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.

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  • Intendro

    "They weigh in at around 120MB"
    Tilt to Live 2 had a free version that seems to have vanished: I haven't installed the now-free full version yet, but the free version installs into taking up over 500 MB! It doesn't seem like it should take up that much space, it doesn't seem THAT complicated or having fancy graphics or whatever. What is up with that?

    • Intendro

      I did like playing said version, so... Free games! *mashing of buy button*

    • dawizerd

      One Man Left sent out an email about it today. They were having problems with the free version, so they pulled it from the store, and put the regular version up for free as an apology of sorts, they are going to try and get the free one fixed up.

      • Intendro

        I was mainly commenting on the size of the free version, but that's good to know.
        So, the size...
        Installed, Tilt to Live 2 is a massive 615 MB.
        Tilt to Live 1 is 25.3 MB.
        Just what is taking up all that space in 2?
        It seems like it shouldn't be that big. O_o

  • coolpepper43

    I paid full price for both the game and iap.

    • QuarterSwede

      And it was so worth it. Great games and great devs.

      • coolpepper43

        Can take my soul.