Apps Gone Free Roundup: President’s Day Weekend Edition
This President’s Day Weekend edition of our Apps Gone Free roundup coincides with the third anniversary of the Sentinel: Mars Defense release, a popular tower defense game from the folks at Origin8. Together with Sentinel 2: Earth Defense (TMA Review) and Sentinel 3: Homeworld (TMA Review), the series has managed to rack up more than 3 million downloads on the App Store. To celebrate, the TD triology is now a free download for the entire weekend. Another noteworthy app that’s gone from paid–>free is G5 Entertainment’s Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold for both the iPhone and iPad, a solid puzzle-oriented title with mini-games and hidden object gameplay mixed in. Check out the entire list of freebies after the break.
Note: If you missed our previous Apps Gone Free post, a good number from that roundup are currently still free on the App Store.
Join Nelly and her younger brother as they unravel family secrets and face breathtaking adventure! Nelly has dreamed of finding the hidden treasure that her grandmother, who was a pirate, hid long ago. When Nelly’s parents leave her and her brother Tommy at home for a day, Tommy suddenly goes missing. Solving this strange disappearance is the first step, eventually leading Nelly and her brother to an ancient treasure map! Test your skills with challenging puzzles that will take you from strange laboratories to the dangerous depths of the ocean. With its charming characters, engaging storyline and plethora of puzzles, this game is an irresistible hidden object/adventure hit!
Sentinel: Mars Defense – a premium sci-fi strategy game.
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.
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!
NEW IN SENTINEL 2
• Unleash the Sentinel’s incredible ship weapons system – if you’ve got the power to do so…
• Deploy mobile attack drones to harass the enemy and augment static defenses.
• Construct boosters to buff your offense, and upgrade to top-tier towers for devastating special moves!
• Pit yourself against previously unseen members of the star spawned horde.
• Mission mode provides quick tactical challenges. Beat a scenario to earn achievements!
Sentinel 3: Homeworld (Universal)
Take the fight to the alien homeworld and unleash a massive arsenal of weaponry!
* UNIVERSAL build – play on ALL iPhones, iPod Touches & iPads!
* A challenging campaign featuring 20 levels across 14 distinctive & demanding maps!
* A powerful commander mech which can level up and gain new abilities as you play!
* Over 20 unlockable turrets, orbital ship weapons, automated drones and abilities at your disposal!
* IAP offers a new 15 level campaign, new commander, new weapons, new enemies and more!
* Customize your weapon loadout in the Armory to match the demands of the mission!
There’s gold in the deep undergrounds! Be part of the California gold rush in Gold Jumper!
In dark and cold mines, sacks of gold are ready to be hauled to the surface. How to get them out? The only way is with broken rails and damaged carts.
-Touch the screen to make the gold hop onto a variety of carts. Try to go up to the surface as quickly as you can.
-Use all the objects in the mine to make your gold bag jump. You’ll be having loads of fun before you even realize it!
-Beware!! If you don’t want to start over, tap to reach the top before the time runs out!
Com2uS Inc., Gold Jumper, – Free
Tiny Token Empires is an amazing mix-it’s a puzzle game, « Match 3 » game and turn-based strategy game. The player plays one of the five major ancient empires: Rome, Greece, Egypt, Persia, or Carthage. The iPhone version proposes the Roman campaign and the free missions mode. Discover the other campaigns thanks to the shop.
By developing cities and armies, and annexing new territories, the player gradually expands his power over the world!
But Tiny Token Empires is also a “casual’ strategy game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It contains a crazy comical universe: goofballs gods, super cute mythological monsters, clown legionnaires, and much more.
Bulkypix, Tiny Token Empires, – Free
Zombie Gunship (Universal)
Zombie Gunship™ puts you in the gunner seat of a heavily-armed AC-130 ground attack aircraft. Strategically fire your powerful guns to slay endless waves of zombies and protect the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse!
3D NIGHT VISION DISPLAY with Motion Blur
Toggle between white and black hot modes. Use your radar to quickly detect and eliminate the zombie threat.
• 25mm Gatling gun
• 40mm Bofors auto-cannon
• 105mm Howitzer cannon
Limbic Software, Zombie Gunship, – Free
⇒Let`s Gather Blocks!
⇒Transform them into Ultimate Robots
✓ How to Play
1. Accumulate 8 or more same color and blow all them up!
2. As you gather more blocks, you’ll earn more energy and scores.
Check out 9 levels of Block Transformation!
