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iOS Arcade Video Games

Arcade games. Titles from this category require particularly good manual skills. Main purpose of the gameplay is to reach a specific point or defeat enemies while controlling a character or a vehicle. Arcade games usually don’t have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

Inside (iOS)
Inside (iOS)

Arcade 15 December 2017

Inside is the second project of the independent Danish studio PlayDead, which became famous by creating the cult game Limbo. The game's development was partially funded by a grant from the Danish government. The story tells about a young boy who must stop the forces of evil that are trying to take over the world by experimenting on humans. The gameplay mechanics are similar to classic platformer games. They combine the necessity to solve various puzzles with tasks requiring reflexes and good manual skills. The game takes place in a dark universe where the rain never ceases to fall. The visuals of the game are similar to the ones used in the previous bestselling game developed by PlayDead studio. However, this time the world is three-dimensional. The colors in the game are toned down and the music is atmospheric. The game was created by using the popular, multi-platform Unity engine.

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Super Meat Boy Forever (iOS)
Super Meat Boy Forever (iOS)

Arcade June 2021

Super Meat Boy: Forever is a spin-off of the Super Meat Boy series developed by Team Meat. Once again, we get a 2D game where action is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. This time, however, we do not have full control over the titular character. He continuously runs ahead, we can only help him avoid all sorts of traps and obstacles. We will also have fight with powerful bosses every once in a while. In addition to single player, the game offers the so-called Endless mode where we have to run as far as possible and survive as long as possible. Our score is then published in online rankings when we can compare our times with the achievements of other players. The game has cartoonish visuals and lots of dark humor in it. Super Meat Boy: Forever has many references to other games, i.e. unlockable characters from various indie productions.

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Hello Neighbor (iOS)
Hello Neighbor (iOS)

Arcade 27 July 2018

An unusual first-person stealth game by Dynamix Pixels. In Hello Neighbor, we assume the role of an owner of a suburban house who suspects that his neighbor hides a terrible secret. To confirm his suspicions, he decides to sneak into his home, which won’t be easy since the man is incredibly alert and will stop at nothing to protect his privacy. The goal is to infiltrate the neighbor’s house undetected. Decoys and other distractions are helpful in turning the attention away from us. The primary element of gameplay is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the player’s actions and thus foresee his future ones. The paths that we take most frequently are quickly armed with numerous traps and alarms so the game requires creativity and flexibility to be won.

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Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! (iOS)
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! (iOS)

Arcade 2021

Mobile spin-off of platform games series with Crash Bandicoot. King game is an auto runner similar to Super Mario Run, but with bosses and items known from the main part of the cycle.

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Getting over it with Bennett Foddy (iOS)
Getting over it with Bennett Foddy (iOS)

Arcade 06 December 2017

Getting over it with Bennett Foddy is an arcade game created by the eponymous Bennett Foddy. The player’s task is to climb a steep slope with the use of… a hammer and a large pot. The game is characterized by its high difficulty level and hacks back to 2002’s Sexy Hiking.

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Rayman Mini (iOS)
Rayman Mini (iOS)

Arcade 19 September 2019

The Rayman cycle spin-off is an auto runner production. In Rayman Mini, the main character is reduced to the size of an ant, allowing him to explore an unknown world and face completely new challenges. During the game, the hero moves to the right on his own, and we have to jump on platforms, avoid obstacles and attack enemies.

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Gris (iOS)
Gris (iOS)

Arcade 22 August 2019

Gris is an artistic 2D platformer. We are guided by the actions of the title girl trying to deal with the painful past. We travel through a beautiful, surreal world, solving puzzles and overcoming simple platform sequences. The game is the work of Nomad's debuting studio.

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Hue (iOS)
Hue (iOS)

Arcade 23 April 2020

The debut production of the independent studio Fiddlesick, combining elements of platformer and logic game. While playing, we assume the role of the eponymous hero whose task is to find his lost mother. The path to his goal is a bumpy one because his mother, a lady scientist who deals with color research, got lost somewhere in a monochromatic world. In the game, we traverse vast, single-colored maps, avoiding various obstacles and solving puzzles based mostly on color manipulation. The protagonist has the ability to change the background colors in a given location, thanks to which we can, for instance, neutralize traps, create platforms, interact with items, and unblock the way to previously unavailable places. Hue bases on the structure typical to the metroidvania genre — while exploring, we find blocked paths to which he can come back to after we have obtained necessary skills.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (iOS)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (iOS)

Arcade 11 January 2017

An expanded version of a popular indie game that has been released in 2011 by Team Meat studio. Nicalis studio, a bit more experienced team, has been involved in refreshing of the title, in cooperation with original developers. When it comes to mechanics, the gameplay hasn’t changed much, offering randomly-generated levels, traversed by the titular Isaac, who solves simple puzzles and eliminates monsters or much more powerful bosses. The main difference between the Flash-based original, is a completely new graphic engine, introducing new, improved visuals and a number of innovations that, as a result of technological limitations, hadn’t made their way into the original. The developers included the whole base game and its two DLCs, and introduced a number of novelties. A local co-op mode has been incorporated in the game, allowing two players to take part in a joint playthrough on one screen.

