Back before Jetpack Joyride became an international obsession, its hero Barry Steakfries appeared in a handful of earlier Halfbrick releases. One of those was Monster Dash – an endless runner that pitted Barry against an onslaught of Halloween horrors.

Normally a 99 cent download, the game has gone free as part of an update the game has received, bringing Monster Dash to version 2.0.

If you’re a Halfbrick fan, this is probably starting to sound familiar.


This new version introduces daily events, new monsters, and new upgrades. And heck – the game was already great as it was, so more is better.

It seems like this might be a new trend for Halfbrick, and if it’s successful, maybe even the industry at large. Giving old games a 2.0 makeover to breathe new life into them? I’ve heard of worse ideas.

Now stop reading and go kill some monsters. You can download Monster Dash for free from the App Store.