Today's Apps Gone Free: Marvel KAPOW!, Pocket Check-Up, Band Together And More

Utilize the awesome powers of Marvel's greatest super heroes to vanquish villains in Smith & Tinker's arcade game, Marvel KAPOW! We also have an app that allows you to perform nine different health tests, and a puzzling platform game where you must help little creatures known as Bandies survive diabolical tests.

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Universal:

Sail Through Math ($1.99 → Free, 38.5 MB): Practice your math skills with this educational game. Set sail on a pirate ship and solve math problems by choosing from multiple choice answers to cause the cannons to fire. The game requires you to navigate through Math Facts, Algebra, Number Sense, and Rational Numbers. It also includes the ability to share your achievements via Facebook and Twitter, and local high scores.

Sail Through Math is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 45 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Dramatic Black & White HD ($1.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): Turn your favorite photos into black and white works of art with this photography app. You're able to choose from a vast selection of preset filters, and then make intricate adjusts to the lighting, contrast, texture, and other parameters. You can also adjust the focal point of your image using the unique ellipse spotlight tool. The app also includes the ability to save your favorite custom presets, a randomizer, and a variety of sharing options.

Dramatic Black & White HD is available for free today only (06/26). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 72 ratings.

Dramatic Black & White ($1.99 → Free, 10.1 MB): Turn your favorite photos into black and white works of art with this photography app. You're able to choose from a vast selection of preset filters, and then make intricate adjusts to the lighting, contrast, texture, and other parameters. You can also adjust the focal point of your image using the unique ellipse spotlight tool. The app also includes the ability to save your favorite custom presets, a randomizer, and a variety of sharing options.

Dramatic Black & White is available for free today only (06/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 301 ratings.

WordsWorth ($1.99 → Free, 28.7 MB): Go on an adventurous journey across Dictionaryland in this classic word game. Link adjacent letters together to form words and complete challenges. The longer the word and the more rare the letters, the higher your score. The game includes three single-player modes, turn-based multiplayer, the ability to scramble the board, official Scrabble word lists, four grid sizes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

WordsWorth is available for free today only (06/26). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 2464 ratings.

Pocket Check-Up ($2.99 → Free, 18.1 MB): Test your body's health anytime, anywhere with this all-inclusive healthcare app. It includes nine different tests that will allow you to check everything from your heart rate to your vision. Each test includes a simple set of instructions and a final rating, which is recorded in your personal logbook. You can also choose to have the app remind you to take your tests weekly, monthly, or yearly.

Pocket Check-Up is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1051 ratings.

Marvel KAPOW! ($0.99 → Free, 134.1 MB): Utilize the awesome powers of Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider Man, Thor, and The Hulk to vanquish Marvel's greatest super villains in this arcade game. You can use special power-ups when you're in a jam, and unlock upgrades to maximize your damage. You're also able to utilize all of the super powers to try and defeat the five bosses. The game includes 27 classic levels, an arcade mode, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Marvel KAPOW! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 4 ratings.

Marvel KAPOW! HD ($2.99 → Free, 129.5 MB): Utilize the awesome powers of Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider Man, Thor, and The Hulk to vanquish Marvel's greatest super villains in this arcade game. You can use special power-ups when you're in a jam, and unlock upgrades to maximize your damage. You're also able to utilize all of the super powers to try and defeat the five bosses. The game includes 27 classic levels, an arcade mode, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Marvel KAPOW! HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Band Together ($2.99 → Free, 226.4 MB): Help little creatures known as Bandies survive a series of diabolical tests in this puzzling platform game. You're able to maneuver Bandies by touching and dragging them where you want them to go. You can band groups of Bandies together to move them all at once, or send them on separate journeys to solve puzzles. The game includes 30 levels, and a variety of treacherous obstacles to avoid and puzzles to solve.

Band Together is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1068 ratings.

Zombie Burst ($0.99 → Free, 57.6 MB): Fight your way out of the Windy City by bursting zombie skulls in this arcade game. As the zombies approach, pinch your fingers together to pop their heads. Zombie head goo will splash all over the screen, but you can clean it off by swiping. The game includes a backstory, 10 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Zombie Burst is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 59 ratings.

Newton's Dream ($0.99 → Free, 7.5 MB): This mind-blowing interactive entertainment app will have you rearranging stars throughout space and time. Tap and drag your finger across the screen to manipulate stars in all three spatial dimensions. You can customize the settings for each animation by double-tapping in the bottom right corner of the screen. The app includes more than 40 themes to choose from.

Newton's Dream is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 42 ratings.

Compression ($4.99 → Free, 10.4 MB): A puzzle game where your world is constantly compressing. Spin, slide, and drop colored blocks in order to match three or more in vertical or horizontal rows. Remove all of the hollow blocks before you run out of space to move on to the next level. The game includes an unlimited amount of randomly generated levels, music and sound effects by Atomicon, and OpenFeint integration.

Compression is available for free for a limited time. It has a 2.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

American History Time Line ($0.99 → Free, 123.1 MB): Navigate the history of the United States in this educational game. Work your way through the time line by swiping left or right, and tap on items that interest you to learn more about them. You'll come across interactive mini-games within the time line, so you can find out if you are actually retaining the information. The app includes multiple game types, the ability to quickly jump to specific dates on the time line, and loads of historical images.

American History Time Line is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 79 ratings.

Words to Learn By ($0.99 → Free, 4.3 MB): Build, expand, and advance your vocabulary with this educational app. It includes three modes that will allow you to learn and study words in different contexts. Each word includes a definition, audio pronunciation, and synonym. The app also includes the ability to view all included words in alphabetical order, search, a word index, and four quiz types.

Words to Learn By is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

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