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Arcade games are one of the primary sources of entertainment for kids who were raised during the 1970s and the subsequent two decades. In the later part of the 1990s, the games saw the decline; today, electronic gadgets allow you to play arcade games.

We have listed some of the popular arcade games you can play on your iPhone and iPad. If you are from Generation X, it will be a trip down memory lane to experience oldies like video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games or merchandisers. And for young users, it is fun to play games like Subway Surfers, Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja and more.

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Best iPhone and iPad Arcade Games

Best Arcade Games for iPhone/iPad

#1. Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush iPhone and iPad Game Icon

This has become a household name as you must have received at least hundred requests on your Facebook profile to play this game with your friends. The game takes you through wonderlands, mysterious places and meeting deliciously kookie characters. Challenge your friends to score higher than you; the game is absolutely free to play. You can switch off the payment feature if you are asked to buy in-game items like extra moves or lives.

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Price: Free
Download Candy Crush Saga

#2. Temple Run

Temple Run iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Temple Run is a favorite among kids. It is one of the most exciting running games on the App Store. Test your running skills while you are racing down temple walls and steep cliffs. During your run, you will find some obstacles which can be avoided with the swipe. Buy power-ups by collecting coins and see how far you can go. Temple Run is popular as the best endless running game in the App Store. Enjoy the fast and frenzied iPhone experience.

Price: Free
Download Temple Run

#3. Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Even the kids would love to play Subway Surfers on iPhone. Run as fast as you can and save yourself from the fast coming trains – this is the simple way to play this game on your iPhone and iPad. On your run, collect coins and other cool stuff to increase your score. If you get Shoes on the way, it will be great fun to jump over the trains and other obstacles. Hoverboard Surfing is especially loved by kids.

Price: Free
Download Subway Surfers

#4. Angry Birds

Angry Birds iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Arguably one of the best games for kids and adults alike to keep them busy. Angry Birds is a game that has around ten different variants – Angry Birds (Paid), Angry Birds Go!, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars Free, Angry Birds Star Wars II, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Friends, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds POP! – Bubble Shooter, Angry Birds Seasons, etc. In this free version, the story is about taking revenge on the green pigs who steal the Birds' eggs. You will have 175 unlockable levels to unleash the destructive power of the Angry Birds.

Price: Free
Download Angry Birds

#5. Hill Climb Racing

Hill Climb Racing iPhone and iPad Game Icon

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Price: Free+

Hill Climbing Racing presents eye-soothing background and colors that will capture your attention. It is about a young uphill racer, who is on a journey that takes him to a bumpy ride. Defying the laws of physics, our racer Newton Bill will conquer the highest hills up on the moon. During the steep climbing of hills, you will face many challenges; if you can tackle the challenges, you will get bonuses and coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances.

Price: Free
Download Hill Climb Racing

#6. Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja iPhone and iPad Game Icon

If the slicing fruit is your favourite pastime, Fruit Ninja is your game for sure. Go further and explore the nuances of three different modes like Classic, Zen, and Arcade; the last one is quite popular among users. Want to swing your blades for multiple times? Go for the multi-slice Pomegranate or you can use power-ups and special bananas to the full effect. Unleash your power to swing your blade and enjoy Fruit Ninja!

Price: $1.99
Download Fruit Ninja

#7. Toy Blast

Toy Blast iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Toy Blast can also be slotted into puzzle game as the user has to match two or more blocks of the same color to remove the level and collect the stuck toys. However, this is not as easy as it sounds because your moves are limited. The game can be addictive once you use your talent to solve puzzles. Just bust the blocks and enjoy this colourful adventure. You don't have to crush candies, break diamonds, crunch cookies or farm.

Price: Free
Download Toy Blast

#8. Bowling King

Bowling King iPhone and iPad Game Icon

This one is the best multiplayer bowling game that can be played on The Internet – it could be the only disadvantage of Bowling King. The game features intuitive tap and swipe control and beautiful bowling alleys from Las Vegas, New York, Sydney, Paris and other cities. Display your class with more than 60 bowling balls, 27 pins, and lanes. While playing with your friends, you can win millions of chips; moreover, you can bowl together with your friends from anywhere, anytime.

Price: Free
Download Bowling King

#9. Soccer Stars

Soccer Stars iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Indulge in online table soccer matches all over the world! Soccer Stars boasts a simple gameplay and excellent physics to boost your competitive style. You can challenge your competitors in different tiers from different countries. You can also play the game against your friends. You will be required to log in with your Facebook account to challenge your friends. If you don't have internet access, you can play offline with your friend on the same device.

Price: Free
Download Soccer Stars

#10. Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride iPhone and iPad Game Icon

Jetpack Joyride is an award-winning game from Fruit Ninja. The game is now updated to support retina display of your new iPad. Jetpack Joyride takes you to a secret laboratory of evildoers who are developing a jetpack. And the hero Barry Steakfries secretly enters the lab to take that jetpack. Once Barry gets hold of the jetpack, touch the screen to ascend and leave to descend. Save him from bullets, bubbles, rainbows and lasers.

Price: Free
Download Jetpack Joyride

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So, which one you played the most from above list? Do share your pick with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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