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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Time Surfer, Drop Flip, Albert and More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Time Surfer, Drop Flip, Albert and More

App Bargain Bin
December 21, 2016

Surf across the galaxy and cheat death, get a ball into a bucket, and experience Albert’s wacky day with today’s collection of apps and games.

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:

Albert ($2.99 → Free, 167.0 MB): Follow Albert through his entire day filled with little adventures in this arcade game. It’s actually collection of 20 mini-games that play out over Albert’s wacky day. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a quick gaming fix filled with different ways to interact with your iDevice.

We really enjoyed Albert thanks to its unique art style and methods of interaction. The game features a charming paper art style that provides Albert with even more character. Each of the mini-games require you to do something different, whether that’s tapping to turn off alarm clocks or tilting to steer a vehicle. The best part is, none of the mini-games are complicated, and you can just jump right in.

Albert is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3751 ratings.

Universal:

Drop Flip ($1.99 → Free, 108.9 MB): Get the ball into the bucket in Drop Flip. It’s for fans of physics-based puzzle games.

Drop Flip is simply delightful. The object of the game is to get a single white ball into the bucket below by moving, flipping, and generally manipulating obstacles of all kinds of shapes and sizes. But don’t let the minimalistic visuals fool you. The 100 levels range from quite easy to maddeningly impossible. Drop Flip also supports progress syncing via iCloud.

Drop Flip is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7668 ratings.

Fresh Reversi – Othello Like Strategy and Logic Board Game ($2.99 → Free, 17.0 MB): Play a game of Reversi against computer-controlled opponents or your friends with this board game. Fresh Reversi is perfect for any and every board game fan.

We really like Fresh Reversi because it allows you to jump right in and play. You’re able to compete against three different computer-controlled opponents, grab a friend and play locally, or play online. As you play you’ll see a running tally of the pieces you own at the top of the screen. You’re also able to have hints shown and change the starting position. The game includes full stat tracking as well.

Fresh Reversi – Othello Like Strategy and Logic Board Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 470 ratings.

Pigment – Coloring Book for Adults ($1.99 → Free, 144.5 MB): Relieve stress by coloring the pages of Pigment. It provides a great way to unwind no matter where you are.

Pigment was awarded a spot on Apple’s Best of 2016 list, and for good reason. It’s the only coloring book app in the App Store that simulates pencil and brush strokes to provide a realistic experience. In order to celebrate this achievement, all 11 coloring tools are now available to use. The initial download includes 250 free pages for you to try. You’re able to unlock access to the rest of Pigment’s more than 1,000 professionally designed pages via a subscription. Pigment also includes a tap-to-fill option, support for Apple Pencil, and the ability to share your works of art.

Pigment – Coloring Book for Adults is available for free today only (12/21). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14762 ratings.

Blicke ($0.99 → Free, 52.9 MB): Slide blocks into their target zones in Blicke. It’s a colorful logic puzzle game.

Blicke’s casual approach may make it seem easy at first, but it’s nothing of the sort. The goal is to get each colored block into its matching target zone with a swipe. Blocks only stop sliding when they run into a wall or another block. You’ll have to utilize both walls and other blocks in order to achieve your goal. The game includes 84 handmade levels to complete.

Blicke is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 70 ratings.

Time Surfer – Endless Arcade Magic ($0.99 → Free, 37.9 MB): Surf across the galaxy and cheat death in this endless distance game. It’s for those who enjoy games like Tiny Wings.

Dive into rolling hills by tapping and holding the right side of the screen, and release at just the right moment to shoot out of them. Try to avoid ramming into obstacles while collecting loads of different power-ups along the way. If you do smash into something, don’t worry, you can rewind time! Just keep in mind your ability to rewind is limited, so use it sparingly. The game includes loads of challenges to complete, all kinds of unlockable pieces of content, iCloud support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Time Surfer – Endless Arcade Magic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2793 ratings.

iPad:

2D – Paint, Draw, Sketch, Collage ($3.99 → Free, 63.3 MB): Create professional grade works of art with 2D. It’s fast and versatile.

2D provides the biggest and craziest selection of brushes you’ll ever find in the App Store. With 90 brushes in total, including totally off-the-wall experimental brushes, there’s a tool for every artist. 2D also features a smooth and versatile painting engine that’s able to assist in drawing lines, circles, and squares, and can even recognize corners and points to perfectly align shapes. The app includes support for thousands of undos and redos, stylus support, custom color palettes, video recording, and the ability to use as many layers as your iPad will allow.

2D – Paint, Draw, Sketch, Collage is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 15 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.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

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Mentioned apps

Free
Albert
Albert
Fingerlab
Free
Drop Flip
Drop Flip
BorderLeap, LLC
Free
Fresh Reversi – Othello Like Strategy and Logic Board Game
Fresh Reversi – Othello Like Strategy and Logic Board Game
Alexander Deplov
Free
Pigment - Coloring Book for Adults
Pigment - Coloring Book for Adults
Pixite LLC
Free
Blicke
Blicke
Bivis
Free
Time Surfer - Endless Arcade Magic
Time Surfer - Endless Arcade Magic
Kumobius
Free
2D - Paint, Draw, Sketch, Collage
2D - Paint, Draw, Sketch, Collage
Paul Webb

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