What are the best retro action platformers for iPhone?

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    #1Double Dragon Trilogy

    Double Dragon Trilogy
    Enter Double Dragon Trilogy is a game comprised of the three installments of the franchise. It was developed and published by DotEmu and can be played on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows

    $3.49

    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "This is a great game for iPhone and contains 3 different games in the compilation."
  2. 7

    #2Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The game that started it all is now available for free in your mobile phone. Collect every ring and complete all levels with Sonic, the iconic and most famous blue hedgehog that everyone loved back in the days. 

    Games

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Linda Simpson
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Sonic - it's back! Kind of slow - is that to insure an authentic experience?! Like that it is free.... And that music. Nostalgia abounds. "
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    #3League of Evil 2

    League of Evil 2

    Run as fast as you can while avoiding dangerous obstacles in this platformer. The most evil scientists from around the world have joined forces and you are only one able to stop them!  

    Games

    iOS

    $2.99

    Marisol Hurtado
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "This game is very difficult and challenging to say the least. But no one plays a game because it's easy, right? There are hundreds of levels, so this will keep you busy for a long time. It's graphics are nice and it has so much content. Overall, it's very enjoyable and the perfect 2D action game."
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    #4Robot Wants Kitty

    Robot Wants Kitty

    Control a robot in its quest to find a kitty to spend time with: to warm its lonely heart, the robot will have to pick up tools to upgrade its abilities. The game also features a level creator to build your own levels. 



    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Louis Ruiz
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "There are tons of action platformer games for iphone.Choosing a good one was difficult for me at first. I read the reviews for Robot Wants Kitty and decided to download it. I was pretty happy with the story and game play. It was a good time killer for me at work. "
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    #5Downwell

    Downwell

    Downwell is a 2D 8-Bit roguelike vertical-scrolling platform game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. It was developed by Moppin and was published by Devolver Digital.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, Android

    $2.99

    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Downwell is a retro action platformer for the iPhone. It's 2-D and 8-bit, and quite honestly pretty fun. It has an 81 score at Metacritic and it's easy to download. Nothing wrong with it; sound and gets going. Four stars."
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    #6Rayman Adventures

    Rayman Adventures
    Rayman Adventures is a 2D side-scroller platform game for iOS and Android. The game features the characteristic Rayman gameplay translated into touch-controls in a free-to-play system. 
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Bob Xu
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "It is fun to spend time inside this game but I just do it in small bursts. Be reminded that it is a free game and also know that levels cannot be replayed so you must journey to a new set of areas while using a new map. This is disconcerting mainly because favorite levels cannot even be saved."
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    #7Super Mario Run

    Super Mario Run
    Play as Mario in an action-packed game as you run, jump, and defeat creatures. Mario runs automatically, while a 60-minute timer goes off. Defeat Bowser, monsters, goombas, and more. 
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Edward Weber
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Everyone immediately thinks of Mario when thinking of retro action platformer and this is a newer modern take, so this is a great solution!"

Summary

Best What are the best retro action platformers for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Double Dragon TrilogyGames 9 Paid
2Sonic the HedgehogGames 7 Free
3League of Evil 2Games 5 Paid
4Robot Wants KittyGames 3 Free
5DownwellGames 0 Paid
6Rayman AdventuresGames 0 Free
7Super Mario RunGames 0 Free
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