Midway Arcade not only lets you play the classic games, but you can play them in a virtual arcade setting.
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One of the great things about having grown up with video games and then writing about iOS apps is that all my favorites seem to eventually be playable on my phone. I already wrote about Atari's Greatest Hits some time ago, but even though I liked seeing some of the old classics on my phone, the controls were flawed. Though they were playable, most of the games didn't really live up to my memory of them. Yes, I know I'm probably a victim of looking at my youth through rose-colored glasses, but in this case it's true--the control issues really took away from the games.
Today, another group of classic arcade games were made available on iOS, and this time they might have the control schemes (mostly) worked out. Midway Arcade (99 cents), out today, takes a lot of those classic games from the 80s and give you some touch-screen options that work somewhat better, though it's still not perfect (Rose-colored glasses again? Maybe). This 99 cent game features Joust, Defender, Rampage, Spy Hunter, Arch Rivals, Root beer Tapper, and then some other more interactive games one would usually find at cla... [Read more]