Sometimes we want to go back to nostalgia, but on our mobile devices. What are some great retro pixel art stylized games available on Android?
This can be quite a subjective topic, as we want to list some games that have a nostalgic feel to them, and only pixel art ones.
Retro games do live with some advantages: fans who love the style of this kind of game, and always look for more, and the ability to run on most devices without a problem!
Although there appear to be "many" classic games on Google Play, sadly many aren't polished as we think or have way too many ads, so if you have suggestions for the list or even a game you made yourself, let me know!
Many of the retro games on the list can be played offline, as they don't require internet access, being a great addition to your offline games collection.
As a further note, not all games have the same retro look, if they have retro gameplay and are pixel art games(with a somewhat retro style), they can be added to the list.
Tomb of the Mask
Tomb of the Mask has beautiful pixel art graphics, resembling retro games with its vibrant colors on a black background.
The game is generated procedurally, which means that you will face unique challenges ahead!
Traps and enemies are your obstacles, being a challenging game, with several mechanics that will keep you trying to get higher and higher on this vertical maze.
Phoenix Retro Arcade
This game brings back the asteroids feel, but with its theme and gameplay.
Phoenix Retro Arcade is a retro shoot'em up where you will face birds, phoenix, and a mother ship!
The scoring system is as retro as possible and the game delivers well what it offers.
A combat helicopter retro game! With the vibrant colors you love, and the casual helicopter gameplay, it has 11 different levels and you will fight different enemies on the air, including aliens.
The Gauntlet is a roguelike, that although it has a not so much retro color palette, it gives you that retro feeling! The game is turn-based, and you play with a party of 3 characters, and as you play your characters will level up, unlocking new skills.
As a roguelike, some mechanics are challenging, but the game isn't that punishing to the players, being a great choice not only for players looking for a challenging experience but also for the casual ones.
You will notice that this game doesn't have that big retro look like the others, but the gameplay and the systems can spark that retro feeling.
Moonrise Arena is a great action RPG for mobile, it has 20 locations and multiple difficulties, and the game can get very challenging as you progress.
The systems in the game are well put together, the monsters are unique, and there are true more unique enemies that can spawn.
Overall the game is everything you could ask for on a mobile RPG, with that retro gameplay.
The classic is available on Android! And this game is developed by BANDAI NAMCO.
Although it goes beyond the original and it has also vector graphics(not in gameplay), the game still feels like the original. Now it has a story mode!
Snake Xenzia Rewind 97 Retro
This game attempts to revive the classic snake, the one that was available in old phones back then.
Nothing much to talk about it, the game you know and love!
Retro Jumping Frog
The beautiful jumping frog game.
This is the game where you play as a frog, and your goal is to cross a road, avoiding the traffic and then going through some trunks being dragged by a river.
If you played a game similar before you will definitely remember this classic.
If you miss playing a great pong game, Pong is for you, being a gem to keep on your smartphone.
A pong game, on Android, with no ads, and free! Pong!