It seems like Subatomic and Halfbrick are on the same page lately, as both companies released an update last week for the iPad versions of their game which have finally come to the iPhone versions this week. One week ago today, Fieldrunners 2 HD [$4.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] was updated with a couple of new towers as well as two new Christmas-themed power-ups. Today those items have come to Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99 / Free] on the iPhone, along with widescreen support for the iPhone 5.

I get unreasonably excited when my favorite games get widescreen support. I totally appreciate the fact that non-widescreen games can run on the iPhone 5 with borders rather than not run at all, but just like with playing iPhone games in 2x on the iPad it gets old not having a truly native version of a game or app for your device. And it seems like every day my list grows longer for games I wish to get widescreen updates.

Anyway, if you've been holding out on digging into Fieldrunners 2 waiting for widescreen support to come (I know some of you out there have been), then now is the time to update and get to playing. Oh, and one of the two new towers will run you an unusually high price to unlock in-game, but with good reason. Just like with the iPad version, Subatomic has a new lite version of Fieldrunners 2, and if you download and install it you can unlock the new Polymorph Tower totally for free. So be sure to do that and save yourself some in-game scratch.

One more thing. As a special bonus both the iPhone and iPad versions of Fieldrunners 2 are currently on sale, with the former available for 99¢ rather than its normal $2.99 and the latter down to $2.99 from its regular $7.99. Be sure to take advantage of these sales while they last, and hit up our Fieldrunners 2 review or the thread in our forums for more on this fantastic tower defense game.

  • ltcommander_data

    Why are they making paid owners jump through hoops by downloading the Lite version to unlock the Polymorph Tower? Are they looking for higher app store rankings or ad revenue by getting more Lite downloads?

    • Jeffrey Steiger

      yeah thats really odd. I think your right with the higher appstore ranking.

    • Micah Peterson

      I had the same thought about the ratings. Galaxy on Fire 2 does the same thing: if it finds the standard def version on your device and you open the HD version, it unlocks a $0.99 IAP.
      Seems kind of cheezy to me but I'm willing to go through the trouble of downloading then deleting if I get the free tower.

      • Doctorossi

        This is news to me (about GoF2). Which IAP does it unlock?

      • Micah Peterson

        It unlocks Valkyrie, which actually is a $4.99 IAP. (I was thinking it was Kaamo Club)

      • Doctorossi


      • Pavelbure

        Well gof 2 was originally a iPad app, then they came out with gof 2 hd to take advantage of the faster iPads and phones. It seems the free ISP is just their way of saying thank you for buying the game twice.

      • Micah Peterson

        Yeah I got the SD version free at some point and got the HD version for super cheap during some sale, so the free IAP was really nice.

    • Bluejunco

      So I downloaded the free version for the cool new tower. Now what. Do I have to keep the free app and delete the one I already paid for?

      The paid one has all my progress. But the free one I start from scratch.

      Am I missing something?

      Why not just unlock the tower in my paid version?

  • nuno lourenco

    do not buy the game Arkanoid HD is a steal. not working on ipad 3 .... I want my money back can I get the money?

    • Laszlo Tuss

      Write to Apple. They will give it back to you.