3. You will need “Nibble” to remove single block.
Each nibble will be awarded as you blow up 13 or more blocks.
4. With higher scores, each musical elements will be added on top of each .
Achieve 100% to complete the music!
Cravemob Co.,Ltd, Blowup!!, – Free
Crazy Panda HD (iPad Only)
A funny, casual puzzler you’ve never played!
*Goals: Defeat the enemies and bosses, and achieve the highest score!
*Two Modes: Use your slingshot to hit the flying panda or use gravity sensing to make your character to roll and kick-out the enemies!
*Three Characters: You can select Panda, Gorilla, or Chinchilla to defeat the enemies. Each has his own special ability!
*Four Scenes: Fight in the deep sea, Sky island, Forest etc!
A-onesoft, Crazy Panda HD, – Free
Robokill 2: Leviathan Five (iPad Only)
Robokill 2 blends classic arcade action with RPG elements. Battle your
enemies in this adrenaline packed dual stick shooter, with over 600
rooms spread over 12 different missions and 3 different chapters. More
than 25 new enemies, tons of new pickups and powerups and a gripping
• 3 in-depth Episodes containing 12 Missions
• 600 rooms of enemy killing mayhem
• 25+ Diabolical New Enemies
• 30+ über-weapons and items
• A sidekick hover-bot. Your own hover-bot!
Wandake, Robokill 2: Leviathan Five, – Free
Save Our Sheep HD (Universal)
This is a high-quality 3D “TD & Action” game, bringing you fascinating images, rich contents and thrilling experience.
Here is a farm surrounded by wild wolves. The farmer has to keep a close eye on those wolves. Unfortunately, he has to go out for some business, leaving the farm to his son. That would be the best chance for the sneaky wolves. So, the young boy has to buck up and rack his brain to protect the sheep.
LuckySheep, Save Our Sheep HD, – Free
Battle Harvest (Universal)
Rally your troops and save the land of Orchardia in Battle Harvest, the match-3 sequel to hit puzzler Bad Apples!
-Story Mode: Liberate the realms of Orchardia!
-Invasion Mode: Take on a never-ending assault of enemies!
-Recruit Mode: Solve strategic combination puzzles to train your troops!
-Hand-drawn backgrounds, colorful characters and exciting power-ups
-An epic story of heroism across three game regions
Metaversal Studios, Battle Harvest, – Free
Dr. Seuss Band (Universal)
Experience the excitement as Dr. Seuss Band transforms your device into a vibrant, energetic musical instrument that all ages will enjoy! Jam along with playful Seussian melodies or create your own whimsical masterpiece. As you play, you’ll unlock new instruments, silly effects and catchy songs. Contains over 120 combinations of sounds, so you’ll always have something new to discover!
Oceanhouse Media, Dr. Seuss Band, – Free
BigBot Smash (Universal)
Humans have been oppressing you for decades, terrorizing robot-kind just because you’re big, metallic and scary. You’ve tolerated it long enough, but now they’ve made you mad. Mad enough to smash!
Humans have dismantled your robot sweetheart and scattered the pieces across the globe. So now it’s time for them to pay, and for true love to triumph. March across the globe and smash through the world’s cities to recover your sweetheart’s parts.
Ayopa Games LLC, BigBot Smash, – Free
AnyPlayerHD (iPad Only)
AnyPlayerHD (No need to convert the media file, Play Movie/Music, Live TV Streaming and Support Subtitle)
AnyPlayerHD has made for you to play any movie and music contents without converting media format.
AnyPlayerHD supports various video format playbacks without converting media format and
also all converted MP4 files for iPad.
During playing video, you can capture screen snapshot, change color effect, adjust playback speed and
change the aspect ratio. And you can use full-screen mode and subtitle encoding setting features.
AnyPlayerHD supports MP3, M4A and lossless FLAC format playback without converting media format.
Also AnyPlayerHD can load songs stored in iPod music album, add the music to the play list and play music.
Multi-tasking, background music play, headphone remote control features are supported.
michealPlayer, AnyPlayerHD, – Free
The ultimate checklist & to-do app. A superb upgrade for the “Reminders” app, great as an everyday to-do organizer and a checklist app for groceries, travel packing, and more!
Pocket Lists offers everything you may expect from a good to-do app:
— To-do lists
— Quick add
— Multi-line to-do presentation
— To-do stream presenting all to-dos in the priority & due order
— Priorities, due dates, due times, notes
1312, Pocket Lists, – Free