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.
Robotic Guitarist From the publisher's description: "Robotic Guitarist is a virtual guitar and chord guide for your device. This application will be useful both for those that already play the guitar and learners, and even if you can't play but want to get some fun or experiment with its sounds."
Crazy Formula From the publisher's description: "Ever thought of becoming a famous scientist? We have got the perfect formula for you to start with! This truly addicting puzzle/board game will train your scientist mind, and leave you intrigued."
Elevation Mars From the publisher's description: "Let your imagination run free with our mysterious red neighboring planet. A quick and fun way to learn about Martian terrain from its deepest canyon to the highest planetary peak in the solar system. Familiarize yourself with the Martian globe to the extent that you can point out features to others unaided."
Tekken Card Tournament (CCG) From the publisher's description: "TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT is a new beatemup CCG with real-time fighting duels and tactical, strategic, combo battles. It features stunning 3D visuals, with electrifying turn-based card battles that are loaded with satisfying depth and extreme characters."
Super Lemonade Factory From the publisher's description: "Post World War II, a region in political turmoil. Andre’s father offers to give him his lemonade factory – but on one condition; he and his wife, Liselot, must journey through the entire factory, a task that is easier said than done. Andre and Liselot must combine their unique abilities to make it through each room together."
Super Heavy Sword From the publisher's description: "The sequel to the smash hit HEAVY sword which has been downloaded over 1/2 million times! Take control of Pike or Princess Lucinda and set out to rescue the King's 5 kids! Explore a massive world with loads to discover!"
Groops From the publisher's description: "Groops is a puzzle game that will put your mind to the test. Match tiles three at a time based on either shared or completely unique attributes - the number of possibilities will tie your brain in knots! Keep your mind sharp."
Seabeard From the publisher's description: "Follow in the footsteps of the great captain Seabeard and discover a giant ocean teeming with islands to explore! Live life at your own pace and choose your own path - whether you have ambitions of being a world-famous chef, fearless archaeologist, or deadly warrior, you can realise those dreams."
Stickman Ski Racer From the publisher's description: "Take your skis and hammer down the most beautiful and most dangerous mountains in the world and experience the amazing feeling of Stickman Ski Racer. Perform insane jumps and stunts while rushing down the hills trying to avoid deadly avalanches, rusty weak bridges or profound abysses."
Flight Simulator 3D Game From the publisher's description: "Becoming a pilot is a great challenge in real life, here you can test your skills, improve your hand-eye coordination and virtual space awareness. So, what are you waiting for ? Be a real pilot with our excellent simulator!"
Star Wars: Commander From the publisher's description: "Charge into battle on distant planets, and lead your troops to victory in this action-packed, combat strategy game! Build a base, recruit an unstoppable force, and challenge players across the Star Wars universe in Star Wars: Commander!"
Blox Logic From the publisher's description: "Blox Logic is an entertaining action-puzzle game in which you have to use your logical abilities to solve different levels of the game."
Shoggoth Rising From the publisher's description: "Prepare for a relentless, unforgiving and addicting arcade experience! Only the ones with extremely fast reactions, strong nerves and exceptional skills will be able to defeat all enemies."