Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 15th Sep 2006 08:03 UTC
Games For the 5th+ iPod generation Apple has just introduced downloadable games and so far they offer 9 games for $4.99 each. Looking back in the classic era of computer gaming we remember some real gems that would fit right into the "keep it simple stupid" philosophy of the iPod. So, let's have some fun and suggest 10 classic games that would specifically work well with the iPod scroll wheel interface.
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jbalmer
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2005-12-18

Snake and DigDug are impossible to move correctly for example. Only for Pengo might be possible.

I have snake game on my mobile phone. So I do not think it is a problem to play using scroll wheel. Since there is only the X and Y movement, scroll wheel can be no problem to use.

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Well, problem is that the clicking buttons of the scroll wheel are used mostly for menus instead of movement. If you use the four buttons as movement how are you going to exit the game? The scroll wheel must be the movement, and that's why Snake wouldn't work well.

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MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

By the way, rockbox includes several games (including doom). It's a good way to see what works and what doesn't.
I tried it on my ipod nano. Exiting games is often a problem as they don't seem to have figured a standard way to do it (in doom for instance you need to flip the button locking switch twice to get to the ingame menu)

Using the wheel buttons as directions didn't seem very practical either.

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danio Member since:
2006-09-15


Well, problem is that the clicking buttons of the scroll wheel are used mostly for menus instead of movement. If you use the four buttons as movement how are you going to exit the game? The scroll wheel must be the movement, and that's why Snake wouldn't work well.


So how would bomberman work well? I really can't see the difference between digdug, pacman, snake and bomberman in this respect. I can't imagine an easy wheel interface for chess either.

Your other 8 though would be pretty neat on an iPod.

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kmarius Member since:
2005-06-30

Snake could work with a wheel. I remember using a snake clone that I controlled with the mouse (right/left). Instead of making 90 degree turns, you had a more "fluid" motion.

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