So Long, Song Summoners! Apple’s Killed Off iPod Clickwheel Games

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We all know that the writing is on the wall for the venerable iPod Classic. It’s a touchscreen world now, unfortunately, and with the global rollout of iCloud and the rise of streaming a la carte services like Spotify and Rdio, there’s just no reason for Apple to sell 160GB iPods anymore.

One casualty of all of this though? The apps. Before Apple rolled out the App Store for iOS, they experimented with software for the iPod, namely through iPod Click Wheel Games. Now Apple has killed off that section from its online store.

Although not hugely popular, the clickwheel games on the iPod have always been a nice little perk. The first iPod Clickwheel Game was Brick, an Easter egg included in the original iPod by the Woz himself. And whiile you probably haven’t played a game on your iPod in a while, there was actually a respectable gaming library from publishers lik Electrionic Arts, Square Enix and Disney.

It’s a bummer. In all honesty, I still carry my 160GB iPod Classic around with me, and I’ve even been known to kick off a game of Song Summoner on it from time to time. Yeah, it’s also on iOS, but then I’ll have to level up all my song heroes from scratch!

[via Apple Insider]