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MacRumors
Dec 20, 2007, 08:00 AM
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Apple has released 2 new iPod games, Peggle and Bomberman.


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/12/20/Peggle_300.jpg
(http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGame?id=270226578&s=143441)
Take your best shot with energizing arcade fun! Aim, shoot, and clear the orange pegs, then sit back and cheer as 10 whimsical teachers guide you to Peggle greatness. Conquer 55 fanciful levels with 10 mystical Magic Powers, racing up bonus points and shots. Face off against your friends in Duel Mode, or tackle 75 extra-tricky challenges. Can you become a Peggle Master?


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/12/20/Bomberman_300.jpg
(http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGame?id=270226845&s=143441)
Ready, set, BOOM! Everybody's favorite Bomberman action has made its way to the iPod! The simple rules and rich gameplay are sure to guarantee you a blast! Beat all enemies to clear each stage, then face the boss. Clearing stages fast gets you more points. Go for a high score, play at your own pace, or just stick to the explosive mini games. Choose from 2 different game modes: Normal Mode to clear each stage in order, or Challenge Mode to select any stage and go for a high score!

Apple has also made Pac-Man (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGame?id=188708080&s=143441), Sims Bowling (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGame?id=259509302&s=143441), and Sims Pool (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGame?id=260352875&s=143441), previously only available for the 5th generation iPod, available for the iPod classic and 3rd generation iPod Nano as well.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/20/new-ipod-games-peggle-bomberman/)



WildPalms
Dec 20, 2007, 08:02 AM
Ahh Bomberman, how can I resist you ;)

emotion
Dec 20, 2007, 08:05 AM
I just wish the iPhone/Touch could have games like this. Next year I guess...

ArtOfWarfare
Dec 20, 2007, 08:14 AM
Wow, Apple seems to be pretty serious about games on the iPod.

I bought my 5th generation iPod for it's movie and music playing abilities... I'm very pleased that they're making tons of games for it.

I already have Zuma and Vortex, I think I'll end up buying all 3 of those games (Bomberman, Peggle, and Sonic) though. I'm going to have to upgrade to the 5.5 with 80 gb model... I hardly have any space for videos after putting my 20 gb worth of music on the 30 gb model.

Sweetbike40
Dec 20, 2007, 08:20 AM
:( I wish the Touch could play these games. :(

Rychiar
Dec 20, 2007, 08:20 AM
yay ipod games... fat lot of good that does the owner of an iPod photo 60gig and an iPhone... i still dont understand why these can't be on all models:mad:

JFreak
Dec 20, 2007, 08:30 AM
I feel betrayed, because I only have 4th generation last-black-and-white classic iPod. Why couldn't they release these games for all classic iPods that have large enough screen? Surely they can still code black and white.

7031
Dec 20, 2007, 08:37 AM
I feel betrayed, because I only have 4th generation last-black-and-white classic iPod. Why couldn't they release these games for all classic iPods that have large enough screen? Surely they can still code black and white.
If that was the case, I'm sure they would have done this ages ago.

I think the problem is that they older iPods probably have a different processor, and they want to promote sales of their newer iPods :D.

zedsdead
Dec 20, 2007, 08:44 AM
I just wish the iPhone/Touch could have games like this. Next year I guess...

Not that I really needs games on my iPhone, but come on...how long could it possibly take?

Laurent
Dec 20, 2007, 08:58 AM
iPod touch / iPhone, or else marked as NEGATIVE... >_<

freeny
Dec 20, 2007, 09:23 AM
iPod touch / iPhone, or else marked as NEGATIVE... >_<

Agreed.
most advanced ipod cant even play these games... sad really. Apple should be embarrassed.

aafuss1
Dec 20, 2007, 09:27 AM
Peggle is really fun-I have been playing it on my PC (a version of Peggle came with The Orange Box).

The iPod version is heaps of un to play and enjoy.

lazyrighteye
Dec 20, 2007, 09:52 AM
Nice.

I'm really surprised by the lack of gaming on iPhone/Touch.
Or am I?
Jailbreaking aside, I know those devices are a whole different ball of Fort Knox wax, but still: I think I was expecting more interactivity/games/apps/etc. out of the gate.
Maybe we'll see some fun, post-SDK?
Maybe not.

Kelmon
Dec 20, 2007, 10:00 AM
Honestly, I've been trying to buy these games for the past day and the iTunes Store (UK) keeps telling me "The iTunes Store is unable to process payments at this time". Peggle looks like a lot of fun and Bomberman is probably one of the best games ever (mind you, I base this on Super NES Bomberman with 4-players). Still, if they won't me buy them then that's Apple's problem...

