The iPod Classic, iPod Nano 3rd Generation, iPod Nano 4th Generation and the iPod 5th Generation devices have games that are specifically made for them. The games made for these devices can’t be played on other devices, such as the iPod Touch or iPhone.
These are classic games and are special in a very different way. This is why we decided to review these clickwheel games and come up with a list of the top 40 clickwheel games for the iPod Classic and Nano.
Games By Electronic Arts
Tetris has a way to capture the hearts of many people. The game may be simple enough, but after a while it does become quite challenging to position the blocks so that they create a line with no spaces in between. The block you will need to position falls faster with every new level so you need to make fast decisions. Even a single mistake can ruin your game, but it’s up to you if you will let it. You can still recover from a mistake, as long as you are in the early levels.
Mini Golf is a fun game to play. You can select from 3 different courses; Tropical Tiki, Ancient Egypt, and Freaky Circus Side Show. These are all 18-hole courses, so you’ll need a little bit more of free time on your hands in order to complete them all. It can be hard enough to get your ball inside the hole with the minimum amount of shots, but can you do make a hole-in-one. See if you’re lucky enough to make a hole-in-one on all of the holes. Find out if its possible or if luck really has something to do with it.
This puzzle game has gotten to be so popular that it can be seen almost anywhere. Books with sets of puzzles have been published and even newspapers, tabloids and magazines have at least 1 Sudoku puzzle in its entertainment pages. This game will keep your brain sharp and now you can play anytime you want to because it will be right there on your iPod.
The Sims Bowling
Bowling is an excellent sport and now you can play the game on your iPod with the Sims. Create your own Sim and head to the bowling alley for a competition. You have three game types to play: Spare-o-thon, Strike-o-thon, or Classic. See how good you are at bowling when its played on the iPod Nano. The Sims Bowling.
How good at you at forming words? Scrabble is an all time favorite. This game has kept people wracking their heads for words for hours at a time. You can play against 3 of your friends or against the computer. Are you the best? Find out and play scrabble.
This game looks intimidating when you first play it because of the different characters displayed on the tiles. Don’t be intimidated because all you need to do is to match the characters. Try to match as many as you can in order to clear the board.
How rich can you get? This classic board game can be played on the iPod Nano and it will take hours away from your free time. The game is best played when during long flights or trips or when you have plenty of free time on your hands. You can compete against your family and friends or against the computer.
The Sims DJ
The only way you can win at this game is if you can keep the Sims dancing to the beat of your music. Turn up the volume and let the music carry you away. If you can keep them dancing to increase your score, you might be pleasantly surprised when you are invited to play at the top gigs in town.
Can you protect your spore from the jaws of dinosaurs? In Spore Origins travel through pre-historic ages and see if your can guide your spore through. You will need to find smaller creatures to feed on, but make sure that you don’t become a meal for large creatures in the process.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Pretend you’re the best golfer on the planet. Can you play as good as Tiger Woods? Try your best gold swing at the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game for the iPod. You don’t need to play as Tiger Woods. You can play as one of the other greatest golfers on this planet.
You need to be smart in order to win at this game. You can play against the computer or against your friends. This is the classic board game right on your iPod. All you need to do is to answer some of the thousand questions in Geography, Arts, Sports, Science, Entertainment, and History.
iPod Games By Gameloft
Make sure your brain always remains alert and active with Brain Challenge. Pick from questions in different topics and see how many you can answer correctly. Topics will be on logic, math, visual, focus, and memory. Make sure that you sharpen your brain everyday by taking the Brain Challenge.
Are you good enough to be a Naval Commander? You will need to be because here you assume command of eight different types of war ships. Play against your friends or against the computer.
Chess & Backgammon Classic
Chess and Backgammon are the all time favorite games of travellers. Now you no longer have to bring your magnetic travel sets with you because you can play these games right on your iPod. You don’t even need a companion to play because you play against the computer.
Forget the world you live in and travel to Bubble Island. Here you can bash as many bubbles and balloons as you want, but make sure you keep an eye out for those annoying birds and spiders.
Can you be a crime scene investigator? Find out when you play CSI:Miami. Do your best to identify the clues and solve the crime. Join Horatio and his team of CSI agents. Can you solve the crime of a woman found dead onSouthBeach? She didn’t die there, so where did she die and who killed her.
Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
This racing game has kept people in a racing mode for quite some time. It may not be in the same league as some of the top racing games, but you can still enjoy the excellent graphics that will make you feel the wind in your face as you race your car. Win the races to earn enough cash to improve your car or purchase other cars.
Real Soccer ’09
If you love soccer, then you can take control of one of the teams and lead them to a world cup victory. There are 290 clubs to choose from and different leagues that you can play in. Try to play in all of the leagues and see how good your club is at playing soccer. There are four cups, 5 national leagues and 10 club leagues that you can join and play.
Mystery Mansion Pinball
Pinball never loses its appeal. Now you don’t need to find a pinball machine in order to enjoy the game. It’s right there on your iPod and you can enjoy playing anywhere you want. Explore the mystery mansion and play the mini games available. Mystery Mansion Pinball.
In Wonder Blocks you have a mission and this is to rebuild the world’s seven wonders. Can you do it? You will first need to stack some blocks and make sure that they don’t tilt to the side. This will be harder than it seems because the blocks are of different shapes. Try your best to keep the blocks level.
Games Developed By Namco
This classic game will never get old. The classic arcade game Pac-Man has been enjoyed for many generations although it has evolved several different times. You will still enjoy this classic and it will keep you playing for hours at a time. See how many points you can score and up to what level you can reach. You’ll need to have quick fingers to avoid getting eaten by the ghosts. They start off moving slow, but when you get to the higher levels they seem to have gotten a boost of energy and you will spend a lot of effort trying to avoid getting eaten by one.
