While we couldn’t possibly cover every app that does the whole free-for-a-day thing, this one is particularly good. Jetpack Joyride, the stupidly addictive side-scrolling action game from Halfbrick (the folks behind Fruit Ninja), is free on the App Store until the clock strikes midnight tonight.
So, what makes this one particularly worthwhile? For one, it’s just a damned good game. Heck, it’s one of our Top 20 iOS games for 2011.
Beyond that, Halfbrick’s tendency to flood their users with constant content updates (as a means of ensuring people come back for more when they’ve got many hundreds of thousands of other options at their finger tips) makes the game absolutely worth its normal 99c pricetag — but at free? It’s pretty much stealing.
You can find Jetpack Joyride in the app store here.
Halfbrick has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for many years. Recently, after many years of developing licensed titles for platforms such as GBA, DS and PSP, Halfbrick has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of independently released games for downloadable platforms.