Updated April 22, 2019: New entries added


Japan is the home to Nintendo, Sega, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami, and Taito. It's pretty much the spiritual home of video games.

Indeed, thanks to the mighty Game Boy (happy 30th birthday old Boy), it's arguably the home of pocket gaming.

The land of the rising sun hasn't had quite the same impact on smartphone gaming as it has the console market. But it's still an important player with some genuinely landmark games.

The biggest Japanese publishers are all eager for a slice of the lucrative mobile gaming pie, resulting an a range of impressive ports and mobile originals.

Here, then, are 25 excellent iOS games from Japan.