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The Best Old-School Games For Your Phone


Need an old-school fix? There are some great, classic mobile games you can download on your mobile phone right now.

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man is great on the go, though you’ll still be pining for a real joystick.


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Pac-Man is just what you remember – no frills, no gimmicks.

Oregon Trail

Photo Courtesy: Gameloft
Based on the old-school computer game, Oregon Trail blends 19th-century history with arcade gaming.


Photo Courtesy: Konami
Frogger has new visuals, but the gameplay remains the same as the early eighties arcade classic.

Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights

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Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights is a solid game, but the iPhone can’t handle the chaotic gameplay of the classic.

Doom Classic

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There couldn’t be a more apt name for Doom Classic. It is a direct port of the two decade-old hit that will please both new fans and shooter veterans.

Burgertime Deluxe

Photo Courtesy: Namco Networks
Between the sluggish controls and odd A.I., Burgertime Deluxe doesn’t quite live up to its classic predecessor.

Galaga Remix

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Galaga Remix accurately emulates the arcade classic, but shoddy controls and a suspect bonus version make it best for only hardcore fans.


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Tetris is just as great as it used to be, but don’t expect any amazing new tricks in the two and a half decade old game.

Civilization Revolution

Civilization Revolution takes the traditionally long strategy game and crams all the fun into the mobile phone. Great stuff.
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