iOS Apps Gone Free: Shake Spears, DJ Pauly D, Awesome Photo Calendar, And More

Play as a valiant knight and try to win over a beautiful lady by winning jousting tournaments in Alawar's challenging arcade game, Shake Spears! We also have a side-scrolling distance game where you get to play as DJ Pauly D, and an app that allows you to view when and where you captured your photos.

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iPhone:

Shake Spears! ($1.99 → Free, 92.1 MB): Train to become the most skilled knight in the land and win the heart of a beautiful lady in this challenging arcade game. Attempt to knock your opponent off of his horse before he does the same to you by sliding your finger up and down the screen to aim your weapon at the weakest spot in his armor. After each strike you'll be able to see how much damage you have inflicted and where to aim next. The game includes four worlds, 20 cities, three modes, and Game Center integration.

Shake Spears! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5035 ratings.

Universal:

Pixel City Skater ($0.99 → Free, 10.8 MB): Skate through the dangerous Pixel City streets and try to survive for as long as possible by jumping over obstacles in this endless distance game. Just tap on the screen to cause your skater to jump. Normal mode requires you to skate safely through over 50 stages with a limited number of lives, and endless mode requires you to skate as far as possible on a single life. The game includes retro pixel graphics, music from chiptune artist Boy vs. Bacteria, and local high scores.

Pixel City Skater is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

DJ Pauly D - Beat That Boardwalk ($0.99 → Free, 14.8 MB): Unleash your inner guido in this side-scrolling arcade game. Play as DJ Pauly D and make your way down Jersey's bumpin' boardwalk to try and collect as much loot as possible while avoiding enemies. You can also steer DJ Pauly D into different buildings to earn bonus points and collect power-ups. The game includes retro graphics, DJ Pauly D sound clips, day and night cycles, and Game Center integration.

DJ Pauly D - Beat That Boardwalk is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 896 ratings.

iPad:

Shake Spears! HD ($2.99 → Free, 91.5 MB): Train to become the most skilled knight in the land and win the heart of a beautiful lady in this challenging arcade game. Attempt to knock your opponent off of his horse before he does the same to you by sliding your finger up and down the screen to aim your weapon at the weakest spot in his armor. After each strike you'll be able to see how much damage you have inflicted and where to aim next. The game includes four worlds, 20 cities, three modes, and Game Center integration.

Shake Spears! HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 4873 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Aries the Sheep - Art by Vladimir Kush ($4.99 → Free, 112.2 MB): This interactive storybook app allows you to follow along with the story of Aries the Sheep while painting in each scene with the tip of your finger. The app includes 15 hand-drawn scenes from world-renowned artist Vladimir Kush that can be filled in with multi-touch controls. The app also includes audio narration, relaxing background music, and the ability to skip to any scene.

Aries the Sheep - Art by Vladimir Kush is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 76 ratings.

Rapunzel Classic Story HD ($0.99 → Free, 13.0 MB): This interactive storybook retells Grimm's fairy tale of a girl with long and beautiful hair. The app includes three reading options, the ability to start reading where you left off, and over 100 points of interaction, allowing your child to tap on objects and have "Wiggly Words" pop-up and read aloud.

Rapunzel Classic Story HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

Awesome Photo Calendar ( Image / Movie Auto Organizer ) + Memo, Audio Recording, Facebook, Twitter ($0.99 → Free, 7.6 MB): View when and where you captured each of the photos and movies in your library with this photography app. You're able to browse through all of your photos and movies via a colorful calendar interface. You can tap on a photo or movie to view more detailed information and comment on, annotate, share, or favorite each one. The app also includes five themes to choose from, an optional thumbnail view, and a slideshow mode with transition effects.

Awesome Photo Calendar ( Image / Movie Auto Organizer ) + Memo, Audio Recording, Facebook, Twitter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

Fruitopia ($0.99 → Free, 19.0 MB): This super juicy matching game requires you to swipe your finger across three or more of the same fruit to create chains and remove them from the basket as quickly as possible. Fruit can only be matched if they are in close proximity. But no matter what, you must keep all of the fruit within the confines of the basket by tilting your device, because if one falls out, it's game over. The game includes three modes, four themes, and Game Center integration.

Fruitopia is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 116 ratings.

Wavebot ($0.99 → Free, 7.4 MB): Create different patterns on a grid and watch as Wavebot makes funky tunes from your drawings. Just tap or drag your finger across the screen to fill in the grid as a bar passes by to play what you've created. You're able to customize what you're hearing by selecting from the five sound kits or by tweaking the tempo, changing the notes, or morphing the sounds. You can also save and load your creations at any time.

Wavebot is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

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