Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPad and Mac? 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.
Squids (TMA Review), an awesome action/strategy game (with RPG elements) that quickly won over iOS gamers when it was first released several months ago, is now a freebie for a limited time. Created by The Game Bakers, Squids features great visuals, a catchy soundtrack and more importantly, superbly well executed and addictive gameplay. A recent update introduced a new squid (Jammer), more helmets and 4 more levels of underwater mayhem. Also currently free is Crescent Moon’s Evertales, a solid platformer where you can choose from one of 3 unique heroes. Check out the complete round up of Apps Gone Free right after the gap.
If you’re a fan of Chillingo’s games, you’ll be happy to know that not one, but two of their games have gone free today. First up is Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time!, the sequel to the surprise hit that was released back in 2010 (see our review). In this latest instalment, our hero Chuck travels back in time to locales like ancient Egypt and and a Samurai dojo to rid the zombies once and for all. Extraction: Project Outbreak, another great Chillingo freebie, is a pretty lookin’ top-down 3D shooter that features a unique one-finger control system, a story driven single player campaign, an assortment of weapons and 4 different game modes. Lots of worthwhile apps that have recently gone from paid –> free, so be sure to check out the complete roundup after the break.
Just in time for the weekend, this Apps Gone Free roundup features plenty of quality and noteworthy freebies. Bug Heroes Quest, the spin-off of Foursaken Media’s well received castle defense Bug Heroes (TMA Review), is now free for a limited time. Quest blends dual-stick action, a story-based adventure and RPG elements to create a game that should satisfy fans of the multiple genres. And as part of EA Mobile’s continued Daily Deals promo, the simple but addictive Fly With Me is also currently free. Lots more worthwhile apps have recently gone from paid –> free, so be sure to check out the entire list after the break.
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.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Recollection for the iPad, the well received card/board game based off the popular franchise, is now free for a limited time.
Assassin’s Creed Recollection is a new iPad real-time board game from the Ubisoft Montreal studio that will allow players to live an entirely new experience in the world of Assassin’s Creed. Fans of the franchise will be able to discover and amass a wide variety of artwork created for the Assassin’s Creed games. They’ll also be able to compete in political battles in a real-time board game with key characters and locations from the games.
Also free today is Playrix’s super addictive match 3 Fishdom HD (Premium), an iPad offering that would have set you back $6.99 otherwise. Other freebies include Prose with Bros, The Blocks Cometh and Fractal : Make Blooms Not War. Be sure to check out the rest of the roundup after the break.
Valentine’s Day is a mere day away and the App Store has plenty of quality apps that have gone free over the past several days. Telltale Games’ excellent episodic adventure Back to the Future Ep 1 HD (TMA Review) has dropped from $6.99 to free, and as an added bonus, all subsequent episodes [Ep 2 HD/ Ep 3 HD/ Ep 4 HD/ Ep 5 HD] are currently on sale at 55% off ($2.99 ea.). Other freebies include the music creation game NodeBeat, a frantic time management title in Farm Frenzy 3 (TMA Review), and A+ Signature – The photo annotator, an app that lets users create annotations with their photos – great for creating Valentine’s cards on the fly. Check out the complete roundup — which we’ll be updating throughout the next 2 days — after the break.
Ticket to Ride Pocket, the excellent iOS adaptation of the award winning and best selling board game, is now free for a limited time. Similar to its iPad sibling, Ticket to Ride Pocket was designed from the ground up to make the complete board game experience possible on the iPhone’s 3.5″ screen.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America.
The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. The object of the game is to score the highest number of total points.
A recent update (v1.1) also introduced an all-new asynchronous multiplayer mode, where players can challenge each other online via GameCenter. And for the more ambitious, multiple online games can even be played at the same time (simply cycle through matches when your turn’s up). The rules of the game can seem daunting at first, but an informative tutorial in-game (embedded video below) should get newbies up to speed in no time. If board games are your cup of tea, don’t miss out on this awesome freebie offer.
Days Of Wonder, Inc., Ticket to Ride Pocket, – Free
Cyan’s under-the-radar Bug Chucker, a surprisingly addictive physics puzzler from the makers of Myst (TMA Review) and Riven: The Sequel to Myst (TMA Review), is now free for a limited time. ChiffaN reviewed it some time ago and gave the puzzle game a Grab It rating, saying:
At first glance Bug Chucker seems to be just another Angry Birds wannabe. But Cyan wouldn’t be Cyan if they didn’t have something up their sleeves, and thankfully they managed to stick whole galaxies of fun up there. Bug Chucker turns out to be an original and beautifully designed artillery puzzler with an accurate physics model set in space.
If you can’t get enough of these easy-to-pickup puzzle games on the iPhone, be sure to grab Bug Chucker while the offer’s still good. More Apps Gone Free within, including iBlast Moki (TMA Review) and Cut the Buttons.
If you enjoy Tower Defense games, here’s a freebie that will likely eat up most of your free time this weekend. NCSoft’s highly regarded Gem Keeper is now free for a limited time. Previously at $2.99, this gorgeous TD features 4 distinct themes, 40 levels, 14 unique towers and 20+ “gem-crazed” monsters. Also free today is the Hidden Object game Gardenscapes HD (Premium) by Playrix, the developer behind popular match 3 titles like Call of Atlantis and Fishdom HD. Fans of the genre will get to comb through 15 rooms in search for over 1000 items, as well as customize the garden to their liking with numerous garden accessories. Be sure to check out the complete Apps Gone Free roundup after the gap.