iPod Touch 2nd gen compatible games?

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  1. trev2hi

    trev2hi Member

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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.
     
  2. awp69

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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.
     
  3. ninjackid

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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! :)
     
  4. trev2hi

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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.
     
  5. awp69

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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.
     
  6. ninjackid

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    Sure, the game's full name is "Eden - World Builder" and it's by Kingly Software, Inc. ;)
     
  7. Greyskull

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    #7 Greyskull, Sep 11, 2012
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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
     
  8. Human X

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    #8 Human X, Sep 11, 2012
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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.
     
  9. Royce

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    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).
     
  10. awp69

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    Good suggestion, but I don't think it works on a 2G, does it?
     
  11. awp69

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    I think you're right. The 2nd Gens all had the same specs as far as I know. It was the 3rd Gens where only the 32 and 64 GB models were equipped with the better hardware. As you mention, the 3rd Gen 8 GB was essentially the same as a 2nd Gen.
     
  12. Greyskull

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    Now I'm not sure. :). I STILL. Think that there is a difference, at least with the 32 gig iPod touch 2.

    Let me add some more games, since I've got my old, cracked, coffee stained touch in front of me now:

    The Piyo Blocks series (great little block swapping puzzles)
    Birzzle (same sort, great in its own right)
    Hyperlight (tilt based shooter with vector based graphics, so no prob w/ a child playing it)
    Fly Kiwi Fly!
    Rocket Bird
    Supercow
    All Pangea games apparently
    Minigore (cartoony, probably fine for a 7 year old...then again I saw Aliens in the movie theater at about that age)
    FMX Riders (bloodless, great 3d motorbike racer)
    Robot wants Kitty (age appropriate platformer)
    The Sims games
    Flick Homerun

    If you think he might like a tower defense game, The Scamps! is adorable (and still one of my favorites).
     
  13. nfong

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    #13 nfong, Sep 12, 2012
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    If your son likes racing games, I'd definitely recommend Sonic All Stars Racing. It's really kid friendly (I personally found the AI easier to beat than the AIs in other racing games), and ran great on my 2nd gen.

    edit: Swordigo runs fine on a 2nd gen - great action platformer, and imo isn't too violent for a 7 year old
     
  14. S.I.D. CrAzY

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    There is no difference in second gen iPod Touches. The difference came with 3rd gen iPod Touches.

    Where the 8gb "3rd" gen iPod Touch was really just a second gen iPod Touch. Unlike the 32 and 64 gb versions which were true 3rd gen iPod Touches.
     
  15. Teh_Ninja

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    Good God man, wth did you do with your 2nd gen?!?



    Also on a side note: the specs are all the same for the 2nd generation iPod touch. They didn't even introduce a 64gb model until the 3rd generation; which is where the specs differed. The 8gb 3rd gen has the same specs as the 2nd generation iPod touch. End. Of. Rant.


    Back to the topic.
     
  16. Human X

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    It works fine, just a bit laggy.
     
  17. Greyskull

    Greyskull Well-Known Member

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    Dropped it on concrete.
    Dropped it on tile.
    spilled my coffee on it.
    It wasn't detecting the USB cable, so I sqooshed it (it was already dented)
    Power button got a bit sunken in, so I sqooshed it some more.
    The screen has smashed glass next to the volume buttons, and has cracks emanating from that point. This caused trouble with the volume buttons. So I sqooshed it more.
    I've sat on it.
    I've dropped it in the toilet.

    It still works great :)
    I really should upload photos of it. Oh, and no, its never had a screen protector or been in any case.
     
  18. Wow... Takes a licking, and keeps on ticking...

    Do you buy Apple care plus nowadays? Sounds like you need it.
     
  19. Greyskull

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    Otterbox ;)
     
  20. November's Chopin

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    Pretty much none of the new games support 2G devices at this point, they set the minimum iOS requirement to 4.3 on purpose, because Apple wants people to buy newer devices obviously.
     

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