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All iPod 5G downloadable games, reviewed

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 25, 2006
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imageWe’ve just added a brand-new category to our ever-growing reviews section - iPod Games - along with full reviews of all nine of the current downloadable iPod 5G titles. You can click here to see all nine reviews sorted by grade, or look at the reviews individually. Enjoy!

Bejeweled by PopCap Games
Cubis 2 by Freshgames
Mahjong by Electronic Arts
Mini Golf by Electronic Arts
Pac-Man by Namco
Tetris by Electronic Arts
Texas Hold ‘em by Apple Computer
Vortex by Apple Computer
Zuma by PopCap Games

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1

You know what game Apple should make for the iPod? Does anybody remember that tank game where you would pick the angle and velocity of the shell you were firing and then fire it at your opponent.

There could be a single player mode, and then a multiplayer where a bunch of people could play.

Posted by Mike on September 25, 2006 at 9:50 PM (PDT)

2

Scorched Earth! Oh, man, that would be awesome!

Posted by lainsnavi on September 25, 2006 at 9:54 PM (PDT)

3

I agree - Scorched Earth would be REALLY nice…

Posted by joseph on September 25, 2006 at 11:23 PM (PDT)

4

i dont think that will happen. from the preview at the keynote, i had the impression that all games had a very peacefull tone, nothing at all involving war guns or shooting…

but maybee when they ad third party developers to the lineup…

Posted by Fischziege on September 26, 2006 at 12:39 AM (PDT)

5

ah well, forget that third party gibberish, make that “more developers”...

Posted by fischziege on September 26, 2006 at 12:43 AM (PDT)

6

Apple should make Snood for the ipod! The controls would work perfectly.

Posted by davyd on September 26, 2006 at 12:45 AM (PDT)

7

What, no Sudoku? wink

Posted by Paul on September 26, 2006 at 2:47 AM (PDT)

8

How about a Pool or Snooker game?  I enjoy all the games but dread the battery drain on the iPod.

Posted by JL on September 26, 2006 at 5:40 AM (PDT)

9

Pool would be sweet…kinda like mini golf…in a way… and wow ilounge must hate these games ratings from mostly c’s maybe 1 b!
I love mini gold, tetris, texis holdem, bewjelled

Posted by Eric Lewis on September 26, 2006 at 6:18 AM (PDT)

10

How can Apple say that all the games will have a peaceful tone?  One of the default games on my 4G iPod is Parachute, a game in which you control the angle of a cannon, and shoot down helicopters/paratroopers!

Personally, I think the click wheel interface is perfect for Bust-a-Move/Snood.

Posted by Saif on September 26, 2006 at 9:32 AM (PDT)

11

Scorched Earth… or Lemmings. Those are the games that would really get me excited. Or at least Worms—something where you’re manipulating little sprite characters on a solid-pixel 2-dimensional terrain that gets blown up and carved away.

Posted by henrah on September 26, 2006 at 6:58 PM (PDT)

12

An old-school RPG like Ultimate IV would be awesome. The ROM is very small and saved games miniscule, graphics would be sharp on the small screen, and the scroll wheel and buttons could be a very effective method of control. I’m sure Apple will never do this on their own, which is why I really wish it weren’t such a closed system.

Posted by Patrick on September 27, 2006 at 10:11 AM (PDT)

13

Yahtzee.  I think it would work well on the iPod.  Plus it’s a great game to play if you only have a few minutes.

Posted by ChillyWilly on September 27, 2006 at 11:01 AM (PDT)

14

Also, remember that the clickwheel is actually a trackpad. Nothing forbids Apple allowing movements other than circular in the games. You could have games that understood moving towards the center or away from the center in any direction.

Posted by Eduo on September 28, 2006 at 7:02 AM (PDT)

15

Does anyone remember the arcade game TEMPEST, where your gun spins around the edges of these shapes destroying obstacles then warping you to the next shape?  I think that would be an awesome game for the ipod.

Posted by Bird on October 2, 2006 at 10:12 AM (PDT)

16

I wouldn’t mind pinball, though it may be hard to see with the screen. The flippers could be controlled by pressing the left and right buttons of the wheel and the spring could be loaded or constricted by scrolling around the wheel over and over. The more you scroll the more power you store. Then, you could press the center button for release. Simple.

Posted by ddsd on December 24, 2006 at 12:54 AM (PDT)

17

How do i get the gamis in to my ipod video???!??! help me raspberry

Posted by Andreas on January 8, 2008 at 12:31 PM (PDT)

18

how do I get gammis on my IPOd help me.  Andreas imish

Posted by kotsios on June 3, 2008 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

19

Is there any way you could make mario an iPod game?
luv the game ^_^

Posted by Laura on January 10, 2009 at 11:50 PM (PDT)

20

they need to spit out Lemmings 3d

Posted by dlux on April 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM (PDT)

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