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Old 09-11-2012, 01:07 PM
trev2hi trev2hi is offline
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Hi all,

My son is turning 7 this weekend and I picked up a (super) cheap used iPod Touch 2nd gen device for him, and I am looking for recommendations from people who have games working on this device. I know that it is limited by the old ARM6 cpu and the fact that it can only run IOS 4.2.1, but I know there are plenty of games that run on this thing. I was super bummed to find that Minecraft won't run on it (he is obsessed with minecraft,) and I just picked up the game "Crafted" which looks to be a 2d version that I'm sure he will scoff at. Anyway, just wanted to know if there are any cool games that I can pick up for him that will work.

Ones that I have either already bought or am considering that are compatible: Crafted, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, 1-bit Ninja, Tehra Dark Warrior, Fruit Ninja, Need for Speed Undercover.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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Probably want to move this to the General Discussion forum, but there's hundreds of good games that still will run on the 2nd Gen (older games, but still good games).

Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Plants vs. Zombies and Asphalt 6 (I'd take this over Need for Speed) are a good place to start for a 7-year-old.

I'd have to go back to my 1,000+ apps to see which ones are compatible. I'll try to come back and post some more good ones.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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Get Eden. If he loves Minecraft, he would love Eden and it ran fine when I had a 2nd gen.

Here's a few others:

Call Of Duty World at War: Zombies
Zombie Highway

Platformers:

Meganoid
Stardash
INC
Mos Speedrun
Stardash
ChocoRun
BlooKid
League Of Evil
League Of Evil 2
Commander Pixman
CheeseMan
Sonic 1
Sonic 2
Pizza Boy
Giana Sisters

Casual/Endless:

Run!
Solipskier
Monster Dash
Jetpack Joyride
Tilt to Live
Super Crate Box
ForgetMeNot
The Blocks Cometh
Temple Run

Hope that helps a bit!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks to both of you, this looks like a great starting list. I will definitely check out this Eden, if it's like Minecraft he should definitely dig it. Thanks again.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:29 PM
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Good list ninjakid. Keep in mind that a few of those platformers (like League of Evil) are on the difficult side.

Some others he may like:

Pac Man Championship Edition
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
All of the Sonic games up until the last one (Sonic 4 Episode 2) work on the 2nd Gen
Super Crossfire
Reckless Getaway
Infinity Field
Where's My Water
Little Acorns
Beat Hazard Ultra (if he also is gonna have some music on his device)
Expand It
Zombie Tsunami
Monsters Ate My Condo
Hyperlight
Silverfish

....I could go on...but these are some of the more casual games I have on my 2nd Gen.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:40 PM
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Thanks to both of you, this looks like a great starting list. I will definitely check out this Eden, if it's like Minecraft he should definitely dig it. Thanks again.
Sure, the game's full name is "Eden - World Builder" and it's by Kingly Software, Inc.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:02 PM
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First off, you need to know what hardware you have in it, since there is a difference in either the amount of memory or the gpu between the 2 versions.

You can tell which by the amount of storage space you have. I know that 32 and 64 gig versions have the better specs, 8 gig ones don't, and I'm not sure about the 16 gig versions.

I've heard them unoffically called the iPod touch 2 and iPod touch 2 1/2.

I have the one w/the better specs.

That being said; I know the following quality games which haven't been mentioned work:

Space Miner
Depict!
the three (currently) free original ooo Gameprom pinball games
Ascension (probably not best for a 7 year old)
Multiplonk

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:29 PM
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A few that haven't been mentioned.

Casual
Enviro-Bear 2010-a bear driving simulator.
Rune Raiders-a very cool RPG.
Anodia-a colourful brick breaker.
+1 to Tilt to live.

Adventure
Swordigo-a massive 2.5D RPG, one of the best.
Perfect Cell-you control an organism escaping a lab, a bit bloody.
Yipe5-a little, basic RPG.

Puzzle
Dummy Defense-build structures to protect a crash test dummy.
Jelly Car-navigate a car through a bunch of 2D levels, I spent hours on this.
Cogs-solve puzzles by sliding cogs in the right place.

Fighter
Fly-Fu-a very cool insect-themed fighter
Puncho Fighto-a bit more complicated, requires swipe gestures
The Simpsons Arcade-like Fly-Fu, with levels and a Simpsons theme.

If you could tell me what age restrictions you would impose on the iPod, what model it is (how many GB) and what type of games he likes, I could add some more apps.

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:47 PM
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First off, you need to know what hardware you have in it, since there is a difference in either the amount of memory or the gpu between the 2 versions.

You can tell which by the amount of storage space you have. I know that 32 and 64 gig versions have the better specs, 8 gig ones don't, and I'm not sure about the 16 gig versions.

I've heard them unoffically called the iPod touch 2 and iPod touch 2 1/2.

I have the one w/the better specs.
They didn't introduce 64 gig models until the 3rd gen. Are you sure you're not thinking of the 3rd gen in general? I've never heard of any of this regarding the 2nd gen Touch and that was my first iOS device. The 3rd gen differs by storage (8 gig is actually just a 2nd gen).
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:50 PM
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Swordigo-a massive 2.5D RPG, one of the best.
Good suggestion, but I don't think it works on a 2G, does it?
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