★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

HD Games backwards compatible with 3GS?

12-09-2010, 06:10 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 59
HD Games backwards compatible with 3GS?

Hey guys,

I have had my 3GS for a while, but I'm looking at buying myself an Ipad for Christmas. There's a couple games I want to buy right now in the App store, but I'm wondering can I buy the HD versions and play them on my 3GS till I get my Ipad? it would suck to have to buy both versions.

for example: Can China Town Wars HD be played on a 3GS?
12-09-2010, 06:20 PM
#2
Joined: May 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,741
No HD (iPad-only) games can be played with the iPhone.

Edit: You can play iPhone games on the iPad though, but with doubled pixels.

Follow me (@zeroxharuhi) on Twitter!
12-09-2010, 06:35 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 59
Thanks for the info! I will just have to wait till I pickup the ipad then
12-09-2010, 06:49 PM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haruhi View Post
No HD (iPad-only) games can be played with the iPhone.

Edit: You can play iPhone games on the iPad though, but with doubled pixels.
I was playing around with an ipad at best buy and one of the ea basketball games in 2x looked horrible.

Although not to make things confusing if the game is HD AND universal like rage then you could play on an ipod/ipad. Im looking into getting an ipad myself and have been looking at universal apps for this very reason
12-09-2010, 08:58 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 447
Yeah take Infinity Blade for example, if you buy that it will run on your 3GS and it will optimize for your iPad as well.

It seems to be quite a bone of contention when a developer announces an iPad version of an existing iPhone App, whether it will be a paid standalone HD App or a Universal update to the existing iPhone App.

It seems sites like TA are keen to expose these kinds of Universal Apps more often than not, and it'll always be in the App description. As a general rule of thumb though if it's 'HD' it's iPad only.
12-11-2010, 08:09 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 59
Great info guys. I'm looking forward to some HD gaming on the iPad. Till then, Infinity Blade will keep me busy on the good old 3GS for a while

GAME CENTER ID: MR STAY PUFT