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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World of Goo (iOS)
World of Goo (iOS)

Arcade 16 December 2010

World of Goo is a logic-arcade game produced and published by Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel, a two-person development team from the 2D Boy studio. The game, designed exclusively for one player, consists in building various constructions of gelatinous slurry balls, i.e. the title Goo, which is permanently disturbed by gravity and other laws of physics. The title, characterized by specific visual setting and original situational humour, was considered one of the most original games of 2008.

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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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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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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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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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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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Metal Slug X (iOS)
Metal Slug X (iOS)

Arcade 07 March 2013

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Fez: Pocket Edition (iOS)
Fez: Pocket Edition (iOS)

Arcade 13 December 2017

An arcade platform game in a retro style, created by the development team Polytron. We play the role of Gomez, who, living in the 2D world so far, realizes the existence of another dimension. The title presents the game in a rather innovative way, realizing various puzzles using two-dimensional boards in the three-dimensional world. All this takes place in a pixel, colourful design. The game is noteworthy for its unique presentation.

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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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The Tower Assassin's Creed (iOS)
The Tower Assassin's Creed (iOS)

Arcade 01 November 2017

A simple action game, in which the player first builds the titular tower and then assumes control of an Assassin who performs a leap of faith. During the flight he or she collects Helix points that unlock various handicaps, additional characters and locations from the most important installments in the Assassin’s Creed series.

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Oddmar (iOS)
Oddmar (iOS)

Arcade 19 April 2018

A colorful, two-dimensional platformer game for mobile devices, created by Mobge Games - a Turkish developer. With its relaxed atmosphere, the game describes daily life and habits of Vikings. As a platformer game, Viking Mushroom offers twenty-five different levels filled with opportunities to jump and climb. The player encounters large numbers of traps, enemies and collectibles as well. The titular mushrooms are significant here, for they were eaten by Scandinavian warriors in order to acquire superhuman powers, according to the tradition. The game recreates such situations, for each of many kind of mushrooms available gives access to a set of useful abilities. The game offers colorful visuals, resembling the Rayman series in this aspect. What deserves special attention is the fact that both the plot and certain gameplay mechanics are rooted deeply in the tradition of Vikings and supported by research conducted on their culture.

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Guitar Hero Live (iOS)
Guitar Hero Live (iOS)

Arcade 20 October 2015

The next major installment in a bestselling music game series launched in 2005 by Harmonix studio, who are currently developing a similar series, Rock Band. Returning after a several-year long hiatus, this new installment was developed by FreeStyle Games, who previously created two DJ Hero games. Overall, the gameplay mechanics did not change much, however, this time the game features the view from the guitarist’s eyes, whereas cartoonish characters gave way to authentic musicians and crowds resembling real audience. Guitar Hero Live supports a new version of guitar controller with 6 buttons in two rows, imitating the real instrument even better. As always, the game lets you adjust difficulty level to your skills. Unfortunately, unlike rivaling Rock Band 4, Guitar Hero Live is not compatible with tracks purchased for previous games.

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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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Sayonara Wild Hearts (iOS)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (iOS)

Arcade 19 September 2019

A bizarre, spectacular arcade game, characterized by a very unusual style and high speed of action. Sayonar Wild Hearts was created by the independent studio Simogo (creator of the successful Year Walk) and released by Annapurna Interactive.

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DuckTales Remastered (iOS)
DuckTales Remastered (iOS)

Arcade 01 April 2015

Remake of a classic two-dimensional platformer from 1989, based on the TV animated series "Kacze opowieœci". WayForward studio is responsible for the production of the new version of the game. Just like in the original, we play the role of Sknerus McKwacz, who tries to save the kidnapped nephews of Kaczor Donald.

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LEGO Bionicle: Mask Of Creation (iOS)
LEGO Bionicle: Mask Of Creation (iOS)

Arcade 01 January 2015

An arcade action game by Frima Studio, the creators of the platform games Chariot and Zombie Tycoon 2. LEGO Bionicle: Mask of Creaion is set on the Okoto Island, where not only have the Masks of Power gone missing, but also the forces of evil are running rampant. The group of protagonists, consisting of Tahu (the Toa of Fire), Kopaka (the Toa of Ice), Onua (the Toa of Earth), Gali (the Toa of Water), Pohatu (the Toa of Stone), and Lewa (the Toa of Jungle), is forced to try and restore the order and reclaim the Masks. Their mission calls for battling numerous adversaries — in combat, the heroes use various fighting abilities, which give them an advantage over their foes. Interestingly, the game was created as a part of the promotional campaign for the new LEGO Bionicle toy line, and despite it's free-to-play model, it does not feature any microtransactions or ads.

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Tomb of the Mask (iOS)
Tomb of the Mask (iOS)

Arcade 09 February 2016

An oldschool mobile arcade game by Happymagenta UAB, stylistically similar to first arcade games ever created. In Tomb of the Mask you play as a treasure hunter, who finds a magical mask, which gives him the ability to walk on walls and ceilings. This newfound skill helps him in exploring an underground maze in search of precious artifacts, as well as avoiding traps and enemies. During the game you move your character up, down and sideways in order to escape the maze, which moves vertically up. An additional attraction is the fact that the levels are procedurally generated, which makes each playthrough unique. As the game progresses, thanks to the points you earn you can unlock more masks, which give you bonus powers and make the game easier for you.

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