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Angry Birds 2 (iOS)
Angry Birds 2 (iOS)

Arcade 30 July 2015

The second full-fledged installment in an extremely popular action-logic game franchise that earned the Finnish studio Rovio worldwide fame. After a string of spin-offs that combined the original gameplay with elements from other genres, this title goes back to the roots of the franchise, using well-known mechanics with a handful of new solutions. What is different, is the design of levels, which now feature not just of a single structure but also contribute to a larger entity. Moreover, the available arsenal of birds must suffice to complete the entire level, which introduces a strategic layer, requiring you to carefully manage your resources. Additionally, some new elements has been introduced to the game, namely spells and collectible cards. The second part of Angry Birds boasts noticeably better visuals than the previous games. The title is based on free-to-play model with numerous of microtransactions.

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Subway Surfers (iOS)
Subway Surfers (iOS)

Arcade 22 May 2012

Colorful arcade game, belonging to the casual genre of endless runners. We play the role of graphic artists caught in the hot deed, who are forced to flee from a police inspector and his dog. During the game, we move around the roofs of wagons and railway tracks, avoiding any obstacles with the help of a special skateboard.

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Party Animals (iOS)
Party Animals (iOS)

Arcade 2021

The game on the borderline of arcade and fighting games, focusing on slightly exaggerated physics. In Party Animals we take control over the animals, which fight among themselves, trying to perform various tasks. The game shows the potential in multiplayer mode.

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El Hijo: A Wild West Tale (iOS)
El Hijo: A Wild West Tale (iOS)

Arcade 2021

A stealth game set in a spaghetti western setting, developed by Honig studio. It takes place in an alternative version of The Wild West, based on Sergio Leone’s movies. The protagonist – the titular El Hijo – looks for his missing father, traversing places filled with dangers: from an orphanage he was raised in, through a desert full of monster, and up to a town ruled by merciless gunslingers. Due to the fact that the boy has no chance of defeating any of those threats, the gameplay is based on hiding behind objects and sneaking behind opponents’ backs. El Hijo’s interface helps with that, constantly showing the enemy range and field of sight. There is also a wide variety of items and gadgets to use. El Hijo uses characteristic, good-looking visuals based on cartoon style, with simple shapes and contrasts.

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Limbo (iOS)
Limbo (iOS)

Arcade 03 July 2013

Very unique two-dimensional platformer from the independent developer PlayDead. We play as a small boy who sets on dangerous journey to save his sister. He traverses surrealistic landscapes, coming across many deadly traps and running away from monstrous spider, which follow him tirelessly. In terms of gameplay, Limbo borrows from classic platform titles, though not without adding a few original features. The games revolves around advanced physics, which plays crucial role in most puzzles and arcade sequences, during which the players must display quick reflexes. What stands out the most, however, is Limbo’s unique, mysterious and grim atmosphere, mainly coming from its audiovisuals. Sparse use of sound and graphics, consisting only of shades of black and white, makes it look like a work of a movie expressionist from the beginning of 20th century.

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Super Mario Run (iOS)
Super Mario Run (iOS)

Arcade 15 December 2016

A mobile installment of the famous platform game franchise by Nintendo, and a typical autorunner production for portable devices. You play, of course, as the eponymous plumber, who constantly moves to the right side of the screen, and your task is to avoid obstacles while eliminating enemies and gathering special golden coins. There are two game modes in Super Mario Run. In the first one, you only have to complete the levels, in the other you compete against the other players, trying to get a better result. What matters here is not only completing the level, but also your method of achieving that. You can also create your kingdom, which is what you use the coins you gather for. The game features the visual style known from the fist installments of the series, although the graphics have been enhanced so that they would not seem old-fashioned by current 2D platform game standards.

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Looney Tunes Dash! (iOS)
Looney Tunes Dash! (iOS)

Arcade 18 December 2014

Endless runner created by Zynga based on a series of popular cartoons from the series Crazy melodies. While playing, we play Bugs Bunny, Strusia Pêdziwiatra and Daffy Duck, who have to flee from Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and others.