FCPnewbie
Dec 20, 2007, 10:10 AM
give me some DigDug dang it.

pjabbott
Dec 20, 2007, 10:12 AM
So how long until someone brings their iPod on a plane trip and a TSA agent just happens to see the word "bomberman" on the screen and then irrationally flips out, clearing the terminal?

Jetson
Dec 20, 2007, 10:54 AM
It would be really nice if Apple would give a free upgrade or discount for those who already bought PacMan, Tetris or other games for the 5th gen iPod and have upgraded to an iPod Classic, only to find that those games no longer work.

BoyBach
Dec 20, 2007, 11:06 AM
Having given my 2nd gen iPod nano away to someone and now being iPod-less, the idea of being able to play 'Sonic' & 'Bomberman' and having all of my music in my pocket makes a new iPod classic extremely tempting!

;)

Jetson
Dec 20, 2007, 11:13 AM
Glad to see Apple presenting new games.

I hope they retrofit Mahjong to work on the iPod Classic! I loved playing it on my 5th gen.

Also, I thought about re-purchasing PacMan. On the games menu in iTunes it says that PacMac works with the iPod Classic, but when you go to the PacMan preview screen, it says that the game will not work with the iPod Classic. I never played PacMan that much on my 5th gen because it's too tiny and hard to control - but I love PacMan!

bennyboi
Dec 20, 2007, 12:15 PM
Yeah. I know it's been said, but I want bomberman on the iPhone. I mean- Bomberman. should never have upgraded firmware :(

mainstreetmark
Dec 20, 2007, 12:20 PM
Agreed.
most advanced ipod cant even play these games... sad really. Apple should be embarrassed.

I hate that steve called this the "best ipod". I >HATE< the iPhone's iPod. I would never recommend the iPod Touch to anyone.

Maybe, one day, the iPod on these things will start to behave like an iPod again.

LaDirection
Dec 20, 2007, 12:33 PM
yay ipod games... fat lot of good that does the owner of an iPod photo 60gig and an iPhone... i still dont understand why these can't be on all models:mad:

The internal hardware of the Photo is not capable of playing these games. If they could, Apple would support them to sell so many more games.

There is no click wheel on iPhone/iPod Touch. You won't see these games as is on these devices. For sure you will see games, maybe these titles, maybe others, that use the touch interface soon enough.

JGowan
Dec 20, 2007, 01:25 PM
I feel betrayed, because I only have 4th generation last-black-and-white classic iPod. Why couldn't they release these games for all classic iPods that have large enough screen? Surely they can still code black and white.From the Disney "Meet The Robinsons": "Keep Moving Forward". IPods have had a color screen for 3 years which is forever in the tech world. For $249, you now could have an 80GB Classic that has a 30-hr battery and is in two incredible alluminum enclosures (Silver and Black)! Get with the times, man. These new iPods are simply awesome and destroy the old monochrome models, even those from the 4th Gen era back in 20004.

hexonxonx
Dec 20, 2007, 04:23 PM
From the Disney "Meet The Robinsons": "Keep Moving Forward". IPods have had a color screen for 3 years which is forever in the tech world. For $249, you now could have an 80GB Classic that has a 30-hr battery and is in two incredible alluminum enclosures (Silver and Black)! Get with the times, man. These new iPods are simply awesome and destroy the old monochrome models, even those from the 4th Gen era back in 20004.

I had to buy a 160GB Classic just because of the new aluminum cases. They do blow the old iPods out of the water beyond a doubt.

There is one feature that i do like on my old 30GB iPod Photo that the Classic don't have. If there is no album art on a song playing on my iPod Photo, the title is displayed full screen. On the Classic, it will still display a grey box with a music note in it. That is the only benefit that I can see to keep my old iPod.

Games on the Classic rule!

psychofreak
Dec 20, 2007, 04:26 PM
From the Disney "Meet The Robinsons": "Keep Moving Forward". IPods have had a color screen for 3 years which is forever in the tech world. For $249, you now could have an 80GB Classic that has a 30-hr battery and is in two incredible alluminum enclosures (Silver and Black)! Get with the times, man. These new iPods are simply awesome and destroy the old monochrome models, even those from the 4th Gen era back in 20004.

