You don't have to carry around a pocket full of quarters for these great arcade games!
Arcade games can make you feel like a kid again, and take you back to an era where the graphics didn't matter, and you filled your pockets with quarters trying to beat your favorite game.
Your iPhone and iPad have more processing power than an old arcade game did in the 80s or 90s, meaning plenty of companies have transferred over classic games to the mobile platform allowing you to play some truly memorable games in video game history.
Whether you're looking for an old classic or a newer title inspired by arcade games of old, here's my favorite arcade games for the iPhone and iPad.
Yes, the yellow circle- shaped hero PAC-MAN is available on mobile, and he's still hungry for those delicious pellets.
The objective is the same as it always was, you'll need to move PAC-MAN around the screen by swiping in the direction you want to go and eat all the pellets in the level. Of course, you'll need to be on the lookout for ghosts Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde as they will try to stop you.
You can play through the classic 256 stage PAC-MAN game, or even choose from a bunch of fun and wacky new levels never played before. Plus, PAC-MAN is brought to you by BANDAI NAMCO, which are the original developers of the very first PAC-MAN game.
CAPCOM's infamous arcade platformer Ghosts and Goblins has made its way to you iPhone and iPad, and it's just as amazing as you remember. Relive the insanely frustrating difficulty of Ghosts and Goblins, with the original graphics intact, as you journey through zombie-filled graveyards, ghoul inhabited castles, and other spooky terrains.
The is known as one of the hardest games ever created — yes, that include Dark Souls. Do you have what it takes to lead Sir Arthur through the land and rescue his beloved Prin- Prin?
Another classic arcade game from the great people at CAPCOM, 1942 Mobile brings the iconic top-down shooter to your phone.
Play Classic Mode to get the original quarter hogging experience that the 1984 arcade machine brought to you as a child, or you can play Casual Mode where the difficulty level is a little more manageable.
Collect power-ups as you shoot down enemy planes, but be careful not to get shot down yourself, as you'll need to weave your way through the hectic airspace.
How many enemy planes can you shoot down before you run out of lives?
Atari's Breakout was the Pong-inspired video game that was co-created by the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak. Breakout Boost carries the torch of the original game but adds some cool new features.
The goal is still the same; you need to remove all the blocks by bouncing a ball of the floating platform at the bottom, without letting the ball fall below the platform. As you break the blocks, you'll be rewarded with power-ups to help you clear the blocks even faster.
In Breakout Boost, you'll notice a few new power-ups as well as a speed control to give you
Zen Pinball is the perfect way to bring the classic arcade experience of Pinball to your phone!
Tap on the screen to activate your flippers, swipe the screen to nudge the machine, and do your best to rack up as many points as possible.
You can download the game for free and play the 'Sorcerer's Lair' table as much as you want; however, Zen Pinball does allow you to purchase a ton of great themed tables such as Skyrim, Marvel's Avengers, Portal, and much more.