Best iPhone and iPad Arcade Games in 2021

Arcade games boast ageless charm. And this is probably the biggest reason why people of all ages–from casual to hardcore gamers–love to play them. If you’ve decided to give a shot to these vintage games, this lineup consisting of the 10 best arcade games for iOS can help you find some exciting gems for your long gaming spree. Whether you are fascinated by retro-style-gameplay or like to have a go at the fast-paced gameplay, this roster has got you covered.

So, let’s jump right in along with me to find some cool games for fun-filled gaming right now!

1. Tomb of the Mask

Tomb of the Mask iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

What has really appealed to me in this game is the great mix of retro-style graphics and action-packed gameplay. And with incredibly simple touch controls, it doesn’t take much time to become your go-to option.

Talking about the game, you have to explore a mystic tomb. Make a smart strategy to jump up through a trap-filled maze, encountering a number of traps and enemies. Give your best shot to reach the top and unlock plenty of cool masks with unique powers.

Price: Free

2. Crossy Road

Crossy Road iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

Time to give a shot to the fun-loving endless arcade hopper! This Hipster Whale’s adorable infinite runner has won Apple Design Award and is pretty fascinating to play.

Compete in the “Crossy Road Egg Hunt Challenge” and smartly cross a road bustling with traffic and tons of hindrances. Go past every challenge coming your way and unlock new characters with great looks and effects. Thanks to some cool characters like teeny-tiny flea and an emo goose, your hopping will always feel joyful.

Price: Free

3. Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 iPhone and iPad Racing Arcade Game Screenshot

If there is an ardent desire to go for a freaking fast arcade racing game, “Asphalt 8: Airborne” could be the way to go.

The best part about this game is that it lets you pick from more than 220 wicked fast machines. And those amazing machines are from the likes of Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Mercedes, Audi, you name it. So, you will always have something hot to ride on.

Showcase your unmatched racing expertise on over 50 high-speed tracks. Packed in with over 400 career events, 1,500 car mastery challenges, and as many as 6 awesome game modes, Asphalt never seems to lose its charm.

Price: Free

4. Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

Ready to fly wonderful jetpacks? “Jetpack Joyride” has long been one of my favorite arcade game for multiple reasons.

First and foremost, I find the gameplay very interesting as it offers a lot of thrilling missions. And the second, there are tons of unique achievements which make sure your efforts get the ideal rewards.

Moreover, there are a lot of customization options. So, you can choose from crazy outfits to make your avatar look standout.

Price: Free


PAC-MAN iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

Known as one of the most popular arcade games for iOS, “PAC-MAN” is fun to play. Your goal is to smartly guide the PAC-MAN through several mazes and eat every dot coming your way to jump to the next level. And oh, you will also have to gobble up the Power Pellets to reduce the strength of the ghosts.

Make sure to escape the powerful ghosts like Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. Else, you will be at high risk of losing your life. Remember, if you lose all of your lives, the game will be done and dusted.

With plenty of mazes on offer, you have tons of challenges to encounter. As there are several new tournaments, you will enjoy having a go at this game.

Price: Free

6. Basketball Arcade Machine

Basketball Arcade Machine iPhone and iPad Game Screenshot

This one can be a fantastic pick for the folks who love basketball. It has extremely intriguing gameplay and comes with four different levels.

You have to give your best to earn tons of points and make perfect tosses consecutively to get seconds. Challenge your friends for exciting duels and showcase your killer skills to dominate the game. Besides, take the help of the game center to keep a tab on your high scores and how others are performing.

Price: Free

7. Smash Hit

Smash Hit iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

“Smash Hit” is all about smashing obstacles and targets that come your way. And with the realistic glass-breaking mechanics, you enjoy decimating stuff.

Thanks to the musically synchronized gameplay, the game never seems dull. The music and audio effects automatically change based on a specific stage to make a match with your smashing. It has more 50 different rooms featuring 11 graphic styles.

Price: Free

8. Breakout: Boost

Breakout iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

Yet another classy arcade game on the show! Loaded with over 200 intriguing levels (10 levels are available for free), it’s got you fully covered.

Play smartly and control the speed of the game to earn a lot of points. Make the best use of Fire Ball, Acid Ball, Splitting Ball, and Grenade Ball to stay ahead of the curve. Moreover, earn plenty of covetous achievements to become the top-ranked player.

Price: Free

9. Fruit Ninja Classic

Fruit Ninja Classic iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

Have a liking for ninja games? If yes, you can’t get a more impressive game than Fruit Ninja Classic to play.

Cut as many fruits as you can and avoid slicing any bombs. Display your slicing skills in the Classic, Zen and the awesome Arcade mode. And make the most of powerups and special bananas to achieve maximum scores.

Price: $1.99

10. Canabalt

Canabalt iPhone and iPad Arcade Game Screenshot

As an infinite runner, Canabalt has always appealed to me. The game has several thoughtfully crafted modes. So, you have the luxury to choose a nice mode as per your mood and go for an endless hopping, jumping and dashing.

Beyond fun-loving gameplay, it keeps you engrossed with befitting music. Thus, your infinite running doesn’t seem to hit a monotonous phase. Highly recommended!

Price: $2.99

That’s pretty much it!

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