iOS Apps Gone Free: Bouncy Mouse, Star Rover HD, Brave Beak, And More

Help a little mouse recover his cheese from the thieving Captain Cat by flinging him around colorful environments in Munkadoo Games' delightful physics-based puzzle game, Bouncy Mouse. We also have an app that turns your iPad into a portable planetarium, and a side-scrolling game where you get to play as a brave bird on a quest to rescue a princess.

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Traveler's Quest ($0.99 → Free, 31.7 MB): Travel around your hometown or even the world to discover treasure and bury some of your own in this real world treasure hunting game. It includes an in-game store where you can buy maps and upgrades with the gold you earn from selling all of that hard earned treasure you dig up. It also includes Game Center integration.

Traveler's Quest is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 435 ratings.

Brave Beak ($0.99 → Free, 16.7 MB): Play as Brave Beak and travel across colorful environments on a quest to save the princess from some really bad birds in this side-scrolling game. Brave Beak has a limited amount of flapping power, but you can eat various items to recharge, or launch him off of ramps to continue your quest. The game includes 18 levels with a variety of objectives to complete in each, the ability to send messages in bottles and have other players discover them, and Game Center integration.

Brave Beak is available for free today only (02/08). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

SmartPlayer ($0.99 → Free, 983.8 KB): A simple but stylish music player for your iDevice. The app includes a handful of features that set it apart from the standard Music app included on your iDevice like gestures, a sleep timer with fade, Twitter integration, and use of the proximity sensor to instantly turn off the screen. It also includes two themes, the ability to disable autolock, and the ability to create playlists.

SmartPlayer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 487 ratings.

Star Rover HD ($0.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): This education app turns your iPad into a portable planetarium. To search the sky, just hold your iPad towards it and Star Rover HD will tell you what you're looking at. The app is able to calculate all objects in the sky in real-time, resulting in moon phases, planet positions, stars, and other objects appearing just the same as the real ones. The app includes 120,000 stars, all 88 constellations, planets and their moons, the ability to manually search the sky, and detailed info for all items.

Star Rover HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 459 ratings.

Monster Island HD ($2.99 → Free, 15.8 MB): The inhabitants of Monster Island are constantly being harassed by a bunch of monster thugs, so it's up to you to take them all out by using your arsenal of monster bombs in this physics-based puzzle game. Drag your finger up and down the screen to adjust the angle of your shot, and drag it left and right to adjust the power. The coins you earn during the game can be used to purchase all kinds of things like level solutions and skips. The game includes four islands, 252 levels, 16 monsters, five bombs, and Game Center integration.

Monster Island HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 677 ratings.

Bouncy Mouse ($0.99 → Free, 18.4 MB): A delightful physics-based puzzle game where you must fling Bouncy Mouse through a variety of colorful levels in order to snatch his cheese back from the thieving Captain Cat. Fling Bouncy Mouse from peg to peg and bounce him off of different surfaces to collect every last piece of cheese; just be sure he doesn't fall into the abyss. The game includes five worlds, 46 levels, and Game Center integration.

Bouncy Mouse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 79 ratings.

iClue ($0.99 → Free, 15.4 MB): Play as a team or fail miserably in this word game. Divide your friends and family into two equal groups and then try to get your team to correctly guess the keywords displayed on each card before time expires. Cards can be skipped over, but you'll have to be sure not to use the forbidden words featured on each card to get your team to guess the keyword. The game includes 1,000 keywords with 5,000 forbidden words, and a variety of customization options. Additional keywords are available via in-app purchase.

iClue is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 61 ratings.

StarDunk Gold ($1.99 → Free, 17.9 MB): Launch balls through space and try to score as many baskets as possible within the two minute time limit in this online multiplayer game. You're able to change the trajectory of the ball by touching and dragging your finger on the screen, and then release when you believe you have the perfect shot. Light up each piece of the backboard by hitting it to receive power-ups. The game includes more than 20 balls to unlock, the ability to design your own balls, and Game Center integration.

StarDunk Gold is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6596 ratings.

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