When it comes to video games, there are many types of games available. Some of them are very story-driven which means that it might require that gamers invest a lot of time into them. If you’re looking for a game that’s quick and easy to hop into and get started, this is where arcade-style games come in. Fortunately, finding the best arcade games for Android isn’t that hard since there are dozens of amazing games to choose from.
While we won’t go as far as saying that these games are “easy”, they are easier to pick up, although how well you do in them will depend on your skill which you’ll refine over a period of time. So without further ado, here are some of the best arcade games for Android and iOS that we’ve come across.
Crossy Road is a game that was inspired by the classic Frogger game and is one of our favorite arcade games for Android. It tasks players with trying to get their characters to cross a busy road where there are various obstacles, some of which are moving, that players need to avoid. It also has the added benefit of using Pixel-style art that helps create a retro feel, but with a decidedly modern take.
When it comes to arcade-style games, SEGA is probably one of the names that many gamers are familiar with, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that we would include Crazy Taxi in this list. The gameplay is simple and straightforward – pickup passengers and drive them to their destination as quickly as possible and perform some crazy combos to try and earn as much money as you can.
Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded
While it might not be as easy to find pinball machines in real-life, do you really have to when there are games like Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded available on mobile devices? This is a take on the classic pinball game where gamers will be able to enjoy a good old fashioned game of pinball, while also being given options to customize their pinball cabinets. There is an online multiplayer mode and also mini-games that players can play in addition to pinball, making this one of the best arcade games for Android.
Double Dragon 4
While FPS games might be associated with PCs or consoles, side-scrollers feel almost like an arcade-exclusive style of game. If you enjoyed a good old fashioned beat ‘em up sidescroller, it’s hard to ignore an arcade classic like Double Dragon. The mobile version of the game will support two player duel mode, while also retaining the classic graphics and arcade feeling of the original.
Don’t let the deceptively cute graphics fool you, Yokai Dungeon can get pretty tricky thanks to the use of randomly generated dungeons, meaning that no two levels are alike. There are powerups, boss battles, massive arenas, and it is extremely fast-paced that should help keep you on your toes the entire time.
Alto’s Odyssey is as simple as a game can get. There really is almost no learning curve and you just start running, performing tricks, completing missions, and basically try to get the highest score possible. While endless runners aren’t new, Alto’s Odyssey is probably one of the most relaxing titles we’ve come across where it has a fantastic soundtrack and beautiful graphics.
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