Retro games have a charm of their own. We all have that one old game that we wish we had played through, but we just couldn’t for some reason, and we eventually let it go.
With the advent of mobile games, many older games made their way into the mobile market.
Now, it is true that most of them are not great. Ports of games that were made for arcades will not feel the same on your mobile device, but some games didn’t depend on their control scheme to be what they were.
Here are three retro games for you to play on your mobile device! These are retro games that you can enjoy on your phone and still have the experience meant for you to have:
The game uses a pad simulation scheme that most retro games use. It is not a great way of porting old games, but sometimes it will work just fine.
In Shining Force’s case, the pad simulation is indeed just fine. That’s because Shining Force is a slow pace, turn-based, tactical RPG. You get to appreciate the story while breaking your skull to find the best positioning to win the battle against the armies of evil.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
This game was made in 2007. I guess that we can consider it a retro game by now.
I always wondered why we don’t get more Nintendo DS games ported to mobile. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is a fun game. Originally released on the Nintendo DS, it was the first game without Pheonix as a protagonist.
Since it’s a game based on dialog and investigation, it translates perfectly to mobile. If you’re a fan of this style of videogames, this one is a no-brainer!
This is not just a retro game, it’s a timeless classic!
Scrolling shooters are such a great fit for mobile gaming. Drag to control the ships positioning and tap to shoot. The translation from pad to touchscreen was never easier. The game feels great, looks just the same, and it’s just as fun as you remember.