Apps Gone Free Roundup: CIA : Operation Ajax, Trenches and more
CIA: Operation Ajax, a superb interactive comic book app based on the true story of the Iranian Coup during the early 50′s (one backed by the CIA), is now free once again for a limited time. The carefully crafted Operation Ajax took several years in the making and its quality is apparent the moment you fire it on your iPad. Previously priced at $7.99, this is certainly worth checking out even if you’re not heavily into graphic novels. More freebies have been rounded up for you after the gap.
And don’t forget to check out our most recent Apps Gone Free posts. Many of those apps and games are still showing as free on the App Store.
Operation Ajax tells the true story of the first CIA backed coup which toppled Iran’s democracy in 1953. Combining subtle animation with a film quality soundtrack, the story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.
The app includes:
- 210 page interactive comic with sound and animation
- 22 character dossiers loaded with photos and notes
- 9 historical newsreels
- 3 authentic declassified CIA documents
- Embedded extra content that can be explored within the page
4 years in the making, CIA : Operation Ajax is a revolutionary new way to experience a graphic novel on the iPad.
Cognito Comics, CIA : Operation Ajax, – Free
Trenches delivers hours upon hours of pitched battle and mayhem filled fun. The ever-deepening Campaign sports three levels of difficulty. Add to that, Skirmish mode where you can create custom battles and even random ones for endless replayability. Then a dash of global multiplayer and you’re going to be late for class/work/anniversary/surgery/etc.
√ Over 20 achievements through OpenFeint and nearly 30 GameCenter achievements
√ Bluetooth, Local WiFi and GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat
√ Zombie Horde … who doesn’t love Zombies?
√ Original Voice Talent
√ Original Musical Scores
After falling from a tree, Ryan woke up in a strange room. Help him escape the room and discover the secret of Antrim Castle!
Antrim Escape is a room escape game. The objective of the game is to find, combine and use designated items to solve puzzles and eventually find the exit of the room. In order to succeed the game, you have to comprehend on the functionality of iphone (multi-touch, accelerometer…etc). With its realistic graphics, enticing storyline, intellect puzzles, and intuitive controls, it is a brand new experience to your previously played room escape games!
The story is based on a haunted garden in N. Ireland!
Game Hive Corp., Antrim Escape 1, – Free
Mixing the slots machine genre with RPG elements, the game features:
- Random drops from enemies at end of battle
- 45 weapons with 3 qualities each
- 9 unique weapons! Can you find them all?
- NO In App Purchase
- Game Center support with 3 leaderboards and 47 achievements
- More than 50 unique monsters
- 6 sidequest levels with different play type
Productions Multimage, King Cashing: Slots Adventure, – Free
Muffin Knight is an action-packed platformer with stunning visuals and a myriad of fairytale characters, each with their own unique abilities which gain strength as you advance.
This is the story of a little boy, on his journey to return the old fairy’s magical muffins. A strange curse was set on him: with each muffin he touches, he turns into a different creature. The old fairy promises to turn him back into a boy when he gets all the muffins back.
Angry Mob Games, Muffin Knight, – Free
Get ready for some EPIC PIG-SLINGING madness! Start launching pigs off slingshot and experience the fastest pig-rolling action you’ve never tried before!
Pig Shot is an incredibly addicting action game where you constantly launch your pig off slingshots before rolling it at high speed through a challenging trail that is filled with random obstacles. Collect cauliflower to accumulate gas and make your pig fart for a temporary speed boost. There are over a dozen of achievements such as ‘Constipated Pig’ to be unlocked in the game and you can check your standing on the Game Center/OpenFeint leaderboard. You can even send an email highscore challenge your friends.
Nexx Crunch, Pig Shot, – Free
mass of flying monsters haunted the tranquil Kingdom with full of scarce & precious treasures. The monsters dictated by the incense of the treasures. The king placed a huge bounty on flying monsters to protect his people and treasures. Then a mob of veteran hunters gathered at the Kingdom chasing for the bounty.
Has your mercenary got ready for a battle against the monsters?
1. DEFEAT THE MONSTERS, DEFEND THE KINGDOM!
• Watch out ! Each monster you miss would cut your rewards. You won’t get nothing as you miss 3 monsters.
Think about the people in the kingdom suffered by monsters. You have to hunt them all down.
• Throw yourself to defeat the monsters. You will face more strange and strong monsters such as Teleporting monsters, Electric shock Monsters and Bouncing monsters… etc. Mightier heros wanted to hunt the stronger monsters. You may hire capable heroes at the mercenary shop.
eZENplus INC., Flying Defense, – Free
Description: Turning a fan-favorite genre on its head, the hyper-addictive Mad Skills Motocross plays and feels like no other side-scrolling racing game. The unparalleled physics engine and unexpected power-ups give you a level of control that you have to play to believe. Launch off an enormous jump, land on your rear wheel, hit the throttle, and leave your opponent in a spray of dirt—then brag about it on Facebook and Twitter! Mad Skills Motocross is fun for novices but deep enough for nearly endless competitive high-level play. You’ll need to master wheelies, stoppies, nitro, rocket boots, backflips, front flips, and much more to truly be the best.
