We’ve already seen some awesome App Store sales for the US Thanksgiving holiday seaon, but there are also a number of notable games that have gone free. 1112 episode 01, one of the first episodic adventure games exclusive to the iPhone, is now a freebie. The first person adventure featuring protagonist Louis Everett gets better and better, as evidenced by our reviews of 1112 episode 2 and ep 3. Also free are the popular tower defense games from Origin 8 - Sentinel: Mars Defense, Sentinel 2: Earth Defense and Space Station: Frontier, one of my favorite in the genre. The complete roundup can be found below, and don’t forget to check out other apps/games that have recently gone free.
Update: ** Denotes apps newly added to roundup.
One Man Army **
The Earth is a desolate place, and the few remaining safe human settlements are under threat from a mutant invasion. You stand alone against the onslaught; fight back against them using a variety of weapons, as well as strategic defense placement in this action packed mix of shooter and tower defense gameplay!
• Intuitive one touch control system, with two firing modes.
• Various gruesome mutants to fight, each with special skills.
• Manipulate various environmental objects.
• A cache of weapons at your disposal from rifle to rockets.
Chillingo Ltd, One Man Army™, – Free (was $0.99)
Jets is a brand new app to help you find the best seat for your flight. It contains detailed seat maps showing positive and negative features on every seat on board.
Whether you are a regular flyer or just take the occasional trip, it makes a massive difference if you can relax in comfort with additional legroom, more storage space and awesome window view.
Using Jets you’ll always know which seat to choose, so you can avoid discomfort, backache, nasty smells, cold drafts and noise near galleys, restrooms and stairs.
Alex Strelets, Jets – Flight & Seat Advisor, – Free (was $2.99)
They nuked the world, you race the remains! Feel the devastation of a nuclear apocalypse and enjoy hours of fast-paced racing unrivalled on the iOS platform! Slide your vehicle around amazing dusty and icy wastelands, drive on dam walls, jump across ruined bridges and swerve on uneven grounds. What a leap from the industry-standard flat-surfaced routine that has plagued the mobile racing games for so long!
The custom proprietary game-engine developed by Xpect Games revolutionizes the way racing games are done on mobile platforms. Experience unique full 3D motion physics supporting active 4 wheel suspensions. A highly optimized graphics engine allows rendering of copious geometry amounts never seen before on a mobile platform.
Xpect Games, Race After 1977, – Free (was $0.99)
A New puzzle game created by “Slice It!” Dev Team
Baa~ Baa~ The Scary night is drawing in your town.
Send lambs safely to their home before dark.
Take good care of your little lambs with a gorgeous sheepdog the Collie!
‘Little Lambs’ is a challenging brain puzzler with easy and intuitive control-
To clear the game, jiggle around your lambs and use your BRAIN!
Orca Inc., Little Lambs -a brain puzzler-, – Free (was $0.99)
Scan To PDF **
Scan To PDF allows you to obtain images of documents from your camera or image library and convert them into great looking multi-page PDF files. The app includes a proprietary image processing algorithm that converts the color images taken from the camera into great looking black and white images. Once the PDFs are generated, you can export them via email, printer, or to any other app that accepts PDFs. In fact, printing the PDFs essentially turns the app into a copy machine. Scan to PDF includes many image processing tools such as rotation, crop, copy to clipboard, grayscale, and others.
Tipirneni Software, Scan To PDF, – Free (was $3.99)
NEW Ringtone MAKER NOW you are able to convert any mp3 or iTunes music you own to ringtone for FREE!
★☆Last day promotion! Price will rise to $1.99 Tomorrow! Be quick!
CONVERTING any iTunes music to iPhone ringtone
👍 real waveform
👍 indication where song is playing (no more guessing)
👍 40 second ringtones
byss mobile, ring.tone, – Free (was $0.99)
Halftone adds an aged halftone-style printing effect to photos to give them a unique, vintage look. With 27 paper styles, nine built-in layouts, two caption styles, six different speech balloon styles, more than 25 stamps, and the ability to choose a font (including three embedded fonts), photos can be customized, then saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter, sent to other apps like Instagram, Camera+, and Color Splash, and printed.
