After making a brief appearance on the iTunes Store last week, EA's iPod version of Spore Origins is once again available for purchase and download for $4.99. Another iPod game has also debuted this week -- Namco's Star Trigon. It's also $4.99.
Spore Origins is based on EA's forthcoming Mac and PC game Spore. In Spore Origins, you guide a spore -- a microscopic lifeform -- through its evolution as you eat smaller creatures and explore an alien world. You play through 18 levels and six unique worlds, and you can share your Spore creatures with other iPod players by exchanging them on the Sporepedia Web site.
There's a two-hour story mode complete with stats, replayability and secrets to uncover, and there's also an "Aquarium Mode."
Spore Origins is also expected to be released for the iPhone and iPod touch. It's debuting first for the iPod, however.
Star Trigon is an action-puzzle game. The object of the game is to rescue your friends from drifting aimlessly in space. To do so, you have to form Trigons by hopping from planet to planet. As you hop to each planet, a line connects the two. You repeat this to form Trigons -- triangle shapes which rescue your friends. You must save all of your friends before your air runs out.
Star Trigon features four difficulty levels and 79 stages, three unique characters, various pitfalls like flares and black holes, power-ups and unlockable content.
Either game requires an iPod nano third-generation, iPod classic or iPod fifth-generation in order to operate. Neither game will run on the iPhone or iPod touch.
This story, "Spore Origins, Star Trigon Games Appear for IPod" was originally published by Macworld.