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iOS Apps Gone Free: NyxQuest, Climber Brothers, Mystery Ball, And More

iOS Apps Gone Free: NyxQuest, Climber Brothers, Mystery Ball, And More

December 17, 2011

Play as Nyx, a winged girl who has descended from heaven to find her friend Icarus, in Over the Top Games' beautiful platform game, NyxQuest. We also have a very unique physics puzzler where you get to control two separate mountain climbers, and a quirky and puzzling ball rolling game.

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iPhone:

Siege Hero ($0.99 -> Free, 28.2 MB): Siege Hero offers a new perspective on the physics-based puzzle game genre. Instead of chucking stones from the sides of the screen, you’ll be taking out your foes via a first-person perspective. Just tap to throw stones and watch entire structures crumble. You can tap and hold to zoom in as well. The game includes 150 levels with star ratings for each, the ability to unlock 10 more levels by gathering loot, and Game Center integration.

Siege Hero is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 80456 ratings.

NyxQuest ($0.99 -> Free, 139.0 MB): A gorgeous platform game where you get to play as Nyx, a winged girl who has descended from heaven in search of her friend Icarus. Run, jump, and fly across platforms and over treacherous obstacles via on-screen buttons. Solve puzzles by pushing blocks and flipping switches, and take down the minions of Hades by summoning the powers of Zeus to save your friend.

NyxQuest is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 187 ratings.

A Pig's Dreams ($0.99 -> Free, 19.1 MB): Help Ed the pig save all of his friends from an awful research lab in this physics-based puzzle game. You aren't able to directly manipulate Ed, but you can destroy platforms and utilize other items to send him across each level to rescue his friends. The game includes five environments, 75 levels, a bonus 3D level, and Game Center integration.

A Pig's Dreams is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Spendings ($0.99 -> Free, 2.0 MB): This finance app provides a simple but effective way to keep to your budget. Just set a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly budget, and then start tracking your transactions. The app will keep a running total of how much you have spent and how close you are to going over your budget. The app includes support for a wide variety of currencies, the ability to add income, and the ability to edit or delete any of your transactions.

Spendings is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 44 ratings.

Big Sticky ($0.99 -> Free, 11.8 MB): Play as Sticky, a purple frog with a big sticky tongue, and set out on an adventure to save his beloved princess in this swinging platform game. Tap on different surfaces to deploy Sticky's tongue to swing him over lava, spikes, and other dangerous obstacles while also collecting roses to earn a perfect rating. The game includes five environments and 51 levels.

Big Sticky is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator ($0.99 -> Free, 11.2 MB): Create your very own pixelated avatar with entertaining app. You can customize every part of your avatar from the body style to the prop they are holding. The app includes over 300 items to choose from, one of which is a prop that closely resembles an iPad, allowing you to show off your geekiness. It also includes a bunch of additional packs that can be purchased in-app. If you want a truly unique avatar, however, there is an in-app purchase option to send in your photo and have the team at T3Cubed create one from scratch!

PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Last Cannon ($0.99 -> Free, 8.6 MB): This stylized genre-mashing arcade shooter requires you to take out the knurlings by blasting them out of the sky with your cannon before they have a chance to destroy it. The angle of the cannon can be controlled via tilt or swipe controls, and you're able to launch fireballs by simply tapping an on-screen button. Your cannon is equipped with other powers, like a laser beam that's able to change the color of the knurlings to create combos and also hold them in place. The game includes global online leaderboards as well.

Last Cannon is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 202 ratings.

Holiday Havoc ($0.99 -> Free, 7.3 MB): Play as Santa and blast away all of the creatures with your snowball launcher before they are able to make off with a gift in this retro-inspired arcade game. Just tap in the direction of your enemies to launch snowballs, but make sure to watch out for the elves who are just trying to add gifts to the stack. If an enemy does snatch a gift, you still have time to blast it before it leaves the screen. The game includes pixel art graphics, a chiptune soundtrack, and Game Center integration.

Holiday Havoc is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

Universal:

Mystery Ball ($2.99 -> Free, 96.9 MB): FRED has a fear of, well, basically everything, so you must roll him through each level to collect bravery badges and unlock his true potential in this physics-based ball rolling puzzle game. You're able to roll FRED by simply swiping your finger, just make sure to collect the bravery badges to unlock new abilities and avoid his enemies at all costs. The game includes 30 worlds, two modes, and Game Center integration.

Mystery Ball is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 41 ratings.

Climber Brothers ($0.99 -> Free, 31.8 MB): A physics-based puzzle game with a very unique mechanic. You get to control two retired climbers named Greg and Jeff, and your objective is to collect all of the treasures in each level. Swing the two brothers, who are attached to each other with a short rope, by tapping each side of the screen to engage their separate pick axes. You can also climb higher by flinging a Climber Brother with a swipe of your finger. The game includes three environments, 63 levels, and Game Center integration.

Climber Brothers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

Sudoku Rush ™ ($6.99 -> Free, 18.1 MB): The fastest and most hectic game of Sudoku you may ever play. Random numbers stream down the right side of the screen, and you must tap and drag the correct ones onto the empty puzzle slots on the left side of the screen. The game includes three challenging modes, randomly generated puzzles, the ability to purchase power-ups by collecting coins, and Game Center integration.

Sudoku Rush ™ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 59 ratings.

iPad:

NyxQuest HD ($0.99 -> Free, 137.0 MB): A gorgeous platform game where you get to play as Nyx, a winged girl who has descended from heaven in search of her friend Icarus. Run, jump, and fly across platforms and over treacherous obstacles via on-screen buttons. Solve puzzles by pushing blocks and flipping switches, and take down the minions of Hades by summoning the powers of Zeus to save your friend.

NyxQuest HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 163 ratings.

PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator HD ($1.99 -> Free, 32.8 MB): Create your very own pixelated avatar with entertaining app. You can customize every part of your avatar from the body style to the prop they are holding. The app includes over 300 items to choose from, one of which is a prop that closely resembles an iPad, allowing you to show off your geekiness. It also includes a bunch of additional packs that can be purchased in-app. If you want a truly unique avatar, however, there is an in-app purchase option to send in your photo and have the team at T3Cubed create one from scratch!

PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator HD is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 4 ratings.

StackPad - Wallpaper Designer ($1.99 -> Free, 18.2 MB): An entertainment app that allows you to create unique and personalized wallpapers for your iPad. First choose from one of the over 20 background options, and then start importing your own images. Images can be rotated, moved, and resized via simple multi-touch controls. Once you have everything situated, you can send it off to your library to be used as a wallpaper.

StackPad - Wallpaper Designer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 120 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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Mentioned apps

Free
Siege Hero
Siege Hero
Armor Games Inc
Free
NyxQuest
NyxQuest
Chillingo Ltd
Free
A Pig's Dreams
A Pig's Dreams
XRay Soft.
Free
Spendings
Spendings
NINE15
Free
Big Sticky
Big Sticky
BIG BAD BRUSH inc.
Free
PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator
PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator
T3Cubed
Free
Last Cannon
Last Cannon
shadiradio
$0.99
Holiday Havoc
Holiday Havoc
Underground Pixel
Free
Mystery Ball
Mystery Ball
RedNova Labs
$0.99
Climber Brothers
Climber Brothers
Esquilax Games
Free
Sudoku Rush ™
Sudoku Rush ™
Hothead Games Inc.
Free
NyxQuest HD
NyxQuest HD
Chillingo Ltd
Free
PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator HD
PixelMe - Pixel Avatar Creator HD
T3Cubed
Free
StackPad - Wallpaper Designer
StackPad - Wallpaper Designer
Erwin Zwart

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