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Stranger Things: The Game (iOS)
Stranger Things: The Game (iOS)

Arcade 04 October 2017

A promotional game for the Stranger Things series, published by Netflix and developed by BonusXP (the creators of e.g. The Incorruptibles and Cavemania). Stranger Things: The Game is an action-adventure game with stealth, platform, and logic puzzle elements. It is set in an American town of Hawkins in 1984. When several local children go missing, Sheriff Jim Hopper tries to find them, unaware that their disappearance in only the tip of the iceberg. Apart from Hopper, you can also play as other characters, such as Lucas and Nancy. Each character has different abilities, which help you solve various problems. During the game, you find waffles and garden gnomes that allow you to unlock bonus elements. The visuals are inspired by old 8-bit console productions. Stranger Things: The Game is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

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Goat Simulator (iOS)
Goat Simulator (iOS)

Arcade 17 September 2014

Goat Simulator is a humorous simulator that serves as a commercial extension of the joke game made by Swedish Coffee Stain (known primarily from the Sanctum series). The game lets you control a crazy goat named Pilgor which destroys everything in the virtual world. The goal is to cause as much damage as possible with the use of a wide range of absurd accessories, like rockets, explosives, etc. It was the developers’ ambition to create a big cliché parody, mocking low-budget simulators. Therefore, Goat Simulator features loads of purposely implemented humorous bugs. The editor gives you a chance to create your own levels and share them with others through the Internet. On the technical side, the game utilizes the power of Unreal Engine 3.

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape (iOS)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape (iOS)

Arcade 01 March 2010

Rayman 2: The Great Escape is a continuation of Michelangel's 1995 console platformer. This time the title character has to deal with mechanical pirates who have mastered the peaceful Land of Dreams. The player's task is to help Rayman regain his lost power and free his friends from the invaders' hands. The game was produced by Ubisoft and uses a 3D graphic engine.

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Geometry Dash (iOS)
Geometry Dash (iOS)

Arcade 13 August 2013

Geometers Dash is a combination of a platform arcade game with a rhythmic game, in which the player controls a colorful square and travels through more and more complicated levels. The title also offers the possibility to build your own boards.

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Rayman Adventures (iOS)
Rayman Adventures (iOS)

Arcade 03 December 2015

A colorful 2D platformer that continues the long-standing game series developed by the Ubisoft company. At the same time, it is the third installment designed with mobile platforms in mind. The story of Rayman Adventures revolves around a sacred tree growing in the middle of a magic forest. When the ancient eggs that sustain the tree are stolen, the task of bringing them back falls on no one else than the brave Rayman. Accompanied by the fearless Viking warrior Barbara, he sets off on a perilous journey. The game revolves around collecting the eggs and using their special powers in appropriate moments. Similarly to the previous Rayman mobile games, this one too is an auto runner, although this time the gameplay bears more similarities to the full-fledged installments in the series (namely, Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends). As its predecessors, the game is powered by UbiArt Framework game engine.

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Terraria (iOS)
Terraria (iOS)

Arcade 29 August 2013

A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (iOS)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (iOS)

Arcade Thursday, 21 January 2021

A three-dimensional platformer remake from 2003, in which SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy face an army of robots constructed by the evil Plankton. In SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated you can play alone or in multiplayer mode. The authors not only improved the graphics, but also decided to restore some of the elements cut out of the original.

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Hot Lava (iOS)
Hot Lava (iOS)

Arcade 19 September 2019

A simple action-adventure game with action presented from a third-person perspective. The game adapts the popular children's play. During the game, the players are tasked with traveling through locations filled with hot lava. In order to reach their destination, the players must use their acrobatic skills and items scattered across the locations.

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Never Alone: Ki Edition (iOS)
Never Alone: Ki Edition (iOS)

Arcade 02 June 2016

A platformer with puzzle game features, developed by Upper One Game studio. The story of Never Alone is based on Inuit beliefs, with players taking control of a young girl from the Inupiaq tribe who sets on a dangerous journey with her white fox to save her people and stop the arrival of the eternal blizzard. During her adventure, she will meet many creatures from Inuit legends, such as Sky People, Rolling Heads or Blizzard Man. Never Alone presents its world from the side perspective, as we traverse vast levels, avoid traps, fight enemies and solve puzzles. The single player campaign lets us switch between the girl and the fox, both of which have unique abilities that are necessary to progress; however, control is split between two players in the cooperation mode. Never Alone features good-looking three-dimensional visuals accompanied by a soundtrack based on traditional Inuit music. Interestingly, the narrator speaks in Inuit language and the dialogue is translated into English through subtitles.

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