It's been a while since we've had a proper five alarm freebie alert around here, largely because a hell of a lot of games just are free anyway these days. Regardless, this hasn't stopped me from checking AppShopper's recent free game sales feed (which you should totally book mark if you haven't) every morning. Today's goodies include Tilt to Live [$2.99] and Tilt to Live 2 [$2.99]. If you've got an iPad, Tilt to Live HD [Free (HD)] has been free forever.
These are still among my favorite iPhone games, and are games that are in my rotation of classic iOS games that I both play all the time and get installed first whenever I get a new iOS device. If you haven't played them before, the entire premise of the game is explained in the title- You tilt your phone, to live.
More specifically, you play as a little arrow and you need to both avoid and kill an endless swarm of red dots coming your way. You deal with these dots using a seemingly never-ending array of different weapons and power-ups. The cool thing about these games is both the original and the sequel are different enough that they're both worth having and playing.
Maybe I'm old school, but I still find myself preferring the original Tile to Live to Tilt to Live 2, although the sequel does have some awesome new game modes. Either way, these are two games that you need. They weigh in at around 120MB, so they're small enough to just download and keep on your device forever like me.