updated 10:00 am EST, Tue March 4, 2008
iPod Scrabble, Mini Golf
The traditional boardgame Scrabble (iTunes link) is among two new iPod games available on the iTunes Store. This version lets users play in "classic," points or round modes, with the option of competing solo, against an AI opponent, or with up to four human players via hand-off. Scores and statistics are ranked, and difficulty can be adjusted through settings including the option of hints. The game costs $5 and is compatible with all video-ready iPods except the iPhone and iPod touch.
Mini Golf (iTunes link) drops players into three themed courses, including tropical, Egyptian and circus settings. The game can be played in tournament, practice and multiplaer modes, and depends on realistic physics as players attempt to find shortcuts or bypass obstacles. Like Scrabble, Mini Golf costs $5 and runs on any video-capable iPod except the iPhone and Touch.