Pummel your opponents into submission in Rocketcat Games’ endless runner, Punch Quest. We also have an animated storybook that brings a classic tale to life, and a distance game that has you trying to rescue Fin Friends.

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iPhone:

Thumpies ($0.99 → Free, 75.5 MB): A quirky rhythm game featuring colorful, furry creatures. Thumpies drop in from the top of the screen, and it’s up to you to tap the drums at the bottom in rhythm to successfully complete the song. Hitting the drums at just the right moment will cause the Thumpies to glow, doubling your points. The game includes a wide variety of songs to play, and loads of colorful creatures.

Thumpies is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 248 ratings.

iStunt 2 – Snowboard ($0.99 → Free, 15.3 MB): This arcade snowboarding game allows you to go big and catch some air without actually having to brave the cold. Swipe down and then up to jump off of slopes, and tilt your iDevice to control the angle of your rider to land perfectly. The game includes 88 levels with crazy obstacles, all kinds of different tricks to perform, a variety of boards and riders to choose from, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

iStunt 2 – Snowboard is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23200 ratings.

TuneShell ($2.99 → Free, 13.2 MB): The ultimate music player for your iDevice. TuneShell allows you to do much more than just play music from your own library. You can import new tunes from the web or Dropbox in the background, search for and download lyrics, control playback with gestures, visualize your songs, tag tunes, create custom equalizer presets, discover new music, and even share what you’re listening to via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

TuneShell is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Pinger EX: Text Free + 1 Hour Free Calls ($1.99 → Free, 23.6 MB): A social networking app that allows you to call and message your friends. After you enter the necessary registration information, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a unique phone number. You can then make outbound calls for up to 60 minutes to anyone in the U.S. or Canada. Incoming calls are always provided free of charge. The app also includes a built in messaging service that allows you to send a SMS to any phone, Facebook photo syncing, custom voicemail, the ability to block numbers, and a vast collection of ring and text tones.

**This app features a single persistent ad at the bottom of the screen. We don’t normally include apps that have these types of ads, but we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to offer you 60 minutes of outbound calling and free texting this holiday season. If you can’t tolerate ads of any kind, just steer clear of this app.**

Pinger EX: Text Free + 1 Hour Free Calls is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 3752 ratings.

Universal:

Paddington Bear ($3.99 → Free, 288.2 MB): An animated storybook app that brings the classic tale of Paddington Bear to life on your iPad. Your child can read the story on their own, follow along with the narration of Paul Vaughan, or you can record audio and video of you reading and play it back for them. The app also includes a photo mode that allows you to snap framed images of your child with Paddington and share them with friends and family.

Paddington Bear is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Punch Quest ($0.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): An endless runner that packs quite a punch. Jab, uppercut, slam, and pummel your opponents into submission just by tapping buttons on either side of the screen. Create combos to earn Punchos, which can be used to upgrade your character and unlock new super moves. The game includes a ridiculous amount of unlockable content, loads of challenges to complete, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Punch Quest is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8186 ratings.

Squids Comics ($0.99 → Free, 23.3 MB): Follow the Squids on their swashbuckling adventure with this comic book reader. In the first issue, the Squids investigate the secrets of the missing Winnick to try and uncover the mystery of the Black Torrent. Just swipe right to left to reveal a new comic panel, and double-tap or pinch to zoom in. Additional comics in the series are available via in-app purchase.

Squids Comics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 27 ratings.

Jungle Joe ($1.99 → Free, 39.5 MB): A whacky jungle-themed distance game. Leap over lava ponds and spear all kinds of strange enemies just by tapping the screen as you strive to survive. Grab coins to activate power-ups and unlock new characters. The game includes single and multiplayer modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Jungle Joe is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 282 ratings.

Fin Friends ($0.99 → Free, 49.5 MB): Help Ruby the fish rescue his friends from the evil Blowfish Gang in this distance game. Tap the screen to cause Ruby to swim and release to dive. Rip open nets to save your friends and increase your multiplier. Collect stars while swimming and complete objectives to unlock new characters and power-ups. The game includes fantastic claymation-style art, randomly generated obstacles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Fin Friends is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 78 ratings.

iPad:

iStunt 2 HD – Snowboard ($2.99 → Free, 12.8 MB): This arcade snowboarding game allows you to go big and catch some air without actually having to brave the cold. Swipe down and then up to jump off of slopes, and tilt your iDevice to control the angle of your rider to land perfectly. The game includes 88 levels with crazy obstacles, all kinds of different tricks to perform, a variety of boards and riders to choose from, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

iStunt 2 HD – Snowboard is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2537 ratings.

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