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Today’s apps gone free: Word Hack, Red Crow Mysteries, Bicolor and more

Today’s apps gone free: Word Hack, Red Crow Mysteries, Bicolor and more

September 10, 2014

Guess the word before time expires by selecting the correct letter tiles in Word Hack. We also have a hidden objects adventure game, and a deceptively difficult puzzle game.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Cut the Buttons ($0.99 → Free, 28.9 MB): This arcade game has you trying to snip buttons off of pieces of cloth as quickly as possible as they are thrown through the air. Cut the Buttons is perfect for anyone who likes a challenge and competing for high scores.

What really makes Cut the Buttons special is its control mechanism. The tips of your two fingers control the sides of the scissors. You must try to navigate them around the screen snipping off buttons before the pieces of cloth leave the screen. The game adds a second challenging element by having you try to get the buttons into a bucket below, which can be moved side-to-side with swipe.

Cut the Buttons is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10047 ratings.

Word Hack – A Colourful Twist to Hangman Puzzles ($0.99 → Free, 6.5 MB): This twist on Hangman requires speed and accuracy. The game is intended for anyone that enjoys word games but needs a greater challenge.

Building upon a tried and true gameplay formula can be a difficult task, but Word Hack nails it with perfection. It’s your classic game of Hangman on the surface, providing you with a category and requiring you to spell out the word or words using the letters available to you. But it adds multiple layers of fun by requiring you to move quickly and with precision. The letters are highlighted with different colors to provide you with subtle clues on where they could possibly go, but you only have one minute and five strikes to move them into the correct positions.

Word Hack – A Colourful Twist to Hangman Puzzles is available for free today only (09/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 34 ratings.

Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 142.0 MB): To save all of mankind, you must win the eternal battle between good and evil in this hidden objects adventure game. Red Crow Mysteries is ideal for anyone who likes to search for objects while actually having a little story to go along with it.

We really enjoy all of G5’s hidden objects games, and Red Crow Mysteries is no different. In the game you’ve been endowed with a special power to see other worlds. You must utilize this power to explore eerie locations in search of clues and special items. The game is absolutely loaded with content, allowing you to search through 73 hidden objets scenes, play 25 mini-games, and explore six locations.

Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 218 ratings.

Universal:

Security Guard Exam Prep 2014 ($4.99 → Free, 4.4 MB): Study to become a security guard with this educational app. The app is meant for anyone interested in entering the security guard field.

Security Guard Exam Prep 2014 makes it easy to study in small chunks, which is exactly why we had to include it in today’s list. Honestly, who has the time to sit around for hours on end studying? The practice exam includes 100 unique questions with detailed answer explanations, so you will actually learn instead of simply memorizing. The exam covers everything from firearms and batons to terrorism and WMD. There’s also a test-taking strategy guide, ensuring you’re prepared for the real thing when the time comes.

Security Guard Exam Prep 2014 is available for free today only (09/10). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Stress Baal ($0.99 → Free, 38.3 MB): Alleviate stress by taking it out on a little red devil in Stress Baal. We all have a little stress in our lives, so this app is basically for anyone looking to get rid of it without any repercussions.

Baal is a little red devil with a ton of personality and a high tolerance for pain, which is why we enjoy beating him up so very much. The animated, hand-drawn Baal will dance around, shape shift, and do whatever else he wants if left alone, so that’s where you come in. Baal needs to be roughed up because he totally deserves it! You’re able to interact with Baal in a wide variety of ways. Your imagination is the only thing holding you back from seeing the thousands upon thousands of hilarious and wacky animations.

Stress Baal is available for free today only (09/10). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 35 ratings.

Bicolor ($0.99 → Free, 10.7 MB): This minimalist puzzle game is a true challenge. The goal is to remove the numbered brushes by painting in the screen one block at a time. The game is ideal for puzzle lovers of all kinds.

Bicolor is so simple and yet so complex, which is why we can’t put it down. Each puzzle has various amounts of colored and numbered brushes. You must drag them across the screen to use up their paint block-by-block and fill in the screen. The trick is that you can only paint over other colors and not those that are the same as the brush in your hand, so you must create paths from one brush to another to fill in the screen.

Bicolor is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 500 ratings.

iPad:

Cut the Buttons HD ($1.99 → Free, 41.7 MB): This arcade game has you trying to snip buttons off of pieces of cloth as quickly as possible as they are thrown through the air. Cut the Buttons is perfect for anyone who likes a challenge and competing for high scores.

What really makes Cut the Buttons special is its control mechanism. The tips of your two fingers control the sides of the scissors. You must try to navigate them around the screen snipping off buttons before the pieces of cloth leave the screen. The game adds a second challenging element by having you try to get the buttons into a bucket below, which can be moved side-to-side with swipe.

Cut the Buttons HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 973 ratings.

Red Crow Mysteries: Legion HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 338.2 MB): To save all of mankind, you must win the eternal battle between good and evil in this hidden objects adventure game. Red Crow Mysteries is ideal for anyone who likes to search for objects while actually having a little story to go along with it.

We really enjoy all of G5’s hidden objects games, and Red Crow Mysteries is no different. In the game you’ve been endowed with a special power to see other worlds. You must utilize this power to explore eerie locations in search of clues and special items. The game is absolutely loaded with content, allowing you to search through 73 hidden objets scenes, play 25 mini-games, and explore six locations.

Red Crow Mysteries: Legion HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1016 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:

If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:

  • 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.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.
  • The app is allowed to have in-app purchases, but it can not require them to provide the full experience.

To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.

Mentioned apps

Free
Cut the Buttons
Cut the Buttons
Open Name Ltd
Free
Word Hack - A Colorful Twist to Hangman Puzzles
Word Hack - A Colorful Twist to Hangman Puzzles
Blue Label Labs
Free
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Full)
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Security Guard Exam Prep 2014
Security Guard Exam Prep 2014
Pocket Prep LLC
Free
Stress Baal
Stress Baal
Double Flawless
Free
Bicolor
Bicolor
1Button SARL
Free
Cut the Buttons HD
Cut the Buttons HD
Open Name Ltd
Free
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion HD (Full)
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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