GyroSynth is a gesture driven music synthesizer for the iPhone 4, which takes full adventage of the gyroscope. You can play and modulate the sound by moving your hand through the air – just like the legendary Theremin instrument.
GyroSynth makes use of the gyroscope to measure true roll, pitch, and yaw and translates them to sound parameters like pitch, volume, modulation or filter cutoff. Thanks to phenomenal accuracy (2000 degrees), you can play melodies perfectly in tune.
BeepStreet, GyroSynth, – Free (was $0.99)
You are an elite pilot of Terran Space Navy on a solo mission against an invasion from extra-terrestrial alien organism. However, things get complicated when you are thrust in a political struggle between Terran Space Navy and The Church of Caelum. Soon, a dangerous conspiracy is revealed and you have to fight or face the consequence.
iniGames, Space Ship Ion, – Free (was $1.99)
Journey to Mars orbital station Titan Prime, a desolate outpost infested with a hostile army of ultra-violent robots. Knock out motion-sensing gun turrets and blast your way through room after room of swarming droids to liberate Titan Prime. Destroy the enemy spawning hubs while avoiding deadly falls, electro-charged mines and traps. Gain experience, pick up abandoned weapons and shields, collect cash and hidden loot to *upgrade* your Mecha with a powerful suite of new armaments and defensive tools. But be warned, drop your guard for even an instant and the droids will swarm you. Keep moving!!
Wandake, Robokill ®, – Free (was $0.99)
RoboSockets: Link Me Up is a juicy mix of tetris, pipes and match 3 game mechanics resulting in the truly unique gameplay. It’s as simple as genius and brings a breath of fresh air to the tried bejeweled-type games. The game introduces a whole RoboCivilization, its hierarchy, history and legends with each level’s setting fitting in the storyline. Apart from introducing brand new gameplay, RoboSockets: Link Me Up boasts of classic for a quality title virtues: cheerful UI, elaborate story, intense graphics and a vast replayability potential.
Tatem Games, RoboSockets: Link Me Up, – Free
Safari Party **
Safari Party is a new genre of match-4 action puzzle game where you become a photographer travelling around the globe: Safari, Ocean, North Pole, Forest and Metropole. Take as many photos as you can of more than four animals of the same kind. But be careful, some animals are not as cute as you think they are! Discover beautiful new lands and adorable animals, and compete for the title of the best photographer in the world!
Grab your camera and jump into the adventure!
PIXOWL INC., Safari Party, – Free
The best way to sum this game up is that it’s like a labyrinth game but on steroids. Just tilt the device to move your character through the levels while avoiding traps, opening doors, bouncing, sliding and not falling off.
Designed by game industry veteran, Anders Hejdenberg. Lead designer of many world class games, including Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.
Experience RapidFire, the fastest FULL RESOLUTION bursting available anywhere. just hold the still button and stand back!
Or turn on QuickPic mode and capture a shot as soon as the camera is launched! Taking a video? No problem – VideoPix technology will let you keep snapping photos!
✓ Fastest full resolution bursting available
✓ Take pictures WHILE taking video
✓ Fast startup
✓ Minimal time between pictures
Two Teeth Technologies, QuickPix, – Free
Change categories and units and calculate at once!
Fast and powerful, but most intuitive unit converter for ordinary user!
This converter is designed so intuitively to help casual users of real life. We collected essential categories and it’s units. You can use this app as common calculator, but when you flick your screen, you will find that it is so easy to change categories and units.
Ncove Studio, Convert – Intuitive unit converter, – Free
1112 episode 01 is the Pilot of the world first episodic adventure game exclusive to the iOS devices.
Louis Everett is leading a quiet life and minding his own business as the most average middle class citizen. He lives with his beautiful but rather nosy wife in the peaceful Jalonsville New jersey.
