What's the only thing better than iPhone games? Free iPhone games, of course! I've rounded up five titles that'll give you hours, days, maybe even weeks of portable fun, and they're all absolutely free.
But not for long. Some of these games are part of short-term promotional giveaways, and I don't know when those promotions will end. My advice: grab them now while they're still free. (I promise all of them were as of this writing.)
Death Rally: Originally $4.99, this top-down racing/shooting/blowing-stuff-up game pays homage to the PC-based original. It's a blast--especially on the iPad.
Hanging with Friends: I am utterly and hopelessly addicted to this two-player twist on Hangman, which comes from the folks who already destroyed global productivity with Words with Friends. If you can't live with the free version's ads, it'll cost you $1.99 to be rid of them.
iFighter 1945: I'm trying desperately to remember the name of the coin-op arcade game that inspired this scrolling World War II-era air-combat shooter--1943: The Battle of Midway, I think--but it doesn't matter. This is some stellar arcade action.
Super World Adventures: An unabashed (but crazy-fun) Mario clone that's a must-have for fans of Mario-style platformers. 'Nuff said.
Turtle Fly: This is without question the greatest game ever to feature a turtle with a jet-pack strapped to his shell. Each "day" (level) brings new requirements, like blasting to a certain height, collecting enough diamonds, and so on. It's cute, clever, and quite addictive.
What fabulous freebies have you played lately? Name 'em in the comments!