Today's Apps Gone Free: Lunar Racer, Serenity, TextVite, And More

Speed around entire planets doing flips and collecting power-ups to overtake your opponents in Noodlecake's awesome casual racing game, Lunar Racer. We also have an app that will help you relax, and a photography app that allows you to design snazzy invites in a snap.

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iPhone:

Draco The Dragon: The Fire-Breathing Quest! ($0.99 → Free, 132.0 MB): This shoot 'em up game puts you in control of Draco and his other dragon friends as they try to reclaim their world from an evil sorceress. You're able to control Draco's movements by tilting your device, and tap on the screen and blow into the mic to unleash his fiery breath. The game includes 12 missions, three dragons to choose from, power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Draco The Dragon: The Fire-Breathing Quest! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 229 ratings.

CookieCoo Dancing Star ($0.99 → Free, 172.1 MB): An entertaining and educational rhythm music game designed for young children. Your child can play along to the Hokey Pokey and two other popular children's songs by tapping on the instruments at the bottom of the screen at just the right moment. Characters will dance around and sing along to the tunes as well. The game also includes three difficulty levels, a watch mode where your child can simply sing along to the music, and five characters to choose from. Additional song packs are available via in-app purchase.

CookieCoo Dancing Star is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Universal:

Roodie Noodies and the Slippery Pole ($0.99 → Free, 169.8 MB): Help the Roodie Noodies collect the sparkly nurdles while somehow staying on top of the slippery pole in this adorable children's game. The Roodie Noodies are controlled by simply tilting your iDevice from side to side. The app includes four levels, unlockable video clips, and cute character wallpapers for your iDevice.

Roodie Noodies and the Slippery Pole is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

iPad:

CookieCoo DancingStar HD ($0.99 → Free, 168.4 MB): An entertaining and educational rhythm music game designed for young children. Your child can play along to the Hokey Pokey and two other popular children's songs by tapping on the instruments at the bottom of the screen at just the right moment. Characters will dance around and sing along to the tunes as well. The game also includes three difficulty levels, a watch mode where your child can simply sing along to the music, and five characters to choose from. Additional song packs are available via in-app purchase.

CookieCoo DancingStar HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 82 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

StackPad - Wallpaper Designer ($0.99 → Free, 22.3 MB): An app that allows you to create unique and personalized wallpapers for your new iPad. First choose from one of the over 20 background options, and then start importing your own images. Images can be rotated, moved, and resized via simple multi-touch controls. Once you have everything situated, you can send it off to your library to be used as a wallpaper.

StackPad - Wallpaper Designer is available for free today only (03/27). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 191 ratings.

Universal Breathing - Pranayama ($4.99 → Free, 32.0 MB): Slow your breathing down and reduce your stress levels with this Pranayama health app. The app's easy to follow visual interface guides you through deep breathing exercises. You can customize your sessions to better suit your abilities, or you can create your own exercises from scratch. The app also includes five relaxing background sounds, audio cues, and a progress tracker.

Universal Breathing - Pranayama is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 82 ratings.

TextVite ($2.99 → Free, 20.2 MB): Invite your guests to the biggest or even smallest events in style with this photography app. Create snazzy invites by first choosing an image from your library or pick from one of the included images. You can then add text with different fonts, colors, and backgrounds and place it anywhere on your image. When you're finished, the app will automatically add the image to your library so you can send it off any way you like.

TextVite is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Defend Your Castle HD ($4.99 → Free, 30.3 MB): The original castle defense game for Nintendo Wii, now available on your iPad. You must stop the invading crayon forces from destroying your castle by flinging them all over the screen and unleashing magic spells. The game includes two levels of difficulty, an unlimited number of rounds, and 45 in-game achievements.

Defend Your Castle HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

Lunar Racer ($2.99 → Free, 18.6 MB): Speed around a variety of deep space planets in your Lunar Racer in this casual game from the creators of Super Stickman Golf. Your vehicle speeds ahead all by itself, but you can boost right by your opponents by tapping on the right side of the screen and use your gravitational pull by tapping on the left side to safely make your way over rough terrain. Replenish your boost by doing front and back flips, and collect power-ups to get a leg up on the competition. The game includes 12 tracks, six power-ups, hundreds of ways to customize your vehicle, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Lunar Racer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 4502 ratings.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app for iPad ($2.99 → Free, 471.4 MB): Rid your stress anytime, anywhere with this health app by tap tap tap. Serenity includes 30 video and audio destinations that will put you into a peaceful and relaxed state. You can browse through the videos in a grid-like view by swiping left and right on the screen. The app includes AirPlay support, and a sleep timer.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 255 ratings.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app ($2.99 → Free, 237.8 MB): Rid your stress anytime, anywhere with this health app by tap tap tap. Serenity includes 30 video and audio destinations that will put you into a peaceful and relaxed state. You can browse through the videos in a grid-like view by swiping left and right on the screen. The app includes AirPlay support, and a sleep timer.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 148 ratings.

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