22 Cool old game apps for Android & iOS

Sometimes nostalgia hits you and you suddenly want to watch old movies, view old pictures, play old games. If this is the case, then you came across the right article! Check out the best old school & old games below, find your favorite ones and enjoy!

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Tetris is a game that was very popular in the 90s. If you didn’t catch those times, you still probably know of it – such popularity has it gained. TETRIS Blitz by Electronic Arts represents a modern version of the game, which includes coins, challenges, frenzy mode, etc.

To be honest, it seems that there are too many features, but you get used to all of them very fast. With TETRIS Blitz you can get through lots of tasks, race with friends or other gamers, gain special bonuses, and so on. Once you start playing, it is hard to stop! Get this classic game app right now and happy playing!

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Snake 97

Snake was a default game app in almost all of the phones for a long time! Today it is a real retro game since hardly anyone plays it. Snake 97 is an accurate remake of the original game programmed in 1997 – sounds, graphics, even controls – in a nutshell, everything – was copied from the original version.

By the way, controls seem to be really hard to use on a smartphone, because there are no real buttons, just a touchscreen, which is why you should always look down to find out what button to press. I don’t know, maybe you get used to it eventually. The app includes different designs, levels, special challenges.

All in all, if you want to get yourself engaged in this legendary game, there is no better way to do it like getting this app! (except using old types of phones, of course)

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is one more game remembered by people who probably do not play games anymore. The app is based on a 1990s console game, which gained the love of lots of fans around the world.

Sonic is a blue hedgehog that can develop a lightning speed! You get to help him defeat his enemies, collect rings and bonuses, and beat records. The app completely copies the original game – even the graphics are kept the way it was. What are you waiting for? Try this awesome retro game today!

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Pac Man

Pac Man is a legendary arcade game. The app is absolutely amazing, very catchy. All a player has to do is ‘to eat’ yellow dots and avoid ghosts. Despite this simplicity, you won’t be able put your phone down for at least 30 minutes! It’s worth mentioning the convenience of controls – just sliding on the bottom side of the screen in different directions. All in all, this is such a dope game, everyone should try it!

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Final Fantasy

This is that Final Fantasy from which everything started! The app replicates almost everything that was created far back in the past – in 1987, to be exact. The fantastic story that can’t leave anyone indifferent, fine characters, breathtaking battles, and so on. In addition to all of that, the app includes some more details that make the game even more exciting.

So this old RPG game is definitely worth a try! Check out more cool RPG games in our article here.

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Tiger Bomb

The genre of games that were nicknamed “runners” by users soared very high in 2015 and gained stable popularity among gamers to this day. However, what happens if you connect a runner with a music-type app? Tiger Bomb will allow you to answer this question.

The essence of the game comes down to the fact that the user scores the maximum number of points before the song performed in the game ends. You should be very careful, because in the way you will meet various obstacles like UFOs, circular saws and others that prevent you from gaining points.

But this can be bypassed, because along with progress you accumulate energy in order to neutralize obstacles.

For a more simplified passage of the game, the developers came up with missiles, landing on which you can overcome ground obstacles, as well as get rid of the air thanks to blasters. The developer-company came up with the following rating system: LP, Tiki Torch – one point, giant and zero for ten points.

To sum up, we can safely say that this game will appeal to absolutely every user, especially small gamers.


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Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is not exactly an old game app. It is not that old! But if you think about it, the game was released in 2010 and now is 2017, so it’s been seven years already. Besides, everybody must have forgotten about this game a long time ago. So let’s refresh our memory!

In Fruit Ninja, you have to slice fruit and be careful enough not to slice bombs. There are different modes, bonuses, achievements, etc. – everything to keep you entertained! The game is indeed addictive. An excellent arcade game to pass some time with.

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Angry Birds

By the way, Angry Birds – the game many people were obsessed with – also exists for more than 7 years! The feud between two families continues for so long! Ok, not families, just imaginary pigs and birds, but it doesn’t cancel the game’s awesomeness.

The rules are clear – to boost birds aiming to destroy a pigsty. The game is very well illustrated and is based on real physics – it is not some made up gaming stuff! If you haven’t tried it or didn’t get everyone’s excitement about this game at the time it was popular, try it now! You certainly won’t regret!

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Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango is a beautiful dark old game, that has been beautifully remastered and adapted for smartphones. The story is based on Mexican folklore – mostly legends about the Land of the Dead. You get the chance to be on a 4-year journey to this land with Manny Calavera – a travel agent.

There are some problems in Paradise that need to be solved. Are you ready to set off for a fantastic journey now to do it? Then click on the download button!

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Dragon’s Lair

Dragon’s Lair is a gorgeous arcade game, which now can be played on a phone. The story is about a knight who wants to save a princess captivated by a dragon. In order to do that, he needs to go through a wizard’s castle full of obstacles, challenges, and monsters!

If you are familiar with this game, you will probably find the app very amusing, because the creators improved some of the details to make it really good. Download the app today and begin this dangerous and fascinating journey!

