Tilt Your iPhone, Kick Some Elves, and a Boy and His BalloonS

There's something inherently evil about games that let you kick elves. Actually, games that let you kick anything. I mean what did an elf ever do to you? And yet, I can't stop kicking elves. Especially if it's free. While you're re-examining your elf-kicking ways, enjoy a nice game of pinball on your iPhone, learn about China's rich history with a strategy game, and help a young boy soar through the sky all in today's best app deals."

Tilt Your iPhone, Kick Some Elves, and a Boy and His Balloon

iOS: Age of Pinballs - Free

Call me old fashioned, but I love me some pinball. The flashing lights, the bumpers, the ridiculous movie tie-ins from the 90s. Yeah, pinball is pretty awesome. While playing on your iPad or iPhone isn't quite the same, it's still fun. And today, it's also free. With seven different tables and eight different camera views, Age of Pinballs just tilted its way into my heart. Dropped from $1 to Free. [Apps-aholic]

Tilt Your iPhone, Kick Some Elves, and a Boy and His Balloon

iOS: Romance Of The Three Kingdoms Touch - $7

Unite China under one banner with this historical simulation game. The strategy game is set during the Three Kingdoms period of China. Yeah, that's something they didn't teach us about in primary school. I'm not sure how "historical" the game is. but I'm sure it'll share more information with me than my history teacher's one nugget of Chinese history, "They invented gun powder." Yeah, thanks a lot teach. Dropped from $14 to $7. [Appshopper]

Tilt Your iPhone, Kick Some Elves, and a Boy and His Balloon

iOS: Ruberth's Kick n' Fly - Free

I hate those Salvation Army bell ringers. I might give them money if they stopped ringing that DAMN BELL. I'm also not a fan of those Santa hats. Anywho, today's free kick-someone-with-a-Santa-hat game should help me work through a few issues and give you hours of elf-kicking action. I like to pretend they're Salvation Army bell ringers and I get to kick them across 40 landscapes of fun. Dropped from $1 to Free. [Appsylum]

Tilt Your iPhone, Kick Some Elves, and a Boy and His Balloon

Android: Helium Boy - Free

Boys and balloons go together like cats and YouTube. I was going to name all the movies with boys and balloons in them. Instead, I'll tell you that Helium Boy has eight stages, a beginner and normal mode, and is set in a 3D world of wonder. Oh, and you collect stars. Because sharp pointy stars and balloons make total sense. Dropped from $2 to Free. [Amazon]