I also found that Retro Pinball and B.I.T.S Free are compatible. Both are pinball games.
No such list or way to search for compatible apps. You will just have to look at the Requirements section for apps that interest them.
You can also make a suggestion to APple.
i have the same problem with my iphone 3g, that stopped updating with ios 4.2.1...
currently almost every app requires ios 4.3 or ios 5.0 or higher...
what do i do with my iphone that costed my about 500 euros 4 years ago? buying a new one it is not an option for me... should there not be lighter versions of every app?!?
I now own a used iphone 3g running ios 4.2.1, and I have encountered the same problem. So far, the only apps that I have found to be compatible with ios 4.2.1 are:
Angry Birds (game)
Infinite SMS (texting program)
RL Classic (bar code scanner)
Farlex Dictionary (general use dictionary)
I have found these apps by trial and error. These are the only ones that I have tried that didn't tell me I didn't have a new enough ios.
Maybe other people can add to this list.
I found many more compatible apps today. Here are some of the ones I found:
InfinityLite (like Space Invaders)
Checkers (Evertap version worked)
Touch4 (like Connect 4)
Solitare (Walkthrough Publications version worked)
ScrabbleBlast (similar to Scrabble)
Flashlight (turns your device into a flashlight)
Google Translate (helpful for foreign language homework)
I don't have any more time to look for apps, but I think you could find plenty of apps if you spent some time looking. I would greatly appreciate it if you would post the ones you found. I think many people might be interested in knowing what is still available for this older ios.
i have the same problem and have downloaded the apps on my ipod 2ng gen through trial and error:
spider monkey lite
fall down elemental
all kids games as i download for my younger siblings,
hope this is useful and hope to see more apps listed by other people too
Here are a few more:
Optime games--Spades Free, Hearts Free, Backgammon, Move it!, Hangman, FourFree (several others, but these were to ones that interested me). Do a search for Optime, and a list of all their games should come up. All I tried worked with 4.2.1
Free Wifi Locator (Universal Ideas)
Gin Rummy Free (Playhaven)
I hope people will keep adding to the list. I bought an older used iPod Touch a couple of days ago and was shocked how few apps are available.
I also have the same problem
How to tell apple about this problem
I have deleted an old game accidentally which was already installed in my ipodtouch
I updated all my games in itunes (long back)
Now when i am trying to install that game from itunes it shows require newer version to run this game
"Can we get a particular game in an older version which will run in my ipod (i,e 2nd generation)?"
" Sorting of apps or games compatible to 2nd generation ipod touch in the store!!!"
Its becoming antic piece nowadays, please help / reply on the comments in "" above...
seriously my ipod is becoming useless when it comes to apps and games.