Apps Gone Free Roundup: Sentinel 3: Homeworld, Jetpack Joyride and more!

With Christmas fast approaching, the App Store’s been seeing plenty of quality freebies of late. Halfbrick, the devs who brought you Fruit Ninja, has dropped the superbly addictive Jetpack Joyride to $0 for a limited time. Aside from its well designed one touch gameplay, the various achievements and purchasable new gear will keep you coming back for more…and more. Also free is Sentinel 3: Homeworld (TMA Review), the third installment in the excellent TD series by Origin8. And if you don’t mind a few ads here and there, Gameloft is now offering the solid hack ‘n slash Hero of Sparta II completely free.

Some of the apps in our roundup will be free until Christmas, though a number of them are only good for a very limited time. Act quickly!

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EA offering daily freebies and price drops with “Daily Deals” event

EA Mobile is getting into the spirit of Christmas early with “Daily Deals“, where steep price drops or straight-out freebies are offered everyday. It actually kicked off a few days back, when The Sims Medieval and SHIFT 2 Unleashed (still showing as $0 as of writing) were the first two EA games to go free. Discounts on in-game content via IAPs are also part of the daily offerings, as can be seen in today’s “hot deal” for Fantasy Safari and Road Trippin’. The promo will run until Jan 2nd, 2012 and a new list of special deals will be refreshed at 9:00am PST each day.

 

Massive Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sales Roundup

Our massive Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sales Roundup is finally ready. All the biggest and most notable price drops, including those mentioned in previous days, are here. EA Mobile, as expected, is offering a good number of their iPhone and iPad games for $0.99. Dead SpaceC&C RED ALERT for iPad and The Sims 3 are but a few you can pick up for a dollar over the next several days. Meanwhile, Dark Meadow, the critically acclaimed first person adventure, has dropped from $5.99 to $0.99. And if you’re in the market for GPS apps, the CoPilot Live and NAVIGON series are both discounted by as much as $20. Check out the entire roundup after the gap!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Update** Denotes apps newly added to roundup.

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Black Friday Sale: iBear personal finance apps now $0.99

iBearSoft’s personal finance apps for iOS and Mac, several of which are highly regarded and consistently among the top selling Finance apps on the App Store, are all on sale now for the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday. Most iBear apps have dropped to $0.99, including Money for iPhone (was $9.99), Checkbook HD (universal) and Bills for iPad. The two exceptions are Money for iPad and Bills for Mac, both of which are $3.99 (previously at $9.99). If you’re still looking for quality money tracking apps on your iDevice, now would be a great time to pick up one or more on the cheap.

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Gameloft’s “Biggest Sale Ever” has 20 iOS games at $0.99

Not to be out done this Thanksgiving, Gameloft has launched what they’re calling their “Biggest Sale Ever”, resulting in $0.99 price drops for 20 Gameloft iOS games. Big hits like Silent OpsStarfront – Collision (TMA Review) and Eternal Legacy (TMA Review) are part of this massive sales event. If you’ve been saving up for sweet App Store deals, this is one you don’t want to miss. The full list and links can be found below.

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Com2uS’ $0.99 Black Friday Sale

Korean mobile games publisher Com2uS has joined Namco as one of to offer a Thanksgiving sales event on the App Store. 8 of their bestselling titles are now on sale for $0.99, including Inotia 3: Children of Carnia and Tower Defense: Lost Earth. No exact time has been given for when the offer ends, though it’s safe to assume that it’ll likely run until the end of the week. More info, piccies and iTunes links after the gap.

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NAMCO Bandai’s iOS Thanksgiving Sale

Namco has launched their iOS Thanksgiving Sale and 25 games from their sizeable App Store catalogue is now 40 – 80% off. Games like ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of IncursionPAC-MAN Championship Edition and Time Crisis Strike can be had for only $0.99. Meanwhile, Puzzle Quest 2 (TMA Review), one of my favorite match 3 games with doses of RPG elements tossed in, has dropped down to $2.99. This week long sale will last through the Thanksgiving weekend, up until 11:59 PM on Cyber Monday. Check out the full list of games after the break.

Do note that not all games are showing their sale price just yet on iTunes. Check back later and hopefully all the adjusted prices will have gone through by then.

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Three for Free: Burn the Ropes World, XenoCube SD and TrafficVille HD

Ready for some Freebies to start off your weekend? Here are three notable games that have gone Free today:

Burn the Rope Worlds Burn the Rope Worlds - The followup to the hit Burn the Rope, Worlds comes packed with 100 new levels, 4 themed worlds and an all-new Endless Burn mini-game. The premise: burn as much rope as you can, though the fire only burns upwards – meaning you’ll have to tilt & turn your iDevice around to keep the flame alive.

TrafficVille HD TrafficVille HD - Think Flight Control (Review) minus the planes and line drawing. Supposedly the first “traffic control” game for iOS, you must manage multiple lights and vehicles and ensure that the flow of traffic keeps humming along. It’s universal, so it can be enjoyed on both your iPhone and iPad.

XenoCube SD XenoCube SD - A unique take on the Match 3 genre, it’s almost like you’re playing Bejeweled on a rubic’s cube. And being that the playground’s a cube, you can rotate it to make your matches (thus giving it a 3D feel to the game). Power ups, explosive effects and 5 game modes should excite all Match 3 fanatics.

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$0.99 App Store Deals Roundup

Over the past few days, the App Store saw a number of mighty fine $0.99 price drops. Superb games like STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT (Review), SHADOWGUN (Review) and even World of Goo for the iPhone/iPod Touch are those that currently on sale for a buck. This roundup includes just over 20 titles, many of which certainly deserve a spot on your iDevice. So head on inside and check out the full list. And as always, don’t procrastinate as these deals aren’t likely to last very long.

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Gameloft holds iPad Games Sale (now $0.99 for limited time)

Gameloft is back with another $0.99 App Store deal and this time, 5 iPad titles are currently on sale for a buck. Probably the most desirable from the bunch is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard HD, a superb FPS that supports online co-op and head-to-head multiplayer modes. Also on the list is Dungeon Hunter 2 HD (TMA Review) the sequel to the hit game and one of my favourite hack ‘n slash RPGs on the iDevice. If you’ve got an iPad and several dollar bills to burn, be sure to check out the rest of the Gameloft games on sale after the gap.

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