[Updated] App Store Freebies Roundup

Update: Our Freebies Roundup has been updated with more titles, including: B-Boy Beats and BATTLE BEARS: Zombies!

Just in time for the weekend, we have another roundup of App Store apps and games that are now FREE! Origin8’s Robot Rampage, a game Steve reviewed and loved, is now a freebie thanks to the launch of Space Station Frontier HD for the iPad [iPhone version review]. Dizzypad, another fun and addictive title from Nimblebit, is now free after the announcement of their upcoming iPad version. And for all you who loved the fantastic shooter MiniSquadron Mini, MrFungFung has just released the brand new MiniSquadron Special Edition. It’s a “freemium” based game this time round with lots of new features and in-app purchases will open up later levels.

The entire Freebies roundup can be found after the break, but do hurry though as some of the price drops will only last for a day. Enjoy!

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Fishtropolis in Review – Throw it back and reel in another one.

Fishtropolis is a word game. You log in to the game (you can have five game slots in total, so if others in your household want to play, they can have their own account) and you’re then presented with a grid of letters, above which is a fish tank. The tank contains the fish corresponding to the particular level you’re on. They swim around as you match words – and that’s about it.

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Moon Drop in Review – good-simple-mindless amusement!


With the “casual gamer” market increasing almost daily, developers have been scrambling to try and fill their app portfolio with at least one or two “pick up and play” style games to try and cater to this growing segment. Other developers such as NimbleBit are already well prepared with more than a few of these games under their umbrella, Moon Drop being one.

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19 July – the day when the Icecream was free


1984 was a big year for the world, a BIG year. Steve Jobs’ pet project, the Macintosh was launched despite all that Big Brother could do; Great Britain agreed to return Hong Kong to China; the AIDS virus was isolated by French scientists; and Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, declared July National Ice Cream Month – a holiday that I am happily celebrating half the world away. As part of Ice Cream Month, the third Sunday of this balmy month is a special day marked by near religious observances of one of America’s favourite foods. Nutritious according to the International Dairy Foods Association, ice cream as a food, props up nearly 9% of the American Dairy industry.

Well, Nimblebit, creator of the wildly popular Scoops for the iPhone is joining in festivities, honouring 19 July with an extra scoop. Yes, the very same 3rd Sunday of the month, Scoops will be 3$ shy of its normal price (that means FREE!) and in its own digital way, celebrate the sweet and sloppy food. Be sure to grab it on the 19th as this sale won’t come again!

Nimblebit, Scoops, 2.99$, 3.4 MB
Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone

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Sky Burger in Review – Hallelujah, It’s Raining Sesame Seed Buns!

skyburger9Burgers. Some are big, and some are small. However, not all burgers are big enough to fit inside a McDonald’s Happy Meal. These burgers are known as Sky Burgers. Our beloved Ian Marsh is now teamed up with his brother David Marsh (NimbleBit dynamic twin duo) to bring us his best, most beautiful, and juicy game yet.

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Textropolis in Review – Build ‘Words’ and They Shall Come

textropolis7Ian Marsh, the brains behind the popular App Store title Hanoi Plus and the highly enjoyable Scoops, has taken on the Word Game genre with the release of the very cool and fun Textropolis. Unlike the majority of Word titles that lack a theme or some much needed flavor, Textropolis delivers by taking you around the world and have you finding hidden words in each city as you progress.

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