What are the best retro games for iPhone?

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    #1Ghosts'n Goblins

    Ghosts'n Goblins

    Ghost ‘n Goblins is a side-scrolling action game now available for smartphones. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin. The game has been optimized for the unique play experience of smartphones.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    Arnav Pawar
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "Ghosts n' Goblins is a classic game, and I was glad to see that it was released for mobile at the low price for 2 dollars. The graphics and gameplay are pleasingly retro, taking me back to my earlier days as a gamer. The only downside is that the game is not supported for iOS 11. "
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    #2Atari's Greatest Hits

    Atari's Greatest Hits
    Revive the best gaming age with this collection of the most popular and classic Atari games: play more than 100 games with the classic Atari controls, so the old school players can go back in time to pay their favorite games once again. 





    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Catherine Hicks
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "My kids were too young to have experienced the games that I grew up playing ont he Atari. I decided to get them the Atari's Greatest Hits app for their phones this past Christmas. They have really enjoyed trying to beat each others high scores."
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    #3Midway Arcade

    Midway Arcade

    Explore the 3D arcade and play your favorite old school games! Earn tickets and redeem them to earn prizes and compete against all your friends for the highest scores using Game Center. 

    Games

    iOS

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Yan Fu
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "My brother told me about the Midway Arcade app for my iPhone the other day. He knows that I really like the older style of games so he knew that I would enjoy it. After trying it out I think that this is one of the better retro games that I have played recently."
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    #4DOOM Classic

    DOOM Classic

    Relive this classic FPS in your iPhone! You will play as a space marine whose mission is to kill all the demons in Mars so they can't invade Earth. This game includes the original three episodes plus an exclusive one, called Thy Flesh Consumed, which includes 36 additional levels. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Billy Perry
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "One of the first games that I remember playing on my computer was DOOM Classic. When I saw that it was available for me to play on my iPhone I was very happy. This game ran almost as good as the original. I found the game to be very fun."
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    #5Pac-Man

    Pac-Man

    Pac-Man is a maze-themed arcade game designed by Toru Iwatani of Namco. It was first released in Japan as Puck-Man in May 1980. Players navigate Pac-Man through a maze containing dots, known as Pac-Dots.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Online, PlayStation Store

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hugo Barron
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Pac-Man is the classic arcade retro game that is a must have for everyone. It contains the whole original arcade game and adds a few new modes that will keep you playing for hours."
  3. 7

    #6Sonic 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

    Ashley Soto
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "If you miss playing Sonic Games from your childhood, this app is certainly for you. Even my kids love to play this on my phone !!! And the fact that this is free just makes it all the more better."
  4. 5

    #7Double 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

    Huang Cai
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "The Double Dragon Trilogy was always one of my favorite games as a kid. When I found out that I could find a version for my iPhone I was ecstatic! Replaying this game has been a great trip down nostalgia lane for me."
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    #8Metal Slug 3

    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 3 is a run and gun video game developed by SNK. The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $7.99

    Leonardo Rosas
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Metal Slug 3 has to be one of my all time favorite games from the Neo Geo era so its really great that I can now access it with Steam. This makes me super happy"
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    #9Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger, the critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing game, was developed by Square team studio and released for the first time in 1995. In a nutshell, you have to dive here into time travel quests, immersed in a world drawn by Akira Toriyama. 

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows, Super Nintendo

    $9.99

    Roy Meyer
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I'm really into older games, most newer games just don't do it for me. Some of my favorite games are from the early to mid 90s and in most cases there isn't much love for the classics. Thankfully Square released Chrono Trigger on the mobile. It's one of my childhood favorites and has given me plenty to do while on the go."

Summary

Best What are the best retro games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ghosts'n GoblinsGames 16 Paid
2Atari's Greatest HitsGames 13 Free
3Midway ArcadeGames 12 Paid
4DOOM ClassicApps 11 Paid
5Pac-ManGames 10 Free
6Sonic the HedgehogGames 7 Free
7Double Dragon TrilogyGames 5 Paid
8Metal Slug 3Games 4 Paid
9Chrono TriggerGames 4 Paid
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