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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Newton, Tesla Wars, Alpha Omega and More

Work on your multiplication skills, repel invaders with an electrical charge, and unscramble letters to create words with today’s collection of apps and games.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Tesla Wars ($0.99 → Free, 70.1 MB): Repel invaders without a face in Tesla Wars. It’s classic castle defense action.

Only one of Tesla’s powerful towers remain standing. You must protect it at all costs from the invading faceless swarm. Your enemies are equipped with various types of weapons and attributes, and they will approach the tower from all possible angles. Zap them where they stand by touching and holding your finger on them. You are able to spend your prize money between waves to upgrade your tower and purchase new weapons. The game contains hundreds of waves of enemies to wipe out, 17 upgrades and attacks to unlock, and achievements and leader boards via Game Center.

Tesla Wars is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 9852 ratings.

Universal:

Alpha Omega ($0.99 → Free, 152.3 MB): A clever crossword-style puzzle game that has you unscrambling letters. It’s ideal for word game fans who want a relaxing yet engaging experience.

The amount of content here is staggering. Alpha Omega’s hundreds of puzzles require you to unscramble the letters to create valid words. Each puzzle provides you with the first and last letters, serving as a guide. Tap on a letter block to select it and tap another to swap. Intersecting letter blocks can be moved in both directions. As each word is deciphered, the rest will begin to fall in to place. Keep in mind that letters can only be swapped once per puzzle. Additional level packs are available via in-app purchase.

Alpha Omega is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2540 ratings.

Drop The Chicken 2 ($0.99 → Free, 364.9 MB): Chuck the Chicken is back and ready to go pool diving again in Drop The Chicken 2. It’s for fans of physics puzzlers who have enjoyed games like Cut the Rope.

Chuck has been captured by an evil monkey ring master. To escape from the circus, you must help Chuck perform pool diving tricks while catching bugs along the way. While Chuck is on his platform, you’re required to move a wide variety of objects to ensure he safely lands in the pool. When you believe you have everything just right, flip the switch and see how he performs. The game includes 100 puzzles, five bonus levels, and in-game helping hands.

Drop The Chicken 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

Artkive – Save Kids’ Art ($4.99 → Free, 88.1 MB): Store your child’s artwork and other important memories with Artkive. Parents are going to love this one.

Artkive makes it easy to chronologically store, share, and print your child’s artwork or schoolwork. You’ll never again feel guilty about throwing anything out to reduce clutter. Simply capture, title, and describe the piece of art or schoolwork. If you have multiple children, you’re able to create separate profiles for each one. You’re able to sort the content by family member, date, or tag. Artkive also allows you to turn any piece of artwork into gifts like pillows, phone cases, coasters, and blankets.

Artkive – Save Kids’ Art is available for free today only (08/15). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 361 ratings.

Newton – Multiplication ($1.99 → Free, 21.4 MB): Work on your multiplication skills with Newton. It’s great for both students and teachers.

Newton is rather simple yet surprisingly addictive. It includes three game modes, two of which will pit you against the clock. The first competitive mode has you trying to correctly and continuously solve multiplication problems in under two seconds. The second has you trying to correctly solve as many problems as you can in three minutes. Both competitive modes allow you to compete with your friends, and you’ll be notified if your score is beaten. There’s also a practice mode available that’s timer-free.

Newton – Multiplication is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 115 ratings.

Wish – Shopping Made Fun ($1.99 → Free, 40.3 MB): Save big on trending fashion, accessories, and electronics with Wish. It’s for thrifty shoppers.

This week only: Get an extra 10% off on your order when paying with Apple Pay.

Wish offers products for up to 80% less than what you’d pay at your local store. You’re able to browse all of the latest new clothing, accessories, and electronics, and you can refine the search options with filters. Every product offers a detailed description, ratings and reviews, and shipping estimates. The best part is, users can upload their own photos, allowing you to see how each product truly looks.

Wish – Shopping Made Fun is available for free today only (08/15). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 113878 ratings.

iPad:

Tesla Wars HD ($0.99 → Free, 69.2 MB): Repel invaders without a face in Tesla Wars HD. It’s classic castle defense action.

Only one of Tesla’s powerful towers remain standing. You must protect it at all costs from the invading faceless swarm. Your enemies are equipped with various types of weapons and attributes, and they will approach the tower from all possible angles. Zap them where they stand by touching and holding your finger on them. You are able to spend your prize money between waves to upgrade your tower and purchase new weapons. The game contains hundreds of waves of enemies to wipe out, 17 upgrades and attacks to unlock, and achievements and leader boards via Game Center.

Tesla Wars HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 4027 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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