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Apple posts two new, three updated iPod games

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Apple has released two new iPod games, Sonic The Hedgehog and Peggle, along with new versions of The Sims Bowling, The Sims Pool, and Pac-Man, updated for compatibility with the iPod classic and iPod nano (with video). Sonic The Hedgehog from Sega was originally released in 1991, and more than 45 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide. “Sonic The Hedgehog is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO of SEGA of America, “And with the installed base that iPod enjoys Sonic now becomes available to a whole new group of casual and hardcore gamers just in the time for the holidays.” In Peggle, from PopCap, “players fire a metallic silver ball from the top of the screen, relying on gravity to propel the ball downwards while it ricochets off orange and blue ‘pegs’. The goal is to clear all the orange pegs from the screen before running out of balls.” “The clickwheel input of the iPod is a natural fit for controlling Peggle, so we knew this adaptation of the game would be amazing,” said Jason Kapalka, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of PopCap. All five games are available now from the iTunes Store and sell for $4.99 each. [via iFun]

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1

I don’t think I’ve ever gone from first knowledge to purchase so quickly. Bring on Castlevania!

Posted by tommy on December 18, 2007 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

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It’s pretty cool that they have Sonic for the iPod, and it’s awesome that they have console games. I wonder if they’ll start to have more Sega Gensis Games, or games from the SNES. Sonic for iPod is pretty fun, although it’s not the full game (you go straight from Green Hill to Marble Zone, and there are some pretty major bugs. If press down (play) and another button at the same time, the game freezes and quits. Also if you hold the down button, the game freezes and quits. I wonder if they’ll fix this with a patch on iTunes.

Posted by Sean on December 18, 2007 at 10:10 AM (PDT)

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I might note that you may be actually only “renting” these games. As Apple in the case of many of them simply updated them to work on the new iPods while expecting you to pay full price for a simple update!

Shame on you Apple! No more iPod games for me, I still have a few that are now useless on the new iPods!

Posted by Tom on December 18, 2007 at 10:39 AM (PDT)

4

When will they be available for iPhone/iPod Touch?  Only when the SDK is released in Feb?

Posted by echo416 on December 18, 2007 at 11:29 AM (PDT)

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Sean, Marble zone was always the next zone in the original Sonic the Hedghog.

Posted by Phoenixfury on December 18, 2007 at 11:53 AM (PDT)

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re #3:

Yeah, I can’t believe that Apple is requiring people to repurchase already-bought versions of 5G games for the 6G iPod & 3G nano.  That is just incredibly lame.

Posted by lookmark on December 18, 2007 at 12:23 PM (PDT)

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You’re probably right, I hadn’t played the game in ages. I always thought the second level was the chemical plant. So i guess it is the full game then.

Posted by Sean on December 18, 2007 at 12:37 PM (PDT)

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Sean, Chemical Plant is the second level in Sonic The Hedgehog 2, which was the one I owned (btw, NHL ‘94 FTW!).

Posted by Brian on December 18, 2007 at 1:21 PM (PDT)

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How would you even control it?

Posted by Suge on December 18, 2007 at 1:22 PM (PDT)

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“Yeah, I can’t believe that Apple is requiring people to repurchase already-bought versions of 5G games for the 6G iPod & 3G nano.  That is just incredibly lame.”

It’s a new iPod, so it’s a new game. It’s like getting a game system and then getting a new one. The old games still work with the old system. They don’t have to make it work with the new. They can but why do they have to?

Posted by darthtater on December 18, 2007 at 1:57 PM (PDT)

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People, stop complaining about repurchasing the games.  It’s only 5 bucks!  if you play them for 6 months that’s pretty cheap.  It’s not like 20 or more dollars.

Posted by iObsessed on December 18, 2007 at 2:57 PM (PDT)

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