Turborilla, Mad Skills Motocross, – Free
Waiting for a bus? Stuck in line? No matter where you are, now you can hit the slopes! Just fire up Crazy Snowboard, tilt your device left and right to steer and you’re there!
Ready for some massive airs? Just touch the screen (anywhere) hold down and you’ll crouch ready to spring. Release your touch on top of a ramp and you’ll get a huge boost. Then link your tricks together to increase your multiplier and score big. How about some grinding? We’ve got rails, boxes, logs, candycanes (yes, candycanes!) all ready for your grinding pleasure. See how many you can link together to ramp up your bonus multiplier and boost your score.
A fun games! Over 2000000+ downloads! Use realistic physics to throw blocks off the stage, gaining at least 100 points for the next advance level, by shooting balls at them. There are many types of blocks, there are 3 different balls and there are more than 50 levels for you to finish.
How to play
1. Tap and drag the ball within the shooting area then let the ball shoot.
2. Select a ball to hit the bricks
3. Get points by shooting the bricks off the stage
4. Each game you will need to get 100 points in order to advance to the next level
AMC WORKSHOP, Demolish, – Free
WHAT ON EARTH are Santa’s little helpers up to after they have quit the workshop?
Playing a game of KICK AWAY CATAPULT, of course!
Aim and launch hilariously laughing helpers through the snowy landscapes and fill up their pockets with sparkling knick knacks.
Use bouncy mushrooms to reach new areas, but avoid dangers such as bottomless wells and frosty snowmen that makes your nose freeze.
Donut Games, Ruberth’s Kick n’ Fly, – Free
“Defense of Fortune : The Savior” is Episode 3 of The Fortune Chronicle Series.
“Rebirth of Fortune” and “Sorcerer of Fortune” are in The Fortune Chronicle Series, these games were SRPG and Puzzle.
The Defense of Fortune is a new challenge as a defense style game.
★ The goal of the game
The goal is defending castles with request of every lord of castles in the world.
You have to defeat all of the enemies before tearing the castles down.
Save all of the castles from enemies and upgrade units and facilities with money which gained by defeating enemies.
Ultimately, eliminate the conspiracy of Ancient Dragon which is a mother of evil.
A game so smooth it’ll “Shoot the Moon” by stealing your heart!
The classic card game Hearts is now available for iPhone!
“Shoot the Moon” with this classic card game that is popular around the world. Aces Hearts brings the timeless game to iPhone with some extra flare. Play characters like Elouise, Vladimir, and Drucilla. Don’t remember how to play or need a refresher? We put in step by step tutorials and 5 levels of difficulty to make Aces Hearts easy and fun for everyone!
Concrete Software, Aces Hearts Deluxe, – Free
Doodle Kart is a Doodle style top down driving game. It’s funny and addictive which you’ll think the game is so unique comparing with other driving games. Items/Weapons are supported during the race. You can fire a pencil/bullet to attack opponent’s cars. For some special items, you can even enlarge your car to run over the other cars!
To unlock the next stage, you need to play the Championship mode (on either one difficulty) and get gold cup (1st) in the last stage you unlocked.
To unlock Dark mode, you need to play the Championship mode (on either one difficulty) and get gold cups (1st) in ALL stages.
j2sighte, Doodle Kart – Game Center Multiplay, – Free
The tripwolf travel guide app for Tokyo, Japan offers access to expert advice from trusted travel guide publishers such as Footprint and Marco Polo. Combining this with ratings and reviews from thousands of travelers from the tripwolf community, tripwolf gives you the latest and up-to-date mobile travel guide for Tokyo, Japan.
✔ Integrated offline maps to navigate through Tokyo, Japan without internet connection.
✔ ”You are here” functionality to find your current location on the map
✔ Helps you avoid roaming charges: all guides, features and maps are available without connection to the internet!
Note: 4 other Tripwolf guides are also free today.
tripwolf, Tokyo travel guide – tripwolf, – Free
tripwolf, Las Vegas travel guide – tripwolf, – Free
tripwolf, Buenos Aires travel guide – tripwolf, – Free
tripwolf, Athens travel guide – tripwolf, – Free
tripwolf, Cairo travel guide – tripwolf, – Free
DNoteIt (iPad Only)
DNoteIt is tool for writing and organizing notes. It may not be the prettiest or most user-friendly notepad out there, but it aims to be as functional as it can be. Its interface is clean and un-obstructive, designed to minimize number of steps it takes to accomplish three main tasks: search, organize and edit. This leads to an interface, which may feel a bit ‘different’ from that of other apps, so be sure you check out the quick reference to use it to its full potential.
DNoteIt integrated web browser is ideal for doing research. You can clip text and graphics or annotate web links as notes. The web view is also used to display context information for selected text. This functionality is intended to provide an interface to external services such as text translation, dictionary or wiki server integration and is user configurable.
OnFlApp, DNoteIt, – Free
Take control of your mobile data. Monitor data usage for your home and roaming plans. Set usage alarms to manage your bill. Track historical consumption to ensure you are buying the ideal plan and maximizing how you use your data. Save money by using your data plans more effectively.
Mobidia Technology, My Data Manager, – Free