If you’ve been a gamer ever since you can remember, you understand that there’s always that lingering nostalgia to play games that you played in your childhood. Since you’ve started pursuing a career and or a family you find yourself having no more time for gaming or you no longer have the energy to pull all-nighters to finish a stage. It’s understandable, it’s part of growing up but what if some of the classic games you’ve been playing on PC can be played on mobile?

Well, it turns out that porting classic PC games is an ongoing trend in the industry. Being able to play it casually literally at the palm of your hand is one of its best feature especially among adults who are still kids at heart. Here are some of the classic PC games you can play on mobile:

Tomb Raider 1 & 2

If you are familiar with Lara Croft before the Angelina Jolie movies, chances are you’ve played the original Tomb Raider. The classic PC and console game was released first on iOS last 2013 and its sequel subsequently released in 2014. Both games also have Android versions but were released more recently in 2015.

The mobile versions captured the features and ambiance of the old-school action-adventure video game. The graphics have been enhanced as well as the touch controls especially since it depends on the screen of the mobile device. So far, there have been mixed reviews about the controls but if you’re dedicated about playing through the games again, a gamepad or a controller will certainly help.

DuckTales: Remastered

DuckTales and Scrooge McDuck are perhaps two of the things that are reminiscent of many childhoods in the 90’s. A remastered version of the game lets you join in on the adventure to discover the five Legendary Treasures again on either iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.

The graphics and audio for mobile have been enhanced and added with a new storyline. The voice acting was done by the cast of the surviving actors and actresses from the original animated series. The game has mostly positive reviews for the gameplay and presentation. The downside is, you can only play the fondly-remembered game if you dish out $10.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Seriously, who doesn’t know this most famous hedgehog? Sonic defined the entirety of SEGA and inevitably replaced the little-known mascotof the company before he and the game boomed in popularity. If you haven’t heard of Sonic The Hedgehog, he’s basically a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog that can run very fast.

The gameplay is basically you running fast to save your friends while apprehending bad guys and avoiding traps and loops. While it may sound simple, most of those who know the game that it can be painstakingly challenging to achieve all of that unless you have had hours and hours of practice staring into the screen with the controller in your hands. The game can be downloaded and played free but if ads annoy you, you can pay a one-time fee to make them go away permanently. The sequel is also available on mobile.

The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match Online

TKOF franchise is one of the most popular fighting games known to gamers and casuals alike. Many 90’s kids played this game in arcades and or in consoles so it’s not surprising that there are a lot of nostalgia points for this title. The mobile version features SNK fighters including Mai, Joe, Goro, Yuri, and more as you progress through the game. More characters and items can be unlocked from different modes of the game.

Since it is a turn-based RPG fighter, there is a bit of finesse and strategy you need to do in order to connect your attacks to the opponents. Like many fighter games, the aim is to keep as many of your teammates alive while obliterating the opposing team. It’s free to play on Android and iOS with in-app purchases.

Before You Go…

The great thing about mobile games is that if you no longer want to play the games in them, you can easily put it down so you can resume playing the latest AAA game you have. Nostalgia is a good thing but if you have the power of technology at your fingertips, it is up to you to choose to take advantage of it. If you want to get back into gaming again, consider investing in a powerful gaming desktop. They’re hardier, you can build them yourself, and the parts are easily replaceable, unlike a laptop.

What was the old-school video game you enjoyed playing in your childhood and do you still play it today for nostalgia? Share your experiences below.