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Today's Apps Gone Free: Tabletop, Smack Match Gugl, MixZle, And More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Tabletop, Smack Match Gugl, MixZle, And More

April 20, 2012

Turn your iPad into a mobile music studio with Retronyms' Tabletop. We also have an entertaining same-device multiplayer game for iPad, and a unique sliding puzzle game.

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iPhone:

Kroco Gems ($0.99 → Free, 16.5 MB): This puzzle game requires you to slide and rotate blocks in order to help the starving Krocos reach the large scrumptious gem. You need to create complete rows of blocks -- think Tetris -- in order to remove them from the screen. Touch and drag to move blocks, and double-tap to rotate them. The game includes two modes, 40 levels, 14 block types, power-ups, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Kroco Gems is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

MixZle ($0.99 → Free, 17.0 MB): A rather unique sliding puzzle game where you must arrange tiles in order to get the ball into the hoop. Tap to move the tiles with objects attached into the open spaces on the screen, and then tap the "play" button to drop the ball and hopefully get it into the hoop. The game includes 100 challenging puzzles.

MixZle is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Exhaust Thing ($0.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): Stop the smoke creatures from eating away at the atmosphere in this frantic arcade game. Each level requires you to remove a specific number of smoke creatures from the air by simply tapping on them before they bust through the atmosphere. You can go around the globe by swiping your finger left and right to find all of the creatures, and you can zoom out by swiping down. The game includes two modes, loads of different creatures and power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Exhaust Thing is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Talking Gugl ($0.99 → Free, 7.5 MB): Much like his red friend Talking Carl, Talking Gugl can be interacted with in a variety of ways. He can be tickled, poked, and pinched to perform different actions. You can even speak at him and he will repeat what you say in his own adorable voice. The app also includes a recording option that allows you to share your interactions via email or Facebook.

Talking Gugl is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 209 ratings.

Smack That Gugl ($0.99 → Free, 7.1 MB): A whack-a-mole type game where you must smack Gugls as fast as possible while avoiding the sickly looking ones. If you miss five Gugls or smack too many sick ones, the game is over. The game includes two modes, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Smack That Gugl is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 160 ratings.

MMA Underground ($1.99 → Free, 5.9 MB): This sports app provides you with the latest UFC and MMA news seven days a week. It also includes image galleries for each event, the ability to search through the MMA's official database of over 250,000 fighters, a list of events, and full access to dozens of UnderGround and OtherGround forums.

MMA Underground is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 695 ratings.

Old MacDonald ($0.99 → Free, 9.3 MB): A game that requires your young child to select an animal and then decide where on the farm it belongs. The 21 different animals are presented on a spinning wheel. When your child selects one, the classic Old MacDonald song will begin to play and they will have to drag the animal into place. The game includes audio and visual clues, and authentic animal sounds.

Old MacDonald is available for free today only (04/20). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 1102 ratings.

ZENONIA® 2 ($0.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): The sequel to Gamevil's hit RPG. This follow-up title includes even more content than the original with 152 maps and 98 quests to take on. There's also four character classes with unique skills for each, multiple control options, and three game modes, including asynchronous online player-versus-player arena matches.

ZENONIA® 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7547 ratings.

ZENONIA® ($0.99 → Free, 13.0 MB): The title that brought the classic RPG into the App Store. The game includes over 40 hours of main and side quests to take on, hundreds of items to collect, and the ability to create your own character from three different classes. This original title also introduced Gamevil's "real life system," allowing the game to mimic life with day and night cycles and good and evil storyline paths.

ZENONIA® is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 17432 ratings.

