Children and Idiots: Here are Some Halloween Apps

By Gary Cutlack on at

Numerous application developers are putting the word "Halloween" inside their apps today, in an effort to make children download them and accidentally click on adverts for irrelevant Samsung products so they earn an extra $0.06. Here are some of them in a list with no complicated words.

If you like Halloween, and don't think it's been blown out of all proportion like Christmas only, unlike Christmas, there isn't even the chance of getting anything nice at the end of the months of tedious build up, you might like this. You could show it to someone. They might like it and think you're funny, so funny, in fact, that you ought to have your own programme on ITV2, where you show all your funny pictures to the camera for 24 minutes while doing a "WTF" face.

The people who make Ski Safari have also put pumpkins in the game. Amazing what you can do nowadays.

Minecraft is not above using Halloween to make money, either. A 79p purchase gets players a Halloween costumes skin pack, including all the things you might imagine a minimum effort cynical seasonal update might contain. It's only 79p, dad, come on, please, or I'll get beaten up by the big boys tomorrow for being poor.

Sonic The Hedgehog, always looking for new ways to get even more shit, now features something to do with collecting pumpkins in a special "Halloween Event" in depressing mobile money grab Sonic Dash. Just try to stop me closing the tab in disgust without even thinking about downloading it!

"Slashy Hero must save Halloween by defeating spooky ghosts, possessed tombstones, and evil jack o’lanterns" :(

Angry Birds Seasons was updated on Android on October 21st. That was probably to add Halloween stuff, although the app description uses the words "zany" and "kooky" so there's no way it's going on my phone to check.


If you want guaranteed pumpkins, Angry Birds rip-off Angry Pumpkins Halloween provides them. Plus at least 90 seconds of extreme disappointment before demanding money, which is, after all, what Halloween is all about.