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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Colossatron, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, Lums And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Colossatron, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, Lums And More

June 18, 2014

Take control of a giant robotic snake and destroy everything in your path in Halfbrick’s action-packed matching game, Colossatron. We also have an augmented reality game that has you hunting down ghosts, and a fantastic puzzle game.

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iPhone:

VPET Gen1 ($0.99 → Free, 7.6 MB): Raise, clean, feed, and train your own virtual pet in this retro-inspired game.

Three buttons on the right side of the screen allow you to control every aspect of your virtual pet's life. Monitor your pet's hunger, energy, and strength levels to keep it happy and healthy. Take your pet into battle locally over Bluetooth or online via Game Center to prove you've raised it well. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. VPET Gen1 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 383 ratings.

BGMaker Blurred Photo Wallpapers - Custom Backgrounds for iOS 7 (+Valentine's Day Patterns) ($0.99 → Free, 2.2 MB): Create your own custom, iOS 7-inspired blurred wallpapers with this lifestyle app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You can then adjust the blur level and alpha overlay strength via sliders. You’re also able to change the color of the alpha overlay. Then next step allows you to place one of 16 different patterns over the top of your photo, which can also be adjusted in a variety of ways. Your final creations can be saved to your photo library for use as a wallpaper. BGMaker Blurred Photo Wallpapers - Custom Backgrounds for iOS 7 (+Valentine's Day Patterns) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Universal:

Lums HD ($2.99 → Free, 23.8 MB): Help the Lums rid their world of evil vampires in this fantastic puzzle game.

To wipe out the vampires, you must destroy their hideouts and expose them to the light. You’re able to utilize five different Lums to accomplish your goal. Try to move as quickly as possible and collect all of the stars in each level to earn a perfect score. The game also includes realistic lighting, 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Lums HD is available for free today only (06/18). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 63 ratings.

Anything After - Movie Credits Stinger App ($1.99 → Free, 8.3 MB): This entertainment app provides you with a look into the future.

Instead of waiting to see if there's anything after the credits, you can find out beforehand. Movies are broken down into those in theaters, opening soon, and older titles. Each entry allows you to see if there's anything worth waiting for, and displays comments from those that have seen the movie. You can also provide your own feedback and help other moviegoers. Anything After - Movie Credits Stinger App is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 62 ratings.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat ($0.99 → Free, 47.2 MB): Take control of a giant robotic snake and destroy everything in your path in this action-packed matching game.

To overcome the formidable forces of General Moustache and his military units, you must attach colored power cores to the body of Colossatron in order to create matches of three. Power core colors can be mixed to create new, more powerful gadgets and weapons, so pay close attention to where you place them. You’re also able to upgrade and repair your Colossatron using prisms collected during your rampage. The game includes seven continents to destroy, epic boss battles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Colossatron: Massive World Threat is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1026 ratings.

Ghostbusters™ Paranormal Blast ($1.99 → Free, 44.2 MB): Take on paranormal foes in your neighborhood in this augmented reality Ghostbusters game.

You must look through your iDevice’s camera to hunt for ghosts. The app utilizes your iDevice’s gyroscope as well, so you’ll have to look all around and not just in front of and behind you. Those ghosts can be sneaky! Once you’ve locked on to a ghost, fire your proton pack and throw out your ghost trap to finish them off. The game includes a variety of well-known foes like Slimer and the Stay Puft marshmallow man along with 14 other ghosts. It also includes more than 20 missions to complete and loads of upgrades to unlock. Ghostbusters™ Paranormal Blast is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 902 ratings.

How to Tie a Tie — 3D Animated ($0.99 → Free, 26.7 MB): Learn to tie a tie correctly with this reference app.

It walks you through how to tie 11 essential necktie knots and a bow tie knot. Each knot includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by 3-D animations that can be replayed. The app also includes the ability to favorite knots and short text tips. How to Tie a Tie — 3D Animated is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 98 ratings.

Boximize: Structured note taking app, personal database, form builder and organizer! ($4.99 → Free, 12.4 MB): Due to some server-related issues, we weren’t able to offer Boximize for free for the entire day on Sunday (6/15). Now that everything appears to be back to normal, here’s another chance to download this powerful database app designed to give your notes some structure.

Boximize provides you with the simplicity of note taking and the customizability of personal databases. You’re able to create a new collection of notes by selecting one of the 27 templates. Each template can be customized by adding or removing fields, or you can build your own from scratch. You’re able to enter up to 20 different pieces of information, everything from date and time to sketches and voice notes. All information can be searched for and sorted, and you’re able to protect it all with a passcode. Boximize: Structured note taking app, personal database, form builder and organizer! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 48 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.

Developers:

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  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
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Mentioned apps

Free
VPET Gen1
VPET Gen1
Rytech Apps
Free
BGMaker Blurred Photo Wallpapers - Custom Backgrounds for iOS 7 (+Valentine's Day  Patterns)
BGMaker Blurred Photo Wallpapers - Custom Backgrounds for iOS 7 (+Valentine's Day Patterns)
ThirtyFive Inc.
Free
Lums HD
Lums HD
Vladimir Hrincar
Free
Anything After - Movie Credits Stinger App
Anything After - Movie Credits Stinger App
Damien Dalli
Free
Colossatron: Massive World Threat
Colossatron: Massive World Threat
Halfbrick Studios
Free
Ghostbusters™ Paranormal Blast
Ghostbusters™ Paranormal Blast
XMG Studio Inc.
Free
How to Tie a Tie — 3D Animated
How to Tie a Tie — 3D Animated
Sergey Burlakov
Free
Boximize: Structured note taking app, personal database, form builder and organizer!
Boximize: Structured note taking app, personal database, form builder and organizer!
Mostafa Ashour

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