Universal:

Cards Show ($0.99 → Free, 10.8 MB): Create personalized cards and share them with friends and family with this photography app. It includes 42 different layouts to choose from, which can be presented in portrait or landscape orientations. You can then personalize your card with photos from your library, 114 stickers, 33 paper types, and custom text. Cards can be shared via email Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Cards Show is available for free for a limited time. It has a -star rating with a total of ratings.

iPad:

Tabletop ($9.99 → Free, 218.5 MB): This app turns your iPad into a mobile music studio. It puts you in full control of a variety of digital synthesizers, drum machines, turn tables, mixers, and effects. It includes the ability to drag and drop different devices onto your table and arrange them however you wish, the ability to save and load sessions, and a complete how-to guide. The app also includes three built-in demo sessions, with loads more available via in-app purchase.

Tabletop is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Exhaust Thing HD ($1.99 → Free, 14.6 MB): Stop the smoke creatures from eating away at the atmosphere in this frantic arcade game. Each level requires you to remove a specific number of smoke creatures from the air by simply tapping on them before they bust through the atmosphere. You can go around the globe by swiping your finger left and right to find all of the creatures, and you can zoom out by swiping down. The game includes two modes, loads of different creatures and power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Exhaust Thing HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Smack Match Gugl ($0.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): A head-to-head variation of whack-a-mole. Smack the green and orange Gugls to the other side of the screen before they have a chance to turn red and explode on your side. The game includes two modes, including a same-device multiplayer mode. It also includes three difficulty levels, and three scoring options.

Smack Match Gugl is available for free for a limited time. It has a 2.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

The Mysterious Past of Gregory Phoenix ($2.99 → Free, 91.4 MB): A hidden objects game where you must help Gregory Phoenix put together the pieces of the past. Each of the 27 scenes requires you to discover a handful of objects in order to receive a key that will unlock a new location on the map. You'll also be tasked with solving complicated mini-games to continue your journey. The game includes leaderboards via Game Center as well.

The Mysterious Past of Gregory Phoenix is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 359 ratings.

Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure ($2.99 → Free, 60.8 MB): Your child can play alongside Stella, Sam, and their dog Fred as they spend a night camping in the backyard. The app includes three simple and peaceful mini-games designed with your child in mind. The games will have them looking for bugs in a tent, discovering constellations, and learning about shapes with fireflies.

Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

Old MacDonald-HD ($1.99 → Free, 13.4 MB): A game that requires your young child to select an animal and then decide where on the farm it belongs. The 21 different animals are presented on a spinning wheel. When your child selects one, the classic Old MacDonald song will begin to play and they will have to drag the animal into place. The game includes audio and visual clues, and authentic animal sounds.

Old MacDonald-HD is available for free today only (04/20). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 30 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Doc² ($3.99 → Free, 12.6 MB): A full-featured word processing app for iPhone or iPod touch. It allows you to create and edit Word 97-2010 format files with ease while on the go. The app supports all kinds of character and paragraph formatting options, like text and fill color, font face and size, line spacing, margins, indenting, and bullets and numbering. It also includes spell check, copy and paste support, undo and redo, and the ability to access and edit files from Google Docs, Dropbox, or iDisk.

Doc² is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 2 ratings.

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Mentioned apps

Free
Kroco Gems
Kroco Gems
Dracoders
Free
MixZle
MixZle
Drix Entertainment
Free
Exhaust Thing
Exhaust Thing
FencingFleas
Free
Talking Gugl
Talking Gugl
Tayasui.com
Free
Smack That Gugl
Smack That Gugl
Tayasui.com
Free
Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald
LoeschWare
Free
ZENONIA®
ZENONIA®
GAMEVIL Inc.
Free
ZENONIA® 2
ZENONIA® 2
GAMEVIL Inc.
Free
Cards Show
Cards Show
Luo Xu
Free
Tabletop
Tabletop
Retronyms
Free
Exhaust Thing HD
Exhaust Thing HD
FencingFleas
Free
Smack Match Gugl
Smack Match Gugl
Tayasui.com
Free
The Mysterious Past of Gregory Phoenix
The Mysterious Past of Gregory Phoenix
Avallon Alliance Ltd.
Free
Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure
Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure
zinc Roe
Free
Old MacDonald-HD
Old MacDonald-HD
LoeschWare

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