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5 Free Games You Should Pay For, Anyway

Jetpack Joyride

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The iOS App Store has no shortage of titles that you can just download and play without paying a thing. The actual amount of content you get for your not-money varies, but more often than not, the free version is little more than a demo to entice you into paying for the whole thing.

Some games offer enough content in their lite versions that you’ll be set until you get tired of the thing and cast it into the virtual trash. But others are so good that you can, should, and must throw the developers some money. They’ll thank you, and you’ll thank yourself. Because these games are really good, so pay for them, cheapskate.

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RunBot Is An Endless Runner With Endless Upgrades [Review]

RunBot

If you’re tired of running through temples, taking joyrides on jetpacks, or robot unicorn … attacking, developer Bravo has a guy you should meet.

RunBot by Bravo Game Studios
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free

He’s RunBot, star of the same-named, free-to-play, sprint-forever game out now for iOS devices. I’m not actually sure that his name is RunBot, now that I think about it, but that’s as good a name as any considering he’s a robot that runs. He also jumps, slides, falls, and flies, but I’m getting ahead of myself here.

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Smartphone Gamers Prefer To Flirt With Random People Than Play Against Their Friends

Smartphone Gamers Prefer To Flirt With Random People Than Play Against Their Friends

Why do you play games on your mobile phone?

Titles like Angry Birds, Tiny Wings, and Jetpack Joyride have proven that popular smartphone games are big business for developers. But why are we so addicted to gaming on our mobile devices? Well, according to a new survey from MocoSpace, a third of us do it just to kill time and cure boredom, while 10% of us do it to meet new people.

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This Week’s Must-Have iOS Games: Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Hambo, Shark Dash & More [Roundup]

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Games: Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Hambo, Shark Dash & More [Roundup]

This week's pick of must-have apps features a classic arcade fighter, puzzle games galore, and an awesome retro platformer.

Following a short hiatus, Cult of Mac’s weekly must-have apps and games features are back! Here we’ll roundup our pick of the week’s best iOS titles, including our favorite new releases and updates worth writing home about.

This week’s picks feature what is quite possibly the best arcade fighter yet to hit the App Store, awesome updates to Angry Birds Space and Jetpack Joyride, plus a fantastic platformer that I just can’t put down.

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Jetpack Joyride Gets ‘Biggest Update Ever’ Delivering 15 New Gadgets & New Achievements

Jetpack Joyride Gets ‘Biggest Update Ever’ Delivering 15 New Gadgets & New Achievements

If you haven't yet played Jetpack Joyride, there's no better time to start.

Six months after its initial debut on iOS, Jetpack Joyride is still receiving some terrific updates. In fact, its latest promises to be “the biggest and most anticipated update” yet. In addition to new achievements and new stats, version 1.3 brings 15 (yes, 15!) new gadgets, including the Gravity Belt, the Freeze-O-Matic, and the Missile Jammer.

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Jetpack Joyride Is The Best App Ever At This Year’s MacWorld / iWorld

Jetpack Joyride Is The Best App Ever At This Year’s MacWorld / iWorld

Counterintuitively, for the fourth year running, the winners of 148Apps annual “Best App Ever” contest have just been announced at Macworld / iWorld 12012. And my girlfriend’s going to be positively giddy, because the app that she’s spent most of the last year grinding her fingers down to the bone playing has won: Halfbrick Studio’s Jetpack Joyride!

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Jetpack Joyride Is Free! Download One Of Our Favorite Games Of 2011 Now!

Jetpack Joyride Is Free! Download One Of Our Favorite Games Of 2011 Now!

Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Ride is already just a stupidly good bargain at $0.99. It was my personal vote for best game of 2011, and it’s essentially reduced my girlfriend to a shaking, caffeine-fused creature who can’t stop babbling about flying robot chickens and fruit-blasting jetpacks.

If you haven’t bought Jetpack Joyride yet, you’re absolutely mad. But if you don’t snag it now that it’s free, you’re not just crazy, you’re stupid. Do it! Do it now!

Get Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Joyride For Free By Liking Apple’s App Store On Facebook

Get Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Joyride For Free By Liking Apple’s App Store On Facebook

Holy cow, this is an awesome deal. The latest game from Halfbrick Studios — the guys behind Fruit Ninja — is called Jetpack Joyride, and between me and my girlfriend, I’ve probably put more time into it in the last couple of weeks than I did into my senior year thesis.

It usually costs ninety-nine cents, but Halfbrick Studios has teamed up with Apple to offer Jetpack Joyride for free to people who sign up for the official Apple App Store Facebook page.

That’s a heck of a deal. Too bad I already own Jetpack Joyride! Let’s hope the next freebie is this good.