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Doom Classic is a classic Doom game presented on iOS. Sorry, Android owners, couldn’t find it on Google Play – there they have more modern versions, I guess. Doom is a shooter with a very interesting plot. The armies of Hell prepare to invade the Earth and only you can stop them. Get the app and enjoy killing evil Martians to save your Planet!

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Terraria is a game similar to Minecraft which was first introduced for consoles, then for PC, and now for smartphones. In the game, you can build lots of things, fight for them, explore new places on earth, under earth and above in the sky! Download Terraria now and have fun!

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Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is a farm game that is apparently quite old. In the game, you get to settle in the Wild West, grow crops there, build houses and a lot more! All the farm games are quite addictive because you have to wait to see what you’re gonna get from something you’ve done. So yeah, get Oregon Trail now and start building, growing, watering..!

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Johann Weiss

Johann Weiss is an incredibly addictive action game with a lot of unusual and frightening characters. The plot of the game is centered around the disappearance of the main character’s sister, who was kidnapped and taken to the Church of Satan to be sacrificed.

In order to save the girl, you will need to break through a large number of obstacles. This includes risking your life during fights with evil demons. Also, the player’s goal is not only to save their sister, but also to prevent the plans of the satanic cult to summon Hell on Earth.

Players will have to use their skills to the fullest to defeat the villains and restore peace and safety on Planet Earth. Players will be offered to use various types of weapons during battles. During the game, users will be able to visit a variety of locations, such as:

  • Berlin
  • the Church of Satan
  • the dark and mysterious depths of hell.

Usually many of the games of this genre have 3D graphics, but this is not the case here. In the Johann Weiss game, users will be able to enjoy retro pixel graphics. This only adds a special atmosphere to the game and makes it unique.


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The Sims™

A legendary game that gets renewed every year, but we all know that only the very first version is capable to bring all the amazing memories of childhood. Are you ready to spend hours again creating characters, building houses of your dream for them, conducting their lives, and watching they grow?

The Sims became the really revolutionary game that gave users a freedom to create the world on their own unique terms. Characters could marry, develop, die, breed – and all was happening very naturally. Now the classic version of Sims is available on App Store – get it and enjoy the game!


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Mortal Kombat

The game started a long time ago in the 90s when Sega just occurred and it was an enormous smash hit. Just like the Moral Kombat was – is there anyone who hasn’t played it? Even if you were born in the 2010s you are most likely familiar with this game, since it is the source of endless quotes and memes.

The success of the game was so huge that it was even turned into a movie. The soundtrack here became truly legendary. In the classic game, you can choose one of the dozens of characters to play for. Each of them possesses special magic battle power, which will give you the advantage in all the fights.

You will have to pass levels so you could have a fight with the boss at the end. Or, if you are playing together with someone, you can choose the multiplayer mode and have the fight with each other – lots of fun!




Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The legendary game which is also known as GTA II. You will be playing for Tommy Vercetti, a gangster who is hired to execute dangerous missions. The plot of the game is happening in the 80s so be ready to dive into the atmosphere of that time!

Moreover, many people are familiar with this game since they must have played it in their childhood. Even though the graphics are obsolete, the locations are executed in details and the game is still captivating even nowadays. Vice City was a revolutionary case for its time with its meticulous planning and diversity of locations.




Super Mario Run

This is a super popular game that has become the meme over the Internet, and there is no chance you haven’t heard about it. Super Mario has multiple variations, and they are all quite funny to play, however, this is the version that unites all the best features of this game.

Run through the levels, overcome barriers, be sneaky  – and you will see how Super Mario will captivate you for hours.




Prince of Persia: Escape

Did you like the games like this where you have to run through the levels getting over barriers and traps on your way? Nowadays it sounds super simple, but in fact games like these would capture our attention for hours back in the days. There is just something about that routine.

Prince of Persia is a classic game of this genre that is quite famous. Run fast, jump high, and make sure to avoid the spikes! A true retro-game in your pocket.




Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

There are probably very few people on this planet who never played this game. It was especially funny in the years it was only released to the market, where all friends would come together to pass missions and try out new cheat-codes. The characters and episodes from GTA San Andreas already became memes on the Internet.

If your smartphone is powerful enough (and it probably is for this game) you will easily install it and will start walking through the whole game from the start, where CJ comes to his ghetto after his mother died. He must take revenge on other gangsters, so you will have to pass through many exciting missions.




Bounce Ball Classic

For those who want to get back to the very beginning when we had cell phones with buttons with the only one game on them – Bounce Ball. It is actually never was an easy game.

If you want to try it again now that you are an adult then you got a chance to do that right now – 11 classic levels of Bounce Ball are waiting for you in this version of the classic game.



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RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic

This is the truly old game that could be played by the older generation in Sega. It’s quite exciting, so all the ages will find it interesting to play. The version adopted for smartphone combines the best features of RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.

RCT Classic includes a mixture of authentic playability, depth of gameplay, and unique graphical style of Chris Sawyer’s original best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon game. Build the best roller coaster, build and customize your park, develop your business, and make your visitors happy.




So those were 22 catchy old, old school & retro games. Have you remembered something that hadn’t crossed your mind for a long time? Good! Enjoy playing and, as always, be smart in choosing apps!

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