Take a journey to explore this intriguing mystery and discover the reasons behind his constant headaches and strange dreams.
Meet a bunch of colorful characters, dive into bizarre situations until an unpredictable event occurs and turns everything upside down!
It’s war. Earth’s first off-world colony is fighting for survival against a savage alien onslaught!
Mars is under siege and thousands of lives are on the line. Humanity’s only hope is you, the commander of the dropship Sentinel. Welcome to the future of Tower Defense!
Deploy sophisticated turret technology across the Martian landscapeto halt the alien advance. Protect walls and barriers that block the enemy’s path to your base. Upgrade your weaponry, or release robotic drones to repair buildings and harvest resources. Watch the battle for the planet unfold in beautifully rendered, atmospheric graphics.
Origin8, Sentinel: Mars Defense, – Free (was $0.99)
Extraterrestrial eyes have turned to a new target: they want Earth, and you’re the one that has to say ‘no’!
Welcome to the future of TD.
Sentinel 2: Earth Defense expands upon the acclaimed gameplay of Sentinel: Mars Defense. The action takes place across varied, lushly rendered Earth environments, and the alien assault force has grown more vicious than ever. Luckily, human turret technology has also advanced, and the ship weapons system provides a spectacular new way to eradicate invaders!
From the team of the award-winning Sentinel TD series!
As overseer of a deep space mining operation you’d expect it to be a peaceful job. No such luck with a mysterious alien race violently contesting your claim to the territory!
Harvest precious energy, fortify your station, build up your firepower to defend humanity’s domain on this new frontier!
FREE for a limited time!!! Set in the times of cavemen and dinosaurs, Hooga is a fantastic side-scrolling caper with four Jurassic environments including lush grasslands, forbidding glaciers and savage jungles!
This action-packed prehistoric platformer features the unclean yet loveable Hooga who belches, farts and swings his way towards his stolen bride. His journey would be easy if it wasn’t for an army of 40 prehistoric enemies and boss monsters that will challenge your heroic caveman at every step.
So prepare for carnage, get ready for excitement and enter into the new era of Hooga!
Pack your bags and get ready to have a ghoulishly good time solving puzzles at Chillingham Manor now! Download this whimsically macabre matching puzzle game today and prove you have what it takes to outwit every ghoul and make it out alive!
Chillingham Manor is a family-friendly symbol & color matching game that pits players against a diverse array of cartoonishly scary villains. The game is played across 45 sequentially more difficult levels, all of which offer an unprecedented amount of replay value because of their dynamic gameplay and the unique dynamics of each randomly created level! This artistically vivid app offers more than a few mild scares and competitive symbol and color making based challenges though.
Synqua Games, Chillingham Manor, – Free (was $1.99)
The Frozen Maiden blends popular tower defence genre with role-playing elements. Unlock towers, skills and spells as you progress through the thrilling fantasy story!
Main game features:
* Several hours of gameplay
* Challenging and fun gameplay
* Four tower types, with unique upgrade options
* 14 different enemy types
* Dozens of different battlegrounds
* Fantasy story
* Role playing character progress
Kyy Games, Legends of Elendria: The Frozen Maiden, – Free (was $2.99)
Run like your brain depends on it!
What’s worse than zombies who eat brains? Zombies who eat brains *AND* steal all of your stuff! And what’s better than shotguns for dealing with zombies? Parkour, of course!
Use awe-inspiring parkour skills to navigate your way through the city using everything in your path to put distance between yourself and the rotting undead. Vault over obstacles, jump from rooftops, run across billboards, swing and zip over huge gaps – no zombie can stop you. Who needs shotguns and shovels when you have moves like this?
Break Media, Zombie Parkour Runner, – Free (was $0.99)
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Take charge of a bustling Sushi Restaurant in Miniclip Sushi Go Round. Join our hero and his mentor, the Sushi Master, on their quest to make delicious sushi, serve as many customers as possible and impress a beautiful girl.
