The weekend's almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.
This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.
Ninja Turtles: Legends From the publisher's description: "At every turn, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have thwarted Kraang Prime’s plans to terraform the Earth into Dimension X. What’s an evil overlord to do? Hatch a nefarious new scheme, to create an army of Ultra Mutants! Everywhere, the Kraang have kidnapped mutants - including the Ninja Turtles - for their DNA!"
Blades of Brim From the publisher's description: "The creators of Subway Surfers present Blades of Brim! Join forces with the heroes of Brim to save the world from the invading army of Goons! Step into an epic and enchanting universe where magic and mayhem awaits!"
To The Castle: Retro Platformer From the publisher's description: "To The Castle takes all the vibrant mood of those good and old retro platformer arcades and refreshes it in a complete new environment in the palm of your hand. Created with a very accurate and well adapted control this is the retro game you have been waiting for."
Grim Legends 3 From the publisher's description: "Help a tiny robot stumble home through 50 puzzling mechanical dioramas: Relaxing gameplay, Charming robots, Collectible level cards, Diorama maker, Small install size."
Mahluk: Dark Demon From the publisher's description: "Step into the shoes of the Monster Hunter from the mysterious Order and save the city of Lichtenheim from a Nightmare coming from another dimension. Apprehend the thief of the powerful artifact and unravel the secrets of your own past!"
AirAttack 2 From the publisher's description: "Sequel of Award Winning next-gen top down air combat shooter with stunning 3D graphics and amazing orchestral soundtrack. Enjoy the classic atmosphere of WW2 arcade shoot-'em-ups in modern rendering. Prepare your plane and destroy the axis of evil with Flamethrower, Tail Gunner, Bombs, ...Show your friends no mercy in the daily challenges!"
Siege Hero HD From the publisher's description: "Heros Wanted!! Use strategy and precise aim to tumble down the Fortress's and Free the Oppressed. Tear down 400+ castles across five Ages. If you're good enough to earn Gold Crown on each castle you'll unlock the extra looting levels in the Treasure Map. Over 10-hours of gameplay."
Sky Force Reloaded From the publisher's description: "There are many scrolling shooters but none of them is like "Sky Force". This stunning shoot ‘em up game combines the classic arcade elements with the new possibilities offered by current technology. The new installment in the series just came out in a spectacular style."
Bad Piggies From the publisher's description: "The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!"
Farming Simulator 14 From the publisher's description: "Start your agricultural career in Farming Simulator 14 on mobile and tablet! Take control of your farm and its fields to fulfil your harvesting dreams. As well as a refined look and feel, Farming Simulator 14 gives you double the number of farm machines to control, all authentically modelled on equipment from real agricultural manufacturers, including Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini, Kuhn, Amazone and Krone."
Jack Lumber From the publisher's description: "A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the superhuman lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees. Hike the trails of Flapjack Forest, trudge through The Loggers Bog, and ascend Widowmaker’s Peak chopping down every pine, oak, and maple that stands between you and the tree that killed your sweet old granny."
Lume From the publisher's description: "With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other. Power to your grandad’s house has failed. What’s more, he’s nowhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in Lume’s photoreal world, solve perplexing paper puzzles to help restore the power, and uncover a deeper mystery behind the blackout. "
Age of Empires: Castle Siege From the publisher's description: "Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device."
Mirror's Edge From the publisher's description: "Immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who must bolt into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers."
Imperia Online From the publisher's description: "Join thousands of players in an universe that never sleeps! Take control of your state and expand it into a mighty empire! Recruit soldiers and command huge armies into epic battles and crush all those who oppose you!"
Storm Of Wars From the publisher's description: "Storm of Wars brings real-time strategy combats to a kingdom building war game. It features fast-paced combat in cities and epic real-time wars on the world map that impact gameplay and strategy in fun, unexpected ways!"
Mulled: A Puzzle Game From the publisher's description: "Mulled is a simple yet challenging puzzle game. The goal is: Move the white balls to the golden holes. that's it!"
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