Retro is running the mobile scene right now. Which is odd, given that the current epicenter of old-school nostalgia is decidedly new-age: touchscreen-heavy and 4G-capable and all those other good things that didn’t exist back when Pac-Man and the Mrs. ruled bowling alleys and drive-in movies.

The best place for the games of yesteryear lies in your pocket (no, not like that…chill). From the iPad to the Xoom to any of those 12 million Droid smartphones, today’s handhelds are always trying to prove themselves Battlefield-ready, albeit with uneven results (keep reading and we’ll explain that). But as you’ll see in this month’s look around the wonderful world of mobile gaming, they’re a lot better off when they just keep bringing retro back. Just ask Pac-Man.
By Ebenezer Samuel