Best Old School Games to Play on Mobile

If you're looking for the best old school mobile phone games to play on mobile devices, you've come to the right place. There are tons of great classic mobile games that you can play on iPhone, Android, and Windows phones and tablets and our list of the best retro games of all time will have you reliving your youth in no time at all.

Not all the classic games have been redesigned for mobile users but the ones we've listed below are our favourites. The graphics are similar and in most cases better than their originals and we're sure you'll find something to excite you.

Best Old School Games

Choosing the best retro games of all time to play on mobile was a difficult task but we've come up with a list of different types of mobile games to play.

  • Tetris: This is considered one of the best puzzle games of all time. It has been created by EA Mobile and is available for iPhone and Android. The mobile version is just as good as the original and that's what makes it great. There are several Tetris variations available but if you want to play the classic version, we recommend Tetris - Classic Tetris Brick for iPhone or iPad and Tetris from EA for your Android. Tetris Blitz is also available for iOS and Android users and is more action-packed.
  • Battleship: This is an updated mobile version of the classic board game. Released by EA mobile this is a fun adaptation and a great old school game. You set up ships on your own side of the game and then try to sink your opponents by guessing where they are on the grid. You can get Battleship: Official Edition from Marmalade Game Studio for Android devices on the Google Play store and there are alternative versions available too.
  • Dragon's Lair: Available for iPhone and Android devices, this mobile version is an exact replica of the classic arcade title and just as frustrating. Players have to rescue Princess Daphne from Singe the Dragon. The mobile game is available on Google Play and the App Store. There's also Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp if you want an extra dose of fun.
  • Frogger: This is a classic old-school game that everyone remembers. In the mobile version, the game has new visuals but the gameplay is the same. Players have to get their frog across the street or river whilst avoiding obstacles. Frogged is available for Android and iPhone.
  • Wolfenstein 3D Classic: This is one of the best old school games of all time and the mobile version is a copy of the original shoot 'em up game. It's a great action-packed game and there is a platinum and a lite version available on the iOS App Store.
  • Civilization Revolution: The mobile version of this classic game takes all the strategy and makes it into a fun title for mobile and tablet users. It's available for iOS and Android users and can be found in their App Stores.
  • Earthworm Jim: The mobile version of this game is an exact replica of the 90's platform title. It's a fun game on mobile and players become a robot like earthworm who has to avoid obstacles while battling enemies.
  • Doom Classic: Again, this is another replica of the original old school game and is a gem for fans of this shooter game. New players will love it too and it's available for iPhone and iPad.
  • Connect Four: The mobile version of this game is just like the classic board game with some enhancements to the graphics and gameplay. You can play by yourself or against others online. It's available for Android users on the Google Play store as 4 in a Row King, and on the iOS App Store as Connect Fun - Four in a Row.
  • Scrabble: This is based on the classic board game and is just as much fun and you won't lose your tiles. You can play alone or with friends online and Electronic Arts offers a free scrabble game for Android, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Pac-Man: No list of best old school games would be complete without Pac-Man. The mobile version is just the same as the original with no extra frills or gimmicks added. You can download the app for free on iPhone, iPad, and Android.
  • Clue: This mobile game is based on the classic mystery board game and players have to solve crimes in order to win. It's great fun and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices from Marmalade Game Studio.
  • Mega Man II: If you are fan of old school games, you're going to love this one. It's a carbon copy of the original action adventure game that was available on Nintendo systems. You can now play it on your iOS or Android device.
  • Q*Bert: Another of the best retro games of all time, the mobile version is an exact replica of the arcade classic and just a cool. You have change the color of the pyramid's cubes by jumping on them while avoiding enemies and other obstacles. Q*Bert Rebooted is available for all mobile and tablet devices.