Just down past the gasworks
WoSblog’s favourite free iPod game got an update this morning, increasing the size of its main mode by a whopping 67% and making it an even more unmissable bargain than the unmissable bargain it already was. Donut Games’ cute and loveable Rat On The Run is actually three games in one – and even the throwaway “Rat On A Scooter” minigame is so good that it’s now spawned its own spinoff game (the splendid Rat On A Scooter XL) – but the main Challenge mode has now been expanded from 15 levels to 25.
It’s a lovely one-button game full of replay value (because beating a level with one star is for the feeble), and you really ought to be snapping it up before DG come to their senses and start charging for it again.
(If you want to get a feel for the game without an iPod, you can also play the full 8-level Arcade mode here for free.)
Remember, if you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch yet with which to enjoy the now-est gaming of the modern zeitgeist, you can still grab the games anyway with iTunes while they’re free, and be ready if you get one in the future. And if you’re ready to join in the fun, you can do it at a giveaway price by subscribing to WoS, where subscribers learn how to pick up a brand-new 32GB 3rd-gen iPod Touch for just £6 – no strings, no contracts, no getting other people do do anything, just a fun bit of exploiting capitalism for half-an-hour’s effort.