Well that is my point
There is absolutely no iPhone game, in my opinion only of course, that could ever reach the true quality and feel of most games on NES/SNES, etc. Like I said the only thing modern consoles such as 360 or PS3 have going for them is the multiplayer.
Can you find yourself playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 20 years from now? Most likely not.
I wasn't trying to bring the iPhone in to this discussion at all but now that you did..there is no mobile game on any phone that could legitimately contend with any of the vintage consoles. Maybe there is an occasional Doom, Quake multiplayer or even Halo 1-2..not 3] (that has replay value), but beyond that...I just don't feel it.
There are no name games that you'll come across on the vintage systems that will have you hooked. Hell, play Friday the 13th on Nintendo and it may be one of the scariest games to play in the dark - No joke.