FAA’s Free App of the Day – The Walking Dead: The Game

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

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Play the Walking Dead adventure game on your iDevice

If you download one game today, make sure it’s Telltale’s award-winning point-and-click adventure Walking Dead: The Game. This five-part series is just spectacular… from start to finish.

In Episode 1: A New Day, you take on the role of a con named Lee Everett, who’s thrust into survival mode when his police escort careers off-road and into a walker-filled forest. Your aim is to safely make your way to the small town of Macon, Georgia. Along your journey, you’ll meet and greet plenty of other apocalypse survivors, and be faced with tons of tough decisions. These decisions have an impact on future episodes. So, if you get on the wrong side of a survivor, don’t expect him to help you out of a sticky situation later down the line. Simply put, if you enjoy a good adventure game and are fan of the TV show/comics, be sure to grab Ep1 while it’s still free.

Walking Dead: The Game Telltale, Walking Dead: The Game - Free

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [December 10 - 16]

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Wow.  I was afraid my last roundup was an accident and that there wasn’t going to be much to write about this week.  Instead I think I might have had more options to choose from!  That being the case I’ll mention a couple of games that didn’t make the main list, starting with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.  It’s got a weird name, it’s a rhythm based Final Fantasy, and it could quite possibly have the most IAP of any of their games to date.  One Million Monkeys is more than a word game, it’s actually a story creation game.  It sounds like it takes Mad Libbing to the next level, and it might even get this stubborn game playing loner to engage in a more social multi-player experience.  Monsters, Inc. Run takes one of the best Pixar films and fuses it with one of my favorite genres, the infinite runner.  I don’t know if it adds anything new to the mix or not, but when you combine two of my favorite things I have to give it a shout out.

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Santa Rockstar in Review – Heavy Metal Christmas Cheer

There’s something to be said about holiday themed games, and that’s by and large I don’t care for them.  When it comes to Christmas these days the games usually seem to revolve around delivering presents or destroying renegade elves, both of which might be good for one or two variants apiece.  Now don’t get me wrong – Santa Rockstar is still about saving Christmas, but at least the game format is one that hasn’t been touched so far in the holiday makeover realm.  Ironically enough I’m not really a big fan of Tap Tap Revenge style music games, but in this case the theme and choice of music seems to make all the difference in the world.

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iOS Deals of the Day – Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, THOR: Son of Asgard and more

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is now Free

Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad? Here’s our roundup today for the most recent freebies and price drops that are worth checking out. As always, they’re only good for a very limited time.

And if you missed our iOS Deals of the Day post yesterday, be sure to check it out as most of those price drops are still in effect.

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Forever Lost: Episode 1 HD in Review – Can You Picture That?

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but there’s something about wandering around an asylum that’s always been oddly intriguing to me, which I think is why I tend to gravitate towards such games.  It’s also a well visited subject, as I can recall games back as far as my Radio Shack color computer dealing with the topic (if you don’t know what that is, congrats on being a younger gamer).  Forever Lost: Episode 1 HD is a more recent entry in the list, and it’s actually one of the best ones I’ve played in quite a while.  I do miss the fact that there are no wacky inmates to converse with, but otherwise it has managed to nail the atmosphere pretty well, and has a nice balance of object puzzle solving and mini-games to complete.  Now if I could just find the skip button for the puzzle I’m stuck on…

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [December 3 - 9]

If this past week was any indication of the season as a whole, iOS gamers are going to have a good Christmas this year.  There were actually quite a few high profile games (or games that became high profile because of the forum chatter surrounding them), so I’m going to try and mention a few other games in their stead.  However, I will acknowledge that this week saw the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, another installment in what is possibly the most popular “bad boy” series in interactive entertainment.  If that’s not your style there’s also an enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate, an extremely popular PC RPG.  The game includes a new adventure and several new characters and weighs in at 80  hours of game play.  Finally, Bulkypix has released Pendulo Studios’ third iOS port called Hollywood Monsters, which like their first iOS release is a port of a classic style point and click adventure game.  It looks to have all the polish of their first effort Yesterday but a much lighter tone.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – The Curse

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

Mojo Bones’s The Curse is a Pocket Gamer Silver Award-winning collection of increasingly difficult puzzles, mini-games, and brainteasers.

Basically, you’ve opened an ancient book and unwittingly released a mischievous adversary known as the Mannequin. If you wish to banish your newfound foe and correct your mistakes, you must first complete the 100 challenges he sets you. These challenges involve solving riddles, completing electrical circuits, and finishing those pesky sliding block puzzles that everybody hates.

If you fancy challenging puzzles on your iDevice, be sure to grab The Curse while it’s still Free (was $2.99)

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Final Fantasy IV set to launch for iOS, FF 1-3 now on sale on App Store

With the announcement that Final Fantasy IV will be coming soon to iOS, Square Enix has dropped prices on their beloved FF games on the App Store. This marks the first time this year they’ve been discounted:

Coin Army in Review – Tossing Change Can Be Destructive

Have you ever played one of those games in the arcade where you drop a coin in and hope to be able to push enough coins that are in the machine forward so that they fall out and you win a “jackpot” as it were?  Yeah, you know those machines that are almost as annoying as the “grab something with a claw” ones?  Well, it turns out that’s what Coin Army is.  Amazingly enough they’ve managed to present the concept in such a way that not only is it not annoying, but it can actually become addictive.  Just make sure you play responsibly so that you don’t end up paying an arm and a leg for IAP.

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