There were many arcade games that made us spend a lot of money with chips and credits to play them in the old arcades. Years later, who would have thought that we would have access to most of them in the palm of our hands with versions, even free, for cell phones and tablets?
Today Voxel brings a list of 10 games that were successful in the arcades and that today have versions for iOS and Android. Check out:
1. Metal Slug
The famous platform shooting game was successful in the 90s and won a series of sequels. In it, players must defeat a multitude of enemy soldiers who have a varied arsenal, in addition to huge tanks, ships and planes.
Metal Slug has a paid version for iOS and AndroidSource: Play Store
Metal Slug and its sequences are available for iOS and Android for R $ 16.90 each or at special prices for game packages from SNK.
2. Double Dragon
In the late 1980s, the Billy and Jimmy brothers’ game became a craze in arcades. In the game, you were supposed to fight a gang that kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend and, for that, it was necessary to fight with all the members with or without the help of his brother.
The first three games in the Double Dragon franchise are available for iOS and AndroidSource: Play Store
The game was one of the precursors of the beat ’em up genre, causing many companies to launch games with the same style over the following years. The success of Double Dragon it also yielded a film, but it ended up being a failure of criticism. The game is available along with its trilogy for iOS (R $ 16.90) and Android (R $ 10.90).
3. The King of Fighters 97
Considered by many to be the best version of the SNK fighting franchise, KOF 97 also won a version for phones and tablets. It simulates the traditional arcade version, with the possibility of using joysticks or touch controls on the device’s screen.
Popular arcade fighting game, KOG 97 also has a mobile versionSource: Play Store
KOF 97 and other games in the franchise have paid versions for both iOS (R $ 16.90) and Android (R $ 10.90).
One of the most popular games in history, Pac Man has a special mobile version. In addition to being free, it has several game modes, new mazes, and even a world ranking with online tournaments.
In addition to the conventional game, Pac Man also has alternative versions, such as a 3D game and the classic Ms. Pac-Man with traditional graphics.
5. Strikers 1945
The classic aerial combat game also has a mobile version. Interestingly, on Android, there are a number of alternative titles using the same name as the original game, some emulating the game, others copying the classic in a very sloppy way.
Strikers 1945 is another classic game that has versions for iOS and AndroidSource: Play Store
In Strikers 1945, your objective is to eliminate enemies with ships of the year that gives title to the game. The game is free for iOS and Android.
One of the most recent games on our list is the racing game Crazy Taxi. In it, you need to pick up passengers and take them to their destinations without worrying about traffic rules.
Crazy Taxi has several versions for iOS and Android, in addition to the classic gameSource: Play Store
The game was so successful that, in addition to the classic version for iOS and Android, it has other versions, such as one where you need to manage a network of taxis. All are free on both iOS and Android.
7. Zen Pinball
Of course, the famous Pinballs would not be left out of our list. There are hundreds of games of the genre for both mobile platforms, but none is as vast as Zen Pinball. In it, you can buy tables inspired by classic versions or based on movies, series and games, such as Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Marvel Super Herores, among others.
Zen Pinball it’s free for iOS and Android, but charged for each new table purchased.
Of course, Capcom’s famous fighting franchise would not be left out. Street Fighter 4 it has a full mobile version, both in game modes and in the fighters cartel.
Street Fighter 4 also has a mobile version for iOS and Android with support for joysticksSource: Play Store
The game also brings support for bluetooth joysticks for those who have not adapted to the tactile controls of the smartphone screen. Street Fighter 4 is available for iOS (R $ 27.90) and Android (R $ 16.90).
9. Virtua Tennis
The game that popularized tennis in arcades also has a mobile version. Interestingly, it brings only generic tennis players, unlike the traditional version that included the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten.
Virtua Tennis has a free mobile version with enchanting graphicsSource: Play Store
The game is now available free of charge for iOS and Android. However, there is an excess of advertisements before and during the matches, which is even a little annoying.
To complete the list, another classic of the genre Beat ’em up. Golden Ax became famous for mixing the “walk and hit” style with a medieval theme that includes character classes and super powers.
Golden Ax Classic is available free of charge for iOS and Android. However, you must pay to remove advertisements during the game.
And you, do you have any classic that you would like to see in a mobile version? Tell us here in the comments!