All About iPods


There's More to iPod Games than Just Solitaire

When you purchase an MP3 player, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't whether or not you can play any cool games on your iPod. At best, you might try to kill some time by playing solitaire or one of the other basic iPod games. However, since it is basically the most popular MP3 player on the planet, various companies have now converted or created games for the iPod. If you visit the online Apple store at, you can find a lot of new and fun games for only $4.99 per game. The selection includes some highly popular games for your iPod such as Popcap Games' famous time-suck, or infamous depending on your outlook, Bejeweled. Previously limited to your computer or PDA, this simple but addictive puzzle/strategy game involves aligning gems of the same color in chains of three or more to produce a chain reaction that destroys them.

So Many Games to Choose From

The bigger the chain, the more points you ge. As chains explode the gems at the top fall and can create additional chain reactions to give you bigger bonuses if you're clever as you plan your moves. You can try the latest version of Bejeweled 2 on your computer for free by playing at to see how it works if you've never played before. Depending on the version, you may have special power-ups available. Another of these Popcap puzzle/strategy games for the iPod is Zuma. Zuma has a sort of Mayan look to it. In a way, it's like Bejeweled, only with marbles instead of gems. The game takes place on a board with a maze-like track that a line of colored marbles rolls along.

If the line of marbles reaches the exit hole, you lose. To move on, you must eliminate all marbles by firing colored marbles from the mouth of your frog-shooter into the line to form a row of at least three marbles of the same color. There are also several power-ups that can help you. This game is also available to try on Some other iPod games available include poker, mini-golf, and the perennial favorite of puzzle gamers: Tetris. You may never get to play Splinter Cell on your iPod, but you no longer have to be stuck with Solitaire as your only gaming option. For only $4.99, it's a pretty good deal.