Apps Gone Free Roundup: President’s Day Weekend Edition

Origin8's Sentinel 3: Homeworld

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.

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Ticket to Ride Pocket now Free for a limited time

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.

Ticket to Ride Pocket Days Of Wonder, Inc., Ticket to Ride Pocket, – Free

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Apps Gone Free Roundup: Gem Keeper, Gardenscapes HD (Premium) and more

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.

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Apps Gone Free Roundup: ARDefender, Hungribles and more

ARDefender (TMA Review), one of the more unique games for the iPhone, is now free for a limited time. Based on a technology developer int13 have called “Vision Based Augmented Reality”, ARDefender plays like a top-down castle defense shooter with an augmented reality twist. By pointing your iDevice’s camera at the accompanying pdf file, enemies come to life on your kitchen table, work desk and just about anywhere you can think of. Also free is the slingshot puzzle game Hungribles, brought you to by the devs who recently released Unstoppable Gorg for the iPad. Lots more freebies after the break, though as always, the price drops are only good for a limited time.

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Apps Gone Free Roundup: Drop The Chicken, Zombie Samurai and more

The weekend’s upon us and a number of App Store freebies are just waiting for a new home on your iDevice. Drop The Chicken, a popular iOS puzzle game clearly inspired by Cut the Rope (though it is addictive in its own right) is now free for a limited time. Also free is Alawar’s Zombie Samurai, a castle defense type game that incorporates Fruit Ninja’s swipe-to-slice mechanics. And if you’ve been planning on spending less time on the couch and more time in the gym, 6 Pack Promise could motivate you into working out those once rock-hard abs. Be sure to check out the rest of the roundup after the break!

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Apps Gone Free Roundup: Death Rally, Rock Prodigy: Guitar and more

Remedy Entertainment’s highly popular Death Rally, a gorgeous looking action/racing game for iOS, is now for a limited time. ChiffaN reviewed this remake of the 90’s hit a while back and gave it a Kiss It rating:

Regardless of the minor flaws, Death Rally is a unique and addictive blend of racing and shooting action that will hold your attention for quite some time. The experience offered is currently unmatched on the App Store and if you’re hungry for some high-speed destruction, Death Rally is definitely the choice for you. And did I mention that it’s universal?

Also free (for the entire week) is Rock Prodigy: Guitar, a Guitar Hero like app that makes learning the guitar fun and stress-free. The app is able to “listen” to your picking/strumming and the lessons will automatically pause if you’re playing the wrong notes and chords [Intro video]. Check out the rest of the recent freebies after the break.

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Apps Gone Free: Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror, Zenonia and more!


Fans of point and click adventures will undoubtedly enjoy this Apps Gone Free roundup. Revolution’s highly regarded Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror: Remastered is now free for an entire week (until Dec 29th). Dropped from its regular price of $6.99, this is the sequel to the original Broken Sword (TMA Review) and the crowning jewel of our App Store’s Best Adventure games roundup. Needless to say, you enjoy the genre, this is a freebie you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Lots more apps and games have gone free today, so be sure to grab them below before their prices go back up.

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