What are the best retro games apps?

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    #1Sonic 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

    Sunny Sheng
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Besides Super Mario, I think Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most classic video games one could ever play. I think it's great that it can be downloaded to play on the phone. I don't, however, like that there are in game purchases. Unless that means purchasing the game once and then being done with it then I dont see a problem, but if you have to pay for every level you reach or pay a monthly fee then it's a no go."
  2. 12

    #2Crazy Taxi Classic

    Crazy Taxi Classic

    Revive one of SEGA's most iconic games right in your phone in this remastered version of this Dreamcast game. Drive your taxi as fast as you can and be the best taxi driver in the world: compete against players from around the world for the highest scores. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brandon Hernandez
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "This is a blast from the past for fellow Dreamcast owners. I use to play this game when I was a kid, and now I get to experience it again on my phone. It's still as fun as I remember, I recommend it for people looking for some mobile driving action."
  3. 10

    #3Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Lauren Wells
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This allows so much more functionality to Minecrafting than the Pocket Ed. I felt so limited by PE until I discovered this app. Keeps my son occupied for hours too on long road trips, at weddings, etc. "
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    #4Game Dev Story

    Game Dev Story
    Game Dev Story is an economics-based game where the goal is to manage a video game start-up, beginning in the Atari era. You carve out a genre niche, adapt to new platform releases, keep your employees creative and productive, all in order to win fans across the world.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.49

    Dorothy Lynch
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "This is a fun little game, but I'm not sure how retro it is. It's based off of old game styles and is about an old game, but it is not an old game itself."
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    #5Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure is an adventure game developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc for iOS and Android devices. This game allows the player to join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gregory Franklin
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "A beautiful game that's fun, challenging without being too hard and an overall great experience. Not much in the way of retro feels here, but otherwise, highly recommended. "
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    #6R-TYPE

    R-TYPE

    Go back to the 80's with this retro shooter! Drive your spaceship and shoot everything you see and defeat all your enemies. Use all the weapons available and upgrade them with power-ups in two different difficulty settings. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.81

    Thomas Schmidt
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I grew up playing R-Type and this captures the spirit of it as best you can. If you're into side-scrolling shooters like Lifeforce, or if you also grew up playing R-Type, this is right up your alley! The controls take a little getting used to, but if you've played before you should be able to pick it up. If you're new, you're in for hours of fun blasting away at aliens!"

Summary

Best What are the best retro games apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sonic the HedgehogGames 17 Free
2Crazy Taxi ClassicGames 12 Free
3MinecraftGames 10 Paid
4Game Dev StoryGames 7 Paid
5Alto's AdventureGames 6 Free
6R-TYPEGames 3 Paid
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