Such is the nature of technology, that games that were once confined to handhelds and consoles are no longer limited to such devices. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets, classical games that would have otherwise been a thing of the past have managed to carve a place for themselves in the modern era. If you grew up on Atari, Nintendo, and SEGA, you will probably be reminiscing on the good old days when you rubbed shoulders with your pals trying to out-do each other to get the best scores. Well, today, you can still enjoy those classics on a modern platform. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of game developers and publishers their endeavor to replicate the legendary classics on the mobile platform has revitalized the industry and enthused gamers alike. Here is a list of the some of the coolest classical games ported to Android.
15. Metal Slug 3
The legendary NEOGEO 2D action shooting masterpiece Metal Slug 3 heads out to Android devices! Use various weapons and slugs to fight your way through and survive on the battlefield!
Jam with your favorite stars from all 30 NBA teams in over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball just like you remember it – and like you’ve never seen before!
Battle with sword, lance, arrow and axe against swarms of demons, monsters and undead minions in one of the most exciting platformers on Android SAMSUNG PHONES.
All the 2D run-and-gun action of the 1988 original with updated graphics make this a must-have for platformer fans. - Abhimanyu Ghoshal
Contra: Evolution is the first official Contra game for Google Play, bringing all of the run-and-gun action of the 1988 original with 21st century graphics and controls to the palm of your hands.
You are the Prince of Persia on a daring rescue mission to save your Princess. Fulfill your destiny, play this game, and experience the thrills and adventures of this classic tale.
10. Resident Evil 4
Experience one of the most thrilling chapters of the Resident saga in an all new way. Face an enemy quicker, smarter and scarier than any zombie and put your skills to the ultimate test.
Back to basics. Just what the RPG doctor ordered. - Nadia Oxford
If you’ve been pining for your boxed-up SNES RPG collection, Final Fantasy V will scratch your itch for retro fun. The price tag may scare you initially, but there’s enough content to justify the price. Besides, we used to pay close to a hundred dollars for these games back in the ‘90s.
A new DuckTales adventure begins in this all-new quest for gold! Jump into mounds of riches with this exciting, online treasure-hunting game!
Sonic 2 is the same classic it's always been at its core, but currently comes with as many bugs as it does new features, so beware. - David Oxford
Speed back in time and discover the game that first united Sonic the Hedgehog with his amazing flying sidekick Miles Tails Prower.
The best-selling turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon is now available on Android, with new weapons, brand new customization options and of course, more explosions!
Virtua Tennis, one of the World’s leading tennis game franchises, is available for the first time on smartphones with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge.
Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins – Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards.
Painting the town red with pedestrians' blood from your screeching tires has never been this fun! - Abhimanyu Ghoshal
By any measure, Carmageddon is one hell of a ride. Players who’ve experienced the madness of this franchise in the past will find themselves right at home, while those who are new to it are in for some quirky, darkly humorous and altogether off-the-rails fun. It’s also a great way to prepare for Stainless Games’ upcoming (and more polished) title Carmageddon Reincarnation that will take the derangement of this classic to a whole new level. If you’re not convinced, take the limited free version for a spin and see if you’re not left with a bloodlust you never knew existed.
PAC-MAN is now FREE to play! In addition to a faithful reproduction of the arcade classic, this app includes a brand new Tournament mode featuring constantly updated mazes, performance based score multipliers, 10x as many Bonus Items as Classic PAC-MAN, and more!
Race against the clock in a two-minute blitz to clear lines and rack up as many points as possible before time runs out!