If you’re not the owner of a fifth generation iPod, you’re probably not aware that you can actually buy games from iTunes made especially for the iPod. If you do have a fifth generation iPod, you may have paid $4.99 for one of your favorite games like Tetris or 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man. Yes, each game costs $4.99 and the selection consists of classic games that you could easily play for free online.

Now you can get those classic games for your iPod free, sort of…

Here’s what you need to know:

– You must have either a 5G or 5.5G iPod.  They are also know as the iPod with video which debuted in late 2006. It came in black and white, and the 5.5G version is just an “enhanced” video model.

– There are a handful of games available. Games like:

  • Bejeweled – Match jewels to clear the board.
  • Tetris– A true classic.
  • Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man
  • Texas Hold ‘Em– Poker
  • Mahjong
  • Sudoku
  • And more… (14 games in all)

The free method for getting these games is described in the forums over at ZomgStuff. Go there for the step-by-step instructions. If you decide to head over there to get instructions on how to do it, keep in mind that you’d be downloading cracked copies of the game. In other words, it’s not legal.

Also, just a kind warning: don’t try this if you’re afraid of messing up your iPod. Chances are you wouldn’t because it’s pretty cut and dry, but don’t come back here complaining if you goofed it up.

I haven’t tried it myself so I don’t really know how well it works, but if you decide to give it a try, come fill us all in.

Source: ZomgStuff [via CrunchGear]