New iPod Games: Peggle, Bomberman

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has released 2 new iPod games, Peggle and Bomberman.


    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?


    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, Sims Bowling, and Sims Pool, previously only available for the 5th generation iPod, available for the iPod classic and 3rd generation iPod Nano as well.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2006
    Honolulu, HI
  3. macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I just wish the iPhone/Touch could have games like this. Next year I guess...
  4. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    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.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2007
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2006
    Waterbury, CT
    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:
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2007
    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.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    Not that I really needs games on my iPhone, but come long could it possibly take?
  10. macrumors regular


    Apr 27, 2003
    Montréal, Québec
    iPod touch / iPhone, or else marked as NEGATIVE... >_<
  11. macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    Location: Location:
    most advanced ipod cant even play these games... sad really. Apple should be embarrassed.
  12. macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2002
    Gold Coast, Australia
    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.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO


    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.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    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...
  15. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2003
  16. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2007
    Airport fun

    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?
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    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.
  18. macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
    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!

  19. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    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!
  20. macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2006
    West Coast
    Yeah. I know it's been said, but I want bomberman on the iPhone. I mean- Bomberman. should never have upgraded firmware :(
  21. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    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.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2006
    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.
  23. macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2003
    Mineola TX
    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.
  24. macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    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!
  25. Retired


    May 16, 2006
    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...

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