June 12, 2010
Today's list lacks iPad and non-game apps, but filling the void is the marvelous Puzzle Quest Chapter 1 & 2, one of the best match-3 RPG hybrids you will ever play. We also have a handful of other games that are available for free for the very first time. Puzzle Quest Chapter 1 & 2 ($4.99 -> Free): A match-3 game with the perfect blend of RPG elements. The game features over 40 hours of gameplay as you take on tons of enemies in main and side quests in magic-filled match-3 battles. Earn coins to purchase new armor and spells, and experience points to upgrade your character. The third chapter in the series can be obtained via a $1.99 in-app purchase. Puzzle Quest Chapter 1 & 2 is available for free through the weekend. Do not miss out on this gem! It has a four-star rating. LED Soccer ($.99 -> Free): Resembles the real Mattel game it is based off of in almost every way. In the game you control the brightest blip on the screen using direction buttons. You must maneuver your blip around the dimmer AI blips to find a clear path to the game. When near the goal, hit one of the fire buttons and hopefully you will score. LED Soccer is available for free through the weekend to celebrate the World Cup. It has a four-and-a-half-star rating. Racer ($.99 -> Free): A new take on the classic handheld racing game. Simply tap and drag your car all over the highway in order to avoid smashing into the other cars. The game features simple yet addictive gameplay, four modes of play, and global leaderboards. Racer is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. geoFighter ($2.99 -> Free): A Geometry Wars clone where you control a spaceship using dual joysticks. The left controls your movement and the right your direction of fire. The goal is to simply rack up as many points as possible before running out of lives. The game features two modes of play and power-ups. geoFighter is available for free today only (6/12). It has a three-star rating. StarCannon ($.99 -> Free): A top-down vertical shooter where the goal is to blast as many of the aliens as possible before running out of lives. The game features simple touch controls, power-ups, three weapon types, and OpenFeint integration. StarCannon is available for free today only (6/12). It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. HoneyBear 2 ($.99 -> Free): An endless game where you control a bear on a bike as you attempt to collect as much honey and money as possible. The bear is controlled via tilt, and you must try to avoid objects such as bees and water at all costs. The game also features power-ups and OpenFeint integration. HoneyBear 2 is available for free for a limited time. It doesn't currently have a rating.