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Today's Apps Gone Free: Rinth Island, SCOtutor For iPad, The 7th Guest, And More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Rinth Island, SCOtutor For iPad, The 7th Guest, And More

May 1, 2012

Travel around an island to discover the correct path to the goal in Buzz Monkey's engaging puzzle game, Rinth Island. We also have a comprehensive tutorial app that will teach you the ins and outs of your new iPad, and a classic puzzle adventure game.

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iPhone:

Tiny Brush ($0.99 → Free, 7.8 MB): Paint the world red in this arcade game. Play as a Tiny Brush and compete with other brushes in a race to turn the world more of your color than theirs. You're able to control your brush via an on-screen joystick, and you can paint over your competitor's colors to try to have the highest percentage when time expires. The game includes three modes including online multiplayer, 100 costumes to unlock, power-ups, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Tiny Brush is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 482 ratings.

GIFVid² ($1.99 → Free, 6.9 MB): Create animated GIFs in a snap with this photography app. Just point your camera at a subject, determine how many seconds you want between each shot, and then tap "start" to get things rolling. When you're finished, you can go back and choose which frames you want to use by simply tapping on each one. You can adjust a handful of parameters to further customize your animation. The app also includes four export size options, the ability to adjust fps, and the ability to share your creations via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.

GIFVid² is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Dinosaur Slayer ($0.99 → Free, 13.8 MB): A castle defense game that requires you to slay all of the dinosaurs that are approaching by land and sea. You're able to fire your weapons using the usual touch and drag mechanic, and unleash powerful magical spells by tapping icons at the bottom of the screen. All of your weapons and defenses can be upgraded with the coins you earn during battle. The game includes two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Dinosaur Slayer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 1 ratings.

Star Scales Pro For Guitar ($1.99 → Free, 23.2 MB): Learn to play guitar like a star with this music app. Each scale features fingering and note names in all positions on the fretboard, making it remarkably easy to master a specific pattern. And since each scale and all its patterns are taught one at a time, you won't become overwhelmed. The app includes all blues, rock, and jazz guitar scales, zoom, a random scale pattern generator, and the ability to share scales via email or social networks.

Star Scales Pro For Guitar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 75 ratings.

Universal:

Noogra Nuts ($0.99 → Free, 16.0 MB): Take control of a cute little squirrel and crack the falling nuts with his head to earn the highest possible score in this arcade game. As the nuts fall, you'll want to bounce them off of the squirrel's head until the bust open by tilting your device to move and tapping to jump. You'll earn some points just for bouncing the nuts off of his head, but try to get them to crack open to earn the most. The game includes three single-player modes, an online multiplayer mode, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Noogra Nuts is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Starlight - Mobile Planetarium ($0.99 → Free, 8.8 MB): Point your iPhone at the sky to see what stars, planets, and constellations hover above with this fun education app. Just tap on the celestial objects you come across to learn more about them. You can also search the sky by keywords, or by touching and dragging your finger across the screen. The app includes over 100,000 stars, 88 western constellations, and planets of the solar system.

Starlight - Mobile Planetarium is available for free for a limited time. It has a -star rating with a total of ratings.

SCOtutor for iPad ($3.99 → Free, 934.6 MB): This comprehensive iPad tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about your new Apple device. The tutorial covers everything from basic iPad controls to how best to take advantage of iCloud. It includes about 130 minutes of HD video and covers 20 major subjects, which are organized into over 70 topics. The app also includes AirPlay support, advanced playback controls, the ability to quickly resume where you left off, and multi-speed playback.

SCOtutor for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

PicSee Pro ($1.99 → Free, 54.4 MB): Add a little flair to your favorite photos or create unique postcards, greeting cards, and posters with this photo editor. The app includes hundreds of icons and objects to add to your photos, 10 filters, 17 textures, 12 patterns, the ability to draw on your photos and add text, and the ability to share your final creations via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, or email.

PicSee Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 2 ratings.

The 7th Guest ($2.99 → Free, 623.7 MB): This interactive puzzle adventure game has you trying to discover the secrets the madman Henry Stauf is hiding by making your way through his mansion. As you wander through the mansion, you'll be required to pay close attention to animated sequences to further the story and solve complex logic-based puzzles. The game includes 19 puzzles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

The 7th Guest is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 2 ratings.

Urban Ninja ($0.99 → Free, 9.6 MB): Jump and sneak your way through various locations to collect as many stars as possible before reaching the helicopter in this arcade game by Donut Games. Jumping is accomplished by touching and dragging, and you can sneak around using on-screen arrows. The game includes 40 missions, two modes, two bonus games, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Urban Ninja is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 26080 ratings.

Rinth Island ($2.99 → Free, 101.5 MB): Travel around Rinth Island to discover the correct path to the goal in this puzzle game. You're able to make your way around each level via on-screen controls or by tapping and holding where you want your character to go. Your character will automatically climb ladders, drop from platforms, and push crates when reached, so you just have to figure out the correct order in which to go about these things. The game includes 60 levels, four modes, the ability to create and share your own levels, and achievements via Game Center.

Rinth Island is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

iPad:

The 7th Guest: Infection ($0.99 → Free, 17.2 MB): Modeled around one of the puzzles from The 7th Guest, this strategy board game will test your wits and your patience. You're able to compete against the mad genius, Henry Stauf, or you can take on a friend or family member in a head-to-head match on the same device. The game also includes seven difficulty levels, an original soundtrack by MazeDude, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

The 7th Guest: Infection is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 28 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
Tiny Brush
Tiny Brush
D&D Dream Corp.
Free
GIFVid²
GIFVid²
Eiji Nishidai
Free
Dinosaur Slayer
Dinosaur Slayer
D&D Dream Corp.
Free
Star Scales Pro For Guitar
Star Scales Pro For Guitar
C&L s.r.o.
Free
Noogra Nuts
Noogra Nuts
Oren Bengigi
Free
Starlight - Mobile Planetarium
Starlight - Mobile Planetarium
Gyrocade
Free
SCOtutor for iPad
SCOtutor for iPad
ScreenCastsOnline
Free
PicSee Pro
PicSee Pro
Woo&Doo
Free
The 7th Guest
The 7th Guest
Trilobyte Games, LLC.
Free
Urban Ninja
Urban Ninja
Donut Games
Free
Rinth Island
Rinth Island
Chillingo Ltd
Free
The 7th Guest: Infection
The 7th Guest: Infection
Trilobyte Games, LLC.

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