Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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.


Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

FORSIX gives you 24 lives.

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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.

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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.

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

See secret characters:  ALLCHARS

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

Play the iTunes Bar tournament:  BARTUNES

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

Play the Stonehenge tournament:  BIGROCKS

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

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

 

Cheat Codes – Vortex and Texas Hold’em

Play the Futuristic tournament:  SPACEACE

Enjoy!

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