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iOS Apps Gone Free: Grimm's Red Riding Hood, HamStar, Ant Turns Zombie, And More

iOS Apps Gone Free: Grimm's Red Riding Hood, HamStar, Ant Turns Zombie, And More

February 2, 2012

Experience the tale of Red Riding Hood in a whole new way with Ideal Binary's eye-popping digital pop-up book, Grimm's Red Riding Hood. We also have a physics-based arcade game where you get to control a flying hamster, and a defense game set in augmented reality.

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iPhone:

HamStar ($0.99 -> Free, 18.0 MB): Help Elmo the hamster escape his cage by nimbly navigating his Heliball around different environments in this physics-based arcade game. You're able to direct Elmo and his Heliball all over each level by simply swiping on the screen, and try to collect the three star balloons to earn a perfect rating. If you ram your Heliball's propeller into an object or if you run into a red balloon, you'll have to start all over. The game includes 65 levels, all kinds of objects to interact with, and Game Center integration.

HamStar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Universal:

Don't Run With a Plasma Sword ($0.99 -> Free, 67.9 MB): A running game that includes a sci-fi story and RPG elements. Run through all kinds of colorful alien environments avoiding obstacles by jumping and sliding, and slice up aliens with your plasma sword to complete each level. The game includes an experience point system, allowing you to upgrade your character in a variety of ways. It also includes two modes, four environments, boss fights, and Game Center integration.

Don't Run With a Plasma Sword is available for free today only (02/02). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 84 ratings.

Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book ($0.99 -> Free, 36.0 MB): Experience the story of Red Riding Hood in a whole new way with this interactive digital pop-up book. Powered by Ideal Binary's powerful PopIris engine, the story comes to life with pop-up scenes that can be interacted with by swiping all over the screen or by tilting your device to view them from different angles. The app includes 30 pages of text that can be read aloud or alone, nine double-page interactive pop-up scenes, and a relaxing music score.

Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

Ant Turns Zombie ($0.99 -> Free, 13.2 MB): Direct ants to their corresponding holes before they can become infected with the zombie virus in this line-drawing game. Tap on an ant to discover which hole it needs to get into, and then just draw a line towards the hole. You can collect fruit and other objects on your way to the hole to score bonus points, but watch out for flying insects and other monstrosities because they can turn your happy ants into violent zombie ants. The game includes four modes, five themes, and OpenFeint integration.

Ant Turns Zombie is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

iPad:

Meta Notebook: Note taking and journal ($0.99 -> Free, 4.9 MB): A simple but effective note-taking app for your iPad. When creating an entry you can add a specific title to keep track of your notes, and then just start typing away in portrait or landscape orientation. The app allows you to flip through the pages in your notebook by simply swiping across each one, and you can come back and edit them at any time. You can also share notebooks via email, print them, or export them to third-party apps like Dropbox.

Meta Notebook: Note taking and journal is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 1 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
HamStar
HamStar
Flock2
Free
Don't Run With a Plasma Sword
Don't Run With a Plasma Sword
XperimentalZ Games
Free
Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book
Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book
Ideal Binary, Ltd.
Free
Ant Turns Zombie
Ant Turns Zombie
Rangarajan C
Free
Meta Notebook: Note taking and journal
Meta Notebook: Note taking and journal
Maelstrom Studios LLC

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