10 Retro Video Game iPhone Backgrounds

The iPhone is one of the most technologically advanced devices in the history of consumer electronics. Calling people on this device is probably the least technologically advanced thing it does, which says a whole lot about its power. If you grew up in the 1980’s or the 1990’s, you probably have a soft spot in your heart for video games from the NES, Sega Genesis, SNES and early PC days. Fortunately for you, there are tons of cool backgrounds available for your iPhone that let you relive the glory days of simple video games. Here is a smattering of the vintage backgrounds that you can download for your iPhone.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog was the fastest video game character available when his first couple of games came out. Check out some of his vintage backgrounds available for your iPhone from some of your favorite levels from the games.


When it comes to early 1990’s PC games, nothing is more iconic than Doom. It was one of the first games to bring a dark and grimy element to a dark alien world and is now available on your iPhone.


Super Mario Bros. 3

Many critics claim that Super Mario Bros. 3 is the best game ever created. Download this cool wallpaper and relive your time spent playing this iconic game.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger was one of the very first RPG games that included a vast and expansive universe that player could explore. Check out one of the cool backgrounds and turn your phone into the beautiful universe as well.

Zangief from Street Fighter II

Place one of the most memorable characters from one of the most successful fighting games onto the background of your iPhone.

Zangief from Street Fighter II

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim was a weird Sega Genesis and SNES game that brought with it levels of the absurd. If you consider yourself a nerd today, why not make it official with an Earthworm Jim vintage background?

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden was a game that relied both on action and stealth for defeating your enemies. Set this as your background for receiving calls from people who you do not want to speak to.

The Legend of Zelda

The iPhone lets you explore the world from the palm of your hand, just like The Legend of Zelda let you explore a village to find the missing princess.


Contra is one of the most frustrating games ever created, but if you knew what you were doing it was the most rewarding. Check out this cool background to relive your days playing Contra.


Wolfenstein 3D

Early PC users of the 1990’s all had this iconic WWII game installed on their computer. Install this vintage background to transport yourself back into 1940’s where you save the world from the forces of evil.

Wolfenstein 3D

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