I have a 20hour battery on my 3G, and the navigation system is way better than the horrible click wheel...just because most of the new versions beat the old ones, there are advantages to the monochrome models, firewire for one...

milo
Dec 20, 2007, 04:37 PM
yay ipod games... fat lot of good that does the owner of an iPod photo 60gig and an iPhone... i still dont understand why these can't be on all models:mad:

An iPod photo can't even play VIDEO. It's not the same hardware, it just doesn't have the juice to handle games like these.

fblack
Dec 20, 2007, 05:03 PM
This is a step in the right direction, more games needed period. Maybe, someone at apple is finally getting it. I want to see in the next 6 months games for the touch and iphone. Wake up apple, a digital lifestyle is not only music, movies, and messaging but also games.:cool:

psychofreak
Dec 20, 2007, 05:05 PM
An iPod photo can't even play VIDEO. It's not the same hardware, it just doesn't have the juice to handle games like these.

Check out iPodLinux (http://ipodlinux.org/Video_Player#Photo), it allows video on the iPod Photo (and others for that matter) :)

ezekielrage_99
Dec 20, 2007, 06:10 PM
My girlfriend wont buy me games for xmas, so I'll have to buy myself Bomberman and Sonic as a present for myself.... After all it is the season for giving.

Jetson
Dec 20, 2007, 08:58 PM
I have a 20hour battery on my 3G, and the navigation system is way better than the horrible click wheel...just because most of the new versions beat the old ones, there are advantages to the monochrome models, firewire for one...

Can you say... Luddite

Just kidding

:D

psychofreak
Dec 20, 2007, 09:03 PM
Can you say... Luddite

Just kidding

:D

Maybe, but I prefer the touch UI to all others, so maybe I'm a futurist...

QuarterSwede
Dec 20, 2007, 09:50 PM
All I have to say is that Peggle is a fantastic game! I haven't had that much fun playing a game in a looooong time. The sheer amount of suspense and lucky shots in this game is unreal. It literally had me laughing out loud with anticipppation (and still does).

Jetson
Dec 20, 2007, 10:42 PM
Maybe, but I prefer the touch UI to all others, so maybe I'm a futurist...

Yeah, I really enjoyed playing with the iPod Touch at the Apple store. It's an astounding little toy.

I want at least 32GB (preferably 64GB) before I plunk down $400.

So I'm a futurist too!

Jetson
Dec 20, 2007, 10:42 PM
All I have to say is that Peggle is a fantastic game! I haven't had that much fun playing a game in a looooong time. The sheer amount of suspense and lucky shots in this game is unreal. It literally had me laughing out loud with anticipppation (and still does).

I'm gonna buy Peggle!

Orng
Dec 21, 2007, 08:41 PM
So how long until someone brings their iPod on a plane trip and a TSA agent just happens to see the word "bomberman" on the screen and then irrationally flips out, clearing the terminal?

I don't fly so much anymore, but I used to play Boom (http://www.factor-software.com/boom.php) on planes on my old G3 Powerbook. I have to admit that very thought crossed my mind a few times. That was around 2003-2005 when flying down to your fine country was something you made sure you wore clean underwear for. But Boom never seemed to bother anyone.

My girlfriend wont buy me games for xmas...

Kinda like how I refused to buy my sister's ex any kind of alcohol for Xmas :rolleyes: Just a nice safe gift card for stores that sell work clothes, with "Git a job, Rummy" written in the card :D

But that's less of a problem for him now that he's a guest of the Queen.

RRutter
Jan 2, 2008, 01:47 AM
Apple has released 2 new iPod games, Peggle and Bomberman.

Bomberman is great, and I don't suggest Peggle.. I suggest you get Bomberman and Sonic The Hedgehog. But I don't know, that's my VERY strong opinion.

:apple:

Check out iPodLinux (http://ipodlinux.org/Video_Player#Photo), it allows video on the iPod Photo (and others for that matter) :)

YES! I agree with psychofreak - this is a great "hack" and so many people with old skool :apple: iPod photos have used linux. iPod photo is the most recent iPod that can take Linux. Any iPod after the iPod Photo cannot use Linux. iPod Photo is the one that can take the most "hacks".

:apple:

twoodcc
Jan 2, 2008, 10:17 AM
when are we gonna get iPhone games?

emotion
Jan 2, 2008, 10:41 AM
when are we gonna get iPhone games?

February maybe?

YoungCreative
Jan 2, 2008, 11:01 AM
My kids bought Bomberman and Peggle for their iPod Nanos. They hardly touched Bomberman, but they have been jamming on Peggle for the past week. I guess that means Peggle gets high marks from the Tween crowd.

...I am also waiting for iPhone games. :(

bc008
Jan 2, 2008, 11:04 AM
i decided to get peggle after ilounges review, and i am glad i did.
i do love phase the most though ((a whopping 43 plays) i got my ipod on christmas!)