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Best Arcade Games for Android and iOS: A Handpicked List for Smartphone Gamers

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Playing high-quality games on your smartphone device has never been easier! Arcade games are some of the most action-packed games out there, and this list brought you the very best of them available on the Playstore and App Store.

- Updated: 11th Nov 2021, 05:06 IST
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    1. Sword of Xolan: 34MB
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    2. Rebel inc.: 55MB
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    3. Plague inc.: 68MB
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    4. Vector: 89MB
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    5. Among Us: 120MB
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    6. Sonic Forces Running Battle: 126MB
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    7. Fruit Ninja: 130MB
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    8. Shadow Blade Zero: 132MB

Arcade Games, built for fun, are a vast genre of games usually low on realism but high on skills and flashy graphics. Arcade Games can be platformers, shooters, hack-and-slash, 2D, or racing, and more! This fun-packed listicle by Cashify covers our choices for the most exciting and best arcade games for Android and iOS! While we have a few games on this list that are low on MBs, others may need larger downloads.

We’ll start with the smaller sized casual games and move on to more hardcore titles as the list progresses. Scroll ahead and check out the Best Arcade Games for Android and iOS!

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Please note that the exact file size of these games may vary slightly over time due to updates, patches, etc. 

1. Sword of Xolan: 34MB

If you love Pixel Art, you’ll adore Sword of Xolan! This neat little combat platformer hack-and-slash side scroller comes with simple controls, beautiful Pixel Art locations, and a cute soundtrack. 

Get it on Android or iOS

2. Rebel inc.: 55MB

Made by Ndemic Creations, this game is an insurgency simulator that places you in the role of an administrator or a governor who has control of a small region. You will be forced to manage resources while under pressure from the civilians and insurgents who will try to take your territory.

Build public facilities like crop development water and sanitation, and deploy troops both local and foreign. Deal with the diplomatic hassles of managing a volatile country and save the day, if you can.

Available both on Android and IOS, Rebel inc. is the best arcade game if you like a bit of real-world strategy too.

3. Plague inc.: 68MB

Made by the same creator as Rebel inc., Plague inc. is published by Miniclip games. 

The objective of this game is to create a virtual virus or pathogen that can infect the entire world! Sounds uncanny? Even more so when you consider that this game came out much before the COVID pandemic. 

When the author tried to simulate the Covid-19 pandemic by recreating the virus inside the game, he found that the virus spread to all countries of the world in two years. That’s close to how fast it spread in real life.

4. Vector: 89MB

This 2D side scroller is a Parkour and free running game where you escape your enemies by running across rooftops, jumping dangerous gaps, vaulting over obstacles, and outsmarting your pursuers. 

With minimalistic blue, grey, black, and white graphics, this game is sure to make an impression. There are a couple of instalments of this game and some paid versions as well.

Get it on Android or iOS.

5. Among Us: 120MB

You probably saw a certain now-iconic Red Spacesuit on YouTube or Instagram recently, as it has been making waves. A game of teamwork, betrayal and sci-fi horror, Among Us, has you perform routine maintenance to keep a spaceship working despite hidden sabotage.

The Impostor, one of the players, is tasked with eliminating the space crew, and the others have to stay alive to figure out who it is. They may vote on who is the Impostor, ejecting him. The Crew wins if the Impostor is ejected, but loses if they fail to eject him after multiple tries.

Download this best multiplayer arcade game on Android or iOS!

6. Sonic Forces Running Battle: 126MB

A resounding comeback by Sega, the new Sonic arcade games like Sonic Dash and Running Battle are great runners with great graphics. The swipe controls are really simple, intuitive, and easy to learn. Every race or “running battle” is a game of reflexes and skill. 

Hop over obstacles, dodge enemy attacks, and knock the enemy’s coins off in this fast-paced 3D arcade action platformer.

Get it on the Playstore or the App Store.

7. Fruit Ninja: 130MB

A classic, Fruit Ninja was all the rage in the early days of modern Smartphones. All you have to do is slice fruits while avoiding bombs and racking up combo slices. 

A pleasing soundtrack, clean visuals, and satisfying fruit destruction noises make this Arcade game the best for stress-busting and getting through boredom. 

Get it on the App Store or the Playstore.

8. Shadow Blade Zero: 132MB

A visually pleasing 2.5D side scroller, Shadow Blade by Crescent Moon Games is an arcade platformer masterpiece. With intuitive gesture controls, this game puts you through level after level of avoiding traps, sneaking up on enemies, fighting enemies, and collecting gems. 

The best aspects of this game are the fluid controls and gameplay mechanics that feel like a AAA quality game, and sharp, soothing level design. Get it on the App Store or the Playstore.

Have other favourites? Let us know in the comments below!

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