Retro Games You Can Play on Your Mobile

Retro Games

Mobile gaming is a huge passion for many people, with endless titles available to satisfy all tastes.

Some like puzzlers, made famous by the likes of Candy Crush, whilst others prefer social games such as Words with Friends. Many big titles are now also making their way to mobile devices as hardware becomes more powerful. Call of Duty recently made an announcement about season seven of their popular franchise, whilst PUBG also has a mobile version you can play on.

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Increasingly, some players are looking for retro games on their devices, be it titles from their childhood or more traditional games that perhaps started out as board games. The rise of emulators and the Raspberry Pi has made retro gaming extremely popular in the home, which has knocked on to mobiles. With that in mind, we have pulled together four of the best retro titles you can get on your mobile right now.

Sonic The Hedgehog

When the original Sonic the Hedgehog arrived on the Sega Megadrive in 1991, it was a cutting-edge game that seemed to move faster than anything before. Sega needed a rival for the wildly popular Mario that defined the Nintendo platforms, and the blue hedgehog was their answer.

A generation of gamers loved spinning Sonic through the different levels, and they can do so again courtesy of Sega. Available on both Android and iOS, you will soon be off to collect rings, defeat enemies and save the world from Dr Eggman once more.


There are plenty of different bingo titles that satisfy those with a thirst for the traditio3nal game. From the quintessential Britih seaside to more modern bingo halls, the simple numbers game has kept people enthralled for years and can be found across the mobile platform for those eager to take part. Bingo Bash is one of the titles that have become very popular, bringing together the social aspect with the comfort of playing on your mobile.

The bingo community are deeply passionate about their game and regularly visiting halls to indulge in their passion. New technology means they can now play at home, as well as new players looking to discover the age-old classic. Cheeky Bingo has a glossary of terms that helps to explain some of the language and versions of the game that a newcomer might not understand, making it easy to get into. Learning your Roomies from your 80-ball will be a big advantage should you wish to pick up this retro classic.


Like Bingo, Mahjong originated away from video gaming but has remained as popular as ever through modern means. There are also plenty of Mahjong titles available for you on both iOS and Android, with Stacker Mahjong 3D one that adds a rather contemporary twist to the old theme. Mahjong Gold also offers plenty of options and is available on both platforms for eager players.

For those who don’t know, Mahjong is a tile-based game, similar to rummy, which originated in China during the Qing dynasty, but has since become popular across the world, in no small part due to the video game industry.


Gamers of a certain age will have nothing but fond memories of Pac-Man, whether played hunched over an arcade machine or in the comfort of their own homes on early consoles and computers. The premise, like many retro games, was simple – collect the dots whilst avoiding the ghosts. It is agonizingly simple and frustrating in equal measure, demonstrating how graphics and capabilities might have improved, but playability and addictiveness was a quality some games had right at the very start.

You can now recreate those early days of Pac-Man courtesy of Bandai Namco on Android and iOS. The mobile version now offers different mazes to complete as well as daily challenges, adding some fresh flair to a retro classic.

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