Today's Apps Gone Free: CrossRoads, Kiko: The Last Totem, XLR8, And More

Mixing in some action and strategy, our first mention is an intense line-drawing game where you must keep vehicles from crashing into each other without getting distracted. Our second featured app is a fun brain teaser, one of those infamous sliding puzzles. And as our last highlight, we have a menacing entertainment. It's not a werewolf growl, but not too far off. XLR8 is a nifty app to make your economy car sound much more manly.

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iPhone:

Kiko: The Last Totem ($0.99 → Free, 48.9 MB): Help Kiko return the Totem of the Gods to the Lost Island in this sliding puzzle game. To solve each level, move the cats onto their associated color blocks. The game features 200 built-in levels, level editor, custom level sharing, and Game Center integration.

Kiko: The Last Totem is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

iCaller ($0.99 → Free, 2.2 MB): Make calls quicker and easier with this T9, predictive text, calling tool. Simply tap a number and iCaller will bring up filter contact entries. For example, press 3 and all contacts starting with D, E, F, or containing 3 in their phone numbers will be listed. The app also features favorites, themes, and more.

iCaller is available for free today only (04/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 60 ratings.

Drag the Rope ($0.99 → Free, 21.6 MB): A physics-based puzzler where you need to wrap a rope around chocks in a specific order, without going over the same path twice, to create the image shown. The game features 300 levels and Game Center integration.

Drag the Rope is available for free today only (04/13). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 137 ratings.

iPad:

Kiko: The Last Totem [HD] ($1.99 → Free, 41.3 MB): Help Kiko return the Totem of the Gods to the Lost Island in this sliding puzzle game. To solve each level, move the cats onto their associated color blocks. The game features 200 built-in levels, level editor, custom level sharing, and Game Center integration.

Kiko: The Last Totem [HD] is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

Drag the Rope HD ($0.99 → Free, 47.4 MB): A physics-based puzzler where you need to wrap a rope around chocks in a specific order, without going over the same path twice, to create the image shown. The game features 300 levels and Game Center integration.

Drag the Rope HD is available for free today only (04/13). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 83 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

XLR8 ($0.99 → Free, 26.0 MB): Connect your iDevice to your car stereo, do a quick setup, and go! XLR8 will make your not-so-muscly car sound lean and mean. You can adjust shift points, gear ratios, burnout sensitivity, braking,a and drift to help the app better match the timing of your own vehicle, resulting in a much more realistic experience.

XLR8 is available for free today only (04/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 106 ratings.

Grocery Mate - Easy to Use Shopping List ($1.99 → Free, 11.9 MB): A shopping list app with item name autofill, automatic categorization of items, quantity and price input, and multiple list support. Grocery Mate also features sharing to other devices or via web, and synchronization if you register for a free account.

Grocery Mate - Easy to Use Shopping List is available for free today only (04/13). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Tiny Planet ($0.99 → Free, 18.0 MB): In this action-packed shooter, spin around Baboo's orbit to defend the tiny planet from less than friendly aliens. Simple touch controls are easy to learn, but tough to master. The game features six weapon upgrades and Game Center integration.

Tiny Planet is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 58 ratings.

CrossRoads HD ($4.99 → Free, 50.8 MB): Direct auto traffic in this line-drawing game. Test your skills in five different maps that feature night and day scenes, thunderstorm effects, rising balloons, and more. CrossRoads also includes OpenFeint and local multiplayer.

CrossRoads HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 45 ratings.

CrossRoads ($1.99 → Free, 41.2 MB): Direct auto traffic in this line-drawing game. Test your skills in five different maps that feature night and day scenes, thunderstorm effects, rising balloons, and more. CrossRoads also includes OpenFeint and local multiplayer.

CrossRoads is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 245 ratings.

Silent Film Director ($1.99 → Free, 18.9 MB): An app that allows you to create silent films with a variety of video effects. You can also customize video speed and quality, add soundtracks, record or upload from sharing folders, and share your results via a variety of methods.

Silent Film Director is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 129 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free.  If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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