Here's one for the ages. Right now, Ubisoft's masterful mobile Rayman game Rayman Jungle Run [$2.99] is free for the first time ever. I mean, it's been 99¢ plenty of times before, which for the quality of the game might as well be free, but this is as free as it'll ever get. Rayman Jungle Run launched last year and took all the impressive visuals and whimsy of its console big brother and packed it into a mobile auto-runner. This wasn't just "another endless runner" though, as the level design is outstanding in Jungle Run, and it's simply a joy to play while still being incredibly challenging. The sky high production values are just the icing on the cake.

Apple chose Rayman Jungle Run as their Game of the Year in 2012, and we loved it in our review as well. If you somehow haven't bought it by now, then definitely jump all over the opportunity to grab it for free. If you enjoy it, I can also highly recommend its sequel, Rayman Fiesta Run [$2.99], which just launched just last month, and maintains the high quality of the original while offering all new levels and features. They're both about as "must own" as iOS games get, so at the very least take advantage of the freebie for Rayman Jungle Run While you can.

Note: The price just dropped, so it might be a few minutes before that is reflected in the link below. But trust me: this sucker is totally free.

  • Aaron

    Great! I just bought Rayman Fiesta Run too! Im so lucky :D

  • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

    Such a great game.

  • bigjack66

    I've always hated Rayman and still do. It's also a sign of how little Ubisoft thinks of the ipod when this is the best they can do for it!

    • wildperson

      This is a really polished platformer if you ask me. And they're giving it away.
      What do you not like about the game or this promotion?

      • Zerol3onheart

        I always found the Rayman games kind of boring. That being said, I bought RJR when they dropped it to a buck whenever that was and I love that game. The fact that it's free makes it even more of a instadownload. Try it!

      • Zerol3onheart

        Ok, so I just redownloaded loaded it and it's a friggin ad fest. They totally broke this game, good lord. Oh well...

      • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

        Good lord I don't know what you're talking about. Good lord.

  • Ramaz1234

    YEEESSS!! I have Rayman fiesta Run and it's so much fun. Can't wait to play the original.

  • SerapisB

    I just wish fiesta run would stop lagging and crashing so I can play it.

  • mrbass

    Yep totally free now as in freeium. People who shelled out $3 for it now must shell out $2 to unlock all levels in IAP. Avoid like a plague unless you want to pay $2 for it that is then go right ahead. But it ain't free it's just a free demo.

    • dancj

      All of the levels I unlocked are still unlocked. I don't think the option to pay to unlock the my early is anything new.

      • dancj

        *them early

    • Adams Immersive

      You can still just unlock levels by playing though, can't you? Instant-unlock would be more like a paid shortcut in that case--not something I object to, and not just a demo. (Separate issue: some bug seems to have deleted some peoples' progress.)

  • lancheta

    Game is great. Had it on my iphone since its release.

  • Adan

    Get this, but be WARNED. The latest (and very recent update) brings with it ads, more IAP's and completely wipes out ALL your progress, as evidenced by loads of app store reviews. And I'm not buying 'Rayman Run Fiesta' until they add iCloud support!

    • dancj

      Odd. That didn't happen to me.

      • Adan

        Then consider yourself lucky ;-)

    • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

      They do have iCloud support. I just downloaded the game and everything is there from my first run through like a year ago. Granted there are popus now which are lame. But the game is still fun.

      • Adan

        Yes, they do have iCloud support, but mine and many others' progress was wiped!

  • lazrhog

    My guess is the price drop is ahead of an iTunes gift giveaway ...

    • maomaoyinpei

      BINGO!!!!!!!

    • Dammster

      You were right. :-)

  • Breinstein

    Fiesta run is infested with facebook buttons all over the game since the 1.03 update. Completely ruined a great game for me.

    • Adan

      One more reason to not buy it

  • Mj1ggy

    This is my first time getting this game. There are no essential IAPs as far as I can tell (you can buy skins or pay to unlock all levels but they can also be unlocked by playing) and the extra levels are free to download. I have seen exactly one ad for Rayman Fiesta Run in maybe 45 minutes of play. Therefore I have no idea why people keep decrying this game as freemium as it seems straight up free for the time being. Frankly I don't think it's as great as Apple or TouchArcade but it's free and it's still pretty cool.

  • Bill Do

    This is day 7 of the giveaway.

  • JD214

    Yeah, I had this game since May, the latest update you get more ads and IAP's, should've been free to begin with.

  • Wizard_Mike

    I grabbed this because it was free and was really surprised at how good it is. I thought this was just an endless runner with a major franchise tie-in, but it's not. Auto-runner, yes, but endless runner, no.

    I'm not too sure where the hate about the iap is coming from. There are only two iaps, one for another character to use that also comes with extra skins for rayman, and another that unlocks all the levels. Each level is unlocked by beating the previous, though, so I'm not sure what the point of paying to unlock them all would be. Also, just to note, this is just to unlock all the levels, not the worlds. All the worlds are already unlocked when you start (although I did have to download the extra 20 levels that had been added, but there was no cost on that).

    Anyways, they could remove the iap altogeter and it would make absolutely no impact on the game whatsoever, so that should be an indicator of how "horrible" the iap is in this game.

    As for ads, I've only had the ad for the rayman fiesta run pop up a couple of times. Not during gameplay or between levels or anything obnoxious like that. Just a couple of times when entering the main menu.

    • Dammster

      Thank you mighty wizard!