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How to Play Myst on Your Smartphone

Dave Parrack Updated 13-02-2020

You can now play Myst, the classic puzzle game beloved by a generation of gamers, on your smartphone. This means that anyone over a certain age can play Myst again for a hit of nostalgia, while younger gamers can finally see what all of the fuss is about.

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What Is Myst?

Myst is a graphic adventure game which requires you to solve puzzles to progress. It was originally released on CD-ROM in 1993, helping to increase the popularity of that technology. Myst became the biggest selling PC game until The Sims What Is the Difference Between the Sims Games? The Sims is a beloved and long-running franchise. Learn all about the Sims games and their highs and lows in this guide to all four mainline Sims games! Read More usurped it in 2002.

There have been a number of sequels and spin-offs released since, but the original Myst is an absolute classic of the genre which remains eminently playable to this day. Which is why we’re recommending you check out Myst on your smartphone.

How to Play Myst on Android and iOS

Myst is available as realMyst on Android and iOS. This port of the original Myst is the result of a partnership between Cyan, the original developer of the game, and Noodlecake, the mobile studio responsible for Alto’s Adventure and Pumped: BMX, amongst others.

RealMyst is the original game everyone knows and loves, just with some modern features added to bring it up to date. These include touchscreen controls, a bookmarking tool, a built-in guide in case you get stuck, and support for Bluetooth controllers.

RealMyst has been available on iOS since 2009. However, realMyst was only released on Android in 2017. Regardless of timing, the upshot is that you can now play Myst on your smartphone. And while it isn’t free, what’s a few dollars for a slice of gaming history?

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Download: RealMyst on Android | iOS

Other Classic PC Games to Play on Mobile

Myst has been ported to numerous platforms over the years, including the original PlayStation and the Nintendo DS. However, it’s pretty much the perfect game to play on your mobile phone, so it’s well worth checking out realMyst for Android and iOS.

Whether or not you opt to play Myst on your smartphone, it’s far from the only classic game now available on mobile. In fact, it’s becoming the standard to port old games to mobile, so here’s a list of classic PC games you can play on Android 9 Classic PC Games to Play on Your Android Device These are the best PC games on Android. Because nothing beats playing a classic PC game on your smartphone. Read More .

Related topics: Mobile Gaming, Puzzle Games, Retro Gaming.

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  1. Daniel Zehner
    January 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I absolutely love the whole Myst series of games and books. It really framed a lot of my childhood memories. I think I still have a couple of notebooks that my dad, sister, and I put together mapping out the different puzzles in that game!

  2. decafjava
    January 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Yes!!!! Even though I use an iPhone I was not aware of this! Never got to play the original and now we can play it again - glad my Android using cousin and his son can play it now.

  3. Fik of Borg
    January 27, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I remember having to upgrade my computer mainly to play this! Now I can play it in my phone? Next I will want hair on my head again.

  4. Ernest Daniels
    January 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I used to love playing Must. If u were walking down a hall and saw writing on the wall, you had better remember it cause it without a doubt would show up later in the game as a way to unlock some puzzle you needed to solve to advance. I think I still have my 'Myst notes' notebook somewhere. Can't wait to d/l it to my phone.