The success of Pac Man has brought along many variants of the all time classic game. Ms. Pac Man is just one of these variants. The game is played the same way as the original Pac-Man. Eat the power pellets and start chasing after those ghosts. Be careful though because you only have a brief time to eat them. When you power runs out, the ghosts turn back to normal and you will need to avoid them once again. Don’t worry because there are several power pellets on the game area. Don’t get too excited and start eating them all at once. Make sure you only use them when you have to. Go for the dots first.
In Star Trigon you need to save some Uchujin floating through space. To do so, you need to jump between planets to create a triangle. Better hurry up before the oxygen supply depletes. This game should be easy enough to play because you only need to use the select button. Will you find it easy?
Tamagotchi: ‘Round the World
In this iPod game you’ll need to find the best places for these adorable creatures to play. You can explore different planets and play all six different missions. The missions have plenty of mini games and other different activities to keep you busy. The mini games are simple but enjoying adding to the overall excitement of the game.
Games By PopCap Games
Peggle is a fun game to play. All you need to do is to bounce the ball off the pegs. Your objective is to clear the orange pegs. Hitting the green pegs will give you powerups and bonuses. Remember that you only have 12 balls to complete a level. The levels will be hard at times so before you act, be sure you have some sort of strategy in your mind.
Now you can play it on iPod Touch. Read our complete review here.
This is a classic match-3 game. All you need to do is to click on three or more gems that are side by side. When you click the match, the match disappears and the rest of the gems fall down and take its place. Try to find as many matches as you can within the designated time limit.
The jewels are not all the same and there are quite a number of different types. Your score will also depend on the type of jewel that you match. If you are unlucky enough, the game will tell you when no possible matches can be found in your game.
Games By Apple Inc.
Texas Hold ‘em
Try your poker skills against the computer with Texas Hold ‘em no limits poker. Her e you play tournament style, but unlike most tournaments there are only 6 seats instead of 8 or 10. Do you have enough skills to collect all the money on the table? See if you have enough poker skills to win the tournament.
This is a very simple game, yet very hard to master. All you need to do is to place your chip on the board and turn the colors of the surrounding chips to your colors. The opponent does the same until all the spaces on the board are filled. The one with the most color chips wins. You can play with one of your friends or with the computer. Playing the computer is equally as challenging, but the moves can be predicted when you’ve been playing long enough.
Chinese Checkers is a board game that will never get old, even though its been around for centuries. One odd thing is that the game originated fromGermanyand not from China. Nevertheless, it has enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Test your skills against the computer and see how good you really are.
ClickWheel Games By Other Developers
Zuma By Astraware
This game is very addictive. Your objective is to create matches in colored balls before they can reach a hole. The balls are moving along a track and you have to match a ball from a frog at the center of the screen to the balls moving along the track. Matching a ball to three or more of the moving balls removes these balls. Do this until you remove all the balls on the track.
Watch out for specially marked balls as they can help quicken your quest. Some balls explode taking out a whole bunch of other balls. Some make the whole lot move back a few spaces. There are balls that improve your accuracy as well.
Cubis 2 By Freshgames
This is a fast paced game so if you like taking things slow and easy, well you would be better off playing other games. This is a match-3 type of game but it’s different in a small way. Matches can be made vertically, horizontally, or even diagonally. There is also a time limit, so make sure you have quick eyes and fingers.
Phase By Harmonix
If you love music, then you will love this game. See how many notes you can scoop up in your Phase playlist. The more points you gain the faster you pass the checkpoints and hear the voices of crowds cheering you on.
Sonic The Hedgehog By Sega
Can you race at a speed faster than the speed of sound? This is what Sonic the Hedgehog does and you will be in control. You need to have quick eyes and fingers because there will be obstacles along the way that you need to avoid. You can enjoy all of the 19 levels.
Bomberman By Hudson Soft
This classic game is still in the hearts of many people. The objective is simple, place bombs along the routes of your enemies. Time them to explode when your enemies pass by. You need to be out of the way when they do explode or you give up a life. The sooner you can kill all the monsters with your exploding the bombs, the sooner the door to the next level will open.
Yahtzee By Hasbro
How good are you at dice play? Find out by playing Yahtzee. See if you can make a poker like hand by throwing the dice three times. You can create the pairs, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house of the four of a kind. May the best hand win.
Chalkboard Sports Baseball By D2C
Baseball is an all time American sport and you can play it on your iPod. This baseball game has a peculiar twist because you’ll be playing with six legged athletes that can run through the bases faster than you can blink.
Slyder Adventures by Sandlot Games
Help Slyder and his friends span 4 worlds and 150 levels. All you need to do is to rotate the environment and let gravity take over. If you need more time to learn the secrets, play the Exploration mode learn everything you can.
Crystal Defenders By Square Enix
Get ready to defend against wave after wave of monster attacks in Crystal Defenders. Deploy your soldiers and hope that they will be enough to thwart the incoming invasion. You have all the people at your command, even the thieves. Just make sure that your defences are not breached. If they are, then you have failed as a commander.
Cake Mania 3 Sandlot Games
How good are you at baking cakes? Well, you had better be good if you want to get your friends back from an accidental time travel. In this game you need to bake the best cakes that you can and you will be able to win one of your friends with every cake you bake.
These are classic games and many people are still enjoying them up to this day. They may not have the complexity and graphics quality that most modern games have, but these games have been in our hearts since we were kids.
There are quite a number of other clickwheel games made for the iPod Classic and Nano.
Do you know of a few games that would make it on our list?
Let us know of the games that you enjoy the most and we will review it and see if we can add it to our list of most popular games.