We all love playing games. I remember those days where we use to play arcade games on our Nintendo, Gameboy or on the cassette video game console. Really those days were magical and there are games that we can still play for hours. With the development of Android OS, there are possibilities of playing old arcade games on our mobiles. We can search our favorite old game on the Android Play Store and download them on our smartphones.
In this article, we will look at the top 5 classic old arcade games for Android that are available on the Play Store. These games are well optimized for Android mobiles and you can relive the moments of your video gaming past with these games. If you are excited and want to feel nostalgia, then let us get straight into the article;
Top 5 Classic Old Arcade Games for Android
Playing games on any Android device is one of the favorite past time I have and I am sure many of the users also feel the same way. I love playing these nostalgic and old arcade games on my Android device and I have compiled my top 5 favorite arcade games in this list. Moreover, there are tons of classic and memorable arcade game titles that are available to download from the Android Play Store.
So without wasting any more time, let us get straight into the article;
One of the best and very popular games that come to our minds, whenever we talk about old arcade games, is the PAC-MAN. This game has also become very popular on the Android Play Store that there are many versions of the game available. But, out of them, I like this one developed by the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. You will get engaged from the start and this game is a real time-killer at this age as well.
This game offers the classic 8-bit gameplay and the sounds, the gameplay is bound to bring back old memories. The controls are simple, and the graphics are retro but well optimized to be played on the brilliant displays of today’s smartphones. You will be thrilled with unique and new mazes and survive your way to a high score by playing in three different difficulty levels. Moreover, there are daily challenges to keep engaged and hooked to this old arcade game.Download from Play Store
2. Metal Slug 3
The Metal Slug 3 is a legendary action shooter game that still has the capability to blow your minds away even today. I play it and the game brings back a lot of memories. This game is a perfect port of the Metal Slug 3 from the NEOGEO 2D game. The game has a mission mode where you to kill to survive and complete the mission. The game has improved graphics and more colors are added to the game for playing on Android device.
The game also has the classic mode and the single player mode that is really exciting to play. Moreover, one interesting feature that has been added to Android is the wireless multiplayer gameplay via Bluetooth. There are several weapons and slugs to choose from and there is a branching map that lets you take a different route to the end. A great game indeed that has been ported to Android.Download from Play Store
3. Crazy Taxi Classic
This game was all over the gaming world when it was launched. Everyone including myself loved this game so much that I played for hours. This game then made its way to the PC gaming and it is still popular. But, what better way to feel nostalgia by playing this old arcade game on our Android device. The game has memorable audio tracks and you just need to collect fares from your passengers and drop them on their location. But, there is thrill and fun involved as you have to shortcuts and take surprising turns to get to the location.
There is the classic arcade game with 3, 5, and 10-minute gameplay. Moreover, this game also has the Mini-games as well from the classic gaming console. But what definitely will take you back to the memory lanes is the cool soundtrack of this game.Download from Play Store
4. Double Dragon Trilogy
I mean has anyone never played or heard about this game? I doubt that and even if you have not played it back in the old days, you don’t have to worry. Because the famous and classic action beat’em-up game has been ported to Android and it is brilliant. What’s more interesting is that this version for Android compiles all the three games from the series. You need to punch, throw a flying kick, use weapons and defeat the bosses at every stage to go through the next level.
I play this game almost every time I have free time and it does not fail’s to impress me. The game has two modes i.e. the arcade and the story mode, with three difficulty modes to choose from. The controls are fantastic and the graphics are just awesome and is like straight from the video game console. Interestingly there is a Bluetooth multiplayer mode as well and furthermore, it supports Android controllers as well.Download from Play Store
5. Samurai Showdown II
One of the best samurai games from the old days is the Samurai Showdown II. For those who don’t know this, it is an all-time classic game now ported for Android. It is a game based on sword-based fighting and you have to defeat your enemies whoever stand in your way to reaching the top. There are a total of 15 Swordmasters to choose from and you need to fulfill their destiny.
The controls are nice and the graphics bring back old memories again (I know, I have said it many times, but these games actually bring back old memories). There are some added features in the Android version of the game that includes expanded fighting moves list, weapon smash attack, and finesse or brute force as hidden techniques.Download from Play Store
That’s it from my side in this article. I hope these games will definitely bring back your old memories of playing those video-cassette console games. I enjoyed playing these games and if you enjoyed too, please let us know in the comments.