Scrambler: Classic Retro Arcad

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About this game

Push your skills to the edge with this free retro arcade game Scrambler. Great game-play that’s typical of old games. A side scrolling shooter game where you navigate your ship through 6 different stages packed with menacing enemies, on the way to destroy the final Enemy Base.

- Classic arcade coin-op experience; graphics, sounds, gameplay – everything is there!
- Two touchscreen player control methods, plus Bluetooth Gamepad Controller support
- Google Play Games: Global Leaderboards & 24 Achievements
- 100% playable without in-app purchases!
- Play offline: no WiFi / no internet required
- Save your game: For on-the-go gaming – continue whenever you want to

Tip: Download to a large tablet and sit back with a Bluetooth wireless gamepad!

Use your device’s Back Button
Hi-Scores/Leaderboards: Two types:
1: Local to your device: Seen in attract/demo mode
2: Global: Google Play Games: Sign-in/view from pre-game options
Novice Mode (Easier):
Auto set ON at install, & auto turns OFF forever when you’re familiar with the controls
Difficulty “Normal: Android Mode”:
Terrain Avoidance System helps to stop you crashing into the ground
Easier Stage 5 (Maze) map
No losing lives on the final End Base stage
Difficulty “Brutal: GamePad a must!”:
None of the above!
Tip: Use a Bluetooth Controller GamePad!

Tip 1: Learn to quickly lift your left thumb & then touch again to “reset” the distance between your thumb & ship. E.g. push your ship forward then lift + retouch behind & above to fly near the ground, etc.
Tip 2: You can very quickly fire both your Lasers + Bombs by sliding your right thumb up & down over the buttons. You don’t need to lift your thumb (& both buttons are auto-fire).

Note: Since Scrambler is free to play, it is supported by (optional) Video Ads, & helped by Analytics.
Read/modify/delete contents of SD card / USB storage:
Your SD card is only used for Video ads, which are cached to avoid delays/stuttering with playback. Scrambler does NOT access any other data.
View network connections / Full network access:
Video Ads & Analytics need access to the internet to function.

- Send bugs or suggestions to

- You are allowed (and encouraged!) to put footage of Scrambler on YouTube or any other website

***This game is an unofficial clone of an old original game and is not endorsed by the registered trademark and copyright owners.
Updated on
Oct 25, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
2.26K reviews
A Google user
February 28, 2020
As a player of the original game as a teen, the game is very close. The only problem is the interface. There should be a joystick. Without one, evasive maneuvering problematic. In addition, the fire/bomb buttons should be next to one another, they are misplaced. Maybe the next version will provide these or a similar remedy. Update: In response to the developer's reply, yes the buttons should be placed horizontally. Also, I will try the on-screen joystick as requested...
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Chrawfish Interactive
February 24, 2020
Hi Christopher, thanks for taking the time to write a review. Do you know that there is an on-screen Joystick control option, selectable from the Option screen? Also, Bluetooth Gamepads are supported if you have one of those. And do you mean the buttons should be placed horizontally?
JC Cortese
August 18, 2021
I was born in January of '69 so I grew up playing games from day 1. When Scrambler came out in the arcade, I remember thinking it was the greatest thing I'd seen! These guys have done a great job of re-creating this game down to the pixel. I gave it 4⭐'s ONLY cuz the controls suck! However, it's not their fault. Touchscreen controls just dont do well in this type of game. I bought a Nintendo Switch B.T. controller and it paired easily with my Galaxy 8+ & my notepad. HUGE difference! Love it!👍🤙
38 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
November 15, 2018
This is a pretty decent retro game. However I would much appreciate a pay once no more ad version. it doesn't matter to me about free it matters to me about the security and lack of Internet requirements to play such games. Retro games were not attached to the internet nor should retro games on new modern hardware be attached there either. I'd like to see you get paid, but until such time as I can pay one price and remove ads I will continue to block ads in this application.
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Chrawfish Interactive
November 20, 2018
Hi Shane, thanks for taking the time to review. There is actually a pay-to-remove-ads feature, but you are offered it when you run out of credits, & the deal is 99c for 999 Credits + remove full-screen ads. Rewarded Ads are still offered, but they are optional. Hope this helps! I may make the option visible before you're out of credits now

What's new

- Updated components to stay in compliance with Google’s policies