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3 awesome endless runners for iOS, all under $3


Endless runners can provide hours of entertainment. Here are 3 worth having, all for under $3!
These endless runners will provide hours of entertainment.
Photo: Ally Kazmucha/The App Factor

app-factor-logo-thumbnailEndless runner games have done exceptionally well on the App Store for a long time. I was introduced to the concept when I played Mirror’s Edge on the PlayStation, and have been hooked on this type of game ever since.

Endless runners leave you little time to make decisions, and that makes these games exciting — and sometimes frustrating!

You Can’t Control The Colossatron. No, You Really Can’t. Don’t Even Try [Review]



The Colossatron is a mysterious, robotic dragon-thing that drops out of space specifically to destroy cities. Nobody knows what it is or where it came from; all we know is that it must be destroyed before it destroys us.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat by Halfbrick Studios
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone, iPad
Price: $0.99

Nobody even knows how to control it, and that includes anyone playing the game.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat is the latest from Jetpack Joyride developer Halfbrick, and it’s the studio’s most esoteric title yet. And this is the team that also made a game about chopping fruit while avoiding bombs that, while possessing fuses, apparently only explode if they get cut.

So, yeah. It’s even weirder than that.

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!

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


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

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



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.