It's a Thursday on the App Store which is as just as good of a reason as any to set your games' prices to free if you're an iOS developer, or, at least, so it would seem. It sort of goes without saying, but due to the volatile nature of pricing on the App Store, you better grab these games now if you're interested in them. Few things are more annoying in the world of iOS gaming than missing a killer freebie.

Get your downloading finger ready:

Beyond Ynth, $1.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - An absolutely fantastic puzzle game where you play as a little ladybug doing your best to survive each level, often by rotating curiously sectioned off boxes. Do not miss this game while it's free. If you want to give it a go on your iPad, there's Beyond Ynth HD [$2.99 (HD)], too.

Braveheart, $2.99 - [Forum Thread] - You probably have a lot of games on your iPhone, but how many of those games have you searching for the Holy Grail? (Not many, I'd guess.) You'll hack and slash your way through all sorts of normal monsters, boss monsters, and other monsters. If you're looking for the iPad version, Braveheart HD [$2.99 (HD)] is what you seek.

Escape The Ape, $0.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This jumping game puts you to the task of drawing lines to create trampolines for JoJo the monkey to bounce on. While it looks simple, gameplay is deceptively deep especially when you start reaching higher altitudes and need to work harder to collect power ups.

Fish Tycoon, $0.99 - [Forum Thread] - I'm including this game in the list because these dumb Tycoon games are responsible for soaking up countless hours of my time, going all the way back to my Palm Treo 650 days. Or, before that, now that I think about it. …And now, fair reader, I place this curse upon you.

Highway Rider, Free - [Forum Thread] - Have you ever been sitting in traffic when some dude on a motorcycle recklessly lane splits you at what seems like a million miles an hour? Well, in Highway Rider, you can be that jerk. The point system even encourages it, in fact.

Swordigo, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - A side scrolling action RPG that is just fantastic. Imagine if you took something like Zelda II and released it in 2012, that'd be Swordigo. Download it. Play it. Love it. Trust me.

Towers N' Trolls, Free - [Forum Thread] - I love tower defense games, you love tower defense games, and this is a tower defense game. It's a pretty good one too, so if you haven't scratched that whole laying out towers and murdering creeps itch in a while, here's your chance.

Trigonon, $0.99 - [Forum Thread] - The gimmick of this puzzle game is that it takes place in the factory of your mind. Your thoughts are represented by steel spheres, and you've got to get them out. Seems reasonable, and looks cool.

Vermes on Mars, $0.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - An interesting shooter where you control a small squad of robots (which are all upgradeable). You position them, and tap to target. It takes place on Mars, and your enemies are worms. The control scheme is worth giving this game a try.

  • 11LBG11

    "Well in Highway Rider, you can be that jerk"

    In real life I am "that jerk" who makes the queue shorter for car drivers. Filtering is legal in my country and rightly so. It means everyone gets to their destination earlier and it saves lives. Even the police encourage it.

    Thanks for the freebie alert though.

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      In my country it's also legal and I understand why it's done. Nonetheless, I think you have to distinguish the ones who do it more or less securely and the ones who do it at 150km/h when there's a traffic jam. I think the article considers "jerks" these last ones.

      • 11LBG11

        Ok, that I'll agree with. Filtering or lane splitting at high speeds is stupid. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in the UK we don't get many "squids" as Americans like to call them. Most of the lunatic road users in the UK seem to be young car drivers who typically drive small hatchbacks. They are known as "boy racers".

  • swarmster

    Swordigo is awesome, not to mention fully GIRU-certified (GC, iCloud, Retina, Universal). Free is a crime.

    • Laszlo Tuss

      After your comment i downloaded the game..... and it is awesome.... thank you

  • Fluffeh

    Swordigo is an absolute must have from this list. I just hope the devs made enough money from it. I'm kinda surprised to see it go free.

    • Gagapokerface

      Same here. I hope they made their money back and now they're just trying to get it in as many hands as possible. It was pretty high on the charts when it first released, so I think they did pretty well with it.

  • Vinvy

    Beyond Ynth shouldn't be missed, Swordigo is awesome as well. Pretty amazing the games we are getting for free these days.

  • Rirath

    As a lot of devs browse these forums, if any happen to be reading:  Thanks!