Apple has refreshed the App Store, and now KingHunt – the fun, addictive slasher game along similar lines to Fruit Ninja – has gone free as Cupertino’s most recent “App of the Week.” You can pick up the universal title free of charge on the App Store now, and the offer will be available until next Thursday.
As a reminder, we first told you about KingHunt back in December, when information concerning the “next-generation slicing game” first surfaced online. At the time, we explained that popular publisher Mountain Sheep (the folks behind Minigore 2: Zombies, Bike Baron, and more) were planning a title that offered an enhanced Fruit Ninja-style gaming experience, sans the fruit.
Our article noted: “However, in a further departure from Fruit Ninja, advanced physics will also affect how items are sliced. The two halves of a sliced object will depend on where and how users swipe at their iDevice’s screen, and this looks to be a particularly promising element.”
KingHunt then won a place in our daily “Today’s Best Apps” column, and it received an honorable mention in our AppAdvice Game Of The Week column for Dec. 13, 2013 (losing out on the No. 1 position to Assassin’s Creed: Pirates).
At the time, my colleague Christine explained:
KingHunt also features a pretty unique story, although it isn’t quite clearly explained in the game itself (you mostly get it from the App Store description). You basically need to defeat the Kingmaker and his army of minions and puppet kings. The game introduces several different areas for you to travel to, and you will need to slice through all the objects and enemies that present themselves on the screen. There are also boss fights at the end of each level, as well as challenges to complete for rewards. The more objects you slice in one swipe, the more points you get. To spice things up, there are plenty of power-up items to activate, such as frozen time, shurikens, arrows, meteor showers, and much more.
Christine also went hands-on with KingHunt in a dedicated review, too.
If you held off on purchasing KingHunt back when it was first released on the App Store, now’s the perfect time to take the game for a spin.
As mentioned, KingHunt can be downloaded free of charge on the App Store for a limited time, and the application is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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