Run out of things to play? Wallet looking a little light? Well then, here’s some good news from the folk at Halfbrick.
For today only, Halfbrick’s entire iOS back catalogue is free to download. Yup, that’s right, all of them! Now if for some strange reason you haven’t heard who Halfbrick is, here’s a quick rundown of what you should be playing:
Fruit Ninja – The obvious pick of the bunch, Fruit Ninja took off early and hasn’t looked back. Swipe at the fruit as it comes flying from all sides of the screen and rack up that high score as best you can. The game has seen a constant flow of new content and updates since it first came out, so even now it still feels fresh and appealing. Also available is the Dreamworks team-up Fruit Ninja: Puss In Boots that puts a spin on the formula that’s just as appealing.
Jetpack Joyride – A personal favourite of your truly, Jetpack Joyride has you flying across the screen at high speeds, avoiding zappers and collecting coins. A host upgrades can be purchased, such as coin magnets or a friendly pooch who follows you along, along with an achievement system that constantly changes the more you complete.
Age of Zombies – The first title to feature Halfbrick’s mascot Barry Steakfries, Age of Zombies is a top down twin stick shooter that has you travelling through time to stop a zombie invasion. The original and Anniversary editions are included in the free download bonanza, though you should probably download the Anniversary edition which contains plenty of extra content.
Monster Dash – Preceding a quick joyride with a jetpack made of machine guns, Monster Dash had Barry running non-stop through various stages and shooting down vampires, yeti’s and zombies, with only a shotgun for support. Thankfully a few power-ups appear during play, such as the motorbike that can plow through at high speeds. Bonus points for featuring Yeti’s!
Blast Off – Finally, before there was Fruit Ninja there was Blast Off. Halfbrick’s first game on the App Store, Blast Off focused on classic arcade style game play where you travel through space to collect stranded asteronauts and get them to safety, avoiding asteroids and gravity wells as you go. Don’t let the lack of fruit or zombies fool you, this is as fun as Halfbrick’s well known titles.
The full collection is available for free for 24 hours only for every App Store region for all Apple products including the HD iPad editions, so you’d better get to it. For more on all of these games, be sure to visit Halfbrick’s official website.