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13 Nostalgic Video Games You Can Play On Your Phone

That whole cabinet of games can now fit in a folder on your phone.

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1. PAC-MAN (PAC-MAN Lite) – iOS and Android

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Obligatory throwback game. Easy to play, with two different control modes for whatever you're most comfortable with. It's either really exciting or really depressing to think about all the quarters you spent playing a big arcade game that you can now play on your little phone for free.

Price: Free! (With in-app purchases)

2. Sonic The Hedgehog – iOS and Android

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This game has gotten great reviews for the iPhone and iPad, and stays true to the look of the original game!

Price: $2.99

3. RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 – iOS

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This mobile version of Roller Coaster Tycoon® 3 may most closely resemble the version of the game you played as a kid. And unlike the mobile version of Roller Coaster Tycoon® 4, you aren't prompted to make a bunch of in-app purchases to make progress in the game. The graphics may not be as top-notch in 3, but that's part of the nostalgic charm!

Price: $4.99

4. Final Fantasy VII – iOS

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How much did you LOVE to play FF7? Enough to spend sixteen dollars to relive the joy on your phone as an adult? The touchscreen controls may take a little time to get used to, but it may be worth it for the nostalgia factor.

Price: $15.99

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5. Grand Theft Auto – iOS and Android

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Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars are all available for mobile! They all translate well to mobile so you've got a bunch of options for gaming like a high schooler again.

Price: All $6.99 or less

6. DOOM (DOOM Classic) - iOS

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The mobile version of DOOM is stunningly accurate to the original game. Relive some fond memories of killing monsters!

Price: $4.99

7. Myst and Riven – iOS

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Easy to play, but hard to beat! These games still look very good, even by modern standards. They definitely hold up – except this time when you play, you won't have to dish out more money for a strategy guide.

Price: $4.99

8. Mega Man X – iOS

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Hardcore Mega Man fans may be disappointed with small differences from the SNES game, but it's a great game to have in your pocket. Don't forget that if the touchscreen controls bother you, you can adjust them in the settings so that it's more comfortable!

Price: $4.99

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9. Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy – iOS

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In 2013, this game was redesigned for the iPhone and iPad! Although the trilogy is free, you will have to make some steep micro-transactions to unlock everything in the game. But comparatively, this will still be cheaper than buying it new for another platform.

Price: Free! (With in-app purchases)

10. Chrono Trigger – iOS and Android

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Even though some small details were changed to better format iOS, the look and feel of the game are just as charming as in the original JRPG.

Price: $9.99

11. Baldur's Gate (Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition) – iOS and Android

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Both Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II are available for mobile. Great for both first time players and veterans of the games! Although there's so much going on visually it may be more advantageous to play on a tablet device as opposed to a phone.

Price: $9.99

12. SimCity (SimCity BuildIt) – iOS and Android

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Unfortunately, the classic SimCity 2000 is not available for mobile, even though it totally should be! However, we do have SimCity BuildIt to satisfy your need to be the master of a tiny city.

Price: Free! (With many in-app purchases)

13. Minecraft (Minecraft: Pocket Edition) – iOS and Android

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Okay, so maybe you weren't a kid when this one came out, but playing it will definitely make you feel like one. The game's already simple mechanics translate very well to mobile!

Price: $6.99