Use your memory and skills to create a variety of exciting sushi dishes and serve them to your waiting customers. Order in new ingredients as they run out, check out the different recipes in the recipe book and make sure everyone is kept happy. This fast paced and frustratingly addictive game features many challenging levels, and guarantees you long hours of fun!
Miniclip.com, SushiGoRound!, – Free (was $0.99)
WordPop! Volt (iPad Only)
FREE for one day only, Happy Thanksgiving. Featured by Apple in “WHAT’S HOT” WordPop! Volt HD is part puzzle, part word creation, highly addictive and all fun. Clear the board by creating words. As you pop each word from the grid, there are fewer and fewer letters left. Plan ahead to win the round and the game! Redesigned from the ground up to electrify your word gaming experience on the iPad. Once you start playing it is hard to stop. *** Awarded Mobile Game of the Year at Palm Addicts 2009 ***
WordPop! Volt is easy to learn and thoroughly entertaining.
Smart Box Design, WordPop! Volt, – Free
Connect the glowing dots to form cycles of matching color. Sounds easy? There’s a catch: the bolts of light that create the connections must not collide with another dot!
4 game modes: in ‘Classic’ mode a meter shows the required cycle lengths, gradually demanding longer cycles to be found. In ‘Timed’ mode, a countdown clock is replenished by every cycle made, but short cycles will only earn a few precious seconds. ‘Drop’ mode adds another twist, as dots cascade down from the top of the screen. Or play at your own pace in ‘Relaxed’ mode. But watch out, dots will still explode if crossed!
Good Reactions, Cyclix, – Free (was $0.99)
Tap a bubble to POP it! DON’T pop the SKULLS!!
Tap and hold on a bubble then WIGGLE up and down to pump it up. Let go to create a SHOCKWAVE!
Tap on the same COLOR without missing or changing color to build up a CHAIN
Pop BIG bubbles for lots of TIME and SMALL bubbles for lots of POINTS!
Pop features 6 modes including Normal, Advanced, Timed and Bonus Round challenges.
Pop also features many powerup types! TimeWarps to slow down time!! Nukes to send out shockwaves and much more!!!
Nnooo Pty Ltd, Pop, – Free (was $4.99)
A simple yet extremely fun and addictive puzzle game. The goal is to connect all the points by dragging your finger from point to point without retracing your steps. Sounds simple? It might just have you playing for hours! Try to finish all 1000+ puzzles. A great way to pass the time when you need to or just plain want to. Come see what has everybody talking.
- over 1000 puzzles
- 4 different game modes
- different backgrounds
How about, for example, an alarm one day before and a second alarm half an hour before your task is due? And what do you do when more than just one alarm fires at the same time? Don’t you wish you could handle them one by one, so that you don’t miss any task, no matter how many alarms went off at once?
You like the simple and natural language you see on the alerts from your Calendar app? We’ve got you covered – alerts are displaying simple, clean and understandable text using phrases like “Tomorrow 11:20″ or “Daily 10:00 AM”.
Can’t do something right now? A smart snoozing options sheet will offer reasonable times for delaying the task or marking it as complete.
Cleversome, 3do – The next generation of reminder apps, – Free (was $2.99)
National Geographic Traveler and Fotopedia present a unique perspective of France’s extraordinary beauty: the bird’s view.
If you think that France is beautiful, wait until you see this app. It’s a love letter written with a camera and a helicopter. From l’Aiguille du Midi to the Chateau d’Yquem, discover thousands of well-kept secrets and breathtaking sights, many of which are remote and inaccessible.
See the most spectacular abbeys, beaches, bridges, castles, cliffs, fortifications, geometric landscapes, harbors, islands, lakes, lighthouses, mountains, rivers, quaint villages, waterfalls, windmills,… An endless collection of awe-inspiring vistas. With more than 2,000 professional aerial photos, interactive maps, social media sharing, beautiful slideshows and wallpapers. There is even a Trip Builder to help you create the trip of your dreams.
Fotonauts Inc., Above France, – Free (was $2.99)