With more than 10 MILLION installs and growing each day, it’s easy to see why Dan the Man has been awarded as one of the “Best of Games for 2016” across the major mobile platforms!

This legendary game dials back to gaming’s retro roots to bring you an action platformer brawler that you’d swear you’ve played in the old arcade! So download now and take control of the legendary (and often inappropriate hero) … Dan the Man!

With a cracking funny story, awesome upgradeable fighting skills and an epic arsenal of weapons that will make even the most heroic of heroes envious, Dan The Man's arcade fight fest has enough enemies and boss fights to satisfy every hardcore gamer.

Are you READY for this?
- Robo-bosses that will test their metal against your mettle!
- Upgradable weapons and abilities that will help you put the *smack* in smackdown!
- Customise your own character, or play as Dan, super girl Josie or Barry Steakfries! (IAP)
- Story Modes, Endless Survival and Battle Mode. Choose your mode of challenge!
- Secret Areas, unlockable costumes and Daily events to keep you on your toes!
- Retro style controls in the palm of your hands, with support for gamepads!

What are you waiting for? Join the epicness! Be legendary! PLAY NOW!


Catch up on the story before you play the game! Watch each stage of the web series:


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What's New

Version 1.2.51

GOOD NEWS! We continue adding content to the new ADVENTURE MODE:
• DINO ADVENTURE: Discover the lava island where the fierce dinosaurs live!
• DINO COSTUME: For your Custom Character.
We've addressed some minor technical issues to improve performance across the board. Thanks for playing and keep the feedback coming!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

459 Ratings

459 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Like its lovable heroes, this sidescrolling brawler packs a heck of a punch. The combat’s fast and fierce, spread across huge levels littered with foes and hidden areas. It’ll be a while before we unlock all the secrets and upgrades, but with so much retro-style fun, we don’t mind a bit.

The adds.


Here’s my thoughts on “Free” games.
They aren’t free to make, and games this good aren’t exactly too common. So if you like the little taste test you get, and are too tight to part with less than $10 for a good game, then “watch” the adds and consider yourself lucky it’s not one of them games that just straight up asks you to open your wallet before you can even test play.
Good work Joho and Halfbrick. I hope many people like me will be happy to send you a few bucks to support your excellent games.

Developer Response

Thanks for the stellar review! Having fans like this makes it all worthwhile :)

Best Game On My ipad


I love every thing 11/10 and the character customisations are like the best I can even be my favorite character from a different game I love. It also has such a good story and upgrades and power ups. I also love how wide a age range you can play. But the one thing that's really bugging me is one question and I hope you can do something about this, can there pleeeaase be more stages (and I can assure you that other people think the same) thank you.

In-App Purchases

Winter Bundle Pack

Includes Winter Campaign + 3 Xmas suits!


Fright Zone

A thrilling new area that is frightfully fun!


Premium (remove ads)

No ads! No level timers! No worries!


Barry Steakfries

Jetpack Joyride's shotgun wielding hero!



Premium + Barry! Enough said!


Winter Campaign

Buy the Winter Campaign!



107.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2014-2018 Halfbrick Studios
In-App Purchases
  1. Starter Pack 1 $2.99
  2. Premium (remove ads) $4.49
  3. Barry Steakfries $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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