PC game is back for mobile devices, blending 19th-century history with arcade gaming. Oregon Trail: Settler brings you to the next level in the early settlers' journeys, with homestead building, farming, and endless customizations.

iPhone, iPad, and Android versions are all free to download and offer in-app purchases.

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Frogger

Classic arcade game Frogger on iOS

The simple classic Frogger is back in all its retro glory with Frogger Retro Time for iOS and Frogger Arcade Retro for Android. While you may miss the joystick, you'll adapt quickly and will soon be skillfully guiding your frog across traffic to the safety of the lily pads.

All versions are free to download and offer in-app purchases.

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Doom Classic

Doom classic arcade game on iOS

Doom brings the same fast-paced, demon-slaying energy of its original version to iOS and Android devices. With new touch controls and improved gameplay, Doom is sure to please original and new users alike.

The iOS and Android versions of Doom are $4.99 to download.

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Galaga Wars

Galaga classic arcade game on the iPhone

This classic retro-shooter comes from the arcade to your mobile device, complete with weapons, alien waves, and the goal of saving the universe from the alien boss Galaga. New enemies join the original Bee, Butterfly, and Scorpion, and new levels and gameplay modes add to the fun.

All versions are free to download and install and offer in-app purchases.

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Tetris

Tetris classic arcade game on iOS

The addictive and deceptively simple Tetris gameplay delivers in its mobile versions, adding group-play modes, intuitive touch controls, new levels, and a slew of personalization options.

All versions are free to download and install and offer in-app purchases.

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Civilization Revolution 2

Citizen Revolution classic arcade game for Android

Civilization Revolution 2 takes the original version's strategy and gameplay and updates it all for mobile, featuring new units, technology, buildings, wonders, and enhanced 3D graphics. While you may long for the original Civilization Revolution's charm, this sequel is sure to please.

All versions are free to download and install and offer in-app purchases.

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Wolfenstein 3D Classic

Wolfenstein 3D classic arcade game on iPhone

Wolfenstein 3D Classic is old-school gaming at its finest. This mobile game is a carbon copy of the early ‘90s PC shoot-'em-up with fast action and enhanced gameplay.

For iOS, you have the option of a free Lite version and a $1.99 platinum version. There's no Android version as of now.

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Q*Bert

Q*bert classic arcade game on the iPad

The cool, tough arcade classic Q*bert is just as enjoyable on your mobile device. Featuring dozens of puzzle-based levels, this Q*bert port has all the classic arenas along with new levels and an intuitive swipe-based interface.

All versions are free to download and install and offer in-app purchases.

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Clue

Clue classic game on the iPhone

The classic mystery board game Clue gets a digital mobile makeover with these iOS and Android apps that focus on strategy and crime-solving. Play alone, with friends, or get matched with Clue fans around the world as you solve brainteasing puzzles and find the murderer.

Clue costs $3.99 to download and offers in-app purchases, including a Season Pass, which brings you new themes and cases.

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Scrabble GO

Scrabble classic board game on an iPad

Scrabble GO is the updated mobile version of the classic board game Scrabble, featuring the official Scrabble board, tiles, and gameplay. Create custom tiles or try out new, competitive word games like head-to-head Duels and the anagram-focused Tumbler.

Scrabble Go is free to download on all platforms and offers in-app purchases.

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Glow Hockey 2

Glow Hockey classic arcade game on an iPHone

Glow Hockey 2 is a revamped version of the arcade classic air hockey game Glow Hockey. Enjoy colorful glow graphics and smooth, realistic gameplay. Play with a friend on the same device, or play head-to-head over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth as you make your way up through levels of increasing difficulty.

The iPhone version is 99 cents to download and offers in-app purchases, while the Android version is free with in-app purchases.

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Connect Four

Connect Four classic board game on the iPhone

The simple, classic Connect Four board game is back and revamped for mobile in a version called 4 in a Row Classic Connect. The concept is the same: connect four pieces in a row while playing against the computer or a friend. Try easy, medium, or hard levels, personalize your avatar, and challenge your brain.

The game is free to download and offers in-app purchases.

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Monopoly

Monopoly classic board game for Android

The iconic classic board game Monopoly is brought to life in digital form, featuring gorgeous animation and 3D imagery of the familiar Monopoly landscape. Play by yourself or with up to four family members or friends and choose offline or online mode. You can even opt to personalize your board with your own city.

Monopoly is family-friendly and safe for kids. It's $3.99 to download and offers in-app purchases.

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Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair arcade classic game on an Android

The beloved arcade classic Dragon's Lair comes to life on your iPhone or Android device, bringing you the original, authentic Dragon's Lair experience and scenes. With stunning animation and a new global high-score list, it's more fun than ever to wield your sword through castles and caverns on your quest to save the princess.

Dragon's Lair is $4.99 to download and offers in-app purchases.

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Risk: Global Domination

Risk classic game on an Android

The original classic board game Risk is reborn for mobile gameplay with Risk: Global Domination. Play online with challengers from all over the world, or keep the world domination attempt to friends and family. With the original game's authentic rules brought to life, you'll rule the world in no time.

The game is free to download and offers in-app purchases.

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Boggle With Friends

Boggle classic board game for iPhone

The board game classic Boggle translates well to the mobile-gaming format as Boggle With Friends. In addition to the traditional Boggle fun, Boggle With Friends introduces new modes, puzzles, challenges, and twists as you play with friends, alone, or in live head-to-head tournaments.

The game is free to download and offers in-app purchases.

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Prince of Persia Classic

Prince of Persia classic arcade game on iPad

The original Prince of Persia gets a makeover with Prince of Persia Classic, bringing revised graphics and touchscreen controls to one of the most famous and iconic video games ever. Replay the original adventure and perform amazing stunts as you tackle increasingly difficult levels.

The game is $1.99 to download.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Classic

Sonic the Hedgehog classic arcade game on a mobile device

The classic side-scroller Sonic The Hedgehog is as good as ever on your iOS or Android device. Featuring the traditional classic racing zones with new elements like the Time Attack fast mode, Sonic The Hedgehog Classic is a blast-from-the-past that stands up to today's mobile gaming greats.

The game is free to download and offers in-app purchases.

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