Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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For the first time ever on the iPod, Apple has released cheat codes that unlock hidden levels and power-ups found in its fifth-generation iPod games Vortex and Texas Hold’em. Multiple codes can be combined in each game, making it much easier to beat difficult stages.

Vortex

In Vortex, you need to bring up the Main Menu without a game in progress. You’ll see an option called Personal Info. Select Rename, and enter one of the following new player names using the letter selection tool. Hold down the iPod’s center Action button until the code activates.

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ME_PAZ activates the laser power-up, which burns through bricks in a straight line.

 

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I_GUNZ activates the gun power-up, which destroys bricks one at a time.

 

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FORSIX gives you 24 lives.

 

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_PWR_B (space PWR space B) gives you the powerball, which shatters multiple bricks at a time.

 

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NO_ID_ (NO space ID space) unlocks special backgrounds not found anywhere in the game’s 40 original levels, or in the randomly generated ones that appear after those have been completed.

Texas Hold’em

In Texas Hold’em, go to the Options menu, and select New Player. Enter the cheat code as a new player name using the letter selection tool. Once the cheat code is entered, the iPod will jump to the checkmark (done) character. At this point, you must hold down the center button until the code activates, and you’ll see the word Secret appear on screen.

 

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By entering YOUCHEAT, you’ll activate a secret menu that gives you five options: unlock all tournaments, start with $100,000 in cash, show tells and/or down cards, and adjust the AI to fold normally, often, or never. Other cheats are below.

 

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See secret characters:  ALLCHARS

 

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Play the iTunes Bar tournament:  BARTUNES

 

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Play the Apple Conference Room tournament, which is “modeled after an actual Apple conference room,” notes Apple:  THREEAMI

 

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Play the Stonehenge tournament:  BIGROCKS

 

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Play the Dog tournament (a tribute to C.M. Coolidge’s Dogs Playing Poker art):  PLAYDOGS

 

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Play the Futuristic tournament:  SPACEACE

Enjoy!

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  1. Another cheat for vertex is in game pause press menu multiple times until you get 99 lives repeat this as needed

  2. When playing vortex, if you pause in the middle of a level (hit menu) and then hit the next song button, it automatically beats the level. But it also changes the song…which sucks if you are listening to a good one.

  3. Do these cheats only work on 5th gen ipods, I have a 3rd gen Nano. Does 5th gen mean soft ware release or iPod gen?

  4. i have a cheet of my own. add if you like it you can add it

    Skip a level: when you are playing vortex sideways on the new nano you hit the>>| and it will pause it, then you hit menu and play /pause or(>||) . then it will skip the leval you are on.

  5. i found 3 glitches my self. They work in ipod nano 4th genearation not sure about the others.

    1) press the fast foward button in the main menu of
    vortex

    2) Press the rewind button to get an extra life in the main menu. Press repeatedly for a lot of lives.

    3)When u coplete a level and ur score is being shown, tilt the ipod. Your bonus will be re added to ur score. You can do this a lot of time

  6. It sucks that these cheats don’t work for the iPhone version of hold em – why would they make the ipod version better? Kind of a rip off.

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